Depends. Casual listeners can; decent musicians and music lovers can't because they end up concentrating on the song as they can hear nuances that casual listeners ignore. It's the details I think that cause us to focus on music, because a casual listener isn't hearing them and they can study while they listen.
Do a silly funny one, like the ads on GTA radio stations. You're being judged on your use of technology and processing, not your actual PSA. Sounds like you're in one of those "serious" kind of MT classes so be different and go the jovial route.
Some people have such a totalitarian attitude on drugs. Big deal if he does them, a lot more people than you realise do too and they are fine, just more discreet. The only drug I haven't done is heroin and I turned out way better than most people I know, I have a place at uni, top grades most my life and just got a high-demand job at the DoubleTree Hotel.
You found him because he is a musician you enjoy playing with. And he's a cool guy to you. So where's the problem really?
When I started playing bass at 14 no one gave a ****. No one cared when I was getting lessons and became my teacher's best student. No one could care less as I started to nail songs people with way more experience couldn't.
Until I got my first band. I was never truly happy in that band, because as much fun as it was it was essentially just a Green Day/Blink 182 cover band, BUT that's when girls started paying attention. At that time that genre was very much in where I lived, and when I played live for the first time...I think it's just being on a stage above everyone else, being watched and being special...after that show I couldn't believe how many girls were talking to me, girls older than me, girls I didn't even know.
You wanna impress people, don't just play. Play live. Get a decent band together, play live at a party, discounts for girls (hotel parties). Trust me, that night was the catalyst that made me grow up and start having a life.
Of course we have, you think we have the balls to paint on our guitars freehand? Bro, I thought I couldn't **** up my first bass with a few stickers and some spraypaint and in the end I was waiting for something to **** up so I could get my second one asap.
WRONG!!!!!!!!!!! Scene girls love long hair. Even the normal girls at my school love my long hair.
**** scene girls. And normal girls were checking me out a LOT more when I got a haircut. It's great to have long hair for a while for the experience and just get rid of it and be carefree and get attention.