Been looking for a band

So I tried Craigslist, with some success thus far. Amazing, considering this is my ad:

So I tried Craigslist, with some success thus far.  Amazing, considering this is my ad:

Guitarist seeking musicians for making music (Austin, TX)


Date: 2010-08-26, 10:15AM CDT


I play guitar, have been for quite a few years. I’m not great, but above average. I’m looking to start up a band and have no real solid picture of what I want to do. I thought of everything from psychedelic rock to doo-wop. So instead, I’m going to ramble off a bunch of crap and see if any like-minded people respond. Oh yeah, I’m in my late 20’s, work full-time, have other responsibilities… I have time to be in a band, but I’m looking for other people in a similar position. IE – if you want to practice at noon on Tuesdays or go on a 5 month self-funded tour, I’m not your guy. If you want to practice 1-3 nights a week and play shows locally whenever we can, I AM your guy.

Here’s some things I am/am not looking for…

– Having fun, but being well-rehearsed.

– Collaborating on songwriting.

– Not being a bunch of dudes with mustaches and aviator sunglasses

– People who know where all the notes are on their instrument, can follow the basic major/minor keys

– Playing occasional covers of bands like the Cure, Trash Can Sinatras, REM

– Not playing covers of bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Animal Collective, Nickleback

– Someone who wants to sing. I don’t care if you play another instrument or not.

– Being a little more Jazz-Blues than Blues-Jazz

– If you have punched someone in the face in the past 3 months, don’t respond

– People who don’t bring their girlfriend to every practice

– If your favorite beer has “Lite” in the name, don’t respond

– People who say “that guitar needs more crunch” – you’re out too

Not a real serious list, I know. I’m just trying to find a group of people that can get along well and make music. I’ve got a facebook artist page with some mostly improvised recordings if you want proof I’m a real person, own a guitar, etc. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jay-Ratkowski/252166944283 I just moved to Austin a couple months back, live kinda north at the moment but usually hang out in East Austin and all around downtown – so location shouldn’t be an issue.

I have no idea where this hypothetical band would rehearse, but let’s just try get a group of misfits together, hang out, figure the rest out from there.

  • Location: Austin, TX
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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