Thanks to everyone who sent me some birthday cheer last week. I appreciate all of your kind thoughts and wishes.
And now I’m off to New Zealand! I’ll be gone for a couple of weeks. Will try to blog a little from the road, especially if I have any Mraz-related experiences while I’m gone.
While I’m away, if you need a Mraz fix, let me point you to the Mraz files at the Internet Archive. I’ve known about it for a long time, but never really had the time or appropriate technology to explore it.
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of live Mraz shows available for you to download for free, as recent as the show he did in Rhode Island earlier this month and going as far back as the living room concerts he did back in 2000.
You have to be set up to listen to FLAC and/or SHN files, but there’s a quick tutorial that helps you with that. Start by downloading WinAmp if you don’t already have it and you’re halfway home 🙂
Then, voila! It’s a Mraz concert every day.
A few of my favorite shows so far are:
Mraz at Manchester Lane, Melbourne, Australia
Lots of goodies in this show. Mraz flirts with feet, adds something to the middle of “I’ll Do Anything” that I don’t think I’ve heard before, talks about his McDonald’s fantasy and has the whole audience sing “Rocket Man” with their best English accent.
Mraz in Someone’s Backyard in the Netherlands
You may have seen clips of this one in the documentary that came with We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. At least, I think that’s where I saw it. The recording is so good, you could invite friends to your back yard and play it and feel like Jason is there with you.
Mraz in Someone’s Living Room, SoCal
A very young Jason Mraz tries out some of his new songs for friends. Can you believe some of his stuff is almost a decade old?