Why oh why oh why after you move to a new band, you tell them that you do odd shift work hours, you're working away from home, you have a pregnant wife etc. do band secretaries keep pestering about why you're not turning up for rehearsals and continually phoning and e-mailing you? It's bad enough finding a job in any part of the country at the moment but when you get hassle like this you think why am I playing at all? I'm now at a stage where I'm leaving a band for this very reason and maybe for good. Aren't any modern bands flexible at all to the needs of the individual trying to work to pay off a mortgage and feed his family?