Jam – 2010-01-18 – Carroll’s

Monday night jam and we continue forging into the new year with reckless abandon.  While me and my right leg were  feeling pretty good heading into the evening, after standing and jamming for four hours, I left as a wimp, a gimp with a limp.  By the way, as an aside, GIMP is a free open-source software that is an excellent Photoshop replacement.  I have been using it in part for the past 2 months and is a worthwhile download for those that do image editing and don’t have modern software to modify the images. Check it out at: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/.  Back to the story, so I was hurting by the end of the night but feeling good about the jam. I felt we had good sounds and I personally felt tonally competent and dexterous for the first half of the night.  We all lost a bit of energy by the end to the point that it was difficult to keep some stuff together.

The only guest we had this evening was Scott Bayer who wacked some bongos and that was it.  While I didn’t ask him to video record any jam for posting to UStream (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/deadstein), I did record a few seconds of the room as well as a few moments of self-recollection on my way home.  Nothing really worth watching, but a bit of historical reference nevertheless.  So I was playing lead and Alan was playing rhythm this week.  He was sporting a Strat, which we hadn’t seen from him.  Kev was still drooping but with some hopeful movements to the north.

I’m writing this on Wednesday night as the jam was Monday so some of it is fuzzy.  Some firsts we did included a successful rendition of a 1974 Eyes of the World into the China Doll.  I charted out that jam after Alan taught it to me the previous week and we pulled it off and it was good.  I did a little practice on the Helter Skelter earlier in the day, I was off for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and gave it a go during the jam.  It is in the new Deadstein Fakebook, supplement, so we all had the music to it, so it wasn’t too bad. Could be a lot better but a good effort.  Based on Scott’s request we tried the Savoy Truffle which came off being fun, but I’m sure we messed up the timing on that.

We went to the Spin-o-rama toward the end of the night and it called up a That’s it for the Other One which I think we did well.  We played the Cryptical last week and it was late, so that lacked a little something, the the That It For the Other One part was pretty solid.  I got us to do the Comfortably Numb toward the end of the night.  It had potential but I tripped on my guitar cord while going to hit an effects switch right at the start of the lead and killed my already painful leg.  The lead barely survived and I was ;imping in pain for the rest of the night.  I’m a tragedy waiting to happen.  Teach me to elevate my effects board so I didn’t have t bend.  Oh well.  There is always next week.

To hear the 20 songs we played go to the following:


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deadstein
    Jan 20, 2010 @ 22:45:55

    Don’t forget to follow Deadstein on Twitter.

  2. Larry G
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 20:59:53

    Check out the recent comment on the Rich Brotman page on the blog. Two people trying to find each other through Deadstein. See: https://deadstein.wordpress.com/the-band/rich-brotman/

  3. Larry G
    Jan 24, 2010 @ 11:49:13

    Check out this 1989 Warlocks Death Don’t Have No Mercy from the Hamton Coliseum. Two epic leads by Jerry that will make you cry.

    In addition, notice the second line of the song is structured with a “G”, I guess new-era style, as opposed to an “Em” which we switch to with the new addition of the song book.

  4. Scott
    Jan 24, 2010 @ 20:26:38

    OMG………….. That was great. The vocals by ALL were powerful as well. WOLF!

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