Wednesday, May 16, 2007

John Mayer Drives me Nuts!

John Mayer was recently honored by Time Magazine as being an influential person. I am not sure how this happened. I don't have any clue why songs like "Your Body is a Wonderland", "Daughters", and "Waiting on the World to Change" would put him in the running for such an honor. The author of the Time piece gives little basis for Mayer's honor other than his songs will "be your friends for life." What?! If an entertainer is honored for an award, such as Times Most Influential, shouldn't they do something more significant other than write odes to women's bodies, and anthems for apathy? I will admit, I enjoyed his first album, but it doesn't mean he is influential. He's not, as song writers go, a tour de force. Politically he isn't either.I haven't heard of him using his celebrity for helping anyone but the Democratic party. Lord knows the Dems need another celeb supporting their causes! He doesn't go to visit orphans or raise money for children who have facial deformities, as his girlfriend Jessica Simpson does. He doesn't speak of or support any charities that I know of. So why Time Magazine did you put him in your 100?

I know this post may come off a bit snarky. I apologize if it did. I am simply frustrated with the media continuing to put people on a pedestal that haven't really helped society in anyway.

1 comment:

mommy zabs said...

Ha so funny, you are right. Of course Time usually gets it wrong.