Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

I am proud to be ‘Merican.

September 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Godspeed, Butch Cassidy…..

Rest in Peace, Paul Newman

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ok…can’t resist double posting some new Ryan Adams shizz

Love him or hate him, the man’s hard to figure out. He’s blogging one day, and the next, he’s gone….erased, vanished. I then turn around and he’s got a Youtube channel and he’s videoblogging like Shakespeare if Shakespeare was running around in nothing but tubesocks. But then wait… I take a deep breath…and that page is erased too. And then there’s the blog again. But the blog stops and a Vimeo page starts up. Then the blog again, then the webpage…..yeesh.

But today, Ryan made a string of great blogs and he partially released a track off of the new Cardinals album Cardinology, called “Fix It” check it out on the red dot. NOT BAD, RYAN!

Here’s an excerpt from today’s blogging up at

talk about cryptic!!!!


hey, because i love being a CARDINAL and because, of of respect of everyone we worked with in the last few years here, I just want to say thank you.

That boxed set- man, it just wasn’t right for me right now. I am SO invested in being in the CARDINALS. and I just want to say this right now, so people understand, the hardcore CARDINALS fans out there,

I write music now to play with my 4 best pals. I just consider myself a little idea machine for that band, and I am JUST A MEMBER OF THAT BAND no matter how a record is titled- really. And I’ll get back to making solo records here eventually. The next one is going to (if it is ever made) be a reverse HEARTBREAKER. in fact, i am going to have that word blocked out on my arm and make a record to tell someone how much I love them. I think that might be the most badass solo thing ever.

MEANWHILE, trust me, when you get yr new record, it’s full of 100 percent democracy- tunes chosen by the band, arrangements we all worked on, we trusted our AWESOME beyond belief management to help us choose everything from tracks to working hard at making a cover that was truly representational of, well, the CARDINALS taking flight.

because if i had it my way, there would be no need for my name to belong before that wonderful band, and when we play any tune I wrote it becomes a VERSION, even for me.

this saved my musical soul and my musical heart. and it did some good work for me on the inside too.

The Electric Rose Logo is still our logo by the way. the Cardinal Peace Arms was a way of expressing what this record meant to us all (speaking if I may on behalf of the guy’s) as I think that learning curve took effect.

And now we are a band. for real and in heart and mind.

and our next steps, they will be those big one’s i think. i can see us shacked up someplace next year making songs directly from riffs, trading verses-

and i took as much direction as I could from Neal on this record. We really figured out our flow vocally and guitar wise. I am so beyond in love with his voice and playing that my word, you know, when he and I would exchange notes about the OASIS shows, learning a toughness and a quickness (bad-brains ref- ed) from playing with them, i think we kind of knew we entered finally into our graduate year here at CARDINAL ROCK HIGH.

and Tom Schick, and Noah- they brought it all home for us with bossman and crew looking right down over us.

It feels great right now in the nest and I tell you what,


P.S. Big Shout out to OUR AMAZING ROAD TEAM And our eye in the sky (J.C at the H.Q.)- the work and over-sight into our new stage design is gonna blow minds and be fun as hell.

We might even be half as afraid as last time to open for those giant amazing bad-asses OASIS come the winter.

Sweet Early Fall Dream to you all.

And foggy, I made you a song.





so today we celebrate the release of our first single.

first of all, i am sorry my name is listed “and The Cardinals”. I tried everything and it was not accepted.

that being said we worked equally and in a world of compromise, we worked together, all us Cardinals on what is my favorite record I have ever made, or been a part of.

Jons voice, Neals voice, SWolfs and Brads are all there-

and it was a rough and tumble fun two weeks live on the floor.

we barely spit polished the rims we were already engine-revved from touring.

so with love and madness

CARDINOLOGY is to be researched this year.

I am not doing anything solo for awhile as I kinda want to start a band with my new friend, but she is a better guitar soloist than I (like if Greg Ginn made you feel funny in your jeans) YAY

PS- had to make the SChunk thing a tease. its not time. but something SOMETHING is going on over there at merge.


today i signed a piece of paper which says CARDINALS ARE FREE TO BE CARDINALS!!!!


the day does change and tomorrow does come.

p.s. i dont blog here.

p.s. i got married to happiness and music.

it was low key affair.

music wore a chord-aroy dress happiness just smiled.




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"Religulous" trailer

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Search Like a Pirate Day

Google Pirate:

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I got sucked in to Facebook…

and I need some friends. Please add me search me under “Jameson Akers”, you’ll see me hangin’ with Jeff Tweedy.

September 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Underground/DIY artists use their voice in support of Obama for President

This is an excerpt from the homepage. Please follow the (large) link in the center of your screen to check out many more artist testimonials and consider leaving your experiences on their contribution page.
– Jameson

Those of us in the underground/DIY arts community
need to consider what is important for the
future of the US
just as much as any other citizen.

A climate of tolerance, a strong economy, and a world that inspires us to do
greater things are all things that make it easier to be a noise artist.
A vote for Barack Obama will encourage these things. This website collects statements
from different noise artists, noise rockers,underground show promoters,
DIY label heads, mom and pop record shop owners, and
underground music fans about why they are voting for Barack Obama this
November. If you have not decided about voting yet,
please read through these statements and consider if you agree
that voting for Obama will help the community
and this music and art you love. If you have decided to
vote for Obama, and
would like to share your thoughts,
please visit our contribution page.

“Political non-participation in my social sphere often stems from not wanting to
‘play the game.’ But I’m pretty sure that if you are standing in a city,
driving a car down a public road, emailing whoever for whatever, or
eating food not grown within walking distance (and even then) you ARE
playing the game.

“Earth (and beyond) is the board, and it needs your
help to stay a cool place to play. Your town, the country, the entire
planet is interconnected now more than ever. We share resources across
the globe and we need to participate in our little corner to hold the
whole puzzle together. It would probably take me about half a day to
walk to Boston or half a day to fly to China. One big neighborhood. I
vote in all my local and national elections, and though it won’t solve
my every problem, it might effect something. It might mean more money
for science, or a more flexible, inspired educational system. It might
mean marriage rights for all or government incentives for new energy
research. Sure it’s a “maybe”, but it’s an easy one to reach for.
Picture a huge heavy ball with hundreds of people trying to push it, add
your little bit of weight and at that moment it may give, the ball is
rolling. Four years ago Lightning Bolt was in on tour in Europe right
before the election watching the debates when we could, I specifically
remember watching Edwards debate Cheney. Cheney, his pals probably
seizing contracts to rebuild Iraq already. What a scheme they had, blow
a country up and get everyone to pay you to put it back together. At
this point I wouldn’t be surprised if Bush had an adviser with a bodybag
company. These people are my representatives? Touring in Europe and
apologizing to everyone for being from the USA. My country, a country
that invades sovereign nations. A country that from the rest of the
world’s perspective is a thuggish bully with the capacity to nuke the
planet to atoms.

My eyes welled up with tears listening to Obama speak at the DNC, finally a
person who I can be proud of, a figurehead who respects intelligence and
speaks with intelligence. Politicians constantly promise this that and
the other thing so I listen between the lines, trying to judge if this
person has the ability to reason, learn, listen and empathize and has a
humanitarian perspective. But of course while a president needs first
and foremost to be able to filter information they don’t work in a void,
they have a wealth of experience around them. Hillary will be there
with all her fire and knowledge; McCain (for better or worse) will be
there with his military experience. Biden will be there with his grip on
foreign policy, Kucinich will be there with his vision of peace, but
Obama will tie it together and make the mature decisions to put us on
the path towards reason and renewal.

And on top of that I love voting. Providence always moves my spot around. Me being in
a not so wealthy area, they are probably trying to shake us off the
trail. So I’ll wander into whatever school gym or apartment complex
lobby I’m assigned too and say “chippendale” and the volunteers will all
giggle and I’ll make a joke about my rich stripper uncle or something
like that. Then I’ll vote, we will all smile and I’ll get my “I voted”
sticker and walk out happy that I shared a moment with a few new people
from some other walk of life. All of us participating in this grand
democratic experiment. “

– Brian Chippendale (
Lightning Bolt, Black Pus) 8/30/2008

Obama is good for us. i don’t know if i can speak for this whole country or the whole world, but his views on foreign policy,his views on health care, his views on abortion and so on are right where we think things need to be. The last few elections have been real tough, we were so excited to nominate Gore, then again with Kerry, but in the real scheme of things we were choosing the lesser of two evils. Obama is a real human, and we believe in him and his decisions for the better of our country. The human country. Please vote

– No age 9/10/08


“Every time I tour the US playing music there is at least
one long drive where I realize how lucky I am to live in
a country where I can do this. Somehow, with almost no income to speak of I am
able to do what I want with my
life. It is never easy, but it is awesome that I can make art the way I want to
and share it with people all over the place
just by working hard at it. If America continues to have stupid presidents like
George Bush though, my hard work
alone might not be enough any more. I am voting for Obama because I believe he
will help keep the US a place
where DIY artists like my friends and I can afford to get by, can afford the
energy it takes to tour, and aren’t surrounded
by hateful people that don’t support our true freedom. I know, with hard how it
is to be an artist, that apathy over voting is easy
to have. But if Obama is not elected president, it will become more than hard to
be an artist. It will become near impossible as
the Republican party continues to insist on the use of oil, making the cost of
living go up and the attitude of society more mean
and bitter. If you enjoy noise music and all the other DIY arts please vote for

– Brian Miller (
Foot Village/Deathbomb Arc) 8/29/2008

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September 11, 2008 Posted by | art rock, barack obama, blog, indie, jameson, jamesonian, mog, noise for obama, noiseforobama, obama, rock | Leave a comment

John McCain gets Barack-roll’d

pricelessly pointless. McCain looks so pissed.

September 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mr. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, 9/7/08 Boston, Mass

The third part of my most amazing musical weekend ended on Sunday night with a concert by everybody’s favorite basket-case, David Ryan Adams. And while it’s true that I’m a huge fan, the events that took place under the Bank of America Pavilion’s space-tent the other night were just other-worldly.

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals 9/7/2008

[Really easy to download in 3 parts, and it works BITCHIN with DownThemAll]




Or Click to play along….


The Back Story

My fiance, Jess, and I left Philly around noon. We had spent a quick weekend visiting my sister and, with her, we saw My Morning Jacket on Friday night, and were surprised into seeing Ben Folds with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night. After sleeping in on Sunday morning, grabbing a few cups of sister’s excellently strong chocolaty coffee, and saying our goodbyes, we were on the road.

Sorry Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts: we left you in the dust.

We rolled into Beantown after picking up a couple of friends, Anna and Jeff, and proceeded to drive around in circles while the GPS not-so-politely informed us that it’s a piece-o-fucking-shit. We found our venue the old fashioned way (thank you very much…), paid 35 bucks for someone to put a little ticket on our dashboard, and hit the venue. As with MMJ on Friday, when we walked into the venue, the band took the stage.

The Show

The BoA Pavilion is a completely laid back venue! I’d see a show there anytime! Good seats everywhere, cafe style table in the back if you just want to chill, nice restrooms, smallish capacity of 5,000 people, huge white circus-style tent, big beers, nice staff, video screens, room to spread out if you just wanna dance.

Ryan and company took the stage and quietly went straight to business, starting the set with “Off Broadway”, but not the track from Easy Tiger, no. And not much like it’s predecessor on the hodgepodge bootleg Suicide Handbook, either. This had flavor. It had aggression. It had purpose. It was epic. And it was going to be a sign of things to come.

The first set had Ryan and Neal Casal in business mode. Bartering Lines, the classic off of heartbreaker, was nothing short of haunting and powerful. Goodnight Rose, Everybody Knows, and Two from Easy Tiger. Three new songs, and a handful of perfect songs from the back catalog. The highlight had to be, for me, Come Pick Me Up, which Ryan had to regress back into the comfort of his therapist’s chair before he could belt it out.

“Some of this stuff is a little emotional and trying for me today…..(it’s ok)…..this one especially….let’s just get through this one…(ok, ok )…Ryan, you’re not crazy, you’re just spoiled, and…(sigh) ok……”

and then he nailed it.

The second set picked up where the first let off. Except the band took off from the stratosphere, puncturing the roof-canopy and joining the skyline of the city lights above. The set trancended time, and left the ground quickly with Let It Ride, Games, Cold Roses, and A Kiss Before I Go, before a powerful 1,2,3 punch of Peaceful Valley, Dear John, and a spine-shivering Shakedown on 9th Street.

We’re in the fourth dimension….

And after the debut performance of Sinking Ships and The Color of Pain, the band returned with a solid Beuatiful Sorta, and, one of the finest show closers I’ve seen in a long time, a loud, chilling version of I See Monsters.

Two and a half hours. It could have gone another 2 1/2. Tight, concise, on point. This was Ryan in control. I can’t wait to see where he’s going to take this show. I’m hoping, no praying, for another trip back to Boston this winter. We’d love to have him….I know I would.

ryan adams 2008-09-07 Come Pick Me Up.mp3

ryan adams 2008-09-07 Shakedown on 9th Street.mp3

ryan adams 2008-09-07 I See Monsters.mp3

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September 10, 2008 Posted by | bank of america pavilion, boston, concert, improvisation, indie, jameson, jamesonian, live, live concert, mog, playlist, rock, ryan adams, ryan adams and the cardinals, singer songwriter | 2 Comments

An intelligent celebrity speaking out against McCain/Palin

I’m embarrassed to say I saw this on PerezHilton

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment