I'm feeling very post nuclear about the US music scene right now. What do I mean? Well, let's take music on television. MTV and VH-1 have turned into some twisted psycho's concept of brainwashing adolescent females to engage in sex at every opportunity. I haven't actually heard music on either of those channels in 7 or 8 years. We've got hundreds of channels and almost no content. Thank God for Austin City Limits. I'm about to become a country music supporter for the simple reason that at least Nashville still actually plays music, even if its not my first choice. RAP has turned into Vogueing. People in my neck of the woods hardly go to clubs anymore - too much smoke, DUI enforcement etc. My kids generation is grooving to computer generated lines. Yuchh, sorry to those at ASCAP and BMI, but computers don't groove. Sub-woofers in cars just sound wrong to me. That is NOT what bass is about. I just can't get a concept of groove with those things. (and bear in mind my favorite amp is an Acoustic 360) When I was younger, popular music styles were changing, but there was a legacy, a heritage. Things came from other things. Now, it seems like anything that makes money is OK even if it's modulated recorded farting. I'm trying to keep an open mind, but its getting harder.