“My greatest mistake right now is, I’ve been clinging to my art. In that, I have victory for my art and a great loss for my heart. At the moment, my beautiful fiancée is no longer my beautiful fiancée. … Two halves don’t make a whole. Two wholes make a whole. In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn’t doing better by doing that. I became less of a man. I have victory for my art and a great loss for my heart.”
OK, so after that, any woman who wouldn’t take their man’s ass right back has got to be out of her damned mind. Jason Mraz, if your girl doesn’t have any further interest in you, give me a call. I, for one, am attuned to your sensitivity and will try my best to overlook any ridiculous Bret Michaels-inspired headwear.
Jason Mraz and his fiancee Tristan Prettyman got engaged back in December, but that doesn’t mean that he plans to marry her any time soon.
The singer/songwriter attended Elton John’s benefit for equal rights over the weekend and told Us Weekly that he and Tristan wont plan a wedding until all couples, gay or straight, are legally allowed to wed. Jason said, “We both feel that in our engagement, we have a union that’s really special and cant be broken. It’s a sacred bond. The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community — our moms especially — and so it puts us in the fight. We can’t get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal…I think giving people the right to marry will be a huge movement in civil rights.”
I can’t decide if this is really cool of them or kind of beside the point considering no one’s waiting for Jason Mraz to get married to make a ruling on gay marriage. The couple can easily continue to stay in the fight for equality while legally bound to one another, advocating as a married couple for those who can’t share their joy. Then again, civil rights are historically the kinda thing you need to throw down some drama to make happen.
What do you think?
You guys remember Jason Mraz? I barely do, but the dude said some smart stuff on the red carpet last week at the Grammys. The singer spoke with PopEater on the red carpet and told them that he was wearing a pin to show his support gay marriage. He explained:
“I’m in the fight for marriage equality. That’s why I’m wearing this pin tonight. I’ve just been doing a couple of different activities and events speaking out as a straight man about civil rights.”
And then he started calling out musicians who he thinks could be showing some more support (or any at all):
“The more straight people, the better, so big names that cause a stir in the media, like Kanye West and John Mayer. [Mayer's] recently been very transparent in what he’s been saying or tweeting and I would love to see some more empowering transparency rather than material or self-loathing. Same as with Kanye — I feel like he’s such a huge presence that if he really promotes it and says, ‘Listen, you need to do this,’ more people would rally for the cause. The more straight heavy-hitters [that] speak up could really benefit the cause.”
While I’m not sure he was trying to put down John and Kanye, he makes a very good point about both of them: Nothing they say is of a ton of value. Sure, sure. I’m interested in John Mayer’s insights to Tiger’s cheating because he’s funny and realistically, I’d listen to him talk about nearly anything… but why can’t he use that smart mouth and brain to promote some awareness? I bet if John spent one interview talking about something more worthwhile than his junk and Kanye spent one award show interrupting about one cause other than Beyonce, they’d probably help turn their public images around. You know, if striving for equal rights wasn’t enough incentive.