You get to the point in life where you realize you have to roll up your sleeves, deal with the consequences of what happens, and carry your own weight.
My first gig was in Philadelphia and I played the drums for my older brothers. That same night, I also played drums for Martha and the Vandellas. Ah, the fond memories of being 14.
The muse of music isn't just from Greek mythology, but living in people like the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin.
Playing guitar is not a beauty contest.
Don't believe everything you hear on the street.