Hey, i'm sure this has been the most posted subject on these boards...but hey, why break a habit! my band's going to break up pretty soon and i'm really not enthralled by the notion as i don't really want it to happen, but then there's nothing i can do about it...which sucks. our singer is leaving us in december - he just doesn't want to be in a band anymore. so we were looking for a new singer. we had to get rid of a guitar player. and now our other guitar player is leaving to join another band, i'm not bitter about it at all - he's a fantastic guitar player and has a million better chances with this new band than he would have with our's plus he's only 16, still in school with some important exams in the year ahead of him. i'll really miss jamming and gigging - it always made me feel good no matter how bad a mood i was in. music is pretty much all i have in terms of a hobby as i've a hip injury that has stopped me playing pretty much any sports (no more basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee or golf). i'm really bummed out by it, when we talked about it at practice last night, i totally agreed with it all and i still do...its just a ****ty feeling still. i'm not going to give up music, infact i've started to re-acquaint myself with the piano we have at home aswell as noodling on an acoustic, and improving my singing. and our drummer says he wants to just take a break from music for awhile, and then get back into it in a few months, so we could offer our services as a pretty tight rhythm section. i'm sure everyone who gigs knows what i mean though, even if you ever had a bad gig...it's never _that_ bad...and no matter how lousy things were outside of the band it all went away from the first note you play at the start of your set. this band saved my life - i had a very rough spell where i broke up with my girlfriend of 4 years, my grandfather died after a very long battle with cancer and i couldn't get a job - gigs at the weekend were all i had for those dark months. most of all i'll miss the guys from the band.