Monday, May 07, 2007

John Mayer concert

We went to see John Mayer last month. It was a wicked concert. I wanted to practice my concert photography but they wouldn't let me take my Digi SLR into Scotiabank place(I had even taken off the big scary zoom lens in preparation). So after a short trip back to the truck we settled in to watch the show. Kathleen Edwards opened up and she was great BUT she kept bitching to the audience that they weren't lively enough. In my opinion, if an artist has to do that, maybe they should spend more time concentrating on being more exciting and less time berating the audience. John Mayer didn't have to say a thing and the place exploded when he came on (hehehehehe, ok, not the same market share, I know).
I first saw Mayer on the 2000 or 2001 Grammies when he played and won for his song "Your body is a wonderland". I was impressed with his funky acoustic chops and what he was able to do with his limited vocal range. Then I saw him on ACL and was surprised at his bluesiness! I was even more surprised when friggin Buddy Guy came on and Mayer played right up to his level! Buddy Guy!!!!! Mayer is a blues man at heart...
I love his stage presence and how he moves with his guitar. It's very natural and it's obvious he loves his job. He was even apologetic about the price of concert tix, etc. The only thing that bugs me about him is some of his perhaps pseudo-orgasmic guitar faces he sometimes pulls..

Great songwriter thought. I found out soon after the Grammies that he was going out with Jennifer Love Hewwitt. He's since broken up with her.. (check that! HE broke up with HER). The bastard!
And he has a fantastic collection of vintage strats. If you've never given him a listen, check his music out sometime. His John Mayer trio stuff is great too!

1 comment:

Bryce said...

dude! fact is so easy to do and yet your Mayer/Love-Hewitt tidbit is about 5 years old and you should smack whoever told you about it in the mouth. Here's a more accurate timeline of John's conquests that can be found on Wikipedia (
Mayer dated Jennifer Love Hewitt briefly in 2002.[54] In a comedy routine in May 2006, he joked they never consummated their relationship; he later apologized to her for the raunchy routine.[55] Despite rumors to the contrary, Mayer did not date Heidi Klum in 2003.[50] Mayer dated Jessica Simpson for about nine months, beginning in the summer of 2006. Rumors started in August 2006 with a People magazine article, but kicked into high gear when Mayer and Simpson spent New Year's holiday together in New York City, both attending Christina Aguilera's New Years Eve 2006 party.[56] At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, Ryan Seacrest asked Mayer about his relationship with Simpson, but Mayer cryptically responded in Japanese. Despite some initially conflicting translations, he said "Jessica is a lovely woman, and I'm glad to be with her."[57] The couple were spotted kissing and hugging at a 2007 Grammy after-party, and posed for photos.[58] Simpson also accompanied Mayer for several dates of his 2007 Continuum tour, and the two went on a trip to Rome in March of that year.[59][60][61] However, recent reports suggest that the couple split in May 2007.[62]

Those little numbers represent notes to back up the claims...kind of a way to 'check' the 'facts'.