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Wheelman
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John Mayer speaks about The Grateful Dead...

#234187 1 year, 2 months ago


in this months Rolling Stone

www.rollingstone.com/music/news/q-a-john...130130#ixzz2JYYxGSFe


page 2..



Have you been writing new music?
No, but I've been listening to stuff and just falling in love with certain things. I've been listening to the Grateful Dead nonstop. Mark my words, the Grateful Dead are gonna make a comeback, because of how that music cleanses your palate. When everything is processed and quantized and gridded out – to hear "Tennessee Jed" played with that lope is a real palate-cleanser. They take their time, sometimes too much. This free expressive sort of spirit – I listen and I want to find a mix of that openness. I kind of want to go to that show, if it still existed. But I wish that there were tunes that I was more familiar with. I wish that I could be the singer. I wish I could have harmonies. And I wish that I coul
d make it seven minutes instead of 13 minutes. Now I'll get the opportunity to kind of try that.

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Tennessee Jed with John Mayer

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CosmicCookie
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Its dizzying, the possibilities...

Re: John Mayer speaks about The Grateful Dead...

#234299 1 year, 2 months ago
Love this! his entire last album had some serious Dead undertones, gotta love a contemporary musician payin homage to the greats!
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Equinox
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Re: John Mayer speaks about The Grateful Dead...

#234307 1 year, 2 months ago
He is a seriously underrated lead guitarist. Saw him at the two recent stones shows in Newark and he absolutely shredded on both nights.
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spring mountain high
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Re: John Mayer speaks about The Grateful Dead...

#234390 1 year, 2 months ago
it's interesting to see a guy who, as a player, generally relied on piecing together licks, starting to evolve into someone with a sense of melody and how to build and elongate a melodic passage beyond a minute or two...it aint easy and gives real sense of appreciation for just what made garcia so unique as a guitar player
Wheelman
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Re: John Mayer speaks about The Grateful Dead...

#234393 1 year, 2 months ago
spring mountain high wrote:
it's interesting to see a guy who, as a player, generally relied on piecing together licks, starting to evolve into someone with a sense of melody and how to build and elongate a melodic passage beyond a minute or two...it aint easy and gives real sense of appreciation for just what made garcia so unique as a guitar player


does any of that matter?

THE GUY DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO COLOR-COORDINATE HIS FASHION ENSEMBLE' TO SAVE HIS LIFE!!!
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Last Edit: 1 year, 2 months ago by Wheelman.
devtmm
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Re: John Mayer speaks about The Grateful Dead...

#234395 1 year, 2 months ago
"Gonna make a comeback".....shit...I never knew they went away or out of favor.
Wheelman
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Re: John Mayer speaks about The Grateful Dead...

#234396 1 year, 2 months ago
Remember now....

he's dating Katy Perry...
& if he's listening to them nonstop like he claims...
does that mean that Katy Perry is also listening to them alot as well?..........................

{{{~Shake it,,,Shake it.... Ms.Perry~}}}
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