Jeff Taylor

Getting ready for tonight’s show. by Jeff Taylor
December 30, 2010, 4:25 pm
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Tonight in Ghent I’ll be selling some EP’s in the lobby after the show.

1 It Swell 2 Rockstar & A Holy Man 3 Apricot 4 Tristate Orphan 5 Dust – Engineered by Teruhisa Uchiyama in Brooklyn – Mixed by Steve Wall at Gardentone – Cover & Layout by Shane Taylor – All songs by


Napoleon’s Tomb, New Songs, Next Show. by Jeff Taylor
December 26, 2010, 11:18 pm
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I dropped the ball on updating setlists for the last week-and-change.  Instead, here’s a list of other songs/versions thereof which have bobbed up to the surface for air: Bastard, Dust*, It Swell*, Untitled* – *Trixie Whitley on Drums

From Dec 20-22 I hung out in Paris with Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music  (Mike Severson/Gtr, Tim Lefebvre/Bass) and some other friends & family, including our old partner in crime Neal Persiani.  Mark’s band was incredible.

Neal arrived on the metro from Bercy at around 9:30pm, having minutes before finished the last set on a giant world tour with Semi Precious Weapons – one that lasted 16 months!  He was ready for a drink.

That my first visit to the city of lights happened to coincide with Mark’s and Neal’s separate gigs, my cousin Pete’s short Paris vacation from a semester abroad in London, and some beautiful snowfall was a bigger holiday gift than I could have dreamed up.

I’m back in Ghent now.  The beat goes on this Thursday starting with a gig opening for Trixie at NTGent, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen (in pictures anyway)…  Here’s a view from the stage:

Holiday Tidings from Sint-Amandsberg, Gent, BE. by Jeff Taylor
December 25, 2010, 2:08 pm
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Poster For Tonight’s Show in Holland by Jeff Taylor
December 19, 2010, 3:21 pm
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I just set foot on Dutch soil for the first time in my life.  It’s snowing heavily right now; my first day in the Netherlands is a truly picturesque scene.  Everyone at the club is so accommodating and it’s good to see Trixie, another familiar face from home.  Looking forward to tonight’s show and the tour with her.


‘Ghent Eer Dunn…’ by Jeff Taylor
December 17, 2010, 2:27 am
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Bram keeps the books tight in our late night meetings after shows.


Wednesday, 15 Dec – CC Lokeren, BE – Frustration in Time Travel, Hiawatha, Rockstar & A Holy Man, Tristate Orphan, Howl You

Thursday, 16 Dec – CC De Warande – Turnhout, BE – Late Night, Frustration in Time Travel, Rockstar & A Holy Man, Tristate Orphan, It Swell


Lokeren A Basement. by Jeff Taylor
December 15, 2010, 4:59 pm
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Hey, folks.  All’s well over here in Belgium.  I’m staying in Gent (that’s the Dutch/Flemish spelling), where in 1814 was signed the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812 with our cousins in England.

Bram, my manager is Belgian; thus I’m in safe hands around these parts.  We’ve gone around his neighborhood to some little bakeries that have moved me in a spiritual way – I’d never tasted bread 1/2 as fresh.  Here’s a view down ‘our block’ in Ghent:

In lieu of a tour bus or the X-Men plane, we’ve (Gabriel Rios, Jeff Neve, and I) been riding to gigs in a sporty little Peugeot – it’s a cool car, but we have to take turns riding in the rear glove box.  Luckily most of the gigs aren’t more than 45 minutes-1 hour away:

Right now, Gabriel’s trio are finishing up their sound check, here at the Cultural Center in Lokeren.  Here’s a look at the venue from behind Kobe Proesman, the drummer’s riser:

Setlists from recent shows:

Saturday, 11 Dec – Stadschouwssburg – Sint-Niklaas, BE:   Frustration In Time Travel, It Swell, Rockstar & A Holy Man, Tristate Orphan, Howl You

Sunday, 12 Dec – CC Stroming – Evergem, BE:  Frustration In Time Travel, It Swell, Rockstar & A Holy Man, I’m Still Here (T.Waits), Howl You

Tuesday, 14 Dec – CC Mechelen, BE:

I leave you with an incredible quote from today’s edition of Ghent’s daily paper, Het Volk:

“I got a European cell phone, bitch.” – Former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin

I miss you all and I do remain, Sirs & Madams,

Your Humble Servant Abroad,


Tour Dates With Gabriel Rios Dec 10-18 by Jeff Taylor
December 11, 2010, 6:41 pm
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Friday, 10 Dec – CC (Cultural Center) Ter Dilft – Bornem, BE

Saturday, 11 Dec – Stadschouwssburg – Sint-Niklaas, BE

Sunday, 12 Dec – CC Stroming – Evergem, BE

Tuesday, 14 Dec – CC Mechelen, BE

Wednesday, 15 Dec – CC Lokeren, BE

Thursday, 16 Dec – CC De Warande – Turnhout, BE

Friday, 17 Dec – CC De Schakel – Waragem, BE

Saturday, 18 Dec – CC De Steiger – Menen, BE