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August 2, 2001
It's been a long time since the last update here, but that's why you have to subscribe this instant to the Jim's Big Ego mailing list.  Do it today!

Jim and the band have been busy for the last six months spreading the love in Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Chicago, New York, Burlington VT, and of course here at home in Boston.

In February, Jim was presented with the 2001 NEWD (New England Web Design) Award for best Flash design (individuals) for his design of the JBE Flash site.  He was one of only 11 winners selected From 700  entries representing New England's best web designers. For more information on the awards, visit http://www.newdawards.com And don't miss the Flash site itself, if you're not already there! https://bigego.com/flashf

JBE also received a nomination for the 2001 Boston Music Awards for best song (Indie Label) for "Boston Band" off of noplace like nowhere.

There are several new JBE MP3s up for download.  Get 'em now at http://www.mp3.com/bigego
- "Dick Day," the hidden track from More Songs About Me
- "Where's Jim?" a never before released track from the noplace like nowhere sessions
- "Johnson's Pharmacy," a brand new tune recorded live at a recent show
- "Hi Ho" and "Celebrity Deathmatch," recorded live at T.T. the Bear's

Also, for those looking to download some MP3s of early Jim solo recordings, visit http://www.mp3.com/jiminfantino

Finally - Now that summer is here, there's no better way to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays than by wearing a bonafide Jim's Big Ego t-shirt. Available in L and XL, this shirt is sure to keep the UV on the QT.  Order yours online for only $10 by visiting http://www.folkweb.com/bigego

January 8, 2001
Happy new year from Jim's Big Ego!  2001 is sure to be more than just a movie about an obelisk that takes over the Earth.  Then again, maybe it won't...

In any case, Jim's Big Ego will have plenty to offer. The year starts with a long overdue tour to the Washington, DC area.  Make no mistake - this has nothing to do with the impending Bush presidency. See below for details.

And in February, JBE heads back out to the US Mid-West for an month-long college tour. This time they hit the Frozen Tundra of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota.  There are too many shows to list in this email. Please check the website for dates.

December 6, 2000

First of all, we want to give a warm welcome to the many of you who have joined us since the NPR broadcast last week.  We have been overwhelmed by all of your kind words and can't thank you enough for your support.

Needless to say, the NPR feature was an unbelievable experience.  An estimated 12.5 million people tuned in and as a result, "Little Miss Communication" has been #1 on the MP3.com Power-pop charts since.

If you missed the show (or want to hear it again) you can visit NPR's website and listen over the web: in real audio (Also, rumor has it that there's an mp3 of the show floating around somewhere on Napster...)

Blatant Pitch: JBE CDs make perfect holiday gifts and are available for purchase at all fine places where music is sold! Visit Amazon.com or CDNOW or Borders (or wherever you buy CDs) and get some JBE goodness for all your loved ones!

November 20, 2000

We have some really exciting news to share with you so please read carefully!

On Wednesday, November 29, NPR's popular afternoon news program "All Things Considered" will feature a show called "The Changing Face of America" which will be narrated by none other than our very own Jim Infantino!

To top it off, the show will be all about a certain band from Boston and how they record a song and post it on the web as an MP3 file and then as a Shockwave Single. Guess what band? That's right ladies and germs. Le EGO Grosse du Jim!

NPR came up to Boston in October and spent the better part of a week following JBE as they rehearsed and recorded a brand new song.  The final product will air on Wednesday, November 29th from 4:30pm to 5pm EST.  To find out which NPR affiliated radio station will carry the broadcast in your area, please visit http://www.npr.org/members

As a special sneak preview for you, we've made the featured song, "Little Miss Communication", available for immediate viewing and download!

To view the shockwave single, which was animated by Jim, visit https://bigego.com/misscommunication.html

To download the mp3, visit http://www.mp3.com/bigego

Other Ego Bits: - "noplace  like nowhere" will finally be available for purchase at ALL local fine music outlets in North America starting this Tuesday, November 21st. Avoid the post-Thanksgiving day rush and get yours now! Tell 'em Jim sent you.

October 2000

Big doings in Egoland this week.  JBE returns to T.T the Bear's in Cambridge, MA this Friday night in midst of a massive college tour.  This is your rare chance to catch the Big Ego on hometown turf. Don't miss it!

"noplace like nowhere" continues to receive serious airplay on radio stations throughout North America!  The disc is currently charting in the CMJ Top 200 and is in heavy rotation at many college radio stations.  Please call, fax or email your favorite station and request one of the following tracks: "Stress," "Concrete," "Prince
Charming" or "She's Dead."  Thanks for helping to
spread the word!

- An MP3 of "Prince Charming" is now available for free
download at http://www.mp3.com/bigego

July 2000

Here's the latest news from Ego-central...

Ego-bit #1 - JBE has a brand-spanking-new web site! And it's all in Flash!! If you're internet connection doesn't blow, click here.

Ego-bit #2 - Check out the recently created Shockwave Single for "Concrete"

Ego-bit #3 - The Shockwave Single for "Stress," featured on both Shockwave.com and Wired.com's Animation Express sites, has been viewed over 100,000 times in the few months that it's been on the web!

Ego-bit #4 - ABCNews.com interviewed Jim for a piece on the whole MP3 / Napster hoo-ha. To get a glimpse of Sr. Ego's thoughts on the subject, click here.

May 2000

Jim's Big Ego has just signed an agreement with shockwave.com to produce original content for the website's music section! We join a select roster of artists such as Beck, Air, and Moby and will be one of the first ever to create content in the form of "shockwave singles" - animated music videos created with Macromedia Flash.

The first JBE shockwave single, for the song "Stress," debuts today at shockwave.com It can be viewed free of charge with the Macromedia Flash Player.

The "Stress" shockwave single was conceived and created by New York based Moody Food Design and is one of only four shockwave singles in existence! Go to shockwave.com , click on the "Music" banner and see what all the hype is about.

April 2000

Jim's Big Ego is proud to announce the imminent release of their latest studio effort, "Noplace Like Nowhere". The CD features Jim along with Jesse Flack on upright bass & vocals and Jesse Vena on drums & vocals on twelve tracks of instant Ego-goodness. Tracks include "Concrete", "Angry White Guy" and "Prince Charming" along with a studio version of the fan favorite, "She's Dead" and a new funked-up version of "Stress" that will make your head spin! "This is by far the best stuff we have ever produced," says Jim about the new disc. "There should be one in every pot and a pot in every chicken."

While the commercial release of "Noplace Like Nowhere" is not slated until mid-May, we have teamed up with our friends at MP3.com to offer you a special pre-release version of the disc for immediate purchase! PLEASE NOTE that this cd does NOT contain all of the material that will be on the regular version of the release. However, if you're jonesin' to be the first kid on your block to blast some new JBE, here's your opportunity. To purchase this disc and/or to download a free MP3 preview of "Angry White Guy", visit: MP3.com

Otherwise, you can pre-order a standard version of the new CD by sending a check or money order for $12 per disc (includes shipping) payable to Jim's Big Ego to:

Jim's Big Ego
PO Box 441595
Somerville, MA 02144

PLEASE NOTE that pre-orders will not be fulfilled until mid May.

February 2000

It's been a while since we've been in touch and there's tons to share, so read carefully with both eyes!

First and foremost, the news you've been waiting for... recording and mixing for the new Jim's Big Ego CD - "no pLacE liKe nowHere" - is finally complete! The band had an amazing time working with the otherworldly talents of engineer/producer Ducky Carlisle and has created what we hope you will think is their finest studio effort to-date. While details about the release are still being finalized you can download a sneak preview of the song "Concrete" by going to our mp3.com site. The song should be up by Saturday, February 26th and will only be there for 30 days. Get while you can!

Other Ego bits:

- JBE is featured on Dr. Demento's 30th Anniversary Compilation! This Rhino Records two CD set contains an early version of "Stress" along with many other Demento classics. The compilation is slated for release Tuesday, February 29th and you can find out more from Amazon.com .

- ESPN is featuring "Desperate Times" (off "More Songs About Me") during their ski program "White Out". The song is played in its entirety as the backdrop to a melange of ski wipe-outs and accidents! To get a glimpse of this hilarious juxtaposition, check your local listings for show times.

November 1999

Y2K Hooray!
has been receivng some outstanding airplay on radio stations throughout North America. Here are some highlights:
  • Y2K Hooray!
    was played almost in its entirety on October 28th on NPR's
    popular evening news program All Things Considered. The song was featured after
    a report about the hype over Y2K.

  • In the Boston area, Y2K Hooray! can be heard about a thousand times a day on Mix 98.5 where it is featured as the anchor for the station's "Y2K Song of the Day" promotion.

  • Also in Boston, JBE paid a visit to The River 92.5 studios on October 29th, where Y2K Hooray! has received rave reviews and decent airplay. The band played few songs live on the air and chatted with the River' djs about life, lust and other Ego matters.

    You can now order Y2K Hooray! with a credit card via our secure server! To place your order, simply click here.

    September 1999

    In overwhelming response to the amount of attention that the MP3 version "Y2K Hooray!" has received on the internet (a record 5000 downloads to date and a Top-40 favorite on mp3.com), Jim's Big Ego is proud to announce the release ofa special limited edition "Y2K Hooray!" EP.

    The 5 song CD contains a brand new hi-fidelity recording of "Y2K Hooray!" along with a sneak preview of a new song from the forthcoming full length Jim's Big Ego CD (release date - sometime Y2K...) as well some extra live and demo versions of fan favorites.

    The "Y2K Hooray!" EP will first be available to fans on Thursday, September 30th when Jim's Big Ego plays T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge, MA. However, for those of you who won't be at the show, you can order the EP directly from Big Ego Headquarters. Simply make a check or money order for $5.00 per disc payable to "Jim's Big Ego," include shipping costs of $2.00 for the first disc and $.50 for each additional disc, and mail it to:

    Jim's Big Ego
    P.O. Box 441595
    Somerville, MA 02144