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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Even New Music Makes Me Feel Old


So I have a little bit of a thing for John Mayer.  It's mostly the guitar playin' and the sexy voice and all.  What can I say, I have a history of falling for guitarists with sexy voices.  Ask Larry.


Many mornings as the kids are eating breakfast and I am making lunches, Room for Squares is playing over our marvelous sound system.  (Yes, it is the first album, but it is still my favorite.)  He's also frequently on throughout the day right now in a little of a rotation with Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie album, and the occasional Carly Simon.  I'm in a mellow music mood at the moment.

I also have this slight internet compulsion.  Maybe you've noticed.  When I read on Erin's blog about John Mayer's Twitter page, I enthusiastically signed right up.  I don't check it out often.  But it's a little interesting.  I sometimes wonder if he's trying to sound more deep than he is, in a random sort of fashion.  (Randomness is difficult, by definition, to create.  A lot of bloggers try.  For most, it's not a great idea.)   That's probably just me being skeptical.  Well, tonight I read this twittered gem:

Since when did news headlines come with question marks? "Is Talking To The Taliban The Right Approach?" I don't know! You tell me, THE NEWS.
 Wow. I'd hardly call myself wise, or very politically savvy, but it occurs to me that the answer to that questioning headline would be what's called editorializing.  In other words, not fact.  Opinion.  Political commentary.  Spin, perhaps.  Sunday morning panel fodder.  Not the job of THE NEWS.

Is THE NEWS supposed to tell us what to think now?  Plenty of them do, but we take that with a grain of salt, right?  And we're a little put off.  Am I a fuddy duddy?  I'm only 4 years older than this guy, but I suddenly feel like his mother's bridge partner.  Maybe that's not a bad thing. 

Especially considering the fact that I can't figure out why this composing formatting has a tendency to go all funky on me when I copy and paste.  Like huge letters, and the wrong color font.  Trying to fix it makes it worse.  It usually publishes correctly.  It's a gamble.  See.  I fit right in with that canasta and pinochle set.  Rambling on about crazy kids today, muddling my way around these complicated machines ...

16 fishy comments:

Melissa said...

Wish I could go there with Mayer. Just can't get into him.
Obama is just pure embarassment right now......

CaJoh said...

Don't worry… I know I felt old even when I was young.

If you ever need assistance on formatting things, just let me know (I know enough about html to be dangerous).

Jillene said...

I am RIGHT there with you--I love me some John Mayer--and some Jack Bauer!!

Annette Lyon said...

I'll be he was just trying to be funny, but you're absolutely right.

wesley's mom (sue) said...

Room for Squares is one of my favorite albums too, and I am guilty of checking out his tweets as well.

As for feeling like a fuddy duddy, I can't seem to get away from it lately. What's happening? I used to be so cool?

Kristina P. said...

I like Mayer's music, but I think he's a huge manwhore. I am super perplexed about the whole Mayer/Aniston thing.

Glad to see you posting again!

2busy said...

I enjoyed your post. I think I need to listen to some John Mayer.

Heidi Ashworth said...

There's a SF radio DJ who pulls bloopers on people by calling up and pretending he is someone else and making them feel like they are in trouble with the law or whatever--anyway, he had John Mayer on his show last week and John totally pulled a blooper on Don Blue (the DJ) by acting like a total creep. It made Don's day, it really did. Everyone has tried to blooper him but only John pulled it off!

Tink said...

I've never been a fan of John Mayer. Like Kristina, I'm perplexed by the Mayer/Aniston thing too! She has so much class and seems to hook up with these men who seem all wrong for her. Oh well...

Melanie J said...

This is the second John Mayer post I've read today. How funny.

And I just discovered Ray LaMontagne via his SNL performance. Good stuff.

And I've often thought that if I signed up for Twitter, it would purely to read his stuff because I think his randomness is hilarious.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I like John Mayer's music, but am not such a huge fan of his "star personality." I've seen several short internet clips where he is trying to be funny, witty, whatever. It does't work.

I'm with you, Mina. He really needs to stick to his music. If he could pop out a baby or two with Jen, that would be great too.

-Francesca

Loralee and the gang... said...

Oh, I looovvveee John Mayer too. And I try to watch/listen to the news as little as possible and still stay informed...delicate balancing act, I tell you. And no, talking to the Taliban is NOT the right approach. (In my opinion, since they asked)
:~D

clan of the cave hair said...

Is he the one with the "say what you need to say" song? I hate that song.

I wish you would have worked "fandangled" into your post! LOL

Motherboard said...

I follow him on twitter too. He is just simply divine!

Word ver: Ishness. That is the best one I have had all day!

Becky said...

Journalism has changed a lot in the past 20 years. I wish it would go back to reporting facts and not trying to shape the way their viewers think. But I do not know if that will ever happen.

susette said...

I love John Mayer music and could listen to it all day. I don't pay attention to what he does in his regular life.