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Noris Pasic English 30 Robert Bleil November 15, 2006 Waiting on the World to Change Singer, songwriter, and producer John Mayer has made his mark on the music scene today. Known for his smooth vocals as well as masterful skills on the guitar, he has gained much acclaim from many critics worldwide. Racking up two Grammy Awards so far, Best Male Vocal Performance in 2003 for “Your Body is a Wonderland”, as well as Song of the Year in 2005 for “Daughters”, he is slowly inscribing himself into music’s history. After receiving his first Grammy he noted in his acceptance speech, “This is too soon. I’ll try to live up to it.” And surely the humble pop-acoustic performer has done so. His latest album, Continuum , was released on September 12, 2006, and has shown that he is no one-trick pony. The album peaked on #2 on the famous The Billboard 200 and has gained much respect from critics. Prior to the release of the new album came the release of his first single from Continuum , “Waiting on the World to Change”. It has been featured in The Billboard Hot 100 (for singles records), for the past 17 weeks. “Waiting on the World to Change” introduces John Mayer in a new light, highlighting the problems which we face today. It presents a pessimistic outlook on the world of today, but argues that there is hope for the future. This tone sets up the argument
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ENGL 030 taught by Professor Wright,elizabeth during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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