You can tell he’s made it as a musician because he has his own couch to sleep on. That t-shirt looks like it’s been ironed, too. He’s got it made. This is what the pinnacle of the music business looks like.
Of course, if he ever gets tired of rocking out with his gardening implements, there are lots of other nooks and crannies of the music business that he could insert himself into. Guitar players are the philosophy students of the music world, but that shouldn’t be too much of a setback since he appears to have his druthers about him. Although, he’ll have to go back to waiting tables if he loses his girlfriend — then he’d be homeless.