Few musicians spend more time thinking and singing about sex than the raunchy American R&B artist known as Har Mar Superstar. His songs range from “Body Request” (about having sex) to “Power Lunch” (about having sex at lunch), and his live shows are high-energy, half-naked affairs. SoundProof recently had the chance to speak with Har Mar Superstar in support of our week-long, five-part feature, “Music & Sex” (which you can find here). What follows is full transcript of that conversation.
My phone is blowing up because they played my jam “Tall Boy” at the VMAs. It came on after Cher presented Lady Gaga with the “Video Of The Year” Award … and right before Aziz Ansari introduced Kanye West.
GAYNGS recently trended worldwide on Twitter during their Coachella performance! At the end of May they’ll be on the road again, playing a number of West Coast tour dates, including Sasquatch Festival.
The upcoming tour will feature Ryan Olson; Ivan Rosebud of The Rosebuds; Brad Cook, Phil Cook, and Joe Westerlund of Megafaun; Zach Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Solid Gold; Channy Casselle, and me, Har Mar Superstar, among others!
“The interview took place on January 24, 2010. It was the night of Har Mar Superstar’s performance at Chop Suey in Seattle. It was also the night of the Vikings’ loss in the NFC Championship. I was supposed to meet Tillmann at the venue at 8pm, but the native Minnesotan was across the street at a pizza joint, where he had been watching the game.
For approximately 25 minutes, we had a conversation on a variety of topics, which spanned from death to Kool Keith and songwriting to starring in Ghostbusters 3.”
I’ve been re-posting this like crazy today because I’m so proud of it! FREE DOWNLOAD of Gayngs and I covering George Michael’s “One More Try”. Please forward to your friends. Ladies are gonna freak out.
Spend August 13th outside of the Pizza Lucé in Uptown on Lyndale Avenue & 32nd Street. You’ll get to see my new band with Jonny Kelson & Melinda Parks, “Fur Pillows (formerly Charles),” and an entire roster of great acts!
No Bird Sing
Farewell Continental — featuring Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack
Fur Pillows (formerly Charles) — featuring Jon Kelson, Melinda Parks & Sean Tillmann