Posts Tagged ‘fender’


15 February, 2010

I guess its true, the loneliest people are the ones who speak the truth. JM, in all seriousness, was only trying to be clever and astute in making observations on his own public image and past. To support this, here is an excerpt from an interview with the guy who interviewed John for playboy.

If it’s OK, first let me answer a related question you didn’t ask: Mayer wasn’t “drunk” during the interview, as many people have written and presumed. Toward the end of our first interview, at his home outside L.A., we each had a “British pour,” maybe two ounces of Scotch. We met again a week later, for lunch in Brooklyn, and that’s when he discussed the idea of a “hood pass.” We weren’t drinking at lunch. He was sober.

In most cases, I didn’t have to bring up a sensitive topic because he beat me to it. He knows interviewers are going to ask these questions, so he brings them up voluntarily. It’s a candid approach. He mentioned Jennifer Aniston before I did; he mentioned Jessica Simpson before I did; he used the word “douchebag” before I did. Since childhood, he’s spent a lot of time inside his own head — that was one of the themes of our interview — and yes, it seemed as though he’d considered these matters before. Whatever I asked him, he seemed to have already asked himself. Ruth Shalit was very articulate about this when she profiled him: Ruth wrote, “Mayer takes self-awareness to new postmodern heights,” like a football player who provides “color commentary on his own career.”

Notice how I emphasize the word “excerpt”. This is because this is a snippet from a longer interview about the subject, unlike what most people have done over the weekend which is to generalize and call it verbatim.
John MAyer: The Writer Behind the Interview blah blah blah…

JM’s Words of Wisdom…

14 December, 2009

JM’s Words of Wisdom

1 December, 2009

American media, the giant clown’s mouth that’s about to swallow Tiger Woods’ 18th hole shot on the mini-golf course of fame.

PS. Why are switching it up hardcore to the Tele lately, man?


25 November, 2009

This is the first review of Battle Studies to say what I’ve been thinking. JM’s my hero and he probably always will be, but even I can draw some interesting parallels between him and Clapton. There’s nothing wrong with this, obviously, I’m just saying that he seems to be taking all of his cues, whether intentionally or not, from him.

John Mayer is obviously going through a “Backless” phase. In 1979, Eric Clapton released an album called “Backless” which shifted him from the guitar hero (“God,” if you will) to the more laidback singer/songwriter, causing a universal frown from six-string enthusiasts everywhere. With the release of “Battle Studies,” Mayer treads a similar path with a collection of songs that focus on melody over fretwork.

If the thought of a more pop-oriented angle leaves a bad taste in your mouth, this probably isn’t the Mayer album for you. One foot is firmly planted in the adult contemporary genre, especially when pop princess Taylor Swift provides background vocals on “Half of My Heart.” It’s not a bad song by any means, just a bit light for a young guy that’s played alongside artists like B.B. King and Slowhand himself.

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JM’s Words of Wisdom

23 November, 2009

I’m currently on drink 5. You know, that drink that takes you from “cunning ladykiller” to “your funny friend.”

Fuck Transformers…

2 July, 2009

I’m going to see this instead…

Dude, He Gets It…

29 June, 2009

I’m not a fan of the one stall/one urinal bathroom with no lock on the door. Troubling in so many ways.

JM had a bunch of good thoughts on music/Michael Jackson/etc. over the weekend, but this is so true it hurts…

On a Lighter Note…

26 January, 2009

This song kicks a lot of ass. I mean, Ringo, George and Clappy? I mean Clapton isn’t exactly spot on in the video, but still, good stuff, ya?