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John Mayer in OKC

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

I had a wonderful evening. After spending several days trying to figure out who would buy my tickets for this evening’s John Mayer concert, things finally came together and Jeff, Abby and I set off to meet Rags in Bricktown for dinner before the big show.

Since we were not the only ones planning on eating in Bricktown before the show (the concert was at Cox Convention Center), we chose the least popular restaurant in the area, an Indian restaurant (dotted, not feathered). This was my first experience with Indian food and I must say that I liked it. I don’t think I would ever want to eat it often, but it is a nice change of pace. I also tried some Indian beer, but I will not be trying that ever again.

After dinner, it was time to head to the concert. When we arrived, the opening act, Cody Chesnutt, was already playing. We were all impressed by his musical ability and were shocked to hear him encourage the audience to “search the Scriptures.” We thought he might be a believer. We also thought he was a good musician. . . He certainly put on a good show, but his CD (which Jeff bought) was terrible. Most of the songs on the first disc of the two disc set were either very short or full of dialogue. It was terrible.

Anyway, the main attraction– John Mayer. Johnny played a solid set. It was, of course, oriented towards the new material. That’s not bad, it just meant that some of my favorites (3×5, Man on the Side, Comfortable, etc) were left out. Instead of these classics, Mayer played some extended-jam versions of new songs. Particularly cool was “Come Back to Bed.” I’d recommend the bootleg for this concert to anyone. And, if there’s anyone out there who has this recording and would like to share with me, I would be greatly appreciative. :-)

If I had more time and energy, I would write a full review of the concert. But, for right now, it is bed time. Goodnight.

TV evangelists with the bling bling

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

I found an interesting article about televangelists. Many times, they are the best entertainment on TV. Apparently, the business is rather lucrative.