I know for a fact that I am NOT a "real" musician. I have a job that allows me to buy some cool toys. I can tinker around on them a bit, and that is about it. I have a few friends that make their living from music. A couple have graduated from Berklee. I know what a "real" musician sounds like......and I ain't it. While those kids were obsessing on playing and listening to music, I was obsessing on tattoo magazines and trying to push ink. So they went their direction, and I went mine. Now I am trying to play catch up to a lot of my old friends. I haven't been able to do it yet. But I do still enjoy struggling with it...and occasionally sounding pretty good. So, I guess there is that.