The first part of this video is John Mayer being his amusing comical self in London. The second half is a live version of City Love. I found it funny at least the beginning. Enjoy!
Ok, I don’t normally do this. I write this blog about John Mayer & very rarely do I bring Katy Perry into it, but these photos are just so absolutely stunning I have to share them with you! Below are the photos by Mario Sorrentil for Vanity Fair & the release of the single “Who You Love.” They both look just spectacular! No matter how you feel about John Mayer or Katy Perry you must admit they are “beautiful” separately & together they are mesmerizing! But whatever you do or however you feel, please stop calling them JATY!!!!!!! That just sucks!
By now you’ve all realized that I am just mad about John Mayer. I’ve even listed you 50 reasons why I love John Mayer in a previous post, but I’m about to make it all as simple as I possibly can for you. There are 3 main reasons why I simply adore John Mayer: his music & talent, his undeniably ravishing good looks & charm, & most importantly his wit & unmatched sense of humor! Does anyone stand to question any of these reasons? I thought not. You are after all, here of your own free will leading me believe you don’t truly think he’s a douche (at least most of the time).
I spend a great deal of time searching around for these old videos. They never fail to amuse me & I hope you enjoy them as well. I’m always hoping & praying that this “younger, mischievous, & more carefree” John Mayer isn’t lost forever! We all have to grow up, but where is the fun in being serious all the time? I’ve heard people toss around several reasons for what seems to be a change in John Mayer’s personality: influence from his latest love Katy, his PR people telling him to zip it, simple maturity. Now these or any number of other reasons could be behind the change we’ve seen in JM‘s demeanor as of late. I can tell you this, however, we have seen a glimpse or two of the old John Mayer here & there throughout this tour. It’s refreshing & uplifting to know the old John Mayer is still in there somewhere.
Whenever someone shoots out one of those “If you could hang with anyone” questions in an attempt to analyze a personality my answer is always John Mayer! No hesitation, no pondering, John Mayer is the #1 person I would love to sit down & get drunk with or just chill, but I think he’d be real fun while having a few cocktails! Don’t you? I can tell just by going back & watching the videos of his interviews & concert footage, not to mention the ones like the hologram video & this one below! I’m not sure there is anything about John Mayer that I dislike. I can say this because I don’t really know him in a day to day relationship, but also because I think he can be forgiven for almost anything he says or does. He makes it all so damn funny that it doesn’t matter how offensive or politically incorrect it may be! I love it!!! (funny moment: I wrote this post about a week ago & have kept it in my drafts & didn’t someone ask JM who he’d want to hang out with! lol of course he didn’t give a serious answer)
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 John Mayer 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!
Just thought I’d throw out a few John Mayer photos for you all. Getting ready for sleep, but I was thinking of all the John Mayer love I have to share with everyone! Plus, I haven’t posted many pics lately (especially of John Mayer himself) & I’m not sure where or when so many of the old ones disappeared. So here’s a few more! Are there ever enough photos of John Mayer anywhere? Never!!!!! So enjoy!
To start let’s just briefly mention how dapper JM is looking for this show. All spiffed out with a fancy suit which does look stunning even though it doesn’t look like our typical John Mayer as of late. I’m dying to know why he got all decked out for Jimmy Kimmel. He wore what seems to have become his normal attire (denim shirt, khakis, more hippie like) for the Today Show & David Letterman. Perhaps he felt the need to be all chic for LA & but not NYC? Don’t know, but I should mention he did return to his “own” style when he played on Jimmy Kimmel that same night. It was a relief to see. Although he looked debonair in his fancy threads, it’s just not him & I don’t think he’d have looked quite right playing in his fancy suit! lol
Anywho, in the first segment of this interview the charismatic, loveable, crooner who cast his spell on all of us is immediately evident with his adorable smile & quick witted humor. It’s so easy to remember why we fell in love with John Mayer in the first place. It seems as if he can do no wrong. He’s not making any type of off color or inappropriate comments that the masses like to hound him for. Gosh, he’s just so damn loveable & that baby face!?! Oh what can I say…
In the second part of the interview JM talks about living in the small town in Montana. Still he continues to dazzle us with his charm & wit. Getting off on a side topic here John Mayer Fords really blow. Go with a Dodge they look nicer, ride more comfortably, & steer better! I personally am a Dodge pickup girl & always will be! If you want fancier probably more close to your Land Rover, Chevy is probably the classiest. Sorry about that all, lol. Back to the conversation at hand, here is where I started to see things taking a bit of a change. JM makes a comment about living in a small town & signing autographs. He cites the reason for signing that “he will see them tomorrow.” While I think there was a bit of humor behind this comment, all I can think of is that poor girl in Starbucks back in July or August that he photo bombed instead of posing for a pic with her. I feel so sorry for that poor girl & if that had never happened I wouldn’t think twice about this “seeing people tomorrow” comment. Unfortunately, I can’t stop thinking that most certainly is not a reason to give your fans an autograph! And it breaks my poor little heart that this is how John Mayer is thinking these days. There once was a time I thought he truly loved his fans & I’m praying that time is not lost! Please come back to us JM!!!!!! When they called you a “douche” in the past they just didn’t understand you! Please do not become some aloof asshole!
This leads us up to part 3 of this interview. Here is where I became personally offended. John began talking about touring & shows. People with phones taking video or pics are mentioned at this point. John Mayer discusses how the fans in South America were all going so crazy & he returned back to the states & didn’t get the same reaction. He gets into detail about how everyone has a phone in his or her hands & he has to check instagram after the fact to really see how people reacted to the shows in the U.S. This hurts me for more than one reason. First of all, as we all know Morgan & I have seen John Mayer 8 times this tour & of those 8 times some crowds were a bit more wild or energetic than others, but ALL were certainly thrilled & excited! Regarding the whole phone thing the United States has at least twice as many smart phones per capita than any of the countries of South America. So this may be one reason you didn’t see as many phones at these shows. But most importantly, I wonder if our dear John Mayer has forgotten what it’s like to be the menial lackey, to be the kid in the audience who’s ready to explode with anticipation & excitement at having great seats to see someone whom they adore or worship. Of course anyone with a smart phone or camera is going to want to video tape or take a million photos to remember this occasion (how often does one end up in the front of a show) & they are certainly going to post it on every available social media they have access to & then some! It’s human nature for Christ’s sakes! Everyone wants to brag & show off when they have something special! We saw him 8 times & were within the first 5 rows at 6 of said shows. I still have a million pics & video snippets! And I was the person who didn’t want to worry about videos & pics. I wanted to live in the moment to enjoy the music at that particular time, but we all want the moment to live forever in anyway we can! To be able to go back to that moment with just a glance at a photo.
There you have my opinion on the Jimmy Kimmel interview. I will dig around to post John Mayer’s performance on Jimmy’s show. It was fantastic as always!
He is just so damn adorable!!!!!!! Who could not love this guy? I’m sure Morgan and I have had the Born and Raised “connection” he’s talking about!