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Jason Mraz: “Million-selling artist”

Mraz_songwriterI just peeked at cnn.com to see if they had any more news about Michael Jackson maybe being dead and I spotted a tiny picture of our Mraz.

It’s a good thing I recognized him because his name wasn’t in the headline. It just says, “Million-selling artist intimidated by ‘Idol’“, which is a lame, non-search-friendly title. It also has almost nothing to do with the story, which only briefly mentions ‘Idol’.

I really should have been a headline writer.

Freaky about MJ though, hmm? And freaky about celebrities always dying in threes.  Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett…

Blame it on the boogie,
Lisa

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Mraz was on American Idol, and I Missed It

Yes, two people sent me messages about it, but WordPress has stopped emailing me when I get a comment on here and I didn’t check Facebook in time to find out and I don’t do the Twitter thing.

James Morrison’s Facebook person sends out updates for everything, almost every day. How does Jason not have someone sending out emails for these types of things? I did get an email that his new shirts are available for pre-sale:

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Couldn’t they have thrown in, “Also, Jason is going to be on one of the biggest TV shows of the year, you know, if you’re interested”? No, beacuse the merch people are different from the marketing people and there’s no central person organizing all this information.

Yes, this kind of bad communication happens in my job, a lot. And yeah, I’m a little bitter this week. *Deep breath*

I checked Jason’s blog today to see if he had anything to say about “American Idol”, and he did. Quite a lot. I won’t spoil it for you, other than to say it sounds like he’s finally letting himself enjoy his success a little, which he more than deserves to do.

Obviously, I’m not much of an “Idol” watcher, but I’ve followed it in the news, and the fact that the quiet, sensitive, low-key guy won makes me think this really is the Year of Mraz.

And it’s not even half over yet.