We put an ad in a local rag looking for a drummer, and the first person we got was a doozy! This guy calls and says that he's been playing for about 15 years and that he was 28 years old. Fine. We agree to meet face to face, and this 45+ year old guy shows up in braids, sneakers, the required bling, and a baggy jeans/jacket outfit. him: "What's up my ni**a!" me: "Dude, you ain't 28, and I ain't your ni**a!" lead throat(laughing): "Be cool, 'Chuck." him: "I look old for my age." me: "Okay, here's a CD." Fast forward to 2 days later. (phone rings) me: "Hello?" him: "Hey man, I wanna level with you." me: "Go ahead." him: "I'm 49, and I just got out of prison. I did 14 years for a used car scam, as well as some credit card stuff. I'm totally legit now, I'm a preacher and I got some people who are getting ready to invest in an idea I got. I'll have some money to get some drums in about 2 weeks." me: "That's cool. BTW, our old drummer decided to come back." (I was really thinking: Didn't you just get out of prison for this sort of thing?) This would've been sad, if it wasn't so funny!