Re: Putting myself out there ( uncle Larry, this ones for you)
I've put out an ad on craigslist before that was similar to yours: laying it all out on the table and just being frank. Got very few responses, but it seemed to weed out the "hey man I'm 16 and have been playing six months...want to play some Green Day?" type responses.
Wish you luck. It will come together before you know it.
Sonor Sonic Plus Birch/German made