the year was 1998, after my last band J.A.W. disbanded I found myself looking in vain for another band who were looking for a guitarist and so I decided to try my hand as a bassplayer, I called the first number of a band searching a bassplayer and that's how I became a member of the prog metal band Format Brain which to me was like graduating from a tricicle to a Harley Davidson. There I was playing in a band consisting of classically trained musicians, it really pushed my chops up several knots and I couldn't wait to get on the road with those guys. We went through a vigorous rehearsel schedule of a year and played our first gig at a birthday party we were more than ready to take off and make it big, we had the potential and the songs to get really far, but just after we played our second gig our drummer said that he was leaving, his wife was pregnant and she needed him around. So we took in another guy and played a gig with him but then our leadsinger vanished without a trace. so things went quiet for a while (We stopped rehearsing for over a year, the band was just no more). Then after joining a makeshift band on stage during a Jam session I met the guitarist who I thought could save Format brain, I brought him in contact with the others and they hit it off instantly, but as soon as we started rehearsing our drummer quit and we had to bring in yet another guy and our new guitarplayer brought along so much weird people along with him to the reheasal room that serious work on our songs was taking a backseat. But what really did it for me was when he brought a new lead singer, an arrogant piece of **** of a guy who corrected everybody on the smalles detail and making homosexual advances on everybody. That folowing week I refused to show up at rehearsals and after calling the guys it was official, I was out of Format brain. In that same week I joined a band called The Worst and in the six months that I have been with them we have done far more than I did in four years in a span over six years playing bass with Format Brain. But looking back I still miss the songs we did with Format brain during the first months that I had been with them. Okay feel free to post your experiences.