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    I'll just have so much fun it will take a day or two to get my head back in the game at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relio View Post
    This is what I was going to say - excluding the comment about liking the Old Crow version :-)
    It's all about the way they say bouquet of dogwood flowers...and, I live in NC, though I wouldn't be headed to Raleigh to see my baby...but, it always gets the crowd up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    The way from the parking lot leads through murky back streets, weird people crossing my way, blood oozing from the garbage cans...
    So you've been to the Hartford, CT session?

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    Just got back from the New England Folk Festival (NEFFA), and spent at least five or six hours each day jamming. Gotta love it.

    Now my reason not to go to jams here is that they're not as good as the ones at NEFFA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CelticDude View Post
    So you've been to the Hartford, CT session?
    Thanks for the warning
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    The paraleptophlebia adoptive are hatching this evening.
    I have to stay home and look up Paraleptophlebia (sounds fishy, I know...)

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    I have just as much fun playing alone at home. (No I don't pull down the shades.)

    I refuse to jam for free on a Tuesday at venues I have played for money on a Saturday.

    They don't serve beer there.

    They serve beer there.

    The jammers don't listen.

    The jammers will hear me play.

    They have singing.

    They don't have singing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    No I don't pull down the shades.
    ...because I don't need to in my soundproof basement bunker.
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    Too many banjos...
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    Need more cowbell.
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    Default Re: Reasons to avoid jamming

    While opening some shows for the Bluegrass Boys, I was walking to the corner store for doughnuts with Tater Tate and Billy Joe Foster, a couple of great fiddlers I was really hoping to jam with. Tater said "The promoter wants us all to jam after the show. I don't get much out of jamming."

    There goes that idea.

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    Very funny lists! Jammin' is the greatest! But here's a "real" reason if I stay away from a jam -- sorry folks.... "There's a hammered dulcimer player there, who comes regularly." Gosh, those things are LOUD. I'll find another jam! (If anyone has a solution to my phobia, I'm listening.....)

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    Best thread ever!!! Hope no one minds if I steal I few of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringalong View Post
    Very funny lists! Jammin' is the greatest! But here's a "real" reason if I stay away from a jam -- sorry folks.... "There's a hammered dulcimer player there, who comes regularly." Gosh, those things are LOUD. I'll find another jam! (If anyone has a solution to my phobia, I'm listening.....)
    I know a few hammered dulcimer folks, one of whom more or less regularly plays with us at jams. Like any other instrument, they can be played softly, loudly, expressively, musically, obnoxiously, depending on the player.
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    I don't jam - too many beginners there.

    I don't jam - they are way too experienced.


    I don't jam, I have to stay home and take care of the dog, (cat, parakeet, monkey).

    I got a pet dog, (cat, parakeet, monkey) because I was spending too much time at home and wanted some companionship.


    I don't jam because I don't have a fancy brand instrument to show off.

    I don't jam because I have a really expensive mandolin and so I would be expected to be real good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringalong View Post
    But here's a "real" reason if I stay away from a jam --
    To the person not jamming, any of these now six pages of reasons could be a "real" reason. Or the reason someone not jamming tells himself, backfilling reason to justify inhibition.

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    No one goes there any more, it's too crowded.

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    Default Re: Reasons to avoid jamming

    I can't, I have work to do.

    I can't, I just got off work.

    I can't. I am way to busy.

    I can't, this is the first free time I have had in weeks.

    I can't, the kids are away and I can finally get something done around here.

    I can't, the kids are here.
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