At 12/7/12 03:40 AM, jpbear wrote:
did you know theres other things in university apart from music.......
things that actually earn MONEY.
Of course. I'm getting a computer science (CS) degree from one of the top CS schools. I'm going to make a fair amount of money, so I hope. Music is a passion, a hobby, and a huge interest, but there's not nearly as much cash in it as there used to be.
Plus I'm not nearly good enough at music to make a living at it. I seem to have the right mental build for programming, though. It comes to me far more easily than many of my peers and also far more easily than other fields (I'm taking 4 courses this semester: 2 CS ones, 1 math course, 1 digital logic/engineering course. Everyone said the math one would be easy and the CS ones would be hard; I have experienced the exact opposite).
I also like having the opportunity to meet other people like me. It's like a bubble of nerd: everyone is reasonably friendly, has odd interests and is generally very smart. Also, living in Pittsburgh is awesome as a record collector. It's unlike any other city in the country when it comes to variety (and size!) of record stores.