As you may know I post occasionally about our stereotypical drummer and his addiction to beer and bar sluts, his getting wasted at rehearsal and some gigs etc. A search has been on for a new, reliable and sober drummer for several weeks now. Hes been with us just about 2 years and although we all drink beer at rehearsal to kinda loosen up, he's the only one that gets wasted!! He also misses the most rehearsals. Anyway....as Im driving in to work tonight, I got a text from him saying he's sorry but he has to make a choice between music and his family, so he has to quit playing with us (and his other band thing) and get his **** together! Hes 30 years old, still lives with parents and has 2 young boys, nothing but turmoil between him and his baby mama, you'd swear hes a 17 year old kid! What bothers me is: He only sent a text, not an actual phone call, and didnt call or text any other band members! Tho Im relieved, Im still pissed off! I feel like we babysat him for 2 years and put up with his B.S. for nothing. The only good thing I have to say about him is, hes a really, really, kickass drummer! Until he gets drunk that is. He is thee stereotypical drummer we all make jokes about, no doubt about it, Im sure you all know one. Thanx for the rant players.