Perspective is a wonderful thing. I felt really bummed out yesterday. Feeling great today though. Here's the story... Saw an ad a month ago for a bassist wanted. The band is somewhat known due to one of the members being very well known in the area, as he's in the public eye about 3 days a week. I heard the music and actually loved it. The fact I know of the said member from his appearances made it even more inticing since he seems like such a great guy. Seems like indeed. Sent off an email as an applicant after the ad was only two days old. Waited...waited...nothing. The answer is obvious I likely wasn't even being considered. Fine with me. Sent a follow up asking, what excatly is it about me that doesn't cut it? Again no answer. Finally find out yesterday a new bassist has been chosen. What really burned me was this band couldn't even send a simple "thanks for your interest / you're not what we're looking for / position has been filled" email. When I had bands coming to me, I always began by thanking them for their interest in me. Much how when getting in a car, putting on the seatbelt is the first natural reaction, being polite to other musicians is my reaction. Anyway today I found out who the new guy is. I'm not going to critique the guy or brag about myself to make me seem better. But seeing/hearing him does make me feel like this wasn't a big opportunity I lost. Anyhow, just wondering if anyone else has been in this boat before. If so, let's hear it.