Sunday, May 23, 2010

John Clayton Mayer

The one and only John Mayer is certainly my favorite musician. In my opinion he is just brilliant. Check out his guitar skills on any song he preforms, absolutely mind-blowing. He is certainly one of the most talented musicians (guitar-wise) I have ever seen in my whole life [obviously there are lots of talented musicians (Slash, Angus Young, Joe Perry, etc...)]. I personally love all of his songs. Some may call him a sentimental musician but in my opinion he is a genius musician with both: soft lyrics and powerful guitar.

Biography taken from here:

John Clayton Mayer was born in October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Even though he was born in Bridgeport, Mayer grey up in Fairfield, Connecticut. His inspiration to play the guitar (at the age of 13) was a tape he got from his neighbor with Stevie Ray Vaughan songs (mainly blues and pop). Two years later Mayer was already playing blues in blues bars and other venues. After several years of playing he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music (Massachusetts) at the age of 19. During his second year at Berklee he realized that he didn't want to study music, he wanted to write and play songs.

Memorable dates:

In 2002 he released his famous single called:
Your Body Is A Wonderland

In 2003 he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Your Body Is A Wonderland
sorry embed wasn't available for this video. This is a video of the 2003 grammy awards, John Mayer plays Your Body is a Wonderland which would later win the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

In 2005, John was nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. He won both of them. The song that won both titles was Daughters

Grammy Acceptance

Daughters Live in Los Angeles

Also in 2005 John Mayer won Best Pop Album with the album Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Waiting on the World To Change.

Waiting on the World To Change ( from the album Continuum)

In 2009 John Mayer won: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Say ( a song for the movie Bucket List, awesome movie by the way... just watched it today in blu-ray) and also Best Rock Male Performance for the song Gravity.



John Mayer has 9 albums.
  • Inside Wants Out, 1999
  • Room For Squares, 2001
  • Any Given Thursday, 2003 (live)
  • Heavier Things, 2003
  • As/Is, 2004 (live)
  • Continuum, (2006)
  • The Village Sessions, 2006 (acoustic)
  • Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles, 2008 (live)
  • Battle Studies, 2009

Monday, May 17, 2010

C.F Martin Guitars & Co.


It all started when Christian Frederick Martin was born in Markneukirchen, Germany in January 31 1796. Mr. Martin was born in a family that made cabinets. When he reached the age of 15 e traveled to Vienna to work with the famous guitar maker named Johann Stauffer. Later on he went to the U.S and started his ever successful career as a guitar producer/maker/designer.
The company stated in 1833 (hence the date on the logo) and until now (177 years later) his company is the finest acoustic guitar makers in the country. Without many "rivals", (just the brand Talyor) Martin guitars made his way into the hearts of every acoustic guitar player with the dream that one day they might buy it (yes it is my dream).

Acoustic Guitars History:

As soon they (the company) made their way into the world's finest acoustic guitar "award" [there was no award but if there was my vote would be for them (martin guitars)] many famous musicians stated to use their guitars and were very famous with them.
For example:

Elvis Presley:

Eric Clapton:

Ben Harper

John Mayer:


One of my many dreams is to have one of this Martin guitars. They are actually perfect (in my opinion) and if i had one i would be very happy hahahah. If i had to choose one guitar i would choose the John Mayer artist signatures but it costs about 2000 dollars therefore i am not believing i'll ever get that one hahahahah.

take a look at this video of the John Mayer signature guitar...absolutely breath taking...

Friday, May 14, 2010


Category: Entertainment

Gibson Les Paul's History:

The Gibson Les Paul is considered to the the Holy Grail of rock. This guitar was developed during the early 1950's by Ted McCarty (1910-2001) and Les Paul (1915-2009). During the year 1950 the Gibson Guitar Cooperation president Ted McCarty hired Les Paul (which was a jazz musician at that time) to be his advisor on the Gibson vs Fender rivarly (which exists until today and will forever exist). Les Paul was encharged to design a inovating guitar which was able to compete with the Fender Telecaster (later there will be a review on the Fender Telecaster) which made people go wild for that guitar. Yes, it was a challenging thing to do but with Les Paul's incredible imagination they created the Gibson Les Paul which became rapidly more popular than the Fender Telecaster. After making the first Gibson Les Paul the Gibson Guitar Cooperation decided to make the Les Paul guitar a top class guitar (which would later be used for famous artists) so the Les Paul was the "perfect" guitar at that time. Now-a-days people still argue about which guitar is better the Gibson Les Paul or the Fender Stratocaster.

Gibson Les Paul Models:

Famous Musicians That Use the Gibson Les Paul:
  • Slash (Guns n' Roses / Velvet Revolver)
  • Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
  • Eric Clapton
  • The Edge (U2)
  • Ace Frehley (Kiss)
  • Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  • Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
And many others...

Pictures taken from

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Let It Be 40'th anniversary

40 years ago the great band "The Beatles" launched their final album together, Let It Be. The album has the famous songs "the long and winding road" and "across the universe". This album would later become their most celebrated album, ranking 86 in the Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time.
Let It Be

Despite the album's success in rock history, the members of the band were not satisfied with Phil Spector's production of the album. The result of the album was criticized by a lot of critics including John Mendelsohn a album reviewer from the Rolling Stones. Later on Paul McCarteney fixed the criticized album from John Spector and created a new album called Let It Be... Naked which eliminated Spector's production.

The album is a great album with a lot of successful songs. From this album "The Beatles" had the name of their documentary sorted out, "Across The Universe"... interesting fact: the documentary was supposed to be called "Get Back".

Article taken from

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wavin' Flag Celebration Mix - K'Naan

lyrics for Celebration Mix
in case you are lazy to go to the site here are the lyrics =)
p.s warning, the site is a image and the image "cooler" than just the lyrics...

Give me freedom
give me fire,
give me reason
take me higher.

See the champions
take the field now.
Unify us
Make us feel proud.

In the Streets our
hands are lifting.
And we lose our,

it surrounds us
Every nation
all around us

Staying forever young
singing songs underneath the sun
let's rejoice in the beautiful game
then together celebrate the day
we all say

When i get older
i will be stronger
they'll call me freedom
just like the wavin' flag
and then it goes back (x3)

This song is the anthem for the world cup 2010 in South Africa. Great song, the rhythm makes you happy and makes you feel alive, which by the way is the very essence of the world cup. The lyrics are also very powerful and festive, see the site above, when in the verse K'naan says "see the champions take the field now unify us make us feel proud" that's the inner core of the world cup, making people proud by unifying countries from all the corners of the world. In my opinion great song, i could listen to it the whole day...

the original song was the Wavin' Flag and it is too a awesome song, again.. strong lyrics.. check it out:

when i get older i will be
stronger they'll call me freedom just
like a waving flag
and then it goes back (3x)
ahhho ahhho ahhho

born to a throne
stronger than rome
but violent prone
poor people zone
but its my home
all i have known
where i got grown
streets we would roam

out of the darkness
i came the farthest
among the hardest survive
learn form these streets
it can be bleak
accept no defeet
surrender retreat
(so we struggling)
fighting to eat
(and we wondering)
when we will be free
so we patiently wait
for that faithful day
its not far away
but for now we say

when i get older i will be
stronger they'll call me freedom just
like a waving flag
and then it goes back (3x)

ahhho ahhho ahhho

so many wars
settling scores
bring us promises
leaving us poor
i heard them say
love is the way
love is the answer
thats what they say

but look how they treat us
make us believers
we fight there battes
then they deceive us
try to control us
they couldn't hold us

cause we just move forward
like buffalo soldiers
(but we strugglin)
fighting to eat
(and we wonderingg)
when we will be free
so we patiently wait
for that faithfully day
its not far away
but for now we say

when i get older i will be
stronger they'll call me freedom just
like a waving flag
and then it goes back (3x)

and then it goes when i get older i will be
stronger they'll call me freedom just
like a wavin flag
and then it goes back (3x)
ahhhooo ahhhoooo ahhhooo

and everybody will be singing it
and you and i will be singing it
and we all will be singing it
wo wah wo ah wo ah

when i get older i will be
stronger they'll call me freedom just
like a wavin flag
and then it goes back (3x)

and then it goes when i get older i will be
stronger they'll call me freedom just
like a wavin flag
and then it goes back (3x)
a oh a oh a oh

when i get older
when i get older
i will be stronger

just like a wavin flag (3x)
flag flag
just like a wavin flag

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fender Stratocaster

i'm back with guitar reviews! =)
in know.. not so interesting but good posts anyways...

Fender Stratocaster's History:

The Fender Stratocaster was made in 1951, and its main objective was to follow the Fender Telecaster's success and to maintain Fender's success as the main guitar builder in the country.Often referred to as the "Strat", the guitar is a model of electric guitar designed by Leo Fender , George Fullerton and Freddie Tavares in 1954, and manufactured until today. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top horn for balance while standing. Along with the Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, and the Fender Telecaster, it is one of the most common and enduring models of electric guitar in the world.

Fender Stratocaster Models:

Lone Star
Road Worn

see them.. they are pretty and awesome too =)

Some famous musicians that use the Stratocaster:
  • John Mayer
  • Eric Clapton
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jimi Hendrix

My opinion on this guitar:

awesome guitar, very solid and beautiful. the nice and simple model makes the guitar more attractive. great sound out of the guitar and awesome for all styles. overall great guitar, i am dying to buy one for me =)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nothing to do....

well, today i really have nothing to post about music so i'll post about sports because just like the "rolling stones" magazine i will try to bring articles that are varied.
so, today is the opening of the MLB and we have one of the most classic clashes there ever was, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Soxs. Right now its at the top of the 4th inning and it is 2 to 1 to the Yankees... i like both of them so it doesn't matter much, but it is a awesome game always so i watch it. Alex Rodrigues' salary is absurd, i mean look at this....
Salary: $27,000,000
i mean per month thats: $2,250,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
he is the best player in the Yankees and probably in the whole MLB.
Derek Jeter is also awesome.... his salary is also awesome!
Salary: $21,000,000
per month: $1,750,000
WOW... i would be very happy to have that salary....

with A-rod's salary i would be able to buy my favorite guitar Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster:

a Gibson Les Paul : 577 per month. (a les paul costs $3899 source)
a Fender Stratocaster: 1607 per month ( a standard stratocaster costs $1399.99 source)