SOTW Columnist, Distinguished SOTW Member
So yeah, I agree, and that's exactly why I never made anywhere close to 100 grand a year. I did ok, though, and have a house with the mortgage paid off, so I can afford to play gigs...JL -it has it's ups and downs - money is nice but there's a real price to pay in how much free time you get and being able to do what you really love.
Thanks for checking in. I'm signing up for retirement benefits info sessions and getting ever closer to the door. I'm looking forward to moving to a college town and getting into a fresh music scene. I've no interest in touring but I do love playing in jazz and classical ensembles with motivated musicians. I may get back into playing some loud blues/rock on electric guitar again too.Couldn't resist revisiting this ancient post as I am about to hang up my day gig and get back to playing and doing other non 9-5 things. Happy to say that I kept playing with the band these last 3 years and this June we are headed to Europe for a 2 week run. Finally ran out of gas for the incessant politics and BS I have been getting at the day gig and am right on the cusp of finishing negotiations on a very nice exit package. Here we go again...