Just a quick post about illegal drugs, I can’t say I’m a supporter of the governments current stance on illegal drugs, nor am I in anyway a user but I would like to share an observation I have made during my years as a guitar teacher. I’m thinking here of 3 past students that I have encountered over the last few years, two of them told me that they had smoked enormous amounts of dope in their lives, maybe that should say ‘chain smoked’. Seriously! The third student said that he had used industrial quantities of magic mushrooms when he was younger. Watching these guys struggle to learn the guitar was heartbreaking really, just the inability to learn anything and have it stick. Smoking the odd joint on the weekend can’t be doing anyone any harm but taking to extremes like my students is insane, it really seems to me like they have holes in their brains, rotted away by years of drug use.