1. Jason Martin is a musician from Southern California. He is best known as a member of the indie rock band Starflyer 59, one of the first bands to sign with Tooth & Nail Records.
Martin's style of music has been dubbed "shoegazing", a word used originally in reference to the distorted electric guitar reminiscent of British bands in the late 80s and early 90s. Martin has also been a member of several side project bands, including Bon Voyage, The Pony Express, and The Brothers Martin. Martin is also credited as songwriter for fellow Tooth and Nail act Neon Horse.
Martin is a Christian and thanks "Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" on all his albums. Despite this, very few of his songs have Christian overtones. His music is based more often than not on personal issues such as work, family, friends, and his spirituality.
Jason is the only member of Starflyer 59 who has played on every Starflyer 59 album. Earlier in his life he played with his brother, Ronnie Martin, in the synthpop based Dance House Children. Jason and Ronnie reunited in the studio in 2006 to record The Brothers Martin, combining both of the current styles from Starflyer 59 and Joy Electric. The CD was released January 23, 2007.
As well as making music and touring, Jason Martin also works for his late father's business as a truck driver.
2. What is the antipode to Sueno Latino? Suenomartino, of course! The Australian fiscal authorities like to call him Jason Martin though. Not to put a bug in your ear, but this former participant of the 2005 RBMA in Seattle has done his disco homework and got his fingers dirty in various records boxes around the world and is also spinning deep disco, honest house and other universal dance grooves around Melbourne as well as running a world-renowned monthly party night, 'Dirty Talk'. Fond of witty verdicts, his motto is, "If you do it for the love and not the money, good things will happen." A good example of one of Martin's most altruistic merits is his website - not only devoted to discographies of people like Roy Ayers but one of the principal anthologies to tracklisting Ron Hardy's supreme mix tapes. Champion of the underdog, Jason always barracks for the little guy and reckons Slim Dusty's 'Pub With No Beer' is the greatest Aussie track of all time.
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