I left New Orleans close to four years ago and moved to San Francisco. I've had a rough time of it here - no friends, no band, no life. I've got a few opportunities opening up for me that would pull me away from here; one of which is working as a marketing director for a certain guitar manufacturer that I refuse to mention by name. I'm really considering it, but I'm curious as to what the scene is like there - socially, financially, musically, and housingally. I've got lots of friends down there, all of which give me conflicting reports about what's happening. Of course, none of my friends are bass players, so their opinions are automatically suspect. What say you? Ironically, if this opportunity had come up any other time, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat. But now I've got people in LA calling me up for gigs, bands in SF want me, and people in NOLA want me. I've got too many options now, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to do with myself. New Orleans seems to be the safest option, actually; my other options are working for Clint Mansell writing soundtracks in Hollywood, or playing bass for Kaura (www.kaura.com) - neither of which would really be financially viable immediately, but could become so later down the line. Who'd have thunk that 6 months after Katrina it would be the most secure place for me to live? So... whereyat?