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CL ad looking for Pro Players - should I apply for the gig?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by npbassman, Jan 22, 2014.


  1. npbassman

    npbassman Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Connecticut
    Background: There have been some recent CL ads in this area with people claiming to be pros and are looking for "pro only" situations and apparently this guy has had enough of it. The car comment made me laugh.

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    PRO guy looking to start PRO band with PRO people must be a PRO


    Hello all you PROS out there.
    I am a PRO musician looking to start a PRO band with PRO people. You must be a PRO with PRO song writing abilities, PRO gear, PRO attitude, even PRO looks. Must have own PRO transportation with a PRO car, must be a PRO age and be drug free (unless they are PRO drugs, then it's ok)
    I am a PRO and you must live up to my PRO standards if you want to make a PRO band with me and get PRO gigs with other PRO bands. So send me a PRO message assuring me that you are a PRO with a PRO attitude who wants to write PRO songs.

    PROS only!

    Thanks.
     
  2. TRyan5289

    TRyan5289

    Jul 18, 2012
    Davenport, Iowa
    I would write this person like an amateur just to see what happened.
     
  3. tgriley62

    tgriley62

    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    Hey, I have a POS car, a POS amp & a POS ability to play bass. I think I will apply and them claim dyslexia
     
  4. CJAZ

    CJAZ

    Dec 19, 2013
    Ask him if he is looking for a PRO. The ad is a little ambigious.
     
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  6. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    chicago
    i say go,.....i mean PRO for it
     
  7. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    We Germans have a word for this - Realsatire.
     
  8. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Love this
     
  9. Are his songs that repetitive too? Hey hey we're a PRO band, and people say we're PRO all the way.
     
  10. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    I wonder who shot him down.
     
  11. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
    i stay clear of egomaniacs because i'd end up on the FBI's 10 most wanted list. PRO this buddy.
     
  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

    Well, he didn't say his band was the next big thing and that if you didn't want to make it big, stay away. So, I would reply, making sure he knows I am a complete PRO. It's not music that I'm a PRO at, but he didn't specify what kind of PRO you have to be. He said PRO songwriting, but what does that mean, anyway? I could just set one of my PRO reports to music, and there you have it!
     
  13. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    PRO idiot. There is a guy from these parts like that. His bands implode before or right after the first gig.
     
  14. LOL, I'm so going to use that. :smug:
     
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    PRO attitude probably means I want you to practice 3-4 times a week for zero gigs.
     
  16. MisterEd

    MisterEd Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Toronto
    Ha!..ha!..ha!..I-love-it:) after a bad day at work (very cold)
    Cheers... Ed
     
  17. AdamR

    AdamR

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    But does he have Pro industry connections ?
     
  18. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I'm thinking it was meant as a joke. Probably in response to an ad to which he responded.
     
  19. I'm thinking that most of the people who have replied to this don't know what satire is.
     
  20. bigswifty1

    bigswifty1

    Dec 8, 2011
    It was only missing "Gigs booked, agent backed, label interest" to be complete.
     
  21. BeastSternecker

    BeastSternecker

    Aug 5, 2013
    So he wants professional musicians or anybody? I think I missed it.