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    I have to meet my parole officer.
    My exwife will be there.
    Play it like you mean it.

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    Because everyone can solo there brains out,but I'm the only one that knows what a "chord" is....

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    Default Re: Reasons to avoid jamming

    Quote Originally Posted by T.D.Nydn View Post
    Because everyone can solo there brains out,but I'm the only one that knows what a "chord" is....
    So its an old time/ITM jam and you play guitar?
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    Nobody to jam with
    Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?

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    Tonight may be the night that Publishers Clearing House knocks on my door.
    I can only play half as much as I want, because I only play half as much as I would like.

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    I'll screw up and it will ruin the jam for everyone and they will hate me but will be too polite to ask me not to come back.

    If I just keep on practicing by myself I'll get good enough to go.

    I can't follow the chord changes. I can't tell what they are playing.

    I will discover that while I thought I was starting to get pretty good, I continue to suck and will never get better and there's no point in ever picking up my mandolin again so screw it I'm digging out my Deering Goodtime banjo and starting to learn how to play clawhammer, which I can do forever all by myself.

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    The last time I went it was over before I got in tune.

    I'll get moved from the intermediate circle to the beginners circle and they'll tell to just go pledge Delta...

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    One that I use on a somewhat regular basis:

    I was all hyped and ready to jam when I left work an hour ago, but after fighting traffic for an hour, I think I'd rather just go home and have a beer.
    Keep that skillet good and greasy all the time!

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    I have to stay home and work on my satire & sarcasm.

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    Someone there doesn't like dogs and has a scream and shout about my assistance dog being there *true story*.

    Other reasons:
    They serve food there; they don't serve food there; that really patronising person will be there; I'm sleepy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen88 View Post
    Someone there doesn't like dogs and has a scream and shout about my assistance dog being there..
    So that is both sides really: They don't allow pets. They allow pets.
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    Its held in a smoke filled bar.

    Its held in a church basement.

    Its held in this lady's house.

    Its held in a barn.

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    Its not a welcoming environment.

    They let just about anyone in there.
    Fill your boots, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    So that is both sides really: They don't allow pets. They allow pets.
    That pretty much covers it. We are NOT going to this jam.

    I'm not going because they make me tune my instruments.

    Everybody plays in B. Like all the time.

    It's all fancy stuff like Jawarski's fifth component of his 17th opus.

    What's a Cadenza? Isn't that a piece of a desk?

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    Its raining out.

    Its too nice an evening to sit indoors to play music.

    Its cold out.

    Its hot out.
    Fill your boots, man!

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    Pretty much it's this

    I suck
    I'm too shy
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    I have to give my cat a bath.

    I have to re-primer the jeep.

    There's a Gilligan's Island marathon this weekend.

    I'm on work-release, not jam-release.

    It's past my bedtime--the jam goes until 8:00.

    The bagpiper plays too loud.
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    Too many pipers will show up.

    They don't have my favorite stout on hand (Old Rasputin), and I'm sick of Guinness.

    It's on a day that doesn't fit my string changing schedule, so my strings will be either too dull or too bright.

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    I won't know anyone at that jam.

    Its all the same people all the time.

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    That jam is too far to drive.
    Fill your boots, man!

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    The way from the parking lot leads through murky back streets, weird people crossing my way, blood oozing from the garbage cans...
    the world is better off without bad ideas, good ideas are better off without the world

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    Another mandolin player might show up and I won't be the best one there.

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    Jeff, Justified is no more. I forgot to go to the jam. There are two things about getting old that are a problem, the first is you can't remember anything and the second one is............................

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    Justified is no more?!? Well I missed it. I was jamming and...
    Fill your boots, man!

    The entire staff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Stueve View Post
    Mandolin has developed a hairline crack on the back
    Mandolin player has developed a hairline crack on the back(side)...
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    I'd rather be in the recording studio.

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