Went to audition for a cover band in Houston yesterday. I live about 100 miles away, but I have been driven to pretty extreme measures to find a suitable project. I showed up ready to play five of their tunes, less than 24 hours after getting a copy of their setlist. Anyway, they offered me the job on the spot. Said they had other auditions scheduled but would cancel them if I accepted. I told them to continue with their auditions, but that I was definitely interested. That was a lie - just didn't have the heart to be honest on the spot. I'll let them down by email in the next day or so. I'd be pleased to play with them if they were local, but I just didn't see enough potential (or rather, ability to realize their potential) to make the 100 mile drive every weekend worthwhile. I'm feeling pretty down at the moment because I had such high hopes for this band. Also, I have to face the notion that I'm being picky - even though practical concerns dictate that a 100 mile commute would have to be for a project I had absolutely zero reservations about. Sigh... the seemingly futile search continues. Not that anyone should care, but I needed to vent.