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i am as happy with my soloing as i am with my life.  
none of those descriptions fit.
probably neutral would best describe my playing, i tend to be more critical of myself according to my wife. i am although very content and happy with my life.
on a given night i could be anywhere on the scale.
such is the liquid nature of soloing.
you can be happy, and still suck.  i am a case in point.  i know that if there is a jazz player in the audience, he or she will know me for the phony that i am, but generally, i'm getting away with it.
i'm overwhelmingly but slightly miserably happy
neutral
i just play solo nobody can hear me
most of the time....slightly unhappy
sometimes..... just slightly happy
being very new to soloing in a gig( started 7 months ago), i feel 'uncertain' rather than happy or unhappy.....
those times when i was most unhappy with my soloing were probably what motivated me to practice more. if you're always content with your ability, you probably don't have much incentive to improve. it's hard to believe that even art tatum said he was not satisfied with his piano technique.
it depends rather signifigantly on how much hooch i've just smoked.
if it's a lot, then what i play is me is like having a connection with musical heaven, and whatever i find there flows into my fingers effortlessly.
when you say hooch are you referring to the dog from that movie turner and hooch?  if so, you're a sick man! :)
i can't improvise.
most muscisians loose their sence of reality while using hooch.  so you may think you are happy but the fact is your sense of time has gone out the window, therefore you sound quite sad indeed but not nearly as sad as you have made all the other musicians who are trying to hold the tune together that you are playing with.  no i got nothing against hooch ... in fact i would like to see it legalized but if i could just beat the ever lovin crap out every player who has used and then got on stage with me i would be a much happier man. damn i would just like to punch every one of you bastards and make you bleed.
one need only to record himself under the influence of hooch to prove mike's point:)

i once had a drummer complain to me about talking to the singer during tunes...so i made him a deal - id he didn't smoke on the gigs, i wouldn't talk to the singer during tunes (i'm thinkin we were talking about how his time sucked when he smoked:)
yecchhhh....
for me playing under the influence is really hard. i wonder how so many great players did it - charlie parker, john coltrane, louis armstrong to name a few.
i have long suspected the quality of the drugs was better back in the day.
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