hey hey. here's my story, if anyone has any advice that could help me, i'd would really appreciate it. i'm in this band with some of my friends. We're a soft rock band, kinda like a sound close to the beatles, but without as much talent. we've been playing for about a year, but we've gotten nowhere. i think the problem is my egotistic guitarist/singer. oh, the stories i could tell you, but i don't think my keyboard would last thru it. we have one song written, and my guitarist has just hired a piano player. i can't stand this guy, he's got no work ethic, expects everythign to come to him on a silver platter and is horrible at playing. i wish that i had been contacted with the idea of brigning him in... ...along comes the marching band season... yes, i am a band geek. i'm a junior in high school. but anyway, i made some new friends, who are seniors, and two of them have a band and asked me to joined them. i like playing with them, they're a dmb type of sound and they're REALLY good musicians. and neither of them have big egos. so now my school is hosting a battle of the bands. this new band asked me to play with them. i said sure, then i find out that my original band wants to play, bad idea. there is no way that this band could be ready, and i've been saying that. the drummer, my best friend since like 1st grade, agrees with me. but our guitarist, the big headed one, will not listen to me. i tried to tell him that i'm already playing with some other guys but he won't listen. he says "he feels confident" and that "it would be good for the band's growth" what band is he talking about? these guys don't have enough talent to play this show, they won't even be able to fill up a set. but he won't listen to me and it's really bugging me. the worst thing is that's he's my neighbor so all i get is phone calls 24/7 asking "can you practice? how much homework you have?" i wish he's face reallity. and the piano player can't make the audition. so what should i do? i want to play with the new guys, but it's hard to avoid my neighbors. i really don't even want to play with my orignal band because of how little the guitarist is respecting my opinion. he's the type of guy who likes to crank up his volume and wail when somebody's trying to talk or think. we even had a name "hey joe" and people like it, but now he's against it only because he didn't think of it, i did. and's theres so much more i could tell you. i just wish he's realize we'd be embarassing oursleves.