Re: Have I sold out?
I've been taking lessons with a local instructor here who doesn't have a full-time job from somewhere else. Instead, he runs a drumming school and has about 50+ students. Mostly kids and early teens (I'm one of his oldest students, heh). So he does that during the week and on the weekends he performs in a cover band for upscale venues/bars/clubs and makes a pretty penny with those gigs. He says he makes enough to be comfortable and has plenty of time for his other hobbies. Like me, he just wants to play and at the same time he's kinda giving back to the music world by bringing in more musicians. I guess there's more than one way to earn a living involving only drums. He's done pretty well for himself.
Pork Pie Custom 5 piece (but I play 4)
Zildjian Z Custom Crashes
Tama Iron Cobra Pedals