Bruno Mars accused of not being Diva enough!

This is perhaps the most bizarre quote I’ve ever seen from the music press. This excerpt from Huffington Press:

The actual quote was from New York magazine’s Jody Rosen, who spoke to the Times’ Dave Itzkoff about the NFL’s decision to select Mars for the halftime show:

Jody Rosen, the pop critic of New York magazine, hailed Mr. Mars as an artist with a dynamic stage presence and an energetic live band. But he also characterized Mr. Mars as someone who has not made much effort to construct an offstage persona around himself: To his benefit, Mr. Rosen explained, Mr. Mars has focused on his sound and his stagecraft, but to his detriment, he does not yet have an identity for a massive television audience to latch onto.
To be a pop star today, “you have to sprinkle your stardust across all these different platforms,” Mr. Rosen said. “Not just the concert stage and the record, but the red carpet and the paparazzi shot, your clothing line and your fragrance.”

Here’s my take on this weird advice:  Here’s a summary of Jody Rosen’s advice – Bruno, be more plastic, phony, generic, diva-like, and quit wasting time on quality of music, when image is everything. This is the most bizarre quote from any critic I’ve ever seen. Time for a revolution not only in the music business, but in the music press.

Postmod Music- its 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion with an emphasis on melody and great SONGS, and it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world.


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