Since my trouble making days in high school to my feisty ol' age of 31, I have always felt that art expression should be about the artist and not to satisfy the masses (that is just a nice plus!). Art is food for our souls and should not be created in anther's eye but rather your own. So for me "being in the gutter" represents being honest, uncensored and at times raw. It means abandoning the mainstream and embracing the idea that not all art has to be what the rest of the world would label beautiful. If it comes from deep within then it comes from the gutter!