Do you ever feel like you want to throw the towel in? I'm getting that feeling lately and it scares me thinking about it. No this is not a suicide note, its just after 29 years of playing bass and being in a ton of different bands,that I'm having this feeling that no-one wants to play with the old,fat guy anymore. It gets harder to find the right mix of people the older you get. In the last 4 months I tried out for 4 different bands and not one of them worked out or called back.. It sure isn't my playing and it's not my attitude, Damn I'm the most laid back and easy going guy in the world. I've come to find out after some soul searching, it's the knowledge of my instrument and it gets to be intimadating. No I don't go to a practice spouting off at the mouth, but I go there fully prepared for what they throw at me and then some. Maybe I need to hack it up and make believe the guitar player taught me something I never knew. Do you think it's age? (49). I try and get in bands with 30-40 year olds and some of them are good players and some of them I think, picked it up again after 20 years of not playing and remember how they were then. It's not the same . This is eating me up,and I really don't want to give it all up yet. Anybody need a bass player in Mass?