Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Video Pay Day JACKPOT! $ $ $

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Assume you walked up to the video payday slot machine dropped in some change and pulled the lever!

Here's what you see:

A fair sampling of the Doobie Brothers "Long Train Runnin', (listen for the guitar chords) a little bit of the Jazzy vocal/instrumental sounds of Al Jarreau, and a splattering of suggestive lyrics like you'd find in a late 80's L.L. Cool J love ballad.

But the following song by Jason Mraz is what you hear.

Listen and see what you think.

That's what Jason Mraz has put together in his song "Butterfly."

So Here's a bit more on Jason Mraz:

Jason was born June 23, 1977 and raised in Mechanicsville Virginia. (This was the site of several Civil War battles including the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek.) He attended a performing arts college in New York City for a short time, studying musical theater before moving to San Diego. After a stint in the U.S, he then travelled around Australia as a ventriloquist, earning some cash before moving back to America to promote his music. He has played with various artists, including Jack Johnson, Paula Cole, Alanis Morissette, The Ohio Players, John Mayer, Jewel, Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw. He has also opened for The Rolling Stones!

Jason is currently promoting his latest studio album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. which was released on May 13, 2008.

Butterfly will be featured on the right side of my blog under Video Payday for a few weeks!

So let me know. Jackpot? or No Jackpot?


Jane Turley said...

Oh that is seriously, seriously good. Mmm... just my cup of tea.

intrepidideas said...

Glad you liked it. Jackpot for Miss Jane!

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Rocky Simpson said...

Dude that Rocks! I also like "I'm Yours" by Jason. Check it out!

Footsteps said...

I like it! Sweetly twisted stuff. He really knows how to communicate the energy of a good "yearn". And, the video displays that excellent fusion of audience engagement and artist "release" -their response lets his music flow with some captivating intensity.
Great description, BTW. He blends all of the artists you mentioned -and then cranks it all up a notch (or two).

intrepidideas said...

Thanks Rocky... I like "I'm Yours" too. Good song with a slightly different vibe!

Footsteps... "Jackpot" I think I like your description better! :) You're right, nothing like live music when the music is good and the audience is into it. Thanks for the visit.