Question I've been wanting to ask you guys.... I've played with other bands during benefit gigs and have played with other musos who sat in during my gigs. It's always been fun and there has been a great deal of mutual respect between the two parties. At least in my eyes. Though my local music scene has its own personal webpage with a forum, there has been a lot of mud slinging in the forum. I've found myself engaged in a few flame wars, and decided to quit bothering with the forum because (1) I didn't want to make myself look bad, (2) I didn't want to make other musicians I've played with look bad, and (3) I'm leaving the area shortly anyway. Still, I've noticed a trend: All of the musicians on the board who have done well in music get along great and are pretty much nice guys. (I've played with a lot of them of course, and most of them are top notch musos) but all of the people bashing and flaming are in bands that are pretty much unheard of. It seems that a lot of people are jealous that some people are becoming successful. (and rightfully so, like I said, a lot of these people have worked their asses off to get where they are). I'm not an advocate for brown nosing, but I also believe you shouldn't burn bridges, which is what a lot of these guys are doing. Anyway, I was just wondering if any of you have expierenced anything similar.