enndee2003 wrote:Definitely you can't get it out of your system - music that is. I have been playing lead or bass in bands for over 40 years as well as solo and duo English Traditional folk accompanied with guitar. Second marriage came to an end last year and with it ended 15 years of relative musical wilderness. Now I am concentrating only on bass, playing in a recently formed rock band and have 2 other projects on the go. I have re-invested heavily in good guitars - because I wanted to! Also I have started doing the rounds of the Folk Clubs, doing floor spots, to get my name known again (some people even remember me from years ago! Incredible!)
I am enjoying my music now more than ever before and am seriously considering chucking in my job and try to make my living as a musician. My personal circumstances have changed considerably and for the first time in my life I have only myself and my music to consider and I can afford to give earning a living from my music a serious go!
Life is for living, now, not tomorrow. Rock on!
Hello from Mark in Sussex England,
I am still in my second marriage, and myself returning to a sort of renewed musical vigour... at 52 years!
Yes suddenly music is everything to me again, as it felt to be at 18... it never left but flying took over for twenty years; now playing guitar so much that my left wrist has developed repetetive strain injury and I have locked my guitar away for a few days to recover... but is it strange? I keep going to pick it up and having to stop myself.
I have a few of my songs on the site, but my writing is changing all the time.
So inspiring to hear what you say... yes music can do that like nothing else can't it; as at other times it can leave you flat and at a complete loss!
Live for the moment I guess?