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Title: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on October 27, 2009, 01:39:06 AM
I know I'm way early but I'm still smilin' from Fest VI.
I loved all the other players especially Kim.
While he played I spied several people singing "quietly" while he played and sang.
I wish I had a 1/10th of his talent.
I hope the spring Fest features a lot more of Kim and other "acoustic players"
It's the melting pot which is the fest.
Please, Please, Please come forward and be heard and enjoyed.


See you in the spring.

Bri

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Airstream Analog on November 05, 2009, 02:25:26 AM
 :)Hey Bri,

I'll admit, I sat back (stood actually) and watched this time and last time and actually back as far as Hosstraders jams in the 90's. I play, but didn't really know any one, so was reluctant to jump in. I spoke to a several of the jammers this time and played the fellow's (damn, I can't remember his name!) Jackson (Charvel?) while the others were packing up. What was I so shy about??? I read that you had even planned a rehearsal of sorts beforehand and I'd be up for that to. I'm definitely bringing a couple of guitars next year and heck, we might even have our by Technicians by then!

Richard
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on March 06, 2010, 05:44:19 PM
Near-Fest players, shakers and movers,

Soon the snows will melt, there'll be that spring earth smell in the air and like the geese that migrate south for the winter, you too will feel an urge to move, to congregate..to reach for that string rusted guitar, that Marine Band harmonica on the shelf. Go ahead; Tickle the keys on that Hammond organ sitting in the basement corner, it's key's smiling at you, beckoning. You have no control over it. 'never did. Don't waste your time trying to take charge, give in. Feel the warmth roll over you like expectations of that first date. Ok, enough dime store novel.

Yes my friends; It's the Near-Fest Jam 7. It's back with a vengeance and we want YOU to be part of it.
History in the making! Your first time up at the mic, the crowd goes mild (hey were talking a Ham-Fest here). The first chord rings out, you open your mouth to sing. Lo and behold you fill the room with the sound of a spring lamb being castrated. No matter. You swallow; Focus and regain. The crowd smiles, approves then cheers. You have them in the palm of your hand.
OK wake up. Back to reality

Here's the word:
This time were going ACOUSTIC and were going to JAM.
I'm talking a semi-circle of players feeding off one another, taking it places it should go and where it shouldn't!
It's going to be primarily for us, the players but as always the rest of the Festers are welcome.
Yeah were gonna play songs, but in extended mode. 

Why Acoustic?
Last fest was too much setup/breakdown, Large amps overpowered smaller amps, an audience with fingers in their ears and not enough room for the players. I'm a lousy singer and I have enough trouble singing in tune in a normal volume environment. Add a jig-a-watt of screaming' guitar and I'm now having flashbacks of screaming at my kids for taking a dump in aunt Pegs pool when they were 4. Wasn't pretty then and it aint pretty now.

Does that mean I can't bring an amp?
Hell no. I wouldn't bring a 4 X 12 100 watt Marshall stack. But a small 10-25 watt amp for an acoustic is fine.

What about bass and drums?
If you play bass; Bring it and a small amp. leave the 800 watt amp at home. You won't need it.

Drums: I'm thinking of bringing my electric kit and a small amp for it. Otherwise, if you want to bring percussion (conga, Cajon, tambourine, etc) bring it.

Harmonicas, horns, etc.. Bring it.

How about an electric guitar?
nope.

But I don't have an acoustic and I still wanna play.
Bring that mandolin, banjo, viola, bassoon, uke.
Ask another player if you can use theirs. (please try to arrange that before the jam. It puts people on the spot and some are finicky about their stuff)

Keyboards?
Sure. Again; Small amp.

I'm planning on having a mixer for vocals, a few mics, stands, etc. and If we can get John and Adam, the Wok-Fi guys to do their thing again, we'll be on the air!!

OK, so lets hear from you players.

We do need your song list's to work from and fall back on if and when the jam falters.
Lets see those song choices!

See you all in April!

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: k1kfi on March 07, 2010, 06:27:55 PM
All well and good, but there should be room for some electric jamming...say, 10:30 pm for those who are interested.
I had talked my good friend and bass player into coming...but he is not realy a 'folkie' So, we might lose him.
...thoughts anyone?

cliff
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Airstream Analog on March 08, 2010, 02:36:14 AM
Acoustic could be real good! After playing in electric bands for years, I think I have finally gotten my ears wrapped around the acoustic thing. Bri, are you planning a rehearsal (of sorts) like last year?
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on March 12, 2010, 12:45:16 AM
I doubt I'll have a rehearsal. They don't always end up productive and the scheduling logistics is kind of a nightmare.

What i'd like to know is, What songs players have "in the can" that they have down and could play/sing unaccompanied if need be.
I'm sure folks will help out on most tunes but there may be the odd tune no one gets at the start that someone wants to do and I don't want to keep that from happening. Some of the best stuff comes from out of the ordinary.
I'll be posting a web site of songs that people can access for practice in the near future.

More soon,

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Airstream Analog on March 19, 2010, 02:42:33 AM
Hey Bri,

Those are all good ideas, the acoustic thing, the posting of song lists, ect. We happen to be putting together a book of songs for the summer to play around campfires which we are practicing now. I do some things that are a bit obscure that would be more of a solo thing since probably no one else would know them, but the rest are easier, more familiar and more suited to a group setting. I'm more of a group player, anyway.

Having a page with a list of songs (and hopefully the keys they are in) would be a great way for everyone to run through the tunes beforehand. I look forward to it!

Richard
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: W1VFB on March 19, 2010, 06:38:55 PM
Richard,
I'm one of the Festers that has played the Jam.  I played the fall of '08.  My one an only time but I enjoyed playing. 
Anyway what I was wondering was, the more obscure songs that you spoke about in your message, are there any that have (please don't take this the wrong way), a comical or funny sense to them?  I really don't know how to better explain what I mean but I think something like that might make the night.  We all work hard on the music that we do and it shows in how the music comes out.  It would add a little more to the night.  We all like to have a good time  and a light song or two might do the trick.  Again, I don't have a clue as to the music that you do but in a solo sense it might be easier for you to come up with something like that.
I hope I haven't offended you by asking this.  That's NOT my intent.  I can be as serious as the next guy and I love music of any kind short of classical and when I see you I'll explain that one to you.
Bri knows me and can, hopefully ,stick up for me and let you know that I'm not a crazy.  Maybe a little crazy but not enough to worry about.
I look forward to meeting you at the Fest.  I usually stay around the Relaxation Grove with the guys from the Whitman ARC.
Catch Ya!
Greg
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: N1ERF on March 22, 2010, 05:18:50 PM
Alrighty now...

Since there are no wish lists (yet), I'll cut the cake and get this party going.

Here is my wish list of the songs I'd like to do, either unplugged or electrified.
If there are songs that you'd like to play, just let us or me know.

If you have your own songs you'd like to play, just post it. See if anyone signs
on.

John


This list is in alphabetical order and not by preference.

I'm interested in Bass for all songs. Scary back up vocals for some, if needed.
Most are in original keys as recorded. Some songs may be in between keys and
default to the next half step down. If need to changes keys, let me know in
advance.

America - Ventura Highway (1972)
America - Sister Golden Hair (1975)
America - Horse With No Name (1971)
Bad Company - Can't Get Enough (1974)
Badfinger - No Matter What (1970)
Beatles - Back In The USSR (1968)
Beatles - Get Back (1969)
Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law (1966)
Bobby Hebb - Sunny (1966)
Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle (1977)
Classics IV - Spooky (or A.R.S. version) (1968/1979)
Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking (1971)
Derek and the Dominos - Layla (1970)
Eddie Money - Two Tickets To Paradise (1978)
Elvis Presley - Burning Love (1972)
Free - All Right Now (1970)
Guy Mitchell - Singing the Blues (1956)
Hoodoo Gurus - Come Any Time (1989)
James Taylor - Fire And Rain (1970)
John (Cougar) Mellencamp - The Authority Song (1983)
Monkeys - The Last Train to Clarksville (1966)
Mott The Hoople - All The Way From Memphis (1973)
Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks (1966) <about 1/2 step down down if I remember correctly>
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Want To Get To Heaven (1974)   
Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy (1971)
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In the Middle with You (1972)
Sugarloaf - Green Eyed Lady (1970)
The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (1963)
The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) (1971)
The Meters - Cissy Strut (1969)
Toad The Wet Sprocket - Walk On The Ocean (1991)
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally (1966)
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour (1966)
Van Morrison
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on March 22, 2010, 06:07:49 PM
Wish list posters!!

Please list what instrument you wish to play on a particular song and if you are going to sing it. Also, What key.

Thanks,

Bri


Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on March 24, 2010, 02:25:29 AM
Here's my list of what I can do (not necessarily will do)

Bri

legend: V= vocal , G= guitar  B= Bass, P= Percussion B/V= backup vocal

spooky - classics IV/ atlanta rhythm section (V&G)
people who died - jim carrol band (V&G)
the letter - no capo - joe cocker (V&G)
Operator - Jim crocee  (B/V)
assorted blues jam - in Am (Wheel/Popcicle Stick)
stuck in the middle - steelers wheel (V&G)
I'm only sleeping - no capo - beatles (V&G)
Layla - Eric (Backup guitar)
It's only love - capo 4th fret - beatles (V&G)
Ain't it high time we went - joe cocker  (V)
Black coffee in bed- Squeeze (G&V)
Season of the Which -Donovan (G&V)
we gotta get out of this place - Animals (Bass/Voc)
trawlerman -  mark knoffler (V&G)
Cissy Strut - the meters (G)
Check your bucket - duke and the drivers (V&G)
jumping jack flash rolling stones (V&G)
gimme some lovin - spencer davis group (V&G)
from the beginning - E.L.P. (V&G)
behind blue eyes The who (V&G)
kicks - paul revere (V&G) maybe
50 ways to leave your lover - Paul simon (V&G)
Waiting on a friend -Rolling Stones (V&G)
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers (V&G)
Baby It's you - beatles  (V&G)maybe
Oh Darling - beatles (V&G)
Wichita lineman - Glen Campbell (V&G) maybe
monkey man - rolling stones (V&G)
Fortunate Son  CCR (V&G)
Nancy Sinatra  Bottle Rockets  (V&G)
10am automatic  Black Keys (V&G)
Grown so Ugly  Black Keys  (V&G)
Suzie Q  CCR (V&G)
My guitar gently weeps Beatles (V&G)
No Reply Beatles (V&G)
Melissa Allman Bros  (V&B/V)
Brown Sugar Rolling Stones (open G)  (V&G)
Live with me Rolling Stones  (V&G)
Oh Pretty Woman Roy Orbison (G&V)
Saving Grace - Tom Petty (V&G)
Bad case of lovin you Robert Palmer  (V&G)
Knockin on heavens door  Dylan  (V&G)
Wild Nights Van Morrison (V&G)
The Weight  The Band (V&G)
Livin lovin Maid Led Zepplin  (G)
Roxanne  Police (G B/V)
Babylon David Grey Down 1/2 step (V&G)
I want you (she's so heavy) Beatles  (V&G)
Sweet Jane Lou Reed  (G B/V)
Mustang Sally  (V&G)
Try a little tenderness Otis Reading  (G)
Tell her no Zombies (G/V)
Keep on rockin in the free world Neil Young (G B/V)
Her Strut - Bob Seger (V&G)
Breakdown - Tom Petty (V&G)
The Pusher - Stepenwolf  (V&G)
Psycho Elvis Costelly (G&V) maybe
Jesus Etc. - Wilco (V&G)
Come Together - Beatles (G & V)
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Airstream Analog on March 24, 2010, 03:04:15 AM
 
Anyway what I was wondering was, the more obscure songs that you spoke about in your message, are there any that have (please don't take this the wrong way), a comical or funny sense to them? 
I hope I haven't offended you by asking this.  That's NOT my intent.
Greg
Serious? Not at a jam! Ha-ha-ha..

Obscure stuff that I could just bang out?
Dear Abbey - John Prine (D)
Six Pack To Go - Hank Thompson (C)
Payday - Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks (C)
Fishin' - Taj Mahal (D)

Not so obscure?
Dead Skunk - Loudon Wainwright (G)
Hear Comes The Sun - Beatles (E w/capo)
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon (E w/capo)
Willin' - Little Feat (G)

It's always fun to have others to play stuff with, though. Any other suggestions?


John & Bri, I've done these in various bands:

Bad Company - Can't Get Enough (C?)
Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking (E)
Guy Mitchell - Singing the Blues (?)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Want To Get To Heaven (?)
Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy (D)
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally (C?)

Never played these in a band, but know (or used to know) them.
Not sure how many I could sing, though.Have to find out, I guess. The ones in blue are ones I have sang :

James Taylor - Fire And Rain
John (Cougar) Mellencamp - The Authority Song
Monkeys - The Last Train to Clarksville
Mott The Hoople - All The Way From Memphis
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In the Middle with You
The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
Van Morrison
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: k1kfi on March 25, 2010, 02:47:07 PM
Taj's Fishin
Payday..."think I'll spend it like a crazy fool"
I'm an old cowhand...best version id Dan Hicks with Maryann Price(check her on Facebook)


What we should do is get together in the early afternoon and go over some things;
keys parts etc....Sound Good?


Cliffy

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: W1VFB on March 25, 2010, 10:32:46 PM
Sounds good to me Cliff.  I'll be around.  Call on a radio to all those who are going to play in the Jam and call them over to the Entertainment building.  I'll be on 2 meter and 900.  Specify a frequency and I'll be there!
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on March 26, 2010, 01:38:30 AM
Ease up a second boys on the early get together.

The entertainment building is in use a good chunk of the day. And in the past it's been in use right up until the jam
We'll have to wait and see if it's booked.

If it's in use and the weather is warm and dry we can meet outside (maybe on the outdoor stage) for a little pre-jam workout.
If it's rainy and cold we'll have to wing it or find a big dry tent.
I'm awaiting word from the "Big Kahuna"

Options?? Ideas???

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: k1kfi on March 26, 2010, 04:44:59 AM
Bri,

Who's the big Kahuna....Mr. Mike?

We can meet in my new tent...you can stand in it...Woo Hoo!...LoL!

Cliffster
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Airstream Analog on March 26, 2010, 02:00:14 PM
I'll be there in the camper from Thursday afternoon through Saturday, so any time & any place is fine.

Monkeying with Fishin' & Payday & other things this week. It will be good to work out a few things in advance... to fingerpick or strum?... slow down the tempo or pick it up? Sonds like fun.

Richard
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: W1VFB on March 26, 2010, 08:00:25 PM
No, no, no, Bri, you misunderstood me.  I said call over to the Entertainment building.  I never meant to use the building during the day for  a practice.  If I remember last fall, I think Cliff camped out on the back side of the building.  I just thought it would be a good place to meet and then go from there.  Let me know what's happening. :-\
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on March 26, 2010, 10:05:30 PM
Hey Greg,
No problem.
Actually I'd love to get together earlier and work on stuff.
If we can do it outside or in someones tent/trailer/etc. that will work just fine.
It would be even better if we could get the entertainment building a few hours earlier.
A practice "in the space"
But we'll see.
Stay tuned.

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on March 28, 2010, 04:19:19 PM
Ok my musical Brothers & Sisters,
The official word from Mr. Mike is:

The Entertainment Building is used for forums. 
The last one of the day begins at 5:00 PM and could go for more than an hour. 
Once that forum is over you may certainly have at it.
I'll talk to the presenter and find out approximately how long he thinks it will be.

That pretty much brings us in @ 7pm.
At least that's how it's been in the past.
And that time is usually setup time for the real deal.
If we want to get together to work out logistics, etc it'll have to be in someones tent/trailer/ or open air next to the Entertainment building.

Lets wait till a day or two before the fest before choosing a location/time. Weather and other factors change plans daily.


Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: w0rmi on March 31, 2010, 04:45:39 PM
Whatcha wanna do about food? I think it was a hit last year. I will bring it again like last time or we can all bring something - doesn't make any difference to me. I'm easy, (just don't tell Ben!!) LOL.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on March 31, 2010, 05:00:14 PM
On the food!!!
Hell yeah, that was great!
I like the idea of people bringing a dish.
I'll bring something tasty.

What about it players?

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: W1RC on April 03, 2010, 10:07:32 AM
If we want to get together to work out logistics, etc it'll have to be in someones tent/trailer/ or open air next to the Entertainment building.

Sounds like a plan!  If the weather is cooperative and it is warm you can also use the stage and grandstand.  However if you set up on the stage while the forum is in session you need to be mindful that the noise level must be low so as not to disturb them.

73,

MrM
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: K1WIZ on April 14, 2010, 02:02:35 PM
Just as a reminder, ThePirateShip 95.1FM will broadcast the Jam on the radio as we've done in the past.  Does anyone know if the dude with the PA will be there to give us an audio pickup or will we have to bring equipment? 

I now have an extra computer to record the jam (finally) as last time I tried doing it and the machine crapped out. 

If the dude with the PA will be there, then the recording quality will be stellar as we had an awesome L,R, & L+R stereo pickup from his board. 

See y'all there, & don't forget, if yur camping out Thursday night, tune us in & Adam will entertain you with classic rock on vinyl as well as Old Time Radio late Thursday night on 95.1FM Stereo.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: N1ERF on April 16, 2010, 01:21:55 PM
Well, It's officially two weeks away!

Has everyone learned their songs yet?
I'm still working and refining things.

Any questions before all the mayhem starts?

If not, we'll see you there!


Hey Richard, Contact me off line.

John
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: W1VFB on April 21, 2010, 01:35:29 AM
Bri and the rest of the musical troubadours of the NEAR-Fest Jam VII,
I just picked up a new keyboard.  No it's not a Hammond, unfortunately, but it has some pretty good sounds and should work just fine.  I'm also bringing a practice amp for it so I should be able to be heard.  I'm looking forward to the Jam. 
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on April 22, 2010, 01:00:13 PM
8 days to go.
Can you taste it?

Can people give me an idea of what they're bringing for equipment?

Thanks,

Bri

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: AA2OZ on April 22, 2010, 08:19:34 PM
I have a new QRP guitar rig. I'll have both tubes blazing for a full 5 watts of sonic mayhem. (If I can cajole someone to cover for me at work.)
I can bring a spare guitar, bass, or amp if anyone needs one - let me know.

See y'all soon (hopefully),
John AA2OZ
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 22, 2010, 09:06:11 PM
I'll be there with my own keyboard....i'm gonna jack our big boombox off the 'pirate ship' stage and use it for my 'amp'.....I may even try to get by with the built in keyboard speakers if the other amps stay small enough.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: k1kfi on April 23, 2010, 12:36:20 AM
....Oh, an Alvarez single cuttaway acoustic/electric, the dot studio Epiphone, the '64 Mustang, a Washburn travel guitar...and the Pignose 1/4 stack... that should cover it... ::)
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: n1bus on April 23, 2010, 12:46:36 PM
 i plan on bringing my washburn guitar,music stand,mike stand,mike,and maybe a boom box rigged as an amp for vocals. I was hoping to sing dock of the bay and maybe house of the rising sun. I was hoping to make another small amp like the wooden one i had last year but havnt had the time to do it. Really looking forward to the hamfest and the jam.
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: k1kfi on April 28, 2010, 03:22:38 AM
OK,

So....who's coming and what would you like to play?


Cliffy
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: W1VFB on April 28, 2010, 11:29:13 AM
I'll see you there Cliff.  Are you going to be parked in the same place that I saw you last fall??
The weather is looking good!! :D
See you there!!
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: N1ERF on April 28, 2010, 12:20:33 PM
Assuming I can fit it into my car (TBD), I'll be bringing my upright bass
and one electric.

Any of the songs that have already been posted to date.

So has anyone learned the second (upper) bass part for Walk On The Wild Side yet?
It's all on the G-String  ;D  around the 12'th fret area.

John
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on April 29, 2010, 12:24:42 AM
Ok you Festering bunch,
Were coming down to the wire. Less than 2 days to go.
I got a fevah' that can only be satisfied by a jam with a heapin' helpin' of cowbell.
Tyler and I will be coming up Friday mid day.
I'm bringing an acoustic, small amp and well.... read the rest for what else.


At this point I'd like to give a heads up as to what you should bring (if your playing) and what you may want to leave at home.

General Info:
The Jam will start between 7:30 and 8:30 dependin' on if the moon is in the right phase, the creek don't rise and the good lord (guy with the building key) is willing to let us in.
End time will be when we want it to. Could be 10:30pm, could be 2am.
I'll be coordinating the jam. Generally Some people will play a few songs then sit out while someone else plays. If there's a hole (bass player/drummer, etc) I may ask that person to stay up.
Please sit out every now and then and give another player some stage time. I may ask you to sit out if your bogartin' the situation.

The weather will be fantastic.
If the temps hold out maybe we can play out on the stage.
Or  maybe we can do a little afternoon "stage practice" if there's no planned event in the entertainment building.

There is no storage for equipment before or after the jam.
Bring your own instrument and SMALL amp unless you've made plans to borrow from someone else.
Were trying to go acoustic this time.
On the subject of amps. It's not a big space; 5-15 watt amps will fill the place and cause ears to bleed. So leave the  800 Jigawatt marshall at home. We want to hear all the players not just the over amplified.

Drums
No acoustic drum kit this time. I will be bringing a Roland TD-6 kit with an SMALL amp.

Misc.
Also, bring a little extra stuff in case a fellow musician forgot. Like picks, capo,guitar strings, power strips, mic, mic cable and stand, music stand, etc. I like cash so bring plenty for me.
Please let me know what equipment your bringing so I can work logistics. 16 cowbells and no sticks to hit them with is just wrong.

John and Adam:Will bring the music to you on your FM dial (95.1) in Glorious Technicolor Dolby 60.1 surround full release massage via the famous Wok-Fi!. Where else but Near-Fest!!!.

The P.A.
Will be limited this time. I'll be bringing a 4 mic input mixer (unless Ben would like me to bring a Yamaha Promix 01) as well as 2 Roland keyboard amps.
1 amp is for vocals and 1 for the drums.
Please bring a mic, mic cable and stand if you have one.

Anti-Dick clause
Please Don't be a dick
Do come early or stay late to help us set up or break down.
If I have to ask you to help; Your a dick. Don't make me ask.


Bring lyrics/chord sheets of songs you want to play.
Musicians 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.


Thanks and see you at the jam.

Bri
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: k1kfi on April 29, 2010, 03:55:17 AM
Thank You Bri!

If we all keep in mind that it's just a large living room things will be cool!
And if we listen to each other....then it's music!

Can't wait!

Cliffy
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: N1IDU on April 29, 2010, 05:02:22 AM
I'll leave the B3 at home ;D...and bring the CX3 and an acoustic guitar. If anyone is around Thurs and wants to jam in the trailer area I'll be there. Might even bring the midi bass pedal rig I made but it's a pita to move..
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: N1ERF on April 29, 2010, 12:38:09 PM
"And if we listen to each other....then it's music!"


Those are words that I can never get enough of. I'll certainly
do my best to heed them. :)
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Bri on April 29, 2010, 10:00:53 PM
Hey guys,
I thought I wasn't going to be there tomorrow till mid afternoon.
Ty's exam was moved to next Wed.
So, We'll be there bright and oily.
See you tomorrow!!

Bri

Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: W1VFB on April 30, 2010, 02:29:29 AM
Hey Bri,
They moved that test just for you ya know!!  Leaving Taunton at around 5 am.  See you there. :)
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: KB1NZN on April 30, 2010, 03:48:56 AM
Hi All:

PA dude here. Planning to bring usual equipment, so we should be all set on mic inputs and feeds for the Pirate Ship.

I'm not staying overnight this year, but I will be there mid to late Friday afternoon, then running home again after the jam....

work schedule  :(

Bri, I know you were tried to reach me yesterday...sorry. Life's been a little crazy lately.

See you tomorrow!

-Ben
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: n1iwv on May 05, 2010, 08:35:31 PM
I want to thank all you jammers for doing what you do!!

Great Time had by all.

Maybe we should do it AGAIN!!!!!

C U all in the Fall
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: DrOptigan on May 06, 2010, 03:04:38 AM
That was fun!  ;D Hope everyone enjoyed my Farfisa playing, as well as my vocals on Comfortably Numb! See you at the next one!
-Adam
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: Airstream Analog on May 06, 2010, 04:32:33 AM
Yes! Thanks to Bri for moderating this gathering. Sorry I had to duck in and out, but things were "happening." Didn't get around to singing anything, but there seemed to be enough singers willing to step up and I was a bit worn out anyway. I'm warmed up for N-Fest VIII now! Adam: good stuff on Floyd! And the fiddle player... can't remember your name but that was nice!
Title: Re: Near-Fest Jam VII.
Post by: N1IDU on May 06, 2010, 04:46:44 AM
Yes, thanks Bri and everyone for great playing and helping me lug the cx3! Adam, your Farfisa sounded killer. I used to have a Compact Duo . Played left hand bass in trios with that till it died. Digital stuff will never replace that vibe. Now if I could find a Vox Continental..