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Posted by jb on February 23, 2001 at 15:01:51:

In Reply to: bass vs. women posted by Dave Wood on February 19, 2001 at 05:11:03:

I made that same mistake over 15 years ago. At that time, I was just getting to the stage where I could've really taken off and become something. I was in my early 20s. I gave it up on my own, she didn't ask, force or suggest for me to. For me it was that the road life I was planning on getting to, didn't suite with settling down, which I definitely wanted to do. Now, after 15 years of not playing at all, I have finally picked it back up because I just couldn't stay away any longer. It's in my blood. It used to hurt to pick it up because I knew I wouldn't go where I wanted to in my situation. Now, it hurts to look back and see all the years I've missed. I realize how far my skills and mastery of the instrument could be by now, but instead, I'm starting all over at 42, with a completely different outlook (to old to become a rock star now).

If it's in your blood, don't give it up... you'll regret it sooner or later.

PS: My wife is great, it wasn't her. I just made a BAD decision that will stay with me the rest of my life.

: Recently I've been playing quite a lot and it's been great. I've been looking for a new bass and everything.
: But now I met this gorgeous woman and it's all I can think about. I don't want it to go like with a friend of mine who was really talented and then let it all go when finding a companion. I'm not saying that I'm really talented just that I'd like to keep up my playing. Well, I just had to get this off my chest.

: Dave Wood

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