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Jam Portland, Oregon USA ROCK HARD

The Renegade Rock Jam I have jammed at a lot of clubs around the world, but this was my very first Metal and Grunge Rock jam. Although they have 2 jam nights (both Blues Mix and Metal), I only had the time to attend the Metal Bash and it was a high energy jam with […]

Jam Portland, Oregon USA DUFF’S GARAGE

With all the clubs for jammers in Portland, Oregon, I think Duff’s has always been a bit more Upscale in patrons and talent. They have regular concerts with touring musicians that are prominent in their genre and being such a quaint place, you always have the opportunity to meet them famous folk after the show. […]

Jam Portland, Oregon USA MONTAVILLA STATION

It seems this jam has been going on for years and years…just like the Host ASHBOLT, he never ages! I have met, played and partied with some of the best talent in Portland and from everywhere around the USA and even a few from overseas. Montavilla Station is in the Montavilla area, one of Portland’s hoods […]

OREGON USA Observations

Oregon’s landscape is dense evergreen and deciduous forests and colorful plethora of wild edible berries, mushrooms and other natural herbs. The majestic volcano-studded Cascade Range is on one side and the high desert prairie and meadows of the Great Basin on the other side. At 11,249 feet (3,429 m), the ‘very visible from a distance’ Mount Hood […]

Jam Jacksonville, Oregon USA, J VILLE TAVERN!

J VILLE TAVERN ~ JACKSONVILLE, OREGON Located in one of Oregon’s quaint old-fashioned country towns is where you’ll find J Ville Tavern. Between the forest and the surrounding mountains, you’ll find this lovely part of Oregon that every traveler should see…if you want a feel for them good ol’days in American History. Nice Jam host, nice working […]

Walk and Play – A Truth Story

Today I did my daily walk around the quaint Atascadero, CA town lake. I then sat on my favorite bench where I paused for a meditation of thoughts. I had an interesting conversation with all my inner selves….my soul, mind and body. My soul is a free spirit, with an eternal light that will never […]

ENGLAND Observations Part 1

My feelings about England…hmmm…it’s either a smaller version of America or America is a larger version of England (the latter more likely since they rode their boats over) but it’s about as close as you are going to get to our native states and language. Other than their historic buildings, a few cultural political correctness […]

MONTENEGRO Observations

If ever I was taken surprise by a country, I’d have to say MONTENEGRO (meaning Black Mountain) tops that list. I just could not believe how beautiful this place was. I knew very little about this low profile country except for a TV show I saw about a couple that moved from the USA to Montenegro […]

SLOVENIA Observations

BAM went the tire, dang it….a flat….and that is the first thing that happened the minute we arrived in Slovenia across the border from Zagreb, Croatia! HOWEVER along came Prince Charming and he not only stopped and fixed our tire but I even got a picture of him with my world traveling friend Kathy in her mandatory ‘road side’ glowing vest!! […]

Can I afford to travel? – Travel Tips

Written by Mr. Mark, our JamFriend and contributing freelance travel writer and world traveler. Note: Mr. Mark’s British English shines through his writing, so you can almost hear his accent in his Proper British spelling! You might be reading Ms Harmonica’s blog thinking “I would love to go travelling for longer than the usual one or two […]

Why go to a Jam or Open Mic – A Jam Story

WHY Go To A JAM or OPEN MIC? I will tell you WHY… Open Mics and Jams are similar with a bit of overlap and sometimes as the night progress they can merge into the same path, but for this article I’ll give a brief description of the two. Typically an OPEN MIC setting does not carry […]

Traveler’s checklist – Travel Tips

Traveler’s checklist – Travel Tips

Please Note: This TRAVELER’S CHECKLIST is DELIBERATELY EXTENSIVE! This is a TRAVELER’S LIST of SUGGESTIONS to help guide you in making personal decisions for your Global experience. Some lines on the list below show more than one option to choose from. This list, along with the BACKPACKER’S CHECKLIST should give you enough items to choose from whether you are traveling local or overseas! Items with an […]