Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"The First 3" episode 1 GUS VAN SANT



In this episode I will be outlining the early period of Gus Van Sants greater body of work. His early trilogy if you will. "The First 3".
Mala Noche (1985), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), My own Private Idaho (1991).
Mala noche (Bad Night),his first effort in directing began in his black and white, nearly unwatchable but extremely insightful first work. Dealing with the seediness and desolate existence of Walt; a gay boy working at a convenience store in Portland Oregon who has a thing for a hot mexican man, (johnny) who doesn't speak english and plays hard to get.
The yarn follows them along dubious dark alleys and side streets in the hope that Walt will soon score with johnny. In desperation, even offering to pay for the deed. Walt decides to take Johnny's friend instead out of frustration for a night.

The story unfolds as Walt and his sister plot to have them (johnny and his friend) over for dinner; to go on adventures around town and into the rural landscape (a theme revisited in my own private idaho), & hanging out at the convenience store just hamming it up.
I'd have to say this is definitely worth a watch, even if it's just to see the rise of a great director. This is only the beginning of his "first 3"; Before Hollywood takes over with Good Will Hunting.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Trailer for Grand Central


A film By Rebecca Zlowtowski Staring Lea Seydoux And Tahar Rahim. They Used the song "Ghost Tracks" for the Trailer! 7 Songs in total are in this movie. Including some from the next album Abandoned Apartments out Sept 17th in Europe via Modulor and Nov 12th via K in the Usa. I worked on the music for months and ended up going to paris and showing rebecca and rob 25 songs at Robs Studio in the 18th. We recorded Ghost tracks with a full band at the old Vogue Studios. All the others were recorded at my studio in London. Love you rebecca....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

JEREMY JAY / ABANDONED APARTMENTS

JEREMY JAY / ABANDONED APARTMENTS
OUT SEPT 2013 VIA MODULOR(EUROPE/JAPAN)
/ NOV 12TH VIA K RECORDS
SELF RELEASED IN THE UK
Tracklisting:
01. SENTIMENTAL EXPRESSWAY 4:35
02. COVERED IN IVY 4:00
03. GRAVEYARD SHIFT 3:55
04. THE VIEW FROM THE TRAIN WINDOW 3:33
05. RED PRIMARY AFTERNOON 3:43
06. FAR AND NEAR 3:06
07. WHEN I MET YOU 5:01
08. ABANDONED APARTMENTS 3:34
09. YOU SAID IT WAS FOREVER 2:48
10. I WAS WAITING 3:34

Friday, October 26, 2012

JEREMY JAY EUROPEAN TOUR!!!!


NOVEMBER
30: Vevey (CH) @ Rock Chair

DECEMBER
1: Landshut (D)
2: Halle (D)
4: Dresden (D) @ Ostpol
5: Berlin (D) @ Ritter Butzke
6: Bielefeld (D) @ Ajz
7: Koln (D) @ King George
8: Sant Gallien (CH)
10: Terragona (E) @ Sala Zero
11: Murcia (E) @ 12 y Medio
12: Granada (E) @ Planta Baja
13: Madrid (E) @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
14: San Sebastian (E) @  Le Bukowsky
15: Zaragoza (E) @ Wild Winter Festival
16: San Cugat del Vall├ęs (E) @ Sala Hoboken
18: Oviedo \ Gijon
19: Bordeaux (F) @ Le Saint Ex
20: Paris (F) @ La Maroquinerie

Friday, January 20, 2012

USA TOUR !!!!

ON SUNDAY JAN 22ND WE FLY FROM LONDON TO SEATTLE TO START THE DREAM DIARY USA/CANADA/MEXICO TOUR !!!

GEORGE AND I WILL BE FLYING VIRGIN ATLANTIC AND MEETING NICK IN SAN FRANCISCO, THEN FLYING UP TO THE BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND REHEARSING IN OLYMPIA, WA AT THE K STUDIOS.

WE ARE VERY EXCITED THIS TOUR AS ITS BEEN 2 YEARS SINCE WE PLAYED IN THE USA. WE MISS YOU ALL! WE'LL BE PLAYING A LOT OF OUR NEW SONGS BUT WILL ALSO BE PLAYING SOME OF THE HITS OFF THE EARLIER RECORDS. WE CANT WAIT!

WE ARE ALSO PLAYING IN MEXICO CITY ON FEB 2ND. NONE OF US HAVE EVER BEEN,
SO WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, BUT FROM WHAT PEOPLE TELL US ITS AMAZING! ITS GOING TO BE A BLAST.... WE ARE ALL DJ ING AFTER THE SHOW SO GET READY TO HIT IT.

HERE ARE THE DATES:
PORTLAND JAN 26TH HOLOSCENE
OLYMPIA JAN 27TH MIDNIGHT SUN
VANCOUVER B.C. JAN 28TH THE WALDORF HOTEL
SEATTLE JAN 29TH THE COMET TAVERN
MEXICO CITY FEB 2ND M.R. ROY
SAN FRANCISCO FEB 3RD CAFE DU NORD
LOS ANGELES FEB 4TH THE SMELL
AUSTIN FEB 6TH STUBBS INDOORS
CHICAGO FEB 7TH THE BURLINGTON BAR
BROOKLYN FEB 8TH GLASSLANDS GALLERY
NEW YORK CITY FEB 9TH CAKE SHOP

CANT WAIT!!!
XO
JEREMY