2018 NAMM show

January 25th, 2018 § Comments Off on 2018 NAMM show § permalink

Disneyland in 1956

The NAMM show starts today at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a non-profit that was founded in 1901.

Anaheim was founded in 1857 by German immigrants as the Anaheim Colony. The heim (home) by the Santa Ana river. By 1870 the area had “scores of vineyards” and 47 wineries. A grape disease in the 1880s forced farmers to switch to orange growing, which lasted until the mid 1950s. Which is also when Disneyland opened.

Ninety years ago, in 1928, Disney released its first major film with fully synchronized sound; Steamboat Willie. Look how far we have come?

1928 Steamboat Willie on YouTube

The Hollywood Sign

January 18th, 2018 § Comments Off on The Hollywood Sign § permalink

The news about putting another sign on Mount Lee, on the Valley side, made me think of my song from my 1994 album, One Moment in Time – The Hollywood Sign.

Written, performed and recorded by John Jones ©1995.

And then there is this live version from the MP3 show at the Troubador…

Richard Martinez, Sean Halley and John Jones performing The Hollywood Sign at the Troubador, West Hollywood, 1999.

Stuart Bliss – the movie

August 26th, 2017 § Comments Off on Stuart Bliss – the movie § permalink

Stuart Bliss, the movie, was written and directed by Neil Grieve, with cinematography by Jens Sturup.

I composed the music, with a lot of direction from Neil!

Here is a decent copy of Stuart Bliss the movie. From 1997!

Stuart Bliss – Full Movie by viewstercomedy

My Jumping Jack in the Box (the movie)

September 11th, 2016 § Comments Off on My Jumping Jack in the Box (the movie) § permalink

A new use for some music that Nick Rhodes and I wrote many years ago…


June 8th, 2015 § Comments Off on SAVE AIR STUDIOS! § permalink

Dear friends,

I just signed the petition Save Air Studios and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.

This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding.

You can read more and sign the petition here: Save AIR Studios

Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others?

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Thank you!


Get A Dog by john jones – the video…

May 31st, 2015 § Comments Off on Get A Dog by john jones – the video… § permalink

Well, it’s what none of you were asking for, but I did it anyway!

Get A Dog was written during the summer of 2002. It appears on my black n white album.

In Los Angeles, if you need to keep sane; Get A Dog!

I’m always falling for people with cuddly dogs…

Here is my homemade video. Please make your own versions!

Get A Dog by john jones from the black n white album ©2002-2015

If Not For You, George,

October 24th, 2012 § Comments Off on If Not For You, George, § permalink

Making Music Magic Panel at PopCon LA 2012

July 7th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Thanks to Steven Swimmer for inviting me to be a part of such a brilliant panel discussion about film music for PopCon LA.

It was amazing to meet and hear the views of such an accomplished group of human beings!

Richard Gibbs – legendary film & tv  composer and ex-Oingo Boingo member, and “the only person photographed in both Keyboard magazine and Surfer magazine”.

MJ Mynarski “is a contemporary film composer who hates to write about himself in the 3rd person”.

Anna Granucci is an actress, director, music supervisor, and film producer.

Sean Fernald, who worked on Liberty and the Wedding Album for Duran Duran when he was at Capitol Records, and who signed Marina V after seeing her at our JJ Song Salon.

David Weitzman, Senior Business Director for my old friends Robert Ott and Michael McCarty of Toronto’s Olé, who has worked for MTV, E!, NBC, Paramount, WB…

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