I'm a schooled musician looking for other musicians to explore music with.
Music soothes my soul. It drives my intellect.
To be in a project with musicians. Not just people who play instruments, but real, honest-to-goodness musicians... that can speak, read, and write music.
I would have more music made by musicians.
Long Distance Runaround - Yes
Yes, Rush, Stu Hamm, Stanley Clark, Larry Graham, Jaco Pastorius, Led Zeppelin, etc...
Hearing harmonically rich music.
There's more to life than just hormones and emotion.
Bleh. People don't go to see live bands to hear good music. They go to be entertained. I am not a clown.
I find that most people that call themselves musicians don't know anything about music itself. They've never paid the dues of learning. When you learn music, your whole approach becomes more diverse and much deeper. In reality, you don't get a participation trophy. Just buying an instrument and playing notes on that instrument does not make you a musician. Just like me stabbing you and rushing you to the hospital would not make me a surgeon. Learn. Explore. Imagine more than you know now... always.
No local musicians, so it's kind of useless to me.
A lack of musical understanding and imagination from the community that calls itself "musicians".
I'd like to, but the local scene is full of classic rock/country/blues cover bands. It's stuff I've heard before. I want something much more interesting than that.
Imagination! Knowledge! Everybody talks about creativity, but every person has creativity. You can create useless junk. What's more important is imagination. Can you create something unique and different? Can you explore more diverse chords and richer harmonies? That's what is important and what is needed to improve the state-of-the-art of music.
I can only suggest that you seek out new music, explore strange new harmonies, and boldy listen to what you've never listened to before.