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John Mayer Was The Big Winner At Live Earth

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mayerWhat did he win? My respect. Of all the people that walked up to the podium during Live Earth to address the press, John Mayer had the most laid-back, honest discussion. He was intelligent in his responses, though-provoking in his questions to the crowd, and incredibly honest towards the Live Earth event and the issues of going green. Here’s a great snippet:

“First of all, this is a very young movement. We’re very early into the day, and I also think it’s very difficult to gauge the success of awareness. With Live 8, they all had very hard-copy information – you could find out at 9:00 how much money was made. You can’t find out by 9:00 this evening how much awareness was raised. I think awareness works kind of like a vitamin. You take a vitamin, you go to the bathroom, and 99% of it is gone. But you hope that 1% does something for you. What you’re really talking about is that placement of an idea inside a rock show. Of course, rock is going to win out. You think people would rather hear somebody read off a list of a hundred simple things you could do to change your house or play a rock song? It’s going to be a rock song. But you hope that 2% of that message can make its way in — and I think everyone would still be here if they were told only 2% was going to make its way in. I think you’d still have the same involvement.”

For videos of this great Q&A, click here for Ecorazzi’s bit, here for the full discussion, and here for E!’s little snippet from the beginning.

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