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First Set
  • One More Saturday Night
  • Alabama Getaway
  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • They Love Each Other
  • Mama Tried
  • Mexicali Blues
  • Candyman
  • Looks Like Rain
  • Birdsong
  • Deal

Second Set

  • Samson and Delilah
  • Terrapin Station 
  • Playing in the Band
  • Uncle John's Band
  • China Doll
  • Playing in the Band

Next jam is next Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at Smash Studio A

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Another night with a full band in picturesque Studio B of Smash Studio with a beautiful view of the western sky's sunset and the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.  Too bad the amp situation in that room is so meager because I like the room except for the amps.  It's open and airy without so many things that get in the way.  I liked the way the drums sounded in that room also.  Very tight.  Nevertheless, hopefully it's back to Studio A where they have better guitar amps.

We played pretty well I thought.  The whole second set was monumental with some long cool jams that had spunk and taste.  This was a hold over from the first set where our Birdsong really had some nice movements followed by a very powerful Deal closer to end the first set.  Tom kept screaming to end the songs but they kept going on and on.  Our playing was energized and bunny-like and would not stop for anything.

I got in and did the taping thing again for the second straight week..  How were last week's tapes?  If you liked those you should like these because I felt the taping technique was better this week.  I assume my drums and bass will sound better, so will the Keyboards.  They guitars will be lacking a little because of the amp situation but it wasn't hideous in the room.  I sacrificed all my effects for the night so I would have the strength to carry all my other equipment.  So I played dry under the assumption I would fix up my guitar in the mix and add the necessary ambience to the sound and feel of it.  I'll probably do the same to Andy and Banjo in the mix unless I hear from them that I'm ruining their artistic validity after they hear last week's tape.  I like what I've been doing to them in the mix so unless they object it's gonna continue.

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Name: Trister
Date: 4/26/02
Time: 9:17:01 AM
Remote Name: 208.249.55.66

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Gind you may do whatever the hell you want to the tapes. Validity schmalidity. The discs you gave me last night are excellent. I had a lot of fun jamming to the sunset and wasn't bothered too much by the Roland...I like that room...let's keep it!


Name: yitz
Date: 4/26/02
Time: 11:44:22 AM
Remote Name: 209.10.255.42

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B"H

Yo guys, can I come by and jam sometime. Pretty please?

heh. -Yitz jawrat@hotmail.com http://www.jawrat.com/shn


Name: KEVIN
Date: 4/26/02
Time: 11:56:13 AM
Remote Name: 207.97.189.116

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Three essential components of the Deadstein philosophy were illustrated beautifully last nite.

Perception: This has always been a controversial issue in Deadstein dialog. "It sucked.", "No, it was great." "I can't hear", "No, it's too loud". These have long been the laments of the Freaky. They are the milestones on the never-ending mobius strip of subjectivity. Perception is a powerful and tricky concept. Those that cannot grasp this deceptive scoundrel will eventually be driven mad by it's trickery. Those that embrace the duality of the enigma, cling to it like a life-raft and will ultimately be saved. This was proven to us again last nite, majestically, with the CD's of last week's jam, given to us by TheGind. Their glorious truth mocks the paranoid and seemingly disappointing end to last weeks FreakFest. "The tapes don't lie", that is the object truth, with which you can align yourself, like the North Star while floating in a vast ocean, and be saved in your life-raft of perception.

Attendance: The need to go to every show has never been more apparent than it was last nite. Poisey, obviously felt it, because his percentages for showing-up were changing more than the times he sang, "Don'tcha let that deal go down." The past few weeks Deadstein has been settling into the 'New Order' and thus, the jams have been uneven. Last nite was the payoff. Everything is back in it's proper place. Cosmic harmony is restored. Kindness, Friendship, Comedy & Music reign once again. Everyone left the building satisfied and confident, ready to do it again next week.

TheGind: He rules. Period.


Name: Morpheus
Date: 4/26/02
Time: 12:13:19 PM
Remote Name: 208.249.55.66

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Welcome.....to the real world.....


Name: tbanjo
Date: 4/29/02
Time: 8:59:17 AM
Remote Name: 216.173.8.66

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I thought this was a monumental jam. All cylindars a-cranking, and everyone where they needed to be! Angela and I loved the discs from the previous week. I am pleased that I thought the jam was weaker than the discs showed them to be. While I am not in danger of turning into someone that expects perfection, and is upset if we miss the mark, I know there is room for a little fine tuning.


Name: Larry G
Date: 4/29/02
Time: 9:33:12 AM
Remote Name: 63.53.109.97

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Fear not Banjo. for as good as those disks were they were a good recording of an okay performance. This week I got a better recording of a much better jam and it is that much better. The tape turns out better primarily because we played better. The most important piece of equipment I can own is a good band. Almost everything was good and some was great. I have finished Getaway, Greatest Story, Love Eachother, Mama Mex and it's pretty impressive. Very tight grooves.

From a recording perspective, the drumming turned out better and so did the bass. I think the guitars do not sound as good as the previous week. Trister's Roland and My whatever I was playing out of do not nearly sound as good as the Twin and Line 6 of Studio A. I think the Keys are a little better but a little artificial sounding. Voice is the same. It's a much cleaner and tighter sound as we played with a bit more discipline. I didn't mess with the tape as much regarding sound and effects. We stood on our own better.

For the first time ever I did add some additional tracks after the fact. I added some background vocals because some of them were just terrible last week to the point that I was able to improve upon them. That's gotta tell you something. I also added a light flavoring of simple acoustic guitar to Mama Mex. I double tracked it and it sounds pretty cool. Finally I did a rough mixdown of the Terrapin, Playing, UJB, China Doll, Playing and stuck it on the CD. This was also great. During some of the spacey jams is where you hear and miss the Fender Twin because you know it can be better. It's minor but that roalnd doesn't help anyone. It's like Katsup instead of Ketchup on a good burger. Just a little bad flavor you don't need. I assume I will not have the energy to tape this week which is too bad but I haven't completed last week yet and I don't want to do a half ass job on it either because it was so good.

See ya Tuesday.


Name: tbanjo
Date: 4/29/02
Time: 11:39:59 AM
Remote Name: 216.173.8.66

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I believe that without the extra guitarist and drummer, and combined with the room at Smash, that we are hearing ourselves a little bit better and that helps tighten things up.

I liked the comment "The most important piece of equipment I can own is a good band"

I am saddened by the comment : "I assume I will not not have the energy to tape this week"

BUT, I loved the line "It was that good."

see you freaks tomorrow!!!!!!!!


Name: KEVIN
Date: 4/29/02
Time: 2:27:46 PM
Remote Name: 207.41.174.103

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Got that right, honey!


Name: Brotpen
Date: 4/30/02
Time: 10:41:15 AM
Remote Name: 208.59.41.100

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There's a lot to be said for playing to a sunset! Next time we get the room with a view, I'll bring my keyboard module for a more organic sound. Onward to tonight.


Name: Larry G
Date: 4/30/02
Time: 11:41:30 AM
Remote Name: 63.53.109.38

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You know what Rich, the module you used lasy week has some Rhodes sounds to it that I liked, it was a nice change of pace. Especially duing the Love Each Other. It was bit bit more bubbley than usual.


Name: Trister
Date: 4/30/02
Time: 12:01:01 PM
Remote Name: 208.249.55.66

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Is it 7:00 yet?

I'mmmmmmm ready


Name: tb
Date: 4/30/02
Time: 2:31:58 PM
Remote Name: 216.173.8.66

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ditto!! 3 hrs til I start the drive in!


Name: Larry G.
Date: 4/30/02
Time: 2:58:15 PM
Remote Name: 63.53.109.38

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Hey Tom: I just realized that I forgot your tapes. Sorry. Next week. You see I had an Eleven Jam last night at Smash Studio and didn't get home till midnight. Then as soon as I got home I had to do some quick unloading of last week's song's off of my Hard Disk recorder so I would be prepared for tonight. While that was being played in real time, to my computer I was assembling my taping suitcase to be prepared for tonight. You know, tying all my wires together, making sure I have all my equipment, etc. Believe that is a lot of work to complete in the wee hours of the morning. Then when I was finally done with downloading some of last week's jam to my computer I had to make copies of the CD's for you guys. So I was flipping CD's from between 1:30 and 2:30 last night, with a 4:00 a.m wake up to get the last change of blank CD in. Therefore I was busy and very tired and the box of tapes slipped my mind. Sorry about that. But at least I'll be taping again tonight. So PLEASE try to play well. Let's start the songs together have patience with me to get the best tape possible. Don't let a couple of moments of impatience and frustration that may occur in the studio tonight come out on the tape. Remain calm and composed tonight and do the best that we can while we are taping this Deadstein Band. Hopefully I won't fall asleep before I get there.

Is it midnight yet cause I'm ready to got to bed.

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