December 12, 2000 at 8:22 pm #42851
Is J rich? I get the impression he’s
pretty well off.
December 13, 2000 at 9:58 am #52566
Well – I would have thought he does OK.
He writes his own material, produces his own material and records it at his own studio – so he really has no overheads apart from equipment costs.
He’s also done a few soundtracks and produced for other bands too.
December 13, 2000 at 6:34 pm #52567
I’m not sure. 3 years between albums is 3 years without income plus hand it over flopped so he probably ended up losing money there. He probably got good royalties from the melrose place and waynes world 2 soundtracks though.
December 18, 2000 at 1:38 am #52568
I think J was brought up in a well off family , and if he doesn’t own a nice dodge daytona and a two story house by now , i would be ashamed . Wasn’t his dad a dentist?
I don’t much much about the music business , but i thinkk the profits he made from Where You Been must’ve made him a few dineros….
December 18, 2000 at 4:41 am #52569
Whether he is or not, it doesnt matter. He seems happy, and his music is definately rocking just as much as it did 10 years ago.
Go you good thang’.December 18, 2000 at 6:18 am #52570
Yeah, I agree. Seems secondary to me how rich J is. The main thing is that he feels comfortable & happy with what he does. But I hope/am quite sure he doesn’t have to do some additional work.
December 18, 2000 at 7:58 am #52571
Yeah it doesn’t really matter if J is rich or not . But somehow i get the feeling that he tends to think he hasn’t got what he deserves financially..There’s a lyric in ammaring think it says "in time that comes to me some you’ll be gone for quite awhile".
What is he talking about money or sex . I think it’s neither probably . The most important thing an artist can get is ppreciation from fans , no matter what direction wihtout a sound takes us or even the flop hand it over .
December 18, 2000 at 12:56 pm #52572
I thought it said "It’s time to come with me, son"
December 22, 2000 at 9:00 pm #52573
yeah, i would think it says son. I think he may be talking about himself from Amma’s perspective.
I’m sure it has nothing to do with money or sex.
December 26, 2000 at 12:07 am #52574
I think yer probably right Simon , something like " I say in time that come with me son you’ll be gone for quite awhile" . But in the whole context of the song i think the other lyrics describe it better , so it is what i heard . Who is Amma?
December 31, 2000 at 7:30 pm #52575
I don’t think J ever intended to be rich (if he really is now…) I grew up in that stupid college town, Amherst Mass. Same as J. I knew him a little in High School. Last I saw him was in 1988 I think. I ran into Murph who agreed to let me hang out at their practice session if I gave him a ride.
I think J said he was working part time pumping gas. They were practicing in the basment of J.s family home. This basement was WALLED with harlaquin romance novels, literally. I did not see any signs of wealth.
They talked about thier lack of finacial sucess. They said they had only made enough from music to pay for expenses and nice equipment. They all lived at home.
Basically what I am saying is that J is just like you an me except he has a talent for what he does and got a few breaks. He seems to be well off now with a house in the sticks, and a Manhattan apartment, and a studio. But I read an interview about the Fog tour where J said that he was not going to have a chance to practice with the band before they started touring:
He said practicing was expensive. So he is either cheap or just not that rich… I think it’s the latter.
January 8, 2001 at 5:33 am #52576
I think it’s "time to come with me, son, you’ll be gone for quite awhile". It definately makes more sense in the whole context. Mother Amma is an Indian saint. A lotta people have gone to live in her ashram in India. And about J being rich; hey-the man owns an apartment in Manhattan AND a house in the freakin woods. I guess it ain’t cheap now, is it? Plus a huge collection of vintage guitars, amps, effects and shit. I gotta return empty bottles to store for refunds (place the violins here) just to buy dang guitar strings. So yeah, I guess if he ain’t rich, at least he has a lotta money [img]http://www.freakscene.net/ubb/smilies/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
June 5, 2001 at 5:18 pm #52577
Hi, I’m new here. YAY! I think it’s "By the time they come for me son, you’ll be gone for quite a while, come on now." Anyway, pretty close to the rest I suppose.
todd [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]July 6, 2001 at 12:40 pm #52578
I think J deserves alot more commercial success than his contemporaries. Of course, most of the good artists through time have had breef success in their day but later ended up dying in a popper’s grave. So, music is not law or medicine, it’s more like philosophy. (by the way, do you know rent is in manhatten?????!!!!!!!)July 6, 2001 at 1:04 pm #52579
i think j is pretty fortunate to be where is. considering there are about 100 bands i like that are a lot worse off then J. and that just blows.
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