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Title: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on August 27, 2008, 01:51:02 AM
Ahh,.... Brothers and Sisters.
Near-Fest IV is fast on the heels and I'm looking for talent.
Lord knows I don't have any but it doesn't stop me.

So after 3 months it's come to my attention that the band wasn't dragged off stage and burned in effigy. No one killed the power and no barn animals were hurt during the performance (Rick, can you return the sheep please? It's just wrong what your doing.) I'm wondering if we did something good.

I figure our audience was either:

A: Comatose
B: Tone deaf
C: Not listening
D: They actually liked us

Whatever the reason, Were gonna do it again!!
Mr. Mike has given me the go ahead to get Jam IV up and running.

So, I'm puttin' the word to the airwaves and the street.
I want all musicians to come out of the woodwork for this one.
If you play an instrument, sing, moan, drool, we want you.
If you have a drum kit, awesome PA system, 60's pre CBS Fender Tube amp, Bring it.
Wanna do covers? Thrash-Gospel Soul? Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Coldplay doing Rolling Stones?
Send me a list. I'll post it to the forum.
Got a bunch new synths just dying to be broken in? We'll help you. Got a yearn to burn some some original stuff? We wanna play it!!
I'm hoping Rick, Scott, Adam, Raj, The Kid and Cliff "Mr. Solo" will make it!!!


I'm also looking for song suggestions.
If you have  a list of songs you want to play, do us a favor and share that list. It'll give me a chance before hand to learn a few or at least acquaint myself with them.
I'll post some of the songs I plan on playing just to get the jam rolling.
I'm hoping the Pirate Ship will broadcast us again. Can you and Adam help us again John??

General info:

The jam will take place in the Entertainment building Friday night starting sometime between 8:15 and 9:00pm depending on when everything is setup.

There is no set time to end the jam. It could go till 12 or it could go till 4am
My guess is it'll end when we all drop, our fingers bleed and voices give out.

You need your own instrument and amp unless you've made plans to borrow from someone else.
Also, bring a little extra stuff in case someone forgot. Like mic, instrument cables, a throne for keyboard players/ drummers, power strips, picks, etc.
Please let me know what equipment your bringing so I can work logistics. Nothing like 16 cowbells and no sticks to hit them with.
Crap, I just gotta have more cowbell!!

I'll try to have the same 2 mixer amps for the vocals. They are not for guitar/keyboard/drums.
They only have 4 inputs so if someone has a 8 in or better mixer.......

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.

Jammers need to remove their equipment right after the jam ends. The building needs to be put back in order and locked. No equipment will be allowed to stay in the building overnight.

Hope to see and hear you all Friday night.

For more info and to get an idea of the last jam see:
http://near-fest.com/index.php?topic=265.0

Bri

bshaban@beld.net
shaban@fas.harvard.edu

Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: k1kfi on September 04, 2008, 01:54:32 AM
...I was thinking of bringing a Korg and a Peavy keyboard amp, but, since we can't leave instruments in the
barn I would have no-place to store them overnight. Is there someway around this?  Whatcha think???

Cliff
 
K1kfi
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on September 04, 2008, 11:29:30 AM
...I was thinking of bringing a Korg and a Peavy keyboard amp, but, since we can't leave instruments in the
barn I would have no-place to store them overnight. Is there someway around this?  Whatcha think???


Hi Cliff,
At this point, the players store everything in their cars.
The  jam building is multi use and will be used for other presentations before the jam and the next day. So the equipment can't stay there. In fact the building has to cleaned right after the jam.

Another issue is security.
I'm not sure the volunteer staff is prepared to handle all that on top of their many other duties.
Someone to sign in and out equipment, someone to watch, etc.
However there may be some other building on the grounds that may be suitable. Lets see if Mr. Mike chimes in.

Bri

P.S. I'm Still waiting to hear from the movers, shakers and players!
Where you at???
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: K1WIZ on September 06, 2008, 02:59:40 AM
Gentlemen,

On behalf of Adam and myself, Crew of the Pirate Ship Radio operation, last time the jam session was held, we had a phenominal  success in setting up a dedicated microwave link between the jam session entertainment building and the broadcast stage.  We'll do it again this time for sure.  Count on it like death n' taxes! 

When you guys were going over the radio, it was CRYSTAL CLEAR and any folks listening on the radio heard you just as clearly as if they were there. 

The only thing we need:

Adjustable line level output to a male 1/8" stereo plug to go into our digital encoder for transmission to the broadcast console over the microwave link.

For best results, please provide a good microphone for live audio pickup and a good sturdy stand to place it on.  We'll take care of transmission!

Lookin' forward to it.

Best,

John, N1WIL
Title: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on September 08, 2008, 10:05:25 PM
Hi Everyone! Rick here! Wow what a fast summer huh? The wife and I will be at the Nearfest late in the day friday, but early enough to make the jam 4 sure! For the 1st time in many years I wont be there Friday morning, I can't get the time off work!!
I do plan to bring the electronic drum set that I brought to the last Jam. And everyone knows that if your a drummer your welcome to sit in on it! And of coarse I'll bring a guitar and a Mic! Again I'll bring printouts of songs with easy to follow chord tab. I look forward to seeing all of you in Oct!
Rick
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on September 09, 2008, 02:49:04 PM
Hey Guys,
Yup I'll be there!!!  Keys and Drums; just like last time!!
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: k1kfi on September 20, 2008, 10:52:31 PM
 :)

Where is everybody?

How about a song list?

Cliff
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on September 24, 2008, 02:15:42 AM
Well...............

Not a "set" set list but it's a start.
I can play all and sing most of these but I'd love some vocal and solo help.
Harmony anyone??

You'll notice I'm stuck mostly in the 60's through 2000 something.
Whata' a ya' want? I'm older than dirt.

Not in any particular order.
Some were played last Near-Fest and may be played again.
You were warned!!!

Blues in E9, flat 6, Aug. 13, Sunny side down 5/13 time 293 bpm
Live with me -rolling stones
50 ways to leave your lover - Paul simon
No Reply - beatles
Waiting on a friend -Rolling Stones
Knockin on heavens door - Dylan/Gumz and Hozes
Aerials - System of a down
The Weight  - the band
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers
Fortunate Son - Creedence
Bullet the Blue Sky - U2
Jumpin Jack Flash - rolling stones
Bad case of lovin you (Dr. Dr.) -robert palmer
Jesus Etc.-wilco
Oh Well- fleetwood mac
Susie Q - Creedence
Livin Lovin Maid - Led Zep
Sweet Jane- - Lou reed
Wild Night - van morrison
Grown So Ugly - black keys
Baby It's you - beatles
Roxanne - Police
Oh Darling - beatles
Wichita lineman - Glen Campbell
10am Automatic - black keys
While my guitar gently weeps - Beatles
Babylon - david gray
monkey man - rolling stones

See you there,

Bri

Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on September 24, 2008, 11:31:42 AM
I forgot a few..

Big Balls - AC/DC
Break down - Tom Petty
Roll over Beethoven- chuck berry/ELO
Try a little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on September 26, 2008, 01:47:42 AM
We're gettin' close.

Here's a list of equipment I'm bringing.

* Mic, mic stand and cable
* 2- Roland KC-100 4 input mixer/amp/speakers for Vocals/keyboards
* A mighty big ass power strip
* my guitar, stomp box, guitar chords, extra stings, guitar strap and amp
* Chord/lyric charts of songs i've listed

You need to bring:
Instrument players should bring their own instruments and some kind of amp unless they've made arrangements to borrow from another player.
I would refrain from bringing that huge Marshal stack. (or maybe not)  A  med size practice  or club amp should be fine.  Bring your effect pedals if you want.

Another mic, mic stand and cable would be good. backup vocals happen.
A mic mixer would be a plus as well.

We might be able to make use of the near-fest video projector.  If you email me chord/lyric charts i can make them into a presentation to be shown via video projector. This way we all get to see the lyrics and chords while we play. This will help the musically and vocally challenged players like myself.


Bri


Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: KB1NZN on September 29, 2008, 01:40:08 AM
Well, unfortunately I'm not talented enough to play any instruments or otherwise contribute in an "artistic" fashion, but I do operate a small DJ/Sound reinforcement company and can provide a selection of high quality sound equipment including:

16 channel mixer board;
100 foot 24 channel snake;
10 or so microphones, including 3 high end wireless;
Speakers & amplifiers;
Power cords;
8 PAR 38 and 8 PAR 56 lights with DMX controllers

Probably some other stuff I'm forgetting ...

I am planning to be there overnight Friday into Saturday, and can bring my 16 foot enclosed (and lockable) trailer if other options don't work out for places to secure equipment overnight.

I wasn't there last year, but sounds like a lot of fun. I would have to bring two vehicles if I bring the trailer (the one I was planning to bring was a camper), and I'm not sure if I would be charged extra for the second vehicle and trailer ... ?  Probably would I assume.

So let me know if this would be helpful and I'll make plans accordingly.

-Ben



Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: k1kfi on September 29, 2008, 04:12:21 AM
Ben...

Lights would be really cool!
Especially if we are out on the stage(weather permitting)
It will be a good time whatever happens...and all are invited!

Thanks,

Cliff,

 K1kfi
 ;D
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: N1ERF on October 02, 2008, 01:19:27 AM

Do you guys need a bass player or are you all set?

Also, if you are open to a few other vintage (60's/70's/80's) songs,
I could suggest some.

Just let me know



John

fun2fix@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on October 02, 2008, 01:47:49 AM
Hi John,
So far no bass players have come forward.
Since no one's signed on you'll need to bring an amp as well.

Please send a list of songs you'd like to play!!

Hope to see you there,


Brian



Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: N1ERF on October 02, 2008, 03:37:04 PM

Well, Here's the short list from my muse directory.

If you like any of them, we can talk off line.

Argent - Hold Your Head Up
Badfinger - No Matter What
BW Stevenson - My Maria
Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
Doby Gray - Drift Away
Dr. John - Right Place Wrong Time
Elvis Presley - Burning Love
Free - All Right Now
Grand Funk Railroad - Some Kind of Wonderful
Guess Who - Hand Me Down World
Hollies, The - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
James Gang - Funk #49
Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine (Go Away Today)
Monkeys - The Last Train To Clarksville
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Want To Get To Heaven
Paul McCartney & Wings - Hi Hi Hi
Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
T-Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)
Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
Tower Of Power - What Is Hip
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: N1ERF on October 02, 2008, 06:48:35 PM

Oops, forgot one:

Lido - Boz Scaggs

Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on October 04, 2008, 01:27:03 AM
Hi everyone!
It's gettin' close.

On Wednesday I'll put a feeler out as to who's coming, what instrument they play and what they're bringing for equipment.


I don't think we'll be able to play on the outdoor stage unless ...

It's warm and not raining (the last 2 near-fests were close to 40 degrees)
It's mostly acoustic.
We start early and then stop at some set time (say @ 9:30 to 10pm) then move the jam inside.
That's a lot of work and I'm not sure it's worth the hassle. Chime in and let me know what you think.

It might be possible to start the jam early (say 8 or 8:30) depending on weather. If it raining and or cold I'd like to start early. If it's warm and clear we'd start at 8:30 to 9pm.

Jam time is over when:  our fingers bleed, our throats give out, liquid mood altering nectar runs dry, the chronic is gone,  the local populace band together and force us out of town or we run out of music to play.
So, to put it another way; When I say. I'm thinking sometime between 1 and 3am. Could be later or earlier depending on stamina, age, intoxicants consumed and well when we crap out.

Now the legal mumbo-jumbo
After the jam everyone involved helps clean up.
We  remove the equipment and we put the room back in order for the mornings meeting/tests/lectures/etc.

No equipment is to be stored in the building.

There is NO SMOKING in the building.
You want to fire up; Then take it outside.

Anyone gets nasty or out of hand, we sick "Pauly the Enforcer" on the culprit.
He and his band of merry men (think Scarface) will remove the perp and hog-tie him/her and leave them to cool off in the "relaxation groove" to the amusement of passerby. Bring a camera for these and other cherished Kodak moments!!

Any questions or concerns, email me at bshaban@beld.net

See you Friday.

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on October 05, 2008, 03:32:56 PM
As of now, I'll be bringing a keyboard, small Peavey amp and the necessary cables needed to wire up the toilet seat.......I'll have a couple of mikes and other doo-dads but those will mostly be used for the wok-fi transmission so our mighty sound will be heard far beyond our little room.
Brian and Rick and eveyone:  The chord charts will be a huge help....I know some of the songs but never really played them so those will be much appreciated.

See y'all Friday night
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: KB1NZN on October 05, 2008, 03:35:41 PM
Hello all again:

If anyone needs space to place store and lock equipment inside overnight, please let me know. I can provide a dry and secure enclosed trailer, but if I do I also need to bring another vehicle. There's plenty of space inside but I'm not going to incur the additional expense of bringing it if there's not a need.

Right now I'm planning to bring the 16 ch mixer, mics, cables, my SRM-450 speakers and stands, some mic stands, extension cords, and some of the lights. If they are useful, great! If not, oh well, better to have and not need.

I also have spoken to N1VAR, who is a quite competent guitar-playing kinda guy who has expressed an interest in participating, so hopefully that works out.

-Ben
KB1NZN


Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on October 09, 2008, 12:47:11 AM
Well, It's Wednesday night; I'm gonna start pulling my stuff together.

I got my guitar, amp, guitar chords, picks, strap, extra stings (broke one last near-fest) big ass power strip, 2 roland kc-100 amps, chord/lyric sheets, mic, mic stand and cable? What am I missing???????? Crap....talent.

So, how about a shout as to who's coming?
I know Adam and  John D are coming. I'm hoping Rick is gonna be there with his  Axl Rose voice, guitar and electro-drum kit.

Setup will be between 8 and 8:30.

Steve (w1es) and Mike, are you gonna make it? How about Mike (N1IW) Cliff and Ben????

I won't be able to be there till say 2pm
Look for me near the entertainment building, trying to scoop that usb mic, eating some lobster chowder or just blasting around.

See you Friday


Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: W1VFB on October 09, 2008, 01:25:36 AM
Bri
I'm going to be at the Fest again and I'm going to try to make it to the jam.  I play keys.  If I have a pencil and paper I can write down what I need and can pretty much follow most anything.  I said that I would be there last year and I backed out at the last minute.  The day got to me and I crashed in the back of my truck.  You guys put me to sleep.  I woke up with a start when I realized that you had stopped.
I'll bring some of my cheat sheets and can go from there.
I'm going to have the group of guys that I'm with kick me in the butt if I don't get over there the to jam.
See you there.
Greg W1VFB
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on October 09, 2008, 02:27:28 AM
Hey Greg,
Great to see you'll be there.
Geeze... we put you to sleep.....
Interesting' cause some very pissed off older gent came barging in @ 11 and said "shut it down....
He won't get in the door this time.
see you Friday!!

Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on October 09, 2008, 03:07:28 AM
Well I got the Good word from the grand Poo-bah (Mr. Mike) himself.

If we want we can start the jam on the outside stage.
I'm thinking @7- 7:30pm start time but earlier could be possible if I get enough feedback.
I'd like to start out acoustic... Where's our Bluegrass/County/folk players? how about the sole/duet players?
If no one steps up, we'll rock it till our hands turn blue then move it inside.

See you Friday,

Bri

P.S. I really hope Rick is bringing those drums. If not, does anyone else have a set to bring?
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: k1kfi on October 09, 2008, 04:46:26 AM
Well Bri you answered a question I had. So, I will bring the 1/4 stack;
A Pignose GV40(2 6l6's) and an Epi cab with an eminence 12" speaker
made in the USA! Woof!

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Cliffy
K1kfi ;D
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: KB1NZN on October 09, 2008, 07:13:39 PM
Hello:

Will be there either Thursday night or Friday morning.

I am NOT planning to bring the trailer at this time.

But I am bringing a selection of audio equipment as previously mentioned that hopefully will be helpful.

Looking forward to it!

Ben
KB1NZN
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on October 09, 2008, 09:52:33 PM
Hi Bri & gang! Of coarse I'll be there! I'm gonna bring the drum set and a guitar rig, mic/stand/cable. Besides all that should I bring an additional amp&speaker for the drums? 
Here is a list of songs. Again doesn't matter if we do any of them or not! Also below that there is a list of super easy songs I have tabbed and printed which I'll bring along as well! I'll be there late in the afternoon friday and like Bri I will also try to park close by the stage! I'm looking forward to a great time and as far as starting the jam outside..I'm all for it...It's easy enogh to move inside later...also we have total control of the volume cuz of the electronic drums! Ok here's the lists! 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

Easy to follow tab I'm bringing!
wild thing
twist & shout
time of your life
squeeze box
margaritaville
keep on rockin me
the dance
friends in low places
sweet caroline
lights
knockin on heaven's door
honky tonk woman
hand in pocket
disarm
bad moon rising
all along the watch tower
blurry
                                     Ok those are the easy 3 chord songs!

The difference between a jass musician and a rock musician?
jass musician has 45,678 chords and 8 people in the audiance
rock musician has 3 chords and 45,678  people in the audiance!

BTW: wish the wife and I luck...she's going for her Tec and I'm going for my Gen saturday!
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on October 09, 2008, 11:08:57 PM
To Ben KB1NZN,
Hi, Are you deffinatelly going to be there friday night? Are you bringing the PA equip. you mentioned in your last post? Can I just run the drums through it? (one channel is all it needs!) Also will you or anyone else have an extra mic stand that I may use? I'm trying to save space cuz the drum set takes quite a bit of room!
thanks,
rick

Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: N1ERF on October 11, 2008, 07:12:04 PM
I personally wanted to say thank you to Brian for all the hard work and effort put in for this
season's jam. Also thank you Mr. Mike for allowing this event to happen. It wouldn't be
possible without you.

It was a blast to jam with everyone! A few pulled a few rabbits out of your hats! - Thanks!

I look forward to attending the next Jam.


John
N1ERF
(Bass)
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: W1VFB on October 11, 2008, 09:29:03 PM
To all that were there,
I really enjoyed participating in the Jam.  It was a little hard for a firsttimer to get the music down.  I definitely will get more stuff together for the next session.  Maybe a swap of tabs that we all have, 10 or 15 as not to overburden the system too much.  That way we all can practice what we know or want to do.

Bri, I applaude you in your efforts to get this together.  It's a lot of fun to get together with other hams and show off the other stuff that we can do. 

I hope to be able to make the spring show.  All keep in touch.

Something else.  Several people were taking pictures of the jam session group.  I was wondering if those people could either post the pictures or email them to me.  Really I'm looking for one that would show me sitting at the keyboard.  I couldn't get one of myself so I hope to find one that somebody else took.  I need it for my clubs newsletter.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: N1ERF on October 12, 2008, 05:05:23 PM
Hey,

Did anyone get any photos or videos of the jam? If so, would you be interested in making
them available?

John
Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on October 14, 2008, 01:52:05 AM
Freakin' Wow is all I gotta say.

Sorry it took so long for me to post.
Tyler and I left Sat. morning to go to our cabin in Maine where we don't have internet access.

I came with no expectations other than to have a good time and was rewarded 10 fold.
What a learning experience. Take a bunch of people from different styles/backgrounds/interests/needs and desires, who love music and want to play. Throw them together in a situation and see what happens.

First off, I've got to thank Mr. Mike and the association for allowing us the chance to play our hearts out.
Ben for bringin' the sound. Ben supplied and ran the P.A. and without him this jam would not have gone off as well as it did.

John and Adam at the Pirate station. You gotta' love the vinyl and Wok-Fi!

Next up I'd like to thank the players
The talent was just incredible. Players/Vocals/harmonies/solo's/etc!!

Don, your acoustic and vocals really set a new standard. This man can sing and play fo' real.
Bob and his accordion blew my mind! You Played a kickin' bass line too.
Cliff, Slidin' into home plate. Tasty, Tasty licks.
John and Scott bringing up that fat bottom and harmonies too.
Rick (WhosyourNEWdaddy) sportin' that Axl Rose vocal and slingin guitar.
Adam and Greg on keys! These guys were B-3 fantastic.
Raj.. Persona and volume. I love it when you get into it.
Andrea, Julie and Bruce for lending your great vocals to songs we wanted to play but didn't know the lyrics. Keep at it and bring it back in the spring!!
Tyler, Adam and the mystery drummer (Bill??? green coat, never knew his name. Played last time too.. I'm gonna call him Howard Hughes). Keeping that beat where it oughta be. In the pocket.

The audience!!!
You help us play better and we love having you there. Please keep coming and supporting our efforts!!!

I'm sure there are many I have not thanked; Please accept my apologies and step forward and be counted.

Ty and I can't wait to play with you all again this spring. We really mean that and  hope you all (and more) can make it.
 
Play on, Play on.

Bri

You can email me at:  bshaban@beld.net
or
shaban@fas.harvard.edu

P.S.
Maybe we can get together and play sometime. Give me a shout.


Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: KB1NZN on October 15, 2008, 02:50:01 AM
Thanks all!! Had a great time!!

Now that I know what to expect I can plan better for spring...not sure yet, but I do hope to be there!

The only things I can think of to improve:

1. REMEMBER the mic stands next time, not leave them on the floor of the garage ;-)
2. Bring a recorder - (thinking right now a video camera) so Bri doesn't have to worry about that pesky pause button.

I would like to see if we can achieve a little better audio balance next time perhaps. I did get some comments from some radio listeners in particular about not being able to hear the vocals sometimes. But hey, it's not like it's something we all practiced before doing! Maybe those were the vocals no one could remember  ;) 

I'll plan to bring a set of monitor speakers also, so maybe that will help.

I know Andrea and Juli had a great time too. Andrea was afraid she was going to be bored out of her mind at the hamfest, but now she's all excited about spring. One song to put on the list maybe that she sang in the school talent show a year or so ago - Roll Over Beethoven.

And .. Thanks to everyone who helped me pack up and load out. I really should learn an instrument .. not as many components to carry in and out!

Bri - Tyler stopped by on Saturday morning before you left and I had a nice talk with him. He seems quite mature for his age. I was very impressed. Oh...and Andrea wants to know if she can get his email address   :o  .. I'll send you an email.

See you in the Spring!

-Ben
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Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: Bri on October 15, 2008, 04:34:04 PM
Thanks all!! Had a great time!!

Now that I know what to expect I can plan better for spring...not sure yet, but I do hope to be there!

The only things I can think of to improve:

1. REMEMBER the mic stands next time, not leave them on the floor of the garage ;-)
2. Bring a recorder - (thinking right now a video camera) so Bri doesn't have to worry about that pesky pause button.

I would like to see if we can achieve a little better audio balance next time perhaps. I did get some comments from some radio listeners in particular about not being able to hear the vocals sometimes. But hey, it's not like it's something we all practiced before doing! Maybe those were the vocals no one could remember   

I'll plan to bring a set of monitor speakers also, so maybe that will help.

I know Andrea and Juli had a great time too. Andrea was afraid she was going to be bored out of her mind at the hamfest, but now she's all excited about spring. One song to put on the list maybe that she sang in the school talent show a year or so ago - Roll Over Beethoven.

And .. Thanks to everyone who helped me pack up and load out. I really should learn an instrument .. not as many components to carry in and out!

Bri - Tyler stopped by on Saturday morning before you left and I had a nice talk with him. He seems quite mature for his age. I was very impressed. Oh...and Andrea wants to know if she can get his email address     .. I'll send you an email.

See you in the Spring!

-Ben
KB1NZN

Hey Ben,
As far as the button on the recorder...
Well I really need a dope slap for that one. Cardinal rule, check and recheck!!

This really was one of the best jams of my failing memory.
But, to give props:
There was a jam in Rochester where Elliot was the host and there were some pretty hot players. Keyboard (hammond??) harp, several guitars, drums, vocals, and a pipe smokin' bass player
Steve W1ES usually had some great jams at his site. That's where I started to play.
Raj and Scott had great sets by the stables in Hopkinton. I mostly watched; afraid I'd mess up and hit clam notes. I finally got the balls to play with them and had a great time till we P.O.ed a mother for waking her baby

Please do send me an email and I'll pass it on to Ty. He'd really like that.
I'll work on my Roll over Beethoven (ELO version in key of A??)
I'd also like to get in touch with Don.  Can I get his email address?


Many Thanks,

Brian

Title: Re: Near-Fest IV jam
Post by: w0rmi on October 15, 2008, 10:56:45 PM
Hi all,

I'm Ben's invisible half. I wanted to say what a nice time I had. I didn't get to listen in person much because I had the babies, but Andrea and Juli offered to baby sit so I could go up for an hour. It was great broadcasted, but so much better in person!

(don't worry Bri - you won't anger me or my babes, we all love music!)

I definitely wanna return in the spring. Hopefully Gramma can keep the wee ones for a few days so I can help with sound like I usually do. I love being Ben's second hand woman.

Next time I will bring more toothpaste!! To the person who asked for some and i didn't have any - SORRY!!!! (The head dude guy, Mike gave me permission to bring toothpaste and stuff for people who forgot theirs. All five that I brought were gone early the first day) Gotta have fresh breath when singing with others - lol!! ;D

Anyways, wish I knew how to play, but since I lack the musical gene, I help Ben with sound instead and enjoy all you guys/gals hard work!!

Thanks everyone for a grand time!! If we bring the babies again, I will be listening from the camper. If I'm baby free for a few days, I will be with y'all all night long!

w0rmi