Flying V’s ‘Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s’ Jon Jon Johnson’s Mixtape

Flying V is winding down its awesome run of Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s, and here is cast member Jon Jon Johnson’s personal Mixtape:


Tool – Sober

Mary J Blige – Deep Inside

Dave Matthews Band – Crush

Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart

Nine Inch Nails – Hurt

Queen Latifah – Unity

Fiona Apple – Criminal

Blackstreet – No Diggity

Vanessa Mae – Red Hot

Radiohead – Street Spirit

Nine Inch NailsHurt

This was one of the first songs that taught me that even sadness, melancholy, and suffering could be turned into something truly beautiful. That in art, nothing is wasted and that we can find something moving and transformative even in our darkest places. I would often approach music from a much colder, logical perspective, but this song, and many like it, taught me that music can reach down even into the very core of your being and find things within you that you maybe didn’t even realize were there. Music continues to be the language that most fully encapsulates the organized perfection of mathematics and physics, while expressing the poetry and evocation of art.

‘Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s’ at Flying V reviewed by Michael Poandl.

Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission.


Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s plays through October 9, 2016 at Flying V Theatre performing at The Writer’s Center – 4508 Walsh Street, in Bethesda, MD. For tickets, purchase them online.

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