NY Times song

Here’s a tune called NY Times — about the decline of newspapers and how everyone is too busy spewing anger and celeb gossip to bother with yesterday’s news in the newspaper. Why is everyone on the Internet so angry? I guess bbecausethey spend too much time on the computer and not enough time outside. Joe and Dominic played up the song as a 60s Motown girl group mash-up with a nice back beat and doo wop groove. The version coming out on the upcoming Javalicious CD channeled the song, “You’re so Good to Me” by the Beach Boys with a la la la la thing going on. Anyway, now that I’m going digital I think it’s a big deal, but I’m just an old dad now and no one cares about guys my age putting out new music. It doesn’t matter because sooner or later I’ll start to figure this out and get maybe like at least five hits. I think you need I-Tunes software to listen to this.

Tom Hannon’s Kerouac Shack

DSC00049Java, Joe Kelly and Dominic jamming at JavaFest in late 2008 in the shack rich in pop culture located in bucolic Sewell, N.J.
Host Tom Hannon snapped this from behind his drum set during our super fun jam.
We recorded a bunch of songs on Dom’s computer and we totally rocked out. Some day the tunes may be mixed, but who cares, I loved it.
These guys are all really amazing and I’m totally stoked that they stil put up with me.

Java Jel going digital, gradually

Hey, I’m finally starting to go digital. I guess it’s easier than copying tapes on my old cassette and hand-lettering all the labels. Anyway, I’m trying to get my new record, Javalicious out in digital formats before wrapping it up. Cover art is needed as well, naturally. The fun part — making the music — is pretty much done.

Anyway, Java Jel is moving toward the digital age whether he wants to or not. Here’s a rehearsal that Denver area DJ Toby Houser posted a few days ago. It’s a session I did with him back in 1988 or so when he played bass in the combo, Java Jel & Big Bambu. It featured JD Wood on drums — (JD WHERE ARE YOU NOW?) and Lee Sled on keys. The tune, Start Something New is really groovey with super funky guitar and bass, and a long vocal break. Here’s the link: