I am proud to say that for the most part my fascination with celebrities faded along with ‘Nsync. Aside from Natalie Portman (who I will always have some form of a simmering crush on) I try to keep popular entertainers off pedestals.
As hard as I might try, however, I absolutely adore male singer-songwriters. I know, typical mushy-headed girl. Yeah, well shoot me. From Ray Lamontagne, to Joshua Radin, and Ben Harper, to John Mayer these boys manage to get me every time.
I think it all comes down to their skill with and appreciation for words. As a writer and word fan, this means a lot. There is something about a man who knows how to use words that just really does it for me. Make those words about heartfelt emotions, even better about a girl, and I’m hooked.
I don’t know how much strength it takes to get on stage and hide behind screaming guitars and thumping drums, but I know it takes a special man to spill his heart out — just him and his guitar.
I’ll just sit here and listen to their poetry and pretend they’re singing to me.