Can Ya Help A Brother Out?

March 18, 2006

PetesBand

…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

IT”S NOT NORTH ROCK, IT”S NORTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! thanks pops

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!…

Jeff

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??

Speedie

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

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Home For The Summer

June 7, 2007

PetesHome1

…mom in a head lock…

PetesHome2

…took over basement…

PetesHome3

…vandalized work table…

My youngest son, Pete, is home from college. He will be doing an internship this summer with a company here in town. He’s only been home for a couple of weeks, but he’s already taken over the basement, strung up lights and turned it into his own private recording studio. He puts his mother in head locks when she tries to give him motherly advice and leaves messages for me on the work bench with spray paint.

He must take after his mother.

The Comments

Doug Jones

… kids these days… what can I say?

Doug Jones

Hey… Don’s Skaggs page has been up sooo long the comments section closed…

Dennis Jones

…good to see he’s taking his job as Official Brother Jones Opening Page Greeter seriously…

Don Jones

I did sort of feel bad about Ricky’s overextended stay but I just ignored the old blog for a couple of days and VOILA! it then turned into a week. Sort of like the weeds I ignore in our flower beds. I’m confident thousands of our visitors enjoyed those pictures… each and every day.

Dennis Jones

…hey, we bought you that little blue store greeter vest because we expect you to be on the job every day, rain or shine, greeting our valued internet guests with a friendly “hello” and a fresh web page to look at… if you don’t get your act together soon we might have to take away your smiley face button…

Doug Jones

can I be the official greeter now? I’m getting tired of stocking the shelves…

Don Jones

Doesn’t your page go “live” on the third shift Doug? Around midnight or so I was thinking… Perhaps we should add complimentary hand sanitizer for our visitors on my blog site.

Dennis Jones

…we match all of our internet competitors prices here at Brother Jones… just bring one of their coupons in to our service desk for the match… with Don up front working as greeter and Doug stocking shelves, I’ve been stranded here running the customer service desk for months now, so believe me, I’d be happy to put a match to the competitors coupons for you…

Don Jones

“We sell for less ‘cause it’s made in Bangladesh!” Our Uncle Melvin coined that phrase.

Dennis Jones

…we use it as the catch phrase on the big neon Brother Jones sign that hangs in front of our Corporate Headquarters…

Don Jones

Seeing Peter’s Basement Studio has got me pumped. Is he taking bookings for recordin’ sessions? Have him check this site out… songpull.com

Dennis Jones

…hey Don, why dont you get that Keegan character to build some sort of dealie into our sight where we can upload our own custom music mp3’s to entertain each other with…

Don Jones

That’s what Pure Volume is for… our non-franchised Brother Jones musical group sites.

Face Off

July 9, 2007

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I skated out to take the face off in last friday nights hockey game and as I was waiting for the referee to drop the puck I noticed something scribbled on the blade of my hockey stick. With closer observation, it became pretty obvious that my youngest son, Pete, had punked me again.

The Comments

Roballoo

I like the Cathy (nonexistant) Nose.

Dennis Jones

…I think this might become my new personal logo…

Doug Jones

I’m thinking this drawing struck FEAR in the hearts of the other team. As they shrank back in fear and trembling, I hope you got to score a goal or two…

Dennis Jones

…I think you may be right because I got one goal and two assists in the game… maybe I need to outline that little picture with a black Sharpie so the other team can see it better…

Don Jones

Peter has a future as a caricaturist artist. Forget that accounting stuff…

Doug Jones

…but SOMEbody needs to count them beans…

Dennis Jones

The Official Hockey Game Report !!!

(1) …this game started at 10:30, (which is kinda late), so no one bothered to show up for our team… we had our goalie, one starting line, and one sub… a Quizno’s I believe…

(2) …one of our players took a 5 minute major penalty within the first 3 minutes of the game, kinda went crazy, the refs tacked two more penalties on top of that one and threw him out of the game… this left us with no subs and 9 penalty minutes to kill…

(3) …a hockey shift usually lasts for a minute or two, but our team had to play the entire game with no rest…

(4) …I got really tired…

(5) …during the second period, I was thinking a lot about the delicious Orange Freeze I would be having at Steak And Shake after the game…

(6) …we managed to score 5 goals during the game, but couldn’t quite overcome all the goals the other team scored on us during the monster penalty kill…

(7) …I got a boo boo on my knee…

(8) …my hockey pants are so old the snap rusted and broke off during the game and it scratched my tummy…

(9) …the referees seem to know me by name… I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing…

(10) …any game I can walk away from in one piece is a good game… this was a pretty good game…

Don Jones

Sounds like this hockey game was one for the ages. Is that how that cliche is used? Or is it, one for the books? Especially liked the “thinking about the delicious Orange Freeze after the game…” Priceless.

Doug Jones

are you crazy?! At 10:30 you should be at Steak n Shake drinking the delicious Orange Freeze and laughing at the guys who went to play hockey… at least that’s what I would do…

Don Jones

And by all means… order a side of fries with that Freeze.

Ma.

MMmmm where do you find the time?

Hoisting The Cup… Again!

July 24, 2007

HockeyChampions

After winning the league hockey championship last summer I decided to go out on a high note and quit playing. I’m too old to be competing against twenty year olds. Then my youngest son, Pete, came home from college for the summer and we both signed up to play together on a “house” hockey team.

No one expects much from the “house” hockey team because it’s basically made up of miscellaneous odds and ends of players that couldn’t hook onto real teams. Of course, this team now had Pete and the “Big Weeze” on it.

The league tournament was last friday night and, low and behold, our little “house” team made it all the way to the championship game. Pete scored the first goal of the game, but then the opposing team took a three goal lead. Our shoulders drooped as we resigned ourselves to certain defeat, but not Pete. He went out and immediately scored a goal, and then another, and all of a sudden we were only down by one with a lot of game left. We took the lead and won the game.

The Big Weeze… a hockey champion for the second year in a row! …HooHOO!

The Comments

N.H.

SWANKY!!!!

Doug Jones

🙂  They always say the odds are in favor of the house. They must be right. Have a great trip!

Dennis Jones

🙂

Don Jones

Den, you might need to check the levels of bilirubin in your blood… Your skin tone appears quite yellow and I don’t think it’s my monitor. Have Dr. Karen run some tests.

Dennis Jones

…oh, I’m just a little winded in this picture… those trophies are pretty heavy when you try to hold them over your head…

Doug Jones

Is that VP Cheney behind you? Hope he didn’t bring his shotgun to the game…

Don Jones

I can tell Peter is really proud of his Pops. On second thought, maybe he’s just looking forward to the post game Orange Freeze deal.

Dennis Jones

…funny you should bring up the orange freeze, Don… here are the actual emails Pete and I sent back and forth to each other the day of the game…

Pete Jones…
T-5 hours till takeoff…. I’m going to play as hard as I can tonight, I might give it all in the first game

Dennis Jones…
I usually give it my all on the very first shift and then I have nothing left for the rest of the game…

Pete Jones…
The first shift?!?!?!? I didnt know you could last that long…. I thought it was more like the first stumble up the rink where you exert more speed than the Flash and transfer all your energy into me when you can’t stop and nearly send me to the ground like last week…. guess I underestimate you Queeson Big Weeze…. the first shift (if you are on our team) could last anywhere from a third to an entire period, we’ll see how you hold up…. don’t send me any pansy passes man!!! just watch, you’ll probably rocket them past me now and make me waste all my energy skating for a puck that will be snatched from me at the last second…. if you and I break out (like last week where I passed it off to you at the last minute and you squeeked) I suggest you screen the goalie and I put it between your legs… -weezehopper

Dennis Jones…
…ok, let’s get on the same page for tonight’s game …if I wink at you, that means a pass is coming your way… or something is in my eye… if I start waving my hand wildly in the air it means I’m open… or a bug is flying around my head and I’m trying to shoo it away…

Pete Jones…
Sounds good, if I say anything to you, it means Im mad…. if I pass you the puck, it means I’ve given up on trying to win….

Dennis Jones…
…I think that’s a pretty good game plan on your part…

Pete Jones…
You’re kind of like a Rudy….. hahahahahahah…. just kidding… goals don’t score themselves, you are a good player pops, you know Im always just giving you a hard time…. hopefully we will have some good highlights tonight…. either way, at least there is a strawberry shake awaiting me……

Dennis Jones…
…the post game orange freeze is always the highlight of the game for me!

Pete’s Picture

December 13, 2007

PetePicture

My youngest son, Pete, did an accounting internship at a local business here in town last summer. One day while he was waiting for his work to arrive, he scratched out this picture and emailed it to me… or should I say, at me. Yes, this is a caricature of me in all my glory. I colored it and sent it back to him… then we both got back to work.

The Comments

Doug Jones

love the nose hairs… I see you are now sportin’ an ear ring, eh?

Dennis Jones

…yes, and catching flies with my tongue…

Dennis Jones

…a close-up of the end of the tongue…

Doug Jones

we all KNEW about catching flies… but the ear ring is something new…

Don Jones

Doug, I’ve got a self piercing ear kit ready and waiting for us at the Brother Jones Year-End Christmas Sale and Bash.

Roballoo

Um, shouldn’t that be Ear-End Christmas Sale and Bash?