- Apr 23, 2017
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- New York, USA
You know what gets me about everything I have read in this thread is that I, as a weekend warrior and almost 60 years old make more doing my weekend thing than a lot of pros trying to grind out a living drumming full time as a side man. I can't help but feel what a shame that is. I'm just proud that my selfish hobby in terms of my family life pays for itself. I never use family budget money to support my hobby because I make enough with it that it pays for itself. I could be a big time bass fisherman or hunter and have my indulgence cost far more than it returns on investment. I have taken a lot of what was posted with tongue in cheek however. I'm glad I chose a family and career over trying to make a living with music, with that said, when I was a naïve youth, I was actually seriously considering trying my hand at it full time.
Does anyone else find it odd that some people in this thread feel that having a family life and playing music full-time are mutually exclusive?