The bf and I attempted to start our original band last summer. One of the guitarists we worked with in the beginning was all on for the project, talked big, had grand plans for us, claimed all kinds of industry connections (which we took with a grain of salt, of course), and was definitely a solid (if not brilliant) player. We set up weekly writing sessions. After a few weeks, he failed to show up for a session. We called, emailed, and finally got an apologetic response much later that day, saying that he had the flu, had taken a nap, and slept through his alarm. Um, yeah. We were less than amused, but decided to give him one more chance. Guess what? He failed to show for the next scheduled session, too - only that time, he didn't bother to respond to any of our calls or emails. Since then, he has occasionally emailed my bf (a very experienced bassist) with cover gig opportunities. My bf ignored him. Until now. Although our original project is finally progressing nicely (having found a solid, committed guitarist and fellow composer), we're still in very early stages. The bf needs a working band, as well. So he's joined a smokin', established hard rock band with a solid following. Only thing is, they need an equally smokin' guitarist, as their previous guy has had to drop out of the project for personal reasons. So my bf took it upon himself to post some ads on behalf of this new band. I think you can guess what comes next... The flaky guitarist from last year sent not one, but three emails (all with bad spelling), repeating how he's a pro guitarist with all the required gear, etc. (as if he didn't remember sending the previous emails), but each time failing to respond to the very clear request in the ad for bio, pics, and samples. Tonight, the bf sent him a reply, identifying himself, and stating that although the guitarist might have otherwise been a good fit, since he left us high and dry with no explanation whatsoever, he (my bf) can't in good conscience recommend the guitarist to this band. I'm loving it, I have to say. If this guy had simply emailed us to say he had moved on or was no longer interested in our project, that would have been just fine. It takes time to develop material and put an original band together and I can imagine that some musicians may not want to fully commit until the material is in place. At the time, though, I suspected that this guy's partying habits were the real culprit behind his failure to show, and that he figured he could blow us off because we weren't a working band. What goes around, comes around. Any stories of sweet moments like this you guys care to share?