Sunday, 25 January 2009

My music: John Mayer

I thought I'd share some of my favourite music with you, 'cause I just know you are busting for me to share it!

I have to say right here that I am a huge music fan, always have been. And I love all different types of music too.....except jazz. Particularly trad jazz. Nay, nay and thrice nay. I once had a boyfriend who loved it and every Thursday we would go to a old style pub, with trad jazz musicians playing to nodding fans in a smoke filled room. My only excuse for this aberration of taste was that I was young and in love but those long Thursday evenings probably secured my dislike of trad jazz, and I avoid it now at all costs.

But as I say, I have quite an eclectic musical taste ranging from rock to blues, to soul and pop, some classical stuff and everything in between, plus a whole load of other music which is hard to classify.

One of my current favourites is John Mayer, and for anyone who hasn't heard of him (and I don't think he's as well known here in the UK as he is in America) he is a brilliant rock musician. For anyone who has heard of him you may know him because of his succession of famous girlfriends (Jessica Simpson, Cameron Diaz and his current on-off girlfriend Jennifer Aniston). But rest assured despite his high profile love life he is a serious and seriously good musician. I first got to know his music when my brother gave me one of his early CDs. Since then I have followed his career and then last year I went to see him play live in Manchester. Let me tell you first of all that he is amazingly good live, and not only that but he's not bad to look at either! I thought I'd share one of my favourite tracks of his, Daughters. I just love the lyrics to this.

13 comments:

lunarossa said...

Lovely song and lovely voice. I wouldn't mind to see him live. I'm sure he performs very well. Really like "Waiting on the World to Change", it is the first Mayer's song I've ever heard and still my favourite. Pls let me know if he comes on tour to the UK again! Ciao. Antonella

Jane said...

I sat watching that video with tears streaming down my face.
This morning my daughter and I have a screaming match before school.
Now I feel so bad.

see you there! said...

Nice video. I googled and found the lyrics online too, just to be sure I caught it all.

Darla

notSupermum said...

Antonella, he is a great live performer - a very talented guitarist and singer/songwriter. This song, Daughters, is one of his more relaxed songs - a lot of them are more uptempo rock than this one. I agree, Waiting for the World to Change is a great song too!

Jane, I sympathise. I think we have daughters around the same age (12) and some days we only communicate via shouting. You are not alone - and I'm sure you're a great mum.

Darla, glad you liked it. The lyrics are lovely aren't they?

Yummy Mummy said...

I too love him. Plus any man that can snag all those pretty ladies must have something going for him......

La Belette Rouge said...

That song can turn me into a puddle of tears if I am in the right mood.

Tawny said...

I must say I have never heard this before. I like it though, I may have to investigate on Itunes.

I sent you an award. I hope you like it :) http://tawny75.blogspot.com/2009/01/sisterhood-award.html

Ladybird World Mother said...

I love John Mayer!! My son has got me into him... love this track. Would love to see him live... maybe one day! (repetition of love here... sorry!)

notSupermum said...

Yummy Mummy, I'm glad you like him too, I listen to his stuff all the time, especially when using the pc.

La belette, I can see why it might make you cry...hope you didn't get upset this time.

Tawny, how sweet - thank you so much! I'll pop over to your blog to pick it up!

LWM - glad we both love, love, love John Mayer!

that girl? said...

Hey thanks for this - I'd heard so much about Mayer The Player but never actually heard him play! Great song and made me remember my promise that I will never treat my daughter as my mother treats me. BTW according to the front of Grazia him and Jen are off again!
Thanks for the piccie tag - I played along today!

notSupermum said...

That girl - glad you liked the clip, he is worth listening to especially his live cd 'Where the Light Is'.

Cybill, yes he's very easy on the eye isn't he? And as Yummy Mummy says, he must have something special going for him.

Karen said...

Supermum, I love John! He's pretty darn sexy too....

notSupermum said...

Karen, yes I'd agree with that!

Michelle, strangely enough he's not that well known here in the UK. His name is mostly known through the gossip mags and his relationship with Jennifer Aniston (what's she got that I haven't? Ok, don't answer that.)

You are so lucky to have seen him live so early on, I'm totally envious!