I have noticed recently that unless I am playing with friends, or I am playing in Jazz band, I GET VERY BORED practicing. Mainly because almost all songs these days are made with some of the most LAME bass parts. And then I think well I can make something up, my patience lasts about 20 seconds so then I say no I don't want to do that, then I say maybe some Jazz band music play that and after the first few bars realize havent I played this enough? I am not finding playing the bass interesting unless I am in a band or a jazz piece, thats when I really start to get into it moving around and really enjoying the low part. Though sitting at home and playing my bass must be as lame sometimes as reading a book. Any advice on what I could practice or what I should do? I am trying to train my ear so I can pick up songs, and I am also trying to get some friends together so we can form a dedicated and good band. All advice would be aprreciated thanks.