First a story, so you know why I want these stories. I've told before some of the minor conflicts the band has had. Today we had a bit of a red-letter day. Today we were going to do some more writing and record a demo. I texted the drummer about it, and he dropped the bombshell. He quit. I refuse to hold that against him, because there's been a lot preceding it, including his needing to relearn the drums due to a...disability, and the demands of his academics as a music major. The departure's amicable. We're still friends. But we don't have a drummer. We still managed to record the demo anyway. You can find it in the Recordings Forum. I post this because I want your stories of these early days, before you got a solid lineup in your band. I wouldn't say I'm discouraged, but I'm interested in hearing how much worse it could be going for us, I guess. EDIT: It would be nice to have stories with somewhat happy endings.