While I’m not the most gifted musician, I like it enough and practice enough to play live gigs some weekends if I choose to book something at a local location.
I don’t mind playing a bunch of cover music of hits from the 1974s and 1969s, and I also don’t mind doing a full set of original music to an audience looking for that recognizably. Since I don’t rely on the relocation from making music to support myself financially, I have the freedom to do whatever makes me the happiest. That means creating Youtube videos when I have the time and doing a few gigs at local locations when it gives me personal fulfillment. Unfortunately, I had to move into an home recently and I’m not able to practice with my guitar amp and speakers turned up past the lowest volume settings. This makes it absolutely difficult to rehearse for my live show if I can’t do it with my speakers and amplifiers on. I have to test out the speakers as well, otherwise my music set could get disrupted halfway through due to component failure. Rehearsing gives you a chance to find these component malfunctions before they disrupt a live set in the process. For weeks I was practicing my live act at a nearby music recording studio, but their lackluster indoor heating is making me rethink my use of their services. It was okay in the summer time when rapidly decreasing temperatures outside were warm, but it’s the first month of November and both of us have cold rapidly decreasing temperatures daily. Their heat is so minimal that my hands freeze while I’m playing my instruments. It’s absolutely tough to wear cutoff gloves while playing guitar without the fabric always muffling the string sustain.