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Ernie Bordon, a.k.a. EbGb, performs in Naples, Fla. 'I'm selfish when I get on stage and get on the microphone,' Eb said. 'I feel like I just want to yell and scream, direct attention. It's a natural reaction.'

Ernie Bordon, a.k.a. EbGb, performs in Naples, Fla. "I'm selfish when I get on stage and get on the microphone," Eb said. "I feel like I just want to yell and scream, direct attention. It's a natural reaction."

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  • Ernie Bordon, a.k.a. EbGb, performs in Naples, Fla. 'I'm selfish when I get on stage and get on the microphone,' Eb said. 'I feel like I just want to yell and scream, direct attention. It's a natural reaction.'
  • EbGb works with producer Tony Catania on a song for his album Black Light District in the studio at Orange Glow Music, Inc., in Bonita Springs, Fla. EbGb has recorded about 60 songs with Orange Glow Music in the past year. His working relationship with Catania during that time has reached a point of mutual respect. EbGb has very firm ideas about his music and the direction he wants it to go. It has taken time for him to release some of the control during the creative process.
  • EbGb's lyric book lays open at the recording studio. 'This is my Bible,' EbGb says of the moleskin notebook he carries around in his pants pocket. Music is his therapy, something he hopes others will relate to. 'You wanna reach people and you wanna let people know, 'look you're goin' through some bullshit, but you're alright.''
  • EbGb kisses his wife, Chantel Bordon, after performing at Stevie Tomatoes on Collier Boulevard on February 21, 2011.
  • EbGb says he gives the same performance for 10 people as he would for 10,000.
'I make music that I would like, even if it wasn't my own shit. I think more people should do that. When you make music for yourself...you're going to touch certain people. You have to do you, 100 percent of the time.'

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