Jam last night. At first Thom and I had a lot of trouble finding the place, since we did not have a specific address. we knew sort of where it was, but not 100%. it was at a studio in Manhattan, called Smash. on W 36th street. it was cool...it's always a different mixture of people and this time was nice. A few people that i had never met, and a couple that i have. a bunch of older guys, too. As usual i was the only girl there. the other "regular" gal at Clutter jams (clutter is the "band name" that we adopted) Donna, was not there. She is pretty cool though, also older than me (I don't really know how old specifically these people are, and it doesn't matter much to me) and she usually just makes weird sounds with weird objects, rather than playing instruments. Anyway. It was neat. I hit some pots & pans...which is very therapeutic i think...and also like a fun game. i try to pick out different sub-rhythms and accent them. it helps when we have a very solid drummer, who in this case was a guy i had never met. i don't even know his name. it's funny how that works. come, play music, say "hey" to people and "that was cool" and then "goodnight." for the most part. Anyway, I had fun playing my rhythm games. it also always reaches a point where we start mixing up the pots & pans, tossing them and flipping them over, then eventually kind of throwing them around. in a pile though. it adds some crashing noises to the mix, heh. Also played a lot of bass. Fretless bass, which was sooo fun. I actually gave myself a blister. but again, solid drums help. actually at some point me and Thom had double bass action happening. it was fun. played some guitar too, got some compliments on this spacey delayed stuff i was doing. played flute too, which was hard to hear. the mic was low i think...or i just wasn't close enough to it, or in the right spot. it's hard to figure out where to position the mic with flute. i got it towards the end. got a lot of compliments on my flute playing too, although i felt it wasn't very good most of the time...this is since i know how well i can actually play if i try. so time flew, and i didn't even get to try my violin, which i recently got a pick-up for. this means: delayed violin, distorted violin, effects-all-over-the-place violin. YES.
am i boring y'all? i feel like i get into music nerdy mode and i realize that not everyone can appreciate it. also, ya had to be there. i'm talking about music, but you can't hear it, so it's a bit vague.
BUT this guy Joe recorded about an hour of it with his ipod. oh technology. anyway i hope to eventually get my hands on that, i'd like to have souvenirs of these jams once in a while.