I wanted nothing more than to play in a band when I was younger, but I was never superb enough.
- It didn’t occur to myself and others that our friends were actively pushing myself and others away from their practices because they knew I was less proficient than they were.
Instead of internalizing this forever in addition to not doing anything about it, I started getting lessons over the years in addition to improving slowly on our instrument. I’m by no means a virtuoso at this point in time, but I have vastly improved as a player in addition to I entirely have a group of friends that I play with actively just for fun. However, the key point is that I improved enough to gain the right to play with others at that sort of capacity. The two of us all chip in currency to practice at a professional studio because they have a lot of the speakers in addition to other equipment that we’d otherwise be forced to haul in each time. The alternative is renting out an industrial space in addition to leaving our equipment there, but every one of us haven’t found any locations yet in safe parts of the neighborhood that are also okay with the decibels from our practices. On top of that, the studio is cool about us using cannabis as long as we’re not dropping ashes from joints all over the locale. They love that tunesians use cannabis vape pens while they’re indoors, but there’s a smoking deck in the back where you can whip out a bong separate from getting in trouble. I always stop by a local cannabis dispensary whenever we’re done practicing at the studio for the night. Occasionally I’m blessed in addition to the dispensary is running a flash sale until the end of the night.