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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 09:51 PM
Anybody listen to this guy? I never heard of him until my daughter asked me if I will go with her to a show. I'll go just to go with her--we always have a great time at concerts together.
 
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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 09:54 PM
I think he sort of got a bad rap as a pretty boy pop star initially. But, he's a very good guitar player and he loves the blues. All in all, I think he's pretty talented.
 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 09:55 PM
BLECHH.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 09:55 PM
his earlier stuff was kinda poppy drivel (IMO)... but he's a great guitarist and his last two albums effen rock... those would be "TRY!"(2005) and "Continum"(2006)...

your mileage may vary but I think you will have a good time... (aside from enjoying the show with your daughter)

 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 10:03 PM
I dig him (a lot!)!

 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 10:28 PM
Cool! I think I will probably enjoy it musically. And it will be an interesting crowd for our people-watching. We've always done it; we'll make up elaborate and bizarre life stories for strangers, even sometimes in the grocery store!

She and I have different tastes in music, of course. We overlap at about Tom Petty, but she went with me to see Dickey Betts, and I went with her to Def Leppard. We always have a great time. Musically, though, I think my favorite moment was when she "got" Mavis Staples, who opened for Petty one time.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 10:55 PM
I think he is talented from what the limited stuff I've heard, although he is certainly not my bag. He seems to have a good commercial appeal.

I did see a video of his trio band, & I thought the blues he played was terrible-it's obvious he can play, but his execution, timing, & etc. on this particular footage was waaaay off. I applaud him for going in that direction though, & going back to the source.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2007 at 11:09 PM
Some one I know gave me a copy of Continuum to listen too. It did grow on me after awhile. My wife likes him.

Chicks definitely dig him!



 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 12:58 AM
I remember seeing him on Clapton's "Crossroads Guitar Festival" DVD's some time back and not being impressed at all.

I never took him seriously until he was on a DirecTV freeview a month or two ago. It was a live show, and I have to say I like a few tunes and some of his playing. I picked up "Continuum" recently and there's two, maybe three tunes on it that I like.

Warning: small rant to follow -

The first tune on "Continum" is "Waiting for the World to Change". At first, I kinda liked it. Then I started listening closer to the lyrics:
quote:
me and all my friends
we're all misunderstood
they say we stand for nothing and
there's no way we ever could
now we see everything that's going wrong
with the world and those who lead it
we just feel like we don't have the means
to rise above and beat it

so we keep waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

it's hard to beat the system
when we're standing at a distance
so we keep waiting
waiting on the world to change
now if we had the power
to bring our neighbors home from war
they would have never missed a Christmas
no more ribbons on their door
and when you trust your television
what you get is what you got
cause when they own the information, oh
they can bend it all they want

that's why we're waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

it's not that we don't care,
we just know that the fight ain't fair
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

and we're still waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting waiting on the world to change
one day our generation
is gonna rule the population
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change


Read those lyrics and consider comparisions from the past. CSNY comes first to mind, but there were many others in the 60's. None of them would have ever said "so we'll keep waiting on the world to change". They all preached "get up and change the world". So is this where we've ended up? Is this representative of the Xbox-generation (or whatever they're called)? Seems pretty lame compared to the past...

End of Rich's rant - let the flames begin!

[Edited on 1/4/2007 by Fujirich]

 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 01:03 AM
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Read those lyrics and consider comparisions from the past. CSNY comes first to mind, but there were many others in the 60's. None of them would have ever said "so we'll keep waiting on the world to change". They all preached "get up and change the world". So is this where we've ended up? Is this representative of the Xbox-generation (or whatever they're called)?

He could be trying to say that they shouldn't be waiting, or he could mean he knows the time will come.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 01:22 AM
Music is a very personal thing......I very personally feel John Mayer BLOWS.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 02:50 AM
man ill tell you, mayer has some alright **** , but hes leaning too poppy for my tastes, for every blues he does he does 3x the pop. his blues chops really aint all that great, my ex had a copy of TRY which i got from her and didnt give back, and that slow blues on it has a few good BB inspired licks but overall its pretty **** . bottom line, a stevie ray vaugh-abee, with alot of pop.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 03:20 AM
First of all - I think it'd be a great concert to share with your daughter.

In general - I'm not sure about him though - I think he's confused. Obviously he loves the blues and SRV but I haven't seen/heard him play anything in that light to convince me. However - I know he did Austin City Limits with Double Trouble as his back up band and guest appearances by The Buddy Guy (and others) - I'd like to see that. If Buddy Guy is willing to go jam with him I'll give him benefit of the doubt for now.

Also - his first single (poppy teen crap) had two b-sides on there - the wind cries mary and lenny. They were ok - but at least the teens who bought that single (and millions did) got to hear those tunes.

Still - he needs to get his mojo working!

 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 07:51 AM
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We've always done it; we'll make up elaborate and bizarre life stories for strangers, even sometimes in the grocery store!
Hmmm. Well, "Rebecca," or whatever your name is, I guess you made up all this then, too :



While I got my "mad" smiley going, let me say this about John Mayer: I don't want to start out the morning on such a bad note by expressing my distaste for John Mayer, so just do a site search on "John Mayer," and you'll find a few posts that should head you in the right direction.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 08:40 AM
His name is too long.

 

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We've always done it; we'll make up elaborate and bizarre life stories for strangers, even sometimes in the grocery store!
Hmmm. Well, "Rebecca," or whatever your name is, I guess you made up all this then, too :



While I got my "mad" smiley going, let me say this about John Mayer: I don't want to start out the morning on such a bad note by expressing my distaste for John Mayer, so just do a site search on "John Mayer," and you'll find a few posts that should head you in the right direction.
Great Peter, now they will find the "I think his voice is a little too light in the loafers" post I made a few years ago. (Or something close to that)
Gregory likes John Mayer.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 09:42 AM
I saw his "power trio" with Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino opening for the Stones. It started out decent enough and then sort of petered out. After he played some sh-t-hot blues he tried to play his own pop drivel Stevie Ray Vaughan style which was fine by me as I didn't have to fight the between artists crowd at the beer stand. Maybe with a full band he'd be more entertaining. He's coming to my town and all the young women are hot-to-go.
 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 04:13 PM
Have seen the TRIO, him doing the "hits" and his fan only Blues shows all were great
 

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  posted on 1/4/2007 at 04:27 PM
He plays on "The Road to Escondido,".....Gets my attention.
 
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