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Date: Mon, 26 Dec 1994 04:55:09 EST
From: David A Whittemore <del[at]>
Subject: Answers to questions

> Amy E Gregoret <greg0003[at]>
> Wed, 21 Dec 1994 22:44:36 -0600 (CST)
> What the HELL is the bit they
> repeat throughout "Big Bad Thing" at the breaks?

It is a fake accent applied to the phrase
"What You Want?" ("Vhot You Vhant?")

(I hardly ever listen to Gentlefolk, but am now,
and Nothing Special is a really great tune!)

> Is this the alleged "stray Stegg" ("Mr. Odd")?

As far as I know, Mr Fish only knows of Wolfgang Stegg
since early in 1993 (when he opened for the JBC in Vienna)
as Pat reported:
* 11.3 Vienna - Szene Wien 300 people (more?)
* Opening act is one "Jac", a lone 19 year old Austrian
* who is brilliant. JBC follow him on and open with
* Girls Say Yes, which Lix has just remembered a few minutes
* ago. It, and all that follows it, walks a charmed route
* through chaos, and by the end of the night I am fairly
* sure that this was the best JBC show ever. Many
* drunks, nightclubs. Kathie, Lix and I end up in the hotel
* manager's apartment.

The phrase "Stray Stegg" dates from the Cult days - 1989

> Michael H Whitworth <michael.whitworth[at]>
> Thu, 22 Dec 1994 11:04:57 +0000 (GMT)
> I was under the impression that it was a stray Stegosaurus

During the 1989 US tour, the JBC were rather enamored with
saurians - they had sheets and sheets of colorful dinosaur
stickers from a Highlifes kids magazine which they left stuck
to dressing room walls across the states. The animal of the tour
was a foot-long green plastic stegosaurus, named Spinach.
At the end of the 89 tour, I was bequeathed ownership, and he
made a ferocious watch-thing for my apartment for the next year.
I checked him back onto the JBC tour bus in 1990 and that was
the last he was heard of. I hope he is doing well.

The butcher-man recently finished his 37th year.
Keep it going, old man..

This has been a very active year for the jbc-list!
>From then to now, the number of posts per year:
* 1989 - 22
* 1990 - 61
* 1991 - 78
* 1992 - 53
* 1993 - 119
* 1994 - 330
This probably says more about Internet accessibility
than about the JBC fan-base, but still, it is encouraging.

And, since the WWW server started up in March 1994,
4781 people have visited the JBC Web site.
Who knows how many had heard of the group before?
The fact that people occasionally search for things like
"Charlie Parker" makes me smile, but still, it is encouraging.