John Mayer at the Livingston Town Proper.
Make sure to share this with the JM Fam.
Do you have a John Mayer Tattoo? If so, take a picture and tag it John Mayer Tattoo. You can also submit it to me and I’ll put something together over the next month, post it, then message you when It’s posted.
I have seen a lot of John Mayer tattoos in the JM Fam lately. Someone should make a compilation with photos of all of them. Message me if you do. Here’s mine.
It is 1.5 hours until Pedamundo and my dash is filled with Nickelodeon cartoons from the 90’s, pictures of cats and Harry Potter. You should be drinking til everything feels achievable, listening to Sweet Child o’ Mine and realizing how much it relates to you life, listening to every beach boys song simultaneously to see if it has the feel good summer spirit you are looking for, vandalizing stop signs, and Target displays of “someones” picks, playing continuum on a record player that you borrowed cause you didnt realize when you bought it on vinyl you would want to listen to it one day, get a tattoo of baby John on your lower back AND last but not least, pressing the little repeat all button on Born and Raised on your iPod for the next 48 hours.Now get out there and show the world what you are made of.
You know how a lot of artists followers and fans have names like Swifties and Deadheads and Bieliebers and Glamberts and Claymates and Metallicats or whatever?
It seems to me that all of their fans only want to know the artist and not each other. None of them are FAMILY like we are. Not only do we respect John, but each other as well. I am proud to be part of the family.
P.S. Why aren’t you following me already?
My son Keaton Luke and John Mayer share the same birthday of October 16th, but exactly 30 years apart. He is a huge JM fan and some of that is my doing, but I never pushed it on him. One day Johns Soundstage concert was on tv. (Keaton was about two at the time and is now 4) John opened with Clarity. Ooooh, Oooooooh. Keaton was in the room and repeated: Oooh, Oooooooh. I said, you know that is your dads hero and you both have the same birthday right? Since then he was hooked. Since then we have played guitar together and he is so eager to learn just so he can be like John.
Keaton has never been to a concert. In the womb he has been to Linkin Park and Toby Keith but never a real concert since he has been born in 07. This years Born and Raised tour would have been his first concert. I purposely waited til he was old enough to handle the sound which is why I didn’t take him to Battle Studies in ‘10.
I play Rhythm guitar at my Christian church so that is where we are every Sunday with Keaton wishing he could be on stage with me.
I told Keaton today that John had a very sore throat and could not come to Phoenix to play and sing for us in May and that we could use the money that we get back for the tickets to go to Guitar Center and pick something out for him.
Now this is the heart of a child. Keaton said “Instead of getting something for myself, I want to pray for John, go to buy him a card to get better and then buy airplane tickets so we can go visit him in the hospital like we did for Pop Pop when he was not feeling good.” We prayed for John, we are headed to buy him a card tomorrow afternoon. I told him that we cannot go visit John since his hospital does not allow visitors but that you are a very good unselfish boy and I love you. I also said when John gets better we will go see him here in Phoenix and make a sign and thank him for inspiring you and your Dad to pick up a guitar and learn to play.
BORN AND RAISED TRACK-LIST
So I have given this a lot of thought and decided to come up with my own 12 track playlist of what I think/wish the songs on Born and Raised will be. Each song below has a link for you to check out the video and there is a playlist link I created at the bottom in case you want to watch them all in order. Here’s to Born And Raised.
2. Up On Cripple Creek (feat. Keith Urban)
5. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright (feat. Susan Tedeschi)
8. Age of Worry
9. Speak For Me
10. Portable Heart
I am ready to jam in the morning . Yes, I’m living it right. I am living my dream inspired by my hero John Mayer… And to quote JM: “It’s my failure to sound like my heroes that’s allowed me to sound like myself.”
Side note, this is post 141.