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(@scrybe)
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Let's see what I can do...

Hubcaps, scavved fags*, diamond white**, no contribution to small to turn down....

*scavved fags - cigarettes acquired for free, from friends and/or strangers. Used as in "Can I scav a fag mate?"

** Diamond White - the cheap and nasty cider that is the favourite tipple of chronic alcoholics and twelve year olds on street corners 'round our ways. Comes in a blue bottle so you can't see how foul it is, and is usually the cheapest alcoholic beverage in any establishment selling such items.

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Posted : 30/03/2010 7:25 pm
(@vic-lewis-vl)
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If I'm doing the singing - we're going to be playing a LOT of instrumentals! Maybe it's time to learn some Shadows songs, Beck's Bolero, Hocus Pocus and Samba Pa Ti?

Ho hum....with the accent on hum.....

Seriously, I've had bronchitis for months now....probably age and smoking related. My voice is shot....with a very large calibre weapon. You want a bad Rod Stewart impression, I'm your man - otherwise, it's a bad Kermit impression. I can manage a couple of songs, and that's it.....

Where's Laura when you need some PROJECTION!!!

Then again, if you've got a mic - I can sing quietly, and *reasonably **in tune. Without, I can't get much above a whisper...

:D :D :D

Vic

*depending on your definition of "reasonably." Not the same definition you'll find in the OED......not the same by a long chalk.

**depending on your definition of "in tune." a couple of semitones either way......from any given note at any given time....

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

 
Posted : 31/03/2010 12:53 am
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Like I used to have in my sig "I sing in C#* or Cb** - any correct notes are accidental

* C# = C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, B#, C#
** Cb = Cb, Db, Eb, Fb, Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb

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Posted : 31/03/2010 5:56 am
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I don't mind singing. Got a 'Breathy' voice so my girlfriend tells me, but i'm good enough to sing in two of the church bands. But, sadly, i've had a sore throat for like a week, so my range is limited at the moment. But i can manage almost anything an octave lower.

And most of the song's i'll be offering up are fairly simple. Not got many lick's in them and they are mainly rhythm based. Would be cool to figure out some licks to them.

I'll bring the chord sheets thought. And i have two jeff buckley books in the car, one sheet music and one chord charts.

I'm really looking forward to it :D

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Posted : 31/03/2010 1:43 pm
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cool, ove Jeff Buckley, would def be up for playing some of his tunes. bring them books for sure.

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Posted : 31/03/2010 1:47 pm
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how does this jam work scrybe? do we get a list of songs a couple of days before and try to work on them at home, or is it more of a "play it by ear" type situation? :D

"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)

 
Posted : 31/03/2010 6:28 pm
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'twas always a more a play it by ear using chord charts type thing. Since we may not have enough books to really share easily, I'm hoping you guys might be kind enough to pick 5-10 tunes each that you wanna do, and prep for it by getting copies of charts (and lyrics where appropriate) for those tunes made for everyone (mebbe try for a few spares in case we get last minute additions, too). That way, everyone will end up with some charts for stuff they didn't have before, to add to their collection, and the burden of acquiring suitable charts for everyone is shared across the group (partly cos I'm a plank, so leaving it to me to sort entirely would be very foolish... :lol: :oops: ). Feel free to bring more if you want, but consider multiple charts for 5 tunes a "minimum" request. Handwritten is fine, printed also fine.

If anyone wants to post the list of their selection here, I'll defo look them up in Spotify and take a listen before the day. Just as long as you don't ppost them at 3am the night before, or something.... :wink: Again, the main reason I'm not stipulating this has to be done is because I'm a plank and keep changing my mind about my suggested tunes. But it would help - we could end up with a much wider range of tunes than previously, so there'll undoubtedly be tunes that not everyone knows. Plus, it also prevents us all picking the same tune! There'll be a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, and a range of abilities, so that's worth bearing in mind (e.g. doing a Rammstein tune might not really work in this setting...), but no need to look for stuff that's too folksy or simple.

I'm thinking of going with an Oasis tune, mebbe Moondance (Van Morrison), mebbe a jazz tune (but something simple, like a twelve bar or vampy thing like Mr P.C. - Coltrane, or All Blues - Miles Davis, nothing with a hundred chords and 20 key changes at 200bpm or anything like that!), and a few others. Mebbe try Summertime? I'll narrow it down and post mine 'officially' in a day or two, but it'll be along those lines.

Besides bringing charts, you're all welcome to bring as many guitars, amps, pedals, etc, as you can carry. Also welcome to bring something to drink, but if it get seriously raucous, I'll call a halt to it. My conception of 'seriously raucous' is fairly relaxed tho, as David will attest. The Merlot Incident was my demonstration of roughly where I think 'seriously raucous' begins. :wink: :lol:

Ra Er Ga.

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Posted : 01/04/2010 5:52 pm
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Btw, I also promise to pm people with my address tomorrow - am knackered today, was out late-celebrating my birthday yesterday and only got in an hour ago.

Ra Er Ga.

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Posted : 01/04/2010 5:56 pm
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Things are looking up a bit - had a good long singing session tonight. If Liverpool are playing and it's live on TV, I have to pick up a guitar and play "You'll Never Walk Alone" - seems to bring us luck, and I'm superstitious.

Voice felt stronger tonight - mind you, that might just be the result of shouting very loudly at the telly at a VERY dodgy referee!

So....anyone got any suggestions where we can post songs to do? Via PM? Via e-mail?

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

 
Posted : 01/04/2010 7:58 pm
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I was thinking just post them in this thread if it's just titles. I'll edit my first post accordingly to include them then.

Ra Er Ga.

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Posted : 01/04/2010 8:07 pm
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I was thinking just post them in this thread if it's just titles. I'll edit my first post accordingly to include them then.

i just spent 20 minutes sending a PM.....GRRRRR! But feel free to make it public if you wanna - just means I'll have to practise a lot and be on top of my game!

Maybe if I can add a couple of songs here, though, to the PM? How about "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - easy - and "I Fought The Law?" not quite as easy, but nothing terribly difficult.....couple of Clash songs. "Proud Mary" and "Bad Moon Rising?" again, both pretty easy......

What can I say, I'm an old rocker - with the accent on classic rock.....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

 
Posted : 01/04/2010 8:30 pm
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Hi Sara - sadly can't do the weekend of 10th/11th - domestic committments :( . This weekend would have been ok but never mind. Hopefully join in on something later. Could have brought my Bass too, and let you have a go on my GS to see how it sounds in skilled hands. Another time then.....

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Posted : 02/04/2010 3:53 pm
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scrybe, did you decide weather it would be the sat or sunday of next week?

i have a gig saturday night, so i would have to leave about 6 at the latest if its saturday. although, as you said it was an afternoon do, i assume we would be finished well before then anyway?

"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)

 
Posted : 02/04/2010 7:24 pm
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make it sunday, so there's no rush. everyone good with that?

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Posted : 02/04/2010 7:45 pm
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make it sunday, so there's no rush. everyone good with that?

No problems here.

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

 
Posted : 02/04/2010 7:52 pm
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