In this APTV Note to Self, Craig Owens talks about the importance of music during his childhood. Owens, who grew up in poverty and often had a chaotic and noisy household, went to music to feel better. “It became my safe place,” says Owens.

Owens also talks about his awkward hairstyle growing up. “It was definitely the part down the middle, bowl-cut with the shave underneath, so that shows you how awesome I was,” he says.

His advice to himself focused on the fact that things would get better for him down the road. “I would tell my teenage self that everything is gonna be okay,” says Owens. “That, and shave your head, because you look awful.”

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Video/Editing: Bobby Makar
Segment Producer/Director: Cassie Whitt