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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:06:22 am »
Just givin' you a hard time buddy.   We'll have to
chat soon to get caught up from our 'mutual weekend'
at the fest!   

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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:28:18 pm »
LOL- Always good gettin' an immediate response,
even if it's one that's 'mocking' in nature!   But I
do understand- I'm an easy target!

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Ventures Fan Fest / 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:23:15 pm »
Now that we've wrapped up our NINTH ANNUAL FEST,
now's as good a time as any to extend a 'heartfelt' thanx
to ALL 'the special guests' that made this year's gathering quite
possibly 'our best ever!'

Bob Spalding & Lucas Griffin of THE VENTURES
Fiona Taylor- the group's business manager
Our featured bands- THE PICKNIKS from Cleveland & BONGO STRAITS from Chicago
Noted guitarist LES FRADKIN &
Bob Shade from HALLMARK GUITARS

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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Heavy rains coming your way Philadelphia
« on: October 08, 2017, 01:52:24 am »
Thanx for thinking of us Howard.   As it turned out, we had
our 'best fest weather' ever that I can remember going back
more than several years.   "As you know, it's 'usually' damp &
dreary, with light rain & temperatures in the 60's.   For the send
off breakfast today, we're also 'good to go.'   Perhaps, what you're
viewing on the wearther charts, isn't due here 'til the beginning of the
coming week!   

Our jammers hope all is going well with 'you guys' there!

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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Fanfest 2017 Groupings
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:58:04 pm »
FAN FEST 'regular' JAMMER BOB DOWD from Clover, South Carolina
has also finalized his song set for this, our 9th annual gathering.  It's
a joy each year 'round this time to see the gems Bob has lined up for
us.   And as usual, he's chosen THE PICKNIKS to be his backing band!   

SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE (live version
HAWAII 5-0 (live version)
LET'S GO
PIPELINE
MEMPHIS
TIME IS TIGHT
GHOST RIDERS
MR. MOTO
JOKER'S WILD
THE SHUCK
THE CRUEL SEA
LOVE GODDESS OF VENUS

Approximate time-frame for Bob is 3:30/4:00 PM

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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Fanfest 2017 Groupings
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:18:31 pm »
NOTED GUITARIST LES FRADKIN has now weighed in with
his 'featured set' for FAN FEST '17!

Tentatively scheduled for 7:30 PM, Les will be backed by
members of THE PICKNIKS who hail from the Cleveland
area of Ohio!

DAY AT THE BEACH
BODY SURFIN'
BOMBORA
DISINTEGRATION
REVERBIA
WALK THE NOSE
KICK SAND
CRASHING WAVES
PIPELINE
JOURNEY TO THE STARS
APACHE
DIAMOND HEAD
I FEEL FINE
SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE
TELSTAR
WALK, DON'T RUN '64

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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Fanfest 2017 Groupings
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:11:14 pm »
Maria-  As per our recent E-mails back & forth,
           I've changed the NIGHT TRAIN version on
           Danny's set to the version on the WDR, Vol.
           2 LP!   

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Ventures Fan Fest / FAN FEST 2017- Tentative SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:43:47 am »
                     
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:   (Subject to change but only 'ever so slightly)

10:45     OPENING REMARKS - (special guest intros) moderator Dave Zelinsky
11:15     THE PICKNIKS (1st set/Jeff & Bob on lead)
12:00     THE PICKNIKS (2nd set/Grant on lead)
12:30     ALL STAR BAND (Kanad & Saugata Ghose, Ken Arnold, Byron Tietjen, Walt Stagner, Bob Dowd, Tom Connolly, Glen Caplan & Tony Bazinetti)
  2:00     Group Photo & Pizza Break
  2:15     BONGO STRAITS   
  3:45     BOB DOWD w/ THE PICKNIKS
  4:30     THE DANNY ROBERTS BAND
  5:15     Dinner Buffet
  5:45     BOB SPALDING SOLO SET
  6:00     Hallmark Guitars Fuzz Pedal Promo (Bob Shade & Bob Spalding)
  6:15     AUCTION/Q&A (lead-in Steven Clark Harvey)
  7:00     Dessert while Q&A continues
  7:30     LES FRADKIN w/ THE PICKNIKS
  8:30     Grand Finale- WIPE OUT 
  8:45     Closing remarks, handouts & testimonials   
       

   


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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Fanfest 2017 Groupings
« on: July 13, 2017, 01:05:10 pm »
Maria- Tom here.   Thanx for gettin' back to Walt
with the 'Night Train' clarification.   We 'pretty
much' at this point, have to stick to Danny's 'ten'
song set 'cause I've been assigning the lead parts.
Still not sure who will be playing bass or rhythm to
each song but am making 'good progress' filling out
his band.   

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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: Fanfest 2017 Groupings
« on: July 05, 2017, 05:48:16 pm »
Walt- great question on NIGHT TRAIN.   Will
get in touch with Danny's mom for that answer!

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Ventures Fan Fest / 2017 Ventures Fan Fest- UPDATE!!!
« on: July 05, 2017, 03:19:57 pm »
We were 'excited' to learn that THE VENTURES 'summer kick-off'
gigs with THE SURFARIS on the west coast mid-June went off
'without a hitch,' generating large crowds of surf music lovers
determined to keep that 'genre' as viable today as it was in the
60's.   

As most of you know, THE VENTURES are gettin' ready & will soon
be off to Japan for what constitutes their 55th anniversary sharing
their music with that country.   The lineup will again be Leon Taylor,
Bob & Ian Spalding & Gerry McGee.   

& now that they've netted a few US gigs, the hope upon 'the guys'
return is to 'tie-in' some East Coast concert dates with our annual
fest Saturday October 7th.   Yes, that's right- we're 'holding out hope
THE US VENTURES grace us with their presence at the fest this year.

& speaking about the fest, I've decided to bring back a Bob Spalding
idea from back in 2011 when Leon Taylor also attended the all day
gathering- the FIFTEEN + minute 'grand finale' of WIPE OUT!

That'll do it for now with 'updates!' 



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Ventures Fan Fest / Re: 2016 Fanfest....it's a wrap!
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:10:07 am »
Thanx Walt for posting this!    TRUE, it's the 'latest' we ever received a review but
'for me,' the timing couldn't be 'more perfect.'   WHY?   'Cause we're merely months
away from our 9th such gathering of 'stalwart' Ventures fans & reading this not only puts
'our regulars' in more of a 'feel good' mood but also reaches out 'wonderfully' to all our other
members who haven't yet 'experienced' the sheer enjoyment this annual twelve hour get-together
brings to those who like us are 'truly committed to continuing the legacy of 'the biggest selling & most
popular instrumental band in the history of recorded music!'

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Ventures Fan Fest / '017 FAN FEST SONG SUGGESTIONS
« on: March 17, 2017, 12:26:03 pm »
Every year 'round this time, I send out 'requests' to
our 'regular' jammers for their ideas on titles 'never'
heard at the fest.   

In addition, I decided to ask 'most' of our '016 newbies
to weigh in.   Most were not jammers but still die hard
VENTURES fans.   

Below is the feedback rec'd so far.   I'll be cuttin' off the
suggestions the first week of April.   Then jammers will
have a solid two months to 'formulate' their set lists!

BEYOND THE REEF (new addition)
BLUE CHATEAU
BLUE SUNSET
BLUE TANGO
CRUNCHER
DIAMONDS (VENTURES OR JET HARRIS VERSION)
ELEVENTH HOUR
EXPLORATION IN TERROR
GREEN ONIONS
HIDEAWAY
HOKKAIDO SKIES (new addition)
LONELY BULL
LONESOME TOWN (new addition)
LOVE IS BLUE
LUCILLE
NAGASAKI MEMORIES
NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE
OPUS TWIST
OVER THE MOUNTAIN
PEACH FUZZ
PERCOLATOR
RAVIN' BLUE
RAWHIDE (new addition)
RUMBLE (new addition)
RUNAWAY
SANTA CRUZ
SENTIMENTAL GUITAR
SHE'S NOT THERE
SOUL COAXING (new addition)
STRANGER ON THE SHORE
SUNNY RIVER TWIST
THE CREEPER (new addition)
TIME IS TIGHT
TOMORROW'S LOVE
TORQUAY (new addition)
WILD NIGHT (AKA PARTY AT LAGUNA)
WINDY & WARM
ZOCCO (new addition)
 
Some of the above have been offered up before but the renditions each year
are 'always' different.   

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Ventures Fan Fest / 2016 FanFest DVD set reviews
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:58:10 am »
Thanx Walt for taking the time out of your busy schedule
to post ARNOLD's review of last year's fest.   

GREAT READING!

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