As far as I can see it...my band has imploded. Some of you may know that I had limited time available to them. A few weeks ago I had told them that I could only practice once a week for a while, due to wife, family, work related issues. You know...real life! So I thought everything was cool with them...then they get to asking if I could jam on a Wednesday here and there. So I ask my wife and of course I walk away from her with a lil bit of my ass her teeth! The answer is no I tell'em. So we press on and start recording the demo cd. Everything is good I thought. Then the drummer sends an e-mail about a battle of the bands thing going on...the winner would open up for Avenged Sevenfold when they come to town this summer. (Not my band of choice, but a good gig I guess). He states in the e-mail that he wanted to do this with one of his projects. Apparently he had know about this contest for quite some time. When we hear about it...I had a red flag..."one of your projects?" Like...whoever is most worthyof your time? Yep? Pretty much? He drops the bomb and states that if we can't practice more than once a week that he is going with a few other guys he's been playing with the last couple of months, (mind you we never knew about this). He's the one always talking abut dedication...and he can't even pick which band he wants to put the most effort into. He had been saying that out of all the bands he's been in he liked the stuff we were doing the most! I guess since he's only 21, newly married with no kids...that he can't understand how limited your time gets when you have wife, 4 kids, two cats, a dog, a home, two jobs...etc.etc. So anyways. My brother-in-law, who plays guitar. Who I've been trying to get this project off the ground with for over a year now...says in an e-mail to me today... That he talked with our singer last night...who is in the same situation as me...and the singer told him that he was going back to singing Karaoke and that he was done with this s@*t! I had also talked to him last night and tried explaining my situation with the guitarist as well. He said he understood but went on to say that if I'm going to be in a band that there needs to be a priority to the band as well! Like it was work! Hmmm...I havn't seen any checks in the name of the band yet. And my priorities are family, work, then band. So the guitarist says in the e-mail to me..."after listening to the both of you I was thnking, ***? Do you guys want some CHEESE with that WINE?" I think I'm done.