John Mayer - “Something Like Olivia”
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2013
Marty Robbins - Devil Woman
A pencil. A piece of paper. A melody that won’t go away.
John crashes a show. “It stopped raining”
John Mayer’s new song!
@ Hotel Utah, San Francisco.
New record this Summer… Not a Born and Raised “plus”… A new group of songs to bring the whole thing up to date with Summer 2013. I have that hunger that always precedes something meaningful. See you all soon. And thanks for the warm welcome back to the stage. Getting back on it a little at a time.
I finished my 6 week Berklee class and got some great peer reviews on my final song:
Peer 1 As I wrote before, I agree entirely. The bridge, in particular, uses minor sounding notes to strong effect. Overall, I like your song, and the style. I went over to your YouTube page and checked out some of your others songs too - very nice, particularly No Street Lights. You’ve clearly done this before ;) I wish you the best of luck with the future songwriting!
Peer 2 It’s a great concept. I loved all of the instrumentation!!! Thanks. Hope you enjoyed.
Peer 3 Good song, and well done setting the lyrics to music.
Peer 4 Melody is kind of 60s-protest in feeling, which may be what you were going for. It would be interesting to hear the lyrics presented with a modern-feeling melody. Because the theme is not necessarily bound to a particular time but is really ageless.
(This is what I was going for btw if you read the lyrics and get what it is about)
I am curious of what you all think as well, compared to previous songs I have had on here. Does anyone have a favorite because you never know. Ill get my final Grade Wednesday after assignment and peer review are compiled. Here are the lyrics:
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard I have an old soul.
Grew up on fifties blues and sixties rock and roll.
Until you understand I know I’ll never feel whole.
I’m still a young man but this love has taken its toll.
Love can’t disagree.
You’re lying next to me. It feels like miles apart.
Someday you’ll see.
How this old soul can love you and your young heart
Your impression of Dylan is just an impression of him.
You change the radio dial and stop it on a whim.
You whisper “Katy gets me“ singing “If we ever meet again!”
Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it in the end.
Oh. We’re like December and May
If they were the same age
And I’d never have it any other way.
And I’d never have it any other …
Source: SoundCloud / jswolpers
Why do I love this band? Here’s one reason:
The lead singer of SafetySuit was driving down the high way when he noticed a little boy and his father fighting in the car in front of him. Making a mental note, he continued to drive (45-50 mph). Then, the passenger door of the car in front of him opened and the little boy fell out! His dad had pushed him out of a moving car.
Doug pulled over and held the kid’s head up while calling 911, and the whole time they were talking. He was bleeding a lot.
“Now, I need you to catch your breath for me. Cause… You’re losing it. There’s no time left to waste. I promise you- I will NOT leave. But right now I need you to stay with me, no look at me look at me. No one’s going to die. It’s not your time.”
Doug says this. Next, the little boy says,
“Now I need you to make me a promise that you will tell my dad I’m sorry that I made everything worse.”
The little boy was only concerned that he had made his dad mad…
Then Doug says “No. I won’t say that. You can tell him yourself when you see him soon, cause he’s coming. You just have to hold on. Don’t let go.”
Then, when the ambulances get there, he says
“I know you might be scared, Do not be afraid. You’re saved.”
Doug says that he will never forget that day