RANT! My drummer went to the emergency room tonight, with a bad ankle sprain. We have a show in a week. Looks like that's not going to happen. This show was going to be a show where we get a lot of exposure. But, because he HAD to play volleyball (which I warned him could cause problems), he sprains his ankle and is unable to play. It's bad enough that he isn't practicing at home, which is causing his footwork to suffer as it is, but not playing on the foot for a few weeks is going to be even worse. I'm terribly frustrated at this point. I know it's something out of my control now, but I try my damnedest to make sure my hands are in good playing shape, stretched, warmed, and worked, and I try not to do anything that could harm my playing ability. Hell, it's bad enough I work with my hands, but it's my job, and I make my living off of it. When I get home, I don't do handstands or tumble around on my hands. I don't punch things. I don't box. I don't do anything that can put my hands into major danger. Ughh!! I know you all probably think I"m being unreasonable, but I warned him about this...I had a feeling it was going to happen. No, I'm not psychic. I'm just frustrated. I've also thought about getting an interim drummer, but the problem with that is that whoever would play for us wouldn't be able to learn our material in one week. I'm really upset. I don't know what else to say. Thanks for listening.