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Spring Jam
« on: February 22, 2012, 12:29:31 AM »
Hey Festers, Hipsters, Mobsters and Hamsters,

Were baaaack and we wanna play!
For starters look at past posts if you've never played the fest before.

All the regulars (and you know who you are): all the usual stuff applies.
I'll check with the better half (The Mrs.) and see if we can co-ordinate a practice to shake off some cobwebs.

Sooooo, Who wants ta play?


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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 03:57:29 AM »
You could talk me into it!!!
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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 07:59:11 AM »
I'm in, as always!!  Let me know when you want to have a practice; I'm pretty sure the Red Line train issues have been laid to rest by now LOL!!!   :) ;D 8)

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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 11:25:01 PM »
Hey Hammer-Jammers,
Were less than a month away and I'm wondering who's coming to Near-Fest and more important; WHO'S COMING TO JAM???
Here the useful news you can use.


General Info:
The Jam will start between 7:30 and 8:30 dependin' on if the moon is in the right phase, the creek don't rise and the good lord (guy with the building key) is willing to let us in.
End time will be when we want it to. Could be 10:30pm, could be 2am.
I'll be coordinating the jam. Generally Some people will play a few songs then sit out while someone else plays. If there's a hole (bass player/drummer, etc) I may ask that person to stay up.
Please sit out every now and then and give another player some stage time. I may ask you to sit out if your bogartin' the situation.

If the temps hold out maybe we can play out on the stage.
Or  maybe we can do a little afternoon "stage practice" if there's no planned event in the entertainment building.

There is no storage for equipment before or after the jam. (other than your own car/camper/etc)

Bring your own instrument, cables, stand, pedals and amp unless you've made plans to borrow from someone else.
On the subject of amps. It's not a big space. 5-25 watt amps will fill the place and cause ears to bleed. So leave the  800 Jigawatt Marshall  with 8- 12" at home. We want to hear all the players not just the over amplified.

P.A.
I'm hoping Ben, Jenny and Andrea are bringing the PA, but I haven't heard yet.

Drums:
I don't know if someones bringing a kit or electronic set this time.
Anyone want to chime in on this one?

Misc.
Also, bring a little extra stuff in case a fellow musician forgot. Like picks, capo,guitar strings, power strips, mic, mic cable and stand, music stand, etc. I like cash so bring plenty for me.
Please let us know what equipment your bringing so I can work logistics. 16 cowbells and no sticks to hit them with just begs for a tongue thrashing.

Anti-Dick clause
Please Don't be a dick.
Do come early or stay late to help us set up or break down.
If I have to ask you to help; Your a dick. Don't make me ask.
Don't hog the mic, play on endlessly or play way louder just cause you can. That's just dick
If I'm being a dick I have a 2 person notification clause. That means 2 non-related people have to tell me and I'll cease and desist..or at least chill a bit.

Bring lyrics/chord sheets of songs you want to play.
Musicians 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.


Thanks and see you at the jam.

Bri
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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 09:50:59 AM »
Anti-Dick clause
Please Don't be a dick.
Do come early or stay late to help us set up or break down.
If I have to ask you to help; You're a dick. Don't make me ask.

I love it!  If Bri says you're a dick - you're a dick!

DON'T BE A DICK!

See you all in a few weeks!

73,

MisterMike

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Re: Spring Jam - "How Low Can You Go?"
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 04:41:08 PM »
Well... I'll post my wish list. Speak up if something interests you.

Q: "How Low Can You Go?" - Lets rumble the nails out of the woodwork

A: Spinal Tap - Big Bottom [Have Bass, Will Rumble]


Spinal Tap - Big Bottom (Seriously!)
Free - Alright Now
The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Brownsville Station - Smokin In The Boys Room
BTO - Takin' Care Of Business
Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
The Beatles - Back In The USSR
Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
Steve Miller Band - The Joker
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Eddie Money - Two Tickets To Paradise
Bobby Fuller Four - Let Her Dance

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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 10:32:16 PM »
Hey all, DICK here,... I mean RICK here..... Almost time to break a string!
Couple things guys!

I will plan to bring the "Ham Jam" drum kit, unless someone comes forward who plans to definitely bring their own electronic kit. As always, all are welcome to play it!

Wow! I like that "ham Jam!".   Mmmmm tasty!!!     Eeeeeew!

Also, I will post very soon the "setlist of songs that we have played somewhat sucessfully, in the past!"
List list includes, who sang what! I think its helpful stuff to know!

Mr. Mike, and or Brian, if there is anything else I can do to help out please let me know!

Looking forward to another great get together!

Rick
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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 12:39:04 AM »
Hey Rick,
Great to hear!!
I'll post a "somewhat sucessfull" list as well as we often play in different groups/sets.

"Mr. Mike, and or Brian, if there is anything else I can do to help out please let me know!"

Well, I still don't know if we have a P.A. and operators or not.

Anyone want to step up???

If not we go instrumental. After hearing Rick sing that might be a good thing.

My bad...After hearing me sing.
My bad 2...After hearing Raj sing
My bad..... After hearing anyone sing......

Chime in Play-ahhs!


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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 03:30:55 PM »

Hi All!
Not Long Now!
OK, Here's the "Near-Fest" - "HAM JAM" List!
Once again, this is just a list of songs we have "Played" somewhat successfully in the past! I'm sure we will play some of these songs and others we may not! All songs are welcome & I would suggest bringing Lyrics & Tabs of any songs you would like to do. Also double check the equipment your bringing so you don't forget a guitar strap like I did once! BTW any word From Ben and the Family "THE PA GANG!"? Hope all is well!!
Ok, See you all soon!
SONG NAME          ARTIST                                     PERFORMANCE   LEAD VOX
AMERICAN BAND          GRAND FUNK RAILROAD                    PLAYED                    RICK
BLISTER IN THE SUN          VIOLENT FEMS                                     PLAYED                    RAJ
BLITZKREIG BOP          RAMOANS                                             PLAYED               NOLAN & RICK
BORN TO BE WILD          STEPPENWOLF                                     PLAYED                    RICK
BOUND FOR THE FLOOR      LOCAL H                                     PLAYED                    RICK
BURNING LOVE          ELVIS                                                      PLAYED                    RICK
BREAKDOWN          TOM PETTY                               PLAYED                       RICK
DUELING BANGO'S          NA                                                      PLAYED                    NOLAN & BANGO GUY
GOOD                           BETTER THAN EZRA                    PLAYED                    RICK
HURT SO GOOD          JOHN COOGAR                                     PLAYED                    SCOTT
JENNY JENNY          TOMMY TWO TONE                    PLAYED                    SCOTT
JOHNNY B. GOOD          CHUCK BERRY                                     PLAYED                    RAJ
KEEP YOUR HANDS             GEORGIA SATELLIGHTS                    PLAYED                  RICK
KRYPTONITE          3 DOORS DOWN                                     PLAYED                    NOLAN
LAID                           JAMES                                                      PLAYED                    RAJ
LEARNING TO FLY          TOM PETTY                                         PLAYED                    RICK
MOTHER                           PINK FLOYD                                     PLAYED                    JOE
MY OWN WORST ENEMY      LIT                                                      PLAYED                       RICK & NOLAN
PARANOID                           BLACK SABBATH                             PLAYED                   ADAM
SMALL THINGS          BLINK 182                                     PLAYED                RICK
SMOKE ON THE WATER          DEEP PURPLE                                     PLAYED                    RICK
STAND BY ME          JOHN LENNON                                     PLAYED                    RICK
SWEET CAROLINE          NEIL DIAMOND                                     PLAYED               RAJ
THE MIDDLE (Drop D)          JIMMY EAT WORLD                         PLAYED                    RICK
TWO TICKETS 2 PARADISE  EDDY MONEY                                     PLAYED                    RICK
WHAT'S UP                           FOUR NON BLONDS                                 PLAYED                    RICK
WEARWOLVES OF LONDON WAREN ZEVON                                     PLAYED                    ADAM
WHEN I COME AROUND      GREENDAY                                          PLAYED                  RICK
WISH YOU WERE HERE          PINK FLOYD                                            PLAYED             SCOTT
         
         
         
Here's Some Ohter Songs We Have Done In The Past:         
BAD MOON RISING                            CCR      
BLURRY                                             PUDDLE OF MUDD      
BRAIN STEW                            GREENDAY      
COMBERSOME                            7 MARY 3      
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES                      GARTH BROOKS      
HAND IN POCKET                            ALANIS MORISSETT      
HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME           BRITNEY SPEARS      
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR           BOB DYLAN      
MAN IN A BOX                            ALICE IN CHAINS      
MARGARITAVILLE                            JIMMY BUFFET      
SEDATED                                             RAMOANS      
SHE (REALLY) HATES ME           PUDDLE OF MUDD      
SONG #2                                             BLUR      
SQUEEZE BOX                            THE WHO      
WILD THING                            TROGGS
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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 03:28:02 AM »
I can't wait for the jam! Got the big red Farfisa tuned up, finally, so it won't be quite as out of tune as it had been at previous jams! Granted, I'll still be the one behind the keys, so whether the re-tuning will matter much is debatable...

I'm up to singing once again, if need be. Hopefully, I'll manage to remember the words! Keep the lyrics sheets handy, just in case...
-Adam

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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 07:06:59 PM »
Hey all;

We got an email from Ben on our Pirate Ship email thread; we're almost 100% sure they will be coming.  Got a FB from Andrea last week saying she was stoked for the fest  ;D  So anyway:

I will have a keyboard and stuff set up; anyone is welcome to jam on it as always.  I will do my usual stand-in on skins for when we don't have a 'real' drummer....LOL.....Now that Adam's/my old Farfisa is tuned up, I definitely want to try that out too! 

Rick, I'd probably plan on bringing your electronic kit anyway....I'll set up one of my boomboxes for a 'drum monitor' behind the PA.

Hmm what else:  John won't be with us this Fester; so Ben and I will try to figure out how to get the jam on the air.  If we get it, great; if not then oh well.  I saw Raj at MIT last week, pretty sure he'll be there too.

Guess that's it for now!  ;D

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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 04:01:52 AM »
Hi All:

Bri I heard you have been trying to reach me, sorry .. been pretty busy.. but bet I know why

But we will be there, with all the usual stuff!!

Workin' on getting the broadcast on also, we'll see how that goes. Should be able to get 'er done.

-Ben


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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 02:57:54 PM »
Hi everyone,
Tune up! It's almost time to Ham & Jam at the Near-fest!
Yes Adam, I'm planning to bring my electronic drum kit, unless someone wants to bring their own kit? Anyone?

Ok, "Now here's something I hope you'll really like!"

"CQ" "CQ" "CQ-DX!"

Mr. Mike & The Team are looking for volunteers!

"Ham Jammers!" & "Listeners!" This is your chance to help out!

Volunteer for An HOUR!

They are in need of volunteers to each work a 1-Hour shift at the gate.
Two volunteers will cover the Gate at all times so no one has to be alone

To sign up please contact me directly at RickXAllen@Yahoo.com

All are welcome to volunteer, "Ham Jammers!" & "Listeners!"

Thank You!
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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 04:52:51 PM »
Hey Festers and Jammers,
I won't be able to join you all this fest as a very close family member has passed away and I need to make the arrangements.
Push on and hopefully I can make it in the fall.
If someone could record it and send me the link I would be grateful.
Don't forget to help Ben, Jenny and Andrea set up and brake down the P.A.
 

Best,

Bri
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Re: Spring Jam
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2012, 07:11:59 PM »
Hey Festers and Jammers,
I won't be able to join you all this fest as a very close family member has passed away and I need to make the arrangements.
Our deepest condolences Bri.  We shall miss you.  See you in October.

Best regards from the entire NEAR-Fest team!

MrMike