Tuesday, September 28


This is the Full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October.

At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the Full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the US, and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe.

So get to it Jojofarmers. Your corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice ~ the chief Indian staples ~ are now ready for gathering!


Malary Moon
Being Eternally Celestial :)

Sunday, September 26

End of the Century

I just got to see End of the Century, which is a biography of the Ramones history. It has interviews with ALL of the Ramones, along with video from CBGB's when they were first performing there. They made the point that the Ramones were much more popular in England and South America than they were here in the States, because DJ's were afraid to play them. I thought it was amusing that when they first performed in England, Johnny Rotten wanted to meet and talk with them, but did not because he was "afraid they might beat me up". The film has lots of funny quotes like that in it, and I highly recommend it.

I agree with Tim in that I also have an affinity for Joey, because after seeing the film, I understood that he was very shy, suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder, and always took the background behind Johnny, who comes across as a bit of a jerk. The worst thing was that when Joey had finally developed a romantic relationship with someone, Johnny took her away from him, and that was when Joey wrote "The KKK Took My Baby". Anyway, Joey comes across as somewhat alienated and painfully shy offstage, while onstage he becomes very aggressive. Quite interesting transformation really.I'd like to hear from others who have seen the film or have seen the Ramones, and their impressions of them.

-- Sarah

Saturday, September 25

The Popticians

For anyone wanting to hear a couple of tracks by the Popticians try out the following link : -

Mobile Home
Spare Pair

(Thanks to JC for making them available!)

Friday, September 24

It doesn't end in Lincoln

More shows:
Tue 12/07/04 Portland, OR Dante's
Wed 12/08/04 Olympia, WA The Clipper
Mon 12/13/04 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern (yay!)

I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more, maybe Vancouver, to fill in that five day gap. Stay tuned.

Anyone interested in getting together before or after the Seattle show should email me or leave a comment!

Update: Second show added on the 14th at the Tractor. Should I go to one show or two? I'm spending too much on shows this fall (expensive stuff like Wilco and Tom Waits), but maybe I will anyway!

Saturday, September 18

vintage 2003

From: Joel
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003
Subject: Re: Jojo: make out room

Hey all..

First, thanks to Shawna for posting about the shows there.. these shows were NOT announced by Les' postcard mailings. At least we didn't rcv one. If anyone else did, please let me know, so I can make sure we are still on the list.

I may be between Kevin and Shawna in my live JR likes and dislikes, but I'm WAY WAY behind them when it comes to posting my review of the show last Wednesday at the Makeout Room in San Francisco...

I am one of the spoiled ones who has seen Mr Richman many many times.. so spoiled that I actually complain about hearing some of the "hits" too many times (Let Her Go into the Darkness, You Can't Talk to the Dude, Lesbian Bar, and even Pablo Picasso now, though I would never have said that 4 or 5 years ago).

more backstage

Berkeley Community Theater

Mainly Neil Young ... but Jonathan gets a name-check.

vintage 1996

From: anthony
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996
Subject: Jojo: A question I've had for the last year and a half....

Having just subscribed to this list less than a week ago, this seems to be as good a time and place as to ask a question I've always been a little curious about. I'm especially curious since I saw no mention of this in your E-mail archive.....

I attended a Jojo concert at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor on the night of the 1995 Academy Awards, so I think it was late March. For his last song, Jojo said he was going to sing a song from his forthcoming album, and he proceeded to sing "You Must Ask GOD" (the exact same song as "YMATH", of course, except for the title). What can anybody tell me about this? It really shocked me when I heard it, because it was so overtly religious, and then I was surprised when I bought the CD a month later with a revised title. Wha'happen? Was this some sort of artistic compromise that made him leave Rounder? And why did he leave Rounder anyway???

So many questions... I appreciate anybody's help.

-- Anthony

Note: This is a vintage post from the old base.com list.

Monday, September 13

Autumn 2004 Tour Dates- update

14 - San Jose, CA, Blank Club
15 - Berkeley, CA, Berkeley Community Theater with Neil Young and Joanna Newsom.
22 - 23 - Barcelona, Spain, Barcelona Forum
24 - Menorca, Spain
25 - Mallorca, Spain
28 - Valencia, Spain
30 - Toledo, Spain

1 - Segovia, Spain
2 - San Sebastian, Spain
4 - 6 - London, England, The London Jazz Cafe'

1 - Spearfish, SD, Common Grounds
3 - Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
4 - Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews
5 - Chicago, IL, Double Door
6 - Cleveland Heights, OH, Grog Shop
8 - Toronto, Canada, Lula Lounge
11 - Ottawa, Canada, Zaphod Beeblebrox
12 - Montreal, Canada, Cabaret La Tulipe
13 - Portland, ME, The Space
14 - Burlington, VT, Club Metronome
16 - Hamilton, Canada, Legendary Corktown
17 - Guelph, Canada, E-Bar
18 - Grand Rapids, MI, Intersection
19 - Madison, WI, High Noon Salon
20 - Lincoln, NE, Knickerbockers

From Vapor Records Tour Dates*

*Check back often for more updates.

Also check the High Road Touring schedule

Always confirm show information locally.

Sunday, September 12

vintage 2000

From: Ken
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2000
Subject: Re: Jojo Digest V1 #870

> wasn't there talk a while back about our boy doing a soundtrack for a
> small indy film a while back? It seemed like the timing was a few months
> after "Mary"
> I have been looking to see if this movie ever surfaced.
> any info would be appreciated.
> Jeff

It's A Sign From God. A quiet, charming film about an irritating loser who thinks that every time bad things happen due to his own irresponsible nature (which is often) it's a sign from God that something good is going to happen soon. Jonathan's largely improvisational soundtrack adds up to about an hour's worth of neat guitar and keyboard noodling, which nicely fits with the film. Coincidentally enough, one reader here should be finding a long- promised video copy of this film in their mailbox about now.

No idea if it will be commercially available any time soon. Check the IMDB now that you know the title. (I gotta run, my band is playing a Monkees Hoot Night in about half an hour...)

-- Ken

Note: This is a vintage post from the old base.com list.

-- rb

Friday, September 10

Jonathan & The Modern Lovers on Top of the Pops 1978

Click Top of the Pops for a recording of the Modern Lovers doing 'New England' (it may take a while to download).

Wednesday, September 8

john cale

interview on the onion, with a mention of jonathan