There's a local ad looking for a "beginning - intermediate" bassist for a blues band. Although I'd sworn to forever keep my bass playing confined to my basement, I'm tempted to answer this ad due to the advice I've read on this forum about playing with other humans. I've never answered a CL ad before, so what type of information should I seek from the poster before I commit to something like this? I don't want to come across as a jackass, but on the other hand I don't want to walk into a bad situation. As a craptacular bass player, I'm certainly not worried about musicianship, but there are a few red lines for me (no drugs being the first item...job related). Sorry for the goofy question, I'm a bit of a social misfit when it comes to this stuff. I'm just looking for those types of things that some of you consider when replying to want ads. Thanks everyone.