The Jazz Butcher "What I do is not entertainment"

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Last of the Gentleman Adventurers
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Random Forced Viewing
Quality People - 2017-04-27 @ The Thunderbolt, Totterdown, Bristol

Credit: Jane B
Side-Project Mayhem
Audio and artwork for the Wilson, Sumosonic, The Vaguely Familiar, Cambodia, and Black Eg projects have been added to the listening room


Interview: Last Day Deaf
Here's an interview with Pat ahead of the upcoming gig at The Continental.


Interviews from 1990 & 1992
Added to the archives: a few interviews which had been hoarded:

1992 CBC
Brent Brambury's very, very good Brave New Waves interview with Condition Blue-era Pat on CBC.

1992 WNUR
Chicago College radio interview with a couple of live tunes.

1992 WTBS
Austin, TX radio interview.

1992 WRAS
Atlanta radio interview which includes the "Sydney Meats Story".

1990 WXYC
Chapel Hill, NC radio interview.


"Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #35
"Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #35
Excerpted from @NearPerfPitch's podcast #35. Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) catch up on happenings since the previous podcast..


Press Clippings, Posters, and Audio
Archive additions: more newspaper clippings:
Village Voice 1999-09-23, Time Out 1999-09-23, Seattle Rocket 1999-09-16, Seattle Newspaper 1999-09-16,
And a few posters, including this crackerjack for The Black Eg:
Madison, Wisconsin - 1989-11-18
The Entire Show


More Pierre Guillaume scans!
Pierre Guillaume has provided yet more high-quality scans of JBC ephemera:

posters and announcements

1986-04-04, 1986-08-14, 1987-05-29, 1988-04-08, 1989-09-01, 1990-03-13, 1990-03-14, 1990-03-16, 1990-09-15, 1993-11-15, 1994-02-17, 1995-09-13, 1995-12-21
newspaper clippings
1993-11-15, 1993-02-16, 1993-02-21, 1987-02-10
Big Merci!


On This Date In History..
28th of April, 1989 (Friday)
@ Roadmender Centre
Northampton England
[performers listed]
28th of April, 1990 (Saturday)
@ Szenerie
Landesbergen Germany
[performers listed] [audio recording] [scanned setlist] [songlist]
[poster for 1990/Apr28.html]
28th of April, 1992 (Tuesday)
@ Max's
Baltimore Maryland, USA
[extra shit] [performers listed] [audio recording] [songlist]
28th of April, 2002 (Sunday)
@ The Racehorse
15 Abington Square
Northampton England NN1
[extra shit] [performers listed]
Max Eider Says..
Max Eider's Quiet Life
An announcement may be over-dramatic in the circumstances but perhaps I should confirm that I have decided to give up playing live. I prefer a quiet life these days. But I am forever grateful to Pat and everyone who has helped and supported us over the years. It has been a great adventure. As I said to Pat the other day, when I think of the places we’ve been, the times we’ve had, the friends we’ve made, and the bars we have drunk dry at other people’s expense (we never paid you see), I just feel very, very lucky.

The JBC of course marches on. Pat has turned my departure into an opportunity before now and I have no doubt he will do so again. In truth, he’s already got that covered. And we may yet record together again. The last album wasn’t too shabby after all.

And if, at some time in the future, you should happen to see me propping up the bar at a JBC show somewhere while Pat does all the hard work, do come up and say hello.

Many thanks again

Maximilian Theodore Eider III (aged 55 and a half)

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(here is Eider's last recorded gig with the JBC, and here is Eider's last gig with the JBC)

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  • Submitted for Pats' consideration
    Pursuedbyemail[at] - Pursued By Trees (Cornwall, UK)
    7Feb2017 6:19 AM (80 days 13 hours ago)
    What are the chances of visiting a Jazz Butcher memoir upon the literary world?

    Is this something that you might consider undertaking either as a solo project, or perhaps collectively/collaboratively with your fellow and former conspirators?

    I reckon that this would make for an entertaining and enlightening read, and possibly another great crowd-funded project.
  • Perpetual gratitude
    pressaccofowlow[at] - Old Andrew
    11Jan2017 10:11 PM (106 days 21 hours ago)
    Lads, just another ardent fan thanking you for all the years of sublimely beautiful and odd music. Kitchen dancing, playing bicycle kid for my wee ones, litmus test for potential friends. The joy I feel when I play anything truly gives me hope for these dreadful times. Thank you for everything
  • Dunkin Bagel?
    doc6502[at] - Doc, Chicago
    18Nov2016 7:46 AM (161 days 11 hours ago)
    I love this version:
  • Paris
    dufourelisa[at] - jean michel Paris
    16May2016 1:53 PM (347 days 6 hours ago)
    Happy to see that the Jazz butcher quartet is on the road again

    We're waiting for you Pat !
  • abus dangereux
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume Brussey
    9May2016 6:22 AM (354 days 14 hours ago)
    3 cheers for Abus Dangereux, french magazine who has very good taste with his interview of Mr Fish: 2 pages, one colour photo and one song (animals) on the CD sampler offered with every magazine !