We received our first negative response on Melband – after 278 posts since January 2005. Seems someone turned up to a jam, sang, got asked to join four different bands but didn’t hear back from anyone and now thinks we are all the moral equivalent of second hand car dealers, or real estate agents, or politicians, or something. Society is, as ever, to blame.
The offending post ( we put ads in every few weeks) read as follows:
The Sunday Arvo Jazz Jam at the Leinster Arms, Gold Street, Collingwood, is on again 4 -8 pm this Sunday 15th November, and it should be a bit quieter than last week. Around 20 musos will turn up, and if you would like to give it a try – just turn up at the door and we will fit you in. “Jazz” is whatever you want to make it.
A few facts about the Jazz Jams:
1) They have been running for 24 years. Nobody knows why.
(2) About half the musos who play are regularly gigging.
(3) We organise a Friday night gig every week in St Kilda, using five or six soloists and bass players on rotation – you could be on the list.
(4) We organise the Castlemaine Jazz Festival – about 20 of the regular jammers played last year
Enhusiasm essential, performance anxiety optional, charts a bonus, and competence to be well concealed as a kindness to others
Whaddya waiting for?
The Sunday Jam, every week at the Leinster Arms, Gold Street, Colliwobble, from 4.00pm until we knock off around 7.30.