Every month we like to share a few Denton-centric videos that have been on our screens lately. Since this month saw the end of J and J's Ol' Dirty Basement (You can read our thoughts on the subject here), we would take a look back at a bit of a history of the space through video. Below you will find a few recent videos from J and J's final month (including Kim Nall and Matt Farmer) in addition to a bunch of videos dating all the way back to 1997 when that same space was actually a Mr. Gatti's Pizza. There's a video we produced a while back featuring Julian Lynch, a video of a Wee Beasties "Christmas Show" from 2003 (featuring a very young Richard Haskins), and even a low-quality recording of classic Denton band, Jet Screamer, in the same space that probably 70% of those of you that are reading these words have at one point stood and played music in at one point or another.
Felt & Fur always with the ampersand.
The possibly defunct (but awesome in our memories) Black James Franco.
Julian Lynch - recorded for We Denton Do It by Jon Collins.
And we'll finish this look back with this video of Jet Screamer performing "Ghost Riders in the Sky/Sing Sing" in the Ol' Dirty Basement back in 1997. Did you know that J and J's was once a Mr. Gatti's? We recently stumbled across A Dallas Observer article from 1998 written by Christina Rees that documented much of the goings-on in that basement. In fact, it was the best eulogy written about the space even though it was written almost two decades before the basement closed.
Got a video from the Ol' Dirty Basement that you think should be included? Share it in the comments!