James valentine dating
So many memories and oh-my-god moments, but earlier this year playing at that Grammy tribute to the Beatles was pretty amazing.
Singing in front of Paul and Ringo, and hanging with Joe Walsh and Jeff Lynne—that night wasn’t too bad!
And now I continuously draw inspiration from heroes like Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, and Bill Frisell because they’re masters of their craft, but they keep reinventing their sound, style, and approach. Be bold and write shitty songs, and maybe some good ones will come out every once in a while. I’ve realized that I’m better off playing a bunch of different guitars—whether in a store or a builder’s shop—to see which ones come with the desired mojo. (Valentine knows how to work within a pop/synth landscape.) I’m sure you’ve heard or read the phrase “serve the song,” so you have to realize—no matter how difficult it is to resist the urge to add more to a song or mix—that you can’t do everything on every song.
As for my favorite T-style guitar, it’d have to be my solid black Fender Tele that now has Arcane pickups in it, with a rosewood fretboard and a vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles. Some guitarists or musicians want to cram every single idea into every song, and it usually flops or feels crowded.
The symmetry of the “major dude/minor world” lines is so clever!
That balance of funny but meaningful is so hard to achieve with lyrics—Randy Newman can do it too.
I’ve come to learn that a confident musician or guitarist can be okay with playing less—you just have to be impactful in what you do deliver.Unfortunately, I am not as involved this time around, as my Maroon 5 duties took over this past year. (JJAMZ stands for Jason, James, Alex, Michael and Z—the band’s members). He's now the multimedia manager maintaining the website and social media accounts, coordinating Rig Rundown shoots (also hosting and/or filming them) and product demos, and occasionally writing an artist feature, all while still shooting/editing video for NAMM-show coverage.But I still cowrote a few of the songs and played on a few tracks. James’s beard holds all of the mysteries of the Universe. Other than that, he spends time with his pitbull and enjoys non-guitar-related hobbies.Oath will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products.To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you.
And what a great little Mixolydian instrumental hook at the beginning! I’ve been digging some amazing new pedals from TC Electronic, including the Flashback X4 Delay.