I'm fresh from our latest gig and I'm just sick. I've been pleading for weeks and months that we should pratice more to get tighter as a band. It seems to fall on deaf ears. The guys just seem content with getting together once every two or three weeks to practice. They love to complain about how we don't work enough, or "we're better than THAT band". If we were, we'd be working! Problem two is, if the band DOES get tighter, we're still saddled with a mediocre lead guitar player. We switched instruments at practice the other night and I actually showed him some stuff!!! Huh???? My wife is no musician by any stretch and SHE noticed that something isn't right. When I tell them we need to practice, I get looked at like I'm some kind of tyrant. I'm just about to join another project to fulfill my needs - people that will push me and make me better. I don't know how to let this die or end it or whatever... Just needed to vent - thanks.