Guys, I don’t know about this. Katy Perry and John Mayer, two marginally talented musicians who are dating, have put out a song together called “Who You Love” and this morning on “Good Morning America” they debuted the video for it. Refinery 29 nailed it by calling this a “less sexual” “Bound 2,” referring of course to Kanye West’s ridiculous music video co-starring Kim Kardashian. Instead of riding a motorcycle, John and Katy — and a whole bunch of other couples — ride a bull, ecstatic looks on their faces. The bull being a metaphor for relationships, I’m assuming. I like that the other couples in the video are diverse — interracial couples and same-sex couples are well-represented, which is always nice to see. The song is pretty too, if you’re into pretty things. It’s no “Drunk In Love” though. [GMA via Refinery 29]
So John Mayer and Katy are all in lovvvvve, so in lovvvvve that they recorded a duet together called “Who You Love.” Love love love! LOVE. So much love. Anyway, the duo went for a kind of moody, sixties, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez vibe with the black and white cover photo, part of a larger shoot that you can see after the jump. My favorite photo is the one where John’s denim shirt (natch) has amputated Katy’s hand. Also, they look like siblings which makes me sort of uncomfy. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
You guys, John Mayer is cold. Katy Perry’s wispy arms aren’t keeping him warm at night. Why else would he be swathed in 17 layers of clothing on the cover of his new record, Paradise Valley (named after the area in Montana where Mayer lives most of the time)? Has Mayer been banished to sleep outside underneath his handmade quilt, with nothing but his loyal Labrador retriever to cuddle up to? Somebody get this guy a space heater. He’s wearing a bandana-print shirt. Things must have really gotten desperate.
Once you know the basics of prancercise, you can move on to the more advanced versions of the fitness exercise. Joanna Rohrback’s next level of being “induced by elation” is “romancercise,” a prance you can romance to. Who better than to provide the soundtrack for prance seduction than John Mayer? No one. Behold the official music video for “Paper Doll.”
I think YouTube user TypoQueen said it best: “Pretty sure John Mayer just won the internet.” Indeed he did. Only one more question: Right before the video begins, Rohrback warns that if you’re pregnant or nursing, you should consult a doctor before romancercising, but if you’re not, you should consult Jarrad. Who’s Jarrad Rohrback? Is it her much younger husband? Or is this her way of trying to set her son up with single ladies? I’ve included a picture of the mysterious Jarrad after the jump. If you have any information about him, or theories about his identity, please feel free to share in the comments. I WILL get to the bottom of this. [YouTube] Keep reading »
“We started to get a theory that when you don’t go [to the Grammys], that’s when you win. But Nancy [Shevell, McCartney's wife] likes the event, and I do too, because she does. In some ways, it’s better than the Oscars – the Oscars are great and super-important, but the Grammys is like a really cool concert and you get some very good performances. But this is what happens: We went a couple of times and sort of sat there, and graciously accepted defeat. With that moment you look for at the Oscars or the Grammys, when the cameras go to the people who didn’t win, and they’re smiling wonderfully and applauding. ‘And the winner is – John Mayer!’ And you go: [through clenched teeth] ‘Oh, wonderful. How wonderful. What a good singer.’ Secretly you’re thinking, ‘He’s not as good as me though.’ It’s a very human moment.”
– Paul McCartney has a bit of a reputation as a difficult, cranky guy, but hello — he was in the Beatles, he can do whatever he wants. Including diss John Mayer, very publicly, via The New York Times. [NYTimes]
Go wild: What do you think John Mayer could possibly be saying to these luscious babes? Okay, okay, what could John Mayer possibly be saying that wouldn’t result in a sexual harassment suit? And what do you think the girls (who appear to be in a lady band, sorry I don’t recognize them) must be thinking about his stupid purple suit? Caption this photo, please!