For honesty's sake I will own up to getting caught-up in that time and into the lure of the status game with the pecking order of the "name brand" trappings of success clearly defined as the entry fee to higher cirlcles so to speak.
I also can not plead indifference to it all as I was young and turkish about it , but I came to make the clear distinction between what was becoming the slavish chore of working evermore competitively in order to afford that next level of "foodchain" status
and then what truly gave me joy in creating.
Most creative types know what comes next when you find that you need to dull the pain of not owning up to one's inner artist......
...you know, the usual potions and hyper-sensual distractions that are still all the rage, now expressed in "Rave" culture of techno-disco drugging .
Most working musicians know of what I speak by direct observaion if not experience. Happily not all succumb and some whom do make it back from that brink .
And ,then again, you've got "grateful Dead Walking" in the form of aging rockers made medical marvels with the latest in medical techniques of simulated rejuvenative mummification.
Ladies & Gentleman: Take Keith Richards....please. ;-)
Talk about "Grateful Dead Walking".
Gawd it give me the spinal shivers just to look at what "it" has become.