I used to be on call 24/7 so playing live was not an option. I reverted to home recording with a bandmate (bass player) and hired a drummer online from Utah. I had a lot of fun and produced about 40 tunes. I never pursued marketing them as I am too old to try and become the next Justin Beiber. Eventually I just got burned out (10 years), tired of fighting with mixes, spending money on plugins and upgrades. Now that I am retired I'm back to playing live in a pub band. It's a different challenge, and it makes me play better instead of recording a riff and spending six moths trying to get it to sound "right".