I play because playing brings me focus, peace and joy.
IF you DID ask a non-concert-playing piano owner why they play... they would gesture widely toward their living room at the mountainous piece of furniture with the keys on it and say, "Because it's there."I don't see what's so mysterious about people making music at home for their own enjoyment. I mean, you wouldn't ask piano owners why they play the piano even if they're not concert pianists.
Honestly, probably nothing. Might play them for a few people or maybe put something online at some point. I'm just taking the opportunity to improve my recording and mixing skills which is something I've always wanted to do. I like the concreteness and creativity of it vs the mostly cover bar gigs I was doing and it's something I can see myself doing forever, unlike gigging. Eventually I'd like to get good enough to record other people as well.What do you think you'll do with those recordings when they're done?
Pretty much this. It also keeps me out of the bars where trouble seems to find me. My wife likes that part.For those who don't play out, what inspires you to keep playing?
-The challenge of learning music from my favorites like Hendrix, Pink Floyd, SRV, Zeppelin, Beatles and sooo on.
-The challenge of making my own music.
I never had the desire to play in a band.