Allright sorry for the long post ahead of time but here goes... I've been in this originals band for 8 months. We do Hard rock/Metal with the singer also doing some turntable scratches and Reggae/Rap style vocals. These guys have been together off and on for over 10 years. The singer was with them in the very beginning and then quit and went to sing with other bands for several years. Then about a year and a half or so ago (before I joined the band) he came to them and had a "vision" of putting together a band doing Metal Gtr/Drums with Reggae Bass/Vocals. They agreed but the bass player didn't really know anything about Reggae so it was basically Metal style music with Reggae influenced vocals over top. So fast forward 6-9 months. The bass player decides to move away to Fla. and I am moving from Fla. I see an ad on Cl for these guys and it sounds like what I'm looking for (I grew up a metal head and started playing roots reggae in college and played strictly that for ten years). I move here(not for the band) and it takes me a few months to really get solid on the tunes. I told them I don't want to just hang out and jam, I want to make CD's, do bigger and bigger shows, and generally just try to keep moving forward with it (they had not put out a CD in the whole 10 years they had been playing). So things are going pretty well, I've just laid down the bass tracks for the twelve songs that they already had before I joined, but it seems like the singer doesn't really have much in the way of ideas for new stuff. It seems to me that if someone has a "vision" of something they want to put together they would have a few dozen ideas or so and pretty much be all over it. So far it has been me and the guitarist coming up with riffs and the singer picking out which ones he likes at a later time. We like to text as our way of communicating. I asked if he had any ideas he wanted to work on. He brought up the 2 ideas he has come up with in the last 8 months and said he would like to work on those. One of them was a very simple 2bar turntable riff that I'm sure didn't take that long to come up with and the other was something we tried months ago but there wasn't that much to it. I confronted him and said I hoped he had a lot more than just those two things in his bag of tricks, like maybe some lyrics, riff ideas, samples we could play off of, etc..He says that no, he doesn't really have anything, he has a certain way of writing, namely seeing what we come up with and then arranging it or getting a vibe from it and then he writes stuff to it. I guess my question is this: I feel like he is being a Prima Donna and making the rest of us do the work and then he picks and chooses what he wants to use. I don't really want to be somebody's bass bitch that just churns out tons of stuff and then it gets pushed aside depending on the singers whim. Am I way off or what?