So, I Got Some Of Bruno Mars’ Words Without Ripping The Plastic Off Of The Playboy
Posted March 14, 2012on:
I’m about to tell you my deep dark secret. I have x-ray vision. THERE! IT’S OUT!!!
Actually, I just brought one of those plastic re-sealer things people use for potato chip bags into the bodega and read the Playboy for free. I risked my freedom for you guys; I could’ve went to jail.
This is what that genius man above had to say about his influences, people he’d like to work with (spoiler: they’re all dead), and his music:
On the musicians he looked up to growing up: “Growing up in the showbiz world, I looked up to those guys: Frank Sinatra and of course Elvis Presley. My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era. If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you’ll see you had to be sharp onstage.”
On the musician he’d most like to work with if he could: “Jimi Hendrix. I think he’s the greatest guitar player in the world, and I would want to see him do his thing in person. He’s the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place.”
On his music: “My album is called Doo-Wops & Hooligans, but it’s not a 1950s ‘Earth Angel’ sound like you hear in Grease-type movies. I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It’s not superpoetic, it’s just from the heart.”
I just want to high five him and share a bag of skittles with him… in or out of bed. I’m still not tossing out the idea of ‘half Italian/half Hawaiian-even though he’s not Hawaiian’ babies.