Really, you pity me? jeez. suffering?.... ok I think you're making a ton of assumptions. furthermore I dont think JV is telling any stories with his playing. but that's just me. Some people seem to be agreeing. I think that validates it enough to warrant at least a little consideration. dont overthink this, and dont make the assumption that I dont understand real genuine skilled musicianship because i think JV sucks. John Lennon was a crumby guitar player as well. but he could tell a story and make beauty with his songs.