I formed a new band last night. Last fall, my very successful band of 12-1/2 years dissolved. The other guys did not want to put in any effort and we all went our separate ways. We are still friends. I started to receive numerous offers to join existing bands, do fill in work, and players who wanted to start a new band with me. I decided to work with some players who I know are good musicians who also sing, with good attitudes, and they want to work as often as possible. I joined up with a guitarist/singer who I have known for 40 years but never worked with him. We found a drummer/singer and rehearsed for two months but he could not seem to drag himself away from his current band. I, then, called a friend of mine who plays drums, keyboards, and sings and he was very interested as we have been talking for years how it would be great to work together. Well, the three of us got together last night and decided to move forward as a new band and we had a great first practice. I sure did not want to start a new band again but I feel very fortunate to have found the right musicians, which is not always easy, and it sounds really good so far. The bonus is that we all have bookings and I do not have to carry all the load of managing the band, which I have always done all of the work in every previous band and we already have 15 bookings with more venues waiting for us to call them. Now, the fun of trying to come up with a good name!