I recently played a couple shows with a singer songwriter I met on cl. I met her about a year ago and tried out for her band. I didn't go for it because they didn't sound anywhere near as good as their cd and the guitar player was surgically attached to his weed pipe. We stayed in touch on Facebook and about 6 mos. later she hit me up and said she had a new band and would I be interested in trying out for the bass position. She is a very good singer & songwriter so I tried it again and the last band she had wasn't that great, but this new band was terrible. Out of tune and out of time, so I declined. About 6 mos after that, she hit me up again and asked if I would like to play a couple shows, just me & her. I wasn't doing anything so I said I'd come in, we rehearsed it and it sounded pretty good and we played a show that went fine. I told a guitarist friend what I was up to, and he asked me if he could join. I said sure, no problem. The three of us rehearsed together and got a good sound within a week. The two of them it turned out had the exact same sense of humor. 12 year old potty humor. They found it endlessly hysterical and would just feed off of each other changing the lyrics of songs to just the word shart repeated over and over, not being able to start songs or making jokes mid song and losing their places. It feels like being trapped in Howard sterns studio for me. I find it neither funny nor offensive, but I do find it to be juvenile and a waste of time. It was obvious to me this was not going to be a project I wanted to do long term. So we played a show and it went fine. I figured, great, that was fun while it lasted, I only agreed to play those two shows at the outset, they don't seem to be too serious about it, so I figured that just about wrapped it up. I was surprised when immediately after the show they were both saying it was really good and we should make it an ongoing commitment, one rehearsal a week. I figured well, maybe I read the situation wrong, they are serious about it. The music is good and there is musically potential for us to become a tight working unit so maybe I should give it more of a chance. I went to the next rehearsal and it was even worse. Once these two get into a room together they can't stop themselves. The worst part is they're not even funny. I mean I like Kevin smith but this is nowhere near that. This is just the word shart or dingleberry or what have you repeated over and over to uncontrollable laughter. 12 year old playground stuff, but I would say its not even that good. So I figured, that's cool I'm out. I'll call them both tonight and tell them. Well I called the girl first and that's as far as I got. She just broke down crying and didn't understand why even though I gave her my reasons. She just seemed devastated. We've only played two shows together, there hasn't been much time invested, I figured there was a possibility she might be a bit disappointed, but I didn't think it was that big of a deal. So after hearing her break down I'm left feeling like a total dick. She tried her best to convince me to stay, saying she was very serious and that I should give her a chance to fix it instead of just making a decision. So we ended up talking for a long time and we ended up agreeing I would give it a month, play the next show and then see where we're at. I only agreed because I felt so bad that she was so hurt by it. I really have no desire to stay. Shes bringing a drummer in to audition next week. I guess I'll see how it goes. Sheesh! I just needed to vent. If you've made it this far, thanks for reading my novella. Feel free to comment and have a nice day.