....yet another craigslist thread. Don't know whether to laugh or cry. After a long absence from replying to craigslist ads for bass players, I decided to jump in again and make a go of it. Got three replies back and arranged to "audition" Band 1: I looked at their set list and was impressed, watch a bunch of their Youtubes and the girl singer was great looking and the band was active and seemed to be enjoying themselves. I don't have audio sound on my work computer so I didn't actually hear the music but they looked to be having fun. I readily agreed to meet up that weekend. Later at home, I remembered and idly clicked on their YouTubes. OMG! Drummer was all over the place, singer was weak, rarely in pitch and guitarist was off key and tempo. Every single song was in C or D. Apparently that is the only range the wobbly vocalist can navigate I politely sent them over an email expressing my regret at not being able to audition and wished them luck. Damn, and I was so hoping to become a member of the "I Back a Hot Singerbabe Club" Band 2: Had Facebook page and calendar showed they had been playing out regularly. No audio though. Talked with guitarist and he seemed knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I agreed to show up the three nights later. He emails me over a list of 20 songs. I fortunately knew most of them but had never played them so I feverishly spent the next few nights learning the songs. He said they had a studio but I would have to bring an amp. I arrive at the location and it turns out to be a garage. It's 40 degrees outside and there is no heat in there. Schlep my rig in and start playing with my heavy coat on and I'm still cold. 2 hrs later, still freezing, I pack up and leave, I'm asked to join the band. Drummer had no clue how or what to play. Kept speeding up, slowing down and dropping beats . Every song he just ad-libbed and played through every stop. Rhythm guitarist was meter challenged and keyboardist was a no show. Most of the songs were just mush. I ended up knowing the songs better than them and would politely mention info about stops, bridges, intro-outros and chord choices. The shining light was the guitarist /singer. Amazing voice and awesome leads. Sadly he has surrounded himself with poor musicians. They all seemed to be good friends so I said nothing negative and thanked them for the opportunity. I politely send them over an email expressing my regret at not being able to join the band and wished them luck. Band 3: Has Facebook page, audio and it sounds really good. I am scheduled to meet up with them next week. Hope I don't have to politely send them a regret. What's it called when you keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results?