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New James Morrison EP

James Morrison just put out new versions of three of his songs, “You Make It Real”, “Once When I Was Little” and “Broken Strings”. Check iTunes for Live From Air Studios, London. Songs are .99 each or $2.49 for all three, a total bargain.

Can’t wait to see him with Mraz in Vegas tomorrow!

morrison air studios


I’m Back… And Going to Vegas

If you ever have a chance to be in a gay parade, do it.

If you ever have a chance to be in a gay parade, do it.

Hello. I’m Stateside again, got back last Friday and have spent this week trying to keep my eyes open at work.

I had a fantastic trip – not quite as crazy as the traveling I did a few years ago – but saw some great sights, met a lot of wonderful people from all over, and heard enough Mraz wafting through shop doors and passing cars to keep me tied to reality.

I had two weeks in New Zealand and then four days in Sydney, just enough time to see some friends and participate in the Mardi Gras parade there. It was crazy, but tons of fun. The men were all gorgeous, and even though they were only checking each other out, my friends and I had a blast just dancing around and enjoying all the positive energy. 

While I was away I saw the comments about “I’m Yours” being used in a commercial, and sure enough, over the weekend as I lounged around and caught up on episodes of “Lost” and “Heroes” and “Chuck” I heard it at least a dozen times. It’s weird, but I support anything that makes Jason a little money and gives him enough cred with the record company types who decide how much freedom he’ll have on his next projects. Keep the money men happy and I’m sure you wind up with a lot more independence and room to play.

I bought a ticket for the May 9th Jason Mraz-James Morrison show in Vegasand I’m really excited. Feeling a little guilty about spending money that I should be saving, but we got bonus checks yesterday, and while they aren’t anywhere close to AIG figures, it gives me a little bit to play with. I still have to book my hotel and flights, but I’m hoping another friend or two will decide to come along with me.

Viva Las Vegas,

Jason Mraz Does Vegas

Jason will be in Las Vegas May 8-9, 2009 to open for Dave Matthews. I don’t think I’m going to make it to one of those shows, but that’s ok, because I had my own Mraz experience in Vegas this weekend.

I met up with my friend, Chris, who was making his first trip to the States. I imagine going from London to Vegas is about as weird as going from London to Mars, but he seemed to have a pretty good time. We saw Blue Man Group, we gambled a little, we drank more than a little, and we caught as many of the free attractions as possible.

At some point I was talking about all the small trips I made at the end of last year to visit friends and catch Mraz shows. His response was the typical, “Jason who?”

One of the Bellagio's Mraztified speakers.

One of the Bellagio's Mraztified speakers.

But on day two, we were outside the Bellagio, having just watched the water fountains dance around to Celine Dion. (Not the best piece of music the Bellagio has. Honestly, that woman ruins everything.)

After the show finished we decided to head across the street to a couple of the casinos we hadn’t seen yet when over the speakers I heard, “Was it you who spoke the words…

“That’s Jason Mraz!” I told Chris.
“Hmm? Oh, right.” Chris was not enthused, but smiled politely, as charming Englishmen are trained to do.

So Jason serenaded us down the street, cleaning all the Dion out of the air, until we crossed out of the Bellagio’s territory. It was a nice moment, with the sun shining and the skies all blue and hopeful and the guilt of my gambling losses the night before all but gone 🙂

I’m all about them words,