So, I told you about John Mayer starting this “Dashboard Confessions” Q & A session on Tumbr last night. Gave you all the info. well in advance. You had a considerable amount of time to ponder the “perfect” question. Did it keep you awake at night contemplating whether or not you should ask John Mayer a serious question or appeal to his more cheeky side & go with something witty or fun? Were hours spent mulling over the perfect thing to say? Did you nervously wait counting down the minutes until JohnMayer himself might possibly answer your question? Only to see John reply to questions like: “Were you a good singer since you were a child?” , “Do you prefer your hair long or short?” & “Did guitar playing come naturally or did you struggle?” Then to add insult to injury he answers 2 questions by the same person more than once!
Ok, so maybe your anticipation (or mine) is a little bit exaggerated above, but you get the point. Morgan & I were so curious as to how this was going to play out. I figured JM would take some serious questions & some more lighthearted ones which he did & even used his glib talents to make a few funnies here & there. This is great! We love this John Mayer! We accept & treasure him any way we can get him whether it be formal or fresh, but we only had one hour & I felt it may have been a bit wasted at times. With that I don’t mean he wasted my time so much as wasted what could be valuable Q&A time. As his devoted fans we know he developed his singing much later than his guitar playing & we also know that he spent insurmountable hours learning & practicing to play guitar. Not that he doesn’t have a gift, because he obviously does, but we know he wasn’t composing at the age of 5.
So all in all, there were some pretty good questions & then some not as good questions answered. I guess that’s the way it goes. lol He took a pic for someone & made me chuckle a few times. Starting promptly at 7pm EST he filled the full hour plus a few minutes. There is something to be said for a man who is prompt & doesn’t leave people lying around waiting for him. And surely people would wait for our beloved John Mayer! Well you might, but I have serious issues with tardiness. It is my biggest pet peeve! I must add here that we never waited for his shows to start either, very impressive! I love that!!!! (but I still might wait just a few minutes for John Mayer, I Mean come on, he’s John Mayer)
If I adore him so much why then, do I always seem to be criticizing our poor John Mayer? I feel like I’m always bitching about him & I’m not sure why. Well of course in my world I would be getting my questions answered & my pictures noticed. Perhaps that’s all it is, a bit of jealousy & sometimes I’m not sure it’s even his fault (Patrick!)!?! Without a doubt that’s definitely part of it, but at least I can admit it! lol
So what was my question for John Mayer, you ask? Well knowing me, I’m sure you can figure out it was nothing too serious & probably a bit brash! However, I’m not going to tell you. I’m going to continue asking the same question each time he does one of these little Dashboard Confessions & see if I ever get answered! They did make it sound like it would be something that happens again, but didn’t give any clue as to how regularly.
This is the end of the session. Sweet & friendly he appears genuine. Let’s hope he’s back soon!!!!!!
Thanks everyone for participating and reading along. I hope we get to do this again sometime. Hey, you guys remember AOL in 1996, when there were chats, and there was a moderator named Bev and she would play host to the person people were chatting with, and then Bev would say something like “well that’s all the time we have, many thanks to John Mayer for being here and you all for participating”? I remember that. I’ll be Bev in this scenario and thank Tumblr for having me, and you guys for being a part of this. Hope to see you out on the road or inside your computer soon. Lots of love, and happy holidays.
One last thing: John Mayer announced today that he’d be switching his Instagram account from mrjcmayer to the previously PR overseen account of johnmayer. He also promises to post more often! I think that little Tumblr session retweaked his internet addiction. That’s just fine with us!!!!!!!
Let us know what you thought of the first installment of Dashboard Confessions from John Mayer on Tumblr!
Tonight is the big night! John Mayer’s Born and Raised tour resumes in Lincoln, NE. I am soooo envious! Morgan & I want to see him again so damn bad!!!! I think this John Mayer obsession may be going a bit too far! LoL Well we hope he got a little rest while he was out cruising the world with Ms. Perry. News reports make it sound like she & John Mayer have only just returned within the past few days! I know my vacations abroad certainly aren’t restful ! Nonetheless, I do hope those of you seeing him tonight & throughout the next month before he breaks again have a smashingly good time!
Don’t forget tonight live @ 7:00pm EST is John Mayer’s dashboard confessions on Tumblr. So get your questions in to John’s Tumblr & maybe he’ll pick yours! They don’t indicate how long this Q&A will be, but it can’t be too long as he does have a show tonight.
One more reminder for you: there are 4 days left to get your Who You Love/ #BKLovesMayer entries in to Instagram to enter to win tickets, air, meet & greet, & hotel stay for the Brooklyn show on 12/17/13. How exciting!!!! That’s a great package. You can find all the details @ billboard.com. Best of luck to you!! (& me! LoL)
P.S. In case you’re unable to see John Mayer this weekend, Catching Fire is a fantastic movie. Morgan & I went to the “midnight” premier yesterday! It was outstanding. I’m not sure what people think you didn’t read the books. I think they’d still agree it was excellent! Or you could sit home watching silly John Mayer videos on YouTube! LoL
Here is John Mayer’s road session #14. It also takes place in Europe. I was so excited to be able to say, “hey, I saw that!” Traveling after all is my #1 hobby!
Well I suppose traveling would be my #2, because I have always loved music so very much! Not just John Mayer, I have been obsessed with music since as long as I can remember. My very first memories as a child always revolve around music. My father used to sing me Patches by Dickie Lee. To this day it still brings tears to my eyes! Don’t it make my Brown Eyes Blue from 1977 & Copacabana from 1978 along with the Bobby Vinton my mother used to listen to all the time (hey I come from a polish family!) are the first bits of music I can remember from when I was young. From about 3 years old I have organized my memories by songs that I loved during the particular time period. I know that I should have gotten a job that somehow worked with music, but sadly, that never happened… I have no idea why I’m going on this little ramble. My deepest apologies.
Morgan & I have been brainstorming like mad to come up with our #BKLovesMayer contest entries! She has 3 & I only have 1 b/c my Instagram wouldn’t work last night, but I think we have a good shot if it’s judged in a legitimate fashion. We’ve covered creativity & emotional & I personally feel there were very few entries that were any kind of original! So many bf/gf pics & stolen pictures. Unfortunately people are not reading the full set of instructions. But I suppose that makes for better chances with regard to our entries!
I’m getting so aggravated by the people posting the same pics over & over again! If you have Instagram peruse the entries & you can see what I mean. I’m becoming angry. lol Morgan tells me all the time that I over react to things which I know is very true. The problem is I’m just a very emotional person. Whether it be happiness, sadness, or anger it will just ooz out of my pores. I’ve always been this way. At this point in my life there isn’t much I can do about it. I need to learn how to meditate! lol But until then, I let people I don’t even know bug me & sometimes even bring out the worst in me! UGH!
Anyway, if you haven’t entered yet, What are you waiting for? Go get your photos of who or what you love & get them posted on instagram with the hashtag #bklovesmayer! It certainly is a great prize package from John MAyer & Citi Bank! You have until November 26, 2013. Good Luck!!!!
I’ve showed you 2 of ours. See if you can pick out the other 2!
Below is the link to Morgan’s entry into the “Who You Love” contest. Go to Instagram & like it. And then you can go to the billboard link under that & make an image in the gallery with her photo!
We really appreciate it! I hope the links work. LoL
Those of you who have been following right along for a while now know that every now & again I make a post about myself or something not John Mayer related. I apologize if this bothers anyone, but this is one of those not really anything about John Mayerposts.
As I’ve said before, I’m an RN. I work at a psychiatric hospital on the 11-7 shift which I do find rewarding most of the time. I have an almost 19 year old daughter who is my BFF & is simply an amazing young lady! She makes my life worth living! I adore her more than anything in the world!!! This past summer we decided to forgo our yearly trip to Europe & follow John Mayer around the north east area of the U.S. It was amazing, exhausting, great fun, & somewhat stressful at times, but I wouldn’t change a thing! So that is the idea from which this blog was born. I don’t know much about blogging. I don’t make any money from it. It’s purely for amusement purposes.
Fast forward to right now in time. My family is falling apart. For the past 4 years since my beloved grandfather passed away the family dynamic has been shifting. Then a year & a half ago we lost my grams. Nothing is the same as it was & I realize now as an almost 40 year old that’s how death works. The circle of life, so to speak, changes us all. Our priorities change, our relationships change, we can never get back to who we were when those people were alive nor can we make our family the same without them. Up until recently, I have been moderately content in my “nice” home, with my decent paying job in our quiet little rural area, but I’ve always dreamed of leaving here someday. I’ve had the desire to be in the big city for as long as I can remember. I always said, “I’ll go when I’m older & have more money.” I’m not sure I can wait until I’m much older. So much has change & gone awry here in this little area of Pennsylvania that I can feel it sucking the life from me day by day. My desire to escape has never been greater. On top of all that, Morgan needs to go to school. I do not want her sitting around here waiting because of me & worrying about me.
I’m ready to get the hell out of here! I’m just so scared. My mum says, ” what have you to be frightened of? You’ve traveled the world & have been able to fit in everywhere you went. Some people are so afraid they won’t even go to New Jersey!” And you know, she’s right, but going on a 10 day vacation & picking up & rearranging your entire life are two very different things!
I’ve made my mind up that I want to live in NYC. It’s one of my favorite places on earth & where Morgan wants to go to school. I’m just so damn scared of starting a new job (god part if me doesn’t even want to be a nurse anymore), my health issues need to be considered, & moving to a new place away from everyone is pretty rattling. I don’t know what to do, but I feel like if I don’t get the hell out of here I’m going to self destruct. There are only 2 people that I need to worry about in this life Morgan & myself. No one else worries about me & I shouldn’t worry about them either.
I don’t even know where to start in considering a move like this. When I think about it I’m filled with so many different feelings. I know & love NYC perhaps more than a tourist, but not as someone who lives there. There are so many things I’m sure I have no clue about & yet people learn & adapt. Life is trial & error. We shouldn’t not do something because it’s unfamiliar. If that were the case we’d be stagnate & never evolve to who we are meant to be. Morgan is young & in her eyes we should just leave. There is nothing to question. There is nothing to doubt. Ah, to be able to view life through the rose colored glasses of youth….
Feel free to leave me any ideas or helpful advice. I’m certainly in need if some. Or let me know what you think John Mayer would recommend? That might be interesting. lol
Here we are in NYC again! It’s pretty much our fall back vacation spot for a quick get away. (We love it here & would live here in a heartbeat if I had the cash!) And since we couldn’t get good tickets to see John Mayer again & Morgan couldn’t get any time off closer to the upcoming holidays we decided we needed a bit of stress relief & what better place to go?
Even though sometimes life might be a little bit easier getting a hotel in midtown Manhattan I still prefer heading down towards Soho & Chelsea. This particular trip I booked the hotel from travelocity’s “top secret ” hotels & no shit, didn’t we end up literally 3 blocks away from John Mayer’s apartment building!?!?! How awesome is that? We have no idea if he’s back in the US, in fact we’re thinking not, but it’s still pretty nifty!
Last night we had 2nd row/center tickets to see The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular! Last minute buy & not too expensive makes it even more exciting!!! Plus, There’s a great tiny little French restaurant a block away called Parigot where I had the best Croque Monsieur since we were in France!
Who knows what today might bring, but I believe we ‘ll be heading out to watch the NYC Veterans Day Parade ! And of course keeping our eyes peeled just in case John Mayer is in town!
PS. Thanks to all military personnel who are serving or have served to protect our great country!
Here’s a shot of Morgan outside “the” apartment building!!!! LoL. And a few from the Christmas show last night.