Seeing the videos of the kids in the "Is rock dead?" thread was cool. Tight performances, no question. I dug it. Kinda reminds me of an activity I see today that has me split down the middle -- the School of Rock. Sure, it gets kids playing instruments and off the phones and computers. While that's always good, it has them into playing covers... mimicking... copying... imitating... not really developing skills/talents to write original stuff... or even jam with one another. That kind frightens me when I think about the future of rock. Are we raising a generation of Xerox machines? Sure, maybe some of those kids go on to do their own tunes although I'm currently not seeing that amongst my friends' children who are enrolled in SoR. It appears to be more of a thing to appease the parents, let them brag on social media, get their kids out of the house, etc. On the flip, is SoR more worthwhile than having kids sitting around playing Minecraft or Fortnite? You bet it is, sista! Plus, it creates the awareness of older, superior rock music into these young minds and that's never a bad thing! 30-35 years ago, kids and young adults I knew who were in bands and fortunate enough to have gigs played originals. Demos that people recorded were usually made up of originals. The big annual producers showcases in my hometown were all about signing bands who played originals. And today, we live in a world in which the cut-and-paste factor seems to increase daily. School of Rock hammers that home... but it's putting guitars, basses and drumsticks into the hands of the kids... and I love that. Like I said, I'm split. Thoughts?