I'm reminded of a quote from "Hannah and her Sisters" ... "It's worse than a 'dog-eats-dog' world. It's a 'dog-fails-to-return-other-dog's-phonecalls' world."Don't call us, we'll call you. It's been going on forever; now there's a word for it.
That's a good course of action that I've never done before. Maybe because I haven't auditioned that much over the last 30 years. There's always been a circle of musicians I've known who ask me to join their projects, or I've started and ran several bands. But my circle is aging out, and I don't want to be a bandleader anymore. So a lot of this stuff is fairly new to me, even though I've been gigging for 40 years.When I've auditioned, I always ask when I can expect a decision from them. If the leader says, "in a week," I reply, "If I don't hear back from you by then, I'll contact you on day eight."
Nope, not a tribute band. No wigs or specific clothing, just nailing the music.Someone in the band might not have liked your "look" (is this a full-on tribute band?)
I'm 59, and the guys in the band all appeared to be older than me (I didn't ask anyone's age). Another reason I was surprised / disappointed.Seems to be common courtesy to let you know, especially when they said they would, but courtesy isn't common anymore. I don't know your age or theirs, but I am older and was raised a certain way. Generations since don't have interpersonal relationship skills. The concept that not doing what you say or blowing people off doesn't even occur to them as being unacceptable. Sad.
Maybe that's the problem...I took my Guild Starfire I Jet 90 to the audition, not a Tele!Maybe your Tele fingerboard was too clean?
Yeah, once. It was kind of creepy.. . . Anyone else experience this? What are your thoughts on the matter?
They're not being courteous if Mr. St. Paul has to call them. I wouldn't waste my time. Let life go on.I'd give 'em a shout. If they selected someone else for the slot, they owe you the courtesy of a response. . . .
I'm sure Mr. St. Paul is doing whatever auditions he finds that seem like a possible fit.OP have multiple auditions going on so you don’t bank on just one coming through.
Amen!. . . And remember, you're dealing with some of the flakiest people on the planet: Musicians. . . .
I've started up more than one band on my own because I didn't get the gig..."I'll show them...I'll do my own version of their idea, and I'll do it better!"Start your own Tom Petty band, and put up posters all around where that band plays.
“Tom Pretty band for hire! Better than the real thing! We play for half the price of other Tom Petty bands!”
and then post the set list they gave you as an example, and your phone number.
You wreck me.It's not cool to leave you free falling. The waiting is the hardest part. You might be thinking "I need to know!" Or maybe even "don't do me like that."
They could at least tell you to don't come around here no more. But hey, even the losers get lucky some time!
I'm truly sorry for this post, I couldn't help myself.