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Daniel Johnny Johnson, Jr. / Blog

THE LOVE OF MUSIC.

EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO A NEW ARTIST, I GIVE THEM MY COMPLETE ATTENTION. YOU SEE THIS IS NO LESS THEN I WOULD EXPECT IF SOMEONE WAS LISTENING TO MY MUSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHEN I LISTEN, I LISTEN FOR THE COMPASSION AS WELL AS THE PASSION IN THE MUSIC. THE THIN LINE BETWEEN GOOD ARTIST AND GREAT ARTIST IS OFTEN DIVIDED BY THESE TWO THINGS. GREAT ARTIST WORK WITH A PASSION SO THAT OTHERS MAY SEE THE COMPASSION IN IT.

Jerry Mims (The Vocal Doctor)
Jerry Mims (The Vocal Doctor)  (over 3 years ago)

I am in complete agreement with that,Daniel. Reverbnation is principally Musicians critiqueing other Musicians. If a person wants to learn the "Art" of composition, he or she need look no further than Reverbnation.

John Revitte
John Revitte  (over 3 years ago)

Daniel, Great thoughts in "The Love of Music"!!! Listening for the passion and compassion in an artists work!! peace my friend,john

David E. Maxwell
David E. Maxwell  (about 3 years ago)

I love this bro. This is showing a true love for music and a great respect for the artist behind the music. I would love to share this in our "CMC" group page. with your permission, I will give you credit of course.

Doug Dickens
Doug Dickens  (about 3 years ago)

I certainly couldn't agree more with what you said, Daniel. There is something that is communicated in the music, the lyric and the overall feeling that an artist conveys. If the passion and heart is lacking, you will know it in an instant. You've got it and glad to have your music to listen to.

RagChild
RagChild  (about 3 years ago)

that was very well put my friend! you have a way with words, for a lover of the fine instrumental :)

EyeSoul
EyeSoul  (about 3 years ago)

You're right.... music without passion is mute.

PETE HUNT
PETE HUNT  (almost 3 years ago)

Pheewww !! Every artist needs to readthi blog ..A pleasure my friend !!

Rachael Joan
Rachael Joan  (almost 3 years ago)

Thank you Daniel for the wise words!

The KHM
The KHM  (almost 3 years ago)

I agree Daniel. The passion develops consistency and longevity too, that the listener can't help but feel the compassion.....

BillyD
BillyD  (almost 3 years ago)

Complete attention & respect goes a long way...well said. Hope all is well with you, my Bro. Loving the Jazz today by the way. Your love for what you do is more than evident. Takes one to know one. Keep up the fine work & stay who you are. Peace!

Thadeus Project
Thadeus Project  (almost 3 years ago)

absolutely!! g

Catherine Hill
Catherine Hill  (almost 3 years ago)

You've answered the question I've been wondering a lot about lately lol Ta :-))

Todd Rollins
Todd Rollins  (almost 3 years ago)

I agree with your blog...We should all listen closely and feel the passion of each artist. Does that feeling come out through their music? It's not technically how good an artist is..it is whether the song moves you as a listener. Thanks for posting your blog !!

CosmiClown
CosmiClown  (almost 3 years ago)

You said it.How many players have 50,000 fans and 8 song plays. Music from the soul laughter, tears, joy and wonder... thanks for reminding folks. You are an artist and a gentleman.

Yolanda R.
Yolanda R.  (almost 3 years ago)

Wow. Very deep thought. I often consider what makes the difference between a good and a great artist because I stive to be a great one. Thank you for your thoughts on this.

Dennis Harris
Dennis Harris  (almost 3 years ago)

Nice words my friend!.I humbly thank you for such kindness, and I can't wait to listen and absorb your work!! Please keep in touch on this musical journey!...blessings to you and yours!

greeneye656
greeneye656  (over 2 years ago)

Hey Daniel you're a deep thinker and great composer. Although our music differ in a genre sense, I can sense and feel the emotion you put behind your music. Keep on keeping it real bro -dave

Dragondicer
Dragondicer  (almost 2 years ago)

PERFECT ATTITUDE!!