Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Parker Interviewed For Ska Documentary

Brandon Smith from Utah's The Upstarts interview me for his upcoming film: "IS IT TOO LATE NOW?" A DOCUMENTARY FEATURING UTAH SKA. It was fun. Check out the official blog.

P.S. The Upstarts are our pals. Buy their new album a lot!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

For now Im done

well with another day to kinda waste i decided to sorta finish what i started, all 4 lands done and with a touch of my flare.....sorry tyler i know the colors arent quite right.

here ya go i thought i would share my spoils.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Emma Cook limited edition range for Fred Perry

Via:Retro To Go

British designer Emma Cook is the latest name to produce a limited edition range for Fred Perry, the pick of which is this polo shirt.

It references the classic Fred Perry polo, but adds some length and a wide neck, as well as a take on the Fred Perry laurel around that neck. It retails for £80.

Also so in a range are two dresses and a particularly nasty hoodie - you can see them all on the Fred Perry site.

Find out more on the Fred Perry Store website

Monday, November 19, 2007

Tyler and our Bedroom - Early Nineties.

Back in June, Tyler posted this blog about this upcoming Utah Ska documentary (HERE) Anyhow, I was contacted this by morning by the man doing do this, Brandon Smith, about being involved. So I checked out his blog and I scrolled down and found a post about our old friend Raquel, which also featured a couple of her photos. One of them was this one: This my brother in our room in the early 90's. Look at those old flyers!!! They span from LA, OC, Las Vegas and Utah shows. Some of those are flyers I made. Oh the memories...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

gabba shoes

So i had a pair of vans laying around and i didnt like the color any more so today in my spare time i decided to paint and listen to some music........what do you think?
im going to add the other two worlds on a different pair soon!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

I stumbled across Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings not too long ago and I was blown away that a contemporary band today could have captured that truly authentic soul sound. BLOWN AWAY! I heard their cover of Janet Jackson's, "What have you done for me lately" and it still sounds like they did it 20 years prior to Miss Jackson. Then it all clicked when I heard that producer Mark Ronson wrangled in the Dap-Kings for Amy Winehouse's last 2 albums (which also blew me away). So it all makes sense. Now it's like...Amy who?

So, this morning I am just tickled pink to find this the first official video of theirs (that I've seen) other than live footage. It's done so right! Filmed with two vintage TV cameras bought on E-Bay for $50 dollars each. Ladies and gentlemen, I present this generation's soul salvation:

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "100 Days, 100 Nights"

Sunday, October 28, 2007

POGBLAST! #9 - I Remember Halloween


It's the scariest, spookiest, creepiest, kookiest Pogblast yet!
Happy Hauntings!

1. The Horror - RJD2
2. I'm A Mummy - Bad Manners
3. The Ghost of Stephen Foster - Squirrel Nut Zippers
4. Spirit Got Lost - Mental As Anything
5. Monster's Wedding - The Aquabats!
6. (The Incredible Shrinking Man)
7. Dead Bodies - Rancid
8. Mind's Playing Tricks On Me - Atom & His Package
9. Press Gangs - Murder City Devils
10. The Vampire - The Upsetters
11. Trippy Green Skull - Dan Deacon
12. Frankenstein - France Gall
13. Scare Me - Deadbolt
14. (Silver Shamrock Jingle)
15. Never Die - Tiger Army
16. Zombie Killers - Leslie Hall
17. Dracula - Desmond Dekker
18. No One Lives Forever - Oingo Boingo
19. Astro Zombies - The Misfits
20. ????

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

GOGO13 - Big Red Cup (band practice)

Since Ben Action moved to Utah, Johnny Spleen has moved from drums to guitar....hence, PRACTICE TIME! So that was last night. We had some fun. Not everybody showed up but I think it was productive.

Monday, October 08, 2007


COME OUT COME OUT! This Friday at the Glass House in Pomona! Come see the fabulous G13 attempt to G13-ulate(um...whatever that means)!
The Aggrolites! Polysics!! Come out!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Moot Local

Finally it's here! The Director's Cut Special 12th Anniversary Edition of MOOT LOCAL!

What is "Moot Local" you ask? Only the biggest groundbreaking achievement in american cinema since the introduction of "talkies"! Ok, well maybe not THAT great, but at least it's better than The Matrix (not that that's saying much.. OK, that's just my opinion...)

Actually, Moot Local is a short student film I made for my high school film class back 1995 in Bountiful, Utah. It's about a girl who gets stuck in a the city and has to find her way back home... hilarity insues.

I digitized it a couple years back and have been recutting it, color correcting it, fixing the soundtrack, etc. in my free time. I finally finished it to where I'm happy with it, and so here it is, for your viewing pleasure.

And now you can finally enjoy the deluxe george-lucas-rewriting-history-star-wars-edition of my masterpiece, "Moot Local"

Thursday, September 27, 2007


I was asked by some lawyers to remove my Pick It Up & Goon Holler videos due to some lawsuit with Viacom & Youtube blah blah blah...
Anyhow, you can watch it here!www.GOGO13.com/cartoon.html

BTW, GOGO13 is still playing Oct. 12 @ the Glasshouse in Pomona,CA
with the Aggrolites and Polysics.

As far as the Goon Holler stuff...
Stay tuned. You'l be able to see it elsewhere.


Monday, September 24, 2007

GOGO13 - "Pick it Up" video!

Yo Gabba Gabba! animated segment. GOGO13 teaches the importance of picking up your room. Pays homage to Prince Buster, The Specials and the like.
Music: GOGO13
Animation: Willy Hartland, Craig Patches
Character Design: Parker Jacobs
Dad: Alex Desért
Girl: Darla Jacobs

What do you think everybody?

Some lawyers from so and so had me pull it from Youtube. Don't worry. It will emerge elsewhere somehow soon.

Friday, September 14, 2007

G13 on Yo Gabba Gabba

Monday Sep. 24th, 10:30AM on Nickelodeon, GOGO13 will have a song on Yo Gabba Gabba! More info after it airs.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Pressure Drop Soundcast: Parker Selects

I was honored that the mighty Brian Dao asked me to select for his podcast. I hope you like.
Click here

Friday, August 31, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Amy Winehouse Loves The Specials

Amy blew me away when she played this cover of "Hey Little Rich Girl" back at the Virgin Festival a few weeks ago. Here's the studio version (?) that someone set to a cheesy slide show.

EDIT: BONUS! Amy covers "You're Wondering Now".

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Parker's "Music is our Occupation" Interview

Brian Dao of the awesome PRESSURE DROP SOUNDCAST did an online interview with me just recently for the "Music is is our Occupation" blog. I talk about GOGO13, The Aquabats, Yo Gabba Gabba and the future of G13. Johnny just helped me with a spell check, but Brian posted it already. Oh well! Click here to read

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Nobody Is Special

Lily Allen glastonbury 2007 withTerry Hall and Lynval Golding
playing Gangsters

kinda cool, i thought id share

Thursday, August 02, 2007


harry nilsson was an amazing musician from the 60's and 70's who found very little commercial success. anyways go to theheatwarps.blogspot.com and search his name to download some albums and you can check out this trippy and very calming video i found on you tube.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Members - Offshore Banking Business

From "Urgh! a Music War"

Before the Bad Brains, before the Police & even before the Specials, the Members were playing punk & reggae to stump the masses. I've loved the Members for many many years, but this is the first time I've seen video footage of them...wait... I take that back, I've actually watched, "Urgh! a Music War" when I was a little kid, but back then the only thing that mattered to me was the Oingo Boingo footage.
Rico Rodriguez guests on the album version of, "Offshore Banking Business". I love it.

Friday, July 20, 2007

big big monkey man

Chris Murray(amazing, king apparatus) & Matt Embree(rx bandits, sound of animals fighting)
monkey man
a funny find on youtube

Monday, July 16, 2007


So a few of us podcasters over at the Dancing Mood message board are involved in a Soundclash contest, where we each submit a podcast show to be pitted against each other. Then the listeners vote on their favorite. Well, I decided to do a two-parter. Check out the playlists below, take a listen and be sure to drop me a vote at the Musical Occupation Blog

Part I
1. Ali Baba - John Holt
2. Sho Be Do - The Clarendonians
3. Save a Bread - Justin Hinds and the Dominos
4. Montego Bay - Freddie Notes & the Rudies
5. Mouth a massy - Alton Ellis
6. Brababus - GG All Stars
7. Pickney Gal - Desmond Dekker
8. Got To Get Away - The Paragons
9. I'll Never Get Burnt - The Ethiopians
10. Pomp & Pride - Toots & The Maytals
11. Johnny Reggae - The Piglets
12. In The City - Madness
13. it Only Makes Me Laugh - Oingo Boingo
14. Mario's Hideout - Gangster Fun
15. Everything's Wrong - No Doubt

Part II
16. Let's Start Again - Ocean 11
17. Judge Ito - The Rhythm Doctors
18. Tall In The Saddle - The Vessels
19. Read My Lips - The Steady Ups
20. The Consequence - Heavy Step
21. For A Few Sanddollars More - The Sanddollars
22. Yo Quiero Morime Aca - Los Calzones (w/ Buster Bloodvessel)
23. Fica - Victor Rice
24. Burning Out - King Kongqueror
25. Self Respect - The Soulutions
26. OctoRockSteady - The Nintendolites
27. Lifeboat - King Django
28. Matey Exterminator (w/ Ari Up) - The Slackers
29. No Trophy - The Bees
30. Rhythm & Light - The Aggrolites

Don't forget to drop me a VOTE!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tony Hawk on Yo Gabba Gabba (E! Daily 10 piece)

OK I posted this on the Yo Gabba blog, but I'm kinda stoked.
E! network's Daily 10 featuring Tony Hawk on Yo Gabba Gabba!

Thanks again, Tyler!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Yo Gabba Gabba update!

Today is the day that Nickelodeon is playing clips of Yo Gabba Gabba on the air!
Yaaay us!


Bad Manners tonight @ Safari Sams with Monkey

A friend from work just told me about this. AWWWWWWW!!
I want to go! Somebody tell me how the show goes.
I want to know what "skinny" fatty is like live since he slimmed down.


And all of these years you thought it was about O.C. Ska!
Check out this tweaked video!


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Is It Too Late Now?

I just found out that Brandon Smith (of the Upstarts) is currently producing a documentary on Utah Ska entitled "Is It Too Late Now?".

He asked me to possibly interview and I'm honored and excited for a project like this. Of course the Utah Ska Scene of the 90's is something that's dear to my heart and I think there was something about it that was very special. I'm excited to see how this comes out.

Check out the production blog.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Jacobs Family Reunion

So last week I flew to Utah for the Jacobs family reunion. This is how I was greeted at the airport.
That’s my Dad, me, my step nephew Sid and Tyler. Guess the real moustache.

Monday, June 04, 2007


so a little while back i was chatting with Parker about these new doritos with out a name only this: X-13D

well i tried them out and they look like normal nacho cheese doritos, same shape and size but the tast was one of pure mystery. on the bag is gives a hint: An American Classic..........so i got to thinking of just what i was tasting and it hit me..........I KNOW THE FLAVOR. but i dont want to spoil the fun for eny one else sooo go out and try em, have your very own secret agent experience.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

June is Devo Appreciation Month!

Word on the street is that June is DEVO Appreciation Month. Well, we must embrace this.
We kick it off with Booji Boy fronting DEVO with, "Red Eye Express".

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Battle of Ham's Deep

Silver Snail Comics in Toronto made an epic window display recreating the Battle of Helm's Deep using Muppet characters. It's pretty awesome. check it out!

Friday, May 25, 2007


New episode of the POGBLAST! Podcast now online! "New Wavy 1" features some of my favorite new wave songs both old and new. I know I'm just scratching the surface, so that's why it's just #1. There will be more in the future...

Click now to listen!

1. Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric?
2. Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me?
3. The Faint - Let The Poison Spill
4. Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny
5. The Bravery - Unconditional
6. Altered images - Happy Birthday
7. Oingo Boingo - Insects
8. Bis - Dead Wrestlers
9. Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive
10. Fischerspooner - The 15th
11. Howard Jones - New Song
12. Shiny Toy Guns - Don't Cry Out
13. Thompson Twins - We Are Detectives
14. Devo - Snowball



Ex-Special Horace Panter with his new band The Three Minute Heroes, who made their debut at 2-Tone Live at BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

i had the same fender p-bass he had back in the day, and i came across this and i was stoked he plays the same bass i do now, ok im done geeking out.

Great Club Killers flyer

If only I lived in Sweden... The Club Killers is a Swedish Super-group made of musicians from other bands who do covers of old ska and rocksteady hits. Kinda like a Scandanavian Ocean 11. For more info check out their myspace page.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

little ditty

no words will work to explain

Horace Panter's upcoming Specials book

"Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey with The Specials "

Look what I stumbled across! Penned by the Specials drummer, Sir Horace "Gentleman" Panter, it's not just a fan book but an actual first hand autobiography. Well, I'm excited for this. According to Amazon, it's official release is in October, but you can pre-order it now here.
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    Sunday, May 20, 2007

    a day at gabba

    having a little bit of fun at downy studios

    Oh what fun we had
    But, did it really turn out bad

    Thursday, May 17, 2007

    Scissor Sisters

    This is the kind of band that when you listen to them you can see why people want to move to new york and go out and party every night. It makes me want to and i'm neither a big city cat or a night person. Check out their CD's insane feel good dance until 5 am music

    this is a live show

    Maxell Israelites advert

    Friday, May 11, 2007

    Ska Patrick's Day 1996

    I have a trunk full of old flyers from back in the day. I was going through them the other night and pulled out a few things I thought were scanworthy. This is a flyer for the Ska Patricks Day shows from 1996. My friend Raquel put on this 4-day event with 4 shows all around northern Utah. It was pretty amazing. They even printed up passports (with walt jabsco's picture in it) for those who bought passes for all 4 days. I wish I would have gotten one of them...

    Day One was okay. It was kind of awkward to have the show in the high school, and I was surprised how much I didn't care for Buck 0 nine. But my buddies in the Shriners were awesome as usual, as were the mod sounds of Tapestry Drive and the Go-Go girls of Thee Martinis. Mr. Goon was a high school ska-punk band that wore silly hats. hmmm.

    Day Two was very similar to day one, in that it was in an odd High School and I wasn't too interested in the show. But it was fun hanging out with Mealticket and I remember talking to Genai about the Book of Mormon which was odd... I don't think the Mudsharks played that night (if they did, I wasn't paying attention) And I don't think I watched Attaboy Skip play either. In fact, I don't think I watched any bands that night come to think of it. Which is a shame, but I think the Soulutions got bumped to the next night.

    Day Three was the BIG night at the Salt Lake Fairgrounds (same place I later saw Rancid and The Skatalites) which is always a fun and bizarre place to see shows. I showed up late and missed my buddies in Attaboy Skip, Model Citizen, and the Soulutions. I was bummed, but Jeff (Go-Go13, Soulutions) gave me their demo tape in the parking lot. I think that's where I first met Micah and Tilt? I don't know... My jacket was heavy and it was dark... I saw the Reel Big Fish guys backstage and played catch up with Scott. Um.. The Mudsharks were boring as were insatiable. RBF got the crowd going and The Aquabats finished the show(?). That was my 2nd appearance as the pigbat and I came out on stage covered in blood. Which was sticky cairo syrup and red food dye. This was before the pink costume, so I was basically just wearing speedos, pantyhose and boots. The Bat Commander urged me to lay down and "rest" (because I had supposedly been beaten up by the Sandfleas). The stage was covered in confetti so it all stuck to me... After I showered backstage, I ran back to watch the rest of the set from the back. The Sandfleas came out and fought the Aqubats and my skinhead friends got really excited about the violence. I got a kick out of that. heheh

    Day Four got moved from UVSC over to JB's Comedy Club in Provo. The Shakes and Creeps By Night were local Rockabilly / Surf bands who were pretty good. Then the Shriners came out and tore it up. (Later I joined them as a keyboard player for their farewell show. man, I love those guys.). Then Model Citizen of course and Mustard Plug, with whom I was incredibly disappointed. Way more punk than ska. bleh. Then Mephiskapheles came out and seriously tore the roof off. They were amazing. Definitely the best performance of the whole 4 days (aside from the aquabats, of course). I went up to their guitar player Brendog afterwords and apologized for some critisms I had made on the internet earlier. He was way cool. Meph won me over that night.

    The whole thing was quite memorable, and I really miss those days. I guess I'm getting old. Wouldn't it be great if someone did something like this nowadays? I mean, of course there's ISC, High Desert Ska Fest, 3 Floors of Ska, etc. But none have the same scavenger-hunt feel of a 4-day multi-venue ska show blitz... Ah, the 90's...


    Click to listen to my POGBLAST podcast #5!

    In honor of the upcoming Virgin Festival, I threw together a playlist of bands & DJs that are playing there... There's bands in here I probably wouldn't play on POGBLAST! normally, but it's all good.

    1. Girl Talk - Hand Clap
    2. Felix Da Housecat - Everyone is Someone in LA
    3. Regina Spektor - Fidelity
    4. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
    5. Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
    6. Peter Bjorn And John - Young Folks
    7. Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
    8. M.I.A. - Amazon
    9. Cheap Trick - Dream Police
    10. Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit
    11. Interpol - Obstacle 1
    12. Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat
    13. 311 - Don't Stay Home
    14. The Beastie Boys - So Whatcha Want
    15. Smashing Pumpkins - Perfect
    16. The Police - Canary In A Coal Mine

    Thursday, May 10, 2007

    Monday, May 07, 2007

    Friday, May 04, 2007

    New Blog - Music is our occupation

    So a few of my internet-acquaintances, have started up a new blog called Music is Our Occupation, and it looks really great. They only have a few introductory posts, but I'm excited for its potential. They'll be posting on music, new releases, old stories, etc. check it out!

    The Ordinary Boys vs Lady Sovereign - nine2five

    Monday, April 30, 2007

    Lambretta Twist

    old Lambretta add, the song is now stuck in my head!
    its soo goofy its good.

    Saturday, April 28, 2007

    The Slackers - Have The Time

    I feel like this song right now.

    G13 meeting

    Cris and Ben standing around Parker's desk at Gabba.
    video chat with Tyler on the east coast(dose he ever sleep?)
    Ben Trying to load the holy grail(CS3) on one of the g5's
    notice the g13 target on a cabinet in the break room.
    couldnt get anough of the video chat, johnny later added in with some audio chat.
    wardrobe discussion for the up coming gig.
    Parker showed us the coolest video of gabba production sped up.
    mango fluke, cris and myself

    "oh what fun we had, but at the time it seemed so bad"

    Wednesday, April 18, 2007

    Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

    I love this song. I miss Karen. Space rules.

    Fun Boy Three

    guess who....Terry Hall, Neville Staples and Lynval Golding
    short-lived but successful post Specials project.

    funny little fact-The trio's last UK hit was the song "Our Lips Are Sealed" from album Waiting, co-written by Terry Hall and Jane Wiedlin of the US band The Go-Gos

    Fun Boy Three -he Lunatics (have taken over the asylum)

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    I saw this actually happen

    This is a video of hilary duff being wooed with her own song at Camp Hope in New Orleans. You can't make these moments up

    oh yeah they made hils cry

    mind bottling

    Toots & the Maytals - Sweet & Dandy

    A little nugget from "The Harder They Come"

    Dodge ball crashers

    Paul Frank employee #1 Jay Acuna of accessories crashed the previously posted art department's team photo. The following link reflects what happens when you mess with the people who are in charge of how things look.
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  • Monday, April 16, 2007

    I prefer Remi Nicole

    According to Indie 103.1's "Passport Approved" they've bumped Lilly Allen for Britian's next IT girl, Remi Nicole. I dig her.
    Remi's in the Studio right now, but dig these demos! Check out the song, "Rock'N'Roll" www.myspace.com/reminicole1

    Re: Dodgeball

    Here's a team pic!

    Thursday, April 12, 2007

    dodge ball

    parker and his glory stache at the paul frank annual dodge ball tournament