Monday, October 24, 2011

John Mayer - No Talking For A Month


Late last week, John Mayer had surgery on his vocal cords and was told he had to go an entire month with vocal rest. I get that to mean he cannot talk to anyone for an entire month. Considering he was trying to rest his vocal cords in order not to have surgery, that is one long time to not be able to talk to someone. As much as I think he can be a tool and an a-hole, I still never want anyone to be in pain or to suffer or not be able to do what they love. That being said, I also wonder what it would be like to have been able to talk and then not talk anymore or see and then not see. Is that better than never being able to in the first place? Is it like the whole better to have never loved then loved and lost? What do you think? Which is better. not being able to do something after having the ability or never having the ability to begin with?

20 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

That is a tough one, but I remember reading this same thing in Chaka Kahn's autobiography, when the Doctor's told her she had to spend 2 weeks not talking or risk losing her gift. She did it but she said it nearly drove her mad.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

The latter because you can't miss something you've never had. It's way worse to have something and then lose it. IMO.

pomme said...

the worst is to lose the ability because when you never had,you can't understand what you lose

califblondy said...

If you never had it, how could you miss it?

timebob said...

i'm actually going to give John credit here. He stopped flapping at the mouth and just went quiet on the media front and just concentrated on his music.

As much as he went through a tool phase he really is a great guitarist and I like his voice even if his last album was dumb.

I hope he gets his voice and keeps on track for having a normal life and staying away from A list actresses.

Anonymous said...

I'd hate to lose something that I loved. If I never had it to begin with than I wouldn't be able to miss it. You know like having napalm sex? I never had it so I can't miss it.

ms snarky said...

I couldn't talk for a week once (not by choice) when I had really bad laryngitis, and it was completely frustrating. Not a sound would come out of my throat. Maddening. I feel for the guy, actually. Even though he's a total creep, from all accounts.

Anonymous said...

I know it's easy to hate on JM, and he's given us plenty of reason to do so. But he's been quiet for a while. Maybe he's lived and learned.

He's a gifted musician with a decent voice. He doesn't have the biggest range but knows how to get the most out of it. So best of luck to him in his recovery.

Goober said...

I think the most interesting thing about this story is that he's at risk of losing his "money maker." I think that it would be hard to lose that which is your gift or talent. Like a singer losing their hearing or a violinist losing a hand or Paris Hilton losing her ... well, you get the picture

Sherry said...

I'd prefer never having had it in the first place rather than loose it and I sooo want AvecJoe to have naplam sex. It is amazing.

RocketQueen said...

Agree with timebob, but Mayer really is a jerk. The way he talks about other people (when he does speak) is just unbelievably disrespectful. I don't think I'll ever be able to like him.

__-__=__ said...

It would be like having a crispy slice of bacon in your pocket and not being able to eat it!

Carrie L. said...

I agree with others here - you can't miss it if you didn't have it. At one point I had great health with minimal pain, and now the last six years of my life have been nothing but pain. I'm grateful for the 29 years I had with relatively good health, but often miss being able to feel no pain, even if it's just for a few minutes. It's frustrating to not be able to live my life the way my brain wants to because physically I'm unable. And while I know it could always be worse, sometimes I'm so limited I wonder if what I have left can be called a life. But then I remember that I have a husband, a brother, parents, friends...they all love me and I love them, and they are what give me the strength to get up each morning & not give up.

Seachica said...

How is he going to say the safety word?

Cheryl said...

He has talent but he seems like a real jerk to me. A little quiet time might do him some good. Isn't he always on Twitter anyway?

figgy said...

If I were him, with his money, I'd take that month and go do a silent meditation retreat. I'd love to do that anyway, but this is his perfect opportunity.

Maja. With a J. said...

Excellent work, John Mayer's doctor!

New Life and Attitude said...

I agree that it would be way worse to lose something that you love than not having something that you didn't know in the first place.

When I was 10 months old I had spinal menengitis and lost all nerves in my right ear - meaning I'm completely deaf in my right ear. I've had so many doctors over the years offer to do experimental surgery to bring back at least some kind of hearing in my right ear. I've turned each and every one of them down because they said that I would probably only hear certain tones and it would probably sound like I was in a tunnel or something. Why would I do that? I hear perfectly fine in my other ear and have never known anything different. Plus I can use it to my benefit when I want to ignore someone or say that I didn't hear such and such. Plus when I'm tired I put my good ear down on the pillow and can block most sound. = )

chopchop said...

Seachica, that was funny!

Henriette said...

I hope he stays quiet because everything out of his mouth is crap.

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