Monthly Archives: March 2008

Mraz. CD Signing. San Diego Best Buy. This Sunday.

And Mr. A-Z writes to us from his blog:

“This Sunday I’ll be in San Diego at the San Marcos Best Buy Store to sign copies of the San Diego Fire Relief CD. That’s this Sunday, March 30th, 2008 from 4-6pm. I’ll be the guy in the corner of the store wearing a hat, holding a Sharpee, and fighting some jet lag.”
Mraz at Best Buy
If you make it there, get one for me too, please 🙂 I’ll make you cupcakes.

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Jason Mraz Went to Africa and All I Got Was This Lovely Blog Post

Why travel? To get away from home. To see something new. To take pictures that will make your friends jealous. To have flings with cute boys/girls you meet on buses and boats and in hostels. To improve your collection of coasters or keychains or smashed pennies. To leave someone behind. To get to someone else. To change who you are. Ooh, wait. That’s a really good reason. And maybe to change the world? A lofty ambition, but not impossible.

Mraz and a giraffeSo our Prophet Mraz recently made a stop in South Africa to check out the scene there, talk to the people, see what life is all about in that part of the world. He’s a philosopher and poet and adventurer and surfer and lover and dreamer, and being a man of the world, a child of the earth and all, it stands to reason that he was a little disturbed to find that things aren’t as happy and free and cuddly as people had hoped they would be post-Apartheid.

In his online journal he writes:

“I’m writing this today because I left there a bit shaken. I’m sure there are plenty of people in this world who like me, are not keen to all the facts and all the news there is to know. I’ve lived my whole life with an “ignorance is bliss” attitude, and for many years it worked just dandy.

I don’t expect you to save South Africa. Nor do I insist you look into adopting an orphan child. I guess I’m just hoping that by sharing my travels, you yourself will have curiosities of your own.”

Be curious. Travel. Share. Continue the cycle and suck others into it until we’re all one big jacuzzi of travelers, learning and growing and working to understand each other.

And don’t forget to buy a keychain and take a few awesome pictures while you’re at it. And send some to me.

I thumbed a ride across the prairie,
Lisa


Lyrics to Jason Mraz’ “Live High”

We Sing albumIf ever there was a song to guide you in your quest to follow a Mraz-based spirituality, this is it.

Live High
Jason Mraz 

I try to picture a girl
Through a looking glass
And see her as a carbon atom
See her eyes and stare back at them
See the girl as her own new world
Though her home is on the surface
She is still a universe

Glory God
Oh God is peeking through the blinds
Are we all here standing naked
Taking guesses at the actual date and time
Oh my, justifying reasons why
Here’s an absolutely insane resolution to live by

Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Taking it easy
Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously

I try to picture the man
To always have an open hand
See him as a giving tree
See him as matter
Matter of fact he’s not a beast
No not the devil either
Always a good deed doer
Where it’s laughter that we’re making after all
The call of the wild is still (an ordination?)
In the order of primates
All the politics are too late
Oh my, the congregation in my mind
Is an assembly selling gratitude
And practicing the loving of you

Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Taking it easy
Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously

And oh, let’s take it easy
And celebrate the malleable reality
Because nothing is ever as it seems
This life is nothing but a dream

Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Taking it easy
Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Let’s take it easy
Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Taking it easy
Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Let’s take it easy

For the We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things version, the gospel choir adds this verse:

Lift me up to the Almighty
Raise your hands and start acknowledging
He… if you’re living righteously (?)
When you take the easy way
Just just, take take take it easy

Who can fill in that third line?


Lyrics to Jason Mraz’ “If It Kills Me”

We Sing albumAlthough “I’m Yours” will always have a special place in my happy musical singing spot, “If It Kills Me” is my favorite song off of “We Sing”. Here are the lyrics. You can use them to write that love letter you’ve always wanted to send to the person you love who doesn’t know that you love him/her and would never suspect it because, gosh, you’re just such a good friend.

If It Kills Me
Jason Mraz

Hello
Tell me you know, yeah you’ve figured me out
Something gave it away
And it would be such a beautiful moment to see the look on your face
To know that I know that you know now
And baby that’s a case of my wishful thinking
You know nothing
Cause you and I, why we go carrying on for hours on end
We get along much better than you and your boyfriend
Well all I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me

How long can I go on like this?
Wishing to kiss you before I rightly explode?
And this double life I lead isn’t healthy for me
In fact it makes me nervous
If I get caught I could be risking it all

Baby there’s a lot that I’ll miss in case I’m wrong
All I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me

If I should be so bold
I’d ask you to hold my heart in your hand
Tell you from the start how I’ve longed to be your man
But I never said I would
I guess I’ve gone and missed my chance again

Well all I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
It’s a feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
If it kills me
I think it might kill me

And all I really want from you is to feel me
It’s a feeling inside that keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
If it kills me
It might kill me


Mraz Tour 2008 – Rejoice, Recline, and Relax

Jason Mraz album coverYay for two Mraz dates in Northern CA.
Yay for a possible day trip/pilgrimage to Chicago to visit old friends and see the Curbside Prophet as one little, Mrazterful, happy family.
Yay for new music that gets sexyback to Jason’s solo, acoustic sound.
Yay for the new I’m Yours video that shows off Jason’s incredible new tan, new ripped body, and a sense of calm and well-being that I didn’t know he had lost until I witnessed him find it again.
Yay for him sharing it with us.

Let the healing and soothing and sunning and tickling begin. (You first, at least with the ticking. Just under my ear. Mmmm.)

I will find a way to you if it kills me,
Lisa


New Mraz Album Presale! And Tour! And Website!

The album is now available to order. And there’s a new website. And the website has Jason talking you through it, page by page. And there are new tour dates.

www.jasonmraz.com

Now go shop!


Jon Baron, Are You Reading This?

This is a test of the Jon Baron Detection System. It is only a test (for Jon Baron).

 Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

That was only a test.

Note to Jon Baron: I think an outdoor lunch would be good today. Something involving sunshine and light breezes and squirrels.