Long story short, I'm in luuurrrrve and I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm swell too. How else can you explain him singing Butterfly (a veritable anthem of "Girl, get up on over here and gimme somma that.") to me? Right? Right???
Ahem. Right. Well. Anyway...
Overall, the concert was awesome. Highlights included the reggae version of The Remedy, the Gypsy MC/Curbside Prophet mashup with G. Love and K'naan and the cover of Lionel Richie's All Night Long. Really, my only disappointment was that he didn't do The Dynamo of Volition.
And I'm going to say this even though it makes me seem like one of "those people". You know, the kind of people who don't like it when one of their favorite small venue type artists has a major hit and gets really popular?
But I'm going to say it anyway. I love the song I'm Yours. Love it. But a lot of people probably think this is a new song. Well, it's not. Jason has been performing this song for years at his live shows. It had never appeared on any record and the only people who knew it were the ones who went to his concerts. So, it felt kind of like something special that only we were in on.
Then came the summer of '08 and this song was the first single on the new album. Personally, I was so happy to finally be able to listen to this song anytime I wanted instead of only being able to hear it live. And of course I was happy for Jason's success. But now, it kind of breaks my heart at the shows to see frat-brats in their backwards hats and popped collars raising their Bud Lites and cheering when this song starts. Somehow that makes it a little less special. And somehow that makes me a little sad.
Anyway, no matter. That doesn't change the fact that his music simply makes my heart smile. It puts my soul at ease. It makes me want to be a better person. And it makes me want to have little Mraz babies.
What?!? Did I just say that out loud?!?! Oops. Sorry, Other Jason. (Of the husband variety.) I didn't mean it. Yes, I did. No, I didn't.
(Yes, I did.)