I used to play locally with a small band and earned some cash many, many, many years ago. Man, that was a real blast! I just goof around from time to time now so it is only a hobby. Recently, I played with a couple of bands (three, actually) in hopes of them getting paying gigs, but nothing ever panned out. Every now and then I will go and check out stuff my friends are doing, but only for the entertainment value. I have no fantasies of "making it big".