i am in new country type original band. i am the bassist and i sing too. through my networking i found a really good singer/ songwriter gal who was on her way to promoting herself as a solo artist. she wanted to see what having a band behind her would be like. i handpicked the musicians i wanted to be in the project and it is very good musically speaking. we have played a few shows, and written a number of good songs along with the back catalog she brought into the project. before we entered the picture, she had started recording a full length album with this certain recording studio / production company. she has already recorded basic scratch tracks on it, and invested around $2000. since we really believe in the quality of some of our material, one of the members suggested that we record a few really good solid tunes for what we could afford and that way, we would have the key promotional tool in our hands. finishing her entire record is very lofty and unrealistic because none of us are in the position to contribute this much money, and also because half of the songs she has chosen for the record are weak and redundant IMHO. i would rather spend a little and take a calculated risk, than to spend a lot and possibly fail. she suggested that we have a fundraiser to raise capital for the recording of her full album. i have a problem with this for many reasons including that it appears to be glorified panhandling at best. again, i say we record a few songs that we can sfford out of our own pockets and see if we cannot generate some momentum with this small, realistic goal. then later we can worry about her album. we don't see ourselves as a pub band. we are all around 40 on average. we are very good musicians. i can see that the demise of this band could be everything else but the music. we are stupid enough to believe that we should shoot higher than the average band and get some music well recorded, and perhaps shop it around, get it online, radio etc. it seem like the next logical step... i need feedback from the experienced players out there who are better equipped inter-personally than i am. she is stubborn and most of the time it doesn't sound like she hears the rest of us. i am tired and exhausted from her always calling me and tired of constantly banging heads with her about different viewpoints on everything. since it was her and I that started this project, i am the go to man for almost everything. the other two members are not bothered half as much as i am. i told her how i felt and said that we need managemnet to steer us because i am not qualified, and i am tired of her running me over all the time with her crazy ideas. i play devil's advocate a lot of the time because i am grounded , logical and realistic and she is ...well... a very excitable, emotional woman. from your objective point of view, what does it sound like to you?