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Old August 7th, 2018, 10:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Way to go, Bob! Playing music doesn't make you old, not playing makes you old.

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Old August 8th, 2018, 12:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I feel bad for you older guys who feel like warmed over crap after gigging. I must be doing something right; I'm 67, play drums in three bands and guitar in one, and other than the occasional sore kneecap or back, I must be doing something right. Sure, I hate hauling gear around, but it's part of the gig, so I do it. Maybe it's because I've lived a fairly clean life; never smoked cigarettes, never did booze or drugs to excess, exercise, try to eat sensibly, etc.

I have made concessions; I've invested in lighter drum hardware and now lug my hardware in two bags instead of one that's super heavy out of necessity.

I can't imagine a life of not being in a band and playing music.
I'm 72 and play lead guitar. I take a head plus two cabs and usually a couple of guitars to a gig. However, I also onw the PA so have that to carry in and out, although rest help. It's not that so much, it's the loading and unloading my van before and after the gigs. Still as you say

I can't imagine a life of not being in a band and playing music.
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Old August 8th, 2018, 01:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My current gig is playing for the church's praise team. The biggest benefit being that I can leave that amp (Vox AC10) in the auditorium. While it's not my usual country rock format, current gospel can get swinging pretty nicely. And developing solos around those songs presents just the challenge that keeps me enthused about playing.
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That's my current gig, too. I get to play quite often, comfortably loud, and the music is always quite challenging and changing. I leave my gear (except for my guitars) there too, since I have plenty to choose from at home for practicing.
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