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A CL Lesson in How to NOT Attract Talent

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by PaulCISSA, Apr 16, 2019 at 3:11 PM.


  1. PaulCISSA

    PaulCISSA Propeller-Head Hero Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    New Jersey
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  2. Ah the gentle humor of the east coast. Perhaps a cattle prod would be more subtle?
     
  3. “We are longtime musicians who play bossa nova and jazz and are seeking a female vocalist. Just joking about the fertile part.”

    Hmmmm. I’d say that this scores a solid 10 on the douche scale.

    I don’t think they’ll get any replies that actually want to work with them... but I’d like to see the replies they do get...
     
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  4. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Some woman should show up for the audition with her five kids in tow.
     
  5. denhou1974

    denhou1974

    Mar 6, 2008
    "Looking for a Jazz band to support my kids" - Octomom
     
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  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Bet the band van doesn't have any windows.
     
  7. getrhythm

    getrhythm

    Nov 2, 2015
    New Jersey
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  8. 3Liter

    3Liter

    Feb 26, 2015
    Hobbiest
    Wow. Doxxed in 5 posts.

    One of you is “mature”. ;)
     
  9. DoctorZee

    DoctorZee Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    New York / New Jersey
    Ha! I saw that on CL and thought about posting it here.
     
  10. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    detroit
    Well, it's certainly one way to say that you're only interested in singers under 50 years old.

    Although getrhythm's version is probably a little better
     
  11. Why do you need a video if you aren't really going to play out?
     
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  12. getrhythm

    getrhythm

    Nov 2, 2015
    New Jersey
    We don't want to waste any time with singers who aren't what we are looking for.
    We've mostly gotten responses from loud, brassy, show tune types that we consider inappropriate for the material.
     
  13. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Chicago
    This right here.

    So why aren't you linking videos of your performances or at least audio for the potential candidates to review before they decide to waste their time on you? You know, two way street and all that. Do you think it's realistic to expect people to furnish audio/video of their playing for a project that you admit is just for fun and probably won't be performing?
     
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  14. getrhythm

    getrhythm

    Nov 2, 2015
    New Jersey
    Yes...we do think it's realistic for any musician responding to have clips of themselves in 2019 A.D..
    I have clips of myself to submit when I respond to an ad and we have links of ourselves to provide in return if asked.
    And I didn't say we probably wouldn't be performing. I said that performance was a possibility.
    This is the first musical situation I've been in that is primarily just for the enjoyment of the music itself and the playing of it and we're putting that out front.
    I think it's totally reasonable to ask for examples of someone's abilities (and to provide some) before getting involved to any degree.
    YMMV
     
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  15. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    the ad indicated jazz cats --- sometimes jazzers get a little outside on that humor thing. i thought it was funny.
     
  16. getrhythm

    getrhythm

    Nov 2, 2015
    New Jersey
    Well, that's another misstep on the part of the guitarist. I'm primarily a '50s & '60s R&R, country, blues, R&B, pop kinda guy. This bossa nova thing is new to me. I've loved the music forever but have never played it before this. I think he's taking liberties with his postings that I would not. That's why I'm happy to keep it to ourselves for now.
     
  17. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Chicago
    Cool. So why doesn't your craigslist ad link to some material right away? If it's so important, why beat around the bush?
     
  18. getrhythm

    getrhythm

    Nov 2, 2015
    New Jersey
    Hey man. You don't like it? Don't respond.
    However, if you have clips and are fertile...please do.
     
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  19. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Chicago
    I'm VERY fertile.
     
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  20. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

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