Earlier today, while looking for good examples of stage plots to, er, liberate for my own purposes, I came across a band's website. While the design is straight out of 2002, what struck me was just how utterly PREPARED this dude was for just about every situation. Check it out: http://www.dearjon.us/ Right up front, the band has video samples, the contact information is blindingly obvious to whoever wants it, etc. All good stuff. But the real gold, IMHO, is under the "band tech" section: http://www.dearjon.us/SONGLIST-BandPage.html Every song the band does, with MP3 downloads/YouTube links, specific performance notes, etc. Brethren (and sistren)... THIS IS THE PROMISED LAND! Just THINK about how easy it would be to sub for this guy - he calls you up, tells you when and where, gives you the website link, and you don't even have to talk to him again until the rehearsal or performance. I try to do a similar thing with my band and Dropbox, but there's always someone with technology issues, etc. Another aspect about this band that I'm on the fence about being mightily frightened or deeply impressed about is his "Operations Manual" - a 25 page document that goes into EXCRUCIATING detail about how the band operates, what the expectations of an incoming musician are, the fining structure, clothing choice, learning the setlist... it goes on and on in impressive (if sometimes OCD...) detail. Personally, I'd give valuable parts of my personal anatomy to gig with this guy. Even on some of his more OCD "clauses and subclauses", it's obvious the dude has his sh*t locked down tight. As a bandleader myself who has to deal with his fair share of 'chronically underprepared' bandmates on occasion (and who doesn't have the gigging frequency - yet - to be anything other than 'diplomatically disappointed' about calling them on it), I absolutely love "Clause 8"! I don't think I have the testicular fortitude to run my band the way this guy runs his, but I have to respect his no-nonsense tone and clear attention to detail when laying it all out. So, out of curiosity, any California-based TB'ers ever heard of or played with this guy? Just for my own personal amusement, I'd love to know if all this extra prep-work has led to him becoming super-chill, or if he's just a big ol' wad of stress.