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I'm such a cunt!!
My friends were around my new place last night. I live with a bunch of hippies and I'm getting a taste for lemon and black pepper on advocado and herba teas!
there's some bongos, bass guitars, a trumpet, cello and some kind of technical equipment. Everyone, as cold as a fucking cuccumber, is 'jamming' away to the beat, smoking a spliff ibetween beatings. I whip my violin out and I'm like NOOOO I can't fucking jam. Does this mean I can't class myself as a musician? I feel like a fucking cunt!! Oh yea man when you played it in D Major, that was proper heavy. WHAT!!!
maybe do a bit of John fucking Cale style just you know mince that chord man, track it down you know feel that ambient texture. I was like what??? With fucking green tea falling out my ears
at this story (at the hippies not you, i can imagine the scene exactly)
scoop me in your arms, fornacate your love darling and take me away from these people who have holes in their jumper sleeves.
also, i have a hole in the jumper im currently wearing (am not a smelly hippy though)
i wanna smell your jumper
it smells rather a lot of smoke.
also, naaah berlin pimps over wherever you are haha
people went for an art trip in college and i missed out, they all were raving about it forever afterwards!
but i've spent nearly a year here now and am planning to move on. it traps you and eats you like a spider... going to escape while i still can
i love jamming. Wish i was there (minus you obvs)
i can play ragged or frantic as well
all depends on the texture of the piece
you know all this free lovin' livin' has made me a hound to love
everytime i see a man on my beanbags
Not musically anyway, although I'm not bad at improvising lyrics.
I don't see it as a problem. I tend to write pretty structured songs then just hand 'em to my band.
I am an excellent jammist. In fact I just got back from a jam. You wanna jam?
meandering around the same blues chords the whole time.
PLAY A DMAJ7 YOU FUCKEN WANKERS, THEN I'LL SHO YU WHAT'S WHAT
my improvisations are shit.
id rather have a rough recording of something first, then work out some stuff around that, and adjust it in a practice.
but i'm quite slow at picking up stuff in music, so other, better people might be better at "jamming".
but don't get it on you or it hurts.
i wish i'd thought this thread through properly before i posted.
which is my and my bandmate sitting at computers throwing half developed segemnts of songs and bits of noise and beats into the mix to build up[some knid of improv wall of sound.
i've never 'jammed; with the guita - i imagine i would be rubbish
8 piece noise/jam/crew
But I eat avocado with pepper and lemon and drink herbal teas and I'm no damed hippy. I hate hippies.
I can jam.
Ah, I miss good jam sessions where people just go freeflow and freestyle… it's fucking ACE when you listen to musicians who really know how to play do it.
I missed her........
Which is a shame you see I could have shown her how.....using the same method men use to show women how to swing a golf club.
seriously though.....marilyn if yer still there ......absolutely dont try to show em your a good musician......suppress what you can do, just pluck yer violin.......wait till your truely in the groove and you are at one with them......then when it begins to drag a bit shout out solo whip out your bow and dazzle them all with your flashing blade
so you have to start out very unambitiously
That's bollocks. You jump in immediately with the hardest thing you know how to play and wank away until eventually everyone slips into whatever key you're playing in.