Re: The "Support" thread...
My girlfriend and my dear mother have been hugely supportive in my music and, lately especially, my life in general. I basically stopped seeing my family a number of years ago and apart from a few meetings here and there didn't have any contact unfortunately. That all changed not too long ago and in my greatest hour of need my dear mother was there, where she'd always tried to be. Family support is very special, something all too often taken for granted. It doesn't have to be just for music either.
To support and be supported is a wonderful thing. Very sad occurrence for those who have none. Very sad.