Author Topic: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!  (Read 2763 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline DrOptigan

  • Broadcast Crew
  • Advanced
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • The guy with the big red Farfisa, aka KB1YTN/AE
    • Adam's Homepage of Old Stuff
NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« on: September 25, 2016, 03:35:42 AM »
Wow, well within a month, and nobody's started a jam thread. Welp, here goes nothing...

Hope everybody's getting ready for the jam! I plan to have my (un)usual complement of oddball keyboards there, including the Big Red Farfisa™. Hope to see everybody there!  8)
-Adam
aka Dr. Optigan

Offline Bri

  • House Band mis-leader
  • Extra
  • *****
  • Posts: 183
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Boogie till you puke
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 12:45:11 PM »
Well,
So we're within the sprint to the 20th Fest!!
What a long strange trip it's been.
Here are some particulars to chew on for this jam.

*Ben informs me he'll be bringing a new PA WITH vocal effects. Can I get a witness?
He'd also like people to leave their amps at home and plug in direct to his board.
I know that some of you would rather bring your amp and that's ok. However once again leave the big bruiser at home. A 10-25 watt will more than clear the room.

*Please post a list of songs you'd like to play. Know that some will and some won't get played depending on people knowing the piece and how complicated it is. Try to keep it simple.

*Bring lyric and chord sheets for those songs in 20 font or bigger. We're old; We can't seen Times 12 italic from 6 feet away.

*I think it would be good if we could get together a few hours before the jam to go over some songs and get a "feel" if it'll work or not.
We can do it acoustically, no need for amps kept for the keys. If I get enough people who are in I'll post a time/place to meet. We don't have to go through complete songs just overviews.

*As for other things like what to bring, load in/out, stands, miss chords, power strips, etc, look at previous posts from earlier Fests. You'll get the picture.

Any other suggestions concerns post them here.
I'll be posting my song list tomorrow.

Lets have fun and make it memorable!
See you at the Jam,

Bri
The only thing to fear is fear itself.....and crazy bat-shit people. We should really fear crazy bat-shit people.

Offline Bri

  • House Band mis-leader
  • Extra
  • *****
  • Posts: 183
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Boogie till you puke
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 11:51:35 PM »
Here's my list.
Doesn't mean we have to play them just means I can.
Of course pulling them off is another story.

Legend: V= vocal , G= Guitar B= Bass, BV= Backup Vocal

Live with me -Rolling Stones  (B&V)
50 ways to leave your lover - Paul Simon (G&V)
Gimme some lovin’ -Spencer Davis Group  (G)
And your bird can sing - Beatles  G & B/V
Melissa Allman Bros (G)
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers  (G&V)
Keep on rockin in the free world Neil Young (G B/V)
Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones  (G&V)
I feel fine-Beatles G & B/V
Stuck in the middle- Steelers Wheel (key of C) ( G&V)
Susie Q - Creedence  (G)
Brown Sugar Rolling Stones (open G)  (V&G)
Try a little Tenderness - Otis Redding  (G)
Livin Lovin Maid - Led Zep  (G)
No Reply - Beatles  (G&V)
Knockin on heavens door - Dylan (G&V)
Roxanne - Police  (G)
It don't come easy - Ringo Star (G&B/V)
Oh Darling - beatles  G&V)
While my guitar gently weeps - Beatles   (G & B/V)
Pretty Woman Roy Orbison (G)
Badfinger – No Matter What G&B/V)
Light my fire Jose Feliciano/ Doors (G&V)
Fortunate Son  CCR (V&G)
The Pusher Steppenwolf (V&G)
The only thing to fear is fear itself.....and crazy bat-shit people. We should really fear crazy bat-shit people.

Offline N1ERF

  • Extra
  • *****
  • Posts: 87
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 03:40:26 PM »
Life has been quite busy lately.

I'll have to come up with a really short list this week. I'll play most anything, either on bass or guitar - If it's within my ability.



This is just me, but one thing I'd like to see is for the other members who participate, to actually contribute their part here too.
In recent seasons, there has only been a *very* small handful of individuals who actually post anything here.

It would be way-cooler if more people could participate here in what ever way possible, instead of only the few of us who happen to be regulars at this bar.
It's *your* event too! We don't own this business, we just try keep it running so everyone can enjoy it.

Again, that's just me.

Disclaimer: The opinions and thoughts of this individual do not necessarily match the thoughts of the collective mind of anyone.

"Your Results May Vary"  ;D


Offline KB1NZN

  • Administrator
  • Advanced
  • *****
  • Posts: 48
  • Karma: +1/-0
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 02:17:29 PM »
Hello all,

Just checking in.  As described by Bri I have new, lighter equipment that I am looking forward to putting to work at the jam. I've already used it at about 6 other events, but am still familiarizing myself with operation and features/capabilities. As for "plugging in" I would like to at least try plugging a guitar or two (or more) in at least temporarily because there are some features specifically designed for live use and I am curious to see how well they work the the jam environment.

See you soon!

Offline DrOptigan

  • Broadcast Crew
  • Advanced
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • The guy with the big red Farfisa, aka KB1YTN/AE
    • Adam's Homepage of Old Stuff
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 01:44:13 AM »
Would like to get a vocal mic set up near my keyboards, if possible. Not sure how well I'd do trying to sing and play, but it'd be nice to have. Anyway, here's my (un)usual list:

Animals - It's My Life, We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place, House Of The Rising Sun, etc.
Badfinger - Baby Blue, No Matter What
Beatles - whatever
Black Sabbath - Paranoid, Iron Man, whatever
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust or Suffragette City
Guess Who - No Time, No Sugar Tonight, American Woman, etc.
Led Zeppelin - whatever
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here, etc.
Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good, Rocky Mountain Way

As for the participation of others, I'm not sure how many of them know that this forum's back up. After the hosting debacle, much of the community we had on here kinda dropped off the map. Plus, it's not exactly easy to find this forum from NEAR-Fest's main page. Hopefully, we can raise awareness of it somehow...
-Adam
aka Dr. Optigan

Offline jp01104

  • Novice
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 12:52:43 PM »
So I haven't been to the flea since Hosstraders and I'm headed up next Friday and staying in a hotel in Manchester overnight (too old for the tent or backseat) is the jam session still held after dark or has that changed? Sounds like a lot of my kind of music that I'd like to check it out (sorry I hid behind the door when they were passing out musical talent).

Offline N1ERF

  • Extra
  • *****
  • Posts: 87
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 01:47:06 PM »
Welcome back JP01104.

Yes. The Near-Fest "Ham-Jam" is held Friday night. I'm not sure of the starting time this season.
The content really depends on who shows up, who has material, or has worked on stuff from the wish-lists.
It can be anything from pre-rehearsed music to a jam.


John

Offline AA2OZ

  • Technician
  • **
  • Posts: 6
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 02:25:11 PM »
Always a great time. I have a work conflict and probably won't make it. I'm bummed - I have a new homebrew amp that's ready to rock.
Hopefully somebody records it, so I can hear how much better you guys sound without me :-}
73,
-The other John-

Offline Whoz Your Daddy

  • Rick
  • Advanced
  • ****
  • Posts: 49
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Extra
    • Who'z Your Daddy?
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2016, 07:06:39 AM »
 Hi All,
Is anyone planning to bring a drum kit or shall I bring the usual electronic kit?
looking forward to it!
Rick
Extra

Offline DrOptigan

  • Broadcast Crew
  • Advanced
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • The guy with the big red Farfisa, aka KB1YTN/AE
    • Adam's Homepage of Old Stuff
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2016, 03:46:54 AM »
*looks up from the dust which has settled*

Man, that was quite a thing! ;D Thanks to everyone who made it, or tried to make it. I hope nobody was too annoyed by my keyboard playing or singing. Can't wait for the next one!
-Adam
aka Dr. Optigan

Offline Bri

  • House Band mis-leader
  • Extra
  • *****
  • Posts: 183
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Boogie till you puke
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2016, 10:15:11 PM »
This is most of the recording. I have to go back and see if I can find Dr. Optigon's solo work.
Warts, clam notes, missed intro's, false starts you name it.
This is a 250 meg file so be warned. I did not do any treatment to the audio.
The only thing I did do was delete all the chatter between songs You can't turn a sows ear into a presidential candidate.
I suggest you sit and listen with a bottle (name your liquor here) of high proof booze, a box of kleenex (Tears-a-Plenty) or in the case if your an abstainer, a 1/2 gal of ice cream.

You've been warned.

Bri

Here's where to get the file.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxqXGm3oAP7LX0d3MTZMYmtPcm8/view?usp=sharing


P.S. Ben any chance you recorded the jam? If so I'd like a copy to see what I could mix in/invert out, etc
The only thing to fear is fear itself.....and crazy bat-shit people. We should really fear crazy bat-shit people.

Offline Bri

  • House Band mis-leader
  • Extra
  • *****
  • Posts: 183
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Boogie till you puke
Re: NEAR-Fest XX Fall Jam Session Thread!
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2016, 11:25:04 PM »
Here's what I have of Dr. Optigon's 3 song solo.
Sorry I missed most of Tomorrow Never Knows Adam. You'll just have to play it again!

Bri

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxqXGm3oAP7LXzVuc21vb2Y0SGs/view?usp=sharing
The only thing to fear is fear itself.....and crazy bat-shit people. We should really fear crazy bat-shit people.