Okay, I’m still in withdrawal – I admit it. I know people think a lot of us are insane, but that’s all right. I’m learning to embrace my feelings and accept them. Anyway, I find I am really, really missing Adam’s weekly performance. I miss hearing what he’s going to sing and how he’s going to interpret a song. I miss seeing how he’s going look and which way the hair will be worn. I miss the endless variety of pants, footwear, and ways in which leather can we worn and adorned. I miss the download of new songs and new photos for my worn-out ipod.
This is interview week, and I’m getting my Adam fix from the slew of talk show appearances, radio interviews, and video clips that are flooding the web. There are a few performances of Mad World, which are wonderful to hear again, and the TV interviews give me a chance to once again drink in Adam’s beautiful self and marvel at the style he brings to something as mundane as a talk show interview. (Loved the painted-on jeans and boots he wore to the Live with Regis and Kelly show!)
For the most part it’s Adam speaking and not singing. And you know what? I’m just as enthralled. All of Adam’s fans know he’s articulate, but I was trying to think what exactly it was that that was keeping me glued to his interviews. Was it curiosity in wanting to find out as much as possible about Adam? Was it the reassurance I sought that he was perfectly okay with not winning American Idol? Was it the speculation on his album, whetting my appetite for the future while I salivated shamelessly over those skinny jeans and rapier-toed boots? Yes, all of the above, I think.
But as he spoke, answering some potentially uncomfortable questions regarding his sexuality and his reaction to the disses of Clay Aiken and Bill O’Reilly, I found my admiration for Adam growing. He never hems, haws, or hesitates, but answers with confidence, humor, and a great positive attitude. He seems to know himself so well, and he is so NOT embarrassed by any topic that there is simply no such thing as a hard question. He laughs at controversy and he laughs at himself. He realizes that people hung the “cause” sign around his neck, and though he says he didn’t seek that in the beginning, he accepts the responsibility. He wants to be a role model to kids. (Don’t laugh!)
How about you? Why do you feel drawn to Adam’s interviews? Has anything he’s said surprised you? Is there a question you haven’t heard asked yet that you are dying to hear the answer to?