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01/17 - Skokie Public Library
Location: Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
Info: A musical performance of James Gautier's poetry at the Skokie Public Library. Mark Cohen translated a number of James' poems into sign language. This show was filmed for public-access television broadcast. Noam Paco Gaster and Mark Cohen also read poetry as a part of this performance.
Players: Brian Cameron, Mark Cohen, James Gautier, David Ladd
01/18 - Meeting
Info: A meeting to discuss the future of the newly acquired studio space at Section X. The group decides to start rehearsing more formally and focus on learning some songs. These more focused sessions will be an experiment, so they became known as the "Experiment Sessions". To keep up the free-form style of jamming, a monthly "Open Jam" will be held.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, Paul Fehribach, David Hurst, David Ladd
01/19 - New Years Jam 1997
Info: Happy New Year!
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Paul Fehribach, James Gautier, David Hurst, Scott Johnson, David Ladd, Phyll Smith
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Psych-a-de-lick 12.00 MB Electronic, Kitchen Sink 5
Psych-a-de-lick (Long) 15.85 MB Bring It On 5
Sirens Kitchen Sink  
01/26 - Experiment Session #1
Info: The first "Experiment Session". The group gets together on perhaps the coldest and snowiest day of the winter to review material for rehearsal.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, Paul Fehribach, David Ladd, Phyll Smith
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Lucid Dreamstate 6.57 MB Zone Out, Rock, Kitchen Sink 4
Weather Condition 7.17 MB Pop, Kitchen Sink 5
SpaceRave 4.01 MB Join In Now 4
You Ain't So Great 9.71 MB Join In Now, Kitchen Sink 3
02/01 - Kitchen Sink
Info: The double tape Kitchen Sink is released. Compiled by Brian Cameron from material recorded in late 1996 and early 1997. The first tape is 100-minutes and the second tape contains some older material to round out the set and setting. The second tape is 90-minutes in length.
02/02 - Experiment Session #2
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, Paul Fehribach, David Hurst, David Ladd
02/09 - Experiment Session #3
Info: Kim's friend Steve came to this jam to play percussion.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, David Hurst, David Ladd
02/15 - February Open Jam
Info: This jam became the first monthly "Open Jam". This became a tradition which is followed still. The monthly open jam is a forum for playing completely free-form and improvisational music. Musicians come and go as they feel inspired and able to attend.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Noam Paco Gaster, James Gautier, Iva Itchevska, David Ladd, Cyndi Rhoads, Syen U
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Technolove 10.07 MB Tune Up, A Little Taste By Fehribach, 02-15-1997, 1997 5
Eternity (The Rabbit Song) 1.32 MB Zone Out, Pop, 02-15-1997, 1997 5
Kitchen Sink 5.96 MB Rock, 1997 5
Anyway 5.10 MB Join In Now, 02-15-1997, 1997 5
Bad 9.93 MB Recover, 02-15-1997 5
Kitchen Sink (Long) 11.77 MB 02-15-1997 5
Present 6.21 MB 02-15-1997, 1997 5
For Your Love 4.68 MB 02-15-1997, 1997 3
Feel The Pulse 8.79 MB 02-15-1997, 1997 4
Circle Sky 3.05 MB 02-15-1997 3
Don't Let It Slide No More 16.77 MB 02-15-1997 5
New Toy 15.23 MB 02-15-1997 3
02/19 - Experiment Session #4
Info: A "night of the loggerhead" jam.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, David Hurst, David Ladd
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
How Tired I Am 10.73 MB Look To The Trees 3
Let It Flow 15.82 MB Look To The Trees 4
Chocoholic 11.16 MB Look To The Trees, 1997 3
Same Road Too Long 6.77 MB 02-15-1997 4
02/26 - Experiment Session #5
Info: This was not recorded due to technical difficulties.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, David Hurst, David Ladd
03/05 - Experiment Session #6
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, David Hurst, David Ladd
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Shivering In Russia 8.74 MB Tune Up 5
Never Go Back 7.87 MB Tune Up, 1997 5
Jam-a-mo 14.80 MB Join In Now, 1997 4
Waiting For You 8.55 MB Join In Now 5
03/12 - Experiment Session #7
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, Paul Fehribach, David Hurst, David Ladd
03/15 - March Open Jam
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, James Gautier, David Hurst, Iva Itchevska, David Ladd, Russell Mast
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Destination Zero 9.06 MB Zone Out, Pop, 1997 5
03/18 - Experiment Session #8
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, David Hurst, David Ladd
03/26 - Experiment Session #9
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, David Hurst, David Ladd
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Shivering In Russia 7.07 MB Pop, 1997 5
04/05 - Chicago Public Library Studios
Location: Chicago Public Library, Chicago
Info: One improvisational piece was dedicated to Allen Ginsberg, who passed on just the day before. Recording music at the library is a free public service. Call (312) 747-4896 to schedule time. Afterwords, this trio rehearsed for the next P.O.E.T.S. performance.
Players: Brian Cameron, James Gautier, David Ladd
04/06 - Experiment Session #10
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, David Ladd
04/16 - Experiment Session #11
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Kim Cox, David Ladd
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Kittie Kat 1.39 MB Pop, 1997 5
Sojuorner 23.87 MB Leftovers Vol. 5, 1997 4
04/19 - April Open Jam
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Sid Prise, Syen U, Jeremy Young
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
You Have To Be Joking (Autopsy Of The Devil's Brain) 8.23 MB Covers, 1997 5
04/23 - Experiment Session #12
Info: The experiment to work on rehearsing a set of material gets placed on hold since two of the participants want to pursue other musical interests. The next "Experiment Session" is not until 07/12/1997.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, David Hurst, David Ladd
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Willie The Pimp 16.27 MB Covers, 1997 5
05/10 - Living Room Open Jam
Info: A get together for backyard bluegrass music and moved indoors for electric excursions while the Chicago Hemp Fest was ongoing in Grant Park.
Players: Eve Alexander, DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Jennifer Curry, David Ladd, David White
05/31 - May Open Jam
Players: Brian Cameron, Jesse Cramer, Matthew Cramer, David Ladd, Syen U
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Kwesey Luv 11.01 MB Leftovers Vol. 5, 1997 3
06/14 - Rocking Chair
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Brian McNally
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Indiana Steel Mill 10.65 MB Join In Now, Sometime Today Tape 5
06/21 - June Open Jam
Players: Brian Cameron, Paul Fehribach, David Ladd, Syen U
07/01 - 1997
Info: The 100-minute double tape 1997 is released. Compiled by Brian Camerom from material recorded in 1997 with some older songs dating back to 1994.
07/04 - Forth of July
Location: Jesse & Matthew Cramer's moms house
Info: The Sheep Fiends and some of Jessi Cramer's friends celebrate the 4th of July with outdoor music making.
Players: Brian Cameron, Jesse Cramer, Matthew Cramer, David Ladd, Tamara Lopez, Brian McNally
07/12 - Six of One - Experiment Session #13
Info: The last "Experiment Session" was on 04/23/1997 and the next session is not until 10/05/1997.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Paul Fehribach, David Ladd, Russell Mast
07/25 - Camping Experience - Day 1
Flier
Location: Walcamp, Kingston, IL
Info: A celebration of the summer with a two-day camping trip. An electrical performance was held Friday evening from 9-11pm and on Saturday afternoon from noon until 3pm. Water games to help cool off in the heat.
Players: Brian Cameron, Tamara Lopez, Matthew Cramer, Dori Burg, Curt Halsted, Jenni Halsted, David Hurst, David Ladd
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Cowboy Coffee 15.72 MB Sometime Today, Sometime Today Tape 5
Mark My Word 7.87 MB Sometime Today, Sometime Today Tape 4
SpriteCan 17.16 MB Sometime Today 3
Late Friday Night 25.14 MB Sometime Today, 1998 3
Forever And A Little While 6.93 MB Sometime Today 5
Sucker Man 6.35 MB Sometime Today 4
Sometime Today 11.17 MB Sometime Today Tape 5
07/26 - Camping Experience - Day 2
Flier
Location: Walcamp, Kingston, IL
Info: See 07/25/1997
Players: Brian Cameron, Tamara Lopez, Matthew Cramer, Dori Burg, Curt Halsted, Jenni Halsted, David Hurst, David Ladd
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Sometime Today 11.17 MB Sometime Today, Sometime Today Tape 5
Rock On Walcamp 8.17 MB Sometime Today 5
Wadepool 22.97 MB Sometime Today, Sometime Today Tape 5
Midnight Rice 5.31 MB Sometime Today, Sometime Today Tape 5
Smokey Oak 14.20 MB Sometime Today 5
A.D.H. 21.61 MB Sometime Today, Sometime Today Tape 5
Finale Sometime Today Tape 5
08/05 - T.V. Rehearsal
Players: Brian Cameron, James Gautier, David Ladd, David Hurst, Russell Mast
08/10 - Songsation Performance
Location: Channel 19 Public Access Studios, Chicago
Info: Two 10-minute segments of live Sheep Fiends performance recorded. The first segment was shown on Sunday, September 21st at 9pm and on Monday, September 22nd at 4pm. The second segment was shown on Sunday, September 28th at 9pm and on Monday, September 29th at 4pm. The television program Songsation appears on Cable Access Network (CAN), cable channel 19 in Chicago only. Two ten-minute segments also recorded by Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Productions featuring Brian Cameron, Mark Cohen, James Gautier, David Ladd, Jules Owsinek and Zoe. Additional sements were recorded by poet Mark Cohen and songs performed by Jules Owsinek and friends.
Players: Brian Cameron, James Gautier, David Ladd, David Hurst, Russell Mast, Jules Osinek, Cyndi Rhoads
08/23 - August Open Jam
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Tamara Lopez, James Gautier, Russell Mast
09/20 - September Open Jam
Players: Brian Cameron, Tamara Lopez, David Hurst, Jeremiah Klinger, David Ladd, Russell Mast, Syen U
09/24 - Urbus Orbis Rehearsal #1
Players: Brian Cameron, Paul Fehribach, David Hurst, David Ladd, Julie Slatterly
10/05 - Avatar Festival - Experiment Session #14
Info: A celebration of the Avatar Festival. The last "Experiment Session" was on 07/12/1997 and the next is not until 04/29/1998.
Players: Brian Cameron, David Hurst, Jeremiah Klinger, David Ladd, Russell Mast, Brian McNally
10/08 - Urbus Orbis Rehearsal #2
Players: Brian Cameron, David Hurst, David Ladd, Russell Mast, Cyndi Rhoads
10/19 - October Open Jam
Players: Brian Cameron, David Hurst, David Ladd, Tamara Lopez, Jeremy Young
10/22 - Urbus Orbis Rehearsal #3
Players: Brian Cameron, Noam Paco Gaster, David Hurst, David Ladd, Noam Paco Gaster, Russell Mast, Cyndi Rhoads
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
The Shrouded Stranger 9.17 MB Covers, Sometime Today Tape 4
In My Room Sometime Today Tape 5
10/29 - Sometime Today
Info: The 100-minute tape Sometime Today is released. Compiled by Brian Cameron from material recorded in 1997. This includes material from The Sheep Fiends Camping Experience (07/25-26/1997).
11/01 - Section X Halloween Party
Location: Section X
Info: The Sheep Fiends performed at the Section X Halloween Party! From 9pm to 3am. IsYouIs and Muzloh also performed.
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Noam Paco Gaster, David Hurst, Scott Johnson, David Ladd, Russell Mast, Greg Winston
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Magic Sound 11.43 MB Tune Up, A Little Taste By Fehribach, Section X Halloween Party, 1998 5
Just Want To Make Love To You 12.94 MB Join In Now, Section X Halloween Party, 1998 5
Rockin' Down Here 22.15 MB Section X Halloween Party, 1998 4
Open Up The Sky (Instrumental) 23.19 MB Section X Halloween Party 4
Good Value 6.89 MB Section X Halloween Party 3
Open Up The Sky 15.10 MB Section X Halloween Party, 1998 4
Rave 13.64 MB Section X Halloween Party 3
Go With The Flow 5.13 MB Section X Halloween Party 3
11/05 - Urbus Orbis Rehearsal #4
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Noam Paco Gaster, David Hurst, David Ladd, Greg Winston
11/15 - November Open Jam
Players: DeLonde Bell, Brian Cameron, Noam Paco Gaster, David Hurst, David Ladd, Cyndi Rhoads
11/18 - Urbus Orbis Rehearsal #5
Players: Brian Cameron, Noam Paco Gaster, David Hurst, David Ladd, Greg Winston
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Eternity (The Rabbit Song) (Rehearsal) 3.36 MB Heartland Fiasco, 1998 5
The Sky Is Opening Up 17.64 MB Heartland Fiasco 4
11/20 - Experimental Music Showcase
Flier
Location: Urbus Orbis, 1934 W. North Avenue, Chicago
Info: A Celebration of Brian Cameron's 28th birthday. 9pm.
Players: Brian Cameron, DeLonde Bell, Noam Paco Gaster, David Hurst, David Ladd, Russell Mast, Cyndi Rhoads, Greg Winston
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Quiet 8.49 MB Jazz, 1998 3
Conduction 14.04 MB Jazz, 1998 3
Open Up The Sky 17.45 MB Columbia/Urbus Orbis Live 5
The Shrouded Stranger 9.25 MB Columbia/Urbus Orbis Live 4
Eternity (The Rabbit Song) (Take 2) 7.53 MB Columbia/Urbus Orbis Live 4
Rave (Urbus Orbis) 11.76 MB Columbia/Urbus Orbis Live 3
12/13 - December Open Jam
Players: Brian Cameron, David Hurst, David Ladd, James Vonesh, Greg Winston
Songs:
Title Size Appears Rating
Theme For A Friday Night 12.54 MB Jazz, 1998 5
Insane Brain 8.77 MB Leftovers Vol. 5 4
Jazz #1 8.81 MB Leftovers Vol. 5, 1998 5
Insane Brain Reprise 5.00 MB Leftovers Vol. 5 3
Other songs recorded in this year:
Title Size Appears Rating
Dox 2.90 MB Live From The Rumpus Room 3