I joined this band recently, and I have been playing their songs. Actually all of the songs are by the singer. After learning all of the songs and playing for a while, I said I would like to bring some of my songs. Now that all of the songs that I played with them, some I like, some I don't. But I don't say anything. I just want to play some music. From all the bands I have been this is the most responsible and organized. Now I brought in 2 songs, and I asked what they thought. They all (drummer and guitar), looked at the singer. And he say, naahh, i kind of don't like them. What about I change this and that and maybe the drummer can do this? (Now the drummer looks at me like he suggested ideas before, and they go nowhere). So I am getting the feeling my band does what the singer says and that's it. So for fun is ok for the moment, doing some gigs and that, but on the long run I will be just making my own band. Maybe in a year. Oh yeah and from now on if I don't like something I am just going to be blunt. The heck with it. Do you have a democracy in your band? or what do you have?