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John Mayer: Growing Up In Public

Bud Scoppa, Paste, 1 December 2003

"WHEN I FIRST FINISHED the record, I thought, 'I can't talk about this. It's like fishing through your own poop,'" says John Mayer, fresh from sound check prior to an outdoor concert in Irvine, Calif. He's draped his lanky 6-foot-4 frame over the built-in settee in his tour bus, which is parked beside the stage. "But I've had a little time to think about what the record is and what it does. Bottom line, I think it speaks for itself."

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