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John Mayer

John Mayer

Date: Mar 22 2010

Themes: News, Pop Culture

Grammar: Adjectives

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Most musicians get famous with their music. And then there’s John Mayer. Most people can probably name more women Mayer has dated than songs he’s made. Of course, this favorite of the tabloids has done more than smooch Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston. He’s also put out three albums including, most recently, Battle Studies. But it’s Mayer’s personal life that has really made him famous. Or infamous, depending on what you think of him. Find out where Marni and Mason fall.

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Marni

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Marni:  So I was just reading Rolling Stone, the one with John Mayer on the cover.

Mason:  Yeah, he looks very torn and in love with himself on that cover.

Marni:  Yes. I think he is very torn and in love with the idea of being in love. But he’s…yeah, he’s lovin’ himself a lot right now. He definitely talks about that. He’s an interesting guy, little bit of an over-sharer, I think.

Mason:  Yeah. Well, I mean, it’s funny, I don’t really follow his musical career but he pops into a lot of like comedic videos, and he seems to have a pretty good sense of humor so he obviously is kinda cool with himself as a person. I can see him maybe being the kinda guy who goes over a few lines in divulging personal details.

Marni:  Yeah. Well, his new album, it’s called Battle Studies, and he doesn’t even think it’s as good as his 2006 album Continuum, which was this huge album for him. It’s kinda interesting to hear an artist say yeah, my newest work is not as good as the work I did a few years ago.

Mason:  Huh. It sounds like he might have a sense of humility, which is something we just don’t expect from our musicians.

Marni:  That’s true. I think most people are really familiar with him just because of who he’s dated in the past few years. He went from, like, dating Jessica Simpson and then he was dating Jennifer Aniston, and…And now he’s looking for love.

Mason:  Is he? In all the wrong places?

Marni:  Apparently.

Mason:  Did he write that song?

Marni:  No, but he probably wished he had.

 

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John Mayer recently gave a controversial interview to Rolling Stone, in which Marni thinks he over-shared. He talked a lot about his personal life and his troubles in love.

Mason isn’t familiar with John Mayer’s music, but he knows him for some of the comedy work he does in his spare time. Marni thinks most people know Mayer because of his personal life. He has had relationships with famous women that have been in the tabloids a lot.

In the Rolling Stone interview, Mayer said he didn’t think his newest album, Battle Studies, was as good as his previous work. Mason is impressed that Mayer was so honest and humble about his work. Marni thinks Mayer is searching for love.

Do you think John Mayer is famous or infamous? Do you like his music?

 

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teenager

teenager

Brazil

i guess perfectly lonely is a very nice music ….he’s not a bad singer at all…


01:26 AM Mar 19 2013 |

libsanjuan

libsanjuan

Mexico

I dont care whether he was dating aniston or simpson I do like his music …and about the comment that he is looking for love who doesn't??? everybody would like to be loved…... wouldn't it?

06:38 PM Oct 16 2010 |

EstebanM

EstebanM

Colombia

I think John Mayer is really gived. Maybe he's not  the great musician, yet, but in some years he will be more recognized because of his music than of his lovers. 

11:03 AM Jul 02 2010 |

carolain24

Dominican Republic

its so interesting read these article. its just i were looking for.

12:51 AM May 17 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm it doesn't stink nor smell…I don't know his musics :P

12:33 AM Apr 20 2010 |

Amadis

Poland

Well, fortunately, our front pages aren't all covered with John Mayer, so I know him only for his music. which I find absolutely amazing. I love his warm, calm voice, especially when I'm extremely tired or angry. 

04:36 PM Mar 29 2010 |

afufu

China

I don't know John Mayer and I don't care if he is famous or infamous. Even though,I believe he is very torn.Why does he love to share his personal life with us?Maybe because he is just that kind of guy,maybe because he has to share to keep himself be talked about.

02:25 PM Mar 27 2010 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

well, i dont know him, nor his songs. to be famous over sharing personal life i dont think its a good fame, so i think he might be unfamous.

12:06 AM Mar 24 2010 |

Mia★

Mia★

Iraq

I think he's a prick. His latest comments on Jessica Simpson and the way he had treated Jennifer Aniston when they dated were not appropriate at all. What a douchebag… 

05:23 AM Mar 23 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

2mins ago i saw one video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk8Pb17pcQI&feature=fvst 

it's seem good. maybe i'll download one album

11:55 PM Mar 22 2010 |

eun ah

eun ah

Germany

I don't know about him. but I think somewhere I heard his name. for this lesson, I want to listen to his music. I think he is not infamous. he is  just a person like us who want to fall in love and love himself. ( a little bit more over) but I don't think he is special. everyone have a personal life. but unfortunatly, since he is a celebrity, he just had overshared..

10:51 PM Mar 22 2010 |

ms.norah

ms.norah

Saudi Arabia

I haven`t heard about Jhone before.But he is handsome for this i believe that all girls will love him and have a date with him hehehehe sometime the beauty  make famouse  people  . .it is polite that famous people do not tell about  their personal life because that is over_share

09:59 PM Mar 22 2010 |

TranceSoul

TranceSoul

Poland

Hmmm,,, I really dont associate his name, but I will know Him ;p

07:23 PM Mar 22 2010 |

hossain ali

United Arab Emirates

hi

 

05:28 PM Mar 22 2010 |

annymarta

annymarta

Spain

omg! I didn't know him… I love his music ^^

04:46 PM Mar 22 2010 |

seagull2010

Russian Federation

He has an attractive appiarance, but I don't know him as a singer. Maybe he is not a good singer as most people name more women Mayer has dated than songs he's made.

02:52 PM Mar 22 2010 |

mima25

mima25

Poland

It's good to have a sense of humor

02:13 PM Mar 22 2010 |

kero azer

Egypt

he is anice singer also he has espicial style

12:03 PM Mar 22 2010 |

Sashapan

Sashapan

China

I love him from slow dancing in a burning room.hehe

12:02 PM Mar 22 2010 |

nono_cute

nono_cute

Iraq

hahaha John has so many nice songs i like him alot , he has a very nice way of playin on guitar and his voice is amazin wow i really like him…i didnt know that he has a girlfriend…

08:14 AM Mar 22 2010 |

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