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2012 Tour!

Edited on 07/10/12

2 Skinnee J's ONE NIGHT ONLY in Brooklyn (718)!
Post-Pre-Apocalypse Now & Forever Tour Redux!

Friday, August 24, 2012
Music Hall of Williamsburg

Link to tix: http://rocksoff.com/shows/2065

Spread the word & get your tix ASAP - Limited Capacity!!!
-2SJ

2012 Tour!

Edited on 12/01/10

Holy crap, 2 Skinnee J's is playing shows in May 2012! Stumpy wanted to take a cruise to the Bahamas, so he chartered a boat, and to pay for it, is making 2SJ play shows along the way! Two shows at sea, one on the (private!) island! By the way, in order to beef up attendance on the ship, he invited 311 onboard as well!

After that, we're routing up the Eastern Seaboard - 6 shows total! Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Norfolk, DC, Balimore & NYC!

Yep, these are full-on electric shows - full band - full 2SJ experience!

Check out the 2SJ May 2012 Tourdates!!!



Bootleg Of The Month!

Edited on 12/01/10

2 Skinnee J's Bootleg Of The Month Vol.3:

"J. Jonah Jameson - The Shortest & Longest J" 1995

Download the Show Here!

Welcome to the 2SJ “Bootleg Of The Month” (BotM) Series!

Our goal is to compile all the available 2SJ live shows (audience & soundboard) that were ever recorded in an archive available for download via 2SJ.com in V0 MP3 & FLAC formats – all carefully selected for quality of sound, performance or “2SJ historical value.” The plan is to release one show per month (each month featuring a different year), going as far back as 1991 and continuing til present!

This series features fan-made artwork & packaging, plus scans of any existing handbills/flyers, ads, tickets stubs, etc. from the show itself! As if that weren’t enough, a different band member is going to do a short audio introduction, reflecting on their memories of that specific show!

Most importantly, we offer this as a “pay what you like” donation, with the intent to use any income towards recording new 2SJ material and funding future 2SJ tours! If you’re broke or don’t think we deserve it – it’s YOURS FOR FREE! If you’re rich or think we should record more 2SJ music and tour more, please donate generously! If you’re in the middle, PAY WHAT YOU LIKE!!

-2SJ

Volume 3 of our BotM Series is called:
"J. Jonah Jameson - The Shortest & Longest J"
1995 - 08.24 The Bayou, Virginia Beach, VA

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
1. [J. Jonah Jameson Intro, 2010]
2. (You're A) Champion
3. Pit Boss
4. (I Was Born) Naked
5. BBQ
6. The Best
7. Ladies & The Fellas
8. Skinnee Business*
9. Jive Ass Honkies
10. Godzilla

Disc 2:
1. Space Avengers Return To Base
2. In 2-D
3. Periscope
4. Sensitive 90's Guy
5. Cracker (from Nebraska)
6. Evel Does It
7. I Like The Way You Smell
8. Mindtrick
9. (718)

Personnel:
Special J: mic
J. Jonah Jameson: Interim J (Shortest & Longest J)
King Vitamin: guitar
Eddie Eyeball: bass guitar
Andy Action: drums
Stevie Spice: keys/samples/trombone
* guest drummer on Skinnee Business: Parker "Stevenson" Kindred

This show is a wild one! First of all, this is the only known 2SJ recording with the infamous J. Jonah Jameson (aka Alan Diggs) on co-lead vocals. For purposes of explanation, J Slim had quit the band in the spring of '95 and J Guevara didn't join the band permanently until the fall of '95. J. Jonah Jameson came on board for the Summer '95 tour and we did 3 months of fun shows with him, many of them in diapers! He holds the distinguished honor of being at once the shortest J (standing at approx 5'4") and the, erm, "longest" J (measuring at 9" limp). Truth. Anyway, he saved our asses that summer and we own him a debt of gratitude. This is our homage to him - thanks Mr. Diggs!

This recording documents the band in a wild transition period. Guitarist Joey Viturbo had quit at the same time as J Split allowing original bassist, Sammy B to return to the 2SJ fold reinvented as "King Vitamin" - this time on guitar! His orange afro & devastating guitar tone combined with his drunky-funky aesthetic really changed the texture of the band - as evidenced by the forthcoming 2SJ EPs under his reign, "Return Of The New & Improved" and especially "Sing, Earthboy, SIng!"

Many of the songs from the early demos are represented here, most notably the the reinvented "Sensitive 90's Guy" featuring a previously unheard "It's all right to cry" chorus, ironically penned by drummer Andy Action. Also notable from this show are the numerous "2nd string" (less well known) 2SJ songs that the band used to pad the obligatory 2 sets required in order to get paid at the smaller clubs on the "cover band" circuit that 2SJ was relegated to at the time. Observe "(Cracker from) Nebraska," "I Like the Way You Smell" and "Ladies" in their natural states - live on stage in very raw form!

Perhaps most noteworthy in this set is the first known recording of "The Best" which Special J strangely announces as "Drama" for unknown reasons, except perhaps as a veiled reference to the band's inner turmoil at the time. This early version of the 2SJ staple features a different arrangement and great blaxploitation vocal delivery by J. Jonah Jameson absent in the more well-known version of this fan favorite.

This audio document offers a snap shot of the world's greatest party band in a very unique transition stage - we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed rediscovering it!

-2SJ

The zipped download includes audio files (MP3 V0 or FLAC)
PLUS a scan of the original cover that Alan Diggs made for his home recording of this show (incorrectly labeled "West Virginia")

This digital download was mastered by Robert Felsted, Jr. & features original artwork by Ramsey "Ramz" Lawson

J Jonah Jameson did the spoken introduction, nearly 16 years later!

Download the Show Here!



2010 Website Launch!

Edited on 06/01/10

Friends, Family & Champions:

Yes, the rumors are true - 2SJ.com has received a facelift! It's now a fully-operational Death-Star of a website, complete with news updates, band bios, photos and the long-awaited 2SJ Webstore!

Through hundreds of man-hours of volunteer labor, a dedicated team of Champions has made, for the first time EVER, all TWELVE (12!) OFFICIAL 2 Skinnee J's CD releases available via Digital Download! Zipped album files are available in MP3 VO or FLAC formats - full album zips include scans of ALL ORIGINAL COVER ART & LINER NOTES! Prices are super-affordable too! Individual files for EVERY ALBUM are available for only $0.99 each!

Complete your 2SJ collection or dine ŗ la carte! It's all there and very little of it sucks!

Also available at the 2SJ Webstore are CDs, DVDs, Boxed Sets, T-Shirts, Posters and the ever-changing "Vintage Vault" featuring archival merchandise from ages past. This month's Vintage Vault features all the remaining 2SJ Subway (circa 1994/American Heroes era) merchandise that we told you about at the Acoustic/Tell-All Brawl shows.

Stock is EXTREMELY Limited!

Perhaps the most unique addition to the 2SJ Webstore is the "Bootleg Of The Month" Series. A similarly dedicated squadron of Champions is archiving and compiling all the available 2SJ live shows (audience & soundboard) that were ever recorded in an archive available for download via 2SJ.com in V0 MP3 & FLAC formats - all carefully selected for quality of sound, performance or "2SJ historical value." The plan is to release one show per month (each month featuring a different year), going as far back as 1991 and continuing til present!

This series features fan-made artwork & packaging, plus scans of any existing handbills/flyers, ads, tickets stubs, etc. from the show itself! As if that werenít enough, a different band member is going to do a short audio introduction, reflecting on their memories of that specific show!

Most importantly, we offer this as a "PAY WHAT YOU LIKE" donation, with the intent to use any income towards recording new 2SJ material and funding future 2SJ tours! If youíre broke or donít think we deserve it - itís YOURS FOR FREE! If youíre rich or think we should record more 2SJ music and tour more, please donate generously! If youíre in the middle, pay what you like!

Volume 1 of our BotM Series is called "McBootleg." 1992-04-24/25 West End Gate/River Rat @ McBain, Columbia University, NYC

So, check out 2SJ.com and let us know what you think!
We've been working really hard on keeping the band vital in it's dormant times - more news to come, so stay tuned.
We love our fans,
-2SJ

Credit Due:

JSplit: Webmaster/Chief Site Renovator - thanks Jon!
2SJ Digitizing Team & 2SJ Bootleg Team - your hard work will NOT be forgotten - you have our endless thanks!
Phil Gold: Webstore Guru
A.J. Stumpy Johnson: Omniscient Business Galvanizer

We just got INSANELY GOOD NEWS:

Edited on 04/11/10

We've just added a last-minute 2SJ SUNSET BOAT CRUISE IN NYC on Sat 4/17 - details & ticket link below!

And as if that wasn't enough...

J Guevara WILL be flying back in from Spain to join us at Toads Place in New Haven on 4/16 & the NYC Boat Cruise 4/17 shows!

These will be the last 2SJ shows for a LONG WHILE, so let's make them memorable people!!!

Dates/Showtimes:
April 2 - Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Info: http://www.lincolntheatre.com/
Tix: http://tinyurl.com/2SJ-RaleighTix

April 3 - Hat Factory, Richmond, VA
Info: http://www.hatfactoryva.com/
Tix: http://tinyurl.com/2SJ-RichmondTix

April 16 - Toads Place, New Haven, CT
Info: http://www.toadsplace.com/
Tix: http://tinyurl.com/2SJ-NewHavenTix

April 17 - Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Jewel, NY, NY
Info & Tickets: RocksOff.com
Map & Directions: Cruise Location

Acoustically-Charged Tell-All Brawl:

Edited on 04/11/10

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

As we're sure you've already heard, these shows different than any other 2SJ shows we've ever done before!

Mr. A.J. Stumpy Johnson presents: 
An Evening With 2 Skinnee J's - An Acoustically-Charged Tell-All Brawl!

Join 2SJ for a special seated, early show featuring live acoustic versions 
of your favorite 2SJ songs + audience participation Q&A

These shows are HEAVY on AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION!
Please dress up, dress to kill and dress to impress!
Also, a few other AUDIENCE show elements to consider:


*AUDIENCE Q&A:
We've been reviewing the questions you guys have been asking for the audience participation Q&A and well, they're all pretty TAME!
Go back and re-watch the video trailer and then ASK THE QUESTIONS YOU REALLY WANT ANSWERED!

TRASH-TALKING VIDEO TEASER HERE: http://www.2SJ.com

Be sure to let us know which show(s) you'll be attending so we can call on you for the Q&A!
Email your questions here: 2SJ@2SJ.com

*JOIN US IN SONG!
Here's a link to an unreleased song that we want you all to learn for a sing-along at the shows!
It's called Science and J Guevara wrote it, although it never got released (except for on the outtakes disc on our boxed set!)
This is a demo version of the song (free download!): 

http://2sj.com/ScienceDownload/science.mp3 (click to play, right click to download!)

Learn the chorus and join us by singing along at the shows!
The lyrics are: 

I do not believe that I'm easily confused - whoa-o
Let's wait and see, what have we got to lose?
But when you talk to me, you ain't easy to refuse, whoa-o
You've got it down to a science!


*CALLING ALL GUITAR PLAYERS!
Also, if any GUITAR PLAYERS WITH ACOUSTIC GUITARS want to join us on stage at these shows, jet us an email (2SJ@2SJ.com). You could be part of the show, rocking out with us on the outro of Riot Nrrrd! (If you've already contact us, no need to reach out again!)

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NEW 2SJ MERCHANDISE!:
We've printed up 3 Special Edition 2SJ Merchandise items for this tour:

* Posters: An Evening With 2 Skinnee J's - An Acoustically-Charged Tell-All Brawl!
* T-Shirts: A Wild-West Themed "The Good, The Bad & The Skinnee" T-Shirt!
* CDs Limited Run 1-Hour 2SJ Acoustic Radio Broadcast "The Good, The Bad & The Serious!"

We'll also have 2SJ Boxed Sets & a limited selection of other 2SJ stuff for sale at the shows too!


STAY CONNECTED TO 2SJ:

Edited on 04/11/10

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2SJ Official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/2SkinneeJs

2SJ Official Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/2SJFacebook

2SJ Official Twitter handle: @2SkinneeJs

**Sign up via Twitter for an exciting way to participate with the IMMEDIATE FUTURE of 2SJ!!!

2SJ Emailing List: We need your help to help us keep in touch with our fans - encourage them to sign up for the email list!
(visit 2SJ.com or just have them email:  2SkinneeJsEmailers@gmail.com)

Booking Shows: Bob Engel at Variety Artists International : bob@varietyart.com

Sexy Tiger

Special J
Vocals & Misinformation


J Guevara
Vocals, Revolutionary, Rhetoric


Eddie Eyeball
Bass, ¡El Diablo Malo Venemoso!


Lance Rockworthy
Guitars, Extreme Handsomeness


Andy Action
Drums, Misbehaved Behind-The-Scenes-String-Pulling


Stevie Spice
Keytarded in Exile


A.J. Stumpy Johnson
Owner, Manager & Spiritual Advisor


B.A. Miale
Visionary Video Keytar Projection


// 2 Skinnee J Alumni //
Former Members


Sexy Tiger
Stumpy
B.A.
Alumni

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  • Thanks to the 2SJ Digitization Team & 2SJ Bootleg Team for their hard work
        & dedication - hundreds of volunteered man-hours of ripping, coding,
        zipping, uploading, importing, remastering & Thanks to Ramz for the
        amazing original artwork!
  • Thanks to Grant, Drew & Justin for all their help & for taking care of us during
        the Acoustic/Tell-All shows!

YOU ALL DEFINE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE TRUE CHAMPIONS!


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