So, I am on the verge of giving up playing and banding and whatnot for good. I think the last time I actually enjoyed playing was back with tMp band at last year's Whit Fridays, and I caught myself thinking over the weekend - why do we do it? Why, when banding is so full of politics and ego clashes, flouncings-out and arguments, bad playing, lateness, inconsiderate behaviour - and, it seems, the European Baritone Player mountain, as everywhere local I might go to seems full up - why do we go on doing it? Can anyone remind me why? Is there anything good at all about struggling on, when no-one else seems to want to?