We're the ones your mother warned your about...No, seriously. We are.

So You wanna be a Rock Superstar..

As any graphic designer will tell you, while you might have a day gig, that doesn't mean you stop looking for side work to help out here and there. In Los Angeles, one place to look for those is craigslist.

Claris: See, check this out.
Help me catch my cheating wife for $1000
Melly : are you one of the five sane people in that city?
Claris: possibly, yes.

Ah, Craigslist. Home of the weird, wild & at times, incredibly insane. There's bitterness, recruitment for the newest fad in reality TV, the ever-fun opportunity to be a guinea pig for experimental herpes vaccines, the realization that even though you haven't had Spanish since 3rd grade, you've been in LA long enough that you understand what this ad says, the chance tobe Wolverine when you grow up, and things that just make you think, Oh my. Is that allowed?

What I'm talking about above is just the job listings. You should see some of the things that 'stina & moppety have found in the personals section. I'm 24 years old, and it's possible I'm not of legal age to know about some of that shit, that's all we're gonna say about that. Mixing that all together will give you the idea that when it comes to mindless ways to entertain yourself & not work, craigslist is the place to go. Toss in the fact that I'm in LA where just about ANYTHING is possible in a job ad, and really? How the following came about makes total sense.

Now, after a while, you learn to have an eye for what's actually paying, & what's someone with the crazy hope that they can scam a free website from you. Plus, it's just like hunting for a regular gig - you have a form message that you keep in a file somewhere so that you can just cut paste, send & move on. I probably send this e-mail with my contact info & the link to my online portfolio about seven to ten times a day. Which means that after a while, I stopped paying attention to the actual e-mail addresses themselves, since the majority are job5892349789@craigslist.org. As if I'm EVER going to remember that. Half the time, if they DO write back, I have to take a moment & think, "What was that bid for? oh, shit, now I've got to go find the ad..."

So when I replied to what I thought was an ad for the opportunity to do a record label's website. I didn't really think about it all that much. There are a shitload of little recording studios in North Hollywood & Hollywood. I can walk to at least two just from my apartment.

Then I got an answer....