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