Tuesday, July 15, 2008

John Mayer covers Tom Petty

John Mayer just released a live album on July 1 featuring selections from his performance at The Nokia Theatre in L.A. Admit it, the first time you heard "Your Body Is A Wonderland," you thought it was a catchy make out song from the "guy who sure sounds a lot like Dave Matthews." Then, the onslaught of 15 year-old girls caught on to his talent and liking him turned into an embarrassing chore. OK, maybe it was just me. Since then, I have come to appreciate Mayer and the other oddities and talents that surround him. Case in point:

1. He dressed like Borat on his cruise boat. He also is not foreign to the comedy stand-up scene...seriously.

2. He looks like
Edward Scissorhands/Johnny Depp a bit.

3. The guy really does know blues and Chappelle wasn't afraid to call him out on it.

4. Hilarious viral videos:

and the best one here

5. A cover of Tom Petty's All-American, California-skateboarding, Jerry McGuire-yelling, pop song. Mayer's 22-track live album, Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles, is available now off of Sony. With both in attendance, fans at the Mile High Music Festival in Denver this weekend may be lucky enough to see Petty and Mayer perform this together.

John Mayer - Free Fallin' (live from the Nokia Theatre)


Whitney Levine said...

6. He dresses up in a bear suit and harasses his fans. See: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9H-bJs-Ib-s

Bodie Johnson said...

Well noted..well noted. I hope his victims have seen this video and thanks for the addition!