I have a pressing dilima facing me and my guitarist. See, our drummer is in the marine corps resevers, and he was activated last week. They say he will be gone for 6 months to 1 year, but no one knows for sure. He specifically told us not to replace him, but we like to play out and we don't think we can make it a year without a gig. my guitarist(mike) and drummer(michael) have been playing togeather for 5 years or so and i have only been there for a year, but i am a far superior player to our drummer. Mike and i were thinking that this could be a pefect time to find a better drummer and blame it on iraq. the only problem is what happens when he comes back? we have all been good friends since we were in grade school, and michael is my former roommate. How do we tell him, "dude, we found a better drummer while you were gone and you can't play with us anymore." with out getting him pissed off at us. Then there is allways the possibility that we won't find a better drummer...who knows?