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Ham Jam
« on: March 18, 2023, 03:37:23 PM »
The Near-Fest Ham Jam! Spring 2023!
Jam Building is To Be Announced!
 
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Re: Ham Jam
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2023, 11:54:20 PM »
Wow, we are 2 weeks away and there has not been a peep. I won't bitch without acknowledging my own silence.

C'mon folks. The only thing that will kill Near Fest and the epic ham jam is Indifference.
Please let brother Rick, Mister Mike, and all the other great people that bust their butts and make this happen know that they are appreciated.

Show up, sell stuff, buy stuff, bitch less, and let's have another great Near Fest.

I'm in.

73, John AC2XN

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Re: Ham Jam
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2023, 09:45:28 AM »
Friday Night Ham Jam at Deerfield Fairgounds!
(A Open Jam Session For All Players Singers & Listeners)

Well put John! Yes, We are a couple weeks away!
I will be bringing a PA with Mics & Stands.
Bill M. is bringing his Electronic drum kit.
Can anyone bring a bass & small bass amp?
Unfortunately Scott M. cannot attend this one.
Be aware we may or may not be in the same building.
I will let everyone know as soon as i know.
Any Questions or Comments Post them here!

Looking forward to seeing you all!
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Re: Ham Jam
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2023, 10:42:51 PM »
Thank you Rick,
I can bring a bass. It won't be of the caliber of the amazing Scotty or the other John who always brought great equipment.
I bought a decent Mex P-bass at Near Fest recently. It has remained in the bag since. I am volunteering to handle bass duties if no one better shows up. If no one more skilled chimes in, you might be screwed, or amazed - who knows.

You may be thinking "Oh Shit" and with good reason. I will find, borrow, or buy a decent bass amp for the fest.
I am in. Who else?

PS. I am planning to bring my Les Paul and a decent small tube amp - just in case...

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Re: Ham Jam
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2023, 09:38:44 PM »
I am sick with a cold but am planning on going.  I'll be busy from 8:45 - 11:00 so I'm hoping for guest drummers during that time.  I'll bring the set and a block.  Let me know if we need anything else.

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Re: Ham Jam
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2023, 12:48:00 AM »
Well, my P-bass from the last hamfest turned out to be a dud - no output. I guess I need to be less trusting in the future. I fixed it by resoldering a wire on the pickup. My old Fender bass amp didn't work either, so I grabbed an old Peavey garage sale find from my brother's barn. that had a blown speaker. I threw in a Celestion guitar speaker from another project amp. It has been an ordeal, but I have a working bass rig. Does anyone have an old song list or recording from a recent jam?
Do we know what building we will be In?

See everybody on Friday.
73, John AC2XN

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Re: Ham Jam
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2023, 12:38:55 AM »
12:21am I'm home from work...
John & Bill You'z rock brothers!
I remember having to bring the drum kit and setting it up
and even worse breaking it down and then,trying to find the missing pieces in the fall!
And John, Putting together a bass rig nice!

Ok everyone, here is some of the songs I almost remember!
We have played a few of these in the past!

Sounds like we are gonna have a good time!
No pressure, no worries! It's all about being together not being perfect..
Sorry found this old list,,, sorry for the repeats....


BLISTER IN THE SUN   VIOLENT FEMS
BLURRY   PUDDLE OF MUDD
BORN TO BE WILD   STEPPENWOLF
BOUND FOR THE FLOOR   LOCAL H
BRAIN STEW   GREENDAY
GOOD   BETTER THAN EZRA
JOHNNY B. GOOD   CHUCK BERRY
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR   BOB DYLAN
LAID   JAMES
MY OWN WORST ENEMY   LIT
PARANOID   BLACK SABBATH
SHE (REALLY) HATES ME   PUDDLE OF MUDD
SMALL THINGS   BLINK 182
SMOKE ON THE WATER   DEEP PURPLE
THE MIDDLE (Drop D)   JIMMY EAT WORLD
WEARWOLVES OF LONDON   WAREN ZEVON
WHEN I COME AROUND   GREENDAY
WILD THING   TROGGS
 
Songs that I think MIGHT get played
COMBERSOME   7 MARY 3
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES   GARTH BROOKS
HAND IN POCKET (For the Girls to Sing)   ALANIS MORISSETT
HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME (For the Girls to Sing)   BRITNEY SPEARS
LEARNING TO FLY   TOM PETTY
MAN IN A BOX   ALICE IN CHAINS
MARGARITAVILLE   JIMMY BUFFET
SEDATED   RAMOANS
SONG #2   BLUR

BASKETCASE                         GREENDAY

BORN TO BE WILD                  STEPPENWOLF

BOUND FOR THE FLOOR        LOCAL H

BRAIN STEW                           GREENDAY

BREAKDOWN                          TOM PETTY

COME AS YOU ARE                NIVANA

COMEDOWN                            BUSH


GEL                                         COLLECTIVE SOUL

GOOD                                      BETTER THAN EZRA

HASH PIPE                               WEEZER

HEAVEY                                  COLLECTIVE SOUL

HEY HO                                   RAMOANS

JOHNNY B. GOOD                  BERRY REMIX


LONGVIEW                              GREENDAY

THROUGH THE GLASS           STONE SOUR

MAN IN A BOX                        ALICE IN CHAINS

MY OWN WORST ENEMY       LIT


SAFTY DANCE                        MEN WITHOUT HATS

SEDATED                                RAMOANS
SEVEN NATION ARMY            WHITE STRIPES

SHE HATES ME                       PUDDLE OF MUDD

SMALL THINGS                       BLINK 182

SMOKE ON THE WATER         DEEP PURPLE

SONG # 2                                BLUR

TALK DIRTY TO ME                 POISON

THE MIDDLE                             JIMMY EAT WORLD

UNGLUED                                STP

WHEN I COME AROUND          GREENDAY
ok 73's my friends.... I gotta start packing suff!
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Re: Ham Jam
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2023, 07:53:20 PM »
Thank you!
Another great Near-Fest & Jam everyone!

Everything went smoothly!
I couldn't ask for a better jam session.
It was nice to see everyone doing their best to help each other too.
Made for a quick, easy pack up and clean up!

Special thanks to Bill for bringing the electronic drums, John for his bass rig!,
and all those that sang, played, or just stuck around to listen for a while!

Also, On behalf of everone involved, a big thank you to Mr. Mike and The Team
for allowing us the comfort of a nice warm building to Ham Jam in!

Have a great Spring and Summer!
73's
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Re: Ham Jam
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2023, 06:24:38 PM »
Boy, that was fun! ;D Thanks to everyone who joined in or tried to join in, and to everyone who put up with my attempts at keyboard playing and singing. Can't wait for the next one; who knows, if things go well, I might try bringing one of my Farfisa organs with me once again! ;)
-Adam

PS: Someone in the audience posted a video of our jamming on YouTube! I'm not sure if this forum has a way to embed videos, so here's a link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfCyMd9JvC0