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HighVoltage
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"Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams"
Sun Apr-26-09 03:45 PM by HighVoltage

  

          

Considering these have been some of the best shows i've seen them do in their career (yeah, i said it).

Up until this, we really havent seen The Roots do something like this before (granted Wetlands was before my time, but im not sure they really "jammed" in the sense they are doing it now). For those who haven't been, these are not even like the Grammy or Holiday jams either (which are also awesome).

Never know what to expect each week, but its guaranteed to be something new. I mean, they have done 7 so far and not once have they done the same jams.

Anyway, aside from selling out each week, I'm not sure they realize how grateful we are (its easy to be spoiled in NYC with all the dope shows we have every month). So i'll just take this opportunity to thank them for rockin out each week until late in the morning with "work" the next day.

Definitely the highlight of my week, every week, and i'm thrilled to see 4 more were added in July. Keep em comin!

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Wish we could all see them somehow
Apr 26th 2009
1
For real
Apr 26th 2009
2
nobody posts bec most posts here get no replies only views
Apr 26th 2009
4
      nah, cause no one posts about them in The Lesson either
Apr 26th 2009
5
have you been recording them?
Apr 26th 2009
3
RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams
Apr 27th 2009
6
RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams
Apr 27th 2009
7
      RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams
May 08th 2009
29
Jag answered this for us last jam
Apr 27th 2009
8
cousin, if I could afford weekly NYC trips...
Apr 27th 2009
9
I agree with most of what you say with a couple nitpicks.
May 19th 2009
49
      i dont think this part is true at all
May 19th 2009
50
      RE: i dont think this part is true at all
May 19th 2009
51
      RE: I agree with most of what you say with a couple nitpicks.
May 28th 2009
57
           .
May 29th 2009
58
                the truth can be funny
May 30th 2009
60
i think it has to do with late show times and being middle of the week
Apr 27th 2009
10
i dont post cause im a hater...
Apr 28th 2009
17
RE: i think it has to do with late show times and being middle of the we...
Apr 28th 2009
23
RE: i think it has to do with late show times and being middle of the we...
Jul 03rd 2009
99
or maybe some of us are B-R-O-K-E and can't afford to attend
Apr 28th 2009
18
dude, they are $10 shows
Apr 28th 2009
20
      yea i guess you missed the part about flying in...
Apr 29th 2009
27
           lol....
May 18th 2009
46
RE: Jag answered this for us last jam
Apr 28th 2009
19
as long as this is the case ur good
Apr 29th 2009
24
you just described me
May 31st 2009
63
dude. its okayplayer.
Jun 10th 2009
72
yeah it is
Apr 27th 2009
11
i live in phoenix az, but i'm going to nyc in late july. i hope they're ...
Apr 28th 2009
12
JUST GOT TIX (7/22)
Apr 29th 2009
26
I can only hit up the Wed. shows. Thinking about scooping up tics now
Apr 28th 2009
13
if I lived in NY, there's no way I would be missing these shows
Apr 28th 2009
14
I hear that...
Apr 28th 2009
15
      true...
Apr 28th 2009
16
           RE: true...
Apr 28th 2009
21
           RE: true...
Apr 29th 2009
25
RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams
Apr 28th 2009
22
JAMES POYSER
May 07th 2009
28
i'm going to NY in a week. hopefully I can figure out how to hit up
May 08th 2009
30
I am so jealous on NY for this one
May 12th 2009
31
It's the most amazing thing I have been apart of in a long time...
May 12th 2009
32
i think you rock out on stage more than anyone, lol
May 12th 2009
33
      hahahah. i look at vids sometimes and I am like oh shit thats me....
May 13th 2009
35
got tix to a couple of these jams last week... cant wait..
May 13th 2009
34
I've been praising these jams every week... but I must say
May 14th 2009
36
RE: I've been praising these jams every week... but I must say
May 14th 2009
37
RE: I've been praising these jams every week... but I must say
May 14th 2009
38
co-sign. Still a good show but not a A plus like the last 2
May 14th 2009
39
RE: I've been praising these jams every week... but I must say
May 16th 2009
40
yeah, it defnitely had its moments
May 16th 2009
41
      and here is one of the moments i was referring to
May 16th 2009
42
*shrug*
May 17th 2009
43
      hmmm
May 17th 2009
44
      RE: hmmm
May 17th 2009
45
      well, at least he was now in the building.... baby steps
Jun 23rd 2009
90
aaaand we're back to A+++
May 19th 2009
47
any word on what happened?
May 19th 2009
48
75 bars oh my god
May 19th 2009
52
yup it twas a great night! I left feeling great...
May 20th 2009
54
FYI, they extended them through November
May 20th 2009
53
RE: FYI, they extended them through November
May 27th 2009
55
      RE: FYI, they extended them through November
May 28th 2009
56
RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams
May 29th 2009
59
I'm tryin my best to see at least 3 this summer.
May 30th 2009
61
now that i'm in DC... I will be coming to these as much as I can
May 30th 2009
62
6-2-9 @@@@@
Jun 04th 2009
64
RE: 6-2-9 @@@@@
Jun 04th 2009
65
I've been waiting 13 weeks for Q-Tip to finally make it through
Jun 04th 2009
66
RE: I've been waiting 13 weeks for Q-Tip to finally make it through
Jun 04th 2009
67
weird cause
Jun 07th 2009
68
hahahaha!
Jun 08th 2009
69
you more than made up for it tonight
Jul 09th 2009
105
THANKS.
Jun 10th 2009
71
co-sign! and I got pics to prove it!
Jun 08th 2009
70
LINKS OR IT DIDNT HAPPEN
Jun 10th 2009
73
ever?
Jun 10th 2009
74
      of the jams i think he is saying
Jun 10th 2009
76
           hmmm..well in that case..
Jun 10th 2009
77
Vids From Last Night
Jun 10th 2009
75
I gotta get to NYC to see one of these jams...
Jun 11th 2009
78
1.5-2hrs
Jun 11th 2009
79
      eh...i could drive back...
Jun 11th 2009
80
keeps getting better for me
Jun 17th 2009
81
July 8th is still on right?...b/c its not on the tour list...
Jun 17th 2009
82
that lil girl on guitar was crazy
Jun 17th 2009
83
another fantastic night... thank you sir
Jun 17th 2009
84
RE: keeps getting better for me
Jun 17th 2009
85
last night was by far my favorite night
Jun 17th 2009
86
Bilal / Batman was def one of the highlights of the show
Jun 17th 2009
89
AMAZING show last night! my favorite for sure.. gracias questo
Jun 17th 2009
87
P.S. - nice to see Tanya Mo make an appearance too.
Jun 17th 2009
88
      RE: P.S. - nice to see Tanya Mo make an appearance too.
Jun 23rd 2009
91
           no shit!
Jun 23rd 2009
92
                RE: no shit!
Jun 23rd 2009
93
FYI, posted some highlights from Mos Def's appearance
Jun 24th 2009
94
7-1-09
Jul 02nd 2009
95
agreed. I had a great time.
Jul 02nd 2009
96
Fresh Daily @ The Roots Jam (link)
Jul 02nd 2009
97
RE: All Surrounding Areas
Jul 02nd 2009
98
RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams
Jul 03rd 2009
100
Ima buy tickets for some ofthe July shows
Jul 04th 2009
101
a good saxophonist friend of mine jammed with The Roots
Jul 04th 2009
102
I'll be rolling dolo to tonight's show...wanna meet up?
Jul 08th 2009
103
On my way back.
Jul 09th 2009
104
The Michael Jackson Tribute was refreshing at the end...
Jul 09th 2009
106
      I'll be coming back on the 21st. I think a friend or 2 might make it.
Jul 09th 2009
107
      I live in Rhode Island and i wasn't driving back 3 hours at 3 AM
Jul 09th 2009
114
      I left when I thought it was the end...anyone record the MJ tribute??
Jul 09th 2009
108
           I had a train to catch back to LI.
Jul 09th 2009
109
           yeah man i feel you
Jul 09th 2009
110
                I could tell there were some issues.
Jul 09th 2009
111
                it's billed as a jam session though
Jul 09th 2009
112
                yeah, i got some footage...
Jul 09th 2009
113
                Yeah. I could tell they looked a little confused.
Jul 09th 2009
116
                and thank you for those last 20 minutes...
Jul 09th 2009
115
                RE: Remembering Jams
Jul 09th 2009
117
                to be fair ...
Jul 09th 2009
118
                     RE: Jam 7/14/09
Jul 15th 2009
119
                          RE: Jam 7/14/09
Jul 15th 2009
120
                               RE: Jam 7/14/09
Jul 17th 2009
121
8/4/09
Aug 05th 2009
122
RE: 8/4/09
Aug 06th 2009
123
RE: 8/4/09
Aug 06th 2009
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      RE: 8/4/09
Aug 06th 2009
125
RE: 8/4/09
Aug 06th 2009
126
december is enough yo.
Aug 06th 2009
127
RE: december is enough yo.
Aug 07th 2009
128
He is all Lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That nigga love them shits!
Aug 07th 2009
129
RE: december is enough yo.
Aug 07th 2009
130
RE: 8/4/09
Aug 10th 2009
132
I tried to buy tix for the show tomorrow
Aug 09th 2009
131
holy fuck!!
Aug 11th 2009
133
RE: holy fuck!!
Aug 11th 2009
134
yeah, they got me hyped for that
Aug 11th 2009
135
      RE: yeah, they got me hyped for that
Aug 11th 2009
136
Awesome show, but I feel like an ass for calling Corey Glover "Vernon"
Aug 12th 2009
137
What is Highline's policy on cameras?
Aug 12th 2009
138
NY 1 Local News Video Feature on the jams
Sep 09th 2009
139
RE: NY 1 Local News Video Feature on the jams
Sep 10th 2009
140
woooo, been waiting for Jay Elec to show up to one of the jams
Sep 16th 2009
141
9/15
Sep 16th 2009
142
Roots Jams in London is Necessary !!!
Sep 18th 2009
143
is someone making a DVD or audio release of these shows?
Sep 19th 2009
144
i've been posting a lot of highlights
Sep 19th 2009
145
9/21 highlights aka My 17th Roots show :)
Sep 22nd 2009
146
that was probably one of my least favorite ones so far
Sep 22nd 2009
147
      "REALLY!?" (c) Black Thought
Sep 22nd 2009
148
           lol
Sep 22nd 2009
149
                RE: lol
Sep 22nd 2009
150
                     RE: lol
Sep 22nd 2009
151
                          RE: lol
Sep 23rd 2009
152
Should I be worried....?
Sep 25th 2009
153
RE: Should I be worried....?
Sep 25th 2009
154
I'm assuming it's because of this on October 1st.
Sep 26th 2009
155
I'm definitely down to trek along from DC
Sep 26th 2009
156
Back in November
Oct 09th 2009
157
      11/10 and 11/17
Oct 09th 2009
158
The end of an era
Nov 18th 2009
159
RE: The end of an era
Nov 19th 2009
160
      i've probaby bumped into you there and didnt know it
Nov 19th 2009
161
           RE: Its Great to Live in NYC right now
Nov 20th 2009
162

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1. "Wish we could all see them somehow"
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PPV streams?

I doubt very highly I'll be going to NY anytime soon because I get very nervous in dense crowds.

  

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2. "For real"
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this has to be one of the best things going on in music right now that people can experience and at a low cost. i don't even know what else to say about it except for i'm grateful that its going on... and lucky to be in nyc.

but why is it that nobody posts about it???

  

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4. "nobody posts bec most posts here get no replies only views"
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HighVoltage
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5. "nah, cause no one posts about them in The Lesson either"
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www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

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3. "have you been recording them?"
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links?

  

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6. "RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams"
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Yeah it would be nice to know more - I am in England and sad I won't get to see The Roots for quite a time.

You guys are lucky but please share what you can

Cheers

Richard

www.thelonius.co.uk

  

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HighVoltage
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7. "RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams"
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>Yeah it would be nice to know more - I am in England and sad
>I won't get to see The Roots for quite a time.

they will be in London on June 13

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29. "RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams"
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Yep indeedy and guess what?? - I can't make it - damn

Cheers

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8. "Jag answered this for us last jam"
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she tried the old "okayplayer" shctick and was somewhat surprised at the response.

there was none.


bill and i laughed at each other.


i guess the "logical" thought is that the first draft of 19-24 year olds we attracted in 99 are now 29-34 years old and if the rep of our fan base is indeed the upper echelon college edumuhcated type then that class of 99 draft are now smart responsible adults who have these things called "jobs" to tend to in the morning.


at least i hope this is the answer instead of what always lurks in my head which is "yall have been abandoned".

clearly there is an audience out there. all the jams are sold out til july.


im just wondering who is our fanbase today.

for the non hip hop based groups we are always paired with i notice their fan base stick to their groups. DMB/phish/phil and friends/et al never "re-up" on their fanbase like we do factory style. they just add on and add on......

for some strange reason we can't "add on"---they chill like its a 4 year rest stop on the turnpike and then create some excuse for why they aren't interested anymore (and yet the new discoveries speak of us like "we could kick ourselves for not being down with yall earlier....and then they do the same.)

as long as we add on im not that worried.

i would like to figure out what is what though....


i mean i got more followers on my twitter page than the website of my so called home.---its borderline more productive for me to announce shit there than here.


i mean--the roots keep the lights on over here....but i hardly see this place as a support system for the roots.

i dont know if that is "life as we know it".....or "sad"

--but yeah back to your comment....we finally living up to our reputation hype and making up shows on the spot.


all them trees in the forrest falling.....sigh.


check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
(the roots present...) 2004
homegrown: the beginne

  

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Wordman
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9. "cousin, if I could afford weekly NYC trips..."
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>i guess the "logical" thought is that the first draft of 19-24
>year olds we attracted in 99 are now 29-34 years old and if
>the rep of our fan base is indeed the upper echelon college
>edumuhcated type then that class of 99 draft are now smart
>responsible adults who have these things called "jobs" to tend
>to in the morning.

Correct.


>at least i hope this is the answer instead of what always
>lurks in my head which is "yall have been abandoned".
>clearly there is an audience out there. all the jams are sold
>out til july.

Wait, so you wondering if you've been abandoned when all the shows are sold out FOR THE NEXT TWO MONTHS? And I've been wondering why I can't get tickets...


>for the non hip hop based groups we are always paired with i
>notice their fan base stick to their groups. DMB/phish/phil
>and friends/et al never "re-up" on their fanbase like we do
>factory style. they just add on and add on......

Points to bear in mind:
*DMB, Phish, and Phil ain't pooling fans from three different ponds. It's one big pond they're pooling from. All three's fanbase = the same fanbase. Do you really know anybody who likes 1 but not all 3?
*Their music is openly more accesible. A lot of their fans are people who are or were scared to go down the rap aisle in FYE. That's why they've got more fans, they're attracting new listeners who won't listen to hip hop.
*You make a point of changing direction every album. You even say so in the interviews. Hip hop ain't the form of music where you can expect fans to understand that. Are hip hop fans stupid? No. But name another hip hop group that changes direction every album? Name another hip hop group that puts out enough albums to even CONSIDER the notion of changing directions? Hip hop fans suffer from only being able to eat what they're fed. And they damn sure ain't fed enough artists capable of changing direction every album.
*As for hip hop fans...Hip hop fans are bred a little differently. Inclusive, opinionated, at best honest/at worst disrespectful. It's one of the lesser traits of hip hop I can't say that I'm proud of. But then again, when most rappers can't make 3 decent albums, can you blame us? I'm afraid The Roots are A+ students in a room full of D students. It's going to be a loooooong semester.


>for some strange reason we can't "add on"---they chill like
>its a 4 year rest stop on the turnpike and then create some
>excuse for why they aren't interested anymore

"THEY" as in The Roots fans who you have to re-up? See my comments above.
"THEY" as in new Roots fans? I've been here since Kolby Kolb played THE SILENT TREATMENT BT REMIX on the Power 99 show RADIOACTIVE, so I can't speak on new heads any more than above.
"THEY" as in hip hop fans in general? I sincerely believe they're fully formed humans force-fed baby food.
"THEY" as in the white college crowd? I feel as though the white college crowd do their "slumming it" years when they're in college. Music, movies, experiences, thought/intelligence, dating. The ones who "create some excuse for why they aren't interested anymore" in their mid 20s become boring people by their 30s. The fact you're the only hip hop group still doing it that they've been turned on to is the reason you're noticing that. If Outkast was still together, they'd notice the same thing. And those "create some excuse..." heads aren't DMB/Phish/Phil fans STILL, they just keep playing the same records over and over again. They'll be those people who listen to the same old shit, only "supporting" as a form of nostalgia.


>(and yet the new
>discoveries speak of us like "we could kick ourselves for not
>being down with yall earlier....and then they do the same.)

A lot of those new discoveries are, in fact, that white college crowd, so in essence you're referencing the same group twice thinking they're two different groups.


>as long as we add on im not that worried.

You're on a major network five nights a week.
You're one of the only hip hop groups to consistently put out above-the-grade material since 199WHAT?
Hip hop is (slowly) losing its negative stigma, bringing with it new listeners.
Hip hop fans, in a strange majority, seem genuinely tired of wack shit.
You make fresh music without the big labels in an era when the big labels matter less and less.
"Those who doubt will soon believe." (c) some midwest rapper you helped make a superstar.


>i mean i got more followers on my twitter page than the
>website of my so called home.---its borderline more productive
>for me to announce shit there than here.

To be fair, this is true of just about everybody on the internet with a home. The fucking head of facebook uses Twitter.


>i mean--the roots keep the lights on over here....but i hardly
>see this place as a support system for the roots.

So much good stuff that's come to pass because of OKP, don't be the disgruntled doorman. Don't turn into Kevin Costner at the end of Field Of Dreams, mad because somebody else gets to walk through the cornfield. Be happy you built the field, even if all you get to do is watch the game.




"Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which has been given for you to understand." Saul Williams

  

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SerReal
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49. "I agree with most of what you say with a couple nitpicks."
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DMB has a different audience than the hardcore jam bands like Phish and all the Dead spinoffs.

Phish/Phil fans would be more likely to be into the Allmans or Government Mule than DMB.

DMB carries more of a pop audience (people who know them from Crash,e tc.) with an overlap on the jamband set. Many DMB fans barely know 'of' Phish and have never heard of Phil and Friends.

Your points about the white college crowd growing up to be boring is pretty right on. Part of it is due to people settling down, having babies, moving out of the city so seeing shows isn't part of their routine anymore. Part of it is just people becoming lame and attributing it to 'growing out of hip hop'.

How do you grow out of the Roots when they're growing/changing directions too?

  

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HighVoltage
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50. "i dont think this part is true at all"
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>Many DMB fans barely know 'of' Phish and have never heard of Phil and Friends.

i know tons of people who are into Phish, Phil Lesh, Allmans, Black Crowes, Umphreys, etc. and they all know DMB. They may not all be as big fans of them, but they are certainly very familiar with their music.

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SerReal
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51. "RE: i dont think this part is true at all"
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>
>>Many DMB fans barely know 'of' Phish and have never heard of
>Phil and Friends.
>
>i know tons of people who are into Phish, Phil Lesh, Allmans,
>Black Crowes, Umphreys, etc. and they all know DMB. They may
>not all be as big fans of them, but they are certainly very
>familiar with their music.

Right, I agree with that point but I'm saying the opposite.

My brother fits in the category you describe. Huge Mule, Crowes, etc. and he knows about DMB but doesn't care for them.

On the flipside, I also know plenty of DMB fans who don't know Phil Lesh from Phil Collins.

My point is that DMB gets a slice of the jam band audience but a larger slice of his crowd is made of people who are more likely to listen to Coldplay or something more pop-leaning.

  

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Wordman
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57. "RE: I agree with most of what you say with a couple nitpicks."
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>DMB carries more of a pop audience (people who know them from
>Crash,e tc.) with an overlap on the jamband set. Many DMB
>fans barely know 'of' Phish and have never heard of Phil and
>Friends.

I assume DMB has fans from their radio play, but every DMB fan I've ever run into tries to hip to every jam band, from Phish to String Cheese Incident. So if you're the guy who's running into the DMB radio fans, I have no option but to take your word on it.

>Your points about the white college crowd growing up to be
>boring is pretty right on. Part of it is due to people
>settling down, having babies, moving out of the city so seeing
>shows isn't part of their routine anymore.

Settling down and having babies is a poor excuse for becoming wack. But I suppose that since I've not done either, I can only assume.

>Part of it is just
>people becoming lame and attributing it to 'growing out of hip
>hop'.

Bing-fucking-o

>How do you grow out of the Roots when they're growing/changing
>directions too?

Exactly. I hate talking in large generalities, but a lot of white people are only interesting during their college years. After that they're just boring people who do your taxes.


"Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which has been given for you to understand." Saul Williams

  

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58. "."
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>Exactly. I hate talking in large generalities, but a lot of
>white people are only interesting during their college years.
>After that they're just boring people who do your taxes.

LOL... thats probably the most ridiculous and yet hilarious thing i've read in a long time

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60. "the truth can be funny"
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>
>>Exactly. I hate talking in large generalities, but a lot of
>>white people are only interesting during their college
>years.
>>After that they're just boring people who do your taxes.
>
>LOL... thats probably the most ridiculous and yet hilarious
>thing i've read in a long time
>
>__________________________________________
>
>Ever wonder why you can see the whole width of this sentence
>but you still have to move your eyes to read it?


"Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which has been given for you to understand." Saul Williams

  

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HighVoltage
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10. "i think it has to do with late show times and being middle of the week"
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i wake up early for work the day after and it kicks my ass, but there is no way I would miss out on these, so I'll gladly make that sacrifice.

but i do have friends who want to go but cant make it because of the very late show times. also keep in mind the last train out of grand central is usually around 1:45 AM, so that forces those outside of the city to only drive in.

basically what im saying is, a midnight show on a work night is going to alienate a certain demo of fans.

but even with that, they still all sell out, and thats really what matters, though with a $10 price tag, I'd assume you guys arent doing this for the money.

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17. "i dont post cause im a hater..."
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damn nyc fools getting the roots twice a week for months...

lucky bastards.

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23. "RE: i think it has to do with late show times and being middle of the we..."
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you summed it up...the one i went to, which i posted about below and in the lesson, kicked my ass the next day at work and i drove in from nnj. got home at 2 and i left before the jam was over...id go every week if it was earlier, but i cant afford to go that often...even if i lived in nyc i dont think i could do it...id love to though..was a reall good time...maybe i gotta take more days off

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99. "RE: i think it has to do with late show times and being middle of the we..."
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i followed the roots religiously from about 2002-2006 havent seen them since last year's picnic though

as far as fans dropping off, i got to say that i was definitely very disappointed by the last two albums. no disrespect or hate intended cause i still bought them and will buy what comes out next in hopes that its better but i feel like both of the last albums were packed with similar tracks that didnt have sonic or lyrical hooks to keep me interested

i will never lose faith in the roots' ability to put on a live show or put out a great album but the last two seem like they must have been rushed or something. it wasnt that they were bad just not enough to get into my regular rotation or to compare to what the band had put out before

i really want to go to one of these jams but timing and money are definitely issues. im hoping my situation will permit me to hit up a midweek show like that by the next time they make tix available










  

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18. "or maybe some of us are B-R-O-K-E and can't afford to attend"
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i would KILL to attend one of these sessions man but i don't have bread to come out there and attend.

and me telling people at the box office I'm on the guest list don't work

  

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20. "dude, they are $10 shows"
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27. "yea i guess you missed the part about flying in..."
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46. "lol...."
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same for me ...

great a 10 $ show and i flight from germany is how much

To people like US, a record is a piece of history. A moment in time.
most people don't get it.

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19. "RE: Jag answered this for us last jam"
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some of what you said is true. but i think a lot of those fans you might have thought you lost are just too caught up at work to be posting on okp all the time. i think a lot of them are still listening, still coming to some shows. i actually see a decent amount of older ppl at these jam sessions. so i don't think its all college kids anymore. i think the roots are also for people who have grown up and wanna listen to something a little more substantial now.

its probably also because okp isn't the only show in town anymore. twitter, myspace, facebook and all the other places to post stuff. i've never been a big poster but i still lurk all the time. but with all the sold out shows, some of these ppl have to be okp's.

  

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24. "as long as this is the case ur good"
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>clearly there is an audience out there. all the jams are sold
>out til july.

  

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63. "you just described me"
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>i guess the "logical" thought is that the first draft of 19-24
>year olds we attracted in 99 are now 29-34 years old and if
>the rep of our fan base is indeed the upper echelon college
>edumuhcated type then that class of 99 draft are now smart
>responsible adults who have these things called "jobs" to tend
>to in the morning.

i seen yall perform SO MANY times between '99-'06.. haven't made it to one of the Jams yet
but i plan on it.. i just don't make it out to shows like i used to.
that said, i am taking the muh fuckin' chinatown bus to Philly for the picnic

  

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72. "dude. its okayplayer."
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it has nothing to do with any of the shit you just mentioned.
really it doesnt.
lol.

  

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11. "yeah it is"
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granted OKA isn't as active as the Lesson, but you say there are no posts there either.

i'll definitely be going to a couple of these this summer, i just need to bust my cherry.

as for why i haven't gone already, i live in CT and these shows are late as fuck during the week.

unless i leave the show early, i ain't making the last train home. i'll be there soon though, looking forward to it.

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12. "i live in phoenix az, but i'm going to nyc in late july. i hope they're ..."
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going on. if so, i'm there!

  

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26. "JUST GOT TIX (7/22)"
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Qty Description Date/Time Section Item Type Delivery Option Subtotal
3 THE ROOTS PRESENT: The Jam Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 11:30 PM EDT
(10:30 PM Doors) General Admission General Admission $10.00 Will Call $30.00
Service Fee:
Delivery Fee:

Total: $8.10
$0.00

$38.10

  

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13. "I can only hit up the Wed. shows. Thinking about scooping up tics now"
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Don't want to show up at the door and get DENIED in May.

  

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14. "if I lived in NY, there's no way I would be missing these shows"
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If I were single and didn't have a baby on the way.... I'd be going from Philly and just be a zombie at work the next day.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Who's flat top rules in '91?

"Sometimes I comtemplate moving to a warmer place, then the lake and skyline give me a warm embrace" Common

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15. "I hear that..."
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>If I were single and didn't have a baby on the way.... I'd be
>going from Philly and just be a zombie at work the next day.


I've considered taking the next day off work and driving up from philly to see a show. If there was every a friday or weekend one i'd be there in a heart beat. But a mon-tues-wed is just brutal.

But to tack on to HV's point, i've been pretty disappointed in the updates, the bits i've read about these jam sessions have sounded incredible. I've been dying to hear more. I'd LOVE to see some sorta weekly summary.


And to respond to ?uesto... i think you've sorta summed it up well. I've never been incredibly active in the boards. I've always been more a reader and lurker but i was all about the forums and reading it like 4-5 times a day for years. But it seems like every year my day/job just gets busier and busier and its harder and harder to squeeze out the time. Now basicly it seems like the only time i can hop on here is my lunch break.

But I don't think that means we don't care or check in. Its just means its harder to do.





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16. "true..."
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I can start posting some recaps more frequently to try to fill the void... im there every week.

I'd love to start sharing something a bit more "tangible" as well but I'd need a green light first.

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21. "RE: true..."
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>I can start posting some recaps more frequently to try to
>fill the void... im there every week.

i'll help you fill in the gaps.. (i'm going to the next 4 starting tomorrow night)

  

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25. "RE: true..."
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>I can start posting some recaps more frequently to try to
>fill the void... im there every week.
>
>I'd love to start sharing something a bit more "tangible" as
>well but I'd need a green light first.

ya "tangible" would be awesome. I was originally hoping there'd be a weekly blog or something from Ginny or someone about the shows on the front page. But since thats not happening, if you and some others could maybe give all us non-nyc people a once a week run down i know i'd be gratefull.


I think for my birthday i'm gonna try and take a day off and go see one of these shows.

Guest wise, is it all just completely random? Do they ever get one of the guests from the Fallon show to come out to do the Jam? Not that it matters, i wouldn't care if there wasn't any guest. I was just curious what its been like so far.

  

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22. "RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams"
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I reviewed one of them for deadlymelody and posted it in the lesson...but umm crickets..maybe I should post a link here...

http://deadlymelody.com/event-recaps/the-roots-jam-at-highline-ballroom-040609/

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28. "JAMES POYSER"
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is the man...ridiculous piano loop on that session with buckshot and helta skeltah...this is like the fourth jam session i have seen but the first in a month or so and you can see how much tighter they have gotten. The Roots are humming right now. Seriously, any fan in nyc should check one of these shows out. They are truly at the top of their game...

"I don't mind being made fun of at all...the only time people try and tackle you is when you have the ball"
-Al Sharpton

  

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30. "i'm going to NY in a week. hopefully I can figure out how to hit up"
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one of these...

  

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31. "I am so jealous on NY for this one"
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www.somethinginthewudder.com

https://twitter.com/nostrabombus

https://www.facebook.com/matt.koelling.96

https://www.instagram.com/something_in_the_wudder/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-koelling-438a803?trk=hp-identity-name

  

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32. "It's the most amazing thing I have been apart of in a long time..."
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It's the most amazing thing I have been apart of since I have been shooting!

It's a honor to be THE photog for these said JAMS!

Some days I stand on stage and doze and push back the 1st 5 rows.
( yes I know how the line REALLY goes)
But that's how I feel.
Last week when boot camp was on stage I had to kneel down behind and just close my eyes and say WOW....this shit is DOPE AS FUCK!


I use to ask Ginny on let's say the day before as to who THEY have for this week. But now I want to be surprised as to who is going to show up.

I could go on and on about my experiences I have had with the 6 Jams or is it 7 that I have been so and taken photos at.( missed the 1st one cause I was in Japan...go figure)


So yeah, shits are dope as fuck and I am very thankful to be down.

Thx: Roots crew and that means everyone!

  

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33. "i think you rock out on stage more than anyone, lol"
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its great, and thanks for the photos every week, you get them posted up ASAP.

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35. "hahahah. i look at vids sometimes and I am like oh shit thats me...."
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da fuck am i doing up there rocking out so hard! haha

You gotta see me at a Real Roots show. I go nuts in the pit.
I turn behind and dudes look at me with a side eye...on some who the fuck are you and why are you rocking out and taking photos.

I just smile and continue on. It's all about the music!

And with that said....I can't wit for tonight!

  

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34. "got tix to a couple of these jams last week... cant wait.."
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NYC is the best

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36. "I've been praising these jams every week... but I must say"
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that tonight was mediocre imo (in comparison to the previous jams).

with that said, i took a friend with me who hasnt seen the roots since 2003 and he thought it was great.

still, it took 10 shows for me to find one I wasnt blown away with, which is an impressive clip and a testament to the roots.

just sharing my 2 cents.

cant wait for next week.

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37. "RE: I've been praising these jams every week... but I must say"
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its funny how spoiled we are in ny. i mean they could play garbage all night if they wanted and its still only 10 bucks so....

hopefully this was just an off night.

  

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38. "RE: I've been praising these jams every week... but I must say"
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who were the guests?

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"im simply the cat that lay back, i chill and watch you, the silent ninja, intent to injure now i got you, sanity lost so now im found insane, thinkin streets to jeeps, hours days to weeks, i even speak to geeks..."

  

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39. "co-sign. Still a good show but not a A plus like the last 2"
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I would give it a C

  

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40. "RE: I've been praising these jams every week... but I must say"
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It was definitely not the best of the jam sessions but opening up with the breakdancers and all those musicians on stage was awesome...also black thought killed that 'mona lisa' verse...wonder if that was a new song..if so, wooooo...part of his verse is here on youtube like one min in...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvklvkN1eHk

"I don't mind being made fun of at all...the only time people try and tackle you is when you have the ball"
-Al Sharpton

  

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41. "yeah, it defnitely had its moments"
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the jam with lady alma was great and some of the jams at the beginning were good (but too many wack rappers though... they looked silly up there trading verses with riq geez. truck and mars co-op were only nice ones out of that group)


Mona Lisa is actually an unreleased song that was produced by Karriem Riggins at least 3-4 years ago. I'm assuming it was gonna be on their collab album, D.Troidelphia (or whatever it was called) that never came out.


here is a link:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/60105500ddc106a6/

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42. "and here is one of the moments i was referring to"
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http://www.itsallthewaylive.net/2009/05/the-roots-road-to-the-riches/

dope!

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43. "*shrug* "
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compared to last week....

i mean i think last week was the greatest week of the jam session.

but you have to discount the celeb factor too yo.


you had the illest guitar player in the last 15 years

going head to head with a maniac whom in the 70's Time magazine called "the heir to John Coltrane"

add in BCC and well?


*shrug*.


i only wish Marsh woulda hit the ball out the park like i KNEW she could.

that violin chick violated rule number ONE

you NEVER solo over another mofo.


as for the rappers? eh...its hit and miss. but if i dont give em a forum....who is? (zukon the freestyler was dope imo)

kirk was MIA.

but yeah compared to what you saw last week i could say that.


but i know cats who seen it for the first time and liked it so its relative.

all my A list pals are keeping an arms length to these sessions cause of the "on the spotness" to it.

even ol hov was like "word im down" only to be like pulling off before he walks in. lol

*shrug*

james was drunky smurf.

check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
(the roots present...) 2004
homegrown: the beginne

  

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44. "hmmm"
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Sun May-17-09 12:44 PM by HighVoltage

  

          

>compared to last week....
>
>i mean i think last week was the greatest week of the jam
>session.
>
>but you have to discount the celeb factor too yo.
>
>
>you had the illest guitar player in the last 15 years
>
>going head to head with a maniac whom in the 70's Time
>magazine called "the heir to John Coltrane"
>
>add in BCC and well?


im comparing to it every week though (i havent missed one yet)... i mean i dont expect the A team to show up every week, I get that.


>that violin chick violated rule number ONE
>
>you NEVER solo over another mofo.


I dont think she did- she didnt actually start playing until 3 min after she was introduced.

but isnt that exactly what David Murray did? Kirk was in the middle of an ill solo and he stole his thunder.



>as for the rappers? eh...its hit and miss. but if i dont give
>em a forum....who is? (zukon the freestyler was dope imo)


zukon made me laugh "mic check 1, 2... whos got the swine flu?"



>but i know cats who seen it for the first time and liked it so
>its relative.

the people i rolled with thought it was great, but i was tryin to tell him that they take it to whole 'nother level.


>all my A list pals are keeping an arms length to these
>sessions cause of the "on the spotness" to it.
>
>even ol hov was like "word im down" only to be like pulling
>off before he walks in. lol

thats a bit surprising. its not like they are expected to be on the spot, it falls more on the band imo- BCC even did their notable verses while buckshot freestyled (which he loves to do and is very good at anyway).


at the end of the day, i cant really complain... the whole residency is more than i could have ever hoped for and the recession-proof price tag is the icing on the cake. cant wait to do it all again tomorrow night.

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45. "RE: hmmm"
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You know you are the man with those links right high volt?

quest, you guys own new york right now as far as i am concerned...real musicians doing their thing...people don't know what they are missing...you guys have really evolved into something amazing..

see you again in two weeks...

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90. "well, at least he was now in the building.... baby steps"
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>even ol hov was like "word im down" only to be like pulling
>off before he walks in. lol

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47. "aaaand we're back to A+++"
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good lawd.

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48. "any word on what happened?"
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there's no way i'm gonna be able to ever see one of these so living vicariously through a post is better than nothing..

  

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52. "75 bars oh my god"
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what a beast.

was feeling the guests too

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54. "yup it twas a great night! I left feeling great..."
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I loves me some zoe!

  

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53. "FYI, they extended them through November"
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55. "RE: FYI, they extended them through November"
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so freaking jealous of NY locals. I gotta get to new york at some point. just bought a fucking engagement ring though...

  

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56. "RE: FYI, they extended them through November"
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damnit... i'm definitly gonna make a trip outta this to catch atleast one of these things.


Who were some of the guests this week?

  

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59. "RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams"
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have we seen these on youtube?

I'll be checking them all out over next few days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhX-qRcmR0Y&feature=related

  

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61. "I'm tryin my best to see at least 3 this summer."
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.

twitter.com/WhoaIsThatMars
GT: MARSallday
PSN: MC_ENVY
Steam: MARSallday

www.last.fm/user/prtank13

  

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62. "now that i'm in DC... I will be coming to these as much as I can"
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64. "6-2-9 @@@@@"
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classic classic classic
MOP
AG
TIP


best night ever.

check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
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homegrown: the beginne

  

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65. "RE: 6-2-9 @@@@@"
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the one show i did not go to! and only because i am not in country! oh well...will see you guys next week...sure it will be rocking...awesome performance with paul simon on fallon will hold me over...

"I don't mind being made fun of at all...the only time people try and tackle you is when you have the ball"
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66. "I've been waiting 13 weeks for Q-Tip to finally make it through"
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and damn that was good and worth the wait.

I wish BT and Tip hadn't mentioned The Experiment was in the house though, I would have killed to see a drum off between you and Chris Dave.

if you get Mos to stick around and come through next week I will die a happy man (I had read he's doing Fallon that day, which will also be amazing)

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67. "RE: I've been waiting 13 weeks for Q-Tip to finally make it through"
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any audio/video from the show? would love to see roots x tip or roots x mop

my music: www.myspace.com/dresproduces

"im simply the cat that lay back, i chill and watch you, the silent ninja, intent to injure now i got you, sanity lost so now im found insane, thinkin streets to jeeps, hours days to weeks, i even speak to geeks..."

  

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68. "weird cause"
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i looked to my right and was like "the hell is del the funkee...doing sitting on the stage"

seriously.


next day i get word that chris dave got beef.

im so embarrassed that i didnt recognize him.

check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
(the roots present...) 2004
homegrown: the beginne

  

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69. "hahahaha!"
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105. "you more than made up for it tonight"
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lol.

who was the third drummer?

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71. "THANKS."
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>if you get Mos to stick around and come through next week I
>will die a happy man (I had read he's doing Fallon that day,
>which will also be amazing)


that was amazing.

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70. "co-sign! and I got pics to prove it! "
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73. "LINKS OR IT DIDNT HAPPEN"
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74. "ever?"
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come on bro...

i went to that show...and loved it...

i went to last night's show...which was just as good in my ears..

and neither show fucks with lincoln center or bowery 6/99


>classic classic classic
>MOP
>AG
>TIP
>
>
>best night ever.

  

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76. "of the jams i think he is saying"
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77. "hmmm..well in that case.."
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yeah...def ranks up there...

but skillz and thought tore shit down something funky...

i dont know...

plus dude did one of my favorite songs that i had requested quest to do live like 7 years ago ( the rhyme goes on )

the bass was RIGHT ON POINT....

hmmm

then they did UMI says...

i dont know bro...

last night was incredible...

then again i was there the first night with chrissette michelle...

that was off the chain too...



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75. "Vids From Last Night"
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUjQmBRDYs0

  

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78. "I gotta get to NYC to see one of these jams..."
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I am going to try to hit one in july. How long is the jam? 2 hours? 3? I need to know whether not I need to get a hotel for the night and drive back in the morning since i live in RI.

  

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79. "1.5-2hrs"
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finish around 2am or so

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80. "eh...i could drive back..."
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probably won't get home till 5 am though...thanks for the info...

  

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81. "keeps getting better for me"
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3rd week in a row i felt like "wow that was some shit"

last night felt great because the musicians were kicking ass (and tony royster gave me a break!!!) so it wasn't about a major celebrity and more about the virtuoso of musicians there

(vernon reid, tal wilkenfeld, tony royster, taylor mcferrin, rahzel, the cats from snl, whole bunch)


loved it loved it loved it!

check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
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82. "July 8th is still on right?...b/c its not on the tour list..."
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83. "that lil girl on guitar was crazy"
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plus Bilal did his thing at the end...

yall should check out Richie Flores on Congas..next to Giovanni Hidalgo, he's regarded as the best...and he is local...

Richie & Ralph Irizarry (timbales) on percussion - (u have to see the whole vid, shit gets SICK)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u67P08zfGao

just in general, there are alot of legends in the NY latin scene u should see if u can bring...

Dave Valentin - Flute
Jimmy Bosch - Trombone
Ralph Irizarry - Timbales

Flaco Navaja - Vocalist ( You will hear about this guy soon if u havent already )

  

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84. "another fantastic night... thank you sir"
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last night was all about the music. all the musicians that blessed the stage killed it.

out of the 15 installments so far (damn, thats adding up fast!), that may have the been the best from a pure music perspective... that jam with tony royster- cot damn! i think that was the first time i can remember seeing the roots play and you getting a breather... yet even with the break, you were still playing MD barking out orders, lol.

cant leave out the incredible Soho jam at the end. Hot Music indeed.


i said it before and ill proudly say it again... guaranteed to be the best 2 hours of my week, every week.

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85. "RE: keeps getting better for me"
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>(vernon reid, tal wilkenfeld, tony royster, taylor mcferrin,
>rahzel, the cats from snl, whole bunch)

...but what happened to the man, the myth, the legend... Jovanotti!!?

...that dude is boyband status panty dropper in italia...

"Sand is overrated. It's just tiny, little rocks."

  

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86. "last night was by far my favorite night"
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and i said that last week after watching you guys and Mos NAIL Casa Bey perfectly.

i broke a tamborine, and i have bruises on my left palm.

no jerko.

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89. "Bilal / Batman was def one of the highlights of the show"
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>and i said that last week after watching you guys and Mos
>NAIL Casa Bey perfectly.
>
>i broke a tamborine, and i have bruises on my left palm.
>
>no jerko.
>
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87. "AMAZING show last night! my favorite for sure.. gracias questo"
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I'll be attending 2 a month until......

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88. "P.S. - nice to see Tanya Mo make an appearance too."
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91. "RE: P.S. - nice to see Tanya Mo make an appearance too."
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Andre Nickatina had me dying...another good one last night...i'm saying though...jay and beyonce came rolling in with bodyguards to table upstairs...jay can't go on stage for 5 minutes and kick AH verse? Really?

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92. "no shit!"
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i was thinking the same thing....

so they were upstairs?? I didnt see them but the girls we
were sitting with told me they were there..


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93. "RE: no shit!"
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yeah they came in like 10 min after the roots came on...sat at a table for like 30 min upstairs...and then either bounced or went to chill backstage..

i was thinking that it was kind of like kobe showing up at a pickup game to watch at the park...and not getting on the court (which would be understandable)..but its totally different. i don't want to speak for anyone, but i would imagine jay was asked to get on stage last night and he must have said no...weird..i mean, kick the first verse of D.O.A, tear the place down...and then do you man...

no one is expecting you to do reasonable doubt from start to finish or even crazy in love dog..

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94. "FYI, posted some highlights from Mos Def's appearance"
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http://www.itsallthewaylive.net/2009/06/the-roots-highline-ballroom-nyc-6-9-09/

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95. "7-1-09"
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a great one.

Amanda Diva's opening set was dope, didnt expect her to have a band which was a nice surprise.

all the jams (instrumental) were top notch.

huge fan of Fresh Daily so to see him spit with the roots, then trade verses with BT made my night.

really nice to see The Cypher jammin with The Roots.

and Adam Holzman kills it on keys every single time hes at a jam.


another example of how you dont need A list talent to still put on a fantastic show. in fact, i kind of liked it more because it gave BT more time to shine, and when he's debuting new verses every week and rippin it, thats always a good thing.

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96. "agreed. I had a great time. "
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97. "Fresh Daily @ The Roots Jam (link)"
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http://www.itsallthewaylive.net/2009/07/fresh-daily-highline-ballroom-nyc-7-1-09

dope.

i like the matching plaid shirts, lol

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98. "RE: All Surrounding Areas"
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I really do feel bad for those of you outside of New York City area because these Jam Sessions are sooo dope! Being that I am now in the realm of somewhere in the 30's amount of Roots shows (I am starting to lose count) I was a just a tad (I know the Roots don't disappoint) skeptical just because I had got so use to the set format of their shows, I wasn't sure what to expect. The solo's last night were amazing! Especially when Quest was standing up drumming while another drummer was getting down on the same drums at the same time. A real HOT version of Web was done too. This being my 3rd jam, I'm loving the random Black Thought verses over different beats. Its like a bunch of remixes. Can't wait to catch all this shows this summer!

High Voltage- u are always posting up video's at shows that I'm at. I probably seen you a dozen times already. Thanks for all the footage to relive these moments!! And Handle too!! (still waiting for a Roots Live DVD)

I'm loving NYC right now!


  

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100. "RE: Its kind of ridiculous there have been no posts about The Roots Jams"
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gonna be in LA 8/8

  

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101. "Ima buy tickets for some ofthe July shows"
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I need to get on that now

  

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102. "a good saxophonist friend of mine jammed with The Roots"
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said the pocket is deep with those cats. he's a New School grad so definetly has chops to play with the best but he said The Roots are just great, great cats to play with... very inspiring!

  

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103. "I'll be rolling dolo to tonight's show...wanna meet up?"
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104. "On my way back."
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Got to love NY. A couple notes. Brown girl burlesque - I wasn't ready for that. Was that Brainchild on the turntables. Nice grooves to keep us nodding are heads until the madness began. Good vibe in the air. Must have been like what my grandparents witnessed.

That Lockheart chick was bad. Excellent voice. Crazy. Sexy as a mother. What happened to her blackberry. She was standing next to me. Shit was cracked. Hell if I cared. Okay I think I have a lil crush on her. Too much information. Lol. Still high off the music and contact high.

I'll be back like Schwarzenegger. Nice to be put on some new shit (to me anyway).
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106. "The Michael Jackson Tribute was refreshing at the end..."
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and I agree, the beginning was very very unexpected... but still a great show...hopefully i find time to make another one of these...

  

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107. "I'll be coming back on the 21st. I think a friend or 2 might make it."
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I managed to make it into work the next day. Lucky for me I'm in grad school with no kids and can just enjoy myself a little selfishly for now.
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114. "I live in Rhode Island and i wasn't driving back 3 hours at 3 AM"
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i took Thursday off and stayed at a hotel near LGA...

Its tough for me to make these shows since i live in RI, i just started school, and i'm always on travel for work...i was happy to make this one...I had a blast...

  

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108. "I left when I thought it was the end...anyone record the MJ tribute??"
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Im pissed I bounced now...

  

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109. "I had a train to catch back to LI."
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The next one wouldn't be coming for a minute.
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110. "yeah man i feel you"
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see you got two camps battling each other onstage

hip hop heads

vs

musicians.


and EVEN THEN you got more camps

the fusion era musicians (old cats who are weather report, herbie influenced)

and the next breed (all of glaspers cats and the revive da live cats)

so in my book: chris dave is GOD, but if craig g wants a raw gutter break beat, we have a problem.

tiombe lockheart NORMALLY rips shit. i now know that "off the top" aint her cup of tea.


and if a monitor cuts off, you may NEVER know what key a musician is in.

ill be honest i was gonna throw in the towel and be like "fucggit no magic tonight"

but man...i thought about paris jackson and i was like

"EFF THAT! this mofo aint die in vein, he never did a half ass job so why should i?!"

my rule is all is well that ends well.

as long as the last 20 mins is STRONG then people feel justified to come back AGAIN.

so i yelled "reach in and pull some magic out motherfuckers!" i can tell cats were leaving cause we were meandering a bit and NOW we gotta do something SO MAGICAL it will make those that DID stay be like "YO SON YOU SHOULDA NEVER LEFT!!!!!!!"


thank god that happened last night.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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111. "I could tell there were some issues."
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But hey it's a jam session. I wish I could've stayed. I'll be back on the 21st nonetheless.
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112. "it's billed as a jam session though"
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so the audience isn't as critical for stuff like that because we aren't expecting a well polished set. we expect loose vibes and some hiccups, so it seems natural to me.

only times it was noticable was Craig G and Tiombe, but Tiombe looked like she had no idea what to do so I think that fell on her.

the MJ tribute was awesome. heads should know by now to never leave a show before it ends, especially the roots.

and finally Chris Dave, Galsper, Hodge, Corey King, the cypher... all those RDL cats killed it as usual.

also to the comment above it's funny to me when people ask if a show was recorded. if I was there, you already know...

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113. "yeah, i got some footage..."
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in the past, my audio sucked though...i think i got most of the MJ tribute...

  

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116. "Yeah. I could tell they looked a little confused."
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Maybe a lil out of their element.
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115. "and thank you for those last 20 minutes..."
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i was waiting outside before the show, and i saw the girls pull out a shiny glove, and at first thought, i'm like "big MJ tribute", and then i saw what the gloves were for...and i was like WOW...and i still got the tribute...

i gotta figure how to get back to NYC to another jam...there's always Rock the Bells on the 18th...

Thanks again!!

  

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117. "RE: Remembering Jams"
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Can anybody out there suggest a good audio recording device? I'm tired of forgetting all this magic at these Jam sessions. I try to remember the melodies in my head and of course they vanish by the next show. There is so much of this stuff I would love to hear again. I tried using my phone (and its not a crappy one) but the sounds are way too powerful and the recordings sound like cats rumbling through the trash can. Any recommendations people?

  

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118. "to be fair ..."
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..we gotta do something SO MAGICAL it will make those
>that DID stay be like "YO SON YOU SHOULDA NEVER LEFT!!!!!!!"
>
>
>thank god that happened last night.


i haven't been to a jam session since the one yall had with rhazel/bilal a few weeks ago...

so i took a shortie to the show...having already told her of all the jam sessions i been to..( i think this is 8 ), she is geeked and all excited to see yall perform...

when u guys are on, she is like a kid in a candy store...smiling from ear to ear...when the other acts come on...the smile turns into a frown ( except for the white preacher act )...

she wanted to cut the night short...and was looking at her watch every other minute...

lets just say i think i will be attending all future jam sessions either solo or with one of my boys...

on another note...

I KNEW you guys were going to do something for MJ before I even entered the building..and I told her so while we were online...

so when yall did human nature in the beginning, she says...ok, i dont think they're doing more...

I tell her...just sit back and watch...

so we get to the end of the show...the combination of her nagging and me hearing thought say...thank u all for coming out and supporting us led me to say ok....no sense fightin this battle...let me quit while im ahead...

then i wake up to hear what i knew was gonna happen all along...

lol
fuckers !!

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119. "RE: Jam 7/14/09"
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Of course dope show!!

Quick Thoughts....

It seems How I Got Over got a great RESPONSE! I was surprise to see how many seem to know the song. The jams and solo's were dope, especially when Quest and a dude that looks like mini Quest were drumming at the same time on the same drum set. I like the little sprinkle of Roots songs while still keeping it an improvise jam. I gravitate as another user mentioned before of having more musician guests as oppose to rap guests (unless they are great caliber who can share the stage with Black Thought) as it worked well again tonight. My only minor little complaint- I think Quest got us all too eager with the Lady of My Life Michael Jackson tease- the place was about to go nuts!

Thanx fellas for more great music!!!


  

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120. "RE: Jam 7/14/09"
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another amazing amazing show...really brought it this week...just watching quest, vernon and james play...you just realize how special it is to see such talented people in their element...

so uh...its my birthday next tues, the 21st...me and my 25 closest friends are coming...can't wait...we will be upstairs...should be crazy!

"I don't mind being made fun of at all...the only time people try and tackle you is when you have the ball"
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121. "RE: Jam 7/14/09"
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Guys and Gals

You don't know how jealous I am sitting here in the UK reading all this great stuff about the Jams.

Goona definitiely try and get over for someting in the fall.

Cheers

Richard

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122. "8/4/09"
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this was a great one... definitely one of the best musically so far- so many talented musicians came through. richie cannata, wallace roney, will calhoun, etc. damn.

it was funny because for a while I was saying to myself, damn, BT hasnt been back on stage in like an hour or so... and then he pops up and goes right into 75 bars, web and men @ work all back to back (thats breath control at its finest kids).

janelle monae was fantastic as well, shes got so much talent and energy. that rendition of sincerely, jane was top notch.

the crowd is definitely more wild at the jams than at "regular" roots shows, its great to see that kind of reaction every week. that place was goin nuts during how i got over.

Quest, you say you cant wait til December... but we dont want this to end (not that you guys dont deserve a vacation from this).

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123. "RE: 8/4/09"
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I been to quite a few Jams now, and they have all been great- but this one did seem exceptional! It was one of those shows I wished I could have brought somebody for the first time. Everybody on horns were great. Talk about breath control- it was insane when Quest keep intentionally drumming faster and faster towards the end of Men @ Work and Black Thought not missing a beat- Insane! Is December the end of the Jams, or just a break? I hope its just a break, although I don't know how these guys grind the way they do, but us fans appreciate it!! I start work again in September (its nice having a teachers schedule), so after next week, I don't think I can catch a show until the next holiday break.

  

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124. "RE: 8/4/09"
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Got some nice video on Youtube from the show check my user name jeremywww or else I will post the links here as soon as I have time

  

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125. "RE: 8/4/09"
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The Roots Jam Session Highline Ballroom 8/4/09 w/guest Janelle Monae
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEl_-l2ogF8

The Roots Jam Session Highline Ballroom 8/4/09 w/guest Janelle Monae (Clip 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCSIyMSzyNI

The Roots Jam Session Highline Ballroom NYC 8/4/09 w/ guest Janelle Monae (Clip 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVXgNQDlM40

The Roots Jam Session Highline Ballroom 8/4/09 w/ Janelle Monae "Sincerely, Jane"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc-9vv0Sc2I

The Roots Jam Session 8/4/09 Highline Ballroom "How I Got Over"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmbexhzT9hE

I have a few more on my page too

  

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126. "RE: 8/4/09"
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>he pops up and goes right into 75 bars, web and men @ work all
>back to back (thats breath control at its finest kids).
>

holy fuck...

thats insane. With no break inbetween? If you had told me before hand that they'd attempt that, i woulda wagered it wasn't possible... men @ work is rediculous on its own.

I can't wait till the audio of that makes its release date.

@?uesto

Just outta curiosity (and you don't have to say what it is, just a yes/no is cool).

Have you guys stumbled upon anything in these jams that you liked so much you plan to include it in the normal shows?


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127. "december is enough yo."
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ive seen PLENTY of jam shows and besides "a lil karaoke" and alot of soloing.

i cant name many contemporary groups that just straight up make some shit up.

i mean i love it.

but man to be honest.

i can't take the anxiety

the making sure this mofo dont drink too much to not perform (upstairs be a calvacade o dranks)

making sure that mofo dont take it personal when they rock a jam that is whack

making sure this mofo dont overplay

making that mofo projects in the mic

making sure this mofo dont overstay the welcome

making that mofo gets here ontime and NOT stand us up

making sure the cat who drove 4 hours got money worth

making sure that mofo who has been here 29 times before still enjoys it.....


im not an anal perfectionist but damnit.....i just feel like its too risky if we dont come up spades.

imma let it go til the end of the year.


january we will announce the mother of all shows.

and i personally would like to end it on an "up" note like that.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
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128. "RE: december is enough yo."
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its funny to see how time has changed things in terms of looking at your posts. back a little bit you are so amped up for the jams. now it looks like you're getting tired of them. i think these jams are even better than regular roots shows. its gonna be hard getting used to the same setlists again after getting to see this so often....

i almost wish the roots would take a break from it so its not a chore. then do like once a month or something just so it stays fresh and its not so much of a chore anymore. next year i'm saying.

sometimes i almost get the feel that the group doesn't have a full say in who comes on stage especially when its some strange group and you see their faces after the performace like wtf was that?

  

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129. "He is all Lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That nigga love them shits!"
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130. "RE: december is enough yo."
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I'm sure as blood sucking fans we would want a Roots Jam every week until you guys retire, but we will surely enjoy it until December. Its actually kind of fun watching how things play out on stage as a real funky jam is born or reactions to a "wtf" moments. Look forward to the next one on Monday and the mother of all jams to come in January!

  

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132. "RE: 8/4/09"
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i just want to say that 75 bars-web-men at work was the most impressive demonstration of lyricism and breath control I have ever seen. unreal. can't wait until tonight

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131. "I tried to buy tix for the show tomorrow "
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but they arent available online anymore
but it says they're 12 bucks the day of show
will they have some available?

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133. "holy fuck!!"
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the roots + living colour + angelo moore!!! why oh why do i not live in the nyc area?!?

  

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134. "RE: holy fuck!!"
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and doing sly stone covers.. glad i made it to this one.

too bad quest gave up on that "everything in it's right place" tease so quickly..

  

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135. "yeah, they got me hyped for that"
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so hyped that you saw what i did after ?uesto cut it off... lol

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136. "RE: yeah, they got me hyped for that"
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yup. nice touch, dj

  

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137. "Awesome show, but I feel like an ass for calling Corey Glover "Vernon""
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while asking him for a cigarette outside.

In my defense a) i was drunk b)i was never a fan of the band and only know the name vernon reid from guitar mags c)someone called out Vernon to him, so even though I originaly thought Vernon was the guitarist, my drunkness convinced me that I was wrong.

Could have used more of the Roots, but still well worth the trip from DC

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138. "What is Highline's policy on cameras?"
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can you bring a DSLR in there?

  

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139. "NY 1 Local News Video Feature on the jams"
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http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/105465/roots-welcome-fans-to-weekly-highline-show/Default.aspx

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140. "RE: NY 1 Local News Video Feature on the jams"
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Damn... I wanna thank The ROOTsfor doin these Jam sessions in N.Y.C.! I wish I chould go but being in Philly I whould not be home in time for work. Im mad gratful for the ROOTS Picnic every year here and I wanna thank yall for the 1st friday of the month Atlantic city show! See yall in Nov! Dj Quest thanks for the after partys at the MIX!

  

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141. "woooo, been waiting for Jay Elec to show up to one of the jams"
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tonight had a bit of everything and was def one of the better ones.

so many dope guests.

does this mean he also finally laid down his verse for HIGO? lol

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142. "9/15"
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143. "Roots Jams in London is Necessary !!!"
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The Roots need to do some Jams in London!!!

  

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144. "is someone making a DVD or audio release of these shows?"
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I live in the south and know many people who are Roots fans but aren't trying to spend hundreds of dollars (air fare, hotel, ticket, etc) for a show. But we will buy a DVD or comp of the best moments from these shows.

As far as OKP not being supportive of the Roots, I think those days ended when admins started letting just anything go in The Lesson, as far as topics and tone. It created an atmosphere that was almost hostile to the kind of aesthetic the Roots represent.

Also, rap fans tend not to be loyal to anyone but whoever is hot at the moment. That, combined with the Roots changing their style so often, may be why the Roots get a new core audience every few years.

  

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145. "i've been posting a lot of highlights"
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http://www.itsallthewaylive.net/category/the-roots

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146. "9/21 highlights aka My 17th Roots show :)"
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highlights:

- opening jam....kirk KILLED that shit
- boots reilly comin out and doin a Public Enemy medley with black thought.... fuckin dope!
- ?uesto solo.....? KILLED that shit(sounded like some dope effects on the drums)
- double trouble, reality check, respond react... songs you'll usually NEVER hear at a typical roots show.
- the jam with the dude on the keys....

MAAAN, if I only lived in NYC I'd be at every single one of these...

  

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147. "that was probably one of my least favorite ones so far"
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did have some bright spots though

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148. ""REALLY!?" (c) Black Thought"
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149. "lol"
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in the crowd's defense... doors were listed as 11 and they went on at 1:20 on a Monday night. but yeah, that was kinda awkward

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150. "RE: lol"
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>in the crowd's defense... doors were listed as 11 and they
>went on at 1:20 on a Monday night. but yeah, that was kinda
>awkward

yeah, i dunno what happened there. communication breakdown somewhere, cuz we weren't told to be there until 11:30.

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151. "RE: lol"
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word, i pulled up in line to see quest tweet that hes napping, doors at 12... fuck! lol

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152. "RE: lol"
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I was totally rocking out to that double trouble/public enemy medley they did with dude from the coup...if anyone recorded that, i would love to hear it again!

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153. "Should I be worried....?"
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http://twitter.com/Jonmix/status/4174331217

http://highlineballroom.com/bio.php?id=1015

say it aint so... though the other dates tix are still on sale.

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154. "RE: Should I be worried....?"
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Tickets still on sale for all other dates. I hope this isnt true i am still trying to make the trek from DC to NYC for one of these.

  

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155. "I'm assuming it's because of this on October 1st."
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http://www.brooklynbowl.com/therootstendollarbillshowcoolhunterjam/

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156. "I'm definitely down to trek along from DC"
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i been trying to make it up there for a show too. hit me up on the inbox if you wanna take the train up there or something

  

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157. "Back in November"
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According to Highline when i called, hopefully its true and will rund for another couple so i can get up there.

  

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158. "11/10 and 11/17"
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159. "The end of an era"
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30 incredible shows. This residency should go down in the history books.

It was definitely the highlight of my week, every week.

I wouldnt be surprised if it was revived in 2k10, maybe on a monthly basis instead of weekly. We shall see.

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160. "RE: The end of an era"
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was truly some amazing stuff...was there almost every week. going to really miss it. they spoiled us.

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161. "i've probaby bumped into you there and didnt know it"
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i was at every one

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162. "RE: Its Great to Live in NYC right now"
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Initially, when I heard that the Roots were going to be on Jimmy Fallon, I was happy because of the exposure they would get and all, but at the same time, I was like- dang, no more shows. Little did I know that I would see them almost as many times at these Jams and other little gigs than I have seen them previously dating from pre-Fallon days all the way back to 1999. (Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Macy Gray and Gang Starr was my first Roots show) l'm sure I have bumped into a bunch of you guys at the jams. I did start to see some familiar faces in the audience. These jams were special because they literally would come up with some funky electric spontaneous jams that would switch from show to show all for the recession price of $10. The last show was pushing close to 3 hours long!

Thanks Roots crew- Look forward to your next endeavors!

  

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