Call me crazy but...
I don't think I'm feeling the whole band forming/song writing/gig booking/show playing stuff anymore.
For as long as I have played bass, I have always wanted to jam with people. I spent every free second I had on bands. I loved it, it was my passion. I would join as many bands as I could, at one point I had 5 different bands fighting over me. It was great and the shows I have played will always be some of my fondest memories.
But a few months ago, the band I was in decided to call it quits. For the first time in my career, I was without a band. Which to me was unusual because I almost always had a backup band in mind. In a weird way, it was almost a relief. For the first time in many years, I didn't have to worry about band drama. I didn't have to spend every free second I had on practice or something similar.
I figured this was natural after over a decade of playing seriously without a break. I figured a month or two away from the scene would probably do me some good, even musicians need vacations some times. However now I have a serious band asking me if I would like to join them. My knee jerk reaction was to say yes, but after I had given it some thought, I don't think I want to go back to the scene. At least not yet. If I change my mind I will tell them in the most professional way I can. I've never been one to play games, it's unprofessional.
But is this something any of you have/are going through? Is this going to be a whole new world of casual jamming for me? Or do you think I will want to rejoin the scene eventually?
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