While it was interesting reading of the authors musical life one thing repeatedly stood out. He wanted to be a "ROCK STAR" Not a musician.
He bought a guitar and assumed music would just come out of the guitar.
He thought 3 to 4 practices a week was an INTENSE schedule. Any one I know who was good couldn't put the instrument down.
Playing in a bar band for beer is not success
Yes you were in a bar band. Even though you played original music your purpose was to sell beer.
Want to know how much people enjoy your music? Play a show with no alcohol and let it be known there is no alcohol and see how many "Fans" show up to hear you.
The main goal for him throughout the book was to get drunk. Over and over that story is repeated along with dealing with hangovers the next day. Wanted to live the ROCK STAR life style but not put in the work.. It comes as no surprise he was into punk rock. The whole premise of the genre is getting good at your instrument is for losers.
Don't know if the author will ever read this but judging from the book you have a drinking problem. You might want to take a look at yourself. Or not. It's your life.