best thing about fabe?
This message was contributed by Richard on 6/8/02.
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posted by Doug Stewart on 4/8/02.
As someone who has just left, I'm not the best bloke to ask! Its a rollercoaster really, in my experience, and I found that eventually I needed to get off. This took 15 years, but the feeling TO get off was strong. |
The best thing is the playing - if you could magically arrive onstage then it would be ok - I just had problems with the travel and with rehearsal, which itself had its roots within not wanting to play tuba any more - or at least, in the feeling that I wanted to do other things more than I wanted to play. Shame really, in many ways, but on the other hand, why do one thing for ALL of your life?
I guess some folks never get this feeling - its a matter of personality and also, I would suggest, a matter of which instrument you play too. In the best possible way, the tuba is a joke - that is what its best at - but if you hear the same joke over and agin it just ain't funny any more. Lenny used to say that you don't notice the tuba until it goes wrong (he is correct in this) - which isn't a great recommendation as far as lifetime careers go, I reckon.
The one thing that always totally inspired me was the arrival of new music - but no-one wants to hear it!