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Local MiniJams on Tap / Tom's 2 Cents!
« on: January 05, 2012, 02:16:03 pm »
I'd like to think THE DADDY of all jams happens every October when I host the EAST COAST FAN JAM but Walt & I tossed this
CATEGORY back & forth before it became reality today.   I know with many of our jammers the last few years, proximity to one
another allowed the opportunity to exchange licks & ideas before utilizing car pooling prior to the jam.   Why even Chris Monk
who hails from Ontario Canada had suggested to me several times he'd commute a fair distance if it meant honing his guitar
skills.  Right now the names Ken Arnold & Bob Leo also spring to mind as east coast residents who'd welcome an occasional
mini-jam during the year leading up to our ULTIMATE EVENT.  Mentioned to Rich Carozza today was that these gatherings be
half-day get-togethers with an in-advance agreed upon attendance #.   Those attending would be responsible for bringing a
food or beverage item along with their equipment of course.   This way everyone gets involved in their own LOCALES keeping
The Ventures music alive & vibrant to the public while practicing their skills at delivering on cue the same.   

Upcoming/New Releases & Reviews / Re: Ventures Reissues on Sundazed
« on: January 04, 2012, 11:48:36 am »
Looking at their catalogue of artists, the constant price seems to be $18.98.
Really like the colored vinyl idea combined with the Dolton label.  And the
colors seems to change depending on the original album cover.  It's
no secret I lost most of these albums to water damage last year.
A similar posting to Walt's appears on UF2 & mentions Feb.

General Discussion / Re: The 2000lb Bee 1&2
« on: January 04, 2012, 09:23:02 am »
Also recent mail order edition of COLLECTOR'S CHOICE MUSIC lists a Ventures compilation titled ANTHOLOGY which oddly only lists 2000 LB BEE, Part 2.

Introduction / Re: Tony Hoffman signing in
« on: January 03, 2012, 01:56:32 pm »
Tony- Should have your 2011 JAM COLLECTION off to you this week.
Perhaps your LATEST ISSUE will pass my parcel in the system.
Sure hope so- it's always ENTERTAINING READING!   

Ventures Fan Fest / Re: FanJam 2011 - DVD disc 6
« on: January 03, 2012, 12:55:00 pm »
I'm DREADING the day Paul you officially run out of FAN JAM DISCS to review.   Superb job again.   Please include the PHOTO CD so as to
keep it going a bit longer.   EVER APPRECIATIVE!

General Discussion / Re: The 2000lb Bee 1&2
« on: January 03, 2012, 10:53:09 am »
Their chance at redemption would've be to release the double LP as a CD with
CORRECT cover art!   Now that would've been a great addition to any collection!

General Discussion / Re: The 2000lb Bee 1&2
« on: January 03, 2012, 09:34:53 am »
Walt's KEY WORD is correctly.  Only issue I found was a track (# 12) listing both parts & that appears on the LEGENDARY MASTERS- EMI Best Of The
Ventures.  Totalling 29 total tracks it's quite definitive.  As regards the RARE COLLECTIONS LP, I shutter every time I see the darn cover & look at
Mel's head on Howie's body- easily THE WORST attempt at trickery The Ventures ever pulled!

Introduction / Re: Tony Hoffman signing in
« on: January 02, 2012, 06:50:24 pm »
Yes I do.  In fact ALL FOUR issues were on display with my other memorabilia at the jam.  Suppose as long as I
continue with THE JAM each year & you with THE MAGAZINE, we'll just look to do 'the same exchange' annually!

Introduction / Re: Tony Hoffman signing in
« on: January 02, 2012, 06:23:12 pm »
Incidentally Tony, I'm willing to do that 'even exchange' thing we did last year regarding your fabulous magazine.  I've got a
2011 FAN JAM DVD SET waiting to mail out.  I assume the first issue of the new year signifies RENEWAL TIME for alot of us. 

Introduction / Re: Tony Hoffman signing in
« on: January 02, 2012, 05:51:22 pm »
Walt & I THANK YOU for climbing onboard!

General Discussion / STEP FORWARD PLEASE!
« on: January 01, 2012, 11:02:14 am »
Darned if I can find THE POST I'm looking for but someone was interested in obtaining a MINT copy of ENCORE/LIVE AGAIN & I'm not referring to the CD.
Good friend Bernie Kester is willing to part with his EXTRA COPY for $40 inc. mailing.  Get back to me if you're still interested in adding 'this gem' to your

Ventures Fan Fest / Much Appreciated!
« on: December 31, 2011, 12:48:07 pm »
Paul- As those UF2 Jam reviews were being posted by fans like yourself who took the plunge for the collection, I saved them under JAM DOCUMENTS.
         I admired THE WAY you approached your review- taking care of each disc individually.  You provided plenty of thoughtful insight & I understand
         two remain in the mix for review.   Easily, YOU'VE TAKEN HOME top honors TO THIS POINT.  Let's hope your postings here only begin to scratch
         the surface when extolling all the pluses that can be had with one's very own 2011 EAST COAST FAN JAM COLLECTION.   WELCOME ABOARD &
         thanks for coming thru for me in more ways than one!

General Discussion / Re: On Stage Encore / Live Again
« on: December 30, 2011, 10:02:27 am »
Also have the CD & capability to burn a copy but it sounds like you're looking for the actual release.  Should have a price on that soon.

Drums and Drummers / Re: MEL TAYLOR vs JOE BARILE!
« on: December 30, 2011, 09:42:10 am »
That's what we need more clips of.   My favorite LP's are the Japanese live offerings from the 70's.  Really a shame that
VHS tapes weren't released from those years.  Every once in a while a clip like this will pop up but most likely they were
taken by fans in the audience.   Thanks Rich!

« on: December 30, 2011, 09:24:19 am »
Well gang with this posting I have to hope that my good friend & top dog regarding this forum- WALT STAGNER keeps this post active into the new year.

Together since he was my main video man the last two years at our annual EAST COAST VENTURES JAMS, we've assembled all the footage from the
event into DVD's.   In 2010, the collection was FIVE DVD'S- this year we're looking at an 8 DISC SET- 7 DVD's plus a PHOTO CD.  For those of you who
missed the gathering & would like to share in the genuine excitement of the day, I'm offering out COMPLETE SETS of either year- '010 & '011 at $35
which includes mailing costs.  And YES I did read those forum rules stating the forum would not be used for monetary gain but I'm FAIRLY SURE our
main man wouldn't object in this one instance. 

How 'bout it buddy!

Other particulars available at:

Kindest regards,

Thomas (co-moderator) but maybe not too much longer with THESE SHENANIGANS!

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