My friend, who happens to be a drummer of approximatly 14 years got a call to play a gig. The gig date is August 27th. Roughly 4 - 5 weeks away. He accepted the gig & is now thinking about cancelling. He has no musicians to play with him for the gig so he probably call the club and cancell about a week before the show. He's worried about making himself look like a fool. He doesnt think 4-5 weeks is enough time to put together a functional band. Ive tried telling him that it is more than enough time if he can get the right people to do the job for him and as long as everyone comes to rehearsals prepared & if they dont know their parts at the rehearsal theyre gone, no questions asked. He also tried the members of his old band, one said no, 2 others said maybe, (the 2 are in other bands so they cant commit just yet) Im tryin to tell him that the one will definatly do it if he doesnt have to gig, and to forget about the others and move on. Ive written down names of people I know and have played with for him to call as well. Other than telling him what I told him, writing down names and numbers of competent musicians, and calling him a chicken **** coward a few times, I cant think of any other advice to give him to boost his confidence to get him off his scared ass to play the gig. (Me, my brother, and some friends honestly believe he's scared because of the 4-5 week deadline and him having a minimum amount of time to rehearse with everyone. Does anyone out there with more experience have any ideas to motivate him and try and convince him that 4-5 weeks is ample time and a good band can be put together to complete the gig. BTW, Id probably be the bassist, thats why Im on him so hard.