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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Date: May 05 2008

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

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If a warm breeze could play guitar, it would sound like Jack Johnson. Musicians are often influenced by the place they’re from, and Jack Johnson’s poppy acoustic rock captures the mood of a sunny, warm place like Hawaii. Johnson grew up on the islands, but his music is helping the whole world relax these days. Listen to Marni and Beren talk about his new album.

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Marni

Marni

Beren

Beren

Marni:  He’s still around. He’s got a new album out called Sleep Through the Static.

Beren:  Is it good?

Marni:  I was actually listening to it a little bit. It’s good for what it is. I don’t necessarily…If I want to listen to music, I don’t think, like, mellow guitar…

Beren:  That’s my problem with Brushfire Fairytales. I think that’s the name of his first album. There’s a couple of songs I like, but it’s so mellow.

Marni:  You have to be in the mood for it.

Beren:  It’s beyond laid back. With the flip flops. Bare feet.

Marni:  I actually had an encounter with him once and he was very, very nice.

Beren:  You met Jack Johnson?

Marni:  I met Jack Johnson once a long time ago and he’s a very, very nice guy. I catered for him and I stole juice from his dressing room. He’s a surfer. That’s a big passion of his. And he actually wanted to be a pro surfer, but he got into a really bad accident.

Beren:  He got into a bad accident.

Marni:  He got into an accident in the competition and he got disqualified and just picked up the…well, I think he’d been playing guitar, but you know, he went that route, and so I have a lot of respect for him.

Beren:  He keeps it mellow.

Marni:  He keeps it mellow.

 

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討論

Marni has heard a little bit of Jack Johnson’s new album, and she says it’s good. But as with all of his music, you have be in a particularly carefree, relaxed mood to listen to it. Beren compares that mood to wearing sandals or walking around without shoes on.

It isn’t just Jack Johnson’s music that’s nice. He’s a nice guy too. Marni met him once. She has a lot of respect for him because even after his first career as a surfer was ended by an injury, Johnson made a career of music.

If you were to make music to reflect the place you’re from, what would it sound like?

 

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Alessandro_07

Brazil

She has said everything Laughing

10:45 PM Jul 22 2010 |

primula

primula

Saudi Arabia

Jack Jhonson is great just as my friend here in English Baby who recommended him for me Embarassed. His music is calm and relaxing. Whenever I hear his songs I spontaneously recall sweet memories Cool....If I were to make  music to reflect the place I come from, I'd make it rackety and uproarious coz I like music when it makes a big and loud noise lolz

10:24 PM Jul 22 2010 |

Alessandro_07

Brazil

Jack Johnson is the best singer of the world for me =)

01:04 AM Jul 22 2010 |

Miss·Daisy

Miss·Daisy

China

I like him and i enjoy his music so much.

`Good People`and`traffic in the sky`are listenability.

 

01:54 PM Jun 27 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I never listen his music I only saw few video clip on TV, but his music don't interesting me.

07:58 PM Dec 14 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

really nice lesson:)

07:51 PM Dec 14 2008 |

Englearn

Englearn

India

great step! I have never heard him but as i read here turn of his life is just great.Good onya bravo.

11:52 AM Jul 09 2008 |

freddd

freddd

France

I m really love jonhson musik. She is freshness, mellow, his voice and his playing guitar are sweetness.

The music to reflect the place i m from, sound like a clarinet air in…..

 

09:44 AM May 29 2008 |

195854255

195854255

United States

  If I were to make  music to reflect the place I come from. I think I will make it mellow, soft, smooth.  Just like leaning over a tree at night,seeing the stars above you;  as comfortable as sitting in a porch swing on a summer afternoon, sipping iced tea…...SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

07:30 AM May 10 2008 |

fjoan

fjoan

China

Jack Johnson,I never heard him before,but I download some song about it then, september sessions~very good I thinkGuitar tone is so amazing~

02:10 AM May 10 2008 |

fjoan

fjoan

China

Jack Johnson,I never heard him before,but I download some song about it then, september sessions~very good I thinkGuitar tone is so amazing~

02:10 AM May 10 2008 |

Joge

Brazil

Jack Jonhson is a romantic person. I liked his songs.

11:06 AM May 08 2008 |

lgmia

lgmia

China

i think it's a new choice for me to listen,to absorb ,to feel  

 

09:22 AM May 08 2008 |

muharrem GÜVEN

Turkey

   hey  friend  message  to take I am job  to  work 

12:39 PM May 07 2008 |

muharrem GÜVEN

Turkey

 

    HEY   friend  to keep somebody  excusme  ,  how  you  jack,  how  madonna .

     madonna  is to receive  information,  Smile

12:31 PM May 07 2008 |

Joge

Brazil

Kiss I loved Jack Johnson's music. He is fabulous. I like romantic and mellow music. It makes me calm and relaxing. When I heard his song I went back in my past, I stayed hours noticing the sea and sunset. It is awesome! 

12:55 PM May 06 2008 |

Joge

Brazil

KissI loved Jack Johnson's music. I like this kind of music, romantic and mellow. When I heard this song I went back when I was child. I stayed hours looking at the sea and sunset. Here is the site. wwww.jackjohnsonmusic.com. It's so cool.

12:49 PM May 06 2008 |

aliena

China

ehhhh, I have no idea about his music, but i think I would like that type of music. If i were to make music to reflect the place where I come  from, that would be  high, clean, pure and …., sorry for my poor vocabulary of music. Just like the wind of high land like Tibet.

09:20 AM May 06 2008 |

kansuyong

kansuyong

Thailand

i like his sogs

Smile

08:13 AM May 06 2008 |

rolando2711

Peru

what is it?

09:01 PM May 05 2008 |

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