Did Mojo Road disband, or was
But, THANK YOU!, Chris Butler, John McVean, and Mike Ullrich, you made the situation EASIER for me. I can now walk away from "Mojo Road" not caring about hurting YOUR feelings, and knowing that leaving this band was the right thing to do, as my resolve was WELL FOUNDED! NOW that makes Just before David's addition to the band You had better hope your
UPDATE; Now that some time has passed, and the dust is beginning to settle, the FACTS become known.
The "Fix" was IN!
I, was "Removed" , and a
of Chris's, [David Moore] IMMEDIATELY took my place.
ANOTHER DIPSHIT WANNABE MUSICIAN, Dan Griffin, was added to the band as a "Keyboard Player", ONLY because he was a
"Dan", is NOW Chris Butler's LANDLORD! Take a WILD GUESS where the REHEARSALS are NOW HELD! As a "Musician", Dan is SO CLUELESS that his bandmates actually had to "Label" the notes,
DIRECTLY ONTO THE KEYS!, and he STILL manages to hit,
THE WRONG NOTES!
NOT MAKING THIS SHIT UP!
And as far as David Moore, I have Guitars in my collection that are OLDER than HIM that I BOUGHT NEW!
The SAD thing is that had THE BAND been UP FRONT with ME, they would have DISCOVERED that I already wanted out of the band, and was struggling with how to make a "Graceful Exit", for the following reasons;
1. The relocation of the rehearsal site to a small, cramped, and unheated "One Car Garage" at "Dan Griffin's" place [The Landlord], over 40 Miles west of Portland,
2. The addition of an unskilled musician to the band, [Dan the Landlord],
3. The change in musical direction from "Progressive Blues/Rock",
"Corporate Pop Blues/Rock",
4. Increased activity of MY OWN band; "Aqua Vitae",
5. My decision to start another "Cover Band Project" with other musicians,
6. General and ongoing disrespect paid to me mostly from Chris Butler, and Mike Ullrich, including the habit of trying to blame ME for the inability of "Mojo Road" to obtain NEW gigs, or "Repeat" engagements,
SIDE NOTE; Even though "Aqua Vitae" was a relatively "New" band, having "Debuted" in August, 2011, by the end of the year, we had ALREADY played MORE shows than "Mojo Road", even though THEY had been "Attempting" to gig for
ALMOST THREE YEARS by that time. I can't CONTROL what the "Promoters" and "General Public" choose to support.
7. The attempt by Chris Butler[Drummer], and Mike Ullrich[Singer] to make everyone in the band "Chip-In" to pay for
"Professional Studio Time"
to record a Demo of, [get this], COVER TUNES, even though I had ALREADY set-up, recorded, mixed down, and delivered a
"Six Song Demo"
for the band that ACCURATLY DISPLAYED the TRUE SOUND of the band.
You can listen to the demo I recorded of Mojo Road, with
MY RECORDING EQUIPMENT at NO CHARGE or other reinbursement
[and featuring myself on the Bass Guitar],
[The ORIGINAL Mojo Road]
Side Note ONCE AGAIN; A
might be able to improve the "Overall Sound" of this band to "Some" extent, but NO STUDIO can "Cover-Up"such problems as
"Poor Technique" on "Rhythm Guitar" by "John Ullrich",
or AWFUL VOCALS again by "John Ullrich" ,
or the "Cliche Drum Chops" of "Chris Butler",
nor the "Unimaginative" and "Painfully Predictable" Guitar Work of John McVean.
In Short, you CAN polish a turd to "Some" extent, but in the "End",
[no pun intended],
you will "STILL" have a TURD"!
UPDATE; The boys in Mojo Road have replaced the demos I recorded for them with their own attempt;
[Their "NEW" Demo]
[Jeez guys nice effort!]
Not only do their new demos exhibit very poor engineering technique and abiliity, but the performances themselves clearly display an obvious further deterioration in musicianship.
[and Mike, regarding your vocals, have you been gargling with battery acid or what?]
The bass lines are PAINFULLY rudimentary, and have "Poor Meter",
[Listen to the bass intro on "Young Blood" for a clear example of what I am refering to].
The "Weak Bass", causes the "Flaws" in the Drum and Guitar parts to literally "Poke Through" the mix.
was "Always There", but I was able to
"Smooth Them Out Some"
with my Bass skills, thereby masking that "Trashy Sound" to "Some Degree".
A good Bass Guitarist can "Clean-Up" a bad band to "Some" extent, and conversly, a "Tight Band" could sound "Plausable" even with a
"Weak" Bass Guitarist,
really GOOD sound requires ALL of the musicians to be tight.
The "Current" Line-Up of Mojo Road does not meet ANY of the above criteria!
And while we are on the subject of "Young Blood", where do you clowns get off trying to play
of the song?
It's a cover song for crying out loud. What's the matter, you can't come up with any ideas of your own?
Now I challenge ANYONE, after hearing the NEW demos, to go back and listen to the ORIGINAL demo recordings, and then try to dispute my observations, talk is cheep,
HEAR the TRUTH for YOURSELF!
8. The attempt by Mike and Chris to try to get EVERYONE to "Pony-Up" in order to upgrade Mike's "Cheesy" PA System,
OK,YET ANOTHER Side Note; I don't expect ANYONE to purchase MY gear for ME, and I
WILL NOT SUBSIDIZE
SOMEONE ELSES GEAR EITHER!
If you want to be a
Singer in a Rock'n'Roll Band,
then be willing to invest,
YOUR OWN MONEY!
I took "Particular Issue" with Mike's attempt, because I "Already Had" a great PA System of MY OWN, and last I checked, I was the one who bought it, and I didn't feel like buying ANOTHER PA System, for
In fact, Mojo Road used MY PA System at
MY LAST SHOW
with the band, the 2011 New Years Eve Show, at the Washougal Eagles Lodge.
I "Set-Up" the equipment BEFORE the show, I "Ran Sound" DURING the show, and "Tore Down" the gear AFTER the show, with NO HELP, or even a THANK YOU from the REST of the band, they all BOLTED!
In Summary; I NEVER NEEDED this band, all I ever wanted was some RECOGNITION and RESPECT.
So, that being said, it's time to give the font> NEW band a DOSE of
THEIR OWN MEDICINE!
David [Sucks] Moore
Mike [Rogaine] Ullrich
Chris [Fatboy] BUTTler
John [Pork_Belly] McVean
Dan [Cyclops] Griffin
So there you have it, good luck pushing THIS baby carriage down the street!
UPDATE; This band is "No More". I guess when they lost their ONLY reqular gig;
The ANNUAL ["Anal"]
"82nd Avenue Of Roses"
Car Show at
The Eastport Plaza,
it was the "Last Blow".
Disbanding must have been a tough decision to make considering they had no place left to play!
When I was in the band, I remember
"These Ass Holes"
constantly dropping "Innuendos" that I was not doing "My Share" to get the band gigs, so what happened? Who are you going to blame now?
On a "Side Note" regarding the car show, Chris [FATBOY] BUTTler started entering his project car at the event
[Although now that his band has been axed from the stage it will be interesting to see if he enters his car at the NEXT Show].
Anyway, I include a photograph of Chris's car below, and what a fine representation of the band it truly is;
NOW that makesTWO underqualified NOVICE CLOWNS becoming members of the band, NOT based on their ABILITY, but because of
Just before David's addition to the band,
You had better hope your"Dogma" does not cause your "Karma" to bite your "Mojo" in the ASS!