"Play like nobody is watching and you'll have more fun.." Sounds about right. I don't have to fake it , though. I started when I was 13/14, was into punk and metal, and then got more chaotic and noisy from there and as I got older I got into country music, after almost like a Shazam! moment. After that, I could barely stomach fuzzed or buzzed out guitar chords. Problem was, my previous stylings, which were really ingrained in my playing did not translate to country music at all. Sure I could pump some stuff out with some practice, but I wasn't feeling it like I thought I should, it wasn't flowing. Then I realized what I was really trying to do was emulate the steel guitar player. I got a pedal steel and it all clicked again, I fell in love with playing music again. I don't care if I'm playing along to records or in front of 35 people, I got another ace up my sleeve. And getting older isn't a bad thing when yoru behind the steel. Almost everybody is older behind the steel.