"Hieronymus Firebrain holds the mirror up to nature."

The story of Hieronymus Firebrain thus far:

Jan - May 1989 (one record, "Storytelling" Pitch-A-Tent Records, 1989)

Storytelling Band

Jonathan Segel -guitar, mandolin, vocals, etc.

Victor Krummenacher - bass

Chris Pedersen -drums

David Immergluck-guitar, vocals

did several east and west coast shows in April, 1989

May 89- Aug 89

Exalted Birds

Jonathan Segel - guitar, vocals, mandolin

David Immergluck - guitar, vocals

Tom Yoder-trombone

David Shamrock-drums

Sean Kennerly-bass

only San Francisco Bay Area Shows

note: David Shamrock and Sean Kennerly in "501 Spanish Verbs" at this time, Later "Sluggo"

Aug '89 David Immergluck quits to join Camper Van Beethoven

Aug 89 - Nov 90

"Hieronymus Firebrain 1"

(one record made, "Hieronymus Firebrain" Delta Records 1991)

Jonathan Segel - guitar, vocals, mandolin

Tom Yoder-trombone

David Shamrock-drums

Sean Kennerly - guitar (quits in jan. 90)

Mark Landsman- Bass

many California shows

Mark Landsman plays with "Eskimo", later also Tom Yoder joins them, presently on Prawnsong records. Shamrock quits in Dec 1990, presently in "Slombis."

Jan 1991- March 1994

"Hieronymus Firebrain 2"

(2 records made, "There" and "Here" Magnetic 1994)

Jonathan Segel - guitar, vocals, etc.

Mark Bartlett- guitar, vocals

Ted Ellison- bass

Russ Blackmar-drums

photo by Edie Winograde

besides many San Francisco Bay Area shows, this band did ONE national tour in the fall of 1991.
March' 94 Mark Bartlett quits, Ted Ellison quits. Ted presently in Fuck." Mark presently studying Feng-Shui.

1995 "Hieronymus Firebrain " becomes

"Jack and Jill"

(two records, "Chill and Shrill," Magnetic 1995 and "Fancy Birdhouse," Magnetic 1997 )

Jonathan Segel - guitar, vocals

Jane Thompson - bass

Russ Blackmar - drums

1999 "Jack and Jill" disbands to various different cities. Subsequently Jonathan finishes a solo cd with Russ and Jane working on it as well, "Scissors and Paper," Magnetic 2000.

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