from Dan Young of This Providence:
Recently we spent 10 days at a friends place in San Diego writing new music, it was grand. Getting away from all the distractions at home was just what we needed. Not only did we get more done than anticipated, we also had a splendid time! We consider ourselves fortunate to be in a band with 3 other people we love. It's something you dream about as a kid who wants to be in a band, making music with your best friends. That way it feels like you're just hanging out, having a good time. It doesn't feel much like a job, it's more like a professional hobby.
It might be obvious, but I still think it's worth saying, playing music should be fun! It's rarely easy, but always rewarding...provided you keep the right attitude.