Oh gosh, for the first time in the history of mankind, I agree with something John Mayer’s saying. Is it time to throw the towel in on being a normal, well-adjusted human being? Well, maybe, but I’ve been thinking about that for some time now, anyway.
From a recent Rolling Stone interview:
John Mayer says that he was “really humiliated” by Taylor Swift’s song “Dear John,” which the country-pop star allegedly wrote about him. “It made me feel terrible,” Mayer says in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands Friday. “Because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do. … I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call,” he says. “I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?”
Also, John says that Taylor’s schtick of talking about her boyfriends through a song is merely cheap songwriting. ZING!:
Mayer also takes issue with “Dear John” as a musician. “I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting,” he says. “I know she’s the biggest thing in the world, and I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship, but I think it’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s bullshit.”
Oh God. It’s official. I think I’m in love with this man. It just tickles me to death that someone could sock it to Taylor Swift like this, and hit her where it counts for being such a whiny pain in the ass. Something tells me that she’s going to write a song soon about how horrible it is not to be as important or as special as Jennifer Aniston. But it’s going to be “cryptic,” of course, so keep your eyes out or you might miss it. It’ll be named something like, “But I’m Even Sadder Than You So PAY ATTENTION TO ME INSTEAD” or something.
And speaking of something, something to make me
love semi-respect John even more? His new album, ‘Born and Raised’, is said to be authentic Montana-living cowboy, and that sounds like something I’d totally be into:
And this is what I dug up after a little searching:
Come on. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THIS. OK—I’m a little overexcited, I admit it. But how can you, at the very least, not enjoy this?
Way to go, John. I guess I’m totally in your corner these days.