...but alas, I fear the time is coming, and it's stupid too... Our vocalist went out with one of our guitarist's ex-girlfriends from a year ago. Now the guitarist wants to fire the vocalist, even though we just replaced a drummer who had quit. Anyway, I blocked the move. I don't want to deal with too much turnover at once, especially when it would mean rebuilding both the rhythm section and writing new lyrics/vocals. Now it's caused a power struggle between this guitarist and me, and I'm in the unfortunate position of everyone else in the band backing me (that's bad, because it means that my actions determine whether or not we keep the vocalist, or keep the guitarist, or break up the band). We've been playing together for over a year and a half, and I've played with the two guitarists in the band for a year before that. I've stuck with them, even though the music is somewhat in the vein of emo (which I don't care for) cause they showed promise. They wrote some nice acoustic material and the two guitars allowed me room to vary from the rhythm. Frankly, I don't know of much else nearby that I would enjoy playing with as much. Anyway, been thinking about maybe posting on some community boards or some classifieds as a bassist available for some softer music...I won't go the metal/emo route again, the people have attitudes that are too unprofessional. Still, I'm not quite letting go of the hope that the two guys will get over the stupid girl... I think we meet today, I hope what I do doesn't cause everything to fall apart. It's not even my fault it's happening, aside from sticking up for the vocalist who didn't even know he was doing anything wrong. I think, aside from stealing a girl he was actually with at the time, which would be pretty crude behavior, the reason for firing someone from a band should be a little more...I don't know...concrete and impersonal (aside from creative differences, which we never really had before). I'll keep y'all posted if you care.