Back in my early adolescence, when I first learned to play the guitar and write songs, I didn't have the money to buy a microphone, or the guts to explain to my mom why I would want one (though that seems silly in retrospect, I was a rather strange teenager; I'm still somewhat strange, but that's beside the point). So, I took my mother's good headphones and plugged them into the mic input. I had discovered this technique by accident not long before I started playing.

I still have the tapes. They consist of me not so much singing as screaming so that I could be heard above the guitar, which was closer to the "microphone" than my mouth was. The sound quality isn't too bad, but that probably depends on the quality of the headphones to begin with.

The songs are pretty decent for a thirteen-year-old. Not good, but decent.