Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud"- Riverside Church Thursday, October 14,2010

Dr. Cornel West, one of America’s most provocative and admired public intellectuals, will be speaking at the Riverside Church on Thursday,October 14,2010 on his new book,an autobiography written by the scholar himself, entitled,  " Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud." It  is  his long-awaited life story  and offers us a compelling and intimate exploration of this extraordinary man that is fascinating as a story in its own right, but that is also rich in life-lessons for all of us. Come hear this unparalleled orator as he shares episodes about his childhood, his education on the streets and in school, his family life, his lifelong commitment to the prophetic Christian tradition and unconditional love that began in Sacramento’s Shiloh Baptist Church. These experiences shaped his politics, his passion for the life of the mind, his academic career including the turmoil at Harvard, and much more. Don’t miss one of our national treasures who is also the most entertaining and enlightening public speaker of our era, as he, for the very first time, gets personal.



AN EVENING LECTURE and BOOK SIGNING

Thursday, October 14, 7:00pm at The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive at 120th St

Tickets: $35.00. 

Photo Update from All for the Hall Benefit:John Mayer Joins Keith Urban on Stage

                                           John Mayer performs at Keith Urban's All for the Hall Benefit

John Mayer joined Keith Urban on stage on October 5,2010 for Keith's annual All for the Hall Benefit at The Bridgestone Arena  Oct 5, 2010 in Nashville, TN.


 The All For The Hall Benefit  raises funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Below John performs "Ain't That Lonely Yet" by Dwight Yoakam, with Keith Urban and Vince Gill:



 

Others performing were country music greats Charlie Pride,Dolly Parton,Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

John Mayer to Perform at Keith Urban Benefit

John Mayer is scheduled  to perform at Keith Urban's 'All For The Hall'.
John will join Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and many others for Keith Urban's "We're All For The Hall" Benefit Concert on October 5 in Nashville.


The show will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 17 at 10am at ticketmaster. VIP packages can be found at countrymusichalloffame.org.

A special pre-sale for John Mayer fans will began on Wednesday, 9/15 at 10am.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mayer Closes 3.7-M Follower Twitter account

















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According to a  recent report from a John Mayer spokeswoman,the singer songwriter,Rolling Stone guitar god and seven(7) time Grammy winner has closed his Twitter account which had an enormous following of 3.7 Million enthusiastic fans. Mayer is reportedly returning to the studio with the Battle Studies tour at a close. He will undoubtedly continue to make exceptional music in the months to come.  Fans can continue to follow him on his blog.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Young Storytellers:What_is_YSF_HD.mov

This is an inspiring program and Scotty Crowe is a head mentor. A special shout out to the program.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

John Mayer to Be Honored at VH1 Save the Music Foundation Gala Monday,November 8, 2010

VH1 Save The Music to Honor John MayerOn Monday, November 8th, The VH1 Save The Music Foundation will honor seven-time Grammy Award winner John Mayer, as well as The ASCAP Foundation, to mark thirteen years of restoring music education programs in America’s public schools with a Gala celebration in New York.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Mental Health Concerns On Rise in Gulf In Wake of Oil Spill Disaster

Gulf area Mental Health Care providers are becoming increasingly concerned about the growing need for psychiatric treatment and therapy for depression and anxiety related disorders. While BP has provided initial funding for this problem in the past the earlier disbursements have dissipated.

People are in need of counseling and treatment on a large scale.

John Mayer Stays Relevant,Aware of Hard Times at DTE Show

John Mayer at a recent concert at the DTE Music Theater in Clarkston,Michigan
spoke to a packed venue of fans with a rapport and sympatico for which he has become well admired.

He acknowledged struggles average Americans face that are in the news today and was bitingly relevant and aware of the tough times many are facing.

Before performing “War of My Life” which he broke out a harmonica for, the singer-songwriter-guitarist told the packed amphitheatre that the song was dedicated to those who feel like they “might not be able to make it,” but said you eventually “somehow find tools you didn’t know you had before.”(More...)

Friday, July 16, 2010

John Mayer's Eco-Village kicks off today in Charlotte North Carolina at Beginning of Summer Tour


John Mayer's Eco Village  kicks off today as part of his 2010 Summer Tour in support of  latest studio release Battle Studies . John who has consistenly engaged his fans in projects which heighten perspective and raise awareness about global warming and clean energy alternatives,  continues efforts through his non-profit organization AKOG (Another Kind of Green).

AKOG (Another Kind of Green) was created by John Mayer from the belief that small steps toward environmental sustainability can effect widespread change when multiplied by a great number of participants. AKOG is involved in the following activities and invites fans to volunteer at each venue in its efforts to educate the community about how to live in a more environmentally friendly world.

AKOG is involved in:

•Extensive waste reduction and recycling backstage


•Biodegradable and compostable catering products

•Local and organic food backstage

•Reusable water bottles for band and crew to reduce plastic bottle waste

•Eco-friendly merchandise

•Non-toxic cleaners and post-consumer recycled bathroom tissue on tour buses

•Calculating and neutralizing the carbon footprint from tour buses, trucks, flights and venue energy use by supporting renewable energy.
 
To read more about AKOG and how you can get involved,click here.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Jamaican Artist Cherine Anderson Shares Her Experiences On John Mayer's North American Tour















Anderson shares her story about  being the only Jamaican performing on John Mayer's North American arena tour and sharing the stage with Rock and Roll royalty.


"This has been my longest North American tour to date! Together with Michael Franti & Spearhead, we've embarked on John Mayer' s Battle Tour, which crosses 47 cities in North America. Now let me try to put it all into perspective. Imagine waking up every day to perform to an average of 15,000 people in great venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Staples Centre. Imagine a place five times the size of Jamaica's National Indoor Sports Centre and recognise that John Mayer has the amazing ability to full such large venues with screaming fans. It's not like a festival or what we are used to in Jamaica, thousands of fans are there to hear Mayer and I have been blessed to join Michael Franti and Spearhead as the opening act that they discover at each and every show(more...)"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earth Day Thursday April 22, Special Earth Day Concert and Climate Rally On the National Mall April 25, 2010 Featuring John Legend,The Roots,Sting,Passion Pit and More...From the Archives Live Earth Performance by Alicia Keys, Song of the Day Another Kind of Green by John Mayer

Earth Day is April 22.

This Saturday, April 25,2010 there will be a host of music greats performing a special concert on the National Mall. The current line up is as follows:

Sting
John Legend
The Roots
Jimmy Cliff
Passion Pit
Bob Weir
Willie Colon
Joss Stone
Robert Randolph
Patrick Stump
Mavis Staples
Booker T
Honor Society
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

And special suprise performances by others!

Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. Earth Day is celebrated in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Many communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. In the United States, Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year on the spring equinox, which is often 20 March. This is a tradition which was founded by peace activist John in...more »

Song of the Day


Another Kind of Green by John Mayer

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Touching Winter Tour Summary,Video and Closing Statement From John Mayer

After concluding his very thoughtful remarks, which included a vow containing lyrics from the James Brown classic "Talkin Loud and Sayin Nothin" which he blogged about several years ago, John disarmingly asks "See you this summer?"

I am sure many of his fans will eagerly await a return of their incredible Winter Tour 2010 experiences.

Below is a video along with inspiring and perspective heightening remarks John made on his One Forty Plus blog yesterday,April 14, 2010 summing up the tour:



Greetings from the land of decompression…



The Battle Studies winter tour is a wrap!


As a thank you to everyone who came out to a show on this tour, my friend 13th Witness put together a little video memoir of the times we had on the road.


To those who came out…It’s safe to say I had some great times and some not-so-great times on this run. Every second on stage was an uplifting and beautiful experience for me, as I hope it was for you. My new favorite part of playing shows is looking around and watching you. It’s impossible to take a second of this for granted when I can see you letting loose and dancing and singing along and getting to watch that weight on your shoulders lift for 2 hours.


Everything in my life seems to happen in multiples of 1,000. The good happens 1,000 times greater and the not-so-good seems to follow that math as well. But the most amazing part of working in those multiples is getting to meet so many different types of people who come to my shows. I have met fans who tell me their stories of how my music got them through unthinkably tough times, and those who are celebrating the best times in their lives with me.


The days of my “talkin’ loud and sayin’ nothing” are over. I have been given a big voice that reaches so many different walks of life, and I never want to lose sight of that.


Thanks for standing not only in front of me, but also by my side…

See you this Summer?


John

Friday, April 02, 2010

John Mayer Show at LA Staples Center on March 25,2010, From the Archives John Performs Aint No Sunshine with Alicia Keys at KCA,Download of the Week-Friends,Lovers or Nothing Live Performance from Brooklyn Concert Held Nov.16,2009



















Steve Jordan(drums),Robbie McIntosh(guitar),(bass),John Mayer(lead vocals,guitar),Julie Delgado(backup vocals), Charlie Wilson(keyboards),Melanie Taylor(backup vocals),David Ryan Harris(vocals,guitar) 
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I am a little delayed in reporting this,but its better late than never. And,of course, this is the kind of news that no matter when you receive, it is always good to hear and share.

John Mayer and his band gave a stellar performance to a nearly sold out crowd at Staples center in LA on March 25,2010. He performed some fan favorites including LA song/In Your Atmosphere and others. The setlist is below:

Heartbreak Warfare

Good Love
No Such Thing
Vultures
Perfectly Lonely
Slow Dancing...
Assassin
In Your Atmosphere>Free Fallin'>So Real (So Real gave me the chills; he channeled Jeff Buckley)
Ain't No Sunshine
Waiting
Belief
Just Like a Woman>Half of My Heart>Dreams>Don't Stop Believing
Why Georgia
__________

Who Says
Gravity

From the Archives:

John Mayer Performs Ain't No Sunshine with Alicia Keys at KCA
John Mayer Performs Aint No Sunshine with Alicia Keys at KCA Black Ball

Download of the Week:

Friends,Lovers or Nothing (Live performance from Music Hall of Williamsburg 11.16.09) Click post title link above to access

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Word Is Out! Obama Signs Historic Health Bill Into Law


For the source of the above photo and more news coverage regarding the event, click the post title link above.

President Obama signs historic Health Care Reform Bill into law today.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Legendary Organist Charles Hodges Joins John Mayer at Show in Memphis,John Perfoms "Aint No Sunshine",From the Archives: Quincy Jones, John Mayer, Bill Withers to Headline LA Music Expo, Free Download of the Day "Edge of Desire" Live Version Music Hall of Williamsburg Concert

Below John performs a very bluesy  cover of Bill Wither's "Aint No Sunshine" which really had the audience going:



Below legendary organist Charles Hodges stopped by the Fed Ex Forum to catch the show and wound up performing the parts he played on  Al Green's Love and Happiness during the sound check. For more about it,check out John's blog here



By the way,John will be co-headlining an ASCAP Songwriter's workshop with Bill Withers and Quincy Jones on April 22, 2010. For more about this event click here.

From the Archives:

Quincy Jones, John Mayer to Headline LA Music Expo; Previous Posts-John Mayer Donates $500,000 to Hope for Haiti Now Benefit;Proceeds from the Sale of John Mayer Merchandise to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Relief, Free Music Download And Song of the Day "Half of My Heart" by John Mayer (Live)

Download of the Day 3.26.10

Edge of Desire performed live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg(click on post title link above)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Video Picks-Steve Jordan's Awesome Drum Solo at John Mayer's Louisville Show Saturday,March 13,2010

John Mayer Jams in Louisville Saturday Night and Hangs Out A Little With Bootsie Collins, From the Archives Jay-Z,John Mayer, Others Answer the Call, Download of the Day "War of My Life" by John mayer






















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The original link for the photo is here at one of John Mayer's other blogs One Forty Plus.

John Mayer performed a concert in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday night and his fans as usual were pleased with his concert performance and setlist which included the following songs:

Heartbreak Warfare

Good Love is On the Way

I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)

Vultures

Perfectly Lonely

Assassin

Stop This Train > Homeward Bound

Neon

Waiting on the World to Change

Ain't No Sunshine

Belief

Half of My Heart > Don't Stop Believing

No Such Thing

Gravity

ENCORE

Who Says

Crossroads

Here is a link to a review by Richard Young, the creator of My Stupid Mouth,who also attended the concert in Louisville.
 
From the Archives
 
Jay-Z,John Mayer,and Others Answer the Call
 
Download of the Day
 
War of My Life by John Mayer

  Click post title link above to download

(Come Out Angels!)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

John Mayer in Houston,Texas,Photo Highlights,Download of the Day Houston Live Concert Tape



John Mayer performed in Houston,Texas on March 6,2010. Above are some photo highlights by a long time fan who was given the opportunity to take these as a concert photographer for the evening. It was  her dream come true.For more pictures go to http://www.trishbadger.com/




Download of the Day
For the setlist and a download link to the live concert tape,click here.





Saturday, March 06, 2010

John Mayer Interview by Richard Young Part 2,Song of the Day "Free Fallin'' Performed Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg,November 16,2009

John Mayer Uncut: MyStupidMouth.com Interview Part 2 from johnmayer.com on Vimeo.


This is the second installment in a very in depth and incisive interview of John Mayer musician and person by My Stupid Mouth creator,Richard Young.

Download of the Day:


Free Fallin' (to download click title link above)

This is John Mayer's live performance of Tom Petty's song as performed live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 16,2009.

Monday, February 22, 2010

John Mayer Soundman Defends Musician's Controversial Interviews: 'I have huge respect for the guy', Mayer Performs in Grand Rapids Song of the Day "Good Love Is On the Way" Live Version Performed at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA ,December 29,2009














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And of all the major acts that have sought out the Grand Haven sound engineer's expertise in mixing live concerts, from Christina Aguilera to Def Leppard to Van Morrison, few can match John Mayer's on-stage charisma and guitar prowess.


"Every time we go out, it's just phenomenal," Chrysler, 56, said during an interview at his home as he prepared to join Mayer on a European concert swing, followed by the guitarist-singer's North American tour that stops Sunday at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena.

"I love his music. It's stuff that I listen to. He's extremely accomplished as a guitar player ... and his career has been going uphill. He's smooth and steady and keeps writing great stuff. (read more...)

The John Mayer Grand Rapids Concert will take place:

7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2010


Where: Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St.

Opening act: Michael Franti & Spearhead

Tickets: $46 and $66, arena box office, Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com

 
Song of the Day(Download at post title link)
 
Good Love Is On the Way performed live by John Mayer Trio at Copley Symphony Hall on December 29,2009

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Phillyist Playlist: John Mayer at the Wachovia Center Philadelphia Tonight, Free Download Live Battle Studies"Crossroads"Version

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From the start, we love it. The way you seamlessly and cleverly transitioned from an orchestra's opening tune-up to "Heartbreak Warfare" hooked us in. Your lyrics from track to track really reflect on love, loss and true heartache and we like that. Battle Studies is brutally honest, melancholic with brief moments of hope and is, most importantly, sonically beautiful (more)


John Mayer, with Michael Franti & Spearhead


Sun., 2/21/10

8 p.m., all ages

Wachovia Center

Tickets: $51 - $76

From the Archives


Free Music Download

Crossroads(click on post title above to play)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Isaac Foundation Discusses John Mayer's Kindness in Radio Interview; From the Archives Station Host Meets John Mayer at Songbird Benefit, Song of the Day "Vultures"


















John Mayer, ever the humanitarian shares concert experience and kindness with 5 and 1/2 year old Isaac during recent concert event in Toronto,Canada February 14,2010, Valentine's  Day. Isaac,who is suffering from a rare enzyme disease, MPS VI, gives his hero John Mayer a Valentine Card. His family started a foundation , The Isaac Foundation, five(5) years ago to find a cure for the disease.

Listen to the radio interview regarding the positive impact John Mayer has had on Isaac's life by clicking on the post title link above.

See a video below :




Isaac is a big fan and loves the music of John Mayer. His favorite songs are "Vultures" and "Half of My Heart". The song of the day is "Vultures" and is dedicated to Isaac. You can download the song at the link provided below.


From the Archives:

Song of the Day:

Vultures (Download from live music archives)

Live Performance from Music Hall of Williamsburg , November 16, 2009

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eric Clapton Announces 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival :Jeff Beck,B.B.King,John Mayer ; Download of the Day-John Mayer Live Version Robert Johnson Blues Classic "Crossroads"

Eric Clapton annonces upcoming Crossroads Guitar Festival  on June 26,2010.  In a recent interview in Rolling Stone Magazine,Clapton shares why he takes on the mammoth project,which has been a tremendous draw for blues fans for several years.  “I do it because I want to hear these players,” Eric Clapton says.  The all-day stars-of-guitar show will be held at Toyota Park in Chicago; tickets go on sale February 20th. Like his 2004 and 2007 Crossroads concerts and the best-selling DVDs from those festivals, this year’s event benefits the Crossroads Centre, the addiction-treatment facility founded by Clapton on the Caribbean island of Antigua in the early Nineties (more)

Download of the Day

Crossroads(lve version from Music Hall of Williamsburg)

Click post title link above

Saturday, February 06, 2010

John Mayer Takes Florida by Storm With Concerts in Tampa and Jacksonville,FLA Stories and Photos Below

Source-MSM- A John Mayer Discussion Board

John Mayer vs. Tampa
St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida
February 5, 2010
The second stop on the tour landed us in Tampa. A rainy Friday afternoon turned into one hot night! Mayer & Company brought their A-game and stepped it up a bit from the amazing show last night. I love watching these shows progress over a tour. Everyone becomes more comfortable and in their own skin, it’s amazing. I advise everyone to go see a show at the beginning and at the end of the tour, the difference will make you appreciate what these guys/gals do even more!
“Belief” showed up in the set tonight. The Britney mic, however did not. I just want to say that it gives Mayer more mobility to perform on stage; he’s not confined to one spot while singing and playing. It’s different! So vote me in for the headset mic!
It was June of 2002 when I first heard “No Such Thing” on the radio. I was in the car with my Mom (shout out) when it came on, I remember looking at her and saying, “This is John Mayer, he’s going to be famous.” Little did I know just how famous of a musician Mayer would become. I have loved every minute of watching his career take off. Every time I hear “No Such Thing” it always brings me back to that moment. It was great to hear it tonight.
Unlike last night, tonight Mayer was talkative which is another thing I love about seeing one of his shows. It’s so personal, half the time I don’t know what he’s talking about, not sure if he does either, but he’s not just playing song after song, he’s sharing his experiences with you. And I think that’s why he has such an amazing fan base and has been able to sustain his career for 10+ years. So tonight he rambled on about the Mets (complete with baseball announcer voice) and Christmas with his family, Mayer even told Steve Jordan, “I don’t know what I’m talking about.”
“My Stupid Mouth” was teased a bit before “Half of My Heart.” Before “Gravity” Mayer talked about how this past year had been tough for everyone and how we keep him where the light is. Thank you, John, for keeping me where the light is.
Earlier this afternoon Mayer tweeted a request for a solo acoustic song in the encore, however due to time or something, the performance didn’t happen. Just in case for those who were wondering, it was listed on the set list!
Florida, you’ve kept me warm! I’ll meet up with you guys in B-ham on Tuesday night! More pics to come!
Karri~
Set List:
Heartbreak Warfare
Crossroads
Bigger Than My Body
Belief
Perfectly Lonely
Assassin
Steve Jordan Drum Solo into Waiting
Waiting On the World To Change>Charlie Wilson rockin’ keys>Mayer changin’ guitars
Edge of Desire
My Stupid Mouth (tease)
Half of My Heart>Dreams by Stevie Nicks
All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye
No Such Thing
Gravity

Encore:
Who Says
Friends, Lovers, Or Nothing


Great pictures


Love this one



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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

John Mayer Puts on Free Concert for SC Fans

According to a  post by "wtf"on John Mayer's  popular fan discussion board ,My Stupid Mouth, Tuesday,February 2,2010,  an account of  John Mayer's tweet to  South Carolina students announcing  free tickets to his concert rehearsal appeared.

An excited fan passed this word on:
 
Mayer just tweeted this... someone should go.

"USC students: come watch us run the show tonight. Free.Tickets are at Russel House info desk. Show ID, get a tic. Tix 6pm, Doors 7."
 
More about the rehearsal,including reviews and comments can be found by clicking here. For the setlist of songs played click this link. 
 

John Mayer Excels at VH1 Storytellers: Setlist and Mp3 of the Day Download


















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John Mayer performed a brilliant concert and  engaged the audience with amusing stories behind the songs he has written and composed during Storytellers on VH1 last Thursday night, January 28,2010.  An mp3 of "Heartbreak Warfare" along with the story behind it,can be downloaded at the Heavier Octaves podcast link or by clicking on the title link above.

The complete set list and further discussion, can be found on My Stupid Mouth-A John Mayer Discussion Board.   Please click here.

Stars Gather to Cover 'We Are the World' for Haiti












Stars gather to cover 'We Are the World' for Haiti

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Quincy Jones, John Mayer to Headline LA Music Expo; Previous Posts-John Mayer Donates $500,000 to Hope for Haiti Now Benefit;Proceeds from the Sale of John Mayer Merchandise to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Relief, Free Music Download And Song of the Day "Half of My Heart" by John Mayer (Live)














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 Producer Quincy Jones, pop guitarist John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said.

The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft during Q&A sessions at the fifth annual "I Create Music" Expo, once again taking place at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.(more...)

Previous Posts 


John Mayer Donates $500,000 to Hope for Haiti Now Benefit



Proceeds from the Sale of John Mayer Store Merchandise to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

Follow the store on Twitter!

Free Download/Song of the Day -"Half of My Heart"

Click link immediately above,  post title link or to listen to on Heavier Octaves Radio click on link below:

Half of My Heart by John Mayer(performed live at Music Hall of Williamsburg)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haiti Telethon Raises Charity Estimate To $61 million;John Mayer Donates 500,000 to Hope for Haiti Now Telethon;BET Telethon Set For Feb.5; Amazing Grassroots Efforts-Tot Raises $160,000

LOS ANGELES — Organizers for last week's "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, backed by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, on Monday raised the estimated amount of money it raised to more than $61 million, to date.

The two-hour telethon, which aired Friday, drew an average audience of 24 million viewers in the United States to watch celebrities performing, telling tales of heroism and answering telephones to take donations.

R&B star Alicia Keys sang "Prelude to a Kiss." U.S. rapper Jay-Z debuted a song with U2's Bono and The Edge and Beyonce sang her "Halo" with Coldplay's Chris Martin on piano (more)
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BET Telethon set to air February 5,with P.Diddy and Queen Latifah as Co-hosts
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Big Donors:

Several celebrities have given hugely generous amounts,icluding John Mayer with a $500,000 donation called in to the telethon before it began. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock donated One Million.

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Amazing Grass Roots Efforts:

People are doing so many wonderful things on their own to help out. Some are singing songs,some are selling T-shirts,some are selling books. For more interesting stories about individual efforts,click here or report what you and your group are doing in the comment box.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Haiti:How You Can Help- Rebroadcast Larry King Special Monday Night,January 18,2010-Stars Raise 8 Million

Heavier Octaves: Haitian Relief:John Mayer Sings for Haiti On Larry King Special Monday Night,January 18,2010-Stars Raise 8 Million

Larry King is currently rebroadcasting Haiti:How You Can Help. John Mayer sang "Heart of Life" live via satellite from London.Seal also sang and closed out the show with "People Get Ready".

Stars helping out on the telephone bank included Russell Simmons,Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon,Snoop Dogg,Ben Stiller,Danny Glover,Benecio Del Toro,UN Ambassador Tea Leoni,Sean Combs and Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy.

Larry King interviewed Mick Jagger who also talked about his collaboration with Wyclef Jean and a segment of that song's video was shown.Larry King also interviewed Paula Abdul who revealed the Opus of Michael Jackson, a one of a kind book on his life which was autographed by the artists present and was auctioned off to raise funds.Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were there to talk about UNICEF's Tap(clean water) program.

Soledad O'brien reported on the deplorable condition of an orphanage and the babies who were housed in a truck since the structure of the building in which they were living was too unstable and dangerous.

Ryan Seacrest was also there keeping tabs on the Tweet Suite which was monitored by Jared Leto and Molly Sims. Ringo Starr made an appeal for Haiti as well. Anderson Cooper showed some footage from Haiti and reported on the status of the rescue and recovery efforts.

The show also set up a Tweet Suite with hash tags CNNHELPHAITI,which was a top trending topic on Twitter that evening.

Sean Combs sold his sunglasses for $1,000.00 and Larry King's suspenders for $5,000.
Kobe Bryant and Charles Barkley were there also and made appeals.

Also,the following numbers were given for viewers to send donations to four organizations.benefiting including UNICEF and the RED CROSS.

Text Unicef to 20222 to donate $10
Text Haiti to 90999 to /donate
UNICEF 1-800-4unicef
1-800-HELPNOW

Heavier Octaves: Larry King Live Rebroadcast of Haiti:What You Can Do

Heavier Octaves: Larry King Live Rebroadcast of Haiti:What You Can Do

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hope for Haiti Highlights


Donate Now: 1-877-99-HAITI in US/Canada, or go to www.hopeforhaitinow.org

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

John Mayer & Keith Urban To Film 'Crossroads'

John Mayer will team up with Keith Urban on Tuesday, January 26th to film CMT's Crossroads in Nashville. Crossroads pairs country artists with musicians from other genres, where the stars swap stories and share their love of music. Show air date is TBA.


U2,Jay-Z are One for Haiti;From the Archives:Oprah and Bono Paint the Town Red- Alicia Keys and Bono Perform Don't Give Up Africa; Hollywood Stars Assist Haiti



















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The Edge announced Wednesday that he and bandmates Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. joined forces with Hova last week to write and record a quickie charity song that will benefit relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti .
The guitarist told an Irish radio station that producer Swizz Beats contacted him and said he and Jay-Z "wanted to do something for Haiti."
"So Bono came up with the phrase on the phone and last night we were here, we wrote a song, finished, recorded, and sent it back to them," said Edge. "So that might be the next thing you hear from us."(more)

January 22,2010 Hope for Haiti Telethon
Also Alicia Keys, Bono, Beyonce, and a host of other celebrities will also be joining the "Hope for Haiti" concert line up. Arrangements are still being made for the event. The show broadcasting live from New York,Los Angeles and affiliated networks around the globe will air tomorrow January 22,2010 live.

Stay tuned to Heavier Octaves for further updates.

From the Archives :

Hollywood Stars Assist Haiti (Angelina Jolie,Brad Pitt,Wyclef Jean and George Clooney)

Oprah and Bono Paint the Town Red-Alicia Keys & Bono Perform Don't Give Up Africa 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

News Update:John Mayer Store Merchandise to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts. Donations Will Be Made To Red Cross










Proceeds from the sale of  select items from the John Mayer  Merchandise Store will  be donated to Haitian Relief efforts by the Red Cross.Visit the store today and help support Haiti Earthquake Relief. You can find the store at this link.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haitian Relief:Stars Raise 8 million;John Mayer and Seal Sing for Haiti On Larry King Special Monday Night,January 18,2010

Larry King Hosted a Special last night to Support Red Cross  Haitian Relief efforts. The special also benefited UNICEF,the United Nation's Children's Fund.

John Mayer performed "Heart of Life" as others helping out and sharing their thoughts included Mick Jagger,P.Diddy,Snoop Dogg,Jennifer Lopez,Nicole Richie and Paula Abdul. Seal also sang a song, closing out the show with his rendition of "People Get Ready". They all came together in a unified effort to support Haiti Earthquake Relief:

King's  two hour special which began at 8 p.m. EST, brought celebrities and leaders together to inspire support for the American Red Cross relief effort in Haiti.

The CNN Special - "Larry King Live: Haiti: How You Can Help" - pointed out how people could help survivors of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Guests  joined Larry King in the studio and via satellite. CNN's Campbell Brown reported Haiti news updates throughout the program.

The entire list of those that were scheduled to appear:

Ashley Judd
Queen Rania
Ben Stiller
Ringo Starr
Benicio del Toro
Russell Simmons
Charles Barkley
Ryan Seacrest
Christian Slater
Sarah Ferguson
Colin Powell
Scarlett Johansson
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon
Seal
Jared Leto
Snoop Dogg
Jeff Probst
Jennifer Lopez
Susan Sarandon
Joel and Benji Madden
Tea Leoni
John Mayer
Tom DeLonge
Kobe Bryant
Tommy LaSorda
Mick Jagger
Will.i.Am
Pras Michel

The CNN special also benefited UNICEF, the United Nation's Children's Fund.

Red Cross staff and volunteers from around the globe are reaching out to help the people of Haiti. First aid posts have been set up in the streets, where Red Cross workers and volunteers from Haiti and other countries are working side by side to clean and stitch up wounds amidst the rubble.

The Red Cross is setting up a field hospital in one area and a water trucking program and latrines in another. The USS Comfort is also en route to Haiti, and the American Red Cross is training Creole-speaking volunteers to work as translators when Haitians come aboard for medical care.

More supplies and staff are on the way. If you would like to donate to Haiti relief, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Mobile donors can text "Haiti" to 90999 to make a $10 contribution.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at
http://blog.redcross.org.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Heavier Octaves Supports Haitian Relief Efforts;From the Archives More Concerts To Aid Hurricane Katrina Victims/MegaMillions Raised For Hurricane Katrina;Free "Live" Music Download Gravity by JM3


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Heavier Octaves, Inc. is a non-profit grass roots humanitarian membership organization inspired by the music and fan communities of the founders' favorite musician(s). Its mission is supporting and promoting music,events,art, musicians and friends who heighten perspective,build community and improve the environment while getting the word out employing innovative new media, music and art. As part of that support we launch fund raising projects to assist needed future humanitarian programs or those already in progress,garnering resources from our members and the larger community.

The devastating earthquake in Haiti has caused death,destruction to property and many Haitians are left homeless and without food. This calamity has generated a global outpouring of sympathy and support. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti who have been affected by this disaster, as well as concerned relatives and friends. We will be keeping our members updated and promoting information as well as events associated with relief efforts on our blog,podcasts and videos at the grassroots level. You are also free to post a blog or share pictures and videos. This blog is an open forum. We just ask you to leave an email address, so we can add you to our mailing list and contact you directly with updates.

Our members have in the past, traveled to the scene of devastation rendering aid and assistance to the Hurricane Katrina ravaged gulf coast. Those travels are well documented on our blog with entries and photos detailing what we witnessed and the aid we rendered. In addition, our organization has been involved in promoting and getting the word out about these efforts and the benefit concerts and related appearances of our favorite musicians.

If you are considering making a personal donation, there are various organizations accepting donations, but you should be cautious about providing your financial information to anyone who solicits donations.

There are several organizations that are currently figuring prominently in this disaster. You can make your donations or contact them direct by clicking on their link below.

American Red Cross

The United Way


From the Archives:

More Concerts To Raise Money for Hurricane Katrina Victims

MegaMillions Raised From Hurricane Katrina Relief Concerts

Free Live Music Download:

"Gravity' by John Mayer Trio (JM3)
(performed during VH1 React Now Relief for Hurricane Katrina)


Hollywood Stars Help Haiti;Assist Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation;George Clooney Schedules Telethon

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wyclef Jean and Haiti Earthquake 2010:Urging Donations


Earthquake Update:

Platinum-selling rapper and record producer Wyclef Jean, who is a native son of Haiti himself, has decided to lead the charge to help his devastated homeland. And according to csmonitor.com, he is doing it through his Twitter account.
The former Fugees star has taken to his Twitter account recently, to urge people to donate $5 to Haitian charity Yele Haiti. People can donate by texting YELE to 501501.
The donation then gets charged to your cellphone bill.(more...)

Massive Earthquake Devastates Haiti-500,000 Feared Dead

A massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday, leaving Port-au-Prince, the nation's capital, in ruins. Visit the Red Cross YouTube channel to find out how you can help.


Monday, January 11, 2010

VH 1 Storytellers to Premiere January 28,2010 at 8:00p.m.; From the Archives: John Mayer Trio Annual Holiday Revue Copley Symphony Hall San Diego Download;Half of My Heart- Free Music Download (s)



















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 "VH1 Storytellers: John Mayer," premieres on VH1 on Thursday, January 28th at 8:00 PM. The seven-time Grammy® Award-winning Mayer treated his fans to a rare and intimate performance, Thursday December 10th at Brooklyn's Steiner Studios. This exclusive performance features a showcase of his new album "Battle Studies" and gives fans a unique opportunity to learn more about the inspiration behind his music.

John Mayer and VH1 President Tom Calderone also provided an opportunity for music fans to join them at the taping of the VH1 Storytellers on December 10, 2009 followed by a meet and greet and photo opportunity with Mayer for fans wanting to donate to a worthy cause.  The designated cause for this event was Do Something, a positive teen action non-profit. For more information and to share your story about how John Mayer's music has inspired you, 'click here. 

"Heartbreak Warfare" performance from the show taping can be found at this link.;

From the Archives:

The John Mayer Trio performed  their Annual Holiday Revue benefit December 29,2009 at Copley Symphony  Hall in San Diego, California. The Trio’s Annual Revue is a benefit concert which raises money each year for a designated charity. This year  a portion of concert proceeds will go to:
Military Outreach Ministry’s Camp Pendleton (www.momcp.org) and NCIRE - The Veterans Health Research Institute (www.ncire.org). For reviews and a download of the concert click here.

The live version of “Half of My Heart”, performed during Mayer's Music Hall of Williamsburg  concert is available for download below. While Ms. Swift was not there to provide her vocals on the song during the concert, Mayer’s new background singers did a terrific job. You can listen to the studio version (featuring Ms. Swift) on John Mayer’s CD Battle Studies, available in most digital markets and at your local record stores.
Free Downloads:

Half of My Heart ( Music Hall of Williamsburg-November 16,2009(Live Version)

John Mayer Trio Annual Holiday Revue Copley Symphony Hall-December 29, 2009

Friday, January 01, 2010

John Mayer Trio New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Cafe's The Joint Las Vegas;Mayer Toasts 82 Year Old Father;Free Music Download


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The John Mayer Trio performed last night at the Hard Rock Cafe's "The Joint" and rocked the New Year in sassy blues rock Trio style,I might add. From the reviews,I am sure they did both their fans and the rich rock culture of the venue which features exhibits of rock and pop music legends alike proud. They easily measured up to and in some cases,surpassed the standard. John electrified with his brand of  blistering,rhythmic and melodic guitar solos, Steve Jordon with thundering drum beats and Pino Palladino with his unique sounding bass.

The audience,per John's request was dressed up and most were glittering festive style,not to mention the Blues Brotheresque hat John was wearing and the suits adorned by the Trio. Before the New Year's countdown, John recognized his dad and mentioned to the crowd that his 82 year old father could out drink a lot of the people in the audience. Later, there was a drop of balloons filled with Trio pics to celebrate the New Year in as well as party favors of flashing flasks and silver party beads.

A comedy segment of  the show introduced by Bob Saget, included John's friend James Smith and comedian Jeffrey Ross .John in addition to keeping the music  alive and  skillfully slammin' kept the audience full of fun and laughter with his sometimes endearingly offbeat brand of humor which ranges from subtle wry wit to raw and direct.

For reviews,setlist and a download of the live show,click here.