Yessr, same - your post is primoDude, I'll be straight, I'm chasing the dragon.
The "high" you get from locking in with other musicians and really grooving, communicating without speaking... That's the stuff. Making music is like magic sometimes, like a conscious manipulation of energy and mood.
I come from a time (late 60's/70's/80's) when there were GREAT AM and FM stations. On the weekends you might get a couple full albums played without commercial interruption and then an interview with the artist. The good AM stations would be blasting Motown, Roy Orbison, Lulu and the Righteous Brothers! We didn't stare at phones or computer screens. We were outside on nice days and at jams or house parties at night. There were a ton of bands, good and not so good, many that gigged pretty much WED thru SUN. Guitarists would actually plug straight into an amp or maybe have a wah wah, phase shifter or fuzz tone pedal.I used to ride around on my bike as a 5/6 year old with a battery powered radio taped to my handlebars. I just love music. My mother used to put in an 8-track while she was fixing dinner and dance around. I was ALWAYS into the rhythm of things, the GROOVE. When I found my friend's drumsticks and drumpad, I realized very quickly I had some natural abilities and just messing around for 10 minutes, he realized I was already better than he and he said I should start playing. I'm glad he didn't punch me for being better! I've always been a solid groove/time keeper. And, I just love getting lost with others jamming. What a feeling.
Darth, music is WAY different today. Taylor Swift is hugely influential. That's just funny. I hear her "style" in country and pop today. I can't stand it. It's repetitive, and monotonous.