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.