Maroon 5 are releasing a book documenting their three-and-a-half years of touring behind their debut Songs About Jane. We were let down when the fine print told us that Midnight Miles: On the Road Through 5 Continents & 17 Countries is told mainly through photographs taken by Christopher Wray-McCann with a few insights from the bandmembers scribbled along the way. But then we checked out this weird faux artsy laundry list from frontman Adam Levine, and were reassured that it's going to be a good read:
I figure, why not just spout out my real emotions as they come? I'm sure my words will be properly edited and chopped so that I sound coherent and articulate. Anyway, I ... just can't believe this moment is actually upon me:
contributed to writing two number-one hits.
have two new siblings (a brother, Sam, and a sister, Liza).
fell in love.
fell out of love.
won a Grammy.
lost an aunt and an uncle. (Marjorie Williams and Jack Cooper, two people who made indelible impressions on my life in almost completely opposite ways.)
became a relatively well-adjusted adult.
am plagued with that overwhelming pressure of delivering it all again.
have never been more excited, turned on, and energized about life.
am extraordinarily lucky and grateful for the amazing life I've been given.
feel things more than ever.
lost a drummer, but, hopefully, not a friend.
have grown weary of politics and try to avoid them at all costs.
traveled and seen a pretty substantial chunk of the world.
watched the world around me expand.
continue to be a sponge.
continue to try to open my mind more everyday.
have an unbelievable group of friends, my extended family. (They know who they are.)
got a golden retriever named Frankie who is one of the best creatures in the world.