Monthly Archives: September 2009

Are There Mraz Fans in Germany?

I’m sure there are plenty of Jason Mraz fans in Germany, and everywhere else in Europe, but I’ll get to find out for myself when I go on vacation next week. Yay for not being at work!

I leave on Wednesday and get to spend four days in London with a friend of mine before heading on to Munich, Salzberg, Cologne, Berlin and maybe a couple of places in between. If anyone has recommendations of places to go, things to see or places to stay, please let me know.

I’m still listening to a lot of Paolo Nutini, so I’ll leave you with some “Alloway Grove“.

nutini alloway grove

However much you want me, I’ll make you want me more,


Jason Mraz Sings on Pancake Mountain, Gets Inked on TLC

Tonight, Thursday, September 17, 2009, Jason is going to be on LA Ink. You can see him getting his most recent tattoo. To be honest, I probably won’t watch this because needles freak me out. If someone else wants to watch and give me the gist of it, that would be great.

Something I can, and have watched, is Jason singing with Rufus, the puppet on “Pancake Mountain”. I’ve never heard of the show before, but it looks interesting. They’ve had some big acts perform for them and I could spend a lot of time on YouTube watching all the clips. But I won’t, because I’m at work, and that would be irresponsible.

Mraz Pancake Mountain

It’s not a love song,

Free Mraz Show in San Diego and a New CD / DVD (Not Free)

Jason Mraz: Live from Earth

Jason Mraz: Live from Earth

In the latest email there were two exciting bits of news:

1. “Our last act of gratitude will be a tour-ending show in San Diego on October 11 and… it’s going to be FREE!! Yes, FREE!! We are working with our friends at LiveNation and Ticketmaster on the best way to distribute the tickets, so that all our fans will get a chance at a seat and so that the scalpers don’t hold hostage over our true fans!

We will provide you with all the details next week… but we wanted to make sure you heard it from us first.”

Cool. Of course, it just figures that I’ll be out of the country, so I’ll miss this show and the one in Berkeley, but hopefully some of you will get to these shows and let me know how they go.

2. We are pleased to announce that Jason’s upcoming CD/DVD Jason Mraz’s Beautiful Mess – Live On Earth is now available for pre-sale in the Jason Mraz Online Store! Go here to see the world premier of the trailer!

As long as the DVD isn’t edited to be as choppy as the trailer, I’m very excited about this.

Sunny Side Up, (I’m still listening to a lot of Paolo Nutini.)

Paolo Nutini: Two Degrees from Jason Mraz

A friend of mine called me up last Friday to see if I wanted to go to a Paolo Nutini concert in Oakland on Saturday. I’d heard the name before but didn’t really know anything about him. My friend swore he was my type though, “young, English and kind of like Jason Mraz” so I said I’d go.

Turns out Mr. Nutini is Scottish, not English, but he is young and I think if you like Mraz, you’ll probably like him too. He’s a little bit folk, a little bit swing, a little bit Dixieland, a little bit soul… there’s really no one way to describe him. He’s also got a sort of raspy thing going, like James Morrison. I’ll bet they’d be fun to see together.

paolo_nutiniWatch Paolo Nutini sing “Loving You”

Or, watch Paolo Nutini sing “Rewind”

Jungle Book fan? Check out his cover of “I Wanna Be Like You”

The direct connection from Mraz to Nutini was the opening act on Saturday. I walked in and though, “Gee, that blonde looks familiar. And there’s something in her whiny little girl voice that I’ve found annoying before.” It was Anya Marina, who I saw at Jason’s show in Jacksonville last December. I don’t get her, but she seemed to have a few fans up near the stage.

Mostly I just thought it waw funny how I can tie so many things back to Mraz, even when I’m not trying. Or maybe I can tie everything back to Scotland. Ever since David Tennant became Doctor Who, sexy Scottish men seem to be everywhere.

Just give me some candy,

Mraz Breaks Billboard Record

This is a neat little tidbit:

In addition to the Black Eyed Peas making Billboard Hot 100 history last week, Jason Mraz did, as well, when “I’m Yours” logged a chart-best 70th week, passing the 69-week stay of LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live.”

Going forward, the record for longest Hot 100 chart life will continue to be re-written as long as “I’m Yours” remains on the list, and that could be for awhile. This week, the song, a lofty No. 2 on Adult Contemporary, ranks at No. 32 on the Hot 100 in its record-extending 71st chart week.