Frustrated John Hinckley: I'm an artist and musician, not just "The Guy Who Tried To Kill Reagan"

Via the Smoking Gun, a frustrated (and now medicated) John Hinckley, Jr. is upset that the world knows him only as a would-be assassin of president Reagan.

He writes songs and paints landscapes now.

Speaking to his therapist:

"It's impossible for me to change that. I don't have a microphone in my hand. I don't have the video camera. So no one can hear my music. No one can see my art. I have these other aspects of my life that no one knows about. I'm an artist. I'm a musician. Nobody knows that. They just see me at the guy who tried to kill Reagan."