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The best thing about the original jam session

The best thing about the original jam session (which by the way now is closed) is that everyone voluntarily checked their weapons at the door. They came in to chill, and share.

That was the best part. It was healing and transformative, not the usual fighting with each other like dogs, and pushing agendas of various factions.

The bright spot about it is that it was fun. We need more fun around here. Otherwise it feels like walking in here to DP world and getting clobbered in every direction from bad news.

Why do people love to focus on bad news? If you can choose to shift your focus, why not shift it to something good? Encouragement. Sharing. Kind words for one another.

The Jam Session was a transformational part of the Daily Paul.

I hold out the hope that there truly are more creative people like her here.

We're boiling them down.

The crowd is getting intimate.

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Addendum: I would be remiss if I did not mention that we now have a new Jam Session thread, headed by JohnCarter444: Time for My Nightly Jam Session II thread.

Not to mention Cyril's Eargasms thread.

And Dice's Classical Music Thread



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Michael Nystrom's picture

Is the carpet moving?

Do you feel it moving?

I feel it. It is crawling.

You've inspired me from up there...

to start a band, name it "Carpet Movers", and play ever only one song...

http://youtu.be/s_oLXyoM9u4

Michael Nystrom's picture

Whoa

I'm digging this!

Dig in the carpet with heels of steel.

Not that the band will play this, but because once upon a time it was a favorite for moving carpets. It also seems loosely relevant [like the song above] to the page in general. Please pardon the lower quality audio, but it's presented with an interesting visual that someone actually non-digitally handcrafted back in the 80s...

http://youtu.be/Z-3jggk7SxY

Thought this song fitting

American Pie - Don Mclean


http://youtu.be/ih7N9_VUU4U

The Federal Reserve Act: Act To provide for the establishment of Federal reserve banks, to furnish an elastic currency, to afford means of rediscounting commercial paper, to establish a more effective supervision of banking in the United States

Yeah, wherever! :D

Imagine the tragic loveliness of returning on the same day. It's like a stripmall around here. Must be a sale or something...

http://youtu.be/zFyy3XB_3Y4

jrd3820's picture

I know!

Like I said, everything about our love is tragic, it will make for a great story someday, tragic love stories that defy time and space are very popular in the world of fiction and usually go down in history.

Who can resist a good tragedy? :D

Those who do, never seem to enjoy breaking free from the shackles of language in measurable time...

http://youtu.be/Me85PztkYP0

Good night, Jam Session


http://youtu.be/4nNDcxtR4oI

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

jrd3820's picture

Thanks for taking care of the rulebook M

It was a dirty job, but someone had to do it and I'm glad you stepped up when needed. Hope to see you and essie and Mountaincat around Johncarters jam session every now and then.

Ya know, jrd, it was rather an extreme move on your part.

If you were tired of Promisekept always plugging this Phil Keaggy guy, you *could* have just asked him to stop!

In fact, it says right here in the rulebook, "If one person continues to plug one artist or group [with the sole exception of mdefarge always plugging the 60's group Love], however torturous to others, if the person doesn't stop when asked, any member of the jam session has every right to reply to those redundant tunes with songs by Neil Diamond... in the Reply Box, not the top of the post after discontinuing the thread!" I can't *believe* you broke that rule!


http://youtu.be/YZo88P1Ie94

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

Mea culpa, I must have broken an unwritten rule

Somewhere in my redundancy of featuring PK a few times too often, I must have miffed Jen, and likely your love of more broader musical diversity, also, M.

This PK will officially fast from posting that PK's music for at least a month, if that would please you both. It's just that YouTube has let me find so many concert clips, as well as recorded pieces which I haven't heard in yeeears, if ever; so, perhaps I showed myself too big a fan, a little too often, eh?

One of the nice things about Mother Jen's Original Jam was not only the encouragement of the positives that art and music bring us, but the freedom to pass over, or sample through postings, without feeling compelled to like, or love, someone else tastes. As M loves, Love, and I've grown to appreciate some of her other postings, my ears have gotten to like them even better than back when I first heard them. If I found their music on sale at a thrift shop, I'd buy it; or perhaps even track them down to buy several clips online.

The game you've been raving about sounds fun, but being pulled in other time-demanding directions has compelled me not to even look into it, lest I give more to it than I can get from it for fulfilling more pressing priorities. What would be excellent, though, would be a three-way call with Jen and you, M, but it would be a little tough to hold my own with you two, as you know each other so well. Probably can't be arranged, but it would fascinating and fun to hear your thoughts in your own voices.

As my subject line starts with an apology, I'll end on this musical note. Thanks, Jen, for nursing this baby along as you did. Now that johncarter has taken the parenting task on, we can play more as siblings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF0pSWpqPko

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

You do know, I hope,

that I was just kidding, Promisekept!!! I love hearing music that has a special place in your heart.

I just happened to remember Phil Keaggy's name offhand vs. one of johncarter444's ever-plugged bands from the 80's where members seem to be trying to outdo each other in terms of showing the most of their chests *while* still wearing enough cloth between their necks & waists to qualify as some sort of clothing item, namely, a "shirt" (vs., say, a bib). Or one of mountaincat's ever-plugged hillbilly groups with tuneless fiddles played fast just to show off technique that raise my blood pressure. Literally. has, to me, doesn't so much plug the same band as same genre: songs with unusual lyrics, possibly written in an altered state.

And I myself am Forever (Changes) plugging my own favorite groups, notably Love, but also certain groups I'd call "larger than life," e.g., Blind Faith, Vanilla Fudge, Procol Harum, Moody Blues, EL&P... Also genres! Can you really ever have enough funk?! Sometimes even just single songs, such as White Rabbit.

But I also thought that, since jrd has in the past mentioned our little music lover's quarrels, it would be fitting to include one last one (sniff). I meant last one on this thread. When I'm through mourning, I hope to see you over at jc's place!

Yes, that's what's why I *love* the jam session. It's broadened my music horizons. Some of what I've heard is not on my wavelength. But some is, including some of your favorites. Like, for one (of many!), that song you just posted above! Besides that, even *if* I never liked any song you posted, I'd have to still like you for the whole hertz discussion alone, not to mention some fascinating non-music subjects you've raised. Although, did I just say non-music? I believe what my motto says: on some level, it is/we are all connected. :)

P.S. Not to be nitpicky or anything, but you said "unwritten rule?" No, it's written. Don't tell me you never got a copy of the rule book!

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

Northern Lights and a Moody Blues favorite

The words that I remember,
from my childhood still are true,
That there's none so blind
As those who will not see.
And to those who lack the courage,
And say it's dangerous to try,
Well they just don't know
That love eternal will not be denied.

I'll have you know, M, that I had to listen to this over a half dozen times to find the most fitting video to go with this musical/lyrical masterpiece. I trust you'll feel the love this is kindly sent to you in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJq8SsaAseI

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

With A Little Help From My Friends

You're being kind. Thanks, Promisekept. As the post's title reads, "The best thing about the original jam session..." Well, there's the music, of course. But also, it's the people I've met, especially jen, johncarter, mountaincat, has, Essie (SCButterfly), and you. I do wish we could all meet for dinner some time. :) Hey, great choice for the video. I love the Northern Lights. Ever see Local Hero? It's a favorite film of mine, takes place in Scotland. Northern Lights figure into the story. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oR1OIXmGkfE/Up5egO0GfwI/AAAAAAAAAn...

Speaking of my jam session friends, yeah, here's someone/something else I'm always plugging: Joe Cocker and/or Woodstock.

http://youtu.be/8y2RHMGqbWk

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

Our little music lover's quarrels

I know when you're playfully making minor stuff into banter fodder, but I often go along with it for the sport. Friends can tease and take well intended jokes. You should hear my brother and me get into it!

When poetry meets well-played and sung music, it's truly a beautiful thing, no matter the style of performance. Part of what I loved about My nightly jam session was searching and finding those jewels that I knew a big part of my friends here have probably never heard, and would likely love as well. Since some of CCM is actually quite outstanding, but less likely heard and known; and since much of it deals with liberty vs tyranny, light vs darkness, and love and truth winning hearts and minds, I try and bring as much of these great themes into my posts, as often as I can.

Woodstock was the perfect setting for Joe Cocker's stellar performance, but this was one of my favorite finds of a classic ballad in a huge setting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzWjTrRcDAE

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

Marta Altesa - bass player extraordinaire

Sometimes, an instrumentalist in a simple setting, can inspire much also. I just found her today, and am amazed at this 21 years old's talent. I'm sure her musician father is proud, this Father's Day, of what his daughter received of his example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOx_mAyo0xM&list=UUEKyvVCqS1...

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

My irish music posts were absolutely inspired by it.

I had found friends with shared interests in the jam session that I never thought I would find.

MountainCat and Egapele both surprised me with comments to obscure posts that I made that, by right, nobody here should have been familiar with.

Made me feel like I wanted to share something about me that had nothing to do with libertarian politics.

Séamusín

jrd3820's picture

I'm glad you were able to make those connections

with Eagpele and Mountaincat. I became very close with Mountaincat. Your Irish music threads were fun and very well written and I hope you continue to write about things that interest you even outside the realm of libertarian politics.

DJP333's picture

What a thread that was....

Even if I didn't have time for DP, I would at least come by and post a cool song that I heard that day on the jam session. Wow, that thread will be missed.


http://youtu.be/5MVCG6H3ED0

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

jrd3820's picture

Thank You DJP

You were a jam session all star. When I was looking for quotes from other ppl about the thread to put up in the epitaph I actually ran across a few great ones from you. I'm grateful you made the time to post in there. And no worries because Johncarter started a new one so we can continue to jam without the slow loading pages of the old one.

that Emancipator album is one of my all time favorites

I can't get enough of it

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran

I found a reason

jrd3820's picture

You're the best

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Michael Nystrom's picture

And with that,

I'm off to bed

:0

jrd3820's picture

Goodnight Michael

Thank you for everything and for not unpublishing it, and for keeping an eye on it while I was out all those times, and for all the new music you shared with me. Did you see you had 4 spots in my top 12? That is just how the numbers worked out. You played When I Paint My Masterpiece by Dylan when I was in China and you even titled it 'to jrdbird' and a few days later I found it and I listened about a million times. And don't get me started on Starfish and Coffee. Or Dirty Birdy and Funny Bunny....