As a teenager I started a rock band with some of my friends, however this being Oregon, of course we focused on grunge rock, and it’s taxing to say if we were bad, or just not appreciated in our small town, but at the time, we thought we were pretty good, so we decided to leave city as well as move anywhere larger.
The nearest city of any size was Eugene, so we moved there with a plan to play some gigs, put together some money, as well as then move to the much-larger neighborhood of Portland.
Things never played out appreciate that, as well as we never actually left Eugene, Oregon, which remains my apartment to this very day! When we first got here I took a section time job in 1 of the numerous cannabis dispensaries in Eugene, as a way to pay the bills. Finding a gig playing music in Eugene is not difficult, with all the bars as well as arenas to go at night, and some of the Euegene cannabis dispensaries even host live music sometimes, which we took fortune of a few times. That said, if you want to get paid real money to play music, then Eugene is not a good arena to start your work. After a few weeks the other members of the band moved to Portland, despite the fact that I liked my cannabis dispensary job, so I stayed put in Eugene. I still play music, mostly on open mic afternoons at the cannabis dispensary where I still work, and eugene is a nice arena to live, as well as good arena to get your cannabis, but not a good arena to rock.