Last week John Mayer’s fifth album, Born and Raised, hit stores and let me tell you – it is AMAZING. It is no secret I am a big John Mayer fan… I’ve seen him three times in concert, and have racked up lots of plays on my last.fm account – but I think I’m still able to know when a CD of his is pure gold, or has room for improvement. So I promise you can trust my judgement.
I chose the song The Age of Worry for this week’s Tuesday Tunes because I think it’s so fitting for this time in my life. Graduating from college, starting a job, and moving onward with life is sort of an awkward time in life, and at times it has generated of unfounded worry for me. It’s weird not being able to visualize where I’ll be in my life a year from now. School was always that constant, an easy way to predict what sort of situation I could expect myself in. This song is a ray of hope, and a reminder to myself to just knock it off when I let myself worry.
“Alive in the age of worry, smile in the age of worry, go wild in the age of worry, and sing Worry, why should I care?“
Earlier this month one of my best friends, Paul, and I had a fabulous streak of luck and met Mr. Mayer himself as he snuck inside a restaurant in Minneapolis to debut his CD to a crowd of Target and Best Buy corporate employees. We were tipped off by a friend, and we were so happy we decided to linger outside waiting for a while because we were lucky enough to score this…
He thanked us for being fans, and quietly slipped away inside without the majority of Minneapolis even knowing that a mega-star was nearby. This, friends, was a highlight of my life as I know it.
What are you listening to this Tuesday?