by Paul Cashmere – August 31 2010
photo by Ros O’Gorman
Jared Leto was out for a big of fun and he had that fun at Undercover.
Leto was in creative mode as he made his way through an Undercover interview with 30 Seconds To Mars and role-played his questions around the Black Crowes t-shirt Undercover`s Tim Cashmere was wearing.
While the first part of the interview makes little sense (they even juggled their own names for the opener), Jared the actor smothered out Jared the rock star with his creativity. “Here we are at High Times magazine with our favorite host Stoner ‘Stoney’ McGee” he started off. Then Stoney become ‘ Henderson the Bong Bratwurst’.
It confused the hell out of our interviewer as Jared changed names mid-sentence but it did lead to a very funny and entertaining view of Jared Leto when he isn’t being controlled by Hollywood spin doctors.
Jared was joined by his two other 30 Seconds To Mars mates, his brother, drummer Shannon Leto and guitarist Tomo Milicevic.
The interview includes a little redneck improvising with Jared on guitar so I guess there is a 30 Seconds To Mars hidden redneck rarity somewhere amongst these ruins.
Watch the 30 Seconds To Mars Undercover interview here:
Jared & Shannon’s bike ride, New York (31/08/2010)
thanks to jared-leto.net
Greetings from Austria!
It’s been a week full of new adventures to new places. Finally saw BUDAPEST. Bridges, peaches, wanderlust, heat, and stealing rides on the city bus.
Next stop – Tel Aviv… Hot, ancient, intense, control, hummus, bread, beaches, blisters, amazing audiences, more bread, more hummus, jerusalem, christians, jews, muslims, palestine, israel.
Took a day trip to Jerusalem and was invited into a kind family’s house to see how they live. Its amazing the amount of conflict in this part of the world but also how much everyone has in common and agrees on as well.
Visited the church where Jesus’ tomb is and went to the Western Wall. The energy in Jerusalem is powerful. The show the next night in Tel Aviv was incredible the Echelon came out in full force and made it unforgettable.
Last night was Krakow, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. I loved wandering the streets and experiencing the Polish culture. Had a great vegan meal at a place called Momo.
For our first time in Poland, we could not believe how loud people sang every word to every song at the show. It was insane. Thanks for that.
We can’t wait to see you all in Warsaw in November!
This took this shot of a priest going up these stairs in at the market place in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is an amazing place. I went to where Jesus is suppose to be buried and visited the wailing wall. We were also invited up to this old mans house, while walking through the tiny alleys of this historical place, where he talked to us about his experience living there.
We have one more festival show in Holland and then on to our American tour!
Had another first this week. Got to go to Israel which is a place I have always wanted to visit. What an amazingly beautiful place and what an intense vibe it carries with it. I’m not at all interested in politics so you won’t be hearing anything about what I think should happen or anything about what is happening over there. I want to talk about the amazing feeling we all got walking around the old city in Jerusalem and how absolutely incredible the Israeli music audience is.
We arrived in Tel Aviv and pretty much rested that whole day because of strenuous travel. The next day was the Jerusalem day trip. It was so amazing to walk around on those streets, some of them more than 2,000 years old. There is an undeniable feeling walking around these places, the feeling that even the rocks beneath your feet have so much more wisdom than I could ever hope to have. Seeing people living together that someone as ignorant as I am would have never thought would be possible. I took this photo of a little guy playing around, running around the market alleys and he just looked like he was having the time of his life. I wonder if he even knows how lucky he is to live in a place with so much culture, so much history. I suppose he doesn’t, and I also suppose that this is the very thing that makes us all so similar. We in the band often talk about how, the more we travel, the more we see the similarities between us all, rather than the differences.
This brings me to the show on Wednesday night. We have never been to Israel before, but you wouldn’t know that if you just walked into our show randomly. This crowd had to be one of the loudest singing, most involved audiences we have ever had. All of these people coming together on one side of the globe, to see this band from the other side of the globe, and everyone was having the time of their lives. Just another example of how similar we all are, rather than how different. All I know for sure is that I love my life, and I feel so grateful to be able to do this. I know I have said before, and you can pretty much count on the fact that I’ll be saying it again…