“I'd rather be washing my cat” - John Grover’s latest compilation of original music.
Laced with luminescent sarcasm, it’s an introspective yet outwardly reflective spectrum of life in all its comedic drama. Having been compared to Bob Dylan, Neil Young and now John Lennon, John’s lyrics, voice and guitar chops are killin’ it! Really? you may be asking yourself …Believe us, this is NOT hyperbole!
We are holding back big time! And if that’s not enough, fans constantly accuse John of looking just like Jesus.
Various configurations of his bands e.g. “John Grover and the Invasive Species” and “Groverdose”, plus his solo, duo, and trio performances, present John’s compositions in a multitude of colorful flavors that everyone will surely react to.
I came to the realization that my life is the vacation. No matter the circumstance, we all “get” to feel; to experience all these emotions while we are alive. And don’t forget- it’s a brief stint! All the things we experience in life will be over in the twinkling of an eye. Maybe we transcend, maybe we dissipate, no one really knows, but all of us can choose to appreciate our existence - that we all signed up for.
After all, we are all here, now. We all have the ability to choose how we perceive our experience.
What do we gain? Who knows. But you won’t get it anywhere else. So…what do you want? Or more importantly, how do you want to feel while you’re going in the direction of what you want? It’s up to you. Find the hilarity in your failures. Don't forget to learn from them and let go of them. Remember to view success as a momentary thing. True success is fulfillment, regardless of either.
The only thing we know for sure is that this existence that we call life comes to an untimely end.… and so, I write songs in the hopes to evoke familiar emotions that we can all relate to, my purpose is to connect us, to expand our minds, and my primary message - regardless of sometimes “unruly” context of individual songs - is, really just, simply, harmony.
My songwriting is sort of like an involuntary reflex, like breathing or blinking… it just happens! I began writing songs shortly after learning a few chords on the guitar in my late teens. I guess you could say my signature style is a passionate, honest approach to the complexities of emotion. Layered with multiple meanings and somewhat unorthodox patterns, I believe my musical arrangements are easy to grasp; they enhance the lyrical lines in a way that brings depth to even the simplest of melodies.
Someone once said to me “we are obligated to share our gifts”. I believe that means we are obligated to strive to be all of who we know we are. My gift is the ability to put life's emotions into lyrical and melodious patterns as well as presenting the songs I write in what I’ve been told as “the most familiar music you’ve never heard”. It’s relatable and danceable, with depth and layers of possible perceptions.
Mahalo for listening.