…the hours of your life that disappear in the maintenance of vapor.
Has John changed his tumblr avatar just now?
no i’m not crying there’s just some john mayer lyrics in my eye
tumblr is a bit
like the old wireless, the airwaves are open we’re tuned to the right frequency, to the quiet static hush for while, sometimes a long while, but we can always expect another broadcast. The lines are open. I like that.
Hey Johnny boy,
Ohisashiburi desu ne?
What you got for us?
What do you need?
Looking for life,
Under it all.”
A Blackout poem for Johnny on his birthday.
Blackout poems are a nice metaphor for life really. Life is incessant, it’s everywhere, and really, sometimes you need to black some of it out in order to focus, to move forward and to really live and enjoy life.
Thankyou for the music, for heightening the highs and easing the lows. And thanks for staying in touch.
Happy Birthday John, here’s to new music and a beautiful future. X
Chart Moves: John Mayer’s Live EP Debuts on Billboard 200
John Mayer: Before John Mayer became too ill to sing, he recorded an EP’s worth of live tracks titled “The Complete 2012 Performances Collection.” This week, the five-song set, exclusive to iTunes, debuts at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 sold. The effort includes four tunes recorded during the making of his latest album, “Born and Raised,” along with one previously unreleased studio track. “Born and Raised” debuted at No. 1 earlier this year.
So if it turns out that ‘exclusive to iTunes’ means not gonna be available to iTunes Australia I am going to be pissed. (Why isn’t it in there already???)
John having a great time at Cafe Wha? on Nov 5th, 2011.
I try to avoid reblogging pics when there’s no credit but for these an exception needs to be made.
Welcome back John!
Wishing you the best recovery Keith!
Maybe we have begun to ask too much of our best loved musos?
Pete Murray - Opportunity (feat. John Mayer)
A charming acoustic pop ballad by Austrian singer-songwriter, Pete Murray. John Mayer lightly accompanies him on the verses and sings on the choruses as well. Not to mention a tasteful solo from you know who and nice groove at the end. Note the Tone on John Mayer’s guitar, it’s perfect. -David G
[For the record though Pete Murray is Australian, not Austrian. You could also say he’s “‘strayyin” in our (terrible) accent.]
First. They say “you’re wrong, you’re wrong.”
And when that doesn’t work they tell you that you’re crazy, “you’re crazy.”
And when that doesn’t work then they just start feeling sorry for you in this weird, manipulative way:
“I just feel real bad that you’re doing this to yourself.”
All of these things are a test. What you really want is behind the door, right?
The whole world is standing in front of the door going:
“You’re wrong, there’s nothing behind here, there’s nothing to see here,”
but you know in your heart get the hell out of the way cuz I have a place to be.
“You’re crazy, okay, you’re hurting yourself, you’re crazy….”
…if you’ve got a heart and a soul, then you know what the hell you’re doing,
and I have a feeling there are a lot of people in this room that know what they’re doing.
So what that means is, protecting what you know is right, no matter how small it is, you just gotta stay on the run,
Cause there’s nothing the world would rather do than say:
“Gimme that, gimme that, what’s in your hand? What is that hope? Give me that. Is that a dream? Crush it”
And what this song is about is staying far ahead away from everyone who wants to take that shit out of your hands.
We’re all on the run in one way or another. I feel it every day of my life after a while. It’s a powerful thing.
I ain’t going to let nobody, I ain’t going to let nOooooobody take my prize away from me.
… if I say it’s cool, it’s cool, that’s all. If I say it’s cool it’s cool. If you say it’s cool, it’s cool, that’s all.
-John Mayer / Prelude to ‘Vultures,’ Brisbane, Australia, 2007.