Song of the Day: Har Mar Superstar

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Har Mar Superstar could've been 10 times bigger than Justin Timberlake -- except he's kind of old, pudgy and like four feet tall. On pure vocal talent and production savvy, though, there's no way JT's better than him. (Picture that SNL skit where Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze are competing for a Chippendales spot. They're both great dancers, but...)

(Fun fact: One of the wildest parties I've ever been to was in Ohio City, on Cleveland's west side, after a Har Mar show circa 2004. It was the dead of winter, so these scene kids papered the walls of their house with jungle-themed mylar, filled the floor with fake grass, hung paper parrots from the ceiling and cranked the heat up to like 105 degrees.

Then they brought in three humidifiers.

By 1 a.m., this tiny squat house in the ghetto was like a tropical paradise. Har Mar showed up, shirt open and hairy chest sweating in the humidity. He's a pretty awesome dude.)