A few days ago I was forwarded an article about the "Montreal scene" that name dropped AIDS Wolf . One of the musicians interviewed (who I incidentally don't know , nor have I ever heard of his band) is quoted saying something along the lines of "I never met anyone in a band who didn't dream of making a living playing music."
I find it sad that it seems the gold standard people measure the worth of doing something to be earning a living from it.
I don't see making music as a means to an end but an end in itself. And the enjoyment to be had making music without having a though about commercial returns is liberating.
Most of my musical heroes have day jobs, so cheers to the fulltime hobby and cheers to being a hobbyist.
Me and Mclean and a pile of awesome and wonderfully talented friends (who are in other bands you probably love , wether you know it yet or not) are doing this Thee Outernet, it's a music blog about stuff we love. Some old stuff , some bands that don't even have records out yet. I'd be stoked if you checked it out.