"Life without music would be an intolerable insult" -Ed Abbey I would add that life without weapons, etc., would also be pretty insulting. Just curious if there are many other pickers on the forum. For me, there's something that just goes together about guns and guitars. Of the rallies and such that I've been to or seen, you don't see people bring instruments. I'm not talking about a hippie love-in singing 'kumbaya' (unless that floats yer boat) but some serious country-rock-folk blues or bluegrass or whatever, really. People are so much more than their stereotypes, (much to the chagrin of those doing the stereotyping) and seeing a gun rally with a kickin' jam going on I think would stymie those who paint with broad brushstrokes about who the 'gun nuts' are. Okay, I just got off topic inside of my own single posting . . . Who plays music, what kind and what instruments, and where to you go to jam? Dang it! I forgot to say for myself: I'm a classically trained musician, starting as a kid I learned to read music when I was learning to read words in kindergarten. I've played music all my life, trombone mainly. Now I play dobro (resonator guitar) and lap steel. Lot's of bluegrass, country, folk, blues, rock, whatever gets me going.