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The Holiday Motherlode

No Comments 09 December 2001

Greetings Poetry Lovers,

Look, I don’t know how this happened. You book a gig. Someone else calls
and you book another gig. You’re asked “Would you like to play at such
and such?” and you say “That sounds like fun!” and then, you look up and
realize:

“Holy Crap, I’ve got way too much going on.”

So, here it is, the motherlode of all promotional emails. A lot of cool
stuff in way too short a time period. Remember, it’ll take you a lot
less time to read this than it took me to write it:

GIGS:
This coming Thursday (12.13.01), I’ll be at La Tazza 108 in Philadelphia
for the SoundLab series. Sounds cool, but I’m going on at midnight, so
you’ll have to wake me up and tell me how I was.

Then, 2 big nights of 4 WAY STREET. Friday (12.14.01), we visit Gotham
at the Sidewalk Cafe. Never before has the Sidewalk’s humble PA system
used so many of it’s channels at once. Then, Saturday (12.15.01) we
return to the Point in Bryn Mawr, PA, where it all began for us one very
long year ago.

Then, I go back to NYC on the following Monday (12.17.01) to play at The
Bitter End for the NY Songwriter’s Showcase. That means I’ll be able to
rest in between each of the 3 or 4 tunes I’ll play that night and listen
to other overworked singer/songwriters.

Then, 2 Thursdays from now (12.20.01), I will host a very special night
of music at the Tin Angel, celebrating the music and life of George
Harrison. Small payback for the lifetime of joy I’ve received from the
man.

Then, I collapse.

OTHER STUFF:
But, there’s, um, other stuff, too (I get a kickback for comma usage).

WXPN TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2001:
So, I’ve been told that my humble contribution to the world of recorded
sound, ‘Fidelity is the Enemy’, is one of the records you can vote for
in XPN’s year end poll. I’m not really comfortable saying “vote for me”,
so I’m just going to do a series of negative campaign ads on the other
candidates (i.e. “Jeb Loy Nicols: can we really trust him to do what’s
right for New Jersey?” or “Bjork: She’s unAmerican”. perhaps Tori Amos:
“She’s Nuts!”). Okay, if you liked my record: www.xpn.org .

and

‘IT’S ABOUT CHRISTMAS’ HOLIDAY CD:
Dean Sciarra put together this holiday cd. My contribution is a
recreation of my favorite Christmas record as a kid, ‘The Chipmunk
Song.’ I tried to get it as close to my copy of the 45 as possible,
including speeding the whole thing up a bit, cuz my 45 player really
plays at about 49rpm. There’s no earthly reason why anyone would make a
recording like this, but that’s pretty much the driving principle behind
most of my career. For a laugh, go to
www.mp3.com/station/itsaboutchristmas .

The Recap:
*****
Thursday, 12.13.01 10p
La Tazza 108
108 Chestnut Street : Philadelphia, PA
215.922.7322
$5 ($4 w/ flyer)

The SoundLab
with The Alfred James Band and DJ Lorne (I go on around midnight)

*****
Friday, 12.14.01 9p
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Ave. “A” (6th St. and Ave. A) : NYC
212.473.7373

4 WAY STREET

*****
Saturday, 12.15.01 9p
The Point
880 W. Lancaster Ave. : Bryn Mawr, PA
610.527.0988
www.atthepoint.com

4 WAY STREET

Advance tix available at the Point or on the web at www.ticketweb.com

*****
Monday, 12.17.01 8p
The Bitter End
147 Bleecker Street : NYC
212.673.7373
www.bitterend.com/

NY Songwriter’s Circle
(This show will be webcast on The Bitter End’s website.)

*****
Thursday, 12.20.01 8:30p
Benefit Tribute for George Harrison
Tin Angel
20 S. 2nd Street : Philadelphia, PA
215.928.0770
www.tinangel.com/

A night to celebrate the music and life of George Harrison. Way too many
folks to mention.

*****
WXPN TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2001

You can vote at:
www.xpn.org

If you feel it, I’d love for you to cast some votes for ‘Fidelity is the
Enemy.’

*****
‘It’s About Christmas’ Holiday CD

Includes my recreation of ‘Christmas Don’t Be Late (The Chipmunk Song)’
and a host of more normal holiday songs by others.

Hear it, buy it at:
www.mp3.com/stations/itsaboutchristmas

*****
That’s all (why would you possibly want more?).

Have a great holiday season.

Peace,
Jim

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Boggia - A quick one tomorrow, an early one Friday

No Comments 15 August 2001

Hey Kids (Rock n Roll),

Come celebrate the scenic beauty that is Roxborough by stopping by
Gorgas Park tomorrow (8.16.01) at 7p for a mini “Roxborough Music
Festival” featuring short sets (probably about a half hour each) from
myself, Ben Arnold (I’ll be playing with Ben as well), 4 Way Street
(I’ll be playing with 4 Way Street as well) and Amy in Space (I will not
be playing with Amy in Space, I need to rest sometime).

Remember, it’s only a matter of time before Gary Barbera paves over the
park to make room for more of their damn cars, so let’s enjoy this
(truly) beautiful park while we can.

THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT.

Then, on Friday morning, I will be making an appearance on the Y-100
Morning Show. I’ll go on at around 9a, promote ‘Fidelity is the Enemy’
and sing a couple of songs. This should be exciting listening, because:

a) I can’t sing at 9 in the morning

and

b) I will not be awake during the interview.

You’ve been warned.

THIS IS ALSO AN ALL AGES EVENT (though I’m guessing it tops out around
35).

The Recap:

Thursday, 8.16.01 - 7p
Gorgas Park - Roxborough, PA
Ridge Avenue and Hermitage Sts.
(just past Roxborough High School)
with 4 Way Street, Ben Arnold and Amy in Space.

Friday, 8.17.01 - 9a
Y-100 Morning Show
with Limp Bizkit, Korn, Kid Rock and whoever the hell else they play.

Rock on (Oh, my soul),
Jim

PS: Jimmy Dean (James Dean)

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http://artists.mp3s.com/artist_calendar/233/233338.html

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