Listening to the news this morning oil has risen to a new high of $140 a barrel, with reports it could rise to $175 during the summer. Obviously this will have the normal effect on fuel costs at the pumps. Now, I play in a band that rehearse twice a week, and its approx 16 mile round trip. Not far I agree, I am lucky but we have some players who travel twice and more that distance. I believe its also going to impact on bands that require deps. Maybe people will think twice about playing for a pint and an ice cream and require, understandably so, petrol money. If a band takes on lots of poorly paid jobs and requires deps on a regular basis will they survive? So how long do you think, if at all some of you find that due to rising costs, your rehearsals are cut to one a week?