OK, this looks like a good place to vent about my band. We have been together now for about 6 months 2 rhythm guitar players who also sing, a lead guitar, keyboards, drums and me on bass. All members have other (non-music related) jobs. Our style of music is oldies (60s thru 80s), blues, and contemporary country. We have done cover gigs at bars, mostly, and as weve gone on weve really improved! Then, out of the clear blue sky 2 weeks ago, a couple of the guys decide that, in effect, they werent willing to do whats necessary to maintain where we were at or to advance to the next level..too much daily life stuff interfering with practices, so they said. Now, the rest of the story..we six are, well, lets say seasoned. The youngest among us is in his 40s, and 3 of us are grandfathers! So theres no delusions about making it big in the music business. My goal, and (I thought) the goal of the others, was to get to the point where we could maybe do a couple of steady paying gigs a month (bars, corporate functions, weddings, etc.) and maybe even an out-of-state gig once in a while. And now this. There are some quality musicians in this group .. 3 of the members have played professionally before, 2 have opened for acts which were Top 40 bands at the time, and the rest of us have been playing in other venues (churches, for example) for many years. So I think, with this group looking like its gonna be history soon, that I will try and hook up with another band. Or perhaps the other members of this band (1 or 2) who want to continue and I will try and build another band from scratch. The finding another band scenario will be a lot more difficult for me than one might think, because of my age and the type of music I play (not many existing bands looking for a bassist in my situation). But damn it, gigs are in my blood now, and Im not gonna quit until they pry my 5-string from my cold, dead fingers! Wish me luck..