Last spring, I decided to get back into music after a 2+ year break to pursue other interests. The big thing that made me decide to get back into the game, was this band.....I thought they were awesome, and jumped at the chance to join up with them. 9 months, and a few grand on gear later, I am at a point where I have had just about enough. I still love the gigging, the material we do and what not, but am running into the same kind of BS that it seems every band goes through. First off, our singer has no license, and since his town is only 7-8 miles from where I live, I pick him up to go to practice. It gets old, but I normally don't mind it too bad. A big issue I have is, every single gig we do we have been totally unprepared for. We decide on a list of songs to learn, and I am always the only one that learns every song on the list. We're lucky if we can piece 2 or 3 of them together from a list of 10 or so. It's been 2 months since our last gig, and we haven't learned a single new song since then, when we have been planning on learning 10-15. Our next gig is this coming weekend, and we had a practice scheduled for last night, to try to get as many new tunes in shape as we can. One of our guitar players said earlier in the day that he wasn't going to be able to make it, since he got called into work. I give him the benefit of the doubt on this, but a couple of the other guys doubted it. We had planned on practice as usual, then on Tuesday play catch up with the absent guitarist. I got to the singers house to do my taxi duty as usual, and he's not there. His wife told me he had gone out with some of his friends, and was supposed to be back by then. I went ahead and headed to practice, to find he never did show up, or bother to get ahold of anybody. This is the 3rd or 4th time I have gone to get him, and him not be there, or let me know ahead of time he wasn't going. So any new material we were going to learn is now in the can. The jerk singer also has the whole world on block on AIM, and doesn't seem to bother to reply to emails. I find this pretty rude. I think my decision has already been made....I am going to tell the guys I am done this Tuesday at practice, and pursue other bands that have some dedication, and common courtesy to the other guys. I really hate to do this since I love the bands music, but I think in the long run it is obviously the smart move. I just hate to start from scratch! Good bands are hard to find, but is it all worth it?? Someone please give me a reason why I should see this deal out???