Hi- I have been a reading these threads for years, but only recently joined. I lead a hectic life as an RN, father, and grad student, but logged many many years with ambitions, and delusion of grandeur trying to make a go in music.... I grew up playing guitar, influence by my parent's music of the 60's (including middle eastern and classical Indian Raga) then discovered heavy metal and soon thrash/speed metal in the early 80's.... I found my musical voice in the 90's with space rock/grunge/stoner (sleep, masters of reality, monster magnet, hawkwind, kyuss, etc...) and played in many bands trying to "make it".... I had a music 2.0 with re discovering james brown, miles davis, acid jazz, disco, and bob marley...something about the intensity of "groove" with only 1-2 chords mesmerized me. Then I lost interest in guitar for about 10 years and got into electronica ala goa/psytrance. Now I seem to have come back full circle into stoner/space rock..... It blows my mind how much knowledge and wisdom is on this board, I have learned a lot, and am grateful to continue to learn.