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Dec 2, 2020 - 9:58:34 PM
902 posts since 11/26/2012

Well, we made jamming work over the summer. Covid cases and deaths were down and we could sit outside and play our music. But now it's cold and dark and wet and covid cases in our area are higher than they have ever been. Also, the average age of my jamming group is somewhere around 127, plus or minus a few years. We talked all summer about making some kind of winter jamming space; covered, open on the sides, with a few space heaters and perhaps a propane fire circle in the middle, but we never got around to it. Waiting now for the messenger ribonucleic acid miracle.

Dec 2, 2020 - 10:02:18 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

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We jammed in a park from April til last month. We’re getting a mild spell,,up to 50 *F this week so we might try one this weekend,,, there a fire pit with firewood there.

Dec 3, 2020 - 6:41:46 AM
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raybob

USA

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We had to give it up for now. The virus started surging as the temperature was falling. Moving indoors was nixed, and we’re all of a certain age. Hopefully we’ll all still be healthy after the vaccine is distributed.

Dec 3, 2020 - 9:03:29 AM
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BTuno

USA

893 posts since 3/3/2007

Yeah, same here in sunny CA.  I just get bored playing with myself all the time though wink

Dec 3, 2020 - 11:55:16 AM
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doryman

USA

902 posts since 11/26/2012

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

We jammed in a park from April til last month. We’re getting a mild spell,,up to 50 *F this week so we might try one this weekend,,, there a fire pit with firewood there.


Well heck, if you can pull off a outdoor, December jam in Medicine Hat, I guess we should give it a go here!

Dec 3, 2020 - 12:09:21 PM

chuckv97

Canada

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quote:
Originally posted by doryman
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

We jammed in a park from April til last month. We’re getting a mild spell,,up to 50 *F this week so we might try one this weekend,,, there a fire pit with firewood there.


Well heck, if you can pull off a outdoor, December jam in Medicine Hat, I guess we should give it a go here!


It's unusual, but hey,,we called in the glowball warming gods...

(AZ/CA in January at Blythe BG Fstvl the temps dipped to 45 in the evening - jamming never stopped,, at least where there were fire pits)

Edited by - chuckv97 on 12/03/2020 12:12:02

Dec 3, 2020 - 12:48:24 PM
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DC5

USA

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My jam group moved indoors into a heated garage mid November, but I stopped going in early October. There were members who were in total denial and they would encroach upon the space of everyone. My last time there one guy was inches from my face telling me about when he went to Laconia for motorcycle week some 20 years ago. A couple weeks before 2 women were arguing with me and both got within 2 feet as they were spewing the hoax garbage.

Dec 3, 2020 - 2:58:47 PM
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doryman

USA

902 posts since 11/26/2012

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Originally posted by DC5

My jam group moved indoors into a heated garage mid November, but I stopped going in early October. There were members who were in total denial and they would encroach upon the space of everyone. My last time there one guy was inches from my face telling me about when he went to Laconia for motorcycle week some 20 years ago. A couple weeks before 2 women were arguing with me and both got within 2 feet as they were spewing the hoax garbage.


Well Dave, as a banjo player, you should be used to women wanting to be in close proximity to you. It's a blessing and a curse. 

Dec 3, 2020 - 2:59:23 PM
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doryman

USA

902 posts since 11/26/2012

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Originally posted by BTuno

 I just get bored playing with myself all the time though wink


No comment!

Dec 5, 2020 - 4:03:35 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

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We did it,,,, jammed today from 1 til 4. Maybe another on Tuesday.


 

Dec 7, 2020 - 12:36:23 PM
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m06

England

9554 posts since 10/5/2006

Pub venues have been off-limits here since March. So a core group (maximum 6 of us) from our regular OT session got together outdoors every week over the summer and autumn. When it started to get too cold after sunset we booked a local hall. Turned out that hall has amazing acoustics...

...two weeks later the second lockdown hit and now North Somerset is in tier 3 restrictions which still prevent meeting in that hall.

The loss of regular contact with music buddies is really tough. sad

Edited by - m06 on 12/07/2020 12:40:31

Dec 13, 2020 - 10:02:25 AM
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Helix

USA

13295 posts since 8/30/2006

Distance jamming in the park

We do a zoom open stage every Thursday night since March

Ensembles and groups are welcome

One song rotation, we’ve been getting 3 or 4 songs per night each

Not a perfect thing but we are working it

All you need is a Mike and laptop
If one Mike is good enough for Del McCoury , good enough for me
www.fiddlersdream.org.  the mtg ID and password on the website or Facebook

Join us. Break out of your comfort zone. Get in some good trouble

Edited by - Helix on 12/13/2020 10:05:02

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