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Record, Reporter n ~'ednesday, Jan. 10, 200111B , i vii such thing as a , lead guitarist, or when it comes ~s County group, ~ and share alike, ~.~ch has a talent ~g, and believing miPortunities when it up to the And, like many this group of guys, it is. of Quincy, and Adam, who still E_Bay Area, played meeting Josh ~lded something to ~as they made their F various Bay Area brother played two years," Erik Josh because he friend of my at the time." Erik and Josh County, var- musical instru- ~rformed--mostly enjoyment--they ~. Harry Stewart, ~tar player. Harry las the third local to the group, with ing them as time his Bay Area job ed playing guitar ~1~' graduated from ' Erik said about lr~cal background. "I las County lr l in bl guide ~t~ia's Feather River rthe cover feature of ~.2~.1 av Resort and Fad Guide" and Jum~ Road Atlas" [uec. 28. it ter/phtgrapher, ers, is a resident of nd well-known in his photography. e on California 70, through the [.River Canyon, is in ~1 RV Resort and ~d Guide." ', S Guide lists and ~s Over 16,000 camp- ~d RV resorts, both ~. Private enterprise, ~ted States, Canada ~Ico providing loca- rlllber of sites and ~ facilities, recreation ~Son. Additionally, ~bers, mail address- ~atings and price given for the pri- Prise parks. service for users of is a toll-free reserva- had an acoustic that sat there for a long time. I knew how to play it rudely." And then, Erik got a pizza delivery job and had "extra cash to burn." When asked to describe his brand of music, he called it pop-punk. "I've been playing for nine years now," Josh said about his background. He said the music is a blend of punk, rock and metal. Harry Stewart As the youngest of the group, and the newest member, Harry said he's been playing the gui- tar for the past four years. "I'm driven by compulsion," he said about his mania for playing the guitar. It isn't just something he does, it's part of him. As Harry listened to his com- panions discuss music, he said that it gives him artistic expression. Then, smiling, he said, "It gives me some struc- ture to my random, jerky movements. It makes them look purposeful." CD "It's unanimous--nobody likes Bluejacket," is the second CD Erik, Josh and Adam have produced. Candidly, Erik said the first album stinks, and he's sick of the second one. Josh nodded his head in agreement He said that, if they were working under a major record label with dead- lines and someone else footing ! tj,~ the bills, they would write their songs and record them with some timeliness. But, as Erik and Josh write the songs and the music, they rehearse, save money, do a few songs, save more money to cover expenses, and then record some more; it's a long, drawn out affair. Doing the last CD took them about two and a half years. Doing the recording took about a year. "It was so spread out," Erik said. "Money and weather con- ditions," were the main factors as they traveled back to the Bay Area to do the recording. Writing six of the songs that appear on this album, Erik said he has no set work pat- tern. "It depends on whether the lyrics come to mind first or the music." Usually, he said, he will just be hitting a few chords on the guitar, hit something he likes, and will go from there. And, what does Erik write about? "Cats. Something I'm watching on TV." Josh wrote two of the songs on this CD. "I kind of try to write stories for songs about people I don't know," Josh said. "IfI wanted to I could write a song a day because I play so much. That's basically what I do with my free time," he said. Thinking about his music, Josh added, "It excites me quite a bit." He experiences an adrenaline rush playing in front of people. "It's the thing I enjoy most in this world." Harry nodded and smiled as Photo by Roxanne Valladao Adam Hanna, Josh Lory, Harry Stewart and Erik Hanna are Bluejacket, performing at the Plumas County Arts Commission's Words & Music series Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. he listened. When asked how they got involved in performing, Erik said, "Once upon a time, it would have been for money, but since we don't make any-- now it's just something to do." Bluejacket can be heard in action Thursday, Jan. ll, at 7 p.m., at Morning Thunder in Quincy. They are appearing as part of the Plumas County Arts Commission's Words & Music series. for Plumas County, as featured released in December. ease-of.use feature of the atlas is that the town locators are on te~h. However, the ser- the state map pages--no turn- to advertisers in ing back and forth to an index. [, Who have purchased In addition to the state maps, ~with their listing, there are over 200 city maps; rs Jumbo Road and for interstate travelers, covers the United most all-known exit numbers ~t~lada and Mexico. An are shown. in a new travel guide and atlas. The 'publications The books are available at select stores, RV dealers or direct from the publisher by calling (800) 323.8899 with Visa or Master Card, or by mail to Wheelers, 1310 Jarvis Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Guide $16.95, Atlas $9.95, shipping cost $3. Great Rate. 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