Hi all, Sorry if this is long but here goes. Iv'e been playing with this band Hollow Face for a while now and we have grown and gotten a pretty large following. I told them I have to quit on Monday. The musicians are really good and I enjoyed playing with them. My reasons for quiting are twofold. Number one with the giging schedule getting quite filled up it was taking to much time from my family and with new job responsibilities at work I would be spreading myself too thin. The other reason is the act has been changing to rely more on shenanigans and gimics, not music, and my wife and I don't think its to cool. You can see pics of last Sats gig here http://www.myspace.com/hollowfaceband there was about 450 to 500 people there. The lead singer and the promoters had scantly clad women dancing in cages on either side of the stage. I talked to people in the audience after the show and some liked it and others didn't, it was about a 50/50 split. I personally thought is was kind of sleasy. It didn't feel like me or what I think performing music is about. I think I made the right decision. I don't feel sad about it at all, just relieved. Now I can concentrate on all the new crap at work and spend more time with my wife. I just wanted to see what some of you guys and gals here think about my situation. I will still keep on playing bass in my home studio just to keep my chops up, you never know what the future will bring!