By Simon Vozick-Levinson
June 05, 2009 at 08:29 PM EDT

Have you ever listened to the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin'” and thought to yourself, “Dude, this song is cool and all, but it’d be even better if it had about 5 times more bluesy licks and 10,000 times more guitar-face?” Me neither! John Mayer has, though, and since he is John Mayer and we are us, he got to play his version of the ’60s classic on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien last night. It was fine, I guess? In addition to his John Mayer Trio bros, J.M. was joined by a children’s choir, which makes me want to refrain from saying any more possibly mean things about this performance since those kids are really just innocent bystanders. So watch it for yourself below (clip spotted at Idolator), and you tell me: Is there any reason for this cover to exist?

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