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gmanNJ
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Mar 8th, 2016 08:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I spoke with the Supreme Jam Commander Picnic Pete about the possibility of a Spring Clamfest and fortunately for him business is going well which means unfortunately for us there are only 2 dates in May open. Because his season kicks off in May to a 7 day a week gig this is the only month that we can have a spring Jam.

First date- Saturday May 7th. This is the day before Mothers day

Second date- Sunday (yes Sunday) May 22nd

As you all know my OCD is your gain so in perfect Gman form there is an online survey for you to vote which date works best for you.

This has to happen quickly so we need to know who can come on what date and a possible head count. The online survey will take care of that all you have to do is vote. If you dawdle the date may be set before your vote comes in. I am going to email those I have addresses for and ask you to do the same.

Clamfest Spring 2016 on line survey

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Mar 8th, 2016 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks gman...or shall I say Deputy Supreme Jam Commander 😉

K9 Big Dog
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Mar 8th, 2016 09:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm good with either date at this point. I do like Saturdays better for these things, between loading, driving, unloading, setup and play, pack up, drive and unload it makes for a long day when you have to go to work the next day.

That said though, it may be a little chilly that early in May for an outdoor event. The later date might work better in this instance.

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Mar 8th, 2016 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You never know what kind of weather any day of the season is going to have. Last jam was washed out by Hurricane something. So roll the dice and pick a date

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Mar 8th, 2016 10:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm in for both options!

thisismike

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Mar 8th, 2016 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm overdue..

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Joisey

Mar 8th, 2016 12:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mike- yes you are!
go to the survey and vote on a day then watch this thread for the song selection and voting

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I'll do the "beating" around here
Mar 8th, 2016 02:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Suggestion to all from the "Drumline"

Vote for the (Saturday) May 7th, 2016 date; and use the (Sunday) May 22,2016 date as a back-up. Just in case the "Weather" Gods decide to interfere !!! (Again)

I'm OK with either date.

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and meanwhile, I'm still thinkin' . . .
Mar 8th, 2016 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1

gmanNJ
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Joisey

Mar 8th, 2016 05:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

had my first "suggestion" by Quackerjack..

Dan had learned this for last years Clamfest which got cancelled due to the hurricane and has it down pat. Dex said he might toss his hat in the ring as we need 3 guitars. I promised him if it made it to the finals i would learn the keys part funky jazz chords and all

I do have the list from the fall one so that will be the basis of the List of Love. But please feel free to suggest to me via email your suggestions.

Kim from the DC jam said she would make it so think about maybe something interesting. For those who did not made it to DC jam the range and timber on this little lady is amazing. She nailed the female part for Gimme Shelter without breaking a sweat...

Steely Dan Kid Charlemagne

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Mar 8th, 2016 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The May 7th weekend, I'll be just an hour away in NYC, but have promised to spend it with my spouse :^( ... oh, wait, dear, :o)

The 22nd is a go, and so did I vote!

(This message was last edited by tiller2 at 08:09 PM, Mar 8th, 2016)

wrxplayer

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Mar 8th, 2016 07:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm good for either. I do like the rain date idea above, looking to 5/7 in the first instance.

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Mar 8th, 2016 08:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

guys, don't plan on a raindate. I going to book the date which is not chosen.

got to pay for GAS

Peegoo
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Mar 8th, 2016 08:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

G-man, put Blues Hand Me Down on that list too!

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no... but if you hum a few bars....
Mar 8th, 2016 08:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

hmmmm, clams

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Joisey

Mar 9th, 2016 04:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Geno- You got it! Love Vintage Trouble

Personally I would like to get out of the Geezer Zone and NOT do the traditional Clamfest tunes. I love em but new songs (not necessarily newer ones) would be a lot more challenging and fun. We steered away from Brown Eyed girl, Honkey Tonk and Mustang Sally at the DC jam. Even the Stones tunes were new to us (Last Time), the 80s tunes (Everybody's working for the weekend, Hold on Loosely)were not Clamfest staples

So it is my hope that your Clammers stretch your wings and minds and try something a little different. In the past we touched ever so lightly on Blues, Ska, Stax, Country to name a few

With Kim and Lynn have an opportunity to do some interesting things. Kim did Marvin Gaye- Whats Gong on, Lynn and I have done some Meghan Trainor. Quack is looking towards the ever so jazzy but cool Steely Dan. And if anyone wants to give it a listen Geno is suggesting some Vintage Trouble

All I ask is that you click on the YouTube links in the List Of Love and listen to the things you dont know. You may find a gem in there

email me or post suggestions people!
lets make this thing interesting!

Vintage Trouble - Blues Hand Me Down

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Mar 9th, 2016 04:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I will start with a cool number by a new band made up of seasoned pros.

Trigger Hippy is an American Rock and Roll band composed of Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, guitarist Guthrie Trapp, singer Joan Osborne and bassist Nick Govrik. Formerly of the group are Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring, former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed, session guitarist Tom Bukovac and singer/songwriter and Black Crowes guitarist Jackie Greene.

This one grooves and plenty of jam room including adding K9s B3

Trigger Hippie- Rise up singing

Peegoo
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Mar 9th, 2016 05:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

While we're on the VT kick, how about adding Pelvis Pusher? I'll play guitar on dat one!

Ty Taylor's expression at 0:28 in the vid

is priceless.

K9 Big Dog
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Mar 9th, 2016 05:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I get where you're coming from Gman, it's nice to challenge yourself a bit on material you might not know. But not everyone plays in a band, or even regularly. Some people play in a band, some jam attendees never play outside of their bedroom or basement. Those old stand-bys provide a certain comfort zone that everyone can have fun in and feel good participating. Even when you are a more regular player, you don't necessarily have the time to learn a song for a one-off gig that you'll never do again.

When you get in to things like that (more challenging songs or arrangements) unfortunately you wind up with a lot of unavoidable train-wrecks , mostly due to the fact that you don't get to rehearse with this group. I'd almost rather stick mainly to the tried and true songs that everyone has had a lifetime of experience playing on. In fact I'd suggest a few less songs , leaving some time for a few open blues/blues-rock jams where we agree on a key, and everyone gets a little solo time. No pressure of having to know a specific part.

Just my thoughts.

(This message was last edited by K9 Big Dog at 07:21 AM, Mar 9th, 2016)

Peegoo
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Mar 9th, 2016 05:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can see this both ways, K9.

You're right about the comfort zone. Many jammers don't have the opportunity to play in front of a crowd at all. Performing without a net is often scary, even for seasoned vets.

And G-man is right about stretching out because when you play 10 jams in a row and tunes like The Weight and Margaritaville are on every list, it quickly starts to feel like the last jam. And the one before that. This is the main reason I don't attend local open jams, because (1) they play the same tired tunes every week, and (2) they don't know any stuff recorded after ~1990.

Maybe a mix of old and new stuff. 50-50?

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 07:39 AM, Mar 9th, 2016)

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