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Monday, July 4, 2011

Mr. B: Joybox Express arrives in Grand Rapids

Posted By on Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Pianist Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, and his band, the Joybox Express, are cycling and gigging -- hauling Mark's piano and a full band's worth of equipment -- from Holland to Detroit, July 2-15th -- and they’re sharing their adventures with MT blog readers. The JBE rolled 30 miles yesterday,...

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mr. B: Hello, Holland; Grand Rapids, here we pedal

Posted By on Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Pianist Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, and his band, the Joybox Express, are cycling and gigging from Holland to Detroit, July 2-15th — and they’re sharing their adventures with MT blog readers. The quintet motored by trailer across the state from Ann Arbor Saturday morning, arriving in Holland by noon....

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Mr. B: Getting ready to roll across the state

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Pianist Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, and his band, the Joybox Express, are cycling and gigging from Holland to Detroit, July 2-15th — and they're sharing their adventures with MT blog readers. We're amazed at the improvement our custom-made bass trailer will provide us as we roll down the roads...

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Mr. B: Here comes our Michigan-by-cycle tour

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Hello everybody, let me introduce myself. I'm Mr.B, Ann Arbor-based blues pianist and founder of Mr. B's Joybox Express. The Joybox Express Quartet are making final plans to ride 300 miles across our great state, hauling our drum set in a suitcase, our solar-powered guitar and amp, our doghouse bass,...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Don Was on iTunes and the death of liner notes

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Got an e-mail the other day from my old friend, Steve Jordan – one of the greatest drummers on Earth ... he's played with everyone from Keith Richards to Sonny Rollins and produced a slew of artists like John Mayer, Solomon Burke and Buddy Guy. Steve asked, "How can...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

UPDATED! Burger King employee suckerpunches an elderly customer, kills him

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 1:48 PM

UPDATE Yesterday the BK began serving customers again after the homicide -- which is what the cops are now calling it -- of 67-year-old Paul Cannon, who was punched in the face by a 20-year-old BK employee. Cannon died from blunt force trauma to the head. From WJBK: Police said...

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