Coffee Spills

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Jack Johnson

Listening to a smooth voice and a pleasant acoustic guitar at the coffee shop, I asked the clerk what CD they were playing. She went into the back room and checked. "Jack Johnson," she said. That's our lawyer's name, but I was pretty sure it wasn't the same guy. I almost giggled thinking of our Jack playing a guitar and singing. So when I got home I Googled him. I have no idea if the CD I heard is recent--it was pretty mellow with some C&W sounding stuff, some jazzy, some ballad. Success always brings changes and innovation, so he may be doing something different now.

"Before Jack Johnson perfected his rock star ways, he was a champion surfer on the professional route with a sponsorship with Quiksilver. It was a life that was second nature for this Hawaiian native, for he began chasing waves as a toddler, and by the time he was 17, he was an outstanding athlete on the Pipeline. However, Johnson was also testing his other creative outlets -- one being film and the other being music. It was during his college years as a film student at University of California at Santa Barbara when Johnson began writing songs." Full bio here.


  • At 07 January, 2006 15:16, Blogger John said…

    Jack Johnson kicks ass!

  • At 20 January, 2006 07:39, Blogger Katherine said…

    Love, Love, Love Jack! I listen to his CDs over and over. Such a smooth, mellow sound but fun, too. I just saw a trailer in a movie theater where he's going to be doing all the songs for some animated film.


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