And I'm hoping it works out. I answered a Craigslist ad that was looking for a bassist to be as much of the "social" part of the band as well as musically proficient. I talked with the guitarist and it sounded like he was looking for something beyond the average cover band as far as music selection and band interactions go. It sounded intriguing and so we scheduled an audition for last night. Bottom line, I was pleased with what I heard. The drummer is really good (we goofed a bit on some Rush and Zeppelin), the guitarist is more skilled in jazz than he he is in rock and the singer (female0 has a pretty good alto voice. We did the three "audition" songs and then jammed around on Steely Dan's Pretzel Logic and Girl from Ipanema. It was challenging, to say the least and my ear got a workout. We chatted a little after the audition ended and I got a better feel for the social aspect. The guitarist and singer also want to do some acoustic gigs and asked if I owned an acoustic bass. I told them I have a double bass, but am rusty with it. They were still pleased to hear that. Also, they want to do some fusion improvisation, so that will challenge my theory. And of course, they'll do the requisite cover songs for gigs. No one directly offered me an invitation to join, but the conversation seem to imply that I was strongly in the running. I guess being able to fake my way through Pretzel Logic when none of their prior bassists couldn't helped. They asked for a songlist from my old band and said they'd put me on the band's e-mail list. I also got an offer to return for a future rehearsal. Al lof this sounds good to me because I'd like to expand my jazz chops and well as gain proficiency on the double bass. Stay tuned.