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    Default Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    Seriously, I just have a gut feeling that Goldenvoice would never in a million years book John Mayer for Coachella unless they were on a suicide mission. Why is that? Sure, most people here loathe him, but look beyond that. He's arguably not a terrible musician. And Coachella has not hit it out of the park with all their bookings. What is the "X Factor"? (A: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X_Factor_(TV_series))
    - TOO MAINSTREAM (what about Kanye?)
    - TOO VANILLA (maybe)
    - NO IRONIC HIPSTER APPRECIATION VALUE (most definitely)
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    he sucks

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    Quote Originally Posted by xuclarockerx View Post
    he sucks
    Ya, but besides that...

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    that's like saying: What color is the sky? (besides "blue")


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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    I don't understand why you'd need any other reason
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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    Arguably not terrible? The quality of his songs do not affect his musicianship. I'm not a fan but I have to admit that the man can play guitar.

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    Here's why...



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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasma Del Mar View Post
    Arguably not terrible? The quality of his songs do not affect his musicianship. I'm not a fan but I have to admit that the man can play guitar.
    Yeah on a pure guitar talent wise I think he is one of the better ones out there. It's not that I dislike him (not a fan though) but his music is geared for teenage girls. He is a pop act that happens to be a guitarist.
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    I think that's it. Any act whose fanbase is primarily young women is not fair game for Coachella. Though I think a lot of adults enjoy his music as well.

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    In my opinion, the real question is why can't John Mayer play Coachella but Jack Johnson can? (and more than once, right?)

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    The issue with Jack Johnson in 08 was not that he was playing, but the fact that he was headlining. There wouldn't have been so much backlash at it if he was billed as a sub instead. That being said are you really trying to compare John Mayer to Jack Johnson? Besides both of them being guitarist they don't sound anything alike (Unless if Jack has drastically changed his sound, I haven't listened to anything he's done since 08).
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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    I'm not a fan of Jack Johnson OR John Mayer but I'd definitely put them in the same genre of music that they perform...

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    I can say as someone who has seen John Mayer live multiple times, that his musicianship is worthy of credit and his actual performances are far better than the majority of his songs. When I started listening to him I was a college aged girl and therefore his main demographic, but a that point he was still down with the college aged males as well. He kept trying to play into that with his songs/lrics and somewhere along the line turned into someone my mother loves.

    But whether or not you think he's a decent performer, his body of work doesn't really fit the whole Coachella vibe as broad as it is, even at his bluesy/rocky/jammiest best live. I felt the same about Jack Johnson and I don't really care for him at all.

    Having said all that....

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    But the real question is would there be guests? Will Taylor Swift show up???

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    No cause she thinks we're mean.....
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    Good answer MusicIs. I was just curious, every once in a while I ponder John Mayer at Coachella and it just wouldn't work.

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    Default Re: Why can John Mayer never play Coachella? (besides "he sucks", et al)

    yea, you cant deny the fact that he is one of the best guitar players of the last 10 years. I wont lie, his Try! album where he did some hendrix covers and a lot of funk/blues, was decent. his signing sucks really bad but his guitar playing in phenomenal

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