22 August 2011
Beefcake night with; Adrian Brown, rockstar, brother, uncle, dirty talkin' lover & father.
Of course I had to get him here in the Beefcake club for an intimate one on one! So the doors are open, find yourself a place to sit and the beefcake bartenders are at your service as you all get to know Adrian Brown.
1: Adrian, I know Lauren Dane is the bard of your story but can you tell us impatient ladies what to expect from Never Enough?
In Never Enough, my entire life gets turned upside down. I find out I’ve got a thirteen year old son, which sends me reeling. Of course I’m mad, guilty, sad, all that stuff because I’ve missed the first thirteen years of his life. But at the same time, he’s amazing and I get to fall in love with my son. Which, all things said and done, is pretty rockin.
And then there’s his mother. Wow. Gillian is incredible and stubborn and we sort of develop this fire and ice thing. We like to bicker, but probably because it’s sort of foreplay for us. And because it makes me hot when she gets extra starchy. What can I say? We had some big ups and downs. Some tears and yelling. But when you love someone and have a family with them, you put in the work and I don’t think it’s a spoiler to tell you things work out.
We all have to learn stuff about each other and ourselves. I get a lot of support from my friends, and a few kicks in the ass from them too and I like to hope that by the end, things are pretty damned copacetic.
2: I always like to challenge the men I interview. So Adrian, if you would place a personal ad what would it say?
My woman would kill me if I did such a thing. Really. She’s small and quiet but she’d cut a bitch. But I asked her how she’d write it and this is what she says:
Tall, dark and dangerous rock star with a big heart, many tattoos and a very talented set of hands and mouth will turn your world upside down and serenade you afterward as the sun rises.
She’s good at that, huh?
3: My moods influence the music I’m playing, tell me what you listen to if you’re:
Happy – Vampire Weekend
Angry - Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Five Finger Death Punch
Sexy - PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Kings of Leon, Goldfrapp
Mellow – Radiohead, Adele, the soundtrack to Inception – I love Hans Zimmer’s work.
4: What was the first instrument you played and song you sang?
I’m sure I drummed on everything until Brody finally bribed me to do well in school with the promise of a guitar. The first song I played was The Kinks. You Really Got Me. I did okay with the intro but the rest totally sucked. Still love to play the song live sometimes though I like to hope I suck a lot less.
5: What are your favorite TV series or movies to watch? And who do you watch it with?
We don’t watch a lot of television but Gillian and I watch True Blood with a bottle of wine, popcorn in the bedroom. Sexy show. What we do most though are movie marathons. The house has a theater and the whole family can come over and we can do a Star Wars marathon. Or horror movies with Gillian and Miles. Love those best. Miles is currently on an old school monster movie kick. We just caught Swamp Thing and Dracula. The Christopher Lee ones.
6: Can you give us the 411 on a night with the guys? Yes, we gals are that curious!
Oh you mean when we all lounge around in our boxer briefs and rub suntan lotion on each other? That’s what Gillian tells me they say about us. Well, not me and Brody obviously.
The reality is far more tame. Usually includes pizza and beer. Sometimes video games or pool. Eventually we all start talking about our women or our babies. Exciting huh? I love to go see music live, but now I bring Miles and Gillian along, which I like a lot.
7: I know it’s probably cheesy but; Love is...?
Love is alchemy. It’ll change you in ways you never could have understood before you fell.
8: Describe your siblings in handful or so words each.
Erin is vibrant. Colorful. Full of love and light and energy.
Brody is solid. Protective and loving. Creative. A badass when he needs to be.
9: Who is Adrian through Gillian’s eyes?
The best thing about Gillian is that she sees me as Adrian the man. Not the rock star, not the guy with the money. Through her eyes Adrian is a good dad. He’s a good man who protects what’s his. He’s head over heels in love with his woman. She might think he’s a pretty good guitar player.
10: Adrian, if Gillian would be a cocktail, how would it look and taste?
She’d be classic. A gin martini with an olive. Effective. Strong. Uncomplicated. Perfect. Served in an ice cold martini glass.
So in honor of Gillian the beefcake bartenders are serving up a gin martini with an olive!
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