Tl;dr I recorded some music this year at school and now that I'm back home, I used it to get a gig before I got a band together at home to play the music. Now I have 2 weeks to get a band together and teach them the material. I write a lot of music, and I was tired of not having a record of it all. So this past year, while at school in California, I got some of my friends together, and we went into the campus studio to record. And it went great! So great, that I did it twice! But alas, the summer came before I had a chance to make it a hat trick. But now I'm home in Chicago. And I'm on the prowl for playing opportunities. So I do what anyone else would do, and look for gigs on facebook. I see that a beatles cover band it looking for an opener for their show. I message the guy, asking if my modern jazz fusion trio could do it, send him the recordings, and I actually get the gig! Great! It's on june 2nd. Great! And I don't actually have a group of people who know the material. Oh. Not great. So now, I'm calling every drummer and sax player I know, just trying to get a group for this show. The music isn't too hard, and I have nice clean charts with all the parts, so I'm sure I'll be fine. But boy, am I stressed about the time constraint.