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John Mayer/#BkLovesMayer winning photo??? You be the judge…

Published December 14, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Since it appears that Billboard, John Mayer, & MacPresents aren’t going to publicize the winner of the #BKLovesMayer contest I guess I will.  It occurred to me that since none of these entities fully disclose the winner (you know post them up there all proud & shit) that it wasn’t legit.  What I don’t understand is why not make it a random drawing then?  Nonetheless,  I do, however, wish to make a few things perfectly clear before proceeding : 1) I am in no way attacking the woman who won this contest. She submitted her photo & was chosen the winner of the contest by whoever did the judging. She is super excited to be going (as well she should be) & I do hope she has the time of her life! 2) I do not believe she should have won, but as I said, “that is not her doing.” She provided a lovely family picture & should get credit for that. 3) I am very upset to say the least that John Mayer is too busy over-promoting (& let’s face it, it truly is a bit too much or like a fucking boat load too much) his single with Katy Perry & not really caring about this contest. 4) I have contacted MacPresents inquiring about the winner of this contest & they have refused to return my emails. Morgan says we should email every person on the list on the website until someone acknowledges us. lol As funny as that maybe, it’s not going to get me anywhere, but I have encouraged people to email & ask questions. (you should feel free if you so choose) 5) I am still very angry with Mr. John Mayer over this whole fiasco & yet still wanting to go see him tomorrow night in Baltimore (damn the bad weather) lol. 6) Today was really the first time I’ve listened to him since my last blog post. Now that’s a long time for me to be without my John Mayer! & 7) I did realize today that no matter how angry I may be, I still love him & pray he’ll stop listening to whoever is directing him to be this new & serious John Mayer & get back to the guy who was sweet enough & cared enough to give some teenager her first kiss on the cheek & all the other great interaction he had with his fans!  Doesn’t he understand that was part of his charm?  You need more than talent to make it.  You need charisma & the old John Mayer had a great deal of charisma!  That being said,  I still think I’m going to take a break from JM for awhile!

OK enough of that,  you’ve seen our entries (is you haven’t look at previous posts)  here’s your winning photograph below. Let me know what you think!

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John Mayer’s focus group…lol

Published November 24, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

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)

Did you follow John Mayer’s Dashboard Confessions on Tumblr 11/22

Published November 23, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

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.

    John

 

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!!!!!!!

Ciao lovies!

Let us know what you thought of the first installment of Dashboard Confessions from John Mayer on Tumblr!

 

John Mayer’s Hologram video…Hilarious

Published November 18, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

This is funnier than hell & definitely rates in my top 5 John Mayer videos!!!!  I love that he has such a great sense of humor he can do these kinds of things!

John Mayer Road Session 13 in Europe!

Published November 16, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Raod session #13 takes place on the European leg of John Mayer’s Born And Raised Tour. Of all of the Road sessions thus far it is definitely my absolute favorite!!!!! It’s just a fun little 2:15 video where everyone is having a blast from the minute it starts til the the very end!!!!! I’m so jealous of everyone who got to see John Mayer in Europe, but then again, I’m jealous of everyone who gets to go to any John Mayer show that Morgan & I miss!  Plus I love Vultures & it’s the song in this Road Session! Ugh I wish so much I was able to get tickets to just one more John Mayer show!   I’m like a junky every show I go to I always end saying, “Just one more!!!!”
Anyway, here it is! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Some random John Mayer pics for everyone to enjoy!

Published November 13, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

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!
Ciao!

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John MAyer contest from Billboard!!! What I wouldn’t give!

Published November 13, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Below is a link to the latest John Mayer giveaway!!! This one is inspired by John Mayer’s new single Who You Love & is a pretty big deal! Winner gets 2 tickets, a meet & greet, airfare, & 2 night hotel stay to go see JM in Brooklyn, NY on December 17. How freaking awesome is that?!?!? I’m so flabbergasted I can’t even come up with something to say besides awesome.  Sorry,  I’m fucking lame!

So read the deets & get your entries in! you have until November 26, 2013 to show Billboard.com & John Mayer Who you love! Good luck!  Morgan & I are hard at work coming up with ideas!  Wish us luck!
Sorry Europe, you’ve got to be in the U.S. , but you just had him!!!!!

http://www.billboard.com/bklovesmayer