I'm getting the feeling my main band of the last 4 years is about to fizzle out. #1 our drummer with whom I started the band quit last month, #2 we have less than one weekend a month booked from now through the end of the year and #3 nobody really seems that motivated to push for additional gigs or really, even play the gigs we already have booked. So, what to do? I would really hate to drop off the scene just cause this one band has run its course. I've got a good "rep" and network in the area and have played quite a few sub gigs the last 4 years but nothing that would develop into anything permanent as far as I can see. I've actually thought about posting in the area music stores something to the effect of "Veteran Bassist available for short-term substitutions or one-off gigs" -- hoping to at least keep somewhat visible on the scene and keep some money coming in -- with the added provision that I would consider a permanent commitment if the right situation were presented. I really want to be playing more than one or two nights a month -- and if this band folds in the next few months I don't want to be sitting there with nothing in the pipeline. But I'm not sure how good of form it is to be out aggressively soliciting other gigs before my band has officially pulled the plug. Thoughts from those who have been there (or not)?