Look. This is going to be a bit of a pointless thread but I've gotten some amusement yesterday and I wanted to share with you guys because we talk about this stuff all the time. Essentially in our fine land as well as all the deadly animals we have our own version of Craigslist where you advertise for musicians and whatnot. I found an ad on one of these from which I derived an excessive amount of mirth. Here is a list of what the advertising Band Leader wanted from his hires (note: he's currently on his own and looking for a full roster) and that in paraphrasing all this for the sake of this dude's privacy I'm removing about 90% of the ego and pomp: - an ability to read sheet music, flawlessly. - an unwavering commitment to all band activities including weekly rehearsals. - all songs (originals) to be provided by the band leader. No creative input will be accepted as the band leader is a prolific songwriter. - no jamming to be undertaken at rehearsals. The time is allocated to rehearsing the set songs only. - the band will be required to support and expect 'unexpected' and 'out-there' live performances from this individual which might make some audiences 'uncomfortable'. Amused, I sent the poster a PM asking what rate of pay he was willing to offer the successful bass applicant. I figure that someone who wants so much and has such a restrictive set of requirements would surely be looking for hired guns. In response I get an essay back telling me that I don't understand how original music works and that he's certainly not willing to offer any money because the band is a startup. However money is certain to eventuate for everyone because the band will definitely hit the big time quickly because of how awesomely great he, the main guy, actually is and how hard he will make his band work. He finally suggested that if I wasn't willing to work hard as a musician without getting paid I'd be better off applying for a job as an accountant. All in all this was pretty funny. But I have no idea how someone like this could hope to get anyone halfway competent involved.