It's better this way.
I can still get a little moody or testy on occasion but once I notice it I'll catch my self and turn it off. It is better to be thought of as trifling and silly than to cast gloom and judgment around you.
When I was a boy I watched too much television. Later I went through a long phase where I refused to own or watch a TV and I said and thought disparaging things about those who did.
Now I'm a lot more casual about it.
``I've managed to stick with my music but, like the old joke goes..
Q. What's the difference between a New Orleans musician and a large pizza?
A. A large pizza can feed a family of four.
And yet I have no regrets because, in the end, having the courage to dare to pursue your dreams is of more value than the size of your house.
BTW, mine is small but quite comfortable. My house I mean.
And sure I make a living, as I don't mind working days to have what I need, but it's time to start thinking about the next phase.
There is no reason to give up my band or to stop playing but maybe it's time to think about starting a business, buying a farm, or opening a bar.
Got any Ideas? Life is full of possibilities.
Extra bonus points for ideas for any business we can run while living on a sail boat in the Caribbean.
Of course I'd like to think I'm good at my job and my craft too.
I want to listen too something new, or something old, or one of my friends.
I hope that helps avoid the classic rock quagmire, My punk rock cred is punker than yours or the neo-hipster name dropping Olympics.
Oh, and I want to go to the symphony.
A child like sense of wonder
And a bunch of crazy freaks that are infuriating, difficult, brilliant, and yet endlessly entertaining. That's seven I think.