Date nite 💚
The day started of like any other day, with a few subtle differences. This day was the day I would finally get my JM sig series cypress mica strat. The trip to pick up the guitar, would begin as soon as we got out of church which has only been a recent addition to the Sunday morning happenings. My girlfriend convinced me to go to this chapel, because she said “it changed her life” and she thought it would be good for me as well. No lie, I really have enjoyed it and feel better about mysel after every service. Much like the way I feel after watching “Where the Light Is” or “Any Given Thursday” or listening to As/Is. Anyhow, we walk into church, and on this day I decide that I want to sit closer so we can see the musicians that play, up close. This church is a non-denominational organization and when I say that every mass is like a concert, when you watch the video I am going to attempt to link here, you will understand what I mean. Fast forward to us sitting down, I notice an acoustic guitar onstage, and immediately I know it is a Martin “OM” model of some sort. We were about 50 ft away, but I can see some sort of signature around the 20th fret, but could not make out what signature it was. After a song or two, on the big screens that are on the wall (place is huge) I can see that this was a Eric Clapton Signature Martin Guitar. Although this is awesome, this isn’t even the coolest part.
As we were sitting there, I was thinking to myself, 1. “Great guitar”. 2. “I wonder if Benji (guitar player with Clapton Signature) plays/likes John Mayer music as a lot of people who have these guitars often do”. 3. “I can’t wait to get my strat later today”. 4. I wonder what JM is up to right now”? 5. ” I can’t wait to get a Martin OMJM”.
After the usual, but always different songs, Pastor began his preach. Well, about 20 minutes in, the guitar players jump back on stage and strapped in for another tune. What happened next literally blew my mind. Pay attention!
The first note hit, and immediately I said to my girlfriend “sounds like a Mayer song” then looked up to see the words on the big screens that read “Love is a verb, it ain’t a thing”…. Instantly annimated I threw my hands in the air and pronounced..”it is a Mayer song”. I was ecstatic, people around me (both old and young) smiling at me as I began to sing and bob my head like I was driving west towards Montana with MY headphones on.
Anyhow, no need to explain how big of a John Mayer fan I am, as anyone who knows me can attest to that. I will say, as I have on other social networks, you can never go wrong with JM and God.
I am attaching a link here, go to the June 10th video and fast forward to about 20:07
JM if you read this (hope that you do) I hope that you are doing well, and know that people are thinking about you and your health. Your music has definitely saved and changed my life so… Thank you! You said in an interview “come up to you in the street and you will give a high five”. Well, that road has not been crossed yet, but here is my high five back to you.
@jhnmyr remember when this happened in Buffalo (Darien Center) 2010 and you broke right into “Robs Mom”? #epic
The JM family<333
For years I’ve been listening to and reading words that you’ve written, and now there is a chance you’ve read mine. #daymaker #elated #JM Family
Today will be the day that my bowl of cereal will finally taste exactly how I wanted, the words I say\write\think, are the right ones at the exact moment they should be, the first chord I strike, is the right one and the first person I see, I high five and say today is the day. We all have that day, and today is mine. Today I will reflect on choices I’ve made and why I’ve made them. It will also be the day where I make myself believe that those choices were right and all of the outcomes are… and have been positive all along, even if they at one point or another, may not have seemed to be. Today is the day that every song makes me feel good, and every color makes me happy. Today is the day when I look out at the world and say, I don’t care what you think because I like me and I love you. Today is the day that I say, I don’t care if I punctuate correctly or use run-on sentences, cause I’m saying what I have to say the way it makes sense to me. I will forever remember this day, because today I finally feel free.