a crusty old fart answers a question about today’s popular music

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ON QUORA,  a young man asked me to an­swer the burning ques­tion, “What do heavy metal music fans think about modern pop music?” my first thought was, “Wow! Did you come to the wrong person!” Then i though, “I can do this and have some fun along the way.

I’m posting my re­sponse here on Neal Umphred Dot Com even though this might be better on one of my music blogs.  READ MORE

were you picked on for being gay (even if you weren’t)?

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OCCASIONALLY, I am given an op­por­tu­nity to take on a one-day gig and pick up a little pocket money. So far, my fa­vorite has been a serving on a couple of mock-juries. I have also been a pa­tient for a psy­chi­atric grad stu­dent: I warned her in ad­vance that she would get nowhere with me. Of course, she had been bawling like a baby while re­living some child­hood traumas! READ MORE