I've always wondered what the life of a professional musician was like. I think most people here probably have had our delusions of grandeur. Like the 1st time I listened to Kill em All, "WOW man. These guys don't give a flying sh!t! I wanna be a heavy metal rockstar!!" I used to sit around practicing my guitar for '1X' hours a day. Then I moved out to LA and the music scene was absolutely, positively THE most discouraging experience of my life.
But I know a lot of people/bands that stick as a group, for years, just doing their thing, without even the slightest bit of commecial or record label success coming their way. They barely having much $$ at all, but keep at it!
How do they do it?
As for me, I'm 21 yrs old, working for a firm, 9am-5pm labor, average pay, which I would absolutely hate if it weren't for the people around me, and friends. And I'm actually getting outdoors now (something I never did when I was younger, because I was so busy practicing)
Music and guitar is still top priority, but its more of a personal endeavor now. HRRM.