Do bands even bother to write charts any more? I've been doing a ton of sub work this year, and the following conversation has been a pattern I've experienced over and over again: Them: "ZOMG, our bassist had an unfortunate gardening accident! We need you to be at location X in 5 days, we'll drop a stack of CDs in the mail to you stat, learn the 40+ tunes on there, we'll rehearse the night before the gig, and all will be well!" Me: "Great, no problem. Do you have charts for the songs? I don't need written-out basslines, just the chords will be fine..." Them: "They're just simple pop/blues/zydeco/standard jazz form/native-american-folk tunes! What could be easier!" Me: "So... you have no charts, is what I'm hearing" Them: "Unfortunately, no." Me: *headdesk* Then begins the days of sorrow and hitting of the woodshed (once the CDs arrive in the MAIL), to make a $50 bar gig. What happened to the halcyon days of the "prepared bandleader", where folks actually took 5 minutes out of their day to, y'know, write down changes? Hell, this is 2009, why not "Here's a subdirectory on our web server that has all the MP3s for the set. THIS directory has all the PDF charts, now you don't have to wait for the post office to drop off a stack of CDs..."? Having done this over and over again (and stressing over a gig that I've got *tonight* where I've had, mmm, maybe four days with the tunes), I just want to slap and/or throttle some sense into John Q. Bandleader and yell "Its cheap insurance, you yutz! It might not make sense when your regular members have the tune memorized cold, but trust me on this - **** happens!" Anyone else feelin' frustrated when doin' the sub thing?