Flea Mail - Sept 13, 2016

first night of back to back gigs in helsinki, my dear fins you were beautiful, i bow deeply to you, a giant theatrical, graceful bow of music, to serve you, to please you, to uplift you, to earn my keep in your fair northern land. ahh the water is so cleeeeean here i feel it cleansing away the dust of my life, the grime and filth of a thousand airports and hotels, the psychic grease of a thousand stupid photographs taken by maggot like creatures who were i dead would feast on the rotten superiority of their living state....

Flea Mail - Sept 12, 2016

walking walking walking around stockholm, this whole scandanavian adventure has been a magical thing, dead and buried kings witnessed under slabs of ancient stone, peaceful cemeteries visited in southern stockholm, fresh air sucked deep into my lungs. I fear however for the youth of the world, one after the other walking down the street, in groups or alone, but almost always faces buried into mobile phone devices. I witnessed hundreds of children walking the streets never looking up but for the minimum to avoid a fall into a ditch. groups of kids never uttering a word, nor marveling...

Flea Mail - Sept. 10, 2016

Tonight was the gig in Stockholm, a lovely hard digging experience, where we did all we could to let go of petty earthly concerns and let the spirits move us. A technical difficulty here, a sound problem there, but nothing in the face of the yearning for transcendence. we rocked, and it was fun to play ‘search and destroy', it has been many a moon since i felt the metal bass strings grinding against my finger bones in that particular order. motherfucker I love iggy. i hope you guys are putting in your hours listening to ‘fun house' and...

flea mail - sept 9 2016

dear friends, there was a time in years gone by that i would write these things called ‘flea mails' where i would pontificate, spew, spiel, write a bunch of nonsense and on rare occasion say something of value. i have decided to resume this practice, and this it, i'm doing it. i don't like to use capital letters because i am too lazy to press...

Being a Father Never Ends #FathersDay

Originally posted on BK Nation I have had a powerful paternal instinct since I was a kid. I wanted to be a dad when I had no business being one. Luckily my teenage girlfriend was much more sensible than me in that regard. In fact, it could easily be sensibly argued that I was completely unprepared and too immature to be a dad when I had my first child at the age of 25 (going on 15 emotionally). But man, I always loved the idea of having kids; they seemed like so much fun, partly, it occurs to me, just...

Bob & The Monster...

Hello... Just a quick note as I've been informed that "Bob and the Monster," the wonderful film about my wonderful friend Bob Forrest, has finally been released. I've seen this film in a few different forms over the past few years and it always brings a smile to my face. Conratulations to Keirda, Rick, Bob, and everyone else involved in getting this story out. Enjoy... J...

Radio Helsinki

This morning I awoke to an email from a friend asking me to help call attention to the fact that Radio Helsinki was in danger of being shut down. I have been listening to it now for the past half and hour or so, been looking at old playlists and have to say that it'd be a crying shame if a place where such a beautiful array of music was silenced. Anything anyone can do to help save this station, please do. Look at this... Pretty great. TEENAGE FANCLUB: Everything flows The Flaming Groovies: Shake Some Action Shumen JIMI:...

A thank you...

After blackening a q-tip with the desert sand from last night, I used my ears to help Andrew mix the final song for the extra songs from the 'I'm With You' sessions. I'd like to apologize for getting a bit behind schedule with these releases. After my foot injury, it was hard to get off my arse during our breaks from tour. I apologize. I'd like to take a moment and publicly thank Andrew Scheps for all of his wonderful work on these songs. It's been a wonderful experience that I'm very grateful for. ...

Fonda

Hi… Look for some friends and I in the DJ booth tonight at the Fonda. J...

Don't Dream, It's Over...

This is a small note to thank everyone who shared an evening with us in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. We all had an mesmerizing time and will never forget all the incredible faces we saw over the past month. People in the front row at festivals, Kangaroos, people in the street, Lions, Elephants and Impala running in the bush, other musicians backstage, friends, family...Die Antwoord! The only thing that helps remind that there is good things happening out there…smiles. I've said it before, but thank you for them. Lots of love and gratitude… J... Is...

We're gonna do it...kinda.

I tried. I practised, I got up there...my brian froze. What a great song. J...

One step at a time...

Hello all… It's been quite a while since I popped in, said hello. I miss you. I guess that's a silly thing to say, because after all…I'm sitting by myself, typing. I'll tell you what I really miss…STANDING UP ON STAGE! People of the wonderful town of San Antonio, I tried my best, but tonight, more than ever, I really missed standing up. I couldn't get out of my head. I felt like I had a 5000lbs. anvil strapped to my leg. It was weighing me down. I miss running up to my...