@thelostscribe: The no off-season is a problem too, I agree. A lot of that goes back to them all being signed as independent contractors. Without a union or any collective bargaining (thanks Hogan), that's unlikely to change. To expect these guys to work as much as they do, and also expect them to drive themselves to their own gigs, is a bit much.Thanks for the thoughtful response, and for taking the time to read. Much obliged.