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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Ritchie_Darling, Jul 24, 2019.
Apparently the fact that this thread is in the humor section is lost on a lot of forum members
That is being rather charitable to a few.
I'm old and curmudgeonny and in my internet experience going back to 1995, I've learned that it's folly to attempt to change the zeitgeist of the internet hive mind. T'will change when i' t'will...
I answered that ad. I'm not in the area at all but I'm curious to see how the OP got "chances of drugs at the audition?? 100%" from the ad.
He isn't the only one. The majority posting would laughingly think it a high probability:
-Stereotypes, fair or unfair.
-A musician- that alone is a greater than 50% chance up front- though many wouldn't bust out at first audition unless it was obvious the player was "cool".
NOOOOOO....!!! MAKE IT STOP!!!
I guess I'm in the minority. It doesn't strike me as funny at all (in the "Humor" section). In fact, it appears the OP was trolling to me. What kind of stereotype makes a person think the CL ad poster is a drug user? I'm sorry I just don't get it. I'm old and a tad curmudgeony but there is nothing in the CL ad that strikes me as that person is a drug user.
Hey, firstly; apologies for being a bit smart alecky.
We all come from different backgrounds and have had different musical experiences.
I have played in or with bands or musicians from every state east of the Mississippi and the one constant has been SOME form of drug use in the band. Not always everyone in the group. Some bands did drugs like they were water. Some just a bit. Played in a group with "business professionals" including a Physician, attorney and two regional radio sales managers- every one of them at least would smoke the herb.
It seems it's just -as the kids say-a thing.
What i may have done 30 years prior is no longer "my thing" on so many levels but those experiences of playing as my only job for about 5 years color my take on everything since and myself, and many others truly would see this post exactly as OP presented.
Again, apologies for quick, snarky replies.
We are all one with the bass.
don't eat the brownies, just sayin'
I understand the humor but nothing wrong with the ad Maybe just trying to say:
Dedicated and Motivated bassist wanted. Our style is a blend of old and new. Must be a good listener and play with passion also be able to comfortably cover many style's. This is something I as a drummer enjoy doing and look for in a bassist. Being thoughtful is also a great asset. Thanks for looking...
You’re probably right. It’s easy to forget that many people aren’t great at getting their ideas across in writing.
I would still expect weed to be a factor
True as he could be stoned to be-jesus. I wonder what the ads looked like for bands initially that ended up being famous?
i dunno im stoned
Maybe you just didn't get it. It happens. I found it funny just due to the wording. Everyone has a different sense of humor. I understand where the OP came from. Don't interpret it literally and ask about stereotypes. It's just in the way the Craigslist ad reads. Nothing more to it. At least IMO.
"You're not allowed to find humor in this. Even though there's VERY little chance the ad poster would ever read this thread, you're not allowed to mock the ad." Lighten up, francis.
It's the"Visionary bassist" and "Thinking Deep is a very good thing. Peace" part.
Check out #4 on this list.
21 Problems People Who Don't Smoke Weed Will Understand
I've read far worse ads. Might be interesting. If I were looking for a gig, and somehow could pull off living in Arizona during the summer without killing myself, I'd probably call the guy and just scope out what his deal is.
I see NOTHING that indicates drugs nay or yea. Unfortunately, I also see nothing that indicates money or gigs, nay or yea.
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