Da Jam was spread over three days.
All songs were written and recorded live. Before this "dining room &
recording session, these musicians had never played together.
Many amazing things happened, including a wide range of musical styles... thus the title of the project, Miles To Oz. (From the avant-garde style of music associated with Miles Davis to the heavy duty style of Ozzy Osbourne)
The songs have a life all of their own. In one instance, while members of Missing Socks were sitting-in, there was ad lib playing by the other musicians to a song they had already written. (Video Clip 700k .avi file) Sometimes the Dixieland Band & Reggae style of picking a popular tune and playing it on-the-spot was evoked. There were even a couple tunes, such as Downtrodden, in which the drumming was recorded in Florida and shipped to Pennsylvania (where the rest of the Snakes played it on a CD player while playing along live). But mostly, someone would start a beat or chord sequence, and the others would just "get in the groove." The music was captured on a one track digital recorder.
But, it ain't over yet... now people from all over the Internet are joining in with webpages and other multimedia. Here. See what I mean....
Special Effects: Fun With Dry-ice
Viewpoint: Jam Band vs. Song Band
Video Clip (3.4M .avi file)