Wednesday, October 07, 2009

the thom yorke solo show at the orpheum sunday night is still resonating for me. it was a really exciting event to be a part of. if i had to choose only one criticism of our current musical climate it would be that there doesnt seem to be alot of special musical events anymore. bands are either doing the verizon-something-or-other-theater or they are doing some contrived performance, in some contrived space, in some forced attempt at being different or unusual. these events often end up so 'artistic' that it seems more like marketing. in contrast, the orpheum show was a timeless display of the power of a really great musical experience. there was an electricity to the darkness before the band came out. we were then witness to a really pure experience of music. music. it was about the intrinsic substance of bands and musicianship. there was obvious great virtuosity but was not jammy, showy or particularly well polished; mistakes were made and unfinished song sketches were performed by yorke with just vocal and guitar or vocal and piano. a friend put it well saying that it was an unusual combination of being a really artistic evening without being at all pretentious.

it was a really impressive lineup of musicians. for purposes of full disclosure i must admit that flea is my friend and i am admittedly biased in favor of him but still...he is such an amazing player now. he continues to inspire me to become a better musician. but everyone on stage was an accomplished musician. some famous, some not. in an age when people are mixing and matching different celebrities for marketing reasons, or to combine catalogs, it was really nice to see a 'supergroup' built by shared virtuosity and musicianship.

if a listing music industry wants a new generation to care about supporting a music industry. create musical experiences that deserve their support. these evenings are timeless, transcending not only time, but also current musical styles and taste. i know. i saw flipper club lingerie and x at the whisky-a-go-go over two decades ago. i will now add thom yorke at the orpheum amongst all the others on that list.

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tj milian said...

right on. it really was a special concert. i got to see the warm up show on friday at the echoplex and then again at the orpheum. very different experiences, but both were great!

Anonymous said...

Too bad you could not say the same for your shitty JA shows this past year

matt volpe said...

Hi Eric- A very cool and pertinent observation you make. I'm real
glad you saw Yorke and the guys play what sounds like such a pure musical experience. Must have been an awesome to see/ hear Flea as well in that environment. Your post reminds me of how playing music for children is equally a pure and non pretentious, powerful and inspiring experience for the musician and the observer. Playing music for children has opened that door for me personally of playing in a pure musical moment and not in a superficial musical moment as you pointed out
there's a lot of out there these days.

How was Fever Ray?

Best, Matt

mtto said...

I attended the recent ¡Bienvenidos Gustavo! concert (10/3/09) and Flea lead the Silverlake Conservatory band in 3 Stevie Wonder tunes: Visions, Higher Ground and I Wish.

It was a band of school kids, Keith Barry on viola and Flea. They sounded great! How sweet would it be to be in 9th grade, playing Higher Ground with Flea!

One thing that really impacted me was how impeccable Flea's time and groove are. I know that's a little like being impressed by how blue the sky is, but it is one thing for a bass player to make a band of pros sound great, and it is a whole other thing for the bass player to drive the groove of a bunch of kids who are not at a pro level yet.

The whole concert was pretty amazing. If you have a chance to hear a live performance of Beethoven's 9th, don't miss it. Especially if my wife is singing in the choir. :)

¡Bienvenidos Gustavo! was a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl. 18,000 people at a free concert in L.A.

jose said...

Hey Eric why don´t you try something similar by doing a show with your songs and a band made up with some of your friends.

Good post Eric! said...

Hey Eric I think that what music aficionados would rather hear. The real thing with mistakes and all. Not laptop-generated. Its a imperfect world. Perfection is not a reflection of reality. The affluent drive themselves towards insanity expecting perfection in the world around them.

NOBEL said...

Sorry Eric for the change of topic...but Obama won Nobel peace price...WHAT??..US troops still in Irak and more Troops are being send to Afganistan...so what is the elite criteria??..Obama has done nothing to contribute in world peace...what a good show they put for ignorant people.

Eat Some LSD said...

Eric, I believe that with the advent of acid, we discovered a new way to think, and it has to do with piecing together new thoughts in the mind. Why is it that people think it's so evil? What is it about it that scares people so deeply, even the guy that invented it, what is it? Because they're afraid that there's more to reality than they have confronted. That there are doors that they're afraid to go in, and they don't want us to go in there either, because if we go in we might learn something that they don't know. And that makes us a little out of their control.

Nobel2 said...

NOBEL I agree with you. Besides,
the Nobel Peace Prize is irrelevant and Obama’s award is a sideshow.

World peace, as promoted by Hitler, Kissinger, and now Barack Obama, the “anti-war candidate” who is in the process of radically expanding he occupation of Afghanistan and enlarging the Pentagon’s policy of killing villagers in Pakistan and anybody else the U.S. government declares to be in league with a CIA-created terrorist group.

Anonymous said...

So I stood her up and put my hands back down in her pants. I pulled my hand out and it was like fungi was growing on my finger. Besides the fact that I almost gagged to death from the odor, I was really freaking out about my finger.To that girl, and you KNOW who you are, if you’re reading this, you stink

Phoenix, AZ said...

Looks to be PRO SHOT Jane's Addiction "3 daze"
Phoenix, AZ - 5/15/09

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELULNIF_C-o

Video: A- pro shot, mildly psychedelic lighting and smoke effects
Audio: B-
Perry: A+ perform, good vocal, appear to be doped on painkiller not hyper and goofy, cool black robe
Dave: B- sloppy solo lost his place several times.
Eric: A+ as usual, good bass tone
Perk: A+ as usual but wears same dirty tank top every show

Anonymous said...

Thank you Eric. I enjoy your words and observations greatly. I am looking forward to seeing you for the third time this year in New Orleans at the Voodoo Experience... what a perfect place for what you spoke of to happen with my beloved band.... maybe you can make that happen?

Seeing the original line up 3 times this year (echoplex, detroit.. thanks for playing Obvious by the way..... and upcoming NOLA) is more than I could have ever hoped for anyway. And I am thankful. See you in the Park.

peace

No Name said...

Hey (Eat some Lsd)- I was wondering what a good sunstance would be to try next... My alltime fav drug is MDA- for the pronounced enhancement of the enjoyment of music and art, the unleashing of creativity, the incredible feelings of bonding between friends, and of course the gorgeous visuals. Acid is not available in my area but others are....

Lie becomes Truth said...

When war becomes peace,

When concepts and realities are turned upside down,

When fiction becomes truth and truth becomes fiction.

When a global military agenda is heralded as a humanitarian endeavor,

When the killing of civilians is upheld as "collateral damage,"

When those who resist the US-NATO led invasion of their homeland are categorized as "insurgents" or "terrorists."

When preemptive nuclear war is upheld as self-defense.

When advanced torture and "interrogation" techniques are routinely used to "protect peacekeeping operations,"

When tactical nuclear weapons are heralded by the Pentagon as "harmless to the surrounding civilian population"

When three quarters of US personal federal income tax revenues are allocated to financing what is euphemistically referred to as "national defense"

When the Commander in Chief of the largest military force on planet earth is presented as a global peace-maker, When the Lie becomes the Truth

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Brendan Mullen (author of WHORES)

Voodoo said...

Anonymous,

I would book a flight to New Orleans to witness the Voodoo Experience if I thought they could pull off something similar to what Avery described in his thoughtful post. I longed to be dazzled, surprised and blown away seeing them last summer but alas it has yet to come to fruition.

Anonymous said...

Jane's need to change it the fuck up. Not a little, a lot. I wish they'd stop thinking of it as their day job and meal ticket, and instead get creative. Maybe they're secretly getting creative. Maybe the upcoming shows will see them at least delving a little deeper into their existing catalogue. Otherwise this whole deal is gonna get stale fast, and that would be a shame, what with the real band finally together.

Anonymous said...

P.S. take some inspiration from the interesting stuff big shots like Yorke and Flea and Corgan have been doing. Take some risks.

Anonymous said...

If I were Janes tour manager I would help with the song selection. I would encourage something like this to spur more interest and get a buzz going

1. a day before the main gig i would book an appearance in a local coffee house and invite local radio/press. all acoustic, no distortion.

2. the main gig consist of 3-4 new cuts and random songs from the back catalog, nothing off limits. to spice things up and generate interest, older songs get different treatment. Such as a slow tempo acoustic "trip away", fast tempo "classic girl", electrified "slow divers", and a remake of "so what!" with Eric's input.

Avery Master said...

Jane's Addiction 'Trip Away' Slow Version.


Track was EQ'd to allow Eric's bass to dominate as it should. Perry's voice was modified and lowered to reflect his current range and capabilities. The tempo was reduced to give it more groove and swing. Trip Away (slow version) Hope you like!

Jeff Grosso Rules said...

Hey Avery Master ..Trip away is Jane´s ...great phsyco-heroin version.

Avery Master said...

Jane's Addiction Trip Away (trippy mix)

I have taken 'Trip Away' a step further into the hazy, hallucinogenic realms. Enjoy!

Jeff Grosso rules, I'm glad you liked it, just wish they could to.

Anonymous said...

She had a foul smelling mixture of dead skin cells, dirt, sweat and shit seepage from her asshole, collecting in the ass crack. That's hot!

Anonymous said...

Avery Master are you out of your mind on hallucinogenic mushrooms and lsd?

Moonchild said...
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Moonchild said...

"Jane's Addiction Trip Away (trippy mix)"
^
Sounded like Joy Division meets Pink Floyd.

Jeff Grosso rules said...

Avery Master do a trippy version of Obvious man, or Up the Beach... or both.

Avery Master said...

Jane's Addiction Mix#3 OBVIOUS Psy Mix.
Paying tribute to the guys who played it several times this year.

Avery Master said...

On the Obvious 'psy mix', the tempo was reduced a little to make it more intune with the vibrations while smoking a spliff. Perry's voice was lowered slightly and effect was added. The drums were boosted and the snare hits harder and deeper. The bass guitar was modified to sound more like a fretless bass. Some additional instrumentation was added in the intro to give more exotic atmosphere.

If there's any interest, I am thinking of doing a trippy mix of either Slow Divers, Classic Girl or Up The Beach.

Jeff Grosso Rules said...

Cool version of Obvious man...yeaup do Up the beach...do all the songs you propose.

s

Anonymous said...

Hey Avery Master cool sitar on the obvious mix, by the way which is the other song you made a mix of? cause heard Trip and O.

Up the Beach sounds like a good next choice along with Slowdivers. u can end this EP with Then She Did.

Avery Master said...

Thanks! Glad you guys liked it.
I did 2 versions of Trip Away. Here's all the links
Trip Away (slow version)
Trip Away (trippy mix)
Obvious (psy mix)

Stay tuned for more

Jason said...

Hey Avery Master can you extended the songs in other to make them more trippy?

Anonymous said...

Why don't you make some new fuckin music already and stop the bullshit

Anonymous said...

Perry and heroin made love to the sun, sea and the sky. He wrote "trip away" after he climaxed.

-at said...

Um, not that I'm necessarily complaining since I got to see you play in Toronto this past summer, but wasn't your ninja tour the exact opposite of what it is that you would like to see? I've always admired you for sticking to your mind, but after this last blog post I guess I'm a little confused.

Anonymous said...

^
Eric doesn't call the shot in Jane's. You-know-who sellout goofball does.

Anonymous said...

Wood Navarro ever go with retro gear like Rickenbacker, fuzzbox, fender amp, 12 string acoustic for studio recording? Me thinks he has great potential since I saw him do the gig with Billy Corgan.

Codex Seraphinianus said...

The tryppiest book i ever lade i's on is Codex Seraphinianus. It is an Alien encyclopedia, written in an alien language, about an alien culture that seems to be our own in a parallel universe. The artwork is very weird, abstract, colorful, and psychadelic. Evry chapter covers a different topic, ranging from the culture itself, to very abstract physics and chemistry, showing very strange particles, plants, animals, and hominid creatures. Written and illustrated by the Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini. Extraordinary.
http://www.amazon.com/Codex-Seraphinianus-Luigi-Serafini/dp/0896594289

Anonymous said...

Hey Eric, havent read up on you in a while, read ur comments on Twitter. Your right, that City Vs. United game was freaking intense! Can't wait for the rematch. Hopefully Adebayor won't be on suspension. I think, City, full strength is the better team. even though they played horribly against Aston Villa, but, hell they beat Chelsea today, unbelievably.

-vol

wilmington

Oracle said...

Hey Eric I was wondering if you ever got into the post apocalyptic folk genre? A lot of guys who love dark ambient, dark atmospheric, power electronics, classical and industrial musics also have an ear for the apocalytic, melancholic storytelling, lighter aspect of the p.apocalyptic.f

I think we are entering a time where nuclear holocaust is appearing on the horizon. Pink Floyd wrote about it in "Two Suns In The Sunset" and that was when the Soviet Union was still around. I think Israel is ready to attack Iran and will. I also think Russia will defend Iran and the USA and the UK will attack Russia and Iran. I believe it will go nuclear. I believe the US govt knows it and why they are using the US army within our own borders doing random traffic stops, acting as police at Sporting Events and doing random checkpoints on our highways to aclimate us. Troops from Canada, Mexico are also training on our soil. They also have FEMA (concentration) camps ready for when war breaks out. It doesn't look good and I hope I am wrong but I can't turn a blind eye to what the war-making, military industrial complex is up to. The elite need a third world war to bring in their agenda for global slavery.The have called for it in all their documents. It's very sick.

Anonymous said...

how does PF reconcile the fact that the music he made 20 years ago was better than what he does now. so we point this out and you would think he would stop and think, hey maybe i should quit dicking around and do something to change it, and prove to the music world i still have it. no no he keeps on dicking around and just wrote a lame tune called machinegirl that ranks lower than low. i don't get it.

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KC said...

PF should have died of heroin overdose years ago.

Anonymous said...

This place sucks ass

Avery Master said...

Jane's Addiction - My Time(psychotropic version)

#4 mix
Track was EQ'd in multiple layers to bring up the bass guitar and eliminate noise. Perry's voice was detuned slightly and the tempo was reduced. Drums and percussion were added to give the song much more "punch". Guitar and effects were overdubbed to allow a trippy atmosphere. A lot of work was done to the rough track to make it sound just right. Hope you guys like it!

Jane's Addiction - My Time(psychotropic version)

Anonymous said...

Hey Avery Master,

Up The Beach
Slowdivers
Then She Did

Moonchild said...

Avery master

'My Time' sounds tripped out. Can U do 'Kettle Whistle' the same treatment?

Anonymous said...

fucking boring

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting your mix of My Time man!
I was thinkin today how JA started out right in 2008 recording in the studio and playing small clubs and doin better songs like Trip Away and No Ones Leaving and then everything when down the tubes at NINJA. NOw alls that left is for fans to make there own mixes of songs because we know deep down they are thru.

Perry Dave said...

Perry and Dave are wealthy men, they no longer have to depend on writing outstanding songs to survive. They no longer have the overwhelming desire for transcendence through music. Their wealth and fame is their aphrodisiac. Don't get me wrong, music is still fun for them but it takes a back seat to being a celebrity. They are satisfied in relying on the hard work and musical intelligence from their youth. The all emcompassing self motivation is gone unfortunately and will not return, barring some freak event and they become financially insolvent.

cass said...

This place went to shit. Most of the shit being posted here belongs on Xiola. Come on, this is Eric's space.

Anonymous said...

yes agree.

Anonymous said...

^
Dave's penis is blessed with love

Anonymous said...

^
I want to show Dave's penis up my shit tube

Avery Master said...

Jane's Addiction Mix#5 Slow Divers(fast version).mp3

Your wish is my command.

Anonymous said...

Boring

Anonymous said...

Hey Avery Master,

Do Up the Beach and then she Did with perry´s lower voice down tempo and lots of delay, so I can finish the EP.

Anonymous said...

boring

Anonymous said...

Yes, this place sucks ass

Anonymous said...

^
Say something to enlighten us gimp, show us as good time if yer so bored. Your comments are worthless.

slow divers said...

"slow divers" is by far the most experimental song JA have ever done. it paralells the late 60's early 70's floydian model of atmospheric architecture. nice remix.

Anonymous said...

A.M,
remix all of the songs they failed to play @ NINJA, you know, the good ones the frat guys don't comprehend.

Anonymous said...

^
^
Chip Away is probably a bit more experimental, really.

MOODY said...

The one area Jane's has NOT touched on is the esoteric mood. The kind one feels when visiting strange, mysterious, far away lands or an out-of-body experience. I don't think they'll ever go there because they like to hang where it feels safe and secure.

Anonymous said...

Really boring

Perry said...

Hi! Not a lot of people know about my original inspiration for the song "Chip Away." It was 1986, and I was sitting in my kitchen having a late-night snack. It was a tall glass of milk with some delicious Nabisco Chips Ahoy!® brand real chocolate chip cookies.

Chips Ahoy!® cookies are made with REAL chocolate chips, so you know that each cookie will deliver a blast of real chocolate flavor with every bite, and they're great for dunking!

So, remember, the next time you're strung out on dope and need a 3 AM pick me up, head down to your nearest convenience store and pick up some delicious Chips Ahoy!® brand cookies...from Nabisco! You may just write some weird angsty shit that you won't understand 20 years later!

Fuck, please, just buy the fucking things. I thought I had a lot of fucking clothes, but shit, my wife is in the running to be the next fucking Imelda Marcos. If I can't come up with more shoes, she'll fucking leave me, and I don't even know how to wipe my own ass anymore! Help me!

Na-bis-co
*ding*

Prayer For Jane's said...

Prayer for Jane's

I pray for Jane's to be filled with the desire for excellence in music. I pray Farrell, Navarro, Perkins and Avery will be filled with superhuman energy and wisdom as they move forward with album creation. I pray the white heavenly light will shine down upon them and lead them toward rising sun of brilliance. I pray their blinded eyes will be opened and they will see eye to eye in total agreement in their path. May the sounds coming from their instruments be pleasing to the ear. May the art they create be pleasing to the naked eye. I pray for a new renaissance to come about in their union. May they give birth to what is beautiful, splendid and shimmering. May they take heed the well meaning advice of their fans. zmay their music guide us toward the fourth dimension. I pray we may be grateful for the music they give to us as an offering of their toil. May the new music of Jane's bring peace and happiness to planet earth, the sun, the moon and the stars. May their songs be sung by many generations to come.
Amen.

Anonymous said...

^
lol
Dave Navarro's penis is pleasing to the naked eye. To the naked eye of other men
00======> ~~ ~

Anonymous said...

So boring

Positive review said...

A Positive Review
-I like Janes as a band more now than previous. The skills are honed in. The bulls eye is hit more often than not. You guys like to complain because you are so busy comparing '09 to '91. The magic is with them my friends. The band are masterful entertainers. The subtleties are there if you PAY ATTENTION Jane's Addiction will reward you. Take For instance the EL CID ''Trip Away''.

youtube.com/watch?v=nlpYPP-u9Sg

In the video, watch the frequent eye contact between Eric & Perry, VERY crucial as a gauge. Eric & Perry are the masterminds and when they click, boy watch out! the earth is gonna SHAKE!

At 1:37-1:45 Dave does some improv guitar lines, very cool.

Perry makes all kinds of devilish faces and at 2:30 take a look at his mischevious expression. Classic! He is into it man.

At 3:15 Perry adds some improv vocal lines. Classic Perry Farrell, classic Janes move.

All the way through Eric is at the top of his game. Not to mention him playing ''Trip fucking Away''. Did anybody think this could happen? No.

Darkness Embraced said...

Etty:
"Perry gets frustrated sometimes, as he has so many other business, music and art to attend to. He would joke that gone are the days when he could just do drugs and work on nothing but art all day."

Well gone are the days when PF knew how to write good lyrics:

Embrace the darkness" Give 'em a chance. "Embrace the darkness;" It's the boogieman, and he wants to dance! He wants to dance! Yeah dance!

Anonymous said...

Now this is really boring

Anonymous said...

Well Eric you just stated in your twitt that you´ll stick with Jane´s a little more...well do it give Jane´s the final goodbye.

Anonymous said...

do it

Anonymous said...

If that "Embrace the Darkness" lyric is real then I don't blame you for a resignation. We tried to point out the problems hoping PF would change and see the light. Until he takes music and lyrics seriously again he will continue his downhill slide completely oblivious as to why.

Anonymous said...

Bail out and take Perk with you onto greener pastures.

Anonymous said...

"Embrace the gayness;" It's the simian monkey, and he wants to dance"

Anonymous said...

lhr

my loins ache for u pretty boy

Anonymous said...

Very boring

Anonymous said...

PF=simian

Anonymous said...

Boring

Peter said...

Avery Master,
Can you post the all the mixes again I think I missed a couple.
ty

Anonymous said...

who cares

Peter said...

I watched the intro of "ripple" you guys played in san fran. I liked. If you should again feel the inspiration please play the entire song next tyme.
ty

Kimmy said...

Perry and I met at a love in, and the first thing he asked was if we could take acid together. So he came over to the house and we dropped acid together. He put some tapes on, which I had never heard before, of his songs and I just freaked out. He was so hot.

Anonymous said...

boring

Anonymous said...

^
yr mama

Avery Master said...

Here you go:
Jane's Addiction Slow Divers (fast version)

My Time (psy version)

Obvious (psy version)

Trip Away (trippy mix)

Trip Away (slow version)

Anonymous said...

Now thats really boring and who gives a fuck

Anonymous said...

^
Boring poster.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see geriatric grandpa Gene Simmons spit fire and eat turds this weekend.

Anonymous said...

boring

Anonymous said...

boring

Anonymous said...

Boring

vr said...

hey Anonymous, how would you describe yourself?

Anonymous said...

Now that's original

Anonymous said...

Mike Patton of has always been hardcore check this vid of 1995 at 1:24 sick man!!....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgqszSezo0w


...and then asking for more in 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT599EkcTqs

Imagine PF doing this now..he would stop singing the sissy liberace!!..then again I don´t have an answer if this had happed in 1990/91.

Anonymous said...

That really sucks ass

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perRies fli said...

ya knowe, i wud lyke perries' satellite parties' if he wrote 'bout sum cool stuph and gave it trypie sounds. cool stuph like gettin hi on poppers and x and getin crazie like dave.

Anonymous said...

not boring.

Trivial said...

Now for a little bit of trivia. David Bowie's Space Oddity album was originally released in the UK as Man Of Words, Man Of Music, but not released in the US at all. Only after the song 'Space Oddity' was released in the States as a single in 1972 and became a retarded hit, the album came out under the title Space Oddity, and the name's stuck ever since.

"Today, when a guy like Mick Jagger wants to "go modern", he brings in a corporate no-talent like Lenny Kravitz, ushers in drum machines, sets up a couple techno beats, and makes everything sound like a dance-crazy computer. That's called "keeping with the times".

janeshore said...

Eric
My menstrual flow started a bit ahead of time, but it was light. I'm sure you needed to know this.

janeshore

Averies Strawberi said...

which 1 tastes sweeter,
avEry's stRawbeRi or pErries fli ??

Gustavo said...

Please, play “One Percent” in Sao Paulo’s concert.
Please, play “One Percent” in Sao Paulo’s concert.
Please, play “One Percent” in Sao Paulo’s concert.

I’m brazilian, I’m waiting years for this show.
I will really enjoy the show doesn’t metter de setlist, but I don’t kow if I will have another chance to see a JA’s Concert, and I really like “1%”

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Anonymous said...

Usually when some DJ idiot remixes a song it sounds stupid. Rarely do they add anything cool or improve on the song. Listen to the remixes on the NIN site. Most of them suck the big one. The sped up "Slow Divers" improved the song. Rarely did I listen to it on the CD it just got boring. Now it isnt.

Anonymous said...

So boring

Anonymous said...

there is beauty in ambience

Anonymous said...

Eric

I am ready to hear new music from you.

Anonymous said...

Eric

I am ready to hear new music from you.

Anonymous said...

Eric

I am ready to hear new music from you.

Anonymous said...

more shit like help wanted

Anonymous said...

help wanted needed more help. pick up where polar bear left off with perk on drums and a guest vocalist. that is all.

Anonymous said...

No much more than that

Anonymous said...

?

Abra Cadaver said...

Voodoo and São Paulo the youtube vids are up. They are fine well done good work. Congrats Eric keep it up! Take it to the next level next year if you can. Don't drop out on us we need you inside: pumping Jane's pussy.
~Abra Cadaver

opioid said...

Q. will they be writing new JA material during the hiatus?
A. no

Q. will they each try to release solo stuff?
A. yes

Q. how far will the solo stuff take them?
A. nowhere

Q. will the solo stuff suprise anyone?
A. no

Q. will the solo stuff engage us on multiple levels?
no

Anonymous said...

Boring

Anonymous said...

Chip away drum circle -S. Paulo-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn4omxADeIs
that was unexpected and kinda cool. you guys should have done a REAL drum circle with perkins starting a random beat and everyone else joining in spanking it for the circle jerk. drum circle hehehehe drum circle

Ego said...

I tell you this the only way JA can record good new songs in the studio is for them to destroy their big egos. They need to all partake of Mushrooms and/or Peyote together in the studio in order to decimate their massively engorged egos and appreciate each other. This is the only way.

Anonymous said...

^
lol.

No. Better for Dave and Perry to voluntarily submit to reprogramming- they shall undergo 6 months in a salt isolation tank, the temperature of the womb, on hallucinogens with earphones on given special commands for 6 months. When they come out of it a new set of values, attitudes and beliefs will be present. Only then will Jane's Addiction 2010 be a viable entity.

Anonymous said...

I like what the boys have done in '08-09. No complaints cept for Etty being onstage. She isn't cool.

Solo smolo said...

Why is there a power struggle within Jane's? Are they children? Why can't it be a communal project with everyone throwing their songs into a pot and and have a producer sort them out. Eric writes a full song(music/lyrics) and Perry sings it. Perry writes a song, Eric plays bass over it. Dave writes a song, Perry sings it, Eric overdubs his bass. It doesn't have to be complicated. Eric's solo ideas should become Jane's songs with Perry singing them and vice versa. Come on dudes, get it together or pack it in.

Anonymous said...

Well I would've picked a different producer that was part of the problem I mean these guys need a counselor and a genius engineer all in one. Trent is not known for his producing he is known for Head Like a Hole. He kind of does producing on the side, like a B-producer. Alan Moulder is a quality producer, Trent is just a guy who helps struggling unknown bands or really old guys like Bowie who lost their prominence. So bad move with Trent but thats in the past they still have time to pick someone better thats for sure.

"Producer Chris Thomas is a British record producer who has worked extensively with The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, Badfinger, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Pulp and The Pretenders. He has also produced breakthrough albums for The Sex Pistols and INXS.
His most recent production work Credit 2006: On an Island by David Gilmour "

Anonymous said...

Boring

6767 said...

John Leckie is a British music producer, notable for producing many high-profile albums such as The Stone Roses's debut (The Stone Roses) and Radiohead's The Bends. Leckie has received several awards for his work including the prestigious “Producer of the Year” award by Jimmy Page at the Music Managers Forum in 2001.

He produced tracks for New Order, "Waiting For The Siren's Call" and highly acclaimed My Computer “No CV”.

In 2008, Leckie produced a debut album for new signing to Mercury, Sergeant, and travelled to India, as part of a British Council led project to produce for local acts at Yas Raj Studios in Mumbai: Medusa, Swarathma, Indigo Children and Advaita.

Leckie began work at Abbey Road Studios on February 15, 1970 as a Tape-Operator, later graduating to Balance Engineer. During this early career he worked with artists such as John Lennon (Plastic Ono Band), George Harrison, (All Things Must Pass), Syd Barrett (Barrett) and Pink Floyd (Meddle and Wish You Were Here). With Paul McCartney's Wings Leckie worked on Red Rose Speedway and the then-controversial single Hi, Hi, Hi. He also produced and mixed Be Bop Deluxe's albums Axe Victim, Sunburst Finish, Modern Music, Live In The Air Age and Drastic Plastic.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck!

Anonymous said...

i closed my eyes, went into a deep transcendental meditation. i opened them and i saw perry and dave. they were smiling and holding hands. they waved at me and asked me if i liked jane's addiction? i said yeah they're ok. perry said the satellite party had a new name, he's now calling it jane's addiction. he asked me if i liked his dance moves. i asked him why he likes to dance when the music isn't dancable? he told me it liberates him and makes him think of Walter Liberace in the buff. i asked him what his wife thought of that. he said she loves bisexual men.

hokahey said...

lol

Anonymous said...

JA has 30+ tunes to choose from. I really do like how JA does almost the same 12tunes every gig. Chip away was a nice addition but don't change it up so much there guys its killing me! I'm glad JA have not come up with any new tuneful creations because that would break the monotony. Monotony is sweet. The monotony must remain an exclusive JA signature in the 2000's and beyond.

Anonymous said...

Why do you have to make it so, so, so, so, so, so, ob-vi-ous...that Jane's is a washed-up retarded joke? Oh no!

Anonymous said...

Radiohead's great, especially that "I'm a Creep" song that they wrote about Perry Farrell. I heard that "Kid A" is about a giant turd that Thom Yorke pooped out and caused his wonky eye to go all fucked up.

Anonymous said...

What was the name of the quack therapist Metallica hired to tour several years ago? Jane's Addiction should hire that guy and when they go to record, bring him in the studio and film the whole shindig and put it out on MTV. That would be some funny shit!!!
Seeing them argue and go into temper tantrums trying to record a couple notes.

Anonymous said...

lhr

Show me your beef flaps

Anonymous said...

MTV Reality Show

The Janes Addiction chronicles
episode 1
+In The Studio+

'Perry gets a manicure while Dave records some guitar tracks. Things get testy when the pizza Stephen ordered arrives cold and Eric's laptop crashes. Perry throws a fit when his stylist accidentally spills some nail polish on his brand new pair of panty hose. Peter Dicks, the band's therapist, tries to calm the situation by suggesting they go for a skinny dip in the pool'

Anonymous said...

Wud b kewl if after avery left janes; joined up with casey n, martyn l, perk, p. distefano and recorded anything & everything.

marytn=vox
casey=guidance & art

Anonymous said...

That has got to be the most stupid fucking thing I every heard, what a asshole

Anonymous said...

That has got to be the most intelligent fucking thing I every heard, what a good idea. Jane's is nothing but a nostalgia act.

Anonymous said...

lhr

embrace the darkness of my ASSS

6767 said...

JA are caught in a tight spot, Procrastination can only work for a time,
If they record and release they are under heavy scutiny from industry critics, difficult to pull it off (take a look at "Go Away White" by Bauhaus, a complete disaster.
If they don't record and release they quickly pitfall into the oldies nostalgia only category without winning over the next generation of music fans, the latter of which is becoming evident each passing day...

Anonymous said...

being peers, the Flaming Lips used to be well below Juanas in terms of quality. Now I dare say they have surpassed Juanas Addiction in every area.

Anonymous said...

^
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Bauhaus was never widely popular in the USA. Jane's is a distinctly American tradition. Plus that new Bauhaus cd was a half assed lazy attempt and was destined for the trash heap before it even began.

Anonymous said...

Come to arcata, CA Jane's Addiction. The peace pipe awaits your arrival.

Anonymous said...

No one wants to go to your backwater town

Anonymous said...

Arcata smells like bad pussy

re: Arcata said...

Im kickin it here in Arcata with my bro''s, just puffin the rod. Jammin with the sound doctors and ripping headies. Peace Love and Crunch.

Anonymous said...

Your puffin your friends rod?

Eric goes mod said...

Eric Avery w/mod haircut, facial hair wearing a suit (photo)

re: arcata said...

Puffin the sherm stick got mine heavy, nearly cracked a rib laughing . You can sleep in the redwood forest nobody cares you got to watch for the streakers. i''m proud to say we got the best ganja you wont find any better tastin greenry. Love the purp, nice in the triange. The ''bolt fog blankets you sleep like a baby.. Its all good.
Peace Love and Crunch.

Anonymous said...

what the fuck is a sherm stick?

Anonymous said...

lhr

swallow my sherm stick

Anonymous said...

Dude JA aren't going to play in arcata, got it? Last I heard they're gonna be in Aspen for New Yrs. High class and ritzy, not lowly.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

It is very interesting for me to read this blog. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Anonymous said...

^
Now go fuck yourself

EZ said...

^
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A sherm stick is joint dipped in pcp.

Anonymous said...

lhr

suck my sherm stick sissy

Anonymous said...

lhr

Droppin loads up 1hr sherm filled asshole

p see p said...

Pcp has gotten a bad rap but really it can be a powerful ally if you know how to use her right. She can teach you things about yourself even more so than 'cid and k.

Nevis said...

I was just thinking what if something happened to Perry and he was no longer with us. I would feel bad for dissing him for not living up to my selfish expectations of good music.
So I'm going to cease and desist all Perry related insults and bite my tongue every time he does something that pisses me off. So Perry if ur reading this I'll suck you off once to make up for it.

Anonymous said...

^
Hey can i fuck your ass

Love Dave

Anonymous said...

I'm on all fours for u Dave-y poo

Ritual said...

at this moment Eric....you should leave Janes for good.

Anonymous said...

are you coming on to me mrs. robinson?

Authorship said...

I think Jane's Addiction did not write ritual, nothings shocking and s/t all by themselves.

They played on the records but an unknown secret author wrote or cowrote a bulk of the songs for them. The individual responsible for penning the songs has probably died and cannot help them anymore. Back in the 80's they paid the secret writer to give the band the sole copyright ownership.

That is why Strays sucked so bad and they had to use outside writers like David J, Bob Ezrin, Marytn LeNoble to help the desperate situation. Satellite Party had to use outside writers as well.

I believe the two songs they wrote with Trent came out so bad they are embarrassed to release them.

Its not the "personality conflicts" or "creative differences" they claim at all. It is because they, like Milli Vanilli didn't write there own songs and cannot rise to the level they are credited with.

Anonymous said...

If current art & music is a reflection of the general health of a society, ours is sick, decadent and on it's death bed. Decadence is the society's decay, its fall from a position of strength and prosperity to a state of weakness and ruin. America is the new Rome and like Rome we will be crushed.

Anonymous said...

^
^
You must be joking because that's absurd

Anonymous said...

The sweet smell of ass

Anonymous said...

Great songwriters have many ways to wrench the tunes from out of their heads: copious amounts of alcohol and narcotics, lucid dreaming, sensory deprivation, even ouija boards. Well, my favorite method is deep double dipping

Kisses,

Dave N.

Anonymous said...

Although the constitution of the USA was never officially repealed, the legal measures taken by the Bush and Obama administrations and Congressional elites in their terms, commonly known as Gleichschaltung ("coordination") meant that the government could legislate contrary to the constitution. The constitution became irrelevant, therefore 2009 is usually seen as the end of the Republic and the beginning of Obama's "Fourth Reich".

Anonymous said...

No new Jane's news


:(


....I am going thru withdrawal.


Need my Jane's fix.

Eat Some LSD said...

God bless those cooking our acid, Lsd-25, the molecule of perfection.

Anonymous said...

"THE" Casey Niccoli started a blog..not a regular one check it out...she's way out of PF league now..., her edge is one of the things missing in JA now.

Eric quit.

www.caseyniccoli.net

Casey is hot said...

I dig Casey's style, she's got class. From now on when I speak of good art I am referring to Casey's work.

Anonymous said...

After checking out Casey's blog it's blatantly obvious where the art in Jane's came from.

"This girl keeps staring at me over her thick green book and I’m getting all constricted around the throat. She’s wearing one of those blue stretchy kind of tops with no straps. The kind you just pull straight down and everything becomes instantly available. She seems to be taking a long time to finish her salad."

Brilliant in its simplicity.

Aspen sux said...

Is it true Eric you have parted ways w/ Jane's Addiction and your replacement is the forgettable Chris Chaney? He is listed on the Bellyup Aspen gig for New Years. It looks to be a yuppies only show @ $575 a ticket. I think I'll pass.

bellyupaspen.com/show/detail/24829

"$575.00 Reserved Seating (Guarantees a seat in reserved section)

at Belly Up Aspen

Doors 9:00 PM
Show 11:00 PM

$265.00 / $275.00 day of show (age policy)

Celebrate the New Year with Jane’s Addiction, led by Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney!"

Anonymous said...

don't be shy eric, you can tell us yer last gigs w/jane's will be australia. good move.

Anonymous said...

i predict after the feb 2010 dates

1) eric is gone into hibernation and then early retirement
2) corporate JA will continue, go into the studio with chaney and record a record full of "superhero" and "bring the mood" type crap
3) interest in the band wanes
4) JA self destructs

El Bicho said...

Yeah, I saw that Aspen thing too. Very sad. It's obvious the end is near once again.

Sorry it didn't work out, but at least they gave it a shot. Was hoping there would be some new magic, but after Trent said what a mess it was and the only releases were new versions of old songs, I wasn't holding my breath.

Hope to hear from the foursome about what happened and wish them all well.

Up from the ashes said...

The coporate money-hungry machine is dying and on it's ashes rises a new entity. An entity who's DNA is pure, real and art focused. An entity who cares not about profit and looks down upon greed.
This now fictional but entirely plausible entity consists of

Martyn LeNoble
Casey Niccoli
Eric Avery
Peter DiStefano
Stephen Perkins

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for new years eve, go make some more shit like help wanted and thank perry for filling up your bank account for the past year.when that money runs out, don't worry perry will provide as usual.

Anonymous said...

What the other 3 guys did regardless if Eric was cool with it or not, is rude. So Eric can't go they say fine, we'll get a replacement. The machine moves on to amass wealth in one of the most stuck up, snobby elitist towns in the USA. I'm afraid Farrell is moving in these types of circles and has changed him forever, and for the worst. Money and power easily corrupts and corrupts absolutely.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck where, who, when, what about JA, go do something on your own, get a fuckin life and stop living through Perry and his band. Bunch of fuckin retards blogging about nothing. Don't you have anything better to do with your time, Perry does. And if you don't like well than fuck off

Anonymous said...

^bite me
Eric is the master

Anonymous said...

Eric, what are your plans? Any offers from other groups?

Oracle said...

Please don't go into retirement Eric, we need you!

Anonymous said...

lhr

cum, let me baste your turkey darling

Anonymous said...

if you clowns got nothing good to say! say nothing! your attempts at being controversial are merely vulgar and moronic! Hope you stay with the band Eric!

Barry

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry

Do you shave your ass hair?

Love, Davie

Anonymous said...

Grow up Davie! you cretin. With a sense of humour like yours you'd be better posting on a Blink 182 related blog, you muppet.

love and best wishes,

Barry

Anonymous said...

eric - why are you not playing on NYE?

speak said...

we are in need of your insight
Oh great one
we are in need of your wisdom
Oh great one
we are in need of your direction
Oh great one
we are in need of your presence
Oh great one
we are in need of your bass playing
Oh great one

Naked Navarro said...

Barry Man-child

smell my finger douche

k said...

There was a space of.. I would estimate.. an hour or so, where I left my body. My conciousness and spirit went away for a while, I was able to see into, and even explore different dimensions, each with their own laws of physics, and order. Ketamine is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barry

Do you have any ball cheese?

Anonymous said...

While Perry is prepping the band for Strays part II, just remember the words of LeNoble the Great.

DA: Do you think even before hearing it(Strays) produced that the band felt it wouldn’t stand up to the previous works?

Martyn LeNoble: It’s not very good compared to previous works, but that was almost a given. I had to let go of that idea, because those are three big records to try and match or one-up. I don’t think anyone felt that would happen. I think that was part of firing me. I think maybe they were trying to fix it or trying to do something, hoping that it would change.

DA: Most fans feel like Bob Ezrin did a really shitty job producing Strays.

Martyn LeNoble: Yeah, he fucked up the Jane’s sound, and I’d say that to his face.

DA: Speaking of Jane’s and getting fired, would you be willing to elaborate as to what happened?

ML: Okay, I got fired in Japan at the Fiji Festival. I was totally blindsided. I really had no idea it was about to happen. I think maybe even Perry only had a slight inclination he was going to do it until it happened. Ultimately, I can tell you it was not done in a nice way. I can tell you that. It sucked (laughs)! What hurt the most was losing some great friends. I can understand if things don’t work out but the friendships that got damaged because of the way it was done made it miserable.


http://podbo.livejournal.com/45128.html

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry

I am spreading my asshole for you!

Anonymous said...

Juice Dripping Ass Plugged Balls Deep, All For You Barry

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