Hey, Questions: I have been lucky enough in my sojourn to play with some great bands with mad chemistry. In addition, I have had the fortunate experience of doing session work for great musicians who taught me a great deal. On the other hand, I have experienced mad drama (sometimes within those "great" bands), and I have dealt with BLs from hell (and after nightmare-ish soundchecks with Jazz-holes received standing "o"s after all is said and done) Presently I am playing with a guy (Description: I made this record at the same studio that X recorded at...blah blah blah. Yet, I am an "unknown".) Ironically, after he burnt his "industry" bridges, we are letting him open for us, and we are backing him up. Well, he is starting to show his colors. He is picky, and every rehearsal is an exercise in "struggle" and micro-management. Throw in the eccentric singer/songwriter type with "small ears", and you get the "anti-fun league. Moreover, we don't jive musically or spiritually, but we have to get through this show. On the other hand, my band is known for a fun show, and we work hard at evolving our improv. skills, but not in a jam-band sorta way. This got me to thinking. I feel at this point in my life that I only want to play in a situation if it is fun. I don't mind rigor and hard work mind you, but the pleasure factor has to be there. What are your opinions/approaches to this? Again, I have had no fun and have still put on a well-received show. Is fun a factor for you, or is the thrill of achievement more important? I know that these can go hand in hand.