Mayer Gets It

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Mayer Gets It

Post by Tone Weaver » Wed May 24, 2023 12:55 pm

So I borrowed a quote from Mayer that Sue put in the quotation thread, and posted at the Gear Page forum:

I neither heard nor cared for Mayer before he became a Dead Head. While I respected his talent at Clapton's Crossroads shows, I'm now a fan who respects his appreciation for broader music. While some of you may be still "too cool" to notice, his chops have really expanded.

Dead & Co. are not the Grateful Dead and Mayer is no Jerry Garcia, but the music is as sincere, real and fresh for this "last tour".

"I wish I was going to a Grateful Dead concert tomorrow. I wish I was dancing with my friends while we listened to Jerry and the band play. But it’s the honor of a lifetime to convert my love for this music into the further telling of this beautiful, timeless story with some of its brilliant authors. I’m like anyone else who was ever moved by this music, who was discovered by it, and not the other way around. My love for the Grateful Dead is immense, but not extraordinary. I am in that crowd, just represented from the stage. And I think of Jerry Garcia and his intentions with every song we play. I’m only there so that on my best of nights, you might get to him."

--John Mayer

"We will survive"


Mayer is adored and despised over there, so I had to stir the pot. :twisted:

Sometimes my fellow musicians can't hear what many non-musicians hear.

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index ... t.2467738/

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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by Ribspare » Wed May 24, 2023 2:41 pm

I like him

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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by Boxorain » Wed May 24, 2023 7:29 pm

Still blows my mind if I give it a moments thought...of all people. To even think it would be an interest of his...and then to completely immerse himself into and be on the stage so quickly...beyond impressive :guitarred

He's also sharp enough to understand how judgemental Heads can be...and how challenging it would be to be accepted. Major COURAGE :clap
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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by strangerinboulder » Wed May 24, 2023 11:42 pm

Tone Weaver wrote:
Wed May 24, 2023 12:55 pm
So I borrowed a quote from Mayer that Sue put in the quotation thread, and posted at the Gear Page forum:

I neither heard nor cared for Mayer before he became a Dead Head. While I respected his talent at Clapton's Crossroads shows, I'm now a fan who respects his appreciation for broader music. While some of you may be still "too cool" to notice, his chops have really expanded.

Dead & Co. are not the Grateful Dead and Mayer is no Jerry Garcia, but the music is as sincere, real and fresh for this "last tour".

"I wish I was going to a Grateful Dead concert tomorrow. I wish I was dancing with my friends while we listened to Jerry and the band play. But it’s the honor of a lifetime to convert my love for this music into the further telling of this beautiful, timeless story with some of its brilliant authors. I’m like anyone else who was ever moved by this music, who was discovered by it, and not the other way around. My love for the Grateful Dead is immense, but not extraordinary. I am in that crowd, just represented from the stage. And I think of Jerry Garcia and his intentions with every song we play. I’m only there so that on my best of nights, you might get to him."

--John Mayer

"We will survive"


Mayer is adored and despised over there, so I had to stir the pot. :twisted:

Sometimes my fellow musicians can't hear what many non-musicians hear.

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index ... t.2467738/
I've been following JM since '10 before he had an inked sleeve. Personally, his acoustic stuff is as good as it gets, and his electric playing ain't to shabby either. A nice progression in my musical play selections. Impressed, but reallly not shocked. But much better than my expectations. I guess that's why I'm here, how 'bout you? Oh yeah, and that GD related s**t also enters into the equation.
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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by Equinox » Wed May 24, 2023 11:52 pm

DeadCo is not the GD by any means and JM is hardly Jerry. But so what? They travel the same highway. Do I wish this was the summer of '91 and I was just about to see an Eyes opener at Giants Stadium? Absolutely. But DeadCo's a pretty great band and I'm happy to have them, and all my Terrapin friends, right now.
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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by strangerinboulder » Wed May 24, 2023 11:55 pm

Equinox wrote:
Wed May 24, 2023 11:52 pm
DeadCo is not the GD by any means and JM is hardly Jerry. But so what? They travel the same highway. Do I wish this was the summer of '91 and I was just about to see an Eyes opener at Giants Stadium? Absolutely. But DeadCo's a pretty great band and I'm happy to have them, and all my Terrapin friends, right now.
Close enough to pretend, in a roundabout way!?
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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by Boxorain » Fri May 26, 2023 11:17 pm

Equinox wrote:
Wed May 24, 2023 11:52 pm
DeadCo is not the GD by any means and JM is hardly Jerry. But so what? They travel the same highway. Do I wish this was the summer of '91 and I was just about to see an Eyes opener at Giants Stadium? Absolutely. But DeadCo's a pretty great band and I'm happy to have them, and all my Terrapin friends, right now.
I'm in love with '91. Cheers man, grate attitude!!
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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by Indyjohn37 » Sat May 27, 2023 10:58 am

I sure hope this tour is not the last time we see John and Bobby and Jeff in the same band. They are the best combo since the Grateful Dead ended in 95 and I’m loving this band! I never got to see the GD so this has meant the world to me. I only wish I could have seen more shows but don’t we all? I will cherish my final 5 shows! Cheers to Dead & Company! I will miss you!
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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by Denver Man » Sat May 27, 2023 4:00 pm

JM has done a great job and exceeded my expectations. But I'm a John K loyalist :smokesmile
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Re: Mayer Gets It

Post by Forsure » Sun May 28, 2023 12:58 am

He is also a really good song writer. I wish they throw him a bone and play one of his songs. Maybe stitched up, which he co wrote with Herbie Hancock

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