Or maybe just a bold career move. Either way, TMZ.com (the real “gotcha” journalists) is reporting that John Mayer will be hosting a weekly variety show on CBS, maybe as early as January 2009.
The show will be “a music, variety and sketch show in the ’60s mold,” according to TMZ. I’m sure there were a few successful variety and sketch shows in the ’60s but my mind goes right to “The Brady Bunch Hour.” Technically, that was a show of the 70s but that’s what I’m picturing and I just don’t know what to make of the thought of deliciously-jeans-and-teeshirted John Mayer in one of these outfits:
There’s no word yet from John Mayer’s people about a variety show but Johnny did have this to say on his blog (yes, he has a blog; yes, I read it sometimes; yes, it would have been much cooler if he was the mystery guest blogger):
Hi out there…
thought I’d check in to let you all know what’s up in my world…
I’m working on the next CD, which I’m sure you will immediately hate until you eventually love. I’m basing out of LA because I’m working on a side project that is extremely cool. (I’ll tell you about it soon.)
A side project that is extremely cool? Is that singer/songwriter/celebrity blogger code for “musical variety show of the 60s mold?!” Probably. John Mayer’s a pretty funny dude and I certainly wouldn’t object to seeing more of him but I’m just not sure how I feel about this. Then again, I have an aversion to most change.
What are your thoughts? Can he pull it off? Is it Rock ‘n’ Roll? Will you watch?
While you debate, let’s take a trip back to where it all started:
[Posted by Madeline]