About Jim Nowhere

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Press Release – June 13 2012

From The Offices of Zero Cool

Due to ongoing health issues I (Jim Nowhere) have decided after much thought, and discussion with KP, Phildo, & Andy that I will no longer be a preforming member of Zero Cool. This has been on my mind for quite a while, since breaking my wrist in September of 2011 and it never having fully recovered, and then being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in December of 2011. During the gigs played in December 2011, January 2012, and February 2012 I was really only playing at 60% of the energy and intensity required of me to be on stage with the rest of Zero Cool. So when we took our annual spring break I had a bit of time to think more about it and try to improve my health.

Opting to take a slightly longer break then the rest of the band was a personal choice on my part, and one that has helped with my health but not to the point where I am back at 100% as became very apparent to me when I pretty much collapsed on stage midway through “Red Shovel Rocket” on June 8 2012, and managed a halfhearted rendition of 1984 to close out the night.

It is with a heavy heart, and much sadness that I am leaving my role as rhythm guitarist and co-songwriter, and with a bit of trepidation as i move away from playing with three of my best friends.

I do not leave on bad terms, sadly it does not appear that my health will ever get back to a point where I’ll be able to be on stage with the boys again for a full set.

With this new transition to a three-piece punk band I will be staying on to help with the booking and further art/production side of things. Essentially acting as a bit of a band manager for a period of time.

– Jim Nowhere, Zero Cool

February 17, 2012

On February 17 2012 we played a show with our good friends the Kroovy Rookers, and the Gorgon Horde, for the Gorgon Horde’s Album release show.  Chris from Punk Radio Cast’s The Grind was on hand and he filmed our whole set.

You Can View it here:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


* embedded video courtesy of VoidTV

October 6, 2011

So.. Talk-Action=Hippies is out! It is available on iTunesBandcamp, and in one of 4 colours of delicioous Vinyl. The 7″ does come with a DRM free high quality digital download as well, so you can put it on your listening device or choice, or burn a compact disc, or make a mix tape, or whatever you decide to do with it.

Our Loo Corez EP releases are now on iTunes as well. “… and he didn’t have a say” “… and he’s to blame”

In Tour news, we’re heading east.. not very far east, just to Regina. We’re going to attempt at documenting the trip on shitty camcorders and cellphones. Also we have decided to take one of our favorite Edmonton bands, The Mange, with us.. Those of you who have never seen the Mange, you need to change that.

– Jim Nowhere

August 22, 2011

A Sad Day for all Canadians,

If you were a supporter of the NDP or not, the death of the Right Honourable Jack Layton is a blow to all of us, his passion and respect for all Canadians will not go forgotten. He was a great influence to us here at the Zero Cool camp, and he will be missed by all. Words can not express what this blow will do here in Canada.

“Rest In Peace Sir Jack Layton, an inspiration to me for the past decade, and honourable man, and a passion for the people that could never be matched, I only hope to be the kind of man that you were. you will be missed”. – Jim “Nowhere” Ralnyk

“R.I.P. Jack Layton, you were a true inspiration to us, and to all Canadians. You’re legacy will live on, you’re love of all Canadians, and fight for the welfare of our country will not be forgotten.”. – Zero Cool

“Goodbye Mr. Layton” – KP

We will continue to do what we do best, and hope that the strength and love that Jack always had will resound through our music to you.

– Jim Nowhere

June 9, 2011

Good Day To You.

Yes, to you, you punk rock fanatics, we have some glorious news. The test pressings for Talk – Action = Hippies are en route to us for our aural pleasure and confirmation that all is a go, and then you’ll be able to get your hands on some sweet sweet tunes. The 7″ will be limited to 500 copies, so when you announce where and when to get them, make sure that you do. Did i mention that it will be in coloured vinyl? No? Well it will be; Red, White, Blue, Clear. Those will be your choices, and i have no idea how many of each are being printed, or how you will know what colour that you’ll get. The folks over at Livid Records will give you those details when they have them.

In mersh news, we did another order of the Pentagram T-Shirts so make sure you come and grab one at a gig, our online mersh store will be undergoing some changes in the next month or so, so that it can take paypal, and not charge you in USD, that sort of thing. Also planning out our new Patches and Stickers for when the 7″ comes out.

We’ve had a bit more press as of late as well, and some play on CJSR’s “Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed” (I) Jim Nowhere was a guest, ans Rolga and i chatted it up for a while, you can download the podcast from here (you want the May 11 2011 podcast). We were also recently interviewed on the brand new VoidTV based out of Edmonton, and that should be up shortly after i finish this post.

– Jim Nowhere

February 17, 2011

Oh, Hello.

For those of you who follow us on Twitter (@ZeroCoolBand) you may be aware of a slight delay in the vinyl release of “Talk – Action = Hippies” we’re hoping to have them by mid March. If you’re just looking for the digital copy head over to Livid Records digital store and pick it up. We are re-pressing another limited run of “… And He’s To Blame” that can be picked up at shows or you can snake it from our digital store using the “pay what you may” pricing. I haven’t quite figured out how to sell you T-shirts over the internet yet without it getting a little crazy, but soon it should be possible.

We’ve gotten a bit of press recently, you can find out who loves us by reading it.

In more merch related news we’re almost out of the “Pentagram” shirts and are uncertain if we want to make more or go with another design, so feel free to email me (jimnowhere@zerocoolband.com) and if we use your design you will get a free shirt, recognition for the design, copies of “… And He Didn’t Have A Say”, and “… And He’s To Blame”.

As always we have plenty of shows coming up, and if you want to see us come play closer to you, send me an email and we will do our best to make it happen. We’re taking April & May off from playing shows to record a Split 7″ with The Swamp Monsters (T.A.R. is putting it out) and record & mix a full length follow up to “Talk – Action = Hippies”.

– Jim Nowhere