By now you may have heard all the buzz surrounding the series of videos that Bruno Mars released on his Instagram account. Six video clips follow him as he takes a trip to the market to pick up some milk. During this excursion, he blasts his new hit single "Treasure" from a Curious Provisions Thumper Boombox. Never before have errands been so fun!
But you know, Bruno Mars isn't the only star to be repping a Thumper Boombox. It's hardly a surprise, what with the combination of audiophile sound quality and classic style, that it is something that everyone can love.
For instance, take Shaquille O'Neal. When he first saw (and heard) a Thumper Boombox in Los Angeles, he purchased it on the spot. Later, Shaq came by the Curious Provisions Atlanta office to pick out his second Thumper. What can we say, we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction.
Kaskade, a top American DJ, is another talented individual with a very special Thumper. He has the Dynasty Boombox, made in honor of his number one Billboard dance track by the same name. While each Thumper is already unique and one-of-a-kind, if there is opportunity for further customization, we are more than happy to comply.
We also have a great partnership with a truly great record store here in Atlanta, Criminal Records. Through Criminal Records, we have found more happy customers in Chuck Lightning (owner of Wondaland Productions) and CeeLo Green of Goodie Mob. In fact, check out Chuck's Thumper here, CeeLo's here, then do yourself a favor and watch this video of Goodie Mob's visit to Criminal Records.
In the case of the Thumper you see Bruno Mars sporting, it was one of our standard Thumpers. It's name was BuckShot, and as it was propelled into fame, it became known as The Bruno Mars Boombox. But while you see Bruno rocking out with the Thumper, it actually belongs to Cameron Duddy, an incredible director who has shot music videos for the likes of John Legend and Benny Benasi to name a couple. He reached out to us to procure a Thumper for the music video for Bruno Mars' song "Treasure". If you have already seen the music video, you'll notice that there is not a Thumper in sight. That is because the creative team decided to go in another direction with the video- but to our delight, we were able to get a peek of what the original concept was when Bruno uploaded some short clips to his Instagram account. If you haven't checked them out yet, see below and get to it!
"Out of milk. Off to the market."
"Bruno love the streets and the streets love Bruno"
"Bout dat dairy life #StayFirsty #BrunoLuhDaStreets"
"If I'm shinin too bright put yo shades on. Drive Smart. Drive Safe #Smafe #BrunoLuhDaStreets"
"One last jam out before I go home #BrunoLuhDaStreets"
"Today was a good day. #BrunoLuhDaStreets"
I'm here today to tell you that following us on any or all of those sites is a rewarding experience, to be likened to winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Okay, so maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but in all seriousness, whenever I update our social media sites, I feel like I'm posting something people (like you) want to see. I try to think, "would I 'like' this?" and if the answer is "meh" then I just keep on going until I find something that makes me think, "hell yea!"
Sometimes, I get a wild idea and work ridiculously hard at making it happen. In that case, you should simply be involved to celebrate the fruits of my labor. You don't even want to know how long I spent trying to get a cat to do what I wanted in order to create this Vine vid. Painful, yet rewarding.
So, since today is a dreary Monday, you know that you just want to goof around on the internet. Let us help you with that.