End of a full on 2013: the Mega Post wrapping it up (mostly for Adam and Behati purposes, I’ll admit!)
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Good Life be with ya’ll, Universe!
Writing (in steps, because this is gonna be frigging LONG!) enjoying some caressing Cali Sun (in the desert, in LA, and at airports if my ideas for chances to develop this post coherently actually will take place as planned), I am back at ya to wrap it up this masterful 2013.
Because it has indeed been QUITE a Year, don’t you think?
I know I know… I’ve been MIA most of the Year from these pages, and in fact I have written over this blog almost… never during the Year which is gonna end soon.
But I had warned you: time is not my blogging friend luxury anymore, and practically all that I find “bloggable” about myself comes finely through Twitter and Instagram anyway (hello, followers!), in such a fitting way I never feel like I lack other writing outlets.
I practically gave up on Tumblr too, for the time being, because it was just pointless to find time for it when those two accounts aforementioned sum up pics&words already, and very well.
I am aging, I am a 28 years old and to be frank is not like I believe blogging is such a cool thing anymore, with all the things that are going on with my life.
I would never take any time off from my life to find a space to blog these days, let’s put it this way.
Of course if our plans for a baby go well (K&I are testing waters a lot… and with pleasure and fun ;) ) this blog may just change its purpose and become something like THIS (courtesy of former Adam’s love Kelly McKee) ( without all the personal pics of course, because you know K&I abhor those fiercely), but for now it stays up just a s a space that I may fulfill just when I please to.
And this “when/if”, it’s clear by now, is a very rare moment in time.
But surely there have been tons of awesome occurrences in this blessed 2013 tho, something that I have put my writing onto already and profusely over Twitter and Instagram. In a rush, the firsts that come to mind have been:
1) Pope Francis’ everything existence;
2) Berlusconi’s condemnation;
3) my frigging perfect family life (this would well be the first position, but I am trying to learn how to be humble);
4) Traveling and discovering the Far East;
5) Working achievements;
6) Life long friends’ marriage(s);
7) Realizing I am far more blessed than I could have asked for;
8) The fact I keep marvel at so many things, thus my love for life only grows wider as I grow older.
9) My crew(s) which give me always the best love and support and which I couldn’t live without;
10) A lover who is my absolute best counterpart, and mirror, and everything (and THIS values like for ten spots multiplied by ten)
There Have also been not so great things around this Year of course, like:
1) Tragedies of entire Countries gone to waste due to economical and political struggles;
2) Notable deaths that have hurt my heart, soul and spirit;
3) Realizing I am starting to have to plan how to spend my energies better, because I am starting to feel less super charged than I used to (and believe me, it hurts my pride A LOT);
4) Understanding that being based both in Italy and USA sometimes is a huge task that causes family friction, and even tho nobody puts any pressure either on myself, or Karim, we have to get used to accommodate to many and many wishes, which reduces our completely free spare time (otherwise called: organizing maturity downsides), and that sometimes affects my mood, albeit not for long, or not too deeply.
5) This 2013 has been a truly sucky sporty year (Milan, Lakers… my dearest Kobe’s injuries… a friggin NIGHTMARE I tell you).
Well, at least still for the Year that is soon ending the pros outweighs the cons by a double size so it’s clear I have in fact no complaints about this 2013.
And I am practicing (the best I can) some true Zen approach to life so I can still focus only on the good anyway.
I look forward to a wondrous 2014 and I am SURE that will also bring the most expected family news (I know, I have not to be stubborn on this or it won’t come… but you get me… ;))
*feeling maternal a lot*.
So why I am here, if not only to wish everybody a “Happy End and Happy Start”?
Well, as we get ready to move from California to… The very beginning of the Earth (but down under) for New Years’ Eve celebration, I have to clear off like 800 and plus posts I have been getting for 6 months, and videos for more than 12 hours, which mirrored my music passion & related stuff since July of this now ending Year.
Yeah, basically I have come logging into on the blog to make a mega post encompassing all of this material so nobody of my freaky friends (they, not me) will give me hell because “ehi!!! I sent you material and you never published it! So long for being a good friend right?” type of extortion (yeah. I have grown up friends in my crew who STILL do and talk like this. ;)).
Many of the videos have actually been already published in the NAWWAL pages, but not all the mega video collages with pictures (and those are over 6 hours) and never many of Behati’s related videos actually, because NAWWAL focuse on Maroon5 and Adam and I try to keep the working of the guys separated from their private lives.
So let’s try to recollect memories linked to this side of my lovingly world once more (it’s a luxury I give you) and patch a kiss over my disappointed Maroon 5 adoring crew people (Marghe, Serena, Teo and Lea being the cheerleaders for this request).
Are you ready?
It’s gonna be REALLY long (I will try to keep it as synthetic as possible but 6 months can’t be really shortened that much).
My last post was about how happy and shocked (and HAPPYYYYYYYY!!!!) I was when the unexpected news of Adam and Behati engagement broke by the middle of July.
I still beam in joy recalling how it felt: I never thought anybody was as fitting as Bee to share his unique life, and the more these two show (better: the more they AVOID to show, like real couple must) about themselves, the more I feel Behati + Adam is THE ULTIMATE perfect couple match EVER in Hwood.
They are so much alike it’s incredible.
They are laid back, honest and true; they hate being posers, and they would NEVER change the way they intimately are for the sake of publicity or (yikes) to fakely please the “public” (public which honestly doesn’t even deserve them, as they ask just to be entertained by puppets, and Adam, as well as Behati, is the farthest thing I know from a biz puppy, hence the way he gets in trouble for voicing his strong liberal beliefs, or his strong molded visions about art and or music or anything else).
But you all know this already.
Will they last forever? Who knows… odds in Hwood are never in favor of the “forever” but one thing is for sure: if Adam, who has always believed he would never marry, has GOTTTEN BACK to Behati after trying to escape from her, it means FOR SURE he believes SHE IS THE ONE, and he will do anything he can to make this one his ONLY marriage; then Bee obviously feels he is the one too, because who else would have endured in letting him go and free to bang whoever, confident true love would have prevailed at last, and Adam would have gotten back to her, and with a proposal? Only true love makes these steps Adam and Behati took with one another.
And this for me is awesome, and just so romantic and amazing…
I adore A&B, and I just can’t wait for their perfect children to bless this world.
The true perfection will come as they will be parenting future world royalty.
And they will :)
Back to the memory trail now: take this first mash up video to recollect some piece first:
Adam and Behati news broke the outlets, causing commotions and the usual inaccurate reports (no, Adam didn’t break with anybody by text AT ALL… this is just some PR trying to exploit his status to make some not relevant people known through his name… a move we have already seen by many others, similarly sad losers).
The fact is that Adam instantly gives ANYBODY relevancy; so when you add to his status (massive by any standard, and destined to grow even more when he will add “movie actor” to the resume) to a Victoria’s Secret CERTIFIED Angel since 2009 – VS spokeperson since 2007 – what you get is a super sized Power Couple which any media outlet will try to exploit, in ANY Country, not merely the US.
Guess we have to get used to this, but what I love is that Adam and Behati keep being as reserved as possible, unlike many famewhores around, which I despise (and they despise too, hence their couple behavior) and whom I am so happy Adam never got back with, and never ever had any regret over.
I laughed endlessly about the fact as soon as the news broke of his engagements, the usual losers&haters of Behati stepped in claiming an array of absurdities, like:
1) she must be pregnant;
2) it’s a stunt;
3) he’s faking it;
and alter mean lies, ranging from the fact she would be a druggie, to the fact she blackmailed him into something he didn’t want (yeah… sure, lol).
Hilarious because the only reason OBVIOUS of the engagement in all of Adam’s entourage and family was CLEARLY love; and in fact, a HUGE, unmissable one.
He tried to move on: he failed because REAL LOVE only comes rarely and he was not stupid to let his soulmate go.
Adam has been in TONS of relationships, and has been with girls either for a few months, and then with some for 2 YEARS (Kelly, Rebecca, Anne all had him for multiple years, even if only Kelly and Rebecca actually spent that time with him, the latter of the list was almost never with Adam in those 21 months together, so it’s almost like only Kelly and Rebecca had Adam for yearly times anyway); and if he felt with Behati she was the one, so much he couldn’t avoid even to marry her, this speaks louder than any other thing.
As simple as that.
In fact, to get engaged for him is not even a good career move, because his following is also made by obsessive creepy middle aged stalker housewives who have little clues about his real personality and he would sell better to those boring types without being married – especially to some very hot slim and successful young model; so why he decided to do something which is not really his best PR option, even more considering Adam and Behati love to be COMPLETELY private about their life, to protect their well being and their real feelings from intrusive nobodies?
Simply: he did because HE LOVES BEHATI LIKE HE NEVER LOVED ANYBODY ELSE.
Only stupid people, clearly not bright, can think differently on the matter.
And they will keep on hating Behati, calling her the worst names, spreading the worst lies, all because they simply cannot accept a truth they refuse.
Adam and Behati care nothing about these losers anyway, and it’s rightly so.
Many strange and unreliable media outlet are also trying to put dirty on the new couple: but let me teach you something in this. Often career’s opponents feed the slimiest media with fake stories to damage the reputation of those they feel are getting threateningly successful: so mind you, many “strange” gossips are actually made up stories by people trying to derail people’s career (especially when said fake stories can never ever been really proved).
Basically anyone can spread a lie about someone successful, make it mildly “self evident” as to whom that looks to be referred about, and enjoy the plus of fake gossiping spreading, without the actual risk of being confronted (or sued) for it.
Adam had already to face fake gossips in times when he was only moderately famous, when he said he would sue a magazine claiming he offended Maria Sharapova calling her “dead frog in bed”, while he never said such things at all; the magazine retreated, but still to today nobody knows about the falsity of that statement, and only recall the first launch of the fake news.
Now that Adam is worldwide uber famous, his position is even more delicate; and his haters even more hard-weaponed in falsity against him, hoping to make some damage in his perfectly conducted career.
Behati is in the middle of this “popularity war” and supports her lover, by that taking herself also a very unfair share of fakers, losers, haters and lies on her shoulders.
There is a reason Adam hates Internet for most part, and the evilness of its worst connections: he doesn’t trust people and he doesn’t acknowledges them unless they are introduced by real friends of him; this is his nature… he’s kind of an overprotective snob, but he is because of a series of experiences and by his life background as a wealthy kid growing in LA.
Nothing is going to change him and he won’t fake either a proximity with strangers he just cannot bear.
Don’t expect him to get back being more active online anytime soon (in fact, expect a faster decrease as his family will grow larger): he doesn’t like nor respect any of the people who are aggressive and mean towards his beloved ones and Adam is a person who NEVER forgets and NEVER forgives, this is a very well known thing in Hwood, so there is no way he will get more social now that he knows people bad-mouth his adored fiancée daily.
He’s lucky that Bee shares his same views on the matter of lies and fakes and social media engagement, and that they give one another much strength.
There are lot of people who are envious of this couple because of their status, which multiplies since they have gotten back together.
I guess it’s also easier to hate instead of supporting because it takes someone brained to understand facts rather than simply dismiss them without accepting their impact and realness: but again they don’t care and also they are well aware of the meanies, and probably have fun at their backs anytime they check Behati’s Instagram or Twitter mentions (and Adam may not be social-media savvy, but Bee sure is, so for sure she has acknowledged those who hate on her, no matter if they are trying to hide their conversations from her – that never works).
There will be more later on about how amazingly tight and incredible is the bond between Adam and Bee; I love how she speaks through songs, I always have, and the interview she has given to Los Angeles Times about her This Here Very moment capsule collection confirms she is the perfect soulmate of musically inclined Adam.
She has given notes about Lykke Li’s song “I Follow Rivers” which speak volumes, VOLUMES about how in love she has always been with Adam, and how deeply she connects with his very complicated soul.
But more on this later… ;)
Of course Behati’s name got out more since they got engaged… but she is NEVER the one pushing for it; she can’t avoid people talk, but she never fuels it and never once she has used Adam (unlike others past abusers of him).
Their editorials, up until September publishing, like this Love Magazine one for instance, were ALL done while her and Adam were not together anymore:
I love her effortless coolness, never too much in the face, but always so clear and empowering.
She has this amazing allure about herself, and she truly has personality.
A rarity in beautiful people, especially those who grow up being told they are beautiful; she instead stays that lovely tomboy, and never let herself wander in the pretentious realm.
I love that about her so much :).
Haters started immediately to blab she got more campaigns out of Adam’s link: too bad her perfume pick was done by VS when they were BROKEN UP; all of her NEXT and Juicy campaigns also were shot when they were broken up: but haters are way too stupid to do the maths, or the reasoning about these things. They are far better at spitting nonsenseful hatred out of envy, because this is what losers do ;).
SURE they did. THEY did… not Behati.
They did what they always do with models they have on the roster who suddenly get paired with a real superstar: they put her on the front but her campaigns were given her BEFORE this, because you know, she models for them very successfully since 2007, and that has NOTHING to do with Adam.
Haters again are too stupid to understand this basic fact as well, but not anyone can have a brain ;).
Behati’s career has always been amazing WAY before Adam; she doesn’t sell herself constantly through social media because she’s not a famewhore and thinks social media serves for other purposes than not promoting herself annoyingly; but that doesn’t mean Behati is anything less than a REALLY SUCCESFUL and globally praised model, both HF and commercial (she can pull off anything with no effort; she’s just THAT cool).
Behati is a very successful girl since many years; her new media relevancy still hasn’t changed her one bit: she doesn’t believe the hype, and she’s so far away from others stuck up models she will never let this go to her head; most importantly, she will never SEEK for this kind of media feed: another reason Adam chose her as his wife for, I can bet about it.
Since Behati career is based mostly in New York, Adam and Behati have been starting searching for Soho apartments immediately as they got back together: a family life based on two coasts is something these two can afford (and mind you, Behati has more than 4 Million $ on her own from her modeling, so it’s not like only Adam could afford some fancy new digs).
Adam love is as true as the Sun; and in fact, I can’t wait for Maroon 5 new album to witness how it all went down between them: it fits that at first Fifth Album was meant to be dark (in SAJ way) because they started writing it on Tour at the start of 2013, when Adam and Behati broke up; it fits that then James revealed “later the mood of the album shifted”… because of course Adam got the love of his life BACK.
I can’t wait for the album honestly… it’s gonna be finally the album of LOVE ACCEPTED, a first in Maroon 5 career (and it could be a great way to end a chapter for them, too).
As I said, all of Maroon 5 crew, and Adam’s acolytes, were delighted about the engagement (and they pulled massively for it and for them to get back together for all of the time Adam parted with her, never giving any other of his temporary encounters, most notably model Nina Agdal, any attention or relation); his family was in it fully, too.
Because what’s not to love in Bee? She’s a lightening bolt of energy and love, and has one of the greatest personality ever. She’s blissful, that’s it.
This has also been a massive year of success for Maroon 5 as a band (you will see later on, they grossed by far their best tour EVER, capping a golden Year, even in the solar months when they actually were supposed to be “out of the map” as their album was growing older).
The Tour they partnered with Honda Civic has been HUGE.
You will read it later in Billboard but it was by far their best ever as I said; not only that… it was by far the tour where Adam looked and sounded THE HAPPIEST ever and guess why?
Behati and golf made Adam and Maroon 5 some happy touring campers (and you know Adam actually hates all the chaos which comes with touring… but once one is at his happiest in his private life, guess what you were used to hate becomes something you can easily love).
After all, as Billboard testified, Maroon 5 have by now a juggernaut status in music history, which is amazing for a pop band; 10 years and more of amazing success GROWING into their second decade is an astonishing achievement, and even if many dismiss them not knowing their craftsmanship in music, just because they have the bliss and the downside of being fronted by someone handsome (more talented than handsome, but the curse of beauty is always a bad trait with hipsters you know), the truth cannot be overlooked, and the Billboard HISTORIC Charts just proved any Maroon 5 fan RIGHT in their love for them, even middle Year in.
To be fully clear: Maroon 5 is not like any other pop band: they are by now American Music History. Certified. It makes me very proud, too :)
I can admit (it pains me but I have to) that a lot of this new wave of impressive success for Maroon 5 has to be credited to
that awful karaoke show that terrible excuse for a singing competition that unwatchable mess of a reality show The Voice (argh… I hate to write its name down) because it brought Adam up to MILLIONS of Americans who didn’t know how perfect he is previously; I still hope he detaches from it soon, but I can see if it’s in his hands, he won’t, because it’s making him ridiculously rich and popular and it has given him the resources to launch an array of other ventures, which are making him even richer, as well.
That is quite funny too: think about Adam’s Style, which is effortlessly personal and cool, since forever, and then translate it into affordable chain retailer line.
You will probably laugh BUT Adam Levine for KMart’s line has immediately been a HIT, and incredible one, with customers.
It is someway almost ironic, because Adam has always been snobish also in fashion, being the born rich kid he is (not in the sense that he only dresses in suits, but he only buys really pricey things, and even when they look simple, they cost a fortune); but his line has really great prices and still it maintains somehow his trademark laid-back imprinting.
It is also funny that his line is made for males, because Adam has a huge following of females (and gays, that too), but he is not exactly seen as a guys’ guy, unless you get to actually be part of his crew.
And, last but not least, the funniest and most ironic thing is that celebrities engaged in personal merch, shall be first and foremost ass-kissers of potential buyers (that values also for his perfume, of course); but Adam REALLY isn’t that type of celebrity.
He won’t fake ass-kiss nobody, he won’t make many meetings with buyers (only those he can’t avoid) and he for sure won’t ever avoid to voice his well-sided opinions, despite being at risk to alienate a huge trunk of buyers (read: rednecks republicans who he properly cannot stand).
I have been endlessly entertained these months by Adam’s complete lack of fake diplomacy, and actually i have admired him more and more for any tweet,, interview or blooper which was showing how much of a difficult-to-sell-fakely kind of celebrity he is.
And still… his lines are all hugely successful, especially when he is a non-solo pop male singer out of his teenage shell.
I find Adam’s exploits absolutely incredible, for real.
Oh, and he deserves all so much, because he’s such a hard, passionate worker.
And he, just like Maroon 5 as a whole, have always been VERY charitable and into good actions; but they are this way out of publicity, which makes them that much better in fact.
For all of their tour they helped kids and promoted valuable charities.
They also always promote new ways to get kids into music and art, and act towards this artistic push in words AND actions, and moreover they inspire kids towards art and music by connecting with them in person.
This also makes me very proud as a fan, and confirms my ways of appreciate them as people, even before than as very talented musicians and artists.
The Summer Tour was starting while Love Somebody became ANOTHER Top Ten hit out of Overexposed (4th single to achieve that consecutively out of their album, but if you count Moves Like Jagger run as well, and Stereo Hearts, it’s practically since Summer 2011 that ANYTHING Maroon 5 and Adam put out just get incredible success.
They never had a better run ever, and they even picked the wrong singles after One More Night! If they had paid better attention at the charts, Overexposed could have spanned a number 2 (Payphone) a Number One (One More Night) ANOTHER number one (Lucky Strike) and probably another number two in Love Somebody, which had the unfortunate position of being another ballad after Daylight (the sappiest song on Overexposed, which still, despite its lower quality, and the mess which was its video, managed to be also a Top Ten hit, which I was very skeptical about), and still it was the fourth consecutive multimillion single seller from the era, despite that.
During the Tour Adam showcased through Maroon 5 his protegée Rozzi Crane, the girl he created label 222 for (I am not that much of a fan: cute voice and nice energy on stage, but she’s really not that much to me, but that’s just me: always remember I also completely loathe The Voice and anything related, and I had to experience The Voice contestant already a few times while following Maroon 5 on Tour, and I never fell into those traps either ;)).
Even if I don’t really care for Rozzi at all, I am hoping she finds success just because Adam seems to really strive for this, and moreover because her success means HIS success as a label boss as well (but labels are not really a profitable venture anymore in Years 2K, Adam knows it, so I believe in creating 222 he’s just being generous as usual with the people he likes).
One of the things I loved the most about the tour were their pick for songs to cover.
Flawless taste, indeed.
Whenever the guys had a moment of spare time, Adam and his similarly obsessed mates would golf all around the Country, spanning some really nice looking stay, even if Adam still quite bad with irons ;) (but he’s so stubborn he won’t give up until he won’t reach what he wants to achieve there).
I like for sure that he’s making so many powerful friends while golfing tho: golf is a sport which will give him the connections he needs to develop even more once he will decide to start up the second phase of his biz career, out of the limelight of a stage (I don’t think it will take that much longer for it, you know).
Adam had also to reconcile his touring with his love for Breaking Bad (the series); I was actually thinking he would have dressed as Pinkman for Halloween, out of all his love for Cranston&Co, but I was wrong ;).
Some of the time “off” from the Summer tour was also dedicated to the taping of Adam’s Tv show (ewwww), which was at least at his home in LA, so more or less a not so stressful task for him in between gigs (hopefully, and then he was with Behati too then).
Behati was with Adam at any given moment in fact, but when she wasn’t following her beau and all of the guys (who all adore her, the same as all of Adam’s colleagues, since it’s clear how positive for him it’s her influence) all across USA, she was working her ass off, for Victoria’s Secret and not only.
I loved during those days her sweet tutorial about make up: she shines so lovely there, and she always appears for what she is, namely a simple girl with zero bad attitude and a really cool and refreshing approach to fashionably matters.
I love this about her so much.
Whenever it was possible to cut a small portion of spare time in the tour then, Behati and Adam would unite to enjoy luxury vacations and, also (wow, that’s so NOT hipster ;) but Behati before being a hipster is in love with her man) try to connect in together with golf (Bee is looking stunning in golf attire ;)).
Although they don’t like to publicize their love (which is a private fact) Adam and Behati are always cute with not intrusive fans also in their spare time, and if you are kind and not harass them, you will get something like THIS (I guess the stalker housewives who talk shit against Bee would fake their lives to be that near to Adam, and the woman they claim is “trash” “druggie” “ugly” “without class” and so on in their funny Twitter rants against her. I just wonder: the husbands of said housewives never give them some good dick, so that they keep dreaming about a dick they could never have, being Adam’s taste into fit slender supermodels and not overweight wrinkled old witches?)
Their favorite places to enjoy small spare times in tour?
Even when back in Los Angeles, they swiftly passed at the chances of being pap snapped, never offering anything more than a low head, because people not in their world just have no rights to share their light (beside, often gossip rag are so stupid and misinformed what was their RETURN to LA after the Los Cabos lil holiday was written as if they were flying FROM LA to some buen retiro… not that gossip magazines have ever been reliable anyway, but at least date checking before writing could be good ;)).
During Summer, the last of Behati’s amazing spreads came out: it was a GQ Mexico cover feature and her feline beauty, so mesmerizing and fiercely animalistic was shining in all sexyness:
Her impeccable physique and adorable personality also shone in the video out of the backstage for this.
When at the middle of August Adam and Behati came back to LA from Los Cabos, they could spend two days in sunny Cali home… and what did they do then (beside having to attend
The Fuckery The Voice taping , where they probably snapped the picture Behati would later publish of Adam running naked in his boxer briefs, and where they kept making out without camera rolling at any given moment)?
Adam tweeted a very hilarious thing from Brian’s store, too (well of course he always has sex in mind whenever with Bee… who wouldn’t ;)).
I simply melted when it was clear they did.
I felt so much of their love going on I was like blinded by the Sun due to it.
You have to understand all of the hidden meaning of this, but Adam and Behati permanently inked (in each other’s calligraphy) a sentence out from Behati’s favorite movie, “True Romance“ (which movie choice ALSO tells so much about how passionately they love one another, too):
The tattoo they have (Adam on the inner side of his most naked arm, and Behati on the side of her bust, in a position which makes easier for a bra to cover it) reads:
“You’re so cool, You’re so cool, You’re so cool”.
And if you learn about True Romance movie, you will get the power and importance of what Adam and Bee did by inking this to their bodies.
It sounds more of an eternal promise than even the $ 385,000 diamond he put on her ring finger.
I find all this so touching, and again, Adam and Behati are just SO connected on so many levels it’s so wonderful they found one another AND, even more wonderful, Behati was there with her love and patience and heart and spirit to save him even from himself, and even though he tried to escape his salvation (Adam has a tendency to self destruction, or his favorite Ninja Turtle wouldn’t be Rapahel, as himself stated two years ago ;)).
It is such a bliss when True Love wins :)
Around that time news came out that Behati was selected (after Daria Werbowy and Gisele Bundchen before her) to be the face of Italian Wool Brand STEFANEL Fall Winter campaign.
I was happy because that meant I was ready to see her beautiful face all over Italy (which I did).
And of course once again this campaign was a success she had on her own, as she was shooting all this exactly in the months of her break up from Adam (some of the locations were then clear which she instagrammed around April).
I love the video of the backstage so hard:
Behati moved to be on the road with Adam some more, and the lovely thing was that she was NEVER trying to steal his spotlight (the way a girlfriend in love does) but he acknowledged her EVERY night she was with him, by singing passionately to her his songs, which now have a real meaning because he has finally found true love in her.
I pity those poor minds who cannot reckon how huge is the love these two have for one another, and I condemn whoever is trying to put dirt on them, and her especially.
Behati is an Angel for real: she saved Adam with the power of her incredible love.
One of the tasks Maroon 5 highly successful Summer Tour (read please this excerpt from BillBoard and get into Maroon 5 tour magic) had in store for Adam was the fact he had to carefully pinpoint all dates to wrap around all of his other commitments: the launch of the KMart line, which switched, and also, of course, the fact his first movie, Can A song Save Your Life? was premiering in Toronto at TIFF (which caused one of the tour dates to change, to allow him to fly in Canada for it).
More on that (the movie) later on.
Before noticing this though, we have to update the list of Adam Levine’s biz ventures with one more notch on his belt: producer (for real this time) of comedies (based on himself, mind you… that is a true sign of being A list).
I also love that he extends his wealth and fame and opportunities to those who have shared his life for real, in this case Gene.
I can see Adam in this position until his grandpas days, and after all a tv producer is what his grandfather is, so it’s in his blood anyway.
Even though music is such a solid spot for Maroon 5 now, I don’t see Adam being a touring full on musician when he will be 40… I sense he won’t (though he could be as long as he likes to).
It tells how much of a good boy he is that those who were there for him when he was not known are still loving him now that he is a superstar in multiple fields.
Adam joy was so evident on tour and I am happy there is not a single aspect of his life since he got with Bee which isn’t pretty perfect; I also love how they are so touchy and intimate whenever together, but they never publicize that at all, so you can know that only if you are sharing live spaces with them (and you can be blinded by their passionate bond).
At the end of August Behati blessed us all by sharing a picture which became easily viral, which I suppose she took while attending the Voice taping a few days earlier than the date of the actual Instagram post.
She posted it before having to fly away from him for working duties, like she wanted to cap the time together in a festive way, and was so kind she wanted us all to be part of it (either that, or Adam lost a bet – they play a lot of those from what I have learned – and she had her winning to be celebrated through mockery, which is also so much A&B in my book) .
The picture is this, and the caption is almost as iconic as the image (they are two goofballs full of love, and I like it):
He could really rival her in underwear modeling after all ;) and apparently Kelly Clarkson agreed, too.
I love how fashion magazines had to republish this as well; it’s a smart move, because an icon sells and Adam is undoubtedly an icon by now (poor haters will eat their livers on this fact as well ;)).
This post also got the envious witches even more envious, but again, is not like Bee cares so good venom to them… one they they might choke out of it all, and that’d be actually right.
That day I began to notice how People Magazine was starting to be REALLY up-on-date with anything Adam related; they finally created a page on him (a personal one) and they also made an article out of Bee’s post.
I saw later on, at the time of Sexiest Man Alive material publishing, than those were the days when they probably decided Adam would be their SMA (and maybe the feedback off Behati’s post had something to do with their decision).
This means… endless coverage in the future of ANYTHING Adam and Behati will like to see published in their pages (well, maybe less naked-y… but who knows ;)).
Guaranteed (that’s a Power Couple prerogative, if you please).
After all, it was about time People realized Adam’s status and certified it in stone for the incoming ages (I mean, people even create cocktails out of his name!).
He makes millions and millions out of multiple endeavors each year; he’s someone anyone craves to be in the presence of; he is classically beautiful, he is multi talented, and he is also a very hard, hard worker (that is a surprise for himself first in some ways); he never stops, and still is able to not sell his private life for fame (in this, people who are with him are helpful too).
His future children will have a father they will be very proud of.
And I don’t think we will wait too long for said children ;).
As Behati was flying back to New York for work (while Adam was playing golf in Connecticut with his former The Voice winner Javier Colon), her amazing pictorial for Interview Magazine (The Goddesses feature I posted already above) came out: so much sexy there, and she does look like Kate Moss so much there… I fell in love immediately like many other times with her, because her nudity is so chaste and still so powerful; she is so classy even naked because she isn’t a try hard and has never those fake faces models put whenever undressed.
She is amazingly unique, and constantly praised for her personal style by the apt sources (see, VOGUE).
But what was Behati called for that she had to fly back to New York so fast?
A future VOGUE MEXICO cover.
And also her incoming THVM capsule collection.
As usual she sounded in her – never too revealing – Instagram hints so humble and grateful and so cute towards anybody helping her realizing her dreams…
she is so lovely in her works; she always expresses gratitude and is never ever self-entitled.
I admire her way to be so much, I always say this like a loop but it’s truly so different from usual paths models take, I always get astonished by her.
By the start of September though, Behati was again by Adam’s side, and they as usual were always kind and adorable with their fans.
You can feel when Behati and Adam are together also from the silly-ness of his tweets, which are rare, but always happy and absurd when he is with Bee (I bet they laugh all the time).
Before going on with September though, let’s recap August better with this mash up video:
The Mercer Hotel was also the location of Adam’s interviews about the KMart line which was set to launch definitively on October 1st (to not interfere too much with the tour).
Good partner he chose to collaborate with, too.
Another thing that caught my eye then, and even more NOW: at the time of the presentation of his line for Kmart, Adam said his style icon is BATMAN… and well, later on, we would know the symbol of Behati’s line (which she made BEFORE Adam’s one) is a fruit bat, because she is OBSESSED with bats.
Absolutely NOT, I can bet on it. ;)
Once again at night they went out and as usual they were super nice with their encounters, but always attached to one another like glue, too (awwww real love).
If this isn’t a perfect down to Earth girl I don’t know what down-to Earth is.
Not that when she goes full-on model goddess she fails, either: just take a look at the stunning editorial for the cover of Vogue Japan BEAUTY feature Behati was the star of in September, and let your jaw drop (talking about jaws, her own one is so perfect and beautiful… her face is a wonder).:
Behati and Adam New York times are always enjoyable it appears; given that Behati has to remain work-based in New York, I am sure the couple will enjoy their times in the Big Apple whenever they will occur, as they are doing since they gotten engaged, all the time.
The tour was starting again after the NY break and Behati had the chance to spend some lil time with her partner in crime (the crime being to be the lady loves of Maroon 5 band members) Ali Tamposi, James’ adorable other half.
The two are simply great together, and Ali has been the greatest supporter of Bee when she was away from Adam (with James) so I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s gonna be a bridesmaid during their marriage :)
That night, Adam serenaded Bee again openly during Love Somebody (aww so cute).
Immediately after, Adam flew to Toronto for the Film Festival.
By the time of its first ever screening, Can A song Save Your Life was still without a distribution deal.
Toronto was exactly the showcase it needed to span a bidding war on itself and the movie not only was a major hit, but it was THE BEST SUCCESS of them all, sparkling a wonderous bidding war won by Harvey Weinstein (AKA most powerful distributor in Hwood).
The movie is considered to be such a great assured hit, many were thinking Weinstein Company would make it out on the halls immediately after TIFF; but since Harvey Weinstein TRULY wants to promote it (read: he thinks it can be a contender for Oscars) he will wait till Spring 2014, so that it won’t be overrun by movies already established this year or so that it couldn’t ruin with its power other candidates at academy Harvey has THIS Year.
What is the sum up for all this?
Adam Levine is gonna add a major movie hit to his already well impressive curriculum; given that Can a Song… is a musical movie, I can already see the chance for an Oscar nomination in the field of music, at least.
Harvey knows what he has in his hands, and the fact in Toronto he and Adam were profusely speaking can only mean one thing: Adam has now a supporter which is BEYOND powerful.
I still convinced People Magazine’s push about Adam being the Sexiest Man Alive has A LOT to do with Mr. Weinstein’s future plans about his movie career.
And if any, that’s a GREAT move on his part because Adam has that silver screen cut beauty nobody in Weinstein’s position could overlook.
I also love the pairing with Keira: she has a timeless beauty quality to her own and I am a fan since Bend It like Beckham so… it couldn’t be any better for my fan heart than all Can A song… is gonna provide me in terms of satisfaction ;).
And the future Missus Levine, what was she doing while her lover was starting his moves to become a certified actor?
Behati can be so wonderful in high fashion; I know Victoria’s Secret has made her rich, because it’s the best contract in modeling commercially speaking; but I miss her HF outings because she has just the height, the frame, the grace and walking personality for HF, more than anything else.
But her pretentious-free attitude probably makes her not really miss high fashion that much; and after all some selected things are better than too many runaways (gives her more time for her future hubby’s needs :)).
Hubby-to-be has in fact so many things to think about his lovely half MUST be the one less occupied or he would collapse; Behati luckily understands this, also because she LOVES HIM FOR REAL and not for need of a publicity spot, so she can support him first by being by his side whenever she can.
Adam is in fact VERY blessed, because also his bandmates are sincere friends and since Behati couldn’t be with him in Toronto due to her duties (VOGUE shot and NYFW), Mickey and James flew in Canada to support their man in her place.
They’re like brothers indeed, and I bet they are excited to see how the acting bug will end to catch up on Adam.
By the middle of the month of September, and in the middle of the mega Honda Civic Tour, Maroon 5 had also the iHeart Music Festival duty; no rest for the best, I guess ;), and no hyper successful tour ever comes in terms with no effort, right?
The secret is touring with people you admire and whom admire you equally and Kelly on this was an amazing partner for Maroon 5, for sure.
Well some rest came out in golfing terms always anyways, and briefly in Tampa Adam had still Bee by his side (she flew in as soon as possible from New York… the sweet commitment!); but soon she had to fly over Europe, as it was time to shoot the Xmas commercial for Victoria’s Secret in PARIS and after that the Swim Collection snaps in St. Tropez (this year it seems any place I went to, Bee went there as well, with or without Adam, just a lil after me ;)).
She flew away to Paris just when Adam stopped in Savannah Buffett’s realm (Miami!) and I guess to honor his fiancée he wore what is meaningful to them even in her absence (as smartly noted exactly by Savannah).
Those days he filmed the People Magazine sexiest Man Alive short videos (I post them here so you can reckon the location), which may as well be Savvy’s place).
Take a look:
And to this one too:
These videos were totally made those days in Miami.
Harvey knows what Adam can achieve in movie goodness :)
He just needs training… because Nature has provided Adam with all possible other qualities: talents, vision, and beauty.
And beauty is also what Adam gathers to himself; like his perfectly beautiful fiancée, who was up in mood and adorable even freezing herself in panties and feathered wings on Parisian nights, shooting like a super pro.
Paris after all is the town of Love and Beauty and Behati is all of those things for sure; a rocking Beauty she is.
As September was rolling and going on, I caught the news that Maroon 5 had signed an exclusive Administration Deal with Kobalt Publishing; it’s a smart biz move, because Kobalt is a rampant company in the biz, which benefits especially established worldwide acts; after all Adam had reached all he could with BMI with his award this past Spring and it was time Maroon 5 all reunited under a single Publishing deal (previously Adam and Jesse were under BMI and James was an ASCAP member).
In the Year End number of Billboard that I will put up later on it’s clear this move is all about a smarter executive administration of Maroon 5 royalties worldwide (and Adam is very careful and intelligent when it comes to money, and knows what to choose to expand his portfolio).
But as biz savvy as he is, Adam also cannot avoid to voice his real persona despite the fact this could cause his “image” some squats… so after he voiced his (totally right) appreciation for Pope Francis those days (and of course he loves him, this Pope is BEST!!!!), and after he got to share space with someone he really admires, he couldn’t avoid to voice out his distaste for impersonators in music/art/life…
They were at iHeart radio Music Festival, and while there were MANY performers there, it seems someone really didn’t impress Adam much…
Now please notice just one thing: NOBODY can say Adam was directing this at Lady Gaga.
He has actually always expressed praise towards her openly in interviews (see OUT Magazine, twice) and the only time he said something not really fine on her was when he compared Born This Way to Express Yourself (which he was totally RIGHT about).
But that one time he made his tweet direct.
This time what he said could have applied to at least ten performers he probably had to witness at iHeart Festival.
Of course after he got insults thrown, Adam just said (quoting Shakespeare) that all that fuss was really not a cool thing, and that maybe somebody was making a big deal out of nothing.
He also stated that, since all of Gaga’s troopers complaints were based on “Art” (not that Gaga’s latest album is even remotely art… it’s more or less garbage, in fact) and the fact she was art and he was trash, he doesn’t strive for art at all, nor puts himself on any art pedestal.
He got this peculiar vision where what he does (pop music) is not at a level of greatness to be compared to art and in this he is actually valuing ART way more than the screechers troopers of Gaga are doing.
Adam is actually very humble regarding what he does; but by nature he won’t ever accept the insane and absurd hate he got by leechers while he was probably not even talking about Gaga in the first place.
Then he has a very peculiar humorist take at life not everyone gets (but it’s their limit and Adam’s greatness).
But whatever; they would meet at The Voice finale in December, proving that in fact Gaga was in need of Adam’s thunder while Adam couldn’t care less about her (oh, and The Karaoke Show also won an Emmy… a thing that American Idol never achieved…wow, I don’t know if it’s worthy celebrate this? Naw ;))
It’s also to be noted that anytime right now Maroon 5 have a special private performance that they could randomize in any location… somehow this location ALWAYS came up to be New york.
I don’t really think it’s a casual event… I am more driven to think Adam wants to accommodate Behati’s schedule with his and I find this amazingly sweet.
The tour was progressing and the grand Finale was approaching and The Voice was starting on screens, meaning more exposure for Adam and therefore to Behati; it was also clear both were starting to find acceptable to speak in interviews about their engagement, albeit always in not exaggerated amount.
It also meant that the newsfeeds would constantly link all things Behati did to Adam; somehow messing up with times, like when they started to say she followed in her fiancée fashion ventures with THVM campaign while in fact she was the one doing that first.
Or when they mentioned her being “Adam’s fiancèe” all over the report she was getting FOUR version of ELLE ITALIA cover in October (out in September), while all those pictures were shot in April, while she and Adam were broken up and he was linked with Nina Agdal (some major Instagram memories, there):
But by now we know Behati has a (un)fair share of haters who cannot even see how wrong about her they are when put in front of evidences.
Let’s move on ;)
Anyway, I am glad at least one of Maroon 5 special gigs was in San Francisco Area ;), because that gig was AWESOME and I can tell it well because you know, I know ;)
And by then Lovely Bee was already where she belongs, and happy about it.
Also Adam was very happy… so happy he did a couple of things: first he said this thing about crooked teeth and you can see who has unperfect ones…
As I said before you can tell when Behati is with him because he becomes so happy and stupid and kid-like… they are so in love it’s so natural for him to lay all barriers down, also because she shares his way of being too.
So they went golfing in the mountain storms, they went buying Nike together, and they just acted all lovey as much as possible, and so happy were they not even a sudden gig cancellation could dumper their shining mood.
Oh, and I have been asked to post this: Look how Hollywood people are regarding their reciprocal HEIGHT (ps: Adam and Bee are exactly the same height, 5’11’ 1/5, and this means whenever Behati wears heels, she’s gonna be taller than Adam: a wedding in flip flops? Hawaii wouldn’t mind ;))
And while Overexposed was crossing the 1,500,000 copies mark in USA (amazing achievement), they kept their tour going while keeping being adorable.
This tour surely marks a milestone in Maroon 5 career (I had the clear feeling of it already before this fact being testified just the other day by Billboard Magazine).
It’s also majorly deserved by the guys.
Then as a decade plus longer fan of them I am happy to see the guys on their ways to complete settle down; make their families soon, and having the bliss of seeing their significant others ALSO getting along.
I loved to see while free in LA those days before the final dates of the Honda Tour, Bee and Adam went double dating with Jimmy V and Ali.
Evidence of this in this TMZ video (click).
This is simply precious.
And Adam is extremely linked to his people so he could have married only someone perfectly fitting in with ALL of his beloved ones. Behati is this kind of person, and that is why everybody is happy they are gonna marry soon.
And while I do believe their marriage will take place in February 2014, I never believed they were going to have TWO weddings, as many outlets started to erroneously report (Bee denied this in an interview I will post later on On Air With Ryan Seacrest (RADIO).
To recollect all of September, take this other super mash up video (and a link to funny mean tweets feature):
October came and so it did the grand opening of KMart’s collection (Jesse went to support his friend… how cute is that? and how I cannot wait for Jesse to be back with the band, as well? Fifth album will be perfect… PERFECT!).
The collection as I said is really nice, ESPECIALLY if you think it’s Kmart.
Before the final dates in Hollywood Bowl, Adam and Bee had more chances to be adorable; then THE date came and all family gathered and you could see the LOVE all family has for Behati, pretty clearly (even tho I don’t like this particular family member praising her here…); once again Behati was gracious and never stole any spotlight unless requested.
I personally loved the gig(s) I witnessed in this tour a lot; I still ROYALLY PISSED all that Maroon 5 do is to put Europe in the back and disrespect European fans at any time our poor Continent crosses with anything The Voice related, but I guess I can’t argue since they are so successful now, and were capping this year the 18th most successful tour WORLDWIDE (and this WITHOUT Europe!).
I love when they play live… that’s it!
After the mega days, Behati flew back to New York to do some work… but also because something HUGE was bound to happen.
At the same time, it took just Bee being parted from him and Adam went all nostalgic and romantically lost again (they were skyping then, I could guess ;)).
But Behati would soon return by Adam’s side, and with some VERY WELCOMED company: HER PARENTS, arrived from Africa to meet the Levines in Los Angeles (via New York).
I can’t tell you how happy I was when Behati tweeted that ;)
Too bad Adam had to endure paps on his ways to dine with such important people in his life (see his face whenever paps try to interfere with his precious real life: if he could fire lasers from eyes to them, he would!).
At lest tho we know from Behati’s father Facebook all meeting went great; we saw actually the future home Bee and Adam will share in total renovation (that’s the property Adam bought back in Bev Hills code zone in Benedict Canyon, which is being completely remade by Mark Haddawy while he is renting another house in Encino he currently lives in), with Charlie and Bones all happy around their owners, too.
It’s so wonderful that the meeting was a pure sparkle of intense love and everybody loved one another!!
Behati has already said her parents will come again for a month or so in Between January AND February (EHM: what could that long stay hint at ;)? it’s clear to me…) and that they are all ecstatic about Adam (what’s not to adore about him); then that Behati is loved by Adam’s family is well clear out of the personal praise everybody in Adam’s camp has for her (she even acts big sister with sam in the cutest way, patronizing his little lover, Luna like a perfect real sister would do).
You will see some of the pics I desribed here in the next mash up video for October and November…
Now let’s move and talk about Behati VOGUE MEXICO cover, which came out in October (for the November issue).
One word: STUNNING.
Look at this video, thanx :)
She is so pure and great… and she TRULY rocks :).
I wonder what Behati will make her and Adam’s kids watch when they will be there.
I mean… what do you tell your kids when your father has a cartoon version of himself in Family Guy?
I bet it’s gonna be a cool moment in their family, that one ;).
Adam talked about his future as a family man on Jay Leno, where he also revealed what we knew: that he didn’t believe in marriage, UNTIL Behati came and made him a marriage believer.
Only a true lover could change his bachelor status; only a TRUE LOVE could mold him into a family man.
This is real love, let’s just face it :)
And about his ventures?
Since his private life is so perfect, you could expect Destiny got brakes on in other sides but.. no way: Adam’s life and touch is just unbeatable; so much that his line at Kmart sold like hot cakes immediately.
Basically, his KMart line outsold anything else, surprising everybody (but him, because Adam is a cocky winner ;)).
And what you do when a celebrity who is supposedly better selling to females make a super splash in a male targeted biz?
I don’t know if Behati is for real going to help him with that, but he will surely get inspired by her flawless style, that is a given!
Not that Adam ever lacked money… but I guess also his nephews will ever hardly need to worry about that in the future ;).
By the way, it was coming Adam and Behati’s favorite holiday (even tho Bee later said that right now Thanksgiving is her favorite, now I guess that she has a real family also in the USA), namely HALLOWEEN!!!!
This year, The Hollywood Forever Cemetery couldn’t be used by Maroon 5 for what is the IT party on the West Coast among celebrities; that because there was a special event two days before and the Cemetery couldn’t be set in time for Adam and Maroon5 grand plans.
No problem: they rented an entire hotel and recreated THE OVERLOOK Hotel (and you know which one is my fav movie, right? EXACTLY ;)) at The SportsLodge up Los Angeles Drive.
The location made the guest list smaller than usual (the size was smaller compared to the Cemetery) so less pictures came from drooling guests and Adam forbid the press from the inside (ah, the privacy holder!).
Adam had declared at Leno he and Behati (and we saw, also James and Ali) would have gotten into Eyes Wide Shut characters; and they did in spectacular fashion, from head to toe (thanx to the masks creators at Creature Effects, which is a company which works for Hollywood Movie Productions ;)… peons to the left, please).
Halloween marked the official presentation of new Mickey’s girlfriend, style blogger and personality Niki Takesh (they went as Britney and Justin in the infamous full jeans MTV Awards matching outfits… too funny!).
Not that Maroon 5 are only about fun, guys… they also promote good activity for kids and education and they do something about that at least every two months (take note, okay?).
It was then time of panties and feathers, otherwise known as The Annual Victoria’s secret fashion show (i.e: the reason models would like to kill one another each year to steal at least a spot in the most watched worldwide fashion related event).
After Halloween, The Voice was about to go live, and since the show is on Monday and Tuesday and the Victoria’s secret Fashion Show was going to be taped on a Wednesday, I was thinking Adam couldn’t have made it in time.
I was skeptical he could squeeze it all into a presence for the feisty catwalk, also because Maroon 5 were having the private Malibu Event in the Big Apple on Saturday and I thought schedule was just too tight.
Adam also found a way to honor Behati while filming the Voice: in a lovely little excerpt he presented to the world little Charlie, their new golden retriever which is the companion they chose for Bones (aka the dog muppet).
I still consider the picture of Bee in the patio of their house cuddling minuscule Charlie baby and showing her ring the most beautiful personal picture she has ever shared (and that was taken by Adam, I am sure of it like I am of nothing else… almost ;))-
During the after party (and you will see their joyful glow in the pictures from the mash up videos) Adam let Behati shine, and imitating her, he never stole her spotlight on red carpets (he knows she has a stature on her own and doesn’t need him to have snappers interested in her, she’s an Angel after all), and then Bee and Adam tho spent the night at the party making out, as witnesses noted (they always are doing that whenever together).
I will post here only the first reaction to the taping of the show, because the whole show I will post later while we talk about December; but of course Adam’s presence made Behati the star of the show (he could make a nobody relevant in two shows for VS, imagine what he can do now when showing up to cheer her REAL VS ANGEL fiancée… it’s a news dream made fashionably loud statement).
I am sorry for any Behati hater (no, I am not, I am amused at their demise): what you have now is a power Couple and unless Leo Di Caprio marries Candice Swanepoel next year, there is no way Behati won’t be the star of VS in 2014: live with it, and enjoy the effortless ride.
She achieved all she has on her own, she has walked with this 7 years for VS, and she was made an Angel in 2009, but now that Adam actually wants to show her his support, she is already superstardom certified and nobody can make a thing against this.
Everything she is gonna do will make People’s headlines; and just for good measure: Adam and Behati have now a relevance Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom only could dream of when they started to be a couple.
Take a look at some of the previews of the show which came out immediately after it got taped.
Therefore put everything in proportioned foresight, and enjoy the Behati’s takeover (haters can’t fight this although they will surely try, making it all even sweeter for Behati in the end).
No need to argue; resistance of the lessors is futile ;), but entertain us if you please with your so misplaced gratuitous hatred…
And talking about misplaced hatred, Adam got his fair share too, and for a series of reason which are actually VERY POLITICAL.
Let’s go in line.
Just around VSFS, Adam started to be mentioned by relevant outlets as the next People Magazine “Sexiest Man Alive”.
I immediately thought “Finally!”, and then I realized that would have been a really big change in the way People usually shapes its list: then, as I wrote above, I started also to picture Harvey Weinstein plans to sell Adam WORLDWIDE for his movie.
And everything made sense (for instance all International sites lauded at Adam’s pick, because they are not prejudicially against a liberal getting this, being out of USA political spectrum of motions).
The SMA honor is indeed the most important People Cover of the Year; it makes whoever gets it a staple in relevance all over the world, and that is so true, right now EVERYWHERE (Italy included of course) any kind of important magazine will mention Adam with that title aside, like he’s a Knight now or something.
While Adam was in New York post VSFS and before his Malibu Rum special Event with Maroon 5 he had a series of shows he was slated to attend; they were all cute things, and he was lovely talking about Behati and the VS show, but you could see him being defensive about SMA honor (in fact he knew he was since that famous Miami date of Maroon 5 tour, we saw it above).
and then here (so cute interview!):
During these interviews Behati was with him and you can see her staying lovingly behind Adam carrying a labrador puppy in many ways so reminiscent of their little Charlie.
I can see Adam holding their incoming baby (2015 after Behati’s 2014 Fantasy bra? I can picture this easily) so well everytime I see how he holds puppies with that adoring gaze :)
The guys were followed in their NY outings (still trying to find their happy place in the Big Apple, (which was awesome as reviewed by Billboard) always looking effortless cool when together, and always so affectionate and in synch), and by now people are starting to get used to them as “Romeo and Juliet” like:
Then it was confirmed: Adam was People’s Sexiest Man Alive.
And while balanced people didn’t see anything strange with this (it was two years, since he got so popular thanks to The Voice, that people actually were throwing his name out for the honor, unsatisfied with anyone not named Ryan Gosling to get it, so it was not THAT out of the blue), some sites really vented out against his election, in really catty and completely wrong ways.
But I guess proto feminist sites where women claim men are pigs, but then they behave exactly like pig women, aren’t exactly the places we should look upon to (right Jezebel?): it’s also funny that said “site” while spanning hate towards Adam had its best click-throught just by mentioning him, resulting in them hilariously re-putting up the same news in days after, just to obtain that increase in their shrinking readership. Good luck in five years, girls: you’ll be gone and Adam will still hot, relevant and rich ;)
Then there are the sites which are PURPOSELY against Adam anyway, which have ALL a connection with the FOX News property (Jezebel is part of that galaxy as well actually, as they are New York Daily News and satellites such as Page six, and so on… all those sites are paid by REPUBLICANS and they promote a take on their “news” which has as a ultimate purpose the one to diminish the impact of openly liberal celebrities towards their public).
Those sites IMMEDIATELY started a campaign of defamation regarding Adam and how fitting he was to be crowned sexiest Man Alive.
Because Adam is dangerous for them: he voices openly his liberal views, and he is an open Obama supporter (in fact days ago he became one of the face for Obama care push in California); he is never shy to voice his opinion and his opinion MATTERS to the youth, so whoever is Republican oriented MUST destroy Adam’s credibility and popularity when it risks to overflow (and now he is at a peak for sure), molding the youth towards something Republicans don’t want.
It’s simple as that: some people MUST hate on Adam because they actually reckon his power in society (and here we could debate why celebrities are this relevant in societies, but I won’t dwell there as it would be useless).
Not that Adam cares if ordals of retarded rednecks (funny enough, all the fat housewives hating on Behati are rednecks… and so far away from anything Adam would appreciate also humanly as possible… coincidence? NOT. They are scum and of course scum hate on Behati… you hate what you cannot understand or imitate, right?) mock him: he has proved he will keep fighting and voicing the things he believes in and let’s face it, he is a NATURAL progressive Democrat.
It’s his core and I can’t see how people so into red-neckness can like someone so far away from their crooked beliefs; I have long time ago realized they actually don’t like “Adam”: they lust after him, but don’t get a thing of his amazing personality at all, whatever they claim to be doing instead.
But back at The People SMA Gate: of course any choice is subjective, and if you’re not Ryan Gosling you will be criticized for it, but Adam is in everything a fitting pick for this, unless you are blinded by his dislike in not intelligent ways (have you noticed the sites claiming he is “slimey” rely on things he actually never did – leaving girls by text is a thing he has never done – or put on the table things he did or do when he was way younger and prone to make stupid things? I did, and this of course proves just how much the haters don’t have a clue on him, especially they don’t about the one he has become in the past few years, namely a great man in all).
But haters can try to diminish his status as much as they like: the fact is that Adam is not only wildly popular, he is also WILDLY LOVED.
Then as I said this cover marks so many other potential steps in anyone career, and it’s clear whoever gets it, especially a non-actor, immediately is perceived as a menace to those who are maybe waiting to being named just to be able to ask through their agents a higher paycheck for the projects they are involved with, and this can lead to attacks.
Jimmy Kimmel docet:
Hear him talk On Air with Ryan here:
He is also somebody who has already achieved so much in what HE excels at, namely music, he can be very satisfied with who he is, screw haters, thank you.
Won’t happen, and this is why he and Behati are a perfect match: the same goes for her: she is carefree, humorous and down-to earth, so much she could LAUGH about Adam being SMA.
Behati went home in LA a day before Adam, because she had some working to be done there; she also celebrated her bestie Ali’s birthday in loving way.
In the main time, another special private show for Maroon 5was scheduled IN NEW YORK on January 31st (I guess Bee parents will be there too by then…), and while The Voice was still running, the opinions on Adam’s BIG day started to be a normal question in interviews for everyone related to him.
This note by The Voice host also explains what I meant when at the beginning of this recap I said the fact Adam got engaged was in many ways something he shouldn’t have done career wise, but if he did it means he REALLY wants to be with Behati forever.
Behati went to St. Barths to shoot for VS and she offered us flawless beauty and a clear view of her tattoo on the beach.
Look at her.. she’s always so luminous and happy…
Behati got back in LA in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with Adam and his family, which is now also HER family; this Year no picture were slid out by no family members and I am happy this didn’t happen because it’s fair Bee and Adam let their private life stay… PRIVATE.
Some glimpse we got were actually by Behati herself but as usual all those were just very discreet and VERY goofy (like they are).
With December starting, the Year was about to get capped.
This is the time when practically all the Year End list come out; but before we get into details, let’s recap in a lil mish mash video what did happen in October and November, won’t we?
December first got immediately a good news: Criminal Ali Kavoussi, I.E. the one who has milked Adam’s fame to the maximum at any given chance, trying through him and his name to give relevancy to a couple of famewhores, has finally left Women NY Agency, leaving Behati free.
This is a wonderful news, so that we won’t see anymore him trying to milk her (and him) no more.
Further evidence that he is a dirty opportunist?
He made a shot he realized with Behati back when she was Adam free available for 7 Hollywood Magazine guess when? Just when her name, linked to Adam, was starting to become one of the most relevant in all media (after the VSFS).
This is the tacky shot (Behati still beautiful, but I despise that man so much I can’t fully appreciate anything that comes with his name onto; Adam hates him and he’s SO right in doing it):
December started then and Adam went to The Ellen Degeneres Show (I always love him there, because Ellen loves him dearly, like Kurt Sutter as well):
The interview was so adorable… I can so well picture Adam’s trials to Use Bee’s fingers to play a game (LOL), and in all this is so intimate and comfy... they are so… AWWWW :)
After the interview Adam and Maroon 5 had a LOVELY task to commit to: a private gig in Hawaii (where we were just stayed for OUR Thanksgiving time… Bee keeps following me ;)) and the girls were with the boys, enjoying Paradise :) I love how they all get along :)
Behati then is a true tomboy... but even then she shines whenever with Adam - and she wears his absurd shirts way better than he does!
In those nights the Grammy nominations were given and as I expected no nods were for Maroon 5 this time, but PJ Morton got one :)
It’s okay, we will get it all with the Fifth Album out (and if he is not away to get married, I guess Adam will present some Award, and who knows, maybe dueting with someone… SARA BAREILLES?)
I am actually VERY pleased with the nominations, as you may have gotten from my Twitter feed: all my predictions and tastes for the 2013 in music got confirmed… because my taste is flawless, ya’ll! :)
Behati went then back to New York to keep working for the end of the Year; she shot lots of stuff, and went to the American Hustle Premiere with Shannan Click:
She is a friend since a life and I like the connection.
Always adorable in all her interviews, isn’t she?
Then who wouldn’t be excited to get married, and especially to Adam?
And she enjoyed the party with her girls when the show was aired.
This is how the show went:
And this is the mash up pre- and after the show:
Adam beside was also on Conan:
waiting for his lady to be back; but as after the party for the broadcast of the show she was working with VS, he thought about sending her SOME LOVE:
The pride he has is so touching!!!
And the flowers are, simply stunning.
I wish people would just accept his love for her…wholeheartedly, because she really makes him happy.
It’s VERY significant that Adam has favored only ONE tweet so far, and that tweet is linked to THIS paragraph, which speaks VOLUMES about how much he is in Love, and hates and gets sad when people hate on the woman he loves so much.
Please, read… and UNDERSTAND:
People should praise Behati, not hate on her…
Anyway: Adam said this about marriage:
I bet if you are believing trash, you won’t.
I pity you.
Adam is very happy and he doesn’t need anything else now that he has Behati, on this people all near to him agree.
Out of The VSFS airing, Behati got the most relevance, and her increase in popularity SURE had also to do with her supportive fiancée, but then she has a great merit on her own, because she is relevant since she’s a teenager, remember, for VS.
Accept this too, because it will remain this way, folks ;)
Behati is also a very talented woman outside of the fact she is a great model.
She is a photographer, and actress (she got credited for her role in Hawaii 50 at least, unlike some other posers claiming they’re actresses ;)) and now she is also a stylist.
After all the months before they were just talking about the line in various magazines, finally now we can see and hear from Bee’s words directly what her This here very moment capsule collection stands for.
About the beautiful Interview of Behati for THVM capsule collection, three things stand out:
1) Behati is wonderfully talented and her style is just perfect, original and real, and her personality is the best ever;
2) Behati obtains her career achievements on HER OWN (this was also made when her and Adam were broken up, as she candidly reveals, and of course she ventured in fashion BEFORE him, so once again haters who claim always so stupidly she copycatted Adam are wrong as per usual);
3) Behati is a music soul who understands music deeply: and the fact she quoted LYKKE LI’s song I follow rivers in her line she created while PARTED from Adam is a marvelous evidence on the fact she is Adam’s soulmate.
To understand this, you need to listen to the lyrics of “I Follow Rivers”, watch the music video and then follow some of the meaning of the song, which I have posted after the video:
THESE are then the correct insights on the meaning of the song: remember Behati chose this when Adam was not with her anymore and remember also in that time, when Adam was bed-jumping from Nina Agdal through at least three more eagerly willing ladies, Behati NEVER tried to use his name to sell herself once.
She never ever used their failed link to gain relevance, titles, interviews or anything else: she respected him, even if what he was doing was hurting her heart filled with love for him, and throught this, throught her force, willpower, patience, respect and given freedom she got him back, because what she gave him especially in times of separation was still true and unbound love, and Adam never ever was loved the way Behati loves him.
Behati just waited for Adam to realize you can’t forget, much less leave a soulmate and be fine: that’s what made Adam sure she is the one, and that is what allowed him to get over his fears and disillusion about marriage and ask for Behati’s hand.
I find this all so wonderful to be honest.
It makes my heart tingle and be happy for them, even tho of course our worlds are never meant to collide.
I still a well wisher because Behati finally gifted Adam with what he was searching for all his life: a TRUE feeling of unconditional love and acceptance (because Bee knows all sides of Adam and ACCEPTS them, rather than trying to change them, which is also, just listen to all of his songs, something he had searched for all his life. And finally found it in her).
Take this last lil mash up video now:
As we said before, Adam may have not been nominated with Maroon 5 for ANY Grammy this Year but Maroon 5 certainly had the most beautiful 2013.
Billboard certified this in any possible way.
Behati was not in Los Angeles when The Voice wrapped up (Adam won with his contestant) because she was in Tulum shooting for VOGUE SPAIN (can’t wait for it):
But as soon as she could she went back by her lover to spend Xmas holidays together, taking presents for the family from her Mexican time I guess ;).
Not much we know, except a few snaps testifying once more they are the perfect couple, and she holds on his family values perfectly, too (she will be a great role model for little Sam Levine’s girlfriend… aww):
Everyone loving Adam cannot avoid to love Behati and to see how she is for real his soulmate; soulmates are a rarity… so I hope soon or later anyone will just accepts Bee for what she is: PERFECTION for Adam and in herself.
Maroon 5 are now in Las Vegas for their New Year’s gigs at Mandalay… I can’t say I regret not going because we are personally heading towards a stunning place for celebration so it wouldn’t be fair, but I am sure those who are there will have a precious time (and I guess after that like last year they will all lead for a couple days to Los Cabos? Maroon 5 have to be in Europe immediately after Epiphany tho).
So by now let’s just cap this post (It has been long and probably not very coherent but it was for real too much to recap six months…please understand!), and wish EVERYBODY a WONDERFUL 2014.
We are going to spend it in Nature and on The Beach…
See ya on Twitter and Instagram and who knows… maybe here too and not after 6 months again ;)
Missus Z. salutes ya’ll ;)
… feeling quite motherly as of late?
Just some random feeling on a Monday morning ;)
And I know I’ve been left the blog quite dusted but I have traveled a lot these past months and I’m just enjoying life and some… new mindset ;).
I might update something soon.
Expect some Kobe Bryant panegyric and some friends celebration (Fede‘s getting MARRIED!!!! Holy Moly!!!) :)
Sometimes… soon? (Who Knows ;)).
Missus Z. is SHININGLY HAPPY and wants you to appreciate the two songs she’s SO into as of late:
Cesare Cremonini‘s latest (and biggest to date) masterpiece:
and my Summer song, new Daft Punk amazing Get Lucky:
Next week we get also Maroon 5 latest video for Love Somebody.
DREADFUL song choice, if I may say.
After the half dud Daylight was commercially wise (I predicted it as soon as they picked it up for single spotlight), they make it followed by another song of the same under-performing type.
They are TERRIBLE at picking singles.
But at least the video promises to be cute (it won’t be enough to make the song chart well, but we all knew they would have paid dust to the two smashes they still have on Overexposed anyway – Lucky Strike and Doin’ Dirt – didn’t we? *sigh*
I have tons of Maroon 5 material but I am not going to post any today sorry I am lazy ;).
I just make you see the latest I’ve gotten from this past Saturday’s Wango Tango in Carson, California:
Adam left quite quickly and on his own car immediately after the headlining performance of Maroon 5… heading to Vegas like he did in middle April, while his bandmates were in Coachella, or somewhere else?
Who knows; certainly he got stuff goin’ on (like always):
Oh, and if you wonder I have nothing about Adam’s new leading lady (for sure he isn’t sleeping alone EVER, so I assume he has something going on, but don’t know if he is in a proper relationship or he’s just testing new and many waters) after he and Behati broke up (the last post was the last time they ever shared time together, so all of the cheers from Adam’s people were something in the line of a goodbye to her as his girlfriend, but not as a friend of them all, luckily).
About the break up I am glad all of M5 & Adam’s entourage keep being very friendly with her; she has been a WONDERFUL girlfriend for him and she deserves love.
She has a great personality and I appreciate how also after the breakup she never whined, she never used him, she never tried to milk him or their link in any way.
She is a great girl and she surely will find plenty of people willingly to be her next beau.
And she will hopefully remember the good times with one of the sexiest creatures to ever walk this planet as a good point up in her life (I am sure she never thought any of that she had with Adam was meant to last… and she just had fun and I am sure she did, and that’s what is good for a girl of – soon – 24 years).
I for one never thought their relationship was meant to last as I kept saying over and over, because Adam won’t make ANY relationship last for a few years more, but I am happy Bee is still happy and hangin out with all the M5 crew, as that is a testify of her goodness in the coveted role she had the privilege to fill in for 10 months.
I think she has been by far the best and most discreet and loyal of all the girlfriends he has had while being famous, which is even more a point in her favor if you consider she was with him at the TOTAL peak of his fame (Adam is a household name by now, and increasingly so even) and I hope whoever is in after her is of the same breed.
Even better; I hope this new person (I don’t know if we have already a new proper girlfriend or if we are going to have one in a while after some bed romps more of him) is even more discreet and she has zero celebrity relevance.
I am pretty sure the one who will eventually be THE ONE (not happening for 3 or 4 more years anyway) will be somebody out of some rich Hollywood family with no public name known to the masses.
That’d be the perfect fit for somebody who hates being in the spotlight out of his job duties.
He needs somebody who understands the dynamics of the rich and famous and has no need to milk him; that would make him run even faster away from anybody, especially now that his star is super-sized and he has so many things going on he has settled for a life of super wealth already and way beyond what he probably thought he was able to achieve even just 3 years ago.
Anyway if you’re waiting for news here on Adam’s new squeeze, sorry, I have no clue and he DEFINITELY is all about making his love life – and life in general actually – SUPER private so I don’t expect news anytime soon about that; which I APPROVE of as you know.
His personal life is only his and his only public one has to be the professional one; glad he finally and totally embraced the first rule of smart rich people.
Do your thing.
Behind CLOSED & VERY THICK walls, and absolutely don’t merge with communards.
Yeah, stalkerish people are going to complain but Adam NEVER was the sharing type at all; when he was, he was because he was tricked and maneuvered into it and now he obviously doesn’t want any of it (I still think one of the main reasons for his previous break-up with Behati has to do with Ali the criminal trying again some exposing tricks through his name, using him again to boost relevance of accolytes, and I have pretty solid feedback over that and the fact he despises Ali with all of himself and forever).
Anyway I am not going to post about these things today, either.
Rely over the NAWWAL pages because there I always upload things faster ;)
I ammmmmmmmmm!!!! ;)
Catch you soon (or not so soon)
Missus Z. :)
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Writing from a crazy place in a little quietness after and before the craziest traveling day I have probably ever had… I thought to download stress this way.
Better than eat compulsively tons of chocolate ;)
Oh… and since this is the first post of the Year, of course… happy 2013 (doesn’t it feels like the new year feeling was already from a decade ago?) ;)!
I hope everyone had a wonderful end of the Year as yours truly, hubby and crew had, and I also hope your setup of this by-now-rolling new frame of life is as exciting as ours ;).
So far I honestly don’t even know if I can figure out a personal space in my agenda already until incoming July but this is what I love about my life… it’s PACKED.
In fact, I am just in a few hours trip as I’m takin another airplane (hopefully) to land in a wonderful town for a wonderful event (in between stops are a bugger tho, and this snow is really driving us all mad)…
It’s all very belonging to my new found family of course and this time I am part of it enough to have been formally invited there so… it’s gonna be great (even though there are some organizational choices that I truly don’t like but they weren’t up to us so no complaining I know).
More treasured memories (and I will also survive the fact this time around the entertainment provided doesn’t even come close to what I was hoping since the (most recent) history of this kind of celebration… but again no complaining is allowed in these festive occasions and I will seal lips now, and bless the fact that I can be part of it ;)).
Truth is that social boundaries and exchanges are gonna be so worthy anyway, I am grateful and pumped and ready to go even more undercover this time around than we always do in these events (feeling quite royalty and a spy in a Mata Hari mission at times when these type of things have to be prepared, but I wouldn’t change the thrill and the amazement of it for any single thing in the world :) I’ve been born to live this kind of way! ;)).
It’s gonna be a fast pace of a few days and of course very private but I will love even the headaches and jet lags which are gonna offspring out of it ;).. and yes I am writing this now after I throw a pen at the wall because I am so nervous after hours spent in airports lounges trying to figure which route can guarantee us to land in time where we have to that I just gave up a minute to sanity.
But this is not my first trip of the year (if you are one of my 4000+ twitter followers you must know ;)) and sometimes yes… I do get stressed out too.
I am working already my ass off this year (for any leisure related trip, I have to work a lot both prior and after) and I have been to Berlin already (one of the many trips there in the first quarter I guess).
For the record, I am deeply fond of that town…
Even though lately Italians aren’t really up for anything German-related… but it’s OUR fault, so let there be MY love for you, Svevia ;)
Why do Italians dislike Germany as of late?
Well, because our awful politicians told Italians if we are in the pits is due to Merkel‘s acolytes.
Which is obviously a lie.
If Italy’s in the pit is because Italians are so stupid that they have believed Berlusconi for almost 2 decades.
Oh, boy… as we approach these new Elections I am scared as hell Italians will once more prove their idiocity and naivety and give to that monster way more votes than any developed civilians society shall be allowed to.
I am so appalled at the way that awful person is still battling for fucking us all some more… but then I realize he gets VOTED; better: he ALWAYS gotten votes actually… and I just occasionally stop to have faith in humanity altogether.
It’s a quick feeling but it hurts and bruises and hurts.
You know how much I do believe in the greatness of human beings.
It costs me a lot to admit that more than a few times human beings are just plain retarded, in a way too wide portion.
But let’s go on… and focus on good things.
Art is always a great thing for me to restore faith in humans ;)
Art is what makes me confident we still a society in development even though at times this pushin forward has cracks and stops and it looks way too lost in… transition (ah!).
Art makes my logic side fade away its cold sight.
Art is what makes me warm and lets me being happy.
I had to have a person with me who’s just made of and lives for art and embodies it so well… or else I wouldn’t be happy at all I guess :).
Of course art is substantially personal in its appreciation (I actually believe the perks of it transcends any personal taste actually and becomes universal… but that’s a long topic that we actually love to argue over at any buen retiro with the families so in a matter of hours it’s going to be very well dug into… and I can’t wait ;)), so it’s not like what I think is Law or anything but since this is my space and its exactly dedicated at the things I love…
Get ready for some heavily judgmental lines.
And by the way to have judgment is not “unfair” or “mean”… to judge things (Cartesio docet) is the only way human prove to be intelligent.
To judge reality gives us the power to transform it.
I cringe anytime people act or speak like to state opinions is some sort of bad habit we shall rid off.
Let us have very strong opinions instead.
Hypocrisy is the worst thing really… not being judgmental.
But let’s get back at art now ;).
The other day we went watching a movie that I personally REALLY have liked a lot… the cast of Tornatore’s “La Migliore Offerta” is splendid and everything was screaming “captivating” to me about this movie.
Then I love to resonate over mental differences and pathologies which affect the human relationships so this was easily a great movie to me (and Geoffrey Rush is ALWAYS to be seen ;)).
I liked it way better than Django Unchained to be honest (even though I loved Christopher Waltz there, but then as you know I really don’t like Leonardo Di Caprio’s acting so that alone pretty much ruined Django to me enough…):
Talking about how bad and overrated (and quite not so good looking either, now that he’s pigging like crazy) Leonardo Di Caprio is, let’s switch briefly to the fact AGAIN he has been snubbed by the Academy Awards Committee…
AS DESERVED, because all of his acting beside a couple of movies is either plain flat or just overdone or (like in Django) completely parodist.
Ah! Poor Leo ;) Learn from great actors what kind of performance you have to deliver to be considered receipt worthy… for instance ask the IMMENSE Daniel Day Lewis... or these two fellas below (even though they are not real people, they are far more talented and delivering as actors than you):
Speaking about artistry and overrated people who use media power to sell not-so-great skills…
Have any of you heard THE DATED, OVERHYPED, PAINFULLY DULL mess that is the “great return” of Justin
Timberpuss Timberlake in the music scene?
Let’s talk about how bad Suit & Tie is, but how it is already being sold by all media (paid by Justin’s team) to be some sort of classy revival of RnB in the charts.
It sounds like a Robin Thicke’s leftover and I am not saying from 2012… it sounds like a bad effort at making the whole world go sleepy that he (Robin, not Justin) didn’t agree to sing in 2007!!!!
I can’t believe such a sought after artist and long-time loved and missed performer returned on the scene with a 5.20 minute awful song which has maybe 10 second in the chorus which are not sickly-inducing.
I mean… Timberlake as an actor IS really bad and everyone wanted him back in music… but if this is the way he’s going to do music he can go back acting immediately.
No payola to radio will make this song successful (though it may help sell a while at first) Justin… in fact the amazing Thrift Shop (a song which I dearly loved straight up as I heard it) has already dethroned its overrated snoozy jam from iTunes’ top and hopefully preventing any top charting next week, and as hopefully 50 Cent, Eminem and Adam’s way superior My Life will prevent that horrid whine to chart at the top of the UK chart, too (let’s cross fingers).
Suit & Tie is just a very bad song tossed around with incredible pretentiousness, which is not surprising the least coming from Timberlake, a boybander who made a career out of Neptunes’ & Timbaland’s talent (when they were all at their peaks), taking it in all as it was only him doing it by himself.
Well Sir Timberpuss please learn that to give credit to others is good when you know your success is at least a team effort Justin… don’t act like you’re the second coming of anything because your name is based out of NSYNC success and that alone shall make you ashamed for the rest of your life.
You were pure bubble gum pop while the rest of the brained world was into either Nirvana or Britpop. There’s nothing to be really over-proud about in your career Justin… slow down the peackocking feathering and then I might even like you; this if you put out music like Sexy Back and not the inaudible tragedy which is Suit&Tie of course ;).
And look… while I am not really fond of Justin I do reckon some of his earlier songs were forward and amazing, and I like him as a performer (when he’s not so up his ass) and I do think he is talented (just not as much as he thinks he is though), so for me to loathe so much Suit & Tie it takes this: I can’t stand when garbage is sold like gold, and people believe their own hype.
This values also for the people I actually love, and in fact I have deeply hated anything that involved Adam as soon as he sold out to The Voice (that still a musical crime to me and after that he will NEVER be the same in my eyes: still adore his voice and love his talent but that flawed choice makes him no longer Divine to me ;)), till the point you haven’t seen him in this blog for months in between 2011 and 2012 (thing that I am very proud of: if I like people, I hate them double when they disappoint me fully ;)).
It was Overexposed pop brilliancy and utter realness forcing me to reconsider Adam and Maroon 5 from a fan point of view (I still hate and despise anything he does when related to The Karaoke Mess though… I so hope this is his last season there… please please please let it be), so in the end I judge it all based on actual music goodness and Suit & Tie is one of the worst song of the past 3 years.
It can come Einstein telling me S&T is good and I would still despise it.
Give me Bruno Mars over Justin ANY time as musical talent goes folks… Bruno is ten times better than Justin.
Do your thing: I’ve done mine with it and no matter if it could even get sold and become successful… it will only remain hyped trash to me (remember that to this day I still hate Moves Like Jagger too… and proudly).
I am even supposing this Suit & Tie rushing to the public it’s all part of Beyonce’s plans to make airwaves more used to RnB (she is coming out soon with an album allegedly full of that… and since 4 badly flopped for her standards, she is doing already everything to prevent a similar doomed chart-run this time, with powerful promos brought in by Pepsi, H&M, and the Superbowl…) to force Justin to put off such a weak song (featuring her insufferable and similarly overrated husband Jay-Z, totally worthless in an already completely worthless song) so that when hers come off people won’t have to
being forcedly fed up get used to just one of a song with a not so commonly played sound.
In fact Justin’s team is already trying to label S&T as a buzz single teasing that “the real thing” is coming after (of course they will have to put out something else of a more contemporary flair or Mr. Timberlake despite all PR push will flop miserably and the industry has hyped him for years way too much to allow this).
In between Justin and Beyonce’ teams trying to make people think what is pure recycling is actually great creativity (oh, dear… no, it’s just your prime which has faded out and won’t come back…), I have also to say that musically speaking also my people are trying hard to test my nerves.
Just a note because I will go on about Maroon 5 more later… but this I have to tell straight.
WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL YOUR COMMERCIAL SUCCESS SO HARD, Maroon 5?
You went up fully for it with the (excellent, pop-speakingly) Overexposed album, so why after a wonderful pair of singles with greatly deserved success (Payphone and One More Night) you not only decided to use one of the most uneventful track on the record as third single (The cute-but-flat Daylight) and NOT giving it even a decent video (the 9 minutes video fan mess killed any chance at any music tv or video outlet to promote the song, as expected, and this re-edition of the video, although great for a charity project, still won’t be played anywhere useful), but then also, after it’s starting to climb decently enough to the iTunes and radio, enough to give it at least some Top Ten peak (it will have it in two more weeks)…
…YOU FRIGGING DECIDE TO PICK ANOTHER SNOOZEFEST BALLAD FOR 4th SINGLE ALREADY?????
Given that Love Somebody is better than Daylight, but still nowhere as good as the only ballad on the record which would have universally smashed all around, and which should have been the third single (Wipe Your Eyes… and it’s funny because when I heard the demo – I was still in my Maroon 5 refusal time due to Adam being on
The Fuckery that thing – I thought it was terrible… but then the album version threw me off my feet and it’s by far one of the songs I love the most on Overexposed… it’s criminal that it’s just a bonus track), WHY PUT IT OUT NOW THAT DAYLIGHT IS TAKIN OFF SOMEHOW????
This is suicidal from any commercial standpoint and it’s absurd to not consider that viewpoint, given that you wanted to be commercial at the maximum this time guys.
The two songs will erase themselves from radio and none of them will flourish, killing the hype on you exactly when you actually deserved it most (Grammy time).
I mean, Overexposed is Platinum already and selling wonderfully in USA and in the world (for the current record buying times at least), and it’s an album FULL of great pop smashes and you…
Decide to waste it all this way?
Not even what looks to be a great video (I don’t get the nakedness and the smurfy-ness with the song lyrics, but then no Maroon5 video has any logic anyway…) because we finally have a sexy female and some skin shown (Hallelujah!) will make up for the strategic mistake you’re again ready to commit.
Why, why oh why you didn’t go the logic and most rewarding route of doing this:
Payphone (April to July 2012) > One More Night (August to November 2012) > WIPE YOUR EYES (perfect sweet ballad from December 2012 to March 2013) >LUCKY STRIKE (surefire #1 groovy hit from April to July 2013) >DOIN’ DIRT (Summer Dance Smash 2013).
That would have been a flawless chart run… you would have affected Katy Perry’s multiple consecutive weeks in the Top Ten record… but now it’s all gone because you’ve stopped yours at 39 and there’s no way either Daylight or Love Somebody will ever match any of those other songs’ I listed smashing chart potential.
And I still hope the reason I got told about for you not releasing the video already shot for The Man Who Never Lied with the gorgeous Valerie Van Der Graaf isn’t the real one for pulling off its idea because it would have been the stupidest form of consoling ever.
Biz is biz, and that song and video would have been good for M5, so why give in at somebody’s whining?
And the papers for the agreements you’ve signed – certainly you did – were already sealed so you shouldn’t have again to have agreed with that person’s (those persons) insane requests for protecting their “images” which no one cares about frankly.
You should have released The Man Who Never Lied as planned and give us all a stare at Valerie’s insane beauty along.
Anyway, I hope soon or later that beautiful video will come out anyway, because Emily is cute and all but she’s not really famous beside in adult videos&pictorial circles while Valerie is a fairly established model with a great resume already and she would look awesome in the gallery of M5 video vixens…
Out of these three days of shooting Love Somebody then we have a video which seems theming along… homeless busking ?!?!?? (I wonder how the naked sexy blue mashes with that… oh, boy… Maroon 5 videos are never ever going to make much sense are they? What is that… A Clockwork BLUE remake? The Fisherman remake meets Alex DeLarge? Oh, guys… ;)):
Actually these “homeless” images are not for the video of Love Somebody (pheeeewwww) but they are part of a video song skit Adam did with Lonely Islands’ golden boys (Andy Samberg!!!!) in preparation of his incoming SNL hosting stint in a week.
Now let’s just hope that can be at least half as wonderful as the immortal Iran So Far skit.
That was perfection and to even match it will be serious task ;).
Back briefly to the Love Somebody song subject, I just think The Man Who Never Lied would have been a better choice for single (again) both over Daylight and also Love Somebody itself (definitely fitting more after Daylight was already released tho, because two ballads quite equal in a row will never be a good move, let’s face it…) to be honest (and Valerie is also way sexier and more beautiful than the still very cute Emily Ratajkowski, too, even dressed up… tho Emily looks a bit like an – infinitely less beautiful – Natalie Portman and we all know Adam’s old soft spot for her so... there you go: he got a slutty version of Natalie for the video so it’s going to work wonderfully ;) ;) ;)).
Sometimes I wonder why one of my favorite bands is so capable to mess its own chances at flawless chart runs so consistently over the years, while still labeled as completely sold out in the main time (they are not… only Adam sold out to
The Fuckery… the rest of the band is pure ;)).
At least if they TRULY were so!!
If they were sold out for real they wouldn’t always ruin their chart chances by pickin up the worst singles as soon as number 3 comes!
But they keep creating pop and mass-appealing music with the attitude of an indie super creative group allegedly (and they have NEVER been indie and not even alternative, actually… never ever in their whole creative life, not even as Kara’s Flowers).
It drives me mad at times, because it gets so frustrating to picture what they could have done of even more impacting and huge without so many inexplicable self-inflicted missteps.
Oh weeeey: nothing we can do about that: I guess it’s even more entertaining this way, right? (NO.)
Okay… music rants are -momentarily – on hold as I have to heal my Lakers heart a bit.
We are keeping being a mess this season…injuries and the wrong managers’ pick up (sigh… Mike D…. over Pjax… REALLY? I’m never recovering from this… I can’t :(), and just the other day we’ve lost in the worst way against the Meat of beefy Bronzey “I got Half a ring Only But it’s Hyped Like they are Two” James (and you know how that hurts me…).
But I am still loving it all.
The ride in times of pain as much as I adore those in times of jubilee.
In fact the most exciting thing that has happened online since we last meet in these pages is that FINALLY my hero Kobe Bryant is on Twitter.
I can’t start to explain how happy i am about this.
He’s the whole approach I have at determination in life.
He’s such an image of power and force to me… all of my stronger sides in personality are willingly shaped (or tried to) after his working ethic.
I know what people will bring it up anytime I express my simply INFINITE adoration for Kobe…
“He’s a cheater” “He’s a man not to be trusted” and so on.