when we first meta couple of years ago, we didnt really have any common interests. in fact we were kinda like opposites, especially when it came to music. all the bands i liked he didnt like. in fact he hated them, and said that they were "amateurs compared to blink182 and sum41". yeah ok. and also when we started hanging out, i had been playing bass for quite some time (about 6 yrs at that point) and jammed around alot in different bands. of course he thought playing bass was "a waste of time because guitar is SO much cooler you get all the chicks". yeah ok. about a year into being friends, he changed overnight. all of a sudden, all the bands i loved he started to like. he would blurt out random facts about each one and i guess try to make it look like i didnt know as much as he did (who the hell cares if Anthony Kiedis lost his virginity when he was 13? yeah that kinda stuff) and he got all of their CD's and would always be playing them when i was around. and if that wasnt enough, he started to play bass. i had always played Stingrays so he went out and got one of those OLP knock offs and insisted that it was no different than mine and that it was a better made instrument. yeah ok man, i brush all this off because i didnt really care and i have other friends yay. then it got worse. he is now dressing ALOT like me. i never drink soda, he has decided to do the same. and all of a sudden...he loves sushi. he now loves all of the movies i like. and heres the kicker: he is trying to replace me in a band that I AM FORMING. i have another friend who plays drums, and now bob is telling him that "i cant play bass for $#!@ and that he should be doing it instead". my 8 years against his 8 months? yeah ok man. my girlfriend can tear him to pieces and shes a guitar player. bob is reminding me of that movie where the girl has an apartment and her roomate starts to act like her. creepy. any suggestions on how i should deal with him. he thinks we're still "wicked tight" but i cant stand this kid. i tried talking with him about it but he "has no idea what im talking about". he's even starting to talk like me. i just want to throw him in front of a bus sometimes. usually i wouldnt care about this and just not talk to him or hang out with him, but he was probably one of the coolest people ever before he started acting like this. by the way, everything in quotes are exact words that he has said. thanks for letting me rant.