Since the advance of recording with interfaces, microphones and computers, you can have a recording studio in your own home. Every Christmas for a while now, there has been the request from Santa for some very specific box of electronics of some sort, new steel guitar, bass amp, studio mics...well you get the idea. I yearn for those days of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the price of them.
When I listen to these recordings from last year, songs that they wrote, recorded, and played all of the instuments on, I am so thankfull for those years of school band, schleping equipment, late night trips and workshops.
Yes, I am proud.