Originally Posted by Buck Turgidson
I think he's just still off kilter from the whole disaster and the way it's dried up his regular gigs. He's clearly hungry to be in a better setting (witness his impromptu solo in the somnambulent big band gig, which was well received by the crowd, a touch that I really liked) but he's ground down by having to do dumb shit for not much money.
This too. It's clear that he feels frustrated that these are the only gigs he can get. That said, I do think that he sometimes feels that he's lucky to have more talented musician friends to help him get gigs that he couldn't get on his own. Sure, he's talented too, but the other trombone guy in the airport out-horned him so much that Antoine had to stop playing. But it was all in a good atmosphere, I don't think he felt BITTER about it, just overwhelmed