Song-a-day man commemorates 1,000th song with album, video

Jonathan sez, "I've been writing a song and posting it on YouTube every day since January 1, 2009. On September 28, 2011, I will be commemorating my 1000th song by releasing an album. The first single and video from the album is 'Are You A Real Person,' about a friend request I received from an attractive girl who looked vaguely familiar. The video for the song, directed by Albert Birney, combines live action, animation, and family portraits Albert found on the side of the road. The goal was to convey the unsettling experience of wondering whether a pretty face online is a real person you know -- or a spambot."

Jonathan Mann - Are You A Real Person? (official HD) (Thanks, Jonathan!)


  1. I like it! 

    Haunting song, entrancing video. 


    I guess after writing 1000 songs, this guy’s got the hang of it.

  2. Very good song, and he’s getting close to excellent.  Not for the 1,000 songs, but the 10,000 hours.  A rough calculation it’s 1,000 songs x 8 hours/song = 8,000 hours, so around song 1,250 he’s going to hit the mainstream charts.

  3. So far, this is one of my favorite songs by him. I admire his willingness to continue putting out songs, unfazed by the fear that someone won’t like his work. I’ve always been hesitant to expose my artistic endeavors, even to close friends. The hard part for him is to write a song that is as inspiring as his willingness to fall flat on his face doing what he wants to do.

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