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Time for my nightly jam session

Hey Jam Session Regulars.

You all know Jon right? Well, in all his brilliance he has created a word game. http://www.anadro.me/login and I have spent the past few weeks going through the boards with him letting him win because it is his game and everything, and making sure the game is jam session approved. And guess what? It is jam session approved!

It is a lot of fun. It's like extreme scrabble. There are a lot of boards to choose from. On some boards there is the possibility to score thousands of points on one word. Some boards are more of an endurance test. Either way, you guys should check it out, and tell others to check it out.

Beats words with friends by a million.

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Hi guys,

So there seems to be some newer blood in here lately which is great. I love having new people in here. I’m just going to go through the basic gist of this thread and why it has worked so beautifully and wonderfully for over a year.

I tend to like to keep the other threads out of here. There are threads to discuss politics, religion, markets, conspiracy theories, and so on and so forth.

Books are more than welcome in here. Books about bands/artists/musicians are a great addition to the thread. Or just books in general.

All music is welcome. All genres. All artists, bands, musicians, songs….all welcome.

Also welcome: Live performances, whole concerts, artist interviews, music history....

Feel free to come in here and just have conversations. It doesn’t even have to be about music. Let’s just keep the division out there.

Michael and I talked about baseball in here once and we forgot to play songs.

Mdefarge has stories about a lot of things, and doesn’t always play songs either. That is fine.

It’s really just the division I want to keep out of this thread as I would like every single person on the DP to feel welcome in this thread. It is hard to accomplish that at the DP, but I think we have done it here. However, for that to continue, negativity has to stay out there in the other threads.

Being that all genres are welcome, there is a chance you will run into songs you do not like. It's fine to discuss that with the person if you want to as Promisekept and Mdefarge often have conversations where they do not necessarily agree on the musician, yet they keep it civil and open.

And I can't stop anyone from downvoting, but really....again....it has worked so well because of the lack of negativity. Also know in the year and 3 or 4 months this thread has gone on, most people have abstained from downvoting as we have had very very few downvotes in the thread. Probably a DP record for least amount of downvotes especially considering the size of the thread. It is possible to just move on to another video and find something you like.

Embedding:

First, find your amazing and wonderful video that you would like to share.

Underneath the video, and under the number of views there is a menu.

Click on "Share"

Below that, there is another menu. Click on "Embed" and copy what is in that little box below it. It should say something like [iframe width="480" height="360" blah blah blah ].

Copy all of that and paste it into your comment.

Then at the top of the comment box, there is a little button that says "Make embeds load faster."

Click that. Then save your comment.

It is important to remember to click the fancy grey “Make embeds load faster” button brought to us by Robot Jon aka Scrabble nemesis. It will help with loading this thread.

Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Reverb, grooveshark....they all have share options on the sound, just find the embed code or the html thing or whatever it is and copy and paste it over here.

If you find yourself lost and or confused in here locate one of the following and take their cue or ask for help:

Johncarter, Sierra, Mountaincat, Has, Madefarge, Michael, No.7, John Robb, Promisekept, Zooamerica, or Steve024.

They have all been here for a while and know how this thread operates.

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When I saw that

I had a reply, reading the subject line I thought... didn't I already see this? It's kinda like an "instant replay" of our conversation on the Beatles Real Love. lol

Anyway, I had my own interpretation of why Clapton was singing. I was just reading how, although he wrote the song, he gave it to Steve Winwood to sing as he knew SW would be able to reach the high notes. Well, these days, it seems that neither are reaching any high notes! As with other singers from that era, doing their old songs they sometimes more talk than sing a line, or sing kinda monotone, or sing a note the octave below, or sing harmony to the guitar's holding the melody. It drives me crazy. Oh, but the point is, *if* Steve Winwood was going to be faking the high notes anyway, there was no reason Eric Clapton couldn't be doing that, too! Okay, I'm being cynical. I'm sure it's the *nice* reason that you explained. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Rock star life-style can take more out than years alone

I was grieved when I learned of how badly steroids had so damaged post-operative, Lou Gramm, when he had years earlier chosen a drug-free path. I'm certain that those prescriptions ruined what was probably unaffected by the surgery, otherwise.

With so many others, the range of their vocal cords is like old guitar strings. They just don't resonate the way they did with their younger snap-back. I'm always glad when older artists pull off their early songs as well as these guys did.

To go back to our frequency setting preferences, here's a 432 Hz adjusted, "Presence", for your ears to sentimental journey with, my lady :)

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

(No subject)

ZZ Top w/ Willie Nelson - She Loves My Automobile (Live)


http://youtu.be/P4EBKCF67X4

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Billy Gibbons - Sharp Dressed Man (Live)


http://youtu.be/_Gf1P-Dj9Po

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Billy Gibbons - Thunderbird (Live)


http://youtu.be/xYLhL9MqCrA

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Gov't Mule - Don't Step On The Grass, Sam (Live)


http://youtu.be/JA0FzPKxZxw

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Northern neighbors know the same

Canadian band, Tiller's Folly, sing the blues over the same pains we find among us, "free", of British tax tyranny. Great song by friends playing here, enjoy...

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

As Winter grips more than expected, a warm song comforts

More from friends and neighbors I get to hear live fairly often. These guys are world-class musicians and neighborhood-bar friendly. A rare combination these days, feel the love...

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Minstrel of Moray jams the morning alive, or midday dancing

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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Let Her Go

Rest in The Light for the rest of the Night

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

In The Light / Colored People - DC Talk Live

Charlie wrote the song above, but these guys made it famous; plus one of their own. This morning dance music here, as sunlight streams into my window. All I want is to Be in The Light...

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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Radio- Darius Rucker

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Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker

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Broke Down- Slaid Cleaves

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Sandy Grey- Slaid Cleaves

Something really romantic - hope you get it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZvehG_Lgls

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell

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I was going to try to respond to all the valentines songs

I just can't though. You guys win. There are at least 40 love songs for me to listen to and I'll never catch up. And that is why I love the jam sessions way.

http://youtu.be/IWIxA7M_-ZA

Lovin' Jam's Session way too!

Great song and fantastic sax solo in it! :D

Here're two songs for ya, jrd. Hope you like 'em. Here's one and two. The cover of the second album, "Antigua Blue" looks like a mountainous desert. I remember when I was a kid I thought that. Eventually the picture emerged. lol. Anyway, if you're inclined and have time, check out the rest of the songs on that album. If the songs are nothing else, they're breezy songs that'll lighten your day doing chores indoors or outdoors.

Late as usual, but not an iota of sincerity missing: happy Valentine's day, jrd.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

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Dear MikeFwt....I am submitting 2 karaoke requests

Like I said, Hootie and the Blowfish Let her Cry

and the most epic karaoke song ever


http://youtu.be/KCy7lLQwToI

You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To


http://youtu.be/uUcZ9-ps4js

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Slowdive returning :)

Was glad to hear that 90's dream pop band Slowdive from the UK (Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, etc.), is picking things up again after disbanding in '95, with some tour dates this year, and possibly a new album to follow! Have a soft spot for their dreamy, ethereal combination of melodic harmony and walls of blissed out guitar that crash over you like waves.


http://youtu.be/2INLBsRYVBs

When the Sun Hits


http://youtu.be/cqw2-UKkGAc

Catch the Breeze


http://youtu.be/mbgWjujwvwo

Shine