August 20, 2008

Single Life and John Mayer

While I do feel lonely at times, I have to say that we single people have a better deal.
We’re lucky because we can do what we want to without having to check in with anybody else. I don’t have to complain to friends about relationship issues, the mess I’m in and how i prefer work or the nearest pub to being at ‘his’ place. While I like the idea of just having me in my life, a dame such as I have to tolerate the outrageous questions from neighbors and aunts (basically old women) about when I plan to give up the fun life and settle down. Now why would I possibly want to do that?
So, here are the questions I'm asked most of the time and the answers I'm going to give:

When’s the big day?
A: Oh! Soon… I’ll let you know when I sign the deal to front my own rock band.

No, seriously. When are you planning to get hitched?
A: Long time from now. But when I do, I’ll invite you….err…maybe your kids.

Have you at least found The One?
A: Yeah. But he’s currently married.

Don’t you ever feel lonely?
A: Of course I do. No one else does?

For me, the benefits of being single are more than the disadvantages. No remote control issues or me being on the laptop or reading or watching TV for endless hours or using up all the hot water. So, for now I’m just going to stick by my point that I am better off solo.

Today, I had the pleasure of viewing a performance of John Mayer on YouTube. Keeping aside the healthy amount of news he gives to the paparazzi he is one of the reasons why music, at this time, doesn’t blow big time. His music is extremely notable. It hits you where it’s supposed to and the guitars- leave you absolutely breathless. He’s one of those artists who can come out with as many albums as he wants to and still remain outrageously famous for each one of them. He produces some great quality music and leaves no doubt in any mind that he’s fucking brilliant!
The track below is Mayer’s rendition of a very famous song- I love the way he sings it. It sounds rich and gorgeous. The song has a feeling, if I may be so vague. You’ll have to hear it.

If you are in search of good music then do a little unearthing further than what’s been played on these wretched radio stations and give a listen to something that entices and gratifies you.