CL ad about bassists

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by deekay911, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    that guy is a tool
  2. Frequently I get turned down because I have more talent than at least ONE other band member.
  3. G00D+~VIBES


    Nov 21, 2008
    Kansas City
    He is obviously not a musically literate individual.
  4. i wanna know why he doesn't switch to bass..
  5. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006
    The post as it appears on CL

    this keeps me up til 5 am...MUSICIANS..READ (seems to be nationally)

    Date: 2009-07-30, 5:30AM EDT
    Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]


    I'm tired of people not wanting to play the bass. In my opinion...the bassist has to have the LEAST amount of talent in the band...but can't have a band without it. To all the guitarist out there looking for a band. You'd have a lot more luck if you'd simply just play bass. Don't believe me? Go to every city around yours on craigslist...and look in the musician section. Every band is looking for a bassist. Do all of us hard working bands a favor..if you're an inactive guitarist....who would LOVE to be traveling the country in a small van, eating ****** fast food, but having the best time of your life rocking out on stage every night...most nights infront of 16 people...but those amazing nights when 200 people are there...PICK UP A BASS!!!!

    with Love,

    Nick Allen

    Location: seems to be nationally
    it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

    PostingID: 1296493444

    ;) ...
  6. amroach


    Feb 11, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    have you looked at the myspace he has listed? i think he should give up on life..... or play bass
  7. deekay911


    Nov 4, 2007
    Charleston SC
    Yep this rant is ridiculous. I can't tell you how many times I have responded to CL ads 'Bassist needed...' to either:
    1) Get no response whatsoever
    2) Get one response, set up a meeting and it is called off the day before, then no response
    3) Reply hours after the ad to be told the position is filled!!

    Well the last CL ad I responded to finally got me a project - first time in two years from that source!
  8. (b)Assman


    Jun 22, 2008
    Champaign, IL
    I'd agree about a general shortage of bass players (which is a good thing if you play bass :p) but the last thing we need is a buncha gui****s picking up the bass and playing root notes with a pick, if it were that easy to begin with.
  9. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    The ego of people who post like this really irritates me.

    Granted, some bassists, such as myself, are mediocre and generally he least talented in a band, not all of us are. I resent, on behalf of the good bassists out there, this posting for the insult, and on behalf of myself for the assumption that I am assumed to suck without the opportunity to suck first.
  10. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    I'm going to sign up his email address to receive as many bass-related newsletters as I can.
  11. I'd love to meet this "Nick" in-person...shake his hand, smile, then suffocate him with these humble, "least-talented" hands before I go rock out on stage for those 16, delighted, rock-hungry people.
  12. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    "Dear Nick,

    If you'd stop posting dumb craigslist ads, stop singing, and pick up a bass, your band wouldn't sound quite as poopty."

    I emailed that to him. Awesome. Except I used my main email address....whoops.

    Obviously I censored myself on this post.
  13. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
  14. that makes me wanna punch a jelly baby
  15. does anyone know where to get jelly babies in the states? theyre yummy
  16. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    "...but those amazing nights when 200 people are there.."

    200? That's not a whole lot at all. Nick needs to get past the bar gig scene, I think.......
  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    My thoughts EXACTLY!!!! Too talented maybe? In fact, I sent him an e-mail asking that very question. I'll get back to you guys if he responds.
  18. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Hmm... after reading that I fell highly compelled to join his band, what with how he validates me as a competent musician.
  19. seriously...jelly babies?...anyone?...