Recently, and actually over the course of the last year or two, I've found myself having to wait FOREVER on other band mates in order to get ANYTHING DONE. I'm not talking just about booking rehearsals or gigs or anything, I mean like something as basic as tracking their parts for an album, coming up with money to put aside each month to fund t-shirts, CDs, anything really. The worst part of it all is that people don't take the time to practice their parts. Actually no- the worst part is people not getting their .... together enough to make sure their gear functions properly and stays in tune for a performance. It's pretty goddamn embarrassing opening up for Kataklysm, Incantation, Aborted, and the likes and having their .... not work properly you know? I feel like it makes me look like .... as a musician, and I'm getting pretty tired of dealing with it. I just feel like the spark is gone from the band, but the album that i've written close to 100% of is still not done and it almost seems like it isn't going to be moving forward with years of effort on my part put into it. I'm thinking of starting up a solo project of sorts and just recording/producing/distributing material on my own. -Does anyone have any experience in this? Should I bother sticking with the band at this point? Ps. How can I actually make a bit of money off of this?