Originally Posted by con struct
For the jazz cats...have a look at this
and see what you think.
Well, I took the piece as somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I think there's a lot of truth in there, but I also inferred that the author was sort of having a laugh at the collective expense of those to whom it applies, himself included.
Of course, you could write the same piece about any number of other professional pursuits. It's sort of like an Office Space for professional jazz musicians.