hi.. heres part 2 of my story from a while back.. hmm my friend jordan who is a very good guitarist got a band offer. This guy who offered him to play rhythm well... hmm.. its the same guy who plays in a "punk" band and plays creed and nickleback. and says "yes im punk rawk!" pfff.. anyway no more about punk music.. but yeah so... tonight theres this guy there and hes been playing bass for like 2 months.. he has a rogue bass and so.. jay is like "this guy is prolly the best bassist in hernando.. he can play so fast.. hes even better than you".. he said this in front of my best friend who i jam with and my other friend jordan who i was in a band with(when i was the drummer for jordans band) anyway.. im like. okay whatever.. but it bothers me.. I mean the fact is.. I dont brag.. i know for a fact im not the best.. I consider myself some what acomplished and i like my playing style i mean I play alot of jazz and its something i never thought i would do but I did and im happy. But this kid plays solid.. ya know root note bashin tab reading pick playing.. typ-a-guy.. and theres nothing wrong with that really other than he just needs to expand his horizens a bit, but to say hes better than me. I heard him play tonight. And he was fumbling all over the place. Brett said he sucked and that kinda made me feel better. But ya know it stilll just kinda hurt. Ya know I want to prove that im a decent player. Nobody will give me the time of day though. The main atraction at my church "david" plays a 5 string and is into good music they only dig him when he slaps.. hes really great too fingerpicking and whatnot but they dont care about that.. they just want to here him sound like flea. I feel kinda sorry for him cause hes one of my best friends but sometimes i get kinda .. jelous.. a bit cause well he gets hired more and they act like hes the only person in the church who plays. Oh well. Thats why i do my solo stuff. But my friend scott said something that made me feel good.. ----- archaicrhetrc: Dude, you rock hard man. -------- ..that was cool i mean hes been my best friend on the internet for 6 years.. Hes my prayer buddy..hes just well my homie.. But has anyone ever felt this way about playing? that they just felt they would never get anywere and serve a purpose in there playing like actually in a band with other people???