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Old 02-06-2014, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Otto View Post
Gigging gets in the way of making music.

A 'gig' is about performing for people...recording or simply playing for your own benefit is about constructing music.

To regurgitate something over and over to make $ shouldnt be lauded or defended in my opinion.
I disagree with this premise, for the most part. Different activities, perhaps, but I don't think one is any more or less worthwhile.

No, I'm talking strictly about return on investment, and it's not particularly about money. For a long time, I enjoyed gigging and it was worthwhile to me. These days, for the reasons I mentioned before, it really doesn't work for me. That's just where my situation is right now.

It's still a bit of a struggle to accept that at an emotional level, which is what was really posting about. Before, I could say to someone, "If you want to know what I do and what I'm about, come out this weekend and watch me play!" Now, I don't really have that, and it's a big change.
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