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Near-Fest IV jam
« 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

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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #1 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
 
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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #2 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???
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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #3 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

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Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #4 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!
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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 02:49:04 PM »
Hey Guys,
Yup I'll be there!!!  Keys and Drums; just like last time!!

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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 10:52:31 PM »
 :)

Where is everybody?

How about a song list?

Cliff

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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #9 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.


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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #10 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




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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #11 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,

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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #12 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



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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #13 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



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Re: Near-Fest IV jam
« Reply #14 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