Wednesday, August 26

Party in the desert ..

I would like to transmit a message from our friends Marc and Hillary, if you are interested you might bring a music instrument to play with...

My wife Hillary and I are hosting a Jonathan Richman sing-along party @ burningman on Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun at 11 am - from Aug 31st onwards. The event will be at the Lost Penguin Café at Esplanade and 3:30 in Black Rock City.

I would imagine that JR fans at burningman would want to know about this, so I thought I'd let you know.

Thanks !


Thursday, August 20

Jonathan Plays Oldies Covers

Hello Jojo World,

You've probably heard of "Jonathan Goes Country". You've also may have heard of "Jonathan Goes Funky". (if you don't have it then look through old posts on this blog, at one time a link was posted to download it.)
Well, I would like to submit a new entry into the "Jonathan Goes ... " - "Jonathan Goes Oldies Covers"!

I am a huge fan of JR shows (new and old), and one thing that I have always enjoyed is all the old classics that he does. He must have done "Louie Louie" a trillion times in his life.

So, I put together a compilation of some of my favorite Jonathan Richman old Rhythm and Blues covers for everyone to enjoy.

Check out such classic renditions of "You Are", "Pearl", and "Peppermint Twist."
Possibly my favorite song is "My Guy" which is superbly sung by Ellie Marshall.

So, just go to this webpage(don't worry, no ads or any of that crap) and click on the songs to listen, or right click and select "save target as" to download.

Enjoy!: Jonathan Plays Oldies Covers

Wednesday, August 19

I have a treat for you fine people!

I know I've been kind of incognito lately, between moving and my birthday last week...well...okay, I've been incredibly lazy as well. It's my last week of freedom!

He also told a lovely wine-based joke.

But, I bring you good tidings. My amazing friend Caitlin (you will recognize her as the girl that does all of my concert photography, like the one in this post.) found this song online and shared it with me. I had to share it with the world. It is something between a musical concert review and a story of lost love. It's by a guy named Scotter, who I have been unable to find anything about online. But he has this song. and it's great. Easily one of my favorite songs about Jonathan. The Jonathan impression in the middle of the song is worth the price of admission.

At The Jonathan Richman Show

I don't know how long this link will stay, so if it's gone and you have to have this, email me.