Admin Post Well, the little punk/grunge/alt trio I joined awhile ago didn't work out. The commute to practice was too much (crowded metro with a bass on my back after a day at work) and I feared we'd never be "gig-ready"... worse, the lead singer seemed to think we were nearly there. I think the disconnect was the nail in the coffin for me. I didn't think we sounded good, but he thought we did. And part of what I didn't think sounded good was.... his singing.... Anyway, I have a tryout with an established cover band Saturday morning. 3 English guys and a Frenchman - I'd be the only woman, and the only new member. Their rhythm guitarist left and their bassist wants to take over rhythm guitar so they need a bassist. They responded to my ad. They've got a setlist of nearly 60 songs (!!) and gig pretty regularly (looking like once a month or so, paid gigs). And a few of the songs are pretty tricky (for me, anyway): Cake's I Will Survive, Californication. To make me feel even more nervous, I got the setlist last Saturday and since then have had a really nasty cold that has made it very difficult to practice (I'm really tired, no energy). There are a couple of songs I know already but the vast majority I've never played bass on, and some I've never even listened to. I know I won't be expected to have even 1/4 of the setlist down or anything, but I fear I won't even have enough under my fingers to be at all convincing. I'm worried I'm going to bomb. I suppose it doesn't really matter - I have (I think) another iron in the fire, and something else may come along if that doesn't materialize. But I don't want to embarrass myself. I'd also like to convey (without sounding desperate) that what I lack in technical skill I make up for in enthusiasm; hard work; an easy-going, positive attitude; broad musical taste; a sense of humor; and non-flakiness. I'll do my homework, I'll show up, I'll (try to) keep the beat, I won't cause drama. Maybe that will be enough? I left my last band because they(we) weren't good enough - now I'm worried that I'm not good enough. Of course, I have to like them, too. And be willing to learn such a big setlist and play out much more frequently than I ever have. But I think I'd like that. We'll see. Anyway, thanks for listening to my anxiety and never-ending band sagas!