OK, let's see...I joined this band in July 2001. I was the final piece and now the band could get workin' hard on getting live gigs and getting known, right? Well...no! Immedaitely after entering the band the drummer gets temp work in Marbella, east of Granada, Spain. Initially it was goin' to be two months...but then he needed to stay a month... and another... and another... So the band HAS HAD NO DRUMMER IN 5 MONTHS AND I DON'T KNOW IF HE GETS BACK! Few attempts have been made to find a temporary replacement...BUT BECAUSE OF THIS WE HAVE YET TO PLAY LIVE AT A CLUB OR SOMETHING! The lackadaisical attitude of the other two guitarists does not help either. DO I?... 1) Force the band into getting a new drummer or pressuring the drummer in Marbella to come back or be kicked out...or threaten to leave the band? 2) Form a side project with me on bass/vocals and other people on guitars and drums? 3) Just quit the band and look elsewhere or get into serious bass lessons to take my playing level to "monster on bass" status? The band I feel is going nowhere at this pace, and I feel sorry for this guitarist/vocalist who has all the confidence in me getting the job done and who showed me the dynamics of playing in a band. Help!!!! I can't wait for playing live...I'm capable...what should I do???