The good news from John land is that we’ve uploaded all of our music online to all the places you like to listen to music.
Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, YouTube, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer and iHeartRadio are all carrying our gear. Just search for My Name Is John in your favourite app on your phone and ignore the weird techno band from somewhere overseas that have been using our name also.
So services are also showing our live version of What A Beautiful Day that we contributed to a live album that was released 11 years ago. Cool beans.
For your convenience, here is a link that will point you towards where all our stuff is.
Don’t use a streaming service? No worries. That same link above also offers a way to download all our music completely free of charge. Just go get it and get into it.
Hi kids, Az here.
Happy Valentines Day. I hope you’re getting your cock smoked or your vag tickled, whichever applies to you.
Our mates Madam Wong released their long awaited debut single “Cannibal” today (video embedded) and they have firmly established themselves as sick fucks. Welcome to the club fellas. I cracked up watching the video, it’s a lot of fun.
The song is really great. Do yourself a favour and watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.
An eagle-eyed viewer (ie. me) saw that the three targeted victims on the cannibal’s fridge were the three members of the former band Puzzles, of which two of them are MNIJ band members Jes Kellett and Craig Nelthropp. The sentiment of their inclusion on the cannibal’s list is obvious – sometimes I want to kill them too. 🙂
Well done to the Madam Wong boys. Looking forward to the single launch show. You guys reading this should go along and see it too.
Hi kids, Az here.
Well, your Johnnies just had their first practice last night at our new home of RedRock Productions in Girraween, the artist formerly known as Party Pig Studios.
A bit of history for you:
This studio has been through many different owners over the past 30 odd years (Reuben, the current owner, has been running the place since about a year and a half ago). Around the time of 2003-2007, Party Pig (as it was formerly named) was owned by former MNIJ drummer Ryan Lambert – not that one, this one – best known to Sydney-siders for his time after MNIJ as the former drummer of Town Hall Steps.
If you’ve ever met Ryan, you’ll know that he’s quite a handsome boy and owning a rehearsal studio made him very popular with the ladies of the local scene (and I guess playing in an emo band helped too). He used to entertain quite the frequent conquest at his studio and that control room where recordings are performed was his former sex den. I have stories that I’ll take to my grave coz I ain’t no snitch. 😉
I had a chuckle walking around the place and having the memories flooding back as Reuben was showing me around and pointing out all of the remodeling he’s done to the joint.
As for the photo included, that’s an old MNIJ sticker that Ryan put on the hand towel dispenser in the men’s bathroom about 15 years ago – and it’s still there. How amusing. I didn’t dare touch it.
We went through about 5 new songs last night – our next show should be interesting. 🙂
Peace out peeps
For this week, we take you back to the early 2000’s to remind you of one of the coolest bands to ever come out of Melbourne – For Amusement Only.
Looking at them now, if they were a current band in this day and age with the benefits of social media by their side, they would have been so much bigger today than they were back then – and they were big anyway. They were awesome.
We really wanted to include a song from their first EP as well but there aren’t any video clips of those songs, so here’s the next best thing – staring at a still image in a YouTube video whilst having your ears treated to some FAO goodness.
We’re not a political band but these alternate lyrics for our song were just too funny not to share.
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What a great show last night.
The highlight of the night was being joined onstage by Pete from Madam Wong (pictured on the left in the above photo) for a cover of the song Zombie by The Cranberries as a tribute to their fallen lead singer Dolores O’Riodan.
Scouty Dave came up on stage to try and defend why Sydney trains are so shit at the moment. It didn’t work. That was pretty funny too.
Thanks to Montana for taking photos of us while we were playing.
Speaking of Madam Wong, they announced last night that they are doing a CD launch on April 20. They’re good guys and we all agreed that their new single sounded really great so we thought to give them a shout out. Check out their Facebook page in the link to find out details about it.
See you all at the next show.
Rescued from the Great Firewall of Facebook, here is a YouTube-ified version of the live broadcast we did in December 2017 of our song 69er.