This Thursday will make the 4th week that Ive been jamming with an oldies band. I hooked up with these guys while networking at an open mic night. At the time, I thought they were pretty decent. When they told me they wanted to play car shows, coorporate gigs, & make the A circut list, and would be ready and booked in 8 weeks, I bought into it & agreed to give them 8 weeks to see how things go. What I hadnt known was the songs I sat in on were the same ones theyd been doing for 2 months. So far in the time we've been playing the sax player has missed 2 rehearsals. Yesterdays was because he had a headache. I simply said "thats inexcusable." The drummer has missed one. Ironically it was one with the sax player. They showed up for 30 minutes sayin his breaks went out. I suggested that we at the least work on some harminazation, but that was to no avail either. The other guys arent doing thier homework either. Seems like Im having to teach them what to do. You can just tell because theyre not playing the songs proporly. Leaving out certain things or just playing wrong rhythms, wrong intros and outro's (is that a legit term?) great example is tryin to do My Girl. I have to play the guitar line and the guitarist strums it very wrong. (Sorry James! I know James is gotta be sooooo pissed at me for that) I was asked last night, if I thought we were making progress, I said no, and that people need to start doing their homework. Ive been playing long enough to know that these guys arent going to be ready to play out anywhere at the end of 8 weeks. I know the right thing to do for my career would be to move on. But I did agree to give them 8 weeks. So a part of me thinks it'd be unprofessional to quit after only four. Me quitting is the right thing to do yet at the same time I feel its not the right thing to do.