I spent 18 years on the road as a electronic duo playing clubs using racks of midi gear and sequencers with a guitar. I took jobs away from 5 piece rock bands all the time. I helped build this nightmare. I studied guitar and never thought that day would come when it wasn't cool to play solo's in pop music. Even though I love all types of music and have always found something to tap my foot to, I am so sick of the new music scene now. It such BS and artificial, so far off of what I call music that's good for our souls. Autotune and samples are destroying public ability to accept real more than we think. Video did kill the radio. The entire music business is about shock, dance moves, geared towards DJ's becoming the new musician. It has nothing to do with art in the sense of what our world needs to bring us closer together for the love of this planet and all that makes us connected organically. We're loosing the balance that keeps us content with ourselves. If we're not happy with ourselves, what are we saying? Where are the musicians people? The world is going nuts. I look to the sky for inspiration, but this new generation looks to their phone for messages. What a nightmare we're creating here. As an example of what I saw on the MTV music awards: Katy Perry, I love your voice but WTF does a stupid box on your head have anything to do with music. How can anyone do anything positive wearing a box on their head? All I can say is, I hope no one important is watching us here on earth. Support your local musicians and reflect.