Monday, August 17, 2009
Lovin' Jack Johnson
I'm "jenny-come-lately" as far as pop culture is concerned... non-mainstream seems to be a more genuine fit. ...Why does non-mainstream seem inevitably to evolve into mainstream, anyway? Nevermind--cultural studies aside, I'm grateful to have stumbled upon Jack Johnson while browsing ITunes. This Hawaiian singer-songwriter is as entertaining telling a story as he is singing a song. His 2004 ITunes Originals album gets better each time I hear it... his commentary of each song exudes a uniquely intimate experience... I find myself feeling like the musician is in the room with me, sharing a drink, swapping stories.