Goodbye Blue Monday Featured in FOX's John Doe

Goodbye Blue Monday, a song from my first EP, Stranger Land (Folkus Records, 2007) was featured on the DVD release of the first season of John Doe. The sci-fi television series is about a man, "John Doe" as he calls himself, who wakes up on an island off the coast of Seattle, WA, naked, with no memory of who he is or how he got there. However, apart from the details of his own past, he seems to have access to the sum total of all human knowledge: everything from the population of Morocco to the stock market to computers. Over the course of the series John attempts to find clues about his past by using his unusual ability while also helping people in need.

In this particular episode, the female protagonist describes John as having, an "enduring strength - like however hard life knocks you down, you keep rising...from the ashes." I couldn't help but think that that's exactly what I was trying to get across in the song - no matter what kind of hardships we have to face, sometimes the only way to get around them is to find the strength to get through. Pretty amazing to see it all in motion.

Watch the full episode here

Dan Kaplan