Here's a story for you. Imagine a player, let's call him Top Man, agrees to help a band out on a recording. The band isn't ranked in the top hundred but it's a decent band, never the less. The recording is the first time the band has been in the studio for a decade and Top Man, surprise surprise, is playing Top Man (bet you didn't see that one coming). Anyway, less than a week before the recording Top Man decides that he'd rather not do the recording after all. However, since he lacks the bottle to tell anyone over the phone / to their face, he sends the conductor of the band a text message telling the conductor that he can't be bothered to do the recording. Needless to say, this puts the band in a bit of a spin. I mean, it's not like it's a back row cornet player they need to find with a few days to go. Anyway, my questions to you, dear reader are: 1) Do we want people like that in our movement 2a) Should bands pull together and take sanctions against individuals like Top Man and his ilk b) What kind of sanctions should we take When I heard this story last night, I was disgusted. Sadly, there are some players in the banding movement who believe their own hype, and the sooner we weed them out and ensure that they do not get to play for any band again, the better.