leave your inhibitions at the door
Buried at the end of my year-end wrap-up of 2012 music posts was my invitation for guest bloggers for my Friday music posts. I’m happy to say that this post… is not one of them. BUT, I’m ecstatic to say that I have received a couple guest posts already and there’s interest from a couple more people! The first one will be coming your way next week, from the lovely and talented Heather from Seasoned with Sarcasm. It’s a great post, so make sure you tune in.
I got such a positive response from my first Man-Crush post on Chris Brown that I decided I wanted to make this a regular thing. No, that’s not right… I did get a positive response but, as regular readers hear will tell you, I’m not above shoving stuff down your throats that I thinks is funny. Anyway, I started thinking about who would be the next subject of my next
humiliating confession shout-out. This was a few days after the season finale of The Voice and I realized that I was going through serious Adam Levine withdrawals.
I had never seen The Voice up until this season and I’m not sure why the hell I started. I had taken a vow never to get sucked into another singing competition show after that Rockstar: Supernova trainwreck. But The Voice is a great show. There’s a strong focus on the music, thus there were more performances by better singers than the glimpses I saw of X Factor, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, etc. What’s especially unique is that the “judges” are actually coaches so there’s a little bit of a side competition. Each of them has their own specialty – the often-entertaining Cee Lo Green brought his soul/R&B expertise, whatever that hillbilly’s name is brought the country, and Christina Aguilera brought the pop. And the boobies.
But the man-crush highlight for me was the very handsome Adam Levine.
Damn, he’s good-looking. I like a little more meat on my fellas, but will make an exception here. Did I just type that?
But it wasn’t just the looks that made him watchable. He was often just as funny as Cee Lo and just as personable as that hillbilly. I’m really surprised that with his looks and personality he hasn’t gone Hollywood like Justin Timberlake, Chris Isaak or DMX. (That last one’s a joke…)
In the spirit of that Chris Brown picture I had the decency not to actually post but only linked to, here’s one of Adam Levine. It’s definitely safer than the Chris Brown one.
The first time I heard of him was with this Maroon 5 song which was huge on the radio. It’s still one of my favorite songs by them. It’s classic pop with its catchy hook, perky guitars, somewhat shallow lyrics. Then I saw the video.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d still prefer the chick in the video but, c’mon, guy is cute.
I know, I sound like a teenaged girl. Musically, I thought for sure they’d be done after that first album and then fade off into obscurity. Adam’s tv-friendly looks and charm surely helped keep the band in the spotlight, but you need more than that. It wasn’t until I caught them playing a Neil Young song on TV that I saw how talented
the band Levine really is. I didn’t even realize he played guitar, let alone could rip out a guitar solo like that at about the 3:00 mark.
So with the talent and my man-crush leading them, the hits just kept coming. Even now, they’re still putting out good stuff like these two:
Are you an Adam fan, too?
Do you have any crushes you’re barely able to admit to?