I thought this would compliment other threads that has to do with commitment. What do you do if the people are committed but are pretenders? What I mean is say you have members in your band that don't practice, can't play thier instruments or fill their roles well at all, do their jobs! They are committed to "get signed" or be in the spot light, or have nothing better to do. The rehearsals are when they practice! When you question them on what they are doing they are close minded and are in denail because they can't sing, or play correctly. They want to write songs that have a certain sound, write lyrics that are always angry, play drum beats just trying to cram as many hits into a measure, or the guitarist won't play anything besides bar chords aka power chords. Why am i writing this? Because we all have to evaluate the bands we are in and the people we jam with to determine if it is fullfilling and worthwhile, if the people you play with are on the same page as you on many levels. As bass players, the glue musically sort of speak in a band setting we can get borred very quickly under bad circumstances. Choose your bandmates wisely!