Lester Bangs : You CANNOT make friends with the rock stars. That's what's important. If you're a rock journalist - first, you will never get paid much. But you will get free records from the record company. And they'll buy you drinks, you'll meet girls, they'll try to fly you places for free, offer you drugs... I know. It sounds great. But they are not your friends. These are people who want you to write sanctimonious stories about the genius of the rock stars, and they will ruin rock and roll and strangle everything we love about it.
I like this piece very much. I suppose there are some who would mock what they see as the narrow-mindedness of religion, faith, and belief, but since they don’t believe, they can’t really understand what such choices cost those of us who do. Not only does God ask the terrible questions, he also demands the terrible choices. I would like to see more about your thoughts as a mature person looking back on the choice. Is there anything good that has come into your life that balances that youthful loss? Having chosen God early in your life, is it now easier to keep choosing him?