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Gentleman Jones

There was a band called 'Gentleman Jones'
They tried to sound like the Rolling Stones,
and they were pretty good
(until you heard them start to play)

I thoroughly enjoyed my years as lead warbler in Gentleman Jones.  I've been having loads of fun deciding which songs to include in the special edition CD for the Summer Fur-Face promotion.  Mind you, some of the choices are easy, like the one below. 

This was always one of my personal favorites.  Sometimes, the lyrics just come to you. 

Aside from the music for the two Fur-Face trailers, I haven't written any songs or music since I moved to the US, I decided I should focus on the fiction side of writing.  I miss it sometimes, but I think I made the right decision.  

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Jun. 14th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
So this was all from your England days? How old were you?
Jun. 14th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
112, but I take vitamins :)
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Jun. 15th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, Irene. We had fun, and that's the main thing :)
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
OMG Jon I think this song was AWESOME!!!! I don't know why you all would not make it as a band. Some of the stuff out there now and back then is and was pure trash. LOL!!!

I need to go and read about the Summer Fur Face Promotion I must have missed that post. But I will definitely check it out. Espcially if a CD is involved. :)

Jun. 15th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you, Pat. I'm glad you liked it :)
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)

I especially like the bit about the audience singing the chorus during your other songs. :)
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
They sometimes threw things too, but I couldn't come up with a rhyme for 'icecubes and bottles' ;)
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Jun. 15th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Curse this lack of sound... bleh. I'll listen as soon as I have sound, either once the Irish Sailor gets home, or once I get desperate enough to pull out my work computer. :) Looking forward to listening.
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
I hope it's worth the wait :)
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Jun. 15th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
For a long time I heard nothing but bad things about this band (all from the band's keyboard player), but this was a good song. I enjoyed it.
Jun. 15th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, that keyboard player's always poking fun at Gentleman Jones. I think he's upset because he secretly wanted to be on vocals ;)
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
You Rock! Thank you for sharing a piece of your past rocker days. Your music reminds me of a lot of the music that John Hughes used in his 80's movies. I loved those groups. I would have been a BIG fan of your group.
Jun. 15th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
Thanks, Tracy. It was a lot of fun putting the video together :)
Jun. 15th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jon. Cool! I was pogo dancing to it at work. Just kidding. You did pogo dance or jump into the mosh pit, right?

*sigh* Brings back some memories.
Jun. 15th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
Ah, the pogo dance. Back in '78, that little maoueuver resulted in a trip to the hospital for me - I always did have two left feet :(
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Jun. 15th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
What a sad, sad tale you tell...
Jun. 15th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
Brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it? :)
Jun. 15th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
What a fun song!
Jun. 15th, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, we tried not to take ourselves too seriously - which is probably for the best, since no one else did ;)
Jun. 15th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
So saved to my "fun" list (I'm "PuartheKitty" on YouTube, by the way, named for a much-maligned anime feline)
Jun. 15th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Elizabeth - I subscribed to PuartheKitty :)
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Jun. 15th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
!! I love this song, hahaha. Great humor. And actually, very catchy, so you sort of want to sing along except you're laughing. The video is great fun too--we've all seen your brand of humor on the blog; it's fun to see it in other venues too.

I have to track down a whole CD somewhere. The music and humorous tone are reminding me a bit of the band my daughter's boyfriend is in (well, some of their songs at least)--when they first record songs, they do the music only, with whatever lyrics come to mind, like old socks. But at one of their last shows, my daughter said they did unfinished new song with the placeholder lyrics, and it was good because it was so crazy.

Have to say, I like the style of music :)
Jun. 15th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it :)

Sadly, there are no GENTLEMAN JONES CDs out in the wild anymore. We used to be on Peoplesound.com and Vitaminic.com, but they both went under (or changed, or something).

We actually did quite well on Vitaminic. One of our other songs, Send for Mr. Bond was the #1 download on their 'Rock' chart for a while (Gentleman Jones made it to #2 at the same time).

Jun. 15th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Right decision? Yeah, as long as it's a decision that lets you right music for trailers and such. Because not everyone has even the ability to right any kind of music.

Yer ol' gran sounds a right hoot.
Jun. 15th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yer ol' gran sounds a right hoot.

She was one of a kind - at least, I sincerely hope so ;)
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the past Jon, it was a great song!
And between the song and Terri's review on her blog http://bogwitch64.livejournal.com/218195.html (Sorry don't really know how to but the link to LJ user yet in comments!) I so much want to read Furr-face.
Jun. 15th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Anna :)

I hope Fur-Face lives up to your expectations.
Jun. 16th, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
Oh wow! I'm impressed.
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sophy :)
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