1) If trends can be determined by music, consider the arc in Rock from The Kinks to Cream to Yes to The Sex Pistols. What does this tell you about Rock music and its audiences and how does it relate to (or not) the possible arc of your career choice.
2) If music does predict social and economic trends, what trend do you hear now in music that might manifest itself in the social fabric of the near future? Be specific and elaborate.
3) Throughout history, musical attractions combined a high level of musical skill with an entertaining performance quality. How is the music and attraction of Bob Dylan and the Ramones similar and how does it differ from that of Jimi Hendrix and Van Halen in those regards? What is the attraction?