Monthly Archives: November 2007

Jason Mraz – Ms Heather and Mr Grey Lyrics

You searched for them, so I typed them up. Can anyone help with the one question mark I had? I guess I don’t know enough about aluminum cans.

Ms Heather and Mr Grey
by Jason Mraz (Curbside Prophet Extraordinaire)
Listen Here (Update Feb 2008: This song is no longer on Jason’s myspace page, but is rumored to be one of the songs on his upcoming album. See the comments below for more details.)

Dearly Beloved, we gather today
To introduce Ms Heather to Mr Grey
He’s crushing harder than claws(?) on pop cans
She’s going to save the world with a new recycling program
She’s taking apart the old heart of the Tin Man
And dressed the wounds in a scarf that she’s knitted

Dearly Beloved, we gather today
To say it’s winter where I am down here in Adelaide

She’s calling Brooklyn home, and living life alone
But shooting it with her camera phone
And sends them to her boy, who’s growing jealous of her toys
He can’t do that with his Polaroid

She’s calling Brooklyn home, so he’s calling Brooklyn
She’s calling Brooklyn home, he’s calling Brooklyn

Well let’s move up to the Upper East Side
Get into my cab, let’s take a ride
There are things that are meant to be had
I like your lips and kissing in the backseat pronouncing it rad

Heather knows what he needs
The Tin Man needs new jeans
It’s winter where he’s going
Where he’s going it’s green with envy
She’s taking pictures she’s throwing through glass
The faster they fall, the harder they’ll crash

She’s calling Brooklyn home, and living life alone
But shooting with her camera phone
And sends them to the boy, who’s growing jealous of her toys
He can’t do that with his Polaroid

She’s calling Brooklyn home, so he’s calling Brooklyn
She’s calling Brooklyn home, he’s calling Brooklyn
She’s calling Brooklyn home, so he’s calling Brooklyn

Dearly Beloved, we’re gathered today
To introduce Ms Heather to Mr Grey
It’s winter where I am, down in Adelaide

If that left you feeling a little melancholy, listen to “I’m Yours” to warm up and get rid of your infinite sadness.

The sky is yours,
Lisa


New Mraz Myspace Tunes

Mraz PolaroidsNow that most of my friends have abandonned myspace for facebook I don’t check in there as often as I used to, so I may not catch these things as soon as they happen. Luckily, speed doesn’t count. This is music appreciation, not, you know, stuff that has to happen… fast.

Mraz has two new tunes, “Winter Wonderland” and “Ms. Heather and Mr Grey”, wintery, acoustic songs that are perfect mood music for a quiet afternoon in bed, at work, or staring out the window.

Visit http://www.myspace.com/jasonmraz and give your holiday spirit a buff and polish.  

Gonna save the world with a new recycling program,
Lisa


Who Needs My Christmas List?

You may start shopping here (I’d guess that I’m a medium.):

Weasley shirt

I swear, cafepress is worse than YouTube for me when it comes to wasting time browsing. I started out shopping for a baby gift, and now I’m desparately seeking the perfect Ron/Rupert shirt.

Oh, and yes, someday that link to the “Gift Shop” really will link to a cafepress site with fun Jason Mraz things. That’s about #43 on my To Do list.

Ooh, this is quite cute as well:
mousepad

Mischief Managed,
Lisa


I Have Strayed From the Path of Mraz

Well, maybe not so much “strayed” as “got very lazy and neglected the path for a bit”. So I’ll do a bit of weeding, sweep, get the path nice and clear for you again. And off we go.

Things that have distracted me over the last week:

  • David TennantDavid Tennant. (Just give one big eye roll all at once and get it over  with. Him again? Yep. Thanks.) I just couldn’t bear to purchase the third season with some new hussy filling in for Rose, so I’ve been Netflixing it instead. And while there are moments that I think I should just go ahead and buy it because Tennant is still so damn foxy, mostly I think it seems a bit watered down. Martha is a little too eager, a little too annoying, and really, even though Rose wasn’t one of my most favorite TV characters ever, I still feel like I’m watching a recently widowed man and his new bimbo girlfriend. Martha is just The Other Woman to me, and I can’t enjoy her. I don’t think he can either.
  • ShakespeareBill Bryson! He wrote a book about Shakespeare! Honestly, Bill could write about ancient aquaducts and I’d find it fascinating, but Shakespeare is a much better topic. The volume is slim (like David Tennant), but it has a ton of personality, quirky facts, and style packed in there (also like…). I could never dedicate myself to a monster of a book on Shakespeare, but this one is bite-sized and humerous enough that I enjoyed the few train rides we spent together. I also began reading it about the same time I watched “The Shakespeare Code”, so that was a nice Doctor (and Harry Potter) tie-in as well. (Expelliarmus!)
  • Work. Who knew I would ever have a job that would occupy more than four hours of my day?
  • Travel plans! I think you should always be in some stage of travel planning, or recouperating. It gives you something to look forward to or reflect upon and keeps everyday life from being quite so mundane. Right now I’m planning for a 10-day trip in January where I will visit friends in Florida and Boston. It may not sound exotic, but the friend in Florida has had two little girls since I last saw her, so this will be unchartered territory for me.
  • Jason MrazJason Mraz. Obv. I’ve been listening to the live shows quite a bit as well as a mish mash of stuff a friend gave me. His mix includes the soul-grabbing version of “Rocket Man” that I can never listen to just once. Tasty.

And Mraz ties into everything else too. Follow the bouncing ball:

  • Mraz toured with Alanis Morissette
  • Alanis played God in “Dogma” alongside Alan Rickman.
  • Mr. Rickman does an oustanding/sniveling job of playing Snape in our beloved Harry Potter films, where his co-star was once David Tennant.
  • I’m sure at least one of these people has met Kevin Bacon.

So, you see, Mraz and Tennant and sci-fi and fantasy and quality entertainment all go hand-in-hand-in-Quidditch-robes-in-a-Tardis.

Too simple.


How to Take a Vacation, By Jason Mraz

Subtitle: Clockwatching (Why you shouldn’t do it.) 

Let’s live in the moment, just this time. Couldn’t we?

Jason Mraz Clockwatching

Mmm, pretty sex song with happy innuendo/blatant dirty talk.

Making love on economy,
Lisa

(This is one of the better tapings I’ve seen. Better than the seat I had at this Tahoe show anyway. Thanks for letting me enjoy it again and again and again.)


Jason Mraz-Ramone Does the Bop

Mraz BopEverytime I play around on YouTube I find some new Mraz clip to tickle my fancy. This morning I went to watch the Mraz Real Magic infomercial again (see post below) and in the related videos I found Mraz doing a cover of the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop” in a way that only our Mraz could.

Forget the punk anthem that makes you want to jump around and slam into people, this new “Bop” is all about sitting around a bonfire at the end of July, surrounded by friends, maybe cuddled up in a blanket with your summer fling. It’s cozy and nostalgic and perfectly Mrazified. I think I enjoy covers better when they’re a drastic departure from the original, otherwise you feel insulted by the existence of a bad, watered-down version of a song you really like (see the Britney Spears version of “I Love Rock and Roll”).

Pulsating to the backbeat,
Lisa


Real Magic Mraz

Jason Mraz YouTubeYou may have seen the video clips Jason did for Real Magic TV, or maybe you were put off by the annoying sign up process you had to go through to get to the good bits. I hate signing up for stuff, and apparently other people do to, because now some of those magical, wacky, geeky videos can be found on Real Magic’s official YouTube channel.

Start with Mraz and Toca doing an infomercial for the RMTVPTJMBOALICGHMD. Pure Mraz, pure awesome. It’s comedy, but when it comes to the music, the comedy is that it’s serious. What, did that not make sense? I’m saying that in between the jokes, Mraz manages to hit some beautiful notes, but I was trying to use lyrics to say that. See what I was doing there? Yeah, it was good stuff. 

Anyway, after you take that one in, watch whatever else catches your eye. I’m not into telling people what to do, except when they’re doing it wrong, but there is no wrong or right when it comes to endulging your Mraz lust/appreciation via free web mini-movies.