12 Step Program, part two, chapter forty-three

12 Step Program, part two, chapter forty-three Whatever Happened to Bob Jansen? The lights went down and the sense of anticipation in the Commodore was palpable, was real. The concert had started, for Matt Brady the search since 1982 finally was over, for many in the...

12 Step Program, part two, chapter forty-two

12 Step Program, part two, chapter forty-two Whatever happened to Bob Jansen? As the show date got closer, I started carrying a mortar board. Short of wearing a whistle around my neck, I could have been a recreation counsellor or tour guide. I’d make notes to myself,...

12 Step Program, part two, chapter forty-one

12 Step Program, part two, chapter forty-one Whatever happened to B ob Jansen? Toward the end, people would ask me, you’ve sung 12 Step Program a thousand times; don’t you ever get sick of it? I’d pause for a minute as if thinking about it but I already knew the...

12 Step Program, part two, chapter forty

12 Step Program, part two, chapter forty Whatever Happened to Bob Jansen “One concert?” I asked. “One,” Bob replied. “I thought I’d made that clear from the start.” “You could tour, make a lot of money, maybe a new album.” “Yeah, I know, but that would be...

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-nine

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-nine Whatever happened to Bob Jansen “OK, I’ll do it.” It was Bob Jansen on the phone. “You mean you’ll tour.” “No, I mean I’ll do a concert. Just one.” “One! I guess that’s something. What changed your mind?” “You, me, email...

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-eight

As I got to know Bob Jansen – I can’t say we were close friends; he always was aloof – he would tell me a few stories, mainly about the road. “I remember something said by Frank Allen of The Searchers. By that time that band’s members were in their 60s and...

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-seven

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-seven Whatever happened to Bob Jansen Getting lost was easier than I expected. Before leaving L.A., I paid off my credit card and then cancelled it. Made sure there was no outstanding rent. Just left the apartment as is. I...

12 Step Progran, part two, chapter thirty-six

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-six Whatever happened to: Bob Jansen I met Bob at, where else, a Starbucks. It was on Kingsway, near Boundary. Not too far from where he was living on Smith and a short drive for me. We agreed to meet in the early evening...

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-five

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-five. Whatever happened to Bob Jansen As the years mounted, my search for Bob Jansen intensified rather than faded. The bigger the mystery grew, the bigger the question. I used any kind of social media – Facebook,...

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-four

12 Step Program, part two, chapter thirty-four
Whatever happened to Marty Leven and Majestic Wax Marty Leven kept A-Side up to date.
Eight track led to 16 to 24 and computer mixing. He hired a chief engineer, Doug Presley, that all the musicians invariably,...