Over the last yr,ive been debating about the bands,the local music scene and my health,physically and mentally. At my age,im tired of messing with jams,gigs,clubs,club owners,drunks,sluts and animals pissing on the In my heart I've lost alot of passion for music and drumming. When im gigging,I'm thinking of being at home,ive come the where i dont mind cancelled rehearsals as much as i have loved rehearsal. I dont practice much except to learn tunes and im ok with that. Sooo,ive given notice to both bands starting Oct1 and I nixed the jams. Taking off from music for 6-12 months then decide if its worth backing back into. Maybe,in a yr,ill either be refreshed or figure thats enough. I feel in my heart that its time to make the move. I believe its time to bow out. Now,im booked til Sept 30 so the timing is perfect then nothing in Oct. Lots of double headers since all the special events are happening now and Sept. I have several plans in the works,some travel so im looking forward to it! Both bands understood and have seen how crippled up i am after gigs and the time it takes to recover. I love both bands but...its time!