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Friday, November 12, 2004

Keeping time with your heartbeat

As the healing continues nicely, one thing that's brought me much comfort and enjoyment is the long, long-awaited release of Jobriath's "Lonely Planet Boy" compilation. It finally emerged this past Tuesday, and not even a black eye, bloody gashes, chipped teeth and broken fingers kept me out of the record store to gladly purchase it.


I've written about Jobraith before, so I'll just focus on this reissue now, which sounds incredible. The remastering brings out new sounds, moods and surprises that the various circulating vinyl MP3 rips only hinted at. After reading so much about his outward, self-proclaimed "fairy" sexuality, the first and most arresting thing most notice about Jobriath when actually hearing him for the first time is the sheer grit and rock delivery in his voice. It's almost like you expect to hear some mincing queen, especially after seeing his photos, but his rough Jagger swagger takes you aback and makes you wonder from where all the Bowie clone insults came.

There's real pain, heartache and desolation on display here, but wrapped up so elegantly in arrangment and production that you don't notice it at first. It creeps up slowly, surrounds you and before you know it, you're caught up in it. Just like the real thing.

One listen to my favorite Jobriath track, "Heartbeat", and you'll hear the allure and the appeal. Free from hype and the shadow of expectation, it's great stuff. Click here to listen, and if you'd like to learn more about Job, check out the fantastic Jobriath Fan Collective.

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks so much again for all the warm wishes.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Is it still narccissism if I look like this?


Seriously, it looks much worse than it feels. Thanks for all the kind thoughts and Peace.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Beat down

I won't be posting much this week. I got jumped from behind while at the ATM. I have 9 stitches on my forehead, 3 on my cheek, 2 chipped teeth and 2 smashed and broken fingers. Lots of doctor appointments this week.

You should see the other 2 guys. Let's just say, they didn't get dime one.

Fine Folks

"...and by hubris, I mean overweening pride!" - Johnny's Greatest Hits

25 Year Loop
Fucking Woof
David Live
The Night Before
Jobriath Was First
She's in Parties
She's in Parties Pt. 2
Tales From the Dragon Club
Tales From the Dragon Club Pt. 2
Okay, California...You Win
How to Sell Used CDs

Previously on "Johnny Is a Man"...

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