Last night one of my bands broke-up. I was the only one in the band that wasn't directly involved in the aforementioned break-up - I found out everything went down via email- but here's how I understand it all went down: The guitar player was proving himself to be a flake with a bad attitude to match... so it was apparent that he was going to get the boot sooner rather than later. What was unexpected, for me at least, was that our drummer decided to part ways with the group a few days ago. He is one of those cats that is in 5 or 6 bands all at once, and 2 of those bands were starting to take off, so he didn't have as much time anymore. Ultimately it was an amicable departure. The band leader has had this project running in some form or another for 17 years... and it was becoming apparent that it just wasn't going anywhere. Our last gig was to a dozen people - par for the course - and it was obvious that this band wasn't "going anywhere". So rather than find a new drummer and lead guitar player and start all over again again, the BL decided to just call it quits. Truth be told, I didn't really think that this band was going to be successful - but that wasn't the reason I stayed w. the group so long - I just liked playing with them. I liked the music (even though, apparently, not many other people did, based on audience turn-outs), I had fun playing the music (there was a lot of freedom concerning bass parts, and I was able to showboat a tiny bit - when tasteful, obviously ), and, most importantly, I liked the people - they are friends, especially the band leader. But it was just time. The good thing in all of this, I suppose, is that I am still in another band that is gaining some serious footing - one that has a lot of potential for success, more so than any other band I've ever been in, honestly. Our bandleader in that group (we're really more of a backing-band than a band-band) has a record deal and is really starting to make a name for himself (he just spent last week in the recording studio with a multi-platinum recording artist/producer whose name I wont drop here... but he's huge). So that's good. I'm definitely psyched to see where that all goes. If anything, this saves me from the uncomfortable situation of having to quit if/when the band w. potential takes off... so that's good, I suppose. Thanks for reading my rant. Anyone else ever experience something like this - when a band just fizzles - when it's time to just call it? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!