Friday, August 7, 2009

My Celebrity Crush







Not what you were expecting, I'm sure. I realize that I most likely do not share this crush with any sane women in America. While I appreciate the beauty of Johnny Depp, I'm just drawn to a man who can sing and compose. He may not have hit the jackpot on the looks but the way he writes and sings...ahh. Just makes me smile and feel all warm inside.



It all began back in 1993...





I don't know that I have ever wanted anything so badly in my entire life as I did this album. I remember distinctly going to Camelot in the mall and BEGGING my mama to buy it. I couldn't seem to express to her how much I needed it. I remember a man next to us laughing at me begging. Finally, she agreed--but with a condition. She would buy it for me but I could not have it until she had read all of the lyrics and listened to it. So then I had to wait. and wait. and wait. I asked her every day "Have you finished yet?!" until she finally told me if I didn't quit asking her that then I'd never get it. I can' remember how long it was-probably only a week but it seemed like an eternity-she released it to me. It was all over after that. I had been exposed to the beautiful lyrics of Adam Durtiz and have never been the same. I know this sounds crazy-it is. I have no problem admitting that. Most people have either never heard of this band or if they have then they don't like their music. This doesn't hurt my feelings at all. They just don't get it. I'm not the biggest fan of techno music but I'm sure it speaks to some people.



I always used to say that I would marry the guy who took me to a Counting Crows concert so when Jay took me to one 9 years ago then I was pretty much stuck with him. Obviously I'm kidding about being stuck with him but I did keep my word & now after 9 long years I get to see them again! Jay got us tickets to their concert so on Tuesday we're heading up to Nashville to the Ryman to be enlightened. You can look for a big smile on my face come Wednesday!!


Here are some a couple of other celebrity crushes that I'm longing to see...


Ben Harper


Beautiful Man. Beautiful Voice. His music can make you laugh & cry. It just makes your soul smile.







Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon


Wow. Just listen to one song. That's all it will take. His voice is so raw & different...love it! (Thanks Angel for turning me onto this band!)


2 comments:

Angel said...

I'm so glad someone else gets excited about the kings of leon thing! I know greg and anna are getting tired of hearing about them. Although anna says she likes them I'm just not getting the apropriate amount of enthusiaism. :) I have to say I totally get your other music crushes. Guess that's one of the reasons we've been best friends for so long.

A Lovell said...

Hope you have a great time!!!!