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This email started out normal enough

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by HeebHammer70, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. HeebHammer70


    May 29, 2011
    I posted an ad on Craigslist saying I'm a bassist searching for a band. Most of the influences I listed were heavy metal/ classic rock/ punk bands from the 70s and 80s. I got an email from someone in a metalcore band. Not my cup of tea but anyways. He came off almost begging me to listen to them and join so they could play Warped Tour. In the email he also gave me his Kik account. A quick Google search later and I find out Kik is like AIM for smartphones.
    Another quick Google search of his username for Kik and the first hit is a Craigslist M4W ad with this guy and pictures of his boner. Not what I was expecting to happen when I said I was looking for a band. I figure you can't see your bandmate's junk until you're at least touring in a bus.
    So I definitely learned my lesson about Google searching potential bandmates. Anybody else ever find out more information than they'd like? Or is it just me?
    PS, I can PM you the links and email if you're really interested. I figured NSFW links aren't the best thing to post on an otherwise family-friendly site.
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Boner? As in boner bass?
  3. HeebHammer70


    May 29, 2011
    Nope. Not the bass kind of boner. The kind you can't unsee.
  4. It's surprising how that bass name gets a pass in a country/website that can't get its head around the C word.
  5. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can shag off
  6. Just like strawberry as in strawberry icecream.
  7. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Does he play his instrument with it? Or the...uh..other way around?
  8. HeebHammer70


    May 29, 2011
    He's the singer of course! Only clean vocals and high pitched screams, none of those degrading low screams. Those are for the guitarist.
  9. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    people are amazing
  10. HeebHammer70


    May 29, 2011
    Got another awesome email today. They left me the band website and in the bio they say they're classic rock with blues, pop, and country. Like I said in the OP I like heavy metal, so not sure how that works? They also made it clear they're all conservative. I don't wanna make this a political post, but I'm fairly liberal so that'd be awkward. I also don't want to be in a politically-driven band. So yeah that's how my weekend has been.
  11. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Great adventures in Craigslist land...
  12. sparkyfender2


    Nov 25, 2013

  13. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North
    Craigslist is flypaper for freaks....


  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 It's all fun until you sober up and your potential employer finds a picture like that.
  15. This belongs in OT but what the hey...

    Patrick buys a camel from a circus closing down sale. Chuffed with his new pub transport he rides down to his local watering hole. There he meets his mate Michael and he tells him the news.

    Michael asks "so, is it a girl camel or a boy camel?".... "definitely a girl camel, as I rode her over here everyone was pointing and laughing saying 'would ya look at the cat on that camel!' "
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I don't get it was it a cat riding the camel or a guy?
  17. It was Patrick.
  18. This thread started out normal enough.
  19. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    The OP has a hard decision to make.
  20. HeebHammer70


    May 29, 2011
    My decision is that DownUnder needs to take a lap :)