Dave Chappelle went into a barber shop in Harlem with John Mayer where everyone was either black or Latino to see if his guitar playing would inspire a reaction… they didn’t like it. But The Roots’ drummer ?uestlove did the trick for half the establishment, while electric piano mixed with drums — and Chappelle’s own megaphone — woke up the other half.
JC Chasez And John Mayer Strike Out With Teenyboppers
May 30, 2004 – Young readers wrote to Seventeen magazine to air their experiences of being hit on by male celebrities, including John Mayer and *NSYNC star JC Chasez. One said: “JC Chasez and I were flirting in Vegas when he started to brag on and on about owning a sketch of a famous painting,” wrote another girl. “As an art history major, I asked him about it. It turns out he knew nothing about the piece. So I told him he was lame and walked away!” Another said, “John Mayer has used the same line on me – and on two of my friends. On three different nights (in three different cities!) he walked up to each of us and asked, ‘Do you enjoy smoking cigarettes during sex? You have to try it.’ We thought he was so weird!”
John Mayer Shows He’s More Than A Heartthrob
February 29, 2004 – Keith Spera of The Times-Picayune reviewed John Mayer’s show at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Friday night. He writes, “That regular-guy charm, coupled with a formidable ability to craft acoustic-pop hits, has afforded him his celebrity. Such stardom has its advantages, financial and otherwise; for him to abandon the proven methods of pop hooks is unlikely. Yet Mayer’s current CD, ‘Heavier Things’, is a more interesting, more fully realized record than his 3 million-selling 2001 debut, ‘Room for Squares’, and its acoustic guitar-dominated arrangements. This time around, the electric guitar is given a more prominent role.”
The entire review at Nola.com has since been removed.