I don't know... could be bad for my band's reputation. I guess I don't care. OK. With that out of the way, I'm gonna vent. The Nerve! is going on 9 years together, I've been playing with the other main guy (Randy) for about 12. Trouble has been brewing between us for years, and now that we've gotten onto a somwhat decent label, have deadlines to meet, and the workload has increased - everything that's ever gotten on our NERVEs about each other has been magnified. I'm feeling at the moment like I despise the guy - and I have many just reasons (IMO of course). We're both reasonably intelligient adults, we both express ourselves well, we're both good hearted for the most part - but it's gotten to the point where we literally want to vomit at the site of each other. My gripes come from the fact that he continually tries to simplify his life - which seems to always make my life and everyone else around him more difficult; he needs to pushed and reminded constantly of any work that needs to be done with the band, or it doesn't get done; he unintentionally does airheaded things all the time that hurt other people, or hurt the band in business dealings. there's tons more, but that's the stuff that's most up front now. i guess the fact that I pick him up and bring him back home from every single gig we do (and that's a lot) is really starting to weigh on me also. He talks of how easy life is since he doesn't have the responsibility of a car, he LOVES it - no insurance to pay, no maintenance, no tickets... need I say more. He throws me ten bucks here and there for gas. His gripe with me is that I'm negative. He does stuff to piss me off and then tells me I need to lighten up, it's no big deal. I probably do need to lighten up a little - but I'm failing miserably right now and if we don't figure a way around this we're gonna wind up another one of those bands who loaths each other yet keeps on going regardless. Actually, I don't think I'd do that. I think I'd move on, but that would be a shame after all we've put into this. And I still love playing with the nerve! more than any group I've ever been with. I"m done for now. BLAH!