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Friday, August 20
A couple years ago, John Mayer announced a tour with my singer/songwriting hero Ben Folds as the opening act.
My secret pop idol and my indie idol were sharing a stage. Literally one of those fantasy dream festivals come to life. I lost my shit.
And just when it couldn't get better I read this statement just minutes ago:
Brad Mehldau will be performing with John Mayer this Sunday, August 22, at the Hollywood Bowl.
John Mayer Tweeted about the show:
This Sunday night’s show at the Hollywood Bowl will feature a mini-set of music with pianist Brad Mehldau. It’ll take place between Owl City’s and my normal set. The Bowl is such an historic venue that I had to make sure something special went down there. Just a piano, guitar and some classic covers… maybe one of my tunes thrown in.
*Yeah, I know you all think John Mayer is a douche, but I'd been following his work since the early 2000s, far before he became the asshole that he's perceived to be by most anyone today. For him to invite such a legendary, FAR-left-brained thinking jazz artist to a POP SHOW is testament to Mayer still being in-touch with what is genuine and pioneering in music. I seriously doubt that any artist of Mayer's pop caliber will be able to top this open bravery in collaboration. Kudos, Mayer, and keep on banging REALLY hot chicks, man. You are the fucking MAN.