The state of play
I have been away from the session scene for over ten years. The other day I cleaned the mould off my instruments, disinfected and oiled them, found a new home for the spiders and discovered that although at first it felt as if all my mediocre skills had faded away totally, after a few hours I was again playing at a poor-to-mediocre level. So far so good. Perhaps I should try to play with other people again before I die?
But as I look around I get the impression that the session scene is not bubbling like it was 15 or 20 years ago. So I wonder - is that just because I’m looking in the wrong places? Has the digital action gone elsewhere? Is it still as bubbly, but I haven’t found it? Or has there been a period of (perhaps appropriate) downsizing?