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Title: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on March 09, 2008, 04:44:46 AM
Welcome back Near-Fest musicians,

   Last year Mr. Mike (I like Radio Mike or Vocal Mike myself) asked me to coordinate the jam. He gave us access to an indoor venue (The Entertainment Building) which came in very handy because it was colder than a witches ---! Kind of makes it hard to keep the fingers working with the wind doing 15 mph at 40 F. It's a great room with power and lights and if the weather is mild we could possibly use the attached stage and play outside. I had a lot of fun playing with Steve and the Bluegrass guys (sorry I don't remember everyones names) and I learned a few songs along the way.

If you'd rather not participate and play at your site, your more than welcome to; Weather and neighbor attitudes permitting. However, If you want to play in the indoor jam I"d like to hear from you. Even if your not sure. I'm trying to coordinate equipment and stuff. I understand not everyone reads the Forum and I'm prepared for the spontaneous flurry of special guests.

So, I'd like to carry on and get things set up for this coming Fest.
I'm going to make a few changes from last year.

We'll start between 8:30 and 9:00.
Most of the players have arrived and eaten by then. The social lubrication is under way.
I don't have an end time yet. I think that will depend on the sound level and quality of the "noise".
n1wil suggested we transmit the jam on his station. I think that's a fantastic idea. we'll need to get him a feed somehow.

I'm going to open with a small set (maybe 6 to 10 songs). Everyones invited to play/sing along. In fact I need all the help I can get to drown out my lack of talent.
I will post the songs I'm gonna do soon if someone wants to learn and help me out.

Then I'd like to turn it over to the open jam.
What ever happens; happens.
Rock/Socialist Swing/Blues/Country/Neo-Opera/Performance Accapella/ Glam-Funk-Punk (say that 10 times fast), We don't care.

However........
If nothing does happen you'll have to endure more of my Angelo-Metal-Bluegrass-Gangsta-CountryRap. Picture Yoko Ono/Van Halen  Vs Bobby Darin/Fitty Cent for a vocal shred throw-down (throw-up is more like it). You've been warned.


What I'd like to know is:

Are you coming to play?
What instrument?
Your bank account numbers with pin and cash balance.
Vocals.... Can you sing?
Are you bringing equipment and if so; what?
Any particular songs/styles you can play/sing well?
Do you talk to aliens or does God talk  ONLY to you?
Can you help set up and or break down?
If anyone has the funk, can you bring it?

I'll be bringing an acoustic guitar, electric guitar, music stand, small/med guitar amp, small vocal amp, mic, mic cable and mic stand.

Hope to hear and see you at the Jam,


Brian

bshaban@beld.net

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: K1WIZ on March 10, 2008, 01:24:10 PM
Brian,

Glad to see you are getting started on this.  I do have XLR and unbalanced inputs on our board.  Though we are scheduled for a classic vinyl show, we would be much happier carrying a live feed from the Jam.  If you can get us a feed somehow, we'll carry the feed live on 95.1FM.  Not only would this be cool, but it would give our guys a break to chill and enjoy more of the fest at night. 

We're all ears.  If we can make this happen, we'll drop out our Vinyl and you guys will have a nice clear transmission facility available to you for those who chill in their warm RV's or ride around town.

If you have any questions or if there is any info you need on our setup, just ask.

EDIT: Brian, I have come up with a plan to create a stage-to-studio link.  I can setup a laptop as a sound streamer and link the audio over our WiFi ethernet.  I have built a wifi dish feed using a Chinese Wok as a parabola with a wifi dongle at the focal point.  Since we are not that far, it should work very nicely.  Since there are other broadcash stations operating at the fest, they will now be able to simulcast the Jam by linking the audio feed from our distribution server (via the N1WIL wifi net) that will be located at our broadcash booth.  The only thing we'll need is a Mic Mixer with balanced inputs and an output that can feed a line level signal to a soundcard input for the feed stream.  At the broadcash studio board, we can extract the arriving stream and feed that into a channel on our board.  Can you provide the spare mixer?

John, N1WIL


Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: W1RC on March 14, 2008, 12:37:25 PM
.....I have built a wifi dish feed using a Chinese Wok as a parabola with a wifi dongle at the focal point.

.............in the true spirit of amateur radio! Well done.

73,

MisterMike
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on March 14, 2008, 01:01:46 PM
Wicked Cool!!
I love it.  "Can you provide the spare mixer?" I'm sure I can come up with something by then.
Now all we need is some players.

Bri

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: K1WIZ on March 27, 2008, 01:39:00 PM
Brian,

The input to the encoder machine used for the feed is a standard 1/8" stereo minijack type connection.  (as seen on most soundcards).  We should be sure your mixer output can terminate to a suitable plug for that connection.

Regards,

John, N1WIL
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on March 28, 2008, 01:01:45 AM
No problem John,
Standard mixer out is balanced XLR but I can come up with either an adapter cable or a stereo mic.
Does your encoder accept mic and or line level?

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: K1WIZ on March 28, 2008, 03:12:58 AM
Brian,

The encoder accepts a line level signal.  The connection is a standard 1/8" soundcard stereo input. 

At the decoding end of the feed, we have a direct digital transfer interface from the feed receive to our board.  Since we are picking this up via our wifi net, we will also mirror the feed to all other micro-broadcasters to simulcast it, else they can just rebroadcast our program transmission.

This way, you guys will be heard by the various audiences that tune into the various broadcast signals that originate at the fest.  NOTE TO OTHER MICRO-BROADCASTERS:  If there are any other micro-casters that wish to pickup our feed mirror, please stop by our broadcast booth and let our network operations team know you would like to carry the feed as well.

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: K1WIZ on April 01, 2008, 03:30:15 PM
A video presentation on how to build the "WokFi" Dish antenna for 2.4GHz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jht-s_i__AE

Hope someone finds this useful!

John, N1WIL
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 09, 2008, 05:45:00 AM
All right Brian, you got yourself a keyboard player if you want.
My rig:  Yamaha PSRD1-DJX keyboard
           Kurzweil Micropiano MIDI module
I also have a Behringer MX2004 mixer and a coupla mikes too.  No stands though. 
I'll probably use a reciever/speaker combination for my 'amp' since I don't actually have one.
I have *some* vocal ability.
I'm also a drummer but I currently don't have a drumkit so unless someone brings one that ain't gonna happen.

Hey Nearfest Musicians; whoever you are.....BRING ALL YER DANG MIKES/STANDS/P.A. GEAR....WHATEVER!!!  We need mikes for our broadcast feed!!!  I got 8 microphone channels on my board; what do you got?  Bring it down!!  I want to see a Marshall Stack or 2 on stage, and how about a nice 4 to 9 piece drumset us drummers can bang on?  Hell bring Neil Peart's kit; I don't mind!
Bottom Line: If you can play, get yourself and your instrument into our Nearfest Jam

Adam kb1mrj
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: kb1fxk on April 14, 2008, 02:33:55 AM
Hi Brian

I was told about this jam by n1wil and I'am interested.I play bass guitar, I have an amp cab and bass guitar.Equipment consists of a hartke 4x10 cab and a hartke 1x15 cab and a hartke 3500 amp head 350 watts.But I'am not a professional I have only been playin for a year.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 14, 2008, 09:45:49 PM
Hi Brian & everyone! I'll be there for the Jam! I'll bring along a guitar & small amp. Maybe a Mic, mic stand I could bring a 4 channel mixer head with reverb for vox if needed. I play Lead & sing as well as bass guitar, drums & keyboards! I've also been known to play a mean 5 gallon plastic bucket...if you remember that hamfest! Is anyone bring a small drum kit? A bass drum, snare and hihats would do it! Of coarse an electronic set would be best cuz we can control the volume!
Hey Brian I still get 1st dibs on any nice guitars your selling right? We'll see ya all there!
73's
Rick
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on April 16, 2008, 11:48:28 PM
That's great Rick John and Adam!!
I'm looking forward to it. Now if we can get drums and a drummer......
......And the guy who played trumpet; you remember him Rick. He was pretty good (actually, I think he was better than us).

Just to get it going I've started a list of songs I can play solo if I have to.   BUT I'd much rather have the help if you know the songs. Some of these REALLY need more than just a 1 guitar and a voice. They're not in any particular order and I'll be bringing cheat sheets as well.

Here's the list:

My City was gone - pretenders

Knockin on heavens door - Dylan

The Weight  - the band

No Reply - beatles

Jumpin Jack Flash - rolling stones

Jesus Etc.-wilco

Oh Well- fleetwood mac

Live with me -rolling stones

Wild Night - van morrison

Grown So Ugly - black keys

Baby It's you - beatles

Oh Darling - beatles

10am Automatic - black keys

Babylon - david gray

monkey man - rolling stones

If you have list of some pieces you want to play, do us a favor and share that list. It'll give me a chance before hand to learn some songs or at least acquaint myself with them.
If you want to see more of the stuff I've been playing look back at last years posts for the jam. If there's something there that strikes a chord tell me and I'll bone up on it.

Ok, So where's the rest of the closet musicians?

This is the perfect opportunity to try your stuff. No one knows you and most likely they'll forget the painful memories of our jam by next Near-Fest!
Once you hear me sing and play (more like screech and moan) you'll know you can do better!

Brian




Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 17, 2008, 02:49:17 AM
I'm going to try and and recruit a guitarist buddy of mine to join us....also to provide another pair of hands for our lil broadcast thing...if I get him then we also get a drum set that Rick and I can bang on.  Styles:  Classic Rock, Melodic Hard Rock, Power Metal, some Prog...you get the idea.  I'm familiar with some of the tunes on your last post....if I can't play the keys the drums will work fine.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: kb1fxk on April 18, 2008, 07:57:26 PM
I take it there is no registration for the jam session.I take it I just bring my gear and hit the stage and jam.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on April 20, 2008, 01:46:36 AM
No registration!!
I'm not a fan of "sign up sheets" for a jam.
Lets keep it loose.
Bring your instrument and lets play.

Do we have a drum kit yet?????
Can I get a witness???


Bri


Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 20, 2008, 02:21:56 PM
Hi all! I'm working on something for an electronic set! I'll keep you posted! I'm going to look at one monday night! Also, should I bring the 4 channel mixer head for PA usage? Can someone bring some PA speakers? Anyone who plans to do vox should bring a mic,cable(1/4 or XLR) and a stand!
Rick
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 20, 2008, 07:09:42 PM
Good news! I got a complete 5 piece electronic kit! Drums are covered!
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on April 20, 2008, 08:03:08 PM
Sweet!!!!
Rick is the Rock!!


Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on April 20, 2008, 08:05:18 PM
If I don't sell them first, I've got 2 Roland KC-100 keyboard amps that I can bring.
Each one has 4 inputs
Bri


Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: KB1OKL on April 24, 2008, 12:24:22 AM
Hi All,
I'm also a bass player, been playing since I was a kid, play both upright and electric, know almost all the songs you listed. I could share time with the other bass player who responded earlier. We'll need a drummer though, is crucial to most of those tunes. Got good equipment (old all tube 300 watt Ampeg SVT's) but no reason for two amps to be there. What time does the jam start? Friday or Saturday? Oh I played the washtub bass last fall for about a half an hour until a combination of my wife and my hands falling off from the cold drove me away. I play bass with a neck MUCH better than a washtub which amazedly enough I was actually starting to get some correct notes from near the end. I'll bring my hands, don't know about my wife, haha! I played with the blue grass guys who were pretty good last year I though, I can play just about any music though, love the old Stones etc.

Bob
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on April 24, 2008, 12:45:43 AM
That's great Bob,
I remember you from last year. In fact you inspired me to take a washtub someone left behind at work to make into a bass. I think it'll be a big hit with some guys I play with.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to playing with you all.

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 28, 2008, 12:27:36 AM
Well looks like it's all coming together.  I was thinking of bringing an old Yamaha DD-6 drum machine and was gonna MIDI that up to my keyboard (for better sounds duh!!!)  but now that we have an electronic kit I guess I'll leave it at home ha ha.  See you all on the stage on Friday night!! :)
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 28, 2008, 12:33:24 AM
I guess Rick and I can trade off on drums and keyboards  if we want......since he's got a drum kit and and I have a keyboard rig and we both play both.....plus if he wants to wail on his guitar I don't mind jumping on the drums for a song or 2 or whatever!!!  (sorry Rick I don't know crap about guitar other than tuning one!) :) ;D
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 28, 2008, 11:51:09 PM
Hey Brian, give me an e-mail at RickXAllen@yahoo.com
73's
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: KB1OKL on April 29, 2008, 12:35:05 AM
So it's Friday night? What time are you planning on starting? I'm supposed to work Saturday but will try to get the day off.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on April 29, 2008, 02:04:23 AM
I figure we start the jam between 8:30 and 9pm Friday night.

Players: please remember to bring amps, mics, stands, cables, etc.

I'll be bringing 2 Roland KC-100 keyboard/vocal/mixer amps. These are not for guitar or drums so if someone could bring an amp/speaker combo that will fit the occasion that would be great. Please let me know.

Thanks,

Brian
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: K1WIZ on April 29, 2008, 01:19:17 PM
Gentlemen,

I am pleased to see that Brian and everyone has really gotten the band together and going!  This is totally awesome.  The Pirate Ship 95.1FM will be proud to carry this prestigious event live.  I think all is complete and we even have a linkup operator! 

Hopefully, all these electronic/miked instruments can be fed into the final linkup mix and sent over the FM stations. 

Brian, let me know if you have any questions about the linkup or if you need any other technical information for interfacing with the link.

Can't wait to showcase this.

Brian, 95.1FM will be carrying a very special remote live feed (of interest to the AM'ers from WBCQ Radio Live) from 8PM to 9PM.  At 9PM, we will bring up the Jam link and begin airing the Jam live.

Now I just gotta check our program schedule to make sure all the updates are there.

See you all at the fest!
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: n1iwv on April 29, 2008, 10:19:27 PM
Question?????????????????????????
If this sounds stupid, I.m sorry.
But...R U guys going to jam  on stage at the Relaxation grove (weather permitting)?
Just my thoughts.......
I think that if the weather permits, the stage @ Relaxation Grove is the best place to play.
It worked our great in May 2007.
Open Air..Great Tunes!!!!!

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: W1VFB on April 29, 2008, 10:50:36 PM
This year I am going to go to the "Jam".  Last fall I said I was going but ended up leaving around 3 on Friday and not getting back home until 7 that night.  This year I'm staying over and will be there to support, take video, and possibly join in.  I play keyboards.  Like I said last Jam II, let me write down the chords and I can pretty much play anything although some of the song titles that were listed are a little strange to me.  I've not played in a band for about 15 years now but it's like riding a bike, you never forget.  It sound like a whole lot of fun anyway you look at it.
See you there.
Greg
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: K1WIZ on April 29, 2008, 11:08:42 PM
Question?????????????????????????
If this sounds stupid, I.m sorry.
But...R U guys going to jam  on stage at the Relaxation grove (weather permitting)?
Just my thoughts.......
I think that if the weather permits, the stage @ Relaxation Grove is the best place to play.
It worked our great in May 2007.
Open Air..Great Tunes!!!!!



Sorry, that stage is not available for the jam.  That is instead reserved for the Drawing barrel and our FM station is (and has been located up there).  There is not enough room for a band and the current setup.  I believe the Jam is to be held on the stage in the Entertainment Building.  See Mike's Map for further clarification: http://near-fest.com/index.php?topic=307.0 (http://near-fest.com/index.php?topic=307.0)
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 29, 2008, 11:14:51 PM
Hi All! Here's a list of song I play(guitar) and sing! If your a bass player and know any of these (or download and learn quick!) Let me know! This is just a lsit of tunes I know..mostly newer songs...doesn't matter if we do any of them or not! I know a bunch of older songs too and I can follow along pretty well with whatever comes up! 73's
ABOUT A GIRL                   NIVANA
AMERICAN IDIOT                   GREENDAY
AWAKE (Drop "D")                   GODSMACK
BASKETCASE                   GREENDAY
BETTER NOW                   COLLECTIVE SOUL
BIG ME                                   FOO FIGHTERS
BLISTER IN THE SUN                   VIOLENT FEMS
BLUE MONDAY (Drop "D")   ORGY
BLURRY                                   PUDDLE OF MUDD
BORN TO BE WILD                   STEPPENWOLF
BOUND FOR THE FLOOR   LOCAL H
BRAIN STEW                   GREENDAY
BREAKDOWN                   TOM PETTY
BRING ME TO LIFE (Drop "D")   EVANESCIENCE
BUTTON TO BUTTON                   WHITE STRIPES
BY THE WAY                   CHLLI PEPPERS
COMBERSOME                   SEVEN MARY THREE
COME AS YOU ARE                   NIVANA
COMEDOWN                   BUSH
DANI CALIFONIA                   CHILLI PEPPERS
EVERYBODY WANTS YOU   BILLY SQUIRE
FLOAT ON                                   MODEST MOUSE
FORTUNE FADED                   CHILLI PEPPERS
GEL                                   COLLECTIVE SOUL
GOOD                                   BETTER THAN EZRA
HASH PIPE                                   WEEZER
HEAVEY                                   COLLECTIVE SOUL
HOLIDAY                                   GREENDAY
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF   DURAN
JOHNNY B. GOOD                   BERRY REMIX
JUST A GIRL                   NO DOUBT
KEEP YOUR HANDS                   SATTILIGHTS
LAID                                   JAMES
LAST NITE                                   STROKES
LITTLE SISTER                   QUEENS/STONEAGE
LEVEL                                   RACOUNTOURS
LONGVIEW                                   GREENDAY
MAN IN A BOX                   ALICE IN CHAINS
MY OWN WORST ENEMY   LIT
POUR SOME SUGAR                   DEF LEPPARD
PROMISE                                   EVE 6
REARRANGED                   LIMP BIZKIT
REMEDY                                   SEETHER
ROCK SHOW                   BLINK 182
SAFTY DANCE                   MEN WITHOUT HATS
SAVE ME                                   SHINEDOWN
SEDATED                                   RAMOANS
SEEK & DESTROY                   METALLICA
SEVEN NATION ARMY                   WHITE STRIPES
SHE (REALLY) HATES ME   PUDDLE OF MUDD
SONG # 2                                   BLUR
STEADY AS SHE GOES                   RACOUNTERS
SMALL THINGS                   BLINK 182
SMOKE ON THE WATER   DEEP PURPLE
TALK DIRTY TO ME                   POISON
TALKSHOW ON MUTE                   INCUBUS
THE MIDDLE (Drop D)                   JIMMY EAT WORLD
THRU THE GLASS                   STONE SOUR
UNGLUED                                   STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
WHEN I COME AROUND   GREENDAY
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on April 30, 2008, 12:43:19 AM
Hi Jammers!
Bri here,
Just for clarification, the jam will be either in the Entertainment building (if it's raining or to cold) or on stage attached to the rear of the entertainment building if we can handle the elements.
The outdoor stage is huge by jam standards (15' X 15' I think)

Once again a reminder: Jam locally and plan globally
Meaning: plan to supply your own equipment unless you've made arrangements with another player AND bring a little extra in case someone forgot. Like mic, instrument cables, a throne for keyboard players/ drummers, power strips, picks, etc.

As for the jam itself: I listed some songs I would play; Solo if need be,...  IF no one showed or it sputtered to the " I donno.. whata you wanna play" syndrome. This songs were not meant to be THE  jam songs (they can be if people want) They're just there to get it and keep it going. It doesn't matter to me if we don't play  note of what I brought as long as people have a good time

If you bring lyrics/chord sheets of songs you want to do consider bringing enough for say 3 and make sure they can be read from a 2 or 3 foot distance.

Bring your best heat Jammers,

Bri

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: KB1OKL on April 30, 2008, 02:21:02 PM
Well unfortunately I just found out that I have to work both Thursday 2nd shift and Friday 2nd shift and Saturday 1st shift and had forgotten I had to play Saturday night this weekend, I am the bass player who beat the tub last year and even got a few correct notes near the end. Oh well, I'll make sure to be there this fall. I'll bring my boatanchor SVT's this fall along with both upright and electric basses and that's a promise.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on May 01, 2008, 09:57:12 PM
Guess I'll do the drumming on Rick's tunes then!
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on May 01, 2008, 10:40:55 PM
Hi everyone!  Is someone still bring a bass setup? Also like Bri said so well, there is no setlist of songs! We just listed some that we know! Also I'm planning to bring along some easy tab jam songs that even beginners can play along with ease..but are still fun for the more advanced! If know know any easy to follow songs make a list to bring and a printout of the chord progression if you can! It's nothing but fun!!!!
RickXAllen@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: W1VFB on May 01, 2008, 11:54:50 PM
Just to let you all know, I know that the list wasn't in stone, it's just that the titles to me were strange.  I've probably heard the songs but at the time couldn't tell you who the artist was.  I'm a child of the 60's and 70's but I'm game to play anything if you give me the chords.  I'm bringing a keyboard throne.  I know that's not much but if I had my old Hammond C-3 I would have brought that, although, I couldn't carry it under my arm.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to NEAR-Fest Jam III.
Will you look at the time.  As I write 13 hours left.
Catch ya there.

Greg W1VFB  73
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on May 02, 2008, 01:03:44 AM
My bags are packed N' I'm ready to fly.
Just a reminder and warning to those who camp close to the entertainment building:
There is no set time to end the jam. It could go till 11pm or it could go till 2am
My guess is it'll end when we all drop, our fingers and voices give out or we run out of nectar of the gods.

See (and hear) you all tomorrow!!

Bri

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III Success!!
Post by: Bri on May 04, 2008, 10:38:28 PM
I want to thank EVERYONE who helped put this jam together.
I had a great time!!
I was surprised at how many attended. We even had a great audience.

First thanks go to Mr. Mike for giving us Near-Fest and the entertainment building! (which was dry and heated)
Next for Rick who was a tremendous help with tabs, bringing a drum kit, serious guitar work and his Axl Rose voice. Keep on Knockin'.
Adam and John for the keyboard vibe and audio transmission to the fest.
Raj for bringin' the heat and some serious chops.
Scott for bringing the low end and great harmony.
The rest of the names are sketchy at the moment ...someone's gotta help me out here.
There was "the kid" who played awesome guitar then drums.
The mystery drummer who kept the time like a clock.
The smoking guitar player who kicked my butt with a tine Gorilla amp. Come back and teach me little wing
Our clandestine singer who I found out later could play a mean guitar.

And to our audience. They clapped, sang along and danced. What more could you asked for.

I do wish to apologize to the 2 gents that came in after midnight to let me know enough was enough.
Our understanding was we could play till we dropped. We'll make that very clear next time.

Next  jam will hopefully have a radius mark around the entertainment building warning of impending late hour music/noise and those sensitive individuals should seek a location from the entertainment building.
I also want to work out something for the Bluegrass and acoustic players. Our demographics scream we all be represented here. I'll figure out something and post it to the forum.

Respectfully, Your humble fellow player,

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III Success!!
Post by: W1RC on May 05, 2008, 03:22:17 AM
Does this mean you'd like to do it again in October at NEAR-Fest IV?

Great.  You're hired!

73,

MisterMike
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: KB1OKL on May 05, 2008, 04:59:46 AM
I hope it's done again so I can plan on it this time.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: N1DRS on May 05, 2008, 08:36:42 AM
 ::) Just uploaded W1MJ and WB1FJH jamming this past weekend
      The Deerfield Blues
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCu5Trxbk54 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCu5Trxbk54)
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: N1NTT on May 05, 2008, 03:08:54 PM
While we're at it, a big thanks to Bri for taking the ball on this and seeing it through.  Thanks to his efforts we had a warm, dry and, most of all, more sanctioned place to play and listen together.  Not to mention being a great and versatile guitar player with an awesome voice.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: w1sj on May 06, 2008, 06:50:06 AM
Was that an 807 that Elliot was using on the frets?
Or was really a sweep tube??
sj
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on May 09, 2008, 03:59:59 AM
Had an awesome time jamming out with you guys!!!  See you ALL (and hopefully some new faces) in October!!
I guess we are now the 'official' NEARfest band!!  Any suggestions for a name?  BTW:  Brian, enjoying that BR532 very much!
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam III
Post by: Bri on May 09, 2008, 11:11:58 AM
Had an awesome time jamming out with you guys!!!  See you ALL (and hopefully some new faces) in October!!
I guess we are now the 'official' NEARfest band!!  Any suggestions for a name?  BTW:  Brian, enjoying that BR532 very much!


Sounds Great Adam,

How about Raging Whore Moans

or Faulty Tube Sockets?

I'd like to get everyones email who came to the jam if I could.

Please email: bshaban@beld.net

Thanks,

Bri