I just sent the breakup e-mail announcing my departure from the band. We started in February and while things went well at first we have not been able to kick things up to the next level where we could be playing out. We had around ten songs that were nearly ready but I could not convince the BL to tighten them up. He is very "go with the flow" kind of attitude which works great sometimes and turns into a trainwreck a lot. The main question I asked myself is "would people pay to see this" and I think the answer is no. It worked nicely for some open mics but I just don't think it's good enough for gigging. I feel bad because I announced my decision through e-mail just now. I should have arranged a face to face, but I was terrified of conflict. I am anxiously waiting for the reply or phone call.