These days if I record, I do it at home by myself, but there was a time when this wasn't the case. In college I tried to get together a band, no success, probably the wrong kind of University, and no playing skills to speak of. Though at my University, there were enough people that would get together to practice as long as there was beer. As an another hobby, I've been learning to make home brew. I was kind of reminded of the beer friend phenomena when I was contemplating what yo do with a 4 gallon batch, and my friend from work said, "Don't worry about having too much, I will help you drink the beer." Sigh, is that all there is to it? It's the SNL skit where the band leader wrote all the songs, did all the recording and paid the band members to show up.