Can Ya Help A Brother Out?

March 18, 2006


…Pete playing with his band from high school…

Apparently for some time now a rock station in Oklahoma City has been sponsoring a “March BANDness” contest that runs at the same time as the NCAAs March Madness basketball tournament. They start out with 32 local bands, the radio station gives their songs airplay, people vote on the station web site for the song they like best, and the winning bands get to advance to the next round. The top four get to duke it out at a local amusement park in a “battle of the bands” for big prizes.

Most that advance are local bands that are playing in clubs every night and already have followings, but one group that is advancing is a band made up of college sophomores. Its my youngest sons band, North Rock. They have just made it into the elite 8.

Doug, Don… can ya help a brother out and vote for Pete’s band? Go to this web page. You will see the North Rock song on the list. In order to vote you have to go to the bottom of this list and register. On another screen you have to fill out an information field. (you only need to fill in the parts with the *s and I would also uncheck the boxes at the bottom where they want to send you stuff) Once you are registered, go back to the March Bandness page and VOTE NORTH ROCK! You will receive an email that will have a link on it. Clicking on the link registers your vote.

This is all happening very quickly. I think March Madness will be over this week and so will this contest… please vote now!

Ok… (1) register (2) vote (3) receive email (4) confirm vote by clicking email (5) bask in the glow of a job well done.

If we could just get all us Joness voting for Pete that just might be enough to put him over the top… but if a whole bunch of non-Joness could give us a hand on this thing, that would sure be nice…

You can hear their song HERE.

The Comments

Keegan Jones

Done and done.

Keegan Jones

Oh boy, just noticed the new header images. Love it!

Don Jones

One vote one voice one winner great song. Peter be sure and smash a guitar or something along those lines for stage effect. People like that sort of stuff.

Doug Jones

I dunno… it’s really hard to not vote for something called “Bleeding Out Loud” or “The Donny Vomit Theme Song”…. well, OK, I’ll vote for Pete so I can bask in the glow of a job well done…

Nick Jones Everybody

The coolest part about the deal is hearing Pete’s song on the radio as I drive around OKC… pretty crazy.

Dennis Jones

…does everybody go crazy when his song comes on the radio like they do in the movie, “That Thing You Do”? …I sure hope so…

Dennis Jones

…Cap’n Geech And The Shrimp Shack Shooters used to be my favorite band… but now I think it’s North Rock…

Pete Jones


Dennis Jones

…Pete, I think if you would change your bands name to Cap’n Pete and the North Rock Shooters you just might win this thing…

Doug Jones

…you’re gonna win that blue ribbon!…


If you mention Texas in any tunes you have my vote.. Even though you don’t live in the United State Of Texas any more..How are things at our nothern border??


Hey… I’m checking in from an airport… somewhere… I think Chicago… anyway, I just wanted you all to know Pete’s band made the final cut and gets to move on to the final four, big battle of the bands next Saturday!

Don Jones

ALRIGHT!! NORTh is the cinderella of the band battle… a cinderella story


A Brand New Set Of Peepers

March 29, 2006


…my cool new shades…

I haven’t been participating around here much lately. Last week I was in California and this week I had Lasik eye surgery done. I found it somewhat difficult to type up comments with both eyes taped shut, so I haven’t been doing a lot of that.

My youngest son, Pete, did make it into the Final Four Battle Of The Bands thing so I am headed down to watch him this weekend. Needless to say I am backed up with work right now, deadlines are looming large and I don’t have a lot of time to play on Brother Jones this week, but I’m trying to get something together for next week that I think will be really fun.

The Comments

Bucky Jones

Dennis, I hope the Lasek eye surgery went well and was a success. Good luck with the deadlines and I look forward to what you’ll have to share next week. Take care.

Doug Jones

What a photo, Denny… say didn’t I see you in the Matrix?

Don Jones

This must be the Brother Jones Vision Tweekin’ Week. Keeg and I stopped in for what turned out to be about a 2 hour eye exam yesterday. Keeg was hanging in there at 20/20 whereas I have managed to lose a little distance in my right eye and I now officially am in need of some reading glasses. The good doctor had a new digital eye camera that he TRIED OUT on me and almost blinded me. He printed a picture out (which I have already lost) of my 14 year-old RK cuts in my eyes. He informed me that he recently had Lasik too … the new and improved vision enhancing procedure. Once again, I am glad to know I was once on the “cutting edge” of improved vision procedures but now I am sportin’ just old, retro style cut-up pupils. Dennis, stop by and pick me up on your way to Oklahoma. Between our two sets of eyes we should be able to navigate our way westward on I-44.

Nick Jones Everybody

you look so hardcore in that picture. You’re gonna look like a heavy metal bouncer at the show this weekend….

Don Jones

Do you now have a “Mother” tattoo and a wallet chained to your pants?

Dennis Jones

…I’m gonna wear my new sunglasses and my tightest black t-shirt… I took the chain off my bike and hooked it to my billfold and just finished inking up both arms with a full sleeve of tattoos with my blue and red sharpies… I’m ready for the show!

Don Jones

Don’t forget your Monday Night Football boxers and Cousin Eddie hat and you’ll be set.

Doug Jones

so what was the Lasik for? Do you still have x-ray vision?… that comes in so handy…


Hey you look like me…………Deal….or no Deal.