As many of you know, I am in a band that has been gigging pretty regularly for the past five or six months. We did rather well with the bookings, but as the warmer weather approaches and the music festivals start up, the bars in my area do less and less booking. In order to get the gigs we need and want, we need to get out of the area we have been playing in and into a larger one. In order to do this, we need a demo tape or CD. Here is the problem: My guitarist all but refuses to record a professional demo, due to the fact that he is not working and has no fundage. I recently started my own business and have financial difficulties of my own, but I am willing and able to scrape together some of the money it would take to record three or four songs onto a CD. I have offered to pay the guitarist's share of the cost, but he has not agreed or disagreed as of yet. If he can't manage to get the cash together to pay his own share, does that mean that he is not as "into" the band as the rest of us? Does anyone have any words of wisdom that I could impart upon him, letting him know the importance of recording a decent demo? His latest idea is to set up one microphone in the center of our practice area (basement) and record a few songs on his 4-track recorder. So that everyone knows the whole story here, he does manage to afford cigarettes, beer and the occassional baggie of coughWEEDcough. Any help/opinions on this subject would be appreciated.