As I sat down to write this review of John Mayer’s most recent album, Paradise Valley, a question came to my mind of whether it would be within my personal precinct as a writer to be spending my time with popular culture such as this album.
At the end, I decided that culture, whether it be pop culture or counterculture, is what my “writing thing” is all about.
I wonder whether these two things can really be distinguished, though, since it is popular to be “counter” to the “mainstream”? Seems like an oxymoron of sorts.
Either way I am doing whatever I feel like with this blog, regardless of whether it would be “smarter” to write about a niche subject.
(Most social media experts agree that you should focus on a niche).
So read on to find out why I like John Mayer’s new album a lot but why it isn’t making me EXTREMELY excited either.