Re: My family don't like my being a musician....
Originally Posted by SnareBass
This is STUPID!
I've been a performing musician now for two years, two as a bassist and for the last 2months, a drummer.
My problem- my family are non-musicians and seem militant in their disgust for my music.
What makes it worse is that I'm a Christian Rock drummer, and my family (for the majority) are strict atheists.
So this is causing a lot of tension and stress, mostly for me. Up until now, only my (Christian) grandparents have been to hear me play anything, at a small university event. I can't talk about playing music with them, and I can't even really play drums in the house.
Anyone got any idea what I could do to help sort this out? I've tried explaining to them how much it means but nothing has got through.
It seems that they really got a hold on you...move forward and up, follow your heart.
Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp... I feel free!