Show Me Love

This is an interesting track queued up in the audio player below.  20 years ago this track was on the Billboard Top 10 in the U.S.

I took the original radio version of Swedish artist Robyn‘s “Show Me Love” and remixed it, laid down some vocals and additional instrumentation to show love to this and the original track.  Love this song..  Enjoy! こんにちは 愚痴!

Doubt – a poem

He turns to someone sitting next to him, an older man who’s smoking and looking at a patch of sky…  …without acknowledging…  …and reads:

doubt

‘Well, you know’, she wrote, from where she’s at, a happy note
but I haven’t seen her in days and I’m not sure how she feels.
I have doubt…
not in her, not in me…
But I have doubt,
instead of
her.

Various Tracks by Chris Johnson from the past 15 years…

2016 tracks from Chris Johnson, NMA

New Logo Design



The logo above is the latest version of the SPEKTRUM Creations Logo, newly created for 2017.  I revived the SPEKTRUM Concept logo that I’d been using still, here and there, though this is more elegant, in my opinion…  Plus, by combining the two logos, I’ve given more focus to the reasoning behind the name’s origins.  So, as I’d mused before, “Do you hear the colors?  Do you see the notes?”


For comparison, below are the two different files that I’ve been using for about the past 15 years, having updated them in 2002 and have gotten a lot of mileage out of them… …Ever since the first sketch in 1992 and then the first digital graphic done in 1995 on Windows 95 using Paint.exe… oh boy…

I really liked this image and it was designed for use as something of a mockup for the Bartime trailer… To learn more, read “The Other Side Of Blue” or find it under ‘Writing‘.

When All Is Said And Done

Above is the song sheet with partial lyrics and chords, put together by Chris Johnson for his and Eric Boyce’s song, “When All Is Said And Done”…

 

The interesting story behind this piece of paper is that it was given to a friend, Ken Epperson, in 1996.  He wrote the song “Memories” in the ‘2016 playlist of songs’…  but I digress…  Ken contacted me on Facebook a little while back and a short time before this post he sent me this lyric/chord sheet that I’d worked up on the computer.  I was pleased to see it since I guess I’d lost any other copies of it but, at the same time, I know this song like the back of my hand…  enjoy!

SPKML – Chris Johnson

SPKML stands for “Somebody Please Keep Me Lucid”, in the case of this album title.  This is an online version of the disc which was released in 2005.   8 of the tracks are from the original album and 4 are additional/bonus tracks for this online LP.  4 tracks are missing from this playlist.  Perhaps with a little coercion I could be convinced to release the other tracks.

SPKML is also a computer language that was used in the fictional book, “<CodeBase />” by Chris Johnson (see ‘Writing‘).

SPKML would be a hybrid offshoot of something like a HTML5 so if you’re interested it’s at sourceforge.

Off The Record – Online LP

Okay, so this is an album of covers by me, Chris Johnson, New Media Artisan…   @spkml    —  for the online LP version of “Off The Record”…