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Official Near-Fest Jam info
« on: July 30, 2010, 11:24:14 AM »
Welcome back Near-Festers,
Soon I'll be posting info for the upcoming October 15th Friday night jam.
Wow, our 8th Near-Fest and our 7th jam in the the spacious entertainment building. I hope Mr. Mike can get the gods on his side again and bring the same weather we had for the spring fest.

BTW, a fellow Near-Fester approached me at the last MIT flea and said someone mentioned the jam was just for guys. Who came up with that crap?
I just want to state:
The Near-Fest jam is open to ALL musically inclined humans playing ALL kinds of music. If you play or sing we want you!

'Nuff said.
Stay tuned brothers and sisters!


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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 05:53:11 PM »
Check out this posting.  I don't believe the contact information has changed:

http://near-fest.com/index.php?topic=366.0

Or contact Mr. Mike, W1RC.

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 08:38:45 PM »
Soooooo,
About the jam.

I'll kick out the usual questions:
Who's coming?
Are ya gonna play, sing or both?
Whatta ya wanna play?
and whatcha bringin' fer equipment?

If you look at past jam posts you'll get a sense of the format (very loose) and most of your question will be answered.

For starters see: http://near-fest.com/index.php?topic=465.0

http://near-fest.com/index.php?topic=521.0

Can't wait to see and hear you all again.

More soon,

Bri

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 02:44:02 PM »
Soooooo,
About the jam.

I'll kick out the usual questions:
Who's coming?
Are ya gonna play, sing or both?
Whatta ya wanna play?
and whatcha brinin fer equipment?


Hey, Brian and folks

Unfortunately due to a poorly timed gig, I won't be able to make it to the hamfest this October.  Have a great jam and we'll see you in the spring.

-Scott

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 05:05:24 PM »
At the risk of sounding predictable... I'll be there.

I'm good for Bass and optionally scary backing vocals. ;D

I can try to come up with a song wish list if needed.


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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 01:06:39 AM »
So far we've got the following degenerates to assault your ears.
They are:

Brian, your host (throat gargle with out of tune guitar)
John Derrico (Bass, guttural nuance)
Cliffy (guitar, slide)
Rick (Twang-o-matic gui-tar, Axl diesel voice, one legged drumz)
Adam 1 (Radio-matic keyboards, Drumz, wok-fi {kinda sounds dirty don't it?} )
Adam 2 (,,,,ohh my God look at the size of his "Farfisa Organ")
Jenny, Ben and Andrea (Crazy volume, feed to the Wok-Fi)

Possible guests may include:
Tyler (drums a-plenty, Whore moaning)
Sting (crap, who knew he's a HAM) Wait.. Did I say Sting?.. I meant Stin-Gee.
Elvis (Don;t laugh; It could happen. It could!!)
The guy who looks like Katy Perry but sounds like Alvin Chipmunk.

Hopefuls:

Raj (loud-ass guitar and flavor.)
Geoff (Hammond-cheese, Winwood voice)
Bob Spak (Accordion, bass)
Harmonica guy
John... ? (no really. His last name is question mark) Guitar

Can't make it this time but will be big time missed:
Scott (Bass)
Greg (Keyboards)
??????
??????
??????

Who else is coming or not?

lemme know,


Bri





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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 04:00:43 PM »
I believe I'll be coming and camping Friday night.
  I'm a HS music teacher and play piano/organ/sax in a Seacoast area band.  I'll be bringing my board and amp, possibly my alto sax as well.  I'm happy to play whatever style folks want to play.

  I have P.A. stuff as well if needed. 

  Looking forward to it.

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 07:17:12 PM »
That sounds fantastic Lonnie,
I'm looking forward to playing with you and anyone else that comes.

As for P.A. stuff I'm pretty sure Ben and Jenny have that covered.
However, please check this forum as we get closer to the Fest as there might be changes.


Thanks,

Bri

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 11:21:19 PM »
Anyone up for a little Stax or Motown? ;)

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 01:27:28 AM »
I'll have to check the schedule with work. If it works out, I'll be there with my Alesis DM10 Studio Kit.

JT

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 04:20:52 PM »
N1ERF de N1NOF:
  Motown/Stax is one of my specialties.  My band, The SoulMate Band plays Motown from Boston to Portland, and many points in between.  Happy to back you up on anything you like - Jr. Walker, Aretha, Stevie, Smokey, Temps, Gladys...


  FWIW: I've been playing in hamfest bands for about 40 years now; my father, K1CXW/SK, always brought his guitar to the Bangor/Windsor/Union/St. Albans/Etc. Hamfests, and managed to cajole my mom, KA1MRS, to bring her Hammond Porta-B as well.  I usually ended up playing a little sax on the side, so it's exciting to re-visit that "Ham Band" experience so many years later.

  Looking forward to it!
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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 08:00:53 PM »
I'll have to check the schedule with work. If it works out, I'll be there with my Alesis DM10 Studio Kit.

JT

...aaaaaand I'll be there. Any practices scheduled yet? Setlists? My kit is super-compact now, and it's a 7-piece! I'm thinking of bringing my acoustic cymbals for fun if we can turn the volumes "up" for the rest of the kit.

Looking forward to good times as usual.

JT

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 11:41:58 AM »
Does it have a volume control? ;D


...If it works out, I'll be there with my Alesis DM10 Studio Kit.

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010, 11:49:57 AM »
Yeah, I'll be plugged into a mixing board from the main module. Two volume controls!

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Re: Official Near-Fest Jam info
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2010, 04:15:50 PM »
I've been accused of not being loud enough, I may have to borrow one! ;D


Yeah, I'll be plugged into a mixing board from the main module. Two volume controls!