Happy Birthday Steve Ferrone & Ken Basman!

April 25th, 2017 § Comments Off on Happy Birthday Steve Ferrone & Ken Basman! § permalink

All the best wishes and love to my loyal friend, Steve Ferrone. Happy Birthday Steve!

John and Steve

John and Steve

My English/American big brother Stephen, has been a major part of my life since 1991, when we first met in London, during the drum recording session for Ordinary World. Since then, we have been friends and worked together for half of my life, including our years together at Drumroll studios in Burbank in the 00’s!


 

It is also my long time school friend and music partner Ken Basman’s birthday. Sending love to the Basman’s, and to all of Ken’s friends. Missing Ken very much!

John and Ken

John and Ken

Pussy Cats

April 15th, 2017 § Comments Off on Pussy Cats § permalink

“John Lennon and Harry Nilsson having a fit in L.A., yes.”

And yet, beautiful music despite the drama!

Produced by John Lennon.

Sir Thomas Nordegg Interview

April 15th, 2017 § Comments Off on Sir Thomas Nordegg Interview § permalink

Some inside information from my colleague and brother, about the cutting edge of guitar land!

Frank and Stevie

April 11th, 2017 § Comments Off on Frank and Stevie § permalink

Songs of 1994-1995 (new album)

March 31st, 2017 § Comments Off on Songs of 1994-1995 (new album) § permalink

I’ve managed to let go of another bunch of song-writing demos;

Songs of 1994 – 1995 by john jones – on CDbaby

 

Recording in another Language

March 30th, 2017 § Comments Off on Recording in another Language § permalink

Well, we’ve both been scolded for our “foreign language” versions of these two tracks.

Ring of Fire in Spanish by Johnny Cash

State of Mind (with new lyrics by I.&.R. Bastien) in French by john jones

Here is a nice article on other musicians who have crossed the divide – From David Bowie To Charli XCX, 10 Artists Who’ve Recorded Songs In Another Language

Harry Nilsson LIVE – Gotta Get Up

March 28th, 2017 § Comments Off on Harry Nilsson LIVE – Gotta Get Up § permalink

Mrs. Robinson

March 22nd, 2017 § Comments Off on Mrs. Robinson § permalink

Magic!

Hold On – Alan Frew 1995

March 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Hold On – Alan Frew 1995 § permalink

What a great performance by Alan Frew and band of Hold On, performing at Canadian Music Week 1995

Alan Frew – lead vocal
Anthony Vanderburg – guitars
Sam Reid – keyboards
Rique Franks – backing vocals
Kojo Ferguson – bass, backing vocals
Mark Kelso – drums

Be True To Yourself

March 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Be True To Yourself § permalink

In this time of uncertainty, Be true To Yourself!