Heres one to throw into the melting pot..... Does the amount of vacancies that a band is advertising amongst its ranks generally reflect upon the quality of the MD, or is it the MD's job purely to worry about the music and not the man-management? The reason I ask is that time and time again I read on here of bands advertising for players to fill gaps, not just odd gaps- but quite oftn 2,3,4,5+ players. They often then go on to say in the advert something along the lines of "We have a brilliant MD....". etc, etc, etc.... Its happened on this forum again today! Is this a contradiction? If the MD was THAT good would these bands have so many gaps to fill....?? I know there are normally extenuating circumstances and that this is a generalisation- but i would suggest that if the MD was as good as stated then these bands wouldn't have so many problems filling seats! Discuss!