I Like George

February 8, 2005

aaaWashington

I’m a new George Washington fan. Before now he was just the… father of our country-dollar bill guy to me and thats about it. But I have recently been reading a new book called “Under God” and the first story in it is about Washington and let me tell you something… GEORGE WASHINGTON ROCKS!

I found the story I was reading from this book on the internet at the Under God Web Site. You might enjoy reading it, too. It inspired me to do this picture.

The Comments

uncle eddie

looks real good, Clark! I’d like a T-shirt with that picture on it for one of the kids.

David Lee

You have a good looking site. Keegan did a bang up job.

Dennis Jones

Thank you… and as for Keegan… I now proclaim him… BROTHERJONES BOY GENIUS OF THE WEEK! Congratulations Keeg…

D.J. Smith

I think it was said of Eisenhower that as he was about to go to bed would go to a window of the White House, look into the sky and say something to the effect that “I leave it in your hands now.” He knew while he slept the country still needed protection. I might have that completely wrong…makes for a good post anyway. God bless our presidents Repulican or Democratic and God bless America. May we all be “George Washingtons.”

D.J. Smith

What does one have to do to get to see an original Dennis Jones illustration? I mean the real deal; no prints. Your work is just amazing. I want to study under you. Do you ever come to Nashville, Tennessee? We have the Grand Ole Opry, home of Contemporary Christian Music, and we do wear shoes and no, we don’t talk to each other in corn fields and salute our hometown populations like they did on HeeHaw. Come on people…

Dennis Jones

hmmm… thats interesting D.J….. my brother Doug lives in Nashville, doesn’t wear shoes, and always signs off on his e-mails with a great big HEE-HAW… (just one of the reasons I haven’t been down there in a while… that plus the fact he lives out in a cornfield somewhere)…

Doug Jones

I live in the cornfield so them thar revenuers cain’t find me…

D.J. Smith

WAIT…you’re related to THAT Doug Jones! Sweet! I can’t believe I didn’t recognize Doug’s work. I guess all this corn gets to you after a while. Is Doug the guy in a souped up Ford going down a dirt road running some of that thar white lightin’? Dennis, I hope y’all come on down for a visit sometime soon. We’ll have a good helpin’ of chitlins, mashed potatos n’ gravy, turnip greens, and pork rhines. We can wash it down with some sweet tea or lemonade. For desert we’ll break out the RC Cola and Moonpies. When can we expect you?

Don Jones

Alright! A Tennessee hillbilly buffet. Count me in. I’m not really overweight, I’m just six inches too short. Pass the pie

Dennis Jones

Wall YEE HAW that sounds mighty fine! Mighty fine indeed!

I drew caricatures at Opryland during my college years… Nashville is a great place…

D.J. Smith

Y’all come now, ya hear? We’ll leave the light on for you. My wife’s a mighty fine cook. She’ll fix up somethin’ that’ll make your brain beat out the top of yo mouth just to see what’s tastin’ so good! I wish I had gotten in on the charicture action at Opryland. I went to David Lipscomb for college and they closed down the park near the end of my college career. Someone from the same company opened a kiosk in Opry Mills, our overblown mall that resides where Opryland used to be. I talked with the folks there about how to develop the skills and eye of the charicturist they worked with. She said there was no “training” but the lady did give me some photocopied book that explains a bunch of stuff but nothing that helped make me a better illustrator. I really would like to expand my illustration skills to a professional level. I’m a partner in a graphic design firm in Brentwood and occasionally get asked to do some illustration work. Some serious, some humorous. I prefer humorous. I was trying to get an illustrator by the name of Travis Foster to help me and he was willing but we never have been able to make a connection to get the ball rolling really. I think I just need a little help to take the talent up a notch. I did have Frank Thomas, one of Walt Disney’s (the man Walt) Nine Old Men, critique one of my illustrations. I’ve been trying. Maybe one day. You guys all have some good stuff. Very inspirational for me. I appreciate it. Sorry to be long-winded. You know us hillbillies. We don’t get company very often and we still just take baths once every full-moon.

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Doug’s Cool Guitar

March 1, 2005

WeaselBoy&Eddie

Congratulations to Brother Doug on his giant painted guitar! I think it is really going to be a big hit in the music world. Case in point: This photo was snapped at the recent WeaselBoy Rock Yer Socks Off world concert tour in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. It seems their lead guitarist really likes Dougs paint job, too!

See Doug’s cool guitar here.

The Comments

Lily (not a cat!)

So I guess you can really play that guitar!

Dennis Jones

Yes Lilynotacat!, you really can…

Doug Jones

I still think Lily is a cat…

Dennis Jones

Doug, I’m glad you dropped by… I think your long lost cat TigerLily is typing messages in again…

Don Jones

The only drawback about Doug’s guitar- you can only play songs from the 60’s on it. Case in point, the guy in the picture is playing I Am A Rock. I am a rock. I am an island. And a rock feels no pain. And an island never cries.

Dennis Jones

I dont know if you noticed, but thats me on drums, Pete on keyboard, and Nick on guitar…

Don Jones

Den, I suspected as much… I thought it was either you or Ringo. That was during Pete’s BOY GEORGE phase wasn’t it? Man, you guys were tight (but loose).

Doug Jones

I do believe that “D” string is a tad out of tune….

Don Jones

That lead guitarist looks like he’s wearing graffiti painted long underwear. Fairly common outwear here in the Ozarks.

mandy

who is that playing the guitar

Dennis Jones

…thats Eddie… I think we were jamming on Eruption… but I cant remember now…

D.J.

I don’t mean to be a skeptic but I think someone’s really good with Photoshop. LOL.

Dennis Jones

huh? …photo-WHAT… are you talking about a camera or something?

DJ

Hey, did Eddie use his drill on that guitar to get that “industrial” sound? Too bad that one of the Jones boys isn’t in the picture in one of David Lee Roth’s jump suits. Go ahead…JUMP!

johnny

You know I would love to hear more about your oldest son Nick. He seems awesome!

bobby

ya tell us about him, this site could really use some more info on the man, maybe a whole page, with downloadable wallpapers and maybe some cool Nick screensavers.

Amy

I hear he’s a hottie too! Can you send me his number?

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~ BROTHER JONES BONUS COVERAGE ~

Below is the gigantic guitar big brother Doug painted that sat in front of the Country Music Hall Of Fame in downtown Nashville during the summer of 2005.

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Weekend Update

March 5, 2005

BanjoHolder

Dennis Jones reporting in with my Weekend Update of Failed Art Attempts.

I have an old banjo that has been leaning against the wall in my studio for years now. My first project of the weekend was to try to build something that could hold the banjo. In my mind this holder was going to be a beautiful art piece. It ended up being a nondescript mess of wood, paint and screws. The good news is… it does actually hold the banjo (but only if you balance it just right). Yes, it turned out pretty bad but still good enough to be the feature picture here on my journal page!

Since that project went so wrong I decided I would whip out a really cool picture for my portfolio page.

I knocked out a pretty decent drawing of an Indian and then proceeded to paint the living daylights out of it. You can always tell when I struggle with paint because the picture is dark and muddy. Realizing I was on a sinking ship I shifted immediately to last resort mode and started splattering paint all over the top of the picture in a pathetic attempt to trick people into thinking this is exactly the way I wanted it to look and it is actually a piece of really fine art. …but to no avail. Another bad job… but still good enough to be featured on my portfolio page!

We do have high standards.

BROTHERJONES.COM… Where the quality runs out… before the website locks-up.

Contemplating my next attempt at weekend art, I chose instead to put on my inline skates and cruise the neighborhood for a while. Fortunately when I got back I no longer had a desire to be creative and instead flipped on the TV, flopped onto the couch, and watched the Biker Build Off Marathon the rest of the afternoon.

I still cant figure out how everything they build on TV turns into something beautiful, and how everything I build turns into something that is only a day or two away from being hauled off to the land fill.

The Comments

Doug Jones

I guess I will have to agree with you here, Den. You are a complete and total failure at art. Have you ever considered selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners door to door? I hear it is very lucrative.

Don Jones

Dennis Did you incorporate some tinfoil in that banjo stand? What is the shiny stuff? I can still hear your rendition of Cripple Creek ringing in my dirty deaf ears

Dennis Jones

HEY!… I sold one of those sweepers in ‘77 so BACK OFF, man…

Dennis Jones

…sorry to snap at you, Doug… but I took my vacuum sweeper job very seriously… all nine days that I had it…

Dennis Jones

…that job was right before my plumbers assistant job digging ditches… that was one rough summer…

Dennis Jones

I started that summer selling shoes at Steves Shoes in downtown Kansas City…

Dennis Jones

I think I ended that summer sleeping in your floor in Nashville and drawing caricatures at Opryland…

DJ

And then they shut Opryland down right after you left right? Because we now have an overpriced mall in its place. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE?!!!! WHY?!!! OH, THE HUMANITY!!!

DJ

You mean that’s a banjo? I thought that was one of your gourds. LOL.

Doug Jones

You can actually

Doug Jones

write more than a sentence

Doug Jones

on these comment things

Doug Jones

But this way it looks

Doug Jones

like you have LOTS of comments!

Doug Jones

good thinking, Dennis

Dennis Jones

I am shooting for the BrotherJones record for most journal comments and this seems to be the only way I will get it with this lame entry…

Don Jones

For a flood of words and a drought of ideas it’s BROTHER JONES!

Dennis Jones

…brothers… I hid a little surprise on the website yesterday… have you found it?

Doug Jones

As Schultz (Hogan’s Heroes) used to say… “I see NOTHING… NOTHING!”

Dennis Jones

Schultz… that could be helpful…

Don Jones

Hey, it’s like a treasure hunt! I hate treasure hunts.

Doug Jones

me too… I think he’s just trying to get more posts on this page

Dennis Jones

I am sure if you take the time to travel around the website you will be able to find the hidden treasure…

Don Jones

It’s more like a wild goose chase… so to speak.

Dennis Jones

Yes, Don… but let’s not lose site of what I am trying to accomplish here… only THE RECORD MOST NUMBER OF COMMENTS IN BROTHER JONES HISTORY! WOO WOO!

Marjorie

Happy Birthday! From one well-adjusted middle child to another.

Doug Jones

Since you don’t seem in a hurry to change this thing, I’ll add another comment to your list. It is hard to tell… is this stand made out of aluminum foil? Sure looks like it. Aluminum foil and turquoise is a killer combination!

Tami Otterstatter

Is it legal for someone who’s not a Jones to post a comment? Actually, spelling Otterstatter 50 times a day makes me long to be a Jones. Just checking in to see if I can find a brilliant artist to take a chance on a newcomer’s picture book… no banjo stands please! This must be my day! Not only did I track down my favorite illustrator, it looks like I also caught up with the guy who sold us that Rainbow 28 years ago – I think you owe me a drapery attachment!

Doug Jones

This IS your lucky day! Honorary Jones monikers can be purchased from the Brother Jones store. For a mere $50 YOU TOO can be a JONES.

Dennis Jones

Hi Tami… yes, it is legal for non-Jones’s to post comments here… it is actually encouraged… and Brother Doug graciously seems to be willing to sell you a Jones surname…

(we are very careful about handing those out… would not want to see a glut of Jones names out there)…

This would make it simpler for you to post in the future… instead of having to spell out that long, drawn-out Tami Otterstatter everytime, you could simply spell out Tami OtterstatterJones… much easier…

Doug Jones

hang on there… OtterstatterJones would cost EXTRA! Tami “when in doubt add a T” OtterstatterJones OK, how much extra if I hyphenate? Otterstatter-Jones adds that touch of class I’m after. Can I get a mug with that?

Dennis Jones

Hyphenation is always encouraged here at BrotherJones and is free… however… you cannot type over the date on your post as you did above… we will have to charge you extra for that…

Doug Jones

I think Tami deserves the BrotherJones COMMENT OF THE WEEK award given for entertaining comments above and beyond the usual drivel that gets posted here. What do you guys think?

Guy

yes

numero dos guy

si

Dennis Jones

Since I have been gone for a week and this is the only comment I have seen since I got back I will vote… yes… unless a better one comes along…

Tami Watchamastatter

I’ll-take-what-I-can-get! I’m afraid my 5 year old son has already trumped me on comment of the week: “My new friend’s name is Hannah. Too bad she’s a girl.” We gotta cut that child’s testosterone dosage!

Holy Batman, Cow!

August 3, 2005

Huntington

Doug posted some shots of downtown Nashville on his site today. Here is a shot of the skyscrapers in downtown Huntington, Indiana where I live.

The Comments

Don Jones

Alright the building looks like it has Aztec markings of some sort. It’s a friendly enough looking place… Are those parking meters?

Roberto

Nice picture Dennis – what’s the feature movie showing?

Dennis Jones

I think we just got a new one… “Gone with the Wind”…

Dennis Jones

Don… unfortunately, those are not Aztec markings… I fear they are UFO markings… go here for the rest of the story

Doug Jones

I zoomed in on that marquee and saw that it’s a double feature. The second film is Billy Jack. I’m on my way. Buy me some popcorn… I’ll be there ASAP.

Dennis Jones

YEEAHHIKES

Doug Jones

Thats a fun little game. It took me a while to ever start hitting anything. I finally used the FORCE and got 10 of those pesky aliens. How many can you hit?

Billy Jack

I’m gonna take my right foot, and hit you on the right side of your face, and there ain’t a thing you can do about it…

Roberto

I’m terrible at this game, but it’s fun – beats work anyway. Sounds like the Galactic Empire is surveying Huntington for its next invasion site. You guys should probably call Mel Gibson; he’s been through this before.

Doug Jones

If you get any unusual lightning storms… run for cover… the aliens are coming. At least that’s how War of the Worlds started.

Dennis Jones

I am wearing my aluminum foil anti-alien hat as we speak…

Doug Jones

Good thinking, Den… I think wearing SocMo pants would also help repel them… you KNOW they are after your Krispy Kremes…

Dennis Jones

…unfortunately, Mary did not send me a pair of Socmo anti-alien pants…

Don Jones

I’m in the middle of a thunderstorm here in Denver yeow. The end is near

A Tribute To Brother Doug

February 25, 2006

CocktailCasual

…from the Plugged album…

We are all pretty darn proud of big brother Doug for selling his jumbo guitar for $2600.00 the other night. I am sure Doug made quite a grand entrance in his festive “cocktail casual” attire.

The mere thought of this was so inspiring WeaselBoy wrote a tribute song about it.

Doug, why dont you download this and play it in your car as you drive to your next big event. I noticed the complicated lyrics are included on the site. Maybe one day you can memorize them and sing along.

The Comments

Don Jones

I am predicting “Cocktail Casual” will soon be climbing up the BILLBOARD charts. It’s HOT! It’s inspirational AND motivational. It kind of conjurs up a George Benson “On Broadway…” melody line of sorts. Catchy. Crisp editing too. Doug you got yourself a THEME SONG.

WeaselBoy

…thanks dude… you see man, there’s like this Broadway Street in downtown Nashville… and like Doug probably had to drive down Broadway to get to the jumbo guitar deal… so I’m thinking it’s like, for Doug anyway, like being as close to being on Broadway as he’s gonna get… dude…

Dennis Jones

…WeaselBoy can shred a guitar… he certainly came up with one smokin’ guitar solo in this one…

Simon Cowell

simpy HORRID!

Doug Jones

I’m working on learning the lyrics so I can sing this as I drive my Limo down Broadway… right into the Cumberland river. how ‘bout sending me the Ukulele chords so I can play along too…

WeaselBoy

…Simon is always so harsh… I value Paula and Randys opinions much more…

Paula

it was HORRID

Randy

Dawg… it was SO HORRID!

WeaselBoy

…wow… and I spent almost two whole hours writing and recording that…

Dennis Jones

…perhaps if you could get that William Hung kid to sing your vocals next time it would help…

Don Jones

When it comes to high quality recordin’ you just have to spend that kind of time. Luckily if you execute your songs like myself … one take usually gets it. Keep that raw, pure, unadulterated sound quality shining through.

Jeff

Not to change the subject but.. Who won the gold in hockey? Was it the Red Wings, uh,, Avalanc…I’m confused.. Besides they don’t let me have a sound card at work so I can’t hear the “song” anyway..

Dennis Jones

…well …I was rooting for the U.S. to win… but they failed miserably…

…so I started rooting for our neighbors to the north, the Canadians… but they failed miserably, too…

…so I decided to root for the Chzeck Republic because I was just there a month ago… Jagr and the boys stumbled along the way, but won bronze I think…

…I did not see the medal game, but I think it was the Swedes vs Fins… I wasn’t rooting for either of them… this is no doubt why they ended up playing for gold…

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~ BROTHERJONES BONUS COVERAGE! ~

My post above was in response to my big brother Doug’s post below.

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February 24, 2006

the end.

2006_02_23_boot

these boots were made for…limpin’

2006_02_23_redcarpet

my baby at the red carpet

2006_02_23_sold

c’mon… somebody BUY this thing!…

Tonight was the final chapter in my TWANG guitar saga… the auction. As one of the artists, I received one ticket to attend the gala auction. Tickets to attend the auction went for $200 each… I went alone.

I was advised the dress for the evening was to be “festive cocktail.” I had to ask what that meant. I was told the country music industry doesn’t do black tie…they are a pretty casual group… a jacket would be fine. I decided to go as countryish as I could… to blend in. I got my 20 year old boots out of the attic and ironed my new Levis. Into my jacket pockets I loaded up my camera, extra batteries (which I DID have to use) and a 3”x5” sketchbook.

After about 15 minutes at the auction, I remembered why my boots were in the attic. My little toe (left foot) was being jammed into the next toe. My toenail was stabbing into that neighbor toe like a knife! Bad PAIN! And walking in boots is a bit awkward after wearing tennies. I had to work hard at not doing a triple klutz into someone. I made it through the food line, and found one of the FEW places that I could sit down. There were no chairs at this event… you had to stand for the evening. The noise level of the room was extremely loud. I could barely make out the auctioneer over the noise.

I could go on about the celebs I saw and blah, blah, blah… but it’s late…and I’m tired… so I will cut to the chase here. The guitars that were linked to someone like Roy Orbison, Charlie Daniels or Brooks and Dunn went for the big bucks. Roy’s went for $8,200, Charlie’s for $13,000 and B&D’s for $13,000. Those of us who just painted a design without a hot celebrity… sold ours for something in the $2,500- $5,500 range. My guitar, with the avery dots stuck all over it (he he he) went for $2,600. All the money from the sale of the guitars went to various charities such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, United Way, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

My guitar was number 29 out of 68 that were to be auctioned off. As soon as it sold, I limped to my limo (which was cleverly disguised as a blue mini-van with 184,000 miles and only one working headlight) and drove home as fast as I could. First order of business….

GET THESE STINKIN’ BOOTS OFF!

The Comments

Dennis Jones

…oh man… what I really wanted to see here was a picture of you in “Festive Cocktail” regalia… couldn’t you have handed your camera to Charlie Daniels or someone and had them take a quick picture of you with your guitar?

megan

$2,600.00??? That’s fantastic! Good for you! And good for you for contributing your artistic talents to such good causes. Love the pic of your guitar on the red carpet, that’s priceless. Are the neighboring toes getting along ok today? Or will your thumb have to intervene?

Doug Jones

This event took place in the lobby of the BMI music building. We were packed in there like sardines. You had to worm your way through the crowd to get anywhere… which is difficult to do in painful cowboy boots. I found a chair across from the elevators at the far end of the lobby and sat there till the auction got going good. The first thing I said today was… “It’s great to have my tennies on again!” insert smiley face here.

Don Jones

I felt like I was there in attendance with you Douger. Especially when you talked about the food line. If you had given Corporate Brother Jones a heads up perhaps we could have allocated some dollars toward purchasing this fantastic piece of Brother Jones memorabilia for our Branson museum which has yet to break ground. At least take this off your taxes… I’m betting Turbo Tax has a line for this SOMEwhere.

Doug Jones

It works like this, Don… the guy who BUYS it gets the tax break… NOT the guy who paints it. We each got a $500 honorarium for painting these things… which we then had to PAY taxes on as income. I figure I made about 5 bucks an hour on this project. But I did try to eat my weight in free food last night.

Dennis Jones

…dont sell the free food short…

Don Jones

Sounds like our fleet of Brother Jones limos are due for an overhaul. And before I forget it… nice boots.

Doug Jones

you had a pair just like these that I really liked, Don. I think you modified yours with a chainsaw, though….

Don Jones

I believe that was on the same day I had a head-on with my Yard Man into the retaining wall. Man I love yard work.

Dennis Jones

…yard work for you is a contact sport…

Nick Jones Everybody

This post is not Freaky enough for Freaky Friday…. I’m disappointed. Cool story, but got in the way of routine. Ten point deduction. Congrats on the guitar though.

Doug Jones

always GRAND to have NJE appearing on my page… even if it IS to call me to task. Had to interrupt the ever popular and growing F.F. this week ‘cause I actually GOT OUTTA THE HOUSE for something (besides going to the mailbox) sorry

Nick Jones Everybody

ok… all is forgiven. as long as we get back to routine soon… I had to look at my desktop clock just to make sure it really was friday and I wasn’t prematurely excited about the weekend…

megan

Perhaps the freakiness of this Friday IS that you left the house???

Don Jones

Why were the boots in the attic? Storage? You must have an incredible filing system in the attic.

Doug Jones

They had been occupying valuable real estate in my tiny closet for years, so they were banished to the attic about a year ago. Right now they are still in the floor where I kicked them off… the Dennis filing system.

Official Draft Day Report Card

May 1, 2006

BenRothlesburger

…2004 Draft Day Bust Ben Roethlisberger…

Every year I enjoy listening to the “experts” predict what players will be drafted by different NFL teams. It’s fun on draft day to listen to these same “experts” analyze why the NFL teams took different players than the ones they said they would.

What I find most interesting is seeing the “experts” post report cards afterwards on how the draft went. They give each team a letter grade on how well they drafted. I suppose this letter grade is contingent on how closely the team picked in relation to the “experts” predictions for them.

Well, not to be outdone, I now give you the Official Brother Jones Report Card grade… B- …maybe a C+…

..I base this grade on absolutely nothing…

…just like the “experts”.

The Comments

Don Jones

The NFL excitement was in the air on Saturday. I tuned in to my five local antennae stations but no DRAFT DAY coverage. I give the K.C. Chiefs a solid B for going out and rounding up some DE by the name of Tamba Hali. I like the name and believe this boy can play.

Dennis Jones

I’ll have to give Tamba Hali a B+ for being drafted… but I am afraid I will have to give him a D- for having a hard name for me to pronounce…

I also give Dons comment a C+…

…and Doug a D- just for fun…

Don Jones

Doug’s D- is for desertion. He’s been a no-show since last Friday. I give you an “R” for this awesome Rothslithburger drawing.

Dennis Jones

…well …sorry to say, Don, I have to give you a D- for not being able to spell Roethlisberger… but I give Roethlisberger an F for having an impossible name to spell…

Doug Jones

D- Doug reporting in…. The Teen Titans and all of Nashville seem to be THRILLED with their new draft pick, Vince Young. Word on the street is McNair is trying to get a deal with the Ravens… it’s a weird world…

Doug Jones

I’m boycotting BrotherJones today to support my fellow Hickspanics.

Dennis Jones

…oh, I see… you walked off the Brother Jones job site today… I’m afraid I’m going to have to change your grade from a D- to an F for that… sorry…

Doug Jones

F? …. F? …. that’s Fantastic!

Don Jones

I was thinking Vince Young used to be in Pure Prairie League and married Amy Grant a few years back. Now he’s been drafted!!??? I give him a grade of V for versatile. Had dinner with Michael Card last night… O.K. I was just in the back of the room and saw him at a distance. I did get a door prize of his new C.D.

Roballoo

The stunned look on the player’s face looks like he was hit in the helmet with a football.

Roballoo

Michael Card ~ He’s a talented little chap. Recently, I wrote some new words to his song “So little time…” Whole lotta food. So little time. It’s a church potluck, and there’s a long line.

Don Jones

I’m sure if Michael heard this rendition he would incorporate it in his concerts I give this comment a strong B+…

Dennis Jones

…I think that lyric would have worked much better if it were switched around…

It’s a church potluck, and there’s a long line…
Whole lotta food, so little time…

…so I am going to have to grade him down a bit for that… B-

Don Jones

Second verse… I know it’s wrong, and certainly a sin- But Uncle Roy’s up front, So I’m cuttin’ in.

Roballoo

Good one. maybe Mr. card will hire us to work on his next album!

bernardfromtheyard

Hey guys, What a cool site… I give myself a D- for not being named Jones but I love football almost as much as Dennis’ art! How much to buy a Big Ben Parody design for our T-Shirt store?

Doug Jones

Darn!!! what’s going on with LOST? I am still in shock over last nights episode!

Black Tuesday

April 15, 2008

Numbeda

April 15th… the day I send all my money away to the IRS. I remember back in my college days when I worked at Silver Dollar City. One of the artists there always made his income tax check payable to the INFERNAL Revenue Service. He said they didn’t have a problem with that because they always seemed to cash the check. Still brings a smile to my face…

The Comments

Doug Jones

cool critter… but once again I am interested in your background. Looks kind of splotchy like real media… is this a PS brush?

Dennis Jones

…yep… a PS Brush…

Doug Jones

You got that Tom Lynch splatter thing going with that brush. Which reminds me…. ol’ Tom is coming to Nashville for some watercolor workshops. Come on down and we can go have a visit and eat some carrots with him…

Jason Bourne

Greatness! All the bumps give make it interesting. I guess that is what I would look like if I worked in the IRS for a few months…

Don Jones

Infernal… that is funny. I heard on the radio that the average tax return is around $2,400. Obviously, I am way below average with a $0 return and looking to borrow cash for my hefty IRS debt. He ain’t heavy… he’s my debt laden brother….

Dennis Jones

…Tom Lynch, eh? …I’m still pretty bitter about losing to him in the little one on one basketball game we had during a lunch hour… I may have to show up and challenge him to a little one on one hockey game… I believe a firm cross check in his back should settle the score for me just fine…

Doug Jones

yeah… he wiped the floor with you. He IS from Chicago you know… he might have some hockey moves himself…

Dennis Jones

…hmm …I’ll be sure to check into his hockey abilities before I officially challenge him to anything…

NFL Films Presents

November 24, 2008

WeaselFootball

It’s Thanksgiving week and that means a whole lot of food, fun and football… so to get things kicked off right, here’s a YouTube video tribute to the legendary Sheboygan Wild Weasels.

You can see the video here.

The Comments

Don Jones

The painting… the music…. brilliant! I am pumped for Thanksgiving and I don’t know why.

Dennis Jones

…you don’t know why?? …here’s two words for you… WEASELS FOOTBALL!

Doug Jones

awesomeness dittos… a little tech question: do you do the darks with a brush on multiply? you don’t use the burn and dodge tools do you?

Dennis Jones

…I don’t do the multiply because it seems to add too much saturation… no burn, no dodge… I paint everything with the brush in normal mode…

Doug Jones

hmmm… we need a little Christmas time Cintiq workshop

Dennis Jones

…hey, my offer still stands… you get a Cintiq and I’ll drive down to Nashville and show you everything I know about it…. shouldn’t take more that 6 or 7 minutes…

Bernard

Fantastic! You even had the music stop on time too! Are you back to work this week ( new pic/video ) or do we have to have Thanksgiving leftovers here at Bros. Jones?

Dennis Jones

…ha! …ok, Bernard… something new…

Bernard

C’Mon Man ( Keyshawn )…you know if you give us an inch we will want a yard! Now, you’ve got us all the way up to painting videos…Jones seminars cannot be too far off.