well, today i went to an audition, my first one, and i wanna say some things about it, just to have some answers about this. i went to the rehearsing space, a good and famous one around here, and at first everything was nice and smooth. i met the guys, got to know the place and the rest of the band and went inside their room. the audition wasnt really a proper audition: all they did was take some beers and pot (yeah, although youre not allowed to smoke it there), play some of their "songs" (only riffs and other noisy bs, we only played 2 "complete" songs, which means no vocals, the same riff over and over with a variation -the same riff played slowly and like an arpeggio- and sloppy playing), and they didnt even talked to me about songs to learn (i just doubled the guitars by ear, they play originals, but they sound like Linkin Park ripoffs). No tape with some of their songs, no talking, just a couple of questions about gear and senseless stuff that i had to ask them. as ive read here more than a couple of times, audition always run almost the same way: musicians get to know a little, talk about music styles, things they plan to achieve in the short run, decide what songs to play (covers) or get a setlist of songs they know and pass it to the possible new member (with the ocassional tape or playing along with it while rehearsing), etc. but no, this wasnt nearly similar to that. and what bugs me about it is not the music actually (for starting its ok, but it sounded to me like nothing special, and most of the songs were like B-F#-D-A over a 4/4 drum beat), is the attitude of the guys: they are the typical bar-buddy you find everywhere that wants to play some "rawking songs", people whose main interest is bang the hottest chick around and get drunk as much as possible (who cares about musicianship, anyways). i know some of you think music is whats really important, but i'd be unable to write, play, think and feel music with those guys. right now i am a little bit dissapointed, not cause of that particularly, but because i think theres no people around here that have the same music interests and that take this seriously, and also are not your typical rock-junkie. maybe you think im just a picky cynical person, but i think i cant be the only one like me in this moment and place. this was a rant by Plucky (now take a rest).