Saturday, June 25, 2005

Setlist:

daylight
camisado
sleeping metropolis
midnight
under the moon

kaledaiscopes
the great escape
hope



this is the setlist for the show on wednesday
some people asked for the names

Bonafide
The Mona Passage

Thursday, June 23, 2005

the show was last night
thank you for everyone who came thru

as a poet
life is much less hectic
write poem, revise, perform,
and breathe again

i haven't breathed correctly
since i started really concentrating
on playing seriously again
but i'm glad i'm playing

guitar playing has been
a dream of mine
since i was 11 (Guns N Roses, Faith No More)
air guitar was born thru them

now i play
play in public
and it's nice to be able to achieve
certain things if you keep trying

i feel lucky
alot of times in my life

poet
guitar player
musician
father


lucky

bonafide

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Mona Passage @ The Bowery Poetry Club

as so begins the bombardment of emails and postings about the show next week

The Mona Passage
@ The Bowery Poetry Club
June 22nd, 2005
10 pm, 6 dollars

(Also Performing The Excelano Project)

Directions:
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery Ave. 212.614.0505
foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker

across the street from CBGBs
F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker,
D & B trains to Broadway Lafeyette, walk East to Bowery

hope you guys can make it

shopping list for those in need of New Music

Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced?, Band of Gypsys, Isle Of Wright DVD (and for the real fans The Purple Box Set) (RIP)
The Beatles: No.1’s CD Sucks, The Red and Blue CD 1962-1970 is great, then The White Album, Then it’s Red, White and Blue, (hmmmmm)
Radiohead: Everything From Pablo Honey To OK Computer To Hail To The Thief (I love them, Thom Yorke Is a Libra)
The Mars Volta: (come on has The Mars Volta even written a bad song yet) anything you can find
At The Drive In: Vaya, Relationship of Command (Omar told me once that they should of stopped after Vaya, i disagree, have you heard them cover Pink Floyd on Stethascope)
Nirvana: if everyone doesn’t own all their records already you should be SHOT!!! (KC: RIP)
System of a Down: if everyone doesn’t own all their records already you should be SHOT!!! (DISORDER!!!!!!!!!)
Pink Floyd: Meddle, Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, (and for the hardcore fans THE SHINE ON BOX SET)
Led Zeppelin: I, II, III, IV (ZOSO), & Physical Graffiti, and The DVD is AMAZING!
Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Masters Of Reality, VOL. IV
Fela Kuti: The Best Best Of Fela Kuti (and now you can buy the DVD/CD together, DEAL!) (RIP)
Public Enemy: Bum Rush The Show, It Takes A Nations Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Fear Of A Black Planet...(childhood)
KRS-One & Boogie Down Productions: Criminal Minded, By Any Means Necessary, Edutainment, Sex & Vioence, Return Of The Boom Bap,
Miles Davis: LIVE-EVIL, Live at The Fillmore East, Dark Magus: Carnegie Hall, Bitches Brew Complete Box Set (RIP)
A Tribe Called Quest: People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm, Low End Theory, Midnight Marauders, Scenario Single (With The Remix on the back...Classic!!!)
Typical Cats: Typical Cats, Civil Service
Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Royal Albert Hall 1966, Rolling Thunder Revue 1976, Time Out Of Mind
Wu Tang Clan: 36th Chamber, Wu Tang Forever.
Elbow: Asleep In The Back, Cast Of Thousands
Muse: Origin Of Symmetry, Absolution
Talking Heads: Remain In Light, 1977, Sand In The Vaseline
The Who: Live At Leeds!!!, Tommy (even though i prefer it live) Who’s Next
The Jam: The Sound Of The Jam
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost Is Born
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars (Studio and Live Soundtrack Version), Hunky Dory, Low, Heroes
Sigur Ros: Agaetis Byrjun, ( )
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme, Giant Steps, Africa
Bob Marley: Natty Dread, Exodus, Catch A Fire, Burning and Legend (if you must) (RIP)
NAS: Illmatic, I am, Stillmatic, Street’s Disciple
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever To Tell
King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King, Lark’s Tongue In Aspic, Red
The White Stripes: White Blood Cells, Elephant, Get Behind Me Satan
And You Will Know Us By The Tail Of Dead: Source Tags and Codes, Worlds Apart
Secret Machines: Nowhere Is Now Here
My Bloody Valentine: Loveless
Metallica: Everything Before the “Black Album”
George Harrison: All Things Must Pass (Deluxe Version) (RIP)
Jeff Buckley: Grace, Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk (RIP)
Prince: Prince, Dirty Mind, Lovesexy, Purple Rain, 1999, Around The World In A Day, Sign O’ The Times, Controversy, The Black Album, N.E.W.S.,
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sex Sugar Magick, Californication, By The Way
Santana: I, Abraxas III, Live At the Fillmore 1968
Rush: Moving Pictures, 2112, The Spirit Of Radio
The Mona Passage: Camisado
Blonde Redhead: The Inexpression Of Expression
OutKast: Aquemini, Stankonia, Atliens, Love Below/Speakerboxxx
Depeche Mode: Violator, Black Celebration
Caetano Veloso: Tropicalia Essentials, Transa, Caetano Veloso (1967, 1969, 1971) (if someone has this or finds this contact me)
O's Mutantes: Jarden Electrico, O’s Mutantes, La Comedia Divinia
Gilberto Gil: Gil y Jorge, Refazenda, Gilberto Gil (1968)
Mahavishnu Orchestra: Birds Of Fire, The Inner Mounting Flame
Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run, Town at The Edge Of Darkness, Nebraska
Bright Eyes: Lifted, I’m Awake, It’s Morning
Cursive: The Ugly Organ
Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream, Gish, Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Faith No More: Angel Dust, The Real Thing, King For a Day
Soundgarden: Loud Love, Badmotorfinger, Superunknown
De La Soul: 3 feet high and rising, De La Soul is Dead, Buhloone Mindstate
Refused: The Shape Of Punk To Come
Bad Brains: I against I
Juggaknots: Clear Blue Skies EP (fondle em records...out of print)
Pearl Jam: Ten, Vs, Yield, Riot Act, The MSG DVD,
Organize Konfusion: Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Explosions In The Sky: Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Godspeed You Black Emperor: Yanqui UXO, Lift Your Skinny Fist Like Antennas TO Heaven
Mogwai: Come On Die Young, Happy Songs For Happy People
Can: Tago Mago, Eggman Bayasi. DELAY 1968

Sunday, June 12, 2005

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The Mona Passage is the name of my band.

(this is a result of google not knowing who the hell we are)..(assholes)

The Mona Passage:

Bonafide Rojas: Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Poetic Influence
Vincent Ramirez: Guitars, Art Direction
Jason Hendrix: Drums, Stage Development

Monday, June 06, 2005

this day has been quiet and sulk
i've said maybe 150 words all day
the rain is killin me
we cancelled practice
no bass player yet
so i'm still playing the bass parts
and the guitar parts
i'm still broke
i'm about to start pawning guitars
people are wierd
i feel rather wierd though
i think it's a radiohead night
sleep will be interesting
my body tends to resist sleep
then collapses on a chair until 4.a.m
then i move to the couch and collapse again

songlist for the night:
you
(nice dream)
sulk
subterreanean homesick alien
karma police (1 million times)
lucky
the tourist
everything in it's right place
how to disappear completely
in limbo
morning bell
pyramid song
like spinning plates
sail to the moon
i will
a wolf at the door
this mess we're in

repeat 3 times (and sulk some more)

bonafide
(there you have one of my secrets)