Monthly Archives: May 2008

Mraz Magic on Real Magic TV

Mraz Real Magic TVIt’s an old performance, but one worth watching again, and they got his Curbside Prophet title just right. The email that went out says:

Hey Lisa!
In honor of Jason Mraz’s new CD release, we have posted an exclusive high resolution video of his performance of “I’m Yours” from the RMTV Acoustic Sessions. You can enjoy and share the video in two places:
FACEBOOK: http://facebook.realmagictv.com
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irSklXqsXBo&fmt=6

Please share these video links with others, embed them on your own web pages, facebook, myspace etc. The more people that experience this great song, the more fans we can create for Jason and his music! It was because of fans like you interacting with RMTV that made Jason play ” I’m Yours” during our session. He told us then that he’d play the crap out of the song now that he knew it was so well received. We were very happy to see the song featured on Jason’s new CD “We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things”, which you can pick up in stores now (if you haven’t already).

Our facebook page is new. If facebook is something you are into, please hook up with us at: http://facebook.realmagictv.com!
We’ll be meeting up with Jason again this summer, so stay tuned!
Sincerely,
-Jonathan

 


Jason Mraz, Avocado Farmer

My friends are too good to me. They see these little Mraz bits and pieces on tv or out on the web and they send them my way to make sure I’m not missing out on anything. This morning I hopped on to Facebook to see what was going on and found this gem:

Mraz CNN 

There’s an article and video on CNN.com, as well as Jason’s recipe for Chocomole! That’s just fun to say. Choc-oh-mole-ay, Olé! Memorial Day weekend may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up something new for a crowd. 

Mraz’s Chocomole Recipe:

Note: This will make a huge bowl big enough for a family of four. You’ll want to share this with friends.

Mash up 5 ripened avocados
Add 1 – 2 cups of chopped or blended dates
1 soft cup of raw cacao
1 easy cup of raw carob powder
1 tbsp. vanilla

Add a few long pours of agave nectar to sweeten to liking. Then add half cups of cocoa and keep adding until chocolate taste is right. Careful not to overdo it — if you add too much, it can get bitter.

You will love.

Enjoy,
Jason

Mmmmraz and chocolate and fresh avocado… life doesn’t get a whole lot better than this (unless there’s a cabana boy involved). I’m not entirely sure where to get raw carob powder, but it sounds like something Trader Joe’s should carry.  The beauty of creating kitchen art is that you can add or subtract to any recipe as you see fit, or depending on what you have handy in your kitchen.

Too much yummy avacado-y food on my plate,
Lisa


We Sing, We Dance, and We Steal Things: Almost Ready to Ship

This would have been nice to know a week ago, but Musictoday sent this notice out today:

Thank you for participating in the Jason Mraz, “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” pre-order.

Unexpected manufacturing delays have affected delivery of the individual We Sing., We Dance., and We Steal Things. EPs. Stock continues to arrive daily. As a result, you will receive your order in separate shipments. You will not incur any additional shipping charges as a result of the delay. We expect your delivery to arrive during the week of May 26th, 2008. International orders may take 2-5 weeks to arrive.

You will receive a confirmation email as the balance of your order is shipped. You may also check the order status page for additional information about your shipment.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. As a thank you for your patronage and patience, we’re giving you 10% off your entire order the next time you make a purchase in the Jason Mraz Official online store. Please enter the code STEAL08 at checkout to redeem. Please feel free to contact us at merchandise@musictoday.com if you have any questions or concerns.


Lyrics to Jason Mraz’ “Dynamo of Volition”

Like most Mraz songs, this one has been performed in many ways over the years, so these lyrics apply only to the version found on We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. Suggestions for mangled lyrics are welcome.

The Dynamo of Volition
Jason Mraz

I’ve got the dynamo of volition
The pole position
Automatic transmission with low emissions
I’m a brand new addition to the old edition
With the love unconditional

And I’m a drama abolitionist
Damn no opposition to my proposition
Half of a man, half magician
Half a politician holding the mic
Like ammunition
And my vision is as simple as light

Ain’t no reason we should be in a fight
No demolition
Get to vote get to say what you like
Procreation
Propositions already written by themselves
Heck is for the people not believin in gosh

Good Job
Get ’em up way high
Gimme gimme that high five
Good time
Get ’em way down low
Gimme gimme that low dough
Good God
Bring ’em back again
Gimme gimme that high ten
You’re the best definition of good intentions

I do not answer the call if
I do not know who is calling
I guess the whole point of it all
Is that we never know really

I’m tryin’ to keep with the Joneses
While waiting for Guns and the Roses
To finish what we all suppose is
Gonna be the shit for soon(?)

Kid IcarusOh, fist knock bumping and wrist lock
Twisting up a rizla
Kid Icarus on the transister
Nintendo been givin’ me the blister
I bend over take it in the kisser

My best friends are hitting on my sister
Try to tell them that they still wish-a
Cuz she already got herself a mister
And besides that’s gross, don’t want to dis her
Didn’t I say didn’t I say

Good job
Get ’em up way high
Gimme gimme that high five
Good time
Get ’em way down low
Gimme gimme that low dough
Good God
Bring ’em back again
Gimme gimme that high ten
You’re the best definition of good versus evil

I do not keep up with statistics
I do not sleep without a mistress
I do not eat unless it’s fixed with
Some kind of sweet like a licorice
My home is deep inside the mystics
I’m known to keep diggin on existence
I’m holdin’ in the heat like a fishstick
My phone it beeps because I missed it

I do not answer the phone if
I do not know who is calling
I’m making no sense of it all
Said can I get a witness?

I’m only a boy in a story
Just a hallucinatory
Trippin’ on nothing there is
Living in the wilderness

With a tiger spot on my back
Living life of a cat
I just wanna relax here
And write another rap tune
Driving off on your blind man’s bike
You can say just what you like
Or nothing can stop you

Good job
Get ’em up way high
Gimme gimme that high five
Good time
Get ’em way down low
Gimme gimme that low dough
Good God
Bring ’em back again
Gimme gimme that high ten
You’re the best x7

Good job
Get ’em up way high
Gimme gimme that high five
Good time
Get ’em way down low
Gimme gimme that low dough
Good God
Bring ’em back again
Gimme gimme that high ten
You’re the best definition of good intention
You’re the best definition of good intention
You’re the best definition of good intention

You’re the best around


Mraz as Fred Astaire in Galoshes

Mraz dancesStep 1. Put We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things into your computer.
Step 2. Connect to Internet.
Step 3. Launch the CD from your CD drive, and proceed to “Register”.
Step 4.Watch the half hour docu-comedy and enjoy all the candid, live, previously-unseen footage of Jason’s 2007 European tour.
Step 5.Stay for the credits. If Pixar has taught us nothing else, it’s that there’s always something good after the credits. In this case, it’s Napoleon Dynamite meets Michael Jackson, as choreographed by Fred Astaire and the guy who did that OK Go video.

If you don’t have the CD yet, just go straight to the video.

(These steps brought to you by the New Kids On the Block nostalgia committee. Hangin’ tough since 1994.)


Jason Mraz’ “We Dance” On Backorder

We DancePlease refrain from making wild accusations of theft and sabotage against your postal delivery professional. There is nothing wrong with your mail.

After turning my little brown cardboard envelope thingy over and shaking it until there was no possible way that anything was left inside, I was a little baffled about where my “We Dance” CD – part of the preorder package I selected back in March – had gone. A packaging error perhaps?

I then went to the Jason Mraz Offical Store to check my order status, and sure enough:

JZCD07 We Dance. EP CD   Backorder 1 $4.99 $4.99

Isn’t part of the idea behind a preorder to estimate demand and be prepared for it? And couldn’t they have at least included a little note saying that the CD wasn’t overlooked and would be on its way shortly?

There’s no estimated arrival date listed on the site, but I suppose it’s not a big deal since the download was available ages ago. We already have the music, just not the material goods. I’m going to be very zen about it and just accept that the CD will show up when it’s good and ready, and be thankful for everything else I have received.

How can you sleep at a time like this?
Lisa


Lyrics to Jason Mraz’ “Coyotes”

This new album is such a strange musical quilt. Bits of “Coyotes” and “Details in the Fabric” have been part of “Song for a Friend” when performed live (have a listen to Selections for Friends, Live from Montalvo), and “Dynamo of Volition” is a nice mashup of a few different live versions. I guess Mraz sings, he dances, and he can even steal things from himself. Reuse, recycle, reinvent.

I’m terrible at album reviews. I can tell you what I like and what I like less, but that’s about it. I will say that I think “Coyotes” is probably my favorite off of We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, and for once I prefer the big studio version over the simple acoustic version. So here it is for anyone who wants to do a sing along.

Coyotes
Jason Mraz

(Found these online. They were way off base, but then this isn’t the easiest song to decipher either, so I’m editing as I go. Suggestions are welcome.)

I’m sipping coffee at a quarter to two
Awake and I’m dialing and my mind’s running to you
No wonder I’m a one-woman man
She keeps my heart in a jar on the nightstand
I should tell her that she couldn’t be more
Opposite than a foot in a door
There’s no one else I would rather go out with
That’s hell when I see them standing there

Me and my mouth we don’t mean to be rushing
We talk about thee freely cuz we crushing
I’m gonna shake both sides of the butt, yeah
Theoretically, I say we lucky

And when the coyotes they sing in the park
When the city lights start falling for the sea
Winding roads are winding down and the flying men’ll hit the ground
Every notion is closer to touching the coyotes sing when they call on your lovin

Hello?
We’re coming back for more
You know why we’re coming for you
You know we should be, we should be together
Cuz once we rock we won’t wanna stop
Not today or tomorrow
Not today or tomorrow
You better lock your doors
You know why, cuz we want you
Cuz we like you a lot

I wish the wild was alive like you
I wish the wind would blow me through
Another opportunity to approach you
Another telepathic rendezvous
I wish you well with your weapon of jargon
You got a double-sided lexicon
I gotta try to keep your attention
Gotta write using less emoticons
Gotta figure out the snooze alarm
I wanna lay in your place till dawn
I wanna play in the park come on
Now let me see your other upper echelon (?)

And when the coyotes escape to New York
Then the city life has crumbled to the sea
And the girls’ll fall to the lost and found
The flying men’ll hit the ground
Every notion is closer to touching the coyotes sing when they feast on your lovin
I’m a coyote and I got a taste for your loving

Coming back for more
You know why we’re coming for you
You know we should be, we should be together
Because once we rock we won’t want to stop
Not today or tomorrow

Because once we rock we won’t want to stop
Not today or tomorrow

Coming back for more
You know why we’re coming for you
You know we should be, we should be together
Because once we rock we won’t want to stop
Not today or tomorrow