Ok, this sounds a little crazy, but … we are doing a VIRTUAL session tonight, and we’d love anyone who wants to join us.
Here’s how it works: we all join a video conference, and take turns playing unmuted. Because of slight delays (usually just a split second) in synchronous transmission over the internet, it’s not possible to play at the same time, because playing music together is extremely sensitive to timing; it just turns into a big mess. So instead, we go in a round-robin, and have one person play unmuted at a time, leading a set. Everyone else can play along, but they have to be muted (so to them, it’ll feel like they’re playing a set with one other person, who can’t hear them). If you don’t feel like leading any sets, that’s totally fine, you can just play along with other people in private. In between sets, we’ll all unmute and gab a little bit, like a real session.
We did one last week and it was pretty fun. Who knows if that’ll translate to playing with strangers, but let’s give it a shot!
We’ll start at 6:30 pm US central time. Here’s the URL:
The cool thing is that other than time zones, your location doesn’t matter at all. Join from wherever! And if you’re in an incompatible time zone (e.g. not in North America), let me know if you’re interested and we can try on at an earlier time as well.