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2003-02-07 - SMGFan.com exlusive interview with Adam Busch
JPM: How much has your life changed since Buffy?
Adam Busch (AB): I find myself in and out of relationships, working on a record and sleeping less and less. But that's kind of the way it's always been. I guess I just know more Buffy fans now.
Glenn: Could you tell us the story of what circumstances brought to fruition your working with Mutant Enemy and Joss Whedon?
AB: I started as an intern in the mailroom at Mutant Enemy and worked my way up the ladder. Only to find that being at the bottom feels strangely like the top. Just a different view.
JPM: When did you find out that Warren was going to become a big villain in Season 6 and what was your reaction to it?
AB: I never really found out, as much as, like the audience, I just sort of watched it play out. It was a wonderful arc we got to make. From comedy to drama. Not many shows on television could get away with that. Or at least do it well, like they did.
JPM: Warren suffered a rather gruesome death in the hands of evil Willow. What did you think of the way he was killed and what was your reaction when you found out about it?
AB: I think it was David Fury who told me about Warren's demise and how it would come. His excitement was so contagious, I couldn't help but share in it. Until I realized that I would actually have to shoot that scene. Outside. With my shirt open. In the freezing cold. For two nights. At that point I just kind of wanted to go home. So I could really cry.
JPM: What was/is it like working with Sarah?
AB: I've learned so much about professionalism from Sarah. As long as I've been there, I've never seen her miss a line. I'm sure it happens but I've never seen it. It's amazing. She has such knowledge of camera and light and scene. I think she'd make a brilliant director.
JPM: Is Warren going to be making another appearance before the end of this season?
AB: [He] might.
Glenn: Your band is doing very well. Which is more fun, acting or music or is it all the same animal to you?
AB: It really is all the same animal to me. It's just experiencing something. Whether it's in front of an audience or a camera. Trying to make it as real and personal as possible. I get to have more control over what Common Rotation does so of course, I like that. I enjoy control in the same way that Janet Jackson does.
JPM: What do you think is your greatest achievement so far?
AB: This interview. It just feels right.
JPM: What was the best thing that a fan has ever done for you, if any?
AB: I think it's pretty cool when fans transcribe lyrics to songs we've never even recorded. That's the kind of thing I would do. And have done. Fansites are awesome too. That someone would put so much energy into something they like says so much. It's one thing to be passionate about something. It's another thing for it to drive you to do something creative. That's something I relate to and am moved by. Always.
JPM: Have you found the meaning of life yet? (Sorry, I always ask this question).
AB: Yes I have. I hid it somewhere in the words of this interview. Like Waldo, it's up to you to find it.
JPM: Any new projects that you'd like your fans to know about and look forward to?
AB: Common Rotation's new record, "The Big Fear" will be out in Mid February. It's produced by Danny Weinkauf and Brian Speiser of 'They Might Be Giants'. It's the toughest project I've ever worked on in my entire career and also the one I'm the most proud of. It's just a great collection of songs. Done the right way. It also includes the meaning of life. If you can't find it here, you might find it there.
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