JAM

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Fan
Name: JAM
Alias(es): Alana M., Joy Davis, Amanda Grayson, knightjoy, Anessa Blake
Type: vidder
Fandoms: Professionals, Starsky & Hutch, Quantum Leap, Blake's 7, Forever Knight, Due South, Wiseguy, Star Trek, X-Files, The Sentinel
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JAM is a VCR era vidder from the 1990s. Her vids were shown at Escapade, her debut was 1993.

In 1996, the vidder posted the following notice in the adzine On the Double #34:

ATTN SONGTAPE FANS!! Please note that all music videos with piano logo titles are done by 'JAM', including S&H vids & a multi media called 'Move This'. Nth gen copies are being passed around (which are barely watchable) with no idea who did them. Please, do not copy! This is bootlegging my work!! If interested in copies, SASE ONLY (no $$) to 'JAM1 aka [name redacted] at the above address. Send $$ after receiving the tapes! .Fandoms include: B7, QL, B/D; S&H, Multimedia and many others.

The Vids

Starsky & Hutch:

  • Don't Give Up On Us, Baby (uses the David Soul song)
  • I Wanna Be Sedated
  • I’d Die For You
  • Live It Up
  • My Love Is A Rock
  • You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
  • If Love Remains
  • In My Dreams
  • Is This Love?
  • Keep Pushin'
  • Move This (Multi Media)
  • The Heart Survives

Professionals:

  • All Eyes by Heart
  • How Bout That?
  • I Don't Want To Know
  • If You Don't Want My Love
  • It's a Shame About Ray by Lemonheads
  • Nothing At All
  • Razor's Edge
  • Slow Ride
  • That Ain't Love

Quantum Leap:

  • After the Fall by Journey
  • Hard Habit To Break by Chicago
  • Hard To Handle by the Black Crows
  • In Your Eyes
  • New World Man by Rush
  • Since I Lost You
  • Time After Time
  • The Flame

Blake's 7:

  • Fallen From Grace
  • Find a Way to My Heart
  • Ghost of a Chance
  • Stranded
  • The Weapon

Multifandom

  • to Technotronic's "Move This"

Reactions/Reviews

1993

[At Escapade 1993] "A new person showed her first songtapes (under the psued. JAM); and I was blown away. She had 2 Pros and a S/H. The Pros was excellent, "Ragged Edge"[1] especially so. The Starsky and Hutch one made me want to go back and watch that show. Look out for this one."[2]

1994

I recently had a chance to see [A's] S/H music videos. (She goes by the name 'JAM" when she does vids.) Though I've read many S&H zines, I've never seen the show; my mom considered it too violent for children. So [A's] videos really boggled my mind. Some of the clips are extremely incriminating! Those guys were all over each other. I can't believe they actually aired that show on network television — back in the seventies, no less! [A's] S/H vids are not as hard and dark as her B7 ones; the music is softer and more romantic, the cuts not as fast and frenetic. My favorite was "Don't Give Up On Us" -- sung by David Soul! (How wicked of her to use that song!) I also like her multi-media one to Technotronic's "Move This." (I'm always impressed with multi-media vids, since I have a hard enough time keeping track of the scenes in a single fandom! In addition to B7 and S&H, [A] does videos for Quantum Leap and Pros. She is happy to provide copies to anyone who is interested, for the cost of the blank tape and postage. SASE.) [3]

References

  1. The title is actually "Razor's Edge."
  2. Sandy Hereld's review in Rainbow Noise #1 (1993).
  3. from Strange Bedfellows APA #4 (February 1994)