I just got back into gigging a year ago after a looooooong hiatus (career, kids, etc). I'm 39, have two young kids, a terrific wife and a fairly demanding day job. Problem: I've had trouble making the time commitment to get in/stay in good bands. They've all agreed I'm a very good player, but at this point I generally can't gig more than once per month, which isn't enough for them. I finally joined a startup band that is fine with my schedule issues since they're all busy too. But the level of playing is not where I'd like it to be, and after 5 weeks in the band I am already frustrated. We only have 5 songs down, still not tight, can't recruit a lead guitar player...anyway, you get it. So I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better off just being a sub for a while until my schedule opens up (couple of years). That way I can take gigs on dates I'm open, don't have to deal with band frustrations, etc. I figure I'd reach out to all the established bands I can find, post on craigslist/bandmix, etc to get gigs. Am I kidding myself about how this works? Or does it sound like a viable idea? If you are a sub/have subbed, let me hear what you think. Thanks!!!