ok, so i'm having a dilemma. I've been with my current band almost 5 years (2 different incarnations), and i've always had at least one side project going of some kind. Well, one of those projects, i helped start like 3-4 years ago, and i ended up quitting after recording because of some nonsense between me n the singer. They released the disc with my playing, started touring, etc... well, they've gotten pretty big and they're currrent bassist quit. so i called and got my job back .... Now my current gig... we all go as far back as high school, and i'm afraid i won't be able to commit, knowing that i'm gonna be touring some with my other group. These guys are my friends, i've been a driving force behind these guys, and i'm trippin on how to tell them i'm gonna basically..... move on. I'm not getting younger and i want to hit the road. I'm nervous because there's been things where i've quit or decided against doing and then shooting myself in the foot later on. acting first, thinking second you know?? that's one thing buggin me.. I'm stoked i get to play music that i wrote like 3-4 years ago (and the new stuff duh), have a lot of fun and get some mileage out of it, and play groovin stuff instead of "thinker's rock".. i mean it's cool that band members from other groups are way into us, but that's what .002% of the population?? i need mass approval!!! so how do i tell my guys i'm bailing? take them to dinner? email them? carrier pigeon?? what???