March 31st, 2011 § § permalink
I’ll be playing 100 holes for the SCGA Foundation again this year and I need your support!
You can choose to pledge any amount per hole that I complete, or a total amount. Follow the link above or below.
Pledge for the Marathon Here
It should be fairly easy to follow the instructions. Please remember to choose JOHN JONES! And thank you!
John Jones with his famous 1931 Willie Hunter 5 iron at the 2010 Event.
March 27th, 2011 § § permalink
What a blast it was to be in Toronto last night for Deane Cameron’s Special Achievement Juno Award.
Deane was very special to me in my early days in Toronto. He was also very special to almost everyone else too!
Last night EMI Canada hosted a celebration for him at the Masonic Temple on Davenport in downtown Toronto.
Many musical acts on stage at the Masonic.
The highlight acts who played for Deane were Glass Tiger, Helix, Buffy Sainte Marie and Serena Ryder. Everyone else was wonderful too!
Serena Ryder and Buffy Sainte Marie
John Jones with Alan Frew and Sam Reid of Glass Tiger
Other than Deane, if I had to pick any one else who was most important in my early career it would be Frank Davies. And last night he was there with another very important person in many of our lives, Rupert Perry CBE.
John Jones, Frank Davies and Rupert Perry
What a blast! Congratulations Deane and thanks to Sam Reid for being Sam Reid!
March 24th, 2011 § § permalink
We went to the old Mayan theater on Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles to watch a live video concert directed by David Lynch. What a blast!
Here are a few pics from the night:
JJ with Duran on stage
JJ and Nick Rhodes
Justin Bell, Simon Lebon and JJ
JJ and um...er...
Roger Taylor and JJ
March 20th, 2011 § § permalink
Hollywood High School Auditorium
I was happy to join the judges for this years Hollywood Rotary Club Music Awards at Hollywood High School on Saturday.
John Jones, Melody St. John & Benedikt Brydern
Along with Yanni violinist Benedikt Brydern and RC of H President Melody St. John, we enjoyed the many talented musicians on offer.
Ultimately winners had to be chosen. The others were all encouraged to come back next year! We also thanked music teacher Stormy Sacks for his help.
Here are the winners:
Les Remsem Award winner Kacey Baughan
Herschel Gilbert Award Winner Crisia Regalado
Herman Saunders Award Winner Savannah Duplisse
March 14th, 2011 § § permalink
The city of Sendai is one of Japan’s many beautiful and historic places.
Gary Leupp tells of it’s history and wonders what has happened to it.
The Japanese Disasters
March 11th, 2011 § § permalink
Syn in Aobadai, Tokyo
I was listening to a new mix that Junya had just finished for Nick Wood‘s new album when the 8.9 earthquake struck North Eastern Japan last evening Los Angeles time. Although we lost contact for quite a while, I stayed awake to make sure that everyone was alright at Syn. By 3 AM I went bed after a Skype chat with Junya assured me everyone was safe. I don’t know if he was able to get home because transportation had stopped, but Nick was able to drive home, although I have not heard from him today.
I can only hope and pray for everyone effected by this extreme event. All of us in Los Angeles are feeling extra uneasy as we have increased fear and thoughts of our own future quakes.
March 3rd, 2011 § § permalink
The Village is a great hang on the west side of Los Angeles.
An ex-masonic temple. Well managed and pertinent.
Frank Oglethorpe & John Jones on the red carpet.
Tommy Vicari, Kim Crain & John Jones.
Jones & Steve Churchyard.
John Jones & Geoff Emerick.