Jam 2009-04-06 Carroll’s

 img_2953It was a Monday night in Carroll’s for another Baysidestein type of night.  We were in the cozy Studio #2 and Chris from Carroll’s was there early to make sure everything was okay.  Well at the time standing around the piano everything was okay, if you know what I mean, but as soon as we started to plug-in and chug along, a lot needed fixing.  I was having cable issues and played direct all night. Kevin sounded like he blew a speaker, he blew a battery and Bayside Mitch couldn’t get his Martin to play, that was all worked out in the end.

img_2947_edited-1We were a six man band including Bayside Al on guitar and Bayside Russell on drums.  We had lots of fun and sounded good through the night.  The only guest that I recall was Scott Bayer and he didn’t bring his harmonica this week.

I hope Rich will be able to post the song but I recall playing the following, Feel Like a Stranger, Simple Twist of Fate, Around and Around, Wharf Rat, Looks Like Rain.  There was an Eyes of the World where I was playing drums and Russ was playing Mitch’s acoustic.  There was Scott’s soulful Box of Rain where he was able to sing while letting Russell play drums alone.


I don’t recall that we played many songs and we took many breaks.  I brought in a bottle of wine and I thank Kevin for the cork screw and cups.  That helped.  For the record it was a jt cellars 2006 petite sirah out of lodi, CA.  I hadn’t had a petite sirah since my trip to Napa 15 years ago and I remembered I liked it then and I enjoyed it last night.  It was fruity and easy to drink.  Bold and purple.   If anyone wants to keep up with wine drinking you can follow it on my wine blog at http://lgwine.wordpress.com.  In addition, I also brought in my preponderance of the candy and almonds.  The almonds are going quickly these days.  Maybe a little prune juice, cottage cheese and toast will be good for next jam.

If you want to hear the recordings of the songs we played go to the link below:




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Jam March 18, 2009 Carroll’s

dcc_0243_edited-1This was a jam in Studio #3 at Carroll’s where we were planning on having a mini Bayside reunion with Alan on guitar and Coffee on drums.   Half way through the day Kevin had to bail on the jam so with our Bayside contingent already in place, it was easy, so it seems to add, Bayside Mitch as the 3rd Baysider.  It was Bayside-stein and it was a lot of fun.  So it was 6 of us in the big room but we were able to feel a little small at points.  Actually for a little at the beginning, we were 7 and for the most part it was a Deadstein first to jam with a horn player. Al brought his Luddite friend Howard the horn player to jam with us.  It was also fun.  Mitch played well and it was great that he was able to make it on such short notice.  It usually took him a few measures to get the groove but once it happened we made real music.  It was good I was able to lend him my book for most of the night.


We started the jam with a jam in E that I transitioned into Minglewood that worked well, but I made the mistake of setting up the PA thinking Howard was channel #2 when he was really #1 and I was #2, but the point being that I had my gain turned way down on my mic accidental and when I sang the Minglewood I blew my voice out for the rest of the night,  I paying for it today with a sore throat.  I spent some time showing Al some Shakedown things before we played and it turned out to be a pretty good song.

I thought Coffee and Scott really grooved well showing an extraordinarily amount of patience on some of the slow songs like the Simple Twist of Fate.  I hope we get the music because it was nice but I heard both Mitchell and Rich discussing issues with their recording setups.  Mitch was forgetting to hit record and Rich was hoping his batteries would last the jam.

You can find this weeks music in MP3 format at the following link or just put your cursor over the song links below and use WordPress’ built in streaming music  player.  Thanks to Rich for recording and posting these files.





Jam 2009-02-12 Carroll’s




February 12, 2009 in Carroll’s studio #2.  We played with Bayside Russ on drums banging with Scott on the other set.  Bayside Al joined us with Kev and Rich doing their parts.  I recall the drums sounding good, I thing Scott and Russell worked well together.  No, Al D wasn’t playing poano all night.  That’s Brotpen’s role.

Jam 2009-02-02 Carroll’s


Larry, Rich, Alan, Kevin and Scott and Harp Player I think

Jam 2009-01-28 Carroll’s

January 28, 2009 live at Hell’s Kitchen in Carroll’s – Deadstein!  

I know I was there with  Scott, Kevin and Rich.  I am guessing Alan was there on guitar, or we may may not have had any lead, without any music or photos to corroborate anything, it’s  tough to say anything at all.

Jam 2009-01-19 Carroll’s

2009-01-19_0790_rags1January 19, 2009 at Carroll’s.  I had no photos from the night, so all I have are pictures of Rags in the backyard taken just before the jam.

At the jam were Alan, Larry, Kevin, Rich and Scott.  


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