I must confess, I have never been a big fan of John Mayer's music.
But I don’t think it's so much the fact that I don't care for the music itself--- I think it's more the fact that the radio stations literally glom onto anything he releases and play it so frequently that the very sound of the first chords ringing through the air make me want to run and hide. The truth of the matter is, I think I do like his music - I know I enjoy his lyrics, at the very least -- and I think the real issue I have is not with him, but with the radio stations letting up on the airplay of his songs.
I stumbled upon this realization when listening to "Say" on my ride in this morning. I hadn't heard it in a while because I'd been listening to sports radio for the last few days, and so I just sang along a bit. It was like I had an epiphany….and I started doing a mental inventory of all of the songs I knew of his and what they lyrics were. And then it became abundantly clear to me what the problem was. So not the artist…or the art. Just the delivery of it.
Anyway. It's become public knowledge now that he's "dating" (loosely used term, do people in Hollywood over the age of 15 really just date? It seems like they all sort of sleep around, but hey - what do I know? ) one of my very favorite people in Hollywood (not literally, clearly Jennifer Aniston and I aren't friends in "real life", though I tend to think we might get along really well if we did know each other. Even if the only common thread we had were hair and yoga…but I digress…!) I thought I'd do a little research and background study on Mr. Mayer. Wouldn't you know - he has a blog? Fancy that… Naturally I checked it out.
Okay. I've got to tell you, I really liked his posts, as few and far between as they are. And if he's legitimately the laid back, low key kind of guy that he appears to be, then you know what - I might just end up digging him after all - on all levels. Although, if he breaks my girl Jenn's heart… all bets are off!
Check it out for yourself: