Topic: I am now a professional
No. No one has agreed to pay me for my musical abilities. And I have not performed to great accolades in front of a crowd. Nor are bands seeking me out for my rhythm guitar prowess. These are not the things that make a person "professional." Oh, sure, in the strictest sense of the word, yes they are. But what has made me a professional is that I have finally gotten around to putting a strap on my steel string acoustic so I can now play standing up. THAT is what it takes to be a professional. To paraphrase Billy Crystal in his Lorenzo Lamas character, "It is better to look good than to play good darling."
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
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