Today I sat down with the group ‘Don Juan’ to talk a little bit more about the writing of their songs and their opinions about the group. John Dodge first started singing with Don Cooper about three years ago when they started the group. Now today they release the statement, “There will be a product on the streets – on the airwaves, we hope – by the end of the summer.”
Yet, “It took a long time to shuck the robe of responsibility,” Cooper said going into the fact that if music did not work out for him he would become an English teacher. Cooper went into explaining why being an English teacher was his back up plan.
While soon after the comment was made Dodge had this to say, “Nobody settles for anything less than the best, that is why creative tension builds as the group works on a new songs.” Traveling around must be the cause of why “The music is more real and makes you feel like you’re livin’ ” as Cooper said. Because having to deal with the times of stress between performing, traveling, and writing new songs would get tough on a person, but is worth it in the long run.
As Dodge says, “You don’t have to live in the Hollywood Hills. You don’t have to drive a Mercedes-Benz. You don’t have to hang out at the Rainbow Club,” to experience this type of lifestyle is what life is all about.