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Music making me lose interest in drinking

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Ribsspare, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Ribsspare

    Ribsspare Tele-Meister

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    I’ve been getting more involved with thinking about music ideas and what I’ve noticed is that for whatever reason, it’s making me lose interest in drinking.

    I found this kinda wierd because I’ve always considered myself as sort of an alcoholic or at least a person who loves to drink and I love going to bars and I adore cocktails and fine wine.

    So yeah, it seems like I’m losing interest in drinking because of the music and being totally sober seems strangely more fun.
     
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    So, play!
     
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  3. boredguy6060

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    It sounds like a good thing,
    Good luck with it.
     
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    Go with it.
     
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    Well, there's no law that says you can't change hobbies. No one should ever have to apologize for liking to be sober.
     
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    Play in bars. Simples. :D
     
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    Sounds like a good thing, my friend. I love how music is so much more than just music...if that makes sense.
     
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    Revisit some of your life experiences! Some you will find totally lame while sober. Others will be like a breath of fresh air:)

    Of course everything in moderation, ncluding sobriety :D
     
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    Music is medicine.
     
  10. drf64

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    This is in jest, I get it, but you are either in control of alcohol or any other drug for that matter, or it controls you. There is no "sort of."
     
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    There are support groups to help when you lose interest in alcohol. They'll work to get you BACK in the swing of things.....you don't have to choose music over drinking....the two are perfectly compatible.....;) (sarcasm alert)
    I'm starting to add "sarcasm alert" to some posts....too many responders don't understand "humor".
    Maybe we could all use "SA" when necessary.
     
  12. Ribsspare

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    I still like alcohol. I just don’t seem that interested anymore.
     
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    I remember the first couple of times I played sober were harrowing experiences. I never knew I had anxiety about performing!

    Eventually, I didn’t get nearly as anxious, but I started to get off on the residual nervous energy right before the first note hits...after that, it’s golden.
     
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    Play nothing but Country. Most Country songs are about drankin.

     
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    I don't know how old you are but for me, losing interest in drinking indicated two things:

    1. You are going through a process known as "maturing" or "growing up".

    2. You were probably never an alcoholic. I've not known true alcoholics who just became disinterested in drinking.
     
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    Where I'm different from some people is that I NEVER drink while playing.(gigging) For one thing, I find it negatively affects my singing. But the main issue is I want to have TOTAL, COMPLETE control over what I'm doing. Even on songs I know so well I could play in my sleep, I want to fully focus on the music, other bandmembers, and the "room".
    Now, when I'm NOT gigging?.....it may be time to sink another drink....;)
     
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    You must be playing some good music! Seems like a great way to distract yourself if you decide on drying out. The hardest part for me during those times has always been getting decent sleep. Take good care of yourself. Best of luck.
     
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    I hope it lasts the rest of your life.
     
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    I was going to make a "multitasking" joke but seriously, music is much better for you than drinking. Most music, anyway.
     
  20. getbent

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    habits and addictions take on a lot of forms... to start a thread on this means you have something on your mind... most addiction experts I know (okay 1) would say, 'choose the addiction or habit that creates the least chaos'.... so, clearly music would seem to be the right choice. In a sense it almost sounds like mania to me... lots of successful people balance mania to good effect... which is to say, they have sharp and intense focus on something and really spend most of their time on that... if it is a project, or a product or a business or something like that, those folks are frequently successful! YAY! The key is to counter balance that mania a bit and make sure you are also tending to yourself and your loved ones so that when you do finally look up.... they aren't all gone.

    I see this challenge a lot among my peers (and I have had to work through that myself) and it can be challenging... For the most part... following that passion is mostly a good thing... just keep an eye on it for when it is too much or impacting relationships and your overall well being/happiness...

    Again, creative people, driven people, ambitious people etc all have this... it is a power tool! Use it with caution and understanding!
     
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