One time I applied to play bass for a mainstream, pop singer act. The singer was a pretty 19-year-old girl with a mediocre voice. It just goes to show that in this industry, these people are so obsessed about a dollar that they lose their inspiration and forget why they got into the art form in the first place. Her velocity was weak, and her pitch was Melodyne perfect. For those of you not versed in the music industry, this is an example of someone who’s rich parents pay for publicity bribes.
The project itself was being prospected for major record label deals, and was offering to pay us as the backing musicians up front.
I jumped through the hoops, filling out a questionnaire, sending a bio and audio samples. It finally got to a point where I had to send photos, and was promised an audition time. That’s when the manager didn’t return my e-mail.
I finally received a last minute e-mail, and this is what it said:
Steve, thanks for applying to audition - after some consideration, I don’t think you are a good fit for what we are looking for.
This confirmed a fact I had always known about myself - that I am as ugly as the day is long. It all adds up. My application was only cancelled after sending photos of my ugly kisser. What else am I supposed to deduce from that series of events?
Can I sue for discrimination? Probably not. Just take my word for it folks, never work for females.
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