Last week I drove to the local shopping area and eventually parked. Perhaps took me 5 minutes or so to find a space. Anyway, when I eventually got into a shop, it struck me that the modern staples of everyday life were more expensive than they were a few years ago. Other items don't seem to go up in price really. When you are in a band I think you think about these things more because you wonder about them. Everything looks much the same on the surface, but they are subtlety different. I don't know what this has got to do with music but it makes you think doesn't it.