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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 06:25 AM
My girlfriend tells me that John Mayer ( I have no clue who he is ?) is playing on GMA with special guest Eric Clapton about 8:20 am. Is he the guy with Derek on the cover of the Rolling Stone a while back?

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 06:38 AM
Yeah, he is a pretty famous musician who performs a strange combination of music. He plays some acoustic poppy type stuff, but also plays a lot of straight blues, SRV, type stuff. From what I understand he plays the more generic songs to draw in crowds, but his passion lies in the blues. I'm seeing him tonight in Camden, NJ and pretty excited for the show. He's not perfect, but in terms of new music he's pretty good. and today on Good Morning America should be solid considering Clapton is with him...Oh yeah, Mayer is on the Crossroads DVD, from the guitar festival. also on the SRV live at montreux dvd he is interviewed talking about his love for Stevie.
 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 06:55 AM
I don't expect you to like him (I don't much), but are you really telling me you don't know who John Mayer is? I hate to be cynical, but are you a big music fan? Have you been living in a cave for several years? He's had maybe four huge hits in the past five years and also has made music columns for going out of his normal soft rock genre and toured with a bluesy power trio. Not only that, he's been all over the rag mags (not that I could diss you for missing THAT, but my coworkers always have 'em) for his relationship with Jessica Simpson.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 08:33 AM
Did anyone see him play with Derek Trucks and Robert Randolph? It was quite good, check it out or listen to the John Mayer Trio CD ..... SRV/blues - not pop. After viewing/listening your opinion might change.
 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 08:36 AM
Yeah..I been living in a cave...John Mayer sucks..I would'nt go see him in my own livin' room...I don't need that mamby pamby pop **** . Just my opinion... but... he might like the Bluz but he's got about as much soul as a 2x4.....

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 08:39 AM
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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 09:08 AM
I think John Mayer's name has too may letters in it.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 09:42 AM
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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 02:24 PM
Anyone think Clapton will show up at Panic tonight? There's no way he'd drive to Camden to guest, but if he's in NYC, hmmmmm...

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 03:45 PM
Eric is in town because he is playing the China Cares Benefit at the Belle Haven Beach Club in Greenwich tomorrow night. This is the same benefit the ABB played last year. If you or a friend has a boat you can drop anchor outside the club and get a real good listen of the show although you really can't see much. Haven't decided yet whether or not I'm going, it does get a little nuts there with too many boats.
 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 03:46 PM
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I watched the video and John Mayer just can't sing the blues. He can't find a bluesy
voice in him. Other than that I like the way he moves with the music.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 03:48 PM
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.....you never know....

ok so maybe you're right, but I wouldn't complaim if he made the trip.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 03:51 PM
I don't expect you to like him (I don't much), but are you really telling me you don't know who John Mayer is? I hate to be cynical, but are you a big music fan? Have you been living in a cave for several years? He's had maybe four huge hits in the past five years........

Maybe you shouldn't be so tough on the guy. at least he was honest about it.
We have a lot of musicians and people who really know music and it's their main
interest. That's wonderful. But I bet a lot of music lovers(not on this site)
never heard of John Mayer. John Mayer should stick with his pop music.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 04:17 PM
Well, his 'poppy' side of his music doesn't do much for me, but the fact is, nose in the air about him or not, the cat can play guitar, and play it well.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 04:21 PM
ruthe: If you look at Moss' later post, it was all in jest (as I somewhat suspected). He says, "Yeah...I been living in a cave....John Mayer sucks". And I stick by what I said, any music fan on this site or not who has not heard of John Mayer really has their head in the sand.

Anyway, I DVR'd and watched the Good Morning America segment w/ Mayer and Clapton. Mayer did a few tunes first, in his soft rock mode (yawn). Then Clapton came out and they did "Crossroads" together from Clapton's Cream days. I must say that Mayer made quite a nice showing in the Master's presence, taking the much longer solo, which was VERY hot, and lead vocals on most of the verses. Eric was obviously purposely staying out of the way at Mayer's show, which was admirable. Clapton only did that one tune.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 04:31 PM
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Well, his 'poppy' side of his music doesn't do much for me, but the fact is, nose in the air about him or not, the cat can play guitar, and play it well.


Hey Derek, I will never argue with you on music. I was only talking vocals.
I just don't hear the blusey in his voice. I always pay more attention to vocals
so long as the music is good.

 

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ruthe: If you look at Moss' later post, it was all in jest (as I somewhat suspected). He says, "Yeah...I been living in a cave....John Mayer sucks". And I stick by what I said, any music fan on this site or not who has not heard of John Mayer really has their head in the sand.



Sorry I didn't think you guys were kidding. I am always the last one to catch the joke.

 

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Yeah..I been living in a cave...John Mayer sucks..I would'nt go see him in my own livin' room...I don't need that mamby pamby pop **** . Just my opinion... but... he might like the Bluz but he's got about as much soul as a 2x4.....


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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 07:45 PM

Sorry I didn't think you guys were kidding. I am always the last one to catch the joke.
I was not kidding Ruth.....I have heard the name but never paid any attention to him...just another flash in the pan to me ..I would put him with that Jack White guy and about 20 other would be guitar players..I definitely was not impressed with anything I saw today ......As far as my musical knowledge and "my head in the sand" I'll keep my **** in' head in the sand...but when you get my age ...you get kinda set in your ways and to tell the truth...I really don't like much at all after about 1975-76. So call me the old guy with his head in the sand...I've paid my dues for over 40 yrs. and If I got on that stage with him ..I would not have been as nice as Mr.Clapton...I'd a burned his young A$$ in the ground...No Quarter....

[Edited on 7/21/2007 by CWMoss]

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 07:59 PM
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Well, his 'poppy' side of his music doesn't do much for me, but the fact is, nose in the air about him or not, the cat can play guitar, and play it well.


Funny. It's the poppy acoustic stuff that I like about him. His first album does show lots of genius songwriting. He IS a Berkley grad & pulls influence vocally from Dave Matthews (which early on people did not have a problem saying about him) & SRV influencing his guitar playing.

HOWEVER if someone above was referencing his appearance with Derek & Robert Randolph at the 2002 Jammys as being good I beg to differ. It was so obvious the way that jam played out that Randolph could tell Mayer could not hang with the present company & kept motioning to Derek to cover for him. It is obvious both musically & visually if you have access to the video. I was embarrassed for him watching it.

Quite frankly I tire of his blues stuff pretty fast. It is repetitive & not very original.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2007 at 08:42 PM
He plays better than me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qla13aWrNP4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzb-Pbtr1U4&mode=related&search=


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  posted on 7/21/2007 at 12:21 AM
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Funny. It's the poppy acoustic stuff that I like about him.


WHEW...I don't feel so "alienated " now. I like his stuff...would I go see him ?...No had a chance to get great seats free, would I buy a CD ? probably not, would I make a special point to stay home to watch him ? No, but I dig his stuff but the personality just rubs me wrong.

 

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HOWEVER if someone above was referencing his appearance with Derek & Robert Randolph at the 2002 Jammys as being good I beg to differ. It was so obvious the way that jam played out that Randolph could tell Mayer could not hang with the present company & kept motioning to Derek to cover for him. It is obvious both musically & visually if you have access to the video. I was embarrassed for him watching it.

Quite frankly I tire of his blues stuff pretty fast. It is repetitive & not very original.


1. I agree with your last statement.
2. If you have that video, is there any way you could post it on youtube?

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  posted on 7/21/2007 at 12:52 AM
Well I just got back from the show. It was John Mayer with Ben Folds opening. Personally i'm a fan of Ben Folds too, but I feel like he may get the dreaded sign of disaproval from most people around here. Either way he can play the piano pretty well and has written some good songs.

As for Mayer...he definitely won me over tonight. He had some great playing among some pretty good songs. His solos were often extended (though I've never heard any studio stuff so that's just a guess) and constructed very well. He had some great phrasing and did a great job. As for the entire show...some of the songs were poppy and boring. They were the ones the crowd cheered the most for and I used them as bathroom breaks. He can sing well, but as pointed out before he can't sing the blues too well. His playing is somewhat typical to the strat guy, similar to Clapton, or SRV...though not equal to them. I liked him more than Kenny Wayne Shepherd though. Bottom line though, despite some not so appealing songs and some reaaaaaallllllly obnoxious fans, the guy can write songs and play some really nice guitar. The GMA show didn't touch this, for those of you who weren't impressed by it. I'll just leave it at that for now...and oh yeah they did Crossroads as part of the encore and it received perhaps the least applause the entire night It was the first show...ever for me where there were more than 5% girls, and wow did they make themselves heard. I was rather uncomfortable not being around old farts, despite more kids being my age...but yeah that was one thing you had to "put up with" though i'd consider following him just for the girls that show up.

 

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HOWEVER if someone above was referencing his appearance with Derek & Robert Randolph at the 2002 Jammys as being good I beg to differ. It was so obvious the way that jam played out that Randolph could tell Mayer could not hang with the present company & kept motioning to Derek to cover for him. It is obvious both musically & visually if you have access to the video. I was embarrassed for him watching it.

Quite frankly I tire of his blues stuff pretty fast. It is repetitive & not very original.


1. I agree with your last statement.
2. If you have that video, is there any way you could post it on youtube?

Gracias!


I can't post it anywhere b/c not only is it a pretty long jam (ten to fifteen minutes) I don't know how to transfer anything from DVD on to youtube, other host sites, etc. I did a quick search for it on youtube & no joy. Would you want a B&P? I can do that for you.

 

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