Just an informal poll to see who wishes they had never tried to 'make it' in music. There are a lot of people on TB who discourage others from trying to 'make it' in the music business. I think they are wrong, but I thought it would be interesting to see how many people who did try to 'make it' are sorry they tried. Define 'make it' however you want, but I'm 54 and when I tried to make it, that meant putting out a record, touring, and never having to work a regular job again. Here is who I would like to hear from: Players who actually tried to 'make it' at some point in your career It has been at least 10 years since you've given up the dream, otherwise you may still be smarting from not making it. If you are sorry, please tell us why. If you are glad you tried, tell us that too! Me first - I'm glad I tried, even though I failed, because I have memories I wouldn't trade for a million dollars. In the 70's it was sex, drugs and rock n roll all in great quantities. Also, I never have to wonder if I would have made it if I tried.