John Mayer didn't say anything egregiously asinine to dig himself into an even deeper hole at the Wachovia Center on Sunday night. The "Waiting For The World To Change" singer and guitarist is embroiled in a controversy he started with a Playboy interview in which he used the N word in expanding on the idea that he's been granted a "hood pass" by the African American community. In that interview, he went on to evoke white supremacist David Duke in explaining his preference for white women as sexual partners, and also to detail Jessica Simpson's prowess in the bedroom, and say dumb stuff about how breakup wth Jennifer Aniston was caused by his obsessive tweeting on Twitter (the medium he's since used to apologize for his transgressions.)
At the Wachovia, though, Mayer largely took the advice of handheld signs that instructed him to "Shut Up And Play." He did make a reference to his predilection for Internet porn, though, and thank his fawning two-thirds female audience profusely for standing behind him. "That's for making me your ace in the hole," he said, following that with an off the cuff quip: "That's why some people call me an ace hole." Rimshot, from superb drummer Steve Jordan, please.