Sunday, January 11, 2009

always buzzing just like...

I have no idea how I missed it but back in July, John Mayer released a double CD set of live tracks. Before you start judging me, yes, I am a huge John Mayer fan. The man is a brilliant musician. His guitar playing is virtuosic and his song writing inspired. People seem perplexed when I say that I really like the guy. I guess that's because I don't listen to a lot of "artists" who are currently played on mainstream radio. But John Mayer actually knows what he is doing, not like most of the ass clowns who make the charts. But I digress.

Where The Light Is, available in both audio and video formats, is a collection of Mayer's tunes performed in 3 distinct sets: an acoustic set that includes an excellent version of Tom Petty's Free Falling; a trio set featuring two of the most brilliant musicians currently walking the earth, bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan; and a band set, including his regular band line up. This recording further demonstrates what a talented and versatile musician this guy is and gets my highest recommendation.

3 comments:

e-Lizabeth said...

Heh. You said ass clown.

So I might actually have to give John Mayer more of a chance - not only because you are hardcore about him and I know you don't listen to no shit, but also because Pino? Is the effin' bomb.

Steph said...

Its okay.. I love JM too-- although his decisions puzzle me...

vivian said...

What do you mean? Like dating Jessica Simpson...

e-liz, since you are a Pino fan, you should check out the John Mayer Trio album, Try!. It is seriously awesome.