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Go Jimmy Go losing Pacheco
SIX YEARS after first hooking up with local favorite Go Jimmy Go
, trombone player Fernando "The Love Machine" Pacheco
is saying aloha to the band.
He made the announcement last month via his Internet blog at MySpace.com, but don't worry -- it's a friendly parting of ways, with Pacheco agreeing to stick around for about a year or so to help with GJG's next album, due out next spring.
"This was an inevitable decision as I've been slowly weaning away from the band over the past few months," Pacheco writes. "Right now, the plan is for me to play trombone on the next album and then help with its initial promotion -- basically meaning, a few tours."
Besides Go Jimmy Go, Pacheco also currently serves as lead vocalist for Pimpbot, drummer for the Bender Trio and bassist for Dr. Zaius while doing nights on radio station Star 101.9. He's also kicking ideas around for something called "Max Murdoch and the Northern Soul Project," and admits to thinking about doing "some rad gay acoustic rock" with the Crud's Ben Henry (who happens to work for this paper). So there will definitely be life after Go Jimmy Go.
Your next chance to catch Pacheco and crew is Aug. 5, when they perform with Golfcart Rebellion at Anna Bannana's before embarking on a mainland tour with gigs in California, Arizona and Nevada ...
BON VOYAGE to Cathy Tanaka as well -- the comedian quit her day job earlier this month and moved to Hollywood, where she'll give the stand-up circuit a try. Fellow comic Paul Ogata was among those waiting with open arms up on the big rock ...
CONGRATS TO local resident Fae Yamaguchi, who was selected as one of five finalists in a unique competition at the New York Asian-American International Film Festival.
The "V-Clip National Competition" paired filmmakers with sponsor Verizon Wireless, with contestants required to incorporate the company's logo into a 15-second "V-Clip" that was screened at the festival.
Yamaguchi's short, titled "Relationship with Reality," used clay puppets along with the company logo to explore the question: "How is your relationship with reality?" ...
AND IF you've got some time, don't sleep on Jimmy Van M this week at NextDoor during "Acid Wash Wednesdays." He's not known to spin '80s old-school sets, but will be doing so tomorrow ...