Dumbest response to a Craig’s list ad so far

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by nickurso, May 28, 2019.

  1. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Posted and ad on Craig’s list today for a blues singer. I got the most ridiculous response I’ve ever got and I’ve got some real dumb responses.
    Here is my ad


    Here is the email I got.


    He’s responding from California to an ad in Louisiana, then he wants to play accordion and sing in French???
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

  3. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Someone has too much free time!
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  4. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    First of all like he says the commute is a little far and second we are not a Cajun band we are a blues band. I can’t tell you how many times people want to play trumpet or something instead of harmonica and tell me it’s the same thing. It’s not even close
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  5. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

  6. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Probably linked to that guy a few hundred years back by DNA:D
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  7. PDogga

    PDogga Gretschie

    Jul 3, 2011
    Lol - sorted. :confused:
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  8. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Lol. Have to say in my time in NOLA, I found pretty much no Blues scene at all. Horns are EVERYWHERE, and they are playing more what I would call Jazz, or perhaps "New Orleans Jazz/Blues"? Was excited when a Detroit friend/Blues Musician contacted me and said he was going to see another transplanted Detroit Blues guitarist at a downtown hotel. Got there to find more of the same, that NOLA sound.

    I did meet up with him another night at BB King's. Blues band there? Closed their show with a Disco number. At least he went up and sat in for a song or two, sang and played harp... was the only real Blues I saw while I was there. BTW, he's moving to NOLA later this year I think. Probably on the road too much to be helpful to your band, but who knows?
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  9. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Yep that’s why I stay true to the Chicago blues sound because we are the only band really playing that style
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Dear Craigslist Advertiser ,
    I'm just 15 miles north of New York City ,
    I'm on my way ......
    Rich ( IMG_1075.jpg Thunder )
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  11. tdtom

    tdtom Synchromatic

    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    I'm confused because to me, Pearl City is on Oahu, Hawaii. still a commute. lol
  12. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
  14. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    He or she probably had fun replying to your ad.
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  15. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    No words...o_O
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  16. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    • I talk to plants.
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  17. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Nick, tell him the salary is $2300 a week and have him fly in and report to 800 Decatur Street with gear and in stage clothes at 7PM Thursday.
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  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    sounds like you have a little bit of The Bronx in you............. :D
  19. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    Feb 3, 2014
    Lol. Not surprised.. we had placed an ad for an experienced drummer who has experience doing live shows with a band lineup of two guitars and bass and we got two replies that were kind of off base -one stated he plays keys but could try to learn the drums ??the second stated he played drums in school band when he was 12 and wanted to know if we had a spare set for him play..
  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I was not really applying for the job, just making small talk... sheez.
    That's what I think...
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