Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on May 27th 2009 2:00PM by Mike Ayers
But that experience didn't deter her from videos all together. Parker has recently popped up in 'Listen to the Darkside,' from Mississippi singer-songwriter Charlie Mars. The video shows Parker and Mars canoodling through New York, to the backdrop of Mars' crooning a narrative about getting high and listening to Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon.' The video was also directed by famed rock photographer Danny Clinch.
"Truthfully, I didn't know how he was going to make a video out of it," Parker says. "We didn't shoot for that long because I had to go to work that night. I was like, 'How the hell is he going to make a video out of that?' There just wasn't that much. But I really like it. And I love the song."
Getting an A-list star such as Parker to star in your music video might be a tough job, but not so for Mars. All he did was ask. "Someone took me to his show on a date or something," Parker recalls. "I met him that night and we talked for a couple minutes. Then he called the fella that I was with and asked him for my number. The day we were supposed to do [the video], I was really cranky. I was like, 'Oh, how could I get out of it?' I was really busy, and I was thinking, 'Should I say I broke my foot or something?' But then I got there and it was awesome. We had a great time."
At the suggestion that 'Listen to the Darkside' would make a nice addition to the 'Weeds' soundtrack, Parker could only agree with us. "I think it's kind of perfect. I wish it would. I hope people listen to it, because I like the record a whole lot."
Mars will be bringing the 'Darkside' to small clubs starting on June 9 in St. Louis, the day his album, 'Like a Bird, Like a Plane,' is released.