Maybe I had an unfair advantage. My dad was still a gigging musician when I was little, he had a lot of talent and broad tastes. He was in that WWII => GI bill generation and assimilation was really important so he would get symphony, big show and at times ballet tickets. Most of the family elders loved musicals and great singers of their day but my dad loved really out there stuff too so I had this hard core WWII vet dad who played Varese, Ives, Cage and appreciated Frank Zappa. I had a dad who if driving a truck could say something about the music it was making and what time signature the road bumps were putting it in. This actually made me very thankful for things my parents did. Now I realize it was a lot of effort and money to take their kids from a small town to the big cities and experience the culture stuff.