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Hen Jam!

  • May 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Sorry roosters, this is for hens only. This is our opportunity to sing songs in higher keys and practice soloing in a small, supportive environment while enjoying the friendship and comradery of our sister hens. Our first hen jam met with such great success that a band formed. We hope to see more female dominated acts spring from our hen jams. I'll have some lasagne, bottled water, and coke, but I don't think this will be enough. So, BYO additional food either for just yourself or to share.  

This particular Hen Jam is at my home, and is limited to ladies who regularly attend Mannion's or are long-time NJAMPers. Please, if I do not know you, do not RSVP regardless of openings.  I am sorry, but I am uncomfortable about having strangers in my home.  As the weather gets warmer, we can hold these sessions outdoors and open attendance to hens at large.

If you have administrative questions, please email me or send me a message through the site.    

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  • Lisa

    Good food, good company, and good music! Awe-some! I am looking forward to the next jam.

    May 14, 2014

  • ice

    Thanks ladies and honorary roosters for a lovely evening. Enjoyed hearing songs we don't normally do at Mannion's. Never knew a lot of them were in the main NJAMP folder. (Who put Kung Foo Fighting there, Craig?) We need to hear more of Sandy's singing, and Rachel on the fiddle--hysterical! Jim has asked us to do a 10 song ABBA tribute set at the next showcase. He's been looking for a reason to prance around in one of Ralph's polyester getups. Said we must include "Fernando."

    1 · May 10, 2014

    • Judy Barrett S.

      Sounds like I left a little too early....darn!!!

      May 13, 2014

    • Rachel

      (insert fiddle riff for Kung Fu Fighting here) :-)

      1 · May 13, 2014

  • ice

    Viv dear, you left your binder. You can come by, or I can drop it off.

    Also, there is a portable guitar stand here I do not recognize.

    May 10, 2014

    • ice

      I am told the portable guitar stand is either Joe B's or Jenny Glenn's. We've become jam central here. We're even leaving the furniture in jam configuration.

      May 12, 2014

  • Rachel

    I don't think I've ever laughed so hard while playing fiddle before. Hen Jam rocks! Thank you Ice for organizing this.

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Carolyn B.

    It was so much fun playing with all the "hens" We made some great sounds, and I can't wait for the next one.

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Debra P.

    So, so fun! It's been a long time since I've had the opportunity to jam with other women....and even longer since I've been Kung Foo fighting! Lol

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Rachel

    Do we have a set list for tomorrow? Not that I'd have time to organize anything...

    May 9, 2014

  • ice

    LISA!!! It's been too long. SO happy you'll be joining us. :) Ladies, bring your datebooks so we can plan the next Hen Jam in the park. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

    May 9, 2014

  • ice

    Anyone pass by North Brunswick who can give Mary a ride?

    May 7, 2014

  • ice

    Adding The Letter, by The Box Tops.

    May 7, 2014

  • Nancy B.

    Anyone familiar with Maura O'Connell? I love her "Another Day". I could post the lyrics and chords, but the song isn't on YouTube.

    May 2, 2014

    • Nancy B.

      I didn't get it... do you have my email?

      May 7, 2014

    • ice

      I'll send it again. See above re: food/drink.

      May 7, 2014

  • Nancy B.

    I'm new to this... do we bring something? Food? Drink?

    May 7, 2014

  • Viv

    I would like to do Vida La Vida.

    May 7, 2014

  • Carolyn B.

    My first choice is "Royals"to be added to our semi-permanent list. I'm sure we can nail that song in no time. We need to get it formated, and I'm not sure how to do that. Ice help!!! lol

    May 2, 2014

    • ice

      You're funny. I'm no FiL. It takes me years to get a writeup into our format. Well, we'll put our heads together, lol.

      May 2, 2014

    • Viv

      Carolyn, I worked something out with the guitar on that one we could try when we meet.

      1 · May 7, 2014

  • Jackie

    Not sure if you know me. I've been at Mannions a few times and to Rolfs more. Haven't been out for a while because my voice has been hoarse. Hoping to fix that, as I am also primarily a singer. You can tell me not to come and I will withdraw, but have been looking for a smaller, different group than Man/Rolf.

    May 5, 2014

    • ice

      So happy for your interest Betsy. I sent you an email. The outdoor Hen Jams definitely! For now, I have to limit this jam to people I know since it is at my home. If someone I know within NJAMP can vouch for you, have them reach me privately. I am so sorry to do this, but please join us when we make it outdoors!

      May 5, 2014

  • Debra P.

    Oooops. I just saw that if you font know us you want us to wait to do this in the great outdoors :). I've got good references (like Fil and Nick - I work with them)...but I haven't been to Mannions in a year, so you probably don't know me :(. Oh well....soon...

    May 3, 2014

    • da N.

      I'll vouch for Deb here !!

      May 5, 2014

    • ice

      Yes Nick, thank you for your reply yesterday. Because of your voucher, Debra was welcomed, given the address, and added to the dropbox all yesterday (Madeleine as well, Robert vouched). I communicate more privately like our organizers. Plus, our hens have clucked about over spamming on other meetup events. So I'll keep it to a minimum when I can. You are so sweet to look out for Debra though. Always big hearted our Nick. :)

      May 5, 2014

  • ice

    Ladies, (I'm trying to limit my posts to avoid spamming everyone. So I will condense into one.)

    Please use the Hens folder to post writeups. Nancy, I sent you an email on this. Carolyn, besides vocals, Royals is percussion, bass and snapping. So you could get away with writing up just lyrics, unless you want bass. Anyone? Maybe we can get Dave. There's always one rooster in the henhouse!

    Finally, we have a lot of hen activity coming up. GirlJam will be performing at Rolf's on Tuesday. I am pretty sure this is Jim's open mic. Jenny will perform with her band, Just Left Town, at the Dragonfly cafe in Sommerville on Sat. 5/10 at 9 pm. If you get this early enough, Carolyn is performing with The Good Earth Review at the Eco-Blast fair today in Bridgewater at 11.

    May 3, 2014

    • ice

      Just to clarify, if the pdf is already in the main NJAMP folder, please do not put a copy in the Hens folder as well. Sorry for the confusion. If you do not have access to the main NJAMP folder, please send your email address to FiL so he can add you.

      May 4, 2014

  • Debra P.

    Great idea!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Madeleine H.

    Sounds like a great idea. I look forward to going to one of the future outdoor ones for larger groups.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Carolyn B.

    Oh I have another one to add to the semi-permanent list, "Take me the Way I am" or "The Way I am".

    May 2, 2014

  • ice

    Ladies, let's start thinking of songs you'd like to add to our semi-permanent list, preferably one not already on the Mannion's semi-permanent list. Songs we can make our own. My choice, Hey Brother (in main NJAMP folder). This will sound great with the djembe.

    May 2, 2014

  • Dan S.

    Just to set the record straight, I am not attending - my wife is. Last time I checked, I am a "rooster", although on rare occasions I consider myself to be hen-pecked

    1 · May 1, 2014

    • ice

      Lol. We're happy Sandy will be joining us. :)

      May 2, 2014

  • Carolyn B.

    Looking forward to our meetup. My pics for this one is Desperado, O Mary, Take me the way I am.

    May 1, 2014

  • ice

    Since we are a small group, we'll do this round robin style. If you know what songs you want to do, go ahead and list them in case anyone wants to practice solos or harmonies.

    May 1, 2014

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