anyone else? Obviously, as your typical middle aged guitar playing dude, Rock has always been the center of my musical universe. In the last couple years though I've just kind of gotten tired of it. I still listen to it, and try to find new bands doing it; and picked up the new Evanescence album, which is awesome. But in general rock has gone to less than 20% of my playlist lately, and I've hardly picked up my electric guitar in 2 years. Classic Rock radio is a completely lost cause, I think every station basically plays the same 100 songs over and over again. I seem to have gone into a few primary other directions. First, strangely for me, is listening to a lot more pop music. Not just modern stuff, but going back in the history of pop, the billboard charts, and just checking out stuff I routinely ignored and/or made fun of. A lot of those artists are not worth picking up complete albums for, but there are a lot of good tunes, and I find it a nice change of pace. Very handy to be able to buy individual songs on iTunes. On the other hand, I'm also getting more into electronic music. Still a relative neophyte for that, but there is a bunch of cool stuff to explore down that path. I definitely gravitate to the more industrial sounding stuff. On yet another path, I'm completely into gypsy and world styles, primarily acoustic based, but also modern gypsy bands such as Ojos De Brujo, who is probably my favorite band discovery over the last couple of years. Nearly all my guitar playing lately is studying Flamenco, which I'm taking lessons for, so it's not surprising that Flamenco is a big deal to me at the moment. I've really fallen in love with good old acoustic instruments, and the passion that gyspy music exudes. I've always had an on and off relationship with Jazz. Currently mostly off, but I still have to spin Scofield and Charlie Hunter on occassion. And my old Yellowjackets discs. Anyone else kinda feeling the same way? Maybe my ears are just tired of noisy guitars or something.