Jam 2009-01-12 Carroll’s

2009-01-12_0807_fromaboveJanuary 12, 2009 at Carroll’s and Trister is back for more with Kevin, Scott, Rich, Bruce and moi, your humble narrator.

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Jam 2008-09-18 at Carroll’s

Core 4 Deadstein 9-18-2008

Core 4 Deadstein 9-18-2008

This week we had trouble coordinating anight togethera and in addition, Carroll’s is pretty booked. As such we will be playing from 9-12 instead of the typical 8-12.  Not that this is too big of a deal since Kevin works late on Thursday nights and usually cannot get there until 8:30 or so.  Jason has some type of gig so he plans on joining us for the last hour and for the first two it seems as if we will have Bruce again.  This time I know who he is.

While it is a beautiful day outside as the last gasp of summer pricks my finger, the outside world is falling apart.  All the banks and insurance companies are going belly up as the stock market is tumbling into freefall.  Good thing I don’t have much to lose, so I feel relatively richer this week.  The more that you gather, it’s just more that you can lose.

Bruce and his Paul Reed Smith

Bruce and his Paul Reed Smith

It worked out to be a nice evening starting at the late hour of 9:00pm and all.  I was first to arrive, then Kevin and we watched the variety of young Asian women vacate the studio we were soon to occupy.   They were done about 20 minutes earlier than planned so the bearded Carroll’s tech guy, Mr. Knoer and his bald buddy, could get the room set for some Deadstein freakiness.  They prepared the room earlier for us by having the equipment ready so setup, with Kevin and my help, was quick and easy.  We had the good PA this week, although with tiny speakers, and Rich had the good Yamaha Piano. Scott, Rich and Bruce Tanis arrived just around 9:00 together and away we went.  Scott had a nice new red set of Yamaha drums.  The rest of us had our typical Fender twin reverb reissue amps.

I started the festivities with the Brothers and Sisters and then we played the Let It Rock.  We had difficult getting away from playing 1-4-5 in A and it seemed like every song was in that vein.  It was a bluesy night in middle-September as Bruce has a tendency toward the blues and with Rich by his side; it was to be a blue filled night.

Bruce and Jason playing the blues 9-18-2008

Bruce and Jason playing the blues 9-18-2008

Jason, showed up, wearing a sports coat and Brooklyn T-shirt about half way through the night, and that brought the energy to a different level.  We played several songs that were “Tits” including the ever-so uplifting Death Don’t Have no Mercy.  Just kidding, it was a moving rendition.  I started a ‘79 version of Good Loving at some point late in the night, I think it was following the Going Down the Road where we ended going E to D over and over again and ended up in C, but Jason ended the Good Loving with a 68 version so it stopped there.  That was too bad because it was the Good Lovin’ that was our song we were transmitting via the cellular network to Carol.   This was just after Scott Bayer arrived for his 2 songs, but he was looking freakier than usual and hopefully I got a good picture of him to show him in all his freakiness.

Scott Bayer in all his glory

Scott Bayer in all his glory

Scott, sign the CD and give it to me already.

Scott, sign the CD and give it to me already.

Rich also had us all sign his new CD compilation which were songs that we have transmitted via cell phone to Carol over the previous year.  See the previous post for more information about this CD.

We ended the night with the long and slow Lucky ol Sun into something pretty quick.  I don’t remember now and may have to wait until I see the set list that Rich posts.  I had a lot of Smartees for everyone to gobble on and that is about it.

Jam 2008-08-27 at Carroll’s

Larry and Kev for a quick candid on 8-27-2008

Larry and Kev for a quick candid on 8-27-2008

After a week off without jamming Deadstein is getting back together to play a few song.  This week we finally get Scott’s friend Bruce Tanis in to play guitar for us.  It promises to be a slightly freakier week in a different sense, but it will be a Deadstein jam nevertheless.  Look forward to the post jam recap.  I’m taking a camera in so I will hopefully get a few good shots to post. In addition, I assume we will also get the Brotpen recording.  Yoinks Away!

Well, I was the first one to arrive by a good 10 minutes, and I wasn’t early.  When Scott and Rich walked in with Bruce his existence became apparent to me.  As Kevin said, he’s the Les Paul guy, and that he was, the guy with the beautiful Les Paul.

No use whining over spilled wine

No use whining over spilled wine

We started with the simple blues of a Mystery Train and continued through the night.  Rich was a in “Yes, and thanks for asking” type of mood and it was a foggy night thereafter.  Rich tilted up the piano and there went Bruce’s bottle of wine.  We got into a nice full Playing in the Band that worked well.  I sang a Shakedown which was I hadn’t often done.  There was plenty of other good stuff.  Let us not forget the Positively 4th Street..  Was it hot?  I forget and it was the last song.  Oh well, at least I made it home.

Scott Bayer was there for a song or two and we played over the cellular network to Carol down the street.  Scott’s leg was tingling and Kevin’s heads was also fizzy.

Bruce and his Les Paul

Bruce and his Les Paul

In the world it was another nice night capping off what was a beautiful August 2008.  Was a bit depressing in the fact that it was getting dark by the time I arrived at Carroll’s at 7:45. 

In the world, the Mets are hanging on to a one-half game lead over the Phillies and the Yankees are like in free fall looking like they will not make the playoffs for the first time in like 15 years.  The Democratic convention is going on and Obama is holding on to like a 1/2 point lead over McCain.   That leads to today’s poll.
Brotpen and Scott are preparing the Deadstein cellular simulcast to Carol

Brotpen and Scott are preparing the Deadstein cellular simulcast to Carol

Mixing Board for 8-27-2008 (Piano is Channel 6)

Mixing Board for 8-27-2008 (Piano is Channel 6)