Monday, December 9, 2013

JOHN MAYER


I'M GOING TO BE HONEST HERE. WHEN I HEARD JOHN MAYER FOR THE FIRST TIME, I WASN'T A FAN. "YOUR BODY IS A WONDERLAND" JUST WASN'T MY JAM. I'D PRETTY MUCH WRITTEN HIM OFF UNTIL HIS 2008 HIT, "SLOW DANCING IN A BURNING ROOM". AT THE TIME I WAS INVOLVED IN AN ON- AGAIN OFF- AGAIN RELATIONSHIP. I'M GUESSING WE WERE GOING THROUGH AN OFF -TIME BECAUSE THAT SONG BECAME A VERY THERAPEUTIC SONG FOR ME, THAT WOULD SOON BE PLAYED ON REPEAT 1,000 TIMES. *SIDE NOTE: THERE COULDN'T POSSIBLY BE A MORE APPROPRIATE POST- BREAKUP ALBUM THAN "CONTINUUM" . SERIOUS THANKS TO WHOEVER BROKE JOHN MAYERS HEART.. WE ALL GOT A REALLY GREAT ALBUM OUT OF IT.

FOLLOWING "CONTINUUM" (2006), JOHN HAD DRAWN ME BACK INTO HIS ROMANTICALLY TWISTED WORLD, YET AGAIN, WHEN HE RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM "BATTLE STUDIES" IN 2009. THIS ALBUM EARNED THE NUMBER ONE SPOT ON THE BILLBOARD 200. THIS WAS WHEN I QUICKLY JUMPED FROM FAN, TO MEGA -FAN STATUS.

FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR, JOHN GAVE HIS VOCAL CHORDS (AND REPUTATION) A REST WHILE HIDING OUT IN HIS SECLUDED MONTANA HOME. DURING THIS TIME, HE WROTE HIS LATEST ALBUM "PARADISE VALLEY" (2013). MUSICALLY, IT'S SIMILAR TO HIS PREVIOUS ALBUM "BORN AND RAISED"(2012). BOTH HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT FEEL THAN ALL HIS ALBUMS PRIOR.

 FOR ME,  "CONTINUUM" STILL REMAINS THE FAVORITE ALBUM, ALWAYS THERE WHEN I NEED TO  BLUR OUT THE WORLD AROUND ME. EVERYTHING ABOUT HIS MUSIC HAS THE ABILITY TO CALM MY ANXIOUS MIND. 



TOP 5 FAVORITE JM SONGS:

  1. GRAVITY
  2. IN YOUR ATMOSPHERE (LIVE)
  3. EDGE OF DESIRE
  4. SLOW DANCING IN A BURNING ROOM
  5. ASSASSIN

LISTEN ON AND ENJOY!




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