I had a gig tonight at a coffe shop. Im thinkin ok, Ive done gigs before, they usually go off without a hitch. So why would this easy lil gig be any different? Boy was I wrong. I dont even know where to begin. Lets start here shall we? I get there and start setting up. I notice our drummer doesnt have his kick drum. I ask about it and he says "oh i didnt feel like bringing that or my hi hats" I've never in my life ever played with a drummer who didnt have a kick drum with him. Especially on a gig. The lack of hi hats didnt bother me for some reason. Ive only played with these guys one time and that was at the audition I had with them. This normally wouldnt bother me, but it's an all original band. At least when I sit in with cover bands, I know the material or have heard it before so I have some Idea of how the song goes. So I ask the guitar player to tell me the changes before each song. This way I'll know what I can play. Makes sense to me and is a pretty simple harmless and normal request imo. I guess that was too much to ask, cos I didnt get a one from him. So Im fudging up just about every song for a short while. Thank God for my ears, cos they saved me from screwin up the entire song. We did alot of improv stuff too. Just feedin off each other, so i start to lay down a nice melodic line to the chords that our guitar players doing and once i finally get all his changes down, he decides to mix them all up again. Or play one chord longer like for a bar then play the next for a 1/2 measure. I swear i think his counting totally sucked tonight. I got so fed up tonight that I gave up trying and just rode the root for the remainder of the night. and last but not least i only made $2.50 I knew original bands dont make money, but cmon thats ridiculous....never in my friggin life have i made that little. Its odd, how can an audition go so well and tonight so bad??