Thoughts on the concept of "Realness" Feb 7, 2012 11:30:08 GMT -5
Post by Craazyforadam on Feb 7, 2012 11:30:08 GMT -5
"I think that Adam realized that showing the glam and androgynous side of himself with such strong emphasis, has distorted the discussion and been a distraction and as he now wants to focus on this getting-to-know-him part, he needs to strip it back and eliminate that distraction."
I think you make a good point here....and if you look at where I defined the 4P's typology...is it fair to say he has been weighing both prescriptive and presentational management strategies to his display. But I suspect part of why you are saying next: "By the way, I regret to some degree, when I hear Adam say, the glam was all a mask." could it be that you feel like there may be a little Pecuniary strategizing here and that makes you uncomfortable???
Is there something 'wrong' about this??
Well, if it is pecuniary strategizing, then I am not buying it and neither do I believe that others will. So, hope there is a bit more to it than that, but for me it is presently a point of disconnect.
In an attempt to bring the focus onto the new and not have the discussion return back to the past during interviews, the past is belittled or presented as that was just a mask, when really that was only part of the picture. I mean, I do believe that Adam needed a bit of a mask or a topic to hang his whole story on. Glam gave Adam a focus that allowed to pull a musical background, a visual focus and his out and proud lifestyle together under one banner out of which he could develop a theme for an era of his artistic life, while still sorting out the completely changed set of circumstances that he found himself in at the same time.
So, it was a mask in the sense that he could behind the scenes develop his understanding of his own place in public life, his understanding of himself in this new world he was finding himself in and also learn the expectations of this new world (label, radio, fans, other media, friends, everybody), while already putting out and presenting a product at the same time. But it was also a milestone and achievement that deserved to be celebrated and a lot of what he presented was true to who he was or showing an important slice of the whole that is himself.
Dissing this now as a mask for pecuniary reasons, if that is what is going on, might run the risk that people will say, wore a mask then and sold it as himself, probably he is doing it always in the sense of 'a leopard does not change his spots'. Therefore they keep missing the point again and again. Therefore I regret this part of his talking points that he clearly has developed for the present phase of interviews.
His glam phase was a milestone and a stepping stone, and with all steppingstones, eventually it is time to move on from there, but they still deserve to be celebrated. It was a representation of what was real at the time or is essentially real for Adam in general. And that was the point I was trying to make.
Am I at all answering your question?