Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment – Video Debut!

After the jump, watch the premier of Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” music video, directed by Lady Gaga director, Ray Kay.

It’s dark, gothic, with hints of S&M, that leaves much to the imagination. A little can go a long way, Adam…

I like it.

Bonus: Adam tells MTV news who he was flipping off during his AMA appearance…

MTV – Who was Adam flipping off during his AMA performance?

  • sealily1c

    Adam looks fantastic and devilishly handsome. Man, oh, man do I wish AMA’s had this vibe instead. People would be talking about his sexy eyebrow moves!!!!!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    and of course no YouTube.grumble grumble.what website was it originally on?

  • sr4mjc

    I’ll be shallow, there are not enough shots of those tight pants.

  • Squirrely

    He looks gorgeous – I love the parts with the band the best.

  • dhunken

    Really really loved it…..As a fan he should have stayed closer to this concept on the AMA…Stylish sexy (not crude) and just GREAT!!!!!

  • unique28v

    Adam looks fantastic and devilishly handsome. The eyebrow! Man, oh, man do I wish AMA’s had this vibe instead.

    I agree! I love that devilish smile! lol This is really good. I can see where they were trying to go with the AMA performance, it just didn’t work out that way. But this video is HOT!!

    Jim C. from MTV tweeted: jambajim – LOVING the Adam Lambert vid. http://www.adamofficial.com… SOOO deliciously seedy, so playful, so much fun. He looks awesome. Win!!

  • lorismile

    holy shit…that is one hot video!! Has there ever been an Idol that can eye f**k the camera better than Adam? Yeah, I didn’t think so

  • kt_cle

    Luv… try here: http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/realityrocks/295940/adam-lamberts-for-your-entertainment-video-is-out/

    Of course if you’re on the iTouch, I don’t think that will work for you.

  • dreamfly

    I like it! I agree that the performance needed this vibe. I don’t like the crowd at the end jumping in front of the camera so much. I wish there was more of a dance routine. Loved that part in the vid. I love the brow moves and attitude. And oh yeah…He looks SO hot! lol

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Does this mean the video will be released to MTV and VH1? It looks great! He looks great and it really does sell the song. (but I can never look at Tommy the same :) )

  • Oksana2000

    God, I LOVE this video!!!!

    Luvadamlambert , go to “www.adamofficial.com”. Video is there.

  • kt_cle

    Jim C. nailed it with ‘fun and playful’. That’s what was missing from the AMA performance. The video does a good job of being fun, yet being true to the lyrics (a bit more subtly than the AMAs).

  • JudyOhio

    MUCH better than that AMA mess! The flirty, devilish smile, the cocked eyebrow during the close up while sitting down……well done, good video. Man, I still can’t believe how much he blew the live AMA opportunity when he could have done something a little more like this video. Geez.

    (don’t like the very first part of him walking in the place though…kinda looks like Satan or something, lol)

  • Organic

    This is freaking fantastic. OMG, the eyebrows, the snake, the apple, how they show at the very end that it’s underground. It’s like he is the tempter and everyone else are his minions doing his bidding.

    It’s great!!!

  • webster

    Very cool. Makes the song better, which is what it’s supposed to do. I think that’s the vibe he was going for in the live performance, but he missed the mark.

  • degan747

    WOW! Can you say best AI alum ever?!?! I sure can!!! ADAM IS THE BEST AI ALUM EVER!

  • IdolThoughts

    That was orgasmic! I cannot wait to have that on my iPod. Fuck…I’m not getting anything done today.

  • suebrody

    I agree, kt_cle. It IS playful (catch his smile; such a pretty smile). I do like the crowd jumping up and down at the end. ADAM, ADAM, ADAM they are screaming. ;) Cantiello was spot on.

    Well, this ain’t your TfM video, that’s for sure, lol

  • kt_cle

    fwiw… my local HAC station just tweeted that WWFM is in tonight’s new music challenge against Cascada.

  • manny

    I love it!!!

  • IdolyEverAfter

    I wouldn’t label myself a huge fan of Adam, but that video rocks! Yes, I agree, dhunken, if he stayed closer to that and most important, if he hadn’t been so pitchy, the performance would be heralded. Maybe MTV will embrace the video and the concept and he’ll get an MTV VMA nomination. They are a competitor to Disney/ABC in every way (MTV is Viacom/Nickelodeon/etc). And Nickelodeon shows are all like bizarro Disney.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    thanks oksana2000 and kt_cle:) :) :)

    I’ll watch it on my computer as soon as my dad leaves….

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    hi sue:) missed ya today…

  • Kirsten

    I don’t know where to put this exactly, but it’s kind of relevant to FYE since it’s next single.

    AllAccess lists WWFM as going for adds today on Top 40. It received 4 adds on its Top 40 Add date.

    I suppose that it’s still possible that RCA is pushing FYE as a single, but I would suggest that that is doubtful.

  • Oksana2000

    Ha ha!!! :o))
    I don’t believe it! AdamOfficial crashed few minutes after releasing video!

  • kristina24

    Loving the video :D

  • will

    WTF happened to the freaky nipple-tassled underground performance artists? And the portion that was supposedly filmed outdoors?

    Anyhoo, a fun time was had by all. They should have just recreated this video and its choreography on the AMA’s. All of the same dancers were used, right? It would have been a hell of a lot less work and would have come off much better.

  • lucy

    Love. It.

    AMA story — just talked to my 90-year-old midwestern-as-heck mom for the first time since she watched the last segment of the AMAs specifically to see Adam. I asked her what she thought, and she said that, while his vocals weren’t quite as good as usual, she thought he did a darned good job and she really enjoyed watching it because he’s such a compelling performer, lol. “I just find him riveting,” she said. After all the brouhaha, that really cracked me up.

  • Bowie1

    Love the video! Wish they would have gone this route for the AMA’s. The video gave a fun vibe…not so the performance at the AMA’s.

    Does anyone know what time Adam will be on at the Early show?

  • zuper

    YES!!!! This is what I’ve been saying for two days. “EDGY WITH A SMILE”. This is what is sexy.

  • PattyH

    Anyhoo, a fun time was had by all. They should have just recreated this video and its choreography on the AMA’s. All of the same dancers were used, right? It would have been a hell of a lot less work and would have come off much better.

    Totally agree with this! Although, I am not one of the people who saw anything wrong with the AMA performance. But if Adam had been singing on the centered platform, with the dancers writhing around him, it would have been acceptable and he could have concentrated on his vocals more.

  • Organic

    Adam’s the Dark Lord Screamanova of the Underworld!!! Hope this gets out there for everyone to see.

  • lorismile

    honestly, I just don’t care about adds, radio spins, mediabase. Adam kicks ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

    Adam’s CD is ALL over ITUNES charts worldwide. That works for me.

  • Squirrely

    will
    11/24/2009 at 7:09 pm

    WTF happened to the freaky nipple-tassled underground performance artists? And the portion that was supposedly filmed outdoors?

    Anyhoo, a fun time was had by all. They should have just recreated this video and its choreography on the AMA’s. All of the same dancers were used, right? It would have been a hell of a lot less work and would have come off much better.

    I agree – it would have been nice.

  • LeHommeAdam

    OMG!!!I LOVE IT!! see ya gotta go watch it few dozen times or more LOL!!!

  • JOJOSIE

    I feel so good now cause Adam looks so good and this video even makes the song better. I can’t wait to buy it. I wonder when it will be on I-tunes. Hope he hits it out of the park tomorrow on CBS. I really like this album. I might have liked one more ballad, but no complaints, only ahhhhhhhhhhhh’s

  • Sherena

    Nice

  • kt_cle
  • zuper

    Unfortunately, the AMA performance is the visual that will be associated with this song and not the video. I hope that changes though.

  • brittneybabyy

    This needs to get on iTunes ASAP so I can put this shit on my iPod. Holy mother of Jesus. That was… Delicious, seductive, playful, sexy, it was ADAM. Much better than the AMA’s. I can see where the concept was the same, it was just a bit much for his first live performance of the song. Plus, if his vocals had been spot on, I guarantee people wouldn’t be so crazy about the whole subject.

    So, back to the video… The snake + apple? Genius. The dancing? Very reminiscent of Lady Gaga – which, IMO, is an EXCELLENT thing. The eyebrows? The outfit? I really can’t say enough about everything in this video to be honest. It is truly amazing. I love it! Fantastic job, Adam. You have ‘” hopefully ‘” redeemed yourself for many fans. I know this definitely made me an even bigger fan (the AMA performance didn’t turn me away in any way, shape or form).

  • k0ka

    The video is good. I like this dance routine and arrangement (tone down) much better than one used in the live performance. It looks like a bit cheap video, they repeat the same thing over and over again. Very simple. What else. There is still some problem with how Lambert looks during singing. It looks like he is not in sync with sound. It was the same with TFM video. Dunno.

  • dhunken

    Kirsten maybe you have a spin on this as you are more connected in the industry…I agree with you about RCA pushing more for WYWFM then FYE. I also think they never thought of FYE as the first single but because of the AMA’s Changed their roll out. Why would they pay for this video if they are just going to promote WYWFM now. (As is obviously the case with him singing it everywhere and it being announced on the radio stations) I am just curious as the logic behind spending money on a video you are not really going to promote.

  • St.Lucia

    Interesting. Not bad, mostly the songs fault, not the video. The song is one of my least favorites.

    Not feeling the cane though, Adam.

  • dcglam

    OMG!! I. LOVE. THIS!!
    I wish they could have repeated this for the AMAs. I am very excited right now. We definitely needed this “gift” after the past two days. You are a star, Adam, and your fans (me, me, me) LOVE you. :)

  • HermeticallySealed

    That . . . was actually pretty good. Very surprised. BTW, whoever asked about the people from the released pics, they’re in the sped-up dance sequence that was kind of ghosted in, and I think mixed into the jungle.

  • DLee

    Unfortunately, the AMA performance is the visual that will be associated with this song and not the video. I hope that changes though.

    I’m not so sure that is true. I bet there are people out there who are clueless, will see this and say “what was all the fuss about?”

  • YankeeFan08

    This is one hot video. Adam looks so gorgeous. He was born to make music videos. Is it possible to be in love with an eyebrow????

  • adamisthemanfan

    Fuck’ ¦I’m not getting anything done today.

    LOL same here!!
    His site crashed LOL
    I really liked the video the flow of it is great :) especially the entrance, that was very cool and yeah he looks hot.
    I would have liked to have seen a little more dancing but I understand why he didnt do it…he doesnt want to be accused of copying Lady Gaga, so its cool.
    Hopefully they will get it together for his concert.
    I agree they should have tried to emulate this more on the AMA’s and I think had he done some general choreography a la Michael Jackson with his dancers instead of just running around uncontrollably he would have killed it.
    Oh well….he has plenty of other opportunities to do so.
    Thanks for posting MJ :)

  • holeighannie

    See, now why couldn’t he have done something more along these lines for the AMAs? He actually looked quite attractive (not a huge fan of that hair, though), it was fun, and I maybe hate the song a little bit less.

  • DLee

    My kids are in the room, can I watch it? Or should I wait?

  • SexyEvey

    Wow this is so hot I might just bring the laptop with me to bed tonight ;)

  • dcglam

    AMA story ‘” just talked to my 90-year-old midwestern-as-heck mom for the first time since she watched the last segment of the AMAs specifically to see Adam. I asked her what she thought, and she said that, while his vocals weren’t quite as good as usual, she thought he did a darned good job and she really enjoyed watching it because he’s such a compelling performer, lol. ‘I just find him riveting,’  she said. After all the brouhaha, that really cracked me up.

    Love your mom, lucy! She gets it……. ;)

  • PattyH

    Unfortunately, the AMA performance is the visual that will be associated with this song and not the video. I hope that changes though.

    I’m not so sure that is true. I bet there are people out there who are clueless, will see this and say ‘what was all the fuss about?’ 

    Yes, agree! This video will be around longer than the AMA clips will.

  • revcat

    Well, here we go, people who would have thought that this was too racy before the AMA’s are now thinking, wow this is so tame. Is it on iTunes yet? I want it!

  • kittensmittens

    Love it! The perfect mix of sex and playfulness (lacking playfulness was a major shortcoming of the AMA performance). Like the apple/snake imagery in one shot, although the repeated playing with the snake was lulzworthy. Adam sitting on his chair raising his eyebrow = SQUEE!

  • rockvixen

    Love the video. 1:06 – 1:07 was siiick.

  • k0ka

    I do not see anything hot or sexy in this video tbh. Though, Lambert looks good.

  • soccerboi

    It really is a great video…Love it!

  • jill16

    I Love this!!! I Love all his flirty looks!

  • Truthiness

    See now THAT is what he should done on the AMAs. That level of performance.

    Oh Adam, what a loser you sometimes are. Oy. You’re own worst enemy.

  • dhunken

    kittensmittens
    11/24/2009 at 7:19 pm

    Love it! The perfect mix of sex and playfulness (lacking playfulness was a major shortcoming of the AMA performance).

    I agree…..playfulness is sexy…and that is what I think makes Adam sexy is his playfulness with a wink and a raise eyebrow. Oh Yeah!!!!!

  • Margie32127

    I adore this video – Adam looks great (love the smirks) and it’s upbeat like the song.

    I wish he had done this version at the AMAs – in my opinion, it would have had a much more positive effect for him. And he still would have gotten a lot of press for the performance.

    But regardless, I’m a fan – he’s stuck with me.

  • dcglam

    I think had he done some general choreography a la Michael Jackson with his dancers instead of just running around uncontrollably he would have killed it.

    Adam needs to read this! This is SO how I feel. ;)

  • butte009

    I thought Courtney from SYTYCD was supposed to be in it? Was she dancing point on the right?

  • V8Adam

    Finally delurking after many months here. I was so shattered with his AMAs performance especially since I convinced my husband to watch the show with me just so I can show Adam off (and he also knew i’d purchased a few copies of the album as x-mas gift). Well, needless to say, my husband was not impressed with the performance or the pitchy voice….and I’m not sure Adam picked up a lot of new fans.
    But this video is great, sexy, playful and yet not sleazy….I juat wished he had done something like this at the AMAs and just lip sync or maybe not put too much in the choreography……Like the saying “some things are better left to the imagination”
    On another note, thank you all for posting all the comments and links all these months. I’ve enjoyed them, and especially thank you to MJ for providing us this site to share and enjoy.

  • dhunken

    Truthiness
    11/24/2009 at 7:22 pm

    See now THAT is what he should done on the AMAs. That level of performance.

    Oh Adam, what a loser you sometimes are. Oy. You’re own worst enemy.

    Its called growing pains….He is not perfect or as seasoned as some of us would like to believe but he has the basic instincts and talent to “get it” right one day all the time. I am willing to go through the journey of a sometimes painful and rocky path. ;-)

  • Squirrely

    Adam Lambert is still trending and if you click on it Twitter has this message

    Adam Lambert is a popular topic on Twitter right now.Trend Info

    ABC’s Good Morning America canceled his Nov. 25 appearance due to the sexual nature of his performance at the American Music Awards. He will instead appear on CBS’s The Early Show.

    never noticed that for trending topics before

  • karenw

    love the video .. Adam looks stunning .. love the cheeky facial expressions and the “come hither” finger before he slinks pantherlike into the potted plants/jungle.

    Also like the mix or him being amongs the writhing throng, sitting on his thrown with his snake like a fabulously kinky James Bond baddie “ahhh Mr Bond I’ve been expecting you” .. and then how they end it with a band performance section …. fabulous dahling

  • canadiandcfan

    Truthiness, you took the thoughts right outta my mind and put them on this page. This video is fun, sexy, racy.. all the good stuff i was hoping for and more. now this is what I want to associate this song with. Deeeelish!!

  • dcglam

    Wow this is so hot I might just bring the laptop with me to bed tonight

    LOL!! :)

  • DLee

    This needs to get out there big time and erase the other!!!!

  • DLee

    love the video .. Adam looks stunning .. love the cheeky facial expressions and the ‘come hither’  finger before he slinks pantherlike into the potted plants/jungle.

    Any one spot the cougars hiding in the plants?

  • becausehelives

    I love it . esp when he’s on the chair. he looks so good there.

  • Mitla96

    This just showed up on the news and is probably why ABC cancelled Adam, from twitter:

    Well, here’s why ABC caved: ‘Liberty’ Counsel must surely be the biggest misnomer ever http://bit.ly/7WyWFw

  • mfab

    i want to share what i watched this morning in my country, they say Time for miracles video in now #9 in International Myx channel. last week it is # 19.

  • kittensmittens

    V8Adam
    11/24/2009 at 7:25 pm

    Finally delurking after many months here.

    Hi! I just delurked the other week after months of following Adam. Now I can’t stop posting. Hope you stick around.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Terrific video! Adam looked wonderful and his acting was great.

  • dyg1

    Adore this video!!!!! He is so sexy. Love his sexy-playful smiles :-)

  • adamlover

    love love love it!!!!!!

  • dcglam

    Its called growing pains’ ¦.He is not perfect or as seasoned as some of us would like to believe but he has the basic instincts and talent to ‘get it’  right one day all the time. I am willing to go through the journey of a sometimes painful and rocky path. ;-)

    I love your words of wisdom, dhunken. You are so right!

  • mfab

    love this video so much.

  • adamisthemanfan

    hes really taken a liking to the whole snake thing…
    hes pretty brave..I wouldnt touch that thing if they paid me LOL
    Its interesting how I hated the AMA performance but I Flove this video…
    WTF? haha

  • DLee

    I love it . esp when he’s on the chair. he looks so good there.

    I loved the chair parts too.

  • Lynneville

    He’s so purty.

  • Starr

    Hahaha the smile at the 2:35 mark made me LOL

  • sagi

    The video is awesome. Maybe it’s good that the controversy was first. That way it weeds out the fans that expect him to deliver a certain way and ensures a fan base who likes his style and his MUSIC! He has gained thousands of followers since Sunday, so that says something!

  • luval

    Absolutely a great video. Love it. Love Adam. He is HOT HOT HOT.

    We shouldn’t be saying he shoulda, coulda regarding the AMA’s. That is over! Let’s move on people.

    Thank you Adam for this video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tiger92

    Shit! That was HAWT!!!

    Did anyone catch that cute Tommy boy all cozied up with Adam? I’m totally shipping them. Bye, bye Kradam.

  • DLee

    Its called growing pains’ ¦.He is not perfect or as seasoned as some of us would like to believe but he has the basic instincts and talent to ‘get it’  right one day all the time. I am willing to go through the journey of a sometimes painful and rocky path. ;-)

    And I don’t think anyone should assume that he felt good going to bed the other night. I don’t care who you are, all that criticism and negativity being thrown at you is hard to bear.

  • sr4mjc

    I’m Team Tommy too. Loved it.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Starr
    11/24/2009 at 7:34 pm
    Hahaha the smile at the 2:35 mark made me LOL

    Right and he raises his left eyebrow up at that point…awesome!

  • revcat

    That MTV clip where Adam tells why he flipped the bird – I knew it! He let that Aaron H. guy get in his head. I think it really messed up his emotions and he got carried away in his performance just to prove a point that he wasn’t anybody’s puppet.

    I came to this conclusion earlier today and have already commented on it in another thread so don’t want to repeat the whole thing. In a nutshell…constant pressure by people who think he’s either too gay or not gay enough, the gay community constantly nipping at his heels, etc. It’s not something most of us can relate too, but the pressure of fame is enough for anyone and he has this whole other layer to deal with which is obnoxious. Yes, he was a bit obnoxious too in thinking he could do whatever he wanted to and the network be damned, but I’m soooooooooo over it!

  • SybilTrelawney

    Liked the video. A lot. Ironically, less explicit than the AMA performance. (Tho’ that’s not why I like the video — I really do just think it is ironic.) I think the video really captures the song, and Adam’s appeal, very well.

    Seeing it, I can see where Adam was trying to go on Sunday. He was trying to recreate that “dangerous club” atmosphere from the video. But there was no way to do that in a brightly lit stage, and so he got more outrageous to bump up the “danger” level.

    I wish this had been the “premiere” of FYE.

  • DLee

    I’m Team Tommy too. Loved it.

    No, no, no….he should not start anything with Tommy….Work and play do not mix.

  • tinydance

    UsMagazine.com wrote:
    Tuesday ‘“ November 24, 2009 ‘“ 4:39pm

    American Idol alums are split when it comes to Adam Lambert’s racy performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

    But season 3’s Jon Peter Lewis says Lambert shouldn’t be calling his performance art. “All this nonsense about Adam Lambert’s whole project being art is bogus,” he told Us. “That idea is absurd. It’s like calling Thomas Kinkade art. What a sham.

    John Peter Lewis says it all

  • girlygirl

    I really really liked this video.

  • aa618892

    Who is John Peter Lewis?

  • girlygirl

    Tiger92

    Tommy supposedly is straight, y’know…

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    John Peter Lewis says it all

    Who is this person anyway???

  • DLee

    So I don’t get this, Adam has THREE albums on itunes? One is at #5, one at #11 (dropped a bit) and ANOTHER one at #26? What’s up with that?

  • dhunken

    NVM

  • rockvixen

    Jon Peter Lewis the same guy who performed a Little Less Conversation should stick to just that and don’t sing. Art is subjective. What an idiot. lmao

  • DLee

    John Peter Lewis???!!!! Are you kidding? He is being quoted as an expert? Good grief.

  • dhunken

    I just want to make sure this is the FYE video thread and not the AMA FYE performance thread…. correct?

  • Mad_World

    Who is John Peter Lewis?

    He’s an American Nobody, who was on season 3. :) Screw everybody, this video was great, and Adam is great. His personality shines so bright and he is so wellspoken. Screw you ABC seriously. You totally missed out.

  • Lynneville

    Adam is gorgeous; love the vid, but think it coulda used more boys, don’t ya think?

  • Jae

    We are all entitled to an opinion and JPL is just a commoner like the rest of us with an opinion. Some people really like Thomas Kincaid.

  • aa618892

    If there is one thing that is subjective, it is art. And yes, some people think Thomas Kinkaid is art.

  • Old Rocker Dude

    Video was ok. Nothing special IMO. Wonder why there were so many females writhing around him and caressing him. Was that to keep the female fans hoping??

  • tiger92

    But season 3’s Jon Peter Lewis says Lambert shouldn’t be calling his performance art. ‘All this nonsense about Adam Lambert’s whole project being art is bogus,’  he told Us. ‘That idea is absurd. It’s like calling Thomas Kinkade art. What a sham.’

    John Peter Lewis says it all

    Who the hell is that?

    Tommy supposedly is straight, y’know’ ¦

    Maybe his sexuality is “fluid”. heehee

    So I don’t get this, Adam has THREE albums on itunes? One is at #5, one at #11 (dropped a bit) and ANOTHER one at #26? What’s up with that?

    It’s a threesome! Adam loves those!

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    I am loving all the positive comments in this thread…it is a good positive vibe!

  • DLee

    I just want to make sure this is the FYE video thread and not the AMA FYE performance thread’ ¦. correct?

    THIS a million times. This video makes me feel happy!

  • DLee

    So I don’t get this, Adam has THREE albums on itunes? One is at #5, one at #11 (dropped a bit) and ANOTHER one at #26? What’s up with that?

    It’s a threesome! Adam loves those!

    I hope at least one of them is a woman.

  • Truthiness

    Jon Peter Lewis? Did someone escape from the Shire? Someone tell Sharkey.

    Oh and yeah, his videos suck as well and worse, aren’t funny. Oh and double yeah, I did try watching them, so I know he’s pretty much hated Adam for awhile now, so I really don’t care what he thinks/says at any level.

  • tls62

    But season 3’s Jon Peter Lewis says Lambert shouldn’t be calling his performance art. ‘All this nonsense about Adam Lambert’s whole project being art is bogus,’  he told Us. ‘That idea is absurd. It’s like calling Thomas Kinkade art. What a sham.’
    ———————————————————————————–
    That’s a pretty shallow comment from Jon Peter Lewis in my opinion. I may not understand someone’s artistic creation, but I definately understand and appreciate their desire for creating their own artistic vision.

    Art is subjective….just because you don’t understand the artist’s vision doesn’t mean it’s not art Jon.

  • SybilTrelawney

    Funny, in Part II of the interview with Jim C., Adam said that the video (at that point not yet released) would have “pretty much the same vibe.” But it doesn’t. As others have said, the video is playfully sexy. That element of playfulness wasn’t really apparent in the AMA performance.

    Adam also said that some of the more “graphic” aspects of the video performance would “probably” be edited out. They were. But it’s still a damn sexy video. As I said before, I wish THIS had come out before the AMAs.

  • weareallinnocent

    There’s a reason Jon Peter Lewis’ current claim to fame is a sporadically posted web show called “American Nobody” boasting as it’s most entertaining part: “This week (or some other topical title) in crappy pictures,” in which he uses a pencil to draw stick people on lined notebook paper ripped out of a spiral binder. No lie. LOL

    Actually, his show can be funny and “crappy pictures” is the funniest part, imo, but…. Well, you get my drift. :-)

  • Dlynne

    I love it! That smile at 2:46 is so Adam. Love it, too.

  • incarcerate

    Should of played the video at the AMA’s instead…less of a trainwreck.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    adamofficial is being screwy.can’t view the video…

  • DLee

    Please please please do not let JPL ride on Adam’s coattails….the video everyone is fabulous!!!!!!

  • manny

    I agree with others, that smile @ 2:35……….yum!

  • YankeeFan08

    Jon Peter Lewis is a nobody. No one cares what he thinks. Don’t make this about him.

  • dcglam

    And I don’t think anyone should assume that he felt good going to bed the other night. I don’t care who you are, all that criticism and negativity being thrown at you is hard to bear.

    Yes!!
    Part (Most) of me truly feels badly for Adam. He has spent so many years in “liberal” LA’s entertainment community where many OTT things are accepted as “normal”. I truly feel that he thought he was okay with that performance Sunday evening. To him it was just fun and sexy. I have confidence that he will recover from all of this having learned a lesson. This is all part of the road trip one takes in becoming a superstar!

  • SybilTrelawney

    Who is Jon Peter Lewis?

    He was, at least in his own mind, the first guy on Idol to attempt “rock” music. He sang “Rock Around The Clock.” Badly. Simon called him “The Pencil Salesman,” because (1) that was his occupation before Idol; and (2) he kinda looked like one — the kinda guy who’d wear a pocket protector (although he didn’t actually do that on the show).

    He was arguably the most physically attractive male on a season where the men were all unattractive. Oh, and he has a blog called “American Nobody.” Aptly named.

  • paradox19

    INSANE! i actually like it. what’s up with Season 8 alumni. they’re debut music videos are really good compared to the previous batches. Kris’ video was cool! Allison’s video was fun! and Adam’s video was edgy!

    GO AI8!!

  • http://legan0.tripod.com mama2dasha

    So I don’t get this, Adam has THREE albums on itunes? One is at #5, one at #11 (dropped a bit) and ANOTHER one at #26? What’s up with that?

    The third album is listed at $16.00. It shows the two video tracks an then another track I can’t open. It has a few ratings, so people must be buying it. Do they add all these together when counting downloads. It sure seems confusing!

    Love the video. they need to put this on itunes STAT.

  • tinydance

    That’s a pretty shallow comment from Jon Peter Lewis in my opinion. I may not understand someone’s artistic creation, but I definately understand and appreciate their desire for creating their own artistic vision.

    Art is subjective’ ¦.just because you don’t understand the artist’s vision doesn’t mean it’s not art Jon.

    Art does not have to be vulgar and over produced to be art. The simplest things are the most beautifulest things in art…they don’t have to be a gaudy mess.

    Adam = a gaudy showy MESS.

  • Squirrely

    What does John Peter Lewis have to do with the music video?

  • abbysee

    I think if anything this tongue and cheek little insider smile was what was missing from the AMA performance. I enjoyed it. Usually now I watch idol videos with a clock ticking, when the hell will it be over. Some times 3 minutes can be awfully long. This time I was upset when it was over, so I guess that means I liked it. :)

  • Lynneville

    We can’t ship Adam/Tommy because there is no good name for them.
    Ratbert? Lamcliff? Adamommy?

  • sealily1c

    I came to this conclusion earlier today

    Revcat, stay on your own brainwaves. LOL. I had exactly the same notion. Adam is a seasoned theatre performer, not a seasoned pop star. He has to work out the path because no-one else has really created one for his particular journey. People have said he crashed and burned at AMAs. I disagree with the expression. I think he succumbed to a bit of self-indulgence here and let the naysayers get in his kitchen. More than anything, he proved he’s human, and despite rumours to the contrary, not an alien!

    Can’t wait for the rest of the Cantiello interview.

  • glamertitis

    Adam’s video is smoking HOT!!!! Thanks for being a guy and bringing sexy back Adam! Wooo hooo! Bring on the tour BB!

  • LaurelG

    Okay, I just watched the video and haven’t read any of the comments yet, so here are my impressions … unfiltered!

    1. Eyebrow! Yes, I’m seeing some of the eyebrow dexterity displayed in his KISS performance. Love it!

    2. Snake! Who knew? The snake was not photographed smoking on the sidewalk, so he was a bit of a surprise. RS cover/video, I’m sensing a snake theme. Saw someone eating an apple. The snake obviously works on multiple levels.

    3. Vocals! Sounded awesome. Apparently the sound mixers for the video actually knew what they were doing, i.e. had some technical skill …

    4. Anger! Yes, I’m appreciating now that this song was meant to be performed whilst ANGRY. Some of the ‘tude shown on the AMA is becoming clearer.

    5. ADAM! Looks fab. As he always does.

    Back to watch some more …

  • DLee

    Favorite moment – 2:35.

  • jms

    Please please please do not let JPL ride on Adam’s coattails

    what does the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have to do with Adam? ;)

  • tiger92

    The simplest things are the most beautifulest things in art’ ¦

    That’s what art is to you. Some enjoy art that pushes the boundries. Your opinion on what is artistically beautiful will be different from other’s opinions.
    No one is “more right”. It’s ART!!

  • unique28v

    Jon Peter Lewis? Did someone escape from the Shire? Someone tell Sharkey.

    Oh and yeah, his videos suck as well and worse, aren’t funny. Oh and double yeah, I did try watching them, so I know he’s pretty much hated Adam for awhile now, so I really don’t care what he thinks/says at any level.

    I guess he needs some attention since hardly anyone remembers him anymore.

  • dcglam

    Wonder why there were so many females writhing around him and caressing him.

    Hey, love these parts! ;)

  • glamertitis

    I tried watching those Jon Peter lewis videos once…. what’s with the stick men? I did not get his humour at all.

  • HotHotHot

    This video is delicious and I want it now. Hot, sexy and is perfect for the song. JPL is a pathetic loser. When will this be on iTunes?

  • karenw

    Well, here’s why ABC caved: ‘Liberty’ Counsel must surely be the biggest misnomer ever http://bit.ly/7WyWFw

    exactly …. anyone would think that Adam had murdered someone, beaten up their granny or eaten their babies … it’s all just sex no matter what form it’s in … most people do it, OK some do it differently to others but you would think Adam was the devil incarnate the way some people are going on.

  • mfab

    this is why i love adam soooooooooooooo much.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    Oh, JPL! LOL! I like him. So, I’m not going to go all harsh on him.

    Love the video. But, it was very distracting watching it with that angelic face of Lil Archie gazing back at me from the ad in the sidebar for his Christmas CD. I was tempted to reach over and cover his eyes.

  • racbec

    Love the video! The snake was a cool surprise. Great job, Adam!

  • aa618892

    Video was ok. Nothing special IMO. Wonder why there were so many females writhing around him and caressing him. Was that to keep the female fans hoping??

    Old Rocker Dude- Hoping for what? If he were straight what good would hoping do? This has been covered many times before but here it goes again. Women know Adam is as gay as a lavender Easter basket but it doesn’t matter because straight or gay it’s a fantasy.

  • DLee

    what does the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have to do with Adam?

    You don’t know? lol

  • BeckyMD

    Why I have school tonight? Can’t wait to go home to watch the mv!!!

  • dhunken

    Squirrely
    11/24/2009 at 7:55 pm

    What does John Peter Lewis have to do with the music video?

    I really don’t know Squirrely…I know he made a comment about the AMA performance but I thought there was a different thread for that topic.. I could be wrong.

  • sealily1c

    Ratbert

    LMAOOOOOOO!!!!!! Hahahahah.

    THAT Is about the funniest thing I have heard all day. And, as a dedicated, observant and very busy promoter of this young man (who for the love of God, I have know idea why*, I have come to really care about on many levels), I really needed a laugh.

    *actually I do know why, but I am too busy smiling watching the awesomeness that is the FYE video to discuss.

  • karenw

    The simplest things are the most beautifulest things in art’ ¦

    That’s what art is to you. Some enjoy art that pushes the boundries. Your opinion on what is beautiful art will be different from other’s opinions.
    No one is ‘more right’ . It’s ART!!

    yup .. to quote David Bowie “to talk about art is like dancing about architecture” ..

    there’s no right or wrong about what is good or bad .. it’s all in the eye and mind of the beholder

  • sr4mjc

    Love the Tommy grab at 3:11. I know, he’s straight, they work together. Don’t mess with my fantasy. jk

  • http://onlinepastrychef.wordpress.com/ onlinepastrychef

    Love. It. Clockwork Orange meets Evil Elvis meets Androgynous In-Your-Face Sexuality. Not my favorite song from the album, but this video is Perfect for it. Yay!

  • khomphuong

    Jon Peter Lewis says Lambert shouldn’t be calling his performance art. ‘All this nonsense about Adam Lambert’s whole project being art is bogus,’  he told Us. ‘That idea is absurd. It’s like calling Thomas Kinkade art. What a sham.’

    agree.

  • erinnthered

    Yep. Disney does Marilyn Manson. Good production value, though. Liked the jungle imagery, but if they were going to be suggestive they should have gone farther. This is a music video. It’s exactly the place where you can take that license. Not be vulgar like the AMAs, but more suggestive. I felt like Adam should have danced more in the middle instead of just stiltedly wielded the cane. They should have cut the snake. It’s an overdone image, and made me laugh.

    ETA: And I thought I couldn’t love JPL more. Just awesome!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    um this video is fu&$king amazing.totally bada$$.for once,I am speechless.

  • HermeticallySealed

    We can’t ship Adam/Tommy because there is no good name for them.
    Ratbert? Lamcliff? Adamommy?

    That’s why you need a third; Kradammy ftw. >:) I know, silly Mnage à   trois.

  • marg

    Loved it…very playful & sexy! It’s always best to leave the actual sex act to ones own imagination!

  • aa618892

    what does the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have to do with Adam?

    Haha!

  • karenw

    But season 3’s Jon Peter Lewis says Lambert shouldn’t be calling his performance art. ‘All this nonsense about Adam Lambert’s whole project being art is bogus,’  he told Us. ‘That idea is absurd. It’s like calling Thomas Kinkade art. What a sham.’

    Not sure if it’s the same in the US .. but in the UK anything to do with acting/singing/staging/arranging etc is called “The Performing Arts” .. look on any colledge curriculum and there are courses in it

    To me any performance is an art form .. whether is just sitting up there strumming a guitar or going batshit with a huge production

  • terps

    This is what he should of done at the ama’s. Him stand there and sing while people dance around hime

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    Love the video. But, it was very distracting watching it with that angelic face of Lil Archie gazing back at me from the ad in the sidebar for his Christmas CD. I was tempted to reach over and cover his eyes.

    ROFL! But I think Archie is way more worldly about these things than he would ever admit to! :P

  • bridgette12

    My kids are in the room, can I watch it? Or should I wait?

    Your kids can stay, only if they are blindfolded and wearing earplugs!

  • dcglam

    Favorite moment ‘“ 2:35.

    Oh yes!!

  • aa618892

    So glad he takes the coat off. His body in those tight pants looks gooood!

  • lorismile

    seriously Adam is just so videogenic. His eyes are incredible.

  • bridgette12

    I just got in from work, stopped off at Walmart to get my Adam Lambert debut album and I find this sexy video. He looks fantastic and I love the outfit.

  • LauraMA

    That MTV clip where Adam tells why he flipped the bird ‘“ I knew it! He let that Aaron H. guy get in his head. I think it really messed up his emotions and he got carried away in his performance just to prove a point that he wasn’t anybody’s puppet.

    I came to this conclusion earlier today and have already commented on it in another thread so don’t want to repeat the whole thing. In a nutshell’ ¦constant pressure by people who think he’s either too gay or not gay enough, the gay community constantly nipping at his heels, etc. It’s not something most of us can relate too, but the pressure of fame is enough for anyone and he has this whole other layer to deal with which is obnoxious. Yes, he was a bit obnoxious too in thinking he could do whatever he wanted to and the network be damned, but I’m soooooooooo over it!

    Very well put- I have been thinking pretty much the same since Sunday. Adam has always struck me as deeply sensitive and vulnerable beneath the rocker sex and glam. Comments about his weight and other insults directed at himself and his mentions of his past as the chubby, misfit theater kid showed me Adam is far from an arrogant rocker. I think the defensive nature of his twitter comments to OUT and blustering responses (like some of the ones to the AMA situation) are partly a false front of faux “WHATEVER” attitude-defensive and immature. But I think things built up for him, and he acted out of emotion and anger and frustration and the need to prove himself in various ways. And I HATED his AMA performance, it was a low point for him in many ways I think, for Adam the man as well as Adam the singer. In all ways he lost control. But unlike a lot of people who CLAIM to have been Adam fans prior, I’m not jumping ship because of one bad choice. Who among us is perfect, really? We all do stupid, emotional, irrational things some times. I think Adam is a great person- there is WAY more proof of that, and I won’t define him by one night.

  • erinnthered

    aa618892
    11/24/2009 at 8:06 pm

    what does the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have to do with Adam?

    Haha!

    I loll’ed.

  • Sherena

    But no really this is awesome. I’ve lost track of how many ppl I see (on the internets) who hated the AMA performance but like this. That’s great.

  • St.Lucia

    ‘  But it doesn’t. As others have said, the video is playfully sexy. That element of playfulness wasn’t really apparent in the AMA performance.

    Exactly. I like the video. It’s sexy in a tasteful way. I’m all for sexy, but please give the illusion of it, instead of being forthcoming with it. I love the illusion of sex, but not necessarily seeing the act.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    OMG.

    Regulars making snide remarks about the thread when they know damn well I’m going to delete it. Seriously. Stop it.

  • manny

    Rumor has it Adam will do WWFM and Music again in the morning, hope it’s true.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I’ve already banned more than a dozen posters today. More to come. Long term status does not save you.

  • Starr

    LOLOLOL I can’t get over the close-up scenes of Adam smiling and raising his eyebrow. This music video definitely brings the lulz. I like the end scenes where he’s singing to the crowd.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    love the MTV interview…

  • sr4mjc

    Music Again? Aren’t they playing outside? That’s a tough falsetto first thing in the morning.

    On another shallow note, I wonder if my husband will be more relieved or worried that I know have a thing for Tommy as well as Adam. hmmm

  • adamisthemanfan

    The interview w Jim looks really good..I love his candidness its so fucking sexy!!
    I honestly didnt even see the middle-finger thing because it was censored LOL and I dont believe in censorship all that much especially the way its done on these performance shows..whatevs…his album is selling.
    Its all good Adam just keep singing.

  • weese

    They got this right. That smile implies all the things he did on stage at the AMA’s. I think most people will think this video is sexy.

  • Squirrely

    Music Again without Justin Hawkins

  • karenw

    Music Again? Aren’t they playing outside? That’s a tough falsetto first thing in the morning.

    On another shallow note, I wonder if my husband will be more relieved or worried that I know have a thing for Tommy as well as Adam. hmmm

    yeah I wondered about singing Music Again live .. seems very wordy and a lot of falsetto to pull off live .. perhaps they rework it a bit for a live performance like the beginnig of FYE at the AMA’s.

    … oh and *whispers* .. I have a bit of a thing for Tommy too … he reminds me of Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran or David Syvian from Japan who I had a cruss on in the 80’s … lol

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Yea!! People are HAPPY again! :grin:

    Video is AWESOME! :-) :-) :-)

    [dances off singing "For Your Entertainment"]

  • fanasia

    OMG!!!!!LOVE IT!!!!I’m speechless and I can’t turn off the big smile switch on my face. I swear I thought I just saw Elvis. AAAAHHHHH! Adam’s just too damn sexy. I was sane once, but I’m loving this ride.

    Adam, if you lurk here, thanks for making everyday life exciting and interesting. Please come to Asia to tour. Many of us here love you too. I loved your AMA performance, btw, and understand that your voice was shaky only because nerves got the better of you. Love love love your album, every single song!

    Oh, and thank you mj for this wonderful site where I come to find all things Adam everyday. There, I delurked.

  • listen

    The simplest things are the most beautifulest things in art’ ¦.

    Um, huh? LOL, sorry, but says who?

    According to your definition, the Sistine Chapel is not *art*. Poor Michelangelo….

    Most of Raphael’s paintings are not *art*

    and so on and so forth….

    ETA: Love Adam’s FYE video >> too bad he didn’t do something similar on AMA. Ah well…

  • sr4mjc

    Monte can handle the guitar parts.

    Nick Rhodes, nice! I was a John Taylor stan myself.

  • revcat

    Jon Peter Lewis doesn’t think what Adam does is performance art? He is entitled to his opinion but thinking anyone cares what he thinks about Adam is ludicrous.

  • will

    Watch it! If I’m not mistaken, Jon Peter Lewis is MJ’s favorite Idol contestant. (I think I heard that in her VFTW interview.)

  • sealily1c

    Him stand there and sing while people dance around hime

    THIS!!! Adam can dance on the spot remarkably well.

    Oh, well should/woulda/coulda….water under the bridge…can’t cry over spilt milk…yada yada.

  • St.Lucia

    I’m so intrigued with Adam’s eclecticism in th sense of….FYE is the single, but yet he’s showing a variety on what he performs and where, at times FYE is not even being mentioned as being performed. I find it so bizarre at times how they are marketing Adam.

    Did they not think a single out months in advance was going to help promote? Isn’t that the usual path artists take?

    I’ve had a feeling for a while that “WDYWFM” was going to be runner up single, shame because that’s one of my least favorite tracks as well, but I just don’t get what they’re doing with his promotion.

    If FYE is the single, shouldn’t that be performed most places and a second song added in if time is allotted?

  • Lulu2

    Excellent. Sexy. Like it a lot. He’s a goth, sexy Michael Jackson. Wish he had done this on the AMA’s.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    Love. It. Clockwork Orange meets Evil Elvis

    LOL! I love this! And the single has moved up to #37 on iTunes.

  • lorismile

    I am seriously pissed that I missed the chance to see Music Again sung live. Seriously GMA is a MAJOR FAIL.

    The video, however, is a MAJOR WIN :-)

  • dhunken

    You know Jim C gives a really great interview but I am not use to seeing him so somber. I think I like the wild and OTT fan Jim (Lambert696969) much better. :-) But he did great and so did Adam in that interview.

  • Squirrely
  • V8Adam

    kittensmittens
    11/24/2009 at 7:29 pm

    I am sure I will keep lurking and will start posting. Although this thread is moving very fast….just like any Adam related thread. I just can’t seem to stay away.

    I just watched Access Hollywood where they announced that he will not be performing tomorrow at the GMA. Bummer!

  • Destry

    Love. It. Clockwork Orange meets Evil Elvis meets Androgynous In-Your-Face Sexuality.

    That’s what it reminded me of! The cane thing was driving me crazy… I knew I had seen it somewhere before

  • mitchellvii

    Damn, that’s H.O.T.

    Whew.

    A few things I would change:

    1. Don’t jump around quite so with the video. Give us just a few more seconds on Adam in every pose.
    2. Put the blue streak back in his hair for this – he is kind of pale and colorless.
    3. Accentuate the blue of his eyes in the post-processing. That would be cool as hell to have his eyes simmering blue throughout the song. As it is, they look gray.
    4. Make his teeth look whiter when he smiles.

    Anyway, I like this song about 1000% more after this. I wish he could have done something more like this at the AMA’s.

  • will

    3. Vocals! Sounded awesome. Apparently the sound mixers for the video actually knew what they were doing, i.e. had some technical skill.

    The soundtrack for the video is the recording from the album.

  • larchcat

    Love. It. Clockwork Orange meets Evil Elvis

    Interesting! I was thinking Eyes Wide Shut, which I thought was a horrible movie, but some of the wild scenes at the crazy parties in that film remind me of the set here.

    I am also totally getting the whole Duran Duran thing from Tommy – but I have thought Adam has had a Duran Duran vibe himself on many occasions, including that ponytail photo.

    It’s a really great video. I have moved on and am looking forward to the CBS show tomorrow.

    Oh, and if I am every standing next to Tommy, I’m gonna kiss him. Hottie. :)

  • tinydance

    You know Jim C gives a really great interview but I am not use to seeing him so somber. I think I like the wild and OTT fan Jim (Lambert696969) much better. :-) But he did great and so did Adam in that interview.

    Maybe Adam leaves interviewers cold? Who knows? Jim is usually warm with others. I noticed that the only person that seems to be Adam’s “buddy” is that horrible thing Perez Hilton.

    Perez Hilton is really pumping, not literally, up Adam’s career. Once I heard Adam and Perez are good “buddies”…I was like. YUCK.

  • neonorange

    Could of done without the snake. Reminded me of Himmel from The Pest. LOL.

  • SparklesATL

    To me any performance is an art form .. whether is just sitting up there strumming a guitar or going batshit with a huge production

    You said it before I did karenw!

    JPL just dissed all his fans with performing arts degrees and those who think of themselves as “recording artists” !!! He’s going to lose fans!!!!! He won’t get airplay!!!! No one will respect him!!! It’s all they will remember !!1111!!!!

    Oh wait. He already doesn’t get airplay. Nevermind.

  • sr4mjc

    Apparently Adam thought the same thing about Tommy ;)

  • karenw

    Nick Rhodes, nice! I was a John Taylor stan myself.

    oh yes … I liked him too .. I wasn’t fussy .. lol

    I agree with those seeing the Elvis thing in parts of the video .. love he way he walks into the club in the beginning with the shades on .. I can imagine everyone inside felt his presence at that time and started saying “OMG .. he’s here” … lol

  • tinydance

    JPL is not the only one who thought Adam was a joke on the AMAs. Notice the other idols have been oddly silent about it. I mean Idols through-out ALL seasons. Well there is Blake Lewis. The same Blake Lewis who was a diva during his tour and would not do the meet/greets with his fans.

    I admire JPL for actually having the GUTS to tell the truth. The others are holding their cards close to themselves because there are some crazy Glamberts.

  • LeHommeAdam

    Watch O’Reilly’s take on Adam and amas live in 2 minutes on Fox News.
    LOL

  • zuper

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Someone on the board asked earlier today who Adam was giving the finger to. I replied Aaron Hicklin.

    I LOLed when he said it was to him (among others) during Jim C’s interview. Scary to know what is actually going through that mind. Funny though.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    Someone on the board asked earlier today who Adam was giving the finger to. I replied Aaron Hicklin.

    That’s who Adam said it was? ha! I said the same thing to someone earlier.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    tinydance
    11/24/2009 at 8:36 pm
    JPL is not the only one who thought Adam was a joke on the AMAs. Notice the other idols have been oddly silent about it. I mean Idols through-out ALL seasons. Well there is Blake Lewis. The same Blake Lewis who was a diva during his tour and would not do the meet/greets with his fans.

    I admire JPL for actually having the GUTS to tell the truth. The others are holding their cards close to themselves because there are some crazy Glamberts.

    You realize that this is the VIDEO thread, right? AMA thread is a few clicks down. If you’re not going to talk about the video, please move to the proper thread.

    Thank you!!

    [bounces off to watch the AWESOME video again!!!]

  • alaadam

    When will the video go on itunes?

  • aa618892

    I’ ll pass on O’Reilly. I can’t stand him and I think I have a good idea what he is going to say.

  • dhunken

    Maybe Adam leaves interviewers cold? Who knows? Jim is usually warm with others. I noticed that the only person that seems to be Adam’s ‘buddy’  is that horrible thing Perez Hilton.

    You see there you go twisting my words to conform to your own agenda, I disagree with you. I don’t think you have seem his interviews with Michelle Collins, Slezak, Lyndsay Parker, Anne Powers, all engaging and all warm. Not to mention the people form Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and Extra-Mario Lopez.

  • sealily1c

    I noticed that the only person that seems to be Adam’s ‘buddy’  is that horrible thing

    Slezak thought he was a great guy and Chris whats his name from 20/20 was obviously charmed by Adam.

    Pure speculation, but I think Jim was a bit nervous.

    Cannot wait for Slezak who I think is a super interviewer!!!

  • JJ123

    The video’s pretty good, I just don’t really like the song. His reasoning for giving the finger is idiotic…..giving it to the people who don’t support him and he telepathically seen the need to give it to the people that were going to censor him? pffft….what a load of crap. I’m thinking he needs to just shut up and sing if he’s going to get past this because the more he talks the deeper he shoves his foot in his mouth.

  • saga

    Cannot wait for Slezak who I think is a super interviewer!!!

    Is Slezak booked for an interview?

  • Organic

    I love when he’s sitting on the chair. It’s like the throne and he’s the King of the Underworld.

    iTunes – Don’t fail us now. Get this up for sale!!!

  • druzilla

    The video was better then the embarrassing AMA performance and would’ve been more appropriate for network tv.

    It sure looks like the AMA thing was a contrived PR attempt by Adam and his people to create buzz. He’s becoming pathetic and transparent. Worse since reading from Rickey that Adam didn’t include the raunchier bits during rehearsals. That’s totally unprofessional behavior and GMA was 100% right in canceling his appearance.

  • Levine

    “saga
    11/24/2009 at 8:44 pm

    Cannot wait for Slezak who I think is a super interviewer!!!

    Is Slezak booked for an interview?

    Tomorrow
    His twit:
    We’ll be sitting down with Adam tomorrow. VERY excited! RT @TaraJean Will there be a Realite interview with Adam Lambert?

  • dcglam

    Watch O’Reilly’s take on Adam and amas live in 2 minutes on Fox News

    Just finished watching……
    The one gal (blonde) seemed to totally get it. The other not so much.
    This is pretty much what I would expect from Bill.

  • Levine

    jambajim

    Who wants more Adam Lambert interview? Parts 2-4 added to playlist. Including “NINJA ROLL” discussion. http://tinyurl.com/yjehn4e 14 minutes ago from web

  • SparklesATL

    Love. It. Clockwork Orange meets Evil Elvis meets Androgynous In-Your-Face Sexuality.

    That’s what it reminded me of! The cane thing was driving me crazy’ ¦ I knew I had seen it somewhere before

    Caning is as much in S&M as, say, a cat o’nine tails. You know, like the ones his fans loved so much on the tour.

  • LeHommeAdam

    lol

    I’ ll pass on O’Reilly. I can’t stand him and I think I have a good idea what he is going to say.

    interestingly he determined that there is double standard (with help of 2 lawyers) and that the time slot and because of nature of show kids shouldn’t be watching anyway-I’m shocked they may very well be fair and balanced hah! who knew.

  • saga

    Worse since reading from Rickey that Adam didn’t include the raunchier bits during rehearsals.

    He did. Was seen by a photographer during rehearsal.

  • Natasha

    Maybe Adam leaves interviewers cold? Who knows? Jim is usually warm with others. I noticed that the only person that seems to be Adam’s ‘buddy’  is that horrible thing Perez Hilton.

    You see there you go twisting my words to conform to your own agenda, I disagree with you. I don’t think you have seem his interviews with Michelle Collins, Slezak, Lyndsay Parker, Anne Powers, all engaging and all warm. Not to mention the people form Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and Extra-Mario Lopez.

    Adam usually gives a great interview and seems to get along with whoever is doing the interviewing. I know Jim isn’t the biggest Adam fan out there but he seems to have gotten along well with Adam in the past.

  • luval

    Man, doesn’t Adam look like Elvis several times in this video?

    Others have already mentioned this.

    He is such a chameleon. Looks different in every interview, every song. Compare the Alexa Chung interview with FYE. Cutie pie to sexy stud.

  • LauraMA

    Tinydance you are making me lol. I think half the negative comments in every Adam thread are from you, and you are amazingly dedicated to your craft- I think you have attempted to put a negative spin on every scrap of Adam news posted. I guess hate is a full time job for some. :D

    Thanks for the giggles though

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    I’ll pass on O’Reilly. I can’t stand him and I think I have a good idea what he is going to say.

    LeHommeAdam: Interestingly he determined that there is double standard (with help of 2 lawyers) and that the time slot and nature of show that kids shouldn’t be watching anyway-I’m shocked they may very well be fair and balanced hah! who knew.

    [gut laughing] O’Reilly defended Adam! O’Reilly defended Adam! :lol: :lol:

  • adamisthemanfan

    That MTV clip where Adam tells why he flipped the bird ‘“ I knew it! He let that Aaron H. guy get in his head. I think it really messed up his emotions and he got carried away in his performance just to prove a point that he wasn’t anybody’s puppet.

    I came to this conclusion earlier today and have already commented on it in another thread so don’t want to repeat the whole thing. In a nutshell’ ¦constant pressure by people who think he’s either too gay or not gay enough, the gay community constantly nipping at his heels, etc. It’s not something most of us can relate too, but the pressure of fame is enough for anyone and he has this whole other layer to deal with which is obnoxious. Yes, he was a bit obnoxious too in thinking he could do whatever he wanted to and the network be damned, but I’m soooooooooo over it!

    THIS is exactly it. The dilemma that hes facing is not easy..especially because his fan base is so diverse.
    He needs to just block out all of the bullshit…its all just NOISE Adam…focus on your music….and yeah I think its unfair to now all of a sudden neglect his album and his singing talent.
    He wants to play the rock Star I dont give a fuck role but really he is sensitive and vulnerable.
    Brings to mind that Alanis Morissette song:
    “In Praise of the vulnerable man” LOL
    now Im not saying we should praise what he did on that show but the other extreme isnt cool either imho.

  • Organic

    Anyone notice the people in the bathtub next to Adam while he’s sitting on his throne at about 2:50? Love it.

  • revcat

    Who wants more Adam Lambert interview? Parts 2-4 added to playlist. Including ‘NINJA ROLL’  discussion. http://tinyurl.com/yjehn4e 14 minutes ago from web

    The ninja is definitely on a roll. Last night is over, tomorrow is a new day! Adam fans “We are the sure fire winners…” That just happens to be what I’m listening to right now and I like it, I like ‘em all. I can really see the kids on Glee singing this particular ditty particularly because of the cheerleaders in the group.

  • Observer

    The video is absolutely brilliant — why, oh why, couldn’t they have done something like this for the AMAs? — with the same fun, naughty, sexy but not sexually graphic tone? Adam has never looked more handsome and his singing is fantastic (and there are snakes!!) It is done with a sense of humor and irony (love Adam’s raised eyebrow) — and this could have been done like this, on a smaller scale, at the AMAs.

    It may very well be one of the best videos I’ve ever seen. It looks like its an underground club modeled after a 1930s German cabaret. Very dark, very elegant, very classy.

  • Squirrely

    I’ ll pass on O’Reilly. I can’t stand him and I think I have a good idea what he is going to say.

    ditto!

  • lizland

    That is a really lame explanation on giving the finger. Adam needs to grow some thicker skin.

    Song is still pretty crappy and video is boring. I’m pretty shocked. Had much higher expectations from Adam than this. I hope the next one returns him to form.

  • tinydance

    Tinydance you are making me lol. I think half the negative comments in every Adam thread are from you, and you are amazingly dedicated to your craft- I think you have attempted to put a negative spin on every scrap of Adam news posted. I guess hate is a full time job for some. :D

    Thanks for the giggles though

    You’re are so welcome. ;)

    If anyone deserves my ‘comments’ it is Adam Lambert…oh and his friend Perez Hilton.

    The emperor has no clothes…oh well he has tacky ones.

  • Truthiness

    Worse since reading from Rickey that Adam didn’t include the raunchier bits during rehearsals.

    First off, Rickey. Secondly, IRRC, an AP/Yahoo reporter, IIRC, did see those and put them in her article. And those were offical rehersals she was at.

    And none of that takes away that Adam’s AMA perfromance was sucky on almost every single level, this video is what he should have done and Bill O’Reilly just freaked me out.

  • Squirrely

    Maybe Adam leaves interviewers cold? Who knows? Jim is usually warm with others. I noticed that the only person that seems to be Adam’s ‘buddy’  is that horrible thing Perez Hilton.

    Adam’s interviews are always warm and personable, I think Jim is star struck and a bit intimidated.

  • LeHommeAdam

    [gut laughing] O’Reilly defended Adam! O’Reilly defended Adam!

    You remember when O’Reilly put out the pics when Adam was on Idol and then Adam was asked about O’Reilly and Adam shrugged it off then BO said “Adam could have taken a shot at me but he didn’t Adam has class” I think Bill likes Adam IMO lol

  • Lulu2

    Squirrely
    11/24/2009 at 8:28 pm
    stills from the video

    http://s297.photobucket.com/albums/mm227/ciaosushi/?start=0

    Why, thank you, Squirrely! Now, if I can only find a picture of him sitting on the throne with his half-smile. I love this video.

  • iluvai

    I just finished watching the video. All I can say is “wow”. It was so good. I loved it. I’ll download as soon as it’s available. Love the little Adam smirk. :)

  • EllieMae

    I LOVE this video! Playful, sexy, and fun. I wish this would have been the vibe on the AMAs performace. Oh well, live and learn.

    And I love this roller coaster ride called Adam Lambert. Up one minute, down the next, round and round we go. Where we stop, no one knows.

    By the way….I am new here…so “hi”…*waves*. I’ve been reading here since the begining of the season. I’ve laughed, cried, gotten mad, and happy, and everything in between, at everyone’s posts. Thank you MJ and everyone for such a great blog site. I have learned quite a lot from everyone and look forward to what lies ahead.

  • melirose89

    i LOVED the video!! it’s fantastic!

  • wjmtv

    Hmmmm….

    my dictionary defines “art” as “the conscious use of skill, taste and creative imagination in the production of aesthetic objects.” There is no question that music can be considered an art–Satie’s Gymnopedies are as gorgeous as anything Michelangelo ever painted.

    And, while I found Adam’s taste a bit shaky with regard to his performance on Sunday, I suppose it would be wise for all of us to consider Charlotte Bronte’s public vilification for writing the “scandalous” Jane Eyre; or Sargent’s portrait of Madame X (look that one up–you’ll laugh your ass off that anyone could have found it offensive).

    Art has also been used to change people’s ways of thinking–Riis’ How the Other Half Lives springs to mind, or Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.

    I don’t toss all this out there to imply that Adam is the next John Steinbeck or anything (that remains to be seen), but simply to point out that art comes in many forms, and can do a lot more than just sit there and look or sing pretty. If that’s what he’s striving for, good for him. I think JPL is being a bit narrow-minded in his definition.

    P.S. The video is very snazzy. I love his close-ups. He sure knows how to…erm…talk to a camera.

  • aa618892

    O’ Reilly defended Adam? There has to be a Youtube of this!

  • Squirrely

    Anyone notice the people in the bathtub next to Adam while he’s sitting on his throne at about 2:50? Love it.

    Why did I envision a toilet LOL

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    still in shock frm this stunning video.wow.

    I was kidding a few hrs ago about them releasing a new album to cover up this shit.instead that release the best music video ever….

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Art has also been used to change people’s ways of thinking’“Riis’ How the Other Half Lives springs to mind, or Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.

    OMA I do learn things on mjsbigblog!!! thisbus exactly what were learning in history!!!! :D

    lol

    gnight peeps:D

  • WeeklySpins

    Good video but the awkward smiles were a little weird. I’m not a big fan of the song but overall a good interesting video!

  • karenw

    lol.. now I have visions of Adam on the toilet .. need to go and watch the video again to get rid of them … lol

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    HoppersSkippersMiners: [gut laughing] O’Reilly defended Adam! O’Reilly defended Adam! :lol: :lol:

    LeHommeAdam: You remember when O’Reilly put out the pics when Adam was on Idol and then Adam was asked about O’Reilly and Adam shrugged it off then BO said ‘Adam could have taken a shot at me but he didn’t. Adam has class’  I think Bill likes Adam IMO lol

    [ponders] You know, you may be right. I would have thought the world would stop turning before O’Reilly said anything decent about Adam…but he’s actually been ok.

    [dying of shock]

  • Squirrely

    The video is absolutely brilliant ‘” why, oh why, couldn’t they have done something like this for the AMAs?

    that is the million dollar question? What’s done is done, we have some great shows coming up and this gorgeous video chock full of Adam. I would have liked more Tommy, I think I have a crush on him ;)

  • LoveContinuum

    Fuckit, this guy is a breath of fresh air in a society that appears to value pearl-clutching over freedom of expression.

    The video is brilliant. The only thing I’ve seen recently that comes close is Bad Romance. Absolutely fucking awesome.

    The fact that AL is so damn smart is just the cherry. I have been laughing all day at the uproar. Hilarious!

  • LeHommeAdam

    O’ Reilly defended Adam? There has to be a Youtube of this

    LOL you guys crack me up.

    He didn’t attack (for O’Reilly that’s just as good as defending) he had 2 ladies on there one blond the other brunette. The blond defended Adam (even though she said it wasn’t her thing. The brunette cooly stated something about possible fine for abc. Blonde won debate with legal references. O’Reilly was calm and warned to get kids out of room before showing video. He was very civil about it. That’s shocking to me lol because that man gets crazy over anything. lol

  • nora

    This video is great. If Adam had done something more like this on the AMAs, people would have still been talking about him, but in a good way. It’s provocative and sexy, but not crude. It’s the same subject matter, but presented more artfully. Another thing while I’m on my soapbox: There’s a reason Adam wasn’t “discovered” before Idol. People don’t want to see a freak show. They want edgy with a smile.

  • Mitla96

    Here you go, Lulu! http://twitpic.com/qtnm5

  • LaurelG

    That is a really lame explanation on giving the finger. Adam needs to grow some thicker skin.

    Actually, his explanation rang pretty true to me. And I think he does have a thick skin from a lifetime of being the weird kid and the outsider. Forturnately he hasn’t hardened all the way through. It’s just a hard shell on the exterior, and the inside is soft and sweet.

  • hypertwink

    What I can’t understand is why Adam had to sleaze it up when they could have done this?

  • Ladyguard

    I loved it.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    aa618892: O’ Reilly defended Adam? There has to be a Youtube of this!

    LeHommeAdam: LOL you guys crack me up.
    He didn’t attack (for O’Reilly that’s just as good as defending) he had 2 ladies on there one blond the other brunette. The blond defended Adam (even though she said it wasn’t her thing. The brunette cooly stated something about possible fine for abc. Blonde won debate with legal references. O’Reilly was calm and warned to get kids out of room before showing video. He was very civil about it. That’s shocking to me lol because that man gets crazy over anything. lol

    Hell – I’ll take it! When an ultra-conservative like O’Reilly tells the pearl clutchers to get a grip, it gives me the warm fuzzies. :grin:

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Y’all know that men kiss all the time on Daytime TV, right? There’s a gay storyline on As The World Turns. And yes, they kiss. Not sure if they are shown in bed though, because I don’t have time to watch anymore.

    Yes, broadcast television. Daytime television, even.

    Baseball players have given the finger on broadcast television.

    And yes, simulated oral sex is a staple of some dance shows. Hence, more calls to DWTS than the AMAs.

    I just find this whole controversy a bit out of whack. I am literally scratching my head. But… carry on..

    ETA: And before I hear that soaps aren’t meant for kids, please tell that to my Mom and Gram who got me watching in the first place. ;-)

  • sealily1c

    Forturnately he hasn’t hardened all the way through. It’s just a hard shell on the exterior, and the inside is soft and sweet.

    THIS!! Explains his sometimes defensive tweets too.

  • glamertitis

    pj, totally agree with you – how this got blown out of porportion is crazy…. and so freakin hilarious to listen to the pearl clutchers and the negative nellies at the same time! lol Go watch a clock count down instead ;)

  • Natasha

    The fact that AL is so damn smart is just the cherry. I have been laughing all day at the uproar. Hilarious!

    I don’t know that he did this on purpose but I’ve been laughing at the entire brouhaha. What a spectacle. Now O’Reilly has entered the fray and almost defended Adam? Should someone be looking for Body Snatcher pods at Bill’s house? I thought he was incapable of being reasonable but I may actually have to watch Fox News to see the repeat.

  • sealily1c

    By the way’ ¦.I am new here’ ¦so ‘hi’ ’ ¦*waves*.

    Hi EllieMae,

    Waving back at ya!

    Yep, Adam fanship IS like a rollercoaster and so is this site sometimes. Have some Gravol on standby.

  • Maria22

    LOVE the video! Playful and sexy and tongue-in-cheek! Well done !!!

  • MaryS-NJ

    I have to agree with those who have said THIS is more like what Adam’s AMA performance should have looked like. Honestly, I’m not crazy about the song FYE but this video works quite well visually.

  • Mitla96

    Hey, they are cancelling the 20 greatest Fans of Adam over the brouhaha. Damn. If they would like someone to fill in for the 5 that dropped out, I would be glad to volunteer :)

    http://gossipcandy.com/2009/11/rockstar-weekly-canceling-their-adam-fan-issue-unless/

  • Sherena

    What I can’t understand is why Adam had to sleaze it up when they could have done this?

    Because Adam has a thin skin and had to ~show~ the Out editor guy and his ilk that he wasn’t hiding anything. Le sigh. Oh Adam…

  • revcat

    I don’t like O’Reilly all that much but my husband is addicted to him so I see snippets of his show from time to time. He was actually not harsh at all when the “infamous” photo of Adam leaked on the internet during Idol. He just said it appeared to be a picture of Adam kissing a guy and what did that have to do with a singing contest.

  • BestAI

    Who the heck is John Peter Lewis? Never heard of him.

  • bruno

    sealily1c, you bet me to it.

    hi elliemae, *wave*.

    welcome to the wonderful world of mj’s. i’m long in the tooth re this blog. been hooked on it from its beginning. what an interesting and highly entertaining ride its been. enjoy.

  • dcglam

    [gut laughing] O’Reilly defended Adam! O’Reilly defended Adam! :lol: :lol:

    Not exactly. As I posted earlier, I watched the show tonight. He was trying to be very fair to Adam, I will admit. One of his lady guests totally supported Adam’s presentation on the AMAs. The other not so much. He talked about GMA being cancelled and the reasons why. He even showed video clips from the AMAs. I definitely would not say he was “pro Adam”, but he seemed to keep an open mind about the situation. I’m happy with that!

  • LindaT

    Love the video — dark, sexy and decadent, just right for the song FYE. I think I may be in the minority, but I really like the song, so I’m glad they made a video for it.

    I also like the little shout-out that the director gave himself at the beginning of the video. The movie theater marquee says “a Ray Kay video”.

  • GaGaGlambert

    Happy now. Liked the video a lot.

    It has exactly what the AMA performance did not ‘“ an edgy with a smile vibe. It harkens back to Adam’s Zodiac ‘Crawl Through Fire’  performance, which is one of my favorites, and even nods to Mr. Whole Lotta Love on tour. Nothing wrong with a few fire dancing worshippers adoring their albino deity in platform boots or leather lovin’ hotties lusting in some lush floral and fauna. In both cases, the central figures of attention are somewhat removed from the action going on around them.

    By contrast, FYE on the AMA, had a central figure dressed in a three-piece suit that did not seem at all fantastical and was anything but removed. In fact, other than fangs and white contact lenses, he looked like the scary Glampire Adam embodied for Halloween’ ¦hungry and predatory. And, to me, if the interaction was with a male or female makes absolutely no difference at all.

    MJ, completely agree with you that the mv is ‘dark, gothic, with hints of S&M, that leaves much to the imagination’ ’ ¦and that’ ¦’ a little can go a long way’ ¦’ 

    Never a dull day with Mr. Lambert…luv ya’ Adam.

  • KLI

    Does anyone have a you tube link? I’m on vacation and only have my iPhone with me. I was driving ALL day and was dying because I couldn’t keep up on all the epic events of the day. I will admit to reading twitter and this blog while locked in the bathroom at the travel rest stops. LOL. My kids and I must have listened to FYE ten times in the car. We had some great discussions along the way.

  • revcat

    What I can’t understand is why Adam had to sleaze it up when they could have done this

    That is the 64,000 question hypertwink.

  • LeHommeAdam

    LOL!

    “Hell ‘“ I’ll take it! When an ultra-conservative like O’Reilly tells the pearl clutchers to get a grip, it gives me the warm fuzzies”

    The fuzzies! LOL so cute. I know. It’s a good day when O’Reilly doesn’t have a cow over what the whole friken world is going bonkers about-but it’s turning towards Adam (in a good way) I read bunch of articles (even times magazine) that say it was a brilliant PR move and/or occurrence because it got so out of hand (tumble) he might have struck gold sales are up.

  • Cindij

    time to delurk and say Yeah my Adam is back and I love it
    love it love it
    I am an artist and I would love to make the millions that Kincaid makes you might not care for him but he rakes it in !!!!
    as for O”Reilly I will pass I do not have any respect for FOX News and don’t give 2 hoots what any of them think.
    Adam is making me get up so early so I can watch the East Coast feed, so excited to see all of the positive remarks after glacing earlier at the avalance of hate
    Go Adam Go

  • Maria22

    tinydance
    11/24/2009 at 7:38 pm
    UsMagazine.com wrote:
    Tuesday ‘“ November 24, 2009 ‘“ 4:39pm

    American Idol alums are split when it comes to Adam Lambert’s racy performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

    But season 3’s Jon Peter Lewis says Lambert shouldn’t be calling his performance art. ‘All this nonsense about Adam Lambert’s whole project being art is bogus,’  he told Us. ‘That idea is absurd. It’s like calling Thomas Kinkade art. What a sham.’

    John Peter Lewis says it all

    Who is John Peter Lewis, and what has he done ?

  • Maria22

    girlygirl
    11/24/2009 at 7:40 pm
    Tiger92

    Tommy supposedly is straight, y’know’ ¦

    Uh-Uh, how long can he resist ?! LOL

  • jms

    I just find this whole controversy a bit out of whack. I am literally scratching my head. But’ ¦ carry on..

    It got blown out of proportion because of the combination idol audience Adam started from expecting sweeter fare and Adam being so exceptionally talented that he can convey aggressive sexual lust with the most minor of movements. It’s a whole body experience with Adam. Bottom line is, instead of looking like a child playing with clay, he gave a performance worthy of Michelangelo which elicited strong emotion. The performance was an incredible piece of art. Vulgar to some, tasteless and even obscene to others but still incredible art. Art done well makes people feel emotions. Adam did his job very well and people just aren’t used to that. I just wish there was better video released to show the whole stage, as I’m sure there was so much going on to be taken in. As I was watching the mirrored door swing both ways I found myself grinning and couldn’t help but wonder how many little details never made the television.

  • Maria22

    dhunken
    11/24/2009 at 7:42 pm
    I just want to make sure this is the FYE video thread and not the AMA FYE performance thread’ ¦. correct?

    LOL!

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    hypertwink: What I can’t understand is why Adam had to sleaze it up when they could have done this.

    revcat: That is the 64,000 question hypertwink.

    Not enough preparation time. Panicked adrenaline.

  • aa618892

    Maria22- This was all discussed earlier in the thread quite a bit. About 2-3 pages back.

  • 4evrmomof4

    doesn’t anyone know when this awesome vid goes to MTV and VH1 so we can vote in the video countdown

  • emme

    Maybe I’m just cynical, but this whole roll out seems staged. There is no way that CBS wasn’t in on this performance. Now they are rushing in to save the day once ABC refused to have him perform. Now they are going to get increased ratings and David Letterman will have him on too. What a great way to get people talking and to wash off all that “midwest pretty” from American Idol.

  • LindaT

    Sherena
    11/24/2009 at 9:23 pm
    What I can’t understand is why Adam had to sleaze it up when they could have done this?

    Because Adam has a thin skin and had to ~show~ the Out editor guy and his ilk that he wasn’t hiding anything. Le sigh. Oh Adam’ ¦

    And also because Adam is human, so he can and will make mistakes. It happens to the best of us.

    I doubt we’ll see the likes of the AMA performance from him again, at least on TV.

  • Mitla96

    We know that Allison supported Adam:

    So damn proud of @adamlambert.. Oh hermano !! How I love your crazy amazing ass!!
    2:10 AM Nov 23rd from Echofon in reply to adamlambert
    Reply

  • molls

    butte009:

    I thought Courtney from SYTYCD was supposed to be in it? Was she dancing point on the right?”

    I’m pretty sure she shows up around the 1:00 mark, on the right, dancing with the group of girls right behind Adam. When she turns around, she’s the one with the black straps all down her back.

    She was my fave from SYTYCD that season…

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    hypertwink: What I can’t understand is why Adam had to sleaze it up when they could have done this.

    revcat: That is the 64,000 question hypertwink.

    HSM: Not enough preparation time. Panicked adrenaline.

    Seriously, a band together for barely two weeks. Dancers only known for days. No sleep. Nerves from watching everyone else. Guy’s human.

  • dhunken

    Mitla96
    11/24/2009 at 9:38 pm

    We know that Allison supported Adam:

    So damn proud of @adamlambert.. Oh hermano !! How I love your crazy amazing ass!!
    2:10 AM Nov 23rd from Echofon in reply to adamlambert

    From the mouth of Babes!!!….. Allison is for Realz…Sorry couldn’t resist.

  • ggdoorsfan

    from the huffington post…. more at the link….

    Jennifer Vanasco
    Editor in chief, 365gay.com
    Posted: November 24, 2009 01:38 PM

    How Adam Lambert Is Hurting Gay Marriage

    Yes, Adam Lambert. You’re right.

    Hiphop artists and women get away with salacious performances all the time without an uproar. Of course, there was that famous Madonna-and-Britney kiss that caused a stir, but that was likely because the artists were ‘“ well, Madonna and Britney.

    And yes, Adam Lambert, your performance on ABC’s American Music Awards this week was not really all that raunchy. A kiss is a kiss, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I could have done without you sticking a guy’s head in your crotch spontaneously, but it happened so quickly, and in the midst of so many other things, that if the dancer didn’t mind, I’m not sure ‘offensive’  is what I’d call it.

    What I’d call it, instead, is misguided….

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-vanasco/why-adam-lambert-is-right_b_369274.html

  • dab1234

    jms
    The performance was an incredible piece of art. Vulgar to some, tasteless and even obscene to others but still incredible art. Art done well makes people feel emotions. Adam did his job very well and people just aren’t used to that. I just wish there was better video released to show the whole stage, as I’m sure there was so much going on to be taken in. As I was watching the mirrored door swing both ways I found myself grinning and couldn’t help but wonder how many little details never made the television.

    ITA Art isn’t always pretty, but should make one think. I think a lot of people are feeling a lot of emotions right now. IMO that is a good thing. Thank you for this.

  • Maria22

    Art does not have to be vulgar and over produced to be art. The simplest things are the most beautifulest things in art’ ¦they don’t have to be a gaudy mess.

    Adam = a gaudy showy MESS.

    NO, that’s just your opinion which you are presenting as a fact for some reason. Also, beautifulest is not a word.

  • LeHommeAdam

    dhunken
    11/24/2009 at 7:42 pm
    I just want to make sure this is the FYE video thread and not the AMA FYE performance thread’ ¦. correct?

    Absolutely! The video is so awesome I’m gonna go see more times (on youtube so I can full screen it. Good News!! Adam Storm is here-and it’s bigger than most thought it would be. Last time I remember so much controversy, it was with Madonna. ttyl

  • star

    He’s the most gorgeous person, jfc. [/shallow]

    The only thing I didn’t like was how people’s hands were blocking the shot a little for the band performance scene at the end.

  • Chicagolaw

    Oh man, that video could be good enough to bring FYE back from the dead. Seriously, how does this not get major play on MTV or VH1? Is it being released? It should

  • Mitla96

    I know this isn’t the AMA thread, but HERE IS ADAM WALKING US THROUGH THE AMA PERFORMANCE FRAME BY FRAME:

    http://bit.ly/7s7XLy

  • Maria22

    Very well put- I have been thinking pretty much the same since Sunday. Adam has always struck me as deeply sensitive and vulnerable beneath the rocker sex and glam. Comments about his weight and other insults directed at himself and his mentions of his past as the chubby, misfit theater kid showed me Adam is far from an arrogant rocker.

    ^^^THIS^^^ Absolutely! And that’s a huge part of his appeal, the vulnerability underneath the confidence (among many, many other things ) :)

  • revcat

    hi elliemae, *wave*.

    welcome to the wonderful world of mj’s. i’m long in the tooth re this blog. been hooked on it from its beginning. what an interesting and highly entertaining ride its been. enjoy.

    Elliemae, gotta warn you this site is very, very addictive! But glad to have ya!

  • Bowie1

    Over at the Planet Firece Website they gave a numbwer to call to thank CBS for having Adam on tomorrow (1-212-975-2824). I called and found out that Adam has his interview at about 7:30 am (EASTERN TIME) and will perform at about 8:40 am. Yeah! FYI

  • jms

    Seriously, how does this not get major play on MTV or VH1? Is it being released?

    I know. It’s awesome. I hope they plan on rolling it out, but I’ve given up trying to figure out what 19/RCA are doing with Adam. I’m just enjoying the ride and looking forward to seeing as many televised performances as I can during this promotional period.

    I love the jungle bit. and all the ghosting was amazing.

    Oh, and how about those wonderful boots of Adam’s? I love the good view we got of them in Jim’s interview.

  • Sherena

    Well of course he’s vulnerable. And that’s a huge part of his appeal. But right now I wish he weren’t quite SO vulnerable… the Out editor wasn’t worth him botching up the AMA performance. Also, in interviews when he gets defensive “it would be discrimination etc” it just makes him look whiny instead of mysterious or intriguing. I love Adam, but he really does need to take stuff less seriously these days.

  • sealily1c

    Maybe I’m just cynical, but this whole roll out seems staged. There is no way that CBS wasn’t in on this performance.

    Conspiracy theorist, by chance? Not buying this. Way too much competition amongst the networks for ABC to hand CBS this.

  • iluvai

    Love the video ‘” dark, sexy and decadent, just right for the song FYE. I think I may be in the minority, but I really like the song, so I’m glad they made a video for it.

    I also like the little shout-out that the director gave himself at the beginning of the video. The movie theater marquee says ‘a Ray Kay video’ .

    I totally agree. I also like how it’s an underground club scene. I didn’t get that until the end of the video.

  • revcat

    Regarding the Jennifer Vanasco someone posted upthread:

    Yet another gay hurling a stone at Adam and trying to put the weight of their movement on his back. Ridiculous! No wonder the movement is not doing well, they publicly eat their own.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    Oh, and how about those wonderful boots of Adam’s?

    Those are the best boots, ever. I want ‘em.

  • lovingadam

    Just find this video on YT : ADAM recording!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhIBuOC7XLA

  • cayman

    I just called the phone number to thank them for having Adam on, I was surprised a live person answered, not a recording. Thank you Bowie1 for posting the phone number. I want to buy the video through MJ, do we know when it goes for sale?

  • Maria22

    tinydance
    11/24/2009 at 8:36 pm
    JPL is not the only one who thought Adam was a joke on the AMAs. Notice the other idols have been oddly silent about it. I mean Idols through-out ALL seasons. Well there is Blake Lewis. The same Blake Lewis who was a diva during his tour and would not do the meet/greets with his fans.

    I admire JPL for actually having the GUTS to tell the truth. The others are holding their cards close to themselves because there are some crazy Glamberts.

    A lot of assumptions are being made here. Not everyone whose opinion matches yours is telling the truth – that’s just YOUR opinion.

  • Maria22

    druzilla
    11/24/2009 at 8:46 pm
    The video was better then the embarrassing AMA performance and would’ve been more appropriate for network tv.

    It sure looks like the AMA thing was a contrived PR attempt by Adam and his people to create buzz. He’s becoming pathetic and transparent. Worse since reading from Rickey that Adam didn’t include the raunchier bits during rehearsals. That’s totally unprofessional behavior and GMA was 100% right in canceling his appearance.

    Aren’t there a couple of AMA and GMA threads ???? THis is the video thread.

  • Squirrely

    I think most people have said what they liked and disliked about the performance but it seems unless you are trashing him you are lying.

    I freaking loved the kiss, everything else – not so much.

    This video – I freaking love everything about it!

  • Maria22

    LauraMA
    11/24/2009 at 8:51 pm
    Tinydance you are making me lol. I think half the negative comments in every Adam thread are from you, and you are amazingly dedicated to your craft- I think you have attempted to put a negative spin on every scrap of Adam news posted. I guess hate is a full time job for some.

    Thanks for the giggles though

    Thank you, I was wondering why, got it now….Hate is bad for blood pressure though…

  • aa618892

    There should be more to Jim C’s interview. Didn’t he tweet something about the bonus track “Suburban Decay”?

  • weareallinnocent

    It got blown out of proportion because of the combination idol audience Adam started from expecting sweeter fare and Adam being so exceptionally talented that he can convey aggressive sexual lust with the most minor of movements. It’s a whole body experience with Adam.

    Ya see, that’s the thing. I totally agree with you (and loved your entire post) jms.

    What seems lost to me in all of this, this, whatever this is… Think about the lyric and point of FYE. The reason for the dramatic (vocal drum roll like) intro — out of the box, you need to be entertained — was to announce the out there performance about to follow and introduce ADAM. And the lyric — accompanied btw by a beat sounding exactly like a whip cracking — is S&M and SEX and FIERCE and yes, AGGRESSIVE! And, the intro to Adam from this point forward — hurt ya real good baby, it’s gonna get hot, can you handle what I’m about to do?

    It couldn’t be more clear, both from a literal and a figurative point of view. I don’t know what people expected. He’s being aggressive, not conservative, in his career. Big surprise.

    Hits me that Adam, the artist, is a take it or leave it kind of guy. I hope he stays that way. I also agree that, personally, he’s sensitive and vulnerable. This will make him extremely good at what he does, but will make the road exceptionally more difficult for him on a personal level. No doubt about it. I wish him well.

    The FYE video is art. Adam’s performance on the AMAs was art, too, whether you like it or not.

  • Bowie1

    Your welcome, cayman. I was surprised, too, that someone was there to speak with me. I’m really excited to Adam and his band tomorrow! YOU GO Adam!!!!

  • Bowie1

    Whooa! I meant to say I was excited to hear Adam and his band tomorrow! Wish we could edit our comments!

  • Natasha

    I love Adam, but he really does need to take stuff less seriously these days.

    I think people are taking Adam’s AMA shenanigans too seriously.

  • larchcat

    I know this is the video thread but I just saw this from a Billboard dude on twitter:

    bwerde

    Adam lambert also tracking well, maybe above 200k; same for Gaga’s new EP. Complete roundup of new hotness at http://www.billboard.biz

  • Organic

    Man, the AO site was so flooded with hits when the video came out that it has crashed and has been down for over an hour now.

    So glad I can come here to share in the excitement of this awesome video.

  • Maria22

    aa618892
    11/24/2009 at 9:36 pm
    Maria22- This was all discussed earlier in the thread quite a bit. About 2-3 pages back.

    Thank you, I caught on after I posted.

  • BootStar

    I’ve been very critical of Adam of late (and I think his comments to Jim Cantiello here come off defensive and more than I tad disingenuous), but I abolutely love the music video. It’s fantastic. It’s beautifully filmed and directed and Adam looks gorgeous in it.

    It’s actually kind of shocking to me how, after filming this video (which clearly had a HUGE budget), he could have been happy with that horribly amateurish performance the other night.

    I really hope he gets back to the music and “artistry” and lets the firestorm die down for a while.

  • adamisthemanfan

    You know what..I also think that had Adam and his peeps decided to go with another single and release this song later, or last things would have been better, but I think they did it to put out something completely different than TFM and make a “statement”…
    I also think the single would have gotten more radio spins and deservedly so cuz I personally like the song but w/e…
    enough hypothesizing…
    also, wasnt Jim’s interview supposed to be come out tomorrow?
    Guess he couldnt wait to share it :) he is such a fan boy LOL

  • LaurelG

    Don’t know where to put this. Sneak peek of Letterman appearance.

    http://gossipcandy.com/2009/11/sneak-preview-of-letterman-appearance/

  • melvel

    This video is not really shocking, but it looks well done.

    I wonder if they will still push this to MTV and VH1. Because it seems to me that they’re already pushing WWFM on radio

  • lorismile

    The video is seriously awesome. Love him sitting in the chair, love him in the jungle, love him walking through the club, love him performing for the dancers….LOVE the snake and the apple.

    Wait, that covers the whole video doesn’t it??

    Go Adam……maybe 200K wooohooooo other woohooo to the lettermen sneak peak. The posters on here are like detectives.

  • aa618892

    LaurelG- Thank you for that. He sounds terrific on that clip.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    I’ve been very critical of Adam of late (and I think his comments to Jim Cantiello here come off defensive and more than I tad disingenuous),

    I think things get to him more than he would like. Thank goodness the news cycle of the AMA performance is just about over. I actually posted after the AMA that I thought Adam was flipping off the OUT editor. I think the editor’s letter hurt Adam more than he publically let on.

    Now this is one great video! I wonder what the budget was on it? I don’t think it was too big, but it certainly doesn’t look cheap.

  • EllieMae

    Wow…CBS does have a live person answering the phone. And she was nice too.

    Thanks for the nice welcome. I will try to behave, but can’t promise anything. I am human and I make mistakes sometimes.

    Now….when does this awesome video go to VH1/MTV? I wanna see it and Adam on my big screen.

  • adamisthemanfan

    The posters on here are like detectives.

    Seriously! Couldnt agree more…the links on this site are fucking priceless…better than on his official site and other fansites…u guys rock :)
    and so does MJ for constantly posting about Adam :)

  • FifthHouseSun

    Larchcat,eagle twit eye. And, yes!!!!

  • glambert

    I just LOVE FYE the song, and this video is HOT. I am 55 yr old woman and this song gets me out of my seat every time and I start dancing! Adam is the SEXIEST HOTTEST man on earth. He changed my life in a very good way.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    You know, I do love JPL’s music.

    Like beauty, I think art is in the eye of the beholder. I wonder how JPL would react if Adam dissed his CDs just because it wasn’t “art” to him? Why should they agree? I don’t need either of them to tell me what I find artful. TBH. I don’t think either of their opinions will shape mine.

    As for Blake, he was the meet and greet I attended, so I will have to disagree with that rumor. I also admire him for not just accepting, but embracing the gay community.

  • elw

    THIS is what I expected on the AMA’s, I think it would have been a much better choice.

  • BeckyMD

    OMG, love the MV love the interview. Is the MV available for download yet?

  • Tara

    Phew, these Adam threads fly at the speed of light. I really like the video. He is so cute with his smirks and eyebrow lifts. Well, he is just so photogenic. He looks so dang good.

    I’ll go out on a limb and say I wished there had been more interaction with men. I would have loved for him to get his lips a millisecond from kissing a guy before his cane comes up to block the view as he turns to the camera with one of those playful smirks and an eyebrow lift. But then I like to be teased. I think that is what I didn’t like about the AMA performance. It was just too hard and too fast for me.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    As for Blake, he was the meet and greet I attended, so I will have to disagree with that rumor. I also admire him for not just accepting, but embracing the gay community.

    Good for Blake. I never followed the blogs in his season, but I think he is talented. It seems to me people who like Blake also like Adam. And those who dislike Adam also seem to dislike Blake. Their styles of music are somewhat similar and they are both club kids.

  • lorismile

    does anyone have the link for the ITUNEs live feed? The store shows FYE single at #35 :-)

    On the POP chart:
    #22 FYE
    #62 WWFM
    #79 Down the Rabbit Hole
    #95 Master Plan

    I don’t know what they are on the all music chart. Still, I’ll take it!

  • larchcat

    MJ has a thread up for the Billboard thing. And now I bring you this cool roundtable from the Joy Behar show:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l84Y07F7n90

  • BeckyMD

    I live his little cane dance…the drop off is cute and his body is so flexible :D

  • uglyduck

    Ugh I hate snakes :( I just have to close my eyes when the snake is on

  • dhunken
  • bridgeymah

    Ok late to the party as usual. I have always hated back seat drivers… Lost count of the “if he had only done this instead” comments. BUT

    There is a reason that movies and live theatre are different (and they are too numerous to mention). The MV wouldn’t have translated to the stage in any way that was remotely interesting or coherent. Sorry to everyone who would love to have Adam stand on a platform and sing while dancers writhe around him – ummm. yawn.

    What makes the video work here is the confined space, the moody dark lighting, the edgy cutting of the imagery etc etc, none of which would be possible in a live performance.

    I love both the video and the AMA performance equally and for different reasons.

  • didilynn

    bridgeymah – I agree!

    I was at the AMA show. Adam was only one of about 3 performers (Janet and I can’t remember who else) who was given the entire stage – all the others alternated between 2 stages – even Lady GaGa only had the half stage. That huge stage REQUIRED a large, busy production number. I will post my observations about the live show on a more appropriate thread.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    What makes the video work here is the confined space, the moody dark lighting, the edgy cutting of the imagery etc etc, none of which would be possible in a live performance.

    Good point! I’m sure the editing also adds to the effect.

  • aa618892
  • Jhoy2theworld

    Now why didn’t Adam perform much closer to what he did on this video? It’s so much better. Oh well, it’s all in the past now. Adam redeem yourself tomorrow at Letterman and GMA!!! Show everyone what you can do with your amazing voice!!!

    I still love you Adam and I love your album!!!

  • oceana

    Thoughts on watching video —

    – much better than the live show …
    – Adam’s voice sounds a lot better too.
    – Video has flow, dancing, movement, unlike clunky live show.
    – Adam’s face looks beautiful with the white lighting or makeup
    – Dancers are vague and all I really see is Adam, with vague shadows dancing around him
    – Snake is creepy
    – Why is it like “the devil and the snake”? What’s appealing about that? Not appealing to me … I’m not into “darkness”
    – Where is the guy with the butt cheeks that we saw at the shoot? LOL.
    – Surprising to me that all those extras are barely visible on the video – maybe I need better glasses.

  • Mainegal

    The video is seriously awesome. Love him sitting in the chair, love him in the jungle, love him walking through the club, love him performing for the dancers’ ¦.LOVE the snake and the apple.

    lorismile….I agree..love it!!

    But does anyone else get a Garden of Eden vibe from the “jungle ” scene? The imagery of the snake and apple, the first man named Adam, and especially Eden being location of the creation of love and sexuality and origin of sin.
    It’s late…I’ll have to think on this more tomorrow…but what a rollercoaster day!

  • Pixie Baker

    Okay, this 60 year old lady LOVED this video! I especially loved his look a few times at the camera where he wryly smiles and has that twinkle in his eyes. The video is very well done….and fun!
    I have said this before…… I think Adam is the most talented singer I have heard in a very long while……I love his voice, personality and honesty. The AMA’s were tough for me to *digest* because his talent was over shadowed by the antics. He seems okay with all that went down so there it is!

    Much luck to Adam……..he has worked very hard for this……………

  • bridgeymah

    didilynn
    11/24/2009 at 11:20 pm
    bridgeymah ‘“ I agree!

    I was at the AMA show.

    Oh do tell more - which thread did you post in. I would LOVE to get a first person account of the whole thing. They have been singularly absent from the whole discussion…

  • milwlovesadam

    Thank you, thank you, thank you MJ for keeping us so current on everything Adam. The new video is excellent, love the winks and smirks, and eyebrow lifts. He is sooo channelling Elvis in this one it is amazing! The Jim Cantiello interviews are great. Once again, what a lot of us gals find so appealing about Adam is how he can be so fierce one minute, and just unbelievably sweet and articulate the next. His courage and positive attitude in the face of those who try to be negative is inspiring. Bravo to CBS for picking him up after ABC ditched out on him. Their loss is CBS’s gain. Cowards. And, back to the video, I agree with Tara, a little more man on man tease would have been really fun!

  • Diana

    Very catchy song. Great video. Wish the AMA performance had been better planned and executed.

  • Diana

    Oh, and don’t look now but FYE the single is climbing up iTunes….

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Diana: Very catchy song. Great video. Wish the AMA performance had been better planned and executed.

    You said it in a nutshell. Still feel like he just ran out of time, and wound up “winging it” to very mixed results. REALLY wish the AMA’s would have happened a month or two down the road AFTER the band had a chance to gel and with a few performances under their belts. The performance wouldn’t have then been a debut, but I think it would have gone MUCH smoother. JMHO.

  • will

    Just find this video on YT : ADAM recording!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhIBuOC7XLA

    Yeah except whoever posted that apparently didn’t watch it, since they titled it “Adam Lambert Preparing for his Music Video.” Um, no. That’s the “Behind the Scenes in the Recording Studio” video you get with the iTunes album.

  • didilynn

    bridgeymah – still composing my observations to being at the AMA’s – but I think it will go in the “Adam reacts” thread – seems more appropriate there.

  • bridgeymah

    didilynn

    Thanks – will look for it, very interested indeed to see through eyes of someone who was actually there.

  • http://none tamie2785

    More liked it Adam

  • http://MJO judes

    Why didn’t Adam do a performance on the AMA’s like in the video? Allow the dancers to actually dance & Adam sing around them without moving so much – his voice would have been much better. Noone would have been offended & it would have been a better finisher. Then again I suppose their intention was “shock value” which the video doesn’t have- its more about the performance here – as it should be!
    The beginning still hurts my ears though – I think the song will be better when Adam performs just with his band !!

  • http://none tamie2785

    I’ve read in my email bout Adam is not allowed to perform in GMA because of the negative feedback bout his Ama’s prformance,How true is this?Anybody please?

  • PattyH

    tamie, GMA cancelled him but the CBS morning show invited him. So watch or record CBS tomorrow. :)

  • Jhoy2theworld

    LauraMA: And I HATED his AMA performance, it was a low point for him in many ways I think, for Adam the man as well as Adam the singer. In all ways he lost control. But unlike a lot of people who CLAIM to have been Adam fans prior, I’m not jumping ship because of one bad choice. Who among us is perfect, really? We all do stupid, emotional, irrational things some times. I think Adam is a great person- there is WAY more proof of that, and I won’t define him by one night.

    Well said. Me too. I’m not jumping ship because of one performance. He’s on a learning curve right now. He has a lot of supporters that will guide him and will give him good advice. I can’t believe ABC caved in to the complaints. It will be to CBS’ benefit. ABC will regret it!!! I guess I have to edit my DVR and change it to CBS.

  • namala

    hey y’all. I think his guitar player in video looks kinda like Monte Pittman aka Madonna’s guitarist and guitarist in Adam’s former rock band. What do you all think?

  • lorismile

    that is Monte Pittman!

  • http://none tamie2785

    DLee
    11/24/2009 at 7:17 pm

    My kids are in the room, can I watch it? Or should I wait?

    Mam no need yo worry,You can watch the video in your room w/ the kids

  • http://none tamie2785

    PattyH
    11/25/2009 at 12:22 am

    tamie, GMA cancelled him but the CBS morning show invited him. So watch or record CBS tomorrow. :)

    Thanks PATTYH,I’m here in the PHILS.and I don’t mind because i’m sure there will be a video in mjsbigblog tom?And very much willing to lurk down again here tom w/ you all(Adam fans).

  • http://none tamie2785

    mfab
    11/24/2009 at 7:29 pm

    i want to share what i watched this morning in my country, they say Time for miracles video in now #9 in International Myx channel. last week it is # 19.

    Me too.I was so happy Last, Monday when i spotted Adam’s tfm video in chan.66(MTV PHILS)and chan.65 (MYX)

  • tiger92

    I love Adam’s friends!
    cassidyhaley: @adamlambert OMG you bitch. Your video is too good. ;)
    OhFerras: @adamlambert FYE VIDEO Rocks. FUCK YES. U killed it. x
    scarlett_cherry: @adamlambert HOT!!! xo,s

  • Suzanne

    That video was WAY, WAY better than the live performance. Incredibly better. (And not that it matters much, but there are a few more hetero couplings in the video, which may make the video a bit more neutral for the audience than the AMA performance was.)

    Those shots of him in the chair with the flirtatious smile? So much better than a crotch grab and the finger.

  • Thea

    Sorry, I can’t go through the comments now, but wanted to say I LOVE the video. Adam is as hot as ever, and everything looks really cool. Sometimes I feel these videos look a bit forced, but this one is just cool. And the song keeps growing on me… I liked it at the beginning, but now I can’t keep it out of my head!

  • ross

    Well, I never watched too many Zodiac Show videos and I mainly saw Adam on AI, so I have to say I’m not really into the whole S&M B&D, “I’m the sexy ringmaster, prince of darkness” thing from Adam. I don’t know what I expected his career to be like, but this wasn’t it. I don’t get the preoccupation with kinky sex. Great for those who dig it but it ain’t for me. I like him personally but I don’t care for this. Sorry.

  • http://www.fatladysings.us TFLS

    Now this doesn’t go far enough, for my taste. I like the idea of Adam as ringmaster ‘“ and I like the palate (black and silver do go really well together). Funnily enough ‘“ about ¾ of the way through I wondered where the absinthe was (considering the repeated accent color was apple green) ‘“ and bingo! There it was…..though the shot didn’t linger long enough for the item to really register. I would have gone much farther ‘“ more Plato’s Retreat then underground Goth. He’s gonna get hit after that AMA performance no matter what. Better to be hung for a sheep as a lamb. Frankly ‘“ I expected more from Ray Kay. His video’s for Lady Gaga are visual paeans to German Expressionism. With Adam, he had the opportunity to go full Caligari ‘“ and he backed off. I prefer walking right up to that edge ‘“ even sticking a toe or two over it. Reviews might have been mixed ‘“ but no one would ever forget what they saw.

  • carolinacharms

    Re: The Finger Comment. Adam is a moron. Plain and simple. This is the last straw, and I cannot abide this stupid, bloated, egotistical brat any longer. I wish him well, but he has much to learn about humility, emotional restraint, self-discipline, graciousness and general good manners. He’s quickly becoming a bore. Pathetic.

  • claudette

    carolinacharms, I understand where you are coming from. I didn’t like the performance either. But, I have a little Sympathy for him and I’ve seen too much good from him (personally and musically) to completely make assumptions based on this big mistake (to me).

    For starters, he has made his living in a gay culture in Hollywood for 10 years. This type of performing is what he sees and knows and it’s a culture that might be hard to understand to some. That conversation could go on and on. Also, he’s under tremendous pressure and this performance was so built up. He admitted that adrenaline got the best of him and he got carried away. I think much of it was a blur. The finger to the OUT editor was a lot of pent up feelings that came out at a very charged emotional moment. Most of us have no idea what it’s like to be a struggling gay artist in America, and it’s been a tough road through this whole journey with his own community. It’s really affected him and it is very complicated and deeply emotional. He’s also has a long history of low self esteem and internal struggles.

    I think he totally just flipped out and basically cracked some. Did you see the build-up and who was there? No single out and so much riding on the performance. And then he fell. He fell. Can you imagine??? He said it totally knocked him off his rocker. He really did panic.

    I’ve seen so many times when he’s a sweet, caring guy and most people who know him and have met him just love him. He screwed up and he needs guidance. That’s why he didn’t make it on his own. I think he wasted a big opportunity and that his sales should have been double if he nailed a song, had a single out early, and a decent album cover. But I’m not ready to take this one performance and pronounce him a completely horrible person. (although I respect your opinion and may change mine eventually)

    I like the video a lot and wish he had done something more along these lines. I’ll never get why Adam did the AMA’s like that. Video is hot.

  • tiger92

    This is the last straw,

    I’m sure he will hate to lose a fan. Oh well, it was bound to happen.

    He’s quickly becoming a bore.

    And yet, some just can’t stay away. (If he was a bore, he would have 35 comments-not 350.)

  • alxsavage

    Loving the video. I hate to admit that it makes me like the song more! (along with SFW it’s the song on the album that I’m not loving)

    But, as an honest fan I have to say, I’m dreading the finger explanation. Even Jim was like…”Okay… O_O”.

    It was a bit immature for a pro performer. I love him but it’s true, and I just hope all the AMAs talk fades out.

  • crazedemcee

    The finger was unnecessary. That was low. Wrong move Mr. Lambert. I’m thinking the more he talks about his AMA “fiasco”, the more he’ll get backlash. Better just shut up and be neutral and probably say “it was what it was”.

    Then again, his motives of evading the dreaded “AMA talk” by keeping it mum about it may also be questioned.

    No, I wouldn’t abandon ship because of that. Not sure I was on board really (and by on board i mean to a “crew” level). I’ve seen more than enough proof of the type of person Mr. Lambert is to convince me otherwise. He’s a genuinely nice guy. The “birdie” won’t change that.

  • mr

    This video is great!!!! He looks sooooo hot- I could eat him!
    I’m sure it’ll boost the sales up too.

    Go Adam!!!

  • crazedemcee

    BTW… The video’s great.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ sunsurger

    Carolinacharmless

    This is the last straw, and I cannot abide this stupid, bloated, egotistical brat any longer. I wish him well, but he has much to learn about humility, emotional restraint, self-discipline, graciousness and general good manners. He’s quickly becoming a bore.

    (Wink wink)

    JPL giving advice to anyone! What a doofus! Best laugh all day!!!!

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    I think I just drooled all over my keyboard.

  • mr

    ross
    11/25/2009 at 2:00 am
    Well, I never watched too many Zodiac Show videos and I mainly saw Adam on AI, so I have to say I’m not really into the whole S&M B&D, ‘I’m the sexy ringmaster, prince of darkness’  thing from Adam. I don’t know what I expected his career to be like, but this wasn’t it. I don’t get the preoccupation with kinky sex. Great for those who dig it but it ain’t for me. I like him personally but I don’t care for this. Sorry.

    Hey Ross-
    You don’t have to be sorry- you like what you like and you don’t what you don’t. So do we all.
    But if I could add me personal feelings: the MAIN (not the only, but the main) reason I like Adam so much is his versatility, his million faces. I think that if he only sang emotinal, subdued songs, or on the other hand, if he only did his wild stuff, my admiration for him wouldn’t be as high. I’d still think he was good, but it wouldn’t be as exciting. What I love about him is that can do both extremes and just about all the shades in between, both performance-wise and vocal-wise.
    And you know that a lot of his performances will be very different than the AMAs, and a lot will be like it (hopefully technically better), depending on the specific song and it’s lyrics.
    So I suppose you could still like some of his stuff, while not liking other stuff…

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    carolinacharms
    11/25/2009 at 2:08 am
    Re: The Finger Comment. Adam is a moron. Plain and simple. This is the last straw, and I cannot abide this stupid, bloated, egotistical brat any longer. I wish him well, but he has much to learn about humility, emotional restraint, self-discipline, graciousness and general good manners. He’s quickly becoming a bore. Pathetic.

    I’m glad you wish the moronic, stupid, bloated, egotistical brat well. Very big of you.
    And if this is the last straw for you, congratulations. You’ve come to a sane and rational conclusion based on feelings you’ve obviously had for quite some time.

    I LOVE the video. Adam looks like a demonic angel in it– in charge, sexy and slyly sharing a joke with all of us, his happy minions.

  • http://legan0.tripod.com mama2dasha

    Early morning twitpic of the line at the Early Show:

    http://twitpic.com/quy9m

    Looks like a good turnout already.

  • justjude

    OMPG, He took my advice,(Shriek..SSShhhrriieekk!!!!). This, Almost exactly what I posted on the AMA’s video thread….I mean, he so got what I meant by illusion,aura of danger, shadow dancers……SO CLASSY!!!!……WHAT?
    ….WHAT? what do you MEAN the video had already been done and packaged by the airing of the AMAs. Sheesh!!!!!
    I LOVE this VIDEO,…..Just the right amount of provocation and illusion.He
    was actually the STAR with this sly and sexy vid….I think the snake was a good choice and one that many of us will relate to. Wink, & NOD!!!!!!!

    About the fingaa, well I for one will try not to take it personally. Maybe it was just the heat of the moment but he could acknowledge it as a MY BAD!!

  • mr

    mama2dasha
    11/25/2009 at 6:01 am
    Early morning twitpic of the line at the Early Show:

    http://twitpic.com/quy9m

    Looks like a good turnout already.

    Alright!!!
    And you know what I noticed? It’s not ALL women!! I def. spot some guys there (this is apropo the discussion on one of the threads last week about whether he has raised interest with straight males… I suppose some of them are straight, lol)

  • http://legan0.tripod.com mama2dasha

    And you know what I noticed? It’s not ALL women!! I def. spot some guys there (this is apropo the discussion on one of the threads last week about whether he has raised interest with straight males’ ¦ I suppose some of them are straight, lol)

    I noticed the guys too, and was happy to see them in the line. Don’t care if they’re gay or straight! Does anyone know how many people can get in to see Adam? Are most of these fans just going to the outside meet and greet?

  • Squirrely

    Well, I never watched too many Zodiac Show videos and I mainly saw Adam on AI, so I have to say I’m not really into the whole S&M B&D, ‘I’m the sexy ringmaster, prince of darkness’  thing from Adam. I don’t know what I expected his career to be like, but this wasn’t it. I don’t get the preoccupation with kinky sex. Great for those who dig it but it ain’t for me. I like him personally but I don’t care for this. Sorry.

    Ross, it’s fine if you don’t like it, I’m sure many won’t. Also this is not the direction of his career just this song. Adam plays to the song and this one was highly sexual.

  • lorismile

    Nice to the see the turnout. I was going to GMA and didn’t know about the meet & greet until I got home. Too late for the last train and driving into NY is just too friggin scary for him. sorry, small town girl, what can I say lol. Glad to see the word got out for others to go though. And GREAT to see men in the line!! They know what we’ve all known….Adam ROCKS! :-)

    Love the video….really really love the video. I like how it’s a take on the underground scene…right up Adam’s alley.

    I really don’t care that he gave the finger. and didn’t even know it until it was posted on her in a pic. Shocking, but I know quite a few who give the finger in the heat of the moment. That’s what I loved about Adam on Idol. He seemed to always get “lost’ in the song / moment, and then you would see him blink and his eyes came back into focus. Anyone remember his face at the end of BOW? I don’t know of too many people who could take the pressure and not crack a bit.

  • hicksaholic

    I’m impressed with the video- kind of has a Thriller vibe to me. I’m kind of like Simon was when he commented to Taylor on AI” you’re interesting”. That’s how I feel about Adam, not a cd buyer but interested in his live performances. He walks a fine line between being his own person and coming across as that or coming across as egotistical. Right now, to me he’s just his own person and not apologizing or changing himself to suit what others think he should do. He’s definitely not taking the safe route to celebrity.

  • eclipse coming

    Is this music video for sale on iTunes – or will it be? Loved Adam on the Early show….sang great!

  • JazzRocks

    I love the video, but I also loved the AMA performance. Not a popular opinion obviously but I gotta be honest.

  • Esqt

    ooooh….wow, i love the video! Adam??? this is the kind of vibe that i would have want you to perform at AMA…oh, well…

    i can’t wait to buy this at i-tunes!! — so sensual but playful and fun!

    they better put it on i-tunes to boost the single’s sale.

  • Mary102

    Lol – just had to say – video = smoking hot!

    Not sure if anyone is still here, but I was at the Early Show, I can definitely attest that it was a very diverse crowd (lots of 20-somethings, men and women, though definitely more women still). And in fact you can actually see me in that twitpic (oh, lordy…)