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May 2, 2010
It is the classic college dilemma: the stimulating vagaries of a rock and roll life with its uncertainties, or “growing up” and living a somewhat dull 9-to-5 job existence. I found it disheartening that twenty odd years later, that is still the perception (reality?) of one's choices, opposite ends of the spectrum. The dangers of the first haven't changed and the supposed benefits of the second have declined. While you can sustain a mix of both lifestyles in your twenties and thirties, I have found it very difficult in my forties, especially with a mortgage on an older house.