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Title: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Bri on November 23, 2010, 02:06:37 AM
I'm early but couldn't resist since Mr. Mike created the "IX Jam board" just for us!
I know I'm going to sound like a broken record but the questions bear asking.
If it brings a better jam I'll try it!!


What did you like about the last jam?


What didn't you like?


What worked?


Why didn't I think of that?


What didn't work or could use help?


When your spouse rotates your tires, are they just spinning them?


What would you like more of?


What would you like less of?


If a train is going 65 mph how long does it take the little blue pill to work it's magic?


Were you happy with the start and end times of the jam?


There wasn't much of a "jam per se" do you care or would you have liked  more solo time?


How was the sound overall?


Sarah Palin in leather or jello pit?


How was the balance of the instruments/vocals?


Your Near-Fest Jam Uber Co-ordinator,

Bri




Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: n1iwv on November 25, 2010, 01:03:39 PM
"Sarah Palin in leather or jello pit?"

Both please!!!
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: k1kfi on December 02, 2010, 04:00:29 AM
...More Blues tunes, for all to work their groove... ::)
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: w0rmi on December 11, 2010, 05:08:10 AM
What did you like about the last jam? - The people and camaraderie of course!


What didn't you like? - There was a lot of "dead time". The music didn't continue to flow like in jams of past.


What worked? - We did, a lot!!


Why didn't I think of that? - Because that beverage you were drinking was double dosed!


What didn't work or could use help? - As mentioned above, there needs to be less dead air. More songs, less talking about what songs to play.


When your spouse rotates your tires, are they just spinning them? - Spinning, yeah. He doesn't rotate my tires. To do something right, I gotta do it myself. Just ask him about the radiator I changed while he sat inside in spinning his records.


What would you like more of? - Yes


What would you like less of? - OK, got me on this one. I dunno.


If a train is going 65 mph how long does it take the little blue pill to work it's magic? - Depends, was it a suppository?


Were you happy with the start and end times of the jam? - Yes, perfect.


There wasn't much of a "jam per se" do you care or would you have liked  more solo time? - Doesn't matter to me, I'm easy (Don't tell Ben)


How was the sound overall? - Sound was fixable due to Ben and I's magic mixer.


Sarah Palin in leather or jello pit? - *shudder*


How was the balance of the instruments/vocals? - It was ok.
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: W1VFB on December 23, 2010, 10:09:24 AM
To all 'Festers....
From all of us in the TAUNTON AREA COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
We would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and fruitful Holiday Season.
We hope that everyone gets the new toys from Santa that they asked for!!!
See you in the Spring
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Bri on January 31, 2011, 01:24:27 AM
Attention Near-Fest Jammers.

It's been an interesting winter so far.
In 2 weeks I'll be starting a new job. New responsibilities, new hours and well.. new everything.
So, I won't be hosting this springs near-fest. I don't think I'll even be able to make that fest at all.
Bummer for me but not for you as I've asked a fellow jammer to step in for me as host for the spring jam.
I'm hoping this will be a temporary issue but I won't know till I've been in the job a while.

Rick Allen has officially accepted to fill in for the spring fest.
I can tell you he has been at almost every fest and Hosstraders jam since way back when.
He's  brought drums, guitar mic stands, extra equipment and signature vocals to many Near-Fests.
He'll make a great host and I'd like you all to give him your support and your best at the jam.

Rick won't go it alone. He'll need help from the Core!
I'm not going to name all involved, only the most dedicated and hard working. These people show up on time, offer help, rally the troops, put the word to the street, loan equipment and try their best to entertain. The Core arrive early, bust hump and leave late.

At the top is bass player John Derrico
John has been instrumental (no pun intended but it works so I'll leave it.) in helping me get the jam to where it is today.
Enthusiasm, practice, always trying to be supportive; That's John.

Cliffy
Slider Supreme. Cliffy has been at the Near-Fest jam from the beginning as well.

Ben, Jenny and Andrea.
They supply the P.A. , muscle it in and out, run sound and even cook food for the players and audience alike.
What an awesome group of people.


There you have it Festers.
When I have more word, you'll get it.

Bri

Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: K1WIZ on February 28, 2011, 03:39:10 PM
As usual, the Jam will also be broadcast over The Pirate Ship on 95.1FM with board audio provided by Ben who sets up the PA.  As far as I know, Ben will be there. 

We have a wireless link back to the "studio" where the feed will go to our broadcast setup, so you guys will be loud and clear all over Deerfield.  If anyone wants to record the Jam, just tune any FM receiver to our signal and into the recording instrument of your choosing.  Ben provides us with a very nice and balanced stereo feed so it always sounds fantastic, just like being there.
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: N1ERF on March 20, 2011, 08:49:13 PM

So... "Inquiring minds want to know..."

Who's thinking of participating?

Show us your "wish-lists" and wants!

It's time to start putting the ingredients into the Near-Fest Gumbo Pot!

Sprechen Sie Fest? Speak up!!!
:D

Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: w0rmi on March 24, 2011, 11:50:39 PM
Ben, Andrea and I plan on attending again as always with all the needed PA equipment in tow. The event has turned into a bi-annual family event that we wouldn't dream of missing.   

Do you all want food again? If so, any requests?

- Jen
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on March 28, 2011, 12:41:01 AM
Hi All,
Well let's send out an early Thank You! To Jen, Ben , & Andrea!
Time Flyz, And The NearFest is coming up quick!
Ok, here is my list of easy to play songs, I have Lyrics & Tabs for most of these, so e-mail me if you want a copy!
RickXAllen@Yahoo.com
BTW, is anyone out there planning on bring a drum set? Electronic set is preferred!

Please remember we don't have to play all or even any of them, It's just alittle staring point!
BTW, is anyone out there planning on bringing a drum set? Electronic set is preferred!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or input!
Thank You!

BAD MOON RISING   CCR
BLISTER IN THE SUN   VIOLENT FEMS
BLURRY   PUDDLE OF MUDD
BORN TO BE WILD   STEPPENWOLF
BOUND FOR THE FLOOR   LOCAL H
BRAIN STEW   GREENDAY
COMBERSOME   7 MARY 3
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES   GARTH BROOKS
GOOD   BETTER THAN EZRA
HAND IN POCKET (For the Girls to Sing)   ALANIS MORISSETT
HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME (For the Girls to Sing)   BRITNEY SPEARS
JOHNNY B. GOOD   CHUCK BERRY
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR   BOB DYLAN
LAID   JAMES
LEARNING TO FLY   TOM PETTY
MAN IN A BOX   ALICE IN CHAINS
MARGARITAVILLE   JIMMY BUFFET
MY OWN WORST ENEMY   LIT
PARANOID   BLACK SABBATH
SEDATED   RAMOANS
SHE (REALLY) HATES ME   PUDDLE OF MUDD
SMALL THINGS   BLINK 182
SMOKE ON THE WATER   DEEP PURPLE
SONG #2   BLUR
SQUEEZE BOX   THE WHO
SWEET CAROLINE   NEIL DIAMOND
THE MIDDLE (Drop D)   JIMMY EAT WORLD
WEARWOLVES OF LONDON   WAREN ZEVON
WHEN I COME AROUND   GREENDAY
WILD THING   TROGGS
WISH YOU WERE HERE   PINK FLOYD
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: N1ERF on April 01, 2011, 06:23:38 PM
Yahoo! It's officially one month before the big day! Have you decided what songs you
want to play? Well if not, I've added more suggestions. Check out Rick's list first.

This is my (dynamic) WISH List. It may change depending on who's attending. If there's
anything in here or in all other lists that get posted, I'd like you to speak up and
commit to something; the big word being "commit".

It's also my hope that any and all of you who want to play at the jam, to be more "proactive".
This means speaking up about your desires, wants, needs and participating in the whole
process of "having fun". The more committed you are, the more solid we all sound.

As with Rick's list, this is just a starting point and the songs may or may not get played.
It all depends on how proactive and committed you are.


All songs sorted in alphabetical order by band

The American Breed - Bend Me Shape Me                (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
ARS -OR- Classics IV - Spooky                        (Bass)
Bachman Turner Overdrive - Takin Care Of Buisness    (Bass)
Bad Company - Can't Get Enough                       (Bass)
Bad Company - Movin' On                              (Bass)
Badfinger - No Matter What                           (Bass)
Beatles - Back In The U.S.S.R.                       (Bass or Some (Lead?)Guitar)
Beatles - Get Back                                   (Bass)
The Beau Brummels - Laugh, Laugh                     (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
*Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law                (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
*The Church - Under The Milky Way                    (Bass, Lead Vox)
Classics IV - Stormy                                 (Bass)
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right            (Bass, Maybe Lead Vox)
Crazy Elephant - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin              (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
D-A-D - Monster Philosophy                           (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
Dave Edmonds - I Hear You Knocking                   (Bass)
Eddie Money - Two Tickets To Paradise                (Bass)
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood                          (Bass)
Elvis Presley - Burning Love                         (Bass)
Every Mother's Son - Come On Down To My Boat Baby    (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
The English Beat - Save It For Later                 (Bass)
Free - All Right Now                                 (Bass)
Grand Funk Railroad - American Band                  (Bass)
The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)     (Bass)
*Hoodoo Gurus - Come Anytime                         (Bass, Lead Vox)
*INXS - This Time                                    (Bass, Lead Vox)
Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way                       (Bass)
Modern English - I Melt With You                     (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
The Monkeys - Last Train To Clarksville              (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
Mott The Hoople - All The Way From Memphis           (Bass)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils -
   If You Want To Get To Heaven                      (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
(For the Harmonica player(Sorry I forgot your name)
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry                   (Bass, Backing Vox)
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Good Thing               (Bass, Backing Vox)
Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy                     (Bass)
* Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash (in Eb)        (Guitar)Discovered open tuning!
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You        (Bass)
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered            (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
Sugarloaf - Green Eyed Lady                          (Bass)
Sugarloaf - Don't Call Us, We'll Call You            (Bass)
T. Rex - Bang A Gong                                 (Bass, Lead Vox)
The Temptations - Aint Too Proud To Beg              (Bass)
Tower Of Power - What Is Hip                         (Bass)
The Vapors - I Think I'm Turning Japenese            (Bass, Maybe Backing or Ld Vox)
The Vogues - Five O'Clock World                      (Bass, Maybe Backing Vox)
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally                       (Bass)
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour                (Bass)

Notes:

   - Songs with *asterisks are ones that I am extra interested in... Although,
       I'd really love to put them on all the songs!  ;D
   - On songs marked with "Lead Vox": Everyone is better than me at singing.
       If you want the task, please do. Otherwise, I'll do my best and try not to
       embarrass you.
   - If there are any songs you are interested in, I'll do my best to point you
       in the right direction for chord changes or lyrics.
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Bri on April 02, 2011, 02:20:52 PM
To all the players out there

Rick, John, Ben, Jenny and Andrea are trying to bring you a quality show and a bitchin good time.
The least you can all do is respond to the posts.

I'm bummin big time that I can't make it this time but don't despair!
That gives you all more face time with the mic.
You don't have me hoggin all the stage time.

So, whadda ya say; Can you help a brother out an send a note to Rick if your coming, playing, singin', rappin, funkin'
just ate some bad meat so I'll soon be chunkin' (Yet another fantastic lyric by Shab-Co International).

Please (I know you can't see this but I'm on bended knee right now) I'm beggin ya.

Post if your coming to the jam...to jam
Post what you wanna play or sing
Post you credit card number and pin
Post what equipment your gonna bring

This is easier than sex and depending on how good at it you are, it might be more pleasurable!

You can do it, we have faith.
Do the right thing

Have fun and damn it someone hit the record button

Bri



Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: DrOptigan on April 02, 2011, 09:45:55 PM
I'll be there once again with the big red Farfisa, as well as a few other odd keyboards. ;D I'll also be able to sing, if need be. See ya there!
-Adam
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 10, 2011, 11:04:54 PM
Hi everyone, Rick here!

We're getting closer to the Nearfest!
I'll get straight to the punch!
Do we have a drummer?
Please let me know if your a drummer, planning on being there, & bringing a kit?
(Not to worry everyone, cuz if no-one comes forward, I'll bring my electric kit & play drums!)
You may contact me via this post or personally via RickXAllen@Yahoo.com

Once again, I'd like to point out that all musicians /singers & hams/not yet Hams! are welcome to join the jam! And of coarse, ALL are welcome to be in the audience. If you've never stopped by the Ham-Jam, It's in a nice warm building, & a lot of fun!

I have been getting quite a few e-mails lately & alot of people are asking for some TABS on the song lists.
I'm currentlly working on a nice file full of tabs/Lyrics that I can send out to whomever would like it. E-mail me if you'd like a copy! Or if you have any questions/comments!

RickXAllen@Yahoo.com
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 11, 2011, 06:44:35 PM
I'll be there Rick, with my little Alesis Micron in tow...had to lighten the load this year!  Wish I had a drum kit....haven't had one in a looonnng time as you guys have probably guessed by now LOL!!
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 22, 2011, 06:49:16 PM
Hey Adam (aka Dr. Optigan) what other keyboards are you bringing? ;D
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: antiqueradiobuff on April 24, 2011, 03:28:50 PM
I'll be there Rick, with my little Alesis Micron in tow...had to lighten the load this year!  Wish I had a drum kit....haven't had one in a looonnng time as you guys have probably guessed by now LOL!!
My firnd Joe cook has an older 60s one for sale
 ;D
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 24, 2011, 07:08:32 PM
Hey antiqueradiobuff,
Love to have a kit, but space doesn't permit.  Oh well....... :-\ :-[
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 26, 2011, 12:29:35 AM
Hi all,
Ok we're getting close now! Remember to bring everything you need, Guitar players might wanna bring along with their Guitar a small Amp(Please not a marshall stack A little practice amp is good!)strap, cord, picks, If your gonna sing bring a Mic, Cord, & Stand!
If your a drummer & you plan on attending, please let me know! RickXAllen@Yahoo.com

Songs that I'd think would most likely be played are:
BLISTER IN THE SUN   VIOLENT FEMS
BLURRY   PUDDLE OF MUDD
BORN TO BE WILD   STEPPENWOLF
BOUND FOR THE FLOOR   LOCAL H
BRAIN STEW   GREENDAY
GOOD   BETTER THAN EZRA
JOHNNY B. GOOD   CHUCK BERRY
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR   BOB DYLAN
LAID   JAMES
MY OWN WORST ENEMY   LIT
PARANOID   BLACK SABBATH
SHE (REALLY) HATES ME   PUDDLE OF MUDD
SMALL THINGS   BLINK 182
SMOKE ON THE WATER   DEEP PURPLE
THE MIDDLE (Drop D)   JIMMY EAT WORLD
WEARWOLVES OF LONDON   WAREN ZEVON
WHEN I COME AROUND   GREENDAY
WILD THING   TROGGS
burning love - Elvis
two tickets to paradise
stand by me John Lennon
One - creed
BANG A GONG
MUSTANG SALLY
Get Back _ Beatles

Songs I Think Might Get Played
used to love her
COMBERSOME   7 MARY 3
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES   GARTH BROOKS
HAND IN POCKET (For the Girls to Sing)   ALANIS MORISSETT
HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME (For the Girls to Sing)   BRITNEY SPEARS
LEARNING TO FLY   TOM PETTY
MAN IN A BOX   ALICE IN CHAINS
MARGARITAVILLE   JIMMY BUFFET
SEDATED   RAMOANS
SONG #2   BLUR
SQUEEZE BOX   THE WHO
SWEET CAROLINE   NEIL DIAMOND
WISH YOU WERE HERE   PINK FLOYD

Below is an old WYD setlist of songs I know (Mostly Know)
AMERICAN IDIOT      GREENDAY
AWAKE         GODSMACK
BASKETCASE      GREENDAY
BETTER NOW      COLLECTIVE SOUL
BETWEEN THE LINES              STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
BLISTER IN THE SUN         VIOLENT FEMS
BLUE MONDAY      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   EVANESCIENCE
BUTTON TO BUTTON   WHITE STRIPES
COMBERSOME      SEVEN MARY THREE
COME AS YOU ARE   NIVANA
COMEDOWN      BUSH
DANI CALIFORNIA      CHILLI PEPPERS
EVERYBODY WANTS YOU   BILLY SQUIRE
ONE         CREED
FLOAT ON      MODEST MOUSE
FORTUNE FADED      CHILLI PEPPERS
GEL         COLLECTIVE SOUL
GOOD         BETTER THAN EZRA
HASH PIPE      WEEZER
HEAVEY         COLLECTIVE SOUL
HEY HO         RAMOANS
HOLIDAY         GREENDAY
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF   DURAN,   DURAN
HYPNOTIZED      SYSTEM OF A DOWN
JOHNNY B. GOOD      BERRY REMIX
JUST A GIRL      NO DOUBT
KEEP YOUR HANDS   SATTILIGHTS
LAST NITE      STROKES
LEVEL         RACONTUERS
LITTLE SISTER      QUEENS/STONEAGE
LONGVIEW      GREENDAY
THROUGH THE GLASS   STONE SOUR
MAN IN A BOX      ALICE IN CHAINS
MY OWN WORST ENEMY   LIT
POUR SOME SUGAR   DEF LEPPARD
REARRANGED      LIMP BIZKIT
REMEDY         SEETHER
SAFTY DANCE      MEN WITHOUT HATS
SAVE ME         SHINEDOWN
SEDATED      RAMOANS
SEEK & DESTROY      METALLICA
SEVEN NATION ARMY   WHITE STRIPES
SHE HATES ME      PUDDLE OF MUDD
SHORT SKIRT      CAKE
SMALL THINGS      BLINK 182
SMOKE ON THE WATER   DEEP PURPLE
SONG # 2      BLUR
STEADY AS SHE GOES   RACONTUERS
TALK DIRTY TO ME   POISON
THE MIDDLE      JIMMY EAT WORLD
UNGLUED      STP
WHEN I COME AROUND   GREENDAY
Please feel free to contact me with any questions at RickXAllen@Yahoo.com

Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: DrOptigan on April 26, 2011, 05:22:02 AM
Hey Adam (aka Dr. Optigan) what other keyboards are you bringing? ;D

Not quite sure yet, but I'll probably be bringing at least one Casio, a Bee Gees Rhythm Machine, and if things work out well, a Korg Poly 800. I actually managed to find one of my own at a flea market a few months ago; several keys don't work, and I paid more than I would've paid for yours, but it's endless buckets of fun.  ;D
-Adam (aka Dr. Optigan)
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on April 26, 2011, 09:34:55 PM
Cool!....maybe I'll pack my SK1 for fun hehe!!! ;D
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 28, 2011, 09:01:10 PM
Hi all!
We are on the way!  I brought along:
Guitar & amp setup
Mic, cord, & stand
Lyrics & tabs
Electronic drum set
Extra strings

I'm ready to jam & ham!


Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Bri on April 29, 2011, 12:12:25 AM
Hey All,
Brian here.
Wishing I was going and bummin' I'm not.
Fear not; You players will make it happen.
Tear the roof off that suck-ahh!!

Play on, Play on!

Bri
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on April 29, 2011, 02:23:48 PM
Hi bri & anyone thinking of joining us in NH!
It's 10:30am on Friday & it's beautiful out! Come on down! Hey Bri what about  stopping by after work today or Saturday morning?

Having fun already!!
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: N1ERF on May 01, 2011, 05:22:34 PM
I'd like to thank Mr. Mike & the people who made our jam possible. If not for for them, we would not be able to make so much noise in one place at the same time!

I'd also like to thank Ben & Crew for making it possible to hear ourselves above the noise. They always go beyond the call of duty and provide us with great sound. They hauled all their equipment and spent lots of money for gas just to get us heard.

Also thanks to John for all his high tech wizardry to get us on the air.


Thanks to ALL of YOU!
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: KB1NZN on May 02, 2011, 05:35:09 AM
It was a great time as always, and once again standing room only, at least at the front of the room. I think I counted 12 musicians, and I would not be surprised to know that I missed at least one or two.

Thanks to all the participants. Without you I would be sitting there listening to the sounds of silence. Remember - you all make the jam, I just try to make it more audible.

We had 6 microphones dedicated solely to feeding audio to the radio station this time, and all of the feedback I got was that there were a LOT of people listening on the radio. Although it caused a bit of confusion over which Mics the musicians should play into, it worked out very well. I specifically make an effort to ensure that all the players and instruments can be heard not only in the room but on the air, and I think this time the feed over to the radio station was the best yet.

Again, thanks all, and we're planning to see you all in the fall.

-Ben
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Whoz Your Daddy on May 04, 2011, 12:35:46 AM
Hi everyone!
Wow, what an awesome Nearfest! It was a great time with some great friends! I
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: Adam KB1MRJ on May 05, 2011, 09:01:33 PM
It was INDEED an awesome NearFest; my personal best ever if you all must know!!  I'm still trying to unpack too hehe....
Title: Re: Jam-Fest IX
Post by: DrOptigan on May 06, 2011, 07:20:10 PM
Man, what a great jam that was, as always! ;D Thanks to everyone who played, watched, and listened. I had lots of fun mashing around with my goofy keyboards, and had a blast singing! Really need to get around to getting my gear tuned-up better for the next one of these shindigs, and hope Bri can find a way to make the next one.
-Adam