John Mayer's voice--or accent

Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2004 07:36 pm
I really enjoy John Mayer's music. I think he's very talented, and his voice lends a unique character which makes him memorable, and I think this (besides a lot of talent) aids his success.

I recently saw him perform on TV, and I gotta say, I don't like his music so much anymore because I can't get the visual of his mouth out of my head.

I know that seems weird, but he kept doing this weird thing with his mouth while singing, and it was really distracting.

Do you know what his accent is? Or is it perhaps just one created for the act (like the Judds' heavy southern accent, or that guy whose band made the "Bee Girl" famous a decade ago)?

Does Mr. Mayer have an affliction that affects his mouth, so it looks funny, or is this part of his act, too?

Generally speaking, do you prefer his guitar-playing, his music-writing, his lyrics, or his singing?

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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2004 10:38 pm
Hi General - I really like John Mayer, although I must admit I haven't delved too deeply into his music or bio --yet. The songs that I've heard impress me, lyrically. I've seen him perform and you're right --his physical presentation is different, but to me that ADDS to his presence.

For me, a visual perspective on an auditory experience is almost like saying the colour puce "sounds weird". There is truth in the statement.........but...how does it relate to the end result?

Some artists wear their lyrics, others perform them. I feel that John Mayer contorts his music and wraps himself up in them, expertly.
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2004 04:40 pm
I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. His mouth contorts into odd shapes and forms. It is because of that reason that I cannot watch him perform. And personally, I don't enjoy his voice. I like his songs. They're catchy. But his voice ruins it for me. To me, it doesn't sound like he's singing. It sounds like he's wheezing.
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2004 05:30 pm
*laughing* I know exactly what you mean when it comes to his seizure looking performances. I love John Mayer. I love his lyrics, especially in the song 'Daughters' from his 'Heavier Things' Album. After that, it would be his guitar playing...his voice is his voice, one that seperates him from a lot of other singers. I'm sure I could hear him singing a song I have never heard before and know it was him...in a good way! God forbid he be put in a class with Macy Grey. *takes some tylenol* AHHHHH!!!! I CANNOT stand that womans voice. Anyway, I've watched him perform on television like on Jay Leno, and it seems to me he makes those faces when trying to hit a high note. Some people bend over (Mary J. Blige), some people try to bend backwards (Celine Dion), and some people try to bite their ear (John Mayer). Whatever does the trick I suppose!!!
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