Our star has had a chance to settle in on the boulevard. I hope it has given some people a little kick in their stride when they see us. Perhaps some young musicians who wish to have their names added to the illustrious group some day. We were placed between Lucy and Desi Arnez, and Richard Pryor. I have always felt that Etty and I were the modern Lucy and Dezi. She began her career as a dancer for Dezi's band. They toured together for the first year. I can only imagine Dezi looking with desire at his pretty dancer, asking god for help- like I used to. Yes, I still owe god a lot for bringing us together.
Saturday 23rd of November 2013 01:45:54 PM
Maestro Dobel, Thanks for making our induction of Jane's Hollywood Star run smoother. My friends were all impressed. I love asking my drinking pals to join me for a drink. I tell them to sip it on rocks. They are always taken aback by the flavor. Even my OG Mexican buddies tell me they think Dobel is a great tequila. When I can impress my friends from Venice- I know I've done well.
Wednesday 6th of November 2013 12:00:00 AM
So now I'm feeling better. A little more rested. I slept thrru yesterday just about. Tomorrow- our induction on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Pretty great right? All these amazing turns in life- the knowledge that Lou Reed has just passed. Years before I was a musician- when I was a run away. My older roomate would play his music. I was drawn to Lou's life and his sound. His off key delivery made me happy. It was as if he was saying "it feels amazing to be an oddity". I took his music and his life in, and made my own world out of it. His records would propel us through the weekends and wee hours. He is a luminary in my eyes- and I will always always look up to him.
Tuesday 29th of October 2013 06:59:28 PM
I am in the redzone today. Happy to watch other people smash into each other- while I adjust the temerature of my home. I can't believe I haven't used Facebook in 2 months. I just didn't have the energy left at the end of the day to explain my situation, or share current events. This final leg of the Jane's tour- which took us through the Americas was very taxing - both physically and mentally. Fights broke out in camp from every angle. There was a loss of band family members, betrayal of confidence, lacks of appreciation, and flatout acts of stupidity that brought me back to grade school. After their games- footballers must feel the same way I do this Sunday. Bruised and bloodied, nursing their wounds. Happy in pain- they still won the game....
Sunday 27th of October 2013 05:06:24 PM
Another tour comes to an end. You come into a tour with a certain feeling (You are either excited or perhaps you are dreading). You tell yourself you are going to try and accomplish certain things on the road (maybe buying some antiques; or staying in great shape). Preparing for battle. Expect physical pain; emotions to get out of hand- the best and worst to come out in people- a dozen new stories to tell. BUT don't forget your belongings; (or to have the last laugh).
Sunday 15th of September 2013 07:53:59 PM
As much as I love to perform, I love to be by the water as well. Ripping off your shirt to play music is great. So is feeling sun on my bare body. Have a memory of surfing- surfing someplace warm with my family and a few friends. I was thinking about it today. Must see about arrangements..
Sunday 8th of September 2013 01:33:07 AM
I feel bad. The festival ran into heavy hail/ rain yesterday. With no awening, hail stones fell- the size of 8 balls. To take up time we waited inside a rodeo arena nearby playing baseball and skateboarding. At the last minute- it quit, and they said the show was back on. I lit up - but we were only given a 45 minute set because of curfew. There were faces in the crowd that wanted to rock out so hard- but we were pulled off the stage at 45 mins. I couldn't even look back at the kids who were up front because I know that look of disapointment in a kids face. It kills me. So let's try and play Idaho again in the future? Hidiho!
Friday 6th of September 2013 02:47:47 PM
I- Da- Ho?, U- da - Ho! That's where we are performing today. Idaho. I used that line on Etty and she took offense?? There is a stable on the grounds here with some thoroughbred type horses in stables. That's what I feel like this morning. Jane's is a group of thoroughbreds waiting to be taken out of our stable...
Thursday 5th of September 2013 05:17:54 PM
We are playing really well on this tour. People have commented that we may be playing better than ever. They may be right. A musician improves his playing over time. I know that I have gained great control over my voice. Can you believe I've been singing for over 30 years?! And I still fuck up when performing. I will totally lose my place- or sing way off tune- cause I can't find the notes in my head. I get depressed after the show- knowing I screwed up a song I've been singing for 25 years. People love that song and I blow it. In the old days- It was kinda cool to hear imperfections. It could actually be indearing.
It's my fault for going out there in such a wild state of mind- but I'm not going to change any time soon because you can hear a great difference between a musician who plays it wild, and one who plays it safe. There are moments of brilliance that can only get to by letting it rip...
Monday 26th of August 2013 02:05:22 AM
Playing the Uproar Festival has opened Jane's up to a completely new audience. There are many Metal fans, but Jane's has the growl and the howl to gratify them. And then there's the young girls who are coming to the show carrying crushes, and carrying..signs. I am truly- honoured. Here is one such sign made by an effervescent young woman Mikayla. I could get used to this..
Sunday 18th of August 2013 05:52:35 PM
I talked up Niagra Falls a lot; really much too much. Of course you have to start with the stories of people going over the falls and getting smashed to their death- some in barrells- only 2 men have ever survived... My little guys were freakin' out about going there- "I don't want to get sucked over the falls!" not the reaction I was hoping for. But by the time we left, Izzy said to me in those raincoats "Thank you for taking us to NIagra Falls daddy" which made me feel as good as a father can feel. Us fathers- we live for appreciation...
Friday 16th of August 2013 12:58:49 AM
This may be the last tour where they will play with toys and make sound effects. I remember doing that myself- I don't remember when I stopped, but I do recall it being a golden time of life; when I could escape the real world with a VAROOM! launching my toys into the sky. Imagination was at it's most fertile point...
Saturday 10th of August 2013 04:42:10 PM
I was introduced to Steve Aoki 9 years ago, NYC. Mutual friend suggested that we go down to a club he was djing at and have him play my freshly mastered cd single labeled "DOGSTAR"; off of our new Satellite Party recording. We'll get a crowd reaction, and hear how it sounds on a good sound system". I waited half an hour at a table near his booth- then an hour- finally I said fuck this and left the club. The next day I asked our friend "what the hell was wrong with your man?" I was really insulted he wouldn't play the track!" " Said our friend, "He thought that "Dogstar" was that band that Keanu Reeves was in, and wouldn't play it".... "That makes sense". Excited to see you at Lolla Steve!
Tuesday 30th of July 2013 03:37:49 PM
Getting ready for tour- I took a morning jog on the beach. There are usually a few people out there running as well. You see fresh foot prints and tire marks from the lifeguard truck that you make into your track. A fertive fella coming the other way with headphones on- passing looks like Jay Mohr?.. From his headphones I hear "The Great Escape Artist". Here is our conversation: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mohr-stories-fakemustache.com/id448795390?mt=2
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Monday 29th of July 2013 02:47:09 PM
HER real estate went up last night. At the end of a great dinner at Sensai she excuses herself to use the restroom. Duecebag (whom I will fight) from the next table also got up to use the bathroom. Apparently, he waited for her outside the woman's. "I just wanted to let you know that you are the most beautiful woman on this island (body blocking her)- "I am just at the next table (with a sad wife and daughters). Etty told me as he was leaving so as not to cause an uproar. On one hand I am wanting to duel a man, on the other hand, I have a hot wife...
Sunday 28th of July 2013 01:41:40 PM
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