- THIS Jack Johnson may be able to offer comfort to another well-known Jack Johnson. (publicity photo)
Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson was arrested today, on suspicion of obstruction of justice and evidence tampering, according to law enforcement sources.
While we have no idea, what—if anything—Johnson has done, we do know that anyone in trouble with the law is probably in desperate need of some chillaxin'. The county executive would do well to drown his troubles in the cool North Shore sounds of another Jack Johnson: The Hawaii-based surfer/singer/tranquil strummer. A few of (singer) Johnson's songs in particular would seem to soothe someone in (politician) Johnson's situation.
1) "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing," from 2005's In Between Dreams.
C'mon. Sitting? Waiting? Wishing?
2) "Times Like These," from 2003's On and On: "In times like these/In times like those/What will be will be/And so it goes." Incredible words of comfort, indeed.
3) "Situations," from 2005's In Between Dreams
Not only is this song the sonic equivalent of walking along the sandy beaches of Oahu, while sipping a tropical drink , it addresses, you know, "situations."
4) "The News," from 2001's Brushfire Fairytales
"Baby close your eyes/To the lullabies/On the news tonight," Johnson sings on one of the softest soft rock tracks in his repertoire. Perfect drifting off music for someone whose name is being splashed about.
5) Title track, 2008's Sleep Through the Static. Again, perfect drifting off music for someone trying to calm their mind amid chaos.