It's no secret Rocks Off enjoys messing with platinum singer-songwriter, underrated blues guitarist (seriously), former Twitter freak
and recovering Lothario John Mayer. We keep hoping ol' Sexual Napalm will bite back at us, but thus far he's shown much more restraint than he did in that infamous Playboy interview
. Or talking about how much he likes to whack it
in Rolling Stone
. (We smell a concept album.)
But dude is popular, with legions of fans who leap to his defense whenever Rocks Off goes on one of our anti-Mayer tirades
. That's really why we do it, just to see what kind of comments we can stir up rather than any deep-seated antipathy towards Mayer. When you call yourself a wanker, after all, there's really not much left for us to say.
Mayer, of course, plays Toyota Center Saturday night with openers Michael Franti & Spearhead (tickets are still available). We'll have a Q&A with Franti, who has some interesting things to say about his tourmate that didn't make it into this week's print article
, up here tomorrow.
Rocks Off No. 2 is currently alternating between sharpening his critical knives and pleading with John via Twitter to play "Hlavaty Is a Wonderland" (cringe). In the meantime, we thought we'd take a guess at what might be motivating Saturday's crowd to show up. Click on the picture or the link in the caption
Of course we'll have full coverage of both Mayer and his fans Monday morning. We promise not to be mean... much.
7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 866-446-8849, livenation.com or toyotacentertix.com.