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mr_sooty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:15 am Mighty fine guitarist. Can not listen to him talk though. I got the Where The Light Is DVD when it came out because I liked his playing, but the interviews really put me off him.
I met John Mayer at K'rd Rockshop on his first NZ tour. He came into the store and I sold him a couple of things. It was not long after that first album hit big......when everyone knew him as a teeny-bopper pop boy and had not yet figured out how great a guitar player he is.

I can confirm that even back then, he was kinda unpleasant to deal with and came off to me like a gigantic douchebag (and I do mean gigantic - he's quite a big guy). I won't regale you with the full story, but he left me with the impression that he looked down his nose at us mere retail mortals and was anxious to display how rich and successful he was.

I'm sure he's probably mellowed out a bit as he's "past participle of get" older, but I still saw shades of that arrogant dude I met on those Where the Light Is interviews.

But yeah.....having said all of that, I really like his guitar playing and tone. The guy knows what he's doing!
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Yeah man, all that driving around in a Mercedes with a handbag dog on is lap, deciding which Rolex to wear that night... so rock n roll. :lol:

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mr_sooty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:14 pm Yeah man, all that driving around in a Mercedes with a handbag dog on is lap, deciding which Rolex to wear that night... so rock n roll. :lol:
And... my immediate reaction to that was "He has a handbag dog???" :lol:

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Where The Light Is has some of the greatest Strat tones IMHO but, yeah, when he interrupts the Hendrix track to bang-on about his ability to 'synthesize love', well, that just gives me the shits.

My local cafe has one of his songs on rotation. Must be from a recent album I haven't heard. It's the most repetitive, weak piece of crap ever. Don't suppose he cares. The yummy mummies will still buy it.

And that bit in the doco where he's pressuring some minion to shave. Fuck him.

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handsoffmatt wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:56 pm
mr_sooty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:15 am Mighty fine guitarist. Can not listen to him talk though. I got the Where The Light Is DVD when it came out because I liked his playing, but the interviews really put me off him.
I met John Mayer at K'rd Rockshop on his first NZ tour. He came into the store and I sold him a couple of things. It was not long after that first album hit big......when everyone knew him as a teeny-bopper pop boy and had not yet figured out how great a guitar player he is.

I can confirm that even back then, he was kinda unpleasant to deal with and came off to me like a gigantic douchebag (and I do mean gigantic - he's quite a big guy). I won't regale you with the full story, but he left me with the impression that he looked down his nose at us mere retail mortals and was anxious to display how rich and successful he was.

I'm sure he's probably mellowed out a bit as he's "past participle of get" older, but I still saw shades of that arrogant dude I met on those Where the Light Is interviews.

But yeah.....having said all of that, I really like his guitar playing and tone. The guy knows what he's doing!
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codedog wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:27 pm
mr_sooty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:14 pm Yeah man, all that driving around in a Mercedes with a handbag dog on is lap, deciding which Rolex to wear that night... so rock n roll. :lol:
And... my immediate reaction to that was "He has a handbag dog???" :lol:
Well that's how I remembered it, like a chiwawa or something. But looks like it might just be a puppy.
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#gayerformayer
Slowy wrote: But bullshit and guitars is what we do here. It's all we do here.

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Did this nice wee interview with Paul Reed Smith, enjoy!

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I posted that in the Youtube Goodness thread yesterday morning just for you jb :wink:
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Mini Forklift wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:22 pm I posted that in the Youtube Goodness thread this morning just for you jb :wink:
Completely missed that!! :oops: kisses!!
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Mini Forklift wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:32 pm


Solo at 2.59. Love the way the song builds, it almost sounds John Mayer-ish. Even the vocals
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This is such an epic version of vultures!

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Love how he is always changing up the interpretations of his songs live. I particularly like watching the live versions of Neon, where he starts off with a completely different crazy intro you have never heard before, after you have spent months just trying to learn one version!

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