Saturday, January 31, 2009

Introducing:Tanning


Jake Morris Group, though a solid name, is now Tanning, and will be playing its first west coast show Feb 21st @ Kelly's Olympian opening for Zouaves and the Double U. Yea I know cool show. So yea. Ok. It's me on foot drums, and guitar and voice, w/ no loop technology or pre recorded bullshit usually associated w/ one man projects these days, damn these kids and their BOSS loopstations and their neon bandanas and whatnots. Not this guy. So if you are local come out. It's a Saturday too.

AND I'm DJ'n Jay Winebrenners Art Opening THIS Tues @ Tiga (where else?) Softness as always but also some theme appropriate prog and jazz and weirdness too.

The Year of the Ox continues to challenge and baffle me.

Onward.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Safe As Milk

So we conclude the 'Bury the Shirt, Pickle Zap,Closest Thing To Gay Sex, Inkling of a Vibe....Meat Puppets Tour' w/ a video montage:

SCENT OF EUGENE

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

One To Go, Denver

Heyo,
One more show tonight at the Bluebird here in Denver. I left my video guy in Portland by mistake in our brief flyby there after Eugene. Promise to do a nice wrap up chock full o visuals upon return. Travel here was NOT FUN. Oscha did the lions share of the tough drives in the snow and ice on 80 in Wyoming. We still have to go through all of that again to get back. Hopefully if the conditions remain we can at least hit them in daylight this time. Wish us luck, ugh in a perfect world it would be east and and west coastal runs exclusively, except late spring and summer, but yea, no such luck. Trying to stay healthy, but I got a nagging cold hanging around, I'm sure having something to do with being in 80 degree weather and two days later it being 15. Ya think?
Well stay tuned, in a couple more weeks, it'll be Grails tour journal, part deux, live from Cali again!

AND it appears that the elusive Joggers/Pan Tourismos 7" SHOULD be available by SXSW, so that'll give y'all a reason to find me in Austin and buy me a margarita, no?

Toodles

UPDATE! MEAT PUPPETS ARE KILLING IT! DENVER CROWD LARGEST AND MOST RAUCOUS. MY CAMERA IS OUT OF MEMORY STICK SO ALL I CAN SAY IS U SHOULDA BEEN HERE! WE WERE NOT TOO SHABBY OUR DAMN SELVES. HOPE THEY DO THE LOUVIN BROS ENCORE!

PEEEEACE

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Boise, SLC

Boise was umm fine. Bad sound and super smoky. Spoiled by smoke free Cali and Oregon. Got to do some hot tubbing though so all was good in the end. In SLC under the hospitable eye of Mr. Will Sartain. Great guy and the Man in SLC. I believe he even cooked Joggz vegetarian Thanksgiving way back when. Show tonight, and then just one more in Denver. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Eugene for the Inaugural

Night off, in chilly Eugene. Hospitality galore. Play here Tues night then sleep in our own beds for the first night of Obama's reign, then off to Boise. Petaluma was a blast, went to bed in Sebestapol underneath a gold record of Jackson Browne's Late for the Sky while listening to it on my headphones. Woke up listening to Nick's uncle insisting that the upcoming Grateful Dead tour is gonna go to shit, and he thinks it'll be hilarious. You've been warned.

smell ya later Bush, you dickhead.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Are You Ready For The New Sound?

Looks like you can kiss those tight rock numbers goodbye, Shaky Hands are now a jam band. You're welcome!


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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Santa Cruz

Still nice weather, man. Best thing I overheard so far today,"So I accidentally sucked a married guys dick, no shame in that". Right on sister, right on? Chillin here for the day, short drive to SF for an already sold out bottom of the hill show. Your welcome Meat Puppets! I kid.

I really want to catch those football games tomorrow, but we'll see. I think there's no way the Super Bowl, Boss and all, will top last years so, this might be the last quality game(s) of the year.

Still workin on posting video. Actually I'll try to hash that out right now.

AND I got it heres some beach footage.


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Thursday, January 15, 2009

"The Beach Is Creepy Aint It",Long Beach, Santa Barbara

Hi from soundcheck in Santa Barbara. Very interesting, and fun new friends in Long Beach, hey it's George Hurley, and he ate a whole sandwich! Met some cool dudes from Buffalo, talked Bills, and Rochester. "I went to RIT, Class of 78!" Cool I was 4. We were ok, the crowd was large but somewhat apathetic, but came around.

Santa Barbara is full of pristine shops and pristine people. I want to become a mega rich tool and move here, for like a minute at least. We might get a first ever soundcheck, but then again I think I just jinxed it. I don't want it to get cold again, I'm in summer mode with this unseasonably warm mid 80's SoCal niceness.

Still working on getting video up, and photos. Patience, it's out there people.
We are toying w/ the idea of a Portland homecoming house show, but don't hold your breathe just yet.
For now Eugene is the best bet, and that will be a guaranteed hootenany.

ok.
ciao fer now brah

JM

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shaky Hands: San Diego

18 Hours from Portland to San Diego. The beach was our reward.
Meat Puppets absolutely slayed. I think this is gonna be good.
This was good drunk last night, let's see if it still holds up eh?



Will post real video as soon as i can figure out how to share flip video.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

BUSY (not my thang)


SO!
Before leaving for shaky hands/Meat Puppets tour,(only 18 hrs to San Diego!) I figured I 'd give y'allz hahdcore hedz a lil taste of the soon to be releases JOGGERS/PAN TOURISMOS split 7" (above)

Later days