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G’day Y’all

Performance at ‘Jim’s Garage’, last Saturday went off ok, and was really a trial run at it to see what works etc.
We were rained out in the end but managed about 5 songs, which I have videoed and will hopefully have out this week for those who missed it.
So this Saturday 2 pm we will try again, weather permitting we will try for an hour and a half. A few guests maybe as well.
It is one of our longest supporters birthday, Fred will be another year older and this is the first time he celebrates in Australia, normally he heads back to his other home in Maine US for our winter, but things being the way they are, we are lucky to have him here.
Things will not loosen up until Monday 1/6/20 so we need to behave until then.
I think you can come along with your own small group, but must still keep our social distance or we will have to stop. I know you can all behave…..look at how well we have done for the last 10 weeks.
We will pass around the hat to try and raise some petrol money for Paul Mike and ??.
That is all. Remain safe,
Many thanks
Catch Ya round the traps
Onwards and upwards
Freedom ain’t free
Common sense ain’t common.

Cheers
Jim
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G’day Y’all

‘Performance outside my garage’, Saturday or Sunday this weekend Will know date by Wednesday latest.
Still working on this, but I think it will be a goer, we have filled our quota unfortunately, the 10 who got in first are:- Silva, Fred, Monica, Bob, Mark, Bret, Lesley and of course us 3.
I think you can come along with your own small group, but must still keep our social distance or we will have to stop. I know you can all behave…..look at how well we have done for the last 6(??) weeks.
We will pass around the hat to try and raise some petrol money for Paul and Mike.
We have 13 new songs and an old blues cover already for our next cd…. But I have run out of ideas and need some inspiration, so if you can come up with a theme I can use, we will name the song after you!
That is all. Remain safe,

Cheers
Jim
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G’day Y’all

Some good news, I think.
The Flamin’ Finn are going to do a performance outside my garage, Saturday or Sunday next week (23,24/5) not sure atm depends on Paul and his car, a few problems need to be fixed. I am hoping Miss Monica will join us for a few songs.
At this point in time only 10 people will be able to congregate together in groups, I think we can have maybe 3-4 groups of 10 and still keep our social distance.
We will pass around the hat to try and raise some petrol money for Paul and Mike. Let me know if you want to come and we will do the numbers. First in best dressed.
If you mess up we will have to stop and Nobody wants that now do we.
We have 8 new songs and an old blues cover already for our next cd….I have been a busy boy
I have no doubts we have a disease going round and that it can be deadly for some , but I am confused as to the correct action sometimes, especially when dealing with the talking heads contradicting each other.
That is all. Remain safe,

Jim
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Hi All

Can’t do much more than send you jokes at the moment. Hope you get a chuckle out of them.
We at Casa Finn are doing ok. Lesley and I still like each other, (you can love each other but not always like each other, luckily we have both).
I have written a few new tunes and Paul and Mike are contributing as well so we should have a dozen or so soon. I have been building a wall in the studio, very rustic but should keep the noise and dust down. Have also recorded some tunes with Keith Todd and we are looking at producing an EP for him by the end of all this.
Things are changing, if we can do 10 people we will do a back yard gig. More as it comes to hand.
No gubmint money as yet….in fact not a word in 3 weeks, they were always slow, even more so now.
Good luck Y’all
Peace and Love
Be safe !!!
That is All

Jim

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A teenage boy is getting ready to take his girlfriend to the prom. First he goes to rent a tuxedo, but there's a long tux line at the shop, and it takes him two hours to hire one.
Next he decides to get some flowers, so he heads over to the florist but there's a large flower line there. He waits for nearly an hour but eventually gets some flowers.
Then he heads out to rent a limo. Unfortunately there's a large limo line at the rental office, but the boy is patient and gets the job done.
Finally, the day of the prom comes. The boy is dancing with his girl and they're having a great time.
When the song is over, she asks him to get her some punch, so he heads over to the punch table……………………. but there's no punch line.
 
You can tell a lot about a woman by her ankles If they are on your shoulders, she probably likes you!
 
I was once kidnapped by a gang of Mimes. They performed unspeakable acts upon me.
 
Did you hear about the guy with no penis, who ejaculated? He came out of nowhere.
 
How do you give a duck soul?
Microwave it until its Bill Withers
 
 
A man doing market research knocked on a door and was greeted by a young woman with three small children running around at her feet.
He says, 'I'm doing some research for Vaseline. Have you ever used the product..?'
She says, 'Yes. My husband and I use it all the time...'
'And if you don't mind me asking, what do you use it for..?'
'We use it when we're having sex...'
The researcher was a little taken back.
'Usually people lie to me and say that they use it on a child's bicycle chain or to help with a gate hinge. But, in fact, I know that most people do use it for sex. I do admire you for your honesty.
Since you've been frank so far, can you tell me exactly how you use it when you're having sex?'
The woman says, 'I don't mind telling you at all...
My husband and I put it on the door knob and it keeps the kids out...
 
The skipper of a fishing boat which ran aground during the early hours of this morning, was found to be more than twice over the blood alcohol limit for sailing.
Authorities have said that they have no idea what to do with a drunken sailor early in the morning.
 
Members of the different Armed Services were asked how they would deal with a scorpion in their tent
The sailor said he'd step on it
The soldier said he'd crush it with his boot
The Marine said he'd capture it, rip off the stinger and eat it
The airman said he'd call room service and ask what a tent was doing in his room.
 
An old lady dies and goes to heaven. She's chatting it up with St. Peter at the Pearly Gates when all of a sudden she hears the most awful bloodcurdling screams.
"Don't worry about that," says St. Peter, "it's only someone having the holes put into her shoulder blades for wings."
The old lady looks a little uncomfortable but carries on with the conversation.
Ten minutes later, there are more blood curdling screams "Oh my God," says the old lady, "now what is happening?"
"Not to worry," says St. Peter, "She's just having her head drilled to fit the halo."
"I can't do this," says the old lady, "I'm going to hell."
"You can't go there," says St. Peter. "You'll be raped and sodomized."
"Maybe so," says the old lady, "but I've already got the holes for that.
 

 
 

Mick, appeared on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and towards the end of the program had already won 500,000 pounds.
"You've done very well so far," said Chris Tarrant, the show's presenter, "but for a million euros you've only got one life-line left, phone a friend. Everything is riding on this question. Will you go for it?"
"Sure," said Mick. "I'll be havin’ a go!"
"Which of the following birds does NOT build its own nest?
a) Sparrow
B)Thrush,
c) Magpie,
d) Cuckoo?"
"I haven't got a clue," said Mick, "So I'll use my last lifeline and phone my friend Paddy back home in Dublin ......."
Mick called up his mate, and told him the circumstances and repeated the question to him.
"Mother of Mary, Mick!" cried Paddy, "Dat's bloody simple. It's a cuckoo."
"Are you sure?"
"Of course I'm feckin’ sure."
Mick hung up the phone and told Chris, "I'll go with cuckoo as my answer."
"Is that your final answer?" asked Chris.
"Dat it is."
There was a long, long pause and then the presenter screamed, "Cuckoo is the correct answer! Mick, you've won 1 million pounds!"
The next night, Mick invited Paddy to their local pub to buy him a drink.
"Tell me, Paddy? How in heaven's name did you know it was da Cuckoo that doesn't build its own nest?"
"Don't be so tick, it's because dey lives in a feckin' CLOCK!”
 
A man walks into a welsh pub and orders a white wine spritzer.
The bar goes silent as everyone stares at him..."Where are you from?
You sound English", "I'm from across the Severn," replies the man nervously.
"What do you do, just across the Severn ?", "I'm a taxidermist."
"What on earth is one of those?", "I mount animals."
"It’s alright boys," shouts the barman he's one of us.
 
A sailing mate in Lauderdale used to smoke a LOT of pot. One day he was doing a trumpet on his buddy's front porch when his buddy's dog - a nasty big brute - wanders up the steps with a dead poodle in his jaws.
"Oh, shit," says my mate. "They'll kill your dog for that. The might kill us too."
"It belongs to the old neighbour," says his buddy. "She's out right now. Let's go back there and leave it in her back yard. She will think it just died of old age."
So they sneak back there, arrange the dead poodle on the grass, and connect it up to a leash they found. Then back to the porch for another well-needed joint.
Eventually the old girl comes home, and they hear a wild scream from the back yard. She stumbles up the steps onto their porch, carrying the corpse, and screeching: "You inhuman bastards...!"
"Looks like it just snuffed it. What did we do?"
"You sick bastards. My dog died three days ago and I buried it. What sickos can dig up a dog and put it back on its leash?"
Another joint...
 
 
Many thanks
Catch Ya round the traps
Onwards and upwards
Freedom ain’t free
Common sense ain’t common.
 

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Howdy All

The Bushfire Benefit went off very well yesterday, we raised $2000 on the day and there has been other money put into the Fire-eys account, not sure exactly the amount but well over a couple of hundred by what I have had come back to me
If you haven’t donated but still want too, the lads and lassies at the front line would appreciate it, details below.
Thanks to Richard  for the use of the Pub and supply of the PA and the operators, and thank you to the lads who ran the PA they were there for over 8 hours.
The players
Al Britton, Ross Ward, Dave Tice, Paul Surany, Paula McMahon, Kerrie Sweeney, Janet Levy, Henry Holt, Keith Todd, Steve Pajor, Pierre, Frank on Drums and Frank on Vocals, Deyan, Rob, Fox on bass, Tony Pedroza, Henry Sliwka, Bill Crossland, Ross Warraker, Ian Collins, Chris Martin Murphy, Martin Bassman, Martin Davidson, Young Jack on Drums,
Irene and Lesley who looked after the door, I think that’s all and if I missed you out apologies.
A lot of people who gave up their time to help out. Thank you all so very much
Only last week the sky was putrid and now floods and hail, ‘Straya, you gotta love it, But let’s not forget what is still an ongoing affair.
So no more talk from me about climate change from me, Too much BS involved with those words, let’s call it what it is….overpopulation and degradation of the earth. Mismanagement by our leaders for  long long time. OH by the by Scomo is not a baby boomer, so that makes him part of the Y gen I guess, so we can’t really be blamed any longer HAHAHA!
 
NSW RFSA Welfare Fund (tax deductible) – only for firefighters in necessitous circumstances
BSB:       062-624
Account: 11081175
Name:    NSW RFSA – Welfare Fund

Cheers
Jim
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Bushfire Appeal

Howdy All
www.jfinn.net


So 2 major things for this week,  The Carousel jam begins this Thursday.
 
The other is the Bushfire Benefit
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"BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE" Bushfire Appeal

This Sunday 19/01/2020,
at the Bridge Hotel,
119 Victoria Rd, Rozelle NSW 2039.
Kicking off at 4 pm and going until 10 pm so you can all get away early for work on Monday.
We have chosen to give what we raise to RFSA, there is an account below which you donate directly to if you want a tax concession (and why not) otherwise all monies raised on the day will go to a general account which is the divided out  to the needy.
There is no admin costs associated with the RFSA as that was sorted in the last budget so all that is raised goes to those with the greatest need, Where you would start I could hardly imagine.
 
NSW RFSA Welfare Fund (tax deductible) – only for firefighters in necessitous circumstances
BSB:       062-624
Account: 11081175
Name:    NSW RFSA – Welfare Fund
 
 
The line-up will be loosely as follows
4- 5 pm Jam 3x20 min sets, as per our jams
5- 5.40 pm Blue Ride band
5.40 – 6.40 pm Jam 3x20 min sets
6.40 – 7.20pm  Tony Pedroza, Henry Slwika and Bill Crossland, keys and sax
7.20 – 8 pm Blues Collective
8.00 – 8.40 pm Kerrie Sweeney, Paula McMahon, Paul Surany, Dennis Val, Jim Finn, Henry Holt
8.40 Ross Ward and band
9.20 Dave Tice, Paul Surany, Jim Finn and Guests.
There are 6 jam sets so if you want to get on one of them, be early. As for the jams backline supplied, the bridge has a PA and I am looking into the running of it today.
We will also have a few floating players Henry Holt and Miss Janet plus Dennis Val and Ross Warraker on keys
 
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Benefit Gig

Howdy All

I mentioned about Keith and Helen, who have lost their house in the current bushfires the went through the south of NSW.
Have had a pretty good response to a benefit for them and those around who have also lost all.
Tomorrow I will be working on a venue, what we might do is have a jam with a few ACTs to finish the night off, as Helen and Keith were regular attendees at the Caro while they lived in Sydney, so if you know someone who can contribute to this cause which is close to us all, pass it on, no politicising the situation, it’s just F%^$ed UP.
I will be collecting anything you have to spare and will take it down, blankets, sheets, cutlery, Most people will move into rentals if the can find one which now be at a premium and will need this sort of stuff at the very least.

Bushfire Benefit
I have a venue, The Bridge,
I have a date 19/1/20
So get back to me now and let me know if you can do this date
I have a number of people offer their services
Now I need some info on how to set this up properly so it is all legit and above board. Anyone who knows how this works can you pass on info to me, I will set up a bank account later this week for those who can’t make it but want to donate
Time will be 4pm – 10pm jamming 4-7 bands 7-10 but subject to last minute changes maybe mix it up a bit, suggestions?
Will start with jams and finish up with some bands
 
Bands
Blues collective
Ross Ward and line up
Dave Tice
Finn
Keith Todd trio

Cheers
Jim
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Finn News

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Finn Stuff
Well another year done almost still a few Chrissy thing happening, musical trivia next Wednesday and the Sunday Club Xmas special with Finn and Chris Turner and the Cave Men.
https://www.facebook.com/jim.finn.716/videos/2730697650323357/
Peace on the planet for Xmas, Smiling Jack Smith, have a look,
Finney’s Orphans Xmas will be on again this year, let me know if you’re gonna be there.
This Thursday…pass it on
‘Back to The Caro’  on the 12/12/19 will be the Muso Jam big reunion. We have been jamming at the Carousel for 13 years, pass it on to anyone you might think of.
 
 
Other Stuff
Musical Trivia, 18/12/19, book at the Native Rose for a good seat.
 
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Finn Stuff
Another fantastic weekend of music for us, Kicked off Friday at the Crown, just gets better every time, Then Jack Duggan’s Pub on Saturday night for their 11th birthday and (we have been lucky enough to do every one of them) and finally the Native Rose last Sunday, thanks go to Ross Warraker, Trish, Miss Monica and Irish John for their wonderful input at the Rose


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‘Back to The Caro’  on the 12/12/19 will be the Muso Jam big reunion. We have been jamming at the Carousel for 13 years, pass it on to anyone you might think of.
 
Other Stuff
Musical Trivia night begins this Wednesday at the Native Rose, with me will be Phil Shute and Chris Turner. Some silly fun! So come and enjoy us getting it wrong, Ha…first night jitters

Cheers
Jim
 
 
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Finn Stuff
We had a great time in Wagga last Sunday, was the Bidgee blues Club Xmas party and was a blast, long way to go but worth it. Crownie, Bathurst and Native Rose this week.

Other Stuff

Musical Trivia night at the Native Rose, will be on Wednesday 20/11/19 and 18/12/19. On board with me will be Phil Shute and Chris Turner. Some silly fun!
The bushfires are devastating and catastrophic but jeeze don’t the press like beating it up.
Mate of mine came very close to losing it all. His neighbour actually did. This was back in behind Grafton, I sent him a message to see how close the fires were to him, only to hear they’d already been through once but were likely to return and burn the tree tops. So bear a bit of thought for them all and help out if you can….same goes for the drought which has disappeared into press oblivion until things slow up again. I guess we need to know what goes on in our world but the continuous editorialisation makes it hard to see the truth sometimes.

Jam Stuff

‘Back to The Caro’  on the 12/12/19 will be the Muso Jam big reunion. We have been jamming at the Carousel for 13 years, pass it on to anyone you might think of.

Cheers
Jim
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