John Mayer's 'Current Mood' Is The Only Way To Start Your Week

John Mayer's 'Current Mood' Is The Only Way To Start Your Week

Instagram Live is the new late night talk show.


Love him or hate him, John Mayer does what he wants. And he's really good at it.

He's a genius singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and performer with a quick wit, and he's known to say and post whatever is on his mind. He doesn't take life too seriously and that really comes in handy with his newest project: his Instagram series.

He posts stories daily with relatable content that gives us a look into his life, and it's super legitimate. So legitimate that he decided to promote it on Jimmy Kimmel's show instead of his new single. But the best part of all is his Instagram Live show, "Current Mood." It's current because it's completely live and on the spot.

It has a set, guests, performers and jokes just like a talk show, but it's actually better because John Mayer recognized that it takes a certain level of ignorance to make it work. And he's fine with being on that level for the sake of content.

It is absolutely the best way to start the week on a high note, maybe even the only way.

And yes, it really is just John Mayer sitting in front of his phone reading and responding to comments and talking about cereal for a half hour.

And yes, the set is just a table that is actually a cardboard box and a posterboard that he glued stuffed dogs onto.

But that doesn't take the magic away from it. It gives him something to do and it gives thousands of people something good to watch without commercials.

Another really great thing about it is that it's so personal. The people watching get to comment and become a part of the show. And it's all John; there are no writers and no staff. He invites the guests, he built the set and he comes up with what to talk about. Plus, he has super cool friends who guest star and play songs and comment.

In just the first four episodes he's had Andy Cohen, Charlie Puth, Cazzie David, Cautious Clay and Thundercat. We get to see him interact with people close to him, and everyone seems to adore him.

You never know what you'll end up watching because John Mayer is a man of many thoughts, but he's also incredibly lighthearted. So, he responds to things and answers weird questions and makes the viewers a part of the action. He's just a guy who wanted a talk show, so he made it happen for himself.

He sends off his viewers on a great week with a sermon wishing them well. He's positive and says everything a person needs to hear on a Sunday night before they go to bed and get a fresh start. He really is the best person for the job.

And let's be honest, Instagram is usually super negative and it makes us feel bad about ourselves, so, it's awesome to have an element of guaranteed positivity and light-hearted humor.

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The 7 Best Pieces Of Advice I Have Been Given About Life

Some of the best advice I have been given over the years...


There isn't a central theme among these pieces of advice or sayings. They are all just random things I have been told over the course of my life–especially in the last week. I find these 7 to be particularly helpful in various situations, and try to keep them in mind when I am in over my head.

1. "Don't be afraid to advocate for yourself because there is nobody who is going to help you more than you."

You are the #1 person who can help your own case. No one knows you as you do, therefore no one will be able to help you more than you can help yourself. A lot of things are mental, so once you can convince yourself that you deserve something (whatever it may be) you can convince anyone. Another saying goes along with this, on the flip side: "No one can diminish you but yourself." You are in control of your own self-perception, and you are very much capable of being your own worst enemy.

2. "Stand behind your reputation because you can never get it back."

My mom sent this to me the other day. Be who you are, and do it proudly. Especially with meeting people for the first time, you can never have a second chance at a first impression. That being said, if people view you in a bad light, figure out why that is and fix it. You may not be able to change someones initial thoughts of you, but you can change the way they view you after that.

3. "The best things in life happen unexpectedly."

"Life is what happens when you're busy making plans," also goes along with this. Trying to plan out every little detail of your life is only going to lead to disappointment. Sometimes you find the best things/what you're looking for when you're not actually looking. Just go through the motions and things will work out the way they are supposed to.

4. "Be proud of your accomplishments, no matter how small."

It's important to celebrate the little things. Did you go to class today? Good for you. Did you decide to drink water instead of a soda? That's awesome. How are you going to work up to doing bigger and better things if you don't have anywhere to start?

5. "Whatever you're stressing about now probably won't matter in five years."

As someone who is often eaten away by their own worry and anxiety, this is a mantra that I try to constantly remind myself. While it may seem like a big deal now, you need to keep in mind the bigger picture. Will it matter in 5 hours? 5 days? 5 months? And so on. If the answer is no to ANY of these questions, it's probably not worth beating yourself up over.

6. "Stop being the 'go to' person for someone you can't go to."

Someone tweeted that their pastor said this to them and the tweet went viral. A friend of mine sent it to me, and it really made me think. Something I have struggled with over the years is making excuses for people who don't show up for me when I am constantly there for them. This is a helpful reminder that if they aren't contributing to you and your life, you shouldn't have to bend over backward to help them out and be in their lives.

7. "Two wrongs don't make a right."

While this is often a saying that parents use on their young children, it is applicable to pretty much any stage of life. My parents, especially my dad, have constantly said this, whether it was in reference to fighting with my siblings or dealing with people at school. Even as a 20-year-old, I find myself saying this when I hear about arguments and problems people are having. Everyone wants to get even, to best those who hurt them. While it's important to stick up for yourself, it is also important to be the bigger person and not stoop to their level (and whatever else your parents told you in these situations).

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