Now here's the really sad part: Surrounding these obvious pokes at Nashville's extensive wannabe community are dozens of similar posts that seem to be SERIOUS!
Here's one I can't help posting just as an example. . . . .
Subject: play bass? wanna be in a serious rock'n'roll band? (east nashville)
We're a local east nashville rock band, ranging from 23-29. My last band's front was 40 and he's real cool, but since this band is younger than my last, really I'd like for you to be 23-32. younger and you might not be able to hold your booze, older and you might feel out of place in the group. I'm the oldest in the group currently
All original, no breadheads, 3 month financially viable tours as a goal. If we have to pay you to play, we don't want you involved, no offense that's just not our thing, everybody gets an even split of everything, which often begins at zero doll hairs if it's going to be done right
You have to have your shit together and be really good on bass. That probably means you've got a job you hope to be able to quite someday, preferably soon...so do we
you need pro gear, we're a rock band, that means we get loud often, so you've got to be able to push enough that all 4 of us can comfortably sit on your sexy fat tones. wednesday's are shaping up to be our main weekly practice day
If you're a studio guy that can't leave the city for long, or already the bass player in 1 or more bands, we're not interested, but i'm glad you're able to be so diverse, this is a primary project for everyone involved with the intent of creating a band where we play original rock and roll and make money touring on it. we're looking for a serious relationship, not a one night stand, this isn't tender
This happens all the time, so if you don't think it can be done, you're right, because you suck...seriously, go practice
our sound is specifically blues psych, pentatonic heavy, riff oriented rock with a loose yet solid structure
Do you like John Paul Jones and Bill Wyman a whole lot? if not, your music taste and everyone else's in the band has some major contradictions which probably means we're not the right band for you
We're a front, drums, and 2 guitarists right now looking for the 5th personality to add to the mix
we have a 24 hr full rehearsal space available in east nashville near jenni's icecream
I'm the front, however I'm an accomplished lead player, and decent drummer and bassist, which helps with the communication during the creative process, which is made even easier since I have 2 dedicated guitarists in their own right to lean on. One is jazz and structure heavy, which helps the writing process immensely, while the other spends most of his time hammering down riffs and goosestepping tones. I don't know enough about drums to give a specific feel to it other than rock with a healthy serving of floor tom that is consistent, responsive on point.
We're all good musicians, with connections, and schoolings, and experiences, and blah blah...I think the bassist should be the coolest person in the room. I play lead for a black baptist gospel band in Alabama called the Soul Redeemers, and Earl, the bass player, is always the coolest person in the room. The bass player decides how the whole room moves. With a good bass player, you can't stop it, it's mind control, you literally HAVE to put sex into your abdomen. When Earl plays, everyone gets down, because like i said, you don't have a choice.
I've been fortunate enough to jam with Victor and Reggie Wooten on occasion(i stress on occasion, it's not like i can call them up and go camping). Once Reggie told me that I had played "world class guitar tonight", which is one of my favorite compliments ever. That's one of my best plugs, hopefully it helps convince you i'm serious about this and know somewhat what i'm talking about.
I hope you show up, realize I'm much less dickish than I sound in this post, and lay down some groove that me, as well as the rest of the band will instantly wanna get down on.
We don't have any group recordings as we are a new group, all apologies
It's all for the music, otherwise I'd live somewhere cheaper, so please email me and hopefully we can meet up.
my name's hob and i look forward to meeting you