So reading a cuppla threads about "problem child" players and replacing 'em, etc., I feel like venting this one. I live in the suburbs of a big city, where all the original bands are there, and only cover bands exist within an hour's drive of me. But I finally find an originals band and join as bassist, doing all originals written by the singer-guitarist. I end up recording us (2 albums), arranging songs, and contribute a couple of tunes (I was BL in the prior 15 years of playing and, now I think of it, the 4 years since) and generally having a good time with pretty nice guys, notwithstanding that 2 are cops (a joke, really, that that's relevant, but also no 420, etc.). Anywhat, the BL thinks he's John Lee Hooker, and every practice, every jam, he changes arrangements and not predictably: middle 8's become 13 measures, half-choruses appear extra or disappear, tight endings become jam-outs, and meodies which have BV's are ad-libbed in different keys, etc. But tho' nice guys, the drummer doesn't do live fills because of these change-ups, and the lead guitarist only plays lead, and as bassist with BV-duty it's just frustrating as hell to point out the issues, get a promise he'll do his songs as he wrote 'em, and encounter this. I also feel a rock band is like a marriage in many ways anyway, and realizing after 9 months that he'd never change despite his promises, I walked. Actually, walked out in the middle of practice. So, any passive-aggressive stories?