Another classic example of a musician putting themselves forward for work without first reading the guidelines or addressing the information in the email interview. His uses of the term "busy" also signify a conflict of interest situation further down the line.
This log illustrates a classic example of musician inconsistency in terms of engagement/enthusiasm:
Hi there, Professional salsa pianist here, and I am ready to join a band or even sub when needed. Let me know. Cheers, Sam
On 13 May 2016, at 13:43, Sam wrote:
What is the meaning of the term "busy"?
Busy = disorganised, and/or lacking the availability/time/capacity/cost to perform at the required standard. For this reason, we avoid using the word at all costs and/or being drawn into situations where the word might be used. The industry is saturated by disorganised people who use the word 'busy' as a polite way of withdrawing interest, such that the word has become a meaningless excuse for inefficiency. If we are not interested, we will say so, and provide reasons if necessary.
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