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picnic

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Dec 27th, 2012 08:03 AM        

At the first I attended at Jumbo Jimmy's back in 06, I remember DrWorm, thisismike and Kevin knocking a killer version of YYZ. Just floored me.



Pinetree

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Dec 27th, 2012 11:10 AM        

I was at the Barking Spider Tavern for one of Seth Rosen's jams, sitting at the bar talking to Gweimer.<br /> <br /> All of the sudden, it sounded like Jimi Hendrix himself was playing in the next room.<br /> <br /> <br /> We all jumped up to see who it was, and it turned out to be Snakeboy... a small, quiet, mild-mannered kind of guy who is just a friggin' MONSTER on the guitar.<br /> <br />



Hank Hill



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Dec 27th, 2012 02:24 PM        

Pinetree, are you sure that was at the Barking Spider? Just asking because I (and you, and Snakeboy) were at quite a few of Seth's jams, but they were at Pete's Tavern - I never went to (or knew of) a jam at the Barking Spider, though I've been there on another occasion... Anyway, I concur - Snakeboy is/was/has Always been an awesome player!!! And Seth was the Consumate Cat Herder for sure!<br /> <br /> Funny, the first "great moment" that came to mind was at the second Cleveland jam I attended - at Pete's Tavern. You were there, as was Gweimer, Snakeboy, and a host of others (5Strats, Sjerome, BradP, Leftymeister, Bopper, etc. etc. etc.)... <br /> <br /> Anyway, as was usual, all our guitars were on the pool table. And I was talking to Pamster (Bopper's girlfriend at the time, now they're married) and this non-descript couple of people comes into the jam room - can't call them "fans" they'd just come in to see what was going on... So they come up to the pool table and start looking at the guitars. In the midst of our conversation, Pamster says something like "Check out these two" or "Let's keep an eye on them" or something like that. And we continued on talking. A few seconds later she nudges me and gives the little head move for me to look in the direction of that couple. We're on the other side of the pool table (I mean "collective guitar stand") and I hear the woman say: <br /> <br /> "That one looks nice..." while her husband/boyfriend/whatever is picking up *My* FDP Strat #24 and he starts playing it! <br /> <br /> I went over to them and said "Can I help you?" and she says "How much is this one?" I told her it was My guitar and it's not for sale (and neither are Any of the others sitting there) because we're all USING them for this jam! These two thought they'd walked into a guitar flea market or something. <br /> <br /> It still cracks me up to this day, and it's surely "one of those things you can't make up." I love stories like that!



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Dec 27th, 2012 02:46 PM        

I clearly remember a Snakeboy Hendrix moment at Pete's, and I'll testify to Pinetree's memory of the playing, for sure.



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Dec 27th, 2012 02:46 PM        

Late Sept. of 04 I believe. K.C. FDP Jam at B.B.'s way down in south KC.<br /> <br /> In July I had survived brain surgery from a fall. My internal carotid artery was damaged and only gave me 5% blood flow. Surgeons told my family I would probably die on the table or during the night of surgery. <br /> <br /> By Sept. I was wanting to FDP jam in a bad way.<br /> <br /> It was a very good time just to be able to be there and verify that I was actually alive. I thought I played pretty good that day.



Hank Hill



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Dec 27th, 2012 02:59 PM        

"I clearly remember a Snakeboy Hendrix moment at Pete's, and I'll testify to Pinetree's memory of the playing, for sure."<br /> <br /> I do too! And I was scheduled to play with Snakeboy on the Beatles "I Want You (She's So Heavy" according to Seth's set list, but by the time I strapped on and plugged in Snakeboy was telling us "Let's do "Fire" instead." I had to tell him that I knew the song but hadn't played it since high school, but let's go for it... It was GO! from there - and it was all I could do to hold on through it! LOL <br /> <br /> And yeah, *he* nailed it!!! I hope my part didn't wreck it too badly. ;-)



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Dec 27th, 2012 03:23 PM        

Hey, I'm old and my memory is kinda hazy.<br /> <br /> <br /> I suppose it was Pete's Tavern.<br /> <br /> <br />



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Dec 27th, 2012 03:35 PM        

OTL horns wailin' some Stones at the Clamfest jam. Memorable (and good).



sjerome

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Dec 27th, 2012 03:39 PM        

The whole Central Ohio jam, Nov. 2010, emceed by Roger.<br /> <br /> No drums, which more or less dictated good division of labor and dynamics.<br /> <br /> Good times.



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Dec 27th, 2012 05:41 PM        

All of the jams I've attended have been graced by fine players and exceptionally nice people. While there were many memorable moments, the first FDP jam I attended at the Sit N Bull in MA stands out because of the many lasting friendships that were made.



fendrguitplayr

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Dec 27th, 2012 05:54 PM        

That one was a really good one, SKI, I agree, but I'd have to say the Vegas jam and meeting BlondeStrat, Dadical, Queenie, Markerdown, Vegas Dave, Shoe and RC and the others was monumental!



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Dec 27th, 2012 07:56 PM        

My first basement jam when Steve S and Hank Hill came over to do some prep work for my first trip to Xenia. Thanks for explaining the key thing, lol.<br /> <br /> The first time I met Rob(Apple) and Jan (Sherock). She puts many of us to shame. <br /> <br /> Meeting Velvete Quicksand at the last Xenia Jam has a special spot with me. We had talked several times on the phone and e-mail over the years. He played some great stuff through my gear so I then knew it was "just me"... VQ passed away not long after that but I still treasure the pleasure of meeting him.<br /> <br /> The Ice Bowl at the Thirsty Whale in C'Bus was great as well. It was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing Uncle Pat and Seth. <br /> <br />



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Dec 29th, 2012 05:33 PM        

"The Ice Bowl at the Thirsty Whale in C'Bus was great as well."<br /> <br /> Ironically, the Columbus icebowl turned out to be a rainbowl. The REAL icebowl was several years earlier in Cleveland when a few carloads drove from Columbus. Many thought we were insane for making that trip.<br /> <br /> My memories of the various dozen Ohio jams:<br /> <br /> * The first Cincy jam when She-Rock, Blues Mama, and 3Strats put the boys to shame.<br /> * Seth Rosen playing every instrument in the house and even thre toaster.<br /> * Snakeboy and Pinetree doing Waiting for the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago to perfection.<br /> * Gaukdawg and Rony doing Pink Floyd's Time in scary-good fashion. <br /> * Playing with Spazz on Sultans of Swing and Sjerome nailing the solo. <br /> * The Cincy Jam on the river with all of the bikers roaring in.<br /> * The many Lake Jams.<br /> * Sharing the stage with soooo many talented people.



Uncle Pat



Central KY

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Dec 30th, 2012 10:10 AM        

So many of them, but Seth on my OM28-V with Leftyfrau singing like an angel (Till There Was You?) at our last Hill Station jam. I could have listened to those two all day.<br /> <br /> The Cleveland Ice Bowl...whew. LOL<br />



Hank Hill



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Dec 30th, 2012 06:22 PM        

"The Cleveland Ice Bowl...whew. LOL"<br /> <br /> Yeah, Pat... The "going there" part of the story was one thing, but *You* had The Classic of All Time "coming home" story from that one!!! Especially given the distance and conditions you had to deal with. ;-)<br /> <br /> I always lucked out at the Cleveland jams - get there the day before, leave the day after - and stay with/visit family in the process. But even driving during daylight in those conditions really sucked too. I've been through worse going up there, or coming home, too. But it's always better on the return home trip - just to get it done. ;-)<br />



Snakeboy



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Dec 30th, 2012 07:20 PM        

Hendrix sucked - he was always high and out of tune.<br /> Yeah - I guess I do kinda sound like that.<br /> ;-P<br /> <br /> One of my favorite memories is hanging out with Uncle Pat at one of She-Rock's gigs after the jam.<br /> Every time she'd whip out some unbelievable where the hell did that come from lick, he'd just turn and look at me like,"Where the hell did that come from?"<br /> And.........Uncle Pat ain't no slouch hisself.<br /> <br /> The drive to Cleveland through the snowstorm was kinda crazy.<br /> <br /> Jamming with Pinetree on the ZZ Top stuff at the outdoor river gig was probably my personal favorite. That dude kicks ass.<br /> <br /> I mainly remember how kind and supportive everyone was....and still are.<br /> <br /> RIP Seth and Spazz.<br />



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Jan 1st, 2013 07:52 AM        

My first Dallas FDP Jam in October, 2005. Someone (I think it was FlackBase) had invited a friend of theirs, Buddy Whittington.



Texican

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Jan 1st, 2013 07:59 AM        

Here's another shot from the jam. Kego brought his "Fish" Strat.



LeftyMeister

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Jan 1st, 2013 08:35 AM        

Pat, Penni says, "Thank you!"



shadowwolf



Joisy Shaw

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Jan 1st, 2013 10:40 AM        

I can't remember yesterday. :)



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