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Alright, I don't remember a lot about many of you, and some of you may be new all together. Since it's been so long, I feel it might be a good idea for everyone to re-introduce (or just introduce) themselves. So with that in mind, tell us who you are, where you're from, how you got into Jars of Clay, and whatever else you feel like sharing.

Without any further ado - I'm Erik. I'm married, I live in Minnesota and have been a Jars fan since basically the beginning. I remember the old days of online Jars fandom, back on the 'blue boards' and when If I Left The Zoo was just called 'A3'. Ah, those were the days. I'm excited to have an online haven for Jars fans once again.

Okay - your turn!
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Reintroducing myself. I am Emman from the Philippines though I am not that active here I am happy jarchives is back
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I'm Chris. I'm a Northwesterner from Portland, Oregon currently in exile in SE Texas. I'm a youth minister, but have worked various jobs in ministry and Christian education. I've been a Jars fan since receiving the ST album as a Christmas present way back when.
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Well, hello all. My name's Cole. I'm from California and I'm going to be a senior in high school in the fall. I've been a member here since 2010 (a relatively short time, I know.) I was just reading through some of the comments I posted while this board was still running. It was pretty funny/embarrassing! I don't really sound like I do now. It's amazing how one can change so much in just two years.

Anyway, Jars was pretty much the first group I ever got into. Basically, I heard their songs play in our family's car from a very young age. They stuck with me, and years later when I actually began enjoying music, Jars was the starting place for me, because they were already sort of subconsciously internalized in me. My musical tastes have since shifted a tad, and I pretty much don't listen to anything that Christian radio plays anymore (there was a period were that's ALL I listened to). But I think I'll always hold on to Jars Of Clay. They just have a special, sentimental place in my heart. I grew up on them, essentially.

Yeah, other than that, I don't really know. Basically, my life is currently focused on finishing High School well, but then I have no idea what comes next. Frankly, it's pretty scary. But yeah, that's all I can think of right now for an introduction. As far as interests, I can never really think of too many. I like to read, I suppose. And I love writing, though I don't do enough of it. I'm very interested in theology, so I spend a fair amount of time reading on that sort of stuff. I play soccer. Other than that, I guess I'm a fairly average High Schooler. I love learning, and am a pretty big introvert. (In fact, the reason I'm drawn to message boards is because they give me a chance to communicate in writing, which I am far better at than speaking.)

So yeah, if you wanna know anything else, just ask!



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Hi I'm Alex, I hail from Ontario, Canada, and I love to travel.

By day I'm an IT support agent at Sheridan College, answering, troubleshooting, and fixing computer related problems. I also work on the side as a freelance photographer.

By night I fight crime...well no, not really, by night I fancy myself a gurellia historian, exploring and photographing abandoned buildings both here in Canada and wherever I happen to be travelling.

I also serve in the British Army, well at least we pretend to, I'm a member of the reenactment unit for the 7th Batallion, No. 6 Company 60th "Royal American" Regiment of Foot, doing War of 1812 reenactments!

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Hi Everyone I know and those I don't. I'm Arden and I'm originally from New England (Vermont and Massachusetts)  but now live in sweltering Baltimore, Maryland. I have followed the band since 2003 but made up for lost time by going to every concert within a 100+ mile radius. I have met a lot of you as I use to work the BWM table a lot. We don't see them as often as we'd like as they don't tour as much but we always have a great time with them. Glad you are all back.   
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I'm Christa, one of the few New England fans. I teach preschool and live in MA. I've been a fan since '99, but didn't take it to the extreme level til 2006. I've made a few Jars road trips since then and last month, made my longest trip (10hrs) to Delaware. I even had to take a ferry. LOL I think my jardom has especially grown in the past 2 years. Can't get enough!

I'm hoping that the message board will be busy again, to see old friends and looking forward to making new ones. Jarchives has been more than life changing for me. I've made some great friends that go waaaay beyond this message board.

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i been a fan of jars since 1995 got their CD at a holloween rollerstakeing party where they had the cd, i saw them open and three croses  for M.w. smith in 1995 for the I'll lead you home tour.
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If I Left The Zoo was just called 'A3'.


I'm curious, what does this mean? Was that like the codename or something?

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Album number 3???
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Ahh. Silly me. That makes sense.
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I'm Seth,  from Perth, Australia. I'm married and a father of 2. I'm a PhD candidate at Murdoch University, looking at storytelling across a bunch of different media.

I first discovered Jars about a year or so after their debut. I remember the old blue boards as well (horrible, but they did the trick). I've only seen them live once, when they came over with a Franklin Graham crusade. They played an energetic 20min set that everyone sat absolutely still for. Probably scared the guys off from coming out our way again, lol. Jars are also one of the very few non-electronic/dance music artists I listen to, so they must be doing something right.




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I'm Monica,from Egypt,about to be a high school senior.
My cousin is a youth minister who serves in a local church,and has introduced CCM to teenagers in his church and also to me (it was like rescue from the garbage they've been listening to!),I got really interested and began to search around for new artists. One of those was Brandon Heath who collaborated with the Jars on the song Sore Eyes, and it was  the Scripture reference in their name that made me search further into their music.
Though I'm fairly new to Jars Of Clay (only since last April) I consider myself very devoted (and kinda obsessed ), as they are practically all I've been listening to since I got to know them.The lyrical depth to their songs matched with the great music got me hooked,and that's something I'll never regret

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Welcome, Monica 

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you must be the first Jark from Egypt?! Good to see Jars having a positive influence over there and you being able to use their music to reach others.
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Thanks Seth and i definitely wouldn't mind being the first Egyptian Jark!
  

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Awesome to finally see you posting! You're going to love it here! Can't wait til it gets busy here!
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Thanks Christa...Mike was kind enough to approve the pending accounts including mine it's great in here!
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Hi Guys.

I am Emman, I wasn't that active here but I did a post before where dan replied. It's about the coldplay thingy

How are you all?

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Derek from Georgia, 28. Good to be back!

 

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Romel from Manila. The infamous guy who wrote an open letter to Dan by the handle "holyguitarkid". Dan's reply (and this message board at some level) has a made a great impact on how I see things.

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Romel from Manila. The infamous guy who wrote an open letter to Dan by the handle "holyguitarkid". Dan's reply (and this message board at some level) has a made a great impact on how I see things.

that thread helped me alot in understanding the whole perspective of the band,and some issues that were hanging around at a point.
How old were you back then? excuse my curiousity, it's just that i'd had some of these questions lingering in my mind and i'm a teenager as well,so 
Oh and Hey, welcome back to the boards

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Romel from Manila. The infamous guy who wrote an open letter to Dan by the handle "holyguitarkid".


Where can I read this?

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Romel from Manila. The infamous guy who wrote an open letter to Dan by the handle "holyguitarkid".


Where can I read this?

here's the link,Cole. 
http://jarchives.websitetoolbox.com/post/an-open-letter-to-Dan-Haseltine-611708?highlight=open+letter+haseltine
it's an interesting read

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Hey, thanks!
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Yeah. That was an epic open letter. 
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Hey guys! My name is Katie. I'm from Alabama and I've been following Jars since I bought TEH out of curiosity. The album freaked me out because it was way different than anything I'd heard before....I was ten. And "Worlds Apart" the live version off of Furthermore is still my favorite Jars song.
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Hi, it's been a few years since I posted here. When I did get the 'Long fall back to earth' album I noticed it was quite a bit more mellow than other albums Jars released. In fact it was so mellow that one day driving home from work in stop and go traffic that it lulled me to sleep just long enough to have a crash. I was jolted back to my senses with my airbag in my lap, front end of my car severely banged up and only minor damage to the SUV that was in front of me.  Did about $5,000 worth of damage that thankfully insurance covered a fair chunk of it.

I know that I should not have been driving tired, but I remember my car CD player continuing to play the disappointingly slow paced Jars of Clay album and I ended up putting some of that anger and blame on the accident at the band.  For a few years actually.

'The Shelter' is a nice refreshing upbeat return to the Jars of Clay sound that drew me to their music towards the start of their entrance to the music world. 

And I look forward to conversations with you good people here as well
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Hello all! I hail from Alaska and have seen Jars twice, the last time in 2004. I don't recall when my activity here dropped off to a crawl and then a stand still, but since then, I have gotten married and started living life.

I'm still a big fan of the guys, but life has happened and I have little time to spend on forums now, sadly. It's fun to see familiar names, especially those I have kept some contact with!

Good to be back

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YAY! @boyonastring is now a jarchives member! Where have you been B? Lost in some Doctor Who episode? LOL
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Romel from Manila. The infamous guy who wrote an open letter to Dan by the handle "holyguitarkid". Dan's reply (and this message board at some level) has a made a great impact on how I see things.

that thread helped me alot in understanding the whole perspective of the band,and some issues that were hanging around at a point.
How old were you back then? excuse my curiousity, it's just that i'd had some of these questions lingering in my mind and i'm a teenager as well,so 
Oh and Hey, welcome back to the boards


I was 18. I don't even want to re-read what I wrote. It makes me cringe.
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Jeff here from Hudsonville, MI...married to Laurie for almost 18 years, 3 boys ages 13, 10, and 8 and one cute as heck pup named Bailey.

I got into JOC the first time I heard Flood back in 94-95 and have been listening to them since, glad to be back on jarchives now that I know it's up and running again....

Use to have some lively discussions with Erik as well..ahhhh, the good ole days...thanks to whoever got the site going again.


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Man, I didn't realize the board was back. I remember way back in the day, when we all came up with random names for ourselves, back on the old board with the clunky message navigation system. Ahh, those were the days.
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Man, I didn't realize the board was back. I remember way back in the day, when we all came up with random names for ourselves, back on the old board with the clunky message navigation system. Ahh, those were the days.


Hey! Good to see you around again! How have you been?

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hanks Seth [smile] and i definitely wouldn't mind being the first Egyptian Jark!
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