Retired keyboard roady and monitor engineer, pro sound repair tech, also had a midnight to six shift on "underground" FM/AM '70 -'72?
I grew up on the Chicago symphony, blues, horn bands, deadly unknown guitarists and played bass myself, finding that my tech. skills and ear were far superior to playing skills, the choice was obvious. All in all an outline of my misspent youth would closely resemble something between "The Blues Brothers" and almost any work of Hunter S. Thompson.
Currently A component level PC tech with specialization in forensics and data recovery. A steadfast Linux / open source supporter.
Music the universal force establishing and restoring balance peace and harmony to life, be it the largely unnoticed symphony of life and Nature which surrounds us all, or the labors of dedicated devoted people with the discipline to put in the time tears and sweat required to master and express your heart and soul without words through your instrument.
Real music is not made by sampling other cats lix and having a machine quantize loop and play over and over again without harmony or melody to a drone of mindless psycho babble.
"I fix Windows but do all my work on Linux"
Legend: (#)=dir, (#)a=almost ready, (#)A=Approved, (#)A+="bout as good as it gets,(X)=bogus tunes.