Sorry, I need to be more careful with my terminology, I should have said something more alogn the lines of funky OR odd, seeing as I haven't really heard anything out of the 4/4 margins funkwise. Most of the time i use a 4/4, but occasionally its a 3/4 or a 5/8 or something that still isn't all that "odd". As far as the rest of it, refer to JimK's post. He explained better what I was trying to get at in my construction tendancies. And Matt, my drummer does not like funk. He's moving up to boulder in the fall though, and I don't know quite what I'm gonna do for another one yet. Advertising for musicians still seems a bit too far to go at this point because the number of musicians in this city willing to be part of a "band in progress" that doesn't have gigs, set material, etc. is few and far between. I have a friend that;s really workin at the mandolin thing and wants to get something going bluegrass-wise down the road, but who knows that is gonn happen with that (I think it could be fun though). Lots of great info guys-I don't have piles of experience uner my belt yet so I don't always explain well, thanx for bearing with me.