iTunes exclusive five song EP coming August 7… Sadly (though funny to me) the title is pretty much the truth. Four in studio acoustic performances and the track “Go Easy On Me” from the Born and Raised sessions. A little something for all your support and patience.
I’m about to enter the prep/surgery/recovery wormhole next week, but I’m excited to get back to it next year. Hope you’re all having a great summer.
Behind the scenes of the “Queen Of California” music video
In the middle of Stop This Train. ‘I want to tell you a story. I always think about my dad when I play this song. And God bless him, he’s still running around this crazy world. My dad is 81 years old, and he’s an historian of things that very few people are these days. I look at him like, half my beloved father and half like a library, you know, half like a public library, you know. And he carries a lot of information and a lot of experience, and I hope to some day be the kind of dude that he has been and is. But I’m playing this song, and I have this memory in my head, and I think it sort of sums up what parenting is, actually it sums up what true as love is. And it’s a story from when I was probably eighteen, or nineteen years old. And I was taking the bus to the airport to fly back to Atlanta, because I had visited home for a second. And also, you gotta understand my parents are educators, so it’s very difficult to tell them like yeah, I’m gonna be a rock star, you know. I didn’t use those words, I still don’t use those words. But it sort of gives this unadulterated love, like, ‘I don’t get it Johnny, but I love you, so you go. Apparently I’m getting phone calls from neighbors who say they’ve heard your music from their kids, I mean, something must be going on’. But my dad would drive me to the bus station, and in Connecticut they call it Connecticut limo. Does anybody else ever do this? They call it a limo and you go ‘oh we’re going on a limo ride?’ But no, they just shove you on a bus. But my dad puts me on the bus, and the bus windows are tinted. So I can only see him, he can’t see me. And he knows that he can’t see me. But he waves anyway, and he just keeps waving the whole time. And he knows he can’t see me. And I think that’s what love is, is waving even when you know they, that you can’t see that they’re seeing you, but you wave anyway. I just think it’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen in my life’. - John Mayer, MCC2, 2009.
That smile. :)
↳“This is a song about that part in a relationship were you know it’s over, and you have your final bow together. It’s kind of like watching it all burn down in front of you, and making it into a beautiful thing.” ~ John Mayer
how am i just seeing this…