I got into music for, you guessed it, girls. What I didn’t realize at the time, in my medium sized Canadian prairie town though was that girls weren’t really into abstract electro-acoustic compositions, sampled found sound, and sound on sound tape loops. But, y’know, when you’re a kid and listen to a broad selection of music styles, you don’t really “get” why Nirvana is celebrated by your peers and Stockhausen isn’t. You just like what you like.
Despite that, I kept at for 20 years (to this day) despite missing my initial goal.
I started out for the likes, but stayed because I liked it.