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I pulled all our music from Spotify.

Friday, February 11, 2022

yes, I removed our content from Spotify. I know this may be an inconvenience for some of you. We were getting quite a few spins there but, for years now, I've been disappointed with the way they treat artists on their platform. In general, streaming has gutted the remaining means that indie artists like myself have any hope of seeing any fincancial gain from our work, but Spotify was one of the worst in terms of how they share royalties, so that was one thing. Then when I learned that a comedian who spreads disinformation about vaccines, which could [...] read more

What the hell have we been doing?

Saturday, February 27, 2021

I'm going to be adding to this as I go. I've spent some time writing two novels. The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond is a post-apocalyptic cyber-hippie adventure - available now to read. It's a speculative fiction romp. Book 2 is in editing phase right now. Should be out this summer. I've also been doing a bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) concert on Youtube live - I post it on the calendar and send it out in the newsletter and post on twitter @jiminfantino and facebook and instagram. It's just me on a sofa playing my [...] read more

NEW PROJECT: Jim is writing a Novel

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyonda speculative fiction novel About the Book: Marto can read the thoughts of everyone around him and they can read his thoughts as well. The people of his generation send messages not with their phones but with their minds. Their technological telepathy accelerates social interactions, eliminating the need for speech, money, property, family and travel. In the aftermath of severe climate change, 80 years from now, theirs is one of a few surviving cultures. Raiding gangs of bikers control the dry lands of the Midwest and South. [...] read more

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WALIN & WOLFF CLEARANCE SALE — TAKE ANOTHER 35% OFF EXISTING SALE ITEMS FOR SAVINGS UP TO 70% OFF   (or use the attached graphic of the sale info) (pictures of brown sandal, blue tote & pink espadrille) Come shop the Summer Clearance Sale at Walin & Wolff in New Canaan, Westport & Rye — Take an additional 35% off existing sale items for Clearance Savings up to 70% Off.   Final savings on Summer shoes, handbags & accessories. Brands include Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, L.K. [...] read more

Stress is used as example in neuroscientist blog

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

coooool! and nerdy! [...] read more

Stay makes Popblerd's top 10 for 2012

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"We’ve been big champions of Jim’s Big Ego on this site; when I saw the band in a small Philly-area coffee shop earlier in the year, they played to the audience, even unplugging their instruments and performing next to delighted fans during their encore. It speaks volumes to their aesthetic; there’s a universality to what JBE do, and if titular ego Jim Infantino has a way with words and a catchy tune that you don’t, the sentiments and" .... read more [...] read more

Go Fetch STAY

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Monday, March 5, 2012

Six original custom JBE ringtones! Buy them now! Wrongtones by Jim's Big Ego [...] read more

"Solo" Show at the New England Folk Music Archives in the Somerville Armory 1/26/12

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Those of you who have seen me over many years know that I used to play many Folk shows - and still do occasionally. I am scheduled to play the 26th of January at 8pm. Special guests include Josh Kantor, Jesse Flack and Dan Cantor (essentially Jim's Big Ego) but all acoustic. This should be a fun show, complete with acoustic napkin poetry and the space is really cool. Come out and see us! 191 Highland (downstairs) suggested donation: $10 - $15 - Jim [...] read more

15 Seconds of Fame

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Here's a new song, which was spontaneously composed in the studio and contains lyrics entirely comprised of fan Tweets. Buy the single: 15 Seconds of Fame by Jim's Big Ego [...] read more

New Song - You're Delicious

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just in time from Halloween, here's a fun littte love song to share with your fiends... er um, friends: Download the song here: You're Delicious by Jim's Big Ego [...] read more

in studio with Jonathan Wyner mastering new album of stuff!

Friday, August 26, 2011

The new album is inevitable. Find out first - check back here or signup for our newsletters. [...] read more

Poor Rod - once more with conviction.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The line that is missed in the beginning is: "is he a dilettante or just a whiny bitch?" [...] read more

Sundays Without You

Thursday, May 26, 2011

As some of you may have heard, Liane Hansen is retiring from NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday after 22 years as host. Liane has been amazingly supportive of us throughout her years, doing some fantastic features about our releases. (In case you missed them, here are links to the stories she did for They're Everywhere and free* .) While we were recently in the studio putting the polish on some tracks for our forthcoming release, Jim got inspired to write a little musical valentine for Liane. Listen to it [...] read more

Fan Videos

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 31, 2010

The Ego & The Oracle Continues This Fall

Friday, October 22, 2010

From the size the crowds at our summer shows - you've obviously still got questions. We're back this fall to try and provide more answers. Catch The Ego & The Oracle three times at The Burren in Davis Square, Somerville: September 30 October 28 December 2 7:30pm shows All Ages Dinner and drinks available at the venue. Spread the word and see you there! [...] read more

Contribute to a Jim's Big Ego Song

Thursday, September 30, 2010

As you may have heard, we're heading into the studio shortly to record some new songs. We'd like you to be a part of one of them.  Here's how to participate: Send a Tweet to @jimsbigego with a single thought, phrase, random idea, or whatever comes to mind. Use the hashtag #streampoetry so we know you want to be in the song. If you don't have a Twitter account, you can:   Post a thought to our Facebook Page . Post a thought as a comment to this thread. Email a thought to info@bigego.com. Please put [...] read more

The Ego & The Oracle Returns This Fall

Friday, September 3, 2010

From the size the crowds at our summer shows - you've obviously still got questions. We're back this fall to try and provide more answers. Catch The Ego & The Oracle three times at The Burren in Davis Square, Somerville: September 30 October 28 December 2 7:30pm shows All Ages Dinner and drinks available at the venue. Spread the word and see you there! [...] read more

The Ego & The Oracle Returns to the Burren This Summer

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Catch The Ego & The Oracle once a month this summer at The Burren in Davis Square, Somerville, MA Upcoming Dates: June 24 July 22 August 26 Doors at 7:00 pm All Ages [...] read more

The Ego & The Oracle Returns in March!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Back again by popular demand! One night only. In this era of uncertainty, The Oracle returns to provide answers! Join Jim's Big Ego for a very special performance of "The Ego & The Oracle" - an evening of spontaneous musical fortune-telling. Lizard Lounge 1667 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA Thursday, March 18 Doors at 8:30 21+ RESERVE TICKETS [...] read more


Friday, January 29, 2010

Seats are going fast - click the link below for reservation information. I am looking forward to playing this show - my last solo show in Jamaica Plain was a lot of fun for everyone - this place is small - only 32 seats total - 11 of which are gone as of this posting. Let me know in the comments if you have any requests. See (some of) you there! 527 Washington Street, Newton Friday, January 29 Doors 7:45, Concert 8:00 Suggested donation $15, $5 children under 12, $50 immediate family max.   25% less for museum members.   All donations go to the [...] read more

JBE working on a new subscription project called "Jim's Raw Deal"

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Details to follow shortly. [...] read more

JBE Returns to Club Passim on Saturday, Sept 26

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Come see Jim's Big Ego in a special all-ages show at the amazing Club Passim in Harvard Square.  Click below to purchase tickets. [...] read more

The Ego & The Oracle - Every Thursday in October

Monday, September 14, 2009

On the heels of a sold out run at The Boston Improv Festival, Jim's Big Ego is proud to announce that The Ego & The Oracle will return again for a run of five Thursdays in October at The Burren in Davis Square, Somerville.  If you couldn't make it to a previous show or came but didn't get your question answered, you now have five more chances!Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 296:30pm doors / 7pm showBack Room at The Burren  247 Elm StreetDavis Square, SomervilleAll Ages, but best suited for mature audiencesDinner and drinks available. RESERVE [...] read more

The Ego & The Oracle - Encore Performance at Boston Improv Festival on Sept 11

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Ego & The Oracle has been invited to take part in the first annual Boston Improv Festival , happening Sept 9 - 13.   Our show takes place in the CCTV Studio , across the street from ImprovBoston in Central Square, Cambridge, MA.  Show starts at 9pm. Seating is extremely limited, so it is suggested you reserve seats ahead of time. [...] read more


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tea is an infusion made by steeping processed leaves, buds, or twigs of the tea bush, Camellia sinensis, in hot water for several minutes. The processing can include oxidation, heating, drying, and the addition of other herbs, flowers, spices, and fruits. The four basic types of true tea are black tea, oolong tea, green tea, and white tea. The term "herbal tea" usually refers to infusions or tisane of fruit or herbs that contain no Camellia sinensis. Tea is one of the most widely-consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavor. [...] read more

The Ego & The Oracle Returns Every Thursday in August!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

On the heels of their sold out Lizard Lounge show, Jim's Big Ego is proud to announce that The Ego & The Oracle will return for a longer run at The Burren in Davis Square, Somerville of every Thursday in August. If you couldn't make it to a previous show or didn't get to have your question answered, you now have four more chances! Thursdays in August: 6, 13, 20, 27 6:30pm sharp! Back Room at The Burren Davis Square, Somerville All Ages Dinner and drinks available at the venue. [...] read more

The Ego & The Oracle Returns!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Will you lose your job? Is it time to dump your boyfriend? Move to a new city? Run for office? ASK THE ORACLE! Jim's Big Ego presents the return of an original theatrical production entitled The Ego & The Oracle - an evening of spontaneous musical fortune-telling. One night only! Tuesday, July 7 8:30pm Lizard Lounge Cambridge, MA 21+ [...] read more

JBE plays benefit for Cambridge Friends School near harvard Square

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The event is open to the public. Come out and enjoy the good weather. Event is off Longfellow Park - in Friends Meeting house off the oval - just down auburn street from Harvard Square. See our events listing for details. [...] read more

Live from Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore - an on the spot song about Rod Blagojovich

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The first line is cut off - it was "is he a dilettante or just a whiny bitch... Will anyone here shed a tear for Blagojovich?" [...] read more

JBE Song Featured in End-of-Year Filmstrip

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Remember back in 2004 when Filmstrip International made that highly political web video that featured JBE's song, Asshole ? Well, they're back and this time with a very funny end-of-the year video that features New Lang Syne (Thank God It's Over) . We wrote that song back in 2001 for an NPR segment , but it's amazing how strongly it resonates today.   WATCH THE FILMSTRIP DOWNLOAD AN MP3 of NEW LANG SYNE Happy New Year! [...] read more

Jim Interviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition - 12/28/08

Friday, December 26, 2008

Tune into your local NPR radio station to hear Jim talk with Weekend Edition's Liane Hansen about free* - the new JBE release. From NPR: Weekend Edition Sunday, December 28, 2008 - New Year's Eve is coming, and many folks will don fancy clothes, head out to a party and lose themselves in revelry. But not Jim Infantino. "I believe that I'm going to go to a good friend's house," he says. "She's a photographer, and she throws great parties. And I'll probably stand around and have very little to say." Infantino and his Boston-based band, Jim's Big Ego, chronicle [...] read more

the new album : free*

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The moment arrived! Jim's Big Ego is proud to announce the release of free* -  the fifth full-length studio effort by "the greatest band in the history of recorded music." Highlights of the new release: 13 tracks of over-the-top Ego-goodness featuring Jim, Jesse and Dan, many which have never before been played live. Co-produced by long-time JBE recording engineer, Ducky Carlisle Guest appearances by a host of amazing musicians such as Catie Curtis, Mike West, Jennifer Kimball, Dave Crossland and Fenway Park organist, Josh Kantor. DOWNLOAD FREE* . We've set up a tiered payment [...] read more

Our Scrabulous Affair

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

To mourn the death of Scrabulous on Facebook. Jim has created a little song to honor it. Featuring Catherine Infantino on backgrounds. [...] read more

Springtime! - New song snippet every week from our upcoming release!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

JBE is close to finishing our new release - as yet untitled  - and we want you to share in some of our anticipation of it. So, we will be releasing snippets of songs - from the rough mixes over the next 13 weeks. Check back to hear them! They will be featured on the home page, from the songs page . This week's song snippet: we're all gonna die . jim [...] read more

JBE Returns to Philly and DC in April

Monday, March 17, 2008

Jim's Big Ego heads back to the Philadelphia and Washington DC areas for shows on April 17 and 18.  Check the calendar for more info. [...] read more

Free JBE Show at Bose Headquarters - 3/14/08

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

JBE is doing a very special showcase at the headquarters of Bose sound systems in Framingham, MA on Friday, March 14th. They'll be showing off Bose's premier concert sound system and previewing songs for the upcoming release. Show is free but there are limited seats available. To reserve seats, send an email to liveconcerts@bose.com with "Jim's Big Ego" in the subject line and names of those attending in the body.  Limit 4 seats per person. First come, first served. [...] read more

JBE heads off to Ice Station Zebra to record the new product.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ducky Carlisle shall be helping us make it all sound good. More to follow. [...] read more

JBE returns to the Lizard Lounge

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jim's Big Ego returns once again to the fabulous Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA to play for the hometown folks! JBE will play from 9:15pm to midnight after which Jim will be joined by 3 special guests to play their songs in a circular format. Don't miss this show! [...] read more

JBE Completes Successful 10-show run of The Ego & The Oracle

Monday, June 18, 2007

JBE wrapped up a successful ten show run of "The Ego & The Oracle" at Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theater in Davis Square. The Oracle was in fine form on the final night, providing strong answers to such questions as "Why does my father-in-law put salsa on everything?", "Will the Red Sox win the World Series?" and "Who should I vote for in the Democratic primary?"  Check out the Videos page to see some higlights of the show. Please join the mailing list and stay tuned for more information about a return engagement! [...] read more

The Ego & The Oracle Returns to Boston

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Back by popular demand - The Ego & The Oracle returns to the Boston Area in April for a 10 show run that started April 27th at Jimmy Tingle's Off-Broadway Theater in Davis Square, Somerville. Part improvisational theater, part rock and roll cabaret, part audience participation, and inspired by Radio 8Ball by Andras Jones, The Ego & The Oracle is a live stage spectacular where A Ouija Board meets an iPod Shuffle. The premise is as simple as it is unique. Audience members are invited on stage to ask questions of The Oracle. They then spin a wheel containing [...] read more

JBE returns to Portland and Seattle in April

Monday, March 12, 2007

Jim's Big Ego makes a return trip to the Pacific Northwest the first weekend in April. First stop is the amazing Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR on Thursday, April 5.  Then JBE heads to Seattle for the West Coast Premiere of The Ego & The Oracle on April 6 and 7.  See upcoming gigs for details and thanks for spreading the word! [...] read more

Nice mention of JBE on NPR's "Day to Day"

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Regarding the Barenaked Ladies' "orginal" idea of allowing their fans to remix their songs. [...] read more

Check out Video Remixes of JBE songs on You Tube

Friday, November 3, 2006

Lots of these are showing up lately - as we find them, we are posting them here . Let us know if you have found some that we have not yet seen. [...] read more

The Ego and the Oracle - A World Premiere Theatrical Event starring JBE and Andras Jones!

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Is it time to make your big move? Should you dump your boyfriend? Demand a raise? Run for office? ASK THE ORACLE! Random advice from another dimension! All your questions answered in song! with Andras Jones as "Professor Oracle" live original music performed by Jim's Big Ego WORLD PREMIERE at Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theater DAVIS SQUARE, 255 ELM ST.  SOMERVILLE, MA 3 NIGHTS ONLY!  FRI. SEPT 29 to Sun. OCT 1 2006  7:30PM call (866)811-4111 for tickets * OR VISIT www.jtoffbroadway.com [...] read more

JBE winds up 3 week Falcon Ridge Folk Festival preview tour

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Jim Infantino playing solo and JBE playing as a band alternately played a slew of shows up and down the east coast as part of the {a target="_blank" href="http://www.falconridgefolk.com/preview.shtml">Falcon Ridge Preview Tour . {} {} Last year JBE garnered an insane number of votes after participating in the {a target="_blank" href="http://www.falconridgefolk.com">Falcon Ridge Folk Festival "emerging artists showcases" JBE went on last and played the hits: Stress, and She's Dead (with a version of "Athol" in the middle) - and so won a spot on stage in this year's festival.If you have never heard of Falcon Ridge, it has been running [...] read more

Ridiculous controversy over JBE song "Asshole" on the Situation Room on MSNBC

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

CARLSON:  Welcome back. Here's a story that has a lot of parents in Lester, Alabama, pretty angry.  An eighth grade science teacher reportedly showed his students a video clip laced with profanities and aimed squarely at President Bush, his administration, as well as his supporters.  Here's a sample of the video Steve White of West Limestone High School let his kids watch.  Take a look. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE (singing):  Been bashed and battered and bruised and beaten, been abused and misused, and I've been mistreated.  I've been up and down and still I feel you're (expletive deleted). And [...] read more

Jim produces a "Pearl" by Dave Crossland

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

I spent much of last year producing this great new cd by Dave Crossland named "Pearl" - I'm very proud of this disc. Dave's songs are spot on - his performance is excellent. We worked with Ducky Carlisle at Ice Station Zebra of course, and had some guest musicians like Antje Duvekot, Mike Piehl, Marc Hickox, Don Anderson, Jimmy Ryan and Steve Sadler to name a few. The cd contains sparse, honest arrangements -- I think it came out great. I will be closing the show March 23 at the Lizard Lounge at Dave's record release party - [...] read more

JBE's first Tour of the NorthWest a smashing success

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Well, our first NW tour was a big success. What a beautiful, friendly part of the country. Somehow, people out there know us, know our songs, and they came out and had a blast. Traveling with the Bose systems definitely saved us many times. As I told DanS at the end of the week, if we had traveled light and just depended on the house systems everywhere we went, a majority of these gigs would have ended in discouragement and frustration, as in "why did we come all the way out here just to sound like !@#$??" As it [...] read more


Monday, November 28, 2005

We are proud to announce the availability of a new fully electronic release: SUPPORT THE TRUTH [ outrageous songs of outrage ] recorded by the full band, at Ice Station Zebra with Ducky Carlisle. This release also incorporates newly mastered versions of WTFMFWTFAYT and Cautionary Tale. Check them out at Jim's new creation: SLABster - the fair trade download store: [...] read more


Monday, November 21, 2005

Available now at the SLABmedia e-shop! Heavy cotton T, expressing outrage in a very oblique way. It will cause people to walk up to you on the street and ask you... "WTF?" [...] read more


Monday, November 21, 2005

Well, it's a new website. Jim has been very geeky this year, and has developed his own blogging and website management software in all his abundant free time. So, why not convert the JBE site to the same system? Well, it's taken a while because it's so vast, but here it is. Changes: You can once again comment on any or all stories on the site. There is a forum to discuss amongst yourselves (your login information should be the same) The navigation is much easier, and the photo gallery should fill up better. I'm sure you will let [...] read more

They're Everywhere! Video

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

It's been some time in the making, but we're proud to present JBE's first live action video for "They're Everywhere!" They're Everywhere Directed by Michael Bilotta [...] read more

JBE in the Apple iTunes Store

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

In case it's still not clear where we stand....

Monday, October 11, 2004

I was in the studio recently experimenting with Ducky - and we came up with this version of a NEW SONG I wrote in NYC during the Republican National Convention This is a free download (right click on PC, cntr-click on Mac)  and it contains FREE SPEECH and DIRTY WORDS - BE WARNED - if you are offended by these things or are too young - DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS SONG. All the rest of y'all - have fun with it. It was heartfelt and cathartic and I like the result. Jim [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego at Capos

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

If I do say so myself, the band is playing some really great shows lately. We've been using these really cool Bose speakers and I think they  sound fantastic. If you have not taken a trip to Lowell, you should visit - it's gotten pretty cute - here is a picture. [...] read more

JBE featured in The Boston Globe

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Go ahead. Share. Boston band Jim's Big Ego is learning that it pays not to be stingy with its music By Joan Anderman, Globe Staff  |  May 29, 2004 A funny thing happened when music fans began illegally sharing songs by the Boston band Jim's Big Ego on Napster several years ago. The band got bigger. So much bigger that when the record companies began cracking down on file sharing and Napster blocked JBE's music, frontman Jim Infantino wrote a letter to Napster asking them to make his songs available, copyright or no copyright. "They had to remove all copyrighted material, and I [...] read more

JBE featured in Mac Addict - AGAIN!

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

"Lucky" off JBE's "They're Everywhere!" is featured in the June 2004 Mac Addict magazine Disc. Check the newstands now!  Also look for JBE in  the "Letters to the Editor" section at the end of the magazine. [...] read more

Mix Tape Re-Mix Contest! Get your mix on the RADIO!

Friday, May 21, 2004

Creative Commons is sponsoring a contest to re-mix "Mix Tape". We've uploaded all of the original individual source tracks for the song. Try your hand at making a "Mix Tape" re-mix or creating a video for it. Visit Creative Commons Weblog for details. THIS JUST IN!!!  DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 10 Jim is planning to do a story for All Things Considered about this contest - so if you remix a song now that remix may be played internationally when the story airs!  So download the source tracks. Then [...] read more

JBE egog now features RSS feeds

Monday, March 29, 2004

We have had some emails asking us to support the rss newsreader format. For those of you who like to get their info direct from the source - not emailed to you - please check out our new RSS FEEDS - to the right of the home page of the egog at the bottom. [...] read more

JBE featured in Mac Addict!

Friday, February 27, 2004

"There Everywhere!" is featured in the March 2004 Mac Addict magazine Disc.  Check the newstands now! [...] read more

on the passing of the great Agamemnon

Thursday, January 8, 2004

No, Agamemnon is not dead. He has passed on. He has been bought by a local f-ing boston f-ing band called "EDEN ROW " - they bring the Big Rock with much Pop kind of like Blink-182. They will keep the name of the van - but shortened to Aggie. Don Daprix is the one who actually bought it and he said Aggie checked out pretty well at the mechanic. I hope Aggie will give them many miles. Agamemnon will be missed - but I'm glad he is passing to another band - fulfilling his purpose of [...] read more

Celebrate the new year with the JBE new years anthem!

Monday, December 22, 2003

Visit our video page for a NEW New Year's Song from Jim's Big Ego - animated in Flash by Moody Food Design. This song first aired on NPR's 'All Thing's Considered' on New Year's Eve 2001. Share it with your friends to ring in the New Year. [...] read more

They're Everywhere to be Track of the Day of garageband.com THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20th!

Thursday, November 13, 2003

As a result of some very enthusiastic reviews from garageband.com members, "They're Everywhere!" will be Track of the Day at garageband.com. For 24 hours on Thursday, the 20th of November, 2003 (PST) "They're Everywhere!" will be featured on garageband.com's Pop/Rock front page. click here on November 20th 2003. "What is garageband.com? " garageband.com is the website for Garageband - a new type of music company that discovers, promotes, and distributes the bands identified by the will of music lovers like you. So when you review music at garageband.com, you help decide the fate of [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego outsells Britney!

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Okay, it was only for 2 days and only on {a href= "http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/external-search/103-2163616-8202211?tag=jimsbigego-20&keyword=Jim's Big Ego&mode=music">Amazon.com - but MAN did that feel great. [...] read more

JBE's interview on Weekend Edition.

Monday, November 3, 2003

Jim Infantino of Jim's Big Ego was interviewed on weekend edition with Liane Hansen this past weekend. listen to it and/or read about it on npr.org Immediately after it aired our webserver was so bogged down, it couldn't handle the amount of simultaneous requests for our domain name and we were shut down for 10 to 15 minutes - thereafter guest users soared to hover around 100- threatening to overload our MySQL server. It was a lot of attention for an unpop band. (a bump in our bandwidth) Later that day, They're Everywhere became the 17th most [...] read more

BigEgo.com experiencing rolling blackouts.

Sunday, November 2, 2003

Thanks to the overwhelming response to Liane Hansen's Sunday November 2nd Weekend Edition piece on Jim's Big Ego - our webserver (which we had thought was robust enough) has been so overwhelmed by the traffic that it has gone down twice now - once after each time the piece has aired in each time zone. It will undoubtably happen again when the show hits the West Coast - please hang in there and come see our site again, when there is less of a cue - we will work on ways to beef up our bandwidth as well. Thank [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego Won't Sue You

Sunday, November 2, 2003

That's right - Jim's Big Ego will not sue you for downloading and sharing our music. We won't subpoena your 12 year-old daughter. We won't accuse your luddite grandmother. We will not lobby Congress to throw you in jail. And we will not punish you for wanting to listen to our music. That's because we own the rights to our songs. We release our music by ourselves. And we believe that we have the right to encourage you to share our music with your friends without fear of retribution from us or anyone else. To prove our point, our most recent release - THEY'RE EVERYWHERE! - has [...] read more

JBE all over the airwaves this weekend!

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Three exciting JBE radio appearances to share with you and they all happen  this weekend:  JBE on NPR, again! On Sunday, November 2, Liane Hansen interviews Jim and    talks up the new CD on NPR's Weekend Edition. For a preview of the show, visit:    weekend edition sunday web page  JBE live on The Point! On Saturday, November 1, around 2:30pm EST, JBE plays    an acoustic set on The Point 104.7 in Burlington, VT - one of the hippest    radio stations around. Even [...] read more


Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Commentary: Taking Boston's Biggest Stage                                                                                                              from All Things Considered, Tuesday, October 14, 2003 Commentator Jim Infantino and his band, Jim's Big Ego, sang the national anthem at Fenway Park this year. It was a dream come true for Jim, who describes singing on the field [...] read more

House Of Blues cancels JBE CD release show :( JBE plans "FLASH PARTY!" :)

Friday, September 12, 2003

Yes, it's sad but true. We were just informed that our performance at the House of Blues on Saturday, September 13th has been cancelled. We had every assurance that the show would go on despite their closing the next day. So, of course we were disappointed to get the call. Instead, we will be playing our CD release party outside, under the stars, free to the public, somewhere in Harvard Square, sometime around 8pm. We call it a "Flash Party." Come one, come all! We are determined to have a blast! If you bought a ticket to the HOB through Ticketmaster, [...] read more

Street Musicians in Harvard Square

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

I first came to Boston to play in the subways and on the street in Harvard Square. I chose this town because of the beautiful and crazy street musicians that play outside in spring summer and late into the fall. It's where I met Chris Chandler, Catie Curtis, Mary Lou Lord, Chris Bellew, Blue Video Blue, and dozens of other musicans I grew to admire. So it seems fitting that we will be out there playing for our cd release. We have planned to fill the day with street musicians who will be playing in our spot all day. Come [...] read more


Monday, September 1, 2003

Well, it's the moment you've all been patiently waiting for...  Jim's Big Ego is proud to announce the release of their fourth studio CD: THEY'RE EVERYWHERE! Produced by JBE and Ducky Carlisle, the new disc features 12 delectable JBE tracks including "Lucky," "Mix Tape," "Better Than You" and of course, "They're Everywhere." On top of that, the CD features cover art sketched by legendary comic book artist (and Jim's uncle), Carmine Infantino.   Starting off, "They're Everywhere!" will only be available for sale at shows. The first place you can get it will be in Harvard Square at the Guerrilla Flash Mob [...] read more

Lizard Lounge Residency! - Every Tuesday in August

Thursday, July 31, 2003

So clear out your calendar, tell all your friends, and join JBE at the Lizard Lounge for what surely will be a series of memorable shows! Every Tuesday in August Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA 1667 Mass Ave. (617) 547-0759 9pm doors Special Guests: August 5th - Dave Crossland August 12th - The Skills of Ortega August 19th - Aaron Shadwell August 26th - Shiffai As if that's not enough, each night will also be a listening party where all in attendance will get a sneak preview of tracks from "They're Everywhere!" Different songs will be featured each night and it will be the only place you can hear them [...] read more

JBE in studio mixing new CD

Monday, June 30, 2003

Tracking has been going on all Spring - and now Jason and Jim are spending days and nights with Ducky Carlisle at Room 9 From Outerspace in Ducky Carlisle's South Boston. Getting the tracks to sound amazing. It's been challenging and fun. This cd is shaping up to be the best yet. Release is tentatively slated for this September. Keep checking back for updates. [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego's

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Hey all, I've created a new site inspired by our section 'what r u listening 2?' called LISTENLIST it's at listenlist.org if you are browsing. I figure Egomaniacs have some good recommendations for cool music to share beyond the obvious (us). Please take a look when you get a chance. Jim [...] read more

JBE sings the National Anthem at Fenway Park!

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

On Sunday, May 18, 2003, Jim's Big Ego sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park to a sell out crowd of 33,347 AND the Red Sox beat the world champ Anaheim Angels 5-3! Pictures of  the event are now in the GALLERY. Check the menu bar and click on the Gallery to see images of the event. Download the audio of the event . [...] read more

STATE OF SECURITY - a new collaborative flash video from the song "Cautionary Tale" by JBE

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

state of security Cautionary Tale is a song that premiered at TTs in cambridge - and is now part of a new "phototrope" project along with photographer Liz Linder and Sound Designer Aaron Shadwell called "State of Security" please take a minute to look and listen to another way to avoid the threat of a threat: please pass along this link as you see fit. [...] read more

Big Ego in Heavy Rotation

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Flavorlicious unpop band, Jim's Big Ego, are Internet radio stars. As a long-time JBE fan and guru of all things 'Net I keep my eyes open and my ear to the ground for new and interesting JBE news.  I and my ear are relieved to report that we've discovered an Internet radio station that loves the Big Ego.  DJ Betty Page of Internet radio station Synesthesia says, "Jim's Big Ego rocks my world.  Since catching them live at MCLA in the early 90's I've been following them closely.  Notwithstanding their indie cult status, their music is a recipe for [...] read more

Jim heads to CA for two solo shows!

Monday, March 10, 2003

If you live in or about the LA or San Diego metro areas, don't miss two chances to catch Jim in some rare west coast appearances.  Jim will be at The Acoustic Playhouse in West Hollywood on Thursday, March 13 and Twiggs in San Diego on Friday, March 14.  See the calendar for more details. [...] read more

Jim returns to the Naked City!

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Jim Infantino of Jim?s Big Ego headlines at Naked City Coffeehouse March 6 Zeitgeist Gallery is reviving longtime Cambridge folk clubThe Naked City Coffeehouse, a longtime Cambridge folk music haven, will celebrate its "relaunch" with a special evening on March 6. Renowned singer-songwriter Jim Infantino (of Jim?s Big Ego) will play a solo acoustic feature set at 9:30 p.m., with folksinger-comedian Howie Newman opening the show at 8:30  Proceeds will benefit local nonprofit On-the-Rise, a women?s shelter (www.ontherise.org). The Naked City Coffeehouse is located at the Zeitgeist Gallery, 1353 Cambridge St., in Inman Square, Cambridge. Admission is $6, which includes [...] read more

4 Great Gigs after 5 days of recording

Monday, February 10, 2003

We have had 4 great gigs in 4 days in the towns of Williamsport, Bryn Mawr, Scranton and Vienna VA. On the road was Robert Jost on bass and Dan Cantor on drums as well as Autumn tour managing our routes and particulars. I was there too of course. Now we are all home and looking forward to working on the cd some more. Included are some pix from the studio. Click on the "read more" link to see them.- Jim Jason, Dan, Jesse, Jim & Ducky in the control room of Room 9 From Outer SpaceJesse on bassJim playing [...] read more

JBE goes nuts in the studio!

Monday, February 3, 2003

Yoiks, it has been a nutsy 5 days in the studio with Ducky in the depths of Southie. We have recorded basic tracks for 19 songs. This is many many many. Not much time to talk about it now - I'm due back in the studio - thought I would give an update tho. Songs include "they're everywhere", "math prof rock star", "party on the everglades", "now", "bon nuit tree" and "the music of you" as well as many songs you may have heard of. We wrote a lot in the studio. Thinking back on it, it's surprising that [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego back in Studio after long hiatus.

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

I'm watching "Enterprise" - what a goofy show. Man. I love it. I'm trying not to think about going into the studio tomorrow. I mean it's exciting and everything, but it's also kind of scary. It's like being confronted by a really really big blank sheet of paper. Crap. I've seen this one before. What the frig is up with T'Pal's lips? We've waited 3 years before starting this new cd. 3 years. We've never waited that long. We have way too many songs, we have lots of good ideas, now we just have to jam out some art. And [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego Claims the Higher Ground

Friday, January 17, 2003

JBE plays Higher Ground in Winooski, VT - Right outside of Burlington, Saturday, January 18. Show starts at 9pm. Sponsored by The Point - an amazing radio station based in Montpellier, the bill will include Salad Days & Patrick Fitsimmons. The show is also 18  for the "legally challenged" members of the audience. JBE looks forward to a beautiful Vermont winter gig - with cries of "Nunzilla!" for all. Bring a pen! There will most likely be napkins scribbled on at this gig for Napkin Poetry! The Point 1 Main Street                       [...] read more


Monday, January 13, 2003

JBE will be playing on Thursday Night, January 16, 2003 in a benefit for the Somervile Homeless Coalition . If any of you have been following the news, you know that this horrible homelessness monster is raising it's ugly head again. Please come out and support the Somervile Homeless Coalition with an evening of music and celebration. Show your compassion and have a great fun night all that the same time.The band is donating it's time - all you have to do is show up and maybe dance a little. Coots is also on the bill - [...] read more

Old News

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

This is a record of news from our old html website that is outdated. 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 [...] read more

Fake News

JBE's drummer Dan starts feud with "Effite" pop star Moby

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This past weekend on NPR's popular quiz show, "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me ", electronic artist and music star Moby said that one thing he learned from his public feud with the rapper Eminem was not to make enemies with popular music stars whose fans have guns. Moby said that if ever he would start a rivalry again, it would be with an unknown rock band's drummer. "Oh yeah?" says Dan Cantor, drummer, pacifist from the widely unknown, globally obscure unpop band Jim's Big Ego. "Well, I don't think you can HANDLE a rivalry [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego to require Loyalty Oath for entrance to shows.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

In an attempt to run their band in a more American and patriotic fashion, Jim's Big Ego will be requiring anyone who seeks entrance to their shows to sign a lifetime oath of loyalty to the band. A notary public will be on hand at the entrance to all of their clubs with a retinal scanner, fingerprint kit and a contract to sign. Attendees should bring a current passport, drivers license, birth certificate and if they are a home owner, the deed to their house. "We were inspired by the Bush Cheney tour," article1 article2 [...] read more


Friday, March 19, 2004

When asked why BIGEGO Enterprises, a privately held company, would choose to outsource executives instead of their lower paying work force, Jim Infantino replied: "When we looked at the numbers, it was a no brainer. I mean, our average upper level executive earns like 5,000 times that of our average worker - god knows how THOSE poor bastards survive. So - it just made so much more sense to replace our executives rather than their underlings. I mean - if you shop around overseas, you can get a really really smart chap to do the job of your basic high-level [...] read more


Wednesday, April 16, 2003

What makes the band's achievement all the more impressive is that their victory was claimed in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. By all rights and measures, Satan has thoroughly trounced Jim's Big Ego and made the band his bee-atch.  The band has been raked over coals, dipped in oil, experienced multiple evisarations, and been given a nasty papercut--and those things can smart.  The Devil then pounded the band members' bodies into a pulpy play-doh like subtance and molded them into a pair of giant thong underwear which he then wore to a yoga class.  But being [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego Launches Full Scale Attack on Satan

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

The operation officially began earlier this week in an unspecified ethereal plane beyond our realm of existence.  This is the first military action for the Boston-based UnPop trio that is more widely known for its infectious songs and smart lyrics than for battling evil. "Although," as lead singer-songwriter Jim Infantino explains, its not really as much of a deviation from our past work as you would think. Jims Big Ego has always been anti-Satan even though this may be the first time we've ever tried to engage him directly in battle. Chiming in his support, drummer Dan Cantor added, "Satan [...] read more


Monday, January 20, 2003

Sure, Lucas can't write dialogue or direct actors, but really, what does that have to do with movie-making?  And come on, who needs attention to detail when you've got freakin? Jedis running around with freakin? lightsabers?  They're more elegant than blasters, dammit!To their credit, Jim's Big Ego did take some of their publicist's words to heart.  The band sat down to re-watch The Empire Strikes Back, easily the best Star Wars movie.  And man, was it good.  Watching it over and over again, they started to really get into all the Yoda scenes.  "When they first got the tape, [...] read more


Saturday, January 11, 2003

A lot of people might be wondering why Jim's Big Ego suddenly cares so much about their cholesterol.  We don't mind, it's natural for normal people to hold such a healthy band in awe.  Oddly enough, as Jim Infantino, lead singer/songwriter and of a very healthy band explains, the idea first came about from that tv commercial.  Y'know, the one where they guy's walking around talking about how he's lowered his cholesterol?  Man, that commercial's annoying, isn't it?  Not as annoying as that 'can you hear me now' asshole, but still pretty annoying.  The band was sitting around *censored*ing [...] read more


Friday, January 10, 2003

'Cause Jim's Big Ego is in touch with their sentimental side.  And they wrote this song just so some people would understand how tender and caring Jim's Big Ego can be.  But then, check it out, last night there are these three incredible looking chicks in the front row.  Like, they're all over it, y'know?  And they're giving the band one of those looks.  You know the kind look I'm talking about, right?  The kind that says "if you want it, come and get it."  And believe you me, my friend, Jim's Big Ego wanted it.  But for some [...] read more


Friday, January 10, 2003

But still, even though this guy shoots up a lot (and we mean A LOT) he still says "no" to the drugs first every time he takes them.  Like right after he cooks them up and before he shoots it in, he looks down at the needle and says "no."  And that's commitment.  Sure, it's misplaced and he doesn't really understand what we mean by "say 'no' to drugs," but you've gotta admit that he certainly keeps to the letter of the law, as it were.  And it's tough to blame him, because every time we tried to explain [...] read more


Friday, January 10, 2003

And then do you know when the guy finally showed up? Go ahead, take a guess. 5:58PM. Just two minutes early! I mean, at least if the guy showed up after 6 then they would've had the installation for free, but nothey didn't. - Cause of just two minutes. What the *censored* is that?!? All right so it doesn't sound that bad, but let me explain. Jim's Big Ego is a busy band, right? They've got shows and tours and stuff, and they had to take time off special, just to sit around and wait. Okay sure, they intended [...] read more


Thursday, January 9, 2003

"It hasn't been at all easy," admits Jim's Big Ego songwriter Jim Infantino.  "When you think about it, love is one of the most complex and mysterious compelling forces we know as humans.  We don't even know what it is that makes us love each other.  Is it evolutionary impulses to perpetuate the species?  Chemical responses in our brain to the subtle environmental influences of another person?  Or is it just 'cause we're really horny?  These are the sorts of questions that we thought an audience might enjoy hearing a song about.  Really, we're surprised that nobody's ever thought [...] read more


Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Explaining his intentions behind the anticipated statement, Jim's Big Ego front man Jim Infantino stated, "I don't want to die.  Really, neither do the other guys in the band.  And we figured that a war with China would just be one more way that we conceivably could die.  You see, China has many nuclear missiles, and if one of those nuclear missiles were to hit-for example-my house, and I were sitting inside my house at that time, then I would die.  And I don't want that.  I realize the odds are against an ICBM landing on my house, but [...] read more

Jim's Big Ego Promotes Self

Monday, November 30, -1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston-based rock trio Jim's Big Ego is proud to announce the completion of their latest Press Release, which has been forwarded to all major media outlets.  “We're very excited about this new Press Release,” said songwriter and band leader Jim Infantino. “We expect it to be read by many reporters and editorial assistants and interns in newspapers and magazines world wide before it gets tossed in the trash.” Future plans for the Press Release also include being passed to friends and coworkers around the office, and being hung on walls by the fax machines alongside selected cartoons from [...] read more

Peer Reviews

A review of Stay from Don Smith, longtime JBE fan

Friday, May 25, 2012

I wanted to write to tell you how much I enjoy "Stay".  It's been constantly in my car stereo since I got it, and I jump around the track list as the mood strikes me. "In My Cult" evokes strong and ambivalent feelings.  I love love love the song.  The wordplay is some of your best yet.  I love the Lovecraftian allusions, like the furtive dancing, but there's so much richness of allusion and delusion in the song; it's a riot.  I keep trying to match the aspects of your cult to real ones, and I certainly got the obvious [...] read more