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!
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!!!!!
After the first show in Cleveland on 8-6-13 we were going to start heading towards Detroit for the show the following day and grab a hotel when we got tired. We ended up stopping to grab a bite to eat at a rest stop and took our time just chatting about how phenomenal the show was and all that jazz. Once we started driving again somehow we ended up getting off an exit that was nowhere near where we wanted to go. After we got turned around and headed back onto the highway is where the first of these 4 videos picks up. Sadly, we only chased and didn’t really catch anything, but it was still crazy, fun, and exciting! Morgan is a pretty new driver and I couldn’t in good conscience encourage her to drive like a maniac in unknown territory. I, on the other hand, definitely could have chased and probably caught, but I have terrible night vision and the headlights kill my eyes. So here are the videos of the highlight of the trip. The shows were fantastic, but this was really an adrenaline rush! They are all pretty short and kind of silly, but that’s the whole point of this blog!Be warned, there is some (not much) foul language in them incase you’re easily offended.
So, it’s terribly late & I should be in bed for the big day tomorrow, but I had to share this phenomenal news with you all! A little while back I stumbled on this website GlobalCitizen.org . They encourage people to get involved with fighting/promoting different global issues like poverty, preventable diseases, family planning for women & girls, etc. Well for each issue you take part in you earn points. You can then trade in so many points to enter into a drawing for tickets to see specific artists who are working with GlobalCitizen.org . There are tons of musician involved (John Mayer, Dierks Bentley, Jay Z, just to name a few)
Anyway, These artists have agreed to give one set of tickets from their “personal stash” (whatever that means) to the person who wins them in the lottery they used their points toward. They make it seem like they are “good” seats, but even if they aren’t just the idea of winning them while helping out some pretty good global issues is pretty damn cool! My daughter & I Spent a lot of time reading articles & signing petitions (for excellent causes, btw) & used all our points to enter to win tickets for shows we don’t already buy tickets for! Guess what, I won! Got the email this afternoon that I’ll be getting 2 tickets to see JM @ the Allentown Fair on August 27!!!!! What an absolutely incredible way to start our John Mayer chase! I was super excited before; now I’m seriously bouncing off walls I’m so pumped! I have a great feeling about this month. It’s going to literally ROCK!
Time to get some rest for the big drive tomorrow! See you there! Be sure to check out GlobalCitizen.org not just for the chance to win free tickets to see some of your favorite artists, but b/c it’s a fantastic way to help those in need!
Here we are 4 days away from the first of our John Mayer concerts in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. It almost seems impossible how quickly the time flew by. Today we’re going to do some last minute preparations i.e. house cleaning for the dog sitters, shopping for last minute necessities, cleaning the bug. All part of the travel process I truly hate! lol
We also got a new video recorder that we have to get a 2nd battery & an SD card for. I’m feeling kind of lazy today. Better have a cup of coffee & get a move on it.
On a different note, I wonder what JM has been doing with his free time the last several days. Haven’t seen many posts on any of his blogs except a pic of a 18 wheeler advertising Katy Perry & a grade school class photo. Hmmm, he really does seem to be much tighter lipped & keeping his “personal time” more personal. Come on John, Throw us a bone!! We miss you!!!
here are a few John Mayer adorably cute funny faces to brighten your day!
Well we are very impatiently waiting for JM to make his way to the east coast! 20 days until he’s in Ohio which is going to be our first show!!! At least 5 others after that, but I’m really pushing for possibly 2 extras! This is going to be the best summer EVER!!! Cannot wait for the real “chase” to begin & to be blogging from the road! For now, here’s some eye candy to occupy my time & yours!
We’re thrilled that John posted the lyrics to the new release “Wildfire!” We’ve been so anxiously awaiting the song & hoping we had it & the lyrics before our shows! We are so easily satisfied. Well sometimes, I guess the fact that we still aren’t happy with seeing 6 shows in one month makes us seem a bit more difficult to please, but that’s just not true! We just wish to get the most out of this tour as we’ve waited so very long & have mentioned, “WE LOVE JOHN MAYER?!?!?” We’ll ‘chase’ him to the ends of the earth & then probably off just like lemmings if it came down to it! Hey at least I’m being honest. There aren’t many people, let alone celebrities I’d actually spend time ‘chasing!’
Anyway, here’s “Wildfire.” If you haven’t heard it I hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think with a comment down below.