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FDP Forum / FDP Jams, Events, and Gigs / ClamFest 17 Oct. 4, 2014 Loud Tree Lodge

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Quackerjack
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USS of A

Oct 4th, 2014 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

See y'all on the GSP.

Quackerjack
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USS of A

Oct 4th, 2014 01:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for another great event...sorry I had to run - I have to "volunteer" at Oktoberfest and will be minding the taps and selling 50/50s. At least the sun finally came out!

Peterw11
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Angels do exist. I knew one personally.
Oct 4th, 2014 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tried to post earlier from traffic jam on 95 but I guess it didn't work.

I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

Slept poorly last might (not unusual, lately) and though not feeling up to snuff, was up before the 6am alarm and hit the road a little before 7:30 .

Got to New Haven about 10:15 (which would have put me at OTL about 11:30).

Anyway, two things happened just west of NH. The skies opened up and traffic came to a halt, as in, not moving a-tall. It took me close to 90 minutes to go the 3 or 4 miles from the Norwalk to Darien exits.

By this time, I'm looking for another way. Unfortunately, so was everyone else.

Rte 1 heading into Darien was gridlocked so I headed north to the Merritt, where maniacs abound and 6" deep puddles are commonplace, and thence to 287. As soon as I got to within 6 miles of the Tappan Zee, traffic, again, was barely moving, it was already noontime and I still had over 100 miles to go.

Simple math showed that with luck, my ETA would still be past 2pm, or so, leaving 3 songs, left on my list, followed by another 250 mile return trip.

Seeing I was having a tough time keeping my head up, let alone eyes open, I figured I pull the pin and chock it up to bad karma.

Two of Mickey D's crapburgers and a brief parking lot snooze got me back home without hitting anything (AFAIK).

Hope you guys had a good time today cause I sure didn't. I only pray the music didn't suffer due to my absence.

Quackerjack
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Oct 4th, 2014 03:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We were wondering what happened to you. Almost sent out a search party.

K9 Big Dog

NY

Molon Labe!
Oct 4th, 2014 07:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just got home 9:25. Just want to say thanks again to Pete for his hospitality and for his and Gman's work to organize these things. They are always such a good time. It was really great to get to play with all of you once again and I'm looking forward to next year!

tiller2
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Oct 4th, 2014 08:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

K9 +1. Sympathies to those who tried but couldn't make it. My brother and I really enjoyed the performances--some were truly awesome! For me, another learning experience, and I'm glad I got to sing "Lie to Me."

And a major hat tip to the planners and implementers of the volume control. Despite some balance and monitor issues, Clamfest 2014 was about music, not decibels! Big improvement over last time IMO.

Quackerjack
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Oct 4th, 2014 08:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The sound gets better every year...big kudos to gman and the whole crew.


picnic
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Oct 4th, 2014 09:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

great time with a bunch of friends. OTL horns were stellar, better than ever.

One of the best days of the year

gmanNJ

I got a fever and

the only cure is more OTL Horns!
Oct 5th, 2014 06:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The sound gets better every year...big kudos to gman and the whole crew"

Special thanks to Johnny Socko for his audio expertise, SteveCarlo, Chickie and Mark for doing the cable running and testing

we had a full board with 12 mics this year and really no sound related issues. We fed a separate system for monitors from the main PA.

The load in crew were top notch- setting up everything from the drums to the keys to the stands. Just like last year there plenty of people ready, willing and able to assist for both set up and tear down.

last but not least- Pete thank you for the venue, the OTL staff, more food and beer than $8 per can cover and letting us geezers play rock god all afternoon into night- You ROCK!

picnic
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Oct 5th, 2014 06:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Load in was a bit tougher with all the rain coming down. We got it done on time and the jam started as scheduled. Several last minute cancellations due to flu and weather issues. You guys missed a good one, but everyone stepped up and filled the spots.

Standing between mojodelic and IPLAYLOUD on a tune. Stereo masters of the 6 strings.

Lt Jim and Chickie two of the best drummers on the Jersey Shore. Where do you get to play with talent this all day?

Guitars were savagely strummed by IPL, Quackerjack, Les Fender, Littlehand, Johnny Socko, Steve Jerome and lots of guests. Mojodelic and Busta String two of the most talented guys to grace OTL's stage. Freakin' nuts!

Standing between K9 Big Dog playing his Hammond B-3 rig and and Piano Dan pounding his keyboard was all out crazy. These guys nail everything on the ivories.

My neighbor Regina and her 4 daughters stopped by for some beers and clams while on their way to Asbury Park's Zombie Fest. All made to look like beautiful dead lovelies

Lots of great times and now memories. Photos were being shot all day. I know SJerome and tiller had their cameras clicking. Looking forward to seeing the shots.

Grizbear
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"Chickie"
Oct 5th, 2014 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chickie here gang

Thank you all for a great time.

It's not often I get to play a format where I can "freestyle" & "improvise" in a live, open venue like this. The available pool of talent was mind boggling.

G-Man; excellent job of coordination and organization, I've never seen anything like it before. Pete your hospitality is unmatched.

The only down side is that now you are stuck with me, and "Littlehand" is my brother, you guys will have to deal with that!

Les Fender

NJ

Oct 5th, 2014 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks to Pete, Gman, and all the rest of the folks who made this terrific event possible. Had a rockin' great time! I'm looking forward to the next one. Cheers! ๐Ÿป ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽท

sjerome
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Oct 5th, 2014 02:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome time as always, and major-league thanks to Mr.& Mrs. P for donating their guest room so y'all didn't have to hear of my remains being scraped off the roadside somewhere near the Delaware Water Gap!

Lots of great playing and some new-to-me faces, and given the oversupply of songs and undersupply of practicing, the horn songs went generally better than they had a right to, and a number of times, seriously a$$-kickin'! I think I got some extra mojo out of my Stax t-shirt.

I swear, this time I'm going to practice between now and the next time.

G, you working on a set list yet? ;-)

Edited to add: I'm not going to have my usual bumper crop of photos. My big fancy camera crapped out about 20 shots in, and I had no backup. I haven't downloaded the cards yet, but should have at least some decent shots.

(This message was last edited by sjerome at 04:57 PM, Oct 5th, 2014)

gmanNJ

I got a fever and

the only cure is more OTL Horns!
Oct 5th, 2014 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hope someone got a shot or two of Puddles singing backup.... I saw John with his camera when Puddles and I did a duet with Harp and howling...

Steve I am working on getting my voice back- then set lists! Kev being sick meant me and a couple others had to do extra songs we were not prepared to do. Kudos and thanks to all who stepped up for the MIA performers. There were a lot of guitar slots that opened up and we were never at a loss for players. You guys/gals really do RAWK

I think Sonya took some shots with the phone/camera. I will see what we got. There are some vids too I think.


tiller2
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Oct 5th, 2014 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I took just a handful of iPhone photos, mostly at dusk when the colored lights took over the scene. I hope these capture a little of the great vibe....

Clammin' till the cows come home

(This message was last edited by tiller2 at 08:45 PM, Oct 5th, 2014)

jjman

New Jersey, USA

-If it says "Vintage" on it, it isn't.
Oct 5th, 2014 06:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another rockin jam. Pete is the Jammaster Undeniable. Check my youtube channel for videos. You can also see a milestone for the Bluesmobile there.

https://www.youtube.com/user/jjsant3250

or search for jjsant3250 if the link isnโ€™t gonna work.

-J Socko

Allen Fahning

USA

Allen Fahning
Oct 5th, 2014 07:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The best yet! Thanks Pete! You are awesome for enstilling confidence for getting me to fill some empty guitar slots. Lynn, you are a beautiful singer with an even more beautiful personality. I'll see you again soon ;-) Gman, your logistical prowess is unmatched! You did a superb job coordinating the set list. You're an even more awesome frontman. Littlehand, I'll play with you anytime, anywhere. Sjerome, it was wonderful to play with you. To the drummer man who kept calling me John Lennon, you pour out with so much charisma, I had a great time on every set we did together. So many faces, so many names. Thank you all for a very enjoyable experience.

IPLAYLOUD
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Oct 5th, 2014 09:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

While trying not to win back a previous "Jam Hoe" Award, I think I came close. ;-)

Geez...you miss 3 of these things and you come back to Horns and TIGHT music. Love it.

Glad to see everyone and make some new friends, especially Mojodelic. Pleasure to play with you all
TexasBluesGirl and I had a great time.
Thanks Picnic Pete & Crew!

picnic
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Oct 5th, 2014 09:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Allen, thanks for all the kind words, You have come a long way since the first time we played at Jumbo Jimmy's.
Andrew, thanks for the great photos. Most look like they were from the finale I'm Your Captain. I felt Surfin USA wasn't enough to end on and started the intro lick to GFR. That capped a great day for me. Lt Jim and Frankie were tight as it gets in the rhythm section

I got an email from my neighbor who listened to us at OTL and from his deck. He said I'm Your Captain sounded as good as GFR at Shea Stadium in 71 when he saw GFR live.

We are entertaining!

(This message was last edited by picnic at 11:05 PM, Oct 5th, 2014)

busta string
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Oct 5th, 2014 09:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Big thanks to "clam nation" for welcoming
your Southern brothers so graciously.
What a great day to jam w/ new friends !!

Huge thanks to Pete....1st class in every way !
My jam experience was was superb.

gman & jjman, you guys are masters @ puttin' the show in gear !!
I really appreciate all the work done to put this jam on.

It was a big treat meeting many FDP jammers
for the first time.

OTL horns are fab !!

btw; mojo told me I'd love this jam....he is correct !!





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