I was first introduced to the music of Jad Fair and Half Japanese in 1991 when I was living in California, drinking lots of coffee and tequila (usually not at the same time). I instantly became a huge fan of their timeless and pure approach to being in a rock band. Around 1993 Jeff Feuerzeig made a full length documentary (excerpt) of this mostly unknown band. I was also able to see Jad Fair play in San Francisco that year and got some photos of him at the Paradise – and once the infranets were invented a year or so later I went on to build a first gen html fan site.

Fast forward to 2008 and the original line up of Half Japanese is back – they played 5 shows in Austin at sxsw earlier this month. Inspired by these shows I felt it was time to shake the bad html off the site I made 10 years ago and put some new life (and a new domain) into it. It’s a good opportunity to post a very extensive collection of album art that I got directly from Jad. It’s still a work in progress, but I hope to add more photos and video that I shot in the near future.

…so I give you: Half

Half Japanese 13 March 2008 Austin