Thursday, September 28, 2006
The Mayer of Simpleton?
Why America? Why buy cds by John Mayer? Have we run out of acceptable choices? Is it because John Mayer, as a local dj put it, is the Sting of the 00's? Mayer, in absence of any relevant product from the Sting / Gabriel / Clapton / Winwood cartel, has stepped into the breach to offer a totally white bread piece of "product" that can entice not only the original purchasers of those records ("Mom") but also ensnare their offspring in this celebration of mediocrity. My biggest problem with Mayer... he's got no songs! (Note: Mr. Mayer must be given mad props for his alleged liaisons with Ms. Simpson and Ms. Love Hewitt).
Please treat yourself to something rather than the same old, same old. You want options? You've got Amos Lee, Justin Timberlake, Lindsey Buckingham, The Killers, The Killer (Jerry Lee), Beyonce, Sparklehorse, Dylan, Ludacris, Ben Kweller, Fergie, Wolf Eyes, the Decemberists, Jet, My Morning Jacket's double live, Gnarls Barkley, the Lemonheads, Janet Jackson, Beck... so many choices either in the stores now or next week. And if you want to take the advice of one mean old coot - go to your local cd store (in Philadelphia - Main Street Music in Manayunk - Think Indie!) Tuesday (10/3) and buy the new Hold Steady cd Boys and Girls in America. It's gonna be massive.
Just anything but the Sting of the 00's.