Ok, so I got called me to sit in with this group from a music school in town. The guy who seems to be the catalyst for this group is, let's say, a trombonist (instrument possibly changed to protect the guilty) who, er, blows chunks. The thing is, despite his considerable unskill, this blowhard who has the delusion of being good actually gets good gigs and gets decent people to play with him (two previous teachers, of mine have played with this guy). I am sorta torn. I wouldn't want to say I can't stand the guy, I just have a very low tolerance for him. I have an opportunity to get some paying gigs playing with this guy. Also, this individual is extremely persumptious and virtually invites himself to other people's jams, taking acceptance by others for granted. In fact, that's the trait that makes him such a bitter pill to take. I am leaning radically toward not playing with the guy, if only for the two-facedness I'd be forced to undertake if I did gig with him. Still, I'd like to know what the general wisom of the board would do if they were in my position. What would you do? Please answer the poll and feel free to elaborate.