It's easy to get caught up in the business of running a band. Promoting, writing, keeping everyone from stabbing each other... There's an infinite list of things to do, and it's easy to lose why you're doing this in the first place.
We make music because we love music.
When's the last time you were a fan for someone else? Whether it's a simple as saying to an artist "Hey man, I really dig what your music is saying. It's inspiring!", buying a beer for the drummer, or something as involved as starting a tribute band, being a fan is what music is all about, and it's what will keep you pushing when you go through The Dip.
All we have are our fans.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: This week, show three bands you adore the love they deserve. Extra credit if they're a smaller, lesser known band and they don't get love as often. How you express love is up to you. (Please, no stalking though. Rooting through their garbage is not advisable either)