Sunday, September 21, 2008

John Mayer and Others on "Yes We Can:Voices of A Grassroots Movement" CD to Benefit Obama Campaign

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Barack Obama's presidential campaign, which has inspired a multitude of songs by stars and amateurs alike, now has an official soundtrack.

"Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement," which takes its title from an Obama campaign slogan, features John Mayer,Kanye West,John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder and others.

It will be available for sale exclusively through Obama's campaign starting Friday.
Proceeds from the CD ($24.99 for a digital download, $30 for a physical product) will help fund Obama's campaign until Nov. 4, Election Day, according to Hidden Beach Recordings, which created the CD (More...)

Stay tuned to Heavier Octaves Radio for news and developments.And enjoy the music which is in rotation our our weblogs,podcasts and radio broadcast playlist.

Scroll down to play samples of songs.Player is at the bottom of this page.

Friday, September 19, 2008

John Mayer,Jerry Seinfield,Whoopi Goldberg at Exploring the Arts Benefit

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John Mayer will perform at second annual Exploring the Arts gala hosted by Susan and Tony Bennett.The purpose of the event is to raise funds to support arts education in public schools. The evening will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at Cipriani Wall Street and will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. Tony Bennett along with Jerry Seinfeld and John Mayer will perform at the event. Honored at the event will be Reed Hastings, Chairman, President and CEO of Netflix, Sumner Redstone, Executive Chairman, Viacom, Inc. and CBS Corporation and Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts.
Ticketing and event coordination for Susan and Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts gala is being handled by Inez Weinstein Special Events at 212-254-6677.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

News Flash- John Mayer's Another Kind of Green Eco Village-Jones Beach

Below is a News Flash on the activities that transpired on July 9,2008 at the Jones Beach venue during John Mayer's Summer Tour. It's a brief summary of all the greening groups and sponsoring organizations that were there,interested in linking up with AKOG,improving our environment and educating the fans about it.The focus of AKOG is John's concept of taking small steps each and everyday to improve our environment and to promote sustainability.Mayer has once more turned to environmental non-profit Reverb to help assist his 2008 concert scene in footprint reduction. Mayer came up with the idea of AKOG (Another Kind Of Green) as the official brand for his tours. Basically, he believes that “that small steps toward environmental sustainability can effect widespread change when multiplied by a great number of participants.”

It was really good to see the program in action and all organizations and fans working together.By the way,the concert was wonderful...

More to come soon...

Friday, May 30, 2008

Alicia Keys Innovation After Katrina in New Orleans

Alicia Keys
and Lexus honor students at Frederick A. Douglass High School under a “Keys to Innovation” environmental initiative for their environmental achievements on Thursday in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine Benefit With John Mayer,Bob Saget and Others

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They have an AMAZING event coming up called "Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine"

The Los Angeles Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, April 16, 2008.

Musical guest John Mayer will be featured along with host Bob Saget, comedians Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman, plus other very special guests. For further information,call 1-800-441-CURE

You may also stay tuned to Heavier Octaves Broadcast Network for further information


John Mayer Special Musical Guest at Scleroderma Foundation Benefit

Monday, April 07, 2008

John Mayer's Back To You Fund Provides Inner City Students With Musical Start

Fifth grader Tyler Greer, 10, plays the cello during ... (Autumn Pinette/ Connecticut Post )

Fourth grader Joshua Ortiz, 9, plays the violin during Waltersville School's Christmas Hanukkah Kwanzaa Program December 21 in the auditorium. Violin instruction at the school is funded in part by grants including John Mayer's Back to You Fund. (Autumn Pinette/ Connecticut Post )

Mayer's Back to You Fund, administered by the Wilton-based Fairfield County Community Foundation, has provided $22,000 for the 2007-08 academic year for MACH's Music Zone strings program, established in 2002 at Waltersville and Luis Munoz Marin schools.

At Waltersville, the grant is one of the program's major sources of funding (in addition to state Priority School District Program funds)(More...)

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Nearly 40,000 New Orleans Residents Still In Trailers

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Almost three years after Hurricane Katrina, nearly 40,000 families still are living in vulnerable mobile homes and trailers across the U.S. Gulf Coast with another hurricane season just two months away, the top U.S. disaster official said on Wednesday(more...)

Related: January 11, 2006- Ocean Springs, Mississippi-Rich and Poor Alike-More Photos

Monday, March 17, 2008

Making the Lower Ninth Ward Right

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Former President Bill Clinton met with actor Brad Pitt and hundreds of volunteers in the the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans today at the site where a foundation headed by Pitt is set to begin building affordable homes for Hurricane Katrina victims.Pitt has pledged 5 million to the project. The homes are being built with environmentally friendly building materials

Related Articles and Blogs:

Jan. 13-More Pictures of New Orleans Area...5 Months After Katrina- Part II

Brad Pitt Heats Up Clinton Global Initiative Session On Climate Change

Rosie O'Donnell's- For All Kids Foundation-Help for Katrina Survivors

Award Winning Director Jonathan Demme Does Film on Katrina;Sees More Filming Ahead

Mega Millions Raised From Katrina Relief Benefit Concerts

More Concerts to Aid Hurricane Katrina Victims-John Mayer,Dave Matthews Band,etc

Monday, February 11, 2008

John Mayer Alicia Keys Grammy Performance: "No One"

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Alicia was introduced as an exquisite artist by twenty-five(25) time Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder just before the performance of her award-winning song "No One". John Mayer joined her on vocals while delivering a beautifully resonant guitar solo.

They embrace after the much anticipated performance-- one of the many highlights of the Grammy telecast.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

John Mayer and Alicia Keys to Perform Together At Grammies

John Mayer and Alicia Keys will be performing together at the Grammies. And, that performance should be exceptional.Alicia is nominated for two Grammies for her performance on "No One": "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - No One" and for Best R&B song - No One. Congratulations to Alicia! John is nominated for his song "Belief".

This will for me certainly make up for their not having done a duet during the Live Earth concert last July.Whether they sing the "Lesson Learned" off of Alicia's latest release "As I Am"," John's "Gravity",which Alicia joined him on during his live show at New York City's Madison Square Garden last year or any other song either has written, anticipate a stunning performance. They have good chemistry.They have a lot in common(read more on this).Not in the least being the fact that they are each very fine musicians and they've won a slew of Grammies between them.



Related Blogs and Articles:

What Do John Mayer and Alicia Keys Have in Common?

Friday, January 25, 2008

Green Notes: Radio Program Update and PSAs- Mayercraft Sets Sail on Environmentally Friendly Cruise;Also, Live Earth Teach-Ins Scheduled Nationwide

Mayercraft Greened by Reverb!

Mayercraft Carrier along with the help of non-profit Reverb, Another Kind of Green and NativeEnergy and most importantly, the fans, will be working to neutralize the environmental impact of the cruise. The ultimate goal is to neutralize ALL of the carbon dioxide emissions from the cruise and beyond (flights, drives, etc.)

This groundbreaking effort is part of the ongoing collaboration between Sixthman, Reverb and Another Kind of Green—their continuing effort to make everything they do as eco-friendly as possible. Mayercraft Carrier and NativeEnergy will both donate to the carbon offset program, and they are asking you to join in helping them to meet their goal of a totally carbon neutral cruise!

Check out the "Give and Win" page for more information on how to get started. You can be a part of this pioneering effort by donating and winning some incredible items, by being a part of the eco-activities on board, and by visiting the Reverb Green Spot.

Stay tuned for more PSAs and updates from Heavier Octaves' Podcast Radio and our blogs about what you can do to to make a "green" difference on the Mayercraft. Bon Voyage and much fun to all going on the trip! See you on the eco-friendly seas.

Live Earth Teach Ins-January 31,2008

On January 31,2007 more than 1400 schools and colleges across the country will hold
educational events on the climate crisis.You can find an event near you or sign up to host a
screening of a webcast on January 30,2008. Be part of an unprecedented teach-in and call to
action on climate issues.Fifteen members of Congress are already schedule to participate-is yours one of them.For more information go to or

This sounds like a good thing!Pass the word along to your local school and get involved.

Stay tuned to Heavier Octaves for further updates.



Friday, January 18, 2008

Welcome to Treemo - Alicia Keys AS I AM Contest: Media Sharing on a Mission

Welcome to Treemo - Alicia Keys AS I AM Contest: Media Sharing on a Mission

This is an exciting contest being promoted by Alicia Keys. Very positive support for the development of female role models and promotion of success stories. Worthwhile. Check it out and enter!