I'm done. 7 on-and-off years with a controlling frontman who can't go two days without entirely changing a playlist, and having to "Switch" to bass when I'm a better guitar player than he is. A recent stint at forming my own band for which I couldn't find a drummer for over a year, and with a guitar player who wouldn't so much as put out a flyer or help me do even the most minimal of promotion. When I played guitar, I was fine singing every so often; as a bassist, I'm tired of the controlling bandleader "assigning" me lead vocals while I'm still learning how to be a bassist. Many of you have weathered worse, but I'm just not cut out to put up with band politics and the attitudes of members. When I was younger, and played guitar with a group of far more promising young musicians, I could handle silly band nonsense, but those bright, talented players spoiled me, which left me unprepared to play with the songwriting-impaired "mere mortals" of my later years. I didn't get to the point where I owned a Fodera, but I have a few nice production models, and, for a fair price, I'm looking to sell them. I'm also getting rid of the relatively new P.A. In college, my professors told me that I have a gift for photography and film making. I can do that either alone, or with assistants whom I don't need to re-hire after the completion of a project. So, I'm off to learn to be better with a camera. I'm just venting. Sorry. I should have wised up much earlier along in the 30 years I've been playing, and just stopped. I feel quite foolish. Just frustrated. Feels like I wasted a lot of time and money on being a solid player, and, while there are no guarantees of a reward for being hard-working, diligent and patient, I feel a little "used-up" right now. Avenge me: make some good music; keep pushing to make the bass the most prominent instrument. Thanks for the ear.