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Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

Date: Dec 08 2008

Themes: Music

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

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Like any other art, music has its snobs. But even the biggest music snobs have their little guilty pleasures. Although some of us might not like to admit it, we all enjoy a nice catchy pop song every once in a while. Something with a great hook and simple lyrics that get stuck in your head the minute you hear them, something that makes you start smiling and tapping your toes every time it comes on the radio.

Jason Mraz writes upbeat songs with reggae and rock influences. His latest album, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, features the hit single “I’m Yours.” While some critics have dismissed the album as “lightweight,” plenty of people like Mraz’s music for how mellow and happy it makes them feel. Listen to what Mason and Beren think.

Dialog

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Beren

Beren

Mason

Mason

Mason:  Because the remedy is the experience…

Beren:  Oh, I love that song! Jason Mraz.

Mason:  It is just crazy catchy, you know!

Beren:  It’s so mellow.

Mason:  I don’t love him, right? I don’t hate him. He’s one of those guys that I’ll find myself thinking of his songs or singing his songs. It’s like, damn you, Jason Mraz, for being so poppy!

Beren:  It gets stuck in your head! It’s awesome.

Mason:  But he’s one of those guys that…My mom probably loves Jason Mraz.

Beren:  Well, he has that whole cute, slightly effeminate, acoustic singer-songwriter thing going on.

Mason:  He’s like parent-friendly rock. He puts “s”s on words that don’t need to have “s”s on them…

Beren:  What?

Mason:  You know, “You gots-ta do this,” “the remedies,” the…

Beren:  Oh yeah…

Mason:  But no, he’s still such a sweetheart, right? With that million-dollar smile.

Beren:  Babyface…

Mason:  Which makes me think he’s kind of a jerk in real life. Like Jason Mraz is like the guy in high school that I knew who got all the leads in the plays but was actually just a total jerk-bag.

Beren:  Aww…Is he a good live act though? Have you ever seen him in concert? ‘Cause I feel like I’ve only seen videos.

Mason:  I’m sure he is. He’s got the voice of an angel, I can’t argue that…

Beren:  It is golden.

Mason:  It really is just…it’s smooth. Smooth jazz Mraz.

 

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讨论

Mason has a Jason Mraz song stuck in his head. Beren loves Jason Mraz, but Mason’s feelings are more mixed. He thinks the music is really catchy, but sometimes it annoys him.

Even though Mraz is popular with young people, Mason thinks older people would like his music too because it isn’t too edgy. Plus, Mraz is a cute guy with a young, sweet face and a pleasant voice.

Do you like simple music that makes you feel good and makes you want to sing along? Or do you prefer darker, edgier music?

 

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zhaleh hoor

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Awesome!!! I love his style. There is real emotion in his voice, smooth voice that touch your heart. I love almost all his songs but some of his songs are my favorites, Woman I love, I won’t give up, 93 million Miles :)

11:21 AM Jul 28 2014 |

xin7

xin7

Chile

it depends on my mood. Sometimes I'm in the mood to listen to rock and darker music, but some days I just want to listen to soft, mellow and catchy songs

09:54 PM Mar 27 2011 |

jekaliz

jekaliz

Peru

He is a great mucician I love the song IM YOURS , the sounds that he do and the instrumens . 

08:22 PM Aug 18 2010 |

romati

Germany

He's good in concert I saw him, fantastic :)

04:45 AM Jul 15 2010 |

mermaid.

mermaid.

Turkey

woww jason ı love him and his songs :)))

04:22 PM Jan 31 2010 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I loved his I'm yours song, it's very relaxing and his voice is fantastic. I am a fan of Jason Mraz.

06:08 AM Dec 21 2009 |

loveisbitch

China

  Yeah  , quite few people would hate that kind of music. I 'd like to recommend u guys some  simmilar albums   here :

"1 Forever Autumn" by Lake of Tears ,though  this band  do gothic doom rock, this albumn  sounds  more like  indie pop than Gothic rock.  and it is a little

sad ,wich  make  u ponder over the meaning of something uncertian,and it surely will bring ur tears down if you put ur heart in it.

2. "Rosi Golan" by Rosi Golan , Rosi has a soothing and soft voice .

 

 

10:21 AM Nov 24 2009 |

303Kevin

303Kevin

China

Smile..

04:20 AM Nov 19 2009 |

Vee-Q

Vee-Q

Indonesia

I've been "caught" by his songs, especially Lucky & I'm Yours!!!

06:26 PM Nov 07 2009 |

nana_mulan

nana_mulan

Morocco

yeah!! i am big fan of his songs… i love his style and his music he is goooood ^^

02:34 PM Jul 17 2009 |

julywidiawati

Indonesia

music is used to make me feel free from my hectic hours, more over it would be great if it can attract me to sing a long…

01:48 AM Jun 03 2009 |

din a din

din a din

Indonesia

i love im yours and luckyy.. :)

10:50 PM Mar 02 2009 |

bad-lady

bad-lady

Russian Federation

I love Jason Mraz so much!He is really very talented.His music is a mixture of different genres.It’s all I listen to for several weeks already.Each song is a masterpiece)))

11:58 AM Feb 10 2009 |

Frankie_277

Viet Nam

i love his songs "" i'm yours" and "lucky"

11:08 PM Dec 13 2008 |

fenghanshu

fenghanshu

China

EN C.

Taiwan

I like him and his songs.

Smile

10:36 PM Dec 13 2008 |

romanci_prince

Egypt

can any body Explains to me how imake subject like that

a bout shekseper maybe

01:41 PM Dec 13 2008 |

ch3rrybl0ss0m

France

not my style but vocabulary is very good

11:51 PM Dec 11 2008 |

ch3rrybl0ss0m

France

not my style, sorry

11:51 PM Dec 11 2008 |

Flora%

Flora%

China

great.i like it^^very much

07:26 PM Dec 11 2008 |

kemal3483

kemal3483

Turkey

good

01:39 AM Dec 11 2008 |

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