Wednesday, December 24, 2008

West Coasting

Attention Music Listeners! JM's hittin the road again w/ Shaky Hands, and then Grails again.
In between expect preparation for soon to be released Joggerz 7" and subsequent (gulp) shows?
Come out major playaz!

Shaky Hands tour w/ Meat Puppets:

Jan 13 2009 8:00P
the Casbah w/ The Meat Puppets San diego, California
Jan 14 2009 8:00P
Alex’s Bar w/ The Meat Puppets Long Beach, California
Jan 15 2009 8:45P
SOHO w/ The Meat Puppets Santa Barabara, California
Jan 16 2009 7:00P
The Rio Theatre w/ The Meat Puppets Santa Cruz, California
Jan 17 2009 8:00P
Bottom Of The Hill w/ The Meat Puppets San Fransisco, California
Jan 18 2009 8:00P
McNear’s Mystic Theatre w/ The Meat Puppets petaluma, California
Jan 20 2009 8:30P
WOW Hall w/ The Meat Puppets Eugene, Oregon
Jan 21 2009 8:00P
Grizzly Rose w/ The Meat Puppets Boise, Idaho
Jan 22 2009 9:00P
Urban Lounge w/ The Meat Puppets Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 24 2009 9:00P
Bluebird Theater w/ The Meat Puppets Denver, Colorado

Then Grails Tour:

Feb 19 2009 8:00P
Cafe du Nord, w/ James Blackshaw San Francisco, California
Feb 21 2009 8:00P
Spaceland, w/ James Blackshaw Los Angeles, California
Feb 22 2009 8:00P
Casbah, w/ James Blackshaw San Diego, California

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cajun Gems, The Return

Photos are subpar (not a fan of flash) but Arctic Blast '08 couldn't defeat the return of the Gems, this time Quadrophonic!

Brandon C, and Chris P fillin it up!

Inside Voices, check em out.

Thanks for comin, drive safe!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Update

I realize this is becoming less and less a Joggers blog, but bear with me for a bit.

From what can be seen from this vantage point, it looks like Le Joggers are in the process of hunkering down in the Jam hole to see if we can muster up some old fashioned busy treble, quite possibly with a new member taking over on 2nd axe.

In the mean time Cajun Gems are once again re-emerging, this time on the Doug Fir stage, December 18th. The sound might be TOO good for that. New songs? Fingers crossed.

Also hot on the scene is the new Jake Morris Loop Free One Man Band, also soon to emerge in a low lit cafe/bar near you.

AND finally, in addition to Grails, I (JM) am the new rhythm therapist for mega heart throbs the S---y H---s, meaning the long history of tour journaling will be continuing in the near future. I can hear the collective sighs from here.

Yours In Patient Confidence,

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Grails Tour

In Athens. Been a blast so far. Check out Dan he's on Castanets tour RIGHT NOW.
Wanted to post some photos but left my cable home. If you're on the East coast come out and say hi.


Monday, November 3, 2008

"We All Gotta Eat"

Leavin Sunday for Grails NE tour. Come out and party:

Nov 11 2008 8:00P
Empty Bottle, with Lichens Chicago, Illinois
Nov 12 2008 8:00P
Skull Alley Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 13 2008 8:00P
Hi Tone, with Silver Apples Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 14 2008 8:00P
Drunken Unicorn, with Silver Apples Altanta, Georgia
Nov 15 2008 9:00P
Caledonia, with Silver Apples Athens, Georgia
Nov 16 2008 8:00P
Emerald Lounge, with Silver Apples Asheville, North Carolina
Nov 18 2008 8:00P
Local 506, with Silver Apples Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nov 19 2008 8:00P
Ottobar, with Silver Apples Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 20 2008 8:00P
TBA TBA, New York
Nov 21 2008 8:00P
Union Pool, with Psychic Ills Brooklyn, New York
Nov 22 2008 9:00P
Knitting Factory, with Flower Travellin Band New York, New York

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jake Morris Group Wins CMJ! (In a Tie)

Outside, Leonard St,NYC, in front of the Knitting Factory:
"Hey! Hey! Please I have a Very Important Client coming in 15 minutes"screams a long blonde tressed executive in 5 inch heels as she pounds on the window and exterior of a converted ice cream truck, now the vessel to the bombastic BEATS and narratives of Andre the Giant and Lionel Richie that is Rob Walmart.
Earlier, a trenchcoat wing tip stormtrooper, still gliding through the streets via his golden parachute blasts "Hey, you gotta turn that down!" He doesn't ask.
As the grey hair skulks away the volume lowers .0000005 decibels for 2.5 seconds, then returns to full block party levels.
A woman and her two toy dogs, pause a moment to take it all in. Chantelle flees inside, "I'm gonna get in trouble".
Beastie Boy Mike D rides by on his bicycle, looking weathered and unfamous.

Then we played and it was pretty good.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Hi there to anyone still paying any attention.
Looks like there is pretty solid evidence of an upcoming Joggers/Pan Tourismos split 7" in the works.
That's as many details that exist so far. Songs, number of songs etc. are all being sifted and lifted in the boredroom as we speak.
It will come out on Partisan, date TBA

Jake Morris Group, featuring Dan Wilson and Josh Wise from French Kicks will be playing 3 shows in NYC during CMJ.
check it all out at the myspace
If you are around come by. Joggers proper have not been there in quite some time.
And if the songs up on the JMGmyspace don't impress, don't let that deter you, as most of the material being performed will be a new batch of music created in NY, right in front OF YOUR EYES

Hope to have more for you soon!


Thursday, July 10, 2008

What Are U Guys Doing??!?!?!?

Fact: We are playing two shows in Portland. July 17th @ East End w/ Panther. AND with...POLVO(!) for MFNW.
Any other details about upcoming recordings and the like are way up in the air.
The ancient Greeks called what we are doing "chillin on things"

Thanks, talk soon.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

RE: Tour Cd's

There have been some requests for The TOUR ONLY cd's. Unfortunately at this time they are going to stay true to their title, TOUR ONLY. Some of the material we are still hoping to 'officially' release and will let y'allz know if/when that becomes a reality. Sorry to those of you in areas we didn't cover on this tour, that was out of our hands, and to those who were in tour range, your loss bro. We still have one show in Seattle next weekend, might have some avails fer that show.

Sorry but hopefully with a little luck we'll have an official release, or @ least news of something in that area in the not too distant futura.

Meanwhile we are trying to adjust to civilian life, and hash out our future exploits. Thanks to all who came out again, and for all of your interest.

Let's Hang Out Soon!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Portland, Canada, Home

Home, great times. Thanks again to Stephen, Janet, Joanna, Mike, Mark and Dutch. A blast.
Victoria was arguably our best show to date, even though we played too short. And Vancouver came close, as well, but was trumped by the duck pin bowling, air hockey, pool jam that followed in it's wake.

Oh and Portland show goers, we won't be seeing you (from the stage) in a long time. Might have something to do with you being the lamest audience of an entire tour.

We'll be headin to Seattle next weekend for a show with our main bros. French Kicks.
Until then back to civilian life.
Thanks to everyone who came out, bought stuff and most of all, those who put us up (One Hotel whole tour!)


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Playin Catchup



Oh Herro.
So we all got to sleep in our own beds last night after truckin home from Eugene.
Photo's and reviews can be found

Sacramento, Did Yes cover in honor of the presence of THE Gary Young. Meeting/hanging with him is everything you'd expect, and a little more from Pavements first and best drummer.
Felt bad he couldn't have played it with us but we could barely play it ourselves. Laughed harder with the whole crew than I can remember. Stephen stunted our t shirt sales .Jicks were FIRE.

Arcata. Pulling up to the pizza place, expectations were honestly low, but turned into Humboldt Hoedown.
Dreaded Hippies chix shimmying on tables, sweating enough to steam the restaurant windows, and some of the best tour stories we have heard anywhere. Thanxxx doods!

So tonight we play our hometown, but the stay is brief, off to The Great White North early tomorrow, toodlez

Monday, April 28, 2008


So For my money, best jicks show so far. Serious jams mellow, and slammin. Can't wait for tonight.
we were ok, weird playing big stages, thanks to Joanna for the Bass rig, was nice to hear Darrell.

Big Sleep @ spaceland LA

Thanks Angus and Liz!!!

Fillmore drunken hijinxxxkkks

We knew we were safe last night

Breakers All Gone, thanks Dan's SF Family!!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Night Off In LA

The Trap in Dallas, sure ok

Also more fun on you tube:

And thanks to the band Welcome for this:

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tuscon and Beyond

Great show at Plush. Major rowdies up front. Nice folks. Great to see Larry C. And thanks to Andrew for putting us up.
HOWEVER...Screw you Apple. We have three new(ish) macbooks and not a one of em has a fuctioning burner, and to boot we drove 25 miles to your wonderful store, after calling ahead mind you, and then you did not have the external burner in stock that 30 minutes earlier, you promised you did. Screw you and your flawed gear and annoying pissant 'greeter' who wouldn't get out of our face. This is why Dan quit your scam factory last year!

Anyway here are some photos I uploaded on my macbook with Intel Duo core processorTM

Zona Coma

SOLD, another of my favorite covers

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Photo's from Dallas show @ The Granada Theater:

Joggers/Jicks Tequila tasting in Albuquerque.
I passed out and missed out. Take it away Dan...
weird vibes in new mexico. OUr soundcheck was like sitting on a island in the middle of the pacific. the staff, did not give a fuck. we retired to the basement and did pullups, made jokes about pee, shared tequila, and i smoked a lot. Show wasn't that bad, jicks were great even with the sound chasm and steve fell into his amp and knocked it over. yes! all well and then we retired to some awesome super geeks house; they live in madmax style post apocalyptic pc wasteland, build spider robots, and drink absinthe. ALLLL RIIIGGHHHTTT.

Thanks Dan, Darrell compared our accommodations to walking into the movie Real Genius.
Off to Tuscon...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dallas, Lubbock, Albuquerque

Large. Hot, Steamy. Currently Stormy. En Route to Albuquerque. Here are some visuals.
Still absorbing Scotts Bootleg Bonanza. Miles Davis Septet mid 70's mind blower currently creeping out the Nw Texas landscape.
SW/ New Mexico. Desert drive, providing perfect background for the BONO tour shirts

Here's the tracklist for the TOUR ONLY CD:
1. Talking At Keith
2. Golden Wage
3.Knock Kneed Heart
(these three are newest, recorded with our friend Mitch)
4. No Dice *
5. Top O' the Cat^
6. Scimitar Flange*
7. Long Distance Runaround (Yes)
8. Plenty of Room^
9. Empty Vessel/Half Full^
10. Ziggurat Traffic (Original Version)

*Solid Guild session B side
^With A Cape and A Cane B side

Monday, April 21, 2008


1st night with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, mega sweet.
Much love to Jordan, and Paul. And to Scott, whoa what a care package, thanks for the ridiculous amount of music and TP!
Fun all around let it ride!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Rocky Mountain High

sorry this one is sold

by dan

by jake

Sweet though brief hike in Carbondale CO. Make it barely on time to Denver but it sure looks like it was worth it eh?

Thanks to George for the RADisson hook up!

Currently in Lawrence watching 'Christine', where a guy in a Pendleton Lebowski sweater is giving a girl the heimlich to save her from...well...Christine. I thought Bronson Pinchot was in this, I am incorrect.

Jackpot Saloon treated us well, fun Friday night, toodles.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

DIY til we're tired Tour. Day One

First off, BIG UPS to Joe, Corrina and The 31 Knots gang for usage of their smooth ridin Chevy.
You's guys are d best!

Darrell making Tour CD's. All new and unreleased hand made beauty's

Great start in SLC. Beards take the opening round of doubles in the mountain air. Then a great show . more later

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Baby Pictures/RIP Blackbird

Thanks Chantelle
We can't fit in these shirts anymore. Solid Guild,Murphy era, Blackbird.

Sorry Panther...

Most of these broke in some form during our first show in 8 months, @ DF with the 'bring their own light show' 31Knots.
Saturday a little more rust was removed for the fancy dancin folks of Lewis and Clark.
Sorry to Joe and Charlie for crapping out early.
See you wednesday Salt Lake!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Long Time No

We Are playing our first showz in a LOOOONG time this weekend.
Friday @ Doug Fir w/ 31knots. Totally Last minute replacement style, don't expect much.
and Saturday @ Lewis and Clark's SUNBURN FEST w/Panther,Cave Singers Fist Fite, and others and we have no idea what time or the order so...yea SARS.

BUT... Then we will be hittin za road. see below, I think all those dates are up to date.


Thursday, February 28, 2008


I don't know if we have clearance from the powers that be, but this is a pretty complete list of our upcoming tour.
Take a gander:

4/13/08 stay tuned
4/16/08 Salt Lake City, Ut Urban Lounge w/Enon
4/17/08 Denver, Co. Larimer Lounge w/Enon
4/18/08 Lawrence, Ks. Jackpot saloon
4/19/08 Conservatory,Oklahoma Citay,Ok
4/20/08 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa ^
4/21/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre ^
4/23/08 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad ^
4/24/08 Tuscon, AZ Plush^
4/26/08 LA,CA,SPACELANDw/the big sleep
4/27/08 San Francisco, The Fillmore^
4/28/08 Sacramento, CA Harlow's ^
4/30/08 Eugene,OR WOW hall^
5/1/08 Portland, Wonder Ballroom^
5/2/08 Victoria, BC Sugar^
5/3/08 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards ^

^ with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

We will ALL be back in the same room this week to prepare.
Dan and Jake will be making their (likely) last appearances with Pseudosix March 7th in Portland
@ The Crystal w/ Shaky Hands and Helio Sequence( CD Release)
and March 8th in Seattle @ Neumo's same line up and deal.
Come out! will be McRaD!


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Songs

There are two new songs now up on the Myspacessz.
One is called 'Talking At Keith' an upper midtempo-ish type.
The next 'Knock Kneed Heart' is more lower midtempo with a dash of honky-tonk, more honky than tonk with us as you know.
It would be cool to say we'd put a new one up a day, but it would also be cool to say "Holy shit dudes, I just won the Powerball!"

New dates are being added to the tour schedule, but I won't post them until it is complete. We are wicked stoked to be able to do our ole soft shoe on street corners across the nation again soon.

We are now accepting 'Good Selling' T-shirt ideas.
We have AWESOME bad selling ideas.

But those wont put biodiesel in the Vanagon you know?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Just A Taste

The Hibernation looks to be coming to an end. Ladies and germs I give you the First Joggz tour dates since 10/06:
4/16/08 Salt Lake City, Ut Urban Lounge w/Enon
4/17/08 Denver, Co. Larimer Lounge w/Enon

4/20/08 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa ^
4/21/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre ^
4/23/08 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad ^
4/24/08 Tuscon, AZ Plush^
4/28/08 Sacramento, CA Harlow's ^
4/30/08 Eugene,OR WOW hall^
5/3/08 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards ^

^ supporting Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Please note these are just the preliminary confirms, many more to come.
Yes, we are Hella-stoked