Laugh away

I have decided to pursue a career in music at the age of 35.

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Yeah, sure

Aug 24, 2019 at 5:50pm

Creating doesn't have an age limit, but nice try

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Do it

Aug 24, 2019 at 6:03pm

Mick Mars didnt join Motley Crüe until he was 30. You're never to old to try to live out your dreams!

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Okay

Aug 24, 2019 at 6:15pm

Hardeharrharrr..."Career".
Unless you've retired early, I hope you're extremely lucky and/or well-connected. Or have a very wealthy patron with decades of patience.
Reaction time and manual dexterity both peak in the twenties and fall off sharply after that. You'll have to work 10 times as hard, to be half as good as most of those who started ten-plus years ago.
...you know what? Nvm, it's fine.
*snort*

Go for it

Aug 24, 2019 at 7:42pm

But don’t quit your day job... not until you’ve made your first million

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No laughs

Aug 24, 2019 at 11:45pm

I think it's great, I wouldn't laugh at you. If I had any real talent in guitar playing I'd give up everything to give it a go in a heartbeat :) I'll cross my fingers it works out for you fellow internet stranger.

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Snelgrod

Aug 25, 2019 at 7:05am

Good luck! I quit my career to follow my dreams a few years ago. It was truly hard at first but I was very determined and kept at it until I'd lost my entire family and now I live under the bridge.

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?

Aug 25, 2019 at 11:13am

How does anyone support themselves as a musician in 2019?

12 8Rating: +4

No shame

Aug 25, 2019 at 2:08pm

Some people in blues/folk music "start" at your age, because they have the depth of life experience to sing about.

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@?

Aug 25, 2019 at 3:34pm

Touring but as Rob Wright of Nomeansno pointed out about a decade ago, there are so many bands out there trying to get gigs because that's the only way they can make a dime. It's crowded out these and there's only so much money around for cover charges and T-shirts. The golden age if indie touring is over for the bands but the music fan always has a gig to go to.

10 6Rating: +4

Please reconsider.

Aug 25, 2019 at 4:21pm

Do you know anyone who is making a living wage this way? There isn't anyone . Do some research first. Selfridge and ? are right. I know a very talented someone who has been nominated for a Juno award 3 times and is making a scant living only working retail. Live music doesn't really exist these days and to teach, you need a degree.

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