I'll be 37 this year. The past few years I've found I am too old for college-age bands, but too young for the old dudes. This is mostly due to our schedules and general life responsibilities being vastly different from each other, not a bias or aversion to, or from, either group. This middle ground (age-wise) has given me fewer opportunities to play regularly, but also a chance to play a lot of music I wouldn't necessarily have sought out a decade ago.... There came a point where I just want to play music, whatever form it may take. From jamming with some folk-country people playing Neil young and Merle Haggard, and then playing Van Morrison and Santana tunes with another group, and even a brief stint in pop rock. It's different, it's a bit uncomfortable, but it's really fun. What I have realized is I have a new found appreciation to playing different things with different people. Genres I don't even listen to have become my favorite things to play because it forces me outside my comfort zone and helps me approach bass lines from a different perspective. It's a great time to be a bass player!