longtime fan
December 7, 2012, 12:39 pm

Looks like the dude posting in the fan journal cant get his dick up I bet Its some fat stinky dude in his 30s still living at home in mommies basement playin world of warcraft thinking he is so cool beating 10 year olds on line. Way to go mommas boy! Hope to hear from you again Shadow Screamers

October 5, 2012, 4:32 pm

Jason(T) you are a great writer. Thank you!

Go 99
October 1, 2012, 6:49 am

The only heart bleeding is the 99 percent, we are not sure the others have a heart. From Nebraska!

Go GOP!!!!!!!!
September 30, 2012, 9:12 pm

Go Romney just checked out your site and sounds like bleeding heart liberals not a band. Good to see you go!!!!!!

Where music
September 27, 2012, 4:16 pm

HMMMMMM,What,wghre will music be? Is very good writing but what of music which I like.

September 24, 2012, 3:28 pm

Say it ain't so! This site is closing? Man I just have to commend this band for the brave stand they took when no one was speaking out against the Bush Admisnistration. I am going to miss this site.

September 23, 2012, 3:50 pm

I gree this site say a lot for all.Much regard.

September 23, 2012, 7:11 am

Hey, that post leaves me feeling foosilh. Kudos to you!

September 19, 2012, 10:16 am

This feels really good I like this.

September 17, 2012, 7:20 am


Thank you
September 11, 2012, 7:11 am

Thank you!I needed your reminder yesterday. Life can be so fun and clean it does not have to be dull.

September 8, 2012, 4:55 pm

I agree, seems to have a knack, I read everything! Cheerio!

September 8, 2012, 7:30 am

What a timely story with everything going on. I agree with someone else here, I would buy anything T releases.You have a rare gift.

An old friend
September 6, 2012, 6:57 am

I always feel like there is a storm going on this site which I guess is why I keep coming back from time to time. If you have been here awhile you have noted this. These people seem very real to me and I like that !

August 30, 2012, 2:06 pm

Ahhhh, T's back1

August 23, 2012, 7:16 am

Where are you T?

August 21, 2012, 5:30 pm

Yawr it is edgy you never know what to expect here, which is why I come here.

August 21, 2012, 7:18 am

Wow I like this site!

August 16, 2012, 6:55 pm

all i know is giving up is not what I'm gonna do-window-Jon

August 16, 2012, 3:17 pm

I guess I dont understand this site. Great music, great words every day written, why aren't you guys playing? Shouldn't you be playing and if not why not? You are really good.

August 16, 2012, 7:19 am

Can't post over my bro's thought, and it is with profound sadness that I saw it! Why are we so hard on artists in this culture-it makes me sick.Further the arts are now built on system of disenfranchisment,as you need a platform to rail(as our much respected hero Neil Young)-but he came from a different times period. now if you are not a slick package(looked at by some 20-something year old kid in A&R)that the Twilight gang might like,forget about it! Just when did we lose our critical thinking,our ability to understand fine art? Sadly I know when look on the band journali have written copiously on this! The scholars looking at modern music,poetry,novels say pretty much the same thing-IF WE DON'T WORK ON UNDERSTANDING ART AND CONTINUE TO SLIDE WE WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER TOLSTOY,SHAKESPEAR,ETC,ETC...this crazy heart o mine is sad today-be back tomorrow to continue with the thought from yesterday. peace and love T

August 14, 2012, 6:56 am

Hi Fredrick and Tamari,thank you for the comments about the music! Yes we are a three piece band,though at times we have played with more instrumentation-please share our music!peace,T

August 13, 2012, 4:03 pm

This music is very beautiful. Do you play with just three people?

August 12, 2012, 2:43 pm

Love the sound!

August 9, 2012, 9:34 am

I hit your site by accident so I checked it out sorry to say it but your music sounds dated I did like some of what T writes is he a part of the band?

August 9, 2012, 7:37 am

T should be published I hope he keeps trying I would buy whatever he writes.

I messed up the link at lest i am consistant
August 6, 2012, 4:05 am

I was going to mess up the link and I did so here it is again http://jonwhitneyis.wix.com/shadow-screamers its me the dark dip shit

August 6, 2012, 3:53 am

thank you Cathy for your post below she was talking about our music on this site one click away at http://jonwhitneyis.wix.com/shadow-screamers..... from the dark one

August 5, 2012, 6:51 am

That music is very hypnotic and has such beauty.

BLA BLA BLAb but I mean every fucking word so sue me
August 4, 2012, 12:59 am

I am going to rip my body open and tear my heart out crush it into the ground and then my soul will be free to wreak hell on those who are slime cant wait really the music we recorded was done one take with what two rehersals T lives in Maine I live everywhere else. Who makes music like this under the same situation????? nobody... Bobby if you still livin your the best drummer I ever played with sorry it did not work out....What we recorded and is up on the web is not perfect but fucking A we have some great songs and we can fuckin play we can fuckin play imagine if we had a couple of months to fucking practice...anyway not gonna rip my heart out I will die when I do but I am going to raise fucking hell on the cretens that seem to permeate this fucking human race.........

Hey my computer is pissy but there is plan b
August 3, 2012, 8:59 pm

Hey Screamers fans thank you for taking the time to post it is a hassle but remarkably??? Check back when junior bush was the president and probably this week I said something that offended someone some of these people in turn make it their mission to disrupt the fan journal and this web site. Hey at least I get them worked up and doing something. T is my brother as Terri stated in the fan journal he has been on a spiritual quest for many years and is the polar opposite of me. I will say with 100% conviction that we are both reaching for the same goals to make this planet and all that inhabit it better. Lofty goal I admit but if you don't reach for the best then what are you reaching for. I am the dark on as far as having little tolerance for the decrepit human condition humanity has driven us too. I am trying to temper my posts in fact just yesterday I was going to put up a post entitled "Fuck the Human Race" can't say I won't post it in the future but it was a spontaneous thought and that is what we do here good T or sometimes ok many times bad jon. We are not playing out right now T is in Maine and I am in Southern California I am starting the process of doing solo acoustic gigs so if you live in so Cal Check it out please I will not disappoint. The music on the Wix site that I will give you in this post is the best stuff we have recorded to this point Bobby our drummer then and who I was doing steady gigs in South Florida with is cooking how I miss that dude and T who flew in to do the bass is in another world think Jaco I am trying to hold down the fort playing rhythm guitar and singing. It has a live feel and I am very proud of it. To the fans of our music this session has never been released before so you are the first to hear it. Let us know what you think good or bad if you can't take criticism in this occupation then you should get out or it will kill you here is the site and thanks to all of our fans we do love all of you....................................................................................http://jonwhitneyis.wix.com/shadow-screamers ...........jon

August 3, 2012, 2:32 pm

He is a brother toJohn they are the band.

August 2, 2012, 2:46 pm

This T seems to know his way around the spiritual life, who is he?

August 1, 2012, 7:19 am

People should all be loved.

like a camel trying to go through the eye of a needle....
July 31, 2012, 5:03 pm

Great post Jon! We are so very fortunate in such a short amount of time to have had Gandhi and Mother Theresa-pure and wonderful beings! The Church(along with the Queen)should have a impartial committe to take all the wealth from the Vatican and Buckingham Palace and distribute equally to the poor of the world. There should most definitely be birth control,there should be married priests and women priests, and gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry. these are all my opinions, what do you think folks?peace,T

July 31, 2012, 4:06 pm

I Like the songs are you playing out?

July 29, 2012, 4:26 pm

Multi-Dimensional band wish someone like U2, or Rage could be diverted here!

July 29, 2012, 3:00 pm

Great to hear some of your music cant wait to hear it all!!!Who ever T is keep up the writing its awesome!

July 28, 2012, 6:51 pm

so true!

to breathe....
July 28, 2012, 8:01 am

thank you for your kind comments-at some point we will put a book together. my process is to meditate before entering a thought for the day,then i sit down and just start to write.i really trust the Creator on this. what comes out on any given day has to be the expression that just needs to be that day. Jon is right, no edits, no going back, there is so much freedom to writing this way! as stated before Jon and I are very, very close. I always consider him creatively an inbreath and outbreath that we share together.again thank you for the feedback and have a truly blessed day,T

July 27, 2012, 10:29 pm

T you are an inspiration always positive and making us think. You are the only reason I check out your band site.

music is who we are....
July 27, 2012, 6:10 am

Jon I will have to check out that band.I have not heard about them.Don't want to post over today on the Band journal but must jump in-Jon is absolutely correct we live,eat,breathe,dream music!!!! As Jon is drawn to melody and thinks melody, I tend to think rythmicaly don't know why always have.Sometimes people will ask,'Did you catch the words to..." and i always have to at first say no, because I am listening so much to what is going on underneath.In so many ways my beloved brother and i are so complimentary;writing styles, music, etc... In music I have always considered him the Eagle soaring with tremendous solos,melodies,and lyrics,while I am the Bear trying to layer a cake from the ground up so my bro can do his majic!!!!Beats rythm whats going on underneath has always facinated me as well as arranging. When Jon tells you of our songs that are yet to be recorded, you wait to see what we are hearing in our head for 'Saigon' and 'Washing Away'. By the way these songs should be heard, check out the lyrics,song structure and my bros solos-tremendous!!!!Peace and love, T

July 26, 2012, 7:13 am

Stunning when you read through the years. They have an obvious great relationship.

July 26, 2012, 1:17 am

Has T ever thought about publishing his writings? They seem to hit a nerve and I am not the only one who feels this way. I have read many of the fan comments keep up the good work T.

No problem T
July 23, 2012, 8:44 am

Hey the way you write T you have instant access 24/7 on this site dude.Besides if I want to get mad its when my form fitting panties ride up and I feel like Im wearing my thong.......How I love to hit the beach with my thong....yea good times....jon

didn't know....
July 23, 2012, 7:18 am

Jon, sorry about that went right onto the add section without looking at the band journal-everyone please read Jon's wonderful post!peace,T

July 22, 2012, 6:55 am

This T a writer? Been looking at journal acrchives Wow !

so sad....
July 21, 2012, 6:50 am

Words cannot express the sadness about this incident. Again our heart felt condolences to the victims and families.T

July 20, 2012, 6:12 am

I can't either. I shared the Damascus series with friends we all enjoyed. These two have unique offerings here.

July 19, 2012, 9:35 pm

Cant seem to get to the music. I like what I read in the journals and it makes me wonder what you guys sound like.

July 19, 2012, 7:03 am

Didn't want to post over your great entry Jon! The correction I would make for the short-shorts I wrote is that those five archtypes are part of the human condition i jut regionalized them in part2 of the Beggar.Thank you all for the feedback, and again Jon great post! peace,T

A downer for me
July 17, 2012, 6:22 pm

I agree T keep these great pieces comming the other person who writes in your journal is way to negative you lift up the spirit and make us think

July 16, 2012, 6:04 pm

That Damascus series gets me thinking all day!

I agree
July 16, 2012, 1:25 pm

I dont understand or know much about the music industry or I would try to offer something.Please keep the band journal active especially T we all need the positive thoughts he gives.

Dis gruntled
July 15, 2012, 6:50 am

Is this not one of the great unsigned bands? I have seen these tremendous posts and killer music for years! What gives? Why not signed?

July 14, 2012, 7:56 am

Very thought provoking post Jon! I will be back on Monday to finnish the last two segments of the Damascus series. Don't want to post over your fine post! peace and love,T

July 13, 2012, 6:02 am

I Like dis music very ggod. Dis posts goddD to. Make me thinh.

July 13, 2012, 3:44 am

I checked into a few of your tunes cant wait to hear what you sound like live. Any ides when you might tour?

insight is your craft T g1ood post
July 11, 2012, 3:43 pm


July 10, 2012, 8:00 pm

Like to hear.

July 9, 2012, 6:28 pm

I was really surprised by the depth of writing here, very good!

July 8, 2012, 11:36 pm

I really like the vibe that T gives keep it comming it is uplifting. We need positive insight not negative ranting

July 7, 2012, 7:37 am

People get too hung up about the right way and wrong way. Let us just live!

July 1, 2012, 9:40 am

This site is a curious blend. It somehow starts the day right.

June 27, 2012, 7:30 am

I saw these guys in Florida, they are a, 'Must See' band.

June 21, 2012, 7:02 am

I really like the sun and shade of this site!

May 31, 2012, 7:09 am

When! Miss the posts.

back soon
May 29, 2012, 6:59 am

will be on soon Jon. great post!talk to everyone soon.peace,T

May 22, 2012, 6:13 am

keep dem coming.

cant post over Ts latest excellent band post but have to say this....
May 18, 2012, 11:38 am

As the many who come to this site to read Ts thoughts that we are all lucky that he chooses to share. I am begining to realize they like me will take these incredible positive insights for living day to day and carry them with us. That is the core of this bands mission. I have had a few Dah!!! moments this past week and I owe it all to T. I am going to come clean and tell you that my entries on perception early this week were insitgated by T inderectly.Dam that dude is something else he can improve a life just by being who he is. Love ya bro we dont hide anything on this site what we write stays on good or bad guess who puts up the bad posts????? their is no T in the spelling........jon

May 15, 2012, 7:13 am

great post Jon. all of the great teachers have warned about perceptions because they come from only our limited understanding. when reading this i was thinking about the Buddha's story on a man thinking a length of rope was a snake.science say that what we see is only a tiny fraction of reality.those are two powerful posts bro! peace and love,T

As far as the music and downloading....
May 14, 2012, 6:37 pm

Hi Ken I just read your entry after I made my band post. First thanks to you and Tori and the others for taking the time for posting in the Fan Journal.I have the best tech guy you could ask for he is a part of the band really.Feel free to check out the site again he will have the music up soon. Thanks again to you and everyone......Jon

May 14, 2012, 3:41 pm

Just came here on Mothers day and what a surprise. I could not download music though? Thoughts?

May 14, 2012, 6:17 am

This is an amazing site. I can't wait for new music. Long time fan. Cheers!

May 13, 2012, 8:31 am

Thank you Jennifer! Happy Mothers Day everyone! peace,T

please read Jon's post today!
May 11, 2012, 2:57 pm

Outstanding post Jon!You are so right and we are all so guilty of it! I think everyone should read Jon's post carefully as our culture seems to be so involved in what they think they see(perception). Look what is happening with the dems. and repubs. they can't even seem to sit at the same table anymore.it is so sad that the people that supposedly represent us are so polemic. I commend you my bro. that was a deep post and there are many levels to it :) peace and love,T

May 8, 2012, 11:28 am

I am happy to see that the site is active again.I was wondering what was going on. I find comfort in the entries that T makes. Good luck and I wish you well!

May 3, 2012, 7:00 am

great post Jon! didn't want to write over it. i agree folks here should check him out and all the other activists that use non-violence to try and bring peace to an angry human world. peaceT

May 2, 2012, 3:28 pm

I Like this.

April 27, 2012, 2:49 pm

Okay so I did. There is some amazing stuff on this site. I beseech everyone to look at the Band Journal.

April 27, 2012, 1:29 am

I am waiting for the new music to be posted any idea when this will happen?

rusty wheels fall apart, to find themselves
April 20, 2012, 7:18 am

you are the bliss you seek. a rusty wheel turns to get to the mountain top,it finds base elements. you are the bliss you seek.eons of turnings,eons of coming back to this very moment-you are the bliss you seek---------------thanks for the comments everyone! Jon and i have plenty of tricks up our sleeves-please stay tuned.Namaste,T

Hey Firsttime
April 18, 2012, 3:08 pm

You should check out the Band Journal, these guys have been amazing for years.

fan for awhile
April 18, 2012, 12:36 am

When is the new music going to be on the site and what is happening with the band?

first timehere
April 17, 2012, 7:16 am

Who writes this stuff? Are you song writers and poets? Very thought provoking.

April 10, 2012, 9:22 pm

happy to see T posting his writings again

March 31, 2012, 8:50 pm

Life is perception I think we have great songs yet we are less than accepted and the stuff I hear I know we can compete with? Yet here we are crumbling sand castles that we try to build while struggling to be heard.I dont know shit but I know and that is what makes me insane or maybe I am sane who the fuck can tell the differance some dick head with a paper saying he or she went to school? have you been to the depths oh hell and back has your soul been compromised by forces that might try to contol you. I will never let that happen and I stand waiting for a chance waiting for a chance

jon cant get my computer to get online
March 30, 2012, 2:45 pm

I was watching a show today on the history Channel titled " Hillbilly which outlines the history of the immigrants that settled in the Southern states around the Smokey Mountains. Initially I was fascinated with the history and the culture of these immigrants. However as the show worked thru the different time periods It was interesting to me that Native Americas who had lived on those very lands for thousands of years and from what I have read were willing to live in peace and let the intruders share their land. Well to make a long story short in this hour long show they just mentioned the indigenous tribes one time!!!!!!! And then moved on? On top of that the show went on to complain about these poor settlers and the struggles they encountered trying to keep the land they stole and their way of life and culture intact???? Are your fucking kidding me? I grew up with the Native American white wash in the educational system where a piece of sit like John Wayne and other supposed macho white dudes fought the heathens and stole the land that frankly they had no right to. This is 2012 and yet the same myths and lack of giving the Native Americans their say are still the status quoi? When is this Kuntry of virtue, loaded with the bullshit rhetoric of Land of the free home of the brave going to TELL THE FUCKING TRUTH AND COME CLEAN??????? It was funny seeing this delusional cry baby poor white people fighting for something they never owned story we are not progressing as a species and if you want to hear the truth slap you upside your media saturated mind then I suggest listening to our song "Wash Away Columbus" it is a small window into the truth America and it will be posted on the site Within the week. History channels my fucking ass I bet Fox produces it what a joke we have become....jon

who are we
February 15, 2012, 8:46 pm

who are we think we know what is right when we stand beside watching humans slaughtered by rage and hunger who are we to think we know whats best for all when we let little children suffering things that should slam your mind up against the wall. who are we to think we know it all we as we crawl out of the cave we crawled out of who are we just look at yourself the mirror never lies it displayes the truth that you cant hide whithin yourself so who are we who are we..onj

Hi Again
February 5, 2012, 10:38 am

Hi all. I feel bad that I have not been on in a while. I have had a hard time finding the time to write as so much is going on right now.will be back soon!peace,T

Hi Everyone....
January 21, 2012, 10:12 am

hi everyone! have been very busy with a new job and many other things-hope to be back soon-my fingers are calloused and ready to go.peace,T

hey Jon
December 15, 2011, 3:02 pm

hey Jon,can you give me a call this weekend? talk to you soon.peace,T

you do not have the right!!!!
December 8, 2011, 11:44 am

of course you do not have the right to assemble,so Occupy-you are out of your respective places.of course you don't have the right to think-so we destroy the educational system.of course you don't have a right to child labor laws-so we shall keep the poor down by working them to death.of course you don't have the right to be in power women-so we shall call to re-claim mens rights before the 1900's.of course you don't have the right to free speech,civil rights,freedom-we are here to terrorize-we are the Republican party!!!!---------------it was said the other day,that we have internal terrorists,and they are called the republican party(and democrats that are wealthy and soft to the conservative approach).they are terrorists as they are taking away like all regime's our basic rights.they wish to establish a state that only has the rich-and the poor-no middle class.why? the middle class ask meddlesome questions,they approach to far towards the wealthy.all others are simply to tired,to hungry,to disenfranchised to be heard. so if there are only two classes we can effectively say that we are no better than our so-called enemies.we will,and are becoming a mutally shared dictatorship by the wealthiest of wealthy in this country.peace,T

hey Jon
December 7, 2011, 7:09 am

still can't get on the Band Journal? so i will write here for awhile.sorry about the computer problems Jon-they are such a hastle! yeah it is good to see all the movement with Occupy!it is interesting as well-all the attempts to shut this down all over america.as seasoned vets.of protest movements we continue to support your efforts-just keep it going it is really importnat what is happening! will be back on soon.peace,T

December 4, 2011, 9:23 pm

hey T still have computer problems along with other issues but I will be back on soon. Good to see that some in this cuntry are making a stand we have been pushing this for years and I commend those that are standing up and saying no more of the rich dictatating the agenda.I personally respect their will and commitment if there is a god then god bless you all. We will join in when we are able until then YOU ARE DOING WHAT IS RIGHT IT IS TIME TO MAKE A STAND I AM FUCKING PROUD OF ALL OF YOU WHO STAND FOR EQUALITY FOR ALL AND A FAIR CHANCE TO TASTE THE AMERICAN DREAM NO MATTER COLOR,RACE, SOCIAL STANDING FOR AFTER ALL IS THIS NOT AMERICA LAND OF THE FREE HOME OF THE BRAVE?

November 8, 2011, 4:45 pm

Wow one party sets up a token to make them feel like they care? then they tear him down Cain I hope did not do what he is accused of if he did Fuck Him but hey amerika its a perfect set up the Republican Party set him up just so they could pretend they care? just a thought dont let the reings move you where they want to go. Stand up and make your own path...... just a stupid thought noj

October 24, 2011, 3:21 pm

I like how it is broken down like this. Thanks

Sorry Jon
September 30, 2011, 7:20 am

Hi Jon-I was in a terrible rush yesterday and didn't realize I had posted over what you had written-I apologize! I really enjoy our styles together-sounds like another song is moving through you!Can't wait to talk Bro!Namaste,T

I don t know do you?
September 29, 2011, 5:22 pm

T today nobody has a right to post over your brilliant entry. I guess I scared away the longtime fans with my rants awhile ago but for those who may still check in we are not being self indulgent or self rightous Hell I cant even spell the words! we are just expresing our thoughts in our personal quest to see humanity move to a level where we can all get along and unite to make a better living experience. Its a pipe dream I know but why does it have to be this way with the self proclaimed most intilligent species in the universe?????? I dont know do you?

September 24, 2011, 8:25 am

don't want to write over your thought the other day-it is to good!a great message from our hearts is HOPE,we must let it ripple out from our hearts-our minds.this will lead us to the sacrifice my Brother talks of.Namaste,T

out in the streets away from the banter....
September 23, 2011, 6:34 am

Right On! That was great Jon and so right.What has really turned me towards Social Democracy is indeed that notion.If I know I am paying higher taxes,it would feel good knowing that everyone has health care,that perhaps no one will be hungry or homeless.I am so tired of the political bantering in this country when so many suffer.What will it take-you nailed it-sacrifice and total re-vamping.Without such change,is it really acceptable to have starving and homeless children in the so-called richest country in the world?Thank you Jon!Namaste,T

September 22, 2011, 6:50 am

Great stuff.

September 13, 2011, 8:50 pm

nice post T you are so right it is refreshing to just go out and enjoy nature once in awhile. I dont do it enough but when I do it makes my day.

peace be with you....
September 11, 2011, 3:53 pm

thank you for expresing your opinion.something to consider;right/left where and how do we meet?isn't there enough anger and hatred.i have very good friends that are conservative republicans and those that are far left-does it not matter first who and what we are?let us walk together past this reductionist thought pattern(bringing all conversations to right/left-in America).Namaste,T

right leaning
September 10, 2011, 3:58 pm

Thank this band for what?? they are just followers of the far left agenda and I have never heard of them and never will!

Thank You
September 1, 2011, 5:32 pm

Thank You

the 13 Grandmothers
August 3, 2011, 9:42 am

so true Jon,so true.these are very humbling times.just when you think you start to get a leg up again.....nope slapped on yer ass agin'!!!!there is so much discontent and lack of hope,but then again,look who is modeling.we have such a polarity in this country now,it seems hard to agree on anything.sometimes in times like these there was a galvanizing voice in the past.this voice is woefully lacking right now.perhaps the next voice to lead should be one that is,'switched off'from the incindiary press and tools of technology.perhaps it is really time for this nation and the world to listen to the Native People of their countries.there is such a meassge going on right now(besides here that is).they are called the 13 Grandmothers.that they should come together now is really quit remarkable as it was seen long ago in the Hopi Prophesy.what is crucial for the younger generations is to listen to these people-they are talking and spreading wisdom.Elders have always been very gracious with teachings with those of open hearts-the problem is that there are so few that arn't distracted by the constant buzz of piecemeal pop culture(many young people have told me this-silence at times is intimidating for instance). check them out-everyone,very important message they bring.peace,T

great tune....
July 28, 2011, 5:00 pm

hey Jon-that was a great post today:)it has the making of a great,great tune.paper bag full of holes is so evocative.awesome bro! i almost heard a bass line as i was reading it.talk to you soon.peaceT(wish i could figure out how to get back on the$#@&*^$band jounal!)

the inner smile....
July 27, 2011, 7:07 am

with all the tension and anger in the world,it is important for us to stay centered and to relax.fear begets fear-america has been a classic example of this in the last decade or longer.our news media breeds it,thrives on it,spoon feeds us this toxin.the beautiful thing about being human is that we have a choice,we can simply turn off the news and practice more healthy,wholesome activities.today i present the inward smile;first breathe in slowly through the nose and exhale through the mouth.find out where your breath is-is it riding high in the chest?does it guard an old injury?next bring your attention to just below the navel.as you breathe in let this area distend,as you exhale let it ride back towards your spine.now think the word,'smile'.now concentrate on your eye muscles on the inhale,on the exhale think-smile to the eyes.then move to the face around the head,and as the face relaxs let a gentle smile lift the corners of your mouth.bring this,'energy' to all parts of the body,relaxing in love all muscles of the body,all the way down to the toes.don't forget your internal organs that work so hard for you.in Chinese Medicine the concentration in particular would be the liver,heart,stomach/spleen,lungs,and kidneys.you could also include the entire torso which encompasses what they call the,'triple burner',that helps with;elimination,digestion,respiration.please practice this frequently-maybe twice a day.i am teaching a lot of deep restorative Qigong in my classes right now as there is so much stress and tension going on in the world and in individuals.practicing this way,we can truly be,'a Lotus in a Sea of Fire'.peace,T

July 25, 2011, 7:12 am

we of Shadowscreamers would like to send our deep condolences to the families and victims of the horrible trajedy in Norway.we on this site believe in LOVE of all mankind and all in the cosmos.it is very hard to understand something like this.we send out our thoughts and prayers.peace,T

very sad....
July 20, 2011, 7:01 am

one of the things that is very apparant in this country, is a deep racist outlook that we have.has there ever been a President that has been grilled more?has there ever been a President that had to answer to almost every move?compare with jr.who basically ran this country like a tyrant for 8 years-he didn't have to answer to anyone(and still doesn't).he took more liberties with the constitution and hurt Civil Rights even more than one of his hero's-the reagan.everywhere i go in this provincial backwater of maine,i hear people coming down on the president.americans should really be called on what we are-RACIST!!!!now i know there are many like Jon and i out there that would take offence to this,saying well i certainly am not.here i am talking the collective not the personal.our actions only prove it.we had a spoiled white rich kid that ran our country like his personal playhouse,causing the underpinnings of our financial disaster(a disaster they knew would last a very long time-further dividing the rich and poor)and he goes free.the following President who happens to be Black is questioned on every detail.he is blamed for the financial crisis,he is castigated for not getting us out by now.going back to reagan this disater was set by the republican party.it is going to take more than a decade to climb back out.you cannot give a person one term to make things right after decades of abuse(and scandal!).we are a deeply racist country-i have heard the comments,i have seen what has been done,i am deeply ashamed of this outlook.peace,T

without Jon there is no Band!
July 18, 2011, 6:52 am

hey all,just wanted to say that it is great seeing my Bro back on the site and he has been the heart and core of Shadowscreamers-without him there is no Band,and I enjoy his thoughts and writings.sorry about the long time away,but I have been teaching a lot without the safety net of Health Insurance or benefits-sadly as things get more expensive it is harder and harder and forces me to get more jobs-not sure how much more this can last.I miss writing and playing music terribly, I promise to be back soon,until then it is so good to hear my Bro's voice again!peace,T

fan of T
July 12, 2011, 12:10 am

Cant wait for you to come back T you don't need the other guy

back soon....
July 7, 2011, 11:53 am

very hectic schedule,trying to eek out a living,back soon.peace,T

i am sorry to inform you that you have flunked this decade thus far....
June 29, 2011, 6:42 am

waiting,waiting,waiting-if only people understood how much of the artist's job is waiting.doesn't matter the medium;writing,painting,music-all of it waiting,waiting-even more so in this tough economy.sometimes it feels like you are restlessly roaming back and forth in a cage.who says these people understand what is good what is not good?i would say in the music world the people that make it happen deserve an F- lately.peace,T

missin' the vibe hard core....
June 27, 2011, 7:00 am

there are so many times i really miss playing on stage.yesterday,i was going through a funk that only my bass could deliver me from. i practised and played with abandon,but in the end it just didn't,'scratch the itch'. man do i miss playing in front of crowds.anticipation builds-rythm section cooking and then my bro laying down his masterful guitar playing and solos.i particularly enjoy playing outdoors-what Jimi called,'sky church'.man do i miss it-wish i could play a concert right now!!!!peace,T

Update from me
June 20, 2011, 5:27 pm

Hey T and fans looks like a virus geek got me so geek go ahead and beat your little pee-pee off in jubilation then go suck on your momies tit cause we all know loosers like you are still livin at home. Anyway I will have Art fix the meltdown when I get a few extra bucks its good timing because I need an extented break anyway, so like Chrlie Sheen says WINNING because for every geek there is somone who actually has a life and knows how to fix it. Anyway T you are doing a gre at job as always for those who choose to use their minds.please take the time to read this mans brilliant stuff. By the way T I have a copy of you and me doing Goodbye Siagon that kills! never heard anything like it but it is not for the feint of heart which atomatically excludes most of brainwashed Amerika. Keep on keepinn on brother things are tight like for everyone who is middle class but we keep on moving ahead right Amerika? Have to run I will call soon T hope all is well and god bless the un united states of amerika.............jon

on being a Father....
June 20, 2011, 7:42 am

you have been lied to you your entire life in regards to being a father(in America).first off John Wayne was never a John Wayne-he was an actor that sadly became deluded into thinking his persona on the scene was real.being the tough,independant,pull yourself up by your bootstraps,and the hell with everyone else(especially minoroties,and women-according to his comments)has created so much damage in understanding what it is to be a Father and a Man.so let's throw out some ideas here.first off-IT IS OKAY TO BE WRONG.so many males i have talked to say they were trained to be 'always right'.consequently they hate to be wrong.WHAT PRESSURE THIS CREATES!!!!imagine a world where you are right about everything,and everything relies on your word.in a way this type of thing creates a sense of,'daddy knows best'and subjugates women to a subserviant role.this is sexist and cruel.who wants this kind of pressure,and who would buy into a system of overt sexism and racism(this same thought pattern was prevalent with white males).what damage has this caused;endless wars and nuclear bombs,destruction of the environment,racism,sexism,elitism,and a growing disdain for anyone that is not wealthy,thereby creating and establishing a two-tier system in america(wealthy-not-wealthy)-this led directly to the global economic meltdown.in looking at the damage,it is very clear,'daddy doesn't know best,in fact daddy has been a %$#@ing idiot"!!!!so the first ideal in being a Father is to admit when we are wrong.now i will simply list others;not afraid to share feelings,open,wild-hearted(not afraid to be a poet,musician,artist),showing compassion to all-beings,realizing we live in a delicate and sacred web-interconnected to everything,patient,ability to show love(to yourself first and all others),putting the needs of the family before your own,learning how to play and enter the wild free world of a childs mind,to honor elders,to love all people regardless of race,religion,culture,etc...to be free of the lies we were all raised with and to have the courage to be your own person(the destiny you were born to be).this is just a start-add your own onto the fan journal here.i await from Jon the entrance to get back on the Band Journal-view my feeble attempts today as just a start-please write more here.Jon I love you bro,and miss you dearly.peace,T

the conspiracy of a smile....
June 17, 2011, 10:05 am

'Why are you smiling youcrazy fool?'the old man looked at the young and smiled yet again,'tis the only warmth on such a cold winter day,as i ramble about'.-------------------smiles are great conspirator's.they take foul moods and somehow change them about.when we smile we relax our face-the muscles soften.when we soften our heart can't help but to be open and more pliant to life's circumstances.the Buddha always carried a smile in meditation-just a slight hint of one.in doing so he allowed the progress of his path-to be opened-not closed and guarded as if with a frown.bring out your smile today! this subtle trickster can bring joy to even the direst of curmudeon's.peace,T

June 16, 2011, 7:39 am

thank you Jon! could you send me the entrance to the band journal again?i have the password but not the entrance thingy-just send it via e-mail if you don't mind-thank you bro!-----------------BLESSINGS-it seems that we have,or are losing this venerable tradition.as we become more enamored with glamour and glitze and pure materialism,we seem to have forgotten how to feel the blessings all around us.the Celtic and Native traditions have kept this thansgiving alive(as have all ancient cultures).why blessings?when we say a blessing we are taking the time to connect to something much bigger than ourselves.when we say a blessing we are remembering the very web that we walk in life connected to all beings to all phenomena in the cosmos.living the,'way of blessing',we tend not to take things for granted.if anything there is a deep reverance for all in reality.in saying a blessing,how could we possibly pollute,or steal,or kill for instance.when we steep ourselves in this time honored tradition,we tend to be open to the,'pregnant now'(as i like to call it).it allows for no blanket our obscurations to cover the lamp of our heart.we sit,to put it bluntly,naked with the creative seesnce,the sheer possibility of the pregnant now.much akin to the artist who see's the blank canvas-we open to the moment that proceeds the touchpoint of the brush,the touchpoint of calligraphy.a musician in this moment is surrounded by silence,from which all notes are possible.it is very important for the human species not to forget BLESSINGS.in blessings we see the tattered covering we tend to throw onto our hearts.we tend to see the well-worn grooves of our uncertainty,doubt,anger,repetitive thought patterns.when we stand on the ground from which we sprang in silence and open our hearts to the beauty that surrounds us-the words,the blessings come spilling out.we could learn a lot from allowing this beauty again to enter our hearts and minds.start simply and see what happens.perhaps meditate for a moment in the morning sun,look around at all of nature,hear the birds sing their blessing,the dog bark his,'dog-ness',the trees swaying in the gentle breeze,the grass so vibrantly green(secret triumph for me-seeing grass grow between cracks in the street,or on buildings or cracks in concrete.as much as we think we rule nature,she always comes back with the quintessential song of creativity!)simply say,'thank you',see where you go from there.perhaps this itself will be your blessing,to say thank you to all that is and in this way Bless yourself and all in the cosmos.have a truly blessed day.peace, T

June 14, 2011, 7:34 pm

hold the words of my brother close for they will help you........onj

the lantern of our heart(continued)
June 14, 2011, 7:00 am

well i have lost the entrance to the journal again(i have the password).will find it.today lets talk about being a student.many people as they reach their work status or ,'position',in life feel as if that they are now at the pinnacle.there is not much else to learn-how sad! the venerable teacher T.T.Liang once had a lady looking for his class.she came into the class and saw people practicing Tai Chi and an old man reading a Chinese newspaper in the corner.not seeing a leader,the woman went to the old man and asked,'excuse me,do you know who the teacher of this class is'?T.T.Liang put away the newspaper and looked up at the woman and said,'Our Teacher Sang Feng(legendary yet disputed founder of Tai Chi)is,he has stepped out and I watch and try to teach the class for him'.this is a great story as he concedes that he is but a student and always will be.if we keep this beginner's mind we can see things as if for the first time,lending a perspective that is always fresh and open.in Zen we say,Zen Mind-Beginner Mind,for this very same reason.if we are a beginner always,than we are open to the present moment in awareness and mindfullness.in doing this we don't have drapes or any obscurations over the lamp of our heart.we can simply just,'be',without pretension without title,without any blocakage that prevents us from our vital appointment with life.have truly blessed day.peace,T

June 10, 2011, 6:29 am

Hi Bobby-this is T,so good to hear from you! Glad that things are working well in NYC.Might be good for Jon and I to take advantage of the connections you talk about! Hope all is well,I miss you and miss playing with you-man we laid down some grooves!!!!peace,T

June 9, 2011, 2:51 pm

hey jon its bobby all is well better than i couldve ask for i realy miss you and your music wish i was still a part of it i am with achurch on the island and a country band in nyc there singed its ok not exactly chalenging at least im on stage hope you and your family are well tell t i said hi i miss you guys if ever up north call me 631 732 2832 or just call to say hi ihave a couple of conections up here venue wise and studio would love to get together well this the most typeing ive done in years so im gonna go love and miss you brother bobby moran

June 9, 2011, 6:34 am

well got kicked off agin today on the journal.been bummed lately.sometimes as I review my life I cdan't help but think-i seem to make failure a art form.it amazes me that creative people are trapped,stuck in some sort of hell as we listen and see people,'make it' that have no talent and not much creativity.i can think of no worse hell.signed- dejected,T

Hi Jon
June 7, 2011, 6:51 am

Hi Jon,got bumped off the journal this morning? will enter again tomorrow-any word on the help from that friend yet?give me a call this weekend if you could.peace,T

I like
May 26, 2011, 11:15 am

I like this.

Never elect boys to do a mans job.... thank you Mr. Obama
May 2, 2011, 1:04 pm

Still can't get on the internet with my computer.............After Nine Eleven Junior Bush promised to capture or kill the person responsible for the attack. Junior bush then proceeded to Attack Afghanistan which was the right move but then bush and his so called experts inexplicably decide to attack Iraq letting Bin Laden get away and for bushes time in office he and his esteemed group of experts??????? We're not only unable to capture or kill bin laden but they laid waste to a country and its people and in the process and killed thousands of our own soldiers. It only gets better because all the time this was going on his administration created the greatest set back in the American economy since the great depression. Now along comes a man who has been chastised and vilified called a weakling and pretty much been raked over the coals by the very people who caused this mess. Well this man did in two years what junior could not do in almost eight and he also has been on a course to clean up the mess that the previous administration left while they slithered away to the rocks they live under. It goes to show you that you should never send in boys to do a man's job and as we all can see now Obama is not perfect be he is more of a man then junior and all the other kids in his administration will ever be. So junior go ahead and play cowboy on your ranch and please don't ever show your face again we are so much better off without you and your worthless family....................JON

April 30, 2011, 8:02 am

is this site down? can't get to it unless i go to google?peace,T

April 26, 2011, 1:57 pm

hey Jon,are you around?any chance you can call this weekend-Sat.is good.peace,T

hey man still here but crazy busy like all of you
April 18, 2011, 12:50 am

I am the distance between who you pretend to be and what really goes on in your mind. Am I really that radical? Who the fuck are you kidding if you are so pure then put your head on a chopping block and swear that you have never had a negative thought ! if you can honestly answer this with pureity then I guess you should be hanging with Jesus Christ..........ojn still here for what it is worth I am coming back with new stuff as things slowly get to the point where I can do it. In the meantime please check out T he has a gift that this world needs and as a bonus its all on this site......the rest is up to U up to U .......jno

time to stand up wimps!!@!!!!
April 12, 2011, 5:54 pm

Iknew you pussies who check this site for Ts brilliant writings but guess what bitch aint nothing free either stand up tell ten people about us or kiss my fucking ass.........JON again

oh it must be so good to be a minority rapper sanger what the fuck ever
April 12, 2011, 5:45 pm

When you mother fucking assholes get the free pass cause you black or Hispanic you don't think some fuckin mixed breed like me got no mother fucking rights I been called chief more fucking times then most you mother fuckers can count but I aint nobody's bitch so you all go fuck yourselves the machine has consumed you assholes where the fuck does that leave me you sucking the white man's dick and you cry like little babies while you raking in the shit yea immortal technique the white boy peanut boy you mother fuckers can kiss my ass cause you pieces of shit fly round this fuckin world thinkin you is the shit you fucking sold out so kiss my ass try living day to day when you motherfuckers got someone wiping your ass. He too much for you go fuck yourself Shadow Screamers been preaching this shit forever that's right motherfucker forever and where are we?????JON thats right fuckers JON

I will no longer stand by
April 11, 2011, 7:58 pm

Ok mother fuckers I am no longer affiliated with anyone I am still in this fucking band but I like the sex pistols believe in total anarchy fuck the establishment go ahead put a black man in the office don't mean shit aint his fault it is the intuition when the fuck are you motherfucking pansies gonna say enough is enough? Didn't think so by the way go fuck yourselves. .....From now on I am going to promote radical change I aint talking about killin people I am talking about standing up getting off your lazy ass and uniting. Hey dumb asses rich white assholes run this kuntry why do you think this dumb assed kuntry takes Donnie trump seriously? Fuck the establishment Obama is a good man but he can't beat the establishment it's up to us mother fuckers so go ahead read this and then get back to the latest reality show what a stupid kuntry.................jon

i cant spell so fucking sue bitch..........jon
April 11, 2011, 2:22 pm

I admit i am an idiot when it comes to spelling so fucking shoot me man fucking hell knows humanity dont want to hear what the fuck i have to so go fuck yourselves and keep on keepin on i could care less

April 11, 2011, 2:15 pm


April 8, 2011, 9:18 pm

Tom brokejaw here interviewing Donald Trump on why he is interested in running for president with the Republican Party............. So Mr. Trump why is it that you think now is the time to run for president it seems you have a lot of issues with President Obama but strangely enough you were basically silent during the Bush years?.......... Well Tom that is a good point!!!!!! By the way have you heard about my outrageously popular show where I pit token Negroes, dumbasses and forgotten stars against each other it is brilliant and I am brilliant!!!!!!! Ah Mr. Trump or is it the Donald??? or whatever I am not here to talk about your show I am sure it is in line with today's entertainment if you can call it that............ But once again why were you silent during the Bush years which in many ways lead us to the mess we are in now?? Well Tom it's all about taxes! You see Obama wants to do away with the tax breaks for the rich and this will spoil the whole trickledown effect! Take me for instance why every Friday I get bags full of quarters and I spread them all around whatever mansion I am staying at and that way my help (you know maids gardeners etc.) they can scurry about and pick up those quarters and you would not believe the smiles on their faces as they collect the trickledown effect! Truth be told I have not given them a raise for almost 9 years!!!!!!!............... Ah Mr. Trump surely there must be other reasons?........ Well Tom that negro is hiding something from us I think he was not born in the USA and with all the extra money George W Bush god bless him has given me I can spend on finding out where Obama was really born.... Another thing is that nobody respects the good old USA Obama is a wimp!!!!!!! We lost all the credibility of Mr. Bush's Presidency I mean who is gonna mess with Dick Chaney and Donald Rumsfeld?????? They kept me and my millions safe by God!!!!!..............Ah Mr. Trump what makes you think you are the right man for the job?????? Well Tom I am self-made except for the millions my dad gave me but hell we all start with a few million from our parents right! I am the right man because I have an outrageous show and even though I am in and out of bankruptcy court all the time I can fly around on my own jet!!!!!! I know how to manage people and run a business!!!!!! I mean how hard it can be to run the country you just pay a bunch of yes men to agree with you and move on!!!!!!!!FIUCKIN JON

Welcome to my neighborhood..........Ummmmmm its special
April 7, 2011, 12:29 pm

My wife gave me the word not to give out my web-site to our new neighbors. Fair enough don't want to appear to be something I'm not got to keep up appearances. In many ways I guess it's wise but I can't and won't change who I am otherwise I am living a lie and folks you can love or hate this site but the one constant is that we are who we say we are. Far from perfect me anyways T is on another level but at least when u check us out you know we are not editing for popularity never have never will. This may be our Achilles heel. Anyway our dad is probably in mourning knowing that the "glen beck" show on fox has been canned. I watched his show a couple of days ago and I was surprised that anyone but beck himself could understand what the hell he was talking about and even more bizarre why anyone would care about his conspiracy theories. Sorry Dad but for the good of humanity he needed to go he just needs to tone things down and get back to reality but then again what the hell do I know...............noj

Are you fucking kidding me???????????
April 6, 2011, 9:27 pm

Just heard donnie trump is running fpr president? this ego sucked daddies dick and has a silver spoon so far up his ass aint nobody gonna look for it thinks Obama has not been doin a good job? Is this kuntry this stupid?? that anyone would take this privilaged piece of shit seriously? Wake the fuck up I know I cant spell but I do know a fucking ruse and this piece of shit the donnie has no business even being an after thought for president but then again this is one fucking stupic kuntry after all they could not even teach me how to spell.........noj

I will get it together soon bear with me please..........
April 6, 2011, 1:45 pm

The last two weeks have been busy moved out of the apartment and into a house.However lots to do I want to thank my brother Ron for giving his time to help me otherwise I would never have been able to do it. I cant get my computer onto the system yet so this is why I am posting on the fan journal.T I will call soon have much to say as thoughts run rampent thru my mind but no time now.Love and peace to all and for what it is worth I will be back soon and I am gong to put a band together just taking baby steps which rips my soul apart but at least I am takin steps.........stay tuned.....jon

thank you Jon
March 16, 2011, 9:50 am

thank you for putting that up Jon about Japan.keep sending good thoughts,prayers,and whatever else you can.peace,T

March 13, 2011, 10:44 am

good things here

March 8, 2011, 6:21 am

It is true Carol. I remember thinking that under the Bush Administration that this site would be closed down forever. Not the case. It takes a certain amount of bravery to continue, I give it up to this Band. I lurk as well, but felt compelled to respond to an obvious troll.Out

March 6, 2011, 10:35 am

I agree Larry, these two were the only ones speaking out for a long time, when no one else was, during the Bush Administration. My only wish is that they would get more music up. I have lurked here a long time, and enjoy this site.

March 5, 2011, 8:27 am

This site always calls it like it is. In my experience, when someone says ,'get a life',it usually means they don't have one.

my opinion
March 4, 2011, 9:34 pm

You guys need to get a life

frustrating man but so goes it for those who want change and it will not stop us.......
February 21, 2011, 1:53 pm

Hey T I hope you are feeling better my computer is down and Art is 3000 miles away he is the one who kept my computer up and set up this site. He is very important to this band a more important has always stuck with us so he will see a big payday when we make it and deservedly so.I am going to have this fucking code shit removed I have tried three times to get this up and that is probably why we dont recieve more comments. Hang tough it cant get much worse hopefully and we will not quit so stay tuned fans.......jon

great entry Jon....
February 12, 2011, 7:51 am

thank you for your feedback all! Jon i am not going to write over your outstanding post today!will write in a day or so.this band has something that very few have-conviction!and i don't mean, the garden variety type of,'golly gee wiz, we need to write the next cutesy,cheesy single',or'golly we need to get the deal'.the conviction we stand for is exactly that of the people of Egypt-to bring about change.what kind of change.well for me,it is the type of change that FDR spelled out in his second Bill of Rights,that we will become a true Democracy(I hope Social Democracy)by taking care of all in America.A right to health care(free),a job with suitable pay(personally i would like to see standard pay,so the construction laborer makes the same as the sugeon.it is only then that people will be free to pursue exactly their hearts desire and greed would be taken completely out of the equation),a right to a home,a right,etc....if this were enacted tomorrow,we would effectively stop the power advances of the rich who rule this country in a Plutonomy.will this happen?not without the dutiful action of the citizenry,like in Egypt.anyways we are fully committed to change.we suffered shutdowns of the site.we suffered industry interest and then leaving us in the dust,we suffered in ways our readers can't possibly know or imagine.yet look here everyday-what do you see? yup,we are here for you.are you here for us,and the rest that could benefit with such sweeping change? all for now.peace,T

February 10, 2011, 1:42 pm

luv this site.

gotta love it....
January 26, 2011, 7:21 am

damn Jon,that one had me laughing! so the guy just approached you at a gas station?kind of brazen.i know some people that are supposedly 'activists'in the green movement.they are so obnoxious that no one can stand to talk with them more than five minutes.as it turns out they come from rich families,and have tons to outlay on green technology(wheras the rest of us have to think problems through).one of them suggested for my organic garden that i hook up a five hundred dollar system for roof drainage to the garden(yeah-sure,who the hell has that kind of money!-my rain barrel does just fine-free given to me).i consider myself very Green.it drives me crazy seeing these rich kids spouting off and alienating the concepts because of their speech.i have always felt it best to lead by example.by the way,it is true,Jon and I share that Karma.we have had the strangest interactions with people.it's creepy at times and weird.hey bro-what is the best way to get in touch-don't have your new number?peace,T

January 24, 2011, 3:07 pm

You say alot of good.

January 23, 2011, 12:44 pm

Great music and writing.

January 21, 2011, 10:53 am

Good to see the new direction with the Band, and T writing again.

December 29, 2010, 9:07 am

being homeless is obviously not a pleasant experience.i remember most painfully the way people looked at me, when i was homeless. washing up at a fast food place,wandering the streets-people looked at me and the others on the street as if we were scum.it is important to remember a very important 7generation teaching here(from indigenous america)NO ONE IS BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE! we are all children of the Creator.i would also add, and you have heard me say this many times;a culture is only as strong as its disenfranchised.what that means is that-as Jon is saying in posts-when we allow for the rich to continue and exploit their ,'richness', by grabbing more,we leave entire generations exposed to the brutal effects of poverty.this is not a powerful country-it is by definition a weak one.in order for a true democracy to be born with the hostile inhabitants(you know the ones that practiced genocide on this continent 500 years-when they first came ago-and continue through more subtle practices)a massive embrace of the truth,'we are only as strong as our most disenfranchised'.sadly this will not occur anytime soon.the enemies of the state-republicans-have now seized control and already the effects are being felt. questioning the health care bill, allowing for no taxes of the wealthiest,etc,etc...even here in Maine our new gov.has assigned his own daughter with no experience to what he calls an entry level position in politics(ON HIS STAFF!)-as an admin.assistant for 41,000 dollars!THAT IS ALMOST AS MUCH AS I MADE AFTER 23 YEARS IN EDUCATION!ENTRY LEVEL-YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!it has begun and you can expect the greed to continue just like when the idiot stole elections for two terms.by the way NPR stop advertising these parodies of him. if we continue to relegate him to idiot status(no argument here)he seems to have exempt status from prosecution.is anyone else picking up on this?we don't need the bumbling uncle paradigmn-he and cheney need hard time for the atrocities they committed. anyways-all for today.peace,T

December 24, 2010, 9:16 am

so we all come to the light broken.our many scars are the battle reminders of just being human,of being alive.like the Raiku vessel,though cracked,this heart can hold the entire universe.it can still be open to recieve light.in fact it is our openness that allows the possibility of true change in whatever permutation you can think of.it is thIS openness,when you feel that your heart can't take it anymore and you make that leap.... that's when...well,that's a topic for another day.enjoy the light.peace be with you,T

December 23, 2010, 1:08 pm

is it hard to find light when you are tired,depressed,angry?sure is! there is an old rule in the energy arts,that you shouldn't practice when in the throes of severe emotions.why?let us take anger. when you practice with a lot of anger you overload the energetic system with many fight or flight hormones. to bring up anger is stimulating to the liver in small doses,but if that is the chronic state-you overload.there is a type of qigong i teach where the developers of the system were so mellow they had to,'bring up anger'to stimulate the liver.wouldn't that be nice?they lived in a mountain monastery with a very chill life. we don't have to bring anger up much, many times we have to much anger collectively in our culture. but to answer the question-is it hard to find light in the darkness of emotional strain. again,yes. what is important to remember is two things;one:this time, this very emotion will pass(in the past i have listed many,many meditations you can follow on the band journal-pick one or find one and use it regularly).it will come,come to be,start to dissipate,and then drop back to the storeground of consciousness.two; pick a time when you feel the meditation and then do it-perhaps twice a day. i meditate in the morning and then in the evening.there are times when the surf is up and i have to ride through alot of clutter.other times very quite. the important thing is to build this practice and stick with it,gradually you will find yourself more available to the light. have a great day.peace,T

December 22, 2010, 6:41 am

given that this energy exhists, we can see there is endless possibility.as human beings we are accustomed to patterns, to habit. some helpful, many destructive. the energy of emotions can be destructive if given habitual patterns.anger,hatred, and all the affiliated energies that produce negative energy can literally eat one from the inside out.i have had the good fortune to have worked with many cancer survivors. many use my classes(Qigong and Tai Chi)as part of their care plan. so many have said that although they would never want to go through this again(cancer)they feel that they have learned so much by it. some say they were very negative and then have learned to let go.given that the uncreated energies are out there-that each day,each moment presents new opportunity-we can all learn in this moment.here is an experiment. next time you get very upset,document!not only your feelings, but what happened to your body. chances are you will experience some discomfort somewhere on your body(stomach,shoulders,neck,etc...).while you start to document how severe emotions affect you, lets try something else.(practice this when you are not feeling severe emotions. if you do it when you are extremly angry it will be counter-productive as you will not be receptive and likely to say-'see that didn't work!" it is also advised in the Qigong and Yoga world not to practice during times of extreme emotions). stand or lie down. imagine that you are in a beautiful field on a warm sunny day. the blue sky endless, the sun warm on your face. now imagine that like golden butter the suns energy comes in through the top of the head. as it wends its way through your body, imagine that any stress or tension dissolves. as you make your way down your body you can think of the area you are at(like your neck)and breath in awareness and the suns energy on the inhale and on the exhale think,'relax and sink' allowing the golden energy of the sun to dissolve any blockage in the area all the way down through your feet and three feet into Mother Earth to make compost.go slowly and carefully touching every part of your body. to close, raise your arms above your head(laterally-inhale) and as the hands go over the head, think of the golden energy of the sun again. as you exhale lower your arms in front of your body and have the hands palms down stop at your waist. as you do imagine the golden energy coarsing through your body dissolving any remaining tension(do this three times).after do some self message. warm up your hands by rubbing them vigorously together and then place them over your eyes. after a moment drag the hands over the face and then to the top of the head again. massage the top of your head by rubbing your fingers through your hair. massage your ears from the top to the bottom. massage the back of your neck your arms, your belly, your lower back your legs. it is a great feeling isn't it? don't you feel less stressed? we can access the energy of the universe. we can access this pregnant moment. we can have some control of the way we process giving ourselves empowernment. it all depends on how, in what way you choose to use this moment. have a wonderful day. peace,T

December 21, 2010, 8:02 am

there are energies that permeate the cosmos.various cultures and religions have tried to describe them. in China the word is Qi, in India, Prana, amongst the Dine(Navejo)the word is Ni.in Christianity it is the talboric light.this light is the uncreated energy of the eternal now.it is the touch point of caligraphy, the wuji of taji.there have been many times in my life that i have seen this light shine and give it's wisdom to all beings.coming out of a sauna and seeing the light play through the leaves of a pear tree at my In-Laws. billions of diamonds spread across snowfields touched by this light. we have become over time-collectively more mole like. i know of many people that never touch the suns rays all day. they stay indoors awaiting the night.it wasn't to long ago in our collective history that all went to bed at sundown, to awaken with the first rays of the sun. back before electricity, it made sense, and the days were marked by the seasonal flow and a more agricultural life. what we have become is supposedly advanced, and in many ways it is true. ,mthe care of injuries,medicine,cancer care have come so far. but what about our touching of the light? what about the play of the uncreated in each moment across your eyelids? as i look out across the fields i see snow moving in. soon i will be out there breathing in the fresh air, the coolness of this storm.the harvest was abundant this year, the fall long and slow, the brilliant colors did not seem to want to give up their finery. we are blessed by the light, by the qi,prana,ni,light of the universe. go play in it star child(each atom has traveled so far to be you!). surely you remember when you danced across the cosmos. surely you remember a sunny day when you rested on a hill and just looked at passing clouds, doing their dance in the light. surely you remember the light, the light....peace,T

December 20, 2010, 6:53 am

the signifigance of,'now'.- there have been many times you have heard me mention here the pregnant now. it is a term i use to show the immediacy of this moment and also the potential of it. many think and dream about a, 'better world', or a 'better me'. what are you doing right now-in this moment? we understand through psychology that behavior is built by consistency. so if i want to get in shape, i develop a plan and follow it for 40 days. after this it becomes 'habit energy', and the work we do to maintain is like brushing our teeth-good hygiene. can we adopt this to our hearts? by all means! can we,'fake it until we make it'? by all means! we come to giving broken. the human condition is that of pain and suffering over time. if you live long enough you will experience the hell of a broken heart, money troubles,family troubles,etc... so in developing the 'habit' of love of giving we may have tons of scar tissue. this is okay, it is just a reality,but a helpful thing is good to keep in mind. in psychology we also know when we give we feel better about ourselves. okay T, so is that the only reason? careful here. in the beginning,maybe yes, but after awhile you find something quite extraordinary, you are giving out this habit energy in realization that you have fostered to much thought on,'self' in the past. perhaps you have a realization down the road that giving allows you to break past the petty concerns of the ever striving ego. the one that keeps you ,'land locked' in your head. at some point you realize the energy you,'give' breaks this confine and goes out beyond,'me' to 'we'. now not eveyone does this. i know a person that gives a lot, but this person will also tell you about it-copiously! true giving is a giving that is like the left hand caring for the right when injured. not looking for fame, just doing what is necessary in the moment to help. we have lived under many varied lies being raised in the west. the lie of being,'self-sufficient', and strong,'pull yourself up by your bootstraps', is complete and utterly delusional. we need each other. we need to break past the land locked confines of our own head and offer a smile, a word, a gesture that helps each of us to understand and honor this pregnant moment. each moment, each new day, such potential, such possibility! let us enjoy this pregnany together, i bear you, you bear me in the loving caring heart of the cosmos....peace,T

December 18, 2010, 9:26 am

we suffer collectively when only one member of our society suffers.this is a tenant of a Democracy that truly cares for its constituents.last year like every year 25,000 americans died because they did not have access to basic medicine as they could not afford health care. if we continue to listen to the delusion of the top 5 percent economically, than we are forever doomed to a Democracy of exclusion, a Democracy that preaches hatred and divisiveness.we are better than that folks.i have no fear and no shame calling myself a social democratic dreamer.these systems so similar to Jon and my heritage take the first sentence of this statement today very seriously.have a good day.peace,T

December 17, 2010, 8:35 am

i would first off like to wish everyone a happy december. there are many religious ceremonies in december throughout all traditions and we of the Screamers wish everyone well! on Martin Luther King Day i would like to propose a new idea. i will be fasting and meditating(not new)and would like to see if others would join me. what is new, is to have you enter your experiences of inequity here and your proposal to make change given the serpent head of racism that still rears its sick head in america. my day on that day will be a rememberance of all the Native,African, Mexican/Hispanic,Asian Americans that built america by blood. railroads, farmwork, and genocide were the underpinnings of this country. the inequity of this reality still reaches its ugly tentacles outward, revealing a scarcely hid racist attitude in this country. this is why President Obama has had such a difficult time-RACISM!!!!we are so easy to forgive a tyrant-bush, yet we give such a hard time to President Obama(i do not, and have never recognized bush as a president, going back to his so-called farce of an election, to his brutal philosophy of killing out children for oil and spending the budget into depression). do we forgive because he is white(bush)? do we forget the tenants of what President Obama ran on because it was a good catch phrase but the work is to hard? do we hide a bitter and sick serpent in our chest that mocks a man because of his race? these are questions that few are asking, but they must be asked. we must go to the heart and core of the current situation by remembering the past and then moving forward in equitable fashion. this is not some wishful thinking-it must be done to alleviate inequities, like for instance the life expectancy of Native's in america(45!).the abuse in states like Arizona(the immigration policy) of Mexican and Hispanic people.the ongoing racism towards African Americans that permeates all communication(tv,radio.people talking,etc...)and Asian pregudice. so we ask all to relate your stories on Martin Luther King Day. i ask you to fast with me, to meditate, and to enter in stories here. we cannot move forward until we touch the reality of what is happening and what has happened. i can think of no better way to celebrate Dr. King, the one who fought and tried to unite america past such inequities.peace,T

December 10, 2010, 11:59 am

sorry i have been off awhile,but my computer needed work. i will have to research for the band journal code again as everything was lost^%$#@!!!!Jon and I are not leaving, the last conversation we had was very constructive and offers hope for the band. thank you for the kind words. Jon i love you and will be in touch soon-things are hectic with the close of the other project. peace,T

fan for life
December 1, 2010, 2:31 pm

you guys are honest and real and i dont see much of that in the music business I would recomend everyone to check the band journal T has some incredible stuff keep going boys!

wish i could vomit....
September 23, 2010, 11:39 am

so we have been in to this mess in Iraq for how many years now? and who led us there? DO YOU REMEMBER????since 2003 we have spent 750 billion dollars on an unjustified war. this is coupled with the fact that bush promised to build a better Iraq. okay so where do we stand, electricity is still a major problem. water is a huge problem, so much of it un-drinkable, sanitation is an issue, and you have a complete an utterly traumatized nation. we had warned about this very thing years ago, even before the war started. Jon and I articulated exactly why the war was happeneing and that the gov. doesn't care about the general people of Iraq or their well-being. so again with major egg on our face for just being an American, we would like to apologize yet again to the people of Iraq. these are hollow words i realize. when you don't have food and adequate water supplies, what good is an apology? it makes me want to cry to think of the millions we have dislocated from their homes, the hundreds of thousands killed, and yet there is still no accountability. i have to say, the lambasting of Obama, the apparent forgetting of bush and the atrocities he committed, it makes me sick to be here....T

fall in Maine....
September 21, 2010, 7:44 am

every day santa fe, new day, fall in maine. each seperate being in high def, 360. my heart leaps, despite slow measured steps....peace,T

i apologize
September 19, 2010, 3:32 pm

look i made a really bad mistake please forgive me everyone.a couple years back i recommended a couple of physical culture sites. one was Ross Enamait's which i still highly recommend(Ross is a great guy with a lot of science behind him). the other one is Transformetrics. i do not recommend this site anymore. it has evolved into something that is not in keeping with our world view here at Shadowscreamers.working out is definately A good thing to do on so many levels. that i should lead astray for so long is inexcusable on my part. sorry one and all. peace,T

September 18, 2010, 6:50 am

well i have tried every variation to climb back on the band journal-no luck,so i guess i will continue to post here for now. heard a great debate on NPR yesterday about the differences between Canadian and American medicine. i think the most telling statement was,"if they call our medicine(Canadian)socialized-so be it, to me it is better than blood sucking vampires intent on their own pockets rather than patient's well-being". once again our notions were trounced by a social democracy that works and cares for her people.peace,T

hi all
September 12, 2010, 2:52 pm

hi all! things are going very well with the writing but demanding a lot of attention! hope to be done within 2-3 months-exciting! speaking of writing, keep up the great work Jon. my brother Jon ,dares to say what many think but don't give voice to-great work Jon! i hope i can get on here more regularly. Jon can you please send me the Band Journal code, can't get on-i am so dumb with this stuff and as i explained before, i don't have my old computer-that had it there. talk to you all real soon. again, Jon great job!peace,T

Shadow fan
September 7, 2010, 3:25 pm

shit as in awesomeness!

Shadow fan
September 7, 2010, 3:24 pm

Love the saying on the home page. that would make an awesome song. You guys rock love all the band and fan journal entries. and of course the music! windows is like an explosion of awesomeness in my ear drums! Keep up the shit J and T!

August 25, 2010, 7:08 am

still keep entering the wrong Band Journal code!honestly i have no memory for this stuff and with the new computer it doesn't have it either. so i will keep entering here. Jon give me a call if you would? was at the Res.-good times, and we had to have a project here-done, workers gone.to resume the discussion, people don't realize how bad the economy has really tanked. it is tough out there!it is also hard on older workers.Congress was supposed to get on a bill to target ageism-yeah right! it is much easier to pay less with less experience and we know where that leaves most of us let go-not even a call back!anywho, back again, and Congress don't even say anything unless you are actually going to do something-anything.peace,T

not thinkin
August 22, 2010, 7:53 pm

I think if you think you might blow your brains out

August 16, 2010, 7:52 am

it is amazing how ruthless cuts are!no more gold watches or retirement. it is all just a ruthless afair.the researchers complain about employees switching so much and not being loyal. what about those that have worked and been loyal-it goes both ways and it is ruthless,with no compassion. on top of this. many companies are loading up their workers with things way beyond their job description. you must do it or the implication is-you can hit the door as there are plenty others that will do it.didn't we work so hard on this with the attainment of unions in america?peace,T

composition programs....
August 3, 2010, 6:44 am

hi Jon, so glad you are playing again and working with another songwriter. i understand also that the technology has advanced for programs to transcibe melodies and such(I don't know as you know i am an idiot with that stuff!).i have been experimenting with multi-harmonic structures lately with the bass-it feels really good!you have such a prodigous gift for melody and song, it might be good to pick up a composer program to transcribe what is in your head(Jon is the embodiment of the old Irish saying-'a smile on his lips a song in his heart').can't wait to hear new band name's you are thinking of!talk to you soon bro,peace,T

Great news Jon!
August 1, 2010, 4:42 pm

Jon, that is fantastic! I can't wait to hear it! Hey I can't get on the Journal? Could you please send me the info. to get on the journal again? Had to get another computer as our 18 year old relic finally bit the dust. Jon is right, working on some material right now, but have full confidence we will ride again. Jon I agree with the Band name change-shoot me an e-mail, would you. It was so good to see you again! peace,T

computer issues....
July 10, 2010, 4:33 pm

It has been awhile-sorry! my computer is very old and needs work pronto.i will try to get on when i can-peace,T

June 3, 2010, 11:39 am

Me to. Is he here ?

June 3, 2010, 10:16 am

I hope T will continue with his writing it is the reason I come to this site

May 17, 2010, 8:29 am

Jon you are doing some very interesting writing-are you thinking about putting these into song?peace,T

Killer song!
May 14, 2010, 2:14 pm

wow i was going to post again but did not want to post over what you wrote Jon-that is going to make a killer song!!!!peace,T

May 13, 2010, 4:20 pm

ps. didn't want to post over today-so i will be on the last 6 parts of Green Warrior soon.peace,T

Uncle T....
May 13, 2010, 4:19 pm

right on Jon! Jon and i are very lucky in that our children really support us.my youngest we have determined will have a spot with the band mixing when we get rolling.it was great to hear that things went so well Jon.tell all the fam. i said hello-uncle T

a fan
May 5, 2010, 7:59 pm

I look forword to hearing the new music you guys rock!

April 27, 2010, 12:37 pm

This is a powerful band. The writing on the journal so very potent. The music as well potent.

April 27, 2010, 11:21 am

My cousin Bobby Moran is an amazing drummer!Hopefully Mike and I will be able to come down there soon and here you play!Love You!

Penny Sartwell
April 27, 2010, 2:05 am

Great News Jon, I have the videos on You Tube!!! The pictures in the rain turned out better than I hoped for and I'll have those on You Tube incorporating one of your songs with it. Great Job Jon!!! Shadow Screamers City of Angels http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YLG7IHpFR8 to embed: Shadow Screamers Unchain My Heart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sktzR_dyzpc to embed: I'll see you tonight at South Shores!! Penny

April 23, 2010, 12:05 pm

Great,great journal guys. We all need to be Green Warriors .

April 21, 2010, 11:24 am

A deep bow to you .

April 19, 2010, 4:31 pm

thas thu stuff-mmmmannnn! keep it a going .

April 18, 2010, 3:06 pm

Just found this site and did some reading , amazing !

April 18, 2010, 6:27 am

I have been a fan here a long time . I love T's writing style . The Green Warrior series should be here again .

April 17, 2010, 7:31 pm

Hey T please bring back the Green Warriors series it was excellent

March 25, 2010, 10:24 am

well i will start this party and totally agree with everything you wrote Jon!peace,T

Thas righ
March 19, 2010, 7:04 pm

get real eat shit

March 18, 2010, 8:54 pm

you dont stand a chance I have taken the time to check you out and for your own good give it up dudes. You are wasting your time with your outdated shit.

March 16, 2010, 6:24 am

The time is now for you . Just look at the writing the last several days on the journal .

March 12, 2010, 10:39 am

Your music and lyrics are incredible . Why are you not signed ?

March 12, 2010, 8:46 am

" Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." ~Epicurus~

March 11, 2010, 6:37 am

"Looking out my window see my future on the ground!" not Shadow Screamers I see your future soaring though the sky, so high and full of hope. I look through my "Window" and I see Your song Window as a #1 hit on the radio. I see Shadow Screamers being played all over the world spreading hope and peace to those in need of it. I see " Shadow Screamers" becoming hall of famers through my window. what do you see when you look out your window? I certainly know that Shadow Screamers future is far from being on the ground.~ just came by to spread hope.~ Your dearest friend= "HOPE"

sounds crazy!
March 1, 2010, 7:50 am

sorry to hear that Jon!it seems like two steps forward and one step back.i hope he is okay,and everything works okay this week!peace,T

sounds like the start of a song....
February 23, 2010, 6:34 am

sounds like a great start to a song Jon,knowing you like i do,i was hearing a melody.peace,T

say it!
February 21, 2010, 4:03 pm

as Jon says voice yourself everyone-we want to hear!peace, T

February 15, 2010, 7:38 am

man I had another dream like that Jon.things are happening,i can feel it.my bass playing has never been so free.can't wait to talk to you.love,T

tore it up!
February 10, 2010, 6:33 am

had a dream last night-we tore it up on stage in England.woke with a smile on my face!peace,T

February 9, 2010, 8:24 am

hey everyone,no mistake,this Band is very serious.Jon is the best soloist on guitar today!outlandish?you should hear him like I have.when this Band is back together he will be able to solo more.Jon it doesn't surprise me that the Band is getting better and better.man i miss you guys!peace,T

committed as well....
February 6, 2010, 4:53 pm

that is fantastic Jon! man i can't wait to be in the fold again!i have re-committed after our last conversation as well.i might have to look up the link again(Band Journal)-not sure when i will get my computer back.that is why(frustratingly so)my responses are so short recently.more short stories,poetry,and great music on the way- fans.2010-great year!peace,T

February 5, 2010, 6:20 am

'peace is every step'-Thich Nhat Hahn.brother do you have a dime-out of work next year.still on a crashed computer.i will talk more this weekend.peace!

February 2, 2010, 8:12 am

great,great post Jon!that was very powerful!on a burnt computer-will be back on soon.peace,T

January 31, 2010, 7:16 am

you are amazing Jon! the energy and passion exude-i know,have played with our band and it is a palpable feel-everyone picks up on it.music seems like random circumstance.that is the only reason why we still wait to be heard nationally-we await the right condition and circumstance!peace,T

i hear you bro!
January 30, 2010, 8:28 am

hi Jon, i am tracking with you bro.i write here as i have had yet another computer meltdown and will have to search for the password again(when i get a new one it pops up once i register).on top of that we had a damn flood in our house due to three inches of rain and a clogged canal(that usually diverts water around our house).we are still trying to figure out this mess.yeah,what really,really perplexes me about American stupidity(do not question this-we are very,very stupid here is why)>we let the repressive regime spend us into the worst dept since the last depression,we are in two wars started by them that no one wanted,civil rights and liberties were taken away,the environment was well raped and yet the blame is continually on Obama? now let me set the record straight my bone with him right along has been that he has not changed enough.to hell with getting re-elected,i would love in my life time to see one spineless wonder politician stand up and say,'ENOUGH,I AM HERE FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT POLITICAL INTEREST-WE WILL HAVE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE,WE WILL STOP WARRING ON OTHERS,WE WILL TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN HOMELESS WE WILL BE A BEAKON AGAIN FOR DEMOCRACY AND HELP FOR HELPS SAKE NOT FOR OIL INTEREST ETC....okay rant done.Obama does not deserve any criticism at all but this.what we need to do is be supportive and stop these scum bag republicans from trying to take back and aspire to the greed-AND ONLY GREED-they care about.it is not about morality,they proved with bush for 8 years-THEY HAVE NONE.so the question is,how can we be so stupid to fall for this crap over and over again?Mass. didn't surprise me by the way.i spent half my life there.i do not see this as a so-called bastion of democratic thought.go north for that my friends to Vermont!we have got to stop being so stupid americans!the republican agenda is nothing but greed-that is it in entirety.they don't want gov. spending because they fat rich $%#@ don't want to be taxed.they want to sit back and say,hmmm i rose up by my bootstraps-why can't they.forgetting the fact that they are white and have had the privelages of being white in a culture that is still very class and race orientated.don't believe me-hmm let me take you three hours from here to a third world country within our borders.you will see how money gets distributed in an un-equal fashion.being an american is who you are within your class.we need to switch to being fully human,concerned about wiping out the highly stratified class structure that keeps the poorest of the poor poor,and really fight for what is right-PEOPLES WELL-BEING!i was so sad to hear Howard Zinn died this week.there was a spokesman for the people.we need more like him!peace,T

Albert Collins....
January 20, 2010, 12:59 pm

i don't want to interrupt the flow of Jon's great posts,plus i am on a borrowed computer as mine melted down-yet again!you know i have a real love/hate relationship with technology but today the love side.i came in for lunch after having shoveled for three hours-we got whacked with yet another nor'easter.so i punch up one of my favorite blues players;'The Master of the Telecaster',Mr.Albert Collins.i love to complain about youtube but man have they got some killer clips of the 'Iceman' doing his thing.in fact i have to give it up-among all the stupidity on youtube you can also find some really important stuff,like Master Wang Shu-Jin doing some of the hsing-i and bagua that i have studied from one of his students.great stuff!so here i am tired but fullfilled listening to one of the truly greats rip into the blues like he did.peace,T

December 30, 2009, 7:56 pm

happy to see you are getting back to what you both do best. Please keep it up I am a long time fan and you are a voice that needs to be heard above the mindless chatter that permeates the music industry.

another banner day!
December 21, 2009, 6:28 am

well they certainly gave ammunition to the right-wingers with the,'whatever they wrote' piece of crap. i am sad.what an idiot i am,i guess i had hopes that we might actually get things done with climate change.meanwhile way to go Maine Senator's for shooting down Health Care reform.what is that so the poorest county in the United States(Washington-at least top two-i think Pine Ridge might be number one)can enjoy their robust health system? wait a minute,hmmm shocking!the number 1and 2 poorest have very high Native populations.hmmmm is something afoot(as if we didn't know!)peace but pissed,T

what the hell!!!!
December 16, 2009, 3:50 pm

i agree Jon and Bobbie! you are way to big for that place! i entered something today about the climate change conference and my disgust with it Jon and an old familiar thing happened,the $#@! thing disappeared-it was definitly the right verification-checked it twice,weird.will re-enter tomorrow-have to run to my night job.i agree we are to big for that place!!!!peace,T

read what Jon is saying carefully....
December 13, 2009, 7:18 am

there is such a war going on right now between the have's and have not's.though not new this newest brand is insideous and downright dangerous.what you are talking about Jon articulates it perfectly.the right wants to continue and send smokescreens so that reality is obscured.their smoke is easily seen as such by anyone with half a brain!i have consciously not posted on the Band section as i feel what Jon is writing right now is important!peace,T

war criminals again(said it many times noone seems to listen!)
December 12, 2009, 7:41 am

her thinking is downright dangerous and is born of the money grubbing right whackos.it is dangerous in that it pleads for us to do nothing.their first concern seems to be to make money period.well as the northern Cree say'when all the rivers are polluted,and the land is no longer good,will you eat your money'(not an exact quote but you get the idea).i still feel that we should hold people responsible for past actions.we should have war criminals that are not only tried for acts against humanity but all of nature.after all if you despoil our world,you kill everything.a slaughter yet to be seen will happen,and people will not be able to trace it.you and i are smarter than that we know the true criminals,Palin should be locked up right now for this dangerous dogma.yes the Earth moves in cycles badda-bladda-bla WE KNOW THAT YOU MORON!DON'T INSULT OUR INTELLIGENCE.LOOK AT THE RESEARCH ABOUT WHAT MANKIND IS DOING-STUDY CAREFULLY-YOU WILL SEE THEN THAT YOUR WORDS ARE KILLING YOUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN!peace,T

peace be with you....
December 5, 2009, 7:10 am

life is so beautiful! the heavy frost,the star lit nights so vast it feels like you can reach out and touch them individually.the bowed heads of queen anne's lace and grass and trees.it was once said that a true wise man bows at all creation.this morning as my jeans brush the frost filled queen anne's lace a deep bow to everything,a deep bow to everything.peace be with you,T

Jon is the best guitar player today....
December 3, 2009, 8:59 am

hey Jon no surprise.it is funny when you have that feeling and you just know.also no surprise that a bass is not missed with you guys playing.for those that have not seen,Jon plays that Taylor guitar and he is being self-effacing as usual(one of the things I love about my bro).he might play in an un-orthodox way but gets more sound out of a guitar than I have ever heard.there are times when he solos you literally hear two-sometimes three guitars within his playing.Bobbie is an amazing drummer that matches Jon's incendiary style.i would say however that the combo with the three of us(having the bass)brings a whole new level-especially as time can be an issue occasionally.this band needs to be heard in a larger venue.i really hope the Manager is working on this and a Summer tour.peace,T

cradle to grave....
November 27, 2009, 8:11 am

i have not posted over Jon's entry for a couple of days as i believe we all need a good laugh(in these times),and if you read carefully there is wisdom.Jon and I fought tooth and nail in our respective lives and on this website Junior and Cheney.i think the greatest gift that could possibly occur in the upcoming year is for Obama to get off the post on this one(STOP BEING CENTRIST,as Meister Eckhardt said,'Leap'!The leap here is one of faith,we trust you Obama!now leap into the very difficult issues!)and bring war crimes against them.of course this is hard as he is currently at war.i do not feign to be an expert here,but it seems to me that we must pull back the throttle a little on beating the hell out of the world.there are pressing issues at home.for instance if we were not spending billions on this war,think what we could do for health care.we could ensure every citizen is covered as well as illegal immigrants.I ADVOCATE THE SACANDANAVIAN MODELS.LET US TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE....peace,T

Happy Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2009, 8:26 am

Happy Thanksgiving all!peace,T

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November 25, 2009, 6:54 am

yesterday was tough,sometimes life is so.one of the things i have learned in the years i have lived is that it is important to lift oneself up with grace and dignity-dust off and move forward.Jon knows i rarely have down days,i seem to have been born with a somewhat positive attitude.when you are down it can be a blessing.perhaps there is something you overlooked-were not attentive to(that was my case).in seeing this you learn by this and give thanks for the blessing.we don't as a culture give thanks enough.for instance,how many times have you said thank you to your liver,your heart,your spleen?they work around the clock without a break.it is good to give thanks.how about giving thanks to all;friends,enemies,those you love,those you can barely tolerate.it is all LOVE in the long run,it is all LOVE....peace,T

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not always easy...
November 24, 2009, 8:13 am

don't mean to whine,things are tough.don't mean to whine,things are tough-thank you.peace,T

Jon i am still laughing at that one....
November 21, 2009, 6:59 am

Jon,I refuse to post over that one as i want everyone to read it and roll on the floor laughing like i did.that was great bro!i needed a great laugh after this week!yeah,that dumb shit didn't even show up did he?i saw his wife at the celebration but didn't see Chimpy-was he there i wonder?on a more serious note, I STILL AWAIT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO CHARGE JUNIOR AND CHENEY WITH WAR CRIMES AND ALSO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO WAKE UP AND SEND A MESSAGE TO THIS@#$%^$# CRIMINAL.WHAT AILS YOU YOU IDIOTS(MEANING AMERICAN POLITICIANS)ARE YOU GOING TO SIMPLY LET THEM OFF THE HOOK?LIBRARY THIS IS ALMOST TO MUCH TO TAKE FROM SUCH A $%#%@ MORON,AND ONCE AGAIN IT IS LIKE HE IS TAUNTING US!at least that is how i feel,do you feel that way Jon?i mean c'mon if he has the biggest presidential library ever,than the entire institution is a mockery(well he proved that anyways for 8 long years!).peace,T

forgot to mention
November 20, 2009, 8:42 am

forgot to mention-Jon,you and I know what you can do with lead work-you are amazing!it will be great to have the opportunity to solo again.i am chomping at the bit here-wading through stuff,but will practice a lot this weekend!peace,T

hey Jon....
November 20, 2009, 8:39 am

hey Jon-don't worry about it,we all make mistakes sometimes.it sounded like it was a great resolution to things as things with the band needed to be worked out.i hope we can catch up this weekend-it has been an amazingly busy week.should catch a breather by sat.talk to you soon Bro! peace,T

great news Jon...
November 18, 2009, 3:13 pm

that is the way to go-listening to the cd and understanding it before getting onstage and juST free-lancing!our music has to much dynamic range and feel for that.i am glad this guy is working out for now and that Bobbie is back on track.great news!peace,T

hi all....
November 18, 2009, 6:27 am

This weekend I will posting again for those still here.I am in the middle of a very hard week.Time to dust off the resume again-things are going to be tight!See you this weekend.If I can't get on the Band Journal check myspace.See you soon.peaceT

November 17, 2009, 6:16 am

hey Jon,i keep things going no problem.could you please e-mail me the access again(this is why i keep entering here)?we got new computers and the access was dropped.never wrote it down as it always just popped up.anyways,you deserve a break.talk to you soon.love,T

November 14, 2009, 7:33 am

can't wait Jon! new blog up on myspace.peace,T

November 12, 2009, 3:56 pm

outstanding bro! can't wait to hear the melody! as an aside it is very true about when we are pressed beyond the beyond that creativity can happen.there are many stories from around the world about this strange phenomena.there have been times in my life i have touched this.peace,T

Jon is right!
November 12, 2009, 10:46 am

damn Jon is right,I should have posted as well!my Wife had two of her very close Uncles pass away this weekend.they were amazing individuals and both veterans of world war 2 in the brutal pacific rim campaigns.i miss them terribly already-great,great men-thank you Veterans!peace,T

thank you!
November 12, 2009, 7:37 am

yes i believe you are right my friend.it is good to take stock.that it was even considered for awhile is amazing!slow and steady and i think we will get there.the thing that bothers me in the last several years is this using of Christ as a weapon.what i did not get a chance to finish on myspace,was that i believe that the Cosmic Christ-the messenger has come many times throughout human history in many forms to teach humanity as an extension of God or the Creator or however you see the 'beyond'.human beings just keep messing up the message.many ask,'why would God allow for'....good question and it needs to be asked as we look at natural disaster,disease,war,starvation,sexual abuse from Priests and other authority figures,physical abuse,etc...to taste bitter(as the Chinese say-well all right,it is usually in reference to Kung Fu)is what about our own complicity?Count Leo Tolstoy said we are all in complicity.as we point fingers at this or that,including slaughters,starvation,etc...what corporations do we involve ourselves with that are factors in these disasters?how do we live our lives,so millions can go hungry or breathe our toxic fumes?this includes everyone!we must(as Tolstoy would say)look at the person pointing the finger(ourselves)this means you T,stop complaining and do something you lazy ass!a thoughtful,mindful world is needed in such troubled times and if we are going to make it-pointing fingers only identifies the disease-what are the conditions underneath that made it?thank you for your thoughtful response my friend!peace,T

true fan
November 11, 2009, 2:44 pm

I agree with you T but I am not sure if the religious establishments and their followers will ever go for it. Maybe a civil union with all the benefits of traditional marriage would be a compromise.

Gay/Lesbian Marriage in Maine....
November 8, 2009, 7:37 am

okay new post up on myspace.something really weird happened today,i got to a certain point and it would not let me write anymore?i could not edit or anything(not that i do anyways but i couldn't continue?)very important to realize in this post-i am speaking for myself-i am a Catholic-Jon has his own Spirituality(please put me in the Bede Griffiths/Merton camp of mystics-i am Native and also a Lay Monk in Buddhism).it was cut off today so i will have to pick up tomorrow.suffice to say i am deeply upset that Maine overturned the gay-lesbian marriage law,largely due to the Catholic Church.just a thought fellas-why don't you incorporate Female Priests,do a really good job in being compasionate and making FULL AMENDS in the sexual abuse cases-and focus on the preservation of life via anti-war.this hate mongering is pissing me off!!!!peace,T

Can you hear?....
November 7, 2009, 7:02 am

new blog up on our myspace.peace,T

thank you-ways you can help....
November 4, 2009, 8:55 am

thanks for the feedback!the music profession is undergoing huge shifts and changes.clubs and bars are closing because of the economy,the 'big record deals',don't seem to exist anymore!we as a band are trying to the best of our ability to surf these turbulent waters.we like all bands could use a break.my Brother is sweating it out in Florida-and we would like to play nationally again.please help with suggestions or bring us to business folks that can legit help.thank you all!peace,T

Nice Site
November 3, 2009, 11:12 am


November 2, 2009, 6:27 am

This is an amazing site. I am glad I found it.

Awe and Advice
November 1, 2009, 10:09 pm

Fantastic music! Such rich diversity and skillful and passionate delivery. I highly recommend using www.sonicbids.com to further advance your musical careers if you haven't already.

lost the darn sign in!
October 31, 2009, 7:59 am

i lost my sign in for the Band Journal-what a friggin' sapce-shot i can be!anywho i posted on myspace.have a happy halloween.jon if you don't mind calling or e-mailing that to me-would appreciate it.we got new computers and i was used to it just punching up by itself.peace,T

October 30, 2009, 4:12 pm

how did South Shores go?peace,T

home today....
October 29, 2009, 9:17 am

home sick today,been a hell of a grind this Fall.going to take it easy today and practice my bass and sleep.peace,T

South Shore
October 28, 2009, 9:26 am

how did South Shore go last night?peace,T

great post!
October 27, 2009, 10:35 am

nice Jon.great post!peace,T

October 26, 2009, 10:24 am

sorry for yesterday's(on myspace) post.we all have hard times.some days just happen to be worse than others.i wish you all a wonderful day!peace,T

October 24, 2009, 7:57 am

disgusted-read why on myspace,peace,T

Day of Caring....
October 23, 2009, 6:25 am

our day of caring is today in the school i work.we raise so much money and food each year for area foodbanks.it will be a good year judging by the proceeds and money in thus far.peace, jason

wish i was there
October 22, 2009, 6:38 am

thanks for the comment.wish i was there!last week and a half of football-should have more time soon.peace and love all,T

frequent fan
October 21, 2009, 10:57 am

Man you guys rocked that first set last night. Best you have ever sounded!

Squire by Fender....
October 18, 2009, 8:15 am

different kind of post today on our myspace about Squire basses.i am thrilled by this company and hope they will sponsor us as I feel they make a superior product for less than a third of their parent company.you listening Squire?peace,T

October 17, 2009, 7:31 am

thanks all! i will be down there soon!!!!read todays post on myspace-not a pleasant post but one that needs to be said-is anyone else scared shitless by this!peace, T

October 16, 2009, 12:56 pm

That is true.Get all the pieces together.You guys rock and have such greath thoughts.

October 16, 2009, 12:31 pm

Why is your band not heard by the record industry? I just don't get it? raw talent all you need is the right producer.

October 16, 2009, 12:28 pm

right on Jon?hey i know you must be really busy,i have called several times.lets catch up soon!does it look like Alligator Alley will be included in places Shadowscreamers plays?peace, T

October 16, 2009, 8:37 am

every 53 seconds a child is born into poverty in America.conservative estimates say that one in five children go to school hungry-the actuality is one in four.can we make a difference?we sure can but it is going to take a radical re-structuring of politics as is.first off we must support Obama with a National health care plan.Second of all we must truly represent all americans not corporate america.i am looking for this rep(conress,senate)that is truly for the people and either my vision id occluded or we simply don't have them.change this alone,and i feel much would be done....peace,T

Wake Up!
October 15, 2009, 7:41 am

close to every 21 seconds a woman is domestically abused in america.go ahead and take a couple of minutes to watch your second hand,to see how many women in that time period have been abused.it is appalling!out of this statistic many are beaten to death.we also have violence towards women on the street.so many places in America that are considered unsafe for a woman to walk alone-again appalling!now couple these disturbing stats.with the fact that we can't even get health care coverage for all.i would love to see some of these rich male Senators go through what a mother has to,working two jobs-no health care,and living in an area that is unsafe to walk at night.wake up America/instead of blowing the crap our of other countries-why don't we take a break and care for the multiple issues going on right here-right now!peace,T

October 11, 2009, 7:00 am

while Jon is gone i will post on our myspace-keep commenting and thank you!peace,T

Jon is a genius,make no mistake!!!!
October 10, 2009, 5:01 pm

hey Jon,I thought that may have been the case! Fans you have to understand that my brother is a genius with song writing!there are many songs that i may have written the lyrics or Jon or we did them together,but always,always remember this-it is Jon that puts the melody and the music and the lyrics in the format of the tune.my Brother Jon is a genius and i unabashedly say this to anyone and everyone.having said this,i can't wait to work with him again-we always come up with great music and with Bobbie-an amazing Band.Jon have a great couple of days off-still can't get on myspace?so i post here today.peace,T

October 10, 2009, 7:22 am

great job Bobbie! can't seem to get onto our myspace today so i will enter here.what have we mastered?it seems to be progressively difficult to find masters of anything!in fact in China and throughout the Indigenous world,there is a real concern that certain knowledge bases will become extinct as no one is learning them.some traditions have been established for thousands and thousands of years.this knowledge is Sacred and very important to keep in the human family.a long time goal of mine once our band really gets going is to have a foundation for Sacred knowledge that will honor and help preserve this knowledge.perhaps it will help villages to have economic sustainability so the young men/women don't have to leave the village to survive.in other cases perhaps it is to sit with Elders and help record knowledge to store for that particular village-so they may have this knowledge when needed.it is not the young women/men's fault for not being able to survive.it has more to do with the deliterious impact of monoculturalism that America has directly been responsible for.we must stop projecting fear and greed.anyways-Jon you know this is a dream of mine.it would be great to have this foundation!....peace,T

So much
October 9, 2009, 1:45 pm

So much to offer here.

October 6, 2009, 12:57 pm

thanks Jon!just didn't understand.it would be an epic mistake on his part to bump this band-the energy just can't be denied.not only that but he hasn't really touched our entire songbook yet. can understand if he needs the cash(playing in two bands for now).how is the Manager working out? thanks for clarifying! peace,T

October 5, 2009, 7:25 pm

sorry Jon I don't follow your post?what happened?might be dense,but I just don't understand what you mean?

October 4, 2009, 5:05 pm

Where did you get such compassion ? This is always good on this site .

October 4, 2009, 7:12 am

exactly(fan)!!!!stand up,be heard!please get off you butt(not you but everyone) and write or call in.i work with so many families that are the working poor,yet not covered by health care.the wealthy will say- 'well you know market economy'...,'don't want to become'...blah,blah,blah-okay so take the silver spoon out of your mouth and try a day in these folks life!it is no wonder that one in three children go hungry to school with this mentality.great post Jon in the Band Journal!peace,T

a fan
October 3, 2009, 5:32 pm

the tears we cry dont mean shit if we dont stand up and take control of the abiss

be prepared....
October 3, 2009, 7:43 am

new post on myspace-be prepared it kinda rips.peace,T

common decency....
October 1, 2009, 10:13 am

hey Jon,sorry that happened!it always amazes me how egotistical musicians can be!what always has to be remembered(note to young musicians)your appearance doesn't mean preferential treatment.just because you show up,does not mean that you are,'the man,the woman'.a musician is no more important than anyone else.what's more have reverence for others and give thanks to those that give of their equipment freely.it is just common decency.the interesting thing for you young musicians to realize is that once you do the above and live a simple life-you will feel free,and be more open to music,to life.again,Jon sorry about this-apparently the musician you are talking about doesn't understand the above.peace,T

Jef Lawlor
September 30, 2009, 2:52 pm

You guys ROCK!! It's a pleasure to have you at Open Jam Night! check out the photos on The SCENE. www.lakeworthscene.com

thank you....
September 30, 2009, 6:37 am

Hi all!thank you for the comments.yes i am a writer;poetry,short stories,and writing articles for some friends websites.glad you enjoy.you simply have to see Jon and Bobbie at South Shores.make sure to get there-you will love the show and music!peace,T

September 29, 2009, 6:48 pm

Those blogs on myspace are fantastic . T are you a writer ? The music has such an intensity to it .

September 29, 2009, 9:49 am

There is some really good writing and music here . I just stumbled onto this site and have read a lot . Lots to think about T .

checkin in
September 28, 2009, 1:14 pm

Thanks T you always give me something to think about

September 26, 2009, 5:09 pm

Great,great Band here.

Weary Ears
September 26, 2009, 9:37 am

What you guys do is out of this world.Have seen both renditions;bass/guitar-guitar/drums what will be truly amazing is when you get all pieces together.Washing Away Columbus and Goodbye Saigon was some of the best interplay I have heard in a long,long time.

September 25, 2009, 6:39 am

hi Jon-no doubt about what you have said!i have given it much thought and it boils down really to one word-conviction!my Brother puts everything into the music as does Bobbie and myself.Jon and I have a storehouse of poetry and writings awaiting song form.until we are together again-Jon and Bobbie will continue to be-CONVICTION-every note,every word!

September 24, 2009, 9:10 am

Jon that sounds awesome!it seems every week you are killin' em' down there.i am anxious to meet the new manager-she sounds like she really has it together.keep up the great work Bro!peace,T

September 23, 2009, 8:42 am

what garment do you wish to wear today?many say,'i am an angry man/woman'.outside appearances might back this up(some children tell me their parents are like this-dour faced all the time).truthfully,however it would be impossible to be angry all the time-your body could not withstand the complex chemical reaction that is promoted by anger,for such a prolonged time.it is really up to us,which seeds we care to water,what garment we choose to wear.this post reminds me of an old Zen story i will share sometime.be back on this weekend-have a great day all!peace,T

banner week....
September 22, 2009, 6:31 am

great entry Jon!!!!well banner week,my youngest son turned 18 and he has played incredibly well in football.he and about five others,never leave the field-playing offence/defence and special teams.last night they knocked off a giant!we actually had to leave the field fast as the fans were not happy(beat them on their home field).i am so proud of those guys!not only do they play their hearts out but they are very polite and have a lot of integrity.they say what they need to between the whistles.anywho banner week!peace,T

hi all....
September 20, 2009, 7:56 am

yeah they have not done a good job at all on that scandal-it is very,very sad AND ANGERS ME.new post up on myspace about conditions.sorry things have been so busy!peace,T

Me to
September 17, 2009, 6:19 pm

I agree about the post on Catholics.What are they thinking,with all the sex scandals this is what my church does?

long time fan
September 17, 2009, 4:13 pm

just when I thought you guys had lost your edge welcome back!

September 16, 2009, 10:38 am

hey,Jon,i feel the pain bro!wish there was a way to teleport!sounds like the night ended very well!talk to you soon.love,T

September 13, 2009, 9:53 am

okay,so two new blogs up on our myspace-i ranted on the second one but believe TOTALLY in what i have written!!!!peace,T

hi all....
September 11, 2009, 3:02 pm

hi all,thanks for the comments!they mean a lot!way,way busy-will try to get back and post this weekend-meanwhile Jon and the band are working very hard to make this a Shadowscreamers year!peace,T

Love this stuff!
September 10, 2009, 5:58 pm

Give them to us please!!! Love this stuff!

Full Songs?
September 10, 2009, 10:07 am

Is that a trick question?

7:30 tonight
September 8, 2009, 8:42 am

Thanks for asking below we will go on around 7:30 tonight.We have lots of pent up energy and frustration to let out so you can expect a high energy killer show we will be performing through-out the evening I promise you will love it.

a fan
September 7, 2009, 12:21 pm

what time do play tomorrow night?

Holy Shit and Shinola Batman!
September 5, 2009, 9:29 am

HOLY FUCKING SHIT(sorry for the cuss-words,but sometimes you just have to!)!!!!!i have just listened to Goodbye Saigon and Washing Away Columbus for the first time in a long time-HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce the great Jon Whitney on guitar-there is no one,and I repeat no one that plays with this intensity and with such emotion.i cried after both songs-they are very,very,very powerful!!!these songs are pure genius-sorry i just have to say it they are-anyone listening(Neil Young,Pearl Jam,Peter Gabriel,Dave Mathews,White Stripes,etc...)?don't mean to brag,i don't think that is what i am doing,it is just recogonition....peaceT

Goodbye mediocrity
September 3, 2009, 9:16 pm

It needs be said: "Goodbye Siagon" is genius! Genius I proclaim!

September 2, 2009, 8:14 pm

You guys rule!

August 26, 2009, 10:56 am

Very cool site.Love the writing and Rasta Man.

August 25, 2009, 10:44 am

Very bad Karma, 'Strong' . Not many people write like this anymore . You should try to read with an open mind .

August 25, 2009, 8:01 am

school is starting soon-won't have as much time to write.will still write at least 2-4 times a week.keep checking the blog-new material up.comment about the music!!!!peace,T

thank you!
August 24, 2009, 12:49 pm

ditto'Strong',thank you for stopping by and giving your opinion,and everyone else!i am glad these writings have disturbed.to disturb is a good thing as a writer.please feel free to express yourself here,we have never shied away from negative comments!peace,T

Thanks for the post
August 23, 2009, 1:20 pm

Thanks for your post below "Strong" This site is for every human being and open and honest comments from everybody......Jon

Proud to be strong!
August 23, 2009, 12:34 pm

What kind of Liberal Crap are these posts?What is the solution dumb ass?Don't you think we evolved by doing away with this kind of crap.

August 23, 2009, 11:34 am

I love this site,so cutting edge . It feels

new stuff....
August 21, 2009, 7:39 am

thank you all for the comments-keep them coming!i have Green Warrior 1 and 2 on the blog on our myspace-please give them a try.peace,T

August 19, 2009, 3:04 pm

Great,great site.Love the music and writing.

August 18, 2009, 8:05 am

Thsoe blogs are intense.Thank you.

west coast fan
August 17, 2009, 4:13 pm

when do you guys get back together?

a fan
August 17, 2009, 3:48 pm

please keep the entries comming T

August 14, 2009, 7:16 am

great post Jon!that is a promise Jon and Bobbie deliver every time!!!!have a new blog up on myspace hope you all enjoy-was gone all day into the night yesterday.peace,T

Hey Chet....
August 12, 2009, 8:57 am

Hi Chet,I can only answer for myself as music and writing are so subjective.My inspiration seems to come from moment to moment awareness and a deeply meditative outlook on life.Being so everything seems to be an inspiration.I once wrote about the greatest lesson I ever learned about Fatherhood came from a homeless man trying to feed his family from a dumpster.The lesson on unconditional love haunts me to this day.Being a writer and a musician you can't help but stand on the shoulders of giants.I love classic literature(especially the Russian,and Native writers-though I love all).For music,deeply influenced by Jaco,Jimi,Coltrane,Mingus,all World Music(Bobbie and I were listening intently to West African music when I was down there)classical,opera,jazz,blues,rock,some country,rap,funk,about anything that is done well.On top of this NATURE!She provides the greatest of inspiration.Thank you for the question! peace,T

August 11, 2009, 12:45 pm

What inspires your music and writing?It is true what Jon says,there is nothing else quite like this site.

thank you....
August 11, 2009, 7:01 am

thank you for the comments.as Jon said we are very proud of what we accomplished in such a short amount of time! two new blogs up on myspace,'stillness in action,action in stillness'and love in action-the workplace.keep making comments about the music-thank you!peace,T

August 10, 2009, 10:02 am

I love the live feel. This is good,very good.

August 9, 2009, 9:47 am


August 8, 2009, 10:04 pm

That is killer.All of it.

thank you Jon....
August 8, 2009, 7:59 am

wow,Jon I don't know what to say?thank you my brother-I love you!one thing i will say,is that Jon is the leader of the band and puts every ounce of himself into the music which you see and hear.people comment all the time that we have such good energy-this is largely my brother Jon.i play bass,this is what i concentrate on.Jon on the other hand has the singing,the guitar playing and all the arrangements to make and think about-he is a true leader!i am happy now that we have Pat as a manager so some of this is taken off Jon's plate,to free us so we can concentrate on just the music.i am fortunate to play in a band with Bobbie and Jon they are both wonderful and have a quality i so admire-striving.after all,art is defined by striving,so glad to be part of this!!!!thank you Jon!peace,T

Samples of excellence
August 7, 2009, 11:13 pm

Fantastic new material! Even if it was just a tease. Remarkably tight with superb rhythms and clear production. Radio-playabilty written on every one. I look forward to full versions and other songs.

two new blogs....
August 7, 2009, 8:14 am

two new blogs on myspace.Jon had some great news yesterday-more on that later.to address the question below,Jon and I write our own stuff and would never plagerize.we always give credit when we have an excerpt or quote from another writer.what you see on the band journal is Jon and i simply sitting down and allowing spirit to be free....peace,T

August 6, 2009, 3:12 pm

Where do you get your posts from ? They are good .

blogs,music,humanitarian causes we have done and Dave Mathews?
August 5, 2009, 7:04 am

hey Jon,thank you for posting the myspace blogs-i have another one up today on the Medicine Wheel.can't wait for summer tour next year,have thought a lot about opening for Dave Mathews.if he could see what we do(the totality of it)i believe he and his band would love to have us along!peace,T

another post...
August 4, 2009, 7:02 am

i have been shown how to do a post and transfer it many times.i must be particularly dense as i always forget how.anywho,there is another blog on our myspace-hopefully i can re-learn how to post in both places-hope you enjoy!peace,T

Shadowscreamers myspace....
August 3, 2009, 7:21 am

hi all!please go to our myspace for new pictures and a new blog entitled,'Musician as Shaman'.i hope you enjoy!peace,T

thank you....
August 2, 2009, 4:58 pm

thank you Georgia!on the fan site as i was having trouble today getting on the journal?anyways look at our myspace site,you will see many new pictures,blogs,etc....big year for Shadowscreamers,thanks for keepin' it real in Georgia!peace,T

---- yeah
August 1, 2009, 9:52 am

You guys f---ing rock ! We love you in Georgia !

July 22, 2009, 7:15 am

be down in sunny Florida tomorrow.it will be great being back with the band! as Jon says there is a lot in store for the week and the next year.it will be great hitting the ground running for summer tour next year!meanwhile this Winter I will be back on the site doing a lot of writing again.if you check out our journal,you will find Jon and I have posted so much.political commentary,satire,poetry,short stories,short-shorts,(we were one of the first people to speak out against Bush and we wee shut down many times)etc...we will also be updating and checking out the new communication modes(facebook,maybe twitter? all that new fancy stuff).to respond to the fan below-not sure?i think what Jon is saying is that anything that will launch us to a new level.we used to be Tired Eyes for instance and played across America with our first album.we will see about names,logos,etc...so encouraging to have a manager with a lot of energy!peace,T

a fan
July 19, 2009, 7:32 pm

Why would you change your name?

July 16, 2009, 4:03 pm

im chewin thru them mother fuckers like candy on a string aint gettin me where i want to be but i guess that is the chain no matter how hard you pull your mind dont take you to the game

July 1, 2009, 7:34 am

Be Love/Be Truth....

June 18, 2009, 2:36 pm

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH-DAMN-AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! There got that out of my system-one can only take so much!!!!T

hey Jon....
June 16, 2009, 6:49 am

hey Jon,been trying to get in touch with you,are you guys back?peace,T

hi all....
June 10, 2009, 11:44 am

crazy,crazy,crazy schedule.for that I apologize.things are coming together Jon-just a shitload to organize and juggle will talk to you soon.peace,T

good points!
May 27, 2009, 11:28 am

i can really understand the sentiment about religion!man has a way of really messing up messages!in all Traditions i can point out aspects where you scratch your head and say,'huhh'!it makes no sense in this day and age to not use a condom.it makes no sense to add to the burgeoning world population by something that cn be so easily prevented.man needs to stand back from dogmatic sense and try to understand more the mystery of Spirituality.the open traditions like Taoism,Buddhism,Hinduism,etc... allow for the exploration of the mystery,but alas even these traditions have dogma.mystics,hold the key in my mind.when you see the mystic thought,you see the foundation of man and her/his symbols.this foundation,alas is but placed upon fertile grass and ground-in other words just points at the moon-it is not the moon herself.it would be good to see traditions update and change with the times-if not then the current climatic and global population issue's will only get worse.peace,T P.S-way cool about the band,would love to hear this sax player

we are all doing time....
May 20, 2009, 10:25 am

ever have those days when you say,'what the#@$%".yesterday was one.let me clarify;first and foremost i should be on the road playing-this, 'time to make the doughnuts' shit,has become-well'Time to make the doughnuts!'if i have to hear one more mediocre talent on the radio,talking about this problem or that on the road-well i shall scream.so everything went very sour yesterday-big deal,wah,wah-right!there are many worse things than being incarcerated....T

May 19, 2009, 9:03 am

hey where is everyone? PEACE,T

May 9, 2009, 7:29 am

thank you for the comment my friend.man things are stirring,can feel it.spring is such a great time of renewal-things are happening,even when they are in the subconscious

This is what I would like to see
May 5, 2009, 10:58 am

This band is very interesting . It would be good to see you on tour . The writing , the music , very interesting and very good .

April 30, 2009, 12:55 pm

it is hard when you are standing in the freezing cold to not long fire.last year Jon and I played in the flames and came up with truly extraordinary music and sound.our shows were events.they were fire element meant to burn down what was and rise like the Phoenix.i am out in the bitter cold again.making my way through commitments;work-coaching-work at night,then back to again the next day.i miss the fire.i am cold and need to feel the singe.

April 25, 2009, 6:58 am

something is definitely formulating.sometimes i get spacey and kind of distracted when this happens(probably drives those around me crazy,my incessant,'huh,what',when asked a question-not hearing/selective/don't know?).anywho i have written a large amount of poetry recently-blocked now-and then i got this bass.something important is brewing.meanwhile i know what awaits in Florida.the groove between Jon and Bobbie is undeniable.this is a strange wind.strange winds can be great-subtle mesmerizing and then an explosion.is this the countdown to esctasy?....peace,T

April 21, 2009, 2:30 pm

hey Jon-great post.hope you read my last post.got a great bass,can't wait to play it.we definately have to talk! i will be back in a couple of days.peace,T

great bass!!!!
April 19, 2009, 9:14 pm

hey all.just got my new Squire Fretless made by Fender(jazz bass).i am in love with the sound and it has a punch that cuts through.Jon you are really going to like this bass-it is just the ticket!away from home a couple of days-more later all.peace,T

great post Jon!
April 17, 2009, 10:35 am

it is about time that the Pope has made this announcement.they call in Australia the generation that was forced to leave home and be educated under abusive conditions,'the lost generation'.we have our own lost generations here in the America's.i have sat with Elders that told their story of abuse,neglect,and total disrespect for an entire culture/cultures.the Roman Catholic Church has alot of atonement to do.This was a horrendous situation as was the Inquisition,sexual abuse scandals,and also stances that repress and disciminate.i would hope the Church asks for forgiveness and also unlocks the doors to all that wealth a)to be forced to give back something and b)to release valuable objects that do not belong to them.let us see how you will now support Native Tradition.we have today-let us have the Catholic Church celebrate cultures and also do the right thing by taking from the darkness the horrible atrocities committed by the Church and doing something tangible about it.great post Jon.peace,T

the highs and lows of it all!
April 15, 2009, 11:07 am

Jon is only to kind.He says the bassist was a little out of synch.Actually it was probably really bad!yeah that blows me away to Jon.i have seen this alot when people think they can just jam at open mikes on tunes they don't know and it sounds horrible.nice to hear you playing a solo.Jon is being modest.i have had the opportunity to play with many guitarist-Jon shows more,'feel'than the others combined.he is a great guitarist! peace bro-could feel something in the air last night-you just identified what i was sensing.love,T

April 6, 2009, 6:26 am

hey Jon.have to answer here.first off Jolene sounds like the start of a great tune!great job on the gig-can't wait to hear more about it.you have probably heard that i am getting a new bass that is very punchy!i was wondering if that behringer is 300 watt-could you call me please sometime soon-also need to start thinking about the summer!hey friend on the fan journal here-yeah it is true you can have those nights.i once did a jazz gig in club so small that every time someone had to go to the bathroom,i had to turn my upright bass.it was pissin off the guitar player and horn player but the crowd loved the music-not one of our better gigs.it happens as you know and sometimes-things sadly are beyond our control-sound system etc...peace,T

I still check in on this great band
April 5, 2009, 4:56 pm

That piece the other day about listening was very relevant for me as of late.We had a gig two weeks ago that the fans loved but I thought was shit.The second set sucked as everyone was wasted in the band and the time wavered.I wish more people in music would take your advice T.Maybe then Shadowscreamers would be where they should be,meaning these stupid music industry clones!

hey Jon....
April 2, 2009, 6:27 am

hope Bobbie showed up!hey got a new bass-paying it off gradually-has that Fender Jazz sound for a third of the price.poor Jazzie needs extensive electronic work(several hundred or more!).you will love this sound!anywho,can't wait to play!peace,T

a brother
March 29, 2009, 11:00 am

Well written and a gentle reminder to walk not run, breathe, and summon the child within us all. It is a personal, exhilarating revelation that I think most of us do not experience often enough. Thanks!

right on!
March 25, 2009, 12:33 pm

i am so glad you wrote that JON!there are so many self righteous people out there that are supposed Christians.some are the most judgmental i have ever met.you would think that people would understand just the opposite!to be kind,caring,non-judgmental.i wonder exactly what he thought he might convince the Dalai Lama of-to be self righteous,arrogant,and selling books for self -profit(just to clarify-the Dalai Lama writes books to but the profits go to the struggle of the Tibetan people)!amazing,again thanks for writing this today!peace,T

if the audience only knew how much goes into the music!
March 25, 2009, 10:46 am

that is perhaps the most frustrating thing for a musician to deal with(apathetic crowd).there are so many classic live jazz performances where in the background you hear loud obnoxious people,glasses clinking,yelling,etc...one of the many reasons why Miles always turned his back to the crowd.i remember those nights well bro!had a week off(which always disturbs)but it sounds like the crowd has been building which is great!keep going bro-the music is great-we know that.peace,T

There ya go Pilgrim!
March 20, 2009, 2:15 pm

Absolutely try to sell your poetry. Submit some to magazines. I think there is/are some magazines, specifically for writers/poets and how to get published, etc. Why not sell some of those T-shirts? I think your enthusiasm will help create the solutions you need to get what you want. Or so I have learned over the years. Not always- Sometimes, as in the words of Mick Jagger, " You can't always get what you want, but you get what you need." (your bass went from want to need so go for it)

great news Jon...
March 20, 2009, 8:57 am

hey Jon can't get onto the journal from here.sounds great!hope you have been seeing these posts,by now you probably know i am seriously looking for a certain sound in my head(you know how that goes).have also been writing alot-with the prompting of a poet friend of mine/Jay.he has been after me for years to get my stuff down and stop just giving it away and working with it.i only mention this because they will work very well into song-or poetry breaks in the music like last year.working hard amigo.could you please give me a call this weekend?tell Bobby i said hello!peace,T

thank you my friend....
March 19, 2009, 9:04 am

it sounds really funny but you would think that one guitar,bass,drum would cover all sounds that you hear in your head.Jon and i have had many discussions about this,sometimes you just can't get everything from one instrument.i really,really appreciate what you wrote my friend as i am seriously re-thinking this.if i can't find the sound in my head on what i have i will have to look for it(meaning that Fender Jazz sound).on another note-Jon i am so excited about what is going on,hope this manager works out!been working on some really interesting things as of late-can't wait to get back together!!!!peace,T

back to the want mind
March 18, 2009, 4:15 pm

Who am I to say this, but sometimes it's okay to want, isn't it? I mean, you're pursuing a lifetime dream, and hey, you're not getting any younger! If the $1000 bass will give you "punch"(whatever that is!) I assume a better sound, then it seems to me that the bass goes in the "need" category. You guys want to soar, don't you and it appears to be so difficult to make it in this industry that ya gotta go out with everything you've got. Just a lowly old opinion. But it's my nature, that when I want to rock,(not in the music world I wish!!) I want to step out with panache! Gotta stand out and make the world take notice. Now about that $1000, my motto is where this is a will, there is a way. I hope you don't take this the wrong way. Hmm, I think Jon would be more likely to agree with me than you, T, cause you always take the higher ground. Some of us don't walk that line as well as you do. But it really is okay to want some time. From what I've read, you're not exactly the "material guy," so I wouldn't be so quick to discount a new bass. Who knows!!!

just another fan
March 13, 2009, 9:34 am

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." Someone put this quote ripped from a calendar (in the bathroom, no less). It made me think of you guys. Keep the faith!

March 12, 2009, 8:31 am

hey Jon,can't get onto the journal from here,just wondering how things went last night?just to let you know i am looking into a Fender Jazz Bass or equivalent.i love my old war-horse(ibanez musician)but it just not give a good punch.it is a very melodic bass but does not give that punch.it will be great for our sound!i like to think of music as a palate that you add textures and colors to.the new version of Rasta Man is a great example-the colors and textures are fantastic,can't wait to add a sinewy fretless bass line.anywho-talk to you soon.peace,T

February 26, 2009, 5:08 pm

outstanding Jon! i can feel the intensity! that is a bummer about Bobbie's place,sounds like everyone else there loves it-to bad one guy has to ruin it.for those that don't know,Jon is a very accomodating guy,so when he said he had tried to smooth things over(in an earlier thread)that means he probably talked to the guy a long time and not only heard his side but also some of his(the old man's)life's issues as well! i guess we can't please everyone! the recordings have that sense of tightness that only a two piece can provide-it has to-no wasted space.it will be tremendous stepping back into the groove-as it will be so tight! tell Bobbie my fingers are itchin" Great job Guys!!!!love,T

February 25, 2009, 7:01 am

well can't get onto the site today so will enter here.just wondered how the gig went last night?we had some personal serious health issues going on for a bit,but things are back to being okay-thank goodness.have done some writing for a guy that says he will publish a book for me-doesn't seem to go anywhere-kinda fed up with it so will be back here most of the time.it is a bummer that people hold you out like that!anywho,i look foreward to Shadowscreamers the return.peace,T

February 22, 2009, 9:07 am

I catch myself whining about what might have been or what could be, I'd like to have a more exciting job, I'd like to be ten years younger and of course know what I know now. I'd like to live in Arizona from January to May, skip on down to Jamica and head back to glorious summers and falls in Vermont. I am tired of working ten to twelve hour days and knowing I've got ten or more years of this. I'd rather work 5 hours a day three days a week so I could see more movies, read more poetry, and pursue the discipline of life changing habits. After I wallow in self pity and poor me attitude, that my life is consumed with all work and very little play and I'm repulsing myself, I pick up a newspaper... and there it is. It never fails to stop me cold. It shames me to think I have anything to complain about. While our country is expierencing some of the greatest challenges in history, I'm grateful to live in a place that, even with all its flaws, allows me all the freedoms we enjoy. My town is not being blown to bits, I'm not watching children die from starvation everday, I don't worry about the ebola virus, or the bird flu, or cholera in my world. I'm not victimized (except on the road sometimes), I sleep in a fabulous bed and I don't lock my door. Repair men come in when no one's home, do their thing and leave. I live in a beautiful state, have a great son, friends who care about me, I'm fairly healthy for my age, I don't have to worry about losing my job like so many in America are. I take a vacation most years. I have lost 18 pounds in two months after getting off a medication I've been on for years(my doc shoulda told me it "stimulated" the appetite. And for a woman this is about the most exciting thing in the world. OK, I'm sure that's shallow but I've always been a girly girl and to go from 120 to 175 was gut wrenching. And to eat normally again and watch the weight melt off is far out. While I do change people's lives in my work, I do get a bit bored with it so I have decided that when I retire, I want to go to Africa (was almost born there) and spend a year or two doing something, don't know what,to really, really see first hand the hardship most of the world endures, to reach out and be a part of the solution to ease their suffering and put a smile on their faces. God grant me the years and the health to do this. Then come back to America, live out my life and then leave this world in a state of contentment.

right hand,left hand....
February 16, 2009, 8:08 am

'we are drowning you idiot-throw us a damn life jacket'.i continued to read,finally to fall in.we stand by so often don't we?many religious will read and talk and pontificate while we watch others literally drown in cruel harsh conditions.Jon and i once,for instance watched animal rights activists kick and run over homeless people so they could throw red paint on fur-coated celebrities.did they come back to ease the suffering of those on the cold,hard,unforgiving concrete-hungry,tired,alone,scared,beaten?not on your life!!!!we will never make it until we stop reading to the drowning and simply offer a hand,like the way the right hand cares for the left when hurt....peace,T

February 7, 2009, 7:51 am

please pay heed to Jon's request!i would also add for you to read,'We are All Doing Time'by Bo Lozoff.he basically started the Prison Meditation movement and has brought alot of comfort and insight to inmates as well as fought for legislation for prison reform.one of the tribes that courses through our veins(Jon and I)is Cherokee.in the old Cherokee system they used to have peace villages for people that had broke the natural laws.so if this happened a person could go to a peace village and would have to stay for a year or longer with Elders.the emphasis was to get one back into balance.it was obviously assumed that someone that broke the law must be out of balance in some way.it was the Elders responsibility to show the person the way back to balance.now let us see what happens in america.first off prisons are jammed with low grade offenders.many for jut selling pot.there is not much-showing one to balance in most prison systems,as seen by the recidivism rate.beyond this i think we have to ask ourselves some very important questions.why are we so angry?why are we such a violent culture?we is there no peace and justice for all unless you carry the right pin number with a huge bank account or portfolio-can we say Kobe?are we truly the land of the free?what color of skin do we need to be to have all the advancement possibilities?questions could go on all day.let us all think about this.couldn't get onto the band site so i enter here.peace,T

what does it mean to you?
January 26, 2009, 6:55 pm

what is simplicity to you?is it just needs?is it the balance between living in the world and being traceless?can we be traceless?can we unhook periodically to gather ourselves and re-new,replenish?we live in increasingly difficult times.we will continue to examine these questions as the year goes on.meanwhile i have some great bass lines coursing through my head as of late bro(can't get onto the site from where i am and didn't wan't to write over your thought today.how is sticks doing lately?talk to you soon.peace,T

January 26, 2009, 2:57 pm

I have never seen a site like this please keep it up

January 17, 2009, 11:21 am

holy shit!with my computer being messed up i(IT WAS A CLEAN SWEEP JOSH'S WAS DOWN TO STILL IS!) did not have sound for a very long time so i am just hearing for the first time the new Rasta Man-man it is awesome,and Jon you know my disturbed mind-i was already putting together a sick fretless bassline!damn-we gotta make the summer tours-tell Bobbie i am coming!....T YES-THAT REALLY MADE MY DAY!!!!09-THE SCREAMER YEAR FINALLY!

January 17, 2009, 8:50 am

okay a little harsh-sorry,bruce has a right to play as well as anyone,same with madonna.what angers me is that although the pundits say it is more of a level playing feild-is it.the industry still owns radio play and unless you had'made it'before the crash it is very,very hard to get world attention(any suggestions out there).now i love Radiohead but they did wow something really original,but that is only because they had the platform where they could.what about the rest of us smucks that could blow the %$#@# face off the industry and music world but struggle so to get a platform.brother can you spare a dime(Radiohead,Soundtribe,etc,etc...all you cool dudes,shake your pockets-some of us need concert space!!!!).

changes-seems like all bands are trying to re-adjust
January 15, 2009, 9:48 am

had a minor glitch with the computer again,will be back on this weekend.right now,i can't access the Band Journal.Jon i heard a really interesting interview by my favorite -Terry Gross on Fresh Air-NPR.the person she interviewed was talking about the music industry and the collapse.he was stating that the trend is going towards not having,'The Big Deal'anymore because it is not out there.he was saying the trend is towards facebook,myspace,and concerts.he was talking about really coming up with creative music but also videos that will highlight the music-quirky,then the problem is to 'get it out there on the major hits'which bands everywhere struggle with apparently.he cited a couple of bands that have 'made it this way'and have been asked to play worldwide by their video.now it leaves the industry in a very strange place,as the people that'made it'before the crash will continue to be allowed to put their crap out there-I mean really who the hell wants to hear another Modonna cd,or worse yet for me anyways another Bruce Springstein-uggh(sorry folks never got into this type of mediocrity that passes for music-i will definately go into another room this Super Bowl-just don't want to hear that crap).anywho hopefully we can talk again soon-things sound like they really have changed even more since last year.

January 9, 2009, 12:59 pm

We're in a commercial! Well, some guy that don't look half as good does the acting of the part we play everyday! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOMJ6XMLE5c&;feature=PlayList&p=407B1CE96B7D7B79&playnext=1&index=47 6 months, just wait.... kids, parents, etc.

January 8, 2009, 8:47 am

okay so this is pretty friggin' frustrating.i am on a computer i am told i should not'use'during the day.we are still having problems with our computer-probably comes from having a circa 1920's model! anywho-Jon i appreciate you keepin' everything flowing with your great writing.man i had a killa' grrove going the other dAy that i could just hear you tearin' up in a lead-soon brother-soon!peace,T

January 6, 2009, 8:35 am

must enter here as my computer is having problems yet again!($#@#$!)they are coming yet again to work on it hopefully today.on a public computer-will be back hopefully real soon.peace,T

January 5, 2009, 2:26 pm

Another year gone another chance blown another total fabrication inside the darkness of the dawn the dew will fall onto those with false aspirations covering them with wet dreams only to be evaporated by the reality of a new day... what is will always be and what it was supposed to be will sometimes bleed as it leads you to damnation for nobody escapes...... nobody is free. Let it all go stand on one leg just to be...... but the hardest thing to do is to balance reality with the inner mind and the aspirations that you hold as another year is gone another year is gone........

out of town cant get on the journal but here is Looking Backwards part1
December 24, 2008, 7:51 pm

The other side of the road is where I stand looking backwards wondering where I am. false perceptions from those who surround me as my real skin lies hidden because its not what they want to see. chasing false dreams like a madman running in circles as I pretend to be somone else what is a life worth? why do I choose the path of pain and failure am I a self rightous madman or am I the only one who is sane. Time ticks as grains of sand fall empty spaces fill the hoes in the walls as I stand on the other side of the road looking looking backwards......jon

peace to you all....
December 20, 2008, 12:19 pm

thank you for sharing,'not a fan',sorry you feel that way but everyone has a right to how they feel! speaking of which,i just had an incredibly sad week.when i am able i will be back on,just know that we have never prohibited anyone from thought here or judged anyone.again thank you for the thought.Jon i love you,will talk soon,love,T....

not a fan
December 19, 2008, 5:34 pm

Fuck you shadow screamers!

thank you Jon....
December 18, 2008, 7:01 am

thank you Jon! yeah this is a tough one!glad that things are going well with the rehearsals and upcoming recording.when i think back to this time last year and the music we were playing it makes me ache!my ideal world would be playing and writing and continued activism....peace,T

December 5, 2008, 6:52 am

hi everyone.can't get onto the journal from here?anyways,glad the new stuff is up and that things are plugging away.as you all know,i can't get here until the weekend but that will change as of june as i am sure to be out of a job.hopefull things will be well on the way by then.anywho keep the faith all-had the slide out yesterday felt good!

Alabama Now
November 15, 2008, 10:17 am


November 15, 2008, 7:05 am

hey Jon,hope all went well last night?was it at the club?hey i could not get on the Band journal this morning,it kept bouncing me back?so i will write here.last time i wrote about music being Sacred and i feel this is very true.in fact Hendrix when he played out doors called it 'Sky Church'.which by the way we here at Shadowscreamers would like to give our condolences to Mitch Mitchells family as he passed on yesterday.Mitch was the greatest rock drummer of all time.he could play circles around the more'celebrity status icons' of drumming in the day(won't mention names but you know).in fact he is the only drummer that could keep up with Jimi's fiery intensity.we will surely miss this outstanding player!this summer when we are playing outdoors-hopefully on tour,it would be great to honor Mitch and Jimi with a three song medly,where we can really stretch out-like the Experience oft did in concert.call melater if you would Jon.love,T

new fan
November 12, 2008, 3:34 pm

When are the new tunes with the drummer going to be up?

November 11, 2008, 6:46 pm

keep it up guys we are still tuning in

Karl G
November 11, 2008, 1:07 pm

Thanks for the update T let's hope things get better for you and for everyone who is struggling.

November 10, 2008, 3:30 pm

has T given up writing?

November 5, 2008, 3:28 pm

Don't want to go over Jon's entry in the Band Journal-suffice it to say that I definately echo what Jon said.I am so proud to have Obama as President!!!!it has been very tough living in this country the last eight years,thank God there was a change and the change was President Obama(I will now capitalize the word again as we can now be proud of the title yet again).My friend and brother I also wanted to give our condolences in the loss of your Grandmother.When I saw your acceptance speech last night I could see the sadness in your eyes-it made me cry,I could feel the pain along with the elation of being elected.So please accept our condolences from Shadowscreamers....T

November 5, 2008, 12:03 pm

Go Obama! are you guys going to put up the link so we can check out the open mic on Thursday?

October 30, 2008, 4:09 pm

I saw you guys I think last year? Amazing bass player you guys were very friendly giving out cd's .

October 21, 2008, 8:20 pm

Well, a Republican has made my day memorable today. I was doing my calls for Obama, when one of the volunteers told me she spoke to a woman who called her a HOMO-LOVING BABY KILLER. Do people like this really occupy the same space on this planet as we do? Oh and T, signs are up for Obama. A friend had hers ripped up three times before she nailed it to her house. I saw on TV some woman pulling up signs out of people' yards. It sounds so crazy, it's hard to believe.

October 18, 2008, 4:30 pm

You guys are like the Yin and Yang,great,great approach !

longtime fan
October 16, 2008, 4:55 pm

We need more T please keep adding your insightful comments there is too much negativity already

October 15, 2008, 3:39 pm

Good to have you back T we have missed you

Thats IT
October 4, 2008, 4:21 pm

i WAS TRYING TO THINK WHAT SHE REMINDED ME OF. You NAiled it T ! That is funny .

shauna jamieson
October 3, 2008, 10:24 am

Watched in amazement the debate last night. We really don't want to have Pitbull Palin anywhere near the White House. Did ya hear her saying she wanted the vice president to have more authority. And did you hear her say, "I might not answer your questions but..." I've been rather apolitical until this election. We can all be a part of this historic election. I've been donating one night a week for months to make calls-not my strong suit, Sometimes you talk to real assholes but most of the time it's actually a bit fun. I had one 92 year old woman ask for my name & address just in case her companion could not bring her. How cool is that? I've really tried to be part of this and I urge everyone who wants Obama to win to contribute their time, money, & expertise to this campaign. There are many different things you can do. I just volunteered to get out on election day & get people out to the polls. So, when Obama's President I can say I did my part. And, God forbid, should McCain win, I can look back and say I did what I could to prevent it. By the way, I work 2 jobs, play racquetball and have a life too. It's only 32 days away. Come on everybody-at least buy a bumper sticker to let your voice be heard.

September 24, 2008, 2:36 pm

Where has T been ?

longtime fan
September 24, 2008, 1:57 pm

I agree its time we stop the greed and let the rest of us have a chance

September 6, 2008, 12:16 pm

Get out and play! You guys are great ! Saw alot of you last Winter AT SOUTH SHORES and I have never seen such a conbo in my life! Get out and get some deal guys summer concerts would love ya.

a fan
August 18, 2008, 1:23 pm

I would love to see a live video of Shadowscreamers jamming out!

August 11, 2008, 5:30 pm

Tear it down fellas !

Wonderful News!
August 10, 2008, 1:02 pm

A drummer will just add a little more awesomeness to a band already drowning in the magical substance.

August 8, 2008, 2:48 pm

Thank you Jon . Will try to help out where possible . Just moved to a new city , things are hectic !

Droppin' in
August 7, 2008, 9:22 pm

Been tossing sshadowscreamers' name around myspace. Hopefully more people will check you guys out. Don't doubt yourself jon there is a lot of shit to be pissed about in this world.

Giving Back
August 7, 2008, 5:59 pm

I've sent a series of e-mails to all my friends telling them to check out this website.

August 5, 2008, 9:47 pm

The Dark Knight boring besides Heath Ledger's mesmerizing, iconic performance as the Joker? The fanboys shall unite and viciously strike you down, you heretic! I'll bring the stakes, gasoline and matches. Let's roast us a 'Screamer! Who's with me?! P.S. and in all seriousness: The new playlist is the best I've seen thus far.

August 5, 2008, 7:20 am

Love it!

a Fan
August 4, 2008, 10:47 am

I'm loving the playlist. Really demonstrates the diversity of this band and the quality of the songs.

August 3, 2008, 3:28 pm

I am always partial to See, Restless City, Window, The Note, Wash Away and Goodbye Siagon.

August 3, 2008, 12:42 pm

I really like Washing Away and the Veitnam song as well as the shorter songs.Those two are so emotive,they say alot.

August 2, 2008, 9:32 pm

Does the Shadowscreamers' dream of shaking the sonic landscape across the world survive?

August 2, 2008, 10:11 am

I want to see a list of all your available songs. Hey T, what is your position on this sudden decision? It sounds less than democratic.

August 1, 2008, 9:41 pm

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August 1, 2008, 1:07 pm

Only a crazy person gets off the ride before it stops. For me plain to see, fear of rejection and fear of fame inspires this ignobility.

August 1, 2008, 12:17 pm

Resurgence of Shadowscreamers goes out with a whimper. Sad.

August 1, 2008, 11:54 am

I don't think that's fair Tim. While it is a big blow to the excited fans who were expecting results; there is no reason to get nasty about it. I just hope the music will be available on some format as it would be a travesty for these excellent songs to be lost forever.

August 1, 2008, 8:15 am

So you are calling it quits huh? Well that's a shame. T, I don't know how you've dealt with your fucking petulant child of a bandmate for so long. He needs to grow up.

July 26, 2008, 8:45 pm

I tried the random acts for a long while once it works good.

Thank you....
July 24, 2008, 7:08 am

Thank you everyone! Jon should be back soon,we are still plugging away!It will be a great year for the Screamers!peace,T

July 22, 2008, 7:04 am

I really felt you on that last Journal entry .

July 21, 2008, 8:12 am

Thank you for your concern for Human Rights and the environment.

July 16, 2008, 7:42 am

Whats the latest on the indies ?

July 13, 2008, 6:51 am

Thank you for your kind comments . I have been walking more and re-discovering my neighborhood . I would ask that people make a small investment in proper footgear .

July 10, 2008, 4:10 pm

Luckily I had a notebook. I was SHOCKED by how much I use in one day. It is kind of embarresing!

Willard/Thin Man
July 10, 2008, 12:07 am

Hey guys, just wanted to stop by and say the music is sounding great! im telling lots of people about you guys through my bands myspace WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JWHITTHEBAND well just stoping by to show some Love! Peace ~ J Whit ~

July 6, 2008, 3:57 pm

T is that you from Transformetrics(aka Big Bear)? If so great writing like over there.

July 6, 2008, 8:59 am

gREAT POST ON THE eLDERLY. You are right nothing will be done!

July 1, 2008, 5:24 pm

Epic is too flimsy and feeble a word to describe "Goodbye Siagon!" I am floored by this sonic masterpiece. Just name the album you put it on and you'll have my fifteen bucks.

Your Old Friend Tom
July 1, 2008, 7:26 am

Don't ask ! We love this stuff ! I have been going over the Journal for hours . Very , Very good the best Journal by any band .

I'm In.
June 30, 2008, 9:42 pm

If the songs are as good as "two shadows" that is. It's a catchy tune man. Please sirs, may we have some more?

June 29, 2008, 7:17 pm

Old school man you guys are always pushing the boundaries keep it up

June 29, 2008, 4:08 pm

Two Shadows is a nice addition. I like it alot!

It touched my soul
June 27, 2008, 7:00 am

Washing Away Columbus is such a haunting and valid song. My mother is part Haida and this song touched my soul,thank you shadowscreamers.

June 22, 2008, 9:09 am

T the blog the other day was wonderful, thank you.

June 19, 2008, 6:15 am

I check in here daily. You guys are insightful ,funny , and have great music.

Long Time Fan
June 16, 2008, 1:13 pm

I'm quite glad Shot In The Dark made the final three. One of your best in my humble opinion. Can't see how the indie labels will deny you with that line up.

June 16, 2008, 1:04 pm

I for one would love to hear the demo tracks!

June 16, 2008, 6:50 am

You are so right in your plea to Fathers. We live in such a patriarchal culture and world. Men have made a mess,time for you to move over and let us women do some cleanup and restoring !

June 12, 2008, 12:05 pm

I like this band. The world needs a good two-piece besides The White Stripes.

June 10, 2008, 6:15 am

Have you heard back from any of the indie labels you sent your demo to?

June 9, 2008, 11:04 pm

How are things coming along Shadowscreamers?

Sanity..... Could that really be you?
June 8, 2008, 12:51 pm

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vPBxl53ZNxQ He's got my vote!

shauna again
June 2, 2008, 7:51 pm

As I thought about this, I thought...what if ShadowScreamers kicked off a summer tour in Washington DC on July 4 after leading a march to protest Iraq, gas prices, home foreclosures, etc. Wild thought, huh? But we did it in the 60's.

June 2, 2008, 1:19 pm

Jon, I'm right there with your pizza owner. As a child of the 60's, I recall the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam protests, and Kent State. I think the youth are more apt to come together-the rest of us are too busy working two or three jobs!! But the point is well taken. I'd love to march into Washington protesting the gas prices. I'm lucky, I make a good income-because I work two jobs. In the line of work I do, folks bring their kids to me for services, but to alleviate the travel costs, I'm providing services in their town at a school because the price of gas is absolutely riduculous. This will cost me $ but at less a burden, I think than my parents. I have often pondered why we, as Americans, have tolerated this, the war, etc as long as we have without some united protest. You guys organize it-we will come...

Oh yes
June 2, 2008, 9:54 am

Today the age of the Shadowscreamers begins!

May 30, 2008, 10:47 am

Been a while ! I like what I see ! What happened to the poetry ?

May 27, 2008, 2:20 pm

How are things coming along Shadowscreamers?

May 21, 2008, 9:06 pm

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May 21, 2008, 8:44 pm

I'm you brought back the three older tunes. Window is a killer song and I missed listening to it. I wish the best for your demo. Something IS special abouth this music. Shadowscreamers '08!

May 21, 2008, 6:12 am

LOVE! This is what I get from this site!

Check the Band Journal....
May 19, 2008, 9:01 am

Would like to thank our fans for all the comments!We are pumped!Jon has an update on the Band Journal-check it out!Peace to you all,T....

I agree Scott
May 18, 2008, 9:21 am

I have a contrasting view, I find nothing "special" about what I hear on the radio(besides an exceptional few like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails). This band's material is of much greater interest to me.

May 18, 2008, 6:16 am

dUDE i DETEST TROLLS! gET OFf of This sIte if yoU dONT LIKE!

Thank you....
May 16, 2008, 4:54 pm

thanks friend for your honesty and opinion.everyone has a right to what they do and don't like.i appreciate you taking the time to voice it.thank you for good wishes!peace....T

my opinion
May 16, 2008, 4:39 pm

Good luck Shadow Screamers personally I don't hear anything special here but it's just my opinion good luck anyway.

UK calling
May 14, 2008, 7:02 am

Tough order to fill. You chaps are spot on no matter what you put out.Cheers to a good year !

Don't really know
May 13, 2008, 6:38 pm

Washing Away,Only Human,Nothing,Rasta Man,I have enjoyed them all. You have such diverse sounds,so missing in modern music.Consequently it would be very hard to narrow down a selection to send out,wish you could send them all.Well,we love you out here !!

a BIG fan since tired eyes
May 13, 2008, 12:50 pm

Shot in the Dark, Wash Away Columbus, and Only Human.

Steph-UK part 2
May 13, 2008, 11:11 am

Rasta Man is another song I love. So catchy.

May 13, 2008, 10:55 am

Only Human is your best. I also really like The Note. It reminds me of a song off a Nick Drake album.

Fan service
May 13, 2008, 10:14 am

My favorite song of yours is a tie between The Note, Nothing, and Wash Away.

May 12, 2008, 7:07 pm

The Year of the Shadowscreamers! It has begun!

May 7, 2008, 7:00 pm

jus sliddin by killa manilla tunes,rap fren turned me on coolio.

A fan
May 6, 2008, 8:28 pm

How is the demo progressing Shadowscreamers?

May 2, 2008, 7:03 am

Your Band Journal is the best I have ever seen. It should be book formatted and read in every classroom in America !

its too true
April 30, 2008, 5:55 pm

You are quite a talented and unique band. I wish you my best luck.

April 28, 2008, 8:19 am

Shadowscreamers rule!

April 27, 2008, 11:33 am

I'm ready for a Shadowscreamers world tour.

April 16, 2008, 10:54 am

I love the stuff you have up right now it is really ,really good !

A Fan
April 16, 2008, 9:43 am

I am all for the rise of the Shadowscreamers in 2008!

April 13, 2008, 7:37 pm

April 12, 2008 Its so easy to give in to the blues, Life's cards that I've been dealt Make me crazy half the time. Sometimes I win, More often, lately... I lose, A day, a month, a year or two, When it's too hard to bathe or brush my teeth Much less work, pay the bills, or eat. I'm too jaded to pursue another relationship, That last one did me in –Besides, Who wants a crazy lady who stares out a window all day And doesn't want to fuck, My last husband took it all as though I did this to him On purpose, just to demonstrate control. That pompous ass thought I should just snap out of it, the fool Praying for moose to walk into my path Toying with razors, driving recklessly in prayer, Med changes, that zonked me and I could barely walk Weight gains overnight-no I'm no longer a size eight, Oh hell yeah, I could snap out of this but its generally a bit of a wait. Oh, and the moose that I prayed for, I saw him one day, On the way to China to provide some services to a friend, Only the moose was a babe, all gangly and stumbling along like a drunk, And I laughed at God and said, Oh right, this is what you send! And while melancholia's twin, hypomania, my favorite insane sister, rarely comes around, When she does, she makes life interesting, intensifying sights and sounds, And I'm convinced I'm smarter, wittier too, As I draw up plans to run another business or two Sleep becomes a nuisance, a waste of time to say the least, I edge closer to mania, the dangerous one, but oh the energy she brings, As my brain seems to get clearer and I'm flying on angel's wings, Soaring through the sky like a falling star, And I feel young again and I can do it all, Ah, but then the inevitable fall, Mania never comes alone, melancholy is not far. Well, I'm getting tired of playing this same old game Predictable as the seasons and tied to them as well My moods swirl around in my head and I wait with dread Cause I know melancholia shows her pretty head She's not so bad, I kinda dig her, she's just a wee bit insane We hang out, and listen to music and I have a glass of wine, She tends to remind me of all my past pain, Bittersweet moments, regrets, things I can't change It's when she bring her friend, despair, That the days grow shorter and there's a chill in the air, And despair hibernates with me and I grow dull and still, Til I'm barely breathing, and my heart beat slows The temperatures drop with the promise of snow, Which blankets my soul, in the darkness it knows I sleep hours on end and so it goes. And so here again it's spring and my doc boosts my meds Wait a few weeks, The depression will lift , The skies will be blue and the birds will sing My mind is screaming please be swift I gotta work, I wanna play, I don't want to wait another day Let me wake up tomorrow ready to trip the light fantastic Let me burst on the dawn with energy surging through my veins, Let me give thanks for another reprieve, let me take in a cleansing breath If there are no more of those tomorrows, draw me closer to death.

Every Day
April 12, 2008, 5:49 pm

I come here for inspiration daily. Thank you ! Yesterdays poem was beautiful as all your writings are T !

It's just another day
April 11, 2008, 7:39 pm

Today is a good day, I knew it the moment I took my first sip of coffee. Not like yesterday, When the dreadful dread grabbed a hold of me Making it difficult to do the simplest tasks And colored my day gray, despite the shining sun, I just wanted the day to end and not have to speak to anyone Cause it's hard to be with people and smile when you want to scream While today the clouds and rain came again And I thought, Far out! I feel great, life is good And I laughed a lot and fretted not Despite driving a car with its transmission shot. I told my boy, you can't spoil my day, Cause my serotonin, epinephrine and dopamine Are taking me for a ride today, So don't give me this shit about I gotta get real Tomorrow maybe, but today let me enjoy this dream.

April 11, 2008, 7:32 am

thank you everyone!....T

April 9, 2008, 3:37 pm

I found out what you are talking about in Medical School and it is so true. As you said in another post, you are available.

To the Indie Winds! Away!
April 8, 2008, 5:35 pm

2008: The year of the Shadowscreamers!

April 4, 2008, 8:27 am

My wife and I read with great interest the LOVE series . Will there be more ?

Speak as Two or several
April 2, 2008, 6:51 pm

We the fans deserve to hear this new drummer Bobby in action. If he can keep up you guys he must be something quite special.

New Drummer?
March 30, 2008, 2:32 pm

Kick ass. You guys rule!

March 30, 2008, 10:14 am

Thank you Wandering,Pat,and whoever wrote Madness.Great stuff!

March 29, 2008, 6:43 pm

When I lay dying, Drawing my last breath, Will my life flash before me as some people say, A kaleidoscope of joy, pain, sorrow, happiness, As I approach the abyss, we think of as death, Will my past, littered with regret, sadden my heart, Will the mountain of despair, I climbed so many times, Fade, as memories do, into the all knowing mist. Love won, love lost, a solitary life chosen for its safety When my mind would weave in and out of insanity, And just when I thought I was never coming back, The rainbow appeared and the skies were no longer black, While it's true I've been partnered with melancholia, my life long friend, I have heard Joni Mitchell sing like no one else can imagine, As the mood swings to an euphoria few have experienced, When all of life stands magnificently in beautiful array, When the beauty of a sunset pulls me off the side of the road, To watch in wonder as the sun colors the sky into a breathtaking palette, And I've been driven to put down into words what I feel inside, And I screamed to the doctor, please don't take this away. While silently I prayed, let this moment of exhilaration simply be equilibrium restored, And the demons are quieted and can again be ignored, While a wave of energy spurs me on to pursue all that life offers to give, Let me look back in gratitude for the life I have lived.

Wandering Agnostic
March 25, 2008, 8:27 am

A Child's Amaze Silent and amazed, even when a little boy, I remember I heard the preacher every Sunday put God in his statements, As contending against some being or influence. Walt Whitman

March 24, 2008, 10:51 am


March 20, 2008, 2:48 pm

Great music and writing here !

"Idal Minds 2"
March 20, 2008, 12:04 pm

What a purr to that bass. Great addition!

March 20, 2008, 8:59 am

hi Shauna,yeah I am not currently teaching(tai chi or qigong) and we are doing great music and having alot of fun.we are about to finnish a demo to send out on the Indie winds.please let all your friends know about this site and keep checking the journal it is filled with political insights,poetry,short stories,etc...hope all is well.peace,T

March 19, 2008, 1:22 pm

Well, I'm amazed. Googled you, T, to see if you were teaching Tai Chi and found this web site. How far out that you've been given the opportunity to pursue a life's dream. I've read some of yours and Jon's stuff and you're both entertaining, albeit Jon comes on with sledgehammer in fist, at times, and you tend to take the softer, gentler way. What a great forum you have. May drop you a line sometime if the mood inspires me. As I visit Florida often, (I have family there) don't be surprised if ya see me walk through the door! You two keep on keeping on and I'll see ya on the Grammy's one day! Peace & love to you!

"Idal Mind"
March 17, 2008, 4:16 pm

Your new song kicks ass! You can write a folk song with the best of 'em.

March 15, 2008, 11:53 am

Good thoughts on freedom

Nice one
March 15, 2008, 10:17 am

I love the quote by Nobel Laureate Shaw you have on the main page. He was an amazing writer.

March 13, 2008, 9:31 pm

THERE is another Loneliness That many die without, Not want or friend occasions it, Or circumstances or lot. But nature sometimes, sometimes thought, 5 And whoso it befall Is richer than could be divulged By mortal numeral. Emily Dickinson

I like it
March 13, 2008, 9:30 pm

THERE is another Loneliness That many die without, Not want or friend occasions it, Or circumstances or lot. But nature sometimes, sometimes thought, And whoso it befall Is richer than could be divulged By mortal numeral.

March 12, 2008, 12:05 am

March 11, 2008 Ok Jon, here goes. I actually wrote this rather lengthy monologue a month ago, dubbed in the wrong code and of course, had not saved it, lost it and said Well, fuck it. But I think you're right. We should all say something. These are exciting times for our country. I've been reawakened to the politics of this great nation and with an enthusiasm I haven't felt since McGovern lost to Richard Nixon. In those days, I was in college, seeing the nightly news of Vietnam, wearing a black arm band, giving the peace sign and saying Make Love Not War. That was a long time ago and after Watergate, I spiraled into a complacency about politics, believing they (the politicians from the 70's to now) made promises they coulnd't/wouldn't and had no intention of keeping. I remember John Kennedy and his speech that included, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country." And he was shot on national TV with Jackie jumping over the back of the car to recover his brain matter. I saw Robert Kennedy ignite the nation only to be shot down. I heard Martin Luther King give hope to a people who had been mistreated for centuries and he was silenced as well. I watched the Southern Black Americans become dependent on a nation and witnessed the breakdown of their families. Young black mothers having babies and giving them to relatives to raise so their welfare checks would be bigger. I stood in a lunch line with a group of black first grade children who asked me why I paid for my lunch. As part of language therapy working on learning occupations, I asked a young black boy what the mailman did. His response, "He brings the check." I realized that our well meaning Democrats were creating a generation of entitlement, enabling dependency and destroying the pride of a class of people who deserved a hand UP NOT a Hand OUT. I read Barack Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope, this summer and began to watch the political arena every evening. A surge of hope began emerging. I saw Barack Obama in Bangor, ME a few weeks ago. I believe he's genuine, he has demonstrated courage, good judgement, honesty, and has become a force to be reckoned with. His charisma and his words offer the audacity of hope for millions of Americans who are living pay check to pay check, debating over having health care or paying the heating bill. In my humble opinion, I believe he can do what he says he can do. I liked his offer to college students-$4,000 a year in aid and the kids work in a homeless shelter or veteran's home. That's a HAND UP NOT A HAND OUT. That creates pride and compassion. As for Hillary and her people, I have to say that, in my opinion, she does not have the integrity Obama has and as things drag on, I respect her less and less. Anyway, my two cents. I'm contributing to Obama's campaign, cheering his every win, discussing my views at work, got my sticker, button and shirt and have decided as much as I hate cold calling will do that too to help this man become our next President. And lastly, my prayer is that his secret service men and God's mighty army of angels keep him safe. You know, just getting involved after thirty years of apathy.

I Concur Sir
March 7, 2008, 6:30 pm

Fanaticism endangers all those striving for tolerance, compassion, understanding, discovery and the advancement of human race.

Rasta Man 2
March 7, 2008, 4:22 pm

I loved the original but this one is even better!

March 7, 2008, 2:27 pm

The lyrics to "Wash Away Columbus" are poetic and poignant. I like them quite a bit.

curse you
March 7, 2008, 9:43 am

I find myself humming and whistling "The Note" today. I can't rid my mind of it. It's so catchy. Curse you Shadowscreamers! Curse you!

March 6, 2008, 6:05 pm

I would be delighted to read the lyrics to your wonderful songs.

Positive Feedback
March 6, 2008, 4:01 pm

I gotta say I'm enjoying the two new songs. Different than anything i've heard from you guys.

Oh Yeah
March 6, 2008, 11:13 am

Another tune today? Yes please! I'm in awe of your recent output(I think "Wash" is ready for an alternative radio station right now).

Away Columbus Away
March 6, 2008, 8:31 am

Not only is the new song amazing but I love the lyrics too.

March 5, 2008, 7:39 pm

"Washing" sounds great. Much clearer. Heard it several times already. Very impressive. Killer solo.

March 5, 2008, 3:50 pm

Epic new tune. I loved it. My only complaint is that i had to turn my computer up all the way to hear it.

March 5, 2008, 3:32 pm

"Washing Away Columbus" is a masterpiece. Pure and simple. What great quality too. Studio quality. That was a demo? Your demos thump most shit I hear when I brave the radio.

March 4, 2008, 2:19 pm

"Every Child is Sacred"

Great stuff man
March 4, 2008, 2:18 pm

Just got done listening to "Every Child Is Child" and I am now sitting here wondering what genre you guys can't succeed at. What an up-beat blues romp! Keep up the good work.

Well Well Well Oh Wow!
March 1, 2008, 4:44 pm

THE new additions rocked my world! Inside of you is great. Rasta Man is amazing! Bob Marley would be proud.

Shadowscreamers wok 'n' roll!!
March 1, 2008, 10:50 am

Can't wait for the new songs. I'm nibbling on my fingernails in anticipation!

March 1, 2008, 8:49 am

Can't wait !

Electron Gets Film Debut In First-ever Video Of Its Kind
February 27, 2008, 9:16 am

ScienceDaily (Feb. 25, 2008) — It may not have won an Oscar, but the tiny electron has finally made its film debut. A new video shows how an electron rides on a light wave after just having been pulled away from an atom. This is the first time an electron has ever been filmed in this way, and the results are presented in the journal Physical Review Letters.Previously it has been next to impossible to photograph electrons accurately since their extremely high velocities have produced blurry pictures. In order to capture these rapid events, extremely short flashes of light are necessary, but such flashes were not previously available. With the use of a newly developed technology for generating short pulses from intense laser light, so-called attosecond pulses, scientists at the Lund University Faculty of Engineering in Sweden have managed to capture the electron's motion for the first time. "It takes about 150 attoseconds for an electron to circle the nucleus of an atom. An attosecond is 10-18 seconds long, or, expressed in another way: an attosecond is related to a second as a second is related to the age of the universe," says Johan Mauritsson, an assistant professor in atomic physics at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. He is one of seven researchers behind the study, which was directed by him and Professor Anne L'Huillier. With the aid of another laser these scientists have moreover succeeded in guiding the motion of the electron so that they can capture a collision between an electron and an atom on film. "We have long been promising the research community that we will be able to use attosecond pulses to film electron motion. Now that we have succeeded, we can study how electrons behave when they collide with various objects, for example. The images can function as corroboration of our theories," explains Johan Mauritsson. These scientists also hope to find out more about what happens with the rest of the atom when an inner electron leaves it, for instance how and when the other electrons fill in the gap that is created. "What we are doing is pure basic research. If there happen to be future applications, they will have to be seen as a bonus," adds Johan Mauritsson. The length of the film corresponds to a single oscillation of the light, but the speed has then been ratcheted down considerably so that we can watch it. The filmed sequence shows the energy distribution of the electron and is therefore not a film in the usual sense. Previously scientists have studied the movements of electrons using indirect methods, such as by metering their spectrum. With these methods it has only been possible to measure the result of an electron's movement, whereas now we have the opportunity to monitor the entire event. It has been possible to create attosecond pulses for a couple of years now, but not until now has anyone managed to use them to film electron movements, since the attosecond pulses themselves are too weak to take clear pictures. "By taking several pictures of exactly the same moment in the process, it's possible to create stronger, but still sharp, images. A precondition is for the process to be repeated in an identical manner, which is the case regarding the movement of an electron in a ray of light. We started with a so-called stroboscope. A stroboscope enables us to 'freeze' a periodic movement, like capturing a hummingbird flapping its wings. You then take several pictures when the wings are in the same position, such as at the top, and the picture will turn out clear, despite the rapid motion," clarifies Johan Mauritsson. The article "Coherent Electron Scattering Captured by an Attosecond Quantum Stroboscope" appears in Physical Review Letters, vol. 100. Video available at: http://www.atto.fysik.lth.se/ Adapted from materials provided by Lund University.

February 22, 2008, 8:17 am

Don't want to post over Jon's band journal entry.Mike is a good freind!We don't have a cd for sale yet but we are putting together a demo for some Indies,hopefully they will embrace us and we will be on our way.Keep looking to the site for new music.Peace,T....

February 21, 2008, 4:31 pm

Do you have a cd for sale?

thank you!
February 21, 2008, 11:19 am

woops meant to title the header-thank you,anyways-thank you!

February 21, 2008, 11:17 am

Glad you enjoyed,please spread the word about the Shadowscreamers!

February 20, 2008, 2:47 pm

The sounds you guys get for a two piece are just amazing.Thank you for the cd last night!

thank you!
February 20, 2008, 6:33 am

thanks Bill!we will be recording soon and if everything goes well perhaps we will be in your area.we have selected some labels that we feel will be into what we are doing.peace,T

February 18, 2008, 7:26 am

The article was great wish I was in Florida to see you guys .

February 17, 2008, 6:21 pm

WOOPS meant to say our stat page usually has 1000 or more by now.hey when in Florid TEE...T-DAMN SITE WAS DOWN-ARE YOU BACK GOVERNMENT!

hi Tee!
February 17, 2008, 6:18 pm

hi tee,man is it good to hear from ya',I miss ya'.glad you could get on as we had trouble with the site today thats why our site numbers are very weird(down-they are usually 100 or more by now).yeah we are pluggin'away and keepin' the vibes real!....T

hey J
February 17, 2008, 4:56 pm

oh my god i know a celebrity haha hey j just got on the internet at my dads house thought id drop you you a on-line ahha bad joke anyways it seems like people are really responding which i had no doubts and the music great wish i had time while i am in FL. i read the article too hats awesome man keep up the good vibes a letter will be out soon talk to you later peace -tee

February 16, 2008, 12:36 pm

There are so many reasons why I love this site.

testicles vanquished?
February 12, 2008, 4:45 pm

Shadowscreamers, your balls will be as healthy as ever because trust me, no one would leave your gig unsatisfied!

February 12, 2008, 1:11 pm

Thank you-cool!

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February 11, 2008, 7:16 pm


The Best
February 11, 2008, 6:03 pm

This band is the greatest in the world! Shadowscreamers for 2009 Album of the Year !

February 9, 2008, 6:05 pm

The music is great here who will you guys vote for do you think?

Shadowscreamers Rules!
February 9, 2008, 5:02 pm

Hilary Clinton '08

February 8, 2008, 4:46 pm

Who can deny the greatness of Shadowscreamers? Who? None I fear. You are brilliance on the rise to it's rightful place in our nation's collective ear.

February 8, 2008, 1:18 pm


Big Fan !
February 8, 2008, 1:08 pm

Not sure what that comment means below but the article was great! You guys tear it down everywhere you play and now a great article. Yo check these guys out seen 'em at the Shores and they are awesome !

Sun-Sentinel Article Feb. 8 2008
February 8, 2008, 7:59 am

Homegrown: Shadow Screamers a small band with a big message and sound As Shadow Screamers, Jon and Jason Whitney are proving it doesn't take a big band to make a big sound. The brothers from Boca Raton say they don't need a bevy of back-up musicians to be heard. The duo's been reaching audiences just fine, delivering its blend of bluesy alternative rock with guitar, bass, harmonica and vocals. After taking a long break, the pair have easily revived their synergy and songwriting skills. They've been playing at pubs and other venues around South Florida for the past year. Shadow Screamers is the latest incarnation for the Whitneys. Their last go was fronting the four-piece alternative rock group Tired Eyes from 1989-91 while living in Southern California. At one point, the band was getting nationwide air play on several hundred college radio stations around the country. Tired Eyes dissolved when Jason left to care for an ill relative in Maine, their home state. He eventually left the music business entirely to pursue a new profession as a social worker. Jon, meanwhile, moved from SoCal to Boca Raton and continued playing. He formed Shadow Screamers with two others. When the two original members moved on, it was decided to continue Shadow Screamers as a duo. The Whitneys see Shadow Screamers as not only their comeback but a chance to promote social justice. Jason said the brothers view their music as a reflection of the world around them. We're children of the '60s," said Jon. "We grew up realizing it's our obligation to sing about issues of importance. We're not preaching. But we do want our lyrics to make people think about the world around them." Their lyrics tackle causes from racial tension (See), to children living in poverty (Nothing). Shadow Screamers performs 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Worth's South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar, 502 Lucerne Ave.; 561-547-7656. Visit shadowscreamers.com. For more coverage of the local music scene, go to southflorida.metromix.com.

Last Night
February 6, 2008, 8:55 am

You guys tore down the house!! Great show! I'll be checking the article on friday fo' sure.

February 5, 2008, 11:02 am

Great one today T! I completely agree!

February 4, 2008, 7:06 am

There was something not right about that game last night.Things just didn't stack up.I don't think I will watch football as much next year.It left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

Response to comment below
February 3, 2008, 10:55 pm

I don't know about that but the Superbowl was blatantly rigged. In my two decades of being involved with football, I have never seen such terrible officiating ! Integrity and fair-play have sadly disappeared in modern professional sports.

February 3, 2008, 9:41 pm

It's very disappointing to see that the NFL has become as staged and predictable as professional wrestling. What's more depressing is how people fall for it.

why yes we are playing out
February 1, 2008, 9:19 am

hey willie we are currently playing at South Shores Tavern www.southshorestavern.com on tuesday nights if you are living in South Florida by all means come check us out.

willy mc nilly
January 31, 2008, 12:21 pm

I LOVE Your Music!!!!!! Sweet Stuff Man!!!!! Are You Guys doing gigs?

January 31, 2008, 12:19 pm

You Guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 30, 2008, 1:49 pm

Hi Tlb, Currently not but if things work out the way we anticipate we will. Would love to play a world tour! peace, T

January 30, 2008, 1:29 pm

This is an amazing band do you play here in Mexico or other places outside the U.S?

January 30, 2008, 1:18 pm

The fact that your brilliant music is not playing on every radio station across the world reaffirms my severe dislike of an industry that does not seem to know( or care) what the public wants.

January 30, 2008, 9:19 am

You put on a great show last night Shadowscreamers! Hope to be there next Tuesday. Also, I really like the new song See. Incredible playlist going right now.

January 29, 2008, 6:39 pm


Great post!
January 28, 2008, 12:11 pm

WOW!Thank you for the post!It is so true,and we are losing topsoil quickly!Look at the dust storms that threaten Bejing every year.I know every time I drive by the 'Breadbasket of America'during harvest time,I am amazed by the amount of topsoil that is wasted and drifts into the air due to cultivation practises.We need to study ancient techniques more diligently,the practise was ingenious on this continent.Thank you again....T

Earth's Soils Bear Unmistakable Footprints Of Humans
January 28, 2008, 8:55 am

ScienceDaily (Jan. 28, 2008) — The dirt under our feet is being so changed by humans that it is now appropriate to call this the "Anthropocene (or man-made) Age," says a new worldwide overview by Duke University soil scientist Daniel Richter. "With more than half of all soils on Earth now being cultivated for food crops, grazed, or periodically logged for wood, how to sustain Earth's soils is becoming a major scientific and policy issue," Richter said. His paper appears in the December issue of the research journal Soil Science. "Society's most important scientific questions include the future of Earth's soil," Richter added. "Can soils double food production in the next few decades? Is soil exacerbating the global carbon cycle and climatic warming? How can land management improve soil's processing of carbon, nutrients, wastes, toxics and water, all to minimize adverse effects on the environment?" "Each of these questions require long-term observation and analysis, and we know far too little about how to answer them in much detail," he said. "We need to work to sustain soils with a greater sense of urgency." As an example of the challenges, Richter said leading scientists are concerned that agriculture in Africa has so degraded regional soil fertility that the economic development of whole nations will be diminished without drastic improvements of soil management. "This is an old story writ large of widespread cropping without nutrient recycling, with the result being soil infertility," he said. "And agriculture is only part of the reason why soils are so rapidly changing. Expanding cities, industries, mining and transportation systems all impact soil in ways that are far more permanent than cultivation." "If humanity is to succeed in the coming decades, we must interact much more positively with the great diversity of Earth's soils," his Soil Science report said. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Duke's Center on Global Change. A professor of soils and ecology at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Richter and his international colleagues have recently established what is described as the first global network of long-term soil experiments, a network with an extensive web site . The network has two objectives, he said. "The first is to bring more attention to how fundamental soil is to environmental quality, the global carbon cycle, and climate change, all in addition to soil being the basis for food and fiber production." The second objective, emphasized in the Soil Science report, "is to strengthen and renew the world's long-term soils research sites, because those provide our best direct observations of how soils are changing on time scales of decades," he said. "One problem is that such studies have not worked together in the past. Study sites have never been comprehensively inventoried, and many operate without stable institutional support. Several highly productive long-term experiments have even been abandoned in recent years, including important studies in Africa and South America." Despite those problems, "long-term soil studies are clearly demonstrating the susceptibility of soils to change in response to land management," Richter said. "They also provide important data to model climate warming and the global carbon cycle." Adapted from materials provided by Duke University.

January 27, 2008, 4:39 pm

Oh, and broken glass is a killer tune too.

January 27, 2008, 4:37 pm

Wow. I didn't know you guys had a "Hummer Riff" in you. Nice stuff. Keep rolling.

January 25, 2008, 3:36 pm

Where is this place!Criminal!

Huh !
January 25, 2008, 1:42 pm

I know that place, what the fuck,you gotta be kidding me ! You guys are a no brainer to play at that place . Actually you should play much bigger places,I have heard you and you are amazing for a two-piece !

January 25, 2008, 12:21 pm

Thanks for the web site. I totally agree that the environment is priority #1. Yes, the economy is in the toilet, the war needs to end, people need to have Homeowners/ Insurance in catastrophic locations, Health Care should be available to all and on it goes. But PEOPLE- IF WE DESTROY OUR PLANET IT'S ALL A MOOT POINT. I've listened to every debate, DEM/REP and they all seem to be following the wave of the people-who are more concerned with the here and now. How, whatever (unemployment, gas prices, Social Sedurity, etc. affects ME-today, in my house, right now. I'm as guilty as the next person of contributing to this mess but have been slowly going green in whatever way I can. And I'm getting really fed up. I believe the time has run out and SOMEBODY IN CHARGE needs to do something NOW. I will check out this web site and SCREAM!!!! Who will save the penguins and the beautiful African wildlife? On that note, there is a web site where you can contribute to save specific African animals.Will send later. Right now I gotta SCREAM!!!!!

January 23, 2008, 2:16 pm

Good one Jon!

January 23, 2008, 10:33 am

"Nothing" is the best song I have heard in a long time.

mE TO !
January 22, 2008, 1:38 pm

mE TO you guys are hot !

Rock On Dudes!
January 22, 2008, 12:21 pm

Wish I could be there tonight. You guys are something special.

January 18, 2008, 11:05 am

YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!

Concur I Yes!
January 15, 2008, 2:41 pm

I second the Summer Tour idea!

January 15, 2008, 11:17 am


January 15, 2008, 9:25 am

Great new logo! I love it!

a band fan
January 13, 2008, 3:33 pm

I LOVE the new song u guys put up! Keep putting up new music, because the songs ive heard so far are GREAT!

well its been a while
January 13, 2008, 11:35 am

its been a while! looks like the sites doing well! and im makeing sure the myspace is doing well also. just came to check in! peace ~ J Whit ~

Sweeny Todd
January 9, 2008, 12:37 pm

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an old man named paps
January 9, 2008, 12:36 pm

love the icon, very strong meaning.

January 9, 2008, 12:34 pm

ya Great SHit!

just another
January 9, 2008, 12:34 pm

hey guys, your songs are very nice, keep going with em!

January 8, 2008, 8:13 am

I like the last posts , keep going guys we are here !

is this a sci-fi ? ....
January 4, 2008, 7:33 am

is this 28 days later.hmmm,let me test-HEEELLLLLOOOOOOOOOO !,IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?....T

December 24, 2007, 5:37 pm

I will do the random acts.

December 24, 2007, 12:44 pm

Great wish. Thats all we can ask for. Tolerance

December 24, 2007, 11:49 am


December 22, 2007, 10:03 am

That was just what I needed today T , thank you .

December 20, 2007, 3:05 pm

Hollow Days Shadowscreamers!

December 17, 2007, 7:41 am

Thank you for yesterday's journal entry .

Sad in Denver
December 14, 2007, 10:21 am

The world has shown it's ugly apathy again to a country with people of color . Why can't we realize we are in this together .

To The Comment Below
December 13, 2007, 4:44 pm

lower your voice, ron.

December 13, 2007, 1:55 pm


December 10, 2007, 8:00 pm

A quote from Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird. On paying attention..." To be engrossed by something outside ourselves is a powerful antidote for the rational mind, the mind that so frequently has its head up its own ass-seeing things in such a narrow and darkly narcissistic way that it presents a colo-rectal theology, offering hope to no one."

December 8, 2007, 9:48 am

We love you in Mexico !

December 7, 2007, 5:58 pm

I agree it reminds me of the great music of the 60's.We sorely need this sound again.

tELL Everyone 1
December 7, 2007, 4:02 pm


I don't like spam
December 4, 2007, 9:12 am

What's with the gibberish spam messages below? Why do you have to defile this great website with nonsense?

If you gave Bush an enema he could be buried in a matchbox
November 30, 2007, 8:47 am

Welcome back Tom. Rather liked what you had to say. I wish to see more of you.

November 29, 2007, 9:29 am

Good one in the Wise Words section!

November 29, 2007, 8:27 am

Not Just Maine! We are all excited about this band.

November 28, 2007, 8:23 pm

I wonder... does God weep when he sees us, His people, as we systematically rape His rainforests, pollute His water and air, kill His animals, species by species, destroy the delicate balance of the seasons, molest His children, beat His elderly, rob His poor of heat, home and food, rip off our neighbor, and murder his children around the globe... Yet say at the end of the day, "Everyone's doing it. It's every man for himself." "Gotta look out for number 1." "That's mine." "All through the day, I, me. Mine, I, me, mine, I, me mine..."George Harrison early 70's. As the winds blow in the Northeast and the temperatures drop, I heard reporters state that there may be fatalities in Maine this year. I was discussing this with a co-worker today who has a sister and brother-in-law who get heating assistance though their utilities are included in their rent. This country is drowning in greed and it's not just the rich or the average joe. Still... I can't buy a Christmas present for my son without thinking, "Could this x # of dollars save a life, this year.?" I urge everyone to dig deep, if you have to, but give... and may God shine His face upon you.

ME WANT MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 28, 2007, 6:12 pm

The cookie monster stole my panties and I must cling to a restless city.

November 28, 2007, 2:32 pm


Catch 'em all
November 27, 2007, 1:33 pm

That's great news if you can put the songs on sale online, I would gladly purchase your entire collection! 'Nothing' is one of my faves these days.

November 26, 2007, 7:24 am

I liked both of those sites alot . I wanted to thank you very much . This site is not only about great music but also much help in the band journal . I will order soon .

November 25, 2007, 9:33 am

Just ordered the spring forest complete Level 1 Course after spending the last two hours researching it. I'm not very coordinated but will give it a try. I also have a small living room and I don't know how much moving around this all entails. Been wanting to do tai chi for some time now. Minor health issues, major manic depression episodes in the past. Some weight issues recently so I got that CD, too. I'm wicked excited. Thanks so much for the information. Oh, and your music is great, too. May check you out next time I'm in my home state.

November 23, 2007, 12:51 pm

I loved the band journal today and everyday !

I would cling to them all (lol)
November 22, 2007, 5:32 pm

I can honestly say that I have liked all the songs . How many cds do you have ? I would buy them .

Pick A Note
November 22, 2007, 5:14 pm

Cling is a great song! I'd put down the cash for it.

Always there for you .
November 22, 2007, 9:09 am

I am thankful for this site .

November 21, 2007, 6:04 pm

There is something really interesting about your sound. I really like it alot .

Get thee to Southshore Taverns tonight
November 20, 2007, 11:13 am

And be joyously enthralled by the musician who will soon, along with his equally talented brother, ameliorate the stilted and predictable dross of a waning industry. A man whose furious fretwork can leave Kirk Hammett dumbfounded and whose compositional mastery can leave John McLaughlin weeping. A songwriter melodically gifted and diversely entertaining. I promise you will not leave disappointed.

November 19, 2007, 3:56 pm

nice poem below! peace,T

November 18, 2007, 7:22 pm

Why do people put that crap on this great site ? Great sound guys !

November 17, 2007, 11:50 pm

Hey Larry thanks for the comment we don't currently play outside Florida but we are actively seeking a summer tour where do you live? Also great poem sjmscccslp I too have tasted the emptiness but choose to keep walking on I trust you will to.....jon

November 17, 2007, 7:09 pm

November The austerity of November shadows my soul With a melancholia that pierces sweetly. I know a serenity that cloaks me Only on these darkening days. The barrenness of the trees Silhouetted against the azure sky, Reflect the emptiness in my heart. This emptiness knows no pain, Only a fading memory that pricks unexpectedly. The well, long ago dried up, From which sprung my hopes and dreams Is but clothed with spiders' webs and dead leaves Which have buried themselves under the weight of tragedy and broken dreams. My youth has slipped away and with it all hope of lasting love. The silence of the wind comforts me and I'm reminded That November is a time of dormancy. When life slows And the wind blows And the first snows blanket the earth of my soul.

November 17, 2007, 3:43 pm

Do you play somewhere other than Florida ? I love your sound .

H i Sherry!
November 16, 2007, 8:19 am

Hey Sherry Eagle! So good to hear from you!I am home for a week before going back down to Florida.My e-mail is not working up here so I will be in touch once I get back.I am so happy that you get to see Arnie every day!Tell him I say hello!peaceand love....T(jason)

November 16, 2007, 7:55 am

Thanks for requestiing Morning Sentinel I just put it back up for ya.

November 15, 2007, 6:02 pm

What happened to Morning Sentinel ?

November 15, 2007, 6:47 am

I love this writing who is T . I hang some on doors . Music ist very good .

Sherry Eagle of the Heart
November 14, 2007, 10:53 am

Hi, Jason, this is your friend from the health food store in Augusta.The move to Bangor was hard but I made it. Hanging out with Jane and Arnie every week, settling in at the Bangor health food store -helping people. Still tripping over boxes and piles at the apartment but will be into a sense of peace soon. Glad to find your site -havent listened to the music yet, I am at the library but will next time I am at Arnie's. Very cool art work though. Glad you are following your dream, I am working on putting mine together too. Many blessing my brother, Sherry Eagle of the Heart.

November 11, 2007, 11:42 am

thanks everyone for the feedback!we really honor it!did you like the hero of the day?i have another almost ready,will post later....T

November 11, 2007, 11:28 am


November 10, 2007, 3:21 pm

Great new song selection. I like Morning Sentinel the best. Great rhythm and harmony.Keep rocking our socks off guys! Peace Out

November 7, 2007, 5:14 pm

It is refreshing to see the words of peaceful influence T displays on this site.

November 7, 2007, 5:03 pm

Is there anything this good in the musAC industry today? I think not. You are true pros!

New Discovery
November 7, 2007, 4:51 pm

Saw you play last and I was blown away! Please let me know, where can I pick up a copy of your music?

Next Prez?
November 3, 2007, 2:17 pm

What do you guys think of Ron Paul for president? Any better than the other morons? Aren't we lucky in the "land of the free".

November 1, 2007, 1:54 pm

Jon makes, as well as a proficient musician, a more than adequate political satirist.

rok un Rol
October 30, 2007, 10:09 pm

I like your music. Great infectious melodies. Fine website ya gots here.

October 30, 2007, 6:18 pm

You Guys Rock!!

October 26, 2007, 10:53 pm

Your music reminds me of the 80s alternative scene. And thats a good thing.

SouthShores Fan
October 25, 2007, 7:34 pm

Let me know the second your CD hits stores because I will gladly buy a copy or three!

October 25, 2007, 5:00 pm

You are the best in South Florida.Hell,anywhere !

October 25, 2007, 1:34 pm

Hi Jeff! Glad you liked the shows! We play at South Shores Tavern every Tuesday.Send me an e-mail at jon@shadowscreamers.com Talk to you soon.

October 24, 2007, 11:51 am

tee,give me a ring.would be good to touch base....T ps.thank you everyone for the support and the great support at the show last night!

Jef Lawlor, Media Director
October 24, 2007, 10:26 am

Hey guys! REALLY enjoyed your show at the Guitars Not Guns Event. Looking forward to your next show. Be sure to send us your upcoming dates. http://lakeworthdowntown.com Jef

Mitch/ drummer
October 22, 2007, 8:14 pm

John.......How are you ? I tried to contact you about trying out for the band, but never heard back from you. Have you found a drummer yet? I thought the music was very good and would be a good fit, needless to say I found you both very funny and that work's well with me. At any rate if you still are in need of a drummer get back to me . Regard's Mitch cell is 561-420-9193

I left shortly after
October 21, 2007, 8:42 pm

You guys were the best band at south shore tavern tonight! Thanks for playing.

Duke of Whimsical Folly
October 20, 2007, 12:26 pm

American Asphalt! American Asphalt! American Asphalt!

October 19, 2007, 9:10 am

You have new drummer? Thats good news. Can't wait for the new material!

October 19, 2007, 6:21 am


hi tee....
October 17, 2007, 4:19 pm

hey tee! the music we are playing is alot different than this now,but we still have these songs in our set list.we will post new songs and video's soon.what did you think?(miss ya')....T

October 17, 2007, 12:29 pm

hey j. i finally got on hopefully figured out it enough for you to be able to read this. i listened to the music i was never really sure what to exspect

Great one
October 15, 2007, 11:01 am

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." -Albert Einstein

Thanks for the support
October 12, 2007, 11:36 pm

We will have new music up in the next couple of weeks I promise, Thanks to all our fans and the growing numbers who are checking us out at South Shores Tavern on Tuesday Nights. We are out of town until Monday but we are never far from the music and the resurgence.......ecaeP.....noj

October 12, 2007, 6:40 pm

I love you guys! When can we expect new music?

October 12, 2007, 9:45 am

It is so great that the enviornment has taken front stage this year.In a worldwide concert,Gore's tireless travels and now his Nobel Peace Prize.He is to be lauded for this,as without the enviornment-nothing else can function.Congatulations Al!!!!T

October 12, 2007, 9:30 am

Your comment about Pet human seems to go with the news !

October 12, 2007, 9:20 am

Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize!

Fanus Plitus
October 11, 2007, 6:36 pm

Great website! Even better music! Rock on!

October 11, 2007, 7:27 am

THANK YOU EVERYONE! Creativity is a strange whisper,coming at times and then leaving.We have not heard the disco vain yet,but perhaps at some point.We have some interesting stuff up ahead mixing jwhit's beats with poetry.This ride is great and we are still only starting(resurging)....T

October 10, 2007, 7:29 pm

You guys rocked that place hard !

October 10, 2007, 6:27 pm

You guys are good but I think some disco should be added to your repertoire in order to push you into the higher echelons of great music.

October 7, 2007, 9:55 am

Hey Luke thanks for the input and yes we are playing at South Shores Tavern on Tuesday night. Hope you can make it we start around 7pm

October 7, 2007, 7:21 am

Are you guys playing at South Shore again this week ? You are remarkable ! I still hum some of those songs .

South Shore
October 3, 2007, 11:41 am

You guys were cooking last night! Wow!

October 2, 2007, 4:10 pm

You are the best out there !

October 2, 2007, 10:39 am

"Only Human" is one of the best songs I've heard in a lon g time!

The Bing Crosby method to violating freedom of speech
September 26, 2007, 10:00 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CheY0jYXJjY Scary!

September 23, 2007, 8:45 am

T and Art...........it is perfect! Gotta let me know when the T-shirts are available, need to buy one for each of the kids.......you put a smile on their faces that I haven't seen for a while. T, I found the artist that did Jesse's tattoo! The three boys are going to make an appointment to go and see him. The artist that did the last original tat for Jess is going to give me the original drawing....love and miss

22 years the fan
September 20, 2007, 8:34 pm

Great new video! Hil-of-bean-arious! Skippy is a character I want to see over and over again!

South Shore
September 19, 2007, 7:10 am

I saw you last night . You have important music and message .To bad you could not play all night ,the other band was boring .

Red State Wit
September 18, 2007, 4:50 pm

Red State Wit: Oh Shadowscreamers! My sister is so fat! Shadowscreamers: How fat is she? Red State Wit: Well the last I ate her, I had to get a doggie-bag half-way through. Ah-hehehe-yew!

September 18, 2007, 7:34 am

Kick ass music and site !

September 16, 2007, 8:28 am

T......saw the artwork, made me smile. When I read the thanks in Jess' memory, it made me cry. I hope that you remembered that you promised if you used it to include his name/initials somewhere on it!! You owe me a copy and a T-shirt. I know he is smiling down on you......... Cher

Sally Kraus
September 14, 2007, 3:18 am

Cool site.

September 13, 2007, 6:40 am

Thanks for the comment below about the gig Tuesday night and for becoming a fan. We are playing again next Tuesday night at South Shores Tavern and we will be using our own P.A. system this time it will be just T and Me playing our tunes not a free jam thing like last week that was way to confusing. We promise it will be a great show. jon

last night
September 12, 2007, 7:18 pm

Saw you guys perform last night and I must say I enjoyed it. You have a new fan here. Will you be performing again anytime soon? Like the website also.

1,000 green M&Ms and the bubble-gum flavored Enema
September 10, 2007, 10:34 am

great new layout.

September 9, 2007, 11:43 pm

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September 9, 2007, 7:14 pm

AWESOME NEW STUFF GUYS!!!!!!!!!! HEY PEPS WHO CHECK THIS SITE ALSO CHECK SHADOW SCREAMERS MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/shadowscreamers ok see ya! ~~~~~JWHIT~~~~~

September 7, 2007, 7:50 pm

"im an orenge squeeze me!" this song has alread gotton viewed 19 times and its only been up today! i have a feeling it will be a shadow screamer hit! I want to thank you jon for letting me an T PUT THIS SONG UP! T raping and me doing the beats! AND NOW T AND JON WILL BE MAKEING NEW HITS!!!!!!!!! they have been jamming every day and they already have a few gigs hooked up! the band name SHADOW SCREAMERS will be every where soon!!! ~~~~JWHIT~~~~

Can't wait for the new song!
September 5, 2007, 12:45 pm

To The One Of Fictive Music Sister and mother and diviner love, And of the sisterhood of the living dead Most near, most clear, and of the clearest bloom, And of the fragrant mothers the most dear And queen, and of diviner love the day And flame and summer and sweet fire, no thread Of cloudy silver sprinkles in your gown Its venom of renown, and on your head No crown is simpler than the simple hair. Now, of the music summoned by the birth That separates us from the wind and sea, Yet leaves us in them, until earth becomes, By being so much of the things we are, Gross effigy and simulacrum, none Gives motion to perfection more serene Than yours, out of our own imperfections wrought, Most rare, or ever of more kindred air In the laborious weaving that you wear. For so retentive of themselves are men That music is intensest which proclaims The near, the clear, and vaunts the clearest bloom, And of all the vigils musing the obscure, That apprehends the most which sees and names, As in your name, an image that is sure, Among the arrant spices of the sun, O bough and bush and scented vine, in whom We give ourselves our likest issuance. Yet not too like, yet not so like to be Too near, too clear, saving a little to endow Our feigning with the strange unlike, whence springs The difference that heavenly pity brings. For this, musician, in your girdle fixed Bear other perfumes. On your pale head wear A band entwining, set with fatal stones. Unreal, give back to us what once you gave: The imagination that we spurned and crave. Wallace Stevens

blue shadows
September 1, 2007, 9:46 am

Willard/ Thin Man
September 1, 2007, 9:25 am

YA as uncul screamer said it would BE GREAT TO GET PERCY SHELLEY TO WRITE HIS THOUGHTS ON THE FAN COMMENTS!!!!!!!! because my bro shelley or L WHIT as i call him from time to time. he is a great writter and he is part of the SCREAMER FAMILY TO! so i will talk him into writting some poems or just his thoughts on the fan comments! WELL anyway, i have created another cds worth of music since T went up to florida! AND let me tell ya , i am very proud of the stuff i just made. AND as i said befor ALL OF MY mixes are all up for grabbs for u = jon and T!!!!! i will be sending u guys THE NEW CD and the new korn cd momentarily!!!!!!!! AND GOOD LUCK TO DAY, KEEEEEEP JAMMMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALSO GREAT JOB WITH THE FOOT BALL GAME JEREMY!!!!!!!!!! ~~~~~~JWHIT~~~~~~~

Dear Percy Shelley
September 1, 2007, 8:22 am

It would be my personal honor if you would be so heartwarmingly gracious as to expound your virtues of the Mighty pen which fows with brillance under your guidence and be so kind to bestow them upon our fan comments page (excerpts are gratefully accepted) my leige.I am posting this God Speed!!!!!!! Uncle Screamer

J Whit
August 31, 2007, 4:53 pm

hey guys!!!!!!! i heard u fellas did some jaming on the first day! THAT IS KICK ASS!!!!!!! well i just wanted to say keep practicing and i will be sending u guys more of my mixes to use and some other songs from artist like korn and stuff for insperation. well GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!~ Willard/Thin Man ~

August 26, 2007, 4:25 pm

MAN I LOVE THE SONG WINDOW THAT U GUYS DID!!!!!! it kicks ass! jon i love ur voice in it! u could be a very good heavy metal singer if u wanted to be! i think for u guys's new album u should rap, sing like a heavy meatal singer, and do classical! i just think u guys should do a little bit of everything for ur new album! speeking of wich i made some lyrics and sang in a song called DEADMAN! i think u will like it! i know my friends like it alot! jason will send it in the mail to u jon along with a few other cds! WELL great songs! keep on working on them uncul j. ~JWhit~

J Whit
August 26, 2007, 3:55 pm

awesome u got those 3 songs up!!!! i put window as the song on my myspace and then i will change it every 2 or 3 days to only human and then the same for the other songs so u guys will get more views and downloads!~WILLARD/THIN MAN~

August 21, 2007, 11:49 am

LIFE YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

jack bennit
August 20, 2007, 11:29 am

kick ass shit!!!!!!!!!!!

August 19, 2007, 10:17 am

WOOPS!!!! that last part i ment to say:well good job at that gig uncul.

August 19, 2007, 10:16 am

that is awesome news jon!!!!!!! and to add to that news me and T have made 5 new kickass songs! i know ur gonna love them! i cant wait until my dad goes up so he can give u the cd! we great job at that gig uncul!

August 19, 2007, 8:05 am

hey Jon,didn't want to distract by putting something on the journal-great job last night!!!!that is awesome to hear!Willard,that full poem is a great one!....T

Willard/Thin Man
August 18, 2007, 3:25 pm

~WORMS AND SLUGGS~ The worms, i can hear them. Deep down in the ground, I can hear them, feel them, wiggaling in my ear drums, through my rotting flesh, they are going in circules around my old weathered bones. Before all this decomposing there were no worms , but there were sluggs, slimy basterds , leaving there snot trail were ever they go on my body. I can recall one time when the mother earth was cold, the sluggs toke reffuge in my mouth. I remember the feeling of there slimyness cralling on my sensative lips to enter my mouth. I was disgusted. and I could do nothing against the worms and slugggggs! ~JWhit~

August 15, 2007, 7:15 am

Good poem .

August 12, 2007, 2:41 pm

~perfect~ As i lay in despaire I wake from a cold sweats, all night dreaming of perfect,To my surprise i walk into the bathroom cold and alone. sleeping or dieing in the cold and alone bathroom. But is the bathroom cold and alone? If im in it, yes, I am alone.But is the bathroom alone? Yes because we are nothingness compared to the vast never ending universe.We are nothingness anyway.So i lay my head in this vast never ending cold and alone bathroom. So cold my internal organs start bleeding from the cold freezing them and then snapping them.So as my internal organs bleed i look up, straining my neck muscules one last time before they break like every thing else in my body from the cold. and as i strain to look up,I see a pimple infested face with distorted eyes, I am broken in side now not only because of the cold breaking my every muscule and bone, but because i was dreaming of perfect......................................................................................................................................................to see more go to my myspace @ www.myspace.com/iamthethor ~JWhit~

August 11, 2007, 5:33 pm

This thing you talk about work true . Glad you two worked with us .

August 11, 2007, 10:50 am

oh ya! shadow screamers is the best band out there in my opinion!!!!!!!~ JWhit~

August 11, 2007, 8:39 am

Checking out the site . Great stuff

August 9, 2007, 10:11 am

I agree with both of your frustartion . The system is way overworked and underfunded . We can only hope at some time in the near future a different Administration will be more attentive and bring more awareness to Mental Illness in this country .

August 9, 2007, 7:18 am

FUCKING RIGHT T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Long time fan Ty
August 6, 2007, 8:58 am

This band has more to say than anyone out there !

Fiendish Liberty
August 3, 2007, 5:51 pm

Great thought T! And Jon, Emotional Spew rocks!

July 26, 2007, 7:34 am

Very good site !

New Found Friend
July 23, 2007, 9:06 am

Great new video on Youtube! What a kickass melody! I'm sure I'll be humming it for the rest of the day.

tIM c.
July 19, 2007, 10:17 am

T 'S words are comforting . The music is great here . When will the new stuff come ?

July 19, 2007, 7:33 am

This good site .

July 18, 2007, 11:20 am

I like site . Very good musik and the words .

Jeremy Ashlock
July 16, 2007, 12:42 pm

You guys are great! I think your music appeals for all ages and thats great

thank you....
July 10, 2007, 9:12 am

Thanks Kathy ! I was equally moved ! People haven't seen Jon and I in concert together for a long time. It will be well worth checking us out-we are going to come out strong on many issues,like Melissa....T

Kathy Diaz
July 8, 2007, 10:07 am

I cried the entire perform of Ms.Ethridge . Thank you to this site .

July 8, 2007, 9:25 am

Look as I haved resolved personal matters that has prohibited Jon and I from getting back together(please don't read anything into this-Jon and I are and always will be BEST FRIENDSas well as brothers.Mine have been based on family issues).Now we can,I am throwing everything into this and we need your active support.More importantly and for our very survival,you must get involved in changing the way human traverse this beautiful Mother of ours.We must make tough choices.Get educated.Offer suggestions to other readers on this site(we have people all over the world on this site).Pleasemake simple choices like parking your car and riding a bike.Eat organic or grow your own.Try to eat vegetarian for at least two to three meals a week.It is an incredible waste of resources to raise meat(not political-just a fact-look it up).recylce,reduse,reuse.Buy quality not quantity(make sure the company is not getting rich from the enviornment(let us take for example skin products-there are many that don't test on animals and do not belong to some great corporation that despoils the enviornment.)Enjoy quiet moments,when walking in nature,don't bring music,let the symphony of the birds interconnect you to the interconnection.Try to avoid using toxins,pesticides,herbicides,alcohol,cigs,toxic literature that would hurt your mind.Talk to your children,family ,friends about how to live a,'Green'life.Now some think that these changes are hard.From personal experience I will tell you,there is no greater peace than knowing that my footsteps on this earth will not be a mess that my children will have to worry about.Learn qigong,yoga,meditation,or taichi,this will help you jump off the train that I wrote about last year.Forgive yourself,forgive others.When on the road(I have practiced this for years)if someone is on your bumper,pull over let them pass.There is no excuse to hurtle thousands of pounds of metal around in a pissing match.Let your peace spread onto the highways.Most importantly LOVE.The heart that loves all in creation is the Raiku heart.It feels the pain(therby the cracks of Raiku pottery)and can't help but respond with compassion and love.I love you all and have a great day.Please keep adding to this simple list(go back on the journal for probably hundreds of suggestions-read,research-ACT and be the change you would want to see)....T

Please help us....
July 7, 2007, 9:00 am

Please help us spread this powerful Mantra.By the way it is also the name of a song we are working on....T

July 6, 2007, 8:45 am

We are all,'Standing on the edge of the Nile'. T....

July 3, 2007, 11:09 pm

I hear you, every word of it and I sometimes feel the same way. It is hard to be positive with so much negativity around. It is positive energy that keeps you and me and everyone else alive. If we let the negativity take over we lose the battle. The battle I speak of is, of course, between good and evil. We are God, collectively together every living thing on this planet and maybe elsewhere too. It is universal, the flow of energy. This is just rambling shit I have come up with on my own. I have friends who tell me I should read about metaphysics but I don't like the cult aspect of a lot of that stuff. - Daniel (the bass player who delivered and assembled your desk (jon) )

Fuck You
July 3, 2007, 7:11 pm

No Comments!!!!!! Oh look Paris is telling about how her cunt was licked by a fellow inmate film at 11 you assholes

jon from Vega
May 30, 2007, 2:01 pm

Awesome show at South Shores last night Jon! Great songs man...

May 21, 2007, 12:02 pm

Good to have back Mr. T

May 14, 2007, 7:28 am


May 13, 2007, 9:46 am

Power and Empowerment , that's what I get from this site . I have done some deep reading on the Journal , you are very brave and deserve your day in the sun .

May 12, 2007, 6:03 pm

There is an energy here , I can feel it. Are you guys going to tour ? I think I speak for everyone on this site, we would love to see you !

May 12, 2007, 8:51 am

Fucking real man , Fucking real !

May 5, 2007, 7:57 pm

I for one am anxious to hear the new material you guys are going to create this summer.

Willard/Thin Man
March 28, 2007, 7:35 pm

WOW!!!! dosen't any-one write in the fan comments any more! I know it is visited by many people each day so why don't they leave a comment!?! People, if you see the site give the band a comment or two , so they know what to improve on or just tell them your feelings. (please try to refrain yourseves from writing violant comments.) Any way I will write my feeling. I think you guys need to make a new album soon. You have the talent to go to the top in music you just have to push yourselves! J Whit

Willard/Thin Man
March 10, 2007, 9:14 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback. it was a poem i wrote when i was thinking about life's ups and downs. JWhit

Good Job
March 10, 2007, 4:00 pm

Willard ,thank you so much for sharing this wonderful poem . It's funny how the mind plays tricks and then you just realize you are tired . Nice job !

Love to WIllard
March 10, 2007, 2:48 pm

Jesus christ!!! Willard Thin man I wish if nothing else you can sleep in peace at night... the path seems narrow now but you have the tools to open it up.... you are.... you will becasue you are and you will my friend

Willard/Thin Man
March 10, 2007, 11:14 am

just some poetry to lighten up everyone's day. JWhit

Willard/Thin Man
March 10, 2007, 7:30 am

As I lay in my small bed trying to drift into a state of dream,a black hole consumes my heart filling all my cells with misery and hate.As I lay in despair I think of your face so bright so loving,then the hate consumes it as well and your face seeps into darkness.After all this insanity,I realize i'm just trying to go to sleep. JWhit

Sally Kraus
March 8, 2007, 11:08 pm

I liked your Site.

good points
February 22, 2007, 8:16 am

Hey T you bring up some good points we aren't talking rocket science here perhaps its time to slow down and re-evaluate humanity.

Britney is gonna shave her cunt next??????
February 20, 2007, 2:21 pm

Fuck everyone who visits this page and dont take the time to make a comment just go back to check if Britney Spears is gonna shave her cunt next and blog on that... sure thats constructive.... maybe you can by the pubes and sell em to other dumb fucks....jon

January 18, 2007, 3:36 pm

GesS sOme New dam muSic On iT . lIKE da T .

sometime fan
January 17, 2007, 6:30 pm

stop the rambling T I like your stuff the other guy needs to get a life

Bush wins - Ultimate Villain of 2006!
January 1, 2007, 10:42 pm

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20989414-2703,00.html WASHINGTON: It has been many months since George W. Bush topped the polls, but the US President has outflanked both Osama bin Laden and former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to seize the dubious honour of the ultimate villain of 2006.

December 18, 2006, 2:54 pm

Once there was a way to try to get it right but lately seems the way just pushes most aside, sweet pretty angle where are you and why are you not by my side???? boy weve got to carry that weight carry that weight a long time, Boy weve got to carry that weight carry that weight a long time and then maybe we might be alright.....

December 9, 2006, 1:25 pm


December 9, 2006, 1:23 pm

Etwab weebie weebie whoa whoa. Walla Walla wombie weigh .

November 30, 2006, 12:13 pm

Hey Angie you have a great ear! It was a different bass player his name is Dan can't remember his last name but he played with Shawn and I all over South Florida a few years ago. Look for new music soon!!!!!!!! I am laying drums tracks as we speak laying the foundation for the first new music in a long time....jon

November 29, 2006, 9:06 pm

Your out of darkness songs have great mood and feel. You had a different bass player.Who was it?

help 2....
November 25, 2006, 7:38 am

i was not kidding about this.this is a very serious matter.please e-mail us....T

November 23, 2006, 7:57 am

i am raising money for my tribe that is going through very,very hard times.we need money,food(non-perishable)and seed money for start up of an economically sustainable buisness run by the people.please e-mail us.please only serious inquiries will be considered.T....

fan for awhile
November 3, 2006, 5:18 pm

thanks for keeping on

October 18, 2006, 4:31 pm


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August 10, 2006, 8:35 am

It is so encouraging to see you again ,'T'. I keep all of your stories. The latest two ,'Stunning' !

longtime fan
August 8, 2006, 1:28 pm

welcome back T we missed you hope all is well

Something to think about
July 25, 2006, 11:24 am

Dear JON, Republicans are willing to do or say anything to stay in power. Who can forget the 2002 Georgia Senate elections, where the Republican Party shamelessly ran ads attacking the patriotism of Sen. Max Cleland - a man who gave two legs and an arm for his country in Vietnam? Or the 2004 Presidential election, where similar nonsense was employed against three-time Purple Heart recipient John Kerry? In my own 2004 Senate race, my fidelity to this country was questioned at every turn. The Republican strategy is tried and true. In every election since 9/11, Republicans have reveled in the shallow patriotism of tough guy posturing and empty rhetoric, while painting anyone who questions the Republican's doctrine as a coward. In the 2006 Senate midterm elections, Karl Rove has already served notice that we are in for more of the same. There are only 100 days left until the November midterm elections. Senate races across the country are heating up and the Republican mudslinging has begun. The cruel genius of these scurrilous attacks is that they work - unless they are immediately and unquestionably rebutted. The one and only way we can fight back is with your help. The DSCC has set an ambitious goal of raising $1 million before Labor Day. To make sure that our 100 Days Out campaign gets off to the right start, a group of Democratic senators will triple all donations made before July 31. The DSCC is solely dedicated to the election of Democrats to the U.S. Senate and we're watching every race to see which candidates need our help repelling Republican attacks. Your donations will give us the resources to fight back everywhere. Please take immediate action today. Please make a secure online contribution of $50, $75 or more. Your donation will help the DSCC elect a Democratic Senate by fighting off the scurrilous Republican attacks against our candidates. Republican attacks on the patriotism of their opponents go well beyond the usual election season fare. Their strategy is no less than an assault on the core American values we hold so dear. The threat we face from terrorism is very real, but the Republicans have cravenly exploited that to slowly chip away at the liberties for which we fight. This White House has systematically abused the powers and prerogatives of government. Democrats have demanded an end to this abuse, only to be met with charges from Republican legislators that we are "emboldening the enemy." There was a time when Edward R. Murrow spoke for all Americans when he said that "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it." Republicans are perfectly willing to destroy the spirit of dissent that has animated America since its founding - so long as it keeps them in power. This fall, Republicans will impugn the patriotism of our candidates because they fear us. They fear Democrats because we speak the truth and because we refuse to sit by idly while George W. Bush makes a blatant power grab under the auspices of "Executive Privilege." With only 100 days left until the elections, Republican incumbents are already using their huge cash reserves to unleash baseless attack ads against our Democratic challengers. If Democrats don't have the money to hit the airwaves and respond, we cannot win. Please make a contribution today to instantly triple the size of your donation. There is no more important step you can take to retake your country from the Republican ideologues who have no respect for our liberties. Please make a secure online contribution of $50, $75 or more. Your donation wil help the DSCC elect a Democratic Senate by fighting off the scurrilous Republican attacks against our candidates. I will not allow the Bush administration and Senate Republicans to question the patriotism of Democrats. I know you won't either. I implore you to give what you can to help Democrats retake the Senate. Sincerely,

Something to think about
July 25, 2006, 11:23 am

Sincerely, Senator Tom Daschel

July 10, 2006, 2:58 pm

In reference to bringing back the forum below it was recommended we shut it down for awhile while they investigate the perverted sicko who was putting up brutal sex sites against women. Shutting down the forum is more then ok with me because in reviewing the forum there was very little input other then spam anyway. However the fan journal is a good way to distribute ideas, poems, topics, etc but understand that we can no longer tolerate spam and sexual content especially in the fan journal... other then that any comment good or bad against us will be posted with absolutely no repercussions the question once again is why do a few assholes always spoil it for everyone else????????????.....

Try Again ?
July 9, 2006, 4:20 pm

I love this site . I was mad at the forum for a long time because of mean people . Will you try again ?

July 9, 2006, 8:20 am

My freins read me your journal every day . Sorry mine English not so good .It good seeing Americans with thought . I like this site .

July 8, 2006, 3:17 pm

I Agree ,what mess things are this country . Everyone not know what ones wants .

July 6, 2006, 9:46 am

hey stupid,yeah you, enter something you numb fuck!what i haven't offended YOU enough yet?

July 5, 2006, 4:28 pm

fat bloated drunks vying for position.that one section of grass to see the damn man-made explosions.the friggin things blast off high off the ground so why vie for space?fights and drunkenness,so what the hell is the celebration about?honestly we may as well put on a bright lightbulb in the dark night-maybe like moths it would attract some of these morons.what the hell is there to celebrate?that we bludgeon the world because we are the only super-power?like superman-we are the only show in town.should we celebrate ripping and tearing the nation from the indigenous people of this continent,while simultaneously practicing slavery and having chinese build the railway at incredible human cost.-kind of ironic there don't you think.so mant chinese helped build the railway out west under horrible conditions and now they have built a monstrosity to subdue another people.bad Karma man,really bad!so what do we celebrate.have you looked around you.the fucking morons that morons have spawned are certainly not of the caliber of Ben Franklin!i mean if i see one more fat tatooed trailor trash standing on a lawn drunkinly weaving as he recites some sort of patriotic crap i think i will puke.how about if we change the focus a little and actually did something for the community.how about a community service day to celebrate?have entire towns take care of the elderly,sweep streets,plant trees,work organic gardens and then yes if you need the little gobbly-goodies then yes your little light bulbs in the sky can attract your sub-par brain.me,i would rather look at the banks of thunder clouds sending their own work for us to admire.humans suck-no wonder super hero movies are on the rise.to be quit frank there ain't much to look up to in the human realm.so happy fourth-lade-da-de-da oh yes don't forget your animal parts stuffed in a cylindrical casing and plenty of beer-yup you heard me get fucked up-might as well-you are all sleeping anyways.jtkblues

July 4, 2006, 7:21 am

the Beijing-Lhasa railway has now been completed as well as the maiden voyage.at 4.2 billion dollars Beijing considers this a major technological accomplishment and an easiyer way to gain access to Lhasa for the vast populace of China.i see it as another attempt for a consumerist country to force the paridigm of materialism on a country basically subdued and taken over by China since the 50's.this my friends is the evil face of monoculturalism that i talk about.the chinese government is 'creating a highly subsidized economic structure that is not sustainable for the Tibetan people',according to the AP-yeah,no shit.turn back the clock over 100 years and you have the same thing that happened on this continent.the railway west destroyed the plains tribe,by wiping out the Buffalo,bringing more people and forcing a highly subsidized economy onto the people of this continent.of course it is yet to be seen if the reservation system will be enforced,all the cards are there.we must resist this railway system and continue the support of the Tibetam people.the ugly face of monoculturalism is taken form in this rail(this is an anology i used in a poem about monoculturalism on the journal).we of shadowscreamers ask all our fans to wear a black arm band to protest the project as suggested on rejecttherailway.com.i agree this is a classic approach of monculturalism to overwhelm the populace.it is here,it is real.and yet another of our great treasures will soon be destroyed-the Himilayans.i would also argue the enviornmental impact.obviosly this is not helpfull to the permafrost and to the migration patterns of animals.mountains themselves are representative of freedom.it must by nature be a challenge to reach and to free oneself spiritualy.now the chinese have taken the american path and will have fat,bloated tourists pointing at beautiful flora and fauna from the safety of a climaticaly controlled car.my arm band is on today.if you value the various cultures and their independance globally,i implore you to wear yours to.T

July 3, 2006, 7:26 am

still can't get onto the journal.it is strange living estranged.everything that had become mundane know takes on a rather different signifigance.what happens to the prisoner when there is a stay of execution just before death,does he/she enjoy all moments afterwards as Doesteyevesky suggests?my stay of execution happened in december.what have i learned?again and again the spanish swordsman puts the steel to fire ,but he/she knows that just so much will weakon the steel.so this balance that we live life/death awake/asleep fullfilled/bored again it is the razor edge just between the two that we strive.that is where indeed inspiration/spirit resides.how many times have you sat,nothing on the mind and an important piece of work streams out?i have learned that in this silent space all things are and are possible.this is what gets one through.so this strange estrangement is upon me.looking for apartments,going home like a visitor,shopping to meet the needs of spirit as opposed to what some can or cannot be tolerated.music permeates my thoughts.i guess we should stop talkin' on this site and start doin'.a thousand distractions only take away from the razor edge,without it we are already dead.T

July 2, 2006, 3:02 pm

90 degrees in front of wall-mart.amazing what you will stoop to .can't, won't go in,doesn't matter the show is entertaining.every square inch tatooed on exposed flesh.what you don't see creates shadows for feet,maybe in this heat one of the few places that is cool.fighting mother,yellin'at her children and the driver in front.it's funny how dysfunctional parents can yell in stereo.almost the springer show but digits fly and rubber burns certainly no mma match here.they walk and spit and talk of barbequed flesh.boilin here in the un-ac'ed car is this what lobsters feel?beer,oceans of beer and flesh and screamin' mothers yankin' children and gum falls and melts on american asphalt.and i look at this forest of black tar and remember the exact location-right here where red pine once grew.augusta big-wigs talk about development and creatin' money.hell i just see the same damn circus everywhere in america-the pretty people go to their own asphalt jungles,duckin'in duckin' out hot air/cold air are we slowly forgetting our own flesh.do we remember dust and sweat?do we remember pine forests?another stereo yeller speeds by,menacing glance at me-how dare i not pull out?hell,i have stooped low lately but i ain't goin' in damn i ain't goin' in.T

June 28, 2006, 3:45 pm

Jon contact me,very important-jason

June 14, 2006, 6:52 pm

I agree with T you can lead an idiot to water but they will just piss in it before they drink It seems like a few people are wasting lots of time on your site maybe they are looking for something you are providing but wont admit it

longtime fan
June 8, 2006, 3:16 pm

I was just wondering when T was going to make another entry they are always so uplifting and insightful

May 19, 2006, 1:58 pm

jon,great writing!T

Tax cuts? I cant wait to fill up the gas tank
May 17, 2006, 5:34 pm

Amerika Amerika bush Junior shed his light on thee and god help us all......Well the rich just got richer and the rest of amerika can put that extra 40 to 80 dollars into our gas tanks. It seems ironic that the oil companies will earn even more profits which in the end will make junior bush and his family and dickie chaney and his family even richer along with all the other politicians on the payroll. Buy the way Laura Bush is as ignorant as her husband if you listen to her recent comments on junior bushes plunging ratings (the lowest in history). She thinks the negative polls are skewed because everywhere she goes they love junior. I guess she is amazingly ignorant to the fact that junior and his Gestapo only let those that support him get into these events and everyone else is not allowed in or arrested. Check the band journal this is fact Amerika......jon

May 9, 2006, 3:30 pm

Are you a slave because you are reaching or are you a slave because you are held?

April 26, 2006, 5:09 pm

Time will show how important this site was in helping us preserve our sanity . A heartfelt bow to your work and music .

April 23, 2006, 12:39 pm

You guys are brilliant !

April 22, 2006, 10:39 pm

u guys are fucking idiots

Nobody is responding but you cant say we dont give the mind a reason to think
April 22, 2006, 1:24 pm

"It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome, its appeal is to the material part, and if allowed its way, it will in time disturb ones spiritual balance. Therefore, children must early learn the beauty of generosity, they are taught to give what they prize most. That they may taste the happiness of giving. If a child is inclined to be grasping, or to cling to any of his or her little possessions, legends are related about the contempt and disgrace falling upon the ungenerous and mean person.... The Indians in their simplicity literally give away all that they have--- to relatives, to guests of other tribes or clans, but above all to the poor and the aged, from whom they can hope for no return".....Charles Alexander Eastman ( Ohiyesa) Santee Sioux......Something to think about???????????noJ

April 17, 2006, 4:13 pm

Speak in tongues and they will declare you to be different thus enabling you to slip into a world of mediocrity and compliance. These worlds are created and destroyed amongst those that will rule and those that choose to follow unseen and unheard........ Hey my mug don't look pretty but the mirror tells the truth and you are looking at it,,,,D

April 14, 2006, 8:52 pm

I don't speak because it will mean nothing but if I don't speak I will be left with nothing... what a dilemma we are faced with.... or is it reality??????

April 5, 2006, 7:12 pm

If I was a dreamer I guess I would be forced to watch Amerikan Idaaaal. If I was was intelligent I guess I would be forced to listen to Rush Limpbaugh. If I had an original thought I guess I would be put on ridilan for original thought is not what drives humanity, If I was caring and wanted to volunteer I guess I would be assigned to FEMA If I had kids I guess I would have to feed them so later gotta sling the slop....

April 4, 2006, 7:40 pm

The mirage that is perpetuated is that everything will work out for all of us!!!!! if we just play along....What most don't realize is that those who are letting us play will never let things work out for us after all it is in their best interest to let us keep on playing... keep on playin...

tired of self serving crap
April 4, 2006, 7:19 pm

I'm just sitting!!!!!! in my car and waiting for an intelligent song!!! I'm just sitting!!!!!! in my car and waiting for anddddddddddddd intelligeeeent sooooonnnnnnnggggggggggggoaoong!!!!

Ticked off
April 4, 2006, 5:17 pm

Who are you to say we don't care? Get off your self-righteous pedestal maybe we are working to hard to survive to help anyone why don't you get a life two cents.

my two cents
April 4, 2006, 4:29 pm

If I was someone who cared I might stand up instead of spouting my beliefs in the comfort of a party, gathering or whatever other convenient opportunity I get to vent with the comfort of not having to take real action. If I was someone who cared I would put social change at the top of my list instead of doing the laundry, grocery shopping, going to a movie, swabbing the toilet, all things which need to be done but yet we constantly let these simple acts distract us from what is necessary to contribute to humanity. If I was someone who cared I would get the hell off my lazy ass and look for a way to contribute. If I was someone who cared I would be an exception not the rule for the current rule is me first and then maybe I will throw a quarter to your sorry ass tomorrow or push a lever to vote in someone who I think will take care of all the problems. If I was someone who cared I wouldn't be spewing this shit I would get off my ass and doing something.

two cents worth
April 3, 2006, 5:09 pm

Killing the messenger without understanding the message and how to go about changing it is the self-absorbed preoccupation of humans who seem to relish in the redundancy

April 1, 2006, 7:34 pm

this site is totally worthless and this shit is over what the hell I aint banging my head agaist the wall anymore JON

I wonder
March 29, 2006, 1:40 pm

Gee I wonder what would happen if hundreds of thousands flowed out into the streets to protest something they did not agree with???? I wonder if the politicians would stand up and take notice in an election year or perhaps in any other year as they run like rats to whatever they think the people who elected them are passionate about?Happy to say this has already happened and maybe just maybe this will be a WAKE UP call to all Americans who hopefully see the power of flowing to the streets in non-violent protest against one of the most incompetent, destructive, divisive administrations in the history of Amerika...HMMMMM I wonder?

Da Band
March 28, 2006, 10:44 am

I want to start a new series on the site titled" Oddities in Amerika " it goes like this..... 1. We provide satellite voting sites to displaced Iraqis living in America so they can vote in National elections (I have no problem with this) however!!!! Those that were displaced ( mostly African Americans) across the country from New Orleans and the surrounding areas who were forced to leave after Hurricane Katrina are not given the same opportunity to vote???? 2. George Junior boldly states that we are addicted to oil but his administration and the Republican majority Congress wants to open Alaska, National wildlife preserves and the east and west coast to exploitation oops I mean exploration of oil and natural gas??????? 3. It is against the law to spy on the American public without getting proper clearance from congress yet our band among countless others have been hassled for no reason other than we are trying to generate THE TRUTH, great music, awareness, compassion, love, understanding, human health, and so much more?????????? 4. Bush praises the brave men and women fighting in his war yet he cuts over 1 BILLION dollars in benefits for veterans?????? I hope to hell someone who visits the site will add to the list everything I have added is the truth and easily available to anyone who takes the time to read.......noJ

Please Help!
March 27, 2006, 7:27 am

Please go to http://www.millionvoicesforDarfur.org./ and send a postcard to Bush Jr. telling him to take action in Darfur if we all join together we can stop this insanity..onJ

March 20, 2006, 11:03 am

Well due to the fact that nobody is using the fan journal what the hell I will. I saw the movie Crash last night for the first time and I felt every frame. Having lived south of L.A. for a few years but traveling into L.A. all the time to go to studio engineering school and to pick up the drummer on our first project Scenes Behind the Mask in Compton one of the last places on earth you want to be if you don't live there. I can honestly say this is the way it really is AMerika (land of the free???? jamming principles and a form of government we don't even practice ourselves down the throats of other countries) at the time they had a Hitler impersonator Police Chief who's last name was Gates don't care or remember his first name but under this psychos tenure there was definite racial profiling, harassment, abuse, discrimination, the list goes on and on.( A side note is the reason Miles Davis was pissed off a lot is because he could not drive the expensive care he worked hard to own on the streets of L.A. without getting harassed by the Nazi police this is just one example out of many thousands). Anyway it opened my eyes to the reality that is lived out every day not only in L.A. but all across Amerika.. Even though they finally kicked out Gates in L.A. the system is so entrenched like a terminal cancer that until we get to the root of the disease we will never realize the cure and so it goes on and on and on. What is the root of this insidious disease????? You need to look no further then the parents who are feeding the disease with new veins by their own words and actions... gotaa go noJ

March 12, 2006, 7:33 pm

What is and what isn't???? By the way a blind man can't see but he knows the difference or maybe he is caught up in the same shit you and I are??? Yet he has the guts to keep going so what is your excuse shit-head for not using your mind????Using your mind??? Using your mind don't forget the swallow eats a worm but the sparrow knows how much it means in the scheme to things.......

new fan
February 18, 2006, 7:28 am

Saw you guys on myspace very good site you have here. I love the music!

February 15, 2006, 2:35 pm

Great site ! That See song like all your sonds rocks !

a Fan from MA
February 8, 2006, 2:45 pm

...taken from the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, MA "They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." -Rev Martin Niemoeller Keep speaking your truth to power, and I'm looking forward to your new tunes!

Say what?
February 8, 2006, 1:36 pm

What the Fuck .........no comments??? Not one of you has anything to say?? I know this site is hard to get on to and everyone is paranoid but come on!!!!! Apparently from the stats well over a thousand fans are checking in each month maybe its just fans in countries who cant say anything without ramifications ( by the way to coin a Green Day song" Amerikan Idiots" we are heading that way in Amerika look around the process is underway in case your lame ass has not noticed) I will keep this shit going because nobody is going to tell me what I can and cant do but I have to tell you it aint easy...... So stand the HELL up and tell us we suck tell us you hate us whatever just get off your ass and take the time to say something think of it as therapy without the psychiatrist they are the most fucked up of all.........Jon

February 3, 2006, 9:37 am

I've grown so tired of hearing bout what's right and wrong, don't we just want a place where we all belong. Through the mysteries and complications where are the brains of motivation??? Crumbling castles in the sand we've seen it all yet don't understand???? We say we rule but who's the fool when nature holds our destination thats right nature holds our destination

Small change to Fan Journal
February 2, 2006, 7:35 am

Just wanted you to know that Art added a code you need to enter before you can put up your comment in the Fan Journal. It only takes a second and the reason behind it is to hopefully cut out the automated Spam we have been getting. To the fan who wants more music we are going to spotlight our music more in our Band Comments and there will be new music this year. And in fairness to the countless numbers of fans who have expressed how much they enjoy especially Jason's i.e. Ts writings those are going to continue. I figure we are giving you the best of both world's great music and a window into a world of great story telling, poetry, imagination, love, thought provoking insight, hope, despair and countless other human emotions along with pertinent information that is like no other Band Journal in the world .Thanks for all the support and feel free to comment it is an easy process...Jon

an idea
January 30, 2006, 3:30 pm

Why do you bother looking around? looking at your site you are wasting your time you need to spend more time on your music

A quick note
January 30, 2006, 7:15 am

To those fans who saw the fan entries entered over the weekend I just wanted you to know Art our web genius aka The Software Handyman ( click the icon on this page) removed them. We very rarely do this to keep this site as real as you will ever find but in this case we feel it was in the best interest of everyone involved and that is really what this band is about. He also removed those tacky spam entries lets hope who ever is posting them gets the hint.....Jon

January 27, 2006, 4:26 pm

Is there a comma in weiner snitzel ? If not there should be .ilovetopolka.com-love this site.have you considered having your tunes covered by a polka band ?

January 27, 2006, 4:01 pm

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Happy Valentines Day
January 26, 2006, 5:41 pm

I knew from the first moment... We were moving in and you were moving on... To busy to notice me and I was to lonely not to notice you..... Oh to hold your hand as we both relish a painting by Monet or a South Florida sunset no words spoken none needed just happy to share the moment and to truly appreciate the beauty. I know you yet I don't really know you at all it's crazy but when we are together it is all I can do to stay away while those around us are oblivious to the intense magnetism that draws us together. Do you fee the same way?? I know I can feel it but I will never know if you do. Our connection is so much deeper then here and now but alas it will be buried for the ages for I have to live here and you are moving on and I wish you well and I will survive with what might have been without realizing that moment.....

no change....
January 26, 2006, 1:25 pm

well put-Jon.again to quote Malcolm X,'freedom and justice for who"?democracy with a stick will never work and subverts the entire process.this moron has said this basically himself when he has stated ,'it would be easier if i was a king'.now some will say,'oh jason c'mon he was just joking'.but was he?has he not led this so-called democratic nation with an iron fist?has he not taken away inalienable rights we hold sacred?just heard another enviornmentalist talking at the national press club,he warned that action needs to be taken right now!even republican stalwarts like the gov.of Idaho are backing bills for reform,but we probably won't see action,because in a sense the 'Bush Club'(by the way you and i are not invited-they are even more exclusive than country clubs)is ruled and controlled by the polluters,namely oil,coal,etc...so we will probably not see change-no-way,no-how-got to run something came up.T

January 25, 2006, 10:28 am

Thank you Jon . Will do !

Question answered
January 25, 2006, 6:29 am

Dear fan if you go to the bio page T in the band journal is actually Jason the bass player and writer extraordinaire he is on the left in the picture on top of the page. Please tell all your friends about this site thanks!......Jon

January 23, 2006, 6:28 pm

I have really enjoyed the writings of T . They are always so inspirational ! Can you tell me which person in your band writes this ?I agree with the other fan ,it would be helpful to just have comments .

A fan
January 23, 2006, 2:58 pm

Blinders are for horses not for humans as a fan I wish more people would respond to the fan journal and stop the spam please

are you using this incredible tool???????
January 21, 2006, 3:21 pm

I hope the people or person who is taking liberty with using the fan journal to promote web sites for personal gain is also taking advantage of this one of a kind never to be seen again band web site to Hear great music!!!!!, expand their mind, become pro-active and to stand up and make a positive difference don't forget the web site is www.shadowscreamers.com

January 21, 2006, 10:30 am

thank you my brothers and sisters from Brazil and the Middle East.we are so happy that people love our music and message.we have been downloaded amazing amounts this past month-now our focus is to get a contract.please don't feel frightened by change-we will not CHANGE when signed.our message will always be the same-LOVE.WE LOVE YOU ALL!T

Good music
January 20, 2006, 3:29 pm

I agred with this man Sandro . We not leave this email to danger .But we loved this music . In middle easte .

Thanks Sandro
January 20, 2006, 1:03 pm

Sandro thank you so much!!!!! Our music is there for everyone to share you give us the ultimate compliment but doing covers of our songs I am sure they sound great!!!Look for more new music this year. I would like to hear some of your music someday.. We also want to thank all those who seem to be enjoying this site...ecaeP....Jon

Sandro Bartz
January 20, 2006, 12:56 pm

Hi, my name's Sandro I'm brazilian and I like much of songs of you, my band try make the audacity of play covers the yours songs. We adore it band!!!

yesssss massssterrrrrrr.................
January 20, 2006, 8:52 am

does freedom mean taking away?are we fatiguing the very notion of what freedom could and should be.be wary of the snakeoil salesman that would sell you platitudes with one hand while disguising the servitude he really intends with the strong hand of greed.

January 20, 2006, 8:06 am

Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must,like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it......Thomas Paine

Hey Bush tap this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 20, 2006, 7:43 am

Tom Brokejaw here at the White House reporting on a tense moment with Shadow Screamers lets tune in......Well Shadow Screamers the President has his hand out are you going to shake it. Listen Rove there is not enough anti- bacterial soap in Amerika to clean our hands if we shook hands with this dude. Now listen Shadow Screamers you are embarrassing the President you need to shake his hand!! Listen Carl we don't have to do anything isn't this the land of the free????? And buy the way aren't you supposed to be some dudes lover girl in prison by now??? Oh that's right you guys are making up your own rules aren't you. And let me tell you Carla( that's going to be a good name for you in prison by the way). The only thing I am embarrassed about is this ignorant country in which 51% of the blind sheep recently surveyed feel that it is ok in the fight against terrorism for the government to engage in warentless wiretapping of telephone calls and e-mail. These same idiots would be looking to lynch someone who burned the Amerikan Flag???? And Carl buy the way Shadow Screamers is not affiliated with terrorists any more than Martin Luther King, Gandhi and John Lennon were so why you tappin us dude???? And how many other innocent Amerikans have you tapped??? you guys make Richard Nixon look like an alter boy. Another thing I am embarrassed by is the way your smut campaign attacked John Kerry's war record looking at your wimpy ass I can see that you like you rich boy boss never went thru what John Kerry did. We have not forgotten how one of Bushes cronies questioned John McCain's war record when he was running against bush for the republican nomination and of course Bush didn't know anything about it did he??? And Bush and your fat ass have the gall to put down people against the war as undermining the troop's moral??? I bet the troops don't know you assholes keep cutting their benefits either hey Carla??? And what about? SECURITY!!!!!!!!!!!! get this band out of here NOW!!!! And Brokejaw give me that god dam tape nobody is ever going to hear about this do you hear me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tom Brokejaw here back to you Pam I guess we better run that gardening spot instead............noj

the system
January 18, 2006, 1:18 pm

My life is meaningless how many children say this to themselves.....WHY ?????? Perhaps we need to re-evaluate the system. It's just a hunch but the system just might be a little fucked up I mean really!!! how long has the system been in place and what are the true results???????????

January 18, 2006, 9:07 am

great writing Jon!T

been here a couple of times today but what the fuck it dont matter
January 17, 2006, 6:36 pm

There is no tomorrow there is only now and this piss ant country and all of you wanna bees are letting it all slip away... your life is beautiful but you have to believe enough to stand up or let it slip into the sea of self rightous privilaged, perverted control.. your life is beautiful dont you forget to believe or let it slip away slip away slip away.Njo

January 17, 2006, 4:52 pm

My life's immeasurable or just a dream just read between the lines take what you see. My life is meaningless judge what you see but keep in mind that what you sees what they want you to believe. My life is meaningful don't you believe look into the mirror turn around what do you see... my life's immeasurable what do you see how funny when you look on back your looking back at you and me.....

where the hell is you amerika
January 17, 2006, 12:13 pm

Do you realize a moron ( junior bush) who has trouble clearing brush from his cowboy ranch without getting a scratch ( I bet georgie jr loves broke back mountain I guess it's a movie about cowboys) is monitoring you if you choose to have a voice??

January 16, 2006, 7:15 am

let your trumpet sound(go to the band journal and read our entries for today)then comment!

January 14, 2006, 7:48 am

welcome aboard new folks-check out our forum and please,please hit our open salad bar,our prices are compeitive for your very fine dining.jason

if you smile make it the genuine smile of unconditional love....
January 13, 2006, 7:23 am

how sad it is when we care so little in the world.T

January 11, 2006, 9:00 am

Hi Takipe, checked out your site,i liked it!i particularly enjoyed the discovery channel link.keep up the good work.T

got milk well it aint working dude or dudet
January 10, 2006, 3:38 pm

Hey old people give me your fucking money oopps I mean lets have some fun with your money just cum into my site www.iwillfuckyouandtakeyourmoneysoyouwillgetevictedandeatdogfood.com who the hell am I kidding this cuntry cant read so you win bushie we dont have anyone smart enough on this site to respond on a personal level you have done your job and the lack of comments are the living proof.....JONJONJONJON

hey folks
January 10, 2006, 6:57 am

just wondering?are you guys praising your seperate websites,or are you enjoying this one?not quite sure-but hey my tiny mind has been confused of late.T

January 7, 2006, 10:17 am


Hey I dont give a shit I just spew it
January 3, 2006, 1:36 pm

A message to poker boy or broad what ever. I don't have a web guy anymore he is to busy trying to survive in this incredible economy that junior bushie keeps talking about. That said I want you to add a comment every day and please target it to the most vulnerable, that will be the icing on the cake!!!! you win so please exploit to the extreme you are on a roll and nobody seems to give a shit so exploit it!!!!! get off your lazy ass and please feel free to add as many comments as you can I want these motherfucking people you and those like you exploit to be exploited to the max after all they are ignorant motherfuckers and deserve what they get right???? you are kind of lame so far can you step it up a notch????????????You bet that's right amerika...................................JON

Moral character whats that????
January 1, 2006, 10:14 am

To the person who keeps choosing to disregard our attempts to stop the gambling entries You are the essence of this countries ignorance and self righteousness I want you to know I will have them all removed when I get back and I will have my web guy key in the proper words to keep you from making more entries it is obvious that you don't get it. Perhaps you should round up some elderly people with their monthly pensions and shuffle them to a gambling facility so they can spend it all and eat dog food the rest of the month I am sure that would suit your lack of moral character and regard for others just fine.To everyone else I hope this years is good to you...Jon

January 1, 2006, 7:17 am

i would like to thank everyone for all the activity on the fan journal and the forum.let us make this a shadowscreamers year evryone!we need the encouragement and the help of each important fan-you are a member in our eyes of what we perceive to be a mission of truth,love ,and harmony,for the world community.let's get this going!t

December 31, 2005, 11:19 am


December 30, 2005, 6:08 am

Those stories have really haunted me this month on the Band Journal . They are so rich and powerful. I suggest everyone read them ! I will be trying to absorb them for a long , long time . Lucy

December 29, 2005, 3:03 pm

Fucking Great Entries on This Site. qds

MA Fan
December 28, 2005, 5:45 pm

Jon-your last comment in the journal was one of the most insightful, sensitive, and thought-provoking to date... Hope you're enjoying your book!

December 27, 2005, 7:34 am

please stop sending the gambling material-ethically I want nothing to do with it.t

December 23, 2005, 7:30 am

sorry about that first line on,' each and every one....'usually i move on but that first line makes it almost unintelligible.should read.well,they found me in a dumpster when i was a baby....t

Willard/Thin Man
December 22, 2005, 12:54 pm

Hey,shadow screamers i got your mix cd all ready! it is not that good because i just did it on my laptop, but the people who have heard it so far liked it. but any way, uncle Jon i will hopefully send you up a copy near christmas or a week or so after. I don't realy won't to put all the mix songs up on the site so every one can rip them off but i will let you put up one of them if you want. Anyway i belive you guys need to make a new album some time when you all are free. I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve. Its like i said to my dad i can't belive you guys don't have a record deal yet. i was listening to the tired eyes album and the shadow screamers album and i loved it, it gives out a good measage to the world and it is beautiful and catchy. it is way better then the new hip hop crap! I was watching this show and it had a 16 year old named Jesse McCarthy singing about nothing and the crowd loved it! I could not belive it ,I mean it sucked yet these people treated him like a god.I don't know man, American has realy gone down the drain music wise and government wise. Some of these rap songs have a catchy beat though and they give a certain voice when the rapers are talking like fluent poetry. I figurerd out that people listen for a certian voice like eminem or the black eyed peas girl, they some how edit there voice so it sounds perfict and addicting, and i think i might have found that addicting voice on my laptop when i was working on the mix cd. even though i did not use it because it was just a mix. i would like one of you guys to sing and see if i got it.well any way take it easy shadow screamers will get our big break soon enough. Josh

December 21, 2005, 6:47 am

do we slumber?or are we asleep?is there a difference?years ago when i was an active alcoholic and addict,there were many times that i slumbered while walking and remembered nothing the next day-most people call this a blackout.it is when the long term memory has been short-circuited by excessive alcohol.fantastic stories unfolded,there was laughter,disbelief,and amazement,'yo animal(that used to be my nick-name)that was some crazy assed shit last night",not a clue.so this brings up a very strange sort of existential dilemma,'where did i go?did i cease to exhist?how do i know that i didn't?'if you lose one moment-what of that time when we know a universe unfolds in seconds in our sleep each night.so the sadness doesn't end here.i lived for a long time slumbering-kind of like a fire waiting to be lit without the spark.the kindling carefully prepared,wood stacked just so to allow for the needed oxegen to release the flames.water by the firepit in case it gets to hot,but no ignition,no spark.fire cannot be without important crucial elements like all things in the phenomenal world.oxegen,wood,spark,etc...take one ingrediant away and you have no fire.what of the slumbering masses consumed by consumptions?they have set what they thought was material for a fire;possessions lined neatly up,bought with plastic visa cards.unwrapped,excitedly with a glimpse of something on Christmas morn,or birthday,or any religeous holiday,or just buying after work.the product is carefully taken from the box,with the intense hope that,'yes,here it comes,here is the spark',then something terrible happens.you realize with stunning disbelief,that this wasn't it.and you know that because as soon as you have it in front of you,you want more.how bitter!what a cruel joke!not only was this not it,but now you have to pay it off!!!!to make matters worse,you are fooled over and over again,forced to push the boulder up the hill again and again like sysyphus.oh,the cruelness!what do you need?what is it you look for?what is this deep breastbone longing that keeps you awake at night,trembling under the stress and immensity of it's shear weight.if you are here you are lucky.the quest has begun and meaningful guides are necessary to help you along the path,in the tradition you belong.longing,shows seperation,or why would we long.if we had completness,nothing would be wanted.there is a way to sanity.there is a way to stop this chatter that runs like ads on tv.you know it,you hear the cry from within.a baby can only be nurtured by the fullness of love.it needs to be well tended and taken care of,many wild things take it from her home.the warm bath,so much like the umbilical ocean is this loving kindness.once felt and washed with,nothing else can seem the same and everything trivial becomes inconsequential.my Bears(football) won they lost,yeah bummer that they lost but how hurt am i really-deep down underneath?i tell you that the happiest times i have ever had is with absolutely nothing for possessions.love was and is the happiness,still today i look back at times and never remmeber things.it is always love.love of spirit,love of self,love of people,love of connection,love of everything in the cosmos,pur love.how could i possibly fit an ornament on that?....t

December 20, 2005, 5:23 pm

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ yeah lets just keep sleeping America we have nothing left to loose do we

December 19, 2005, 7:30 am

thank you for your patience.i hope you enjoyed,'Central Park Diamonds'.t

Ronous P-K
December 15, 2005, 11:07 am

Incredible novella, Jason! I'd like to see it elaborated and in a purchasable book form. Just so poetic, vague, and delicately and wonderfully written as to tantalize the senses into an arid and powerful imaginative trance, where the only remedy is to finish the stories themselves and drift off.

December 15, 2005, 7:42 am

i hope you enjoyed the novella or whatever it is called,'the beggar by the fountain'.just as a note it starts with the fisherman and continues forward from there.sorry again for all the typos and misspellings.my process is simply to allow spirit to speak,i humbly submit this to you.t

December 14, 2005, 9:05 am

Jon i love you.t

December 13, 2005, 7:58 am

do you remember peace in progress?let us generate this within then move our musings out to the world.what do you think people?t

a note from jon
December 9, 2005, 5:39 pm


God and Jons take
November 29, 2005, 3:36 pm

My Dear GOD please look over my family and friends during this joyous season I pray. By the way if you have some spare time after taking care of me and my god loving family and this great god loving country of Amerika could you please help out the Pakistani children who are freezing to death as I write this or maybe the millions of innocent children who are starving, exploited, abused etc. across your world. After all not everybody has a direct line to you like we do because we believe ( what other choice do we have?) in what we think you are and they don't????????????????????? By the way how many gods are their again across this planet???? I hope you are the right one? Of course you are!!!!!!!!!

Hey stupid whats that stain on your shirt and wash those cheetos hands will ya
November 22, 2005, 7:54 am

Yup this is exactly the type of comment we wanted hey Jason?(We sure are instigating intelligent conversation aren't we) A poker web site? The dick head who put this up is probably one of those morons who sits around with a big bag of cheetos whacking off to the poker shows they have on espn. When did a bunch of wimpy dudes wearing glasses sitting around a table playing with chips become a sport anyway? Its no wonder so many Amerikans are fat and stupid. I am going to have this site removed because gambling addiction destroys thousands of families in Amerika every year.....

if a melody plays in the forest.....?
November 2, 2005, 7:36 am

several comments.Jon great series!it is so crucial to have people understand what a bad situation is really like and how fearfull it can be!we tend to just watch with our cheetos and then switch the channel to,'Bounty Hunter',or other crazy shit on the stupid box.as far as the fan comment-npr has regular programming of classical music but it seems that even they play less and less music.in Maine we have a coastal station that plays nothing but classical but they can be biased in who and what they play(typical right).i would suggest picking up some good cd's(which interestingly are very cheap)but you have to be careful what you buy.some conductors and symphonies have renditions of pieces i don't particularly care for-experiment and find which conductor and symphony you enjoy.you probably also have a symphony in your state-go check them out and talk to people.classical music is amazing and complex.i feel that we have dwindled our attention span so much that many people do not have the patience to hear a four part symphony.in a sense you could say the same for all arts in america.look at all the crap that sells as supposed serious literature-GARBAGE-most of it.why don't we allow writers to develop the theme the characters like in the early 1900's and earlier works?why must we cater to devertimente sentiment?why must we continually dumb down?well my computer is down at home-have to tap out stuff at work-don't want to mess with jon's fine work.j

Death of classical music?
November 2, 2005, 7:01 am

You guys are great, but I wanted to find a radio station with classical music for my kid to listen to before bed. I cannot find even one! Is classical music going to die? Will it only be in the background of movies, never to be in the front seat? More of the dumbing of Amerika, and the corp greed, since most classical peices are long, less commercial breaks!

October 24, 2005, 3:00 am

http://snopes.com/katrina/graphics/skybush.jpg"> from http://snopes.com/katrina/photos/disaster.asp supposedly was actual pic from a station in Europe.

October 21, 2005, 9:29 pm

Does anyone else think it is ironic that we use computers to track the unpredictable flow of nature? How can a piece of man made machinery even begin to figure out even a fraction of the completely unpredictable complex force that we know as Mother Nature?

October 13, 2005, 2:30 pm

I enjoy the fact that matured, intelligent, daring alternative rockers like you guys, the Flaming Lips and Wilco roam the world's soundscape. Maybe Nonesuch Records (Wilco's representation) might be interested in your material. You have such a great plethora of music and ideas what dullard wouldn't?

October 11, 2005, 4:28 pm

please go to the forum for a very important announcement!j

Bronko Bill
October 10, 2005, 3:19 pm

You boys got some great big balls !

new bush currency
October 10, 2005, 11:00 am


Dr. Pill
October 9, 2005, 10:10 am

I find your poetry a ,'new sound across the frozen American landscape '. Please keep writing !

THE Sound of rose Dawn fINGERS
October 9, 2005, 8:53 am

Outstanding epopee Jason!! Or perhaps epic poetic ramble is more the apposite term! Great!! My fear is some Americans might misinterpret it, as usual, and attempt to store autumn touches of tremulous goddesses in plastic bags for later inspirations.

Takes a man
October 8, 2005, 11:06 pm

Takes a man to be a dad. saw some of these tonight. great commercials, makes us dads proud. http://www.fatherhood.org/psa_tv.asp

the Real Bush
October 8, 2005, 4:06 pm


Don't forget the RollingStone
October 2, 2005, 10:09 am

It was pretty good DR.PHIL, thank you.

A fan
October 2, 2005, 9:52 am

I wonder if anyone in the world today still has the balls that you guys do. Keep up the great work!

DR. Phil
October 1, 2005, 8:57 am

How was the beer and the smoke last night?

Always A Fan
September 30, 2005, 8:28 pm

Don't worry about stupid people Jon and Jason , keep going !

Big Brother
September 30, 2005, 12:53 pm

John. It starts at home. Our children learn from us. Do you have kids? I can tell, and I'm sure everyone else can that your a man of deep feelings. It's obvious you are batteling depression. You need help my friend. I sure hope you don't find your self with the need for a beer in one hand and a joint in the other every chance you get? Do you? You know, when I look around the world I see the same depressing things you see. Yet you know what. I see beautiful things everyday. Thats life. Deal with it. It starts at home buddy. Work on family first. Start with little things in your comunity. Instead all you do is throw shit at everything and everyone you disagree with or don't like and that you have little or no chance of changing. WOW theres a surprise? Life is real John, don't waste it. Your missing out on the little gifts we are all given each day. WAKE THE FUCK UP!

S.S.E. (Spicy Soap Eyes)
September 29, 2005, 6:51 pm

Amerikans(sorry Jon) ain't that fucking_stupid guys. Give US a$little credit. We just have the good sense to know to move our lips up away from that stench a' Death that seems to be (er)massin0.

S.S.E. (Spicy Soap Eyes)
September 29, 2005, 6:47 pm

Amerikans(sorry Jon) ain't that fucking_stupid guys. Give them a*little credit. We just have the good sense to know to move our lips up away from that darn stench a' Death that seems to be (er)massing.

September 28, 2005, 9:49 pm

The White House press secretary is asked: What's George W. Bush's position on Roe vs. Wade? ............ He replies: The President really doesn't care how people get themselves out of New Orleans.

September 28, 2005, 9:49 pm

The White House press secretary is asked: What's George W. Bush's position on Roe vs. Wade? .................. He replies: The President really doesn't care how people get themselves out of New Orleans.

September 28, 2005, 4:21 pm

To me it seems apparent that there is no intelligent design.Humans are the perfect definition of random thought perpetrated by those who have imposing there will against those who don't have

a human
September 28, 2005, 4:19 pm

To me it seems apparent that there is no intelligent design humans are the perfect definition of random thought perpetrated by those who have imposing there will against those who don't have

September 24, 2005, 8:21 am

Do any of you have any notions as to how old Bushie boy will attempt to "play" this next election?

September 22, 2005, 1:19 pm

I have never held any aspirations of living to a ripe old age because for as long as I can remember I have always know that my time is already up and each day foreword which I rarely appreciated or properly acknowledged is an extension just the same....N

Tv teaches hurricane info
September 20, 2005, 9:17 pm

Things I have learned from watching the news on TV during the last two weeks: 1-White folks don't make good news stories. 2-The hurricane only hit black families' property. 3-New Orleans was devastated and no other city was affected by the hurricane 4-Mississippi is reported to have a tree blown down. 5-New Orleans has no white people. 6-The hurricane blew a limb off a tree in the yard of an Alabama resident. 7-When you are hungry after a hurricane, steal a big screen TV. 8-The hurricane did 23 billion dollars in improvements to New Orleans. Now the city is welfare, looters and gang free and they are in your city . 9-Don't give thanks to the thousands that came to help rescue you, instead bitch because the government hasn't given you a debit card yet. 10-Only black family members got separated in the hurricane rescue efforts 11-Ignore warnings to evacuate and the white folks will come get you and give you money for being stupid.

no time
September 20, 2005, 10:09 am

Now that the economy is doing so much better, at least that's what bushie tells us, I have no time to visit. Between my 3 jobs that pay barely enough to buy food to survive, I just can't find time to do anything. Why do I have a couch in my apartment, I don't even have time to sit in it! So happy the economy is doing "better", ^@#$%@$%@# Whose economy is what I am wondering. Gas companies & the filthy rich!

September 18, 2005, 11:10 am

i don't know Jon-fear i guess.have been very busy as of late working,coaching,teaching,etc...this weekend the indies are in new york city vying for a contract-wish we could be there.j

September 17, 2005, 5:17 pm


Mr. Oriley welcome to the Snap Snap Show!!!!
September 17, 2005, 10:42 am

Hey Snappy guess who is going to be on the Snap Snap show today?? Who would that be Jon? Well snappy its Mr. Bill O'Riley the Whitey ultra conservative columnist and I big T.V. star I guess he has his own show. Why is he on the show jon? Well snappy it seems that Mr.O' Riley writes about things that he knows nothing about, a good example is his column today that actually claims that Georege Junior is giving more to help poor people then ever before 329 billion but Snappy he doesn't tell us like a responsible journalist should the source where he got this ridiculous amount from, Mr O'Rriley says there are tons of poverty entitlement programs, and good education, Medicaid (I guess Mr. Riley doesn't know 40 million poor have no insurance at all in this country and he is a journalist), food stamps, family support systems, supplemental security income, child nutrition programs, foster care( Oh you mean like the 11 foster children who were just discovered being kept in cages and beaten and starved? yes Snappy you cant get better care according to Mr.O' Riley),adoption assistance. Why in Mr O'Rileys world we have the tightest safety net in American history for the poor? Geez Jon I am just a talking hand and this sounds like bullshit to me. That's right Snappy he also tells other lies like the one where he says we are the most generous country when it comes to charitable contributions. But Snappy if he look at the figures based on per-capita income like I did and posted on the site the fact is that we fall way behind most of the other developed countries. And you see Snappy when people Like O'riley spin the truth into lies like this there are millions of wealthy Americans in the county who don't read much or pay attention to many sources of news so they believe like Mr. Oriley that there is no poverty!!!! in fact they believe that the poor people in this county have nothing to worry about except how to spend all this money that Georgie jr is giving them ( I wonder where the money was to evacuate the poorest from New Orleans????). And so this Snappy is how Rich White America makes the problem become invisible....... Do you see now Snappy why Mr, Oriley is going to be our guest today????? I sure do Jon and I can't wait!! Oh look here is!!!! Mr. Oriley welcome to our show Snappy is very excited to meet you will you shake his hand? snap, snap, snap, snap Oh how I love the sound of snapping fingers in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jon

Blah Blah
September 16, 2005, 3:14 pm

I am an idiot and so are you..... each one of us dancing around the pagan images of one truth, one god, one reality... Who defines what is and what isn't? And why on earth do you think it is up to you?????? Ask yourself does it hinge on what makes you comfortable and successful or does it hinge on the truth? I am an idiot and so are you... Casting out shadows of false preconceptions designed for only you and those that think and live like you. What makes you think you can cast a blanket over all those who choose not to be manipulated to see like you????...Come to think of it I am not an idiot I leave that up to you......N

September 16, 2005, 12:30 pm

The distance we have traveled as the human race (using "intelligent design"???? Just kidding. I mean the human thought process) is the ultimate measuring stick of how far we have come. Let's try to honestly calculate the distance we have traveled.. Then and only then can we begin to calculate how far we might have come .I am referring to the whole self-proclaimed most intelligent species on this planet in other words the human race joined together. Not just black, white, yellow, red and every other segregated color classification working separately to achieve an unattainable self serving goal. The simple fact is that under the sun every skin color burns we supposedly have the superior intellect use our minds why can't we Figure this out? We are all the same color is for the blind.......N

i will leave today....
September 16, 2005, 6:52 am

look i can't take it anymore!Jon you and i were raised in a Civil Rights family.there has got to be a way that we can enter this industry and do meaningful work.why music you might ask?as amercan intellect hovers around fourth grade reading level,we are finding that the book industry is plummeting.the great novels are simply not seeling until Oprah brings them up on her program.music allows direct access and man you just wait to see what we have to offer!all things must necessarily evolve or the initial inertia eventually burns out.the modern music industry must evolve to a deep sense of consciousness or it dooms itself forever to a devertamentae enterprise.in essence it becomes musack.there have been few modern muscians that have had deep sustaining consciousness,'rage against the machine','public enemy'are some of the highlights.i can't in good faith watch this battle between rich and poor and racial inequalities destroy the fertile soil of democracy(ideal.it has never been truly represented here in america).i am so sickened by what i have seen in the last five years that i must confess i have seriously considered defecting.i can't take the immoral acts of the rich against poor and the uncaring attitude towards minorities,which is only highlighted by tragedys such as Katrina.the inequeties have existed since the founding of this country-what do you think it just started yesterday?READ ABOUT INEQUALITY,FIND THE SHOCKING STORY THAT THIS COUNTRY REFUSES TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD.Jon i am waiting i will leave tomarrow-we have so much work to do.remember we are a band that is founded on social and enviornmental consciousness-we didn't find it after the fact-you just wait for the video's-it is such an untapped resource.j(sorry about the shitty typing-fast furious-no time for spell check-)

The way it is World.......
September 15, 2005, 1:30 pm

Why does "white "America always find a way to control Multi-Cultural Amerika????Dont forget they are responsible for exterminating both physically and spiritually a culture that was doing fine before the white man came took everything and all but extermanated countless cultures and peoples.......Jon

Nice fish Junior but I wish them coloreds would quit makin so much racket
September 15, 2005, 7:51 am

I am going to enter in the fan Journal for the next couple of days J hope you do the same as I love the picture I had Art put up on the Home Page its funny but sadly very true..... There were glaring signs last year that FIMA was not being managed properly because after the two Hurricanes that hit Middle and South Florida last year FIMA under Michael Brown and under Jeb Bushes (Georgies little brother and future candidate for President) nose. FIMA allotted 41 million dollars to Miami-Dade County after the Hurricanes. The problem is that they suffered no damage they were way to far south. So what does FIMA do when Katrina the tropical storm hit Miami Dade county this year causing severe flooding and some damage mostly to the poor, and migrant working population? FIMAS response was that because your county lied to us last year we are NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU ANY AID THIS YEAR???? ONCE AGAIN IT WAS MOSTLY POOR MIGRANT WORKERS WHO SUFFERED THE MOST DAMAGE AND WERE LEFT OUT SOUND FAMILIAR??.......Here is another fact while New Orleans and the Gulf coast were desperately in need of doctors directly after the Hurricane and poor people of color were dying every day. Fidel Castro offered aid and to send 100 highly qualified doctors to help out. Cuba is in the middle of hurricane alley and apparently they have a good health care system (something we can't figure out how to do under the Bush regime) and response team to deal with Hurricane disasters. There was an airline in South Florida that even offered to fly the doctors into the disaster areas for free. What was the Bush Administrations response????? WE DON'T WANT YOU'RE HELP YET POOR PEOPLE MOSTLY OF COLOR WERE DYING EVERY DAY DUE TO A DESPERATE SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS??????? .......J we have forgotten to add one little porky fella to our Snap Snap list he moves to the top and its Karl PORKY Rove you know right now he is spinning a web that most of this stupid country will get stuck in and before to long way to many in this country will be calling Georgie jr the best President ever!!!Any way we will make Karl squeal like the little piggie he is.This piggie is definitely a ten snapper like Tommy "cry baby" Lee and Snappy says we should also snap his toes......If you want to see what the world thinks about this travesty here is a quote from Sumiko Tan a columnist from the Straits Times in Singapore (quote)......We were shocked at what we saw. Death and destruction from natural disaster is par for the course. But the pictures of dead people left uncollected on the streets, armed looters ransacking shops, survivors desperate to be rescued, racial divisions- these were truly out of sync with what we'd imagined the land of the free to be, even if we had encountered homelessness and violence on visits there. If America becomes so unglued when bad things happen in its own back yard, how can it fulfill its role as leader of the world?......Keep on rollin Ameika..Jon

September 14, 2005, 1:26 pm

okay so we have the below creep runnin for the supreme court(man talk about pat robertson prototype-creep won't even answer questions!now we have haliburton involved with the clean-up of katrina.c'mon are we really this STUPID!or are we just to busy trying to make a living in this booming economy.by the way can't get on the 75uirej57thguirjk46464754858#$#$$#$%%!computer once again.j

TIght assed conservative White boy headin the Supreme court only in AMERIKA
September 13, 2005, 1:22 pm

Hey Jason....... the fact is that we have been denied the right to express our opinion (Frankly I have lost count of how many times this happens on SHADOWSCREAMERS.COM but I notice nobody else complains about this problem with their web sites)??????HHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM THIS LATEST PROBLEM directly correlates to the venomous but true comments we have been making towards the current regime and their blatant disregard for the catastrophe and lack of response? COME ON ONCE TWICE IS COINCEDENCE BUT TEN TWENTY TIMES??? I can see it now J you and me being put into in a mental institution blabbing about the conspiracy and being injected with downers to keep us quiet while those that orchestrated the madness look on with demented smiles.. What they don't know is that Jason and I and Shawn I hope? have planted the seeds and the next generation is going to wake up! the next generation is going to wake up !the next generation is going to wake up......Get my drift the seeds are scattered we are not the only ones No Time gotta go???????????????????noj

September 13, 2005, 12:49 pm

okay,for the second day in a row I can't get on the band journal!!!!man i tell ya',this country-wow!j

Cant get on the band journal again what a fucking surprise
September 12, 2005, 8:11 pm

Just found out some high school kids in the neighborhood found our site and I was pumped. Told My wife and she says it's not a good thing? even though I cant remember when if ever she has even taken the time to visit the site. If you love us or hate us just remember that we are doing this without any support NONE.... ZILCH...... NADA and if one day we are recognized the list of those who helped us get there will be the shortest list in history......Jon

on any friday night....
September 9, 2005, 3:18 pm

this is excellant!i know in public ed.every year we have supplies from the biggies for families that do not have much,those on free or reduced lunches(which sadly the numbers climb every year).we have also implemented an additional dollar entrance fee for sporting events.this extra dollar will go directly to relief efforts.we are hoping that schools all across the country will pick this up,as hundreds of thousands of dollars could be made on any given friday night or saturday.we have to think outside the box and approach from many angles.the gov. will not respond in a direct and adequate manner so we need to help.please keep adding to the list everyone.j

An idea
September 9, 2005, 9:43 am

I was just shopping at Wal-Mart for diapers, first aid kits and baby food for the victims of Katrina and a girl in the hygiene department gave me a bunch of free sample deodorants for free. I wonder if you don't have money to give maybe you can call your local pharmacy, grocery store etc and ask them to donate all the free sample hygiene items to the hurricane relief effort I am sure it would add up if everyone across the country did this. I am going to call Walgreen's today. Does anyone else have any ideas?

Less than patient
September 8, 2005, 7:23 pm

Silence kills you moron!

nobody who cares
September 7, 2005, 7:50 pm

Silence is golden

September 6, 2005, 10:39 am

I do not understand why more people do not speak as candidly as you two do. It would seem to me that you are the voice of an increasing frustrated nation .

September 4, 2005, 3:48 pm

Thank you Jon and Jason for your words, passion, and presence here. The message and gift of peace is not an easy one to deliver-many of us have put their hearts, souls, and very existence into the maelstrom of historical and contemporary conflict to do so-and for many others, it is an equally difficult message to receive. The difficulties, however, do not diminish the impact of the truth-we shall, by our own hands, prevail in our stewardship of this Mother Earth, or we shall eliminate ourselves, and relegate that stewardship to a more appropriate species. We have been given the choice to make-and it is up to you (and us) to continue to present our voices-I offer to you the possibility that, from a universal perspective, the folks who are suffering and dying, within our borders and throughout this planet, are heroes in their own right, and the opportunities their sacrifices present are clear, and here; their souls await our response. Please continue to raise your voice when you can, speak your truth to power when you can, and keep peace in your heart. It sounds so simple, but is the ultimate human challenge... Just my opinion... Namaste-Kevin

Link to add more traffic to our site,,,Jon
September 3, 2005, 8:19 am

http://www.site-fuel.net/index.html?rid=756357687" target="_top">Go to shadow screamers now!

September 2, 2005, 5:07 pm

Hi this is George Wlyaaa you pansy assed Shadow Screamer fans most of you aint got the balls to say nothin I like it that way. God dam it Shadow Screamers I dun toured the devastation I could not quite get a grasp of it on CNN I don't like them picture shows I needs to see it First hand when it fits into my schedule that is so you just keep up what you are not doing and I might give you a break at the gas pump just e-mail the whitey house use the code word" we are sheep" and you will get your gas..........

September 2, 2005, 12:52 pm

Noone cares about the poor in the Delta ,it is the oil refineries our illustrious leader is after.

September 1, 2005, 2:08 pm

I wonder if we can even tell the difference between america's ass and its head anymore. Gas is over three dollars a gallon and rising and somewhere in some garnd room some nebulous person who we shall refer to as "monkeyordure" is bathing his "vaction land" in miry dark "geomancer's lymph." great job guys! awesome stuff! cut deep.

September 1, 2005, 1:57 pm

I couldn't agree with you more Jon!

Dark Water
August 30, 2005, 5:48 pm

Killer entries lately guys!

Dark Edges
August 29, 2005, 5:03 pm

Wow,this site is awesome!Do you guys speak this candidly allthe time?I don't see people with balls anymore,guess I was wrong!

August 29, 2005, 9:13 am

This site is so amazingly "spot on" and viciously independent it's a wonder it hasn't imploded under its own brilliance!

Open for your discussion.
August 29, 2005, 8:11 am

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H.L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible, and they are stupid." Pres., Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) November 8, 1954. http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/presidential-papers/first-term/documents/1147.cfm Thanks again for sending this to me anonymous fan.........Jon

August 28, 2005, 1:32 pm

I simply Love this site!

August 26, 2005, 8:24 am

Great poems Jason!

August 23, 2005, 11:34 am

Wanted to let you guys know I am a big fan and I also wanted to ask if anything new was on the horizon?

Hey Toby
August 19, 2005, 10:19 am

Hey Toby to answer your question I am living in South Florida, Jason is living in Maine and Shawn is Living in North Carolina... crazy but true....Jon

August 15, 2005, 2:50 pm

Wow you guys are cool! Where do you come from ?

Oldy but a goody
August 13, 2005, 3:31 pm

The following is a Kennebec Journal review dated April 8th, 1990: Tired Eyes-thinking music In this age of dance and pop music where the emphasis is on an incessant, mind-numbing beat and fluff-and-non-sense words that insult the intelligence, it's nice to know that there is a rock band concerned about its message. What's even nicer is that the band- or at least half of it- is based in Litchfield. The group, Tired Eyes, is fronted by brothers Jon B. Whitney and Jason Grundstrom-Whitney . The pair co-wrote all eight songs on their debut compact disc, "Scenes From Behind The Mask." Musically, the band sounds a lot like a such bands as America, Steely Dan, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. With songs about the homeless, apartheid, and finding inner peace, the group hits with impact of Tracy Chapman and Phil Collins- especially Collins' "But Seriously" release. From his home southwest of Augusta, Grundstrom-Whitney took time out from preparing supper for his family to talk about the group's debut via CD. A most unusual move. "What we decided to do" he explains, "was to get a really good quality project out, one that radio stations would look at and say ‘Hey, these people are really taking the effort!" "We also wanted one that would sound very good, too and obviously the sound quality is much better on a CD than tape or album." With on brother in Litchfield and the other in Los Angeles, coordinating a project- let alone a career- is difficult at best. "Well" says the bassist/singer/songwriter, "it actually works out rather nicely because he's out there in L.A. doing his thing. He's doing most of the calls throughout the country to set up contacts with radio stations. And what I'm doing here in New England is kind of tackling the East Coast. So, it's kinda nice having the dual-type thing." As for the airplay, Grundstrom-Whitney says, "The kind of feedback we've been getting is like, ‘Hey, we've been looking for something like this!' There seems to be a real need for good, quality lyrics." He also mentioned that in addition to song lyrics he and his brother write poetry and short fiction. " I feel that it's really important to make a statement about the way society is right now. Not just look at the music but also say something with the music. We're not one of those Johnny-come-lately's either", he adds. "We've been doing this a while before the recent surge has happened with Tracy Chapman and Sting. "We've been writing for quite a while. I, for example, have been in the music field ten years and have a degree in jazz and contemporary music from the University of Augusta, Mine." If this project takes off on a national level, Grundstrom-Whitney say touring may be a possibilty. But ultimately, with three albums worth of material ready to go, they're hoping for a major label recording contract. "I guess with message that we have and the culmination of different musical influences- and the new global approach to music- I feel we can make a statement. I feel strongly about our statement and I feel we can be a good image out there in the rock world. "We care," he says. "We're not a band that's just out there to blur music together. We're a band that really cares about society, the world.... And how we all interact in the world." FINIS I truly believe, after listening to the overtly pleonastic and bromidic songs circulating the nation via radio and other mediums, that this band is one of the pinnacles of modern music. I really feel and hope that soon the shadows will be no longer able to hold them. An old friend and fan of two decades

August 12, 2005, 4:16 pm

I'm grasping but I can't seem to get a hold on where I am, I keep grasping as I spin out of control, madness is in the mind of a genius but the ones that tell the best stories are the idiot savants for they have no parameters no structure no discipline they just tell it as they see it....

August 11, 2005, 7:32 pm

what makes one word more meaningfull then another how will we ever know if we never use them

river of tears
August 10, 2005, 5:58 pm

I wisper but nobody hears? I whisper but nobody hears?........ God I hate these meaningless drops of water that I excrete down my face they serve no purpose they evaporate before they can nourish life. Why am I crying what the hell gives me the right? I am nobody as you are nobody and so it goes....... yea that's right!!!!! You blindly say I am a moron? Hey genius why don't you examine the volumes of evidence that this species has laid down before you and get back to me on why I am crying while you blindly step over this river of tears.......noJ

We here we there we is everywhere
August 10, 2005, 3:40 pm

I met Eddie in the Security check line at Logan Airport in Boston. They have on of those new puff screening booths for security that you have to pass thru. Each pass takes half a minute "at least" which when you multiply it by hundreds of people you see where I am headed?? Which is ok unless you are trying to catch a flight without the benefit of time to spare? Anyway standing in line I became acquainted with Eddie a younger man in his late twenties or early thirties. He asked me where I was headed (South Florida) and in turn I asked him where he was going he was going to Fort Bening Georgia. As we talked he told me he had just re-enlisted in the Army even though being a bright young man he knew the consequences........>>>>>>No time left my son wants to practice football..... noj

Very Long Time Fan
August 6, 2005, 11:29 am

Great to hear your voice again Jason !

long time fan
August 4, 2005, 11:33 am

I remember a time when speaking out was the cool thing to do, I am a long time fan of this band and I don't understand why more people aren't joining in? What is everyone afraid of? Or maybe people just don't care anymore

Got balls?????
August 1, 2005, 6:25 pm

Got balls???? lets here your voice.. where the hell is it?????

July 30, 2005, 9:13 pm

Words spoken to a friend or anyone else with ears that really listen bring the true potential of human language to its highest point, words that are reflected back with disinterested false sincerity are nothing more then words

July 29, 2005, 3:05 pm

Give me a break!!!!! There is no absolute!!!! No moment in time is like the previous moment. It is hilarious that we as intelligent human beings want to put everything into tidy compartments as we categorize our birth, our life our death along with everything and everyone in between................ Why cant we just enjoy the beauty of a space that allows us to be different...........

July 29, 2005, 9:46 am

Sitting on a subway in a broken down dream, lately when I look into the mirror I don't like what I see, hate fueling hate greed fueling greed humans stumbling like blind drunkards over pools of compassion, tolerance, love, and understanding. Do Tears flow from the eyes of a fool because he can't comprehend? Or do they flow from the eyes of a fool because he understands?????

Epilog to Shadows
July 28, 2005, 3:31 pm

This band is not about asking people to scream out in anger and hatred!!!!.....This band is dedicated among other things to posing the question of what might happen if we step out of the Shadows....N

No Time
July 28, 2005, 2:48 pm

I am who I am and you are who you are. When will we reach the point when we are able to step from the shadow of uncertainty, ignorance, etc. fed by the calculated stereotypical bull shit shadow that has been covertly spread across this self-proclaimed land of freedom? And step into the world of acceptance and compassion??????? We all love to hate the messenger but this band is no messenger we are merely re iterating the echoes that are reverberatubg inside the mind of any compassionate human being......JO

July 28, 2005, 9:19 am

Great entries from both of them more like it.

July 28, 2005, 9:16 am

Great entries Jon!

Old Guy
July 28, 2005, 9:14 am

the child/the old man time and space flow on silken threads iweave my very existence into this garment of life watching threads arise,fade,and depart arise,fade,and depart how is it i ever feared? If we unravel a rug are we not unraveling thoughts,memories, dreams and reflections?idreamed of two enormous Dine mothers sitting on me once. I danced in the moonlight and the pale glow of the streetlight.they chased me from the shadows.i hid by my trusted friend the old rocking chair.what was their message? What were they crushing?why was I afraid?as I unravel the rug of space and time and understand more about how little I understand I have come to the conclusion that they were crushing me out of me.this isolated lonely child that whines and beats his chest in the isolation of feeling isolated by an existential reality only i feel.when this fear is crushed the opening occurs,traces of silken thread are everywhere in the universe and I can see them clearly.the whinning stopped,the beating of chest gone,i sit watching the one mistake woven in the fabric of my rug to understand my imperfection . this knowing of not knowing is helpful to know,until you unravel even that.j

Shadow III
July 27, 2005, 10:10 am

I've walked in the shadow of fear paralyzed with the thought of "I cant", I sat next to the shadow of death watching a friend move on to the next journey, I have been engulfed by the shadow of pain having to learn to step outside the shadow and stay one step ahead, I was once engulfed by the shadow of hate until I opened my eyes and began to understand....

Shadow II
July 26, 2005, 10:21 am

I've watched the sun chase morning shadows across a dew laden mindscape, I've battled angry shadows in the middle of the day, I've watched the shadows chase the fading sun across the evening sky. I've walked thru the shadows on the other side of midnight.....Jon

Shadows I
July 26, 2005, 8:47 am

I spend to much time chasing Shadows when I should be chasing my dreams.I spend to much time counting shadows when I should be counting my dreams.....

Got any ideas????????
July 16, 2005, 7:28 pm

Our most downloaded song by far is, and always has been "Alone"....with that in mind the thought just occured to me that while we are the most connected world community in the short history of mankind the first song we go to is Alone??( a song about isolation,loneleness and pain?)...perhaps the cart is to slow to keep up with the donkey? Are we stepping to far ahead while way too many of us dont even have the desire or ability to learn how to live full lives in the present. What is your idea on living a full life?????Jon

July 16, 2005, 1:06 pm

Hey everyone I am on vacation and out of touch because when I try to log on using public access computers like at the airport and hotel they cut me off because of the F word I wonder if this is happening at Library computers to. I apologize to the fans who only have public access I screwed up using profanity in some of my comments over the years. Thanks for the great fan comments and Jason thanks for keeping the journal going with brilliant entries as usual. I am borrowing a friends computer and wont have access again until the 26th of this month.THANKS TO ALL OUR FANS WHO ARE DOWNLOADING THE POSTERS AND SHADOW SCREAMERS GEAR AND SPREADING IT AROUND AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT I LOOK FOREWORD TO GETTING HOME AND GETTING THE SHADOW TRAIN ROLLING AGAIN THIS IS THE YEAR WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM................JON

don't worry-keep sending your comments!
July 12, 2005, 8:16 am

i say this as Jon has had a computer Guru and I have had mine check it out-they have never seen such a complicated virus as the ones attached to our computers.luckily this does not affect you folks.we will continue to speak our minds!j

July 10, 2005, 9:03 pm

The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of Sexually Transmitted Disease. This disease is contracted through dangerous and high risk behavior. The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim (pronounced "gonna re-elect him"). Many victims have contracted it after having been screwed for the past 4 years, in spite of having taken measures to protect themselves from this especially troublesome disease. Cognitive sequellae of individuals infected with Gonorrhea Lectim include, but are not limited to: Anti-social personality disorder traits; delusions of grandeur with a distinct messianic flavor; chronic mangling of the English language; extreme cognitive dissonance; inability to incorporate new information; pronounced xenophobia; inability to accept responsibility for actions; exceptional cowardice masked by acts of misplaced bravado; uncontrolled facial smirking; ignorance of geography and history; tendencies toward creating evangelical theocracies; and a strong propensity for categorical, all-or-nothing behavior. The disease is sweeping Washington. Naturalists and epidemiologists are amazed and baffled that this malignant disease originated only a few years ago from a Texas Bush.

Always Here
July 9, 2005, 2:02 pm

Sublime entry today j !

New Fan
July 7, 2005, 9:06 am

I would like to congratulate you on a very good site . This is my first view . Very insightful .

A sports and ShadowScreamers Fan
July 7, 2005, 5:47 am

Hey since London got the Olympic nod,any chance you English fans can plaster the new Shadowscreamers Posters all over London?

July 6, 2005, 12:46 pm

Fucking awesome posters and Shadows gear . Man these are going up everywhere in Boston !

July 5, 2005, 8:05 pm

Peace in progress what are you willing to give to make it happen?

Frequent Flyer
July 5, 2005, 12:49 pm

Thank you yet again Jon and Jason !

verse two tomorrow?
July 2, 2005, 11:49 pm

Well Georgie sends them off to war hu-raaa hu-raaa when the vets come home their a billion short hu-raaa hu-raaa so don't expect what they sold you when they were desperately searching for women and men. For you'll all be fucked in the end that's the Amerikan wayyyyyyyyy.

A Fan
July 2, 2005, 4:37 pm

Thanks for the downloads on the Home page I am going to put up the poster everywhere I can when I get back to college.

Finding my stride
July 2, 2005, 8:08 am

Look ahead to the future then look back on yourself what do you see? Gaze into your past then focus on the horizon are you where you wanted to be? live for tomorrow like there are no yesterdays its memories hold the past together for a moment but that moment is constantly changing. The focused mind is always moving foreword. I am still learning how to focus and I am still trying to find my stride.

Smells Around Here
July 2, 2005, 6:45 am

Holy Crap Batman that is damn funny shit !

Where bush was formed
July 1, 2005, 10:19 am


He dreams
July 1, 2005, 9:46 am

He dreams in watercolors like a painting from Monet. With turning carousels and laughing children why did he put away his love for play. He dreams in moving colors like a sunset cloaked in acid. Colors melt into one another like some demented lava lamp.He dreams of friends from long ago that he hasn't seen in years disjointed pictures thrown together like a Clockwork Orange take off. He dreams of helping to relieve the debt of a hundred suffering countries with a hundred other acts who put on their I care face when the circus comes to town and they are added to the bill. He dreams of lust and passion of having his cake and eating it two but he knows that piece of cake would have a bitter aftertaste.He dreams that one day they will come together and have the freedom to create a new direction for humanity

A Fannnnnnnn
June 30, 2005, 1:52 pm

And on the eighth day he said for those of you who judge others without passing judgement on yourself. Dont forget that the pool of humanity is but a reflection your true soul and you can run but you will never hide

A Fan
June 30, 2005, 10:45 am

I long to taste her but the die has long been cast. I long to see her smile but that is a moment that will pass. I crave her like no other but I only fool myself. I hang my head in embarrassment because I cant control myself.....I crave you as I watch my two children playing on the beach in their world its mommy and daddy who lay footprints together on the sand.

Finnish later
June 29, 2005, 11:46 pm

He came down from the mountain with a briefcase in his hand. Full of broken promises and broken dreams they might have had. He came down from the mountian with a briefcase in his hand full of self-rigtous preachers flecing flocks while living above the common man.The angles told him stories of how the message had been lost........Finnish later?

June 27, 2005, 1:41 pm

I LOve the last entries . This is vintage SHADOWS .

Thank you
June 24, 2005, 7:28 am

Very true,very true.This does not however let us off the hook so to speak.In order to be a model to the world we must at all times examine this great experiment and make it better.When Jon and I disparage,I hold myself equally in contempt.Jason what have you done today to make this grand experiment better.What have you done to make this a perfect democracy.The suggestions are a soul cleannsing(yesterday's entry)that I hold dear to my heart.We must understand our faults atone for them and work very hard for a better tomorrow for our children's children.I understand your frustration at our entries-they are meant to be thought provoking.If they make people angry perhaps we have done our job.To be agaitated by something you read means that somewhere within that writing there is a new way of looking at something or perhaps a truth that needs examining.I come back to,The Brothers Karimozov,once every five years just to see where I am in relation to this monumental work.After years of studying this novel I am still disturbed by the truths revealed.Now this is not to say these entries are on par with that classic.You can find disturbing thoughts in many liberal publications and conservative.I always ask myself.Okay why am I getting pissed off?What is this new way of looking at something that irritates me.By doing this I stay open and can progress in understanding this vast landscape and variations of thought patterns this amazing human mind generates.Thank you for your comment,j

A fan of America
June 23, 2005, 4:34 pm

I tried to look at your web site with an open mind but after reading some of the content I just wonder if you are so against America why don't you just leave? Things are better here then anywhere else sure it is not perfect but its still the best country in the world.

June 22, 2005, 4:46 pm

There is a dark hole in the pit of this countries stomach which is being filled with wishful promises, pipe dreams and the bodies of our youth. When will this country wake up and listen to voices like this band and so many others that see what's going on. When will we look inside ourselves and demand better regardless of the cost what do we have to loose.

D.C Rock
June 21, 2005, 12:49 pm

You Friggin guys rock !

A suggestion
June 20, 2005, 5:00 pm

I checked out this site out of curiosity it's interesting but all you guys do is complain and it's a downer you might want to change your attitude to draw more fans

June 18, 2005, 12:40 pm

Michael Jackson ! Those people gave up their jobs to give support! Saying that his acquittal was on the same par as Martin Luther King's birthdate ,wow you guys are right! What a stupid fucking country this is. Is it any wonder everyone laughs at us.

A fan
June 17, 2005, 12:12 pm

To the Michael Jackson fan I heard he compares his acquittal to the birth of Martin Luther king, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Nelson Mandela's release from prison on his web site. How can you respect someone who has talent but will not accept responsibility for his deviant behavior? I hear three of the people on the jury think he is a child molester but the prosecution could not prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

June 16, 2005, 4:56 pm

I'm starving !

June 15, 2005, 1:02 pm

well i posted several posters yesterday. hope it helps. i'll be leaving cards in different areas as well for people to pick up.

A big fan of Michael Jackson
June 14, 2005, 11:11 am

What does every have to say about Michael Jackson? Thank god he was found not guilty.......

fan hs
June 13, 2005, 8:56 am

where do you suggest we hang the posters? anywhere and everywhere?

June 9, 2005, 6:53 am

yes i found this to when my father-in-law died Jon.75(Herb died at 75 to) is to damn young to die.there is not a day even 14 years later that i do not think fondly of Herb.we recently put flowers on his grave and reminiced about the times we walked together with the children-he loved walking and his grandchildren.i don't see that quality much anymore.it is not the quantity of life-it is the quality that we miss.when a great being passes on we miss the friendship-the message.better get off-still not protected here.j

June 7, 2005, 7:54 am

we must all face the inevitability of our own demise.once fully understood,we have only to act compassionately in the world.there is no other choice.in truth we die daily.in truth we are reborn daily.with this fact we have 24 hours in which to make our world.how do you choose to make your world today?j

June 5, 2005, 6:58 pm

saw a bumper sticker the other day: "Bring 'em home or send us back" with a POW logo. It sure is time to bring them back, but don't send the POW's over, they did so much for America already. Just let EVERYONE come home, and stay here!

June 3, 2005, 7:10 pm

I miss my friend. I miss my friend today. I missed my friend yesterday. I know that I will miss my friend tomorrow too. Once in a lifetime we meet someone who just has that connection. It supasses our understanding. But then if it could be defined, it would not be so special.....

June 1, 2005, 1:35 pm

Me to!

June 1, 2005, 11:46 am

I will gladly post fliers for this band! Anyday of the week!

May 30, 2005, 2:45 pm

Still in the process of discovering a effective, free antiviral program. We believe in you Jon! This weekend something incredible will happen! We are all praying for you. Love, J,L,J,L

May 29, 2005, 10:31 pm

i am go to jo

May 29, 2005, 10:29 pm


May 28, 2005, 7:14 am

We all support you Jon!This is the year for Shadowscreamers!

Willard/Thin Man
May 23, 2005, 9:22 am

This summer the band is going to make a new album! I'm going to help mix the album.o hope fully this one will sell. I have a strong felling this one is going to sell.

May 21, 2005, 4:44 pm

Very well said!I feel like a slave!

May 21, 2005, 2:13 pm

yep, lets make sure all the new technologies like stem cell research is done overseas, we've already exported all computer related stuff and some factory stuff. Where will americans work when there are no jobs left in america. There will be no more great discoveries made by the "most technologically advanced country in the world" Since all technological stuff is either illegal, shunned, or il-financed in america. And god forbid we offer to pay a teacher of the next generation more than someone at a retail shop. 30,000 a year is all our future as a contry is worth. I'd be more than happy to pay an extra 100$ (or more) in my taxes to pay teachers better. too bad we all know the increase would never see the teachers, or be used for any supplies they have to pay for with their own money!

May 20, 2005, 8:26 am

In correspondence to recent band entries: I wonder how our culture’s dreams have been like these days?

May 20, 2005, 8:10 am

I think these past few days have brought forth the greatest material, for "take no names" exactitude, your band has ever pulled from your considerable heads. I think I’ll copy and keep theses entries for posterity and the sheer joy of rereading them.

May 19, 2005, 3:26 pm

This site just keeps getting better and better!

May 18, 2005, 11:46 am

E.E. CUMMINGS: Buffalo Bill’s Defunct Who used to Ride a watersmoooth-silver Stallion And break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Jesus He was a handsome man And what I want to know is How do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death

May 18, 2005, 11:25 am

Jon and Jason, you should have your own talk show. I can just imagine the humor and scathing poignancy of it. It could be a reprieve from today’s unutterably stupid REALITY shows and other garbage on the tv. Where is the music anymore? All the supposed “music television “ play is droll series and rap and hip-hop(which are good in limited doses). Please save us. If any record or tv company are stopping by: INVEST IN THIS BAND!!!!

May 18, 2005, 11:15 am

Jon, wondering when you are planning to tour locally?

May 18, 2005, 11:15 am

Jon, wondering when you are planning to tour locally?

Amy-Big FAN
May 18, 2005, 11:13 am

LOUISE GLUCK/ GRATITUDE: Do not think I am not grateful for your small Kindness to me. I like small kindnesses. In fact I actually prefer them to the more Substantial kindness, that is always eying you, Like a large animal on a rug, Until your whole life reduces To nothing but waking up morning after morning Cramped, and the bright sun shining on its tusks.

May 18, 2005, 11:09 am

This site's varying depth amazes me! You are a much needed remedy to the political malady this country is currently sporting.

May 17, 2005, 7:02 pm

I concur with the "wagging tongue" sentiment. The first step to calm the speech, the next the rapid vacillating of the modern. Years after such has been followed perhaps the most poignant conversation shall emerge like a bubble from a depth of fifty thousand feet amidst people and the words will be scarce.

May 17, 2005, 12:43 pm

Yes I wonder why we were born with them.

The Tongue
May 16, 2005, 5:55 pm

That is so true about the tongue.What a vile thing!To bad so many use it so uncaringly.

May 16, 2005, 7:45 am

Great one jon.

The great simplicity of Robert Frost
May 14, 2005, 9:15 am

Fire and Ice: Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice

Thought you might enjoy
May 14, 2005, 8:55 am

These Fought in Any Case: These fought in any case, And some believing, Pro domo, in any case… Some quick to arm, Some for adventure, Some from fear of weakness, Some from fear of censure, Some for love of slaughter, in imagination, Learning later… Some in fear, learning love of slaughter; Died some, pro patria, Non “dulce” non “et décor”… Walked eye-deep in hell Believing in old men’s lies, then unbelieving Came home, home to a lie, Home to many deceits, Home to old lies and new infamy; Usury age-old and age-thick And liars in public places. Daring as never before, wastage as never before. Young blood and high blood, Fair cheeks, and fine bodies; Frankness as never before, Disillusions as never told in the old days, Hysterias, trench confessions, Laughter out of dead bodies. Ezra Pound

May 14, 2005, 8:43 am

WHEH! Sizzling Jason! Right on the money!

May 13, 2005, 1:47 pm

Rumi is incredible. Thank you so much Jon.

May 13, 2005, 7:37 am

Glad to see your back up and running. I was worried those bastards had taken you down. What a travesty it would be if that happened. This is a site like no other. I am a U.S. resident so I don't know if other parts of the world are able to access this site currently. Keep the genius going.

Is it always this good?
May 7, 2005, 11:56 am

sublime poetry j.

May 7, 2005, 8:19 am

j, great poem!

The Biggies
May 5, 2005, 5:56 pm

The reality is that research monies are not going into the enviornment.They are being siphoned to the biggies;natural gas,coal,nuclear energy.Your thought process needs to be picked up and studied on all colleges in America and the world.Charles B.

May 4, 2005, 8:16 am

A class act Jon. Very nice.

May 4, 2005, 8:15 am

A class act Jon. Very nice.

May 2, 2005, 6:29 pm

No Goodbye is an awesome tune guys. Why will no one sign you?

April 30, 2005, 12:40 pm

Wonderful, touching lyrics. Can't wait to hear the song in it's complete form!

April 27, 2005, 11:15 am

Ditto!I had to use another computer to get on.What is going on guys?

April 26, 2005, 8:46 pm

I want to let you know that I have been a staunch fan of Shadow Screamers from the beginning. This site and it’s content are enchanting and amazing but I have only been able to access it from my work’s computer(which I rarely use)these days(i.e. several weeks). Someone is fucking with the fans’ connection to this site. This is why a decrease in hits is probably happening. Keep fighting guys! You are incredible!

Another Fan!
April 19, 2005, 9:20 am

It is truly amazing you are not signed!The writing leaves me breathless,on both the journal and the lyrics to the music!

local fan
April 18, 2005, 11:02 pm

Ya know, flippin channels, hear marilyn manson's personal jesus remake, then there are all these others that do that. Maybe you should see about releasing some remakes. Your big empty from Stone Temple Pilots is awesome. Someone will get pissed & will listen to your other stuff at the same time and maybe they may think more when they listen and realize your music actually says something!

April 16, 2005, 8:37 pm

I feel we are all your students!m

April 15, 2005, 9:46 am

I am mortified that we don't seem to get beyond the point of genocide.We are coming off the most bloodthirsty century in human history yet we keep making the same mistakes(like your great tune,'One step forward,one step back').I like the economy series.It might be good for more people to see it.Rob

April 14, 2005, 8:01 pm

I completely concur with you Jason. Hotel Rwanda is a miraculous film. It drains everything one might have, unrelenting, and then raises one from the ashes with the unbelievable warmth of unadulterated compassion for all. Nobel Bell Prize….heck yes.

Thank you for fixing the problem
April 11, 2005, 8:33 am

I am not sure what happened with this site but could not get on for a couple of weeks.It works on my computer now.Just wanted to say that the writing for both of you has been astounding!Lenny

A fan
April 10, 2005, 4:42 pm

Just wanted to mention that the water went out in my neighborhood yesterday and it only took a few minutes for the neighbors to wonder what was wrong. I am concerned with this administrations lack of respect for nature what happens when we cant turn the water back on. This band seems concerned with the enviorment so I thought I would mention it

Snap them good!
April 5, 2005, 5:52 am

Jon I want front row seats for that action.You are so right!If I have to hear one more time about some shmoe that is a so-called genius, I think I shall hurl.Snap away guys.Devin

Thank you
April 3, 2005, 2:58 pm

Thanks guys!We come to this site as you are fair to all.Thank you for helping us mourn our loss.

April 2, 2005, 9:30 am

That poem was awesome!

April 1, 2005, 7:21 am

Jon, I think you’re an inspiration to us all. That you have the strength to record these entries is amazing. Such powerful entries. Please continue to take us on the journey. I know you are not asking for pity but I am truly sorry about your dear friend.

Please accept a humble thank you
March 30, 2005, 8:03 pm

Thank you Jon for taking us on this journey.What you are talking about is very important.You guys are very powerful writers.Jason your poetry is like none that I have seen and your short stories are fantastic.Thank you!

March 27, 2005, 7:32 pm

They truely are great. My grandfather told us that was a great place to spend the last weeks when my grandmother passed years ago. Still today they are just as wonderful. Totally treating everyone with dignaty and care. Amazing it is in the US with our health care!

March 26, 2005, 2:47 pm

are you blind?do you not know how to write?have you not read my brothers entries?thousands of people check us out all the time and noone has anything to say-with these most amazing entries?I feel for you my bro-these are the hardest moments one can go through.j

on doing nothing
March 23, 2005, 8:54 am

Jon and Art,still can't get on the stats site.did you change the web address?in the clarification of the story/poem today,i decided to take the tac of someone(a harworking laborer) that had not much knowledge of the controversy of the time.this story/poem is really about apathy you see every time you walk the streets.how many times have we had the chance and we did nothing?j

March 20, 2005, 11:01 am

Yeah that is a great site.Right up the alley for these guys.I like this site better.Ken

March 19, 2005, 7:07 am

You guys will love this one. http://www.buttafly.com/bush/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.buttafly.com/bush/index.php

Earth's Answer
March 17, 2005, 4:55 pm

Earth’s Answer by William Blake Earth rais’d up her head, From the darkness dread & drear. Her light fled: Stony dread! And her locks cover’d with grey despair. Prison’d on wat’ry shore Starry Jealousy does keep my den: Cold and hoar Weeping o’er I hear the Father of the ancient men. Selfish father of men Cruel, jealous selfish fear! Can delight Chain’d in night The virgins of youth and morning bear? Does spring hide its joy When buds and blossoms grow? Does the sower Sow by night, Or the plowman in darkness plow? Break this heavy chain That does freeze my bones around. Selfish! vain, Eternal bane! That free Love with bondage bound. Sundry times throughout all my vicissitudes have I heard such gravid melodies and poignant lyrics. Their (melodies) ability to overlap any sprawling, rolling, vellicating, vacillating landscape and intermingle with the verdure’s saltant esprit’s quotidian egress is egregious. In my humble opinion, one of the great bands. Please make sure you peruse their entire music collection and wonderful band journal. Feel free to make a comment as well(they don’t bite). Love, Leif(or as I like to refer to myself; the osseous king of nowhere)

March 17, 2005, 3:14 pm

Jon.I can't get on the journal-help!

March 17, 2005, 9:05 am

Jon,I can't get on the band journal-could you please call and leave info.thank you.jason

March 16, 2005, 6:52 pm

Restless City is a "killer" rock song guys. Great guitar work.

March 16, 2005, 6:49 pm

What great music and other content this site contains(I refrain from utilizing the word "blogs")! You have new fan.

A devoted fan
March 16, 2005, 6:07 am

I recently sent a plea to have your music played more in Australia.This Band must be heard!

March 15, 2005, 2:14 pm

This is fucking awesome!

March 15, 2005, 12:32 pm

Great new design! Loving it!

March 14, 2005, 3:09 pm

This site must be viewed as a threat(if a small one) by the US Government. Most of the days when I try to access it my internet server malfunctions(else where this does not happen for me). Stick it to those bastards! Great music and lyrics....powerful stuff.

didn't want to write over my bro's excellant entry-j
March 14, 2005, 1:46 pm

we are but collectors of images,conscious and unconscious,we assume fit somewhere on the silken web of time.j

March 14, 2005, 8:17 am

This site is the shiznet! This band is the shiznet! I can't wait till this summer when i get to mix with you guys. #Josh Whitney#$

You know who
March 13, 2005, 11:19 pm

We were here....

March 11, 2005, 2:27 pm

Bush is a tenacious little prick, isn't he? Great job guys. This site makes me proud to be an american(for a change)!

Keep up the good work
March 10, 2005, 11:22 am

I am frightened to go onto this site,so today I am on a library computer.I wanted to say that I highly respect what you guys stand for and what you do.Don't want a virus on my home computer.

Serial #356482
March 9, 2005, 4:13 pm

Reports say.........Yes. Indeed mankind will utilize all of their encephalic capacity. Paid for by Pepsi

Are you using your mind?????
March 8, 2005, 9:31 pm

Will mankind ever catch up to the potential of the mind????

March 6, 2005, 11:32 am


you don't know me (do You?)
March 1, 2005, 5:22 pm

By the end of this year this web site will be the most visited web site this year. I'm sure this band will get famous by next year. Mr.M-M-J-A-W

February 28, 2005, 1:47 pm

Good topic,me likes.t

February 27, 2005, 5:39 am

Thank you so much for your attention on simplicity this month.It has been a thought provoking education.That being said,I look forward to next month.This is going to sound somewhat unfocused,but could you do a month on motivation?You write about so many things,nutrition,spirituality,activism,working out.I find a problem with motivation in my life.Would this be a good topic?

Hey Poppa Pope why dont you just look the other way on Abortion like your Church did during the Holocaust
February 24, 2005, 8:07 am

Well I see the pope is busy again coming down on abortion he has the audacity to compare abortion to the Holocaust. What makes this comment so outrageous and laughable is that apparently the pope in his advanced age has forgotten that the Catholic Church which he heads looked the other way while 6 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals and dissidents were being exterminated during WWII they had no choice in the matter those seeking an abortion do. I don't have time to go into all the other atrocities the Church has committed but I think the pope should stick to what he does best reading quaint passages of peace and love and overseeing the vast riches his Church has plundered over the years.......Thought for the day........We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even when the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.......Kahlil Gibran......... Jon

Still posting here until I can get the computer fixed sorry......
February 23, 2005, 10:03 am

This band will not lie down and be swallowed by the wave of apathy that is washing over this country. This band will not waver from our convictions. This band will never stop bringing awareness, information and criticism against the powers that be no matter what the cost!!!!! As long as those powers continue to undermine the basic living conditions of the poor and middle class, basic human rights and the health of our environment to satisfy the needs of the wealthy and privileged. This band will continue to work with and help those that are not as fortunate no matter how big we become. In the end it matters little what anyone thinks of me or the band what is important is that you embrace our message, add your own thoughts and observations and spread it to everyone who will listen..... Thnaks for the comment Phillip you are right about my bros series.........Jon

February 23, 2005, 8:55 am

What a masterpiece!! Incredible Economy series. You definitely saved the best for last.

I will not stop after all computers and the geeks that disrupt them will cannot match the human mind and its potential to move out of the box
February 22, 2005, 10:25 am

Well I am back on my old computer again as the newer one is freezing up and I cant access the web site or Band Journal. I hope Art can fix it for me after I spent 400 dollars a couple of months ago to clean it now this thing is acting weird gottta go ..Jon

coin for a veteran?
February 21, 2005, 3:01 pm

i am so sorry to hear this news Jon.talked to a vietnam vet last night that went all the way to Augusta for treatment of his agent orange(which is getting worse and worse).well guess what?they lost his entire file-now he has to start from scratch(a process that could take years).in disgust,he let them know that he served his country,and didn't want anymore favors-then left.sadly for him the pain will get worse-it will be hard from here on in.how sad that we throw bodies into war-and afterwards treat them so badly.is this what patriotism is about?i just don't understand it.sorry to hear that news jon-wish i was down there to help.love jason

Hey fuck you Amerika?????????
February 21, 2005, 2:43 pm

My dear friend was give a death sentence at 1pm today the cancer is in his bones and liver 6 months to 1 year.I cant post this in the Band JOurnal because once again I have a virus which wont let me access the Band Journal I say Fuck AMerika I am sick and tired of being persecuted for voicing my opinion while a fucking cowboy who does not have a clue is running this stupid cuntry dont like my swearing tough shit I have to delete offensive sexual e-mails every day shit I dont want my kids to see so fucking sue me.....Jon

Hey fuck you Amerika?????????
February 21, 2005, 2:43 pm

My dear friend was give a death sentence at 1pm today the cancer is in his bones and liver 6 months to 1 year.I cant post this in the Band JOurnal because once again I have a virus which wont let me access the Band Journal I say Fuck AMerika I am sick and tired of being persecuted for voicing my opinion while a fucking cowboy who does not have a clue is running this stupid cuntry dont like my swearing tough shit I have to delete offensive sexual e-mails every day shit I dont want my kids to see so fucking sue me.....Jon

Hey fuck you Amerika?????????
February 21, 2005, 2:43 pm

My dear friend was give a death sentence at 1pm today the cancer is in his bones and liver 6 months to 1 year.I cant post this in the Band JOurnal because once again I have a virus which wont let me access the Band Journal I say Fuck AMerika I am sick and tired of being persecuted for voicing my opinion while a fucking cowboy who does not have a clue is running this stupid cuntry dont like my swearing tough shit I have to delete offensive sexual e-mails every day shit I dont want my kids to see so fucking sue me.....Jon

Hey fuck you Amerika?????????
February 21, 2005, 2:43 pm

My dear friend was give a death sentence at 1pm today the cancer is in his bones and liver 6 months to 1 year.I cant post this in the Band JOurnal because once again I have a virus which wont let me access the Band Journal I say Fuck AMerika I am sick and tired of being persecuted for voicing my opinion while a fucking cowboy who does not have a clue is running this stupid cuntry dont like my swearing tough shit I have to delete offensive sexual e-mails every day shit I dont want my kids to see so fucking sue me.....Jon

Hey fuck you Amerika?????????
February 21, 2005, 2:43 pm

My dear friend was give a death sentence at 1pm today the cancer is in his bones and liver 6 months to 1 year.I cant post this in the Band JOurnal because once again I have a virus which wont let me access the Band Journal I say Fuck AMerika I am sick and tired of being persecuted for voicing my opinion while a fucking cowboy who does not have a clue is running this stupid cuntry dont like my swearing tough shit I have to delete offensive sexual e-mails every day shit I dont want my kids to see so fucking sue me.....Jon

Stupid computer wont let me access Band Journal again Outlook Express is totall fuc--ed up again
February 21, 2005, 8:20 am

First let me apologize to Jason and the fans for my entry last night. Jason has entered countless brilliant pieces into the Band Journal and the fans have also given us much to think about. I was going to have Art the web Genius remove my entry but that would not be true with the spirit of this Site which is built as it happens warts and all. I spent the day with my Uncle yesterday we went for a ride and sat on a bench on the beach soaking up the sun and the sites. It is painful to see how much of a toll the last two months have taken since he was diagnosed with throat cancer. Today after a variety of tests and probing they are going to tell him if the cancer has spread into his liver and other organs, if so this is a death sentence. Meanwhile as I have stated before it has taken a month and a half to get to this point. Why they did not start him immediately on Chemo is beyond me as everyone knows you have to treat cancer aggressively. This has hit home the reality of the health care system in this country for millions of Amerikans like my dear friend. We have a system which is under funded, doesn't cover over 40 million to begin with and which needs a massive overhaul. Yet the MORON sitting in the Presidents office wants to revamp Social Security?????? Which by all accounts just needs some adjustments to remain solvent for decades to come????? I guess the frustration has built up to the point where in typical fashion I lashed out and said things which I now regret. This has happened many times in my life and I am constantly trying to work on it so bear with me.......Jon

February 18, 2005, 4:43 pm

I just re-listened to the remarkable "Scenes Behind The Mask" album. It's hard to believe what a masterpiece it is! One of the great alternative music albums in my humble opinion(drossy though it may be). I concur with Maggie. If such an event were to be held I would be there in a flash(denote the excessive exclamation point>)! Can't wait to hear the upcoming cd! Keep up the great work. En-cycle 601/ Perhaps just Bob

February 17, 2005, 2:52 pm

Outstanding "Economy" entries Jason, they bring tears to my eyes. Jon, your trenchant and often informative logs are a joy in sundry ways, one being that they consistently offer what one would assume to be obvious and yet so painstakingly "underlooked" in this day in age. I wish there was some way to organize an international Shadowscreamers concert and subsequent, conceptual meeting of the minds, so to speak, for the betterment of this world. Maggie

Another Big Fan
February 17, 2005, 10:54 am

Every day when I check on this site there is something amazing.The current,'Economy',series,Jon's take on worldnews,fan comments worthy of note.People should stand up and take note of this site.R

Big Fan
February 17, 2005, 7:50 am

suppose Life is an old man carrying flowers on his head. young death sits in a cafe smiling, a piece of money held between his thumb and first finger ( i say "will he buy flowers" to you and "Death is young life wears velour trousers life totters, life has a beard" i say to you who are silent-"Do you see Life? he is there and here, or that, or this, or nothing or an old 3 thirds asleep, on his head flowers, always crying to nobody something about les roses les bluets yes, will He buy? Les belles bottes- oh hear , pas cheres") and my love slowly answered I think so. But I think I see someone else there is a lady, whose name is Afterwards she is sitting beside young death, is slender; likes flowers E.E. CUMMINGS

Hey hows the view where your at????Sory to clog the fan journal but I want Jasons entry to be seen
February 16, 2005, 5:01 pm

Let's face it some things you don't want to see. I can see the cancer eating away at my dear friend his complexion is pale with a hint of death, he has a third of the energy he had two months ago. It's been a month and a half since he was diagnosed and they still have not given him any chemo. Maybe it's because he is 77 years old, maybe it's the system, maybe the doctors know that he is gong to die soon anyway and just don't give a shit. But to see a human being suffering in pain and with the agony of the unknown is not a pleasant site........Jon

To be so gifted at the tender age of 21.....
February 16, 2005, 8:32 am

It a joy and a celebration of words to read Lord Byron's poetry. A very popular one is "When We Two Parted" The last verse reveals the magnitude of this deep lost and sorrow. Bitter resignation...To think that he was only 21 years old when he wrote the poem. One can only hope, for his sake, he never did come face to face with such suffering at such a tender age. Perhaps the poem derived from close intimate observation of others----------------------So goes the last verse of the poem....In secret we met-- In silence I grieve, That thy heart could forget, Thy spirit deceive. If I should meet thee, After long years. How should I greet thee?- With silence and tears.

You bet I am pissed
February 15, 2005, 5:37 pm

I have decided that I want to go to hell........after all when you spend forty some years observing the kind of "hell" man perpetuates on itself since the beginning Of human existence!!!! Then fast foreword to the so called (enlightened) state of mind mankind has supposedly achieved????? I ask you to honestly tell me which path holds the most pain, suffering and misery????????Jon

Sorry, seem to be crowding the site again..
February 15, 2005, 6:39 am

I love poetry. So I read some last night....Il Mio Sogno Esta Non Finita.....Italian poet. Peace

There exists faith. There exists spirituality....And then there is religion.
February 15, 2005, 6:34 am

Human being possess the capapcity to make a religion out of anything. Sport personalities, movie stars, a dictatorial deranged leader,the possibilities are endless. There is this intransic need to belong, coupled with the need to control, seem somewhat parodoxical. Does it not? Those who are spiritual people relate to the world with great reverence, collectively. They are able to see the fine threads which binds everything. And they assume their place in the web. And often it can be observed that the more spiritual a person is, the greater their sense of duty, of morality. Religion and faith or religion and spirituality, just like love and marriage are not interchangeable. One can be moral and spiritual in the absence of organized religion. The merit of the individual's moral standing can only be measured by the same's actions. Society would benefit most from those who may curse God at every turn, but whose deeds are just and moral. Likewise, great harm is done to humanity by those who profess, but act with malice....K2K

February 14, 2005, 5:14 pm

Love the entry on freedom of familly......Two parents are no guaranty to the fulfillment of a child's life. And familly has different meaning to different people and we all have innate rights that should be respected... Thank you for speaking so forcefully on a subject that ought to be addressed in its full proportion. I have seen all types of family live full lives and contribute fully to their respective communities. And I must say as a parent who had to raise my children by myself, even I was within the perimeter of a sanctified marrriage, I know that one fully dedicated parent can outperform any two parent-homes where the parents are mediocre and noncommital. And the support from extended family, and close friend are invaluable, these components are often overlooked. I was raised in the village concept and for that I am glad and I do what I can to find that same experience for my children. And now as an officially single parent, I often have to put up with well meaning acquaintances who are questioning the lot of my children as they see it, without a father in the home. It's the status quo. Keep your place in line. Never mind the mold was ill-fitted and you had to brake it. K2K

About marriage. How do we use it ,and why?.
February 14, 2005, 1:11 pm

First, one needs to understand the merit of marriage within the concept of an industrialized society. When the community, the village concept is completely eroded. When we have children who are detached and/or separated from their extended family members, as in grandparents, cousins,first and second, from uncles and aunts, from any semblemce of roots,thus they grow up without the benefit of real family, of real community. this is a virulent consequence of an evolution of an industrialized nation that puts profit over people. The pursuit of "making a living, and the advancement of financial superiority assure the creation of a huge vacuum. With this kind of isolation, disconectedness, and a need to belong, such a society will have to find a subtitute to replace the loss of the real family, the extended family, the complex community. So it is that a very industrialized society like America had to turn the marriage into a surrogate complex family and community. Whereas the function of the marriage in most other societies is to add to an already contented life filled with the primary necessities of the complex family and community. However, in America, I observe the marriage,by default,is the primary if not the sole component responsible for the worth of the individual,replacement for the complex family system. And I conclude that all these demands on the marriage to be all and everything has undermined the true function and meaning of married life and could be the primary factor attributing to the rate of divorce and dysfuntional marriages. One should seek commitment with someone who seeks to add to an already full life, and vice versa. Real love, willfull commitment should be the true foundation to keep a woman and a man together. But the new order of industrialized societies, particularly the existing order of American societal development will continue to burden marriage with the functions of the complex family system and community; and in this role, marriage will always be quantified as the only way to salvation, to keeping the wheels of government and church functioning, no matter how broken and deficient.......But one thing is true. Marriage will never take the place of complex family system and societies. Consequently,more people than not will continue to live in bondage. But for those who have found true meaning in being in a committed relationship in, or outside of marriage, and at the same time belong to a complex family system and a complete community,it is something to behold...... Just my take K2K

One Man's Food Is Another Man's Poison...How do you price your happiness?
February 14, 2005, 10:44 am

How true is this metaphor when relating to these most overused topics, marriage and love. Being that it is Valentine's day, it was no suprprise that the airwaves of American radio will be filled with all sort of stories and advice about love and marriage. And again I lament how they interchange the two as though one has much to do with the other. The conception of marriage and its function, plus the interpretation of love continue to elude most in this society, even the so-called scholars who are academically trained to explain away something that can only be defined trough the human experience. And so it was I had to suffer this economist this morning who, in his studies of the past twenty years has concluded a method to quantify, in dollars, the worth of marriage and money to one's happiness. Well being not of the American upbringing, my first recognition of the flaw in his sudy is that most of the world's population does not live in a marriage. So, naturally, I am suspicious of the mostly American view that one cannot have a blissful life without the blessing of marriage. So it is that his studies assert that a marriage is worth $100,000.00 in happiness to each participant. Please note that the marriage itself is not qualified, by that I mean, is it a good union,or those complicitly convenient genre. To him just the magic of being married, any marriage immediately provides the participant the equivalent of 100,000.00 in happiness. His study was then tested on other societies and it was so disingenious of him when all of a sudden the word marriage completely evaporated, instead, he stated that Love and money give the same quantity of happiness to those other cultures. What is it with this culture that causes it to make an addiction out of marriage too. Everything, without exception must be used and abused. If marriage bears such volume on the stability of a society,the happiness and love of family, then America would be a premier nation. So I will give Americans another take on what most others on planet earth practice to make our life complete.....Being single. Being married. Is divorced...without envy. K2K

Couldn't tell you ...about Hollywood
February 14, 2005, 10:07 am

Couldn't tell you because I did not watch. I just seem to have an aversion toward things that bring me pain and frustration, and nothingness, most of the time anyway....Are you in a love/hate relationship with the box? You could be prime for reform. There are a few well known techniques that will bring a sure end to your suffering... Call the center for reformed TV devotees at 1-800-sol-veit

February 13, 2005, 11:23 am

The heck with Deepack,the economies should be in a best selling book.

Renewed interest.......
February 11, 2005, 7:24 pm

A long while ago I used to be deeply interested in Deepack, until he became a guru to the Stars, as in Hollywood's stars. I became supspicious of his intention and stopped following his teaching as he evolved through the years. But after his hour with Dianne Rheems, I find much merit to his vision. I intend to buy the book more for my children, than for me. I strive each day to teach the path of peace to my children, something we have achieved as a family in our dealing with each other. And as Chopra says, we have to start small. We first need to practice peace in our immediate midst. How are your children relating to each other? Do you see the empathy and respect, the love, acceptance, and compassion we want them to demonstrate toward others? Beyond the duty of the parent to child, how are our children relating to us, and we to them?.........Peace. Model it in the home and make ambassadors of your children...K2K

a fan
February 11, 2005, 4:06 pm

http://www.melvilletrust.org/ Hey I know your band is trying to help the homeless I just found this site hope it helps....

New Fan
February 11, 2005, 5:43 am

This site has everything!

The Mask
February 10, 2005, 4:51 pm

I am a lie from my earliest memories I have been fighting the battle between sanity and madness I am a lie

Only in my dream...
February 8, 2005, 9:08 am

If only in my dream I could write so divinely like Whitman, I should be rapturously contented in my waking hours forevermore.......Northern girl

Only a fraction.......
February 7, 2005, 7:34 pm

The money the proprietors of those sport teams pry out of the hands of spectators pales in comparison to what the players are paid. I don't know much about sport. But I know enough about the addiction and unabashed dedication of fans to create such revenues that will enable both players and team owners to greatly enrich themselves on the backs of spectators. And what those players get paid in exchange for the thourough, unrestricted abuse of their bodies, however large the sums, represent a mere fraction of the gains for owners. And don't forget the gains for corporate America in the form of beer comsumption and paid advertisement. Plus athletes of certain sports have a very short-lived career due the excessive use of their joints and injuries. The average athlete of football in particular, at the end of his career, has a body wich is much older than his actual calendar age and suffer from ailments like arthritis at an earlier age, and at a higher frequency rate too. It's all about supply and demand. Wouldn't it be great if we live in a world that puts greater emphasis on the real meat and potatoes of life? I think most of our school teachers are heroes and should be honored. I think people who attend to the young-at-risk in our communities should be heralded and hansomely paid. I think parents who put aside their own dreams and pursuits and devote themselves to raising their children should be protected by a pension from the government. All of the things I think are truly significant to the advancement of a civilized society have undeniably little value to too many.

On Economy...............
February 7, 2005, 4:40 pm

I have always admired those who unlike myself seem to have very little use for words and can very vividly expressed their thoughts and feelings. By that I don't mean the strong silent type, I mean the ability to convey thoughts without words. I love words and I love the sound of the human voice. But I am appreciative of the advice in the journal about excessive use of oral communication. There are times when only sweet silence can best express the depht of an emotion,the true breath of an experience.....

A friend
February 7, 2005, 3:52 pm

Hast never come to thee an hour, A sudden gleam divine, precipitating, bursting all these bubbles, fashions, wealth? These eager business aims-books, politics, art, amours, To utter nothingness? Walt Whitman(Leaves Of Grass)

Love the entry on Mr. Freedom
February 6, 2005, 8:57 am

It could not have been said any better. Bush on Freedom is synonymous to tyranny. But the madness continues with the support of Big businesses who are robbing this country blind, and the disillusioned,lost, stunted of mind and spirit American citizens who seem to find in this man a father figure who will kiss their booboos and send them to bed with arsenic in their milk. AND THEY WILL DRINK IT TOO. Bush will serve his term and move on after much harm to the nation, but the decline will remain as those lazy, bigotted voters with their erroneous vision will remain to elect another of the same........So I do my part by engaging my children in the social and political state of our nation,because I think this is one of the four legs of the table. But then again, outside of one other mom I know, no other friends or associates of mine are engaging their children politically. In many progressive homes I see young people ingesting themselves with the unslaught of entertainment, and the pervasive me, me diet. One mom told me that her fourteen year old is too young to be engaged. So I say to her, he is already being engaged, not by her, but other influences which will assure more of the same of what we currently have. Lazy, self-gratifying adults, lacking in civic awareness and duty, waiting to be spoonfed by wrong and strong leaders; and prepared to undermine the wellbeing of a whole nation if it benefits their sole and immediate interests. Me, me, me. No community.

February 2, 2005, 9:49 am

Great theme for the month!Tonya

'million dollar baby'
January 31, 2005, 9:55 am

don't want to post over jon's entry.my family took me out to see the best movie this year(perhaps one of the all time classic's),'million dollar baby'.this movie is brilliant.even though i am biased(Freeman,andEastwood)are my favorite male actors-this movie is just so rich.drop everything and go-it reinforces what i was writing yesterday.j

Like a vagabond
January 31, 2005, 7:09 am

So the heart wonders hitherto searching and searching. She is blinded by the overgrownth in the wilderness. She hears the distant songs of the living and she thirst to be with them. But the pull is too great so she remains in the wilderness.

January 29, 2005, 5:52 pm

This has helped in the dying of a relative.Thank you.greg

Always my site
January 28, 2005, 12:16 pm

Thank you.

January 27, 2005, 8:25 am

This site is amazing!I encourage all readers to read all Band Journals.Very lucid,I agree,very uplifting.ED

Beautiful and uplifting
January 26, 2005, 7:39 pm

The postings in the Band journal are just so heartwarming, outright beautiful and uplifting. The pastor is incidental and I can see that you know that. To give of one's self is the most effective to impact our world. I will check the tolerance site out. The poems are saurated with the full scale of humanity. Seems like the Band will be jamming this summer!

January 25, 2005, 7:09 am

Great poem.

January 21, 2005, 11:33 am

Wow that is so weird,so did I.Are we starting a trend?mel

January 21, 2005, 6:43 am

I decided to do the protest along with the negativity fast.It worked very well.I found that I was just getting so upset about the 20th that I had to do something.Then I decided to look back in the journal's(band).You have offered so much for free.I want to really thank you for everything.I think I am going to get off my lazy butt and pick up some of the meditation ideas next.Thank you.Ted

When nonsense makes sense and that is what your government wants a bunch of mindless sheep
January 20, 2005, 5:26 pm

Nobody has a comment on the inauguration of Bush!!!!!! Its all beginning to make sense ..........Jon

January 19, 2005, 5:22 pm

I would gladly BURN IN HELL rather then stand by in Apathy while the world is a crumbling .........Jon

forum-see them live,the fabulous b...........
January 19, 2005, 12:22 pm

gooooootoooooootheeeeeeeforummmmmmmmmmmmshadowscreamerssssssssfansssssssssss.okay enough weirdness-sighning off for the day.j

Can you tell me??????
January 16, 2005, 9:07 pm

Will someone please tell me what the band is doing wrong that prohibits people from making entries into the fan journal I just don't get it......Jon

IA fan
January 15, 2005, 3:31 pm

If we could divert all the tears that fall across the world every year into the worlds water system there would be no more droughts.

Any Comments??
January 14, 2005, 8:50 am

Hey I was wondering if anyone came up with any ideas on how to help the Tsunami victims, we must not forget this is a long term project. Here in South Florida there are still blue tarps everywhere covering damaged roofs from the Hurricanes that tore thru months ago, people are still living in small trailers with big families while they go thru the demanding process of getting insurance claims or Federal Aid to fix their houses. Can you imagine how long it's going to take the Tsunami victims to recover and resume some sort of normal life ????? Does anyone want to make any comment on the variety of important topics we are dealing as brother and sisters trying to survive on this planet of limited resources? Jon

Is your finger up your ass?????
January 11, 2005, 7:16 pm

Look around and become a part of the solution or stand by with your finger up your ass......Guess who????

step right up and punch a key,it will transport you to the greatest show on earth
January 9, 2005, 8:09 pm

jon tried to get in touch with you this weekend,hope all is okay.wondering if art can work on the stats page-seems frozen on dec.if you need the band member shit-got it.j

Jon you stingy son of a bitch
January 9, 2005, 6:25 pm

I just sent an e-mail to the Florida's board of education asking them if I can help raise money for the Tsunami victims. My idea is to print up fliers asking for small donations and giving them to every kid in the school where my sons attend who knows maybe schools across the country will compete to see who raises the most money. If you have a minute send an e-mail to your states board of education and see if they are interested. What the hell do you have to loose? If you think we are a generous country you are wrong I will post an article I just read that puts us way down the list of industrialized countries. It's actually quite embarrassing to see how stingy this country is ( I am guilty to) when it comes to humanitarian aid... Jon

I am a lie
January 8, 2005, 2:22 pm

I am a lie I say the right things when I want those I am trying to impress hear it. I am a lie I tell all that will listen about my charitable contributions yet I find no solace in giving. Yes I am a lie for I can't even be honest with myself. I am a lie

January 8, 2005, 1:05 pm

Just think if all the energy that is devoted towards hatred was directed in a more positive way?????Would the human condition improve????

Still need my access code for the Band Journal Hopefull I will get it from Art today
January 8, 2005, 10:56 am

One of the main goals of this site is to get people thinking, talking, and hopefully becoming active participants in improving the human condition. The recent negative comments are welcome (It would be naive of the band to think that everyone who checks out this site agrees with what we are trying to do) because at least they took the time to express their opinion. When you check out this site you are getting the real deal warts and all and we would not have it any other way. I appreciate the fans who are sticking up for the band it is the ultimate compliment. The point the negative comments make is what really breaks my heart if the visits do continue to drop off and we eventually slide into oblivion this would be a crushing blow to the hearts and souls of Jason and me. I firmly believe that this web site and band are one of a few voices in a world that desperately needs more voices like ours to break out of the downward spiral we are on as human beings. Art told me today there is another band touring the U.S.who wants him to put up a Band Journal and Fan Journal on their site and my first reaction was how can they do this? They are stealing our idea and they will probably make it big while we sit here in obscurity!!!!!!! But the more I thought about it I realized that every band in the world can do the same thing with my blessing but there will never be another web site like Shadow Screamers so I ask you even the ones that hate us tell a friend................Jon

its about what?
January 7, 2005, 6:09 pm

If it is stupid,why are you here?(what does this say about you)

It's about time
January 7, 2005, 6:06 pm

What did you just look in your diaper you stupid shit!

Its about time
January 7, 2005, 5:49 pm

Thank god somone finally put this stupid site in its place what a bunch of crap

the suffering of one is the suffering of all....
January 7, 2005, 3:44 pm

Where has all the bravery gone?Noone speaks up,noone notices the incredible hypocracy.This site is a breath of fresh air.If nothing else Jon and Jason you can say that you documented such a pivotal time in the worlds history.You did it through commentary,poetry,short-stories,and most importantly,love.c.m

January 7, 2005, 3:40 pm

An idiot gloats at his own slf-righteousness.

January 7, 2005, 3:37 pm

what's up with the stats site?

See you at the bottom Shadow Screamers
January 7, 2005, 3:05 pm

Ahhhhh lets hear it for the web site that nobody visits....I see you guys aint gettin the hits hahahahaha I knew your time would come

Hatred a drug?????Hmmmmmmmm
January 6, 2005, 12:34 pm

I am convinced that hatred is a drug, How else can you explain the unresolved conflicts, prejudice, brutality, oppression etc. that go on and on all over the world. Have you ever felt the adrenalin rush of seeing someone you hate take a fall?? Be honest... it's as powerful as any drug and my theory is that if you feed off it every day... day after day year after year you are going to become addicted. Maybe they need to start treating hate like other addictive behaviors..... What do you think????

January 5, 2005, 7:37 pm

Why check further,this site is the bomb!

Please check this web site out..........
January 5, 2005, 2:08 pm

I just found a great web site where you can look up volunteering opportunities in your area nationwide. I just tried it and found a couple of opportunities close by that fit my shchedule the web site is www.VolunteerMatch.com check it out and tell a friend....Jon

January 5, 2005, 9:26 am

I would like to thank all the over 12,000 visitors we had on the site last year. Things have dropped off "visit wise" recently and I hope this is not a trend but we are in a fickle business (on the way outside anyway) and the world holds so many distractions it's hard to keep pace sometimes. We will be directing lots of effort towards fundraising for the victims of the Tsunami and I know our fans will do the same thing. If you have an idea to raise money or info that would help please put it up in the Fan Journal there is no log in you just print your name(or any name) your message and click enter and it will post, it really cant get much easier then that. As always please tell a friend about this band I believe we are unique in the business and given the chance we will re-define what it means to be a band of conscience, and action.....Jon... I have to post here because I lost the band comment password somehow but I will get it from Art

A new leaf........
January 5, 2005, 6:35 am

Now that the new year is here,to the members of Shadowscreamers I wish good health, abundant peace and harmony..... The good karma lady

What do you think????
January 2, 2005, 2:07 pm

We hold This New Year Full of Promise in our hands...... How will we handle it? Will we open the fingers of indifference letting our thoughts of a promising New Year slip thru? Will we clinch our fists in hatred crushing any hope of a promising New Year?? Will we cradle the hope of a promising New Year in our hands nurturing it to fruition???????Jon

December 30, 2004, 2:13 pm

all bands seem overrated.ya guys are real in a unreal bus.ty

Come on who are we fooling????
December 29, 2004, 6:04 pm

And this to will pass like an unpleasant thought as we move on living our overrated lives stopping for a moment throwing a coin to the needy as we walk on bye in pursuit of our overrated lives....Jon

What about major corporations?
December 29, 2004, 9:14 am

Hey how about if we write letters to major corporations urging them to donate?

Red Cross
December 29, 2004, 7:47 am

Thank you so much for the information.As usual you are concerned with the wellbeing of all.Reggie

Here is the address if you want to donate
December 27, 2004, 12:47 pm

Address: Indian Red Cross Society, 1, Red Cross Road, New Delhi - 110001 Phone: (011) 23716441, 23716234

December 27, 2004, 12:37 pm

Why is it so hard to embrace love when we seem to so easily grasp hatred, intorerance, bigotry, racsism, persecution, indifference? 23,000 dead around the Indian Ocean it is a bad time of year to be asking for donations but if you can spare a couple of dollars the International Red Cross and those suffering in the area desperately need your help. Jon

December 27, 2004, 10:45 am

Deep insdie the journey wrapped around his busy mind. He lost sight of the destination as his open eyes were blind. He stumbles down the pathway missing all the well marked signs and so he wanders aimless out of place and out of time......

Its a Wonderful Ilfe
December 25, 2004, 7:41 pm

I saw its a Wonderful Life yesterday and I love the message that every life impacts somebody. Hopefully its a positive impact what do you think are you impacting somone in a positive way

Willard/Thin Man
December 24, 2004, 7:12 pm

Or merry every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Josh~

Willard/Thin Man
December 24, 2004, 7:10 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Josh~

thought for food or food for thought????
December 24, 2004, 2:07 pm

I would like to say I hope everyone has a Happy Every-day. I see no reason to confine this sentiment to one particular time of the year

December 23, 2004, 5:53 pm

I keep shakin my head in protest but I dont see nothin change I see apathy I see inorance and the money sucking games.See the sheep walk as they follow mindless humans with blank brains is this not the greatist tradegy watching our lives lived out in vain????

December 23, 2004, 3:05 pm

Are we not obligated as human beings to show compassion for the world around us. Or is that to much to ask for the most advanced and intilligent? species on this planet??????

Another question?
December 23, 2004, 12:50 pm

Inspiration... being inspired mentally or emotionally an inspiring influence, any stimulus to creative thought or action.......Who gives you inspiration? does it change daily by the hour? I think inspiration should occur on a daily basis after all it is everywhere if you look how about the child cancer patient who has a positive outlook on life despite a bleak future, the handicapped bagger at the grocery store who always has a smile, The recovering addict on the corner selling papers to support the homeless shelter, the mother who works two jobs to support her children, the teachers who give so much to our future. How about you do you see anyone who gives you inspiration?

December 22, 2004, 7:55 pm

How far can you reach? what impact can you make? how high can you rise? how high can you rise and how many can you take with you??????

Willard/Thin Man
December 22, 2004, 7:48 pm

Great comments keep them comeing!

We have come to far to turn back now
December 22, 2004, 3:59 pm

I know if we keep swimming we will reach the other side.....

This could be the one
December 22, 2004, 10:56 am

Great you got your package out. Great things can happen at anytime in our lives. Hope WEBR will see the merit in your music and spread it to a broader audience.

Great Metaphore
December 22, 2004, 10:51 am

Great entries. Enjoy the reading.

Pass it around..............
December 21, 2004, 2:50 pm

I am once again entering in the Fan Journal because I don't want to distract from Jason's latest entry. With this site along with the music and everything we offer you are watching the evolution of a great writer. I like to think of myself as" well read" and from that perspective I have to admit that my brother writes as well as anyone I have ever read. I would be lying if I did not admit that I am envious to a certain degree but on the other hand my bros writing helps to push me to heights that without the inspiration and motivation he gives me I would not be at the level (whatever that is) that I am at. I only hope that when I check the site stats tomorrow I will see a surge because everyone who read Jason's excellent story could not keep it to themselves...Jon

December 21, 2004, 6:28 am

I have reviewed this band's journal.You are truly defining what it is to be a spiritual warrior for these apathetic times.kickasstakenames

December 20, 2004, 12:09 pm

That was an amazing entry on Sunday.Take a long time to digest.ts

I hope yo read Jasons entrie today its killer
December 19, 2004, 3:36 pm

to Georgie who is so incredibly deficient as a human being yet leads the supposed #1 super power in the world with an incompetence that is unparalleled in this Countries history???? Still the people have spoken the sad thing is most of these undereducated or overpaid people will not even realize what they are doing until it's too Looks like everybody loves a winner!!!!!! Georgie Wlyaa is Time magazines man of the year?????? I guess the list of candidates was pretty short??? I have to give kudos late. To the rest of the world you have nothing to worry about the U.S. will be left in the dust as your countries progress...Jon

To loose one's essence is suicidal.....
December 17, 2004, 1:29 pm

By God who is asking you to change? To alter one's self to suit others is a form of suicide and all that results from that is bitterness and resentment. I am sure every bit of you is as special and wonderfully unique as it should be, so change yourself not. And, no, the computer guy should not be given honey. And yes you are every bit entitled to your anger. The opinion of this morning is more broad in scope. I was taking the whole profile as a whole. I know oftentimes when I am in the thick of it, I can barely the trees from the forest and it is only through the caring voices of loved ones, good friends,that I am able to find my way. A true mark of real frienship is when allowances are made for honest exchanges. I cherish those relationships, which in absence of any malice firmly and lovingly continue to prode and guide my soul in my journey of becoming a greater person.

December 17, 2004, 8:04 am

You can catch a lot more ants with honey than with vinegar.

Man, you are killing me here....
December 17, 2004, 7:59 am

What's with the language and the negativism? In life, we live, love and share with others, but the self is still seperate from all of that. So many great artists in all fields of the arts, so many great activists and their contribution to mankind have gone unnoticed during their natural life. And the the fact that an even greater number had to toil away in obscurity without the support and understanding of those who are closest to them did not deter them from pursuing their lifework. Ok, so your friends don't understand or support your goals and your family even less but do you believe in yourself enough to keep your vision alive? Since the answer is a resounding YES, why do we have to use good energy on things that we know we cannot change? The industry is what it is. Big guys like you can handle it. The family and friends are as they are and a choice is made to take them as they come. We make choices every day and one of those choices we can have is to create a world, a space for ourselves in the midst of those not so agreable circumstances. But the trick here,how do you then transcend your circumstances so that you don't allow the unpleasantness of your bigger world permiate your special space? I am a fan of Shadowscreamers and I think of myself to be openminded and mature, but I do not enjoy the frequency of the use of profanity on the site. I know young people whom I can refer to the site, but I refrain because of the language usage. And since the band has said again and again they plan to stay the course, then you need to make a huge bonfire and burn all these negativism into oblivion. To be positive is a contagious thing. When we love what we do we must convey that message to others. I know Shadowscreamers live for its music but we don't get enough of that impression here. Don't be so reticent. Share your passion with us. We know it's a strugle too. But we really want to see your passion.

Dear Understood
December 16, 2004, 7:54 am


Understood.....I rest my case on the Bush thing wi
December 16, 2004, 7:11 am

I respect the perception of the band and the right to use their site in a manner that meets their needs. I surmise that those who visit this site are politically and socially aware and are probably quite engaged at the local level in their respective communities. Perhaps there are some who are drawn to the site for its many wonderful litterary entries and great uplifting quotations. But above all else is a desire to see this band succeed. Bush has been handed all the successes of life as his birthright and there is not one thing one can do to alter that. He was born with a silver spoon, and America added a platinun one to his collection when they made him president. It is what it is. We are dealing with a force that id greater than Bush.The American electorate. These voters won't disappear when Bush's term is over. They are busy galvanizing for the next November surprise as we who want changes are so engaged with Bush, we are missing the boat again. Don't look at Bush. Look at your neighbors. Have you wondered how many of them have voted for this man? Those voters are shifting the nation and they are real with Bush, or without Bush. These are the people who need to focus on......................... I would much rather that those,who, unlike Bush must strugle each and every day to achieve our own goals use our unleashed energy to forward our own future, our personal vision for ourselves and our community. The key again is not to be distracted by Bush while. Why? he is only the tail of the dragon. Next time you go for a drive, look at your the bumper stickers, these people are the heads of the dragon and they are already busy grooming their next platform. They have gone beyond Bush but are doing a sensational job keeping the left in a state of rage and mourning and engagement with Bush. We need our energy to look ahead as we too plan our strategies to keep America moving forward and away from the extreme right.

Thanks for the tip
December 16, 2004, 7:09 am

Thanks for the tip on WBER I finally was able to access it by typing in radio stations in a google search. This also gives me a bunch more stations to e-mail.The web site is very active and I have just e-mailed the station and there is an address to mail a package so i will send one out pronto. Thanks again for the great tip!

Hey peanut boy good video but who cares about east
December 15, 2004, 7:05 pm

I just saw M&M the peanut boys new video and im thinking its about the vets fighting in Iraq and come to find out its some dum ass gangsta wqanna be who got his lame ass blown away. Now dont get me wrong Biggie Small and Tupac are among my favorite dead rappers but I would like to propose that we give all these though guys all the guns they need and instead of the coward way out where they drive by and blow brains apart why the FU__k dont they just shoot it out and whoever is left standing is the winner or winer whatever.... Jon

Willard/Thin Man
December 15, 2004, 6:35 pm

as the world goes round we meet friends as the world goes round we play a sport as the world goes round we get rich as the world goes round we get broke as the world goes round we lose our best friend!!!!!!!!! as the world goes round we get a president as the world goes round we lose our world to a president! (Bush!) ~Josh~

Another way to get in
December 15, 2004, 3:40 pm

Iy you are on AOL, when you type in the WBER address, the response will be the same: Can't find site. Stay on same page, scroll down to "Matching Sites" the third entry under matching site will read==== WBER:The only station that counts" Now click to open and you should be on the site. This is a sure way. I tried it myself. Shadowscreamers is a long ways away from my post. Can't walk that distance to toy around with your PC. Now get into the site.

Here is a new way to enter the site..
December 15, 2004, 3:11 pm

Fisrt type in www.wber.monroe.edu and the result will say " can't find etc..." stay on the same page, now look down the page just a few lines below ,look at the first suggestion which should read,"Do you want to go to wber.monroe.edu and of course you'll click on the address and bingo the site should appear.Better Luck...The site is up and real and very active too.

Thanks for the tip but the web page is under conds
December 15, 2004, 11:04 am

I just checked on WBER and the web site is under construction. I will keep checking back as I have no other way to contact them from S. Florida...Jon

Good Jump on the last lead!
December 14, 2004, 6:15 pm

Now go to WBER. That's the one upstate NY, not to be confused with the VA lead (webr). It's funny that the two alternative radio stations should share almost identical ID. Check both of them out. Give us updates....Good luck

WBER (not webr) these are two diferent stations.
December 14, 2004, 1:22 pm

wber is in ROchester and webr is in VA. wber is a better lead, I think.

Another Lead,,,,,,,
December 14, 2004, 1:19 pm

This is similar to the last one, but it is an entirely new lead. Do a web search for----wber radio----click and open WBER 90.5 FM Rochester. You will do well to open and read read every heading on the site. Check out their broad global audience. This station is hot up here and are on the FM band no less. Also check out battle of the bands concert on the site, and concerts and venues...Good Luck. Merry Christmas Shadow Screamers and have a happy New Year. Wish you and your faimly the very best....

No more talking. Show me the music! BUSH is taking
December 14, 2004, 1:10 pm

I know Shadow Screamers is a band with a great sense of social awareness and it's great and admirable, but I want to hear those concerns in music. I want to hear about the band. Some things in life are just as they are and we pull ourselves up and plow forward. We still can be positive because after all the constitution still stands. And as such we have a built-in protection that grants no more than eight years to the handlers. We know and accept that we have to do four more years, that's our democracy.Most helpful truth is that life is cyclical. There is no permanency. Everything we are and everything we do have a self-life,some longer than others. But without a doubt the onward motion is on a continuum. So while we wait out the years, I would much prefer to read news about the "BAND!" Your concerns are not trivial but will be best shared as a guest essayist on the local newspaper. Let us hear the band. Show us pictures of your current rehearsals, type out your lyrics, just give us the band.

To hell with the riddles what the hell is this????
December 13, 2004, 1:58 pm

And the man sitting on the toilet of wisdom said.......If you choose not to disagree then you are unknowingly floating while flowing with the disproportionate current of complacent acceptance that is collectively the predominate river as pertains to the flow of humanity??????? Will someone post a comment if they know what the hell I just said? It's a good thing these voices that use my head as an antenna are friendly otherwise I just might join the Bush Administration.........Jon

WEBR Community Radio in Virginia
December 13, 2004, 6:40 am

WEBR community radio accepts music from freelance musicians,unknown musicians for airplay. Has large audience in North Eastern corridor. Studio interviews are also given, etc.....Go to Google, type WEBR radio station, open the first entry to get to site. Look to right sidebar and click on--FQA, then click on line 5. Good luck

December 12, 2004, 5:18 pm


December 11, 2004, 4:37 pm


death as it relates to the universe?
December 11, 2004, 1:44 pm

.....For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun. And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered. Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.... Kahlil Gibran............You know who

December 11, 2004, 6:59 am

Awesome idea Jon as far as campaign monies.Meanwhile did you notice your health care getting worse?You are not imagining it-it is according to recent studies.Now wait a minute-why don't we want universal healthcare coverage?Oh because treatment will get worse-hmm that seems to be happening more every year-perhaps you idiots ought to think up a better reason.

December 10, 2004, 8:13 pm

Perhaps in the comment below added days ago I should have used different wording. I mean after all Monkey is a rather harsh term to use for the pres of the US especially one who is so obviously out of touch and more then a little slow. So I digress and change my derogatory statement to one that more aptly and justly fits Mr. Bush JR. The (SPOILED, YUPPIESUCKING NEVER HAD TO PAY FOR OR ACCEPT THE CONSIQUENCES FOR ANY OF THE COUNTLESS CONSIQUENCES OF A SPOILED IDIOTS ACTIONS. WHILE ALL THE WHILE CRUSING IN THE ELEITE SCUMBAG CIRCLE THAT MOMMY AND DADDY WITH SLIVER SPOON IN HAND FED THEIR INEPT GEORGIE JR.)

Let us hear your voice.......Jon
December 4, 2004, 7:53 am

I just wanted to say that now the Monkey has beem re-elected for another four years the government has stopped checking out this site. I guess there is no reason to monitor the band now. So if you have been hesitant to post there is no longer any reason not to. I would like to hear from some fans from some of fifty or so countries that checked out our site last month alone whats goin on in your neck of the woods??????

Act Now!
December 3, 2004, 6:02 pm


I am going to be Shadow Screamers biggest fan love
December 2, 2004, 7:35 pm

I Checked out The Live Tribute to George Harrison last night. Goerge had volumes of great music and it was good to hear it performed buy those that knew and loved him (a staggering array of great talent).One of the many standouts was "Is'nt it a Pity" awesome lyrics and captivating melody combine for a classic that is as current today as it was when it was written 20 some years ago.

December 1, 2004, 5:54 pm

He slipped thru the ice on the pond of indifference and ignorance. The shock of the water surrounding his body sent waves of panic thru his every membrane as he frantically ripped at the surface of what he knew was right.YetHe decide to let go of the morals that guided his life for the fleeting satisfaction a moral victoy?????

Oooooooops the proper spelling is Relativity
November 30, 2004, 9:06 pm

I am still looking for the other side of never..... Jon

Just a thought
November 30, 2004, 7:30 pm

Dont be afraid to reach for the other side of never.How else can you describe the theory of realivity? one example of millions

How much can an ant lift?
November 30, 2004, 6:34 pm

Would an ant be able to lift ten times its weight if it knew the enormity of the task? Sometimes great deeds are accomplished by just doing..... without the distraction of thought....... Jon

good,bad,ugly we loved that movie
November 28, 2004, 2:06 pm

On the left hand side of this page is a contact section.Jon and I are talking about changing this site-as an updated version but we must know what you want.We know you are out there-we know you check in faithfully.What would you like to see more of-less of?Our battle for social equality will not end-we just want to reach more and more people and get your thoughts and actions(what are you doing for social justice you would like to share,etc...).we believe in you and thank you for believing in us-let us not be defeated,let us march towards the light we know that is possible,and is there,a true democracy.contact us.love j

November 21, 2004, 6:32 pm

Brilliant insight into the corporate world that creates all this war,all this unrest.The public must be,'afflicted with dissent',to topple this monster.Your story goes a long way on seeing the beauty of this path.R.B

November 21, 2004, 3:03 pm

Still ordering?

November 17, 2004, 7:29 am

Utterly beautiful entry Jason!

November 14, 2004, 7:24 pm

Whats up no comments!!!!! does the perma dick scare you or are you busy ordering......

October 2, 2004, 12:32 pm

I agree Jon. Bush seemed quite flustered at moments. This mien observation achieved validity when some rather pithy comments where spoken by our dastardly president. Suffice to say Kerry received a "decisive" victory. Does anyone know the current popular percentile?

October 1, 2004, 2:13 pm

What did everyone think of the presidential debate last night?

October 1, 2004, 2:13 pm

What did everyone think of the presidential debate last night?

September 29, 2004, 9:36 am

Jon: We,the fans, apologize for the previous entries. What is the current situation with that company interested in your band?

Right-olo bowlo ho-la!!
September 27, 2004, 3:32 pm

Whamma jamma right in the slamma!!

September 26, 2004, 4:38 pm

Hey man I can dig! Right on! Uh-huh Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! Sing it!

Big Brother
September 22, 2004, 8:03 pm

I think it is so much more unsafe living in America as a minority.I feel constantly watched.Is this big brother or what?It was so good seeing this post today.I know hate groups are on the rise,I see it!

September 19, 2004, 4:06 pm

Ouch!! Jon you have been on fire lately! Burn it until it's blue my friend! Any further developments with that company interested in your band??

fights and porno
September 16, 2004, 10:43 am

I have been on other sites like axisofjustice and the forums always seem to break down into petty fights and porno.I won't go on your as I respect you guys and I fear this will happen to you.In these paranoid times shadowscreamers are making a stand.COMENDABLE,AND BRAVE.Keep up the good work.Devin

September 15, 2004, 7:58 pm

And somewhere in a meticulously kept flower garden, beneath a tree silhouette, a topless, cackling old woman discovers freedom. Great entries lately guys!!

September 15, 2004, 7:58 pm

And somewhere in a meticulously kept flower garden, beneath a tree silhouette, a topless, cackling old woman discovers freedom. Great entries lately guys!!

September 15, 2004, 9:21 am

anybody here?what's going on folks?

September 12, 2004, 8:23 am

Would like to really get the forum going.Sorry we have not had time to develop this until now-we will make the committment now-please check it out.j

a fan2
September 11, 2004, 5:53 pm

iLove this site!

September 9, 2004, 5:51 am

There is a teacher in our community that fits all you haved talked about in regards to integrity.We need brave souls like this in the seemingly moral vacum we live in.Larry

Right on!
September 6, 2004, 8:24 pm

It is quite comforting to look upon the increasing number of countries(www.shadowscreamers.com/wwwstats-Jon posted earlier) interested in this wonderful band! The morally reprehensible leadership in this otherwise beautiful country cannot hinder their path! Not while we fans still draw breath.

September 5, 2004, 6:10 am

Timely piece on integrity.I always thought Hiliary Clinton has alot,probably I am the only one.She always stands for what she thinks is right.Isn't that a description of integrity.rj

September 4, 2004, 5:16 pm

Thank you Jon for the helpfull information.t

September 2, 2004, 7:46 pm

I hope you, your family, and your house make it through the hurricane unharmed Jon!

September 1, 2004, 8:08 pm

such a beautiful site!

August 30, 2004, 8:31 pm

Bravo Jon and Jason!

August 30, 2004, 6:01 pm

Stick it cowboy!!!!tl

Get Real
August 30, 2004, 6:00 pm

Walk on son.You don't like education find another job and stop whinning on this site-shit man,damn!

August 29, 2004, 4:54 pm

Freedom always has a cost.What you write about many of us have suffered.Does it mean we should not speak?Let us keep the voice going,let it become very hard for those that don't want to hear to hear.In support-name and e-mail must be withheld.

August 29, 2004, 7:18 am

Don't ley the government tell you how to use your mind.Isn't a patriot a radical?How else would you Americans have ousted we English?

No computer, yet. Must pay Kinkos each time
August 27, 2004, 11:11 am

Using Kinkos computer. Don't have mine up yet. Not for some two more weeks.Luce

Real Friendship
August 27, 2004, 11:09 am

Can a friendship be real when it is lived by one? I think so. Such frienship was born of the giver, the person who nourrishes and tend to that frienship is the keeper. Therefore, a friendsip which was genuinely offered does not cease to be, even when there is no receiver at the end...Luce

One more time....again
August 27, 2004, 11:05 am

I am down south, just had to see the beach one last time . Today was an excellent morning to be at the beach. Perfect Sunrise, blue sky, birds in abundance and playful needle fish. The water was delicious. Now I can go forth to await the seasons. Fall is always spectacular. I love the snowfall too, especially by the fireplace in the late afternoon hours. Spring brings forth new life which continue into Summer.

Heard it too.... The Rich are rewarded, and the po
August 27, 2004, 10:57 am

The more things change the more they stay the same, so the saying goes. And that's a universal truth on too many aspects of the human condition. The Roman Empire. The great Babylonians. The Ottoman Empire. An the list goes on. The terrain looks diferent only by topographical comparison, however the rules remain and the game results, predictable. I am not callous to the plight, to our faith. I am just simply acknowledging the undying , universal truth. A bitter truth it is indeed. But our truth nonetheless. I am indignant too. And the report causes feeling of great disconfort in my own worldly possession and hope to find a way to shed even more and make a diference. The ways of the human race remain a virtual mystery that I will not unravel if I live to the end of time. You care and you give because that's your constitution. At the same time, on the other side of the aisle, sits another whose make is diametrically opposed to yours. He is the taker and the conquerer who hungers for more of everything and is never satiated. So it was at the begining, and shall be till the end. My own take of the situation has prevented me from falling into utter hopelessness....Luce

kill bill 3 and three tenths
August 25, 2004, 6:41 am

Wal-Mart sucks,avoid them at all costs.Buy your trinckets from local mom and pop stores,helps the economy,and takes money from the evil corporate monsters.brad

August 23, 2004, 2:10 pm

Hey!I agree Marvin,this site is the shittola!We need to see you guys!Jon,hope you come back again,love your political takes as well as Jason's.Great stuff,great entry today.Tom

August 23, 2004, 9:43 am

Damn,another one!With talent like this,what's holding you back?Marvin

Marvin is right
August 22, 2004, 7:35 pm

I frequent the Music Dept' at local stores and I sample all genre of music, and I often walk away knowing that some of these artists on the shelf being promoted and sold, have got nothing over Shadowscreamers. I firmly believe the diference lies in the lack of exposure. The band's got the right stuff, that's for sure. But it needs to be outhere to find and build its base. You have got to take it to the people. This is key..Fan

August 22, 2004, 5:14 pm

I see this great stuff each and every day-but where the hell is the band?Ya got ta play out to be a band and let us know where.Look you guys are great,get playing.Marvin

This band has inspired me to write a fan
August 21, 2004, 1:43 pm

Oh mother nature look at what we've done mankind says that your on the run we've got to stop destroying what we cant replace.So many people they just pass you by cant see the beauty before their eyes we've got to stop destroying what we cant replace

hey all
August 20, 2004, 2:23 pm

Stopped by a computer, just a note to say hello. Like the new java Logo. Right on, Shadow screamers..Luce

August 20, 2004, 2:19 pm

Past the midnight hour. Dawn of a new day. Heart crushed. Spirit bewildered. Confusion abound. A peace promised, yet deferred. Freedom is what I seek. Frozen physical state. Transient soul with no shelter. Oh peace delay no more. Show thy face and lay your claim. All dues are paid. Penitence served. Redemption must be near.....Luce

August 20, 2004, 7:17 am

Excellant!I am glad that you owned your part.I agree,maybe the moutain should start carving us up a bit.You are right we are all guilty.tom

August 19, 2004, 9:07 am

There is a sociological term used called,'Monoculturalism',but it is used to describe repressive regime's like North Korea.Your take is a good one and an interesting way of looking at the spread of the techno dream.Keep writing on this,I find it refreshing.tw

August 17, 2004, 5:18 pm

Bush Addresses 8.2 Million Unemployed: 'Get A Job' The Onion | 3/31/2004 WASHINGTON, DC?Responding to the nation's worst unemployment rate since the Hoover Administration, President Bush addressed the nation's 8.2 million unemployed workers in a televised speech Monday. "The economy has been on the rebound for months, but 5.6 percent of you are still out of work," Bush said. "Come on, people: Get a job! Don't just sit there hoping that you'll win the lottery. Turn off that boob tube, get off that couch, and start pounding the pavement." When the number of people taking part-time jobs because they can't get full-time work is factored in, the unemployment figure approaches 15.1 million, a number Bush called "unacceptable." "My fellow Americans, don't come crying to me," Bush said. "I've got a job. I go to work every day, whether I feel like it or not. I don't take handouts, and I don't give them. That's a belief my daddy taught me. Now, let's get this show on the road!" The unemployment rate remains high, in spite of the many tax-cut initiatives the Bush Administration has introduced over the past several years. "The government can only do so much," Bush said. "How hard can it possibly be to find a job? A friend of mine lost his job when his company went belly-up. Did he bitch and moan about it? Absolutely not. He picked up the phone and started making cold calls, he landed back on his feet, and now he's the chief financial officer of a major petrochemical concern." According to the president, the nation's unemployed need to make looking for work a full-time job. "How many applications have you filled out today?" Bush said. "You should spend eight hours a day looking through the want ads, mailing résumés, and pounding the pavement. You won't find a job moping around the house and feeling sorry for yourself. If you're down-and-out, you have to pull yourself up by the bootstraps. Life's hard, my friends. Get used to it." Bush addressed a complaint often made by unemployed workers: They are unable to find jobs commensurate to their skill set due to lulls in the technical and manufacturing sectors and the outsourcing of jobs to other countries. "If you wanted work as bad as you say you do, you'd take what you could find," Bush said. "You gotta work your way up, instead of waiting around for your dream job to fall into your lap. Walk before you run. Climb your way up the ladder." Continued Bush: "I heard McDonald's is hiring. What's wrong with that? Does your fancy degree say you can't work at a Mickey D's? You may not be doing exactly what you want, but at least you'll have the pride of knowing that you're earning your living." A reporter asked for comment on a statistic which shows that only 21,000 new jobs were created in February, in spite of the Bush administration's promise to create 320,000. "I've got a statistic for you," Bush said. "You've got to look out for No. 1. Take charge. I've got a job plan for the nation. It's called 'Get off your duff.'" Bush said the country is experiencing its longest average-unemployment duration in 20 years, and he wants to see it end immediately. "If you get an interview, walk in there like you're the only person for the job," Bush said. "Show them you're willing to work. Show up early and bring a broom. Sweep up the place while you're waiting for the interview to start. That'll let them know you're a go-getter." The president concluded his speech by encouraging the jobless to start their search immediately. "What are you doing listening to this speech when you should be out there looking for work?" Bush asked. "Get a move on! Even my brother has a job. He's no one special, and he's the governor of Florida! If he can do that, you should be able to line up something at your local Wal-Mart." With that statement, Bush left Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to present some of the finer points of his administration's new position. "Get a haircut," Chao said. "Clean yourself up a little and put on a nice shirt, or even a suit. Maybe employers would take you more seriously if you didn't look like you just rolled out of bed. The way you look now, I wouldn't hire you to throw me a rope if I was falling off a cliff."

August 16, 2004, 7:52 am

I feel guilty.We should be paying for this!Every day wisdom,thank you.tw

fan too
August 13, 2004, 9:55 pm

I have read the stories on the Band Journal.They are wonderful,I cried and cried.This Band has so much to offer.God bless you.

August 12, 2004, 9:04 am

Hey I had an experience like that on a roller coaster,how did you know,heh,heh.lj

August 10, 2004, 6:47 pm

Waning, effulgent effigies. Dilapidated oblong structures. Deciduous extensions vertically propelling pilose rodents. Betwixt somatic desires and metaphysical contemplation solace is acquired. P.R.

boy it's stinky up here in this joint
August 10, 2004, 9:37 am

Am Away today.Nothing to add anyways.Jon the title of your entry alone today is worth a million bucks.jason

Gasp I can't............
August 9, 2004, 2:39 pm

We are simply going to pollute ourselves to death.With ever expanding world population and no universal plan for emmissions,we will all have to buy oxegen soon.

August 9, 2004, 9:58 am

This site gets better and better all the time.To bad the big wigs haven't gotten wind.Tom

August 7, 2004, 12:39 pm

Virginia sends a hearty-go get 'em Jon.

Go all the way, Jon
August 7, 2004, 10:08 am

Wish could see you play tonight. Will be with you in spirit....Luce

Hi Jason
August 6, 2004, 6:51 am

Read all you recent entries. Agree with advice on the danger of fame. And it's true indeed how people like to cling to others whom they deem successsful,in other words, people with money power. The key to staying grounded is to be able to decipher who your true friends are. Your true loves. And that applies to family as well. The devastation is greatest when the naysayers are people on whom you thought you could count. And boldly, these people usually become your most ardent supporters, once you have made it, quote on quote. But they fail to understand to have their unconditional support as you toil away and strugle is a kind of validation that brings about a sense of respect and accomplishment, even when the Limos and the concerts halls never come to bear. This is a promise I have made to myself on behalf of my children. This is a value I have instilled in them, to be the cheerleaders for one another in whatever the undertaking is. The world can be so cold, so cruel and rejecting, they need to have a place in each other where they can go and have their wounds licked....Luce

Like your poem, Jon
August 6, 2004, 6:31 am

Great poem on "being free" You say so much with so few words. Like your style....Luce

Go get them
August 6, 2004, 6:29 am

Hey Jon, glad to hear about your upcoming gig. I am sure it will be awesome. Sorry to be away from town and won't be back in time to see you putting on the show. I'll catch you next time. Keep the gigs coming. You have a great band and you need to put it out there...I'll miss seeing you....fan and friend

Good Morning friends and fans..........
August 6, 2004, 6:05 am

On the road alot. Deadlinrs to meet and clock to beat. I miss the journal and I miss you ALL. My computer is in storage for now, my visits are few as a result. There is so much going on with election time coming up, I hope that I will have time and my computer soon enough to be part of this debate. I am still uneasy about the predisposition of a great number in yhis nation; how they came to be so blinded, so partisan oriented, that they fail to see the great harm that these current players are inflicting the American people with, and collectively the world. It's my greatest expectation thet Kerry, unlike Gore will not be intimidated to buy into this gentler conservative jumble who insists on a clean debate when they are actually nasty plotters who stop at nothing in order to gain and control more power. This nation is at a critical crossroad. The whole world is being impacted, and not in a favorable way by actions inacted here on our soil. We need a leader with a good grasp of the issues at hand. We need a leader who can think, can formulate, can assess for himself/herself. Vote to carry America forward to a better destiny. Vote America.

August 5, 2004, 2:51 pm

It all comes down to playing,just play Jon,everythings cool.What the hell happened to Zombie and Luce?lj

August 4, 2004, 4:20 pm

p.s. Go Jon!!

August 4, 2004, 4:17 pm


August 4, 2004, 4:16 pm

That amazing! I recently checked www.shadowscreamers.com/wwwstats/ and this site has reached 491,094 hits!! I know indusrty bands' websites that have fewer hits.-Marg

August 4, 2004, 2:08 pm

Darn, I would have really enjoying watching you Jon! Wouldn't it be great if you realeased a concert CD! I agree with Fan and Tom: Rock their worlds!!

August 4, 2004, 9:15 am

Knock them senseless Jon! With the talent that you possess; a standing ovation should be in order!

Break a Leg
August 4, 2004, 5:09 am

Wish I could be there Jon.You will do great!We fans support you 1000 percent.Tom

August 2, 2004, 5:36 pm

Thank you-will do.Tod

August 1, 2004, 5:25 pm

I belong to many activist groups.Recently,I feel my phone is being tapped.There are a series of clicks,very annoying.Could this be a possibility?Does anyone out there know what a tap sounds like?Tod

when a 747 hits turbulence
August 1, 2004, 2:51 pm

Four more years of the chimp and this story might become true.Very unnerving!

fan too
July 31, 2004, 2:17 pm

Fucking awesome dudes!

July 30, 2004, 10:20 am

stealing a few minutes at a friend's computer. Great entries,as usual, guys!

July 30, 2004, 6:17 am

I sent this site into movingon.com as well as others.The problem is that you get a sense that you are not talking with anyone,so not effective.That's why this is such an awesome site and I wish more people would comment.This band talks immediately to you.If that is not what you are looking for,you hear from Jon and Jason daily.There is no place out there like this,again you are to be commended.lj

July 29, 2004, 9:04 am

Fun stuff guys!

July 28, 2004, 9:15 am

Hey,this is a clean site.Please don't get personal.Love,'A Song of Freedom',great story!Don't agree with everything about the pledge,but good points all the same.tom

July 27, 2004, 8:45 pm

Like what?Chimp boy in office for four more years-idiot.

Not a fan
July 27, 2004, 5:05 pm

I love George Bush and I see no reson to change.Why are you guys so negative?? Hello things could be worse!

July 26, 2004, 6:54 pm

by odin ya be f'in right.extra butta waxin mine palease.maybees throw in some a dem cheesy cheetos.

July 26, 2004, 3:33 pm

Reincarnation and phallic symbols,you guys are it!ljp.sdon't gat down jason,life is a drag at times,you are awesome.

Sound fun
July 26, 2004, 1:54 pm

Love your take on reincarnation. I wonder what I'll be next time. Maybe I'll be the moon. Yes.I want to be the moon on my next turn around the sun......

July 26, 2004, 11:59 am


Time for ...Bed
July 26, 2004, 6:52 am

Love that poem. Three sentences in all that convey so much. Beautiful, profound poem...

It's a priceless gift.
July 26, 2004, 6:33 am

Thank you again. Some things cannot be bought, and I am glad for that. I am broke and could never be able to buy the gift of friendship that I have been giving. Again, thank you...

So the dance continues........
July 26, 2004, 6:27 am

We dance. Dancing is among the oldest form of expression known to mankind. That revelation is often depicted on walls of ancient caves. Dancing has the capacity to express every imaginable level of emotion that emcompass the human soul. So I am a dancer. Not the kind you'll see on stage. No. I dance with my emotions. I dance for all the reasons that make artists play their instruments or write a new song. I dance to express what words can never explain. In the early hours of Monday, 26 of July, 2004,on the other side of midnight, at 00:13 hour, we danced. You and I, under the sensual gaze of a half moon, we had a last dance. A dance to capsulate all the other times we danced. Folded into each other's arm, we could feel the rythm of two hearts, seperated at birth and now reunited. Two hearts that feel great joy in the mist of unspoken pain. Two bodies that merged as one and a heart that beats for two. Our movement almost not perceptible to others. We convey great messages of love and hope through the eletric waves that infuse our pores. We feel the physical lost, but our spirits tell us as we sway tenderly to a melody made just for us that these two lives that were destined will be forevermore fused and supended in time perpetual with the moonlight in our eyes............

Moved to tears...
July 26, 2004, 5:56 am

....Of all the things that could be had on planet Earth, I yearn most for good friendship, shared kindness, mutual respect and understand, and above all else, genuine love. I am truly moved by the experiences that I have shared with my friends in the journal. I have been brought to tears many times because of the sincerity and the humanity that are the hallmark of this journal. I have been made to feel safe to share and have the security to know that there is genuine care sent my way through the great vibrations of Mother Earth. You made me cry again, today. But that's Ok. Friends do do that. They tenderly massage the heart and lovingly help to rid it of untold pains....

Penitent Roger
July 25, 2004, 2:53 pm

Farewell sweet Luce. I shall miss your dithyrambic entries. You seem to possess an inherently vivacious mien that oppugns the apparent harm you have endured. p.s. I am still enjoying every single piece of this site. Bravo. A compact disc released from this band might sell out in every store one placed it in.

July 25, 2004, 6:53 am

We will miss you Luce!Your writings have made you a sort of defacto member of this band.Good luck.Liked the power penis concept.It seems we do as males act like teens.I was at a cultural event the other day with representative cultures from around the world.So many had coke that they were drinking.I think the point of Monoculturism is a good one,not even a blip on the radar screen.Let's face it,noone seems to care other than a select sensitive few.tom

July 25, 2004, 6:42 am

You have it all on this site.The informative entries by Jon.The beautiful writings of Jason.This site has alot to offer everyone.Yes I would pay for it,and yes I would pay for a new cd.tom

July 25, 2004, 6:38 am

Packing up my computer today. Could be out of commision for some six to eight weeks. hope that it won't take so long to get situated. I cannot dare to call myself homeless with so many people there to catch me. I just don't have a base for now. I'll try to check you guys out as often as I can. Keep the dialogue afloat......Love you guys

Like the play on Jon
July 25, 2004, 6:30 am

Forgot to insert, genocide in previous entry.

Great entries
July 25, 2004, 6:29 am

Like the play on . I know that I need to hear opposing point of views, but some people on radio,TV, and print, I never listen to as a rule simply because they are not presenting a position,they are dictating, and when one dictates, one does not leave room for constrasting opinions, or even makes any allowance for facts to even be a consideration. It's obvious that a great number of talking heads have made their fortune by deliberately employing precise, exacting ways to rouse people, one against the other. In a time when too many decline to take personal responsility, these mouthpiesces of hatred and division know clearly, they are on fertile grounds. What could be more enticing to too many than to be given the placebo that allows them to keep spitting at the powerless and put the blame on them for everything that goes wrong with our society. In the meantime the real puppet master can go unchallenged about the business of pulling the strings.......

July 24, 2004, 8:42 am

I would also buy this solo CD; in a heartbeat.

Singletary soldier..
July 24, 2004, 6:05 am

Great news! Jon. I am glad that you are doing these solos. I am anxious to hear the reworking of these piesces. Please post the release date when you will be selling the new CD. I want to buy a copy. I am not surprised to read about the vicarious experience you had while working on the Saigon piesce. This is what being an artist is all about. The level of sensitivity is acute. You can be transported to new levels when you are creating and we the audience can feel that energy released through your work......A fan

You got me thinking
July 23, 2004, 8:10 am

You got me pissed,Master of the site. Next time you cut yourself down on the site, after you have made a good entry, we the fans are going to give you a good beating. That's it, you are in need of a good spanking. I thus declare myself moderator at large, any criticism of your entries, will only come from me. You can't write and critique yourself at the same time. I am ending this absurdity as of this moment. Yes, Jon, that's right,I am talking to you. You can take no more jabs at your work! Period.

To Whom a Lot...
July 23, 2004, 7:59 am

Used to be "To whom alot is given, alot is expected" But more and more the reverse seems to be true. At least in our part of the globe, to whom alot is given, nothing is expected. I hear Jon's cry for our need as a nation to make sure that we are educated and aware. An educated and informed people is safest for Democracy. Where do we begin? The train has since left the station for many, and they show no interest in catching up. Primarily, our only hope would be to start at the begining - our children. It is true indeed if you want something done the right way, you have to do it yourself, and if it's a task that you cannot undertake on your own, at a minimum you need to be part of the process. This is the only assurance you have,you have to be involved. When our children are not being properly educated it is our duty as custodians to take over where the system fails. I know that can be an unattainable goal for many in our society, however, even custodians who are better equipped to facilitate and assure the education of their children are falling short. They don't want to bother. Those with the cash, can always purchase tutors or affiliation with one of those learning centers. Another fact,"If you don't use it, you loose it." I know that is a true statement from my own personal experience with Math. I have not made use of my math skills,oh, for a good quarter of a century. It's a miracle that I can still add, and that rudimentary level of math is maintained through the grace of frequent social transactions. We have to read as a nation. Forget about the schools just for a moment. What do the children see, at home? Do they see parents who respect the printed words? What places are frequented on a regular basic? Have your trips to Blockbusters' and the toy stores overshadowed visits to the local library and bookstores? What do your children see at the end of the day? Do they see parents reading all tucked away with a good book, or even reading to each other. Oh yes, it's one beautiful thing to see a couple rading to each other and the children can see the value of reading to that family. We the people have the power. In spite of the issues we have with Public Education, we continue to burden the system with our charges because we don't make it a priority to educate our children ourselves. In the end we're so shocked that little Bill cannot read. No school can give a child everything that's required to be fully, broadly educated. We the parents with all these opportunities need to make the propper choices. We need to prioritize. What chances do we really have for good citizenship, for a sound society when parents continue to work longer and longer hours, sometimes six/seven days a week to maintain a lifestyle like the Johnses. Wall Street guys like Murdoch are in love with us for it. But we are getting poorer in spirit. We are depriving our children of their childhood. In the end children don't remember the fancy rides, or plush vacations, or the spectacular showroom houses.They need to remember , a place where learning took place, a place where the TV took the back seat because there were parents who read and played and shared lives. The most remarkable people I have met are the ones who have by choice, in the face of all the pressure for more and more things, those parents are able to want for less things in their lives in exchange for time spent with their children at the local library, trips to Museums, time to camp, entry in journals and most of all time for real conversation. Too many parents underestimate the value of taking time to lazy up in a couch with a child and just blow a whole afternoon in conversation. So much is taught that way. Conversation can also increase your child's litteracy especially when interacting with the very young, their vocabulary content can greatly benefit from time spent in real,caring conversation, with the TV off, of course. I understand the plight of the poor, and the working poor.,I understand that they don't have a choice on how their work schedule affect time with their children. But I have no understanding for anyone who since have had their basic needs met,now have become obsessed with wants. How much do you really need? What price are we paying for those wants? I can say with total confidence, our children are on the auction block so we can meet all these obligations for our wants. Make more time to read to your children and with your children. Make time so that you can become a habitual reader yourself. America will be better for it. We the people can at least fix part of this malignancy. And maybe when the next generation reads the Constitution of the United States of America, they will actually understand it and they won't have to wait for the media to spin their own interpretation.....

Hey you! See you under the full moon.
July 22, 2004, 10:07 am

Good morning. What will you do today? No, I am not talking about that. I know that already. I know that you have a milion of things lined up to do for others. I am asking about you. Yourself. What are you going to do for you today so that you can live for yourself, as you live for others. No one gets very far if the temple is not maintained. You are a temple and in this temple you'll find your soul. Stop looking at everyone and all the demands. Start to take a moment to look inward, look at the inner walls of the temple so long abandonned you can barely perceive the light that's suppose to guide your path. The tears that your soul shed drip by drip has a melancolic beat to it. And your heart the very core, the very center of your being beats so violently with life but its beautiful rythm is muffled by all the external demands. The demands never stop. But sadly, the heart will stop to beat and the soul will die with it. Hey you! Stop! For your satisfaction, and your satisfaction alone, get naked and make music under the moonlight....See, didn't I tell you? The demands are still here. So take time to get naked and dance in the moonlight......

Thank you. You made me laugh!
July 22, 2004, 9:42 am

The coyote entry had me in stiches. I love a sense of humor. Oh boy do we need it to withstand all the unpleasentries of life that will be flung our way. Because I am quick to forgive, Some misguided friends and family members used to label me a softie. You know the weak one without the backbone. "Oh, poor Luce, she's much too kind." She is taken advantage off. She can't fend for herself. But I see life through my own lenses, when you are able to forgive others their transgressions, you are more receptive to finding forginess for yourself when you falter. But in truth, I am not "weak." I am simply able to stand back and analyse. I do not feel the need to hit anyone over the head in order to feel power. I do not need to feel power. What I seek is harmony. So when I meet someone new, my agenda is not to find faults in them. I look for common grouhds. Do we understand and respect each other enough to coexist in a good symbiotic relationship. Can we give and take? How well do we handle our diferences. I do not expect that anyone partaking in my life to be a carbon copy of me. That's not real. But what I do expect is that we will enrich each other's life with our diferences, with new ideas and discoveries. And to double the joy we can simply bask in our similarities. As a rule, I do not linger in relationships that bring all sorts of toxins into my space. I walk away before I need to fight. I am not the weak one for it, quite the contrary, I am able to discern negative vibes from good ones. I just choose to use my energy diferrently...I'll be the first one to say some relationships we are not able to extricate ourselves from as quickly as we would like, if ever, for a number of reasons, some of which are valid,while others are obstacles that we have since erected in our path that we have now become self-imprisonned. Wherever we are, we need to be able to find ways to add laughter and a sense of hope....Just look for the coyote with the lightbulb.......and dance and make merry.

Please forgive the silliness, just light headed..
July 21, 2004, 10:07 pm

Do you know someone whose mere presence have you acting like a real jackass. you know, you are all clumsy. you are completely unable to articulate any real thought. Even a quick glance of the person send your body into instant uncontrollable spasm. You act like a complete fool. You laugh hysterically at the most unoportune moment. Then you want to die because you are afraid that the person might misinterpret your laughter as ridicule. Except you are not laughing at the person. As a matter of fact, you are laughing at nothing and at noone. You just feel giddy,joyful and lightheaded as though you are drugged. You are getting high,drunk, intoxicated by that presence. Have you ever acted like like a real horse's ass just out of good exhilarating feeling brought on by one special being. I hope you have, Better yet, I hope that we each are in that moment and forevermore.....Life is meant to be lived

We don't live in a vacuum
July 21, 2004, 12:47 pm

How often have I heard this? Life doesn't exist in a vacuum. This belief so manifests its presence in the most recent episodes of my life. These past two years have really taken their tall. There have been times when I am in so much darkness,that I have been completely unable to see a way out. To perceive any possible end to my trials. And then comes a friend, and then two, and then four. Without these friends, each being very significant in their capacity, I could not have made it thus far. The most recent acts of caring and kindness really capsulate everything that I wish to say in detail, but won't because of time and space. One such instant occurred just yesterday when a good friend saved the day by repairing one cabinet door in my kitchen, moments before the appraiser was to arrive. His action is facilitating the onward motion to a closing date on my house, on schedule. I should emphasize this was not the first time that this individual has given me a helping hand and I can never show him enough gratitude. The next act of kindness is from my next door neighbors, a couple with children of their own, who promptly offerred space in their home for me and my children upon learning that for all pratical purposes, My children and I won't have a place of our own for a period of up to six weeks. These wonderful friends have renewed my faith in my fellow human beings. Just as my soon to be ex-husband does everything to undermine each thing I undertake to preserve myself and my children, these individuals step right up to soften the blows and help to create and lead me to new paths. I am eternally greatful. I hope that I have been a good friend. What I cannot return to them, I will do for others, in their name. Again, thanks a million..Luce

July 20, 2004, 1:02 pm

consider* (when mind exceeds action)

July 20, 2004, 12:55 pm

Incredible entry yet again! Wow! You might considering selling these gems.

Fresh Peaches and Sweetgrass
July 20, 2004, 11:54 am

So right Jon and Jason.So right!

Cabinet crisis
July 19, 2004, 5:41 pm

Please,check your e-mail

Self - Publishing
July 19, 2004, 4:31 pm

Jason, you probably have looked into self-publishing. And I am probably not saying anything new. Just in case I am wrong, I was thinking that you probably can put some of your short stories together,and be able to publish them yourself using the help of one of these small companies who do provide this sort of service. I don't know about your town, but I used to live Upstate New york, and the local merchants, who are mostly Mom and Pop businesses, allow local writers to put their books on display,for sale to the patrons. Does such possibility exist in your town? ..Luce

Irritation is OK with me. Makes great fuel...
July 19, 2004, 4:14 pm

Irritation. Rage. Energy. This kind of emotion that swells inside of us to the point of eruption can be what is necessary to sometimes propell us to the next level. To compell us to act on our plans, our dreams. We all have those energies and we need to feel those extreme energies to make us feel alive. In the mist of all the demands of everyday life, we need to be able to hear ourselves. To claim our dreams and remain hopeful and determined. High levels of emotion, even, frustrations, keep our senses sharp. When we cannot be in the journey, all we see is the end. And the end that we see is an antithesis to our dreams. But the journey once began will tap into our reserve and release potentials we can't even begin to know. To realize. But first you must be on the path...."You are a good man, Charlie Brown."

July 19, 2004, 3:39 pm

it's a shame but I must say that Jon could be on to something here. Too often people seem to attach great importance to things according their monetary worth. And the best of something can be readily available, free,and yet it's not much respected or appreciated. I think our local public parcs come to mind. They are like ghost towns most of the time. I have someyimes pulled off a road and venture into a local parc, only to turn my car right around, because the park is deserted. Perhaps if on top of our tax dollars, the Govt' were to erect towering walls, making the parks inaccessible and charging an exhorbitant fee to citizens we will see people stampeding trough the gates. I actually think it's a great idea to charge a minimal fee for what this site offers. The site has to be maintained. The CDs cost money to produce and it's quite conceivable that the band should recover some, if not all of its costs. This fan will pay.

July 19, 2004, 1:12 pm

These stories are amazing and you guys are just giving them and your music away.I truly feel blessed.To answer your question Jon,I don't work in the music scene.I will pass the word around,but hell,who am I.

July 19, 2004, 9:52 am

Wonderful entry this morning!!

July 19, 2004, 7:39 am

Jason, thanks for the added information on Solzhennitsyn. I will be sure to get them at the local bookstore. Luce

Her smile, a shroud....
July 18, 2004, 6:55 pm

She is affectionately called, Smiley. She has smiles of joy. She is called Smiley, but today her smile, was a shroud. She wears her heart on her sleeve,there open and vulnerable. She speaks four languages,yet she was unable to summon-the word- to her lips. A simple word of made of seven letters. She stood there facing him wearing a smile that was really a grimace. She tried and tried to no avail to say the word. she can hear it in her head. She can feel it on the tip of the tongue, but still she was unable utter the word. The lump in her throat though not apparent to him clinched around her heart and squeezed it to the point of mutilation and she smiles as she struggles to breath. She talks without stopping and shifts from side to side to stop the body from folding unto itself and the flood of tears from welling up. She hurts and hurts and she smiles. She knows this now, the truth doesn't always set us free. Now the task of teaching a dying heart how to breath again............ ........Now she asks the wind to tell him what she could not say herself. She is saying good-bye and may the dearest of his dreams come true......."You are a good man Charlie Brown"

You, the giver of joy, I will miss .....
July 18, 2004, 1:53 pm

Upon my return from a recent trip,I did not register the presence of the cement structure. It's amazing how the house fades into the background as I entered the driveway. My scrutinizing eyes took in the entire scope of my landscaping, my babies that I have lovingly gathered from untold nurseries and sidewalks and brought to this place so that I could make a home. It has been nine years now and the garden/landscaping and I have done alot of growing together. I have tended to her faithfully and she has nurtured me without reserve. Now that we are both at a crossroad as I approaching the day of seperation, I am more eager, more attentive to everything about the garden. I take very slow,methodical walks all through the garden. I watch every step trying to touch every square inch with my bear feet. I use my eyes for visual recording, I try to memorize the tendency of each branch. How they hang, the way they sway. I touch each plant hoping to enhance and never forget the different textures that each possesses. The flowers. Some are showy with very little fragrance,while others may appear insignificant in size, and/or color,yet are the mistresses of the most delectable perfume. They shade my yard. They cool down the cement structure. They bring the birds and the bees, the turtles and the cotton tail rabbits. The butterflies reign in their own garden and the dragonflies, well, they are regulars. I will not cry for much from this place as I bid it farewell in a few weeks. But the connection I have with my yard, the keepper of many secrets dear, and the witness of many tears and abundant laughter, this garden I will miss deeply. This memory I'll take with me. .... But life is dynamic. We can't see much from where we stand. Life unfolds and reveals its secrets. We take them and hope that we can make the best with the hand that is dealt to us. I hope that the new habitants will be kind to her. My garden reflects who I am. Free flowing, varied with many layers both sutle and explosive. There is always something to discover in my garden, full and embracing, a good place to be. But my prediction is the newcomers will want to tame my garden, break her spirit,make her conform, not in accordance to Nature, rather to what is convenient, to what is sterile....But this will be their garden for you see, I am taking my garden in my heart for ever...

Absolute truth....
July 17, 2004, 1:09 pm

Till this morning I did not have a term for it. But now I know what it is that I am searching for. What it is that drives me. Absolute truth. My absolute truth and the burden of collateral ramifications. For whom do I live. For what should I care when I must act for myself alone.....Luce

He speaks to me.....
July 17, 2004, 1:01 pm

This morning I walked along the Erie Canal with this soul searching quotation I just read at a local coffee shop. It is from the book,"CANDLE IN THE WIND". Maybe it will speak to some visitors on this site as powerfully as it does to me.The author is,Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn...and the quotation is..."I understand then that I'm not capable of living that way, calculating every step I take--what exactly am I doing,what will it do for my family, what if my dependents were to suffer? To have to please someone, worry about someone, and let that determine my phylosophy. I live only once and I want to act in accordance with absolute truth." by Solzhennitsyn from his book, CANDLE IN THE WIND"

A lovable one, it is
July 17, 2004, 12:47 pm

Of course you are a silly face. That's what makes you so dear.

July 17, 2004, 10:36 am

*remark(silly me)

About 2
July 17, 2004, 10:35 am

I second that remnark!!

About Melissa
July 17, 2004, 9:57 am

I know she doesn't like the word sad. This the second time that an entry in the band's journal had brought tears to my heart. So vivid is the despair and cruelty that I was there with Melissa, feeling her pain and emprisonment...You have so much to say. I hope that you will be published, one day.....

The computer ate my words!!
July 16, 2004, 5:54 pm

On my entry about The Sudan: Somehow the computer ate the second half of my discussion. And since I write from the top of my head, I am unable to bring back the flow that existed when I first made the entry.........I enjoy reading the entry on the colonel and Mildred. Sad and beautiful...

THE SUDAN..........
July 16, 2004, 5:42 am

Sudan has and will remain under the radar because of the apathy of those EUROCENTIC NATIONS, our own included. And I am not talking about some government head of any of those nations. I am talking about the disregard that the majority of continue to harbor toward people of african descent, Reds and Browns too. Many times when the G-8 leaders do reach out, it is the citizens who lead the march when the cause is humanitarian, not lucrative--oil and other precious natural resources. Somehow, here we are at the dawn of the 21st century and in spite of all the sciences that prove otherwise, not that we should need science to see the obvious, in spite of the new christian dogma trying to undo their hateful teachings, whites overwhelmingly continue to hold this deep seeded belief that they are superior above all others. And in doing so, they continue to believe that a white life is worth so much more than a black life. Therefore the alarm bell very seldom goes off when slaughtered lives have the hue brown/black. People here and in Europe are quick to recognize genocide and fight it for the preservation of the so called white race. But we still have too many Americans and europeens who feel that we should forget about the history of Genocide perpetuated on the African slaves and the Native people who once owned our modern day continent. The Sudan can only be a concerned, if we could populate it with blond babies, now these are precious lives worth saving. For all the christian values we hold as a nation, we are still having a difficult time at best to truly accept and practice the teaching that this God loves all his children, therefore we are supposed to love, to protect and cherish all children, and each other. It's obvious there is a lot of window dressing going on and no true believers. Yesterday, Rwanda. Today, The Sudan. Tomorrow.........It's all a bunch of lesser people dying. The fewer of them there are, the better the world will be. Ha, an all white worl,so ideal. Maybe the hope is to one day continue with the work of the Afrikaners and take over the whole continent. But first let them eat each other up. We'll provide the weapons.....

Stinky Winky
July 15, 2004, 6:45 pm

Ayuh, I dun did agree with ya there Jon. Sure is aplenty a' hits going down on this sight! Huck, HucK!! Take that ivy-league agamitators!! Huck Huck Huck Huck!!!!!

July 15, 2004, 3:05 pm

Sailors,really hit close to home for me.whew

Ode to Civility
July 15, 2004, 12:23 pm

All marred in the dog-eat-dog town that I now call home, it is so easy to forget that there exists towns in the USA where manners are the norm. People take time to greet. They hold doors. They wait for their turn to enter traffic, most of the time. And they don't try to run you down in the local supermarket parking lot as they aggressively take over the next parking space. To see children ouside walking, playing, riding to the corner store for pizza, etc... This is the townlife I always wanted for my children and that's what he took away from us when he forced us back to illusionville (Boca). I now realize how much I miss the pace here, Upstate. The towering trees. The big hills with the promise of mountains not too far away. The scenic lakes surrounded by vegetation grand and small truly make up for my blue sea. And my sister brought to my attention the toll the sun has taken on my aging skin as I have lived on the beach these past months. And two years later,at each visit to a local merchant, I was so tickled that everything is constant. The faces are the same, and they even remember me! A real town. No chic. No glitz. Just real people. Genuine care. Honest hugs and kisses...... Perhaps,I should have someone ship my belongings up this way. Right about now I need the peace this pace of lifestyle affords me....

I hear you....
July 14, 2004, 5:10 pm

you must be thinking,"She doesn't get it. How many times do I have to tell her? Just how many times?" I agree with you. You have made yourself very clear, more than once. And you will be relieved to know that I hear you know. I hear you loud and clear. You are going to be proud of me as you watch me walk away. My pace is steady now. My focus on a destination far away. I keep my steps even, my back straight and my eyes focussed. The wind is in my face, the breathing is not easy. But I don't want to disappoint you. I will not stop. I will not run back and ask one more time. One last time. Watch my back and say it,"what a big girl she is. Chin up. Carry on. Big gilrs don't cry. I hear you. I am saying it again, I hear you friend. Yes, you will always be my friend. But watch me walk away.

Tears of Joy.........Elation, elation
July 14, 2004, 4:50 pm

I sat patiently at the nearby Starbuck to wait to give my girlfriend Suzyn the great surprise. She had no idea that I was in her neck of the woods. So when I called via my cellphone at 8:00Am, she assumed that I was calling from Boca and even then she was truly contented to hear my voice. And she began to tell me how much she misses me. At that very momeny I told her that I will hang up and call back her back shortly. Except within minutes I was standing in her driveway. She was overwhelmed and she began to sob real tears of joy. We were both so grateful to be reunited. She is my soulsister. I am so happy that fate has brought us together. I count her among the good things that have happened to me. She is so earthy, soulful and spiritual. We can talk forever. Such tenderness and thoughtfulness im the way we care for each other. I am the fire. She is the ice. We are good for each other. She cools me down. I warm her up. I want her to know how much I cherish her friendship and I hope that I always remain a friend she can count on......

Beautiful metaphore.......The Elephant...has this
July 14, 2004, 12:02 pm

There are many aspects of my adopted country's social mores and practices that leave me completely aghast. All these rules and such narrow aperture that so many opportunities to grow, to learn and discover are never tapped. I like the elephant metaphor as it applies to what constitutes a family in America,and how those pseudo- thoughts have weakened, not strenghten our children and the fiber of society at large. I remember my confusion and anoyance when as a new immigrant Americans tried to ingrain in me that my family consists of my mother and father,with my siblings. The nuclear family, The model family. They can be as dysfuntional and unhappy as hell, together they must remain. And over the years I try to tell them the saxonian,eurocentric definition of family was problematic, at best. That a child who grows up without a father is doomed to a life riddled with issues, nonsense. That a child who grows up without a mother will develop all kind of social issues,including rage. Nonsense.A child could be born of a woman, grows up with that woman, and yet never comes to know the affection and love of a mother. A man can produce many children, and yet never becomes a father. This is why the village concept is truly a better model to preserve and protect children. I remember from the begining of my motherhood how I have made the conscious decision to allow my children, to give them permission to seek surrogate mothers,if after all of the dedication I possess and thus demonstrate day after day,I still fail to give them the assurance, the love and security they need to thrive. And I took liberty to advise them that the same applies to their father. When I was growing up, there were so many young people who sought my mother as their other mother. She was the mother with a ready joke, laughter abound, a great cook and an opendoor policy. She always cooked extra for those added sons and daughters. They called her Mom, not that they abadonned their own moms. But They came to her for respite. In spite of my best intentions, my children won't be so lucky . Community dads and moms here are see life diferently. They are so isolated in their roles, that they are overwhelmed and have nothing to give to "the child who falls in the cage" When my sons were looking for another dad to show them the way, everyone last male they sought,turned a blind eye and deaf ears. When my daughter tried to find other women to mentor her, They were to entranched in their already busy schedule and had no time for a young girl who was lost in teenagedom. My children never met their crippled elephant. They have since given up and the brunt of guidance, love and all else fall back on me.......I hope the boy will one day again find this tender elelphant....

Happiness counts for something
July 14, 2004, 5:56 am

We all want to be happy and like everything else in life, there is a price. But when that price brings us happiness, it's all worthwhile.....Everything else pales.

July 14, 2004, 5:50 am

I am a frequent flyer who is afraid of height,however,this fear seems to evaporate when I am aboard an airplane. It's the only safe chance I have to be a bird, before my next reincarnation, that is. Yesterday, on my connecting flight from DC to Upstate, New York, I was lucky enough to get a window seat and what a treat it was. Do you read clouds? That's one of my favorite pastime. I interpret clouds and yesterday I saw the most incredible display of clouds ever. The plane was engulfed during the entire route. The most magnificent clouds imaginable, in untold varieties. They were tall and majestic. They were overlapping in stories and stories of layers. They were of a crisp blinding white with nuances of soft greys. They swirl, rise and fall in a multitude of different shapes. I saw canyons and valleys. I saw cascades and fountains . I even saw a swordfish kissing an elephant. I remain entranced for the whole hour and was sad to land. The view from below hides many things. I could no longer see the full proportion of the clouds. I could no longer see their convolution and interaction. And all this magnificence became hidden from my view.............

a fan2
July 13, 2004, 4:15 pm

I concur! RATM MAN!! RATM!!!!!

July 13, 2004, 2:59 pm

It just keeps coming and coming.I almost laugh off my chair reading just the titles of your entries.Shit I love this site.lj

Refreshing and revealing.....
July 13, 2004, 8:12 am

I enjoy reading both entries on church and dogma in the band journal. People have been so indoctrinated that they are unable to realize that collectively speaking, established religions have done more to undermine humanity than any other form of organized practices. I am a former roman catholic who's now non-religious and I finally understand my place in the pecking order of existence and it is true that no man, or woman regardless of social standing or race, or nationality is superior to me, anymore are they,or I worth more than the lowly ant or the fierce tiger. We are all part of the chain. we all are even. And we hurt one, we hurt all. And yes, by the way Jon, the pope sould also give up the entourage and the special safety cage he travels in. Use the money for the poor.After all, if he does believe in an afterlife with God and a paradise, why is he so consumed with the fear of death? He should be walking freely among the people he proselityses, just like his teacher, Jesus did. Oh ye of little faith! Does he not believe that his God will save him and will only take him away when he is needed up in Heaven? Just how deep is his own faith. Or just how deep is his apparent human-like political agenda?.....

Mercy Me!
July 12, 2004, 1:08 pm

Now,now,you boys have gone off the deep end now.The Reverand J.Skidle-Diddle

July 12, 2004, 6:14 am

I have enjoyed Jon and whoever ufo's entry's very much as of late.You are the Disciples,no band does what you do-NO BAND.lj

She knows.....
July 11, 2004, 10:07 pm

She knows all of my secrets. She knows all of my pains and joys. She knows about my trials and my triumphs. She has shared my smiles and collected my tears. She knows me like no other. So it was not unusual that I found myself at her feet again, at sunrise. I am talking about the ocean. The deep blue sea. Some of us turn to a deity. others to friends or family. But me when I am really down and muddled and can find no peace or clarity, I turn to a body of water, although my preference is the sea, I have paid visits to lakes, rivers, and even creeks. So it was that this morning I drove to the seaside to seek counsel for my troubles. I walked South and then North along the coast all the while pouring my heart and my tears out to the sea with the assurance that she can once again bring me clarity and the promise of better times to come. I told her about my plan to run away, to hide. I told her about the storm raging in my heart. I ask her to teach me how to save my soul. I wanted to know if there exists a formula to safeguard the heart from assured pain. I told her how I don't want my heart to ever fall in love. I told her to teach me how to have a neutral heart. A heart that neither falls in love, but manages not to be indiferent to others'feelings. I told her to tell me just how far away I need to run to rid my heart of the pain, and I added more tears to its already filled body. I sat there in silence as the sun rose higher and higher in the horizon. The waves lapped at thighs. The needle fish are visible and the pelicans soar overhead in delight. At that moment I wondered if pelicans fall in love too? I hope not. Love complicates everything and bring about such despair. Just at the heel of that thought major waves simultaneously crashed into the shore and I was drenched. And the sea with great pain had to repeat to me what she had patiently told me on previous visits over the past two years. Yep, two years is a long time in human lifespan to ponder on anything ,specially when you are as old as I am. Anyway, the sea warned about running away. She says no one really escapes their feelings,and/or experiences. The thoughts and the torments that reign and take possession of my soul, night and day are not in the structure that I call home, or a particular town. They are not at a particular park, or a specific street. She gravely informed me that I am my experiences and that the body never forgets and the soul can travel distances that we cannot even fathom. With great care she told me that there is no place to run too. No place to hide. stop resisting, she advices. Just allow the pain to have full reign of my soul. This experience will brake you first before you can be molded again. My greates fear, she touched on it. I have been putting up such a fight. A fight to stay whole. Not to be broken. All the while knowing that the only way out is a complete meltdown. My loving mother, my greatest friend, the sea told me so and she has never misled me. So it was that I picked up myself from the seashore and open up my chest wide to allow this pain to overtake my being and the hope is that I can rise above the ashes......This is living, said the sea. And you have tasted the bitter cup of love, for the first time...

July 11, 2004, 9:08 pm

Pamela Anderson and vision! We are getting racy here.(laughs). Uplifting entry in the band journal demonstrates shadow Screamers'dedication to make a diference. Even the Great Wall of China had to be erected block, by block. Stop for a breath every now and again, but keep the forward motion, your vision will make a diference and collectively with others who are engaged in the same cause you can touch many lives......

July 11, 2004, 12:20 pm

I love thunderstorms! I love them when I am all tucked away in the safety of my home. I love the sound of the deafening thunder and the maddening speed of the flashing, blinding metallic blue lightning. The torrential sheets of water seem to pour out of the sky. The trees rise and fall in harmony with the racing wind. And I, like a giddy child, with face squashed against the window pane, eyes wide open, mouth gaping in wonder,taking it all in and wanting more. But Nature has its onw plan, thus I never know just how long the storm will last. Oops, this one was a fast moving one. I'll wait for the next one with the same great anticipation. Everytime is like the first time. Isn't this true of anything we really enjoy in life. What in your own life is like the first time, everytime? Just think about it, reminiscing can summon instant joy and excitement....

Great vision......If only
July 11, 2004, 9:59 am

I have often heard that "Politic Corrupts" and it was not very difficult for me to adopt the same view for afterall, my formative years were spent in the grip of one of the most notarious dictatorships of modern times. I am often engaged in those exchanges about the "World Order." You know, what's wrong and how do we fix it? Over the years as I mature into my own socio-political consciousness, it's not uncommon for friends to suggest that I begin a grassroot movement and get into "politic." My family always laugh at the thought. Not because they don't think me capable, because they say my vision and my honesty will find no place at the table,and no financial support. Why, because any semblance of an equitable world is viewed as a threat to the establishment, the status quo. Go back to biblical time, or any other record of ancient history we find that the strugle has not really changed. The quadrant on the map has shifted. the masters have traded places. But the method remains the same. The only reason we even have a middle class is because of the excesses spilling for the five percent, or so who run the global economy. The practices remain the same: A small margin of an entire population gets to ride free on the backs of the majority, and make same majority pay for the priviledge of getting screwed. A liberal credit system allows the middle class to live in fancy homes, drive fancy cars, furnish their home in showrooms style, travel, eat out at will and sport the latest fashion just to list a few,thereby creating the illusion of wealth, and assure their appeasement. And we have a whole generation of us now and the little ones are already indoctrinated. In actuality, we own nothing. A majority of us are simply one paycheck away from homelessness. If we loose our job, our family promptly join America's uninsured,therefore we are wedded to our jobs even when that proves to be counterintuitive. We remain in unhappy, unsavory marriages so we can keep our health insurance and maintain the lifestyle of perpetual debts. We work,and work,and work, just so that we can live a little. We will die riddled with debts. I fail to see the advancement of mankind under such conditions. We don't seem to get it and it is perplexing to say the least. As the writter says in the band journal, we need to do things for the common good, this way all of humanity benefits, you, I, and everthing and everyone....But until someone can produce evidence of a period, however remote, when the powerful have relinquished and shared power, or a period when the rich willing made reparations to the working poor,I will remain cautiously hopeful...

another great reason......Why this site is phenomi
July 10, 2004, 7:15 pm

One more reason why people should visit this site where else can you go where words such as perspicacious can be found. I had to reach for my Oxford and further investigate the word. I love words, both printed and spoken. Thank you for the introduction of such a fine word into my inventory. I love the sound of it and not to mention how it succinctly enabled the writer to make a point.......

Brave boy, he is
July 10, 2004, 6:52 pm

Hope your son will make a speedy recovery.

Penitent Roger
July 10, 2004, 3:21 pm

Condolences eruct forth from my miry, facial aperture, directed towards your stalwart, bipedal spawn. Concurrence upoun this subject between fellow fans is presumably assured. By the way, thoroughly enjoyable material posted apoun this perspicacious website.

Why. Oh hell, I just can't seem to grasp it......
July 10, 2004, 10:02 am

Just get the hell away from me. No you can't touch me. You may not put your crappy hands around my waist. Oh no, we are not hugging buddies. Just fix the stupid AC. I will pay you with greenbacks. Hard green currency.Not my body. It's not for sale, you stupid fool. I am sorry that some of you readers must be barfing by now with all of my entries about my issues with men. Not that I have males problem or anything like that. I love men. But I like to choose for myself. That's all. Why am I so pissed on this beautiful sunny morning? I was in a such a good mood until the repair man showed up this morning. My house is in need of many repairs. And I have called him up for some of the Jobs as we have dealt with him in the past. In previous times when I had a cardboard husband in the picture, my repair guy was very professional and respected the boundaries. But now with husband gone,during his most recent visits, his decorum began to unravel. So this morning Mr.X is here to finish up a job he is working on, and my recent uneasyness about him as he has graduated from callin me Mrs. so and so, to honey and darling came to bear. My fear turned out to be right, sadly enough, when he arrived at my door this morning he simply launched forward with arms ready to wrap around my waist like we are suppose to be some long time lovers, reunited. This is how thi fool thought that I wanted to greet him. I was quick to stop him with a prompt extention of my right arm and landed the appropriate handshake. What the hell is he thinking? So I got rid off a husband so that he can service me. It's just plain disgusting. How sad that he is a good technician, but after this job is over, I will never hire him again. I do not need the hasle. Not on my own home turf....Men, you need to know the boundaries. when a woman is interested, she will let you know. And you can't miss it. In the meantime, be honorable....

This is living......No one leaves this place free
July 10, 2004, 7:40 am

No one leaves this journey unscathed. For most of my life, I believed that I was some special being, born under some special star and blessed with the gift of purity and thus was incapable of impure thoughts and hurtful deeds, That perception worked for a good portion of my life, but in time, I discovered that I too,am human just like the rest of humanity. We all have our defects. It's all a matter of degree. The important difference and a saving one too is that of the conscience. The conscience keeps my defective side from overtaking my soul........But the battle is constant and I hope in the end to give more joy than pain. I hope.

Thank you
July 10, 2004, 7:13 am

Thank you for the use of the journal. It does me good to be able to come to the computer and unload some of the constant chatter that my brain is....Again, thanks a bunch......affectionately, the Ghost writer.

This day.....
July 10, 2004, 7:10 am

If you can open your eyes and see the blue sky above. If you tune your hear to the music of life around you. if you can feel yourself breathing in and out. If can reach and you can touch. If you can rise and put one foot in front of the other. You have been giving a great gift today. You have been granted one more day to sing, to shine, to embrace, to give, and to love. Rise to the occasion. Just live......

Parallel lines dont meet. They are in constant pro
July 9, 2004, 8:44 pm

When I dream,I dream in shades of aqua blues of the deep deep ocean and you as the waves and I as the currents. When I dream, I dream of mountain greens and you as the peak and I as the valley. When I dream, I dream of mystic forests and you as the towering tree and I as the underbrush. When I dream, I dream of peaceful mighty rivers and you as the bed and I as the water. When I dream, I dream of parallel lines and I as one and you as the other. In my dreams parallel lines do meet. Only in my dreams.....

Compassion and empathy
July 9, 2004, 10:16 am

I say that the response in the Band journal on women abuse and children abuse possesses one powerful point among others, and that point is made about the need to exercise caution of words when dealing with women who are or were imprisoned under these conditions. yet as one who was once chained to this kind of marriage,I know that the compassion and empathy that I feel are greatly enhanced as a result of my own experiences. If I have never being there perhaps I would risk being like so many others who never hesitate to ask me with an air of superioty,"why did you stay?" " How could you have allowed these things to have been done to you" As these things they are referring to, are the untold years of destructive,evil,psychological and mental, emotional abuses. People don't realize their own abuses too in making these callous remarks. I stayed because A)When I have only goodness in my heart towards others,I have a hard time seeing evil in others,because I do see others through the aperture of my own soul. B)I am a good,committed parent,I did not see my horrible marriage as just my plight. I saw it as the plight of my children as well, so when I would see a way out for myself,I had then to figure the safekeeping of my children too. Oftentimes,when the children are very young,they are used as pawn to keep an otherwise failing marriage together. And this practice,though invoked by many,is most prevalent in abusive marriages. Why did I stay? strangely enough,I stayed so that I can be the recepient of the abuses that would have visited my children's soul. I stayed because children do not choose,cannot designate who their parents would be, we do that when we choose our partners. I felt responsible for giving them a defective father and I am responsible to do everything to protect them. My children don't have physical scars. It all have been worse,I feel. Because emotional abuses are of the worse kind because you cannot put a band-aid,or stiches to them. I stayed for as long as I did to do the painstaking job of keeping my children's heart pure and good,to keep them confident and loving. And in my particular case,I could only do it in the Lion's Den. I could not risk handing my children over to him,completely unchecked, as would have been their plight in the case of divorce and visitations and shared custody.......But for anyone who finds himself/herself in my predicament,I should hasten to say that I never allowed myself to be a victim. I always acknowledged the abuses,I was never in denial. I allowed my children to know that our family situation was not wholesome,and they knew why I chose to stay. More importantly,They knew that I would leave their dad once they were old enough to survive visitations with him,without me. That kind of honesty and the knowledge that their was a plan empowered my children. They remain positive about their lives,about my abilitiy to protect them. Today, I am free of this marriage. My children are free of a toxic homelife, and I have reasons to believe that I did succeed at keeping my children whole,intact. And this is the greatest goal of all for me. No two situations are alike, my goal might not be applicable to another's situation, just find something that is important to you and strive to take ownership of that. Maybe you want to go back to school. Maybe you want to start a business,or perhaps your need is to find a social outlet.Whatever it is,if it gives you pupose in life, focus on that one thing with determination so that in the mist of all the chaos in your life you can always look to the one thing that tells you you are doing this one thing. You are in control of this one thing,and you are going to be alright......

Walking Tall?
July 9, 2004, 6:17 am

Important points brought up here.I have not heard of the shell game analogy,but it is a good one.ufo also mentions the choice we all have this election.The blueprint has been established and already we are suffering.Arab family members have been detained and humiliated at airports and looked upon with suspicion in public places.This is not the way to understanding.Peace begets peace.Walking the world with a large stick will only breed hatred and contempt,as pointed out,look at the former Soviet Union for an example.

The human factor....
July 8, 2004, 1:30 pm

I am hopeful about the Kerry/Edward's ticket, and I will vote for them. However, I am under no grand illusion as far as any sweeping changes in the way we do business in Govt'/Wall Street. I know that things will be more acceptable,and some care will be given to the environment and education. But I will be setting myself up to believe that Edward and Kerry sees the "World Order" as I envision it. But again, I agree, we need to bring America to a better place however we quantify the improvements will be. At a minimum we can halt the pace of where we are right now and, change course at the same time. I am not a pessimist. I just understand our nature. The human race. About human nature, Nader comes to mind. If he were to set aside his own need for glory and more fame, we the Greens/Independents can join forces with the DEMS to include our vision and strenthen the party and truly create a New Deal as Jason aptly pointed out.....

Clarity and confusion abound
July 8, 2004, 1:07 pm

Love is the great healer,yet has the potential of bringing forth great despair in the heart. It brings clarity and creates confusion all at once. To possess this love is to have solved one of life's most elusive truth, a beautiful truth that makes everything so simple. True love knows no prejudice. Faults,shortcomings, and deficits are embraced as part of the whole. True love is self-effacing and the joy and fulfillment one suffices for the happiness of the other. True love breeds true pain on the fields the open and vulnerable soul.....And this love can only be lived in synchrony, one with the other.

Realitiy is life unleashed!
July 8, 2004, 12:30 pm

Realities are just that. We cannot alter,exterminate,nor deny them. Realities are the real conditions of transacting life on this planet. We can create illusions to help us cope. We can phatom reasons to carry us through the days. We can pretend many things, but reality is self-evident and we know that even as we suppress them. Hunger is real. Opression is real. Anger is real. Love is real. We cannot control reality, we simply control ourselves to deal with our realities......

July 8, 2004, 9:14 am

reality is what you make of it.

Love jon no access excep the fan journal
July 7, 2004, 9:07 pm

So tell me God what do you need?? Ive seen your children slaughtered Ive seen your Children bleed in mindlesss endless circles with no end that I can see??? so tell me God what the hell do you need????? OR IS IT UP TO US TO CHANGE REALITY???????????????

July 7, 2004, 8:48 pm

I concur with the below statement.This must be the year we put aside the Nader vote and go Democrat.Personally this will be hard as I cannot stand either party and we must forge ahead to create a new improved Green Party,but not this year.Anything to get the President out would be a good thing-missing the poetry.

July 7, 2004, 8:38 pm

Does it really matter?Anything is better than four more years or the rape perpt by this administration.

July 6, 2004, 9:09 pm

Does anyone know Edwards stance on the environment?

Useful Joe
July 6, 2004, 8:01 pm

Hey Jon and Jason, Check out www.hitquarters.com! Major record executives offering to review two songs for $95! Avril Lavigne has been signed through this process! They shall refer you to Epic, Arista, Atlantic records, etc(if they believe material is marketable). Thought I would relay this potentially vital information.

This will have to do
July 6, 2004, 7:54 pm

jon and jason will soon be back. In the meantime,visitors and other enthusiastic,interested parties are invited to share their comments and ideas and keep the conversation going. So lets hear it folks. Everything you have to say that advances humanity toward a more peaceful and equitable goal can only compliment the site.....So just do your part and Jon and Jason will be back before you know it.......

Excellent choice!
July 6, 2004, 7:36 pm

Kerry made an excellent choice in choosing Edward. we need the South,for sure. and the Cubans are quite aggravated with this administration due to some last ditch effort from Diaz-Ballart, a Cuban-American in the senate who has a personal,familial stake in the battle with Castro. He recently tightened the noose around Castro's neck by way of increased isolation.However, the Cubans in Florida and relatives back in Cuba are the ones being strangled by being further cut off from their relatives and less able to come to their aid,financially. Cubans in Florida are pissed and some votes might go a-rolling towards Kerry. I don't think that King Cheney who has not debated anyone or anything can stand up to the challenge that Edward is. I am looking forward to the debates and I think that the ground is definitely shifting. Although Scalia ruled that Cheney can keep his little Energy meeting sealed with a deadbolt, I don't think that the Supreme court can reelect Bush, I would prefer a third party,however,now is not the time to split the votes. Independents/Greens such as I should join forces toward the collective goal of having Kerry in office......

Love Jon part two
July 6, 2004, 7:29 pm

*necessary addition: pre-emptive entry

Love Jon
July 6, 2004, 7:25 pm

Hello Jon, welcome back! We've missed you! Where's Jason? I concur: vote Kerry!

cynical stanely
July 6, 2004, 7:22 pm

Simply put: this band is one of the greatest poltical speaking bands of all time.

July 6, 2004, 7:21 pm


July 6, 2004, 6:44 pm

Vice president edward might be the gregarious spice required for Kerry's success. Vote Kerry!

rob undead
July 6, 2004, 6:40 pm

Vote Kerry! Alright!

July 6, 2004, 6:38 pm

Record contract!! Record contract!! Record contract!! Record contract!!

July 6, 2004, 6:35 pm

to recieve* correction

July 6, 2004, 6:34 pm

Kerry being elected might be a key component for this band recieving a record contract!!

July 6, 2004, 5:27 pm

I miss Jon And Jason,bet you they will have alot to say about this.Anyone know when they are getting back?

Green Party
July 6, 2004, 5:25 pm

Even Greeners should vote Democratic this time!Ed

Only Hope
July 6, 2004, 5:24 pm

Kicking,man!I think it is our only hope,please vote everyone!

running mates
July 6, 2004, 5:23 pm

Hey what do you guys think about the Kerry,Edwards ticket for Democratic running mates?

Finally! The PHD's got it right. They could have t
July 6, 2004, 9:10 am

There are many things one can decipher about life through sheer observations. I do not profess to be a scholar or anything near that. But I have always been fascinated by human behavior and I often find myself "toying" with Psychology and Anthropology. For many years, I have been involved in informal discussions about child abuse and women abuse in our society,and I have always maintained the view that the two were intrensically related. My fellow participants without exception always disagreed with my assertion. I would say to them that the abuse of children is directly related to the powerlessness and subjugation of women and since traditionally women are the primary care takers, we cannot resolve one problem in isolation of the other. I insisted that the only way to bring about any significant remediation to the plight of women and children and abuse,we will need to bring it under one umbrella for it is a singular strugle. Most women in abusive situations are mothers. And most children in abusive homes are offsprings of abused women. Women here,and the world over,continue to remain in unsavory,sometimes potentially fatal relationships because of the need to either protect their children from unchecked abuses from the fathers, and/or,they remain in order to secure shelter and food for their youngs, as oftentimes,they are unable to do so on their own.....Where am I going with this?....Finally,I just read that PHD's at John Hopskins University,together with Cornell University and University of Maryland have concluded that after years of research and application,after years of untold vested hours and dollars that they have been treating the problem of women and children abuse the wrong way. They now assert that they can no longer treat these two problems in isolation. They will now combine the two into one field of research and application....Eurika! At last, they can see what I have learned from sheer observation and personal experince. I am elated for all women and children in this country who are subjected to toxic cycles of violence,mental and physical......The moral of the story,we all have certain innate abilities. We all have something of value to offer to society. In the many discussions I have had over the years, I was always the only one without a college degree or professional title,but I never waivered from my position,also as credit to my associates,they were never dismissive eventhough I was adamant and never gave in to their point of views on the issue.....Though in a vicarious way, I feel rewarded for my efforts and I will continue to follow this new approach with great interest.....

The Dirty Truth
July 5, 2004, 10:17 am

First,I should say that my preceeding entry might not be as coherent as I would like it to be because when I am as angry as I feel about this,I have a hard time formulating my thoughts.......Now about the dirty truth. I do hold these deprave males who engage in these kind of disquietting practices responsible for their own acts. However,I do need to address the behavior of too many of my own gender who are going to great extreme to encourage this kind of treatment and are feeling validated as women. As I am silently screaming at these madmen to let me be,to give me my space in the outdoors,there are a great number of women who are prancing around like show dogs at a Westminster competition to have these salivating brutes slobber them with their disgusting remarks. They wear just enough so as not to be arrested by the "decency police" They are clad in their thongs and half-inch bikini tops with high heels to boot and enough make up to sink the titanic,all over again. They click around in clusters of giddy girls, they talk loudly and endlessly. There lies my confusion about men,would it not be more conceivable for those nuts to film those women who are practically advertising their availability. Would it not more advantageous to those men if they were to direct those comments towards these women who are willing parteners for this kind of interaction. Why pick on a woman who is mostly dressed,covered,with her children in toe. What is the attraction here. I just don't get it. Are men always about challenges? Go for the one who is most disengaged,mollify,mold,takeover by force is that what make males,Men? I truly would like to understand this psychology of conquest....The dirty truth....I have had friends,acquaintances,and family members,all females tell me that they will take my problem with men in a heartbeat and they would love it if they receive this much attention as I do. Notice,they call it attention. I call it assault. These women,almost without exception,are good looking and I consider them intelligent and respectable,yet they confess to their desire to be the object of unleashed desire from men. Do these men believe that most women secretly yearn for unrelenting intrusions from males? And if this is the case,I will have to pass my situation for a case of mistaken identity. They are having a radar malfunction.......In the mean time, I have to accept the fact that total strangers from East to West,North and South are possible viewing images of my person with impunity.......

I Have Had It!
July 5, 2004, 9:24 am

I know that writing this piece will in no mean resolve my problem,but I am so angry that I need to make my grievences public. I am a woman who is constantly besieged by males'inappropiate,intrusive behavior,in public spaces. And,over the years,I have learned to anticipate those verbal,audible,and in occasion,physical assaults on my person. Just when I thought I had it all covered,enters the world of digital cameras,video recorders and ultimately,flying helicopters. I live in nearly tropical climate. I love the outdoors,thus I am a frequent beach user. I love to feeel the water and the breeze directly on my skin,yet,I do go to great debate each and everytime,just how much skin can I afford to show,so to reduce the number of incidents that rain down on me at each visit. Having my three children with me,ages 20 to 12,has not stopped any of those fools yet. Here is a sample of the most recent assaults as I try to enjoy a day at the beach. As I am carriyng a gallon of distilled for me and my children, A fool thought that I will enjoy him telling that My gallon of water is a heavy load for a small girl like me to carry,all the while looking at my chest.Assault #2,as I am enjoying a morning with my children and I am standing waist deep in water,a helicopter flew overhead once,then turned around descended upon me,any lower,it will chop my head off and out the helicopter is a man holding a super,duper camera the size and lenght that I never even thought existed,and oh yes,he is clicking away at my person,and here I am standing in the ocean,powerless and scared with a silly grimace on my face. Afterwards,Mister was satisfied with his photo shoot,he ordered his pilot to lift off the craft and with my images,he disappeared into the horizon. And yesterday,a symbolic day when we are celebrating freedom,me,this particular woman did not feel much freedom from those jerks who insist on making me their pet project. As I am walking to the beach with my three children,I heard this huge commotion overhead,as I was walking near this balcony,it was a group of males with a digital camera,and yes,they too thought that I was an object to have and to use by recording my person and taking pictures of private body. And only a short time later,I was grossly engaged with my sprint cell phone as I was pacing the sidewalk and desperately looking for some signal so that I can call a friend,and all the while I was being filmed by idiot #1000 for his later personal enjoyment. I am so sick to my stomach. I feel helpless as I have looked into this to see what rights I might have to stop the assaults,the answer is zero,nada,rien! I am told that the law dictates that when I am in public spaces,I can be filmed and,or photographed without my consent. So If I am to understand the insinuation made here, I will have to conclude that the only way that I can protect myself is to wear a "burca" covering myself from head to toe,or better yet,voluntary solitary confinement and never see the light of day.........this will be my death........

I kissed the Moon
June 30, 2004, 1:47 pm

I woke up in the heart of the night. I was bathed in the silvery blue light of the moon. I looked upward through the arched window to receive the splendor of that distant friend that seems to be so near. I thought of him and wonder if he too can see this same moon,at this same time as I. I wondered,do great minds really communicate via the same waves. Do great loves reallly find each other through great distances and insurmountable barriers.....

Very moving piece on "Fathers'DAy"
June 30, 2004, 1:38 pm

I am very touched by the entry on "Fathers' Day." The entry demonstrates rahter vividly the devotion and dedication, and love of a father for a son that exceed all expectations. A father who is able to maintain his role as a protector and caregiver even in the face of great challenges and monumental obstacles. It was indeed heart warming to read the entry. His deeds toward his child could never be bought for any amount of money....Thanks for the story......

I like this site
June 27, 2004, 5:01 pm

s'up,little homies,tsin wi 40 i oughta no shorty.keep it cmin wit da jams and da low talk under wire 9 sixin sex pickin,jam boys jam-huh

June 25, 2004, 8:11 pm

I'm gonna be a rapper and from what I see we still are in denial about HIV,HIV.HIV add with this the mindless bullshit that I see its clear we aint go nothin on the chimpanzees does ya see whats I means does ya see what I means we humans aint got nothin on the chimpanzees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Willard/Thin Man
June 25, 2004, 5:19 pm

Today we would like to thank all the mothers for there love and care. ~Josh~

Funk Brothers
June 24, 2004, 9:45 am

By the way,I see another member in your band.Why doesn't he write anything?p.l

June 24, 2004, 9:43 am

The increasingly angry desperate tone of the journal contrasted with philosophical writings,I feel demonstarte the Tai Chi circle wonderfully.You of shadowscreamers are right this is a very apathetic time we are living in.Jon keep screaming and Jason keep underpinning the message with philosophy,they are flip sides to a coin.p.l

Willard/Thin Man
June 23, 2004, 8:33 am

Jon when are you going to let Jeremy go on here? P.S. I can't wait to see you guys at the wedding! ~Josh~

June 23, 2004, 8:23 am

The days are growing harder for this band! (We need a awesome manager!Not a drunk or a crazy one!) Willard/Thin Man= ~Josh~

Willard/Thin Man
June 23, 2004, 8:05 am

Do you want to be a famous musician? Well this is all you have to do is make a rap song like this=Yo home dog sitin on a log kissin a frog YO YO YO!=And thats all you have to do! ~Josh~

June 22, 2004, 7:31 pm

cool beans Josh!

June 22, 2004, 10:50 am

I had a couple mistakes on my last entry. I misspelled crap and I did not mean to say Josh and then by the way and so on and so forth. I like to correct my mistakes. Josh

Willard/Thin Man
June 22, 2004, 10:42 am

This site and band has the Salsa! Jon I know the music indusetry is giving you crape but do not let it bring you down! It seems that all the people want to here is rap crapy rap! Well I hope they start to realiz that this band has good sh it ! Josh By the way I did not come up with the name Hell Rider for my band.

fan too
June 21, 2004, 5:46 am

Your entry on Father's Day reminds me that lessons are learned everywhere.So many people are concerned about learning from PHD.'S or whatever,you can really learn if you keep your mind open.Thank you.N.

June 20, 2004, 4:05 pm

That was a very touching entry for Father's Day.Makes me want to mend some fences with my father.

June 20, 2004, 1:55 pm

So I turned around and stabed him in the face!(that music indrestry!)

My life is important to at least One.
June 18, 2004, 6:33 pm

I started what was to become the most arduous journey of my adult life 21 years ago. I met the man who was to become my husband and the odyssey began. Until then, my life was not very affluent,just working class girl, armed with a good brain and good trusting heart. A heart free of all predjudices,devoid of hostility. I believed in the human race and I felt that I held within me the power to bring about positive changes to the lives I would touch. But I never counted on the other side of the human soul. The kind of soul that exists in too many . The need to control,to emprison,to take advantage of the kindness of others. We all have our demons to overcome. For some of us the demons reside within the fibers of our souls and I think that can make the struggle all the more challeging. For others,the demons are brought into our lives through association of a close relationship. No matter how those demons/challenges came into beings,the work to be done is the same. We must get up each day and afirm ourselves and know that we will overcome those challenges one day at a time. And dont forget,one day is all you need. One moment,this very moment as I am typing this one sentence is all that I can claim for my last breath could end now,and I am no more. I survive my treacherous marriage and here I am at the end of it, a full 21 years later,and I am standing,erect. Some of us are important and priceless to many,but everyone matters deeply,to at least one other human being,and for that alone the thought of a peaceful place that can possibly take this life should be held at bay. Away from the preciuousness of the life that is cherished above all else by one if not by all. In the abyss of my despair through the worst years,it was the knowledge that I was loved and wanted by my sibblings and mother, and friends that kept me afloat. In those times when I had no love to offer to myself, when I thought life was not worth the paper it was written on,that knowledge provided hope for the next day,so I kept on moving forward for the one/ones whom I know cared about my end. My marriage was not my obligation. I never see it that way,although some people were raised under that dogma. My children were the obligations that kept me in bondage for so long. But as soon as I could be satisfied that my children would be perfectly OK away from the JudeoChristian banner,I parted the gates of Hell and reclaim my life and found my peace. We all have our challenges,but those challenges should not be the end of us. They must be used as vehicle to take us to the next level.....Ghost Writer

June 18, 2004, 6:10 am

It is nice to see males that care.

June 17, 2004, 5:57 am

I feel I can never go anywhere after dark where I live as a woman.To enjoy the night sky,sigh.

I am nerver alone. In the Matrix Zone, they are th
June 15, 2004, 10:33 pm

I am the quintessential escape artist. In the environment in which I live, there are very few places a woman can go to and find true solitude and yet feel safe. So I have become very good at being alone in the presence of others. I walk/run almost daily. I prefer to take my walk in the early morning hours between 6:00 and 7:00 AM. When it's calm and the traffic of others is minimal. I walk more for spiritual fitness than for physical satisfaction. The interesting thing about my spiritual experiences is that I escape the visible world in order to commune with not only nature but with friends and family on a very personal level. In this special place I can enjoy the company of one for an entire walk. Or I can have many friends and relatives who don't know each other in their real world, but in my spiritual world become a family of one. We have conversations. I try to resolve conflicts and disappointments. I will sometimes revisit a pleasant moment that I have shared with someone special and use that to find healing in whatever the pain I could be experiencing in that particular relationship. Or vice versa, at times I will summon a very painful event in my life and relieve the pain as a way to remind me of where I have faulted and where I don't want to be. ....So even in my selective alones, I am never alone. I simply escape to another place, another dimension where I get to hold and cherish the ones I hold dear in my heart. Sometimes I wish that they could hear the things that they share with me and in turn, I wish that they could hear the things that I confine in them yet would not dare to utter in our shared physical world........................................................................................................ I can only imagine that those experiences would amplify if I can have the luxury and freedom to truly escape into the woods and completely leave everyone behind for a little while. I mean literally the woods and its babbling brooks. Escape to see nothing more than blue sky and towering trees and soaring birds. Oh, how happy I would be to be able to sleep under the stars and listen to the hoot of the howls and the chorus of crickets. And I would surely die from bliss if I could sleep on the warm sand of the beach and let the gentle sound of the crashing waves lull me to sleep. Is there a place in this world where a woman who loves nature can go to be alone, be free of apprehension and still be safe? The Ghost Writer

June 15, 2004, 1:48 pm

This is a really good site.Good music,good writing.who does yourwebsite again?

June 12, 2004, 8:02 pm

I love the creative insight.Phil

June 11, 2004, 3:29 pm

Nice tribute to Ray!Clyde

Great American?
June 10, 2004, 7:49 pm

You know it always amazes me how someone like Jimmy Carter never gets recognition and the Republican Right always seem to steal the show.Great American!I guess for the wealthy and power brokers that would keep the rest of this country in economic servitude.Man I can't wait for this week to be over.Clyde

June 10, 2004, 2:36 pm

awesome shit on this site

Looking Good.....
June 9, 2004, 6:54 pm

The site is looking good and filled with great ideas. Sure would like a free CD. Would definitely pass on the cards. Great marketting idea. A Fan

Die Hard Politics
June 9, 2004, 3:46 pm

Yeah what's up with this massive parade all over America,and what is up with no Democrats being allowed to speak.Geez,I guess the guy is even partisan in death.Ted

June 8, 2004, 5:55 am

Thanks Jon,that is really cool,it has a somewhat ethereal quality to it.By the way great new music!The writing on the journal is exceptional as always.Man what the hell is up with the industry,you guys are great.Matt

June 6, 2004, 7:12 pm

Hi guys.Just got back to this country,great to be back to your website.Tell me,what's the deal with that haunting picture on the Home page?Where was it taken?Matt

June 6, 2004, 10:28 am

Writing,music,philosophy-tthis is anamazing site

June 5, 2004, 2:42 pm

Jon,any more on clubdates?As stated before I am new to this site and would love to see you guys play live.Keep us posted.The new material is awesome.Bob

June 4, 2004, 4:38 pm

And why are you guys not playing?Those new tunes are scorching,the industry has to hear this shit.Dan

Thank You
June 4, 2004, 2:27 pm

Thanks newfan,boy I feel dumb!That worked-great,great tunes!Tim

June 4, 2004, 7:34 am

All songs downloaded fine for me. try right clicking and choose "save target as" maybe. Man, those tunes are great!

June 3, 2004, 7:07 pm

Jon,I loved that tune,'Strange Ways',but can't get the others downloaded.What can I do?Tim

Thank You
June 2, 2004, 2:29 pm

Jon can't wait to hear them!This will be the year for the,'Screamers'.Tim

May 31, 2004, 8:06 pm

I couldn't agree more!This has been some of the most stimulating material I have ever read on the internet.I really think you should be a national act,your direction would help hopefully to get us off our ass!

Only time will tell....
May 30, 2004, 11:03 pm

As someone who has visited the Fan journal and has contributed some of my own thoughts,I am sorry to see its demise but clearly understand why the band is closing the fan portion of the journal. The fan journal is closing,but the band and its mission live on. I remain optimistic that many have made use of the great messages and beautiful poetries that have been the trademak of Shadow Screamers'website. So I donot believe that it was all in vain. This band has demonstrated great fortitude. In the face of many great obstacles,they continue to persevere. I hope to read one day about the long and arduous journey of the band and its ultimate success in getting its message out there. Keep the dream in your pursuit. Never give up the essence of your dreams,lest you wish to join the "living dead" A fan

Willard/Thin Man
May 27, 2004, 4:08 pm

Sorry about my friend. HEY G STOP WRITING STUPID CRAP ON HERE!!!!!!!! Josh P.S. I'm sorry to the person who wrote hello.

May 27, 2004, 9:40 am

sexy momma

May 24, 2004, 2:25 pm

Thank you for your answers about the poetry.I don't understand the comments in the fan journal after mine,seems silly.

flibiter jibit
May 24, 2004, 9:49 am


pig pig pig pig pig pig pig poop
May 24, 2004, 9:47 am

iygigkjhgjguigfjyu meaow!

the barking nipple
May 24, 2004, 9:46 am

bark bark camle meow

May 24, 2004, 9:45 am

Yo josh whitneys friend is in the house

May 20, 2004, 7:37 pm

I love the poetry on this site.Where do you get it from?Are they various writers?

May 20, 2004, 9:30 am

I hope that the author of Slow And Smiling is a guest writer for his local newspaper. The tone of the writing makes it easy for readers to digest and embrace what many know yet fail to acknowledge.

May 18, 2004, 6:03 pm

I have really enjoyed the,'Slow and Smiling' series.Will there be a part four?

May 18, 2004, 5:21 pm

I recently discovered this particular website; and I must say that I enjoy much of it's content(especially the music).

May 16, 2004, 5:31 pm

You boys are on a roll.t

May 15, 2004, 7:34 pm


May 15, 2004, 8:17 am

Right on the button Nowhere Man.t

Where has the time gone? Good and Bad Times. Where
May 12, 2004, 12:42 pm

Almost two years now since I first became acquainted with Shadow Screamers. I firmly believe that our lives comprise of a mulitude of dots which connect one to the next and since we are allowed to see only one dot at a time ,it is impossible to see the full picture as it evolves. Hindsight is a good thing. It allows us to look back and take stock of our situations. It gives us the opportunity to assess,comtemplate our experiences. All encounters are valuable. Each meeting allows us to discover yet another layer of the many dimensions of the human soul. The journey with Shadow Screamers is no exception,in the process,I have grown in new and untold ways. I now have dots of shadow screamers connected in the new landscape of my life. These memories will remain in the quilt that make me who I am. It has been good,it has been bad. It had been delightful,it has been frustrating. It has been mysterious, it has been revealing. For all the things it has been,I am keeping it all. Thank you for the generous use of your journal and resources. Don't give up on your Personal Legend. Farewell and Love always,Luce........................Shadow Screamers'vision for a better world is uplifting and commendable..

May 12, 2004, 12:14 pm

Some truth are self-evident. We often loose them on the way of becoming grownups. Serious people,with serious, worthwhile responsibilities. At least that's the teaching of the day.....Luce--------The following entry illustrate somewhat how we can loose our way home. The home whithin........ I extracted these passages from this most simple, yet engaging book that I am reading at this moment,THE ALCHEMIST. The theme is that of a boy who is searching,seeking. And a wise character in the story appears alongside the boy to shed some light on why he haunted by feelings of defeat and failure as he tries to realize his mission in life. He searhing for his purpose,thus his happiness. The boy seems to be loosing hope and doubts have begun to cloud his vision. So the wise man had this to say to the boy: "Personal Legend" he says to the boy. The boy is errant,far away from home. He asks the wise man to define,personal legend."Personal Legend is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young,know what their Personal Legend is." "At that point in their lives,everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream,and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend." "There is one great truth on this planet:Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth." "The soul of the world is nourrished by people's Happiness."

May 10, 2004, 7:48 pm

It's about time someone wrote something intelligent on the Fan Journal again.t

Cloud Person
May 9, 2004, 1:26 pm

I realize any whistful, positive comment I could type would remain frivolous amidst all that has been previously stated upoun this website. Having written this; I would like to express my feelings about the original, multi-faceted, plethora of homo sapien civil rights knowledge that is Shadow Screamers. The excellent melodies produced by this band range from blissfully jarring tempos( example:restless city) to tear-jerking, cornucopias of loss and frustation(example:ivory towers). The lyrics are incredibly poignant and harrowing. These, ofcourse, are unleashed from the strings and minds of three phenomenally talented muscians(these are compliments; not assessments). Needless to say it would be quite a subversive victory for liberals across the globe if this band recieved a much-coveted record contract. I would personally purchase every single album. Epilogue: Shadow Screamers shall be forever etched in my humble opinion as one of the great political bands. Let the music indusrty amplify Shadow Screamers songs, not hinder them.

Willard/Thin Man
May 6, 2004, 6:45 pm

HEY, I just wanted to let you guys know I'm in a band called The Hell Riders! Were not really a band yet but we are going to practice together. The band consists of 2 guitarists and 2 drummers and last but definatly not least a lead singer ME!!!(Josh Whitney!)Well I will let you know if we get out of our garage! Josh

May 4, 2004, 6:05 pm


fan too
May 2, 2004, 2:53 pm

Great stuff,heh,heh,heh.You nailed it.

May 1, 2004, 1:24 pm

Does anyone know what happened to John and Jason?I am worried.I don't want this to be like other sites,where you never hear from the Bands.

April 29, 2004, 2:30 pm

Have you seen what Homeland Security has done for us this week?Can we all say goodbye to Civil Liberties?

April 23, 2004, 9:53 pm

I think alot of people are shy,this site has got everything.Top five I check into daily.Jim

April 22, 2004, 8:13 am

Summer Tour dates?Jon please keep this going!I think you guys help more than you could ever know.I like to hang out and read.I am a little shy about writing,but I needed to respond when I read the sadness.Tony

Thank you,J
April 20, 2004, 3:42 pm

I love your beautiful,poetic words. I missed them. Thank you for bringing them back. Sometimes the soul is in need of that...Luce

Who wrote this thought?
April 19, 2004, 1:46 pm

"It's best to love,than to be loved" Presently, I find this tought to be incomplete and outright depressing. I want be loved in its fullest depht. And I want to give love in its fullest capacity. But whoever wrote the quote above, must have known about the devastation visited upon a soul who has had the misfortune of sheltering a love that's neither wanted,nor needed. So "When life gives you lemon,you make lemonade." So all these writers and singers who have written about the pleasure and how good it feels just to be in love,even when this love is to never be embraced,or given back,are simply trying to convince themselves that that excruciating pain they feel is just an illusion. It's really true ecstacy to be in love on a one way street. Yeh. Whatever....

My thoughts exactly......With a Twist.....
April 17, 2004, 8:59 pm

Jon,you are not alone on the faith of the world. Except for me it's not a random thought. It's the core of my take of this place,we call the world,I'll take it further and say the universe. I don't believe that we are operating solo here in this great solar system. And I am not referring to some greater entity,I am talking about the interaction amongst the planets,the stars,and on. When I garden as I did today and I get to observe the tiny fraction of nature in my yard,I am bewildered time and time again as I watch,even on that minute scale, how nature is based on "an eat,or be eaten" design. I watch the ants,and worms,and lizards in their struggle to stay one step ahead of the birds who are preying on them. The butterflies in my garden,they too have been engaged in this dance for survival as they painstakingly hide,camouglage their eggs from predators. Yet time,and time again the catterpillars are found and devoured into oblivion. And even more in tune to the plight of the human race,is the "Might Make Right" practice that always takes place everytime I put bread out for the birds. There are some 10 to 15 birds who will gather to feed and within the group there is always the 2 or 3 birds who will take possession of all of the bread available,no matter that I have deliberately scattered the bread so that all of the birds can eat at the same time; those few birds will form an invisible cordon around the feeding area and effectively prevent the majority of the birds from eating. And they will keep at this for a pretty long time. When they tire of eating,they fly up to a tree above and there they perched only to fly down each time and chase away those other birds who attempt to reach the bread. Yes, sorry this is lenghty. But I use a simplistic observation to support my point that,if you consider yourself to be part of the circle of life. Nothing above or beyond other animals,you will quickly come to understand my logic. I am not hopeless for accepting the peculiar premise upon which this world appear to operate,in the contrary, my views have helped me a great deal on how to respond to the cycle of violence among peoples. Because all organism are engaged in destruction,or power struggle of some kind.I am a very happy and positive person who too strive for a better world. But I see this endeavor as a tendency that I am born with,that even in the face of great contradictions,even when I am armed with well documented evidence that this world has never known peace,and that in the name of some mysterious need for check and balance,this universe is tumulteous,in permanence,I still have visions of a peaceful world. I still dream of unity among all people. I still contemplate a world where justice for all is obtainable. But these are only my ideals. I do not believe that we we will ever have Utopia. It's just not part of the master plan,as I understand it. What can I say about the planet on which I live. A planet that is set to bring about its own demise according to modern science. That would be destruction of ultimate proportion. Though I don't remember the projected time. But I read in a respectable scientific journal that Earth has its own lifespan,just like you and I,and there will come a time when without a care or a thought about what living organisms might still be roaming about,I don't know that human will still exist,not the present kind anyway,just the same the earth will go the way of other planets before. So What Are We? WHy Were Made to Evolve Into Two Diferent entities,those who struggle to save Humanity VS those who are bent on destroying it. Check and Balance. Check and Balance,that seems to be the way and not always pleasant.....Luce

April 15, 2004, 2:06 pm

I am to confused about this to make sense,that's why I asked.T.L

Willard/Thin Man
April 14, 2004, 2:14 pm


YO YO YO Home Dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 14, 2004, 2:09 pm

This band is the SH_T! Man if you guys became famos I would buy every one of your Albums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This has been a note From: Willard/Thin Man

April 14, 2004, 1:31 pm

War in of itself is always destructive. There is no real victor for there are costs to both sides,in human life and resources. Now, about the Iraq War,I don't know how many Americans were aware that this Administration took office with a predetermined goal to invade Iraq. Iraq was going to happen,no matter that we had the Sep.11 tagedy,or not. And I am appalled that they should use the memory of the dead to pursue their own agenda,even when that agenda will clearly not achieve what has been promised to this nation.What this administration has wrought on this nation is tragic and a travesty,but we're so divided among party lines, that we are unable to come together,even to the defense of the common good of our country. It's so absurd that in the face of all that has been revealed that we still have people who are so wedded to their political base,that they have absolved the administration of any, and all faults and blame. A democracy for the people,by the people is in jeorpady. The nation is being ruled by the "POWER OF MONEY" not the "POWER OF GOD," as so often recited by the President. We missed the boat that Ben Laddin was in. And I read that we now have more terrorists roaming the globe,than ever before. We began a war in the face of all possible diplomatic resolutions. We have our young people dying in greater,and greater numbers. The people of Iraq are not safe either. Terrorrism is a greater threat today,more than ever. I don't feel any safer. The war in Iraq? A debacle. I don't belong to any political party,but I will give my vote to McCain,for his honesty. If I had to choose between him and Bush,and most other Republicans. Can I hear accountability? Is this administration ever responsible for anything that's not a tax cut??????Luce

Willard/Thin Man
April 13, 2004, 2:23 pm

AS I walk in to my shity dumpster and pull up a shity newspaper to keep me warm I think of all the gready ASSES that put me here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Josh

April 13, 2004, 4:56 am

T.L. wanted some comments on the war in Iraq. Could you post your comments instead, I'm tired of typing. Zombie

So you want another solution besides your "Crazy I
April 13, 2004, 4:47 am

I've got an even better solution; abolish the antiquated bi-partisan system. Let us actually elect the most qualified person for the job of president. Let us put in office someone who does not represent or have any associations with any interest groups. Let us make him answer to us "We the People". Let us actually make our individual votes count. Let us dismantle the corporate structure that has majority control in America. Let us redistribute the wealth here in the states, put that money back into the public school systems, social programs and establish a real socialized medical program that everyone is guaranteed. Return the control of the public school system back to the communities they serve. Reestablish funding for after school programs. Bring back some of the manufacturing jobs as well as the other various jobs that have been sent overseas. Let us break from this quantity based idea of society and return to a quality society. Just a few ideas to get you mind thinking. - Zombie

I really hope this clarifies my earlier posting.
April 13, 2004, 4:42 am

No where in my previous comment did I make any assumption. My statement was clear; I feel it is in poor taste to compare one tragedy to another. My statement was in reference to the band journal entry entitled, "QUIT WHINING ALREADY" from Wednesday, March 31. If you review your entry you are comparing, and in doing so undermining, the murder of Jews in the holocaust as a "pin drop" in comparison to the murder of the indigenous people of the Americas. By reducing human tragedy to a metaphor you in turn undermine the significance of those lives that were destroyed and the generations that were affected by the tragedy. Further more, as you should know, the Jews had been the target of aggression throughout the world centuries before the colonization of the Americas and still today as a race of people they continue to be the target of hatred through out the world. Your entry also reduces the fighting that is going on all over the world as "land disputes". I hope you truly don't think that this is really the only reason these wars are being fought. Many of the wars throughout the world are about human rights, religious freedom, cultural independence, economic stability, political independence. Some are just and some are wrought on hatred. None the less, it is inaccurate to reduce these various struggles to being simply land disputes. This is why I make the statement that you need to understand the facts before you make sweeping generalizations; most matters are not so simple, as you should know from your own examples of the various struggles of the natives in America both, throughout history and still today. I will state it again: No tragedy can out weigh another; they are equally terrible in their own respects. I understand the use of stating a historical reference when drawing similarities or stating precedent, but your entry is making the statement that one tragedy is less important then another. I can't imagine that any group of people would appreciate their tragedies and struggles being referred to as mere "Pin Drops". This is one of the reasons why I encourage you to focus on your subject matter in a clear more concise manner. By doing so, you will strengthen the point of your message. Zombie

Willard/Thin Man
April 12, 2004, 7:23 pm

"AAAAAAAAh!It fills my heart to here the sounds of gun shots" says the Government. Man do I need to get out of this Country.At least in Canada there Government doesn't think of war all the time!OH YA by the way {THIS SHIT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!} I also love the new comments!!!!!!! Keep them coming!

April 11, 2004, 7:40 pm

Wow great discussions on this website!What does the Band and Luce and Zombie feel about what is currently going on in Iraq-pretty scarry shit.T.L

April 11, 2004, 5:45 am

On Easter Sunday I liked that comment about rising.I agree with so much on this site.There is so much rising as a culture I feel we must do!Bill

They are important to the making of a real society
April 9, 2004, 8:35 pm

Some profesions are honorable and our society just could not function without them. I list among those: School teachers,counselors/social workers,care givers to children and the elderlies. Jason you are an inspiration in the way you give continuously to others. I have met some parents who are dismayed when their children choose their vocation in teaching or to become social workers. Not fancy enough. So,I know that too often the backbone of society,which those vocations are, are not glorified in the same way that other high profile positions are. I always take time to let my children's teachers and counselors know that their contributions do make a huge difference....Luce

Sorry, I submitted half of my entry,here is the fu
April 9, 2004, 7:38 pm

1-Let me try to respond as much as I can to what Zombie had to say about my recent entries. I know that I used a broad brush across the canvas of humanity. It was not a mistake. It was quite deliberate. It is not always possible for me to focus on one issue at a time when the subject is human suffering. My senses are being flooded on a regular basis as I try to decipher, to digest the essence of humanity. What are we? Why do we do the things that we do? Why is that, in the name of balance that this existence seems to demand at every turn that, for every good, there seems to be a need for a bad? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2-So you think that my outlook could hamper any intention of positive contribution to the plight of humanity? Self-examination is a good thing. I am seeking my truth. And I say my truth knowing respectfully that my truth may not necessarily be a perception that you yourself find much merit in. We each need something that enables us to wake up each day with a purpose; something that affirms our existence so that we are able to transact our way in this journey. Though I might perceive the glass to be half-empty and another might see it as half-full, does it really matter if the unified goal is that we both strive to have a full glass? ---------------------------------------------------------- 3-Of course my hope is for a just and peaceful world. Is it my goal? No. I personally could not embrace this lofty plan because unless I can change realty, I don't see how I can create the world that I can only dream about. Only talk about. And as Zombie aptly pointed out, I am not a depository of facts. At the same time, I will hasten to say that what I have to say could not qualify as mere opinion, neither. I am only using my life experiences along with keen observation of the world I live in to arrive at some of my evaluations and personal conclusion. I know suffering. I see suffering in untold places, and I have helped others, as I, too, have been helped. I know hunger fist hand. I have experienced other kinds of deprivations, too. I know oppression of many kinds at a personal level. I speak from a knowing place. These are my facts, Zombie. ----------------------------------------------------------- 4-On violence against women: I detest injustices wherever it festers. I proclaim the right of all living things to be free, men and women, beasts and bugs. If I recall, there was an entry in this journal that read that the world would be a better place, if only we could put women in charge of running society. And my reaction to that which I posted at the time should reveal my belief that oppressive, destructive intentions can arise, and has arisen from both genders. My broad statement about men and violence against women was not in tended to include all males. Yes, I do believe that the propensity manifests itself greatest in men to the extent that they still possess the physical advantage, and to the extent that they still rule the land, (politics and money). And the same could be true of women, if they could acquire those same advantages, for lack of a better term. We now know, through various reportages, that women in corporate America, are affectionately called, "Dragon Ladies." And this label was given to them not by men, but by other women who have had to work under this new breed of bosses "extraordinaire." And, in my own family, I know of men who have suffered physical abuses in the hand of their very own wives. The number is not great, but it exists nonetheless. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 5-Comparing tragedies; again, I was not comparing tragedies. I was simply stating that the world is so filled with violence. Violence against children, women, the elderly, homosexuals, race, always a reason and it sickens me. And there are moments when I do feel I have nothing to offer. And I feel hopeless. Almost immediately, I reclaim the struggle again. The fact is I do what I can to make a positive contribution by giving to others. And while I have been to but a few marches, I have found ways to make a difference in my family, my friends, and even strangers in need of material support and, or emotional support and guidance. And many times these issues deal with oppression of women and mistreatment of children. Those two are very seldom isolated, one from the other, after all, women are the designated care givers, by design. See Zombie, as a woman who is speaking from first hand experience, I know that many times women remain in excruciatingly difficult relationships/marriages for the sake of their children whom they are trying to protect from something or other. And the violence against me was all mental, verbal, emotional, and psychological, plus financial oppression. Never was even a finger ever laid on me.-------------------But the pain which results from this kind of treatment is real yet difficult to explain. But I suspect that the kind of violence that's been discussed here is of the physical kinds only, the kind that leaves apparent bruises and visible cuts. So forgive my inclination to lump it all and misdirect the intended discussion that Jason initiated, it's just that for me the lines are so blurred. Hardly anything takes place in a vacuum. Not to worry, I am of an inquisitive nature prone to my own philosophy of life as I attempt to make sense of. This doesn't interfere with my good nature or my good actions. ......Luce

It's a long one...I hope that I have explained mys
April 9, 2004, 7:31 pm

homosexuals, race, always a reason and it sickens me. And there are moments when I do feel I have nothing to offer. And I feel hopeless. Almost immediately, I reclaim the struggle again. The fact is I do what I can to make a positive contribution by giving to others. And while I have been to but a few marches, I have found ways to make a difference in my family, my friends, and even strangers in need of material support and, or emotional support and guidance. And many times these issues deal with oppression of women and mistreatment of children. Those two are very seldom isolated, one from the other, after all, women are the designated care givers, by design. See Zombie, as a woman who is speaking from first hand experience, I know that many times women remain in excruciatingly difficult relationships/marriages for the sake of their children whom they are trying to protect from something or other. And the violence against me was all mental, verbal, emotional, and psychological, plus financial oppression. Never was even a finger ever laid on me. But the pain which results from this kind of treatment is real yet difficult to explain. But I suspect that the kind of violence that's been discussed here is of the physical kinds only, the kind that leaves apparent bruises and visible cuts. So forgive my inclination to lump it all and misdirect the intended discussion that Jason initiated, it's just that for me the lines are so blurred. Hardly anything takes place in a vacuum. Not to worry, I am of an inquisitive nature prone to my own philosophy of life as I attempt to make sense of. This doesn't interfere with my good nature or my good actions. ......Luce

In response to some recent posts:
April 9, 2004, 4:26 am

In respects to some recent post to this journal: I don't understand this continuous need to broach a subject with broad generalizations. To best articulate a topic you should focus on the subject with exacting words. In this forum it can be difficult to distinguish between facts and opinions without some clarification. I need to point out that I also find it in poor taste to compare one tragedy to another. One tragedy can not out-weigh another they are terrible on their own merit and should be understood based on their own relative set of circumstances. By knowing the facts we learn to recognize these circumstances and hopefully we can help prevent further tragedy. I also must respond to Luce's recent post. I am offended by Luce's accusation that all men are dominating and that is the extent of our existence. If you are implying that this idea of male domination is the simple cause of every major conflict in history then you would be doing a disservice to everyone one who has every fought for what they believe in, aside from the fact that you would be glossing over and misrepresenting the facts of history. Everyone is equally capable of making good and bad choices that affect their lives and the lives of those around them which in turn causes response or action that can either be negative or positive. If you choose to believe in the fatalist approach that Euginio Montale promotes in the passage that you posted, then you in turn perpetuate that ideology. If that is how you feel in your heart then how could you possibly find any strength to stand up for the rights of others? Your intentions seem misdirected. In response to violence against women, specifically here in America as this is a global issue, of the women that I personally have known that were abused or were in abusive relationships, I have aided them in person and not vicariously through a march or petition. If you really want to help you need to get involved directly. I helped them, not because they are women, not because some were friends, not because I was looking to make a difference or prove that I can. I helped them because they needed help. Zombie

April 8, 2004, 7:37 pm

Jeez,with the theory of six degrees of seperation,shouldn't we be able to help this amazing band!

Violence against Women,,,
April 7, 2004, 10:56 pm

Well,the very fact of being a woman does not make an expert out of me. But I suspect that there are two probable reasons why your request for dialogue did not produce any respondent. The first one being that collectively speaking,men don't wish to acknowledge it because it's not happening to them. The next one being that women are too angry to talk about. Have you ever been so close to a situation,so affected,that you are unable to formulate your feelings to others. You are so overwhelmed by the conditions,so stupefied by the callousness of others,you are made speechless. Euginio Montale,a great Italian poet,a pessimist-I might add,has talked about life and its expectations and its ultimate disillusions. Every group seems to find a reason to hate. To do harm to. During the great movement for women's right to vote,as you know,at first the white women did not want to proclaim those same rights for their black sisters. No. Because even as those white women were meeting gender discrimination,they find it in their hearts to think less of the black ones,and to allow them to continue to live in bondage. The older I get, the more I am seeing life through the prism of Montale. I will continue to want a better world,because that is in my nature and I am glad for it. But my heart tells me that if males could not find females to dominate,they'll quickly find the next target. If whites could not find blacks to spit on, they will subdivide amongst themselves with the fairheaded ones at the very tip of the human pyramid,and the poor dark ones,with their black and brown hair will be the new serfs. If the Hutus could not find the Tutsies,I believe they would just march into the weakest neighboring country to spew their horrific violence. What about the Brits over the Irish. OK. No need to add to the list that I am sure you know too well. I don't even mention the Natives,for they have been wiped out,nearly made exctinct,and the few that remain are made irrelevant.Obsolete. The violence against women is tragic. Violence against children,absolutely devastating. I will close with a line from Marvin Gaye. I was listening to it last night. It goes somewhat this way: How we fight to keep a world alive,a world destined to die anyway. Something implicit in his message,I translate it this way,we mutilate ourselves so severely,it is impossible to stop the blood that's spilling from all tose gaping wounds. Our death is a collective death. It is self imposed because we just cannot seem to grasp,to understand that,that we are one,and will only survive as one....Luce

You are indignant........And I see why
April 7, 2004, 10:06 pm

To whom alot is given,alot is expected. It's apparent that you have been given the gitf of clarity and a good heart, armed with unasailable fortitude.and it could be why you are asked to step up to the podium,again,and again. Something you have always done,and continue to do so. as a new fan of the journal,it would have been helpful if you would share more often those contributions you are making, I am truly moved and humbled. I know that you and Jon like to refer readers to the archive,but the journal is so extensive,that it's becoming a living encyclopedia, difficult to maneuver without an index of some sort. Again,I add that I find more aspiration in reading about your activism than about any other type of entry. So far I have not risen to your level of involvement,but you just gave me the kick that was much needed....L

Not so fast......
April 7, 2004, 5:31 pm

Shadow Screamers offer a vision of how things can be. Shadow Screamers are not the solution,but should be part of it in the same way the band implores its fans and readers to be actively engaged. You tell us to get off our derriers and plunge in. Now we are asking you to do the same......There is always a reason,an obstacle why we can't reach the next level.....

Plus Mandela....
April 7, 2004, 2:34 pm

I omitted Mandela because since he is the least remote of the previously mentioned "Greats," He is still living and accessible,I wanted to give him full treatement. But I'll just say this for now. Recently,I was talking to a neighbor about my plans for the future and I shared with him my intentions to relocate to a country in need and share some of my good fortunes,for example,I mention that I might teach the local children in some impoverished nation. But my neighbor was disappointed in me because I have opted out of returning to my own native land to make a diference,a small nation with great needs and in a continuously spirilling cycles of violence. I told him the truth. I said that I was trying to avoid certain death. I do not want to die and leave my children motherless. I do not want my own mother to bury me,if she could find the remains that is.......What my neighbor was asking of me was to be like Nelson Mandela. To have such strong conviction where the "Me" merely exists. It's all about the changes needed to advance humanity to the next level. Mandela had the option of going into exile like many others at the time did. But he chose to stay and face the demons of apartheid. He did it without reservation. He exposed his wife and children to grave dangers. He gave up his own productive years. He was sentenced and jailed and faced a life of hard labor and atrocious conditions in prison.He did it all.He was lucky in that he had a spouse who saw life through the same aperture as he did. To bring about significant,positive social changes to bear,all leaders, males and females,need to have a personal coach,a confident,a comforter. It's a rough course.....But going back to my neighbor,thank you for that remark the other day. I am taking it to heart. I think that I'll try to be a little bit like Mandela. Perhaps I should go back to my Native Land and live there and help the children there. There is only one life to live. Death finds us anyway. At least I might die a valiant death while making a real diference....Luce

Dear Fan,
April 7, 2004, 12:42 pm

I am sure that members of Shadow Screamers are flattered that they should be elevated to the heights of King, Gandhi, and not least, Mother Theresa. I,personnaly could not come near their achievements and the sacrifices required to rise to the challenges. It's great to have ideas abouth the human plight. It is also admirable to offer suggestions that might bring changes about. And yes,it does consume a fraction of our valuable time just to ponder on the issues. But when I conjured the names of the "Greats Ones," I was reaching far beyong a dogma, ideas,I was pointing to the selflessness that one must possess in order to make the leap required to go from words to actions when the topic is epic social changes. I am not sure that members of most socially aware groups,including Shadow Screamers are willing to put their spouses and children on the line the way that King did. I am not certain that members of shadow Screamers are up to giving up the comfort of surburbia,and all its amenities to become the next Gandhi. I am probably right to think their spouses will not shed their Prada,or Ann Taylor for the garbs of Mother Theresa and walk the streets of Inner City America to save the poor,sick,and hungry. I support the band'views when it comes to injustices and prejudices. I am glad that they do take the time to remind me and others on what needs to be done. But because I am seeking to metamorphose my own self from simply sponsoring ideas to actually make the leap to action,as a fan, I am asking that the band tries to emulate some of those "Greats'" by just doing. Just unleashing their whole being into action. No more comparmentalizing.And be humble if you don't reach the heightd of Gandhi, Mother Theresa, and Dr.King. Your contributions will still be appreciated......And when you do do that,you will help me and others to make the leap too........LH

April 6, 2004, 9:03 pm

I think this band has that potential.They are born natural leaders in this abyss we seem to be in right now.

They are Born. Not Made...Their is a great chasm w
April 5, 2004, 5:20 pm

Because leaders the likes of Dr.King,Ghandi,and not to forget Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela manifest themselves in ways that seem at times to surpass any and all expectations in the human theatre. Sadly enough, we can't even explain their attributes to genetic factors,because if that were to be the case,King's progenies should have no difficulty, whatsoever in shouldering the strugle and carry forth the vision of a just world,for all. It's a wild guess where the next voice will rise from. Which corner of which continent. I wish that I could offer my own voice. but,alas,as I said a few lines ago, they are born,not made. I hope that we don't have to wait much longer for a unified voice that could galvanize the world and reclaim the vision of King and Ghandi. For now,the stage is bombarded with pseudo leaders who proclaim themselves kings and Gods....

more music?
April 5, 2004, 3:13 pm

Jon when are you going to have new music up?It is so refreshing to see artists that are willing to share inner life experiences.So many stars seem cold and impersonal.I love this site.dan

Great Party
April 4, 2004, 8:16 pm

Just wanted to let you know that your music was a big hit at our dorm last night.kc

April 4, 2004, 8:01 am

The entry about David should be a very sad one,yet his valor in the way he dealt with the greatest tragedy that anyone could be made to face,specially a young person,is a lesson in strenght of the human spirit and how to live with dignity,even when facing certain death. I agree with the fan's view about releasing a book about Jason's and Jon's life. Very fascinating history they share. My brother has been on many of the same roads and didn't escape to tell the tale. So please write a book for those who might be in this unforgiving wilderness at this very moment. Let them see through you,that some do overcome. Some do triumph and return to become productive members of their family, and society at large.....

fan too
April 3, 2004, 4:25 pm

I agree!It seems you and your brother have lived very interesting lives.Care to share them sometime,maybe in a book form?SG

April 3, 2004, 8:53 am

Thank you for that entry Jason,it means alot to me.

Avid Reader
April 1, 2004, 7:30 pm

Will check out Black Elk. Great poem, except for the title,"Idiot Me" Beware of what you tell the brain. It is a very succeptible organ........

Not sure what you mean...
April 1, 2004, 2:21 am

Which Middle East conflict are you refering to?

Is there anybody out there?
March 31, 2004, 4:20 pm

Helloooooooooo out there!!!!!!!!!!

March 28, 2004, 3:33 pm

Ain't it f---ing so Jon,ain't it f---ing so.It makes it so hard being a musician sometimes.Larry

March 28, 2004, 6:39 am

Jon that was a great post.What else can be said?Tom

March 27, 2004, 8:50 am

I agree!I am up here in Mass.no jobs it seem are secure anymore.It is like modern day serfdom!Yet we promote ourselves as the great protectors of Democracy!On another note it is exciting to see the challenge to conventional marriages occuring in many states including my own.I really liked the comments on some tribes views of gay and lesbian relationships.ebb

March 25, 2004, 6:53 pm

I think the point about media delay is a good one.I also think as suggested that there is media,'delete',that happens.It just goes to show you what a nation so powerful can do or not do.The entry on intellectual laziness was right on target.We are a very bloated nation in more ways than one.C

March 25, 2004, 4:32 pm

I understand there is a child that checks in or I would use stronger language.Pissed off!That's how I personallyfeel!During the Gulf War many troops were subjected to dangerous toxins and many have died because of it.As usual like with Agent Orange the government stance isnothing to see here.We could not get help and many are still suffering.Pissed off is an understatement!

How do the vets feel?
March 25, 2004, 3:47 pm

This last week of hearings-bullshit!I wonder how the vets feel about all this crap,and cover up.Bill

Here's your comment
March 25, 2004, 4:08 am

Apology, HELL, what about consequences for their actions (or lack there of)? Are we going to make Bush out to be a hero and allow his reign of fear to go on another term or will he be tried for his crimes against our country and the citizens that he is supposed to serve? Why isn't he out there helping rebuild the countries he has helped destroy? Bush is not the only public servant with blood on his hands and as far as I can tell the "Cover-Up" wages on. In a previous comment on the Band Comments, you mention that the commission is "missing the point". I would say they are intentionally ignoring the point by not presenting any information regarding all the US foreign policies that helped foster the Islamic fundamentalists in Afghanistan and the Middle East. No one is mentioning that oil was a big factor for the US to have strategic interests in Central Asia or the Persian Gulf. Who is waging who? Let us not forget that back in'79, the Carter administration funded Islamic terrorists to help fight the Soviets in Kabul. A practice that was carried much further by the Reagan administration as he help initiate our first association with the bin Laden family by rallying their support in the anti-Soviet movement. This action would later lead to the civil war in Afghanistan that helped bring to power the Al Qaeda controlling faction. By the end of this investigation the present administration may very well get their wish and usher in new support for more military power to be put in place. Wouldn't that be just dandy for all? Need I remind you of our pathetic attempts at military colonialism in Bosnia, Somalia, Kosovo and once again, Haiti, all ending in tragedy and devastation? But according to the government representatives, past and present, republican and democrat, speaking to this panel, more military force certainly makes more sense then stopping the exploitation and manipulation of other countries for their resources. And certainly it makes more sense to take away the rights of our citizens by telling them that it's for their own protection. The dumber we are the easier we are to control. By the way, Peace is not profitable, at least according to our present administration. – ZombieVDog p.s. As always, don't take my word for it, research this stuff yourselves, arm yourselves with knowledge and don't let yourself be controlled, you're given the right to speak up and do what is right. I would also like to make clear that I am not in any way neglecting or undermining the tragedy and loss that took place on 9/11 nor am I treating this subject in a facetious manner.

- - - - -
March 24, 2004, 5:10 am

Zombie,where are you?The post yesterday,I know you would love to talk about.

Well said
March 23, 2004, 3:33 pm

Excellent editorial,J.

March 22, 2004, 3:20 pm

It's about time someone else noticed.I like the style of playing,I wonder what these guys could do in a studio after three months?

March 22, 2004, 3:06 pm

Damn that's a kickass solo on restless city!I have been playing that tune all day and can'tget that solo out of my head.This band definately not only has it's own style,but the way of playing to.Well back to hearing that solo again.

Still awake
March 21, 2004, 10:18 am

Hey B I concur those were great tunes.Restless City,See,Only Human,Alone,Ivory Towers were just a few of my favs.Do alot of people come to this site?Still wired myself sleep will come tonight.

Sleep time
March 21, 2004, 5:31 am

All nighter at our dorm. Played your free music,both cd's.Had a blast asking all night who this band was,great stuff.nighty-night.

Tired Eyes is that you?
March 20, 2004, 6:26 pm

Hey, I saw these guys play ten years ago or so in California.I think it was UCLA?They were awesome.Nice to know you guys are still playing!

March 20, 2004, 5:23 am

I just came across this site doing research.Has anyone seen the Band Journal or the Making a Difference page?I didn't know that bands did this kind of thing.I totally disagree with the last comment,this is a very serious band!

March 18, 2004, 7:27 pm

this site came up when I was searching for something else what a joke.

March 17, 2004, 3:57 pm

Jon and Jason.Don't feel bad about the apathy.I work in education and see more and more of this every year.It is almost as if the light is going out.When I look at the world situation I see why it is hard for us all to scrape through the day.I mean where are we going with all this violence in the world?As a woman I am very concerned about the topic of violence towards women but it seems we are so distracted that it is hard to focus on any one thing.You must keep this site going,please don't get frustrated by us.It just feels that the world is tired.Tonya

Show us more
March 17, 2004, 5:46 am

F'in awesome.Jon rules!

I Tell It To All And To You
March 16, 2004, 5:54 am

I tell it to the howling wind how I miss my friend.....I tell it to the rolling waves in the ocean how I miss my friend....I tell it to the trees and the clouds above me how I miss my friend.....I tell it to the birds and the beees how I miss my friend. I tell it to the night sky with its lovely moon how I miss my friend.....I tell it to the rising sun each morning how I miss my friend......I tell it to all and I tell it to you how I miss my friend......Lucienne

March 16, 2004, 5:45 am

Fact is religion has caused more ills than healing. Throughout the history of mankind,religion has been at the root of so much distruction and continues to be.

Echo Chamber...and Broken Mirro too.
March 14, 2004, 7:05 am

A mirror serves no purpose if all one sees is a reflection of the preconceived notion of one's self. Do not orchestrate life in such a way that any possibilty for growth and discovery is obliterated..........................Beware of the echo chamber. Listen deeply. All thoughts are deserving of consideration. Be of an open mind. Don't dismiss out of hand ideas that don't seem to flow according to a master plan. Accept limitations and obstacles in your journey as an invitation to discover a new path....L

Kings and Queens. I hear you.
March 13, 2004, 7:32 pm

I always laugh a hearty laugh. As an immigrant,whenever I meet fellow immigrants,more often than not,they will make claims of whealth,fame and fortune left behind. I often say that I must be the only one who left my homeland in pursuit of a better life. I am the peasant girl in nice close,traveling first class,yet make time to talk to the cleaning ladies at the airport,and the maids who clean my four-star room. These people still have their essence. I am one of them and it will be a great loss to me if I ceased to be. Some individuals go through great extreme to shed their past and in the process they loose their way.....I will hate to become a Bourgeois...Nouveau Riche....No fame,nor fortune for me. I aspire to be kind,descent,and contented with as little as possible.....LDHA

Kings and Queens
March 13, 2004, 4:55 pm

It's kind of like people who get past life readings done.I have never heard anyone say that they were a chambermaid or a stable boy in a former life.They are always former great people.I think the power of the focus right now on the site is empowering.By having us concentrate on violence against women and anyone really,we tend to live simple,honest lives.Today's suggestion was a joy to do,so simple,yet so profound.All schools should have random acts of kindness.Tonya

Too many factors...
March 13, 2004, 2:00 pm

Even when we think we have control,something will happen at some point to humble us. To remind us that there are so many external factors that affect our choices making it impossible at every turn to predict exactly how our every moment decisions will impact our lives and that of others. History has shown that many who have lived in total obscurity,died as absolute nobodies,unexpectedly reach their greatness beyond the grave,and are highly celebrated after they have departed from this life. And likewise,many who were bigger than life while alive,have faded into oblivion,in their death. But moreover,most of us will play a hand in helping those Greats,living or dead in achieving their recognition.....Contributors are an essential component. They are the facilitators......Luce

Just Because......
March 13, 2004, 10:05 am

Everything that I do,I do just because. I act based on my onw set of beliefs,because of my own principles. Outside cues or rewards are just byproducts. Sometimes What I perceive as some great heroic,or moral actions will bring me tremendous grief. Other times,I am rewarded tenfold for some deed so small,that I am left wondering,perplexed. The kindness that you show to the one on your left,will return to you from the one on your right. Live according to your own conviction. Don't seek external acceptance,or rewards. These things are in themselves ephemeral. But you. YOU ARE. And you will always be for as long as you breath.....Luce

March 13, 2004, 9:43 am

You Can Get Alot More Ants With Honey,Than You Could Ever Gather With Vinegar.

Hello Back
March 13, 2004, 9:38 am

Jon,Jason,Shawn,don't let people like that get you down.I really like this site and all it represents.ebb

March 13, 2004, 7:15 am

Anyone Home?

March 11, 2004, 8:15 pm

waaah,waah-tired- these guys are real.

Tired of hearing you wanna beees
March 11, 2004, 5:54 pm

There really is no excuse for your preaching (SHIT HEAD SHADOW SCREAMERS).You spew your crap but guess what you are just as guilty as we are because you are wannabees.It is so easy to stand up for the downtrodden but you guys are just riding this for your own personal gain.

More role models like this!
March 10, 2004, 3:00 pm

This is amazing!I have seen no other site like this.We need more males like you in our culture!Jen

Empowerment.....Power is never given. It is simply
March 10, 2004, 8:27 am

I am not purporting that every woman in America has the option of escaping violence. I know that there are women who are caught in situations that leave them with no real alternatives. These women are often bound by financial difficulties and lack of commnunity resources. They are often sadled with the responsibility of child rearing as well. But it is so heartwarming and uplifting when every now and again I'll read some reports on how, even in the face of all these adversities,these women who are amongst the least fortunate,are joining forces to rise above the injustices. Empowerment that's what I want to see happen in our women. Human nature is such that hardly anything good is ever giving away, willfully. We Women ought to fight and make claims to assure that we do not get lost and trampled in the competition. Women with fluidity and autonomy in their lives should make it a goal to reach out as mentors and enablers for the least amongst us. Women need to realize that we are greater in numbers. We give birth. We have the possibily to mold and shape future generations, and we need to join together if there are to be changes in our plight.....Luce

Media perception and Women's Accountability..
March 10, 2004, 5:10 am

I am big on accountability. I drive myself insane with this word,and my children cannot escape it either. I am not perfect,though some might disagree,to them I say a gracious thank you for their faith in me. All the same,In everything I say and do,I accept my part, good or bad. I continually disect my actions and behavior. I try to examine the core of my choices. The Media has its agenda as the drug pushers at the street corners do too. But the biggest agenda of all should be the one that caretakers map out for their charges. This life is not all jolly and fun. There is some of that in it,but also,there are tribulations,trials,that have always presented themselves since recorded history. And throughout time,mankind had had to formulate ways to overcome those destructive forces. The challenges that the women in this country face today,pale in comparison to what evil the women in the aforementioned countries in the last entry. We have countries like Morocco where women are habitually abused by every male members in their family,plus their husbands. In places like that,women don't have the legal,nor religious rights to divorce the abuser. These women often cannot be employed without the permission of a male memeber. In contrast the husband enjoy unlimited freedom to be. He can have as many as four wives. He can divorce his wife by just saying to her, and on those words she can be kicked right out of her house into the curb. These women are living in constant fear for their lives and that of their daughters. Unlike the women here,in America,these women have no options. Those who try to speak up put themselves in great physical danger. When do the women in this country that offer the best hope for womenkind assume their position of leadership in the struggle to liberate women of all races,faith, nationalities, and classes. To whom a lot is given,a lot is expected. No. I am not saying that this is Utopia or Nirvana. I am asking for us to be accountable to ourselves. To take ownership of our choices. And to stop living in a vacuum. No one wants to grow old. If you cannot grow old,you do not have to grow up. I have lived under the directives of this Media since the age of sixteen. A most vulnerable age for an immigrant child,with no knowledge of the language and a foreign culture to boot. But I arrived here knowing that no matter where you live,you are still responsible for your personal choices.The self is yours and yours alone.....Luce(more to come)

Making a contribution......
March 9, 2004, 7:32 pm

Jason, you are doing your part to help guide our younger generation to a healthier way of life. I remember seeing a show a long time ago,about 16 years ago in which Oprah was addressing the role of the caretaker,and how we can influence the course of society in a matter of generations. The Media does carry a big sword. It is a mighty and reckoning force on the children who are left to navigate their formative years,on their own. Some caretakers are forced to abandon their children to chances because they need to work away from home for wages,which they need to support the family. So, while they are able to provide food and shelter,they are made unable to protect,mold,and guide their children. It is for these children that I cry bitter tears. On the other hand,we increasingly see more and more children in two parents,middle class and upper middle class home,abandonned to the whim of TV and society at large because the obsession with status and appearances have blinded the parents as to their most important roles and responsibilities so they both become workholics and they seem to believe that they can fix everything with money and they throw it at their children. Lastly,we have the other model,the "AT HOME" parent,where there is a parent at home,nearly always the mom. This one I called the grand fantasy. The illusion that these children are so fortunate because there is a parent in the home to provide attention and discipline,except that in too many cases,these children are just as vulnerable because eventhough there is a body in the house with the children,there is no one home,in that body. I can speak with confidence that there is no greater influence on a child's life,not even the Media when the caretaker is fully vested in that child's life. It's the most demanding job you will ever have. The envelop for error is very thin. But if you do it well: You have truly given birth. You have truly made a contribution to Humanity. And the greatest thing of all,you have done right by a child.,,,Luce

In Morocco. In India and Pakistan. In Countless ot
March 9, 2004, 4:08 pm

I hear you Jason on the endemic practice of violence against women in America. And I do agree that it is a subject which is in need of greater scrutiny and correction. But being of the heart that I am,I am a strong proponent of sharing my good fortune in life,however minimal,if it means that I can stop long enough to give some back. It is true that we continue to witness violent acts being committed upon women in the USA. I am a woman, and because of my gender, I am very limited as to how,and where I can experience Life. In other words,I love the woods,the wide open wilderness. Sadly that's off limit to me. I am forbidden the pleasure of a night stroll in as much as I love nightsky and the stars and the moon. Camping! How long now I have been waiting to do that? Alas,no,not possible;because I need the protection of a man. So until I meet a man who loves to camp,I am out of luck. Safety first. certainly I couldn't go back to that Latin club,by mysel,if I value my safety. The list of self imposed restrictions is endless. But we have made great progress I think. For instance,I now enjoy things that the women in the title of this piece can only dream off. I have rights that they will die for....Where Am I going with this? I will explain in the next entry.....Luce

day 1-4
March 9, 2004, 2:21 pm

I hate the way we treat women in this culture.Loved day1-4 keep it going.Bill

What do we value as a society?
March 9, 2004, 8:06 am

Nothing new. Just can't embrace it. So I am saying something very familiar to us all.INCREDULOUS!!!! The coach at the University of Colorado,gets a mega income of a mere,1.6million dollars. How much do pay our school teachers again? And what about the key supporting staff,such as the school counselors? Luce

Just Point the Way.........And.....I Am Bailing Ou
March 9, 2004, 6:07 am

Perhaps it's the proximity to the equator. You know such extreme in high temperature may be the contributing factor to the apparent deficit and ongoing intellectual decline in the people in my town. I have done my share of travel. and I am acquainted with people from all walks of life. Never have I encounter the population that I now live amongst. So many women sporting their own inflatation devices. From the high school girl,to the sixty-something grandma,all replete with liver spots,have had breasts augmentation. And they shamelessly parade these oddities,almost completely exposed. They can go from 0-to-60,in one second flat,not to worry,those inflated discs hold better than any armored suit could ever aspire to do. And the belly button piercing,somewhat acceptable on a 20-something,just does not cut it on a shrivelled 40-something belly. And what the hell is this read my but craze? It is downright nauseating to see even a young girl using her ass as billboard,let alone a woman my age. Middle age women in my town habitually display wonderful messages such as these,scripted on their butt,,,I can go on and on. And so many Blonds per capita,we should be runing neck in neck with Scandinavia. And please somone need to tell them,the word "Like" is not a replacement for real conversation. And,a resounding"NO" I am not interested to know about your latest achievements. I don't care to know where you ate your last fancy meal,or where you bought your last designer bag,or how rich your elderly boyfriend is,or how much you are enjoying your much too handsome,toy boy you just purchased at the last party. That's not all folks....Before I bail out,I want the readers to see this place through my eyes and you could see how one's soul can litterally starve in this part of my world......Luce

March 8, 2004, 7:31 pm

I have seen Jon play before.He is really good.Sometimes the crowd just sucks Jon.I play myself and wonder at times if the crowd is ever listening.Most couldn't tell good music from bad anyways,they just follow sheep mentality.'That is good because the media says it's good'.Sheep,sheep,baa,baa.Who cares about them,we love this site and the music and the vision.

Le Groove des oublies. (The groove of the forgottt
March 8, 2004, 5:39 pm

I think Hope is essential in all that we do. Today,on the radio, I heard about the life a musician in Mali,a country in Africa. I can't write his name because it was too diificult for me to pronounce. This particular musician has been working at his music since he was sixteen years old. Though he is very gifted with a singing voice and has mastered a number of instruments. He toiled away year after year,and watch as others got the recognitions. He has served in backups for others who have gone on to great fame and fortune. And still,it seemed that he was doomed to remain in obscurity. Well,this great musician,now 50,has finally gotten the appreciation and acceptance that were so elusive for all these years. He just had his first own CD released in Europe and Africa,and should be hitting the market here soon,in America. He has entitled his CD "MANDIN GROOVE" or in french "LE GROOVE DES OUBLIES" He said that the Groove is for all the forgotten Ones who groove, and toil away every day and never get due process. Find the moral in the story.... .. .Luce

The Quilt.....
March 8, 2004, 4:49 pm

With an understanding heart,it's easier to accept and incorporate into the quilt of your life those pieces that seem so offensive,so unacceptable that you can find no place for them. The shape is odd and unfamiliar. The color seems like an affront. The texture not all smooth unlike the other pieces. Your whole being is protesting this intruder that want to beark the rythm. And you struggle to keep the status quo. We like to know who we are. Who we are with. Where we are haeding. Pass the map,please. And don't forget to pinpoint all the correct coordinates,not to leave out the markers that point out that intruding pieces that wants to change the terrain of our quilt. What? Excuse me. Did you say that I have to incorporate the new piece? But it is such an odd piece in so many ways. I can't bare to break my pattern. It might be perfect. Heaven knows. But at least I am on familiar grounds. I know my way around it.......Well. Guess what. These pieces that make up your quilt,every last one of them were once strangers to you. You are who you are today beacause of the shape that each new piece has given to your quilt. Don't stand in the way of your own journey. The Quilt of your life is still a work in progress. And such it will remain till you draw your last.....Luce

Words of truth. Words of wisdom. Lovingly upliftin
March 8, 2004, 4:22 pm

I wonder what other conviction your mother and I have in common. A missed opportunity..........

Still Working on My Wings.....And My Songs....
March 8, 2004, 11:10 am

Please don't stop talking to the little bird. At least not yet. Still working on those wings and the songs need to reach a higher note. Warning: For every freed bird, there a new master laying in wait. So fly away as fast you can. Soar,soar. Higher,and higher. Cages of Diamonds, or cages of straw,they are all the same with the sole and primary goal to imprison....Luce

Broken hearted
March 8, 2004, 6:29 am

I wish that I could have been there for you.

Good Guidance...
March 7, 2004, 8:23 pm

I like the reccomendations for Journal keeping in Day 2. I wiil practice some of the aspects presented therein. I don't do journals,but I do do active contemplation. I follow my thoughts very closely,particularly in the way they affect my moods. I will sometime linger with a negative thought when that though has become persistent. I will give it what I call due process. I embrace the negative feeling for a while and decipher it in details,get the message from it, and then do what you call "tought replacement. You are right. Thought replacement does really work. And I agree that we can make a difference in our lives based on our perception of things,people, and events that affect us. Thank you for the ideas...Luce

On my Mind...
March 7, 2004, 7:47 pm

It's 8:39, Shadow Screamers is jamming away tonight,bringing down the house,in Coral Gables. Wish I could have been there to take it all in. I am with the Shadow,in spirit....Luce

March 7, 2004, 7:28 pm

Started my journal today.I wasn't aware of how many negative thoughts I carry!This has definitely been an eye opener.Thank you Shadowscreamers!

March 7, 2004, 3:48 pm

I agree Jason should sing more.

Tired Eyes is the bomb
March 7, 2004, 3:45 pm


Jason should sing more!
March 7, 2004, 3:29 pm

Jason i herd the song Moonlight Dances and it is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your voice is so heavenly I would give tons of money to here you SING MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 7, 2004, 11:27 am

I find these suggestions powerful.We all must consider this atrocity.

March 7, 2004, 7:53 am

I'll respond later...

Love is the Religion of.......Short and sweet.
March 7, 2004, 7:53 am

Very succinct. Very powerful and knowing. Moving words in the poetic statement made in the Band journal...Luce

Shadow Screamers is in the House!!
March 7, 2004, 6:12 am

Shadow Sceamers hitting the road today! Seem it live in beautiful Coral Gables,in Miami. This evening. A big cheer coming your way.....Luce

Musician can be taught,. that's the truth.
March 7, 2004, 6:06 am

Jason,you ought to take your wife up on the offer. Dancing is so, so,fun. It is the next best thing to actually being a musician. Ballroom Dancing is particularly intriguing. You have all these great terms,and a lot of culture seep into the steps as well. But you will discover another dimension when you too,with your wife are engaged in a tango to the pulsating beat of a Latin tune. I read recently from a major Medical publication,that every time we learn a new task,we do in fact grow new brain cells. It's an effective way to slow down the aging of the brain. And if one were to be predisposed to Alzheimers,a stimulated brain can at a minimum delay the unset of such mental decline. I have always loved to dance and I love Ballroom dancing,the only catch is that you need to have a partner. You know what? I wonder if I can higher one? Go for it Jason!!!!!!Luce

Please tell me,,,
March 6, 2004, 8:27 pm

I can never master American Sayings. I think the saying goes as follows,"The Trees from the Forest" or is it the reverse? My brain is just not wired for this task...Luce, doing the tango

Part ll...My night out(read part l,below)
March 6, 2004, 8:20 pm

I was on the dance floor. Hips swaying, waist making circles,arms in full motion,feet tapping and turning and sliding,and laughter pouring out of me, completely insouciant,just like a child,oblivious to all,lacking in inhibitions. In my solitary joy a man emerged from the back of the room and joined me. While in my trance, I became mildly aware of my surrounding. The people in the room were moving their tables and chairs to make room for me and the stranger and to watch us dance. The smiles on their faces apperared to have blended into one continous white ribbon,as I turn and swirl and twist. Even though I could not make out the faces,I was glad that they were with me in the moment.During that one number,I danced for all the nights that I have given up in all of the years. When the music ended,I had in front of me the stranger. He was dazed. He looked into my eyes and said in a surreal tone of voice,"who are you. My god,where did you come from." I smiled and turned around on my heels and evaporated into the night scene on the sidewalk with my girlfriend. I am glad that my friend did not give up on me. She understands that givers often give to themselves last,if at all. My children did not suffer from my night out. I am currently doing the tango with the big one.50. I can see you trough the corner of my eyes. I have lived most of my healthy years, the balance is a combination of well years,and aging years.Because a friend lovingly tapped me on the shoulder and I responded,at last,I have added some new joy to my existence. And while I can still move the way I did on that dance floor,I want to dance again. I want to go back to the latin club and realy, really groove the night away.

The night of the Tango....Our friends who know us
March 6, 2004, 7:39 pm

We are so close to the action that sometimes we can barely see the forest from the trees. And my friends have come to my aid many times. And,I too,have been involved in my share of rescues. I will give an example of a recent situation I experienced to illustrate my point. A few weeks ago,I received a call from a friend. She was calling to invite me for the millionth time to have an evening out. And she expected to hear the same answer that she has been getting from me. A polite, and always justified,No. No dear. Thank you anyway. I don't like to go out after dark and I have too many chores and I don't want to leave the children alone. All of that always spill out of me in one breath. See, I have had a long time to practice my lines,21 years in total. And my dear friend will always accept my answer,quickly followed by her usual response,"it's OK dear,next time you might be able to. So this most recent call was for an invitation to join her and her spouse,and some other people to a night at the Symphony and a dinner afterwards. After turning her down so many times before,I graciously accepted the offer. So, last Saturday evening, I was dolled up and ready to paint the town read. You might as well go all the way,I thought. Do it well or, not at all. At the Symphony,I had a grand time. Beautiful music by a group of very talented young musicians. After the performance,we were headed for the restaurant. The walk to the restaurant was long and pleasant. On the way to the restaurant we walked past one club in particular,the Latin club. Both doors were wide open and the sound of music played by a live Latin band was just spilling out and beating the ground right under my feet. The sensation quickly began to overtake my body from where my friend and I were perching on the sidewalk. First my toes,then my hips quickly engaging my waist,soon my whole body became electric. At that very moment, my friend instinctively gave me pull to remind me that we still have to get food. Some two hours later,we were all wined and dined. We were finding our way back to the garage,when we cross path with the club,again. And this time too I was frozen in place. Hypnotized by the pulsating beats of the drums, those two guitars were speaking to me in such a way that I could not ignore them. I felt myself pulled into the club. My grilfriend followed.I was in a trance. I began to dance by myself. The exhilarating sound brought me to a new place.

March 6, 2004, 4:06 pm

It's about time someone understands!

March 5, 2004, 1:33 pm

Dig those grooves!

March 5, 2004, 6:11 am

Easy folks!It's funny how words can have so many different meanings.Luce always has the best of intentions.ebb

Take care.
March 4, 2004, 4:19 pm

First do no harm. I was inspired by pure benevolence on my toughts for restoration. No malice was intended. Just a caring thought. I stand corrected.Take care.

March 4, 2004, 3:39 pm

Sounds like he knows how to care for himself judging by his writing.Bill

Prescription for Jason....He is sick again?
March 4, 2004, 1:01 pm

You are running on empty. Doing too much for so many. Some replenishment willl invigorate the body and renew the soul. It's Ok to give to the self first--you will be around longer and therefore can give even more to others.You are in need of a good thaw. Visit you brother in the Sun....Luce

Creature of Habits..."Insanity is doing the same t
March 4, 2004, 11:11 am

We tend to go back again,and again to the familiar. There is a level of comfort in the things that are intimate to us. A lot of the ways we come to experience this mysterious journey we call life,more often than not,are rooted in our childhood experiences,in our cultural circumstances,and of coursethere is the grand order of the GENOME factor......Some people are born joyous, and with that,they possess the gift to spread and share their lust for living. Others are not so fortunate. They were born under the most ominous of clouds and they will have to figure out how to get to that level of joy I just mentioned. People who are innately happy, seem to seek that same joy, that same gusto for life in all others,including intimate relationships. Contrarily, those who tend to expect discontentment in life appear to hunger for relationships that achieve this very result...Unhappiness.Strugle. Struggle. Struggle....Each group will meet its shares of adversities. Each group will hold on to the painful memories. Human beings remember. It's essential to our survival. The joyful optimists will wail,and cry,and even curse life. But being used to all that is positive in life,they will preserve the hurt,only as a form of prevention. A measure to not be hurt again, in the same palce,in the same manner, by the same person, and/or circumstances......The negative individuals too,they take ownership of their wounds. But they use it differently. They use it not as a tool to warn them away from the danger zone.No. They use it as a compass to take them back to that knowing place.The domain of pain. When your pain will not become the pearl in the oyster,it can be a very reliable compass to guide you towards higher grounds,towards better, more rewarding and positive experiences.......Luce

March 4, 2004, 9:47 am

Love this stuff!

March 3, 2004, 4:41 pm

Meant to say, "A FAUX PAS WAS COMMITTED" OK. I think I have said enough.

PARDON MY FRENCH.....Got too excired for the Band.
March 3, 2004, 4:38 pm

A was committed. Though that was not the intent. Please erase, delete, disregard,obliterate the previous entry by the Fan.

Shadow Screamers...ON the move...A fan thanks Capi
March 3, 2004, 1:45 pm

Spectacular News! for Jon and Shadow Screamers. The band's perseverance is paying off. The folks at Capital Mgt' are of a dying breed: The kind who can recognize and appreciate a band with talent. A band with a heart and a cause. A real choice away from all these microwaveable, pop pop, fizz fizz, fly by night reality TV characters. Hope to see Jon and his band brought to awareness to a waiting audience. Real people, for real music...A fan

March 3, 2004, 11:05 am

I love that take on bad times,definately worth reflecting on.ebb

24 hours
March 3, 2004, 6:52 am

It's true 24 hours changes the nature of any problem.

response to stars
March 3, 2004, 6:39 am

I wish I could be so positive about life.Sometimes it just sucks,but I am trying to listen.Thank you.

Positive Advice in "NOT ALONE"
March 3, 2004, 5:44 am

Except in the realm of the Human Experience we must make allotment for those things that will never pass. They are few. But they occupy a place of their own. They take up residence in the very fiber of the being. In perpetuity. So containment, isolation, and circumvention are the only viable options. Life is altered, forever.

Not alone
March 2, 2004, 6:52 pm

I agree about the friend poem.There have been so many times I have felt alone,but deep down underneath my own negative projections there is something there.Something that soothes,that says it's okay this time too will pass.This website when you read it in depth offers much comfort in troubling times.

Summer Tour?
March 2, 2004, 1:49 pm

Wammin'jammin'summer slammin'?t-zen

Thanks Luce
March 2, 2004, 11:16 am

Thanks Luce,always good to hear from you.Bill

March 2, 2004, 10:07 am

The "FRIEND" poem,is eloquent and reaches the very depth of the soul.

Hi Bill,
March 2, 2004, 10:02 am

Here,in spirit,though not in words.Meditating.....Luce

March 2, 2004, 6:25 am

I think you guys are brilliant.I can't imagine your wit at awards ceremonies.Got to get you guys to the next level.Billp.s.Luce,where are you?

bling bling
March 1, 2004, 3:37 pm

Zingin' wingin' where's the blingin't-zen

Fine Wine
February 28, 2004, 5:55 am

I have seen your type at the Bars and any parade that will mark your accomplishment.Tell me was that beer talking or yourself?If it was you,then you are obviously young.I am older now and have come to see there are many ways to serve this country.One of these guys has been serving a community suffering from a suicide from what I read.Is there any greater service than helping another human being?Educators,social workers,nurses,police,firemen,these people put it out there every day of their careers.So in a sense,their,'Tour of Duty',never ends.My sister is a social worker and she has seen the jaws of hell in her job,every evil human beings are capableof she has seen.Does anyone pin a medal on her lapel?Does anyone recognize her service and undying devotion to this country through social change?These people quietly do their work and because of it,hopefully we all are better for it.I ask you,other than ranting and raving at those with differnt views or who haven't served in the military,what have you done for your country?You sound young as I said before,hopefully age will mellow you like a fine wine.Been there kid,that's what age has done for me.Tyrone

February 27, 2004, 6:16 pm

You boys said yourself that you have never spent a day in the military,so why don't you shut the hell up!I see sites like this and it makes me vommit!I spent four wonderfull years in service to my country,fighting battles that you people could only dream about in your comfortable beds,I helped provide for you!Look at the current news you morons.We are now negotiating with Libya,Libya!!!!This was not possible for many years.Now North Korea is negotiating to end the nuclear menace,that would not be possible if our brave President was not sending troups out to bring the fear of God into those parts of the world.I feel our government especially in times of war has the right to censure and incarcerate whoever they damn please,for our security.You people don't understand you haven't been there.While many of us were walking perimeters you were being tucked in by mommy,after eating potato chips on the couch all day.Had my say,see you pack of losers later!

All the wrong rules for all the wrong reasons crea
February 27, 2004, 3:40 am

I have never had much appreciation for Stern's brand of psychobabble, but it is the right of every individual, in pursuit of happiness, to choose their source of entertainment. Of course, let us not forget that every individual also has a right to freedom of speech. Sadly, for as much as Stern is accused of contributing to the "Dumbing Down of America" I think the moral majority represent a far greater threat to America and the freedoms that have long been fought for. Obviously mainstream media is solely geared toward the masses as it creates a wide market base that can generate a high volume of revenue, and when it comes down to it that is really what this is all about, protecting the cash flow. Stern has a large fan base that represents a huge target market for Clear Channel advertisers. With pressure for the conservative right wing (moral majority) there is a new insurgence of "Cleaning up the airwaves". Of course, in true hypocritical spin, the FCC just recently approved the use of the "F" word for prime time television and radio; beware of this deception as it may be used to distract you from the world events going on around you. If you recall when Bush was sending troops to Iraq, Clear Channel issued a memo to all of its stations. The memo contained a list of 150 songs that Clear Channel's board of un-enlighten deemed as carrying an anti-war sentiment and strongly urged each station to not play them. "Imagine" by John Lennon, "Peace Train" by Cat Stevens, "Love Is A Battlefield" by Pat Benetar are some examples of the title that were banned. Bare in mind, Clear Channel also banned the entire body of work by Rage Against The Machine. This site has a list http://www.geocities.com/wutk_censored/wutkcensorship.html along with some other articles regarding censorship. WHAT DOES ALL THIS CONTRIDICTION AND HIPOCISCY MEAN? Frankly, corporate controlled media is spoon feeding America. It is not what you like that is as important as the fact "Can it generate enough money?" Shadow Screamers is obviously a victim of this media disinterest. (See all there comments on not garnering any label attention) It is an abstract way of thinking but take for example they way you are treated when you visit a government office or fall into the void of our health care systems, you are not so much a person as you are a form that needs to be filled out. So too does the mainstream entertainment industry view the artist not for their substance but in terms of dollar figures. The Stern debacle is only a tip of the iceberg. With the constant threat of the V-chip and various forms of censorship discreetly taking hold in this country it is important that we fight to protect our freedoms even if the fight is brought on the backs of people like Howard Stern or Larry Flynt it is still a fight for the same rights that we the people all enjoy. Thankfully there is still public radio. Take care – Zombie V. Dog p.s. I'm sorry if this article seemed lengthy and convoluted but there are so many aspects to this subject that I only encourage you to purse further research.

February 26, 2004, 3:49 pm

Man I wish my children and family were as supportive as you Josh.All the things you talked about are true and that is why we all come back here.Good job!ebb

Willard/Thin Man
February 25, 2004, 3:11 pm

That is so cool that you people love my Dads poetry he goes to the computer in the morning and makes a new one in 5 minutes! But if you could try to ask another band that made it if they could take a look at this site and maybe they will help us make it. There may be a lot of dark comments about life on here but most of it is true like how many little girl are being sexually abused by their own Dads! And all the pornography that this country sees and wants!5 year old kids are hearing things like I'm going to kill my wife by Eminm and playing Grand theft auto killing people and selling drugs! I really would like if all these things were stopped and so does Shadow Screamers.Well keep the good comments comeing! Josh

February 25, 2004, 2:13 pm

Where's the poetry lately?Lenny

Goddess? Not. Saint? Not. Perfect? Not...Just Huma
February 25, 2004, 9:08 am

Now that you have fallen flat on your ass, you have joined ranks with mere mortals. Stop making a sorry, supid mess of yourself. Very unbecoming. Big girls don't cry. Grab your ass of that quick sand. Slap your brain back into place. March, march. Stay in the forward position. Brace the neck. Affix your blinders. Can't look back. No. Run,run,run.

"The only thing to fear is the Fear Mongers!" A b
February 25, 2004, 12:54 am

If Bush would just open up a dictionary he would see that the definition is clear: "marriage - any close union, the act or ceremony of joining two persons". (Paraphrased from the Scribner-Bantam English dictionary) In this election year our dubious national representative is playing any angle to salvage his disastrous term in office. The Constitution and the liberties that our country was founded upon have been like melting crayons in the hands of the genetically stilted George W. Bush. After his bum rush on everyone's Civil Liberties with his "Patriot Act" of terror and the "Big Brother" thug army known as the Department of Home Land Security, Bush now wants to establish a definition for marriage. I think with the way that Bush continuously butchers the English language, he is the last person that should be defining anything. By playing up the fear angle that homosexuality is dangerous to the survival of the family institution and to a greater extent a threat to the perpetuation of American society, Bush is trying to establish a religious based definition of marriage all the while trying to secure his support from the religious right wing. Hitler understood the power of fear and he used it as a tactical means to execute Jews, gypsies, homosexuals and all others that didn't represent his definition of an "Ideal Citizen". You draw your own conclusion. Our forefathers were insightful enough to include in the Constitution that no religion shall be established. By establishing a definition of marriage based on the arguments of the right wing constituency, Bush is circumventing our Constitution. Regardless of your views on homosexuality and regardless of your views or preference of religion, no one can dictate your right to be with whom you want to be with nor can any individual or group tell you what to believe. Clear and simple – not an issue – So why does this have to keep on coming up? Oh yeah, Bush thinks he deserves another four years in office. What an ass. Hasn't he done enough damage? There are far greater problems that need to be resolved and yet Bush chooses to focus on this. Maybe it's also to hide the fact that he is getting us further into debt and pulling more funding away from all the social programs that actually do some good for our fellow countrymen. How did this idiot ever get as many votes as he did? DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN! – Zombie V. Dog

Thank You
February 24, 2004, 6:28 pm

I ran across this site via the axisofjustice site.One of you had written a reply on Schizophrenia that I thought was in much better taste than the crap that is on that site.Don't get me wrong,the educational information is great there but the discussion boards are stupid.I struggle with my own demons and I thought I would check you out.What a treasure!I love the music and the Band Journal is brilliant!Poetry,insight,penetrating insight.I sort of got obsessive about what I was reading and have read everything you have at least twice.I can't tell you how much it has helped me.I wanted you to know that.If I wasn't in a bad way I would write and help but I can't,at least I will read every day.Thank you so much,everyone shouldread this material.John

February 24, 2004, 11:43 am

When something ceases to be,doest it mean it never was? The calm emeral sea of yesterday, replaced by the raging blue-black sea. The fluttering waves that rock me so gently yesterday,now coming back at me bellowing, towering over my smallness,tramping on me. The tens, and tens of footsteps playfully placed on the shore, vanished, with every wave. The seagulls replaced the pelicans,and the dead blowfish that laid at that very spot,yesterday,evaporated. And the faces of children, males,and females and the man in the dark glasses,now forever gone from my view. When the things that you once knew are no longer,are they still real. Impermanence.

..........Free Falling.
February 23, 2004, 9:10 pm

Chatter, continuous chatter in the brain. Clashing molecules.Oh stop the noise, the noise, the noise. Unchartered course. Lost in this strange wilderness. Long,long,dark tunnel. No light in sight. No light. Requiem for a lost soul,a lost soul. Broken spirit. Searching for a bottom. Snatching thin air. Gasping. Still free falling.

February 23, 2004, 7:52 pm

Wow,no wonder!Lenny

Mingus and Hendrix
February 23, 2004, 2:22 pm

I loved the Mingus poem!The Hendrix tribute was equally good.That is a pretty obscure time period in music history,you guys must play jazz to know that Mingus story.Lenny

February 22, 2004, 6:31 pm

Ditto Bill.Oh boy, I don't know about terrorists but that White House will be stinky for awhile.ebb

February 22, 2004, 6:23 am

Good idea Jon!Jason I almost fell off my chair laughing on that chaos theory entry.You guys seem to have very quick wits.Bill

February 20, 2004, 10:35 am

Jon,I read your recent entry.As you are the only one currently able to play,and it sounds like your the lead man,according to the albums(guitarist,vocalist).To me it makes sense to play out as much as possible and list where you are playing each month.Many of us would love to be there when you play,and would show support.The industry only understands what they want to it seems.Having us build support for you would be an important message to them.They seem to not understand all the great work and your airplay internationally.Let us know when and where and we will be there!Bill

February 20, 2004, 7:01 am

Thyank you for the comments and the entry on Black Elk.Can't get down here to use a computer much,but this is my favorite site.Tyrone

February 19, 2004, 1:20 pm

Wish I could help.You are the only real band out there.ebb

STIRRING THE POT: Don't read this if you don't car
February 18, 2004, 4:08 pm

I just wanted to throw this out to you, as it has become a subject amongst some of my friends. The last time that mainstream culture was epitomized by excess and cynicism was the Victorian era. If you know your history, then you know that the Victorian illusion of a prosperous and civilized society was created by locking away the lower class in slums, asylums, orphanages, prisons or shipping them off to foreign lands or war. This is an example of society drawing distinct lines in an effort to clearly establish a class system. Only the privileged were allowed to enjoy the luxuries of society while the lower class worked in poverty to provide it for them. There is a modern day alliteration to describe the working class, "Working Poor". This pathetic, media generated, euphemism is vague enough in its' description to cover the homeless individual that serves your happy meal to the individual that may hold a well paying job but has lived beyond their means and carries the dept to show it. Though, when facing each other, they may see each other as different, but by today's social structure they are equal in economical worth. Both examples, and every individual that falls in-between, face the possible reality that in order to survive they will have to work continuously until they die or go on government assistance until they die. There is an imbalance here in America. It was similar economical imbalances that helped fuel the Draft Riots during that Victoria Era. It was similar social imbalances that helped fuel the Civil War, anti-Asian movement, women's Suffrage, anti-immigration, the relocation of Native Americas (see Trail of Tears), and the western advancement on Mexico etc. all during that same Victorian era. I apologize for cramming so many examples in without providing the details surrounding each event. Certainly, I understand that each event holds many historical aspects and reasons as to why they took place. I also acknowledge the great advancements in science and technology during this ear. Unfortunately, this web forum can only provide the environment to breach these subjects as a means of drawing historical points of reference to today's society. I would hope that most of you have some knowledge of our history or at least you're willing to investigate these examples further. I use these examples as a warning. Some scholars have theorized that we may, yet again, see another civil war. Far fetched? Take a look at our history and you decide. I know this may seem "heavy" to some but I only encourage you to think. We can't all live is ignorant bliss and we can't allow our world to go unchecked. Zombie V. Dog

About Slavery
February 18, 2004, 11:06 am

Thank you for sharing the news on Nick News. I'll be sure to tape it and watch it with my family. Slavery is a very shameful topic for some and also profoundly painful for others. You also have those who are in complete denial, on both sides of the fence. I personally have a difficult time delving into slavery because of the personal pain that I experience each time. For instance,I could not sit through another viewing of ROOTS. I actually get sick to my stomach. The range of emotions overwhelm me. Anger. Bitternes. Helplessness. Outright rage. Utter disbelief. Than, the river of tears that can never cleanse the hurt away.....Luce

About Trower's music.
February 18, 2004, 10:46 am

I sampled the music at the store, A little bit fast tempo for me. But I love Guitar and so it was a treat. Was in a hurry did not have time to reach the level of pleasure you suggested. However, I did have time to savor two piesces on the CD I specially like,entitled,"I Can't Wait Much Longer Anymore." And, "Sweet Wine Of Love" The store did not have Bolin on their shelves; that will be for next time....Luce

The Instigator.......I Like The Warning your words
February 17, 2004, 4:01 pm

Catchy verses, yet cuts right trough the heart of what happens when we don't take ownership of our own free will,be it with politic,friends, family, the church,etc.....Set those words to music on the next Shadow Screamers release!!!Luce

A Mystery revealed......
February 17, 2004, 3:50 pm

Jon, thank you for the revelation about the string of letters that often follow your first name. I never did decode them to spell out "Peace" backwards. I had instead read so much into them, that the whole meaning flew right over my head, so typical about so many other things in Life. Well, do you propose that we sign off with words like, for instance: Hate, and War. I sign Peace, or Love, or Friendship, to reflect what I hope for my life, for the world at large. Words are pretty powerful tools in the strugle to overcome adversities. First,the words give breath and life to our hope; than of course, one tries to have a plan of action to implement those words with. Even when I can't do enough to alter the course of mankind, I rise every day in one mode, with one singular mission. This mission is to give love, empathy, friendship, and respect to everyone whose life I touch. I think that with a plan like that, we can pretty much summ it up,Peace to you my brother......Luce

February 16, 2004, 7:40 am

Where is Shadow Screamers heading next?

February 15, 2004, 10:50 pm

Wondrous,indigo blue Night. Strong cool breeze. Trees in silhouettes dance and twirl, reaching, touching, and retreating .Starry, dark night sky. Orion's belt, very visible, battles City lights. And Taurus the Bull and the Pleades, plus Cassiopeia too, grace this majestic sky above. Lungs greedily drink in fresh air. Body still, head tilted, eyes gazing into oblivion. Trance. Levitation of the soul, a new constellation is born. Looking down at what was.............Luce--------------------------------------Last night was so beautiful. I went for a walk and felt embraced. I felt like I was one with the Night. Amazing how the purest forms of joy, of contentment are completely free.

February 15, 2004, 7:36 pm

Why don't the parents speak up when their most precious Love,their children,are used in vain. If they don't protest and expose their plight, what help can we,who have no love ones involved be? No one can accuse them of hypocrisy,or misinformation. They,who have so much at stake need to lead openly,so others will follow.

February 15, 2004, 7:25 pm

Thanks,Tyrone,for the very important details to clarify your previous entry. I can clearly see why your anger is so palpable. I don't know what it will take for the nation to put down the blinders. It will dishearten you even more if I were to reiterate that most citizens are aware of the situation. Some just simply choose not to care. Others are so overwhelmed in their struggle for survival that they cannot stop long enough to act. A great apathy now engulfs this society. It is at once,appalling and frightening----------Hope your soul would not drown. The challenges are unsurmountable. And the desire to help,Unquenchable.....For instance,in a conversation with a good friend,the other day,I expressed to him that I have given up on saving the World. He responded,"Well, you just joined the other 99% who won't." All I was trying to reveal is that I accept my frailties,my limitations and I will always endeavor to help others. To do what I can whithin those boundaries to add goodness to Humanity. Such Hell. Such Paradise. All rolled into one spectacular snowball.....Hope

February 15, 2004, 5:03 pm

What you don't understand is that any time there is troup involvement there is at least a partial media blackout.I just heard from a friend who's son is in Afaganistan.He says it is much worse there than projected to the world community.These kids went in for dubious reasons like we did,and it's all coming to light now isn't it?Tyrone

Cows. Chickens. Goats. Pigs and Horses too. ......
February 15, 2004, 7:44 am

My preference for nourrishment is highly concentrated in the legume group, grains and nuts. They are good for the body, and I like all the different colors and textures they come in. And the possibilities are endless in the way they can prepared. While I have my many Meat Free Days, I do consume my share of meats, poultry, and seafood. I grew up on the stuff, and I suppose that I could have given it up some years ago. Then came the children. I have looked into turning my children Vegan. I researched that choice and I was not sure that would have been a prudent choice for them. Proteins are important to proper growth and development in a young child's life. Even If I breasfed my babies for the first 5 years of their lives, I would have put their health in jeopardy if I could not consume a lot of red meat. Because I naturally eat very little and I could never consume the amount of beans,rice, nuts, and so on in order to pass it on to them. Same thing for the children who never had a huge appetite. I found reassurance in their meat consumption because I knew that they were getting the necessary nutrients in one small serving of beef that could replace a mountain of beans. Everything in moderation. Now we eat,lean,organic meat and poultry and wild caught fish on most days, but we have our Vegan days as well. I would like to pursue this topic at greater lenght.------------------------------------------------------- Do you suppose that we can substain this planet on a full scale plant only, based diet? What is the flipside of this challenge? Why did our ancestors transition from a seed, grains,leaves diet, to hunting for meats. If I recall,over time,they learn that they can augment their own life span by being predators themselves too. As it were, they too were prey to large beasts. The fur kept the family warm, increased their chances of surviving harsh winters. And the meats that provided abundant supply of proteins, new ways to increase survivability. We are not that far removed from our ancestors, genetically. I agre that there is too much consumption, in this country. And the excessive demands are weighing heavily on the planet in the ways we raise cattle and such. I don't know why we were design to need animal protein to maintain health? This whole creation business always sends me for a spinning...Evermore confused, Luce

When And Where.....
February 15, 2004, 6:29 am

When is Shadow Screamers having its next play? Let the fans know. Give us some info: location, date,time and contact# for the site,for directions...Come out and share your music. Needs to be heard.

On Listening.....There is a difference to be made
February 14, 2004, 10:53 pm

Some of us are listeners, and we are very good at it. And then we have the conversation makers, the dialoguers, not to be confused with chatter boxes. A dialogue making person can facilitate communication with the good listener who is very often not very expressive in the way of words. Dialogue makers are inherently very observant and sensitive to nonverbal cues, moods, and emotions,and are apt at decoding that that are often left unsaid during exchanges between those two type of individuals. Consequently,a dialogue facilitator is very seldom frustrated by the silence of the listener. It is a symbiotic relationship that feeds off each other. Both parties are heard, but not in the same way.----------------------------- Sorry, I cannot provide a reference text for the above assertion. It's just based on my own experience of having played both roles. sometimes I have to play the role of the quiet listener in my function as a parent, other times,I am the dialogue facilitater. And may I suggest to the listeners it's Ok to demand for an audience when the need arises by expressly saying to the dialoguer to simply be still and to listen to you. Even a "chatter box" will hear you....Luce

February 14, 2004, 10:06 pm

Tyrone,I can taste the anger in your words, but I don't know what you are talking about.

Ooops. . . .
February 14, 2004, 7:33 pm

Duh, I meant to spell "supplement". Sorry about that. Happy Feast of Lupercalie! – Zombi V. Dog.

One other web-site that I forgot to mention for no
February 14, 2004, 7:28 pm

For some reason I forgot to add this site when I posted the AFL-CIO and United For Peace address'. http://www.wilderness.org/index.cfm "Ptotecting the Wilderness since 1935" The sites I mentioned have great articles to help suppliment your sources of information. Zombie V. Dog

February 14, 2004, 3:44 pm


It's Valentine's Day....................
February 14, 2004, 12:51 pm

I am glad to be in love because it gives the day so much significance when you know that Love is a real emotion. And those who can own that special feeling should feel chosen, indeed. Because most of humanity will live, and die, and never know what it's like to truly, truly be in love. You can love someone, but you cannot make yourself fall in love. The two feelings are not interchangeable. I am happy on this Valentine's Day....The Java Queen

Share your gift.....Jason
February 14, 2004, 12:43 pm

The 2004,Litteray Festival might be a good place for you to share your poems. It's being held in Maryland, not too far from your State. It will take place on April 23,2004, from 8:00-10:00PM. The organizer is Slammaster Nicki Miller. Go to bethesda.org and click to open the Lit. festival page. Get up. And go. Many tomorrows have come and vanished since your last efforts to go to the South Carolina event. In friendship,Luce..PS, there is also a competition for children, maybe your younger son might be interested.

Idle Chatter
February 14, 2004, 7:08 am

True about silence.I was talking with a friend yesterday and I realized halfway through the conversation,she wasn't really listening!Does anyone ever really listen?ebb

More web-sites worth looking at.
February 13, 2004, 10:16 pm

http://www.unitedforpeace.org and http://www.aflcio.org This site has a great section called Bush Watch where they unvail reality hidden by Bush's lip service.

February 13, 2004, 9:29 pm

The power of speech is wasted by so many.ebb

February 13, 2004, 7:48 pm


Let us get together
February 13, 2004, 5:48 am

I like what is on this site.It seems so real.I can understand what you wrote in your last entry Jason.I have unfortunately been on many boards myself.It always felt like noone was ever listening,it was always one-up on ya kind of mentality.I always wonder,if we can't seem to be unified how can we ever get rid of our current president?Bill

Kind Words....
February 12, 2004, 5:32 pm

Very thoughtful words from you,Jason. My soul needs some mending at this junction. Shadow screamers is very present on my mind.I'll be back....Thanks-a-bunch. In friendship,Luce

February 12, 2004, 2:20 pm

You Guys are to heavy why dont you lighten up?

In defense of "Born In The U.S.A." – A song often
February 12, 2004, 4:41 am

Though I am not a Bruce Springsteen fan, I respect him for being a very prolific musician and surviving being victimized by the very industry that, still today, capitalizes off his older recordings. Much like John Fogerty, Bruce was cheated out of his publishing rights for much of his early material. More importantly, he has written many songs and dedicated whole albums to social commentary and the struggle of the working class and impoverished. To help set the record straight; "Born In The U.S.A." is not the flag waving, patriotic anthem that so many politicians and pro-American rallies have made it out to be. This is actually far from the truth. Lyrically, the song is a social commentary on the less then prosperous lives lead by the surviving Vietnam veterans upon returning home from that war and the lack of support from the government that forced them into that situation. You can add your own comments here about that war as it too, is an endless subject of controversy. Speaking about war and controversy; obviously we never learn from our mistakes. By the end of this war in Iraq, (funny that it is still called a war when we are supposedly in the "rebuilding" phase) it is now feared that we will have help set in motion the establishment of a Muslim state, much like we did when we first help put the Taliban in power. You don't have to research too far into our own country's history to see this scenario. I plead with you all to encourage others to open their eyes to the world around us and the effect our government's decisions make on a global scale. We have mortgaged our future and our children's futures here in America. Do we really think we know how the rest of the world should run their respective countries? In America, we have no concept of the tribal mentality; (most of this country's indigenous people were killed off with the rest being subjugated or in the case of Mexico pushed out and shoved behind a border) how could we possibly understand the full extent of the issues in the Middle East. Most of us have no understanding of the true ramifications and the cultural significance of the respective religions of Israel or Palestine unless you were raised in those cultures. Much like the natives of this land before the settlers came, their belief system was engrained into their culture and is part of who they are or were. Being an outsider we can only understand the dogma and not the deeper impact of the cultural relevance, as we shouldn't, it is their culture let them keep it, they have had enough taken from them. The struggle in the Middle East, began amongst tribes in ancient times and cannot be resolved overnight by the capitalist standards that we have developed here in our own country. Just look at how positive the effects are here in our own country with the average citizen carrying a credit card debt of $7,000 or more. And as a ending side note: to all those religious zealots that are trying to help make Israel an independent state so that the apocalypse will come as foretold in your bibles; If there is a God, I would think he would be pissed at you for thinking you could force his hand. Zombie V. Dog

Yea, MTV has always censored because they are gree
February 12, 2004, 2:57 am

MTV...What do you expect from corporate media? Blockbuster video, also a division of a bloated corporate media conglomerate, has, for some time, been censoring the videos/DVDs that they make available for rental. Aside from the "Late Fee" scam that they have been pulling over the public for years and presently in litigation over several class action suits for; they too have tried to manipulate the public by controlling your entertainment. Hopefully, you haven't let yourselves be duped by renting from them. Zombie V. Dog p.s. If you really wish to be pro-active and need a starting point check out http://www.voice4change.org/

fan of a fan
February 11, 2004, 2:34 pm

Luce,hope all is well.I understand the need.My thoughts and prayers go out to you(sometimes as a bear I need to hibernate,myself)-comments have dropped off-why?jason

Things Aren't Always What They Seem.........
February 10, 2004, 1:42 pm

There comes a time when, all one can do is to retreat, evaluate, and reassess. Desperately in need of some personal down time. I am going to sign off for a while...Until then,Peace and Friendship, Luce

February 10, 2004, 1:33 pm

Where did everyone go?

February 8, 2004, 7:33 pm

Thanks Jason for those two sites. I checked them out. Very informative. A plethora of vey relevant issues. I do read MOTHER JONES AND THE PROGRESSIVE,THE NATION AND UTNE. Not enough time to pore over it all. Shadow Screamers has for mission to...........

February 8, 2004, 4:01 pm

Have someone contact all these agencies,hopefully they will like this thoughtful approach.FENNEL SEED

For the mission statement
February 8, 2004, 6:18 am

Jason,it sounds like what you are after is a coalition,like Jesse Jackson's Rainbow coalition.If this is true let me know.I think this as stated before is an intelligent response,as it would unify various organizations across the social change spectrum,and the work would not end,ie.'Peace in Progress'.There are so many good ideas on the journal and Making a Difference.Your work has got to pay off eventually.Anyone can see,this band really cares.I am still not satisfied with responses out there on the net.Do you people really want change?Wanda

Too Wired......for Sleep
February 8, 2004, 6:00 am

Bugs in my bed. Can't stay in bed long. Afraid the world might move on without me? Not quite human to go down at midnight and rise at 04:00AM. Sat on floor facing big arch window. Bathed in metallic blue light from Moon,soothing, calming, reassuring embrace. Trees outside my window, made alive by gentle wind. Muted lamentation from hollow calabash winchime stirs the still of night. Ephemeral scenery. Water painted in strokes of gold from artificial illumination, and streaks of blues from the moon above. Mysterious night silhouettes give way to daybrak and a new canvas of colors.......Luce

She Likes a Good Dare...
February 7, 2004, 9:59 pm

Tempting indeed. specially when she knows that she can deliver. Unfortunately, the JAVA QUEEN still has to keep house for a few more years, otherwise she would be up to the challenge. In the meantime, she will cast a wide net and see what turns up. And she is thinking that perhaps the band members can start thinking of ways to organize some fundraisers to foot the initial tour. Brainstorm with your spouses and children,they can be very resourceful. I like the idea of the House Cleaning crew,Jon. Clean the houses to the beat of Shadow Screamers and leave them a free CD. Just like real businesses, for anything so called free,the actual cost will be hidden in the per hour rate for Cleaning. They get a clean house, you get paid, and you get your music into a new household. That's a simple idea. We don't want to give the keepers away to the competitors. Or you can sell Shares of the band, with a clause of limitations, of course,to fans, friends, and family. The band has great potential, and besides, with the way the market has been of late,(Wall Street) the risks could be better for them with Shadow Screamers------Time for the Queen to go to bed....... Buenas Noche a todos

LIFE IS TOO DAMN SHORT! I don'know how to stand st
February 7, 2004, 3:15 pm


They call her the People Mover.....
February 7, 2004, 2:58 pm

Just wondering about Shadow Screamers'movements over the years. For instance, since Canada is considered to be a peaceful nation, the band's message would resonate there. Has the band done the circuit in let say, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver .....Also I recently met members of a Jazz band I deem not to have much more resources than Shadow Screamers and they were on their way for a six week gig at a club in Milan, Italy. And I know of many clubs in Paris, France, where they special in featuring only American bands. It might be that there is too much chatter on this side of the Atlantic, and Shadow Screamers Might need to pack a suitcase or two. Flexibility and adaptability are both necessary and inevitable to bring the band to the next level.....Sooooooooo------Parla Italiano?---or, Parlez-vous francais? Or just plain good canadian english. You all better just do it, or get off the pot------Tough love, from the Java Queen

All I could find
February 7, 2004, 11:48 am

I could swear that I read more than I found Jon!Anyway,the first entry pertaining to this concept is Sat.May 31st.Another interesting notion is your Musicians for the Preservation and Implementation of Non-Violence,surely this concept must be examined by the musicians that are trying for change.I would also bring attention to the series,'You have been lied to your entire life'in the August Journal,you outdid yourself with those pieces.Luce you had asked for a mission statement,I will give this careful consideration and thought.Meanwhile let's talk everyone.Finally,I really enjoyed the last two poems Jason,please keep going and as Luce says,'share your journey'.Wanda

It's No Cake Walk.........Parenting. I teach my ch
February 7, 2004, 7:21 am

To my children I state,I give you must of myself, because I must keep some for me, or I could not be viable. I find that children, just like adults can be selfish and ungrateful. So I allow my children to know of these fundamental flaws that they possess as human beings and I ask them to be mindful of that. They have to give back to me, to the nuclear family and as well to the extended family (grandma, aunts, etc..)as early as they can walk, and formulate words; because the generosities and love that they are immersed in is not a birthright. Of course at each stage their age is taken into account as to their level of participation. I tell them, yes I am generous and kind, but I expect generosity and kindness from them too. Yes I treat you with respect and I expect the same from you. Yes I give you a lot, and I would like some of that back. In other words, I am not a saint, nor am I some supernatural being. I am simply a good mother and they must nurture me as I nurture them. So they know that they must pitch in as needed. They must keep their grades up because good grades keep my blood pressure down. They must foster good relationship amongst themselves because it facilitates my parenting. The more they facilitate my job, the better it will be for them. I taugh them that life is the great equation. Keep the balance. When no one feels cheated,it's easier to grow and give. I can go on and on. I am convinced that for parents who give to their children life's most precious commodity, our time, we must remind them that we have choices, but we put them first, and this is a big gift and should not be taken for granted......Love, Mother Goose

Give Us More
February 7, 2004, 6:17 am

OK, Wanda. How about if you give us some more details on the "PEACE IN PROGRESS" movement. It will go a long way in getting the dialogue going. Perhaps a mission statement is in order here or something to that nature....Peace

Peace In Progress
February 7, 2004, 5:58 am

I don't want to sound pushy,but I am not willing to let go of my last entry.Will someone please respond?Wanda

Got home late, after 9PM. Was out since afternoon.
February 6, 2004, 8:06 pm

Beach was great! Magnificent sunset. Very active,musical waves. Lull you to sleep. Wind that transport the soul to distant places. Sky was blue with sweeping bands of white clouds,illuminated by sun rays. Seagulls quarrelling above heads and man of war dotting the coastline. Huge cliffs, good perching, generosity of furious waves. Nature at work. Always at work. And me taking it in. Taking it all in. Awesome!!!!!

Peace In Progress
February 6, 2004, 5:01 pm

Reading awhile ago on the journal I came across the alluring notion of Peace In Progress.It seems active and sustaining,how can we as fans,and I don't want to direct this to Jon and Jason,they do enough,get this going?I am posting this for a possible discussion topic.Wanda

I don't understand any of it...........Violence ac
February 6, 2004, 9:05 am

The Universe itself, all of creation, the stars, the planets, the waters, the trees, and all animals, all sprung from violence. This planet is so filled with violence. The kind which Nature unleashes unto us, as in hurricanes, floods, diseases, and on, and on. And then there is us, "the human race". We who are supposedly created to be better than the rest of creation. We are supposedly so much better than the beasts who roam this earth, we were created in some "SPECIAL IMAGE." So much so, that we were given dominion over all else. The truth is, we are no better. We are just as vilolent. We are worse than than the beasts. We destroy and kill for the heck of it. We prey on the innocents, as in nations against nations, religions against religions, races againts races, males againts females. Rich againts poor. No other living animals match our thirst for blood, for destruction, for violence. Yet, we are the chosen ones. I ask of each of you: WHAT ARE WE ANYWAY? Yes, you read correctly, what are we. There is no special category for our kind, no special qualifications, or classification. We are worse than the so called beasts. Much worse. What litle good we do could never match the fury we wreak......Luce

Justice Scalia, the self-proclaimed bastian of mor
February 6, 2004, 6:01 am

Yes, we are pathetic as a nation who claims to be the model for Democracy. This is suppose to be A NATION FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE......Where are you epople? This is so downright depressing. No wonder more and more Americans are consuming more and more drugs. This is got to be part of the reason why so many Americans are on anti-depressant, the state of our Nation.............Luce

I share in your joy, Jason
February 5, 2004, 10:20 am

Quite the honor, really. I have never had the pleasure of a such long bow! From the nothern tip of the Eastern seaboard, all the way down,to near the keys!!!! I hope you have not strained your back, nor over extended your limber self. Jason,I am so elated to hear of the recognition you got from the Nationals. Well,Rome was not built in a day, so there will be other opportunities down the road. Just keep the momentum. Don't allow the dust to settle. I know. I am a mother of three, and of course we all love our children to pieces. We ought to. However, our children get as much pleasure and personal satisfaction in seeing their parents overcome obstacles,and personal challenges. So take time to do those other things that are strictly for your own gratification. Live for yourself as much as you live for them,in return ,all the lives we touched are all the more enriched because we have more to give.............Keep those feet moving, and those fingers limber. Life is a tango, hope to see your poems doing the cha-cha-cha on some published pages in the very near future.......Luce

February 5, 2004, 10:01 am

hi, luce. thank you ever so much for the warm welcome. i have yet to read thru what's here. i'm not sure that there is a common thread to the posts or not. regardless, when i have more time than i'm alotting myself right now, i'll post some fun stuff. hey, come to think of it. i AM doing that right now. two days or two minutes from now it'll be " right now" again. just like it was right now a moment ago. peace .

Hey Caine!
February 4, 2004, 6:03 pm

Today I met a young man by the name of Caine and after a short, lighthearted conversation, I am quite impressed by his views. I think he is an insightful young man and would like to hear more from him. So,Caine I am looking forward to your entries. And also, you wanted to know when Shadow Screamers will have their next open mic, I am not sure. But it will be posted on the site for fans who wish to attend. Caine shared with me that he is a poet and a musician. I know that he is an artist as well. Caine, this site is free to you and others. Shadow Screamers simply ask that we treat it with appreciation. Please feel free to read some of the previous entries to get a feel of where we are coming from............Luce

To The Wealthy And Proud And Those Willing To List
February 4, 2004, 4:54 pm

"Wealthy And Proud", I'm not certain that your comment was serious or not. I can understand your defensiveness either way. It is honorable to give freely to charities but is that the extent of you compassion? In all seriousness, my response to your questions, "What in the hell do you expect of us?" is simple; I expect you to be poor like the rest of the nation. If you are as wealthy as you claim then you can't possibly understand the full scope of hardship people go through in order to make ends meet and keep people like you wealthy. From the people that wash your cars, to the people that clean your toilets, to the people that teach your children, you demand the services of people that only dream of being financial independent as yourself. And that is only representative of the people fortunate enough to find employment. If you could only experience what life is like on the other side of the fence, if even only for a day or week, then maybe you could see why it is important that you further your charitable efforts by standing up and fighting for the equality and fair treatment of your fellow countrymen. Though you may be a just and fair person in your own way, money discriminates and makes privileged elite of the people that hold it. Remember, the wealth that you claim didn't magically appear with your name on it. You may have worked hard but there were others that worked a lot harder for less reward to help you obtain your wealth. If you came from an underprivileged background and rose to your wealth, shame on you for forgetting where you came from. If you were born into this wealth, then maybe you should research the facts on how your family obtained it's wealth. One last thought though, I also expect you to be satisfied with what you have. P.S. It is not a matter of having "balls" to say these things, it is my right and freedom to speak my mind and share these truths and hopefully create an intelligent dialogue with people such as yourself. Take care - Zombie V. Dog

Dan the Man
February 4, 2004, 2:03 pm

Oh,gee I wish I had such a problem you idiot!Stop whinning and,ahh,check the journal for suggestions-HELLO!

Wealthy and not ashamed of it!
February 4, 2004, 1:59 pm

You people are always blaming the rich.What did I ever do to you?My family though very wealthy gives all the time to charitable organizations.This cannot be high profile or we are hounded morning,noon and night.WHAT IN THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT OF US?

ON MY HONOR..................
February 4, 2004, 1:43 pm

Today I lost what small hope I held for any semblance of leadership for our future generations. On my honor, responsibily, decency, these are the kind of words that wiil come to mind when I think of the SCOUTS, as in Boy Scouts. All that was swept away from me in one sweeping blow. Today, on NPR morning news, I heard that the BOYS SCOUTS Of AMERICA, of SOUTH FLORIDA has invited, pay attention now, they have invited none other than OLIVER NORTH himself to be their guest speaker at their annual fund raiser!!! I was flabbergasted. Completely speechless. Where do we go from here? Anyone who's past the age of 30, should have heard about the IRAN CONTRA DEBACLE WITH THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION AND PAPA BUSCH. Oliver North did not honor the BOYS SCOUTS creed,he knows nothing about Honesty and Responsibility. Part of this debacle still plague this antion today. Remember that;s was the time when we were busy selling weapons to Iraq, covetly, against the wishes of the American people. He and his accomplices deceived an entire nation and today we are at war over those choices they made in our name. But wait a minute, when you have to choose between morals and a 5,000.00 a plate affair, I guest even the Boy Scouts's creed can become disposable.........I feel genuine physical pain over this. How hopelessly sad...........Luce

Big Bill
February 4, 2004, 12:21 pm

Man you guys have balls,writing what you do.Any word on that summer tour yet?My friends think you guys are a riot,in many ways.Rock on dudes!

February 4, 2004, 8:41 am

This shit is intense!Lightbulbs are turning on for me.

Thank You, Zombie
February 4, 2004, 6:12 am

I did take the time to read your entry. And there is no need to apologize about the lenght. As you pointedly stated in your entry we need to stop buying into the sounbites of a corrupt media. Take the time to be truly informed.It's great to have individuals like you who take the time to compile all these relevants facts and make it available to others who might not be as aware. Even for those of us whose interests and knowledge base are aligned with yours, we need to have those reminders. I am not at all surprised that your commercial was not aired. I own a tiny,ten inch Tv. I am not a frequent viewer for the resaons you listed above. I know if the media had to depend on my viewership, they will have to take the offenses you just mention very seriously. But even among free thinkers, you find many who whines, and whines, all the while watching, and watching more of the trash, and lies disguised as entertainment and news. I hope to read more from you now that you have joined us....Luce

Why I hate the Super Bowl, Republicans and the sta
February 4, 2004, 3:44 am

I have been a frequent viewer of this web site and sharing much of the same political views as the band that hosts this forum, I was prompted to write the following article. It covers some of the current issues that are affecting our nation presently. I apologize in advance for the length. I made every effort to avoided watching the Super Bowl this year. I spent part of the day at the beach then the rest of the day with some other friends who were protesting the game as well. I would have to say, after the fact, for all the controversy around the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake fiasco – not a word was mentioned about the fact that prior to the game CBS refused to give air-time to the MoveOn commercial. Even though MoveOn raised the money to pay for air-time (a few million dollars through donations), CBS denied them claiming that they don't air controversial commercials. The MoveOn commercial was simple: it shows children playing the roles of adults at work and the message is that since George Bush has taken office, he has created a 3 trillion dollar deficit; these are the ones who will be paying for it (i.e. the children). Regardless of whether you think it is bleeding heart liberal crap, the fact of the matter is that it is true. In true corporate hypocrisy, CBS had chosen to run the anti-drug commercial during last years Super Bowl that said: If you use drugs, you are supporting terrorists. Though very poignant, it too was considered by many to be a controversial commercial. Corporate media has strong republican representation in Washington through advocacy groups and select politicians. This is why most of our corporate news agencies (ABC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX . . .) report very one sided views and carefully selected facts and stories. It is common knowledge that the republican agenda is to support big business which in turn supports politicians that represent their vested interests. If you pay attention to the news, it is the republican representatives that continue to claim that the economy has turned around and they encourage you to spend more money. This tactic didn't work for Reagan. We are still paying for his administrations mistakes. His policies fueled the rise in the unspoken class separation here in America. Our Social programs still wither along with the hopes of a program for socialized medicine. Most of the advocacy groups in Washington are institutions created by corporations. Corporate America does not represent my interests as a citizen or as an independent business owner. I can't speak for you but as for myself, I don't want to be restricted to buying everything from some super store that limits my choices to poor quality, disposable merchandise - mass produced and sold by underpaid workers who barely can survive on the meager salary and almost not existent health benefits. I'm not just pointing at Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Borders, Starbucks or Kohl's, I'm pointing at every single corporate structure that has helped close down most of our "Mom and Pop" businesses and manufacturing industries. Certainly, I am not against business, our nation's economy or our global economy, I am against excess. Corporate America is a land of excess that is encouraged to be excessive by our nation's leaders. This excess is further fueled by the advertisers that pay for the production of media events such as the Super Bowl (one hour longer this year allowing for more commercial time – news stations even ran stories promoting the best and worst of the Super Bowl commercials.) Excess is also encouraged through example by MTV, Reality TV, Soap Operas, Court TV, American Idol, etc. Though the subject of mainstream media and mass marketing is a whole other topic unto itself, it does apply to this article in the sense that the products that you are being duped into purchasing by Corporate E-merica, from clothes, to CDs, to designer drugs are all being forced upon you with the notion that "You need to have these things to be someone here in America." Ironically, many of these products aren't even made in America. FOR THOSE OF US IN CALIFORNIA: Wait until you see how republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger slowly worsens the California deficit all the while pretending to appear the hero for the people. His proposition 57 is a good example of a double edge sword. Either we approve his bond that simply hides the debt temporarily, but creates a much larger debt later after the interests is added, or he will make up for that need for money by taking it away from school funding. Besides being a form of extortion it will mean a huge job lose amongst newer teachers. Once again republicans pawning responsibility off onto future generations without even considering all the consequences of their actions. Economists have stated that if the current governor would simply impose a seven to ten percent tax increase temporarily, just like Pete Wilson did when he was in office, it will provide enough revenue to stave off this deficit. Pete Wilson was not a saint by any means, but this policy did work. Schwarzenegger; of course being one of the wealthy, won't do this because it means that he and his fellow wealthy constituents will be paying more money then the rest of us who are worth a lot less. Simple economics usually clashes with the greed of politics and power. Of course George W. Bush, in an effort to lay blame somewhere else, has decided to shift attention from his administration's responsibility for the war in Iraq. Contrary to popular belief, not related to, though sold to America as part of the "War on Terror". Bush is spending more money on a supposed investigation to track down the source of the possible false information regarding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. When Bush was first running for office, he was lampooned by someone who superimposed his face over the face of Mad magazine's mascot, Alfred E. Newman. Alfred's famous tag line was "What, Me Worry?" Very appropriate for the now president as his administration has made every effort to shift blame and responsibility else where for everything negative issue that has been associated with Bush. Florida, how could you let Jeb Bush into office? Don't let loose, or he'll run for president. ABOUT THE SPACE PROGRAM: In days past, the space program represented our nation's hopes for a better future. NASA's general goals were noble and challenging, but very costly. We all stood by and paid our dues with even some members of the space program paying with their lives. When George W. Bush took office he appointed Sean O'Keefe as the new head of NASA. During his presidency, George Bush senior had appointed Sean O'Keefe as Defense Secretary in his administration. When O'Keefe took office he announced in his speech that all space missions from now on will be dual purpose, both civilian and military. George W. Bush, in his recent "State of The Union" address was asking for more money to send another manned mission to the moon. With all missions being dual purpose, it is apparent that the Bush administration is seeking to enact its proposed plan to establish a military outpost on moon. Part of this plan involves the creation of a satellite defense system controlled from this base. On top of this proposed moon program Bush wants to fuel more money to expand the Mars program. Scientists have established the likelihood of large deposits of gold on Mars. The next mission that NASA is planning for Mars is supposed to bring back environmental samples. Some watchdog groups have stated that once NASA has found gold and or other valuable resources on Mars that the military branch will seize control of any Mars missions and then privatize all operations on the planet. Most recently we have seen similar privatization of military operations in Iraq with corporate interest groups such as Halliburton leading the way. Some people say that these and other issues probably won't even take place or even happen in our life time. Strangely enough, I have heard this comment from people who have children, grand children and great grand children. Only now have we learned of the damaging effects of pollution on our environment. Only now do we understand the damage caused by nuclear power. Only now do we regret the over hunting of now endangered species. I ask the people that say that we won't see these problems in our life time; "What legacy will you leave for your future generations?" Most of these issues that I have covered have facts that speak for themselves. I plead with everyone to not take my word for it but to do their own research and familiarize yourselves with the world you live in. Pick and choose your battles once you are armed with knowledge. Don't just complain but be part of the solution, however big or small your contribution, everything helps. By Zombie V. Dog 2/4/04

Just My Take........Not The Gospel
February 3, 2004, 8:16 pm

Goodness Gracious! I was hoping that we all could somehow ignore what is termed as the "breast" incident. The kind of attention that has so far been garnered on this incident just feeds those people who feed on the reaction, the attention that can only be obtained through the art of shocking behavior based on this nation's social mores. What happened would not have received this kind of attention in any other evolved, social, setting. For a nation of people who is known to indulge the largest amount of pornography, including child pornography, a nation obsessed with sex, the incidents of sexual violence against women and children absolutely despicable. Yet this nation holds these very puritan views as a model for acceptable, wholesome behavior. This great paradox continues to create such confusion in the ways nudity and sex are discussed and practiced. Anything can take on new meanings based on context. It's not the breast, I say. I believe the offense came specifically from the context within which the breast was exposed. I happened to believe the body, just like a rose, or a gazelle are an integrate part of Nature and all of creation. I see the function of clothing as a practical way to protect our body from harm from the elements. Outside of that, I think clothing is a costly nuisance that has served as an additional tool to stratify society. The logos now are many, and people pay big money and have even killed for fancy jackets, and tennis shoes. I wish I could have a world where the body is just that, where the body is taken in its totality, the toe, just as fascinating as the breast, where the intricacies of the ears just as intriguing as the wonder of the vagina. Why can't we just embrace the body without necessarily embrace sex? I don't think our perception is from the natural world. I believe it is a dysfunction of our society. We make such a deal of ourselves. We venture so far from the natural course as we suppress, enforce, and deny. Something so beautiful and matter of fact, becomes something dirty, forbidden and shameful. We might be able to stop Hollywood dead on its tracks if we can have the vision to take down the veil of mystery and shame that the body and sex are shrouded in. The day nudity is seen as normal, and sex is seen as normal too, but the two are not necessarily interchangeable. The day we can comfortably dialogue with our children about those facts and be able to watch a TV commercial featuring a nude model selling body lotion, just like in France without blushing or feeling a need to shield our children's eyes, that day is the day we will disarm Hollywood. They would have lost their edge. They will have to go back to being creative and artistic. Who knows? We might even see a drop in pornography trafficking in this nation, and maybe even a drop in sexually perpetrated crimes against women and children..................Luce

February 3, 2004, 3:32 pm

Industry,where are you?This band needs in!

We must be reminded of the simple truth....,,,
February 2, 2004, 9:21 pm

Jon, and Jason, mortals just like you and I. They face the same though choices and have the same shortcomings like the rest of us. They know that it is too easy to be indifferent. They, and you, and I have to strive to judge less, and to use our resources to do more. We need to become better keepers of our brothers and sisters, of our planet. Thank you. We all need to be reminded every now and again....Luce

It Is In Moments Like This........
February 2, 2004, 6:04 pm

It's in moments like this that she is marvels at the whole web of life........the rain has begrudgingly gave way to the sun and to her soul that was held captive behind panes of glass and cinder blocks is released. It's in moments like this one, on the tattered green, sleeping bag which she had nonchalantly cast on a large patch of green grass in her garden, where she positions her body, spread eagle, with her chest, raising more than falling wishing all the while that her breasts could swell far enough to kiss the sifting clouds. The sky never seems bluer. The clouds seem more beautiful than usual with more dimensions than before the rain. Each layer revealing the next, first they separate, than merging again. There are no words for this kind of elegance. This kind of motion cannot be described nor simulated. It is in this moment with vultures and hawks, blue jays and egrets, prancing in the air above her, soaring, diving and ascending. It is in this moment when butterflies flutter in levitation and seemed suspended in time, over her still body. They move from flower to flower with such insouciance as they claim the nectar, an offering from Nature. It's in moment like this with the soft breeze gently enveloping, caressing her skin and the bamboo tree with its long beautiful, willowy stalks dressed in dainty olive green leaves sways in motion above her. It is in moments like this with the rustling of leaves, the call of birds, and the humming of her steady breath, his soul with her soul, and her soul with his soul all combining, all merging in rhythm, in synchronization to create the greatest symphony of all and the circle is made complete. It's in moments like this---Oh Creation..................Luce

The Gift.....
February 2, 2004, 4:46 pm

With her two hands cupped around his face, from the bottom of his chin, up to the sides, almost touching his ears she asked, do you know you how much I love you? He feigned no to hear. She asked again, do you know how much I love you, this time with more urgency than the Last. And he replied, after a long pause. "I am afraid. I don't want to know." She whispered don't be afraid of what's real. The kind of love that I am giving you is so surreal that it could have only been imagined by the Gods of good fortune. And she added I am just the mere vessel used to bear it forth. A true love is a true gift. It does not keep scores. Makes no demand, has no prerequisite. It just is. Do not recoil. Do not hide. Open up and receive what has been destined for you. Free. The bearer has been rewarded tenfold and fulfilled by virtue of your own happiness......Luce

February 2, 2004, 2:41 pm

I thought I would check this out to see if this was real.This is the only bandsite I have seen that allows comments,that is so cool!I love the Journal,you are such talented writers and I like what Luce writes too.Where you been girl?

February 2, 2004, 12:17 pm


February 2, 2004, 7:50 am

I have heard of Ken Cohen's work before.Thank you for the heads up.I will purchase both books.

Terry from San Diego
February 1, 2004, 7:17 pm

Good call on that aging journal entry.I agree about the White Stripes to,they suck.How the hell did they get in and get such a reputation.I guess people will buy just about anything.

Enough egoheads
February 1, 2004, 11:49 am

Damn finally a band that makes sense.

Steve from Atlanta
February 1, 2004, 8:19 am

That was an incredible poem!

Steve from Atlanta
January 31, 2004, 5:22 pm

Although I am only in my 20's,your words in that age entry will give me something to think about for years to come.Do you guys write like this all the time?Wow!

Oh Jason, your words............
January 31, 2004, 9:19 am

That piece about Aging should be read for everyone across the land to hear. I am closer to 50 than I am to 40. So I am turning grey, and I feel no need to hide that reality. I embrace it because for reason beyond my grasp, I have been allowed to live long enough thus far to see my hair turn grey. My grey hair is saying to me, "Upon you, I have bestowed more time, more breath, and more life." I see my grey hair as a crown, my halo. When my family and friends inquire about my grey hair, they often say why, Luce, if anyone could get away with dying their hair, it's you. You hear the words why do we need to be deceitful about our age? The question takes me right back to the piece I just entered about SLAVERY OF THE MIND. What drives us to do and say the things we do? If you are feeling unworthy because you are aging, then you will not find solace in a bottle of dye or the next visit with the scalpel. And I tend to become direct and blunt when people question my choice to allow nature to do to my body what it does to all of creation. To them I respond," If I begin with my head, where then should I stop. In what part of my body is the presence of grey hair allowed? Should we consider my armpits fair game, or should we venture further South. Come on people, stop the madness. Get real. It always leaves them thinking. Embrace the self, and you have the greater chance of being embraced. I think acceptance is at the core of this too......Telling it like I see it, Luce

So convoluted is this game we call, Life
January 31, 2004, 8:27 am

I attended many lectures, on a variety of topics, over a quarter of century ago in college. Time and disinterest have eroded most of the details I learned then. But some things do stick. And one of such thing was a class discussion on Slavery and its many forms and different configurations. Naturally I remember more vividly the one form that is most applicable to my reality. This form of slavery is described as: Slavery of the Mind. This particular type of slavery we are all, almost without exception, susceptible to. The shackles around the mind are not visible. They carry no perceived weight. Thus, this genre of slavery though no less virulent than the physical type can go on unchecked, and therefore unchallenged. There are even some who are duly aware of the condition, yet they proclaim it to be a necessary evil for the sake of society. And I often wonder, what is, or, who is that society that is to dictate my choices? If that society is me, and you, as I choose to believe, why shouldn't we be free to evaluate and modify so may of these archaic rules that were put in place by the church, and the government followed? I witness each day the willingness of husbands and wives to be engaged in that game. Oh, so much emphasis on the virtue of marriage. Very little care is giving to the quality of relationships. The mandate for marriage has more to do with possession than with family or love. Look at the tax codes. Adult children and their aging parents dancing like limping fireflies whose wings have been clipped one time too many. Now they bare the scars of a dysfunctional marriage where so much care was given to keeping it together, that everyone has forgotten to live. And love. The ambitious professional forgetting all that really matters and compromising what ethics he/she might still have, and kissing up, day after day to climb this imaginary ladder. Too many of us are willing subjects. We beg for these shackles because they do something very specific for us. They take away the hard work. We don't have to claim responsibilities for ourselves. We can simply follow the rules. We don't want to stand alone. We have learned from the puppet masters that there could be great rewards for playing the game and that reward is called acceptance, the stamp of approval for playing by the rules, always and enabling the great machine to march to yet another generation of unsuspecting victims. There will always be masters and for there to be masters, slaves must be trained to keep their place. Where are you in your relationships, with your love ones, your boss, your church and everything and everyone you deem to have some kind of influence over your life? Do you have a puppet master? Beware of the invisible shackles. You arrive alone. And you will check out alone. The marks you make are yours and yours alone. Your children, your spouse, your parents and siblings will make their own........LBD

January 30, 2004, 6:47 pm

I have just left a very abusive marriage.You are so right about the Domestic Violence centers.They are there and were so supportive in my life.Thank you for bringing attention to this issue.

Shadow Screamers knows........
January 30, 2004, 12:20 pm

Whenever one gives of the self without reservation, great things have been known to happen. Shadow Screamers is relentless in their mission to bring awareness to real issues, either by exposing us to their intimate experiences or, by using informations from other primary sources. In the last entry about slavery,(Band's journal) it's easy for one to sigh and turn a blind eye. After all, slavery has been with us since recorded history. But when you possess the consciousness, the humanity of Shadow Screamers, you don't allow a wrong to go on unchallenged. You confront the system and join in the struggle to right the injustices. This band's site is only getting better. Thanks for posting those web addresses on the band's journal......LBD

Very Newsworthy.....
January 29, 2004, 12:22 pm

I had to be at a meeting. Missed NPR, my lifeline. NPR is as real and reliable as it gets. I am a member of PBS and this month, finally, I am making it a mission to get a membership as well with NPR. Thanks, Shadow Screamers, for sharing some uplifting and informative news with us. I wonder if NPR could be interested in bringing Shadow Screamers band live at the Miami studio???????? This band is right along the line of NPR's social consciousness: To inform, to educate, and to entertain.

Jason, go to: www.witsendpoetry.com for your info.
January 28, 2004, 1:44 pm

Events site offers more info about poets and poetry and other upcoming events.... let me know how it all works out

About National Poetry contest....
January 28, 2004, 1:32 pm

jason go to Delrayslam and click on Delray Poets. The page should feature one of the young women poets named Tap. and find the links. Keep on rolling, shadow Screamers

Just wan to say....
January 28, 2004, 1:24 pm

Lasting Love is friendship turned to bliss................Find the friend in your special someone.

January 28, 2004, 12:40 pm

Although I don't agree with everything here,what a breath of fresh air!Keep writing and playing Shadowscreamers.Count me as a fan.

All clubs
January 28, 2004, 9:31 am

I agree!This stuff has got to be heard.This band leads the way,mind blowing!Isn't that what we need in these repressive times.Scream,Shadowscreamers!Tammy

Bleeding Hearts. ........ So we are called.
January 28, 2004, 9:17 am

Last night at Dada's I was glad to be among my fellow bleeding hearts. Awesome poets with the kind of prophetic words that make us squirm and sweat. How refreshing it was to hear others validate your vision, your take of the world. This poetry slam was attended by a true canvas of humanity. People of various ages, races, and social strata. I was particularly moved by the words of the 20 something age group. As a middle ager, I feel relieved to see that there will be a group to take over the watch after I am long gone. These young people speak with such conviction. I wish I had just one ounce of their dedication and awareness when I was their age. This one young lady poet hammered it in when she declared with defiance in her throat,"Yes I am a bleeding heart, one of those hippies you sneer at. But it is the so called BLEEDING HEARTS, dillusional hippies who are fighting to ensure that there will be a world for your children's children." As I said in my preceeding entry, Shadow Screamers would have found its spring board last night at DAda's. Shadow Screamers,there is a market out there that speaks your language. There is an audience young and old in all different stripes who are searching for your voice. Can we hear a holler from you! By the way, Jason would have been in Pig Heaven last night with all these great poems he writes. Some of the poets are heading for the National in South Carolina. Follow the trail Shadow Screamers...... Luce

January 28, 2004, 7:21 am

I play in a band and love your stuff.You guys need to get out and play again.Noone plays this kind of music,you are probably closer to making it than you think.I don't hear much originality anymore.this is really original music.Get off your asses and get playing!

Call DADA's of Delray Beach...
January 28, 2004, 6:28 am

The only thing missing last night at Dada's was Shadow screamers. The music would have been the perfect backdrop for the event.So...............call Dada's. we would love to see you at Open mike.......

Just Shoot me.....................I believe in rom
January 27, 2004, 7:30 pm

OK. I confessed. I am a romantic. February seems to bring it to the surface. It's the bombardment of Red at the Malls. By gosh, it's everywhere. Absolutely inescapable. For those of us who are left wondering about what it must be like to have a sweetheart of your own on Valentine's Day, it's easy to see green in the stream of reds . But not yours truly. I am just too romantic. I can at least vicariously share in the good fortune of others. Plus, envy sucks. So, I go about in my head creating the one and ten thousand ways to please your lover, from Feb. 1st to the 14th. Oh, did I mention passion? One day, one night just would not do, simply could not suffice. So to the lovers out there I say, forget about the chocolate, unless you are wearing it. The only card you should give this year should be hand-drawn, with you as the canvas, of course. Anything short of that you would have missed the mark! Life is short. Shed those inhibitions. Kick up those creaky heels they are in need of a good workout........Yours truly, The Java Queen

How Generous of You..........
January 27, 2004, 3:56 pm

In the spirit of unity Shadow Screamers has made this Fan Journal available to all who support the band and its mission as a place to share comments about the band and offer suggestions on how to further increase the band's following. To remain silent does not mean that you don't have an opinion or feeling on matters that are of importance to you. Quite the contrary. When you silence yourself you give up your voice to others to speak in your good name. What a travesty! You know you want to be heard. Takes but a few minutes to check this awesome, messenger of thruth site out and you feel good for a good while after that. Come on now, scream, yell, laugh or cry. Say something. Shadow Screamers are listening.

I could kiss Sting this morning...........Oh yes,
January 27, 2004, 6:15 am

I could kiss Sting this morning for these words in one of his songs:" Don't judge me. This could be you in another life, in another set of circumstances." It is in our nature to judge others. There is safety in dissecting, evaluating our neighbour, our friends because the pronouncement we make on others prevent us from getting too close to home, too close to ourselves. We don't show empathy perhaps because we confuse empathy with condoning. Or is the fear of transference. The fear of being susceptible and therefore vulnerable. After my own experiences of how one can fall short of the loftiest standards, I have made it my personal mission to remember and practice this ancient virtue: Judge not, lest thou be judged.......Lucienne

The Eyes of Love Tell Lies.
January 26, 2004, 4:40 pm

To be in love is to be blind. To be in love is to be deaf. To be in love is to be foolish. The eyes of Love make you see things that don't even exist. The ears of Love hear words of tenderness that will never be said. To be in love is bitter and sweet. Sweet it is to own such feeling of joy and ecstacy. Bitter it is when that Love cannot reach the shelter it was intended for. They say that time has a way of healing most things. I am hopeful that time will be good to me. The grass might might not be greener, true. But they vary in the scope of life's challenges. Some have more holes and even perillous canyons, while others just have some patchy brown spots and a few dandelions.......

The Hunchback.....
January 26, 2004, 6:15 am

I am a hunchback. We are all hunchbacks to some degree. It's so much easier to see your neighbour's hump than your own that has so aptly merged with your back; after all, we don't have eyes behind our backs. What is out of sight can expediently become out of mind. I am mortal just like my fellow men and thereby succumb to all the tendencies of human fallacies. I know that I have fallen short of my own responsibilities to Humankind. I eat not very much, but I eat very fancy. My house is too big. My perks, too many. When I look at my neighbour, I see me. I see my consumption and I feel shame. It's so scandalous for me to preach about the planet, about giving, about changes when I am so intrinsically marred in the problem. If there is to be a solution, I must deal with my own saddle, shed the excesses in my own life and make time to be directly involved and contribute toward that better vision. Until then, I am just talking. Just talking.....Peace, Luce

Keep the faith
January 25, 2004, 5:52 pm

As one who believes in Shadow Screamers' mission, I am all the more pleased to read in Jason's entry(check band's journal)the possibility that the band and its site might be seriuosly consired by some socially conscious manager. I know that such individuals do exist and should be vigourously sought out. There is so much noise out there and as many people with nothing to say. Shadow Screamers must keep the momentum and raise their own voice and be heard. Who knows! Maybe a tour could be in the making;Summer is near, for the optimist anyway.......Peace, Lucienne

Now is....Love now. Live now. Feel now. Now is
January 25, 2004, 5:33 pm

Spring is near. Well Spring is near for the optimist. I am always so fascinated if not perplexed by the seriousness some people attached to the rituals of spring cleaning. Dust those shelves. Turn up the whole house for those unwanted pesky cobwebs. Might want to put up some new, fresh curtains. Don't overlook the overhaul of your wardrobe. Out with the Old. In the New. Let's revamp everything. Make it fresh and relevant. So then I wonder what if this spring, this year, these folks were to turn this tradition on its head? What if they were to make themselves the subject of spring cleaning? What if they were to look at their souls, their lives, their choices and look for the cobwebs that lurk in those secret places, Spring, after spring, after spring. It's so easy to get lost in the details, the mundane, anything at all to keep us busy is so readily embraced as we throw a furtive look at the lives on the shelves; and the dust, and the cobwebs of years multiply until we cease to notice. So we fail to remember that Life is now. Now is now..............Lucienne

January 24, 2004, 4:19 pm

This band has an evolutionary voice,very important!I like the second album,but have you checked out their first album under the name,'Tired Eyes',killer shit!

Inspiring..............Exactly my motto to survive
January 23, 2004, 4:42 pm

DANCE as though no one is watching you. LOVE as though you have never been hurt before. SING as though no one can hear you. LIVE as though heaven is on earth. (by SOUZA )

January 23, 2004, 6:16 am

One of the quotes on my fridge's door reads: "There are no mistakes; only lessons." I put it up for the children. I want them to look for the lessons that are hidden in their every day choices. They are willing students and my advices to them are very often implemented, heeded. I wish I could have my own teacher too; I need someone to hold my hand and guide me away from the precipice. As Shadow Screamers wrote in one of their lyrics,"I AM Only Human." Luce

How did I get here?
January 22, 2004, 7:35 pm

We all can relate to the above question. You are driving. The last thing you remember is having started your car, that is honest to God the last action you are cognizant of. Now you find yoursslf at point Z and if your life depended on it you would be completely at a loss...... You don't remember the stop lights, nor the intersection, nothing at all of the trip. Maybe you passed an ambulance with red, fiery flashing lights or, perhaps a Fire Rescue truck with its blarring siren. But you were blind and deaf to everything around you. Just how did I get here? The same could be true about a different kind of trip, a journey. Have you ever found yourself at a junction in your life and you are left to ask the same question of yourself. How on earth did I get here? And since you truly do not know how you got to be in that place, at this time you are at a loss. You find no explanation. You can't retrace your steps since your consciousness was not involved. And you look north and south, east and west and you feel completely lost. May the Gods show mercy on an errant soul.

wonderbread and wonderdogs,is there a connection?
January 22, 2004, 3:29 pm

bill,sorry about the delay in the next brandy piece.will get out the next episode soon.jason

Not a New Kid On The Block...
January 21, 2004, 8:16 pm

It's no surptise that Shadow Screamers's Lyrics are so imbued with the Human Experience, one just has to read Jason's entry " When The Soul Is Tired....." to gain greater understanding of the underpinning of the band. These guys are real. Their life's experiences have put them in a place that not many americans comtemporaries have been. They are speaking from a knowing place. The are speaking America's truth. They persevere in the face of temporary setbacks. They have conviction. Their voice needs to be heard more than ever.........Keep the vision. Make the dream a reality.....Peace, Luce

Don't Kill the Voice
January 21, 2004, 5:32 pm

Jon, I understand your frustration and you are not alone. There were others before you, and there will more after you. What I pointing to is the obstacles that people with your vision have had to overcome since the begining of mankind. People with honest desire to improve humanity often find their path is a lonely one indeed. Sometimes you might not even find the support where you must expect it. However, there is one common gift that these people share and it is the gift of self-knowledge, acceptance, and reliance. It is said that the truth shall set us free, but so many are afraid of the truth that they try to ignore the messengers, of which you are one. Don't let the machine win. They own the labels. You own your vision. You are the keeper of your dreams. You can't let their indiference bring you to despair. It would be great to have your voice, your message reverberate across the land, but if that's not possible we would like to still hear it, however feint it may be. Use your rage and frustration as renewable energy to create and create......Luce

A Look in the Mirror..............
January 21, 2004, 5:44 am

"Life Shrinks or Expands in Proportion to One's Courage." Anais Nin

Willard/Thin Man
January 20, 2004, 2:23 pm

This is awsome that you guys put back the fan comments!Keep them comeing.

January 20, 2004, 2:03 pm

Father's that care for thier children and the rest of us too.I find that so sexy.I agree Tammy,sign me up and I will be at Shadowscreamers concerts any time any day.

January 20, 2004, 9:22 am

you can go with the wind and soar. Or you can resist, get clubbered straight into the ground. The flow is always constant. You must participate and move with it to adjust the course because this force we call Life is dynamic and will not wait on you...From my alma to your alma

Jon from the band
January 20, 2004, 6:41 am

I just wanted to let everyone know that this journal is for you our fans feel free to express yourselves. You don't have to comment on the band but if you do weather you love us or hate us feel free. I believe everyone has a song or poem in them so if you want to share yours feel free. We hope this journal will be a place where you can exchange ideas, thoughts and information. I know there are millions out there who feel they have no voice. Well here is your chance!!!!!!!! IT IS EXTREMELY EASY JUST CLICK ON THE FAN COMMENTS ICON TYPE YOUR NAME OR ANY NAME AND YOUR COMMENT AND PRESS ENTER.ITS THAT QUICK AND EASY. WE HONESTLY LOOK FOREWORD TO HEARING FROM YOU TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!

January 20, 2004, 5:58 am

Tired body. Weary Soul. Keep the spirit up. Nothing worth having come by easily. The greater the prize, the greater the battle. Be your own enabler, do not surrender for this is a war over your essence, your very soul. You are a free spirit, not meant to be owned bv any. Focus on the vision. Remember you have fought through 21 Summer Storms, and just like the bamboo tree, you knew just when to bend low and when to rise high again. No more thunderous summers. You have vanquished them all, and your battle scars are now marks of wisdom. Stay the course. A new journey has already begun and I see your soul emerging and openning up its petals that have been frozen for too long now. Just like the Morning Glory,the petals of my life are completely open to new dreams, new possibilities. I look to the sky and I see my spirit free above me, free to sore. No strings. No weight. Just free to be. SheerEsctacy....Priceless........Luc ienne

January 19, 2004, 6:43 pm

What can I say about Martin Luther King Jr? No amount of words, however eloquent,can ever describe his contribution to Humanity. Shadow Screamers' members Jon and Jason have contributed two magnificent entries in honor of Dr.King. Check the Band Journal. You'll be inspired too. But we don't expect anything less of Shadow Screamers. A band with a conscience, a band dedicated to create music that will help all of America to live the dream and help the nation rise to its full potential and be the beacon that the world needs. Yes America, rise up to the challenge. Make the dream of Dr. King all of America's dream....Peace and Justice for all, Lucienne

January 19, 2004, 7:07 am

This is a brave site.You don't seem to mind positive and negative feedback.I haven't found that on anyone else's site.My only comment would be that you produce more music and tour.There are alot of people that would won't to see you.

January 18, 2004, 5:32 pm

This is a truly inspirational site.One of my students asked me to check this band's website out,glad he did.I have read every band journal and downloaded all the music.Suberb writing and music!Keep it coming!

January 18, 2004, 4:01 pm

Hi Shadow Screamers, Thank You for allowing us your fans, the free, unrestricted use of your Journal where we can exchange ideas, points of view and support the Band. I understand that Shadow Screamers sell T-shirts and other things to promote and support the Band, maybe we can have a link to where we can view these items and how we can order. We fans are the lifeline of the Band and have to invest in small or big ways to keep them viable. Shadow Screamers is a band with a mission and a message. We can never have enough of their vision... Peace, Luce

January 18, 2004, 2:40 pm

Hey Jason when are you going to do another Brandy episode?

January 18, 2004, 8:29 am

Here's a place for all the fans to make comments.