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Jason Mraz

Singer/Songfarmer

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Good Vibes return to Asia this week! See you there: jasonmraz.com/events

My mom & my new step dad.

When you love someone, your feet can’t feel the ground. Thank you @stircove. Thank you Iowa & Nebraska. Thank you Toca Rivera.

Thank you @basilicablockparty. Awesome focus by @casey_takes_pictures. Looks like what it feels like.

Happy Campers.

And the winner for best audience dancing goes to, Milwaukee! !

Niagara Smalls

cat cow

The hardest part of writing anything is the writing part. Ideas can be abundant. The mind has many narrators to listen to. It should be easy. But it’s the sitting down & showing up that’s difficult. Many of my lyrics are about that struggle to sit down & open up. I’m Yours is a song about surrender; about giving my time or attention to someone or something else. In this case, I was giving myself away to a higher power for creativity & music to come thru; like saying: Dear God, Make me an instrument. I’m Yours. And by letting go & letting god, magical things happen. I’m Yours continues to be a transformative piece of music every time I sing it. It takes me places. From that first day in 2004, to a decade of live performances on all 7 continents, the song never loses its charm. I make-up the song’s success is due to its simple melody, its authenticity & silly dialect, & many people simultaneously feeling a need to give themselves away to something else. And/or it’s probably about the drums & overall mix & party vocals that lift us up during the last chorus. And more. But most importantly, it is successful because it made it onto the page. It got written down. Forever preserved in scribble. This week that little happy, hippie song reached 10 million sales in the US. That’s scribbling bananas. Thank you for listening & adopting I’m Yours. Thank you for hearing it & covering it & dancing & marrying to it. Thanks to my @AtlanticRecords family, Bill & Patrick & my brilliant management team & my many bands & road crews who’ve helped me circumnavigate the globe to be almost everywhere the song lives. I’m touched. I’m grateful. I’m Yours. I’m not done yet.

I still buzzing from this experience with the @cyorchestra. It is a pleasure and a privilege to travel and perform music, but always an added bonus when the show is connected to positive opportunities for communities and their emerging artists. Thank you for the honor, from the bottom of my harp.

Last week I was given an ally leadership award by Equality California for our efforts in the advancement of equality. Attending their night of speakers I was reminded why it’s important to participate in politics: because those who do participate will influence, change, or create policy. We currently live in a world where some peoples’ prejudice (prejudgment of others) leads to harmful discrimination in the creation of policies that deny human, civil, and equal rights to all. America, according to who controls power & sets the policy, is still very very racist & homophobic. (Don’t eat at Chick-fil-A. I’m serious.) Therefore, more & more of us in the radical love movement need to stay involved to influence the institutions of power, the worldview, and ultimately inspire the lawmakers to grant freedoms & protections to all. @eqca is doing just that, and I’m honored to be associated.

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