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:
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??
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