“What’s that” you say? No, you aren’t imagining things. Paper Fleet are releasing a new 7 inch 4 song EP! Come out to the show and get yours before everyone else! Wait.. you dont have a record player? Fear not. The record comes with mp3 downloads and you can use the record as a frisbee™. Not only that but it comes with a hand silkscreened cover designed by Josh, and a 4 page Comic By Jim!Music | No Comments »
Back in high school, when I barely could play bar chords, my friend John Ter Louw and I decided to start a band together. We called it John and Jim’s Band. When our friend Adam Brown joined on drums we called the band John and Jim’s Band with New Drummer Adam. When Joe Tekippe joined on guitar we called it John and Jim’s Band with New Drummer Adam and Awesome guitarrist Joe. But it was getting to be a mouth-full so we usually just went by John and Jim’s Band.
This was between 1993 and 1995, before I really knew what the internet was. When I went off to college and started to figure out how to make simple web sites, the John and Jim’s band site was one of the first I made. But it sat dormant for a few years. I moved my web server a couple times, and some of the files got lost. Most of the links were broken etc.
So when Adam recently contacted me asking if he could get copies of some of the songs we recorded, I decided it was a good excuse to fix the site. I have left the design mostly intact to reflect my web skills of the period. But I fixed the links. I added better quality mp3s for download. Made what was once an overly compressed quicktime movie into a youtube link.
If you were into programming in the 1980s and 90s you probably know about Q-basic. It was a simple DOS based programming language that was easy to use. My friends Dave Stevenson and George Biggs helped me learn it and I made a game about John and Jim’s band. That’s up on the fixed site as well.
BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! If you have any old photos of John and Jim’s band, please email them to me! I can’t find the files I originally had, and I’d like to add more to the photo album section. Which I have for now left with a bunch of broken links.Music, videos | No Comments »
My band Paper fleet are playing a couple shows soon!Music | No Comments »
Our best band friends Jenny and the Holzers (Mister Chen and Dorothy former Vandervoorts) and Hollows (Emma from Vandervoorts’ new band from Chicago) will join Paper Fleet July 10th at Bruar Falls. We played with Hollows in Chicago last year and they are awesome. Hollows will bring along fellow Chicago band The Loneliest Monk. Please come out and spend your saturday evening with us. The show is only from 8 to 10:30 so be there or be square.
Over the Holidays I went to St Louis and played drums while Dave made up songs with Walter and Justin. Well DAve just stepped it up and did some overdubs and made a video for one of the songs. It’s called “texting”. Check out more fun stuff on Misung’s new blog!Music, videos | Comments Off on New Ottomen Video (I played drums)
After a brief hiatus of a few months, Paper Fleet return with a big free show at Bruar Falls!
Thursday February 18th with our friends
Corsair, Jenny and the Holzers (feat. members of the Vandervoorts), Little Big, and The Rich get Richer.
That’s 5 bands, and it’s a free show!
here’s a poster I made for the show. You can click on it to view it larger.