that whole MUST BE BETWEEN THE AGE OF __ AND ___ bit.
i've always played with anyone that can play regardless of their age. yeah, i get it... if you're a bunch of 16 yr old HS kids you probably don't want to play with someone your dad's or grandpappy's age (and the other way around too).
but when "serious" musicians put these kinds of restrictions on who they're willing to consider it casts real "serious" doubt on their priorities.
one of my favorite justifications (and this coming from bands of dubious talent) is ...."well, we won't be able to get signed if we have an old guy in the band." riiiiight, as if THAT is the only thing that could possibly prevent it from happening.
i've gotten so tired with being written off because i was over 35 (or whatever arbitrary age was deemed acceptable that in one ad i have up i included pics and this:
Pics are there 'cos mom love pics of her little boy....and for those whose first question and over riding concern is "how old are you?"
in another ad i've included this:
Relevant: that you can play and you're not a jerk
Irrelevant: your age... as long as you're old enough to drive to the gig and you're not too old to carry your own equipment.