Go For The Bargain!

April 7, 2005

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So you go online to the i-Tunes Music Store and buy ten songs at a dollar apiece and each of those songs is approximately three and a half minutes long. You just got yourself thirty-five minutes of music for ten bucks. Not bad but you could do better…

Next time try using the Brother Jones Method of purchasing products. Look for the bargain! Get the really long songs! Here is a list I would suggest

(1)I Know Your Out There Somewhere (Moody Blues) 6:38
(2)Layla (the original version) (Cream / Eric Clapton) 7:05
(3)Long Time (Boston) 7:46
(4)Beginnings (Chicago) 7:52
(5)Dance With me George (Ambrosia) 7:53
(6)Major Tom (extended version) (Peter Schilling) 8:05
(7)Long Way (Little River Band) 8:46
(8)Song For America (Kansas) 9:05
(9)Grey Day (Jesse Colin Young) 11:20
(10)Free Bird (live version) (Lynyd Skynyrd) 13:41

Using the Brother Jones Method of buying music you have just purchased an hour and a half of music with the same ten dollars! You have almost tripled the amount of music you originally had by simply getting the longest songs available.

Who cares if you don’t like any of the music you just bought… YOU GOT A BARGAIN!

The Comments

Dennis Jones

May I also suggest “Bad Time” by the Jayhawks… it only runs 3:27… but I really like that song…

Doug Jones

I always liked the “Bit ‘O Honey” song by Pete Jones. “Deerslayer Blues” and “Alizarin Crimson” are also favorites. When will these be available on the podcast? Oh, and then there is the classic “Begonji Boy” and smelly pirate song…. all great tunes… Will these be downloadable on iJones?

Don Jones

Yes indeed my music lover brothers. In fact, other classics such as “Get off the stove Grandma, You’re too old to wear hot pants”, along with that old sheep herder’s love song “I’ll never find another ewe” will all be queued up and ready for download on the upcoming Brother Jones Podcast page. We are currently trying to acquire additional bandwidth for these massive downloads. Stay tuned

Don Jones

One more item – my good friend John Tesh said the best BLUES album ever was Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. I looked it up on iTunes and it fit the Brother Jones Tune purchase profile the shortest tune is 9:22 and the longest is All Blues, 11:32. A great $9.99 buy for over an hours worth of blooze.

the Lama

I thought for sure we would hear from Cheap Gene on this post.

Cheap Gene

OK, OK! No more borrowing everybody’s music and ripping off copies for myself. I’m going straight. It’s the iJones method for me now on! But, maybe Dennis would lend me……

the Lama

Cheap Gene’s automobile is so old, his car insurance policy covers theft, fire, and Indian raids.

Phlegminator

Come December, Cheap Gene starts dreaming of a tight Christmas.

Remington J. Bradford

Gentlemen: I am counsel on retainer for the honorable Mr. Cheap Gene. We take an extremely dim view of the aforesaid slander upon his personage. The party of the first part, being myself, will continue to monitor this situation. Sincerely yours, Remington J. Bradford, Esq., LLD, PDQ, IOU

Kyle Jones

Well, my favorite song is over just over 17 minutes long. Ive listened to it probobly over 100 times. Thats a lot of my life. A lot of my life.. well spent.

Dennis Jones

OK Kyle, I’ll bite… what song is it?

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Painting From My Sketchbook

February 8, 2008

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The pictures I have been posting for the last couple of days are straight out of the sketchbook I carry around with me. I thought you might like to see the original page these characters came from.

The Comments

Dan Lietha

You thought correctly! I LIKE!

Don Jones

Dennis, You are this week’s recipient of the Brother Jones “Pretty Good Posts” award for your daily delivery of fresh, exciting, visual content.

(I’ll check my trash for a prize to send you.) Congratulations!

Jason Bourne

Congrats. Love the sketches. Subtle yet bold. Its a great day.

Dennis Jones

…hooHOO …the “Pretty Good Posts” Award! …I’ve been trying to win this for 3 years now!

Roballoo

Thanks for showing these original sketches. I like seeing this glimpse into your creative process The tiger reminds me of John Tesh for some reason.

Noah’s ShArk

July 28, 2008

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On day one of Brother Jones Shark Week let us pay homage to the only reference made to sharks in the Bible. The well known story of a man and his shark… Noah’s ShArk.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Once again, your indepth Biblical research has enlightened me. I always thought that was his name… Noah Zark. huh… Well, I for one am so glad he saved one of those critters on the ark. I think the tank Noah kept him in was sealed with one of his inventions… Noah Zark Silicone Shark Tank Sealant. What an amazing guy!

Don Jones

I thought the shark was the only animal left OUT of the ark since he could fend for himself in the open water… but what do I know? Den, you may want to increase your prescription on your readin’ glasses in order to tweek your biblical insights even further.

Jason Bourne

Awesome. Didn’t know Noah built a huge fish tank. By the look of the shark, he wants the ocean…

James

Seems that there are no animals left, only this shark. Must of ate real well those 40 days and 40 nights. Talk about Hospitality, heck the airlines could learn something from Noah’s ShArk!  How do I book my next travel with this dude?

Dennis Jones

…I just noticed the Discovery Channel is running a Shark Week of their own right now… huhm? …what are the odds of that happening at the exact same time Brother Jones Shark Week is taking place? …kinda makes you wonder.

Don Jones

I see some sort of infringement happening here. Maybe it’s because the BrotherJones site is coming loose at the seams and we are beginning to fray… all due to this high pressure Shark Week. Our ratings will be taking a hit.

Dennis Jones

…I’m so flustered with the Discovery Channel ripping off our shark idea that I just can’t come up with anything new to post today for Brother Jones Shark Week… I guess I will just have to pay homage to Noah’s shark for another day and pray for inspiration…

Bernard

I thought Noah used some Li-on thread and towed them behind the ark?

Don Jones

Ride, ride, ride… let it ride! And would you cry, if I told you that I lied, and would you say good-bye? Would ‘ja let it ride?

Dennis Jones

…oh, great… now you’ve gone and flung a powerful cravin’ on me for a little Bachman Turner Overdrive… thanks a bunch…

Don Jones

Nothing that Last FM can’t cure.

Dennis Jones

…not with my lightning fast dial-up connection…

Don Jones

Do you have an oldies/70s station up in your parts? We have one now that features the John Tesh show in the evenings. Tesh keeps me company during those long hours of construction work.

Doug Jones

John Tesh used to be on our local TV news stations way back when. Did the news anchor thing. Never could have guessed that he would go on to make music to torture terrorists with…

Dennis Jones

…shark week on my page seems to have deteriorated into John Tesh talk… not that there’s anything wrong with that…

Don Jones

It’s INTEL… Intelligence For Your Life. That’s a real stretch for the Brothers Jones.

Dennis Jones

…I believe I have read on your page, Don, that the level of discourse here on Brother Jones is somewhere between low-grade intellect and high-class numbskullery…

Doug Jones

well… I thought for sure that you would have a shark somewhere in your sketchbook that you would drag out and paint up with that magic tablet of yours…. I guess I was wrong…

Dennis Jones

…man, I’m drowning in deadlines right now…

Don Jones

Deadlines are like circling sharks… and you’re the chum and guts and stuff.

Dennis Jones

…I’m glad we got the Shark Week talk back on track…

Don Jones

Remember boys, if you plan to catch a shark, you need to own, find or steal a 35- to 40-foot boat with enough deck space to stow your art gear and handle those bulky shark carcasses.

Doug Jones

This is the busiest I have ever been. I am now one week late on a job that requires a ton of sketches. BUT… I crank out another SHARK before I hit the sack each night …cause I LOVE SHARK WEEK!!!! :0)

Dennis Jones

…this IS the best shark week we’ve had in ages!

Don Jones

Sharkalicious!