"I really hoped it would go away, or that I would find the right medication so it didn't affect me anymore, or that I would just go to therapy and could think my way around it. The longtime Counting Crows singer suffers from Depersonalization Disorder, which makes the mind feel disengaged from the body and one's surroundings, for periods lasting from minutes to months. He says it dooms all his relationships and has left him a lonely man in his 50th year."It's like the world doesn't seem very real, I don't know," Duritz said.I picked the least obnoxious one, a reference to a less-somber topic that might spark some frivolity. I felt like one of my own schoolyard tormentors from middle school."I don't understand the question," Duritz said. I set out to poke fun of a douche in this article and that's exactly what happened. I asked Duritz what it would take for him to shave his dreads. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.
He has something special and mystical in his personality. It was orchestrated by a publicist who asked, several times, that I talk specifically about the new Counting Crows album, I was so ready to make fun of Adam Duritz, you have no idea. Of course, I knew about his mental illness going into the interview, but I didn't realize how noticeable an effect it appeared to have on his personality. (He says they're extensions.) I want to make fun of him, too. And this interview was the perfect opportunity to confirm his douchiness for the ages.The couple was seen closely eyeing some pricey bling in a couple of major jewelry stores — especially major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger. (read more)According to some insiders, they'll soon be engaged. Rumor Explodes on Twitter Naturally, the Sun-Times’ article sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy. The newspaper also added that people who claim to be close to the couple are “convinced” an engagement is inevitable. Fans were simultaneously mourning and celebrating the news. Many other fans were crushed because they hoped to marry him... They were nice girls and I went out with them and that was that."Holy crap is this guy not a douche.Then and there, I wanted to join the Counting Crows fan club and to defend his honor to snarky music Facebook groups and to the punk band Down By Law, which recorded a 1996 song called "Counting Crows Must Die."For the time being, however, I had our interview to conclude, which was difficult because I was still processing my reaction while staring at a page full of questions written when I was still in making-fun-of-Adam-Duritz mode. So, to repay him, I brought up his 1995 girlfriends and asked oddball questions about his hair.Beneath the familiar rasp and occasional laughter, some basic social cues seem lacking, such as the ability to comprehend when a joke is made or a subject needs changing because of the ticking clock.He could have just had a long night, or maybe he couldn't hear me as well as I could him.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s App Choices app here.Specifically, if we started a Kickstarter campaign to make that happen, how much would it cost us? This American musician and best of the record producer is still unmarried.“So many people would flip but if the couple at some point announced they were engaged I’d be happy,” tweeted one fan. On Thursday, Adam Duritz’s rep said “no comment” when asked whether the 53-year-old singer was tying the knot.