GREEN DEETS 002 Jack Johnson Video Interview


Is there an overall theme to Jack Johnson's new album? Find out when you watch the exclusive TreeHugger Hi Definition video after the jump.

Sleep Through the Static was produced by JP Plunier, who was the producer of Jack's first album Brushfire Fairytales. Jack's band consists of long time members Adam Topol (Drums) and Merlo Podlewski (Bass), and Zach Gill (Keys) who joined the band during the tour to support In Between Dreams. The Album was recorded 100% on Solar Energy.

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the environmental problems in the world?
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Is there an overall theme to your new album?

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How do you deal with the static?
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Do you set out to write songs about the environment?
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Are there any songs on this album that deal with the environment?
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Why do you use music to reach people?
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Do you consider yourself an environmentalist?
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How did you get so passionate about the environment?
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Other than the ocean, are there any other environmental themes you're drawn to?
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As a father now, do you feel more responsible for the type of world you're
handing down to the next generations?

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What inspired you to start the Kokua Hawaii Foundation?
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What's your advice to people who are getting overwhelmed with the static?
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Well the song "Sleep Through The Static", which is a title on the record that was the song that kind of points out that people, including myself at times, like we have the power to turn the war on and off with the push of a button on the remote control, and just thinking about how something like that going on they are going to zone out from it, sleep through the static and kind of get into our own lives again if we want. The static of the television. Or the static of just everything going on in the world, like all this information in the media and how it's just the world is buzzing now with technology. You can kind of read it anyway you want, but I guess for me it could be seen as a positive or a negative. I guess I was being a little bit cynical.

Creator | Executive Producer: George Spyros
Interviewer: Jasmin Malik Chua
Editor: Michele Latorre
Graphics: Tim Goodwin
Junior Editors: Holly Buechel, Indio Martinez
Production Company: Big City Pictures