I’ve been known to not enjoy a lot of modern pop music. Some of it is very catchy (damn you Selena Gomez, I refuse to link to anything here), and some of it is down right horrible (I am looking at you K Money Ha aka Ke$ha). I will be the first to admit that when a young guy named Bruno Mars hit the scene I was very skeptical. I mean he didn’t seem to be more than a male version of Miley Cyrus…After delving into his music more after my wife developed a slight (read: huge) obsession with Mr. Mars that I realized that this guy is a pretty amazing musician.
He grew up singing and playing music.
Here he is as Elvis:
After learning that he writes his songs (and songs for others) I developed a lot of respect for the guy. So much so that I am very excited to be seeing him in a couple weeks on his Moonshine Jungle Tour. Now, I can tell you that the wife will probably scream so loud that I will not be able to hear anything at the show, but I can hope that I will.
It is also exciting as a band I quite enjoy will be opening for him, Fitz & The Tantrums. It may seem like an odd combination, but both groups have full bands with them, and they are reminiscent of the doo wop days. @begt and I will see Fitz & The Trantrums at Lou Fest so this will be a nice warm up!
In case you are one of the 10 people who have not heard this song enjoy, and for those who have not seen this video, it is pretty amazing and it is a favorite of both my wife and @begt.