Venting/looking for some advice... Apologies if I get wordy. Been having some issues with the band I've been playing with for a while, now. I met them about 6-7 months ago and have been playing with them, since. Neo-Funk/R&B kinda stuff. The music isn't exactly what I'd like to be playing ( I want to play stoner/groove metal and/or classic rock), but I wasn't being very picky when they found my profile on Bandmix.com and reached out. I simply wanted to play, and because they had an opening and seemed cool, I figured I'd try it out. To attempt to summarize, we're simply on different pages...: - Rehearsals are haphazard and pointless - There's very little structure to the music we HAVE worked on (only a few songs, btw) - The BL is really adamant about exposure and playing everywhere we can, every time there's an opportunity so that we can blow up and get paid the big bucks and be huge stars. While there's nothin necessarily WRONG with that, I'm not really interested in all that. Being the realist I always have been, I don't expect to BLOW UP with no traditional training or experience at my age. I simply enjoy music. If something big happens while we're just messing around, I'm not running, but I'm also not chasing record deals.. - We don't function as a group - the original 2 members identify as the group while the drummer and I are aux instrumentation which would be fine if it weren't laid out like we'd be a group from the beginning, not to mention the fact that we're always referred to as band members.. Only members when they need us on stage. - To add to the last point, the 2 original members tend to just book stuff or plan studio visits/video shoots, and then just tell the drummer and I when to show up. Maybe I'm just too new to gigging with a group but I feel like anything that could involve us all, as a group, should be brought to the table before dates are set. There's more I could mention, but I'll spare you. With all of those things, I'm also not interested in the music anymore. Partially because I just have a bad taste in my mouth about the whole thing, but partially because of the lack of structure. We just jam the songs out and watch the BL for winks and head nods until we somehow kinda sorta halfway end it (?)... Just another reason it's been this long and we only have a few songs to play... Everyone else in the group seems happy (or at least very content), but I'm not feeling it anymore. I'm tempted to leave to search for another group that plays stuff I get excited about, but don't want to just leave them hanging without a bassist after this amount of time when they're talkin about auditioning for talent shows and studio work (curse my consideration). Plus, the next group I find could be a big ol crap shoot... Thoughts?