Been playing bass for over 30 years now. Life happens. I love my life, my wife, my kid. I work long hours and know I can't commit to a band at this time. I play at church, but this isn't enough of an outlet. So, I write and record my own songs.
It is a way to communicate feelings and thought that can't be done with words alone.
To somehow do it for a living. Maybe not performance, but selling songs or having my own professional studio.
My ego isn't big enough to answer this question.
Jungle Book - I wanna be like you. Al Hirt - Green Hornet Theme
Back in my 20's I use to follow a local blues band in the San Fancisco Bay Area. Their name was W.H.A.T. (Wedemeyer, Haze, And Tarczy) In the Pittsburgh area I really enjoyed Jimbo and the Soupbones. They had a funky bluesy, rock sound. Sadly their last gig is Aug 18th 2018.