Adam Lambert – “Aftermath” Acoustic – Preview!

Adam Official asked fans which full length preview they’d like to hear next from Adam Lambert’s upcoming Acoustic Live! EP, and the winner is “Aftermath”.

After the jump, listen to a full length preview of Adam’s exquisite rendition of “Aftermath”.  Listen to “Whataya Want From Me” HERE.

Acoustic Live!, featuring performances from Adam’s concert and radio tours is set to come out Dec. 6.

Video after the JUMP…


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382 Comments

  1. His vocal technique continues to astound me. Switching from head to chest to falsetto and mix effortlessly.

  2. Haven’t commented lately – but this just gave me goosebumps – he is flawless!!

  3. His vocal technique continues to astound me.

    Me too, sr4mjc. I’m sitting here speechless after listening to this. We’re all so thrilled with his Grammy Nom for WWFM, but I just can’t help but wonder what will happen when more people hear Adam like this. He’s in a league of his own.

  4. Ooh, the reverb~a little bit too much!
    As for me, when Adam keeps it soft, he does better.

  5. but I just can’t help but wonder what will happen when more people hear Adam like this.

    RCA should have put this in stores for the holidays so people would have a chance to hear it. $5 cheap stocking stuffer. I think they missed the boat big time. I doubt they saw the Grammy nom coming, it would have been perfect promo. sigh

    As for me, when Adam keeps it soft, he does better.

    Soaked will probably be for you then ;)

  6. I was voting for Soaked… :-(

    RCA should have put this in stores for the holidays so people would have a chance to hear it. $5 cheap stocking stuffer. I think they missed the boat big time. I doubt they saw the Grammy nom coming, it would have been perfect promo. sigh

    Maybe it’s much more complicated to distribute it to the stores, than sending from AO? IDK.

  7. I was voting for Soaked…

    I voted for Soaked also but this is breathtaking. Tender and powerful at the same time.

  8. Maybe it’s much more complicated to distribute it to the stores, than sending from AO? IDK.

    Yeah, it cost more shipping to stores, by using AO they are eliminating additional distribution costs and I am sure if they had known of the Grammy nomination beforehand it would have been distributed and maybe we could have gotten 8 songs instead five.

    Maybe now they will release GNT live DVD before the Grammys airs and label it “Grammy nominee”.

  9. Beautiful, no one could sing that song better. This new album just more proof of what a great vocalist he is. As for RCA not sending out more physical copies of the acoustic CD to distributors outside of AO, I think they were smart. It’s a lot cheaper to limit the physical copies and make it accessible to fans all around the world digitically. I can’t till Monday for my copy to arrive. I am hoping maybe I will get it tomorrow. Either way, it’s a great early Christmas present.

  10. So Aftermath was the only song on FYE that I would occationally skip. OMG live during the Glam Nation Tour I fell in love with the song.

    I can’t wait for my CD to come in the mail.

  11. Great voice. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics. I’m afraid there are a lot of people (myself included) who will never pay to see him live for this very reason.

  12. His voice is really just unbelievable.

    I know it’s been said hundreds of times before, but acoustic Aftermath absolutely kills the album version. This is truly an Adam Lambert song, and it shows when he sings it.

    Does anyone know when it will be available for sale again on AO? I’m still waiting.

  13. I had read somewhere that the album was finished too late to be considered for the holiday assortment quantities that get sent to the big box stores. Apparently WalMart/BestBuy/etc finalize their holiday planning shipments in September(??)

  14. I was voting for Soaked…

    I voted for Aftermath, not only do I get Adam’s great vocals, but Monte’s guitar also. Monte is fantastic, love the vibe between him and Adam. Those two together is mesmerizing.

  15. I also think that they didn’t think the CD’s would sell so well. When the plain CD sold out right after they went on pre-sale they said it was over 7k sold. That didn’t include the CD/poster bundles I don’t think. I really think they were looking at how the remix ep’s sold. And basing their predictions on that not taking into account that most people don’t buy remix ep’s of the same song. Maybe 1 or 2 but not an ep.

    And there is (I think) more fans that are going to buy acoustic version than remixes.

    anywho YMMV and all that

  16. Brian_C82: Great voice. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics. I’m afraid there are a lot of people (myself included) who will never pay to see him live for this very reason.

    [shrug] Buy the album. Pretend he’s sitting on a stool in a plain black tuxedo. Enjoy the voice.

  17. It’s totally cheap to leave it sold through AO, but it limits the audience. I hope they spring for a banner on itunes at least.

    An acoustic Grammy performance would be a great push.

    Does anyone know when it will be available for sale again on AO? I’m still waiting.

    They should have never stopped the pre-orders. If they ran out from the first press, keep taking orders!

    I want a Kelly/Adam duet so badly!

  18. Yes, I have to agree with the post above, Monte is awesome on this track.

    They really should have offered the physical CD for sale in stores. There will be a much higher demand for this than the remix EPs.

  19. I love much of the production on his album, but the acoustic Aftermath is a completely different (and much better) song to me. I have a hard time getting past the “Heart”-like sound on the album version. I agree that the pureness of these acoustic tracks will appeal to a much wider audience than the record company realized…

  20. Brian_C82: Great voice. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics. I’m afraid there are a lot of people (myself included) who will never pay to see him live for this very reason.

    haha then don’t….there are tons of artists CD’s that I own that I would never pay to see in concert.

  21. lach1: …I am sure if they had known of the Grammy nomination beforehand it would have been distributed and maybe we could have gotten 8 songs instead five.

    Damn, hate it when everyone’s ESP is broken. :lol: :mrgreen:

  22. Brian_C82:
    12/03/2010 at 1:03 pm
    Great voice. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics. I’m afraid there are a lot of people (myself included) who will never pay to see him live for this very reason.

    Good…Save the seat for his fans who couldn’t buy one to his many sold out shows and buy the CD’s.

  23. Just downloaded the whole EP from itunes Sweden. Awesome. Favourite tracks (in order) are WWFM, MW, Aftermath, Soaked and the MA. MW is really, really good.

  24. OTT gay stage antics.

    I guess I was short-changed during the concert I saw because I can’t recall “gay stage antics”…but then I am not sure if I would recognize them if I saw them ’cause I don’t think the gays I know act much different than the straight peeps I know…some may be a little more effiminant in nature (guys) but I don’t see anything wrong with that…just like I don’t think “tom boyish” girls are in the least off-putting.

  25. MW is really, really good.

    Saga
    Can you tell where they got MW from?

  26. and I am sure if they had known of the Grammy nomination beforehand it would have been distributed and maybe we could have gotten 8 songs instead five.

    Hindsight is always 20/20..
    Didn’t AO say that they will produce additional CD when fans order them? Match supply to demands? This way they won’t be stuck with unsold copies…

  27. Smeggs I have no idea. There are both drums, guitar and keyboard in it. It’s VERY good. It is from a GN show though, you can hear people scream.

  28. It’s comforting to know that those who skip the GNT belong to the minority thus not statistically viable.

  29. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics.

    Don’t be silly, it’s not like he is making out with his basist on stage. :P

  30. saga:
    12/03/2010 at 1:31 pm
    Smeggs I have no idea. There are both drums, guitar and keyboard in it. It’s VERY good. It is from a GN show though, you can hear people scream.

    ok haha but I know a few peeps that arn’t gonna like that they used a GN version. hahaha They think he sang it to fast LOL oh well can’t please everyone all the time ;)

    I was just kinda worried they were gonna use his AI version or something since they kept saying MW from American Idol. I guess they just ment where you first heard the song.

  31. ok haha but I know a few peeps that arn’t gonna like that they used a GN version. hahaha They think he sang it to fast LOL oh well can’t please everyone all the time ;)

    I was just kinda worried they were gonna use his AI version or something since they kept saying MW from American Idol. I guess they just ment where you first heard the song.

    I never liked the fast version but this recording ROCKS! It’s better than the AI MW.

  32. WOW.. and I don’t say that often. The clarity is fabulous. Much better than my bootleg copy. ;) Adam, please include a stripped down version or two on Adam#2.

    I may have to spring for the CD rather than digital copy.

  33. saga:

    I never liked the fast version but this recording ROCKS! It’s better than the AI MW.

    awesome….now to wait at least 4 more days…I wonder if I will get my CD in the mail on tue or wed

  34. WHY AM I IN MODERATION??????????
    Sorry MJ, but I’m really getting confused at this point.

  35. I never liked the fast version but this recording ROCKS! It’s better than the AI MW.

    So it is a fast version, but a good one? ;)

    Personally, I’m offended by Tommy’s OTT gay antics. oh wait…

    Didn’t AO say that they will produce additional CD when fans order them?

    They did, but they should have left the ordering open and shipped whenever they had the second shipment available. Right now you can’t order it at all. I’m wonder if this is how they are designating between the first and second presses, but keep taking the $$, KWIM?

  36. If anyone is bothered by gay it is their loss. But this song is so beautiful. Congrats to Adam and the others that he co-wrote this song with. Job well done vocally as well as the moving lyrics.

    Too bad he sabotaged himself into a grammy nomination.

  37. What is the difference between “OTT gay antics” and “OTT straight antics” ??
    Inquiring minds want to know…. :roll:

  38. Brian_C82:
    12/03/2010 at 1:03 pm
    Great voice. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics. I’m afraid there are a lot of people (myself included) who will never pay to see him live for this very reason.

    Their (& your) loss, then. He is a phenomenal live performer. More tickets available for us who love all the OTT gay stage antics! :)

  39. Oh this is just delicious, I could listen to this song all freaking day. It’s also sung so sweetly. He’s a mensch. Love it.

  40. Oksana2000:
    12/03/2010 at 1:44 pm
    What is the difference between “OTT gay antics” and “OTT straight antics” ??
    Inquiring minds want to know….

    I wanna know, too. Please, educate us. :) :)

  41. Great voice. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics. I’m afraid there are a lot of people (myself included) who will never pay to see him live for this very reason.

    It is your loss, then. I just came back from London where I saw the final GNT show, and no matter how magnificent the recording is (and I love this accoustic Adam), nothing can compare to the experience of seeing and hearing him live. His voice surrounds you, takes your breath away, and goes into your heart and soul in a way that no recording can capture.

  42. Didn’t AO say that they will produce additional CD when fans order them?

    They did, but they should have left the ordering open and shipped whenever they had the second shipment available. Right now you can’t order it at all.

    That’s why I’m confused. I thought that you can order them any time.. *shrugs*

  43. What is the difference between “OTT gay antics” and “OTT straight antics” ??
    Inquiring minds want to know…. :roll:

    The dancing part? Since you know, according to stereotype, straight guys can’t dance.

  44. Oh, and I love the so-called “antics”, too. It is a show FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT!

  45. Too beautiful for words! I am anxiously waiting for my CD to be delivered. Then I will order another one when the second print is available. Then I will download the whole album from iTunes as well. :D

  46. Oh, and I love the so-called “antics”, too. It is a show FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT!

    Guess that settles that, Tommy is not a good dancer. Adam is gay? Shit, I wouldn’t have gone to four shows if I had known that! LMAO

  47. haha I might have to order a second one when they become available…my Mom wants one

  48. Great voice. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics. I’m afraid there are a lot of people (myself included) who will never pay to see him live for this very reason.

    Lol! Well there are plenty of people that wanted very badly to see him and couldn’t because the concerts were sold out so it is all good. Funny, so many reviews gushed about what an incredible live show Adam created with his visuals and vocals and I consider myself very fortunate that I got to see him live “gay stage antics” and all,haha. But I am glad you can still enjoy his voice and music in spite of your reservations.

  49. I need to buy two more physical CD’s for my friends who are totally computer challenged and being loyal fan I don’t want to make copies of the one I already ordered.
    AO and RCA..do you hear me???

  50. Don’t be silly, it’s not like he is making out with his basist on stage. :P

    IKR? Totally family friendly.

  51. does grammys have pole for voting like people choice award?master plan would be nice, which he never talk about it.

  52. does grammys have pole for voting like people choice award

    tuti, thanks god, no…it would take all the credibility away..

  53. tuti:
    12/03/2010 at 2:02 pm
    does grammys have pole for voting like people choice award?master plan would be nice, which he never talk about it.

    No you can’t vote on the Grammys as a regular person like People’s Choice.

  54. OMFG SOAKED….*melting* WOW

    sidenote: I see they couldn’t find a version without the “I Love You Adam” hehehe at least it was at the begining.

  55. Yeah, right now you can’t order at all on AO. And I want to get 2 copies since I have friend that loves the acoustic side of Adam. I guess that’s what I get for waiting to order; I just hope they get the second edition done soon.

  56. Too bad he’s sabotaging himself with all the OTT gay stage antics.

    Well, just as with most people, when you sabotage yourself with one audience, you probably just improve your relationship with another. See Lambert, Adam, and a host of other celebs, including Palin, Sarah, and so on.

    Few people attain fervent fanbases without upsetting someone, I expect!

  57. Soaked was AMAZEBALLS-as it always is, lol. Funny I liked the Mad World On Speed too, but I think it’s because this particular one is very close to the Marble Bar performance, which is my favorite version.

    I still would have swapped out Music Again for Sleepwalker but wow this EP really is going to be a great addition to the Ipod on Tuesday.

  58. no matter how magnificent the recording is (and I love this accoustic Adam), nothing can compare to the experience of seeing and hearing him live. His voice surrounds you, takes your breath away, and goes into your heart and soul in a way that no recording can capture.

    So true!!!!!!!

  59. Studio57:
    12/03/2010 at 2:44 pm
    Soaked was AMAZEBALLS-as it always is, lol. Funny I liked the Mad World On Speed too, but I think it’s because this particular one is very close to the Marble Bar performance, which is my favorite version.

    I still would have swapped out Music Again for Sleepwalker but wow this EP really is going to be a great addition to the Ipod on Tuesday.

    *grabs a Candy Cane sticks it in ear* Get out of me brain!!!

  60. Adam and Soaked are so beautiful and moving. I cry every time I hear this song.

    I will repeat myself and others …. if you ever have even the faintest chance to see Adam live, DO IT. You won’t regret it.

  61. I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy this, since I’m not the type who buys anything and everything Adam-related, but after hearing the quality of the vocals/recording/production, I am chomping at the bit! <3 soaked! Guess I will be getting a second press CD once the store opens back up and I forsee it living in my car CD player until the new album comes out in the summer :D

  62. :( I can’t get that link to load all the way so I can hear soaked :(

  63. k_in_cal:
    12/03/2010 at 3:04 pm
    I can’t get that link to load all the way so I can hear soaked

    Maybe clear your cookies and try again?

  64. zzatrms…tried clearing my cookies still doesn’t work. The site itself loads but the last 5 items (the songs) won’t. Oh well. I guess I will try it when I get home.

  65. I can get on board with Muse style songs :) RCA might not, airplay could be hard.

  66. I have to agree about MW. I was disappointed Sleepwalker didn’t make it, but this MW is really good. Do we know which venues the GN songs are from?

  67. Wow, that Mad World is unbelievable. I really thought I was sick to death of this song, but guess what? I think it might be my favorite :). It’s a 5-way tie, actually… Really excited to get this – I ordered two copies, but I’m thinking of several friends/family members who would really REALLY enjoy this. I think Adam’s time has come – many of us here knew it would get here eventually. With all the good publicity he’s getting right now, which luckily coincides with this unbelievable collection of acoustic performances, I am really getting stoked about his future.

  68. smeggingnuts:
    12/03/2010 at 1:29 pm
    MW is really, really good.

    Saga
    Can you tell where they got MW from?

    VEVO filmed the Indianapolis GNT concert, so I’m guessing that Aftermath, Mad World and Soaked are from that concert. The other 2, WWFM and MA, are from European radio appearances.

    VEVO was supposed to post a few videos of the GNT concert, but never did. Hope we get to see them someday — maybe on a GNT concert DVD? :)

    ETA: Someone from another board looked at youtubes and is saying that Aftermath is from Indianapolis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpLIFM9WKHQ

  69. baebae:
    12/03/2010 at 3:29 pm
    I have to agree about MW. I was disappointed Sleepwalker didn’t make it, but this MW is really good. Do we know which venues the GN songs are from?

    Its been figured out that Soaked and Aftermath are from 8/31/10 Indianapolis IN Clowes Memorial Hall but he didn’t sing MW that night so not sure when that was recorded.

    Indianapolis was when there was that film crew there if memory serves.

  70. Mad World is the top selling of the 5 tracks on iTunes Australia right now based on popularity bars — and US tracks a lot like Australia. So it looks like they made the right choice.

    Aftermath, no my fan song on the album by any means, is great. And Soaked is beautiful!

    I like each one more than the next.

    Now I want the DVD of the Indianapolis concert!

    ETA: Indianapolis is the VEVO concert which is what they are using for the DVD.

  71. *grabs a Candy Cane sticks it in ear* Get out of me brain!!!

    So, Smeggs, when does the Twitter campaign for SOAKED ON THE GRAMMYS start? ;)

  72. Studio57:
    12/03/2010 at 3:45 pm
    *grabs a Candy Cane sticks it in ear* Get out of me brain!!!

    So, when does the Twitter campaign for SOAKED ON THE GRAMMYS start

    LOL I think that started the second people could get past the “OMG ADAM GOT A GRAMMY NOMINATION”

  73. That Mad World is just Monte and Longineau (or Isaac) isn’t it? When have they ever done an encore of MW on GN with just guitar and bongos? Isn’t the whole band up there for the encore? See? I have forgotten already- time for another tour!

  74. Studio57
    No its a Glam Nation version. LP would use his bongo’s when they did it. You can tell its GN all the screams.

  75. It stipulates GN on the Amazon digital site of clips too. Okay, who’s going to go listen to all the GN MWs and figure out which one it is? :D

  76. baebae:
    12/03/2010 at 3:59 pm
    It says GN on the Amazon digital site of clips too. Okay, who’s going to go listen to all the GN MWs and figure out which one it is?

    god not me….but you know there is people out their now doing just that. Give it a day we will know which one.

  77. I love Soaked, and it is beautiful live, but if Adam gets to perform, I cannot imagine that he would perform Soaked. February will be the run up to his second album. Since that is expected to be a pop-oriented album, I would expect a more commercial pop song.

    Also, since the Grammys have been so successful with new artist + established artist combination, I think that IF Adam gets to perform, it will not be a vocal solo and it will be one of many multi-artist performances.

    FROM Australia….

    Acoustic Live! is up to #56 on the Australian iTunes album chart.

    No single tracks are charting but this is relative popularity within the album.

    Mad World – 12 popularity bars
    WWFM – 9 popularity bars
    Aftermath and Music Again – 6 popularity bars
    Soaked – 3 popularity bars

    In Germany —

    It is WWFM by far then MW, Aftermath and Music Again, then Soaked.

  78. I am pretty sure Adam won’t get to perform anyways. He just isn’t “big enough” in the biz yet. Which wouldn’t be so much an issue if he was nominated for one of the bigger catagories like BNA or Album of the Year or Song of the year. One of those but he isn’t. I just can’t see him performing.

    But Yay!! Red Carpet!!!

  79. smeggingnuts:
    12/03/2010 at 4:05 pm

    baebae:
    12/03/2010 at 3:59 pm
    It says GN on the Amazon digital site of clips too. Okay, who’s going to go listen to all the GN MWs and figure out which one it is?

    god not me….but you know there is people out their now doing just that. Give it a day we will know which one.

    No I really expect more of you! teeheee!

    ETA: I do not expect to see him perform either — but he will still get a ton of press for being there. Add could win the Red Carpet best dressed again! :)

  80. Were they filming in Staten Island? I had a few MW’s saved so listened to them. The phrasing in the Staten Island MW sounds the same. If anyone wants to confirm that. Here’s a link to one of the YT’s. I had it saved because he did a quick shoulder shimmy at 1:42. ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlJ6jyl77WE

  81. baebae:
    12/03/2010 at 4:33 pm
    Were they filming in Staten Island? I had a few MW’s saved so listened to them. The phrasing in the Staten Island MW sounds the same. If anyone wants to confirm that.

    hmmm baebae you might have something there it seems similar to me…let me ask someone who can compair the audio

    ETA: Darn she has gone to bed already hehe I forgot its the middle of the night for her but it sounds like you found the version to me.

  82. I think baebae got it with Staten Island. Wasn’t that the concert where some people felt “punished” because they got “only” Man World and not WLL? LOL

  83. Acoustic Live! is up to #56 on the Australian iTunes album chart

    Actually is #52 right now. Jumped 4 places in 30 minutes.
    And it’s #75 on German iTunes.

  84. hmmm baebae you might have something there it seems similar to me…let me ask someone who can compair the audio.
    Darn she has gone to bed already hehe I forgot its the middle of the night for her but it sounds like you found the version to me.

    I’m pretty sure that’s the one. I have a pretty good ear. I swear, I can hear dog whistles. lol

  85. I really hope the EP hits the BB200 that would be awesome I think it needs to sell like only 7k to make it into the 200 but if it sells more than 12k it could hit the top 100. At least according to last weeks numbers anyway.

  86. Soaked, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit! Ridiculous, just totally and utterly ridiculous. That voice is just ridiculous…..

  87. smeggingnuts:
    12/03/2010 at 4:50 pm
    I really hope the EP hits the BB200 that would be awesome I think it needs to sell like only 7k to make it into the 200 but if it sells more than 12k it could hit the top 100. At least according to last weeks numbers anyway.

    Smegg, but it sold 7000 already (CD presale -per Ed from AO). It would sell more if they were selling, dammit!!
    I’m really, really curious about final number.

  88. Smegg, but it sold 7000 already (CD presale -per Ed from AO). It would sell more if they were selling, dammit!!
    I’m really, really curious about final number.

    Oh I know it already sold 7k I am just unsure if that will be enough to make it onto the BB200 with it being xmas buying season and all the extra sales is all.

  89. smeggingnuts:
    12/03/2010 at 5:03 pm
    Um someone blew up October

    Smegg, dammit, don’t tempt me!!
    BTW, check your e-mail..

  90. Oh I know it already sold 7k I am just unsure if that will be enough to make it onto the BB200 with it being xmas buying season and all the extra sales is all

    That’s only physical CD. Let’s see how it’s going to do on I-tunes and Amazon.
    And they sold only 7000, cause they were myopic…Geeeeez…

  91. That’s only physical CD. Let’s see how it’s going to do on I-tunes and Amazon.

    See thats the thing Adam isn’t that much of a digital seller from what I understand. haha guess we have a few weeks to wait to find out anyway

  92. Soaked is just a marvel. Transcends musical categories. So sweet and tender and gorgeous.

  93. turquoisewaters:
    12/03/2010 at 5:14 pm
    I think it’s gonna be October a lot next year.

    Oh, please stop teasing me… :-(
    I may break down and take a look….

  94. turquoisewaters:
    12/03/2010 at 5:14 pm

    I think it’s gonna be October a lot next year.

    lol I was just thinking how long October will last next year.

  95. urquoisewaters:
    12/03/2010 at 5:14 pm

    I think it’s gonna be October a lot next year.

    LOL – I was just going to say 2011 will have 12 Octobers.

    ETA: and with the large one now my desktop wallpaper

  96. OMG…I looked…UNF!UNF!
    (I have no spine and willpower (sniffs) ) :-((

  97. Soaked is just a marvel. Transcends musical categories. So sweet and tender and gorgeous.

    Yup, you said it!

  98. Oksana2000:
    12/03/2010 at 5:18 pm
    OMG…I looked…UNF!UNF!
    (I have no spine and willpower (sniffs)

    I haven’t looked yet – STILL.HAVING.WILLPOWER. but not for long, because I can’t open this file at work :lol:

  99. I haven’t looked yet – STILL.HAVING.WILLPOWER. but not for long, because I can’t open this file at work

    Green Hippo, your HAVING.WILLPOWER is an euphemism for FIREWALL.ON.MY.COMPUTER.

  100. It doesn’t get any more beautiful than October! OMFG!! Yes, it is now my desktop background too! Oh Adam, I love you soooo much!! Ha!

  101. I think “October” was special for Tommy since that is his birthday month. Can we just talk about the lips…OMG the lips!

  102. One more thing…gotta say I thought I was sick of Mad World, but the version on the EP is AMAZING!

  103. Finally got home from work. Waiting all day to listen to Aftermath and OMG…simply AMAZING. Love it.

  104. luval:
    12/03/2010 at 6:13 pm
    How many minutes until we see October as someone’s avatar

    Luval, are working on it already?? :-D

  105. Home from work and first thing was Soaked….OMG!! That was gorgeous. I just loooove this man! I want to say thank you to his parents for bringing this beautiful soul to life.

  106. christyo:
    12/03/2010 at 5:41 pm

    I think “October” was special for Tommy since that is his birthday month. Can we just talk about the lips…OMG the lips!

    This. Those soooo soft kissable lips. The best part of that picture.
    I wanna be TJR in my next life

  107. The most beautiful thing I’ve heard in a long, long time! Since CTMBTM.

  108. luval:
    12/03/2010 at 6:13 pm

    How many minutes until we see October as someone’s avatar?

    24

  109. Well, guess I’ll stay with fierce 2011 GNAL. Wouldn’t want you all to drool on your keyboards.

  110. Listened to Soaked and Aftermath. I don’t have adjectives. Mils has run out of words.

    Need a Glamnation towel for my wet eyes after Soaked…..

  111. Haven’t gotten my free download yet. Ordered my EP right away. AO is such a fail most of the time.

    Haven’t gotten my CD or free calendar yet either. What gives? Have EP’s shipped yet?

  112. mils
    the EP’s aren’t on sale yet….thats next week. itunes in about 10 countries have the EP already for sale though.

    You should have gotten your freedownload a day or two later.

    And the calendars I think are being shipped today and maybe yesterday.

  113. OMG, apparently I’ve been too busy watching the tour videos to keep up with Adam merchandise! Just looked at the *October* link — I didn’t get around to ordering a calendar and now I REALLLLLY want one!! Anyone know if they’re still for sale on AO or ALF?

  114. Ksha518:
    12/03/2010 at 7:22 pm

    OMG, apparently I’ve been too busy watching the tour videos to keep up with Adam merchandise! Just looked at the *October* link — I didn’t get around to ordering a calendar and now I REALLLLLY want one!! Anyone know if they’re still for sale on AO or ALF?

    It’s still available on ALF.
    http://adamlambertfans.com/store

  115. HAHA Thought this was cute!

    Lisarrific HA! It took only 3 days for Monte to go from “We should have 12 kids!” to today, scheduling the “snip-snip”.

  116. Dumb question – I put the acoustic EP on my Christmas list. Will it not be sold as a CD in the stores? Did my friend and I blow our chances of getting a CD by not ordering at ALF?? Yikes, I hope not!

  117. Lisarrific HA! It took only 3 days for Monte to go from “We should have 12 kids!” to today, scheduling the “snip-snip”.

    This is hilarious! We got kid #3 (thankfully :) ) when we postponed the snip-snip a month. From Glam Nation Tour to Super-Daddy – I bet re-entry was a little rough, lol.

  118. calgary, unfortunately the acoustic EP is not sold in stores. But from what I understand, the first “offering” is sold out, but there will be opportunities to order the EP later.

  119. Lock:
    12/03/2010 at 1:53 pm
    Too beautiful for words! I am anxiously waiting for my CD to be delivered. Then I will order another one when the second print is available. Then I will download the whole album from iTunes as well.

    Me too!

  120. The beauty of these calendars is that we get them for FREE…it’s a chance to win lifetime membership that we are paying for…genius, pure genius..hehehehe

  121. Gotta say, Loaded Smile and Aftermath were the two tracks on FYE I just couldn’t get into. But, after one listen to Aftermath from the tour, I was a big fan of the acoustic version.

    And, as the tour went on, and he lowered the register even further than this recording, I loved it more and more. The vocal flourishes he was adding live blew me away. This version is simply wonderful. I would love love love to hear Curt sing this on Glee about bullying and rising above it .

    This recording must be from earlier in the tour. IMO. Wonder if it’s from the Ryman? They were doing some recording that night weren’t they?

  122. Oksana2000:
    12/03/2010 at 8:36 pm
    The beauty of these calendars is that we get them for FREE…it’s a chance to win lifetime membership that we are paying for…genius, pure genius..hehehehe

    I’m trying to come up with a good story for my husband when mine comes. “It was a free gift for buying concert tickets…” Still trying to hide the Grammy-nominated Adam Lambert obsession.

    I ordered my EP and can’t wait–the only song I could live without is Music Again, I really wish it had been Sleepwalker instead. I agree with those who said they thought they’d heard Mad World enough times. This was a beautiful recording and I’m glad it was included. What a gorgeous voice!

  123. I haven’t seen any of the calendar pics yet. For what people paid for them, I hope they’re nice.

  124. I would love love love to hear Curt sing this on Glee about bullying and rising above it .

    I would love to hear Aftermath on Glee, but I’d rather hear Adam than Curt singing it :)

  125. So four kids at home is tougher than keeping up with Tommy and his passport!

  126. milwlovesadam

    But, after one listen to Aftermath from the tour, I was a big fan of the acoustic version.

    As the GN tour proceeded, I fell on love with Aftermath and loved the lower register. It was usually my favourite song from each performance. But today when I went to the swedish mp3 site to hear the acoustic version off the EP (I presume) it sounded a bit chipmunk-y.
    Don’t know if it’s because I listened to it on my mac with earphones, or if it’s the Swedish site or if that’s how the EP actually sounds…
    Maybe that’s why Q3 said a hard CD is essential…

  127. You know, October would have made a beautiful album cover. Conveys what he said he wanted back then. I really hope Lee gets to work on the next cover.

  128. lorismile:
    12/03/2010 at 9:14 pm

    I haven’t seen any of the calendar pics yet. For what people paid for them, I hope they’re nice.

    Just October is worth the price alone…

  129. I really hope Lee gets to work on the next cover.

    Me too! He seems to have been the photographer of choice for quite a while, so I’d be surprised if he didn’t do the next cover.

  130. wow…you guys weren’t kidding when you said MW was amazing…it truly is. I will def be buying the EP when it comes out, the quality is better than I expected :)
    One thing though: Soaked could do without all the screams but thats just me being nit-picky :)
    love that high little riff he does in Music Again…and I love Aftermath I think it comes closest to how he really sounds live.

    I really hope Lee gets to work on the next cover.

    ITA. I hope it will be something tasteful and elegant..or interesting but not in an OTT kind of way.

  131. Hilarious comments on 24/7 after the calendar scans:

    Anonymous said…

    Some beautiful pics but wish they wouldn’t have included one with smoking
    December 3, 2010 5:57 PM

    Anonymous said…

    The first one is an incest for some kind of spiritual purify process,something like that. It is not smoking. LoL
    December 3, 2010 6:13 PM

    Anonymous said…

    Anon 6:13 – You do mean incense, don’t you? Let’s not complicate Adam’s life.
    December 3, 2010 6:26 PM

  132. I remember in 8th grade we had some spelling thing, insect, incest, incense. Get it right peeps, a couple of misplaced letters, and a whole new rumor starts!!

    The Aftermath that I am listening to right now is most def. not “chipmunky”. Just beautiful.

    After listening to all the songs, I gotta say, it’s like an aural massage. I am so very glad I ordered my EP when I did.

    That being said, I’ll be adding to it with the best audio versions of WLL we can find.

    Looking for clean MP3 of San Fran 2, Cologne and Paris.
    Wouldn’t mind a really good and clean TCB either! ( Sandman?)
    And, Soaked from Hawaii 2. The silent one.

    That combined with the EP would be a dream CD. Best not to drive with it. May miss an exit, go on a trip in my head somewhere….

  133. Wonder if either of the Lambert boys is headed home yet? Neil tweeted he was still in London…..

  134. hersheydog1:
    12/03/2010 at 10:05 pm
    lorismile:
    12/03/2010 at 9:14 pm

    I haven’t seen any of the calendar pics yet. For what people paid for them, I hope they’re nice.

    Just October is worth the price alone…

    I totally agree on October … you just type faster than I do. :) Dayummmm he is gorgeous.

  135. Still having the dilemma of where to hang my calendar though. No private space anywhere. Too many teen boys in my life, waaaaaay too many eyeballs to be rolled at me. I’ll need to add it to my private pile ( and getting bigger all the time ) of Lambert paraphernalia.

    And, hey, if you deduct shipping costs, the calendar isn’t any more expensive than if you went to Border’s and bought a new nice calendar. I usually buy one like Georgia O’Keefe. Those are usually 20-25 bucks. IMHO.

    12 pictures of Adam? Worth it.

  136. This is hilarious! We got kid #3 (thankfully :) ) when we postponed the snip-snip a month. From Glam Nation Tour to Super-Daddy – I bet re-entry was a little rough, lol.

    Same for me. Got my #3 too and then snip!

  137. Is Aftermath the next single??? Hmmm…. I think I ordered this on-line.

  138. Supposedly no more singles. But, I would bet that he’ll show up to do promo work on TV. And, since he is now, Grammy Nominee Adam F. Lambert, he may pop up on lots of stuff. Hope to keep my DVR humming baby!

  139. milwlovesadam:
    12/03/2010 at 11:00 pm
    Still having the dilemma of where to hang my calendar though. No private space anywhere.

    Do you have a locker at work?

  140. Grammy Nominee Adam F. Lambert, he may pop up on lots of stuff. Hope to keep my DVR humming baby!

    hee hee. I thought his middle name was Mitchell but yeah, the
    F. works for me. :)

  141. I don’t know if this has been posted. There is a merchandise site that is selling Tommy merchandise to help raise money to help pay for his father’s medical bills. Several of the TALC ladies and others have donated pictures to be used on the merchandise.
    MLG and I will be involved in creating a poster to sell.
    this is the tweet from the TALC ladies.

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/79pqv7

  142. milwlovesadam:
    12/03/2010 at 9:03 pm
    Gotta say, Loaded Smile and Aftermath were the two tracks on FYE I just couldn’t get into. But, after one listen to Aftermath from the tour, I was a big fan of the acoustic version.

    And, as the tour went on, and he lowered the register even further than this recording, I loved it more and more. The vocal flourishes he was adding live blew me away. This version is simply wonderful. I would love love love to hear Curt sing this on Glee about bullying and rising above it .

    This recording must be from earlier in the tour. IMO. Wonder if it’s from the Ryman? They were doing some recording that night weren’t they?

    I absolutely LOVE that Adam and RCA chose this version for the EP! I realized why when I went back to my GNT collection on iTunes…and saw that I titled this one as “BEST_Aftermath_Indianapolis”!! :D

  143. Oh, BTW, this is my first time coming out of “lurkdom” here…so glad I figured out how to do the quote thing on my first try :)

  144. well,now that I’m looking back on my comment, I actually didn’t do it right…I quoted myself! LOL! Oh well, maybe next time :D

  145. kepilynn:
    12/04/2010 at 3:20 am
    well,now that I’m looking back on my comment, I actually didn’t do it right…I quoted myself! LOL! Oh well, maybe next time

    What coming out of lurkdom without a blockquote fail hehe

    and welcome :D

  146. Well OMG. RL took me away for a few days, I come back and check to be sure Adam didn’t get a grammy nod, and WHAT? HE DID!? OMG I’m flailing!

  147. This might not be relevant to this thread, but I am not sure if anyone is still looking at the GNT thread. I just posted my vid of Soaked from London(the only one I was still enough during the whole song to get) Visuals aren’t great, but the audio is fantastic!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SRjXceXVJM

    On what thread should I try and post my pics, if I can figure out how? I got some doozies

  148. Well OMG. RL took me away for a few days, I come back and check to be sure Adam didn’t get a grammy nod, and WHAT? HE DID!?

    That’ll teach you, haha. Glad you’re back now – the next couple of months are gonna be amazing!

    kepilynn – glad you joined the party :)

  149. rs: Thank you for posting your video of Soaked. IMO your audio is the best one from London. In every other video you can hear the audience singing the words to the song, sometimes even louder than Adam. In yours, however, you can really, really hear Adam singing clearly.

  150. rs:
    12/04/2010 at 5:29 am

    This might not be relevant to this thread, but I am not sure if anyone is still looking at the GNT thread. I just posted my vid of Soaked from London(the only one I was still enough during the whole song to get) Visuals aren’t great, but the audio is fantastic!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SRjXceXVJM

    On what thread should I try and post my pics, if I can figure out how? I got some doozies

    rs, I believe this dilemna was discussed a concert or two back. The general consensus seemed to be that the pics/recaps should be put in the thread for the corresponding concert, but you should post a link to it in whatever the current Adam thread is. Hope that makes sense! Looking forward to seeing your pics.

  151. kepilynn:
    12/04/2010 at 3:20 am
    well,now that I’m looking back on my comment, I actually didn’t do it right…I quoted myself! LOL! Oh well, maybe next time

    haha! I was half-asleep when I read your post and I was thinking that I had read that before. :)

  152. milwlovesadam:
    12/03/2010 at 11:00 pm
    Still having the dilemma of where to hang my calendar though. No private space anywhere.

    mils, I have the same problem. It may have to go upstairs in my scrapbooking room – I teach classes there. It’s already home to my RS cover poster, various signed goodies from the AI tour. There’s more pictures of Adam in there than my kids! One thing’s for sure – it’s not going in my Adam memorabilia drawer!

  153. WOW…the EP is octoberly gorgeous! I’m afraid I’m stuck on the German site forever. So badly needed that CD, now!

  154. Good morning! I think I solved my calendar dilemma. Until yesterday I thought I was going to have the guts to put it up in my computer room where I am spending way too much time. Now I think that may be subjecting myself to way too much eye rolling than one person can manage. So…I will keep Adam all to myself in my dressing room where almost noone goes but me. If folks wonder in that is their problem. Not sure how much use it will be serving me as a calendar since it will be perpetual October in my house.

  155. Texas, if it were up to me I would hang the calendar right in my kitchen by our door where I hang our family calendar every year. It would be the first thing you see when you would come in my house.

    Way too much razzing if I did that! I would put it in our office where I sit right now, but, too many teen boys hang out here.

    No desk or locker at work. So, my calendar will be relegated to my scrapbook. Just put it together. Full of my own (crappy ) pics, mlg’s posters, signed stuff, magazines, reviews, printouts of funny posts, travel memories.

    Wouldn’t it be fun to meet fellow MJ’ers and share these?

  156. That October picture reminds me of the one in Rolling Stone with his hands up to his face and eyes closed. I have his signature on that one. Just gorgeous.

  157. rs, thank you for that Soaked in London. There’s something about that song. The combination of the song and the singer is magic. It just goes into my soul. How can it be described? When listening to Soaked, my eyes close. My breathing gets deeper. It relaxes me. My brain goes empty……..

    I got it! It’s like Yoga. Aural Yoga.

  158. Question for all those who ordered the physical EP CD from AO. I am starting to get worried that my order didn’t “take”:
    1. I ordered 4 cd’s but never received the download of WFFM.

    2. I haven’t received a shipping e-mail as the confirm e-mail says will happen – when ordering from Amazon etc. I have always received the product on or before the release date.

    3. My credit card has not been charged for the amount. I thought that usually happens when the order is placed.

    Please let me know if any of you have received the e-mail or been charged yet?

  159. hersheydog1 I pre-ordered on 11/23 and got an email stating that but never got the download. My order still says “pre-ordered”. So fingers crossed they just haven’t shipped it yet. I think your card is charged when it’s shipped not ordered.

  160. You should be able to look up your order history if you have an Amazon account.

  161. Luval – just finished reading your recaps. Loved them and wanted more more more. You truely captured the mixture of excitement, frustration, and arousal that the M&G brought to you. Thank you.

  162. Marmom07 – Thanks – my order says pre-ordered also. I was hoping to have it in my hot little hands on Dec 6. Fingers (and all the other things) crossed that they come in time for me to ship with the rest of the gifts.

    Brian_C82: These were ordered from AdamOfficial – I was just saying that when I have ordered through Amazon, such as the tour package, I have received them on or before the ‘release’ date.

    ETA: I checked the tracking on my calendar and it is not scheduled to be delivered until Dec 9 :(

  163. Thank you adamized!!! Just got back from the store and all I can think about is 2011 GNAL in every aisle (even the laundry detergent).

    mils….regarding your party…remind peeps to be sure to bring any/all scrapbooks, signings, anything. It’s so much fun to share these. I forgot some things at the Toronto party but loved seeing other fan’s things. Also, if you have the party at a restaurant bring either an ipod (with the loading station), cd or any music source. If you’re in a separate room, they may allow you to plug in and have background music. I left mine at the hotel, but the waitress said there would have been no problem. Keep it low=ish …no one in the rest of the restaurant will care. Although I was hoping they’d sing along!

  164. hersheydog1

    I thought I didn’t get my download either, but I did. It was titled “MyPlayDirect in my e-mails.I had deleted it thinking it was just spam or ads but someone here reminded me it was the download. Luckily my server Verizon hadn’t deleted my trash yet,and it was several days later.

  165. E true hollywood story 2011 GNAL is on here on the east coast at noon today and 1230pm tomorrow.

  166. Just got up and listened first thing to that beautiful vid of “Soaked” in London. Thanks to rs for taking and posting it. It was stunningly beautiful. So glad you got to see that LIVE, rs! That was a great way to start my day!

  167. hersheydog1
    1. I got e-mail with link for download
    2. My card wasn’t charged yet, but I got confirmation e-mail about purchase. I think, that AO will charge me when they ship actual CD.
    3. My calendar was shipped and will arrive on 10th.Yupppi!!!

  168. My calendar is still in ‘ready’ status… I’ll squee when I get a delivery date. :)

    It took me forever to catch up on the threads, but now I know what 2011 GNAL means. At the end of the last GN thread someone said a new 2011 GNAL thread was up and I couldn’t figure out what thread it was talking about! I gotta type it out…. 2011 GRAMMY NOMINEE ADAM LAMBERT! God that feels good!

    ETA: I’m so sad I missed all the squeeing in real time with you all!

  169. WOW, i need this Acoustic CD now!!!
    im stuck in the german blog listening all the songs again and again, i love all of them, specially Mad World!!!
    rca, please, print more CD`s!!!
    adam`s voice is magical

  170. spiffysmile – never too late to squeel/flail. I figure we have until the Grammy’s air to do all the celebrating we want! 2011 GNAL…Yeah!

  171. So, I got my confirmation e-mail from AO about the EP. No download. I ordered the calendar from the fansite.

    Last year when I ordered FYE from AO, I thought I never got my download either. Then, tech genius that I am, my son showed me that it was automatically sent to ITunes under my Adam listings. Voila`! I had Master Plan, and then Rabbit Hole all along.

  172. Funny Story for the day: Just watched yesterday’s View. Nicole Kidman was on to promote her new very depressing movie about a couple that faces the death of their only child. A movie that I personally couldn’t ever watch. Anyway, It is called “Rabbit Hole.” They showed a clip, that ended with Kidman yelling at her husband Aaron Eckhart, “Whattaya Want From Me?”.

    Reminded me of something……

  173. OK, I need help here. I have chosen 39 pics, some fantastic, some a little out of focus, but representing memorable moments and lovely intractions between Adam, his musicians and dancers. I have put them on my picasa web album site but I don’t really feel like opening all 46 of my personal albums to everyone, especially lurkers. I can’t find a way just to open up a link to one album. I am sure that there must be a program I can open up just to post these pics on the web, but I don’t use any others, so please someone suggest one. I promise, it will be worth it. There is some juicy Adam-Taylor hip action as well as some fierce strutting and Adam-Brook action. Oh yeah, Dante puts in an appearance, too

  174. This EP is just exquisite. The dopamine receptors in my brain are firing like crazy when I listen to Adam’s voice like this — meaning pure, addictive pleasure. Adam’s voice is unbelievably beautiful here, and the audio quality is phenomenal. I absolutely LOVE all of the tracks — can’t even say right now which one is my favorite. I’m thrilled that he and RCA decided to release these tracks.

    2011 Grammy Nominee Adam Lambert is just the gift that keeps on giving. What with Adam’s Grammy nomination, being able to listen to these gorgeous EP tracks, the EP CD itself soon to be on it’s way into my hot little hands, and the calendar due to arrive any day now, I feel like it must Christmas or my birthday or something. Oh wait, it IS my birthday! Lucky me! teehee ;-)

  175. milwlovesadam:
    12/04/2010 at 1:21 pm
    So, I got my confirmation e-mail from AO about the EP. No download.

    mils — look for an email from “MyPlay Direct” with the subject line “Your exclusive download is ready!” There is never an email from AO about the download, only from MyPlay Direct.

  176. cwm, Happy Birthday Baby!

    Nope. No email from MyPlay. Never got it last time either. And, it’s not on my ITunes either like it was for FYE.

    It’s probably my server, AT&T U Verse. It blocks everything from AO. I never get passwords, newsletters or anything. When looking at some blogs or threads there, it seems like a lot of people get blocked by U Verse. So, I’m complaining, but not really surprised.

    But, I did order it. And got my e-mail. So now…..waiting for my ear candy. And my eye candy.

  177. cwm – is it really your birthday? If so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  178. Esqt:
    12/04/2010 at 9:47 am
    WOW…the EP is octoberly gorgeous!

    I love it! Esqt created a new adverb for Adam fans to use when something needs to be described in especially superlative terms — “Octoberly.” :-)

    Synonyms: exquisitely, unbelievably, outrageously, undeniably, exceptionally

  179. Happy birthday, cwm!! Wishing you many more years of Adam addiction!

  180. ….awesomely, gorgeously, fantastically, incredibly, deliciously….

  181. Yes, mils, good additions to the list of synonyms for “octoberly.” :-)

    And thanks mils, TexasWannaHoldEm, and turquoisewaters for the birthday wishes! :-)

    And welcome out of lurkdom to all of the recent de-lurkers!

  182. So sitting here waiting to go get my hair cut. Waiting for the EP, waiting for the calendar, waiting for photos or vid to show up from his press in Paris, waiting for his next show or tweet…..

    Not sure where else to put this but while we’re waiting I want to put out to the universe what I’d like to see at the Grammy’s for Adam. It goes with out saying I want him to win and I want him to perform. Given the buzz magnetic that Adam is I think there is a good chance he will perform. However, whether or not he performs buckle up and get ready now to hear plenty of AMA talk. This will be Adam’s first U.S. music awards show since he performed on the AMA’s and media will repeatedly rehash anything that got lots of people talking previously. My hope is that if he does perform at the Grammy’s they don’t pimp him like they did at the AMA’s. The AMA’s used Adam in their advertising relentlessly and not in a good way, IMO. For the Grammy advertising, I want him to get the same level of mention as any of the other known performers. To be associated equally with other established artists I think would be classy and awesome.

    So for Adam’s performance this is my wish. Since it is an awards show I want him to do something celebratory, fun, and upbeat. I want to see happy, fun, dancy, sexy, “wink, wink” Adam with his beautiful amazing vocals. It will have to be up to Adam just how OTT or main stream his performance style will be, no one else can decide that. IMO either way can gain or lose fans so he has to decide what he wants to do (he’s the performance artist). I think it’s most important that Adam perform his music. I don’t know what song he should do. Too many people who don’t really know him as an artist still think he can only do covers that he’s not really a credible musical aritist because he doesn’t play an instrument or write his own stuff (which we know is not true). So he needs to showcase not only his great vocals but his music. Music that is close to what his next album may be. So that when his album drops maybe some of John Q. Public will remember oh yeah I liked what he did on the Grammy’s let me check this out. A tribute to Michael would be cool if he had two or three solid albums behind him. People would already know what he can do so it would be ok to perform Michael’s music. IMO he’s not ready for that.

    Sorry this is kinda long. Time to go for my haircut. Curious to know what others think. This is just my wish.

  183. rs:
    12/04/2010 at 1:30 pm
    OK, I need help here. I have chosen 39 pics, some fantastic, some a little out of focus, but representing memorable moments and lovely intractions between Adam, his musicians and dancers. I have put them on my picasa web album site but I don’t really feel like opening all 46 of my personal albums to everyone, especially lurkers. I can’t find a way just to open up a link to one album. I am sure that there must be a program I can open up just to post these pics on the web, but I don’t use any others, so please someone suggest one. I promise, it will be worth it. There is some juicy Adam-Taylor hip action as well as some fierce strutting and Adam-Brook action. Oh yeah, Dante puts in an appearance, too

    Please someone … help rs.

  184. cwm: Happy Birthday — good timing — cd, calendar, Grammy nom!!

    smeggs: Please, if you have the time, an MP3 of Soaked posted by rs above and also Fever from London — I love that outrageeous sound he makes starting at around 1:50 and again at 3:05 in Suz’s video. Thank you.

  185. marmom07:

    I agree with you – especially about singing his own music.

  186. rs: I’ve emailed weelassie with your request for help in posting your pics. If anyone can figure out how to do it, she can.

  187. OK, after sitting here for hours and creating 2 different web albums, (the first one didn’t recognize my name and password after I had individually uploaded each photo and I repeatedly signed in). I finally created a snapfish album. Here it is. The first pic should actually be the last one, and the quality isn’t as good as the originals, but I hope it was worth the wait. I think that a few are worthy of weelassie’s attention, especially the one with Taylor, the one from strut and the one with Brook at the end. I love his expression. Since I was mostly watching the concert and not the monitor, I was surprised at how some of them came out. Let me know what you think and what you want me to send to weelassie:

    http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2873144022/a=2828818022/

  188. boy, October is popular. 24/7 just posted a high quality photo of it.

  189. rs..I had to login to snapfish to view the album, so some of us might not be able to see them. :( But I really like some of the pics. For pure fun I like the crowd shot with all the lasers above their heads (#142)…I always love those shots. And the one where it almost looks like the laser is emanating from Adam’s raised hand (#95)…hehe … our boy has the power! Adam sitting by Brooke’s butt is adorbs (#164) And Adam on his knees holding Monte’s guitar (#172) brings back the memories. :)

    Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing :)

  190. Does anyone remember which Fever is was that Terrance has his wardrobe issues? ;)

  191. rs: I heard back from weelassie and she recommended photobucket because it’s free, easy to use and I think anyone can access it. But I see you’ve already gone with snapfish.

  192. rs
    I’m late coming on your video of Soaked from London but it is SOOOOO gorgeous I had to say thank you – I feel like mils – it’s aural yoga, sigh!

  193. rs- thanks so much for posting your pics. I especially loved 8, 172, and 91…. Thanks again!

  194. I also agree with you, marmom07. For such a long time now my big wish has been for Adam to have the opportunity to get back out there and perform on a major awards show. I have no doubt that the “next time” will be a killer performance, no matter what song is selected.
    He needs to get that monkey off his back!

    By the way, a very happy birthday to you, cwm!

  195. dcglam exactly, no worries this time because he’s already done the less than stellar performance. Now just settle down and do what you’ve done for the last 6 months. Except maybe remember the TV audience. LOL

    Also happy BD to cwm

  196. Except maybe remember the TV audience.

    LOL…… Yes, just that very minor detail. ;)

  197. Happy B/day CWM. Am under the weather today, but good GNAL news lifted the misery a bit. lol :)

  198. Hey, take care of yourself, cher! Hope you can relax a bit during this weekend. ;)

  199. dcglam:
    12/04/2010 at 6:02 pm
    Hey, take care of yourself, cher! Hope you can relax a bit during this weekend.

    Sure thanks, dcglam: If having every bone in this middle-aged body hurting is called relaxing, well I’m there. lol
    That Soaked just brought me to tears. Beautiful.

  200. marmom07, I loved your post and the question you posed… My wish, if Adam gets the opportunity to perform at the Grammy’s, would be for him to sing WWFM with Monte and Isaac, just like on the acoustic EP. It would be a performance of the nominated song with a different flavor (to show his amazing versatility), it’s absolutely breathtaking, it shows his unparalleled talent, and Monte is a BA and I’m sure very well thought of in the industry. For me, I couldn’t ask for a better scenario. So glad you had a few minutes before your haircut to post the question!

    ETA: Just re-read my post and realize I used ALOT of adjectives. But when it comes to Adam, I’m not sure you can use too many :)

  201. Marmom07 – rumored to be in chicago..RUMORED remember
    and CHER

    get your butt to bed and put on a movie and DON’T MOVE!!!

  202. About where to display the calendar…..
    Ideally, I would love to receive it as a holiday gift from a family member.
    I have no secrets — they are totally aware of my fandom. And yes, mils, I get the eye rolls, too, but it is all good!
    I figure that if I receive it as a gift, then I can pretty much display it wherever I choose. You know…….
    Such and such gave me this as a gift. I must display it in the middle of my living room, so they will know how much I appreciate their thoughtful gesture.
    Whataya think?!?! ;)

  203. My wish, if Adam gets the opportunity to perform at the Grammy’s, would be for him to sing WWFM with Monte and Isaac, just like on the acoustic EP. It would be a performance of the nominated song with a different flavor (to show his amazing versatility), it’s absolutely breathtaking, it shows his unparalleled talent, and Monte is a BA and I’m sure very well thought of in the industry. For me, I couldn’t ask for a better scenario.

    I like this, too, Texas!

  204. Chicago turned out to be false, the pic of “Adam” the original tweeter posted didn’t look anything like him. As of last night he was still in Paris.

    CM_Hamilton
    @adamlambert was cool to see you last night at MAXIMS CLUB!
    2 hours ago via web

    ETA: Also, the Cobalt Blue thing is some fly by night production has been using Adam’s name to get attention on and off forever, please don’t give it to them.

  205. Supposedly Adam’s been offered a movie role in a movie called “Cobalt’s Sky”. The role of Steven Cobalt is one of a wealthy carnival owner.

    haha, but remember how hot Adam looked in the AI Ford commercial set to Britney’s Circus?

  206. http://adamlamberttv.blogspot.com/2010/12/adam-lambert-posing-with-christopher.html

    For those of us who were drooling over memories of Adam on the CBS Morning Show a day or two after the AMA’s last year, that’s the same scarf he wore then! If I remember right, I think it was Tommy’s, but Tommy let Adam have it because it was cold outside that day (needs to protect those pipes!) and some of the interview took place outside.

    I am a little mesmerized at how well Adam re-uses his clothing and accessories and would love to have a peek at his closet. I suspect he’s very particular about how his clothing, etc. is stored and organized. I think he would have to be, since he does such a fantastic job of “recycling” things!

  207. Well I’m so torn. I agree that since WWFM is the song he is nominated for, it makes sense to sing it. I love it, both the acoustic and my fav live performance is still the one he did on AI with the green lasers. But then I’ve had people tell me WWFM just sounds like Pink so he’s still only known for singing other peoples stuff. It was his biggest hit here in the US but it’s getting old and been done. I know most of the audience hasn’t heard it a million times like we have so that would be a good thing. (ha ha see why I haven’t been able to pick a song)

    I love his ballads, Soaked, BO etc. But again his vocal is brilliant on Soaked but it’s not his song. Maybe if most of the other performers are doing up tempo songs it would set him apart to sing one of his down tempo songs but.. I don’t know, if he wants to be known as a mostly pop singer then he shouldn’t he do something poppier? Again I have no idea what he should sing. I would guess it’s risky to sing something new, that no one is familiar with. Glad I’m not having to make the decision…LOL of course he may not even perform.

  208. That guy in the picture with Adam is a real estate agent named Jim Lahey. His partner (?) is Christopher Suranna who took the picture. They are real estate agents in the Washington DC area according to google.

    I’m wondering too marmom07 (hi!) if he’ll perform on the grammys. In fact, wonder if they’ll even announce this category on live TV. I remember every year people complain because they leave off somewhat important categories on the live event due to time.

  209. That CBS Early Show appearance was so frickin great. I remember feeling horrified that he had damaged his career with the fall (ninja roll!) and the substandard (for him) vocal performance, and then he appeared on that CBS show looking like the star he is and I thought, ok, this is gonna be ok. Remember how he ran outside signing autographs for fans while the speakers blasted Music Again? I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately! I didn’t have too much doubt after that that he was gonna be fine.

    Re the scarf — he wears that all the time! Do you think Tommy still borrows it, lol?

  210. They are real estate agents in the Washington DC area according to google.

    LOL — Is it too much to hope that Adam is thinking about buying property out here, in my neck of the woods?!?! ;)

  211. Hi luval!

    dcglam if Adam needs something here in DC I have a nice finished basement with a full bath (back yard faces a park, nice and quiet). I’d be happy to “rent” LOL to him for a very special rate. I would promise to not “bother” him, cough cough! I’m mostly at work any way. My cats can keep him company.

    ha ha now you got me thinking… since I didn’t get my Paris picture perhaps I could guilt him into staying here???? Na probably not!

  212. If I remember right, I think it was Tommy’s, but Tommy let Adam have it because it was cold outside that day (needs to protect those pipes!) and some of the interview took place outside.

    Actually, the skull scarf is Adam’s, although he may have temporarily loaned it to Tommy. Here is a pre-Idol pic with Adam wearing it.

    http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad333/wal1208/184940673.jpg

  213. Oh my, the questions multiply! Is Adam looking for real estate, and if so, is he looking in Paris or in Washington DC??? Washington seems like an odd choice for him (?), unless it’s part of his plan to take over the world…hmmm….:D

  214. Disclaimer…I’m giddy with all the fabulous Adam news lately…

    :D :D :D

  215. Ksha518: Disclaimer…I’m giddy with all the fabulous Adam news lately…

    You are not alone…want to scream out!
    Yeah I am giddy as well! :-D

  216. dcglam:
    12/04/2010 at 7:30 pm

    Marmom…….. Didn’t know you were right here with me in DC!!!!

    Yup right here in Wheaton, MD just outside the beltway.

  217. sovermel, from the looks of that picture, Adam doesn’t just hold on to accessories, but I Spy Terrance and Brooke in that pic too!

  218. sovermel, from the looks of that picture, Adam doesn’t just hold on to accessories, but I Spy Terrance and Brooke in that pic too!

    Yes! When Monte described Adam as loyal he wasn’t kidding, I think Adam holds onto his friends and LOL his clothes forever.

  219. Yup right here in Wheaton, MD just outside the beltway.

    I’m nearby, in the Fairfax area of Virginia. :)

  220. LibraRising
    Terrance and Dante almost makes me want to create a fan vid……I need to talk to kcinkcity

  221. smeggs: Believe me, I’ve searched, and there isn’t one. Find a need and fill it, right, or as Adam says, “I love filling voids.”

  222. LibraRising
    Hehe start collecting all ur fav T and D moments ;)

  223. cher, marmom07, LibraRising, and dcglam — thank you!!

    Ksha518: Disclaimer…I’m giddy with all the fabulous Adam news lately…

    ksha518 — I totally agree. Fabulous isn’t it? And welcome out of lurkdom :-)

    smeggs– you know you want to. Go for it!

  224. Understated Lammie is my very favorite kind. I LOVE the Aftermath Acoustic clip.

  225. LibraRising:
    12/04/2010 at 10:13 pm

    glambotgram: Is that a new Octobery avatar I see????

    Yes it is awesomely Octobery, I couldn’t resist those lips.

  226. Whew, finally did it. If anyone has a spare half hour (Baebae, here is your warning!) :) and cares to read my Paris concert recap, it’s on the Paris thread 12/5/10 3:11 am. Gotta get some sleep and tackle more rl stuff tomorrow. I will check in later today (!) for latest Adam goodies. I wonder if he rented an apartment in Paris. Did anyone get more details if that was for realz? I like the idea of him being there regularly. I think the air, food and drink there did him good, as it did me :)

  227. OMG goatie .. I loved your recap!! I felt like I was there with you.

    When the recap is about Adam, it can never be too long!! :)

  228. Suz has just uploaded four HD videos of Fever. Here’s Hamburg:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQoW3BpJZzQ&feature=sub
    If you go to her channel you’ll also find Fever for Copenhagen, Berlin and Munich. Excellent quality.

    goatie: Outstanding recap!! I loved every line of it and by the time I reached the end I was flailing along with you. As soon as I finished reading the recap I had to watch your video of PH/WLL from Paris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL365ygV-zk

  229. Hey guys I´ve missed you. I´ve been away for the whole week working!
    All work and no play!
    Cher thanks for the have a safe trip wish! Everything went well!
    Now time to go through the threads!!

  230. welcome “home” renata…I’ve been doing some catching up as well. Hard job but someone had to do it LOL. Lots of wonderful videos and commentary. Loved the Amsterdam thread especially now that we know there was no “GATE” to speak of. Mieps…still waiting for your recap.

  231. Morning! I love the first part of winter here in Minnesota. A winter wonderland after our 6 inches of snow on Friday. Everything is clean, white, holiday lights going up, kids voices carrying across the park from the sledding hill, me wrapped up in my cozy blanket surfing twitter and mjs, sipping my coffee. Pulled this Adam AI mentor piece from twitter. He was so gorgeous, attentive and right on the money:

    4evrmomof4
    Never gets old @adamlambert fans: http://www.geektheme.com/adam-lambert-on-american-idol-2010/

  232. Good morning Goatiegarden and everyone!

    Goatie, I’m paying bills right now for a recent trip I’ve taken :-)

    Just read your recap. I love it. Felt I was there again! I will never forget it. And was so happy to share it with you and marmom07. Wonder where Adam is staying in Paris? Maybe at our beautiful hotel?? Right now I’m downloading that AI video you just posted. My computer is so slow. Have to figure out how to speed it up.

  233. Morning luval!
    I’m glad I prepaid my Paris flights and hotel bills, so right now it looks like I didn’t spend that much to see Adam across the pond :) HaHa. Actually, I’m going to be very tempted next tour to visit some new countries. Care to join me? Maybe we can do an mjs charter plane. Hmmm, what should be the name on the tail? Glitter Airlines, Aural Ecstasy, OnOurWayToSeeGrammyNominee(hopefullyWinner)AFL….

  234. Here’s a beautiful UK recap. Not sure if you have to be a fan club member to view it

    Lambretty
    In case anyone would like to have a sleep now, I just posted a trance-inducing blog on ALF about my GNUK experience. http://bit.ly/hUMmXh

  235. HA! You are the recap queen! That was worth every word. Felt like I was there. The part where you had tears flowing was just incredible. That’s how it feels. You articulated it so well. That show was just beyond anything else. Then, he did Cologne. But, I think Paris helped inspire Cologne. These have to be in the short list of best concerts of GN. I’m still sorry about your M&G pictures though. But, hey , you got PH and WLL. And Paris.

    Wonder if he’ll do something to make up for the M&G loss for peeps who go to LA? Did you see there are special shirts just for LA?

  236. Mils
    HaHa, yes, maybe I liked Paris GN just a little bit :)
    Ooooo, nice thought, maybe Paris M&Grs will get a special autographed LA shirt! Although I think I would prefer an invitation to sip espresso with Adam in his Paris apartment :)

  237. Ooooooh. I have a better idea. Maybe a certain somebody could come to my party? Now, THAT would be a meet and greet to remember!

    Crap, I’m stuck watching Paris and Cologne PH and WLL videos. Again. We were all so busy flailing about the EP, the Grammy’s, him still in Paris, the calendar, I was a bad fan.

    I amend every post I ever made. Paris and Cologne = Best Evah.

  238. Hey, if anyone watches Goatie’s videos (goatiegarden on youtube), please excuse the loud OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG’S before , during and after every song. That was (ahem) moi. Couldn’t help it! I’m sure Goatie wanted to slap me! :-)

  239. Haha luval,
    You are so cute! I don’t remember hearing anything at Paris GN but Adam’s voice and the OMGOMGOMGs in my own head!!!!

  240. Dear All,
    Don’t worry where about Grammy Nominee Adam Lambert is. He is resting and in good care TLC. He is getting ready to Jingle his Balls in Philly on Wed. 8th. Leave him alone and let him rest.

    I’ve got to go. Need to check if he is OK. He may want me to loosen the silk scarf on his wrists a little bit. ;)

  241. OMG asifclueless! :)
    This is why I love mjs. We have such creative, entertaining and devious peeps here!

    PS How about I drop in and say hi to you and your guest?

  242. Thanks goatie! I savoured every morsel of your recap! Now I’m gonna go watch the videos!

  243. asifclueless:
    12/05/2010 at 12:03 pm
    Dear All,
    Don’t worry where about Grammy Nominee Adam Lambert is. He is resting and in good care TLC. He is getting ready to Jingle his Balls in Philly on Wed. 8th. Leave him alone and let him rest.

    I’ve got to go. Need to check if he is OK. He may want me to loose the silk scarf on his wrists a little bit.

    Hahahahahaha OMG asifclueless, that is too funny! You totally had me going, and then your punch line was perfect. Thanks for the LOL — well done!

    You take good care of him, you hear? And give him a little kiss for me and tell him thank him from me for a wonderful summer/fall. :-)

  244. Thanks for the kind words about my recap. It was so fun to put myself back in Paris on Nov 18 and watch my vids, reliving the whole grand and magical experience. Wow, I did really write a novel though!

    You’ll see my good-not-so-good vantage point from my vids. The only song I still can’t upload properly to YT is SFW :( I’m still trying to figure out why YT read all the other files but that one. I have two weird slow motion clips that uploaded for just a minute or two of the song. Have to get my son to help me figure out the glitches. At least there’s lots of other peep’s vids available!

  245. goatie– thanks for your wonderful recap. I loved reading all of the details — I felt like I was right there with you, especially when I was able to follow your recap with watching a video so that I could see exactly what your view was. Really made it come alive. Thanks for taking the time to write and post your recap! :-)

  246. asifclueless….Wut????? How did you know that Adam is in good care?

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  247. OMG- GOTIEGARDEN!!! Thanks for your marvelous recap. I did savor every morsel of it.
    I love your positive attitude about the pictures:

    Neil quickly snaps the photo that is now in the black hole of Internet space. Well, I guess the universe had to get a piece of Adam as well

    I feel like I’m there with you and flailing with you all the way back to your hotel. So you got all the actions and plus: leg grouping, stairs kneeling, mic j*ink, bass spitting, crotch grabbing and all. Lucky you!!!

    I enjoy your recap a lot.
    Merci beaucoup!!! :)

    And thank you all for letting me take care of our special guy. I’ll tell him about good people at mjs here. :)

  248. luval:
    12/05/2010 at 12:52 pm
    asifclueless….Wut????? How did you know that Adam is in good care?

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    He told me so!!!

  249. Can anyone bring something over from 24/7? There’s something new about “gifts” that will be given to the troupe at the December 16th show.

    Goatie, I’m so envious!!! Sounds like it will be epic (can’t think of another word).

  250. Hi goatie, glad to see you finally post your Paris review. Your such a calm, friendly person on the outside and I love when that truly fanatical Adam fan emerges. Sounds like you had so much fun. I hope your son realizes how lucky he is to have a mom who wants to share her travels and adventures with him. Is he even a mild fan yet now that he’s been to two shows? I haven’t been posting lately due to rl but we won’t go into that except to say nothing serious, just annoying. I am happy to see Rainbowgal and Maddness posting again and of course Mils is almost always aroung to entertain. This thread was a great way to start the day with a smile on my face.

  251. MsKristina_ ? New Zealand iTunes – Adam Lambert Acoustic Live! #21(top) #8(pop) ~ @adamlambert !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    38 minutes ago via Kanvaso

  252. Hi Jojosie!
    Good to see your post. Yes, I try to keep that cool calm exterior, but maybe that’s why I have so much fun with AFL. Can’t help but be pulled along for this wild and crazy ride :) Yup, my son appreciates that my passion for Adam is what got him to Paris (and Hawaii!). He’s still not a huge fan of Adam’s music, but really enjoyed PH/WLL. He had to laugh though at the very clear “cuse me while I kiss some guy” line :)

  253. Goatiegarden – Loved your recap. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with all.

    Meals are to be savored and enjoyed, even though it may take 2 to 3 hours. As the clock was ticking away, we finally gave up and forcefully left our money for our waiter, who refused to take it, so his coworker had to accept for him.

    Many years ago had a similar experience in Paris. We were enjoying coffee and treats at a sidewalk cafe on Rue de St. Germain. The waiter came over and ask if he could get us anything else. In the U.S. that usually means he is trying to “turn the table”. New clients, more tips! But, we couldn’t have left if we wanted too. Seems we had this table for the rest of the evening. We drank strong coffee & nibble sweets till we finally were allowed to pay our bill and leave. Of course, we were then like the three little pigs -we had to wee wee wee all the way home :)

  254. Haha retjenny!
    Glad you enjoyed the recap.
    My son and I came away from Paris really appreciating the 180 degree difference in dining there as compared to here in the US. Everything here is rushed rushed fast fast get the meal done table turned over for the next paying customer vs there, the table is yours for the rest of the night if you care to have it. And really difficult to be rushed! Made us aware of value differences between the two cultures.

  255. goatiegarden: Merci beaucoup for your recap. You made me feel like I was almost there with you!

  256. luval
    is this a haircut I spy in this Paris pic? Perhaps some research needs to be done.

  257. Love the Paris pic…guys in puffer jackets, but Adam in open jacket and the new plaid shirt too funny!

    I just got back from Maine, haven’t read anything since Wednesday until tonight. Just caught up – good times!

    goatie, I read your recap and it was octoberly! (I learn fast lol).

  258. Decided to bring this part of my post after goatie’s recap over here, because it says a lot about Adam’s fans.

    I see one young guy pushing his way to the front as the GA crowd enters. I say to marmom and luval, the ladies in the front should let that cute guy up at the stage. But then I stop. I can easily say that, but if I were at the stage, would I really let him take my spot? Maybe, maybe not.

    I think this is the kid who shoved my son out of the way, said it was his birthday and he had a right to be up front, wanted Adam to see his sign – son tried to hold his place and shoved back a little bit but decided a tough club kid could make things ugly and get them both evicted. Fortunately, two lovely older ladies who had been chatting with my son took him under their wing and made sure he had a place with them, which was actually a better view, it was a little bit elevated. BTW son said the club kid smelled really bad…LOL…afterward I thanked the ladies for looking after son and they said that was what an Adam concert was about :) .

  259. asifclueless:
    12/05/2010 at 9:09 am
    Here is a short clip from France to satisfy our thirst and hunger for BB.

    krad, axxxel, and other French speaking people – How is Adam’s French?

    Adam Lambert bientôt en interview sur Purefans News

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhnBouCmre8&feature=player_embedded

    wow, you weren’t kidding…”short” = 9 seconds!
    I assume that someone wrote the line for him to recite…and I am devastated to say that his accent was…um…unacceptable. The good news is that I am totally available to join him in Paris to work on that! :)

  260. uh-oh, I think we have a new gate brewing…… Gift-Gate !
    Apparently Adam’s own fansite has set up a paypal account and is asking fans to contribute $$ to buy crystal champagne flutes and cases of sparkling wine to give to Adam, the band, and the crew after their LA show ( and an additional set of champagne flutes for Adam so he will have a set that he can use to entertain).
    Find it under the News section at ALF.

  261. Summer, why is that a “gate?”. I’m confused. It sounds like they want fans to contribute to a gift. If they receive too much, it goes to DonorsChoose. Sounds like a win-win to me!

    They also want fan videos as thanks to share with Adam and crew.

    Wonder when Adam is coming home? Maybe he already is…….

    Needs to get those balls jingling.

    JO, it was nice to hear from you. Check your real mailbox soon. Luval,Goatie and madness too.

    On a very very selfish note, I cannot believe I am not going to LA. It seems like more and more news is coming out about this little tidbit and that little tidbit, all adding up to a monumental couple of shows.

    And, on another note, I saw an old video today of Jefferson Starship’s “Somebody to Love.” All I could think was that Adam would KILL that song for an encore. It was a live performance video, and Grace Slick just wailed. Adam would nail that one.

    The other one would be Billy Squire’s “Stroke Me.”

    What do you guys think?

  262. Ceddies:
    12/05/2010 at 10:10 pm

    (Except that I had never heard Purple Haze and didn’t recognize it)

    kradamour, you never heard Purple Haze or never heard it by Adam?

    Goatie, I loved your recap too. Seems like you ladies may had a blast. I’m so happy you all decided to go for it and take on Paris!

    Bringing this over from the Paris thread. Wasn’t sure where to post a comment. Seems like several peeps have done the same thing that I did.

  263. And, on another note, I saw an old video today of Jefferson Starship’s “Somebody to Love.” All I could think was that Adam would KILL that song for an encore. It was a live performance video, and Grace Slick just wailed. Adam would nail that one.

    I think Adam has the talent to cover any song brilliantly- I’m sure we could dig up enough cool songs for him to cover to fill up the next 100 albums of his career!
    But I can’t wait to see what he comes up with for his new album, especially since he will be contributing more to the songwriting.
    I hope he gets to work out some of his new songs with the band before actually recording them- I love the way he is able to find and express the soul of his songs when he plays them live.

  264. The other one would be Billy Squire’s “Stroke Me.”

    What do you guys think?

    Mils, a couple of months ago, I brought up this song as a perfect song for Adam. I’m like you, I would almost kill to hear him do the song. We were at a lull in Adam news and everyone was just casting thoughts around. Seems like it was just prior to GNT beginning.

    ETA: LOL What? a couple of months ago? just prior to the beginning of GNT? Funny how time slips away. That was more like six months ago.

  265. Awww, geez, it is a “gate.” You were right summer.

    You know, this is no different than an office collection for someone’s birthday, or having a baby, etc. Except that it is being organized by “management.” Nobody is being forced to donate.

    I do think that they should just ask for fan vids and cards. No money, except to Donors Choose.

    And, if they need to turn away gifts, just put Neil on the job! He’ll bring out his taped together box and collect them all, he’s good at that!!

  266. Yup. Ceddies, a cover of “Stroke Me” for a new encore would be incredible. Just incredible. So sexy and outrageous. What a fun way to close out the tour in LA!!

  267. The Acoustic EP is on I-Tunes now but i think I’ll wait until tomorrow to make sure it goes into the weeks sales.

    Re Gift Gate: it looks as though it may be run by fans, FoxyVegas and VestaRose, but it is hard to tell. If not, it’s kind of like throwing a shower for yourself methinks. I agree that a donation to Donors Choose is best.

  268. Hey, hershey, I’m trying to get a hold of you for the Milw party. Can you contact me on the fansite?

  269. goatiegarden, I just got the chance to read your Paris recap. IT WAS AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience in such vivid detail. One of my favorite parts:

    OMG, NOT THE STAIRS YES THE STAIRS HE IS ON THE STAIRS OMG HE IS KNEELING ON THE STAIRS AND NOW THE FINAL GUITAR NOTES AND THAT MOTHERF***ING BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND NOW I CAN’T SEE ALL OF HIM BEHIND THAT POLE AND I HAVE TO LEAN OVER THE RAILING I DON”T CARE IF I FALL OVER AND SORRY BUT NOT SORRY MARMOM THAT IM BLOCKING YOUR VIEW OF ADAM ON THE STAIRS

    haha, “sorry but not sorry”. Sounds like you guys had a trip of a lifetime. :)

  270. How about if they did a few Citizen Vein songs for his LA concerts?

    I just saw a newly posted Citizen Vein youtube video from a show that they did at the Knitting Factory back in 2007. I had never seen that one before or posted here yet. Even if it had, it’s worth posting again!
    And it seems that more videos might be coming from the same show too!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqhbesTbcfA

  271. milwlovesadam:
    12/05/2010 at 11:37 pm

    Yup. Ceddies, a cover of “Stroke Me” for a new encore would be incredible. Just incredible. So sexy and outrageous.

    I always (back then) thought Billy Squier was so sexy when he did that song. He kind of had that “puttin’ it out there” kind of flair that Freddie and Robert Plant had. It would be perfect for Adam. He would be just “too nasty”. LOL

  272. From what I gathered from the comments, it was a fan idea , but the problem is that the administrator of Adam’s site posted it on the News page, and since it is Adam’s official fan site, it is like Adam is asking his fans to buy him and his tour an ‘end of tour ‘ gift.
    I guess if the fans had just posted this as a blog under their own names, it wouldn’t have the appearance of coming from Adam.
    But being posted as News , by the offiicial administrator of his official site, makes it look kind of tacky and entitled.
    And we all know that entitlement is not sexy!!!

  273. And it seems that more videos might be coming from the same show too!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqhbesTbcfA

    According to Lisa ( Monte’s wife) there is a recording of the entire 40 minute CV show from that night,
    plus an interview with the band . A couple of months ago she said that they found the DVD with the show on it and she watched it and said it was amazing footage. She said that “red tape” would probably keep it in the vault a while longer, so it’s great to see that they are finally able to post the vids!

  274. I would be skerd to see Adam perform Stroke Me :). I loved Billy Squier back in the 80’s – saw him perform in Amarillo, of all places!

    While we’re dreaming of covers we’d like Adam to do … I’d love to hear Adam sing some Billy Idol – maybe Rebel Yell or White Wedding. He’d have fun changing up the pronouns! Also, how about Van Halen’s Panama? The vocals are fun and I’d LOVE to hear Monte playing those guitar parts that Eddie made so famous :) And it goes without saying – anything by Guns n’ Roses.

    ETA: Or, how about “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds done in a sweet, simple acoustic version? I think I just want to hear Adam sing some of my favorite songs :)

  275. I think I just want to hear Adam sing some of my favorite songs

    You got it, we’ve all got our own little stash of songs that we’d love to hear Adam sing!!

  276. Summer:
    She said that “red tape” would probably keep it in the vault a while longer, so it’s great to see that they are finally able to post the vids!

    It would be great to see the whole show. This video was shot by Greg Mastrogiovanni. I’m not sure if the DVD that Lisa has is the same footage as his. I guess we’ll find out. I would really like to see the other songs too.

  277. She said her favorite songs were The Circle and Smoke, and that not many people had ever heard Smoke.
    It’s too bad they couldn’t just sell the DVD !

  278. adamized:
    12/05/2010 at 8:12 am
    welcome “home” renata…I’ve been doing some catching up as well. Hard job but someone had to do it LOL. Lots of wonderful videos and commentary. Loved the Amsterdam thread especially now that we know there was no “GATE” to speak of. Mieps…still waiting for your recap

    .
    Adamized, mieps is not back from The Netherlands yet. Said she was spending about a month with her family, so she should be back early next week and then we can nag her for a review. That was a wild and crazy show and we want a very detailed one. :)

  279. goatie…..loved ur recap. you said ‘as i come back from reality’ near the end…. well me, too. you took me to the concert and kept me there with you the whole time. Awesome recap and thank you so much!

  280. GRAMMY NOMINEE ADAM LAMBERT!

    (just had to shout that one more time!)

  281. goatie – loved your recap and so happy that you had the time of your life. I missed you on my last trip to the Cities so will make sure I catch you the next time.

    Thank you everyone for the laughs in this tread. Smeggs your fetus photo cracked me up. My three dogs jerked their heads up wondering what happened to me! LOL They do that often when I’m on mj’s.

    I don’t know if it’s the space I’m in nearing the holidays and having my Mom still a long way from recovering but it’s hard to look at the fan vids, concert vids and photos. It’s like saying good bye to a very dear friend. I know those 2 LA shows will be exceptional but bittersweet.

  282. Welcome back, Renata.
    And all my peeps here, you cannot imagine my laughter when reading goatie’s recap. And luval’s. luval, every time I sniff anything now, I think of you. lolololol Loved them!! Keep ’em coming. Waiting for riskylady’s London recap. I believe she’s recovering from jetlag. lololol :)
    rainbowgal, I feel for you with your mom. we’ll be thinking of you there and will try to give you a full, very detailed recap. goatie seems to be quite good at them now, so we’ll put the burden on her. lololol :)

  283. Goatie , thank you for your recap. You took me to Paris and back right here in my own living room. I felt all the emotions right along with you.

    Gift-gate, yeah pretty tacky. It should have never went in the news section, I think they should remove it. Let the fans post it on fan sites, all who want to give will find it. Adam fans can find anything.

  284. ceddies, I had never heard Purple Haze at all. Unlike (apparently) most of you, I have absolutely no rock background even though I am the “right” age…hated it/didn’t “get” it then, and it still bores me now. Even (ducking, avoiding eye contact) when Adam sings it, except at the live concert in Paris because even though I had no idea what he was singing, and it didn’t appeal to me, I did know that Monte loved whatever it was that he was doing and the crowd was into it, so even though I didn’t enjoy the music I enjoyed the vibe in that exceptional circumstance.
    But I know that a lot of people like rock – “billions and billions sold!”, and love when Adam sings it, and it poses challenges for Adam that he clearly enjoys, so it’s all good. :)

  285. cher, thanks for the French interview! who knew that Adam spoke such idiomatic French LOL…so weird to read his answers in French because we know his speech patterns so well from listening to/ reading a few thousands of other interviews that it is easy to translate back into what he almost certainly said!

    (just went to read the google translation…um, Adam does not speak like that LOL!)

    I really liked that he said that next time the album will be released all over the world at the same time. Could his label be getting smarter? :)

    goatie, I just read your Paris recap again. You nailed it.
    BTW, the drunken and half-naked young lady was just below and behind me…she was a hoot and having a terrific time, and in Paris of course people just rolled their eyes. At the time I was thinking that in America I would have been genuinely afraid for her safety. :(

  286. Went and read some other stuff and came back and apparently I am the only one up who is not getting ready for work or otherwise occupied LOL…will just say that giftgate makes me sad and this is the sort of thing that should not happen, but it’s not that big a deal if it comes off the news page on the fansite tres vite (very fast!)

  287. spiffysmile:
    12/06/2010 at 2:32 am
    GRAMMY NOMINEE ADAM LAMBERT!

    (just had to shout that one more time!)

    I’ll never get tired of hearing those words :)

  288. I’m sorry to hear that this “thank-you” effort is becoming a “gate”. It didn’t offend me in the least, although I have no intentions to participate. I’ve supported Adam & Co. through concert tickets, merchandise, and just about every other single thing that has been sold with Adam or his name on it. Heck, my car keys are lucky enough to enjoy a disco ball every single day! :) But I know as a fan that Adam doesn’t maintain that website, so it doesn’t make me think less of him. I imagine swift action will be taken once he finds out about it, though.

  289. This is from Hans Ebert’s amazing piece about Adam after the Hong Kong concert in October. Interesting to re-read it now that Adam went back to Paris and peeps are rumorizing whether he will get an apartment there and maybe even make his second album there:

    There was a time in the Fifties when Black Jazz musicians- then known as being “coloured’- had to leave America for Paris to perform their art in front of audiences who didn’t give a damn about colour. It was only about the music, man.
    Personally, I would love to see Adam Lambert record his next album outside of America, away from the hype and scrutiny of TMZ and not have him placed in the same “gene pool” of the Lindsay Lohans of this world.
    I would like him to be a “free man in Paris” or London, and surround himself with some of the icons of Glam- Boy George- if he is behaving himself- Adam Ant, Pet Shop Boys and work with Producer Max Martin, sure, but also someone like Mark Ronson and artists like Adele, Sia, even Amy Winehouse, Selah Sue from Belgium .

    and this, in light of the grammy nom and the criticism of Sony (by some) for not presenting Adam in other categories:

    Why hasn’t he got a nod as Most Promising Newcomer of the Year by the RIAA and the Grammys?’cos the Grammys are the Grannies and part of the Corporate Music Industry. Even Simon Fuller probably gets no respect from them. That’s fine. He has the support of his fans- most definitely.
    Support from his record company? Who knows.

    And yet…a grammy nomination! ironically, while Adam was in Paris.
    I would love for him to do a lot of work on album #2 in Paris…he said at the concert that Paris inspired him (as it has so many others: musicians, artists, writers). There is just something about Paris… :)

  290. kradamour, thanks for posting that. Do you have a link to Hans Ebert’s
    article. I was disappointed to find he deleted his blog so I regret not saving everything he wrote about Adam. Thanks.

  291. Fullmoon, I saved the article as a word document.

    I didn’t know he had deleted his blog…really too bad.

    Update: Just found a link that works: http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=657777

    It also includes his article about the concert in Malaysia. Unfortunately, neither one includes the original graphics, which were an important part of the whole.

    If anyone wants my word document with the graphics, send me a message on the fansite or send an email to kradamour at gmail and I’ll send it as an attachment.

  292. kradamour:
    12/06/2010 at 6:35 am

    ceddies, I had never heard Purple Haze at all. Unlike (apparently) most of you, I have absolutely no rock background even though I am the “right” age

    Awww,

    kradamour

    , so you didn’t really “get it” how awesome it was when he changed the Jimi Hendrix lyrics from “excuse me while I kiss the sky” to his version “excuse me while I kiss this guy”. It fit so perfectly. Yeah, it’s a great rock song, and I am so glad we got to hear it from Adam. My friend who went with me to St. Louis last year to see Adam in the AI8 show is the same way as you. She had never even heard any of the songs that Adam did because she had never listened to any kind of rock music–said it was too loud and got on her “nerve”.

    I’ve been a tad surprised that with his background in rock, he had to have lyrics in front of him for PH as well as Enter Sandman. I guess I thought those were in his background–although in reality, they were in a little different vein of rock than what he usually seems interested in.

    ETA: Ugh, block quotes messed up. I don’t THINK I did anything to cause that. Oh yes I did, I hit block quote instead of bold.

  293. ceddies

    they were in a little different vein of rock than what he usually seems interested in.

    Right – they weren’t a Citizen Vein! heh heh
    sorry, couldn’t resist!

  294. Hey guys, in case you didn’t know, there’s been another thread going all day (nearly 300 comments) — Adam Lambert – Acoustic Live – Now Available for Download. Just came back here to look for something and saw you still posting here. If you’re all following a particular subject here then nvm lol!!!

  295. Thanks, libraRising – had found it a while ago but didn’t want to put non-EP stuff there, it seems (for once!) to be pretty homogeneous.

    We need to find a way, though, to let peeps know that there is another thread when it starts, like we did for the tour threads. And this one, for example, says EP at the top but it became a grammy nom thread. I can’t remember if there is actually a grammy nom thread, my head is starting to spin…LOL!

  296. calgary:
    12/06/2010 at 7:22 pm

    ceddies

    they were in a little different vein of rock than what he usually seems interested in.

    Right – they weren’t a Citizen Vein! heh heh
    sorry, couldn’t resist!

    calgary, that WAS too good to pass up!! Heh!

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