Saturday, July 13, 2024

John Mayer Goes After David Geffen with Satirical Song, “Drone Shot of My Yacht” Mocking Entertainment Mogul


Singer-guitarist John Mayer has gone after entertainment mogul David Geffen. He’s posted a satirical song called “Drone Shot of My Yacht”– just a snippet, but he’s threatening to release a whole record. Mayer is mocking Geffen for posting shots of his mega yacht floating in the Grenadines, far from the corona virus. It’s pretty funny. Geffen took down his Instagram account after getting a ton of criticism.

Mayer also posted about jazz great Wallace Roney, who we lost yesterday. See below. Also gone are Ellis Marsalis and Bucky Pizzarelli. Towering legends.

“I had the honor of playing with Wallace Roney in the winter of 2014, during a week-long recording session of improvised music. Wallace was a beautiful soul and a divine musician. He was Miles Davis’ only true protégé, and though he could channel (brilliantly) the spirit of his mentor, he played from his own heart, always breaking quickly through the cloud of the unknown and into deeply inspired territory. Wallace passed away due to complications from COVID-19. My wish is that every soul lost to this disease be remembered as individually as the lives they lived. I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to make music with him. Rest in eternal peace, Wallace Roney.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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