Latley my bass palying hasnt been to special. When i play, all i play is covers, and im not enthusiastic. Im doing more theory learning, therefore im doing alot more reading etc than actual playing. After playing for about 20 minutes i find myself laying on the ground starting up at my stack twanging on a few notes. I havent been able to write anything lately, and my ear isnt too crash hot. I took me a few hours to learn 'the reason' by hoobastank, when a pop/rock song like that would usually take me 15-20 minutes. I think im fed up with playing to a CD, and i just want to jam with REAL people. Ive also noticed that latley i have been more interested in the recording aspect of music, rather than the actual playing. When listening to a song, i find myself trying to see what the producer has done, instead of trying to critisize the bass line. I think this is because music production is what i want to do as a career, moreso than be a professional bassist. Im just wondering if anyone else has ever felt like this. If so, have they manged to stay a happy bass player or what.