Originally Posted by keep it simple
Oh boy, does that puzzle me :) I often think what I'd become if I'd remained a jobbing drummer. Probably nothing attractive, although I'd like to think otherwise.
I tend to think that when you're into a career, you make it work, and take all the necessity, effort and motivation to remain at a satisfying professional level for your own self estime, if you had choseen to remain a jobbing drummer, you'll probably would have made the necessary commitment to stay at the level of the evolution within the music industry :)
For my part, as far as music is concerned, I would probably been better off by staying in my country, it has never been the same after my first country move. :)