MIMM: Concerts Galore

I have had quite the marvelous few weeks instead of writing lengthy posts about each one, I figured I would give you the highlight reel for this Marvelous Monday link up. Thanks for hosting, Katie!

Last weekend, Nick and I were able to go to the Jay Z/Justin Timberlake show at Fenway Park. I won tickets through a radio twitter concert, which was pretty amazing. We were in the second section back and had a sick view.

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our view before the show started

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part of our view during the show. They had a massive set up and huge screens

I loved the show, it was more amazing than I would’ve even imagined, but my hugest issue was the fact that the tickets said the show started at 7, but they had some really annoying dj playing for almost 90 minutes and the show didn’t start until 8:30. My favorite songs of the night were Holy Grail and 99 Problems, Justin playing the part of the cop was amazing.

The following week was crazy, the B man and I headed to Maine with my dad, his wife, her kids, my sister and her boyfriend. Nick was crazy busy at work so unfortunately he couldn’t come. I don’t really have any photos, because we barely had cell or internet so I just ended up leaving my phone in the room the whole time. It was so nice to unplug and relax for a bit.

Friday we had tickets for the John Mayer concert in CT. Front Row.

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view before the show

John Mayer is hands down my favorite artist. I have seen him almost every single tour, and met him almost 10 years ago. I love seeing him live and this show was absolutely amazing. Philip Philips opened up for him and he was also outstanding. I loved him on American Idol, but you could tell that he felt he was in his element on that stage, singing his music.

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Then of course John Mayer. You could tell his voice is still not the same, but you could clearly tell all he wanted to do was sing on stage and he was enjoying every minute.

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His set list for the CT show was awesome. He sang 83 for the first time and hearing the crowd sing along was so moving. This song from his first popular album, it felt like ages since I have heard it live, and everyone in the audience singing together was wonderful.

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He also sang 4 songs from his new album, due out on Tuesday, and my favorite was “Waiting on the Day” and his encore song was a long version of Gravity, then John and the band left. It is definitely one of the best shows I have seen of his and I am glad I got to share it with Nick.

Then today I was looking online and Nick and I are on the webpage for the Hartford Set List show.

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How was your week? What was the best concert you have ever been to?

Playlist Thursday: Refreshed for 2013

I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. I LOVE his music posts, mostly because I am always looking for new running songs to add to my playlist, but because of the format of his posts.

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Today’s theme is: Refreshed for 2013. After an awesome win (thanks for the votes) I have to start 2013 on the right foot note, so here are some songs that are refreshing my running for 2013.

SOMETHING OLD

Artist: John Mayer
Title: No Such Thing
Side Note: This song reminds me of high school and serves as reminder to keep pushing forward. Also, he is a BABY in this video. Woah.
Quotable: Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens. I’d like to think the best of me. Is still hiding. Up my sleeve. They love to tell you. Stay inside the lines. But something’s better. On the other side

SOMETHING CURRENT

Artist: The Script featuring Will.i.Am
Title: Hall of Fame
Side Note: This song is all about how you can be whatever you put your mind to, and that’s always something I need, running can be so mental sometimes.
Quotable: You could go the distance. You could run the mile. You could walk straight through hell with a smile. You could be the hero. You could get the gold. Breaking all the records that thought never could be broke

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

Artist: Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
Title: The Only Way I Know
Side Note: This song also reminds me of good ol’ Vermont and I listen to it when I get a little frustrated and it helps propel me forward/
Quotable: That’s the only way I know. Don’t stop till everything’s gone. Straight ahead never turn round. Don’t back up, don’t back down. Full throttle wide open. You get tired, you don’t show it. Dig a little deeper when you think you can’t dig no more. That’s the only way I know

Playlist Thursday: Most Appearances

I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. I LOVE his music posts, mostly because I am always looking for new running songs to add to my playlist, but because of the format of his posts.

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Today’s theme is: Most Appearances. This means artist appears the most on your playlist! We can bending the rules a bit, list one of their oldest and one of their newest ON YOUR PLAYLIST and let the “consider” be a random song or your favorite. The artist that shows up the most is John Mayer, I don’t care what anyone says, he’s a great artist and a GREAT guitar player! I have seen him a bunch of times live and even met him once!

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Oh hello, just a little photo from the last show we saw him at!

SOMETHING OLD

Artist: John Mayer

Title: Why Georgia

Side Note: The video is from the last show I saw him at in Boston. This song is about when he dropped out of Berklee College of Music in Boston and just had his guitar take him on this crazy life!

Quotable: I rent a room and I fill the spaces with. Wood in places to make it feel like home. But all I feel’s alone. It might be a quarter life crisis. Or just the stirring in my soul.


The intro is a bit long but worth it, I promise!
SOMETHING CURRENT

Artist: John Mayer

Title: Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, 1967

Side Note: This is John Mayer’s newest single and hands down my favorite song off his new album, Born and Raised. I originally thought the song was about the first solo submarine ride, but the time didn’t make sense. After much digging, Walt Grace was an alcoholic who made a lot of mistakes and turned a new leaf. The song is about how John Mayer was trying to turn a new leaf after the Rolling Stone/Playboy article trouble and all the crap he gets in the media, he took a break, became quiet in society and created this new album.

Quotable: And for once in his life, it was quiet. As he learned how to turn in the tide. And the sky was aflare when he came up for air. In his homemade, fan blade, one-man submarine ride.

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

Artist: John Mayer Trio

Title: Who Did You Think I Was

Side Note: The John Mayer Trio was a blues band that John Mayer was a part of, however they never completed an entire album. The only single they had was Who Did You Think I Was. I loved this side project and I love when he performs them live. Do yourself and give the music a listen!

Quotable: I got half a smile and zero shame. I got a reflection with a different name. Got a brand new blues I can’t explain. Who did you think I was.

Playlist Thursday: Covers

I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. I LOVE his music posts, mostly because I am always looking for new running songs to add to my playlist, but because of the format of his posts.

Here is the format via Pavement Runner:

Something Old: These will be songs that are at least 5 years old. I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.

Something Current: These will be songs that have been released within the past year. I know, but you have to give me some leeway here.

Something to Consider: These will be songs that are not typically heard on the radio and may be by artists you’ve never heard of or considered running to. This is the wild card category, can be old or current.

Today’s theme is: Covers. It can be legitimate cover songs, or songs that sample another song. I am also going to incorporate another theme, John Mayer. I know a lot of people hate him, but he is a brilliant musician.

SOMETHING OLD

Artist: John Mayer original Jimi Hendrix

Title: Bold As Love

Side Note: This song has an incredibly hard vocal and guitar and my man J Mayer nails them both.

Quotable: And all these emotions of mine keep holding me from. Giving my life to a rainbow like you.

SOMETHING CURRENT

Artist: John Mayer original by Lana del Ray

Title: Video Games

Side Note: This was recorded in 2012 and John Mayer hasn’t actually been able to sing, so the cover is instrumental, still beautiful.

Quotable: It’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you. Everything I do I tell you all the time. Heaven is a place on earth with you. Tell me all the things you want to do.

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

Artist: Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer original by Michael Jackson

Title: Beat It

Side Note: A lesser known MJ cover, but one of my favorites

Quotable: You have to show them that you’re really not scared. You’re playin’ with your life, this ain’t no truth or dare.


Head over to Pavement Runner to link up or find even more songs!

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 27

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song.

The twenty-seventh day is a song that you wish you could play.

There are so many. Mostly guitar, and mostly John Mayer.

John Mayer – Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

What song do you wish you could play?