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!
John Mayer met up with Ari Shapiro from NPR on Thanksgiving day for a live interview. The link is below for those of you who were too busy with family or unable to tune in to NPR. It’s a nice little 22 minute interview with some live songs from Paradise Valley & one flashback! We learn that John Mayer & I have the same favorite food at Thanksgiving dinner & the one word you never want John Mayer to say to you if you ever meet him! LOL Enjoy & I hope you all had a nice holiday! I hope this link works!
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!
This just makes me chuckle! John Mayer’s myspace welcome message. It was probably even more amusing back in the days when we actually used myspace! I do think it’s making some sort of comeback though. I see a lot of musicians talking about myspace lately. The real question is: Where oh where has this John Mayer disappeared to & will we ever get him back?!?!?
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.
We see that John Mayer writes a great many songs about specific people in his life. Of course people write songs about that which influences their daily lives & we see tons of songs with names in them either the title or the lyrics. Since I have been a wee lass I’ve always been seriously miffed that there was no song for me! No “Stephanie” song! I am a music enthusiast & have spent many long both drunken & sober hours searching for a Stephanie song, but sadly breaking my wee little heart, there was none to be found. Until my dear friend, Paul LaQuintano who is a local singer/song writer here in North East Pennsylvania & front man for the local band affectionately known as SC@P (Slow Children At Play) wrote ME a song!!!!!!! We work together & sometimes it’s a tough place. So it’s a song kind of referring to that. There is no mushy love junk, Paul is a married man! It’s a catchy little ditty & it makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside & extra special to be able to say, “this is my song!” So here it is, I may have posted it a long time ago, but I don’t remember (too much vodka when I was younger.) If It is a repost I apologize, but it’s worth giving a second listen just cuz it’s mine!!!!! And I forgot to mention…Paul is almost as cute as John Mayer & costs me much less money! Plus I’ve got no doubt if I knocked on his door he’d let me in! Perhaps I should make my blog about Paul? NO, he certainly wouldn’t like that, but he does secretly like John Mayer!
Here’s the link to “Song for Stephanie” by Slow Children @ Play
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