Maybe I'll post this here; I put it in another forum and this one is probably more appropriate.
Hi all, I can tell you about a few of my songs that I wrote about the Grateful dead. I've posted them on a myspace page.
I write quite a lot but these ones were written directly for/about the Dead. Some day I will post a couple of 'albums' of my stuff on a web page when it can be constructed. I'm not a very economically minded musician and would just like to share my inspiration as it comes to me. Right now I'm just posting versions of songs that I've recorded while playing all the parts myself. I do dream of having my music getting a life of its own and taking me along but in the meantime people may as well enjoy it who can!
Bobby Ace said: "I sure hope you live on the east coast"
I hope that wasn't aimed at my ramble above 'cause I can't get much further from NYC and still be in the US. My long tangent is verbose so I can see how you might have missed that I'm in the Seattle (WA) area.
Wish we could jam, though...AND...nice level vibes to ya!
I'm just a, well...porpoise.
Like I said above; I play bass, and I'm going to have a lot of time on my hands in the next few months, so if anyone wants to get together and play, lemme know, 'because that would be nice.
My name's Ben; i've been in New York for eight years now, five of those as a bass. We had a band for three years that did (mostly) original rock and roll ("rockin' blues and country roll"). that fell apart, as these things do after our first and last tour up the east coast to Maine. Since then, every musician i know seems to be quitting their day jobs and playing jazz to make ends meet so I've been playing jazz for a year and a bit.
Of course i want to play f**&%$n' rock and roll! I heard about a Grateful dead jam a little while ago but it turned out to be not much more than three guys in a bar with too much gear and not enough rehearsal time, so that was that.
I have (as of now) one regular saturday night jazz gig, as well as the odd studio project on the burner, so let's get together.
I still have a day job, which is teaching, which means i'm now on summer vacation, ready to whore myself out to anyone with a dollar to give me for playing!
I sure hope you live on the east coast, cause otherwise this was a ot of rambling for nuthin!
Woohoo! I get to post first...now...if I only had something to say...Just kidding! This topic is a great idea. Thanks so much for getting this up so quickly (and thanks to SPACEBROTHER for being the kind of person that makes things happen).
Hey, I've got my own thing going called Fralex9 which can be heard by visiting http://www.myspace.com/fralex9 . OK, now here is the deal. I need musicians and I'd really love to meet up with some Dead Head musicians as my songs are written with parts specifically designed to be stretched out and jammed upon. I'm in the Seattle area and I'm looking for people who want to play once or twice a month, your material, my material, Material, whatever, just wanna jam with some new folks!
I'm looking forward to hearing all about everyone's music, too. One of my favorite things about Dead shows was that there were always jams in the "lots" or wherever else surrounding the venue. Always quality, always positive.