I woke up this morning to an unexpected text message firing me from the band I joined a couple months ago. Last week they wanted to write some new music, and asked me to show them some of my riffs/ideas. I showed them some ideas, and after practice I sent them tablature and recordings. I have already learned their songs... and THEY solicited ME to show them some of my stuff. Well, they didn't like my ideas so they apparently had a text-meeting behind my back and fired me out of the blue. It's not like I was insisting they use my ideas, I specifically said "we don't have to use any of this stuff" when I showed them, and "feel free to change it up". But the reason BL said for firing me was (paraphrasing) "we don't like your ideas and aren't going to use them, so it's best if you start your own thing". Wow... okay. I wasn't expecting to write the music anyway, just basslines to stuff they write. We could have easily played something else, instead of me trying to teach the BL guitarist my ideas. I just got a b7k ultra this week I was looking forward to using next band rehearsal. I practice at home frequently and can record band demos, invest in gear, and build websites. But none of that has any value to them, so back to annoying the wife with my living room solo jams. This is fine though, lots of red flags along the way with this band, and I wouldn't waste my time trying to re-join.