Hi all, Starting a thread in my own forum feels a bit odd, but the "How to get out of a gig" thread made me think... Over the past several months I have received more than a few offers to join and/or play with bands. I make it clear that I am a freelancer and NOT interested in joining full-time, but it's plainly obvious that people are asking me anyway, hoping I'll change my mind. Thing is, sometimes I give an answer even when I don't want really want to play with them, whether it's because they aren't very good, attitude, etc. Am I taking a big risk, reputation-wise, by turning down these kinds of gigs? Some people will no doubt say that a gig is a gig (this is the philosophy I've been going by so far), but I hate wasting my time. Thoughts?