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Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by RustyAxe, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe

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    http://hartford.craigslist.org/muc/4343355112.html

    Wonder how the guys that are IN the band feel about this? My guess is there is no band at all, just a pipe dream. Practice on weekends? Uh, no, that's when I get paid to play.

  2. Joe Louvar

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    Its reads as if its from a bossy dreaming dork.
  3. electracoyote

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    Looking to play out once a month.

    That speaks volumes.

    It is what it is, and will probably appeal to some musicians. At least the guy is trying to step up and be a leader, set some standards and lay out some ground rules. I admire that.
  4. kikstand454

    kikstand454 Supporting Member

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    What if one of the applicants is a woman? :confused:
  5. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    "An' no wimins!" LOL!
  6. SlingBass4

    SlingBass4 Supporting Member

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    Seems like a nice place and all...

    Just one thing: Are they planning on recording while a fire snap, crackles, and pops? :p
  7. RustyAxe

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    1) I'm active in the CT open mic scenes, especially country and Americana, and never heard of him or his "band"
    2) He's gonna take this band from a pipe dream in his home studio immediately up to playing casinos. Right. Never heard of paying your dues, I guess.
    3) He phrases it as "doesn't work out", he means He's already hedging bets against members jumping ship. Lining up subs before you have a band? Really?
    4) "I'm not perfect" ... might be humility, but from the context I hear someone making excuses beforehand.
    5) "the driving force behind this whole production" ("and don't you ever forget it!)
    6) "Trust me" ... yeah, sure, 'nuff said.
    7) I play out on weekends, not rehearse
    8) One gig a month? So 16 hours of rehearsal nets 3 hours of stage time. Sure.
    9) Little to no creative input, scant gigs, and no women, booze or drugs. How the hell can this be fun? :D
  8. BayStateBass

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    Sounds like the ad was written by my old BL from when I played in that miserable country band. Only difference was we practiced on Tuesdays. And Thursdays. Every week. Same kind of mentality, same set of expectations (fairs and festivals, NO BARS). It was a revolving door of musicians, seemed like someone new every week was showing up. In the time I was there I could name over 20 musicians who came and went, either by choice or not.

    All they play is bars now.

    Maybe someone would like it, IDK, but BTDT, didn't even get a t-shirt.
  9. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    Why does he need to find musicians when his open mic cohorts "have the crowd staying all day just to hear us play"? Sounds like a band already. Strange...
  10. Downunderwonder

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    All the warning signs point to it being a big waste of time. Trouble is, at face value it is all quite reasonable since it's all upfront. If I was interested I'd meet at one of his open mics and go from there.
  11. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Supporting Member

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    At least he's up front about stuff. Even though I'd pass on this opportunity, it's better to find out in this ad than after an audition and some rehearsals.
  12. Chains

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    I like the thoroughness of the ad. However, if it were my add, i would at least spell everything correctly! ( Try to find the error )

    I am being overly picky, but geez!
  13. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    The ad doesn't really sound all that unreasonable. Maybe the guy is tired of playing with flaky musicians and wants to play with musicians who are less flaky. :p

    If I was looking for a gig I might stop by and pick a little, see what's up. :)


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
  14. letsrumble

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    I found two:

    rhythm
    fiddle
  15. Steve

    Steve Supporting Member

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    professional, professional, professional, professional....you don't need to be a professional yet......professional, professional, professional...once a month....

    ok....

    At least you know exactly where that tour bus is going before you get on.
  16. Chains

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    Ha, I missed "fiddle". Good eye letsrumble.
  17. mellowinman

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    Found it.

    Also, "I" should be capitalized, and there is no need for the spaces utilized within the parentheses. The sentence within the parentheses needs a period.

    You will not be writing ad copy for me. At least, not at your current rates. :p
  18. Downunderwonder

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    Misspelling of professionally also.
  19. bass81800

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    Not all bad. Sounds like he has a vocalist and a few instruments lined up and may be sick and tired of playing bars and want to do other kinds of gigs. Best to lay out all the details in an ad. Weekly rehearsals seem reasonable. If it were another genre, I might respond. But here is the deal breaker for me: I just do not understand...why do all of this with the expectation of playing out just once a month.
  20. JennySuzuki

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    Well, I guess I won't be applying, then. Unless that just means I'm excused from the sixteen hours per month of practice? :cool:

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