so, here i am on saturday night, talking with my friends, and all of a sudden i find myself hearing "yea, hey jim, i got a serious question to ask you. would it be ok for you to find another drummer, while i kinda fill in until you do?" in short, my friend has been pretty depressed for years and has finally come down to the point that he finds no part of life pleasing except for sleep (ie, he is verging on suicidal). i agreed he should get some help, but being the bastard in the band as i am my attitude was like "man, maybe before you decide to make this final we should just play a gig and see if we get a good response." my reasons for this is that my drummer is prettymuch obsessed with being on stage, and he developed to the stage where he finds he doesn't even want to be involved with seeing a show unless he's gigging. for weeks on end we've been pretty unproductive because (if you've read any of my posts you'll know what i'm talking about) we've been focused on finding a guitar player. i'm kinda desperate to keep this thing going, and thinking deeply, i see that the band is prettymuch perfect as far as lineup and sound, but we don't want to be the oddballs without a guitar player, so the question to conclude this post is: if my guys and i have our stuff together, and we sound great, but we don't have a guitar player, should we get a gig to save the band and see if anyone likes us?