I stopped in a local bar earlier this afternoon to talk to the manager, who had asked me to come see him a few days ago. There was a guy sitting on a bar stool on the dance floor, playing an out of tune acoustic guitar and singing without much gusto. I'd been in a blues band with him in the mid-90s. Prior to ending up in a band together, I had sat in with his former band dozens of times. He was never a great guitar player, but had a good voice and great stage presence. This afternoon he looked and sounded awful. In addition to lackluster singing and out of tune guitar, he was really skinny (not in a good way), and kind of hunched over his instrument. And quite honestly frail looking. I went up and introduced myself when I got the chance. He didn't have any idea who I was or recognize my name. Overall very disturbing.