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Does Jay really own 68 cars?

Added on Tuesday 01 May 2012, 14:11 (BST)

The Top Gear magazine website (UK) has put online a number of photos of a one-off Ferrari that Jay bought last year and plans to show off at a car show later this year.

Together with a number of photos of the car there's a few quotes from Jay, with one of them saying that this is one of "68" cars that he has!

Really?

Credit: David Pryor, Pritesh Mistry

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It's official, JK needs to start his own exotic car dealership...

~JamiroFan2000~

i wonder how much 68 cars are worth all together

for a grown man, he sure loves collecting and playing with his toys ; )

I just don't care, I'm just waiting for the visit to MEXICO they've promised almost 2 year ago...

answer: both of them...REally?!!
that is one unique car! And glad the colors will be changed! 68 cars? Now that's a real collection!

That is the ugliest thing I have ever seen. Does look like he's taken in a stray!!! :P

Yeah...a Ferrari station wagon?!

"Jay's a victim of a modern world, circumstance has brought him here, CARmageddon's come too near..." When you gonna learn Jayzie?..

I can believe that but I wonder if the old "Emergency on Planet Earth" JK would own 68 cars.

Enjoy your hobby Jay. Gotta release that "pressure" somehow...

And fuel for all!!

It's all good.

Good for J

If only he'd spend as much time making music as he does with his cars...

FunkEducation: The man has had a passion for man's automobile since he was a kid sitting in the back seat of a car. Through his success, he has become an avid collector, of something he is so passionate about: four wheels, great body, and one hell of an engine. Modern world has absolutely nothing to do with it. Your long ending passion for Jamiroquai died many years ago, in which we have all witnessed. The Justin Beiber fansite is down the hall, on the left.

Jezz: Welcome to 'Jamiroquai'... funking us for over 20 years. Go to your local record store, and look under 'J'. Nothing else to say.

Kisses, and look forward to the backlash in a couple of days xo.

@theselfpreservationsociety: You are a legend.

@theselfpreservationsociety : well done !

@theselfpreservationsociety : ;D.

Why rank on them for stating their view? They're pretty much right: Jay seems to focus more on luxury items rather than music. Are we supposed to care about his car collection, his helicopter pilot license, his sprawling mansion, etc.? Is this why you became a fan of Jamiroquai?

BTW, because a fan expresses his/her discontent doesn't automatically mean that their taste in music outside of Jamiroquai sucks to the point of listening to Justin Bieber. There are alternatives. Right now I'm anxiously awaiting Donald Fagen's new solo album. After all, Jay's too busy playing with his car collection to worry about creating music, so what are his fans supposed to do in the interim?

Michael: 'rank'... interesting word; one that I would completely disagree with, but none the less, 'rank' it shall be.
I replied. period. Unlike you, I believe they are not pretty much right, in fact, the extreme opposite. I can't go into how much music the man has made, because your ignorance appears to be your bliss. In further answer to your question, no, we are not suppossed to care in any of the luxury items you have stated what so ever. We care about one thing only: the mind blowing music. I became a fan, because I was blown away at the sound I heard in 1992; thankyou for your interest.

Yes, the sounds that we experience on the charts in this day and age, I'm afraid that Justin Beiber has now become a contender. If I had a well deserved break from making an album, I too, would go ahead and play with my toys.

What are his fans supposed to do in the interim?
Well, they could come on here and slag off someone's well earned lifestyle? They could immerse themselves in the collection of music that the band have given us?
They could create something better, and give it to us to hear? One's life has countless options dear sir...

back lash number 1, checked.

"I replied. period. Unlike you, I believe they are not pretty much right, in fact, the extreme opposite."

Really? So Funk is wrong for expressing his honest feelings, that he wishes that they would go make some more music rather than fart around all day?

" I can't go into how much music the man has made, because your ignorance appears to be your bliss."

In the past, sure, but it took five years for RDLS to come out and 17 months for it to arrive on US shores. Quite pathetic, really.

"In further answer to your question, no, we are not suppossed to care in any of the luxury items you have stated what so ever. We care about one thing only: the mind blowing music. I became a fan, because I was blown away at the sound I heard in 1992; thankyou for your interest."

If that's really the case then why is Jay's life of luxury a recurring subject?

"Yes, the sounds that we experience on the charts in this day and age, I'm afraid that Justin Beiber has now become a contender. If I had a well deserved break from making an album, I too, would go ahead and play with my toys."

Even so, why do we all need to know what Jay does in his off-time? BTW, he made the album well over a year ago and recording music isn't the laborous occupation you make it out to be. There are people who are working 2/3 jobs just to make ends meet and rarely if ever get a break, much less a sports car, much less 68 of 'em. So don't try to paint Jay as a hard worker.

"What are his fans supposed to do in the interim?
Well, they could come on here and slag off someone's well earned lifestyle? They could immerse themselves in the collection of music that the band have given us?
They could create something better, and give it to us to hear? One's life has countless options dear sir..."

That's true, but they can also express their opinions on the subject matter without need of your consent. You're not the village conscious.

Funk is not wrong for expressing his honest feelings; Funk just comes on here now to slag off, and state what was very much noted a long time ago. Repetition becomes tedious, because we all have embraced his initial point. Now it's got to that point that strands of bitterness are starting to emerge with regards to his posts. May not be his intention, but that's the message he's starting to give.

Quite pathetic that you have to wait 5 years for some damn good music. How on earth could I argue with that, when this is clearly your opinion? In the land of the free, albums come out like skittles pouring out of the rainbow: every 5 minutes. In the UK, I'd rather wait for quality, and if a band decides to release after 7, 8, 9 years... so be it.

His life of luxury is a recurring subject because people make it just that! God knows why the Queen doesn't get slagged off inbetween touring for playing hide and seek around the Palace. This baffles me beyond reasonable comprehension. People don't want just the music anymore; envy plays a huge part, when a man / woman enjoys his / her well earned success, bitterness begins to rear its ugly head, and for the life of me, it leaves me dumbfounded. Pop idol, American idol, X factor, Britains got talent; this is quick popcorn for the masses, and it's starting to spill into 'my music' / 'our music'... quality music.

'Even so, why do we all need to know what Jay does in his off time'?
That's my initial point!!!!!!!! At least read Michael!!!! We don't!!!!!!!!!!!.

You've got your palette, and I've got mine. You paint him how you deem fit, and I'll paint my picture too. Recording music, is the laborous occupation I make it out to be, because I have first hand experience on this. Ask, and I will tell. Presume, and it's maybe best to be quiet.

Yes, they can express their views on the subject matter. But without need for my consent? What are you contradicting and absurd? So 'they' can express, but 'I' can't?????? Isn't that the same as having a dictator in ones country as opposed to democracy????
Come on, you know better than this... surely?

I am not the village conscious.
I am backlash number 2, checked.

"Funk is not wrong for expressing his honest feelings; Funk just comes on here now to slag off, and state what was very much noted a long time ago. Repetition becomes tedious, because we all have embraced his initial point. Now it's got to that point that strands of bitterness are starting to emerge with regards to his posts. May not be his intention, but that's the message he's starting to give."

I'm not keeping tabs on individual user comments around here, but I'll assume he's expressing agitation because he's desperate to hear more new, good music.

"Quite pathetic that you have to wait 5 years for some damn good music. How on earth could I argue with that, when this is clearly your opinion? In the land of the free, albums come out like skittles pouring out of the rainbow: every 5 minutes. In the UK, I'd rather wait for quality, and if a band decides to release after 7, 8, 9 years... so be it."

I'd rather look around for alternatives or create my own music rather than rely upon a select few musicians to give me my 'music fix.' It would be ideal if musicians produced music on a regular, consistant basis, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case.

"His life of luxury is a recurring subject because people make it just that! God knows why the Queen doesn't get slagged off inbetween touring for playing hide and seek around the Palace. This baffles me beyond reasonable comprehension."

You're comparing apples to oranges, a musician vs royalty.

"People don't want just the music anymore; envy plays a huge part, when a man / woman enjoys his / her well earned success, bitterness begins to rear its ugly head, and for the life of me, it leaves me dumbfounded. Pop idol, American idol, X factor, Britains got talent; this is quick popcorn for the masses, and it's starting to spill into 'my music' / 'our music'... quality music."

All of those glorified talent shows regurgitate the same brand of garbage. Why most people would enjoy having their entertainment manufactured in a corporate atmosphere is beyond me.

"'Even so, why do we all need to know what Jay does in his off time'?
That's my initial point!!!!!!!! At least read Michael!!!! We don't!!!!!!!!!!!."

Weren't you the same one who lambasted FunkEducation, telling him to go to a Justin Bieber fansite?

"You've got your palette, and I've got mine. You paint him how you deem fit, and I'll paint my picture too. Recording music, is the laborous occupation I make it out to be, because I have first hand experience on this. Ask, and I will tell. Presume, and it's maybe best to be quiet."

I think not. Granted it has its difficulties but it's not heavy labor by any means. I've composed and recorded music myself, so I'm familiar with the processes behind it. What Jay does is not even remotely comparable to what hard-laboring workers have to put up with on a daily basis and for far lesser wages. They don't get to enjoy all the nice perks and leisures that Jay does.

"Yes, they can express their views on the subject matter. But without need for my consent? What are you contradicting and absurd? So 'they' can express, but 'I' can't?????? Isn't that the same as having a dictator in ones country as opposed to democracy????
Come on, you know better than this... surely?"

Yes, you can, but then nobody commented in a not-so-subtle way that somebody should leave this place simply because they expressed a dissenting view. That is, nobody except you.

"I am not the village conscious."

I know, you just enjoy acting the part.

"I am backlash number 2, checked."

Keep patting yourself on the back.

Yes, I was the one who lambasted FunkEducation telling him to go to a Justin Bieber fansite, and no, I am most defintely not one to keep tabs on people. This is the longest running fansite that I extremely enjoy keeping up to date on once in a while. I remember Funk's posts from back in the day; now, it's hard not to notice the constant negativity he's putting out.
When the new album released a couple of tracks, I remember the outrage, the horror of discontent, and this forum must have had around 400 posts. When the album was finally released in its glorious entirety, the amount of people eating crow would have fed the world 10 times over.

I lived in Guatemala for two years watching old ladies hunched over carrying bundles of trash on their back everyday just to make less than one dollar. Of course, now the contradiction becomes more evident, as clearly the apples and oranges are coming from your fruit bowl.

My comments in a 'not so subtle way' clearly, as you have been touched, are 'me'. Nobody except 'me'. Maybe I took to the keyboard, and became a voice unto my own. Now clearly, this has riled you, because as you state the exception is 'me'. Good Lord from heavens above, what a catastrophic world this would be if we were all the same, and intense discussion didn't exist. Everyone agrees on the same blah blah blah; How utterly boring a society would become.

I am not backlash number 2.
I am backlash number 3, checked.

"I am not backlash number 2.
I am backlash number 3, checked."

Genius.

Oh well well, same old sh#t, different time. Here they are once again, the ultimate Jamiroquai superfans, that follow the band even if they turn into country music, or Jay becomes a Mongolian budah, and think that by doing that, they are earn the right to call themselves some kind of platinum fans and bash on all the others with a different opinion. To all those iluminated bright minds I strongly suggest to read once again the lyrics of When You gonna learn and then see where Jay went with himself with all this materialist life and gigantic fossil fuel crap he has. If one in 100 persons on this world had this kind of life Planet Earth would already be a desert. Yes indeed Jay, "Hypocrites we are their slaves".

@PJ: he said it once himself, no matter how many cars are in the garage he can't drive all of them at once! Jay can still be a passionate environmentalist AND enjoy the finest historic and exotic automobiles, especially given the amount of nature and organic farming he supports via his estate. Plus, he's been a consistent philanthropic force ever since the "Emergency on Planet Earth" days and in many ways has improved our world more than any of us could ever hope to, simply by being charitable with his vast resources. I am forever grateful for the wonderful music he has created with the band, and at this point I am more than happy to see him take life at his pace, doing exactly what he wants. I can only hope that one day I have the opportunity to control my destiny in the same way.

I'm not gonna lie, I actually enjoyed the exchange between Michael and theselfpreservationsociety. Both have their points. I especially enjoyed tsps (lol, sorry I'm abbreviating your name to an acronym...yet it's the same as teaspoons)3rd paragraph about the perverse nature the public (and fans) take with placing peoples lives on a pedestal or a microscope slide to make the person or their livelihood seem larger-than-life.

In short you incidentally make them a character, a point of fantasy. You've stripped them of all human characteristics and made them into a play thing.

The "need" to have more of someone else's life tends to go too far when you dissect their identity.

As for work ethic, I think the amount of time and effort a person places into their work is strictly up to that person. But I think that the pressure is even more evident to deliver when you're a major act signed onto a major label. The investment/risk is much higher.

"Yes, I was the one who lambasted FunkEducation telling him to go to a Justin Bieber fansite, and no, I am most defintely not one to keep tabs on people. This is the longest running fansite that I extremely enjoy keeping up to date on once in a while. I remember Funk's posts from back in the day; now, it's hard not to notice the constant negativity he's putting out.
When the new album released a couple of tracks, I remember the outrage, the horror of discontent, and this forum must have had around 400 posts. When the album was finally released in its glorious entirety, the amount of people eating crow would have fed the world 10 times over."

There were 3 or 4 good cuts off RDLS but the rest of the album stunk.

"I lived in Guatemala for two years watching old ladies hunched over carrying bundles of trash on their back everyday just to make less than one dollar. Of course, now the contradiction becomes more evident, as clearly the apples and oranges are coming from your fruit bowl."

I didn't ask where you came from, I called you out for trying to blow the work-load of musicians like Jay Kay out of proportion. "Recording music, is the laborous occupation I make it out to be, because I have first hand experience on this." In actuality, far from it. Not only is recording music fun, despite the occasional TECHNICAL difficulties, but allows for vacation time other workers could only dream of.

"My comments in a 'not so subtle way' clearly, as you have been touched, are 'me'. Nobody except 'me'."

Congratulations. When is your self-motivation seminar?

"Maybe I took to the keyboard, and became a voice unto my own. Now clearly, this has riled you, because as you state the exception is 'me'. Good Lord from heavens above, what a catastrophic world this would be if we were all the same, and intense discussion didn't exist. Everyone agrees on the same blah blah blah; How utterly boring a society would become."

It's one thing to simply state your opinion and it's another to tell others to leave as if you own the place.

"I am not backlash number 2.
I am backlash number 3, checked."

No, you are full of yourself.

Blackdevilcar: Your first line was absolutely spot on. Nice post to read. Just made me think that if he sold 67, kept one for himself, chances are the 67 would be driven at the same time... That gave me a smile.

Whowantsacookie: What I dearly love to read; insightful thought, that provokes, and makes one put one's hand to one's chin. Just like a work of Rodin. Beautiful, and thankyou.

Ok, it's your turn Michael: Just a quick foreword, as we are deviating from the point of initiation, and this tennis match that we're having, is becoming a lost cause, due to the lost points. I'm sorry that the rest of the album was clearly not to your taste, but my wine may differ from your wine, and everyone's tastes are just marvellous regardless. I say that with a strong emphasis on peoples unique individuality. We're all different.
No good sir, you didn't ask where I 'came from'. I just happened to tell you 'where I lived' for two years. My reason for mentioning this was that you wrote to me about what hard laboring workers have to put up with for far lesser wages. I have witnessed for a considerable amount of time, as mentioned to you. I have played my part, and tried to help.
Was I in self-motivation seminar...? Beautiful question, that really brought a smile to my face; thankyou, sincerely. Uhmmmmmmm... In perhaps the context to which your question may stem from, no. Perhaps translated to my interpretation, and of course the subject we touched on being 'taste', then I'd have to say yes.
Don't own the place, never will. Once people meet face to face Michael, and have a wonderful exchange of fruitful dialogue, I guess we can make all the assumptions known to man. I'm aware of the 'pop corn' era we're living in, and that by taking a couple of minutes to read someone's posts, we assume that we know so much about them. As sad as that may be, may the quality of individuals just carry on; as simple as that. Correct me if I'm wrong, and please do, because you literally have referenced my every paragraph with your delightful responses; but did I tell him to 'leave'? Or did I given directions to a fansite where the BeBieber's are having a great time? I am absolutley no one with regards to who wants to post (uh oh, I'm preparing myself, for when you dissect that line...) I'm not a moderator, and if someone comes on here repeatedly slagging, then someone else is gonna' come on here and respond, just like the person coming on here with the 'ultimate Jamiroquai super fans platinum blah blah' line. He / She responded, and I applaud them. Of course, in my opinion he / she was wrong, but that's my view, and that's their view.
If you want to keep referencing every inch of my paragraph's Michael, then that's you, no? Perhaps give me something else, something constructive, that allows you and I a fragment of insight into one another, and of who we are.

I am not full of myself.
I am backlash number 4, checked.

Thank you all, especially You two Michael & Selfpreservation. You made my day.

Cheeba

Just a side thought but I know for my Dad and his generation that soul and then funk were more than music genres: it was an ideology, it was protest and rally music,and most important it was music that belonged to the people and was created by the people. It was the voice/personal/a lifestyle, its what was whats going on.. and even being 2nd generation to it, it was so powerful that I feel the same way too. Its like religion. Its heritage. That being said it is not that time anymore. but. it is what it is. Now this opinion is all coming from a friendly place no meanness intended. Love the music just send it from a good place. Give funk education a break he has after all been coming here for years therefore he does care in a good way about the music. Have a nice day tomorrow.Be happy. And thanks for letting me input.

That's my point. Regardless of whether or not anyone agrees with guys like FunkEducation and Jezz, they didn't say anything vindictive about another poster. It's easy to get frustrated when there's hardly any good music coming out and an artist you enjoy isn't providing you with more. Granted that some would say they're just selfish but, correct me if I'm mistaken, is it wrong for a fan to expect music from a musician? I'm waiting myself. I've been following the latest developments from other artists' camps, but even they've been slow in coming.

It's been nearly a year and 1/2 since RDLS launched; Jay said in an interview that his next album wouldn't take five years to arrive. I sure hope he's right, that someday in the not-too-distant future I come here and see the glowing headine: 'Jamiroquai set to release new album! Details inside...' And I hope that it doesn't show up on our shores 17 months after the fact.

It's got to come soonish. This time next year maybe...

That Ferrari is the "funkmobile".
This Detroit girl loves your tastes in wheels. You go Jay!

Its been around 7 years since the last time I wrote a comment here. I must be one of the oldies now, haha,

Jay Kay does the environment a service by removing cars from the road... One supercar at a time! :P

Even if the man had just done 'When You Gonna Learn' he'd still be giving to this world.

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