There is a part of me that bristles at the thought of publicly admitting to the fact that I love John Mayer. I think it’s the part of me that is the financially unsuccessful musician. It could be argued that that part is actually the whole. Whatever. I love John Mayer.

I love John Mayer though he is immeasurably arrogant. I love John Mayer though he is far more handsome than I am. I love John Mayer though his guitar playing buries mine. I love John Mayer though he is wittier that I am. Maybe I love John Mayer because of those things and not despite them. Whatever. I love John Mayer.

John Mayer’s album “Continuum” is one that should be in everyone’s collection. The song writing is (by and large) far above average, it sounds absolutely stunning from and engineering and mastering perspective, and the guitar tones sound incredibly expensive. But, with all that said, there is one song on that album that shouldn’t be.

A few weeks ago Angel and I were listening to “Continuum” and the song “In Repair” came on. I told Angel I was very surprised that song made the cut. Among a bunch of really good songs this one really stuck out as a stinker. It just sounded thrown together.

Last night I found out that it was indeed thrown together.

There is a two part documentary on this song on You Tube. I found it very interesting and entertaining but after watching it I can understand why this song doesn’t really work. It was written and recorded in one day.

Now, I’m not saying that great songs can’t be written in one day. I remember hearing Elton John say that “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” was written in less time than it takes to play the song. Great songs can certainly be written quickly but I would argue that this is the exception rather than the rule.

Check out this documentary and dig Mayer’s pride in all its glory. I love John Mayer.