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.
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?
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,