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swirrlygrrl
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posted 17 February 2003 05:38 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Broke down and bought yet another cd today (5 in the past week - this is more cds than I bought all of last year) - John Mayer's Room for Squares, and I'm loving it. Its actually replaced Elvis Costello in my cd player today (Elvis having been there near constantly since Christmas). Gotta say, sometimes the Grammy's get it right (though not often).

Love him, hate him, or detah by indifference out there in our tower or Babble?


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 19 February 2003 01:52 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Five? That'd be a fairly slow week for me

My latest round included Mayer's live effort, "Any Given Thursday" ("Room for Squares" and "Inside Wants Out" already being in my collection). Much as I enjoy his stuff, I do find that the "at the top of my lungs" line sounds a little to much like Steely Dan for my liking (cue the barrage of flames from outraged Steely Dan fans).

You're right about the Grammy people; occasionally, they do get one or two right. Not really an award show afficionado, but I seem to recall Grammy Awards going to the following worthy artists: Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Marc Cohn, U2 (but not for their best work), REM (winning in the "alternative" category after they'd gone mainstream)...

Most of the time, it's Mariah Carey or her clones. I thought it was hilarious when they took back Milli Vanilli's award when they found out that they were lip synching. As if they deserved an award if they weren't, fer gawd's sake


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 24 February 2003 02:17 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, Mayer won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal. That, the Simon and Garfunkel reunion and the Costello/Springsteen/Van Zandt collaboration on "London Calling" almost made the show worth watching... almost.
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audra trower williams
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posted 24 February 2003 02:39 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dude, you can afford to buy 5 new CD's a week?
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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 24 February 2003 03:12 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm boycotting the music industry.

Untill the next "Tea Party" release. Maybe.

It's a scam.


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swirrlygrrl
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posted 24 February 2003 11:08 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Can anyone explain to me why John Mayer was nominated for best new artist, when he already had one studio album out before room for squares?

I missed both acts that I wanted to see on the grammies - John Mayer, and Elvis Costello, as I was popping in and out (of course, I was there for Nelly, and for N'Sync's tribute to the Bee gees :gag . Interesting to hear what a thin, weak voice Avril Lavigne has live (I hope for the sake of her fans that was a sub-par performance for her).

BTW Audra, love the "dude"


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 24 February 2003 11:16 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Five a week is a slight exaggeration, Dude Audra, and I get 90% of what I buy used (why pay for shrink wrap?).

And, swirrlygrrl, the Grammy people consider someone "new" only when they make their major label debut. Oh, and I dare not say anything negative about Avril's performance, or my daughters will pin me down and tickle me for punishment.


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audra trower williams
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posted 24 February 2003 12:33 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dude, alright. Just wondering if you had a counterfeit machine in your basement, and if I could borrow it.
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googlymoogly
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posted 08 March 2003 12:22 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well it's like Alanis, when she won the MTV video award for best new artist in 1996..she'd been around for a good few years before that, but few people who know her later stuff remember that (I certainly didn't; I just happened to find an older album of hers in a used CD store)

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swirrlygrrl
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posted 08 March 2003 08:27 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You didn't buy it, did you? It's quite horrifying stuff (ah, my youth, listening to Alanis sing about being "always too hot, never too cold," while dancing in white spandex.) I believe she had Joey from friends in a video of hers as well, but I could be mistaken.

(Edited to add: she was in the white spandex, not me. Honest. Really. STOP LOOKING AT ME!)

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googlymoogly
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posted 08 March 2003 08:30 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hell, no!
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Gir Draxon
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posted 09 March 2003 03:08 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I'm boycotting the music industry.

Three cheers for music piracy!

Although I have no desire to ever hear John Mayer again...

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seeshell
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posted 10 March 2003 02:10 PM      Profile for seeshell     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I LOVE the song by Mayer "your body is a wonderland". I'm having a hard time thinking that a 17 year old can be so thoughtful and romantic...why can't more men sing songs like that!
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swirrlygrrl
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posted 10 March 2003 03:07 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He's 17??!!?

Not quite jail bait but still - only pure thoughts from now on.


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Michelle
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posted 10 March 2003 03:25 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Funny, that song has always bothered me. My body is NOT a wonderland, it's my body, it's a part of my being, not your own personal amusement park. It irks me every time I hear it.
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swirrlygrrl
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posted 10 March 2003 04:44 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hm. I like it personally - I think that's a sweet phase in a relationship, where we're facinated by our partner's body (not just sexually, but because its theirs), in love with every inch of it, can get hypnotized by their belly button or elbow, and the song catches that feeling very well. As a friend remarked "that song makes my body happy." I remember experiencing that, and it makes me pretty happy to think about it too.
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Eauz
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posted 10 March 2003 08:20 PM      Profile for Eauz   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Five? That'd be a fairly slow week for me

Hehehehe... Ripping from the Stars and people already famous is better. That is what I do. Buy the local and noname band CD's, they are not the ones complaining about Free Music Downloads.


quote:
Three cheers for music piracy!

Exactly...!

As for the topic, the only song I like from Mayer is that "Your Body is a Wonderland" not because of the words, but because of the "Music" Sounds pretty soothing.


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 10 March 2003 11:37 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good news for swirrlygrrl and others wanting to lust after John Mayer without feeling creepy about it: All Music Guide pegs his date of birth as Oct 16, 1977.

And, since the debate has swung in this direction, I think "Your Body Is A Wonderland" would be a horrible thing to say when you're trying to pick someone up in a bar, but to someone with whom you have a committed relationship that includes frequent consensual sex, it's actually quite romantic and sensitive.


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swirrlygrrl
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posted 11 March 2003 11:24 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I suppose that would explain why he sang "I wish I was 6 again" in his song '83. Cause if he was 17, he'd be singing, "I wish I was born back then" instead.

And now back to my regularly scheduled dirtythoughts.

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Kaitlin Stocks
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posted 12 March 2003 03:26 PM      Profile for Kaitlin Stocks   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I dunno about John Mayer... I'd like to know why HE'S not my boyfriend, and why my boyfriend isn't like that... oh, wait... maybe it's coz... I DON'T HAVE ONE!!!! But yes, John Mayer is a superstar... I love that song... "Your Body's A Wonderland"... it just makes me smile aaaaallll over!
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 14 March 2003 12:14 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
mayer is also going to perform at sir elton's post-Oscar party:

full story here


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swirrlygrrl
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posted 14 March 2003 12:59 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Elton just loves to hitch himself to any rising star lately, eh? (Nelly Furtado and Eminem both come to mind prior to this) Guess singing about dead blondes, stabbing friends in the back to get what he wants and wearing bad outfits, isn't bringing in the attention the way it used to.

And yes, I do appreciate his fundraising efforts.


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audra trower williams
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posted 14 March 2003 01:15 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder where my body's ferris wheel is!
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Michelle
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posted 14 March 2003 01:17 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know, but I'm sure it was made just for his riding pleasure!
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dale cooper
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posted 14 March 2003 01:36 PM      Profile for dale cooper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm getting distubing images of getting something caught in a rotating wheel. Ouch.
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audra trower williams
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posted 15 March 2003 05:04 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
and how.
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