I met Jason Baker for the second time when I was bartending and some dude walked up to me and asked if I used to work at Epicenter. He told me that I was probably better friends with his brother, Josh Baker. I instantly recognized him as the sort of quiet dude I would see around occasionally.
Jason and Nick Lesley comprised Necking in this era, and they played some great shows. I even booked them myself twice (once at the Prospect Park barbecue, and again at Tommy's Tavern with Love Of Diagrams).
Jason married a foreigner, but he moved to Sweden for her and quit the band.
Nick soldiered on, with Dong joining, then Rop, then Daniel (and don't forget Anup, who plays with them occasionally).
This is 3 years old now, how time flies!
Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, a CDr by Necking.
We Accept Party (Self)
1. Love Life Of The Octopus
2. Bugs Humping
3. Seriously, Warchild!
4. Emergency Pants
5. Taaappa' Taaappa' Taaapa'
6. That Rick Moranis, He's So Hot Right Now.
7. Don't Kill Anything I Can't Wear.
8. Two Dudes!
9. Aaaand Knitting . . . Aaaaa'nd Knitting . . . Aaaaaaa'nd Knitting!
10. It's Just Music, It's Not, You Know Boobs.
11. Dog Eggs
12. Ribs Tacos
13. Making Out With Chicks