All, I'm in a bit of a spot right now and hoping you can give me some advice. I've been playing in a project for about a year now or so. We did some gigging early on but then went through a few singers and guitarists. We have had steady members now for a few months or so. Up until a couple of weeks ago, most of guys having been coming to practice but were lazy in doing individual practice at home. Seemed like we were going nowhere for the last 60 days. Got on them for several practices damn near begging all of them to practice more (which really did not happen). At that point I started looking at other local bands looking for bass players. In searching the ads, it appears that there is a REAL shortage of bass players here in town. Pages of ads of bands looking for bass players and comments like "where are all the bass players in Maryland" or "Are there any bassists in this town". So good news is, if you can play in this town, you got a job. Anyway, I found one band that was doing some gigging that fit my genre of music and auditioned. They offered me the job on the spot, but it didn't feel right so I turned it down. So here is where it gets complicated. I found another band that has a lot of local notority and good rep as being real good (I never saw them though) who was looking for a bass player. I setup an audition with them for the end of the month. RIght after that, I felt guilty with my current band and told them that I am seriously considering leaving and they better step it up or I'm gone. I truly expected them not to step it up but somehow they have over the past couple of weeks and one of the guys even lined up a couple of gigs. So I have an audition at the end of the month with the new band and I now have gigs lined up with the current band. The current band is sounding better, but I would guess that they probably won't ever be quite at the level of the new one. One other factor is that the new one is going to be a bit more demanding of my time and I still have a lot of family stuff going on (two young hockey players that have more demanding schedules this season than anticipated, etc). I'm killing myself stressing over this. What to do?!?!?