Advice From John Mayer

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John Mayer was dishing advice to his Twitter followers (@johncmayer) early Friday (September 3). The singer songwriter tells readers:

We all have a congenital hole in our heart. It comes down to how we go about filling it that matters.

Sit at your Tandy computer at the end of each night and write a wistful journal entry.

Keep your window unlocked to allow your diminutive Italian neighbor friend to enter at all times.

Keep a cork board full of newspaper snippets, especially the one that said you delivered a baby in the mall.

John Mayer Slams The Huffington Post For Jennifer Aniston Story

John Mayer

John Mayer is calling out the Huffington Post after the liberal blog speculated he was back together with Jennifer Aniston and had talked with the crowd about believing in second chances. The singer songwriter writes on his One Forty Plus blog:

The reason I’m calling you out instead of all the other magazines that make stories up out of thin air is that In Touch and Star Magazine aren’t concurrently writing pieces about Pat Tillman or WikiLeaks. Those other rags know who they are, and even if they’re obnoxious, I’d rather have to live with them because they (and the rest of the world) know where they stand, which doesn’t make them one tenth as dangerous as you are. You’re a stripper wearing reading glasses. Or maybe you’re an insolvent law student willing to dance for a few extra dollars. Either way, it’s uncomfortable to watch you try to wrap yourself around a pole when you have C-Span scars.

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John Mayer Parodies LeBron James’ ‘The Decision’

John Mayer does a parody of Lebron James' The DecisionJohn Mayer did a parody of LeBron James’ ESPN special ‘The Decision’ to announce his upcoming tour dates, having the luxury to select about all the cities the NBA star was choosing to play next to bring his ‘Battle Studies’ tour to.

“I may not have had the illustrious high school career that LaBron James did, though I did score awesomely one time in the movie theater with Becky Donaldson watching ‘Hooked’,” the singer songwriter deadpanned. “It’s important that you all know that I want to bring all of my passion for this game to every city in the union, and I’m excited to do so.”

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John Mayer Remembers Jim Marshall

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John Mayer checked in with fans on his blog at tumblr on Thursday (March 25), sharing his thoughts on the passing of famed music photographer Jim Marshall, 74. The singer songwriter tells readers:

One night in San Fransisco I met up with Jim Marshall for dinner. He brought the same Leica camera with him that he’d used to shoot everyone from Muddy Waters to Janis Joplin. Jim could talk about the biggest names without dropping them. He really was there. They let him in. He told me how disappointed he was in recent times that publicists took all the magic of “all access” away. When Jim came to my show the next night I made sure he could shoot the entire performance, even the sweaty half of the show. You never see the sweaty parts of the show anymore because photographers are only allowed to shoot the first three songs. I get why. Who knows what these guys will do with a pic of you sweating your ass off, shirt half tucked? But Jim knew what was cool and what wasn’t, and that’s why he got the brilliant photos he did. He was a photographer who tried to capture you without capturing you the way they try to now.

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Is John Mayer Coming To QVC?

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John Mayer received the items he talked about ordering the other night on QVC (unless he was BS’ing) and the shopping channel got him inspired to sell his own wares there. The singer songwriter told his Twitter followers (@johncmayer) earlier this evening:

My stuff from QVC arrived today. Spraying Nick Chavez hair products on the unsuspecting and then showing them rare silver coins.

I would like to sell my CD on QVC but rather than just play songs live, I want to SELL IT!

“You get the 18 PAGE FULL…COLOR…BOOKLET. WITH LY-RICS! How many times are you listening to a song and don’t know the words?”

“You have a favorite song, and you just don’t know that one line, those LYRIC PAGES are going to TELL you EXACTLY what I’m singing.”

“You’re going to enjoy the sonic quality of PURE DIGITAL SOUND. 44.1k, 16 bit. That is the HIGHEST QUALITY AVAILABLE on CD.”

‘Showbiz Tonight’ Discusses Jessica Simpson’s Sexy Allure Photo Spread

Jessica Simpson has a new counterattack over all the grief that she got for gaining weight after doing a sexy photoshoot for Allure magazine. ‘Showbiz Tonight’ host AJ Hammer profiled the magazine cover story, with commentary from E! correspondent Mark Malkin. As for John Mayer’s recent comments in Playboy magazine about sex with Jessica being like crack cocaine, Malkin said the singer songwriter should be worried about Jessica turning the tables on the kiss and tell behavior. Watch it via below the cut. (more…)

‘Showbiz Tonight’ Discuss Fallout Over John Mayer’s Playboy Interview

‘Showbiz Tonight’ host A.J. Hammer took a look at the outrage over John Mayer’s choice of words during an interview, where the singer songwriter dropped the N bomb and suggested his heart is attracted to black women, but not his penis. The panel included Hammer, his co-host Brooke Anderson,’s Hyla and Carolina Bermudez of In Touch.

Asked if Mayer’s apology was too little, too late, Bermudez responded, “Well, apologies are always nice. But he shouldn’t have said it in the first place. I think John Mayer is so much smarter than this. And I’m really surprised at his lack of sensitivity, especially when he does have very great friends in the industry that have welcomed him, that have, you know, really given him that credibility that he is so looking for. So apology, great but you shouldn’t have said it.”

Hyla said he did have some sympathy for Mayer after the flak he’s received since the Playboy interview came out. “A little bit. I mean, here’s the situation where a lot of people are accusing John Mayer of being racist,” he explained. “I don`t think he’s racist. I think he’s just dumb. He didn’t say the word out of hate, out of anger. This isn’t a Michael Richard or a Mel Gibson situation. He said it out of ego. He thought he was cool enough and clever enough and he could say it. And obviously, he has it. If you look at the spirit of what he says, we all agree with it. He said, ‘I can`t say that word because I haven’t lived the life of an African-American.’ He just used the word and he’s dumped on for that. He’s not a racist and a lot of people are calling him that. And I think that’s where he`s getting a little sympathy from his fans and from me.”

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John Mayer Offers Tearful Apology At Nashville Concert

John Mayer apologized at the Nashville show last night for his Playboy interview, where he used the N-word and said his penis “is sort of like a white supremacist.”

Choking up, the singer songwriter told the audience, “I think it’s important that you know that everybody on the stage is here playing for me not because they condone what I say in any given interview, and certainly not in the interview that’s making the rounds today. They’re not on the stage because they support what I say, they’re on the stage because the support myself as a possible future grown-up. Maybe they see something that I haven’t looked at in awhile. So maybe I need to take a break from trying to be clever and just spend a little time looking at what they see, because they’ve done an unbelievable thing by standing on the stage and standing by my side playing tonight.”

Watch Mayer’s comments to the audience and his band, which is largely African American, below.

Courtney Hazlett Discusses John Mayer’s Controversial Playboy Remarks’s Courtney Hazlett discussed singer John Mayer’s puzzling remarks about race and romance as well as Heidi Montag’s plans for a new Playboy photo shoot during an appearance on MSNBC earlier today. “It’s confounding to me he would go on some sort of public forum and say this and not explain himself,” Hazlett said. “I don’t think there’s a good excuse for it.” Watch the report below the cut. (more…)

John Mayer Apologizes For “Hood Pass” Reinterpretation

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John Mayer is doing some damage control for a word choice in his Playboy interview, telling his Twitter followers (@johncmayer):

Re: using the ‘N word’ in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it’s such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there’s no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged.

It started as an attempt to not let the waves of criticism get to me, but it’s gotten out of hand and I’ve created somewhat of a monster.

I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock. I don’t have the stomach for it.

Again, because I don’t want anyone to think I’m equivocating: I should have never said the word and I will never say it again.

I just wanted to play the guitar for people. Everything else just sort of popped up and I improvised, and kept doubling down on it…

The remarks that got Mayer in hot water:

Someone asked me the other day, “What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?” And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n****r pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass? But I said, “I can’t really have a hood pass. I’ve never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, ‘We’re full.’

…I don’t think I open myself to [dating black women]. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fu**in’ David Duke co**. I’m going to start dating separately from my di**.

Among his other controversial statements were comments on ex-girlfriends Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston. “Sexually it was crazy,” he said of Simpson. “That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm.” As for the ‘Friends’ star, the singer songwriter told the men’s mag: “There was a rumor that I’d been dumped because I was tweeting too much. That wasn’t it, but that was a big difference. The brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think she’s still hoping it goes back to 1998. She saw my involvement in technology as courting distraction. And I always said, ‘These are the new rules.'”