I've been playing in bands off and on since 1966...played in clubs, gymnasiums, weddings, anywhere that would hire live musicians. I have a wife and two kids....22 and 18 and have worked at my job for the past 20 years. At this stage of my life, I am just happy to have the opportunity to play with people who have similar interests. I jam with three different groups of musicians....all of them are the same age....and we play classical rock and other songs that all of us know. Two of the groups get together once a month while the other one, every other month. It's a lot of fun and I don't miss performing in gigs anymore. A guitar player who I met four years ago has gotten together with a very hot drummer and has asked me to play some bass on his original songs. The songs sound like the stuff that Kurt Cobain and Nervana used to play. These guys are very intense in what they are doing...staying up late recording, getting together almost daily, etc. I've always told them that I can't get together as much as they but probably can help with the recordings. The guitar player is in his late 20's and the drummer is 24......when not playing music, their topics of discussion sound like the stuff that my kids talk about. I've tried to tell them that they should look for a bass player more their age but they keep telling me that they like my playing. I can't imagine when I was their age, playing with people my age. My wife tells me that I should be honored that musicians that young would want to play with me.....but it still feels strange to me. I love playing music but also enjoy quiet mornings with a cup of coffee, watching the news and discussing things with my wife. The young musicians are always checking out other bands, things that I used to do 30 years ago. They always invite me but I politely decline....the only reason that I would go into a club now is to gig and I've told myself that my last club gig was last June. What are other people's thoughts about this?