I got this interesting piece of spam today. Could be that someone hacked the user list either here or over at the DudePit. At any rate here's the letter: Hey Mr. Bass Player, It's a pleasure to have the opportunity to talk to you even if it's through an email. In this email I'll bore you a bit with bull**** and then I'll get straight to the point ok? My name is Nick and I'm 20 years old and the others are both 18. I've been playing for 9 years and in that process I've been through 2 guitar teachers who I've exceeded both in just a short term and then I decided to teach myself so that's what I do now. I love Rock n Roll and I go to any extremes necessary to meet my goals and fulfill my dream. Obviously I'm a Lead Guitarist and I study to the likes of Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, GnR, Motley Crue, Kiss, Metallica, Megadeth, Randy Rhoads, Eric Johnson, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. That's not a lie whatsoever because I love those bands and performers and always enjoy listening and playing to their works. On a more classical side, I enjoy listening and playing my guitar to the likes of Beethoven, Wolfgang Mozart, and Niccolo Paganini. Ok, enough with the bull****. This whole band enjoys just about the same bands. We practice at each of our houses but soon it will only be at my house because I'll have the whole basement sound proof and my studio is down there anyway and that's where I stay after work from 4pm-4am every ****ing night. I barely ever stop playing guitar and don't worry because after a while it becomes a part of you and it seems I can't ever put it down. Right now we practice 1 time a week but by this summer it will be mandatory at 7 nights a week and for 12 hours straight each day. This band is constantly climbing higher and reaching new peaks and meeting new goals every day and I'm the designated driver so I take most responsibilities so if you have any other questions, talk to me first. I have a deal for you... If you'll give this a chance and show us your very best then we'll guarentee your success and your dreams to come true. But this is a 1 shot only deal so either you take it now or we move on to someone else. Personally from the sound of it, I'd prefer to have you with us but that's your choice. All I ask from you is that you show dedication and don't bull**** around. Hard work first and then playtime. So bring along your creative ideas and let's give this a go shall we!? We call this Universal Big Party Rock or what not. We are fighting a war here and I need strong soldiers who are talented and know their **** and believe in themselves and know how to fight because if any of us slip just once then it's over. We only get 1 chance so let's do it right. I can be reached after 4pm at 410-781-7089 or email me at [email protected] but make it soon so the audition can begin and we can have a great time making great songs! Please don't let me down. Rock on my friend, Nicholas This SOB talks to me like he's known me all my life. What BS.