Hey there guys. This is not a "MUSICAL GREATNESS IS ONLY IF YOU HAVE IT PASSED ON FROM YOUR PARENTS AND BLAH BLAH BLAH". But if music DOES run in your family, it seems your more inclined to it. My grandfather and his brothers used to have their own bluegrass band that was on a local radio show every week. (My family has "GUITAR EGO" syndrome. I always have said if there is 1 guitar in a room and 5 hughes((Last Name)) then 4 are going to be killed by blunt force trama) One of their "Gimmicks" was to hold one of the brothers by the legs and let him play the "fiddle" upside down. My uncle used to play guitar for a living in a hotel, my great great uncle sung irish tunes and won a free set of tires, the GRAND PRIZE back in the day, on a national radio show. My dad has never been that nice to me, and it was just recently I found out he was first chair violin at his school. He was offered 3 music ...uh....SKA LUR SHIPS (I just woke up. So screw me.) to major colleges. He then got the 3rd rarest form of Psoritic Arthrites when he turned 23. So he is unable to play anything, due to the massive amounts of pain in his fingers. The thing that sparked all this was the fact I was taking down my dads violin from his closet today(going on a short vacation, have to turn of the air, and he doesn't want it in the humidity)and wondering why he was always touchy about it. He never liked to talk about music with me, ever. I thought it was weird that he never pushed me to be in music, I just wanted to. But it seemed like someone so into music would try and push his son into music. Yesterday, as I watched him try to play,(his illness has warped his neck, he walks with a hunch, and he is always looking toward the ground, if he likes it or not, thats the way his bones formed, and he can't lift his arms above a 15 degree angle) I understood how important music is to me, I don't care why it is, I just know it is. With every single move he grimmiced in pain, and then I understood the pain of loosing your ability to play music. He just looked around and said, "Take this" with water in his eyes. He got up, went over to the TV, and started watching it. I just stood there, holding the violin. I don't know how asking if music ran in your blood evolved into this, but just go with it! Not really bragging or anything. Just how music is in your "blood". I guess i'll make a poll. Polls are cool.