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.
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.
I'm hoping Ben, Jenny and Andrea are bringing the PA, but I haven't heard yet.
I don't know if someones bringing a kit or electronic set this time.
Anyone want to chime in on this one?
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.
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.