I play in a jazz group with a guy who has been a close friend for many years. He is a great jazz guitarist, but a real challenge as a friend. The past couple of years have been really tough for him, and I have tried to help him as much as possible, including inviting him to live in my (very small) house when he had no other place to go, driving him to gigs and not asking for gas money, and even giving him work with my painting business. Like I said, he is a great musician, but lately, he has been harder and harder to deal with. He and the bass player are very accomplished jazz musicians, and while I feel like I can hold my own with them, I'm not at the same level as far as jazz goes (I also play guitar and steel in a local western swing band that is a lot more popular than the jazz group). My friend never wants to rehearse, but instead enjoys calling new and very difficult tunes that he and the bass player know while we're on the bandstand. I have been a good sport about this, and go home and learn the songs before the next gig. When I have requested a new song, he never learns it. For a year now, I have been suggesting that we get together and record some tunes so that we can build a website and get some more lucrative gigs, but he has been uninterested. Yesterday, I saw that he had created a Reverbnation website for the band, including many pictures of me. Apparently, he and the bass player got together and recorded some songs that he put on this site. The day they recorded, I was sitting around the house, and they could have included me in the session if they had wanted to. He is publishing links on Facebook to the recordings, and the links have my picture on them! I wouldn't have minded if they did recordings without me and used a different band name, but this really seems like a slap in the face to me, and I'm really having a hard time not calling him out over this, which I think that he would like, since he has that kind of personality that likes to push people into irritation. He has done some other ****** things to me lately outside of the context of the band also. We have had an every other week gig at a local winery for the past two years, and I am seriously considering just not showing up this Friday, and quitting the band. Thanks for letting me rant! Any comments appreciated.