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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@jtsteam

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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@sbs2018

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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@elesimo

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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@elesimo

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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@elesimo

@coolparadiso good luck with the move!

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@elesimo

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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@elesimo

"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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@elesimo

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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@elesimo

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!

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@elesimo

Bump! Happening right now!

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Sorry I missed you folks, was on the phone first with a musician friend and then with my sister and then with my daughter.

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@elesimo

We missed you, @wylddandelyon! And we had @mikeskliar joining from Iceland! 😮

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@gm7

Yes we missed you @wylddandelyon ..but daughters have priority of a zoom call...c u next week.

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I might be back for a short guest appearance next week!

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@elesimo

Bumpidity bump! Happening now!

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@elesimo

Reminder that this is happening again tonight!

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I'll try jumping on tonight for a bit!

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@elesimo

Bumpy bump bumpee dee doo

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and I just wrote and recorded this, based on our fun little discussion about range of people's voices, high voices, low voices, etc.

https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/9504

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@yam655

I ended up laying down "for a little nap" and sleeping through the night last night. I hope it was a good call. They're most definitely still happening. I know I really appreciate that the calls can continue even when I find I can't make it.

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@yam655 - glad to hear you are okay! We missed you!

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@mikeskliar here is my entry in the hghs and lows challenge https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/9737

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@elesimo

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Bump!

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I have resolved the issue with my desk top computer that eluded me last night on Zoom. We had a power outage two days ago, which turned off a new hub attached to my computer, where all the audio video connections were made. All I needed to do was turn it back on. Two months ago , if the power went off, all I need to turn on was the hard drive. Now I know for next power outage, and I have brought the hub a little closer to the front so I can reach it. I was glad to have an iPad for backup, but my desk top is much nicer to use.

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@gm7

Good you figured it out Linda..see you next week

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A reminder of how many things ALL need to work right for this to happen. It's a miracle!

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good you were able to connect @mandolinda ! and yeah, so many things need to work right for it all to happen :)

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@beacon

Probably not going to make it to tonight's call, as I have two meetings and have to pack for my trip to New Brunswick tomorrow after work. Sorry!

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@yam655

I hope you have a great trip, @beacon !

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Happening again, starting now! Come talk about how your 50/90 was!

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Sorry I missed y'all tonight. Had some non-musical stuff goin' on and just lost track. Seeya next week.

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also missed it last night- what with the Jewish holiday (yom kipper) and all...but should be there next tuesday..

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Bump!

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Starting now!

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Here's a pretty good description of the 3 day free course I've been taking. Don't know if/when they'll do it again but I'm sure they've got a mailing list.

https://www.reverseengineer.io/ftm-challenge-moam1

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Thanks, @jwhanberry !

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Weekly bump!

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This is happening tonight in less than 2 hours!