Tuesday Night Music Club (Weekly Zoom call with FAWMers)

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@yam655

Hi! For a year and a half or so I've been running a local Zoom chat on Tuesday nights.

It's 9pm to midnight, Eastern time. (The same as New York.) Long enough to fit in with a lot US folks.

We totally welcome folks from anywhere, but timezones are a thing and 3 hours is about my limit for a call. That said, I welcome someone in a different time zone to start one up. (There's Jitsi if folks don't want to use Zoom.)

Topic: FAWM: Tuesday Night Music Club
Time: This is a recurring meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84975772525

Meeting ID: 849 7577 2525
Passcode: Jenny's number

You can connect without being signed in to Zoom, so you can connect anonymously. The passcode is Jenny's number, from an old song that was popular in the US. (I would have baked the passcode in to the link, but the 50/90 forum is public.)

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@beacon

It's a great community and has helped and supported me so much!

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omg blessss, i only attended one of these during fawm season this year, but my tuesdays have freed up a bit & i'm so hyped to partake this summer! 😄

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I may try this some Tuesday! Thank you!

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I am in the UK, and tend towards nocturnal... I'll try to remember to join one week! I did once during FAWM and it was nice to put faces to user IDs.

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Thanks for keeping this going!

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Oh my, how have I missed this? Lol!

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@yam655

This isn't done just during FAWM and 50/90. It's literally been going every week since the 2021 FAWM when it was started by @swampjaw.

Talking about music stuff is always preferred, but if you talk about non-music stuff you want to keep it to things that you can directly influence, so avoid the stuff that we can only be mad about. (For instance, talking about personal health is fine, but talking about general pandemic stuff is less than fine.)

There's enough places to find out information on scary, depressing, anger-making stuff. Nobody needs that when getting together with friends.

For the folks in to this sort of thing, this is Circle of Concern versus Circle of Influence stuff. If we focus on stuff we can influence, it is better for mental health and it keeps the mood friendly, welcoming, and uplifting.

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I said this last year, but I’m really going to try hopping onto at least some of these. I certainly could use as many uplifting, low-stress gatherings with friends as I can get these days!

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Bump! Happening just now!

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Bumpety bump! I might drop in tonight.

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@colgoo

Oh, this sounds like great fun. I’ll see if I can pop in tonight.

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Just like February is my favorite month of the year, Tuesday is my favorite day of the week. 🙂

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It irritates me that I have obligations on Tuesdays that I can't really get out of so I don't get to spend as much time in the chat as I'd like. But I do the best I can.

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@elesimo aw that is lovely, i know what you mean, i will be staying up as usual!

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Hope to make it tonight! We have really bad storms right now, so I'm praying to the Power and WiFi goddesses. 🤞

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Moving today so unlikely to be around at all!

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@coolparadiso good luck with the move!

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Bump!

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I have a question that I haven't been able to get out of my head since signing on to the Zoom call - Why am I famous?

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@complexissimple Hah! That was me that said that. I just know you're pretty active on this site so finally meeting you in (virtual) person was cool. Sorry if I weirded you out, sometimes I say the quiet parts loud and out of context 😬

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@gardeningangel1 Not weirded out, just endlessly curious. Speaking of which, I have a follow-up question: Do you mean I've been active in general, like over the course of several years maybe, or is it because so far this 50/90 I've been obsessively checking the forums night and day and making extremely wordy new challenges?

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As I live in an area with only one other FAWM/5090'er, it is very helpful for me to meet more of this community and talk songwriting. Thanks again and as always for hosting @yam655!

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@complexissimple I suppose with fewer people around, it's easier to stand out. But I remember your name from last fawm if not longer (no pfp's got me a little discombobulated ((but I'm not complaining, I kind of like being a banjo.)) You've got some great challenges! Just reading the descriptions gets me inspired. As for obsessively checking the forums... is there any other way?

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@gardeningangel1 Well, you're not wrong, but I think I've been doing it more than usual because I've been having trouble sleeping.

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@aeye

I feel so bad that I keep missing these. Hope you guys are all doing well :)

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I've been in the Pacific time zone so time doesn't work with dinner etc. Returning to Central time in a couple of days. Hope to see y'all next week.

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@jwhanberry I just went ahead and ate my dinner on the call.

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@complexissimple I might as well by myself but not during a family dinner.

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@jwhanberry I didn't think of that, I might not be able to after this week either. The vacationers are coming back.

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@fuzzy

I really wish I could take part in this. Sounds like so much fun.

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@beacon

@jwhanberry @complexissimple I am famous for eating during the Tuesday Zoom calls. It's fine!

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Part of fun is seeing what @beacon is having to eat!

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@beacon

@coolparadiso it's usually something very mundane actually!

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don't knock the mundane! My biggest songwriting theme!

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Yeah @beacon mundane is marvelous!

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"Don't knock the mundane" is a great title for a song!

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I used the word 'mundane' and came up with 'monday is mundane'

https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1412

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Bump! Friendly reminder that this is starting in 40 minutes!

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This is happening in about 90 minutes, so giving it a bumpity-bump-bump!

Please remember to bring your happy topics of discussion. We're fortunate that @yam655 is kind enough to share this space with us, so let's leave politics, pandemics and... *gestures broadly*... All Of The 2020s to our protest songs. Thanks!

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starting in about 35 minutes! hope to see folks there!

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T-2:00:00 ish before TNMC starts!

Again I will say, please bring your HAPPY AND POSITIVE topics of discussion. We are very fortunate that @yam655 provides this space and for many of us, it is a welcome respite from the real world. Please try to keep it upbeat. Thanks!

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Bump! Starting now!

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@yam655

I apologize for disappearing last night. My Internet disappeared on me.

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@yam655 - Thanks for letting us know that you're okay!