Originally posted by gapbobquote:
Originally posted by TuneWeaverquote:
Originally posted by gapbob
A jam session should be a chance for friends to get together.
All that other crap is BS. I am able to play music by myself just fine, but when I get together with friends, it is the friendships that matter, music, our similar interest, is the glue, the excuse for us to get together. For those who don't understand, don't waste your effort.
Well put, Bob... Music is the glue... With the greatest of kindness, I'll say that those who just send out invitations (as I have done from time to time) without any considerations..probably WOULD keep in mind who normally can or can't come to jams for whatever reason.. So, I'll not judge too harshly... One reason that I like hosting a lot of relatively small jams is just so I can accommodate various people's needs/availability........ besides... the more excuses to have a jam..the better....Those who COULD host a jam but Don't... well.. they should be the last to complain..Hey, BOB.. If I host a weekend jam this fall, would you drive down from Michigan ??? Rent free!!
Yeah, but my free weekends are sparse, between opera, football, etc.
I know some operatic pieces on Banjo and kazoo... We could play those??
So, this is how it works.. I just wrote an email inviting my friend, Dan to play some tunes tomorrow.. THEN, I realized that he can Never play tunes on a Friday night.. Even a jam of 2..can have an issue.. Now I'll contact Larry... see what I can come up with for the evening..
Edited by - TuneWeaver on 09/19/2019 14:56:04
Now, the other side of the COIN... I do host a lot of jams and people often say, "Let me know when you are hosting again.. The last jam was great.."..Well, when is it someone else's turn to host? I always say, "Have fiddle, Will Travel"..YOU host .. I get tired of it..(not really)... Hosting is so easy.. just DO it..
'Fiddle tragedies..' 16 hrs
'Charlie Daniels' 1 day
'Small Instruments' 2 days
'Pomeroy Fiddle' 2 days
'Cheat River' 2 days
'Cliques' 2 days