Mensonges: The Songs You Sing To Me(n)
by Dan
Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.


Stone Jack Jones - "Smile"

Stone Jack Jones is from northern Alberta, he grew up on a farm there, and became a farmer just like his father. Married at a young age, he had to start working to support a wife and three boys. Then, at 43, his wife killed herself, and left in her note some information that lead the courts to believe his boys were no longer safe with him, so they were taken away. Then he made this album.

Stone Jack Jones - "Evermore"

Stone Jack Jones is from Connecticut. He travelled the country at 22, didn't we all, and met a girl from Maryland, in Los Angeles, of all places. He went to Dentistry school, she went to Pre-Law, dropped out. They settled in Portland, had twin daughters, one became addicted to bad choices, the other finished the Law school her mother couldn't, became tremendously successful. Then Stone's wife left him for a lawyer (unrelated), and left in her note some information that made it into this song, because he wrote this album right after she left.

[this comes out in February, but until then, his older stuff]

Posted by Dan at December 2, 2005 2:47 AM

I'm listening for the first time to "Smile." My initial reaction is positive. I'll have to listen for the lyrics next.

Anyway, are their two Stone Jack Jones here? Are they the same person with fictional life accounts?

Posted by Craig Hinchcliffe at December 2, 2005 11:03 AM

Stone Jack also owned a strip club and shared a girlfriend with Michael Stipe. For real.

Posted by Lucas Jensen at December 2, 2005 4:11 PM

Great stuff, Danny.

Posted by Roger at December 2, 2005 7:18 PM

Stipe likes girls?

Posted by enter at December 3, 2005 1:15 AM

(Feedback on the new format: I miss the "posted by NAME" at the bottom. I keep having to scroll back up to see who posted, and it's annoying. I would suggest either making the "posted by Dan" line non-teeny or just going back to the previous style of having the permalink and the author link in the same place.)

(Haven't listened to the songs yet, but thanks, Dan.)

Posted by rodii at December 3, 2005 6:06 PM

(why was that whole thing bracketed?)

Site's looking hot.

Posted by Casey at December 4, 2005 3:32 PM

i haven't stopped listening to 'evermore' the entire weekend. it's the perfect snowy boston sunday song. thanks.

Posted by katie at December 5, 2005 12:33 AM

(Casey: Because it was kind of off-topic.)

Posted by rodii at December 5, 2005 8:10 AM

I really hate this journalistic format, the one where you present fiction as an absolute.
It seems some sort of cop-out..'here, let me tell you a story instead of presenting any sort of truth or intricate.' I don't find anything amusing about such a mask. It feels almost sarcastic. I've read several blurbs describing tracks it this manner, and I hate it.
I'm sorry, I just needed to let you know.

Posted by Anonymous at December 5, 2005 4:59 PM

Yeah Dan, you should have presented intricate instead.

Posted by Jordan at December 5, 2005 6:01 PM

I presented intricate one time and got arrested.

Posted by Lucas Jensen at December 9, 2005 5:07 PM

Once I presented intricate to my drug dealer and he pulled out his machine gun. Now I don't have arms.

Posted by Simon at December 10, 2005 7:48 PM

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