...okay, this probably seems like a no-brainer, about one of my bands (I know, I'm lucky enough to have two bands, that some people like/respect). And I know you've probably seen more than enough of these before, but it feels good to get it out. One of them, though, just doesn't seem good at the moment. I'm putting in lots of time, organising rehersals, studio time (it's free at my college), demos, website, even gigs (though we've had to oull out of our latest one because the singer would rather sing with a choir at a school concert. More about that later.) Thing is, not one of them seems to put in any effort to try and do anything. They all seem content enough to let others do the work, and just let things happen - especially with gigs. I have talked to them about this, how I can't do everything, and I don't want to do everything. Ah, gigs - or sheer lack of them. All of us desperatly want gigs, yet only I'm prepared to go out and hand out our demo. Even though I live out in the sticks, and some of us live in the centre of the city! And this latest one, that we've had to pull out of. This has happened before, it being on the same night as one of the school concert. Last time, the school won, and we pulled out. This time, it's looking like the same again - even though we all know that he will be bored out of his skull, and that he isn't that important in that choir. So why?? Admittedly, it is school, but I met one of the teachers (by accident, it was in an off-licence...) and they said that something like a gig should come about the school concert, especially in our singers situation. And the website - one of us is doing a computing course at uni, he knows about things like that inside out, he even has the money to get a .com. But he hasn't yet, despite me going on and on and on at him about it. Even though he could do it for free, with the dial-up he uses (Freeserve, they offer free webspace... so why doesn't he use it?). And we don't even make music I particularily like. I guess the main things I'm annoyed at are their laziness, lack of dedication, and not having their priorities right, IMO. Thing is, I'm a music student, I'm looking to music as my future, and I think I'd prefer to be in a band (because there's no way I'm good enough to make it as a session dude.) So what I want from a band is one that's really professional, dedicated, that's really going to go somewhere. I think I'm only still in this one now because, when we do gig, I know for a fact that we sound better, and generally are better, than most of the other local bands. And they are my mates too. But why am I still in it?