You know, when I was in high school studying with Eugene Blee who was principle trumpet at that time with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra... he would ALWAYS end a lesson with me going over what he expected I should have prepared for the next week's lesson... and did so with the comment "This will keep you off the streets". I the time, I had no idea what that meant, but he worked me so hard, it did just that. A few years later while in college, his weekly advice came into my memory, and for the first time, it really hit me what he meant from this phrase. Just as you summarized above! Mr. Blee was not only a musical inspiration for me, but protected me from a cultural vice that at that time, I was just too naive to understand. Thank you Mr. Blee. Thank you Mr. Jericho for bring back such a fine memory.