About Me

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My name is Chris Jones. I’m a San Francisco resident, living  in the Mission District four years now. I have a background in English from UCLA, but my main passion is writing and performing music. I’ve played in bands since I was 12, and like everyone else, am struggling to survive in an impossible business in a failing economy. Because of this, I maintain multiple day jobs off and on, and pretty much avoid any 9 to 5 work situation at all costs. Due of the difficulties and frustrations associated with touring and recording, I occasionally need to remind myself that I have a life outside of music.  That’s why I created this blog, so that when I look in the mirror I don’t see the front cover of the new Spinal Tap DVD.

As I said before, I have a background in English, but have never pursued writing beyond anything more than a hobby. My day jobs have never entailed any sort of creative element at all, really. I think it’s because if they secretly knew I had any creativity in my bones I would be considered a threat to my employers, and potentially be subtly replaced.

The other half of the story is that I have always avoided and abhorred technology for the simple reason that it’s just another thing that I have to learn which will potentially provide a diversion to keep me from actually doing something constructive with my life. Hence the fact that I avoided the cell phone until 2005 (I was one of the very last hold-outs, thank you very much), never had the internet or my own computer throughout college, and even though I was on the forefront of joining MySpace, I never learned how to use most of the features until it recently became passe. Luckily, I was able to transfer some of this knowledge to Facebook, just in time for it to also become uncool. For years I have avoided having a “blog” like the plague, only to recently decide that it’s actually cool. And now I hear there is this “Twitter” nonsense that I promised myself I will avoid until 2010. In short, I am at the very tail end of technology because I think it’s better to wait until something becomes time-tested before deciding to waste hours of your life trying to figure it out.

I hope that some of the people who actually read my blog find the information enjoyable to read. I hope that a slightly larger audience finds that it is not a total vacuous waste of time. Beyond this, I don’t really care what anyone thinks, but your comments are greatly appreciated!

5 Responses to “About Me”

  1. mark Says:

    yo chris,

    by accident i ran across your blog. i was looking for cool guitarist poses on google images and found this image of a kid splayed out in a director’s chair. He was wearing a white faux fur trench, yellow speedo, and holding a cup of whiskey cola. talk about attitude. it was an image connected to your blog… so here i am.

    given you’re luddite status as a tech adopter, rock n roll background and command of written english, you’re the perfect candidate to write something wickedly cool for my new blog about the future of music an tech. your style’s perfect.

    just say yes. you’ll have a blast, i promise.

  2. Bill Says:

    Hey Chris….talk about a completely random comment but heregoes, and I never post stuff to anyones blogs….I got back from my local mall today having encountered one of those Dead Sea Products kiosks you so eloquently describe in one of your Yelp reviews…..the girl who tried to scam me was so utterly insanely gorgeous, I have never in my life seen anything like her…I honestly will never forget it as long as Iive…so when I get home I google the stuff and stumble across your review on yelp….your description of your sales girl was so dead on, so beautiful. It was so well written I had to actually come on this blog and thank you for writing it….it takes me back everytime…..the girl literally took my breath away…and luckily that was it. Thanks bro, Bill

    • cjonesplay Says:

      Thanks, Bill. I don’t think there’s anything more meaningful in this life than the eyes of a crafty woman. Entire kingdoms have risen and fallen at their behest. For now they are busy selling expensive salt, but as soon as the economy picks back up they will be back controlling the world; I promise. – Chris

      • Bill Says:

        hahaha, great stuff…I think Im going to run off to Israel with this girl…..unreal….dude, if ever there was material for a hit song…this is it man….good luck!

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