So I ended up joining this cover band a couple weeks back. Good guys, the guitarists are quite talented, the drummer's a little green but working hard at it. I think the most interesting part is that because he's so green he actually follows my lead, which is different than I'm used to (I'm not that non-green myself). Their material is pretty dated, though, for my tastes: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Jennings, Neil Young, Bob Seger, Eagles, Tom Petty, etc. All exceptionally talented musicians, don't get me wrong, and great songs back in their day, but not exactly the type of music I'd listen to, or even have on my phone. But it's also a really good place for me to get a better handle on being in a band, too - and they have plans for some gigs later in the summer. Couple days ago I ended up in an email conversation with the drummer from an originals band. Some of their stuff is pretty great, some of it's a little slower tempo than I'd prefer, but it's probably more where I'd like to be heading. Not sold one way or the other on them, but will probably jam with them next week and then we can all make decisions for the future. Feel kind of guilty about the first band if I do pursue the latter, but it's not like I've known them that long, I suppose. And I'm still not sold on the new band, either, and that's without even taking the odds-of-a-jam-working-out into effect.