I feel like I remember a time when John Mayer was known for something artistic…maybe he was, like, a musician? Or an actor? It’s all so fuzzy…

Because it seems like now, the only time I hear about him — and I hear about him very often, for having no desire to — is when he’s dating someone, broken up with someone, or deeply offended someone he’s dated or broken up with.

The most recent and most public of these, of course, is Taylor Swift, who we all know by now wrote an angst-ridden account of how Mayer did her dirty in the three days or so that their love blossomed. The song — cryptically titled “Dear John” — has been making headlines for the fact that Swift did fairly little to conceal the identity of the person the song was written about. Lyrics include such doozies as “Don’t you think 19’s too young to be played by your dark twisted games when I loved you so? I should have known…”

Anyway, I’m sure that Mayer has something to offer the world besides the dating of women ages 19-40, and the Tweeting thereof, but I’m not quite sure I know what that is.