from the EP Get To Know Mine
via Simple Living Ferndale
Jonathan A. Berz: vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, synthesizer
Shaun Wisniewski: rhythm guitar, vocals
Ryan Looney: percussion
Sara Grosky: bass
Julie Wisniewski: vocals
Alexis Dodson: vocals
Jordan Wilson: vocals
music recorded at our homes in 2011 and 2012 and produced by J. Berz
video produced by J. Berz and S. Wisniewski and edited by J. Berz
I recently started playing with a great new Detroit band called the Walking Beat. It is made up of Steve McCauley (Scarlet Oaks, Computer Perfection), Danny Kanka (Doop & the Inside Outlaws, Computer Perfection), Joe Lavis (Scarlet Oaks) and Stephanie Selvaggio, and we are totally likeable. This video was from my first show with them, on April 28 at PJ’s Lager House with Kenny Tudrick and Colorwheel.
Steve has a beautiful home in Woodbridge, and yesterday I hung out while they tracked some bass and drums with Gene Corduroy (Computer Perfection, PAS/CAL) for a song called “Aching Bones.”
I’ll be performing this Monday at a speaking engagement with Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for US president. For info on her platform visit jillstein.org, and to RSVP check out the Facebook event page.
Last night, AJ O’Neil announced his candidacy for US Congress. Right after that, I played a set by myself at his wonderful cafe. This is one of several new songs I played from a full-length that we have written and hope to start recording soon. Shot by Dan Clark.
My dad’s funeral was on Halloween thirteen years ago. I wrote this song about him and recorded it with Chasing Traces of You (myself: vocals and guitar, Ed Sertage: bass, Josh Boyd: guitar, Larry Gaggin: drums) in Emike’s living room in Trenton (I think) in 2002. We put out an EP of five other songs and saved this one and another for a 7″ but it never came out. RIP George A. Berz. Happy Halloween everyone else.
A bunch of us went to the tip of Michigan’s pinky last weekend to witness the wonderful wedding of Julie Koziara and Shaun Wisniewski. I hitched a ride with Fred Robinson and took a bunch of photos over the course of four days. (All photos are enlargeable by clicking, and takeable for facebookings, twittings, friendsters, geocities, etc…)