Friday, October 17, 2008


we've been back in america for months! go to the new blog!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sono Negli Stati Uniti

Yo everybody, it's good to be back and see all the boys and have all kinds of East Coast USA fun. Even the NY Times knows what a good time I've been having.

New MJ songs SHREDDDDDDDDDD. Our 7-10 fans should be real psyched, we are.

Love to everybody, and a safe flight to James Hodges and the rest of our Berlin squadron.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


- at the crack of june michael jordan will be back in action. definitely trying to play out by mid-june, please contact us about any shows, pool parties, and/or grill-oriented activities.

- i got arrested. yep. i have to go to court a week from tomorrow. for what did i get thrown in jail, you might ask? none other than that magical green plant that has made bands like boris and electric wizard so good for so long. hopefully this explains my absence from supporting my friends in bands in the nyc area. i will be back... hopefully soon?

- r.i.p. tin kitchen -- for the sake of blurb -- i got the pleasure of seeing tin kitchen play in new brunswick on a few different occasions. even after gaining a very respectable new jersey following the performances always seemed to surprise the audience. how a melody and ambiance driven 2nd-wave-emo-influenced group got so many people moving still blows my mind but there was a certain punk ethos even behind it. while the central motif of riot grrl music focused on experimentation through emphasizing the "ugly", tin kitchen managed to create the same freedom through objectively pretty and minimalist means; using sonic repetition of simple melodies to create a wide foreground for hidden energies - like classically punk drumming and subtle guitar arpeggios - to bring out a very much gorilla energy. the members were also some of sweetest gals around, they had an attitude so ingrained in positivity for the local scene that they could make any band feel like a bunch of celebrities. they will be missed by everyone.

- Indiana Jones was ridiculous. Decide for yourself what kind of ridiculousness I mean.

- joe is having a really intriguing concept of a show this coming saturday. if i can, i will totally be there. go and support him as he has an all-star line-up of bands play on subways, on beaches and weird amphitheatres. details at

Monday, May 12, 2008

oh what huh?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Acid Mothers Temple

acid mother's temple in berlin from James Hodges on Vimeo.

i went and saw acid mother's temple last night. i know you can't see anything much in the vid but you can HEAR it. Just understand that what you're hearing is one man on a guitar, nothing more.

and my reward for anyone who happens to inform me about a sublet for the summer has escalated to full on HUGS. I miss you guys.

Friday, May 9, 2008

riot riot upstart

check out this video from may day that i took, i'm gonna miss living in a place where squatting and riots are just a part of public life:

may day berlin 2008 from James Hodges on Vimeo.

in other news, i'm looking for a place to live this summer! i crash land in the metropolitan jungle may 30 and I need a place to stay for the summer. anybody got a room mate leaving for the summer? if so, and rent is doable, i would be forever ingratiated. i would shower you with positive energy.

hit me up on jamesdoesthings -at- gmail dot com

stay up!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Bro Age

Our buddies in Fiasco are playing at Bowery tonight with No Age.

The best part about Fiasco is Julian.  The best part about Julian is that he goes to this school.  The best part about the school he goes to is that HE DOESN'T HAVE TO SHOW UP so he is ALWAYS AROUND NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO.

Viva the return of MJ to USA.
peep Mike Sheff in the video.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Hey guys, remember this place?

Slasher Risk @ DBA

Can I get a woo-woo for ten minute sets?
This band was awesome when we played with them at Silent Barn, still awesome now, and still really nice and friendly.  

In another thought, I really want to hate on lolcatz but they are so damn cute...

Damn, what happened to the summertime cookouts?

Okay, so is this crazy for me to want?

I mean, it could be an investment: think about a whole summer's worth of outside BBQ shows in remote places (or parts of parks far away from houses?  or that turf soccer field by the train tracks?).  We could play with all of our friends and not worry exactly about having a "space" to throw some shows.
What about overpasses, or the Watchung Reservation?
Any thoughts?  Feedback?  Is this a good idea, or some silly juvenile wishful thinking?


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

i don't care that you and i have finals

last 9 days in europe. let's get drunk.