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tourniquetvixen: This Month Lesson: Four Good Things Going On in Music

Music Lessons
This Month Lesson: Four Good Things Going On in Music

by John Mayer | Aug 01 '05

IF YOU READ this column every month, you may get the sense that I'm becoming harder to please. To show you that I'm still your forever lover, here's my list of four things that are very much right with music right now.

Beyoncé: Who leaves a megasuccessful group only to become even more successful on her own, garner multiple Grammys with only her name on the trophy, and then get back with the band? Only someone both confident and loyal. Beyoncé seems like the type of girl you can ask to hold your wallet while you go swimming in the pool.

Jack-FM: During my most recent three-day stay in L. A., I never once changed the radio station. Imagine a place on the dial that interviews you and your friends, asks what songs you like, and then plays them one after another. The station is called Jack-FM, and I've come to find there are more and more Jack stations cropping up across the country. Almost no DJs, few commercials, and lots of songs you forgot you loved. It's radio turned inside out.

Compact flash recorders: I used to write songs on the road with a DAT (digital audiotape) recorder and a suitcase full of fragile, expensive tapes. Problem was, I was too lazy to rewind and listen to them. Compact flash recorders are a songwriter's saving grace. Using high-capacity flash media cards, you can record hours upon hours of song ideas, then transfer them directly into iTunes via the supplied USB cable. Throw in the ability to record files in MP3 format and you've got an amazing archiving tool. Try it for yourself.

That line in that Killers song (“Mr. Brightside”): “Now they're going to bed / and my stomach is sick / and it's all in my head / but she's touching his chest.” It's called deceptive resolution, and it's a powerful device in songwriting. You play what people expect you to sing against what you actually do, and you get two currents of ideas running at the same time. It's deep, it's dirty, and it's really smart. The Killers' lead singer doesn't like me, but he can eat it. I think he has some great tunes.

Mon, Jun. 27th, 2005, 12:43 pm
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Tue, May. 17th, 2005, 10:49 pm
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Thu, Mar. 10th, 2005, 01:40 pm
tourniquetvixen: Esquire Column: This Month's Lesson: This is your life, the Mix Tape

Esquire Column: This Month's Lesson: This is your life, the Mix Tape
A few weeks ago I was lying in bed in my hotel room, falling asleep to my XM satellite radio, when I decided to spend some time on the '40s station. I was looking for the oldest music I could find. I'm obsessed with time lately, constantly crunching the numbers to get some sense of where I stand in the continuum. I instantly thought of my dad, who would be able to call out the artist and title of every song that played as if they were hits today. And then I wondered, where in his life was he when he first hear Art Mooney's "Bluebird of Happiness"?

So I sent him an e-mail. "I would love to hold a mix CD of the songs you remember most from your youth," I wrote. "Would you think about it and tell me some names and titles? How cool would that be for me to fall asleep to a record of all the tunes you loved growing up?"

The more I thought about it, the more I needed to have it. Your life's soundtrack is your fingerprint, tracing all the individual way points, taking into account all the curve balls, surprises, and heartbreaks. Dad wrote me back the next morning.

"The first song that I can remember hearing is 'The Music Goes 'round and Around,' by Tommy Dorsey. ('I blow through here/ the music goes round and round/ whoa-ho-ho-ho/ and it comes out here.') The first piece of sheet music I ever bought was 'Serenade in the Night.' My first record was 'Tales from the Vienna Woods.' I bought it secondhand, and it had a crack in it. When I hear that song played now, I still unconsciously expect it to repeat over and over at the point of the crack."

So I went to iTunes and downloaded all three. I won't tell you what they sounded like, because it won't mean anything to you. You have to know my dad. But I can tell you this: All the megapixels in the universe won't capture what asking your parents for a list of the music that moves them can. I'm nine minutes into "Tales from the Vienna Woods" and I can smell the house my father was born in. And with more of his memories to come, I can't stop crunching the numbers.


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Tue, Feb. 22nd, 2005, 10:34 pm
joselle69mayer: ????

Hey, I was wondering if you guys knew how many tattos does john have...I totally forgot..thanks-


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