Thoughts of fatality tend to dampen enthusiasm for just about anything. The notion of “why bother?” enters the mind.
It’s a significant human trait. Add fear to the mix and it becomes toxic.
Even when I was in the hospital with my heart attack years ago, I never once worried or thought about mortality...I just had to make a new plan...
yes, that mindset is dark and hopeless. It’s not my mindset, but what I’ve observed in others throughout this pandemic.true...but man, I can't get into that mindset yet...I still have too many things to do on "The List"
yes, that mindset is dark and hopeless. It’s not my mindset, but what I’ve observed in others throughout this pandemic.
Your post indicates you have hope. It’s one element that motivates you. My point is, many people around the world lost hope during the pandemic. When hope is lost, what happens next? What doesn’t happen are things like ”attention to details” and “consideration for others”. And that’s what’s being discussed in this thread.
I was merely pointing to a possible cause for our collective “goof ups”.
Hey Larry. Sending you love and cuddles from across the pond!The way I adapted to things was to shift my focus away from music for a while. I'll just bide my time and see if it ever returns back to the pre-covid days.
No sweat. This is an optional thing in my life, music, and if I'm not digging it, or if gigging out could be detrimental to me, nothing is tying me to music. I'll check back next year and re-evaluate then.
I'm currently going through some big life changes now, developed some serious heart related stuff in 2018 which definitely affected my playing, (out of breath) My wife and I are currently going through an emotional but (now) amicable divorce. Plus, my 29 YO son has decided that he's 100% in with Ace Electric and wants to take over my business after I'm gone, so I am re-invigorated to see him get licensed and especially committed to seeing him get his own house. We've been working together steadily for 5 years now. I've been taking him on jobs since he was 9. He wanted a music career too, in audio engineering. He just recently realized that his best chance at his own house is via electrical work, not music. So he's fully committed to Ace Electric now, something I didn't expect.
I was planning on scaling my business back, I'm 62 and still crawling in attics and scaling 28 foot ladders. But now I am shifting gears and ramping up now for my boy's benefit. So my priorities have majorly shifted. Music has been relegated to back burner status. My business is really getting busy, and I no longer wish to work a full day doing electrical work, then rush home for a 9 hour gig that doesn't profit me financially at all after my costs. I just don't have the energy I used to have before the AFIB thing. It's all OK though, I'm excited about the soon upcoming chapter in my life and being unencumbered by anybody. Sagittarius people desperately need their freedom and independence and I'm no exception
I still love music as much as ever. Right now, gigging just isn't a good fit for my life. I'll be back
I'm betting on it. I've seen the joyful way you deliver in a band setting. That doesn't leave you.I'll be back
+1. Larry & I touch base from time to time on life stuff. He's a good sort, as are you Duncan.Hey Larry. Sending you love and cuddles from across the pond!
Andy that's a crying shame, F1 gig would have been immense. Hopefully they'll give you 1st call for '22?I think we've now got a short while longer to iron out the bugs We're about to pull our appearance at this year's F1 GP at Silverstone Hamilton Fields due to latest extension of UK restrictions not making the gig viable. We've found the venue a replacement act more suited to operating under such restrictions, & accepted a booking for 2022.
We just got the email confirmation for 2022 yesterdayAndy that's a crying shame, F1 gig would have been immense. Hopefully they'll give you 1st call for '22?