I don't WANT a gig. I like to just jam and not for pay nor any pressure to be 'there' for a show or a night. The big mistake was filling in for a buddy who got wrecked on his bike and is gonna have to learn to walk and feed himself all over again. It's a new restaurant and they want a house band and they kept on asking and then calling and finally I said 'Yes' and I have a steady gig. I don't want to have a steady gig. I don't like the hours involved and I have a lot of other things on my plate - but they can't get anyone out here - over 60 miles from the next decent sized town - and certainly not on a well-traveled road. There are apparently NO OTHER bass players in the area, so I got volunteered. I refuse to work for pay - hell, I refuse to work for anyone other than myself and I certainly didn't want this to happen. There's absolutely no chance that my buddy will ever be able to pick up a bass or even use a fork again, so I don't feel I have to do this to help him keep his job. Got any ideas on how to tell the club owner that I don't want to play three nights a week in a house band? I failed in a moment of weakness.