#1
My girlfriend and I are really into his music. The only way he promotes his music is through Myspace, where he became the #1 unsigned artist, so he's been working pretty hard for himself. He's starting to accomplish some pretty big things. He's the only unsigned act to have a CD in the top 100 alternative albums on itunes, where he topped Nickelback and John Mayer, among others.

Though, not too long ago, he was signed to the record label Glassnote Records. I think it's a pretty good accomplishment for one man, and a guitar.

Does anyone else listen to Secondhand Serenade? Awake is a great album, in my opinion. John is a very good vocalist.

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#2
I think he's pretty rubbish to be perfectly honest. But each to their own.
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#3
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I think he's pretty rubbish to be perfectly honest. But each to their own.


Agree. There's so many better 1 man, 1 guitar acts *cough*Elliott Smith*cough*. I suppose if it's your thing though, more power to ya.
#5
I know it sounds negative, but if the only way you promote your music is through Myspace, I think that's a little poor to be honest.
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#6
Sucks.
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#8
he sounds like a happier version of dashboard. which is no fun at all
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#9
Yes, Dashboard called, and they want their music back. He just sounds so whiny and annoying, and he writes music as if he's been given the task of writing chapter 1 in a "Beginner's Guide To Guitar For Kids" book.
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#10
Wow this thread has been harsh. I mean you'd figure the PP&E guys would be the most respectful of any of the guys on here since people spew ignorance and take the piss out of the bands they like all the time. Seriously guys, if you don't like him just say so, don't go on about how awful you think he is, I'm assuming this thread was actually for fans.

/preaching
#11
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Wow this thread has been harsh. I mean you'd figure the PP&E guys would be the most respectful of any of the guys on here since people spew ignorance and take the piss out of the bands they like all the time. Seriously guys, if you don't like him just say so, don't go on about how awful you think he is, I'm assuming this thread was actually for fans.

/preaching



lewl, only one person has "gone on" about how awful he is. The rest of us made our peace in one quick statement.
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#12
I think in this case repeated hatred should be allowed? It's just so consistently bland, and I can't imagine he's doing it for any reason other than to pull some jailbait.
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#14
i dont like him sry, he just writes simple acoustic songs with really cheesy lyrics
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#15
Everyone I know love his music and i want to smash his guitar into his face, he has the most unappealing guitar lines and the majority of his songs are on one scale and he uses the same chords, but i do have to respect him for making it as fart as he did.
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#16
i usually listen to music with a more hardcore influence e.g as i lay dying, killswitch engage etc and i actually think that his music is pretty good
#17
My friend wanted me to learn how to sing one of his songs. I've never heard it though. Supposedly it's a tough song to sing.
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#18
There's a difference between a "tough" song and a whiny song.
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#20
i like him, and my girl likes him too.
yea he gets a little whiny
and all his songs are about the same thing
but i enjoy it
and i think it's better than dashboard
#21
i liked him at first, but every song sounds exactly the same to me, and i gradually began to hate him. lol
#22
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#23
His songs are good. but i didnt rly think he was trying to get into the music industry... i read somewhere that he was just doing it for his wife/gf, but that coulda been **** && if he actually wants to become famous, there are ways to promote yourself... and it doesnt seem like he tryed if he only promotes himself on myspace.
#24
Ok, I wont give him much credit in originality, BUT. The vocal harmonies are amazing and absolutely gorgeous in lots of the songs. None of you can deny that. I enjoy his music immensely, the metalhead that I am. *flame shield* I'm actually seeing him in October.