Monday, March 16, 2009

cant tell who to thank for the link; either, tr, rob sheridan or meantambourine. all three? whoever it is, thanks for the heads up on this beautiful short film. check it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

we in janes have made several phone calls, both individually and collectively, trying to find out why nin/ja ticket prices have wound up so much higher than the agreed upon price. it has been confusing and frustrating trying to get a straight, consistent and clear answer. a few weeks ago, trent told me about a ticket reselling phenomena that i hadnt understood before. i didnt understand at the time just how insidious this system is until ive had to watch it play out in real time. he wrote a really good concise and understandable explanation here. its a good read. have coffee first.

Friday, March 13, 2009

sorry. left the house for rehearsal without posting anything about austin. so to expedite things ive just copied and pasted a blurb by dave from the site:

We have been rehearsing all week for an upcoming private
show in Austin, Texas. We have set aside a number of tickets for those
of you who have signed up to the site. Stay tuned for more details
on how to attend this specific event and clear your schedule
the evening of the 19th.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

its official. our friend tom morellos new project 'streetsweeper' is going to join us for the tour. you can hear some of his new grooves here at sounds like cool stuff. its on.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hot off the presses at, the story so far:

Fri-May-08 West Palm Beach, FL [Cruzan Amphitheatre]
Sat-May-09 Tampa, FL [Ford Amphitheatre]
Sun-May-10 Atlanta, GA [Lakewood Amphitheatre]
Thu-May-14 Albuquerque, NM [Journal Pavilion]
Fri-May-15 Phoenix, AZ [Cricket Wireless Pavilion]
Sat-May-16 Chula Vista, CA [Cricket Wireless Amphitheater]
Mon-May-18 Las Vegas, NV [The Pearl]
Wed-May-20 Irvine, CA [Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine Meadows]
Fri-May-22 Mountain View, CA [Shoreline Amphitheatre]
Tue-May-26 Englewood, CO [Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre]
Wed-May-27 Kansas City, MO [Starlight Theatre]
Sat-May-30 Noblesville, IN [Verizon Wireless Music Center]
Sun-May-31 Clarkston, MI [DTE Energy Music Theatre]
Tue-Jun-02 Toronto, ON [Molson Amphitheatre]
Wed-Jun-03 Darien Lake, NY [Darien Lake Amphitheatre]
Fri-Jun-05 Camden, NJ [Tweeter Center At The Waterfront]
Sat-Jun-06 Holmdel, NJ [PNC Bank Arts Center]
Sun-Jun-07 Wantagh, NY [Nikon at Jones Beach Music Theater]
Tue-Jun-09 Columbia, MD [Merriweather Post Pavilion]
Wed-Jun-10 Burgettstown, PA [Post-Gazette Pavilion]
Fri-Jun-12 Charlotte, NC [Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre]

Sunday, March 01, 2009

there is a whole lot of cross-platforming going on these days; actor/musican/model/artist/dj/novelist. a direct symptom of the confluence of the easy one to one distribution of internet technology/culture combined with our myopic obsession with celebrity. in other words, we are easily interested in everything done by someone we are interested in. mouthful. but last night belle and i walked away from bergamot station talking about how impressed we were with the quality of the artistic work by the musicians in this show. gibby haynes works were our personal favorites but we began speaking specifically about the folks from sonic youth; lee ranaldo, kim gordon, and thurston moore. unlike my crazy admiration of gibby and the butthole surfers, i was never as fond of sonic youth as i always knew i should be. not to say i didnt like them, i did, but i think i admired them more than i listened to them. after all, sonic youth were undoubtedly one of the most influential and artistic bands during my lifetime. to see that at least the three of them obviously qualified as visual artists in their own right was, not a surprise but, an affirmation of the creative power that can be brought to bear when you put together a band of folks that are, in a way, sort of creatively overqualified for their positions.