Fine, I Guess It Is Time to Stop Taking Potshots at Jason Mraz [Update: RIP Zach Sobiech]

There is so much evil in the world today that it is incumbent upon us to celebrate the good when we see it. In the music industry, an unrepentant, loutish thug like Chris Brown sells millions of records, as do vacuous tarts like Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj. Not enough people put real thought into the kind of person they are supporting with their musical purchases. Along with all the others in this touching video, Jason Mraz did a very good thing to help buoy the spirits of a dying teenage boy and raise money for cancer, and for that he has earned my respect and admiration. While I won't be buying any of his music or attending any of his concerts, I will stop deriding those who do.

So hats off to you, Mr. Mraz -- preferably the douchey one that is almost certainly on your head right now (whoops, sorry, last one I swear). You may rest easy for the time being, knowing this freelance online writer has removed you from the top of his hit list.

John Mayer, you're up.

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8 comments
Bill Hughes
Bill Hughes

Jacob Dylan started the dumb hat. His daddy did?

Otis Ryan
Otis Ryan

This article is so absolutely perfect. You captured my feelings 100%, exactly. Well said.

Marc Seleman
Marc Seleman

I too was not aware if the Mraz bashing. Isn't most music just a matter of personal taste? I've seen the RFT promoting music that to me is just raucous noise but I don't bash it. Put on your grown up pants appreciate the variety of artistic creativity.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

Mraz has a heart. There is still room for that in music. Not everyone lives on the cutting edge...and that is okay too. My cousin died from bone cancer when he was 21. No one took it well. I am very proud of this family/friends allowing themselves to celebrate this young man's life in such a sweet way. Good for you Jason Mraz for being a part of all this.

RFT Music
RFT Music

UPDATE: Zach Sobiech, the sick young man discussed in this story, has succumbed to his cancer as of today, after this post was published. The post itself has been updated with more details. Sad.

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

UPDATE: Zach Sobiech, the sick young man discussed in this story, has succumbed to his cancer as of today, after this post was published. The post has been updated with more details. Sad.

Amanda Lakey
Amanda Lakey

haha, didnt know jason mraz had so many haters-seems like a waste of energy. ive heard a lot worse music out there.

Bill Long
Bill Long

This ToolTard gets nary a reprieve from this cat. PUNT! As if he didn't even exist.

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