Jam – 2009-11-03 – Carroll’s


DCC_4729_edited-1It’s a big election day here in New Jersey so I have the day off  and am enjoying the weather and the opportunity to pre-post the jam.  Rumor has it that Andy is playing with us tonight but we will see what happens when we get there.  This is what I wrote before I left for the city.

When I got there I met Kevin on 55th Street only to find out Andy was not making it.  We had to pull the old-double switch-a-roo which meant me moving to Jerry and Alan Wikler moving to Bob.  It worked well a few weeks ago so there was no reason to believe it wouldn’t be good tonight.  My initial thoughts were validated as we played well early on with they typical Deadstein fade into the weening hours.

We played predominantly Grateful Dead songs as the lineup dictates.  I was trying the find the balance when singing Bob songs while playing Jerry guitar, it sure is a different mindset.  I felt a little better about it tonight than I did in early October.

DCC_4731_edited-1As far as guests, besides the aforementioned Alan. We had Ken the cookie man, as he is getting to be known as, and let us not forget Bongo Scott Bayer.  There was Carol who was there, actively participating on the cell phone.  Rich brought the cookies home but could pawn off the peanut butter or canned something else. Kevin and I got into TabToolKit, an iPhone app I recently discovered that stored and plays guitar tabs.  He saw it and bought it right away.  I assume it will be useful at a jam some day.

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Highlights as I am trying to recall them is that we all survived without needing any time outs.  Actually the Playing jam had some good feel to it.  The Deep Elem Dark Hollow opener gave us time to easily find our place, setting up the rest of the night for some comfortable playing.

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To hear to 20 song evening you can go to the link below or just click on the individual song and give it a listen.

http://www.deadstein.com/audio/11-03-09/

In the world, it was election day a s previously noted and the Republican Party had a nice bounce back against the trouncing they experienced one-year ago.  This bounce back was locally highlighted by the victory by Morris County’s own Chris Cristie winning the New Jersey gubernatorial election.  We also have Scott moving on in the OFW (office furniture world) and finally the Yankees are coming home up 3-2 against the Phillies in the World Series.  Fall is over and so are my nice autumnally colored photos.  You can check them out at the links below:

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Scott
    Nov 09, 2009 @ 09:01:12

    My First You Tube Upload:

  2. lgindoff
    Nov 09, 2009 @ 18:30:46

    That’s cool Scott, keep em coming. At least there’s some dialog in the comments section of the blog. I assume you didn’t take the video. Can’t wait for the big Wednesday night.

  3. Scott
    Nov 09, 2009 @ 20:52:21

    This is video taken from the second to last row in the orchestra with my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Stereo / HD
    More to come. Is it Wednesday Yet?

  4. Scott
    Nov 09, 2009 @ 23:45:11

    Here’s another for your viewing pleasure.

  5. Scott
    Nov 10, 2009 @ 08:50:25

  6. Scott
    Nov 10, 2009 @ 08:52:58

  7. lgindoff
    Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:20:49

    Well done on these videos Scott. I could have sworn I heard you say “I’m done with the Fab Faux for a while.” I guess that while was a week.

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