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Just between you and I.....

March 11, 2018 01:56PM
you may recall that I semi-retired from my band a few years ago. What that meant, at first, is I played at the 'big' gigs.. those most important that is... but my band used guest drummers for the other gigs. So I was only playing 3-4 gigs per year. I've been at that rate since semi-retiring.

Now... I'm thinking of cutting back even further. Now don't misunderstand.. I'll NEVER stop playing, but I have to be honest with myself and this loading, unloading and setting up, tearing down and loading, then getting home and unloading again thing is getting to be a bit too much.

What I'm thinking of doing is sometime this year ending the paid gigs.. those where it's more like a job. What I'd continue doing is playing small gatherings for friends... maybe a few 'charity' functions... but no more structured gigs. I can still get through those 4+ hour gigs but I don't enjoy it anymore... anything over a couple of hours and it becomes 'work' to me and not 'pleasure'. for me this would be my final 'retirement' step... which, as I said, does NOT mean stop playing music... but the gigs yes. I'm not 100% sure yet... but I'm certainly leaning that way. - JamesJM

  Hey sstrams... band gig tomorrow, Saturday....

JamesJM187March 09, 2018 08:59AM

  And another topic, Jet Fly-Overs...

JamesJM106March 09, 2018 09:29AM

  Same thing here near NAS Jax about 2 weeks ago.

Ramgator118March 09, 2018 10:59AM

  Just out of curiosity. . . .

RAMbeau89March 10, 2018 06:34AM

  For the most part, yes...

JamesJM81March 10, 2018 07:22AM

  I'd like to weigh in on that one... Attachments

sstrams95March 10, 2018 01:31PM

  Awesome! Have a great show...

sstrams97March 10, 2018 09:43AM

  Gig Report....

JamesJM106March 11, 2018 08:08AM


sstrams83March 11, 2018 01:25PM

  Just between you and I.....

JamesJM88March 11, 2018 01:56PM

  Totally understand..

sstrams93March 12, 2018 10:22AM

  Know what I miss, Steve?

JamesJM88March 12, 2018 11:10AM

  Just jam, Jimmy.. just jam...

sstrams75March 13, 2018 02:43AM