Background: I moved to Nashville over a year ago just to experience the city and to be around more musicians. My hope was that I could do more musical stuff here compared to elsewhere because of all the people. Result: I barely like music anymore. Now, I wasn't expecting things to be easy, but oh dear lord. I did not think that SO MANY people would be THIS delusional about...EVERYTHING. First, most of the musicians I've encountered are just bad. Some possess ok playing skills, but when it comes to songwriting they don't have a clue. This wouldn't be that big a deal if it wasn't for... EGO. The musicians aren't just bad, they are extremely arrogant and self-absorbed. Nobody is interested in learning or getting better, they just want to talk and have others listen. Everyone wants others to join THEIR band and play THEIR music, and they act like doing so is a great opportunity. Yet the music is the definition of generic and mediocre. Have suggestions to make the music better? NOT INTERESTED. Nobody seems to want to compromise even a little bit. I was actually kicked out of band because I suggested moving one part around in the guitarist's "song" aka two chords progressions. The guitarist would not budge at all and didn't even want to hear how it sounded. I said to everyone "what's the point of being in a band if we all don't have input." To which the guitarist replied "well this is MY song and if it was your song then you can do whatever you want with it." Then after that he refused to play with me. I've realized that most people here only want to play with musicians who are worse than they are. This became evident to me when I noticed others getting angry after hearing my music. They would be all friendly and want me in their project until I sent them some of my songs. Then they would either try to brush it off "oh that's nice" if in person, or if it was email they would just never respond. I've pretty much stopped sending people my tunes because 9 times out of 10 it would cause them to end the conversation. The other 1 person would usually ask me if I actually made it myself or would compliment me some other way. But in the end it doesn't matter because even if the musicians are good, most everyone tends to... FLAKE. The other big problem. I can't even count the number of vocalists and musicians who have committed to something with me only to vanish without getting anything done. As bad as it is with the male musicians, it's far worse with the female ones (which seems to be true outside music as well). I've had girl after girl commit to singing over my stuff "yeah this sounds awesome I'll totally get this done!" *Two weeks later* "Stop rushing me, has anyone ever told you that you come off as abrasive?" Ridiculous. Part of this is inherent with musicians, but I think the other part is that my generation (I'm 25) is terrible. Facebook and the internet has led to a society where words have become more valued than action. Want respect? Act really confident or be a girl and it won't matter that you have no skill and aren't accomplishing anything. Then all you have to do is shut out any opposing views and you can live life as one big delusion. Works for the government.