Sunday, December 31, 2006


If you're driving, DON'T DRINK,
and if you're drinking, DON'T DRIVE.

The gene pool has thinned out enough...

The best of everything to you and yours in the New Year.
Play hard and play safe.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


We just posted the photo gallery from our show with the master of the FUNK: BERNIE WORRELL of P-FUNK.

You can check 'em out here.

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Your ol' pals,

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bird is the word...

Researchers have discovered that Urban-based birds 'learn to rap'. (Hence the term: "FLY" we wonder?)

All puns aside, the best part of the article has got to be this: "There are an estimated 1.7 million great tit pairs in the UK" - nice.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

JaGoFF Featured on C-Net !!

Editor's Review:

Impossibly deep funk bass lines, crazy-eyed crew sing-alongs and a gritty bent put the Chi-town squad in post-Parliament territory. But this isn't just the orthodox funk of George Clinton's famed outfit. Between its rich harmonies and lyrical edge, it is everything from gospel to rap.

(Funk yeah!)

Monday, December 25, 2006

James Brown has died at the age of 73

James Brown has died at the age of 73. There can be nothing more said than, James Brown was and always will be the funk - period, point blank. There is no one that has influenced modern music more than he had. We are grateful that we had the chance to catch him live and were simply blown away by his energy. No one worked it any harder and he worked it until the end. That is all any of us can hope for. Thanks for the music, the influence and God bless you, James.

On this Christmas, heaven just got alot funkier.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

And it's all downhill from there...

The world's first radio broadcast (consisting of live music, readings and recordings) took place, 100 years ago today ... and it all goes downhill from there.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Robo-rights and other delights...

A new study warns that robots could sue for their rights if they were denied to them.

Hopefully all humans will get their rights first.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Nice & Naughty!!

We just posted the mega-jammy jam, Baby FaTT, the perfect soundtrack while you are making your holiday lists. Shake what your mama gave ya, until you brake what your mama gave ya. Yeah.


Need a holiday gift idea? How about a JaGoFF CD, , for that rump shakin' friend, family member, or your own funky self? Beside the fact that you will be getting some of the funkiest thang out there (URB gave it a 4 Star review), you will be supporting diehard and fiercely independent artists, working hard to keep it really real. If you don't know already, JaGoFF is 100 percent DIY and have refused many a record deal, because a record deal is not a "deal" at all. We prefer to keep things, as they were meant to be, directly from us to you. No middleman. No BS. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


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Let Them Eat Cake

Breakfast: $18
Afternoon Snack: $27
Lunch in a ritzy hotel: $70
Turning away people at the government's legal aid program for the poor because of "insufficient funding": PRICELESS!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Global Orgasm for Peace (cumming soon!)

Two peace activists from San Francisco have organized The Global Orgasm for Peace , taking place anywhere you want it to, on the Winter Solstice: Friday, December 22nd. Yum.

More info here.

Sounds like a special JaGoFF show may be in order, of course, you are welcome to cum as you are.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Them That Got...

" them that gets and I aint got nothing yet." - Ray Charles

Don't make us have to sell our reproductive organs, in order to buy Christmas gifts.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Record Industry

So we hit the streets, in JaGoFF anti-focus group style, armed with nothing more than a microphone and a single question, which was posed to the average "man/woman in the street" (ie. non-musician). The question? "What do you think about the record industry?" To our suprise and astonishment, their reaction was immediate, there is not one person that did not have a strong, unfavorable opinion.

You can hear the results on our latest track, entitled "The Record Industry" (naturally). It is going to be on our upcoming album (due out in 2007) and is at the rough demo stage at this point, but overall, you get the idea. Ahhh, too much fun.

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." - Hunter S. Thompson

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PS. Thanks Niki

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Detroit Grand Pubahs & JaGoFF?? Hell yeah!!

As you are probably aware, we have been recording our brains out for the last 6 months ... including throwing down with Detroit Grand Pubahs for their upcoming album...

Needless to say it is THE FUNK!


Detroit Grand Pubahs & JaGoFF?? That is just ridiculous!

This is only the begining...

Time to go make sammiches.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Trustworthy, loyal, obedient and brainwashed

Long known for honesty, integrity , morality and deep family values, our friends in the entertainment industry are bankrolling a campaign with the Boy Scouts.

"Boy Scouts in the Los Angeles area will now be able to earn an activity patch for learning about the evils of downloading pirated movies and music ... The patch shows a film reel, a music CD and the international copyright symbol, a "C" enclosed in a circle."

You've got be kidding!

After historically screwing artists, suing and infringing on the rights of everyday consumers, radio payola and stifling technolgies that enable both artist and fan....

now, the record industry wants a f-ing tax break. ha ha ha.

A record deal is anything but.
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Saturday, December 2, 2006

2006 Future of Music Policy Summit

If you are in any way involved in music or entertainment, this info is indispensable ... The Future of Music has posted FREE webcasts from the 2006 Future of Music Policy Summit. Topics range from "International Touring and Visas" to "Cashflow: Revenue in the Digital Age" and everything inbetween. Do yourself a huge favor and make some time to watch, listen and learn. It is an incredible resource. Now, get to work.

A special thanks to the good folks at for making us aware of the post.

Panel & Discussion Topics include:
Cashflow: Revenue in the Digital Age

Losing Music: Preservation and Storage

Record Companies: Who Needs Them?

Consonance/Dissonance: How Orchestras are Navigating Change

What's Wrong With Music?

Meet the Mini-Me-dia

Station to Station, Across the Nations: Radio Now and in the Future

International Touring and Visas

Format Wars: Digital Rights Management and Interoperability

The New Deciders: Metafilters, Blogs, Podcasts

Avatars with Guitars: Music for Games

Young Musicians Panel

Recommendation Engines and Music Discovery

La Boutique Québécoise: The Vibrant Francophone Music Industry

Publishers: The New Record Label?

DIY Online Distribution Models: Licensing and Selling your Music Online

In Perfect Harmony: International Copyright Issues Distribute.

Share. Compensate.

Could P2P Networks be Monetized?

State of Independents: The Changing Definition of Indie

EDP: Supergroup

String Recording Session

Visual Re-mix: Sampling in a New Dimension

Policymaking: How to Make an Impact

How The Money Moves

Friday, December 1, 2006


"By corrupting the language, the people who wield power are able to fool the others about their activities and evade responsibility and accountability, Cato's Timothy Lynch argues in his polemic against doublespeak, an outgrowth of the doublethink and newspeak of George Orwell's 1984"

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

What's purple, wrinkled and limp?

Free speech giveth and free speech taketh away.
... it's always best to nip it in the bud.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Tastes like chicken...

Our fastfood overlords have just completed building the first ever brand logo visable from outer-space. Despite the claims, we do believe that it has been done before - and you can see how far it got "that other planet". To be honest, it is not really that difficult, as you can see JaGoFF constructed one a while back.

So we wonder... when the aliens come to kick and consume our fat asses, will they think that we taste like chicken?

This is truly, THE proudest moment in human history.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


JaGoFF is currently "Featured Artist" on UBL... showcasing the single "Seven Second Delay" (Click to download the mp3) .

Many thanks to the music editors for the pick.

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

Fearless Radio's 2nd Anniversary Bash

We will be playing Fearless Radio's 2nd Anniversary Bash this Sat @ The Note in Chicago. Also performing on the bill are The Cankles, MARZ & Reptoids.

If you need any more coaxing to get your ass off the couch and come on out and join us, look no further than our last throw-down with these freaks. It should be a blast, looking forward to seeing you all out.

For more details click here.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Karma's a bitch

Be careful what you sell online.
Don't let
THIS happen to you.

Yeah, karma is a bitch.
Too funny.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Planet of the Apes

A new study asks the question, "Did chimp and human ancestors interbreed?". I guess you could always ask a monkey, although, it depends which one you ask.

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Public Outrage !!!!

In today's cest pool of cloned corporate controled radio , there are already far too few things on the airwaves worth listening to. One major breath of fresh air, in our neck of the weeds, is our PUBLIC radio station WBEZ (NPR), which has been enriching the Chicago-area AND THE WORLD with an amazing line-up of shows and programing featuring: Blues, Soul, Jazz, Latin, World and new music - ever since I can remember.

Well, now I have received word that our PUBLIC RADIO station, now plans to ditch ALL MUSIC programing and move to an ALL TALK format.

In all likelihood, if it were for not WBEZ's program "Blues Before Sunrise ", our musical project, JaGoFF would not exist. It was thru this show and others, that exposed me at a very young age, to impossible to find blues and soul music - which, in turn, led me to the FUNK. (Without blues or jazz, funk, hip hop, rock, house or any other form of modern music - simply WOULD NOT EXIST).

Not only is it outrageous for a PUBLIC RADIO station to cut it's music programing - what makes it even more disgusting is that it is a Chicago public radio station. "Home of the Blues ", one of the " Cradles of Jazz ", " Birthplace of Gospel ", " Birthplace of Soul " and "Birthplace of House". To decide to pull this ONLY EXTENSION OF PUBLIC ENRICHMENT IS AN ABSOLUTE SIN and spits in the face of it's debt to the city and the world.

Whether you are from Chicago or any other part of the world, I ask you to PLEASE WRITE IN THE STATIONS ONLINE FORUM and SIGN THE PETITION to stop this from happening. Without the PUBLIC airwaves and independent radio all that is left is sewage. Thank you so very much.

Here is a brief list of progams being cut:

Blues Before Sunrise - THE blues music showcase that shaped my musical life.

Extensions - an adventurous music progam supporting indie and great music in general.

Dick Buckley's Jazz - one of the finest jazz programs in existence

Coming Home - simply one of the best blues showcases airing today.

Encanto Latino - Latin music showcase

Passport - World music showcase

Afropop Worldwide - one of the finest

Afro pop programs bar none.

among others....

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Check out this HOTTIE !!!

This one begs the question, " Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?".
You know the story.

Why didn't we think of this??? Damn.

This is one of the best stunts we have seen in a long while: Improv Everywhere assembled together 80 folks dressed in blue shirts and khaki pants and went into Best Buy to be friendly to people and help them. Of course, chaos ensues. Their site has totally f-ing hilarious photos and videos documenting the episode.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Are you Sad? Overwieght? Shy?

It's not your fault, we can help.

As the saying goes... you get you pay for.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sucking Blood from a Stone

We ran across this piece that discusses new business models that our beloved record industry is now implementing in contracts with artists.


Monday, April 10, 2006

F*ck You. Pay Me.

Not known for their warm and fuzzy factor, it is being reported by TechDirt that the record industry is now shaking down an MIT student and "suggests that perhaps dropping out of school will make it easier to pay off the fine". Just add her to the list of suckers getting allegedly caught downloading garbage. I would say that it was a horrible business practice if it weren't so damned profitable..

It is no coincidence that our next album is entitled,
"F*ck You. Pay Me." Hmmm... I wonder what it could possibly be about??

As always, Support indie music or be force-fed crap.

Sunday, April 9, 2006

Seven Second Delay featured on Politipunk

JaGoFF's "Seven Second Delay" [mp3 link] was just featured on the latest episode of Politipunk . You can download the podcast of the show or the direct MP3 of the broadcast here. Good stuff.

For all of you folks out there that do the podcast or the internet radio thing, all of our music is podsafe and and is available to you royalty free. Commerical radio is, of course a different story.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Don't get played like a sucka!!

Here are reasons 80 , 81 & 82 to support indie music.

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Your ol' pal, JaGoFF
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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Why WE LOVE music!

As if you needed one more reason not to sign a record "deal" - here is another and yet another. It is unbelievable how folks are still grasping for the non-existent brass ring. JaGOFF has been approached by half a dozen labels in the last couple of years and have not even come close to finding a reason to even consider it a viable option. I mean, what's the point?

They always approach us under the guise of "you're gonna be huge." and "you are the next big thing." only to be followed by boilerplate contracts signing over exclusive worldwide rights, our copyrights, our publishing, our merch, domain and digital rights. All so that they can give us a loan in exchange for our decades worth of ball-busting work. If we want a loan we will go to the bank and still retain ALL ownership of our work.

It cracks me up, everybody that I know that has signed a so-called "deal" is at least a half-million in debt (if they are lucky). They play all the same venues we play, travel by the means of transportation and stay in the same hotels. The only difference being, they no longer own their own music and are locked into a contract for recordings that - if they ever are released, are never going to be properly promoted and end up sitting on a shelf. What a "deal".

Yeah, gotta love it.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

A resounding F*** YOU!!!!

In case you missed it, the Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week. Their response was a resounding f*ck you - calling the the Hall of Fame "a piss stain". After all this time as the pop/emo that poses for punk rock - these guys are STILL our heroes. No mellowing with age for these a-holes and thank God for that.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

PHOTO GALLERY: Videodrome w/ the Superstars of Love

We just posted the photo gallery from our evening of debauchary at VIDEODROME w/ the Superstars of Love. Check it out , it is pretty much over the top. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 9, 2006


Who gives a f*ck about a god damn grammy ??

It's just
more of the same.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

When Theft Serves Art

Here is a refreshing read from Wired about the Andy Worhol foundation ... In this age of militant corporate copyright protectionism (ie RIAA vs the world ) it is great to see a true artist (who built his ideas based on that which preceeded him) fostering the advancement of future art works. An idea that seems to have long been lost in the last decade or two. All art, music, etc... is built on past works. . If it were not for blues, you wouldn't have rock or r&b, funk, soul, hip-hop, house, electo and yes EVEN emo. In any event give a peep.

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Saturday, January 7, 2006

Sad Day for Soul

Yesterday was an extremely sad day for the world of soul/gospel and the city of Chicago, as we suffered two great losses...

The landmark Pilgrim Baptist Church, which was the birthplace of gospel music (which gave birth to soul ), burned to the ground along with it went the memories of the father of gospel... Thomas A. Dorsey , Mahalia Jackson , James Cleveland among many others. If you ever saw the Blues Brothers , the scene of Jake doing summersalts down the isle with the good Rev. James Brown and Chaka Khan was supposed to take place inside the church.

Beyond being culturally significant The building was also architectually important and was designed by Louis Sullivan and designated a national landmark in 1981.

On Friday we also said good-bye to one of the sweetest voices in Chicago soul, Lou Rawls ... the silky one. You will be greatly missed.

Heaven just got a bit more funky.