I'm sure none of you are interested but I just need to vent... My band's bass player that we thought was awesome, quit on Monday night. While some of you may be thinking "well that sucks, get another one" I'm afraid you don't understand. Adelaide is a SMALL place. not a huge selection of bass players to choose from. our unnamed band has been together for a year & haven't done 1 gig yet. Why? well first we spent a couple of months finding a singer. Got one, started to write tunes for a few of months. Then our bass player quit. THen we spent 3 months looking for a bass player. Got one, tried to write more tunes but practice was always cancelled cause our bass player always had something come up 10 mins before he was meant to be at my house for practice. We had about 7 jams with him. Then he rang monday, 1/2 an hour before band practice, & quit. Said he was selling all his gear. we don't believe him. anyway we all said "Ok let's have a few days to think about what we want to do". All I can think is "Man, we worked for a YEAR and have nothing to show for it. I don't want to spend another 3 months looking for a bass player." I just got off the phone from our drummer, who is a very close friend of mine. He said "sorry mate, I just can't be stuffed spending another 3 months looking for a bass player. You live over an hour away, it's a long way to drive only to find out that there's no practice. I just can't do this anymore. We'll catch up for a jam once in a while, but I'm going to join a cover band." Haven't spoken to the singer today yet, but I know that if the drummer's not in, he won't be either. It's just a shame to waste all those songs. I don't know if I want to play music anymore though. tony made me promise I wouldn't start selling all my gear but I just don't want to even go in the band room. Been in two other original bands before, both of whom got to the stage where we had recorded EP's for release. Just don't know if I want to go through this crap again. anyway thanks for letting me vent.