Fun fact about MY LIFE: the Counting Crows were the first band I ever saw in concert. Well, to be fair, their opening act, The Wallflowers (of One Headlight fame and literally nothing else) actually were the first, but I bought the tickets to see Duritz and the boys so they receive all the credit. I'll never forget that night, I was 16-years-old and I had just gotten my driver's license that very day. However, I didn't drive. Instead, I went with my older sister and my two cousins who were all around 20-years-old and in college at the time. As you can imagine, they fed me beer after beer (wouldn't give me any pot, though) which led to the night also being the first time (of hundreds) that I could have been arrested for defacing public property with my urine. I'm actually like the Banksy of pissing on buildings -- still at-large, fuckers!
That night was truly one of those defining moments in a Man's life; of course I'm talking about first concert baptism, not all the urination. Although I'd be lying if I said that hasn't played an equally substantial role in my life as well.
Anyway, I have been an on-and-off fan of the Counting Crows over the years but I have always been curious just who the fuck Adam Duritz was singing about in their hit song Mr. Jones. After finding out, the song now makes a hell of a lot more sense.
And just because...
Not having seen the Mr. Jones video in YEARS, I forgot about this, but how about that outfit Durtiz is wearing? YEEEEEEESH!!!!! I mean, what a fucking treasure. I want that jacket for my bachelor party. I NEED that jacket for my bachelor party. Can't possibly ride off into the sunset wearing anything else. I won't have it. I simply WILL NOT HAVE IT.