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The July is Dressed Up SOJO (in our new location)

  • Jul 6, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Summer singing makes me feel fine!  After a hard week's work, come make some music at SOJO!

We're now meeting in a new location!  While our regular meeting place is being renovated, we've had to come up with an alternative location for the next few months. Please be sure to log in and check out the new address when you RSVP. More detailed directions, closest metro and parking info can be found in a File dated February 7 under the More tab.

If you're a seasoned SOJO'er, you already know the program, but below are all the details which may be helpful to our new members.

MOST IMPORTANT POINTS:

1. If you have a copy of Rise Up Singing, please bring it. If you don't, we may have some extras available for you to borrow (one time only, please) or buy from us.
2. Feel free to bring lyrics to hand out, preferably with chords, for songs not in the book.  If you'd like to bring a song that most people don't know well, see if you can find a youtube link and post it in the comments when you RSVP.  We'd like to listen a few times before the SOJO to get the hang of it.
3. Bring something to drink, as singing is likely to make you thirsty.
4. We appreciate but do not require, any contributions ($4, or whatever) to help pay for renting the room.
5. Please do RSVP. It helps us know how to set up the room. RSVP by clicking "Yes" above the other attendees' names.
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FURTHER DETAILS, if you like:
* Our regular gatherings take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.  We meet from 2 to 5 p.m. with a break around 3:30. You can come for the whole time or just part of it. If you can arrive early to help set up and so we have a musical quorum to start, that would be great. 
* Click on "Pages" for additional information such as our format and other good things to know; click on "Photos" for pictures of some of our gatherings; click on "More," then "Files" to check out the wide variety of songs we've sung at previous SOJOs.
Whether you're new to SOJO or not so new, we look forward to singing and/or jamming with you!

 

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  • Jay H.

    Much fun for a hot summer afternoon! Good mix of songs and great conversations before we started and at the break.

    July 6, 2013

  • David H.

    Holy Awesome at the Altar!!!

    July 6, 2013

  • Jon F.

    We will pick freddy up @ 12:30.

    July 6, 2013

  • Rozanne

    I'll try to get there-- not a musician or even much of a singer anymore. Just love music and would come to support you all. Sorry I couldn't go to Beatles event since I had my Beatles shirt handy....

    July 6, 2013

  • Desiree

    Do you always meet on Saturday afternoons?

    July 5, 2013

  • Rici

    Got a July head cold that I don't want to pass around. See you next time.

    July 5, 2013

  • Carl

    Is anyone else having trouble accessing the recent files? Is anyone even looking at them? If not, I don't want to keep spending the time compiling and posting the lists. John, did you try going back to earlier years or at least when the files are listed simply as Word files? The recurring songs don't change very much from year to year.

    July 2, 2013

    • John V.

      There are on-line file converters I am looking at as I no longer seem to have the ability to read any Word files. It's been a long time since I last needed to. I am also getting a lot of Apple "pages" files from people, which are Apple-proprietary. I recommend just using vanilla text files for this, or sticking to the standard OASIS open document format (odt files). Text files will open anywhere, and all modern software can read odt files.

      July 4, 2013

    • John V.

      http://www.online-con...­ is useful for converting.

      July 4, 2013

  • Carl

    Thanks, Margi. The two computers on which I've done the lists have recent Word software. One of them might be proprietary, but I did the most recent ones on my home computer and it should just be the regular version of Word that's been in use the last couple of years. Is there a way to add a tab at the top of the page? The files are mentioned in the "Further Details", but there so much information that a new member or prospective participant might not pick it up. Not a criticism of the amount of information, just an observation.

    July 3, 2013

    • John V.

      Docx files are claimed to be an "open" format, but that's mostly nonsense from Microsoft. Docx files are essentially a Microsoft Word format as no one else thinks the format is useful or necessary. There are at least two free programs that might be able to read them: Abiword and OpenOffice. Unfortuately Microsoft keeps changing the format so the free programs might not be able to read the most recent formats.

      July 4, 2013

  • John V.

    Alas, the files are in a proprietary Microsoft format. But I can start with the list you give, thanks.

    July 2, 2013

  • Carl

    John, if you open the cleverly-titled "More" link at the top of the page, it has another link called Files, where you can find the songlists for just about every meetup we've had. There are some songs that are repeated a lot. Let's see, some of the regulars that come to mind: Take Me Home, Country Roads; Here Comes the Sun; Fire and Rain; Teach Your Children; Rocky Mountain High; Paradise; Angel from Montgomery; When I'm 64; Someday Soon; Four Strong Winds; Blowin' in the Wind; Sound(s) of Silence.

    July 2, 2013

  • John V.

    Google is my friend: walking base line.

    July 1, 2013

  • John V.

    Looking at a sample page from "Rise Up",what does the down-arrow mean? As in Paul Simon's "America," the first chord is a "C" with a down-arrow. I've seen a lot of symbols over the years but this one is new.

    July 1, 2013

  • John V.

    So. I ordered "Rise Up" but it probably won't get here until next week. What are some songs I should definitely learn?

    July 1, 2013

  • Gary D.

    the beach

    June 30, 2013

  • Jay H.

    I'll be looking forward to the July 6th SOJO!

    June 16, 2013

  • Johanna

    I'll be in Maine for the long weekend.

    June 16, 2013

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