I have a great opportunity. A friend of moved about 3 hours away a year ago and just moved back. While he was gone, he started a band. I saw him a couple of weeks ago, and offered to fill in on bass for him if he ever needed someone to do something locally. He called me a week later. He has a gig in Daytona Beach this Friday, and his bass player can't make it. I jumped at the chance. Here's the hard part. I have heard some of this guy's past material, but none of his newer stuff. He's a great songwriter/guitarist/singer, so I was flattered to get the invitation and jumped at the chance. The gig is on Friday (10/17) and I just got the CD last night (10/12). It has 13 songs on it, and I'm only familiar with 1 of them. I don't get to sit in with the band until the night of the show. All I have to go by is the CD. In about an hour I figured out the chord progressions to the first 4 or 5 songs, and I hope to be able to spend at least an hour with the CD every night (Sunday thru Thursday). Have any of you ever done something like this before, and if so do you have any tips for how to make the most of my practice time? Thanks in advance.