I need some unbiased opinions on what to do in this situation: A good friend of mine was living with us last year and we started a band together. We've written some really great stuff, but certain things have gotten me thinking that it might be time to replace him. He would have raised several 'red flags' if he wasn't a friend, but I overlooked them at the time... First, he doesn't own any gear. He lived with us for about 6 months because he was staying at a shelter, and while he was homeless another 'friend' sold all of his stuff. I have enough to cover him, but it doesn't look he will be able to change this in the near future because he's had a hard time staying employed in the past. I don't mind this except he can't do much writing on his own because of it. Second, he doesn't have transportation or a licence which makes for several complications, as many of you can imagine. Third, his personal life is so hectic that it often interferes with practice. It also leads to him asking for money from time to time. When it happens it's usually because we can't get a hold of him. What makes this so complicated is that he's such a good friend. HELP!