I'm a relatively new player, and I'm having a very difficult time finding a cover band looking for a "newish" player on craigslist. I'm married with kids, and have a full time (non-musical) career, so making money through my music doesn't matter at all, I'm just doing it for the love (and maybe tips!). My initial thought was that a cover band would be easier for a rookie to learn the songs, but having never done an originals thing I can't really say. Should I start replying to ads for originals projects? It seems like there's a lot of these ads looking for bass players. For what it's worth I do have some experience playing in a band situation. A local music shop puts together groups that rehearse a few times, culminating in a live performance at a local music joint. I've been doing this and it's been pretty fun, but it costs money and is kinda stressful for having such a short amount of time to make the songs tight. As far as my skill level, most are shocked when I tell them I've only been playing for a year. So now I ask talkbass for opinions on what I should do(based on your experience with both.) I'm not looking for a some kind of tangental heated debate amongst TB'ers Thanks in advance.