Jon McLaughlin, the rising star who you’re probably already hearing on the radio, loves the Mock Dock. Remember when I told you about him several weeks ago? And I told you that if we were nice to him on the site, that perhaps one day he might proclaim his love for The Mock Dock? And remember that I told you that if he did that, our collective coolness would be totally off the charts?
Well mockers, consider yourselves cool.
Earlier this week, Daisy’s friend alerted us to the fact that Jon was scheduled to do a live performance/CD signing at one of the Borders Book stores here in town today. And so I emailed Jon’s sister, who you may remember I told you was hired at my company and is way cool – and I asked her if she might be able to convince Jon to treat Daisy and her friend and me like total VIP’s if we showed up at the Borders. And because she’s way cool, she said, “SURE!” She’s his older sister, which I think means she still has bossing around powers.
And it gets better. She showed him the post we did on him, AND the 20/20 episode, and texted me that he loved both of them. You can only imagine how cool I felt after hearing this news.
Unfortunately, Daisy and her friend couldn’t make it, but I met Jon’s sister there, as well as their whole entire family, including Jon’s adorable wife Amy, and I watched the performance with them.
And then, the magic happened.
Even though there was a huuuuuuuuuuuuge line of people waiting to get photos and autographs with Jon, his sister took me right up to him and interrupted the huuuuge line of people to introduce me. At that moment, I was the very DEFINITION of cool. It doesn’t get cooler than that.
And so I said, “Hey – can you do me a favor and say that you love the Mock Dock?” And he said, “Sure – I SAY THAT ALL THE TIME.” Because, you see, he is not only totally talented and dreamy looking, even when he’s all Ethan Hawkified with his facial hair, but he also has a sense of humor.
So, dearest mockdockers, below I give you the following:
1. A little bit of Jon performing his latest single Beating My Heart. (Apologies for the poor sound quality, but I stood in the back so as to not appear like a total stalker. Plus, I have a totally amateur camera.)
2. A little bit of Jon performing another song from his new CD, in which audience participation is included.
3. THE BEST VIDEO OF ALL – A special message from Jon to all of you!!
Go buy his CD right now. I promise you it’s great! And besides, when he’s hugely famous, even more so than he is now, you can say you knew him way back when he was a mockdocker, just like you.