Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Meat Da Robinsunz

Sunday we played at the after-party for the “Meet the Robinsons” premiere. there were loads of rich people and (sortof) celebrities there, but I was actually a little nervous because Rob Thomas and his wife were standing at the side of the stage. when i was in 8th grade jazz band, I was only into the first few months of learning bass guitar and we performed Rob Thomas’ “Smooth” at the school concert. it was a little crazy now with him watching us perform. I count it such a blessing to be able to do these things.

There was another wiffleball homerun derby yesterday. I didn’t win but i did hit the guy from the BeeGee’s mercedes. so I kinda won.

March 25th, 2007

Hold On --->
Year 3000
Kids of the Future

-greggy g

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Axl Watch: Day 4

What ups. in the studio right next door to us, Guns and Roses are holding rehearsals. (Apparently Axl needs to remind himself how his songs go while he continues the 13+ year process of recording “Chinese Democracy.”) During our breaks, we’ve been doing everything we can to catch a glimpse of the man himself; either just walking around, beating someone up, or getting his cornrows done. two days ago we stood outside his rehearsal room and heard them practicing “Knockin on Heaven’s Door.” Today I was able to snap this picture of their road case (above) with my phone. still no visual of Axl. i’ll keep you posted…

yesterday was the day John Taylor was born! his loving bandmates got him this very deserving Oscar pictured below. Happy birthday pone-man.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Barbie is in the Breakfast Business

Nothing solidifies your manhood quite like Barbie-inspired Pop Tarts. I’m living in a hotel in Burbank with our drummer, Jack, and the closest thing we have to a kitchen is an empty ice bucket. After an emergency food-run to target, we picked up the essentials: applesauce, nutri-grain bars, sparkleberry pop tarts, etc. We now start and end our day with Barbie. life is good.

California weather is unbelievable, at best. i kindof forgot what it was like to walk outside without a jacket and squint for twenty minutes while your eyes get adjusted to the sun.

a wiffleball homerun derby took place today. i won. no joke. i’m awesome.

PS - did you know Barbie contains 2 percent or less of Monocalcium Phosphate? i did.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

My Quarter Year’s Resolution

At the beginning of this year I decided to dabble in the art of New Year’s Resolutions for the first time in my life. After three fun run-ins with the fuzz in January for speeding and countless near-accidents, the obvious choice was: “To be a safer driver.” Well, ladies and gentleman, as our President once put it, ‘Mission Accomplished.’ You’ve read correctly, i am now successfully “world’s safest driver.” done.
I need a coffee mug.
Still only three months into 2007 I figured, why stop there? Which is why I’ve decided to work on the next item on my “list of awful things about me” list: my poor sense of time management. fo reals. it’s a family curse i somehow inherited as a fetus. i’m habitually thirty minutes late for everything (some of my friends have even dubbed the phenomenon “greg time.”)
i’m not off to a very good start considering I have a flight to L.A. in 24 hours for an indefinite stay and I haven’t even thought about packing; just blog writing.

...i should go.

*Remember, if you’re early, you’re on time. if you’re on time, you’re late. And if you’re late, you’re poned.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Kenny G is the Weird Al of smooth jazz

On our way to the benefit show on Sunday in Manhattan we heard Mr. G slobber his adult contemporary alto sax all over a version of James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” on the radio. Kenny covers today’s hits and simply solos over the entire track sans vocal. All the while I have this odd mental image embedded of him in a completely candle-lit room with a black turtleneck and his eyes closed as he passionately interprets 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.”

March 11, 2007

Poor Unfortunate Souls
Hello Beautiful
Time For Me To Fly
What I Go To School For
Please Be Mine
Year 3000

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Joe maps out the gameplan for the show backstage. apparently i’m completely bald ...it was only a matter of time

This past weekend’s set of back to back shows at Eastern Christian High School (Kevin’s alma mater) were our first in the dirrty jerz since the Starland Ballroom show in August 06.
There’s nothing like a solid game of basketball before you go on stage to get you in the right frame of mind. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but let’s just say I embarrassed everyone in the slam dunk competition (toot toot.)
Good to be back in North Jerz, where it all started, and to see some familiar faces; Phil Bensen and George C., as well as Article A, even Axl Rose made it out for the show. Good to see that dude again. He mentioned his album was coming out soon.
What’s sweet about this show, is that it’s pretty much the pinnacle of the “It’s About Time” live set. We started out playing these songs almost two years ago while the first record wasn’t even fully written yet. One by one, we’d add a song to our rotation and build up a solid show. It’s about to get WAY better: new album = new songs = new songs performed live = awesome.
Great night; new songs, superold songs, a rare performance of Nick J Is Off the Chain, and Joe’s sad attempt at a freestyle. See you soon.

March 10, 2007 (second night)

Poor Unfortunate Souls
I Am What I Am
6 Minutes
Please Be Mine
What I Go To School For
Hello Beautiful
Drum Solo Jam--->
Nick J Is Off the Chain
Joe's Freestyle
Time For Me To Fly
Year 3000

what kind of trip to Jersey would be complete without a visit to the mall? apple store fun:

Monday, March 12, 2007

how did you find this?

YO! YAO! Welcome to my modest blog. I should tell you straight away, I play bass with the Jonas Brothers, and while this blog will mostly talk about touring, it will in no way reveal anything about the Jonas’s personal lives or uncover any exclusive information. Basically, this is a site for my friends and relatives to visit while I’m not home to see what I’m up to when I spontaneously go away for months at a time. Obviously, if I’m discussing touring in my personal blog, the Jonas’ are bound to come up, which brings me to my other vision for this humble site: to keep as a record of places we’ve performed at, update setlists, and post pictures of each city – basically to make people who can’t make it out to the show feel as though there are here with us anyway. Enjoy, peeps.