Jon Johnson
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Hi there. Welcome to my Soundclick pages. I've just released a new album titled Hopeless Romantic. It was released to the world on July 15, 2009. Please stop in and check some of the music out and consider supporting an independent musician. I'm from Damascus, MD USA. I have a discography of music that dates back 14 years from when I first started to seriously record and compose music. What's available here is my current albums from the last four years. "Corrosion Point", "2X2L", and "New In Box". Have a listen to any and/or all the music for FREE online and drop a comment if you would.
Why this name?
The band name was chosen originally because of the obvious and because I played with so many different bands over the years under different names it felt fresh to just be me.
Do you play live?
Yes. Currently there is nothing in the near future but I hope to play out live before the end of the decade. I used to peform at festivals, planetariums, concerts, bars, houses of worship, record stores, anywhere the music wants to be played.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
There are the obvious things that many are concerned about. The biggest thing is instant gratification which probably breaks down to sub-catagories. Like the people who like to download music to their devices and computers, don't have to wait for it, usually. Perhaps before that though information should be the first concern. Fans, bands, movers, and shakers of the industry can find out what they are intersted. in, and/or more importantly if they are interested in a band for instance. However, for all that we can do now this apsect of the industry still is growing and when it gets to where it's going it won't sit long before something else knocks it over which may be a concern...we shall all see won't we? :-)
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
If it's still a viable choice for an artist such as I?
Band History:
Jon Johnson: Guitars, bass, synthesizers, voice, and computers.

Johnson has been playing music for nearly 30 years. I originally started as a bass player, along the way learned guitar, and always played a little piano, and especially synthesizers. Around 1986 I went all synths and keyboards to record and play Electronic/New Age style of music but I always held on to my Rock roots. I'ce been recording and publishing my instrumental musical works for 10 years which are available at http://www.cdbaby.com I'm now full circle and have just released a new work called "New In Box". It is a fresh start for me and in many ways totally new way of doing things. Since I've done all the playing, recording, and singing. Singing is a new challenge for me that I hope will grow. Anyhow you be the judge. My oldest daughter thinks I have an "abstract voice". I'm also encouraged by the fact what passes for singing these days. Early feedback of this album has been encouraging me to further this music out to you.
Your influences?
Beatle albums, Rock "n" Roll, progressive rock, Zeppelin, Who, Rush, Yes, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, King Crimson, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Jaco Pastorius, are but a few artists I think of when I'm playing music. These days I care the most about what my music is doing than my influences. We are a sum of what we listen to. Even just fans. I invested a lifetime of listening to many different kinds of music and these days I probably listen to more world, electronic, and ethnic music more than anything else though I love my favorites from way back when. I am open to a lot of things. If you won't be open to music you can miss out on something remarkable.
Favorite spot?
Phoenix, Arizona. Good, honest, heat.
Equipment used:
I mostly work with Pro Tools on computers and the Korg OASYS synthesizer workstation. But my latest fascination is with Magix's Samplitude which offers anything you may want to do with music on a pc, but I pretty much saty with MAC these days when not using Samplitude and Pro Tools. Logic is my current favorite DAW.
Anything else...?
Watch this space folks! As Jimi used to sing and say"..straight ahead.."
FROG
Fleeting
Positive Remains
Missing Targets
Canon Kaotica
Hopeless Romantic
Treason
Oblivion45
Time Slutter
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