Sorry we haven't been on here to update in a while. Everybody is off working. I just got back from a mission
trip in South Dakota and we've all been busier than beavers trying to damn up the mighty mississippi. We'll get back
to business soon here though. Thanks for checkin us out!
Thanks for all who attended the battle of the bands and supported our victorious act. We had a lot of fun.
Copies of our CD "Dutch Treat" will be available soon! Talk to us to place a reserved order or something.
Today I am sad to report that Jaja Swab has permanently broken up for undisclosed reasons.... HA!! APRIL FOOLS!!! Actually
I am very excited to tell all of our die-hard fans that Jaja Swab is going into the recording studio this
Wednsday and Thursday. Everybody should purchase a copy of "Dutch Treat" when it is released. Further information is
to be released soon.
- Jon Wilson
Well, today was another
uneventful day... except Jaja Swab rocked out for the entire school with a brand new song! It went over great too, everybody
was on their feet cheering. The entire band performed great. Alex also played a great version of The Star Spangled Banner for everybody at the basketball game later that night. We should be going into the studio soon to record
this song (Dutch Treat) along with others for an upcoming CD. Also, we will be playing in an upcoming
"battle of the bands." More info on that later.
Alex really hit the
nail on the head there, we played very well, although some things didn't go as planned. Alec really rocked the place
with his new bass rig, and I would have to say Alex's singing was great.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!
Jaja Swab played a set at Cadillac's First Night celebration. We dished out some of our fresh new songs,
and I personally feel great about what we are doing. Work is soon to be done on our album, and before you know it, you
will be able to take Jaja Swab with you everywhere.
Jajaswab just had the best and most productive practice ever. And we've been around for a while now,
like a year. And for all you diehard fans, this means you'll soon be witness to the Jajaswab experience. That is the only
word to describe it, it will be pleasure for your ears.
I have recieved recent news that all the women on this planet think I look similar to Tom Cruise and they think I am very
- Jon Wilson
Greetings fellow Jaja Swab disciples. If you've been following us, your probably wondering "what the heck
are you guys doing?" and I am here to answer your questions. We are playing a gig up in Cadillac on New Years
Eve with a band called The Sons of Caleb. Atleast, this is what I have been told. If this is not your band's name, then
why aren't you playing with us? You could be basking in the glorious limelight surrounding the beast that is Jaja Swab.
Everybody should come up and check it out! Maybe we'll get a bus or something.
Alex and I are going to Aerosmith on December 17!
- John Brooks
we all got together and played a gig recently, last week I think it was. We played quite well, and for a really
long time. If our playing was an object it would have been longer than... well, we played for a pretty long time. I
think it's safe to say that everyone in the band (no matter how little personality they have) had a good time with the awesome
jam at Mike Powell's birthday party.
Recent rumors of Alex Smith writing a book called "How to Get
Lucky with Any Girl on the Planet in 10 Days" are false. Alex has never written a book, especially one with such
smut as mentioned above. However, Alex did get a new acoustic guitar, which is mentioned in the profiles on the Jaja
Swab page of the site which Alex updated. What a team player.
NEW RULE: From now on, when a member of the band writes in the
band journal, he/she must sign his/her name at the bottom of what he/she wrote. Then, maybe, what is written will make more
sense to everyone and the members who currently write nothing can stop getting credit and learn to stop being lazy.
- John Brooks
We went to see Weezer and Foo Fighters last thursday. The music and overall atmosphere were great.
The Grand Rapids Press reviewed the concert in Friday's "Your Life" section. They hit it right on the nose with their
review too. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) was great. He had so much energy and the sound was loud and abusive.
Weezer did great too and Rivers Cuomo's lack of stage presence is just awesome.
For the first time in
a few months, the band will be getting together for a practice. They plan on setting up another concert at the
school in one of the coming months for a fund raiser type of thing, so keep your eyes peeled. Comfortable shoe day was
The band's performance
at the school on the first day was quite a hit, although nobody seemed to get the Billy Madison reference.
Well, it's six in the morning, have you had your fiber yet today? Alex left on a vacation a few days ago.
It seems like people around here go on a lot of vacations. Music in the park was a lot of fun (even though we only played
3 songs). We have some pictures, but Alex is being lazy, and not putting them online. If you see him, smack him on the
head and tell him to hurry up. John's Grandpa's retirement party didn't have any music, because Alex, Alec, and Jon had to
go sit on the beach doing nothing all day. School starts in a week. Everyone's single.
Went to a sweet show at Soaring Eagle Casino yesterday. Velvet Revolver was the act, and they got on stage a
half an hour late with a little bit of a buzz. But they played surprisingly well anyways. I waited an hour after
the show to meet Slash, and when he came out of his trailor I yelled his name, but he didn't even look. I hope I never
do that when I become a star...
Anyways, I'll have some pictures up soon. Until then, Here's one of the guys.
Jaja Swab has two upcoming appearances, one on August 9th at Howard City's area renowned "Music in the Park".
Bo White and the Bluezers will be headlining the performance. The other appearance is at a retirement party for John's
grandpa. If you really wanna see us play, then just come to Music in the Park, otherwise you are going to have to pretend
like you know everyone in John's family. Or just hide in one of the many luxurious bushes around the southern most pavillion
at Indian Lakes!
The first band
practice since John got back should be this week, and we will need it (maybe...). Either way, it will be good to get together to play again. John got a sweet new amp. It's a
Steve Vai signature Carvin Legacy. It has a really deep sound, but it is crystal clear.
Well, John has been back for about a week now. He is very touched by his "secret admirer." Everyone
in the band appreciates positive feedback, and loves to know that they have a fan out there someplace. Maybe this secret
admirer will be the equivalent of Lee, from Tenacious D... wouldn't that be nice?
Check out Jake Shimabukuro on the Ukulele, he is very good and can be found under the links page.
It's not Ska (Mr. Patin), but is still rocks.
Ok John, you have been gone way to long, GET BACK HERE NOW, IM FREAKING OUT MAN. I HOPE YOUR HAVING A GREAT
TIME ON YOUR PSYCHEDELIC ROAD TRIP, BUT THE BOYS AND I ARE LOST AND SAD. COME BACK NOW PLEASE!!!!!!!
6/? I dunno, maybe like the 29th
Where are you John? Have we lost you? When will you get back? WE ARE ALL STARTING TO GET WORRIED
Ahhh, he'll be back, don't worry everybody, he is just on a really long road trip. Willy and I just got
back from Farmington Hills on Sunday and I haven't had much to do since I got back. We went to an awesome concert featuring
Los Lonely Boys and Santana down there though. Seems we cant get to an good concerts around here. We have to travel
all the way to Detroit to get to a good show. Sorry, I don't have any pictures from the actual show, but I
found a cool one online here that I added to the site. We sat about 4 miles away from the stage and I didn't bring my
telescope lense. But it was a great show and a great week. When John gets back its time to get cracking on the
Well, John has been gone almost a week now, and the little "Jon" has just got back a few days ago, but now Lippy
Willy and Alejandro are taking a trip down to Detroit (Farmington HIlls more specifically) to spend time with friends.
But I did receive an email from our #1 fan, who remained annonymous, here it is....
Apparently John's secret admireer is a talented artist, very touching, Who ever it is, I'm sure John will be
flattered! Anyways, I just got home from work, (Leppinks Grocery Store and OOOH so much more!) so I am tired, goodnight!