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MetalAddict9
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Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:54 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:59 pm 
 

Here is one of several emails I received from a guy who responded to an ad I put up on Craigslist about wanting to start a band.

"lets do it dude we can do covers too if u want. i got connections"

The bad spelling and lack of capitalization gives me pause. And "i got connections"? What the hell is that.
The guy says he's 42 with lots of experience as a guitarist, even has his own sound man;) but that grammar...
This is not the only one either, all of his emails look similar to this spelling wise. And also, his name is Mike Conway. That is very generic sounding.

So what do you guys think. Is this guy a genuine 40 something looking to re ignite an old passion for music with a new beginner

OR...is he just a serial killer?

Anyone else have any experience/success/failure finding band mates on Craigslist?

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CorpseFister
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Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:07 pm
Posts: 2008
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:08 pm 
 

Bad spelling and grammar is annoying when communicating via email but you're looking for a guitarist not an a tutor. By connections he probably means he knows people at venues, or a jam space, or other musicians. And what the heck is a generic sounding name? Would it seem more legit if he signed it 'Percival Tipplebottom'?

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MetalAddict9
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Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:54 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:12 pm 
 

CorpseFister wrote:
Would it seem more legit if he signed it 'Percival Tipplebottom'?


HA HA! Fuckin hilarious XD I guess you could be right. I'm still a bit skeptical though.

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MonumentalBlackArt
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Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:04 am
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:15 pm 
 

Almost certainly a serial killer.

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MetalAddict9
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Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:54 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:17 pm 
 

MonumentalBlackArt wrote:
Almost certainly a serial killer.


Sarcasm?

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Erosion of Humanity
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Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:12 pm
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Location: Schaumburg, Il
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:57 pm 
 

If he shows up to practice with an axe then I guess you have your answer.

pun very much intended
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MetalAddict9
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Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:54 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:14 pm 
 

Okay, I get it. Stupid post.

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DennisDemoniarch
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Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:55 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:13 pm 
 

Serial killer? Nah
Pedophile? Yes!

Anyone who spells or types like that is specifically targeting a young idiot.

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MetalAddict9
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Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:54 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:18 pm 
 

DennisDemoniarch wrote:
Serial killer? Nah
Pedophile? Yes!

Anyone who spells or types like that is specifically targeting a young idiot.


Whatever.

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aaronmb666
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Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:37 am
Posts: 1871
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:51 pm 
 

Maybe ask what genre's/bands he likes, etc. And ask about the connections. Dont forget, if he asks for money, I would just block him.

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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:47 am 
 

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