Only today did I realize it has been almost a year since I posted anything. My first thought is to feel bad about it, but then, I had to acknowledge that I’ve just been too busy to sit down and really write about what I’ve been doing all this time…
So, yeah, some of you may have heard, and maybe you haven’t, but The Januariez is back together, and with a fresh line-up. No longer a trio, we have morphed into a quintet with 2 guitars, keys, kaoss pads, and all sorts of weird stuff. And what’s even better is that everyone in the band works together, and we’re all friends! So it’s lots of fun, and we’re all very happy about it!
Yes, I’m still playing with the Black Tones, and it’s a blast! I can’t enough of that band! Go like them and all that, so that you can come out and see us! And BUST is still around, but it’s on the back burner. We’ve been talking about when we can get together again. And Bad Shadow, well, it’s taken a back seat as well. Ron and I decided to start doing some renovations to our home instead… Finally, my book is still in its process. The more I write, the more stuff comes up that I need to face. It’s like Pandora’s Box, but it’s good! Just taking its time, and I have time for it. It can take as long as it needs.
But yeah, I want to talk about Januariez some more…
How bout some introductions:
As you know, I am J-kNee, vocalist/guitarist/yarn spinner
Meet Abby Markson, lead guitarist/queen shredder
and Michelle Brayson, keyboardist/vocalist/ master of kaoss
Carl Germain, bassist/sound detective
and Gus Johnson, drummer/maker of coffee
Sorry I don’t have any pictures, but 4/5 of the band suffers from myopia.
If you can’t tell, I’m really excited, not just cause I love everyone in this band, BUT because, Carl and Gus have the same birthday in the same year, yet they were born thousands of miles from each other! AND they are both Geminis. This is significant because in The Black Tones, Eva and Cedric are fraternal twins and they are ALSO Geminis. It gets even weirder. Okay, Giordan from Black Tones is a Leo, and Abby from Januariez is a Leo. Then there’s me, in both bands. And Black Tones have talked about adding Michelle to their line-up! So not only is it all incestuous, but we’re astrologically identical. You can laugh, but we think it’s cool!
So, our first show is April 8 at the Lo-fi, and we're playing with a band called Automotive Steamhorse and I don't know who else right now. We know it’s a Wednesday, so fucking what?! It’s going to be fun! Not sure what time we go on, but we won’t go on first, cause three of us work til 9 that night! We’ll be somewhere in the middle.
Anyway, we’re really looking forward to getting out, seeing all of you, and playing regularly! And we’re stoked to perform all these new songs and revised versions of old songs (which are kinda like playing new songs). It’s gonna KILL!
Until next time! Listen to our music, and come to the show!!!
your palz in the januariez