Adam Lambert Controversy: Craig Ferguson Weighs In

4th Update: Adam tweets:

@adamlambert Hey friends! I will be performing and hanging w the ladies of ABC’s The View Thursday the 10th!

Performing? That’s odd! Barbara wielded her giant stick! Good for her.

3rd Update: All of Adam’s Jingle Ball appearances:

December 6 ‘ KDWB Jingle Ball ‘ St. Paul, MN ‘ Xcel Energy Center
December 11 ‘ z100 Jingle Ball ‘ New York, NY ‘ Madison Square Garden
December 12 ‘ Y100 Jingle Ball ‘ Miami, Fl ‘ Bank Atlantic Center
December 13 ‘ 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball ‘ Tampa, Fl ‘ St. Pete Times

2nd Update: Adam has a new Jingle Ball lined up on December 6 in Minnesota with 101.3 KDWB. Jordin Sparks is also on the bill. Not sure if Adam is singing–he’s listed as a special guest.

UPDATE: Adam is set to appear on Larry King Live Thursday, December 10. Also on the 10th, Adam appears on The View.

New Radio interview with 99.9FM Toronto:

Adam Lambert – 99.9FM

Last night, Craig Ferguson, the late night guy who comes on after David Letterman, spent half of his nearly 10 minute monologue snarking on the Adam Lambert controversy.

The fun begins at about the 4:20 mark, but I would suggest watching the whole monologue, because Ferguson is hella funny.

On the “gay stuff” in Adam’s AMA performance: “If that’s a crime, slap the cuffs on me, Mr!…Tighter!…the safety word’s ‘banana’.”

Lulz.

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356 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for putting this up, MJ! For some reason youtube is not working on my pc today.

  2. Craig belongs in the Adam Fanboi Club with Brian May and Meatloaf. I hope Adam will be on his show early next year. Epicness would ensue.

  3. Oh, this is great! Ferguson is just so funny anyway. I would love to see Adam on his show.

  4. I always love Ferguson. I think he is alot funnier than leno or letterman. I’d love to see any of the idols interviewed by him. Of course Adam would be epic… but I’d like to see how Kris’s dry sense of humor would play against Ferguson’s loud personality & wit.

  5. I’ve been hoping for an Adam appearance on Craig’s show (perhaps with puppet show included), but I’m glad to at least hear a Craig monologue on the subject.

  6. Bravo to Ferguson and he is hilarious. And I agree with everyone that mentioned that Adam should appear on a future episode of Craig’s show. Hint, hint… invitation for the Glambert…

  7. He’s hilarious, definitely my fave late night guy! Thanks for posting MJ!

  8. I love Craig Ferguson but the show I would pay large sums of money to see Adam on is Graham Norton. Take Craig, make him gay (or gayer depending on what you think lol) and eliminate the overbearing FCC regulations (since the show is on the BBC). For anyone who watches the Graham Norton show you know how epic that would be.

  9. MJ – how do you find these things? I tried earlier to find Chelsea Handlers forum last night and cannot? Can you find it? It was very funny too in regards to Adam

  10. Thanks for the link saga! Very well written and thought provoking piece.

  11. I love Craig Ferguson and his late night talk show. This was a hilarious monologue. Banana!!!

  12. Craig is from Europe, so of course he thinks Adam being thrown off ABC for his AMA performance is pretty ridiculous. I wonder if this is why Adam’s tour is starting internationally instead of in the US. People are accepting of his sexuality in Europe and Asia. This makes me so sad all around, but I’m happy that Adam will be touring w/o worrying about all the bashing he’s been getting in the US.

  13. Saga-Wow, what an amazing piece. This honestly made me cry,Thanks

    http://www.adamofficial.com/us/node/1025062

    This just makes me hope even more that Adam is not beaten down or subdued over current events. I hope he never stops being his OTT, glittertastic, wild, uninhibited self. More than ever I want him live on his own tour and calling his own shots without having to worry about “the children”. I am praying that this AMA controversy doesn’t break his spirit because we need a spirit like his in the music industry. Rock on Adam!

  14. dgy1- ‘  Do the drapes match the carpet?’  LOL!

    I didn’t get that question. What does it mean?

  15. saga,

    Thank you for this amazing blog link, I had to respond and just had to tweet and make him aware of the fabulous post on his own fan site, in case he wasn’t aware yet….

    This really struck a cord with me because it really encapsulizes part of the reason Adam’s OTT musical style really appeals to me

  16. AWESOMENESS. I have loved Craig Ferguson–he has the best monologues (which don’t even feel they are) and interviews of all of the late night major network hosts. As I mentioned in the headlines, I would dearly love to see Adam on the show. His twitter account is fake, so I emailed him (it’s on the website–he has written back to people in the past) asking if he might have Adam on at some point. Others on Twitter voted yea.

    I have been thinking about something this past week. It honestly didn’t occur to me that it would be such a big deal for Adam to be a gay artist. Call me naive and sheltered, but I have some gay friends, so it’s no big deal for *me* (plus thank God gay marriage is legal in Boston). I guess I knew it would be a big deal, but not THIS big a deal. It’s not like he writes about it his songs or wears a sign that says, HEY, I’M GAY, PEOPLE. But with all of this ABC censorship (b/c that’s what it is), and why (it’s more than him going off script, and if it was a female artist like GaGa, this would NOT have been nearly this kind of big deal), I think, Geez, this IS b/c he’s a gay male, and just wow. So this monologue really was a wake up call for me, a sad one. I listen to his album and think, Damn, man, this is GREAT and Adam deserves airtime. And I listen to the crap on Top 40 (mostly to see if I can hear Adam ;)), talking about having sex with women (that’s okay) and women having guys get into their junk (is that Keisha?) and think, Geez, is this a freaking double standard; don’t be gay if you want to talk about sex or show it.

    So, even tho I think Adam went too far (and it wasn’t the kiss because, frankly, I found hot), the reaction has just hit a nerve I didn’t know existed. So thanks, saga, and it’s great that Adam has so many supporters, b/c he really needs them right about now.

  17. saga, the “drapes” would be the hair on a person’s head, and if it is dyed, does it match…ahem.

    Craig F is so cute! I love him. Remember when Simon was on, and he was teasing him about sitting with his arms crossed to show off his biceps? He is so funny.

  18. Most telling was the dead silence in the audience when his name was mentioned.

    Craig had to go out of his way to explain who he was despite the “controversy” and carpet bombing hype since before Idol was even over.

    Normally I think Ferguson is the lesser of evils in late night but I didn’t care for this routine. The gay bits were tired. I did like the Canadian bits, however.

  19. Craig Ferguson has done lots of funny monologue bits about Adam even when he was on AI, I would always laugh my a** off, just wish he was on earlier…

  20. Just in case anyone doesn’t know, that really is Craig singing the theme song. He wrote it and he does play drums. So, I think he probably does have a true appreciation for a great talent like Adam’s.

  21. saga, Adam is a natural strawberry blonde, his hair is died black, but the rest is not….

  22. agathe.hb,

    i remember a hilarious and extensive discussion on another board during the tour about whether or not Adam waxed his armpit hair because it was strawberry blond and it resulted in a poster commenting on the ‘situation’, who many believe was Adam’s dad LOL

  23. If you look at Adam in People w/ Tiger on the cover (do look, and then buy it ;)), his chest hair is def not black.

    I know, this is very shallow of me, but he is very hot looking in the pics. Gold suit and boots!!!!

    Craig Ferguson needs to have Adam on his show! I would not be surprised if this happened at all. And, ahem, it’s the LATE LATE show, so no children should be watching. 8)

  24. well, I was one of those who were sure he shaved / waxed his armpits, because I couldn’t see the hair plus, I was SO sure that he would be the shaving type…. Don’t get me wrong, not because he is gay, but because he is so conscious of his appearance….

  25. from Hard Rock:

    alex_zip RT @smithdavid787 http://twitpic.com/s4qub – Here he is!! Adam Lambert!! :D (yes I was screaming like a schoolgirl) “I WILL BE THERE!!!” LOL

    I so emphasize, I was screaming like a schoolgirl standing 15 feet from Adam at the Early Show (and I am FAAAAAR from school girl age!!)

  26. druzilla,
    do you think that silence was because everybody was so offended by Adam?

  27. I love Craig, especially when his guests are his countrymen, like Gerard Buttler :) He is such an accommodating host :)

  28. Most telling was the dead silence in the audience when his name was mentioned.

    I think it was the way he segued into his Adam bit. He said, “It’s a sad day for Adam Lambert though, isn’t it ….” What were people supposed to do at that point? Applaud and let out a few whoops? I think they were waiting for the joke.

    Of course, that’s not to say everyone in the audience knew who Adam was or was familiar with the AMA controversy, but with the People spread and Barbara Walters, Larry King, Jay Leno, etc. coming up, he’s defiintely getting his name and face out there – to a national audience.

  29. agathe.hb,

    Because I am so shallow and obsessed I continued to lurk on that board that day and found out no waxing or shaving is involved, at least not in the armpit areas, no so in other areas, so it is said…….

  30. LaurelG, that was my thought too, that people just didn’t know who he was talking about (insert Canadian abeut here:)
    but honestly, I really believe that the entire thing is just going to BLOW over! :)

  31. 4evrmomof4
    tell me about it, I am in a different time zone totally, the first thing I do when I get up (about 6 am) is to go to MJ’s blog and read people’s comments about Adam news. How pathethic is that. And I DO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL LIFE, for God’s sake :(

  32. druzilla,
    do you think that silence was because everybody was so offended by Adam?

    Why would the craig ferguson audience be more offended than the Ellen/Early Show audiences that were enthusiastically applauding Adam? I think the “silence” had more to do with the segueway into the discussion.

  33. I am not supposed to even be at work today, but b/c I have trouble using my computer at home…I’m here. ;) (Sort of kind of working.)

    I didn’t find awkwardness, either, it was the segue way. I think people know who Adam Lambert is, which is obvious from further responses. I mean, this IS network television, even if it was late night.

    Didn’t Barbara tape the interview BEFORE the AMAs? Or maybe it was announced before, b/c she kept saying on The View that it was ABOUT the AMAs, so I’m confused.

  34. Barbara taped Adam after his Early Show appearance last Wednesday as Barbara tweeted out after she had completed the Adam interview….

  35. agathe.hb

    Join the club….I do the same thing only at 5am! But let us all embrace our pathethic-ness and obssesiveness. In fact we should all embrace anything anyone else would consider crazy. I found out it’s easier to live this way.

    Let us also MOVE ON from the AMA’s. That is for the interviewers (LKL, BABA, jay) Adam, you are our star .

    (I know I sound like I’m giving a sermon, but whatevr).

    Luv ya suebrody!

  36. I want someone to mention Pick U Up and If I Had You. I love these two and IIHY moves seamlessly into PUU. It seems from one of his interviews yesterday that he really likes IIHY. I dig it start to finish. :)

  37. Barbara taped Adam after his Early Show appearance last Wednesday as Barbara tweeted out after she had completed the Adam interview’ ¦.

    Ah, thanks. That should be…interesting. Adam keeps mentioning how Walters did NOT make him cry, lol

    Right back atcha, luval.

    O/T, but anyone know a good station to that plays WWFM or FYE? Because they still don’t in Boston, feh.

    Oh, for the day that we just get to hear Adam saaang…

  38. luval, I am ALL FOR MOVING ON really
    like my 13-year old daughter said: Mom, who cares if Adam is gay, he just sounds so great :)

  39. “”want someone to mention Pick U Up and If I Had You.”””

    ME TOOO!! Sue I love both of these, especially Pick U Up – his voice just soars in this :-) anytime!!! If I can come up to Boston sometime too???? heh

    “”like my 13-year old daughter said: Mom, who cares if Adam is gay, he just sounds so great””

    That is what my 12 and 13 year olds said too

    Sue – you can come visit me in AZ – they play both here all the time and recently had a contest with the prize being his FYE cd

  40. Can’t someone produce one of those maps where you see where it has been played?

  41. I LOVE PICK YOU UP! It makes me want to go out dancing :)
    sumidol, I really believe that the next generation won’t give a sh*t about sexual preferences :) It is up to us, parents to teach tolerance and acceptance :)

  42. love the passage where he does.not.take.a.breath in Pick U Up, it is breathtaking…….

  43. http://www.adamofficial.com/us/node/1025062

    from up thread this is an absolutely amazing post over at Adam Official from a gay person’s perspective. And I think they hit it on the head. Adam refuses to be complicit in the homogenization of music. He won’t act to their script. It’s the most rock and roll thing he could be doing and I for one hope he doesn’t tone it down. I want “glitter” both real and metaphorical. Dammit.

  44. Yeah someone needs to chat about PUU with him. Maybe he doesn’t know A LOT of people love that one because DJ’s mostly talk about fever or soaked or IIHY…

  45. I know you all did, but did ya see the short clip of Adam walking arm in arm with Barbara Walters? He looks so tall and thin. I kinda thought he’d be make-up less, but his eyes had that “black colored liner”, with his boots on….IIHY…my favorite today….it’s so Adam.

  46. 4evrmomof4
    yeah, right? it’s sick, isnt’ it? he goes all the way up and then he goes higher, just wow.
    (typing and listening to his singing “Ellen 12 days of giving” what A VOICE!

  47. Finally got a chance to watch this – OMG that was seriously NSFW, because I was laughing my ass off and had some major issues staying quiet at my desk :-) Craig is HILARIOUS! I’ve caught bits of his monologues before, but that was seriously made of win there. Yeah, Adam so needs to be on his show!

  48. love the passage where he does.not.take.a.breath in Pick U Up, it is breathtaking’ ¦’ ¦.

    This is the part of the song that gets me too. Either Adam has lungs of steel or it is wickedly good editing on part of producers. It just doesn’t seem humanly possible to sing that note progression and strength for that long…

  49. Has anyone heard WWFM on a Chicago area radio station? I keep listening for it, but I’ve yet to hear it here. I’ve heard LLWD quite a few times on a local Mix station, and I would think WWFM would work well on that format, too. Just wondering if I’m listening in the wrong places!

  50. I know you all did, but did ya see the short clip of Adam walking arm in arm with Barbara Walters? He looks so tall and thin. I kinda thought he’d be make-up less, but his eyes had that ‘black colored liner’ , with his boots on’ ¦.IIHY’ ¦my favorite today’ ¦.it’s so Adam.

    I didn’t! Link?

  51. suebrody
    12/04/2009 at 3:43 pm
    I want someone to mention Pick U Up and If I Had You. I love these two and IIHY moves seamlessly into PUU. It seems from one of his interviews yesterday that he really likes IIHY. I dig it start to finish.

    I’m right there with you SueBrody. These are my fav. , along with Fever & the bunny song. I’d really like to hear more about Pick U Up, he hasn’t talked about this one much.

  52. oK, I have finally figured it out – this is the best time to be chatting with you guys, it’s 10pm at my place and you are just starting :)

  53. love the passage where he does.not.take.a.breath in Pick U Up, it is breathtaking’ ¦’ ¦.

    This is the part of the song that gets me too. Either Adam has lungs of steel or it is wickedly good editing on part of producers. It just doesn’t seem humanly possible to sing that note progression and strength for that long’ ¦

    “Pick U Up” is my favorite on the album, and that dramatic, breathless run is also what makes the song for me. My favorite part is at the end of the run, when you think his voice has soared as high as it’s going to go, but then he goes up yet another octave as he heads back into the main song/chorus. It’s so amazing!

  54. Speaking of the album – I just did an hour long workout to nothing but FYE (the album) – that thing is so freaking good! I have never come across an album where I literally loved (and couldn’t stop singing) every single song on it. Every one of those songs is great! Broken Open is like a little slice of perfect. I hope a lot more people get a chance to hear this album, because it’s just that good.

  55. I do not believe that is editing in Pick U Up, because remember the note progression in Brigadoon and Feeling Good? It has otherworldly vocal abilities

  56. Ok I just went to the store and they were playing Z100 (NY) and soon as I walk in I hear. “The next song is Whataya want from me by Adam Lambert.” I had the biggest grin on my face. This is the first time I have heard the song being played on the radio that I was not searching the internet for a station that was playing it. It was so surreal. I just wanted to share. It was great. (oh and a few people in the store (including the cashier) where mouthing the lyrics, especially the chorus)

  57. Yes, link, please?

    What I love most about Adam (okay, one of the things, lol) is how he can just saaang the heck of anything. And this is why PUU is one of my favorite songs. It’s JUST HIM SINGING (oh, and then laughing at the end, tee hee, maybe in a “SEE, I CAN SING FOR A MINUTE WITHOUT TAKING A BREATH–CAN YOU?!).

    BTW, the MIX stations do not seem to be playing WWFM, tho the KISS stations are (not the one in Boston, b/c they enjoy hating on Adam).

  58. I have to say my fav is still Sure Fire Winners. The rock riffs on that thing in the middle and towards the end are off the hook and so are Adam’s vocals throughout and especially when he just lets it wail. Combine that with the dunkety click beat and WINNER!

    But it is a close call as there is only one track on the album I am not really fond of (not sayin which one though).

  59. PUU is like the feeling when you’re so happy or excited that you feel like you could burst. It’s childish, totally ridiculous but oh so fun.

  60. speaking of the bunny song, I am 52 and listened to all the old ‘glam rockers’, the beginning of Down the Rabbit Hole sounds just like some song that I cannot quite remember and it has been KILLING me for days!!! Does anyone know what the beginning passage of Down the Rabbit Hole sounds like?

  61. I was just listening to the radio interview with Adam, when one of the callers said: “don’t ever change” and he said: “I’m hanging for dear life” – then I just realized how fu***g hard it is for him, he is trying to please, he is trying to remain true to himself…. that’s the price he will have to pay, but here is hoping it won’t change him :)

  62. bridgeymah
    12/04/2009 at 4:11 pm

    I have to say my fav is still Sure Fire Winners. The rock riffs on that thing in the middle and towards the end are off the hook and so are Adam’s vocals throughout and especially when he just lets it wail. Combine that with the dunkety click beat and WINNER!

    I agree 100% SFW is my favorite too!

  63. Brilliant! Shades of the early George Carlin satirizing this country’s uptight attitudes. Thanks for posting

  64. Another NEW GLAAD Statement:

    GLAAD Urges Community to Contact ABC Over Cancellation
    of Adam Lambert’s Performances
    ‘We appreciate ABC’s commitment to gay and transgender inclusion in other programming,’  said Jarrett Barrios, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. ‘However, let us be clear that GLAAD remains steadfast in our assertion that Adam Lambert is being subjected to a double standard by ABC as an openly gay performer. We do not support ABC cancelling Adam Lambert’s past and future performances. We urge the community to reach out to ABC and express their concerns that Adam Lambert is being subjected to a double standard.’ 

    ABC Contact Information:
    Brad Jamison, Vice President of Corporate Communications, brad.jamison@abc.com

    ABC line for viewer concerns: (818) 460-7477

    This week ABC announced that Adam Lambert’s performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve were cancelled.

    Patrick Preblick, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Publicity: patrick.k.preblick@abc.com / (212) 456-7819

    Aime Wolfe, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Publicity: edwin.escobar@abc.com / (818) 460-7758

  65. so inappropriate but sooo funny:

    @sidecarsally Adam Lambert’s song is on the radio and suddenly I have the urge to suck a penis — and I’m not even gay. 3 minutes ago from web

  66. PUU is like the feeling when you’re so happy or excited that you feel like you could burst. It’s childish, totally ridiculous but oh so fun.

    So true. *off to grab Nano b/c AOL RADIO is playing More than a Game with our pal Eminem, and aside from the part that I *hate* this song, I will not listen to Eminem–yes, I am censoring him*

    No clue on Down the Bunny Hole…but it is very Alice in Wonderland-ish.

    “@sidecarsally Adam Lambert’s song is on the radio and suddenly I have the urge to suck a penis ‘” and I’m not even gay. 3 minutes ago from web”

    I don’t want to, but I want to hear the song on the radio. ;)

  67. what is this?

    @RedCarpetReport Red Carpet Report starting RIGHT NOW! Listen live! http://www.z89online.com! Talking Tiger Woods and Adam Lambert! Call in 443-4487! 4 minutes ago from web

  68. 4evrmomof4
    12/04/2009 at 4:13 pm
    speaking of the bunny song, I am 52 and listened to all the old ‘glam rockers’, the beginning of Down the Rabbit Hole sounds just like some song that I cannot quite remember and it has been KILLING me for days!!! Does anyone know what the beginning passage of Down the Rabbit Hole sounds like?

    Well, it actually sounds a little like Pop Goes the Camera to me… and I def. dig it!

    About the article posted on Adamofficial- my sentiments exactly! I also loved Kurt Cobain back in the day (I actually cried when he shot himself- gimme a break, I was 13) but never forgave him for changing the face of rock into something that is taken way more serious than it should be…
    I have so much faith in Adam to restore a little bit of the silliness, outrageousness, sexiness and just sheer fun of rock’n’roll, and like many of you- hope that all these marketing lessons he’s learning won’t break his rebelious spirit.

  69. Hi Teri, don’t know what is going on in Chicago. The Mix should definitely be a perfect fit for WWFM, but this station is notoriously slow to add songs, and I don’t think it is being spun. I would think that WWFM would at least be getting a spin in the 9:00 and later slots, but I haven’t checked recently. I sometimes don’t get a great vibe from a couple of the morning DJs regarding Adam. The KISS station should also start playing Adam at some point, the morning DJ certainly seemed to like him, but I don’t know what is going on there, either.

  70. thank you alaadam, I will be contacting all of them listed…… much appreciated

  71. I thought it was hillarious that GLAAD totally did a 180 degree turn around. How many statements is that now? 3?

  72. I have a different favorite song everyday. Today it’s a tie…If I Had You and Broken Open. Yesterday was Whaddya Want From Me and Fever. Love this album!!!

  73. This is a really interesting graph that clearly shows what Adam is talking about – in general there is a pretty big divide between the way the under 30s view “gaydom” and others. And the divide gets bigger the older the “others” get…

    http://tomjd.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/support-for-gay-marriage-by-age-and-state.jpg

    People talk about generational change and in many ways I think this is what we are seeing. The old fogeys hold the status quo and fight super hard to keep it and while they are standing entrenched in their positions the rest of society marches on by (in big old glitter boots and a cape!)

  74. Adam is hosting another Jingle Ball-I think this is the one that he may sing at:

    @alreference: Adam Lambert will host the 101.3 KDWB Jingle Ball in Minneapolis, MN on December 6: http://bit.ly/6jODrU

  75. Before I heard Down the Rabbit hole, my fav changed every rotation, but now I can listen to DTRH non stop!

  76. Ok I just went to the store and they were playing Z100 (NY) and soon as I walk in I hear. ‘The next song is Whataya want from me by Adam Lambert.’  I had the biggest grin on my face. This is the first time I have heard the song being played on the radio that I was not searching the internet for a station that was playing it.

    Z100 plays WWFM lots. I have already heard it four times today. He has picked up a lot of spins on that station.

  77. what is this?

    @RedCarpetReport Red Carpet Report starting RIGHT NOW! Listen live! http://www.z89online.com! Talking Tiger Woods and Adam Lambert! Call in 443-4487! 4 minutes ago from web

    I am listening but am confused…This sounds like a college radio station…

    It is not that easy to leave a message for ABC–they have about 10 different menu choices–but I am going to try it again.

    Z100 has now become my favorite radio station. And today’s favorite song is IIHY, with PUU a close 2nd. I bet Bridgey hates TfM. ;)

  78. I thought it was hillarious that GLAAD totally did a 180 degree turn around. How many statements is that now? 3?

    What are they doing? What is going on? I am so confused…

  79. I also loved Kurt Cobain back in the day

    I’ve never been able to get into the tortured “passing a kidney stone while singing” flannel and tee shirt wearing rock style. Cobain was one of the first – a tradition proudly carried on today by the likes of Nickelback and Daughtry.

    Have always preferred my music a bit shinier and brighter sounding. Not always “pop” but definitely not delivered with the tortured wheeze of singing through clenched vocal cords. I love that Adam is one of the few male vocalists out there who doesn’t find it necessary to sing like that.

  80. what is this?

    @RedCarpetReport Red Carpet Report starting RIGHT NOW! Listen live! http://www.z89online.com! Talking Tiger Woods and Adam Lambert! Call in 443-4487! 4 minutes ago from web

    I am listening but am confused…This sounds like a college radio station…

    It is not that easy to leave a message for ABC–they have about 10 different menu choices–but I am going to try it again.

  81. OK, I am totally getting the feeling that the cancellation of Kimmer and NYE is not really about Adam anymore. This is about other things.

  82. BeckyMD- I am kind of obsessed with DTRH myself- What does it meeeean! And love the vocals. Another current favorite (right now) is Soaked- I can’t get enough.

  83. ‘don’t ever change’  and he said: ‘I’m hanging for dear life’  ‘“ then I just realized how fu***g hard it is for him, he is trying to please, he is trying to remain true to himself’ ¦. that’s the price he will have to pay, but here is hoping it won’t change him

    Aww, it must be so hard :-( Geez, for all the talk about how, oh first he says he doesn’t want to be political, then he makes these political statements, etc. All I can think is, Adam doesn’t WANT to have to be political, but he is literally being pulled in every direction, and everyone wants something different. Some AI fans want him to be squeeky clean, others want him to be dirty, the gay community wants him to take a stance, other communities call him a hypocrite. I feel so bad for him sometimes, and really hope he just keeps a sane head and does his thing!

    As for the songs on the album, Down the Rabbit Hole is freaky, deaky awesome! I love it – I need to find lyrics to it online, but I love the chorus :-)

    But seriously, I could never pick a fav song from FYE, just like I couldn’t really pick a fav idol performance – I just love so many of them for different reasons :-)

  84. http://www.dallasvoice.com/artman/publish/article_12183.php

    I just finished reading Adam LambertÊ ¼s review and it appears to be a fantastic record. First, thank God for Adam Lambert. We need someone like this in music and the gay community. His voice does many great things.

    Halford is a total legend. He rewrote the rules and reshaped metal music for generations who followed. For him to talk about Adam like that is just – WOW.

  85. saga,

    GLAAD trying to get everyone to contact ABC officials regarding the double standard regarding Adam

  86. did they change larry king to dec 7 from dec 11? I see link to mj’s about it?

  87. Oh, it’s so wonderful to just read about people’s reactions to the different songs. I don’t know if it’s Ferguson’s irreverant humor or just relief that almost a day has gone by without major drama (and I really don’t want to tempt fate), but whatever it is – yay!

    I do believe “Broken Open” is the most beautful song on the album, but most fun? Impossible for me to choose between, basically, all the up-tempo songs.

  88. must be new thread?

    skerdypants RT @mjsbigblog Adam Lambert is set to appear on Larry King Live December 7, Plus Toronto radio interview http://bit.ly/8JJX6T 3 minutes ago from web

  89. bridgeymah
    12/04/2009 at 4:30 pm
    I also loved Kurt Cobain back in the day

    I’ve never been able to get into the tortured ‘passing a kidney stone while singing’  flannel and tee shirt wearing rock style. Cobain was one of the first ‘“ a tradition proudly carried on today by the likes of Nickelback and Daughtry.

    Have always preferred my music a bit shinier and brighter sounding. Not always ‘pop’  but definitely not delivered with the tortured wheeze of singing through clenched vocal cords. I love that Adam is one of the few male vocalists out there who doesn’t find it necessary to sing like that.

    LOL- Bridgeymah “passing a kidney stone”!

    Well, I loved him at the time, even though I also loved hair bands like Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and Guns till then. Kurt seemed like he was a real rebel- which he was- and which is also a bit of what rock’n’roll is about. It’s just that no one could foresee what an impact he and Pearl Jam would have on rock music. I actually think Nickleback, Daughtry and friends all sound more like Pearl Jam than Nirvana.
    Actually, no one really sounds like Nirvana. It died with Kurt…

    And on a happier note- Adam’s bringing the fun back! Don’t they dare stiffle him! Adam- don’t let yourself be stiffled ya hear??

  90. I know it won’t be but I would love to see Soaked released as a single. It is so unlike anything else on the radio it would stand out – the vocal and instrumentation on it are so gloriously rich. But most selfishly if it is a single we might get a MV of it and that would be EPIC.

  91. I’ve never been able to get into the tortured ‘passing a kidney stone while singing’  flannel and tee shirt wearing rock style. Cobain was one of the first ‘“ a tradition proudly carried on today by the likes of Nickelback and Daughtry.

    Have always preferred my music a bit shinier and brighter sounding. Not always ‘pop’  but definitely not delivered with the tortured wheeze of singing through clenched vocal cords. I love that Adam is one of the few male vocalists out there who doesn’t find it necessary to sing like that.

    Well said. I didn’t even know how much I missed this type of pop until I heard Adam. I’ve been so tired of the music that’s been pumped out between late 90’s until today. There are a few great acts, but it just hasn’t cut if for me.

  92. 4evrmomof4,

    “speaking of the bunny song, I am 52 and listened to all the old ‘glam rockers’, the beginning of Down the Rabbit Hole sounds just like some song that I cannot quite remember and it has been KILLING me for days!!! Does anyone know what the beginning passage of Down the Rabbit Hole sounds like?”

    I think it could be “Pretty Vegas” by INXS

  93. I see the problem with the Larry King thing– Date says 12/7 which is monday and Mj’s say Thursday 12/7 so which date is it?

  94. I have to say my fav is still Sure Fire Winners. The rock riffs on that thing in the middle and towards the end are off the hook and so are Adam’s vocals throughout and especially when he just lets it wail. Combine that with the dunkety click beat and WINNER!

    I agree 100% SFW is my favorite too!

    Mine three!

  95. I see the problem with the Larry King thing’“ Date says 12/7 which is monday and Mj’s say Thursday 12/7 so which date is it?

    thursday the 10th….its on his website…..he is asking people to email in questions

  96. loredanna,

    OMG, that is it!!!!! Loved Pretty in Vegas and loved what’s his name(do you remember his name) on that show that won, although he is very crazy and no longer part of group

    That is IT You are the best, thank you so much!!!

  97. I’m not used to a day with no Adam news. I don’t know what to do with myself.

  98. loredanna, INXS was great! I may go take a listen, I haven’t done so in ages.

  99. Mj, since Larry King is 12/10 which is Thursday could you change it, because Monday is being tweeted and linked to your site

    thank you so much, MJ!

  100. JD Fortune sang with INXS and he got tossed out on his ass by the rest of the group for abusing drugs. I don’t find any similarity between Pretty Vegas and DTRH.

  101. People are apparently reading the blog and are tweeting…not me, of course, nope. ;)

    That LKL interview is going to be interesting, me thinks…

  102. If someone sends an e-mail to Larry King, would you include this question (I can’t do it for personal reasons)? Please feel free to re-word it.

    “Adam, will all of this controversy stop you from touring in the U.S. in 2009? We really want to see you live and in person! Also, do you have a New Year’s Eve gig lined up yet? If so, can you give us details?”

    Also, does anyone have a link to Carson Daly’s New Year’s Eve gig where we could request that Adam appear?

    Thanks everyone!

  103. OMG…INXS was on that reality show…I remember loving that Mig Ayessa guy-wonder what he’s up to?

    Sorry that was waaay OT

  104. INXS is great! My friend and I were just discussing. I could see Adam doing that sort of video, and if Adam does a video for Down the Rabbit Hole, he HAS to do one ala Tom Petty’s Don’t Come Around Here.

    I don’t really like SFW, b/c whenever Adam gets his voice toyed with (not autoned, tho, like this stupid song, Tic Toc, which I am so over), I do a little shudder.

    This is why my favorite songs are:

    Broken Open *snif*
    Soaked
    WWFM
    A Loaded Smile (haunting falsetto)
    IIHY
    PUU
    Sleepwalker
    TfM *ducking*

    I am not a huge Aftermath fan, tho it’s growing on me.

    (I admit loving Fever, more than I thought I would.)

  105. jd fortune was awesome but unstable and they eventually dropped him–

  106. Also, does anyone have a link to Carson Daly’s New Year’s Eve gig where we could request that Adam appear?

    This is where I tweeted:

    @carsonjdaly

    I will be happy to email LKL. lol

  107. Ok, all this Jingle Ball hosting is starting to get weird. Can they really not find ONE that has an opening for him to actually sing? The beauty of the Jingle Balls is that the artist actually gets to perform 5 or 6 songs sometimes. I really NEED to start hearing some of this stuff live. What is the deal?

  108. Thanks suebrody for the email to LKL! Oh..I don’t have a Twitter account. I’ll look on NBC’s site.

  109. #

    #
    DLee
    12/04/2009 at 5:08 pm

    Dumb question: What’s a jingle ball?

    That’s a loaded question in an Adam thread. :mrgreen:

    I think it is a bunch of mini concerts by radio stations that are put together during the holidays with different artist performing around the country.

  110. It’s a ball that’s jingly, DLee. ;)

    No, it’s an event that radio stations sponsor, and there are four or five acts that each perform a few songs. And hosting one is cool and all, but SINGING AT ONE is, IMO, cooler.

    LOL, I was thinking that about the ball, too, especially b/c of that interview with the Canadian station that mentioned….you know…because Kris won. (Listen to the interview, cause I don’t want to post it. ;))

  111. Dumb question: What’s a jingle ball?

    That’s a loaded question in an Adam thread.

    Maybe I should have asked “What’s all this about Jingle Balls?

  112. dhunken,

    You are right Jingle Balls, Adam, Glambulge– couldn’t help myself…

  113. OMG’ ¦INXS was on that reality show’ ¦I remember loving that Mig Ayessa guy-wonder what he’s up to?

    he made a couple of recoreds .. I have one of them .. and then he did a tour or Asia wth We Will Rock You I think.

    I loved Mig in the musical We Will Rock You when he did it in London prior to the INXS thing .

    He’s gigging in NY now .. I follow him on Twitter

    http://twitter.com/migayesa

    Love the Craig Ferguson monologue .. lol

  114. dhunken
    12/04/2009 at 5:09 pm
    #

    #
    DLee
    12/04/2009 at 5:08 pm

    Dumb question: What’s a jingle ball?

    That’s a loaded question in an Adam thread.

    LOL!
    But seriously, for us non-americans- what the h*** is it?

  115. 4evrmomof4
    12/04/2009 at 5:11 pm

    dhunken,

    You are right Jingle Balls, Adam, Glambulge’“ couldn’t help myself’ ¦

    LMAO

  116. By hosting all of these Jingle Balls, Adam get to be on the radio, a reaaal looong time and prove to everyone that he is not the scaaary gay guy, that he is real cool, charming and witty, so I think hosting and ad libbing for him are cool as well and then the stations spins his tunes as well….

  117. I feel like the music history is being on replay
    I used to listen to Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, etc, etc, now my daughter refuses to listen to the likes of Miley Cirus and the Jonas Brothers – she says she wouldn’t be caught dead listening to something like that and she listens to the same stuff I used to …. BUT SHE LIKES ADAM

  118. I am still listening to Z100, and no Adam, but the usual suspects…

    They do have a cool pic of Adam on the home page, tho, and his interview.

    I have to say that the more I think about ABC yanking Jimmy Kimmel and RNYE away from Adam, the sadder I get. :( Aside from the censorship issue, I want to hear some live music!!! I am getting tired of replaying Ellen and The Morning Show! (He was a tad pitchy during Letterman, so I don’t watch that one anymore.) Interviews are cool and all (tho they need to stop being about the AMAs and ABC and about Adam’s music) but mixing in live music is better.

    Oh, no, the Owl City guy. *sob* Speaking of, don’t forget to tweet @openhouseparty tomorrow and Sunday nights and listen to them b/c they enjoy playing Adam and interviewed him last weekend. The interview sucked, but it WAS an interview, and the host later tweeted how much he appreciated Adam’s fans (there were a few of them on Twitter, lol) and liked Adam (this was not John Garabedian on Sat night, it was the other guy on Sunday).

    Oh, and I have been listening to a lot of CHR and HAC lately, and the new songs pretty much suck. I might have to start listening to rock stations, tho I feel old listening to 70s stations, b/c I remember when the music came out. *sigh*

  119. 4evrmomof4 – Thanks for the robinroemer.com photos! Gorgeous as usual.

  120. IT IS ON NOW!! WWFM is playing on Z-100 and the djay mentioned the Jingle Ball.

    *happy dancing*

  121. ABC, which airs ‘American Idol’  in case you’ve forgotten, has canceled yet another Adam Lambert appearance on one of its programs.

    Er…um…no….

  122. Woah, ABC is so hypocritical-still using Adam to promote–Adam is still front and center on their AMA page-his AMA Red Carpet Interview!!!!!

    @finney4 I see ABC is still cashing in on Adam Lambert even after blacklisting him from future appearances http://bit.ly/3aMd71 – such hypocrites

  123. 4evrmomof4
    12/04/2009 at 5:21 pm

    Dilana is really cool:

    @AsmaGlambert Dilana discusses Adam Lambert, Ring of Fire http://bit.ly/6Hn80q

    She is cool. She was actually my favorite on RockStar!

  124. When I listen to FYE, a few of the songs just remind me of a musical or rock opera. I even have it half written!

    I picture a musical called PIC U UP starirng Adam Lambert. Starts with group of hot gay guys going to a club and Adam singing SURE FIRE WINNERS. Adam meets someone, sings STRUT for him. Then they leave together, for a one night stand-Adam sings SOAKED as they walk home. But Adam really likes him! He made him listen to MUSIC AGAIN, Adam sings. So he looks for him all over, singing IF I HAD YOU. He finally finds him…big production number, PIC U UP as the curtain closes. The End

  125. Ok, all this Jingle Ball hosting is starting to get weird. Can they really not find ONE that has an opening for him to actually sing? The beauty of the Jingle Balls is that the artist actually gets to perform 5 or 6 songs sometimes. I really NEED to start hearing some of this stuff live. What is the deal?

    Well, I think the “official” word is that RCA never does as many of the jingle balls, compared to, say, Jive – DC only did a few last year compared to tons for DA. Having Adam host them is possibly RCA’s attempt to get Adam more exposure to radio (which I thought they were rather foolishly ignoring before), though if they were late with this decision (as it is very possible they were), then they might not have been able to get him room to actually perform on them. Which does suck – though Adam IS a great ad libber, he’s an even awesomer performer, of course :-)

  126. Hi Sue – Just walked in – if you are talking Z100 New York, that makes 3 plays of WWFM this afternoon alone because I heard it twice earlier today and that doesn’t include just now. So, don’t worry be happy :)

    Liked that article from AO – I agree – even if you hate Adam’s music (perish the thought!) but you are fan of rock and roll and non conformity as being something good for society in general in order to evolve, it makes alot of sense and is quite well written . . belongs on the Huffington Post or something.

  127. Cool! But you need to put Broken Open in there (maybe they have some sort of fight at some point? You get to stick Aftermath in there and of course Sleepwalker).

    We should come up with this and then tweet it to Adam. ;)

    Lyndsey Parker loves Dilana. She is tres cool. I hope her solo album does well. I had never heard of the program–didn’t know Lukas won (small world)–but she gave me a link to Yahoo music where the band plays and talks about Lukas and is just like a beaming kid. Very cool. I thanked Lyndsey for introducing me to Justin Hawkins and The Darkness (well, Adam did, but she expanded upon it), Muse, and RockstarSupernova.

  128. ABC’s Bad Business Decision: Dumping Adam Lambert: http://bit.ly/5EMh2W

    Agree with this article. Although ABC sucks, their actions are just throwing gas on the already Adam’s already superheated persona. He is a media magnet – they just can’t get enough of him and of course neither can we :-)

  129. For those who don’t know what a Jingle Ball is…

    Radio stations sponsor a home town multi Artist “show” that promotes their radio station. Artists who currently have singles out on the station are invited to do a small set of songs in front of a single night audience that usually consists of Teen/tweens (the tickets are pretty reasonable) and people who have won tickets as a promotion from the radio station.

    These venues are usually pretty cheap…the sound system is adequate…and their really isn’t much of a performance aspect. Most of the Singers bring along a small band or accompany themselves on piano or guitar. Acts can be one song or up to 4 or 5 songs (Lady GaGa did a few last year where she did only one song). These are not televised, there are no cameras, the radio stations rarely show footage on their internet sites…so the only way anyone gets to see the performance is through audience YouTubes.

    These shows are a way for the performers to “pay” the radio stations for spinning their singles. And sometimes, if the station DJs and managers actually get to know you and like you, a nice re pore is established.

    People going to these concerts are not always “music buyers” and very few Artists have much of a spike in their sales after the performance.
    These are nice gigs but are usually done by “newer” Artists, or singers who have something new to promote. Anyone who has become an established “tourer” doesn’t tend to participate in these.

    And usually, because of the number of acts, their is a radio emcee with a guest emcee to keep the show going between sets. This is where Adam will fit in.

  130. I read one of the article and it said tha AI is broadcast of ABC and that is not true AI is on FOX and always has been…people should have their facts straight before the take folks to task in print (if I made an error my apologies – LOL)

  131. Tess
    12/04/2009 at 5:44 pm

    For those who don’t know what a Jingle Ball is’ ¦

    Thanks Tess for the well informed description. So Adam hosting with a DJ may actually be better if they get along they will play his songs more. (fingers crossed, rabbit foot in hand, four leaf clover behind ear, Elephant pendant on coat, and about 100 broken wishbones that went in my favor)

  132. It will also cost him less. I don’t think his musicians are cheap…

  133. Thanks, Tess. There seem to be a lot of these Jingle Balls. Kiss 108 is having one and has some upcoming artists, like Justin Bieber playing. It is surprising that Jordin Sparks is playing any, b/c I would continue her established at this point. If the point is to get your name out there and develop a rapport w/ a station, this seems like a perfect opp for Adam, because he is so articulate and fun in these settings. And Z-100 did mention this when they spun his song (they didn’t when they played Kris, but that may be b/c LLWD is more established on the station).

  134. The Tampa Jingle Ball is in the arena where the Idol concert was. But instead of the stage being at the end, it’s where center ice would be in hockey and plays to one half of the arena. I’d say it will hold 6-8K for this concert if I had to guess.

  135. Im getting so frustrated with Adam hosting stuff. WHERE IS THE SINGING??

    I really wouldn’t get bent out of shape that Adam is hosting rather than singing at jingle balls…the whole point is to simply participate as a way to get the radio station to play your songs….i don’t think that him singing a few songs at these things is going to translate into many –or any — more sales than hosting will. Adam will continue to sing on TV (just not on ABC) and, hopefully, in future concerts.

  136. @yayponies brendon urie talks adam lambert and guyliner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-HAzF1idpU half a minute ago from Tweetie

    I know this is a little OT, but I love Panic!!! at the Disco!! and Brendon Urie!! And, I especially like them bringing Adam into the conversation!!

  137. Are these all Jingle ball hosting we know so far?

    December 6 – KDWB Jingle Ball – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    December 11 – z100 Jingle Ball – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    December 12 – Y100 Jingle Ball – Miami, Fl – Bank Atlantic Center
    December 13 – 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball – Tampa, Fl – St. Pete Times Forum

  138. suebrody
    12/04/2009 at 5:25 pm

    IT IS ON NOW!! WWFM is playing on Z-100 and the djay mentioned the Jingle Ball.

    *happy dancing*

    Sue you always put a smile on my face with your post. I know exactly how you feel. Happy Dancing was my reaction the first time I heard it on Z100 today! :-)

  139. suebrody,
    Now that Michelle Collins has outed Rihianna, that military mouse will NEVER fly. We tried to use a photo of a cute kid in a textbook once (washing his hands!) wearing a Mickey Mouse t-shirt and their licensing people went nuts and made us remove it from the text.

  140. I left out FYE because I still can’t listen to it without flashbacks to the AMA’s. But it probably would fit right before his lover gets BROKEN OPEN :)

  141. Bummer, ljsmack. Oh, well. Hope it stays up till Disney (oh, wait, they are affiliated with ABC, whatha know) gets wind of this.

    Okay, dhunken, he’s yours. THIS time.

    And yeah, I hate to say it but it also bothers me to hear FYE the single now, and it’s not b/c of the song itself but b/c of the fallout the bloody performance (3 1/2 minutes) resulted in. Dammit.

  142. Yeah, I skip FYE when I play it in the car for the same reason–fallout flashbacks. The 3 1/2 minutes that changed the world–or so people would have us think.

  143. WWFM is back on Z-100 (spin 6 today? WOOT WOOT) noting that the station is not canceling on Adam, and that he is STILL is hosting Z-100’s Jingle Ball.

    TAKE THAT, ABC.

    *throwing confetti*

    *damn, that song sounds SO good on the radio*

  144. it also bothers me to hear FYE the single now

    Put me in the loved it more post AMA. Actually has really grown on me and every time I hear it I can see a sick Wade Robson group dance to it on SYTYCD… not that that will happen now, but hey is what I see.

  145. OK I added a more songs and expanded the plot. I think PIc U UP could be a hit!

    Fan Fiction belongs on your fan forums. Discussion of news and music only please.

  146. love the FYE music video. Any idea if VH1 is thinking of running it? Hope so, so we can all vote for it.

  147. love the FYE music video. Any idea if VH1 is thinking of running it? Hope so, so we can all vote for it.

    People have been watching it on the VH1 website, trying to raise the view count. It was at 12,000 last I saw.

  148. Where does everybody go to get the number of spins a song gets. I only have the link to radio station adds. Can someone please post. Thank you.

  149. thanks mama2dasha I will go to the website right now and watch it a few hundred times. See ya in a bit!

  150. Is it possible that I am loving Adam ´s CD more and more each day? I cannot decide on a favorite. They are all awesome for different reasons, but mainly because of Adam ´s voice. I think this is the first time in my life that I love all the songs on an album.

  151. dhunken – Can you give the link to see the station adds? Thank you.

  152. luval
    12/04/2009 at 7:34 pm

    love the FYE music video. Any idea if VH1 is thinking of running it? Hope so, so we can all vote for it.

    I love the video too and can’t wait until it is available on Itunes on Dec 15. I kind of don’t understand why they haven’t released it yet as I think this would help the song a lot. Thought the AMA performance was ugh! the Music Video is fantastic. IMHO The MV I think would help people get the image of the AMA performance out of their minds. IMHO I know that I think of the MV now more then the AMA because I have watched in several time.

  153. I do like the video. And it’s not about the performance, it’s just about the fall-out, as noted. That makes me really upset. If you look at spins, I believe FYE is free-falling and WWFM is on the way up (thank you, Z-100), even tho FYE is still ahead of WWFM on iTunes.

    And henever I hear WWFM on the radio, I just smile and smile (and do a little dance in my seat). I hope it goes Top 40 soon…getting there, I believe, due to #of spins, not that I could tell you what those are, and I need others like Q to do that. I am a little surprised that it doesn’t get a Pink tie-in, since she wrote it. We hear about that with Fever and GaGa. Just curious.

    So, Adam is going on:
    LKL
    Leno
    Conan
    Barbara Walters
    This thing on Logo
    This VeVo thing (where that is?)

    I don’t know how to request FYE the video on MTV or VH-1, or I would.

    Anything I miss? I really, really hope to hear back from Craig Ferguson. I know, this is where we started. :)

    WWFM would make an excellent Mandy Moore or Tyce DiOrio contemporary piece. Too bad Mia Michaels isn’t on there anymore, b/c that would be perfection.

    I am so happy Kris is getting to play the show, and I would love to see Adam also get the chance. Since MW was used as a solo on SYTYCD Canada, I am still gunning for it on US SYTYCD. (It hasn’t been, has it? I don’t think so.)

  154. JenOhio
    12/04/2009 at 7:41 pm

    dhunken ‘“ Can you give the link to see the station adds? Thank you.

    Here you go. Type in the name of the artist or the name of the song you want and it will come up. It gives you the current week adds but you can get the history if you look to the right hand side top of the list you will see in light blue Previous week adds. Click it and then you will see all history. Adds are on Monday’s and Tuesdays. The week starts Wednesday and ends Tuesday. So you may not see anything for this week yet. http://addboard.mediabase.com/SongsMenu.asp

  155. Where does everybody go to get the number of spins a song gets. I only have the link to radio station adds. Can someone please post. Thank you

    The adds page is visible without a password. The song spin detail is buried deep and you have to have an account with a password.

  156. Oh, so you just go to the VH-1 website and watch it and that gives it spins? No request place? This is new to me. I stopped watching mvs in the 90s. ;)

    If it needs 1000 spins to get to Top 40 and it’s at 425 and counting, it won’t happen this week, but I guess it could double next week. Maybe we could knock off Owl City (playing now on Z-100, ick). ;)

  157. I had posted this on the headlines thread but seems much more relevant to the discussion here:

    In case anyone is wondering, FYE is definitely not dead on NYC radio. It is still in rotation at WPLJ and was played about an hour ago. WWFM is also in rotation there. I’m glad because, frankly, I love it. I really do. I actually just rewatched the FYE performance from AMA and it certainly wasn’t his best, but still had some great moments, like the opening and the final vocal run, which nobody ever talks about. And the video is awesome ‘“ just incredible I think.

  158. I think the mv will help FYE the single. But Adam is only singing WWFM on network performances, so that’s now the single, right? (And I’m sure that has to do w/ a certain performance on a certain musical program on a certain Sunday night.) @openhouseparty plays WWFM on Sat and Sunday nights, but I’ve never heard FYE. Locally, I haven’t heard either. Of course. Boston sucks.

  159. I actually just rewatched the FYE performance from AMA and it certainly wasn’t his best, but still had some great moments, like the opening and the final vocal run, which nobody ever talks about.

    larchcat – ITA. I have talked about those bits since day 1. His voice was awesome and dramatic and supple and powerful and all the stuff we love and frankly the opening is what has stuck with me most from that performance. I LMAO at the other stuff was so OTT and ridiculous – but that was the point.

    The guy who did the piano arrangement for the beginning is Bowie’s piano player – pretty awesome. We will see Adam and Bowie on stage together one day – VH1 or Grammy’s anyone?

  160. I have never gone back to watch. I still have it recorded. Maybe I will.

  161. FYE will do better on the top 40 radio here in Oz where WWFM will do better on the “mix” stations that play a bit of old new and trend slightly older demo wise.

    Haven’t heard it yet but the album only just got released over here so we will see. There is a lot of hype going on around our own Idol winner etc right now, oh and these guys who just cleaned up at our national music awards. Theatrical much? Not that fond of their music but they do love camping it up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMJjF4LHOkY

  162. like the opening and the final vocal run, which nobody ever talks about.

    Oh I talk about the last vocal run all the time. I have said from the beginning that the performance was sub par but the last vocal run was off the hook. I am so glad that someone else has mentioned it too.

  163. By the way when I went to the VH1 website on the left hand side near the bottom Adam is the 3 most searched topic on their site. Behind Tough Love Couples Casting and Real Chance of Love 2. This is on their combined home page on the Music hompage he is the #5 most searched.

  164. I hope both FYE and WWFM get a lot of spins/adds and move up those charts.
    Informal poll:
    (A) What song do you think will end up doing the best?
    &,
    (B) What is your favorite song(s) on the cd?
    Did everyone get to read off AO the reviews which were all positive overall!? Someone commented and linked the Huffington Post review too which was excellent! Nice to see! Very exciting!
    Oh, & to answer my own poll questions….
    (A) Fever, PYU
    (B) Fever, Sleepwalker….I actually really love them all!

  165. (A) Fever
    (B) Depends on hour (cause it changes depending on my mood) today – Sure Fire Winners; yesterday Soaked

  166. (A) What song do you think will end up doing the best? Fever or Sure Fire Winners or Broken Open

    (B) What is your favorite song(s) on the cd? Sure Fire Winners, WWFM, FYE, Fever, Music Again and Sleepwalker at least that is today’s favorites! ;-)

  167. Okay, well, I will answer this. ;)

    (A) What song do you think will end up doing the best?
    Hrm. I thing WWFM will do very well, but it’s the 2nd single (but kind of the first one), so I think Adam might not be established enough. I think Fever is going to do well. I also think that either IIHY or PUU could (love them both, no issue there). Maybe Music Again.

    &,
    (B) What is your favorite song(s) on the cd?

    Also tough. It kind of changes day to day. I love WWFM. I am not going to count TfM, since that was released pre-album. ;) I adore Broken Open. Sleepwalker is really pretty. A Loaded Smile (love the falsetto!) and Soaked are haunting. But I think I am going with IIHY or PUU, b/c I always smile when I hear those.

  168. (today)
    1.IIHU (reminds me so much of our boy)
    2.Sleepwalker
    3.WWFM
    4.FYE
    5.TFM (sorry, but I love it gonna see 2012 tomorrow)
    6.Strut
    7.MA and all the rest!

  169. Hey, people, where is IIHY? I think that’s Adam’s. ;) I Dhunken, I think Broken Open is too moody (and too long) for radio. Sure Fire Winners might be a big hit; very catchy, but not one of my favorites, must admit. I think Fever could be a smash, w/ it’s GaGa tie-in. And what is best about the album? ADAM CAN SAAANG. Most artists on the radio CANNOT SING. Strange but true.

    YAY, luval! Fine first choice!!!

  170. Suebrody – I just love your positive energy. Going back to watch every recording from the finale to AMA. See you tomorrow.

  171. bridgeymah

    The guy who did the piano arrangement for the beginning is Bowie’s piano player ‘“ pretty awesome. We will see Adam and Bowie on stage together one day ‘“ VH1 or Grammy’s anyone?

    I have been saying for so long that my deathbed dream (ok joking but a dream!) would be Queen Bowie and Lambert doing Under Pressure . . but yeah I’d take any Bowie – Lambert collab – they could even do Little Drummer Boy with Lambert doing Crosby and I’d be happy! :)

  172. (A) What song do you think will end up doing the best? Fever

    (B) What is your favorite song(s) on the cd? Music Again other favs: Strut, Sure Fire Winners, If I had you, Soaked

    Least favorite songs: Whataya Want from me + Aftermath

  173. I like the idea of Adam hosting these Jingle Balls. I think it sets him up to host, or co-host, an awards show later down the line.

  174. BTW. I can’t think of any albums where I listened to every single song except the Beatles. Bought the re-masters and listened (once) to every album.

    Now Adam and For Your Entertainment….Listen and love every song for different reasons.

    Am doing me up with a black color liner (going to a Christmas party tomorrow)

    I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!

  175. Ok just listening to Loaded Smile again and just can’t get the connection to Sade out of my mind.

    Check this out and see what you think:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aBAMnIUi8Y&feature=related

    (this is just one there are several of her songs that I am reminded of).

    Not that this is a bad thing – she is awesome and her music is definitely cocktail lounge cruise central.

  176. Suebrody ‘“ I just love your positive energy. Going back to watch every recording from the finale to AMA. See you tomorrow.

    Thanks. :) Good night.

    Good point, sidewalkstory. I agree. He could def host the VMAs next year.

  177. A Loaded Smile is probably the song I like the least on the album. I think WWFM will be a hit on the radio IF he can get airplay. I think Music Again, IIHY and Fever all could do well. I love Strut too. My ultimate favourite is PUU but I don’t see that as a single… too OTT.

  178. but yeah I’d take any Bowie ‘“ Lambert collab ‘“ they could even do Little Drummer Boy with Lambert doing Crosby and I’d be happy!

    Oh, that would be so cool. Bowie is at the piano and Adam is leaning on it. And there would be mistletoe AND a menorah for Adam. ;)

  179. (A) What song do you think will end up doing the best?
    &,
    (B) What is your favorite song(s) on the cd?

    Okay, I will play. What’s the appliance prize? I need a new dishwasher and I like the Bosch. :)

    Anyway:

    A) WWFM will do well. A little while ago I would have picked Fever as a hit but I am afraid that they won’t release it as a single due to the racy lyrics (e.g. “sexual tic tac toe” “menage a trois” etc.. I actually think Music Again might do well as a later single – the critics really like it, and well, it was on the sticker. If Modern Rock radio wasn’t so anti-idol, I think Pick U up would totally fit in, but I’m not holding my breath. Unfortunately, I think FYE could have been a huge hit if they had released it later on in the cycle but it was just too racy for out of the box (pun INTENDED)

    B) #1 fave is probably Broken Open. It could have been Soaked, but since he wrote BO, I give it the Nod. IT’s almost tied with PUU. Also totally love Music Again, Fever, WWFM (a huge surprise to me, but it just fits so well now), Sure Fire Winners, IIHU and yes, I love Aftermath. I said it.

  180. I agree that FYE would have done really well released later on. I love it, totally danceble to40 smash happy hit. Maybe they can use it for the international market.

  181. I haven’t seen this article in Washington Post – the perfect blend of sarcasm and snark. LOVE IT.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/03/AR2009120304474.html

    “On Sunday, Nov. 22, Lambert brought down the house at the AMAs, and gave ABC the vapors with a highly choreographed performance that included a male-dancer-shoves-face-in-Lambert-crotch move, and a Lambert-kisses-dude stunt. The Lambert-walks-shirtless-leather-chapped-guys-on-leash bit? ABC was totally fine with that.”

    LMAO so true.

  182. I like FYE too. I can’t wait to download the MV. Glad it’s not toatlly dead in charting. It deserves a second chance.

  183. Nostradamas…we are really all trying to move on.

    Anyway, has anyone listened to Adam’s “Oh My Ra” on Youtube? To me, this song would be an international dance hit. But that’s just me. I love the techno club stuff.

  184. The Lambert-walks-shirtless-leather-chapped-guys-on-leash bit? ABC was totally fine with that.’ 

    That’s the part I didn’t like. Just cause I don’t like seeing people on leashes. But I’m so over the AMA performance, because I really was never that shocked by it. LOL

    That’s a very funny quote! :)

  185. MWAHAHAHA, Bridgey. To be honest it was the leash thing that bugged me. NOTHING ELSE. I enjoyed the kiss, actually. ;) The mv is more playful, and could give FYE a second chance, but with WWFM, I’m not sure (especially if they are in the process of filming a mv for WWFM, tho that seems a little dubious to me).

  186. It ain’t about the kiss’ ¦that’s just the bullshit sympathy begging line’ ¦this isn’t what I want to see on my TV in front of the kids’ ¦or any other God damned time’ ¦.geez’ ¦.

    http://i48.tinypic.com/25g5j0n.gif

    Might I just say someone has some skills… (almost blushing)

  187. To be honest it was the harness thing that bugged me.

    Suebrody – LOL a little harness never hurt anyone and must say I was just pleased to see a couple of guys in that position for a change, is usually the female dancers crawling around (in harnesses)…

  188. bridgeymah:

    This quote from the article you posted really cracked me up–

    Note to ABC: Airing music trophy shows is not for the faint of heart. And, when an artist is performing surrounded by chicks dressed like pre-World War II Berlin hookers hanging from stripper poles, and guys are being walked on all fours like dogs, and the tune’s lyrics go like this:

    Imma hurt you real good baby

    Let’s go, it’s my show, baby, do what I say . . .

    I told ya, Imma hold ya down until you’re amazed

    Give it to ya til you’re screamin’ my name

    . . . sometimes things are going to happen. “

  189. iluvai – the whole article is made of WIN! total snark which is so deserved and yes that quote is priceless. Kind of made my day and Washington Post no less!!!

    Oh I’m feeeelllinnngggg gooooooooood (guess what song is playing right now on my stereo)!

  190. this isn’t what I want to see on my TV in front of the kids’ ¦or any other God damned time’ ¦.geez’ ¦.

    http://i48.tinypic.com/25g5j0n.gif

    Though it is convenient to have the URL to a gif for repeat viewing.

    Thanks, Nostradamas. Didn’t know people were making gifs of that.

  191. HEY!!!!!!!!!!!! WWFM is the #2 most requested song on Z-100. YAY!!!!

    *jumping up and down in shock and excitement*

    (I voted twice. But that’s all, so it wasn’t just me! 8))”

    GaGa was #1. As befits the world order, lol

  192. “It ain’t about the kiss’ ¦that’s just the bullshit sympathy begging line’ ¦this isn’t what I want to see on my TV in front of the kids’ ¦or any other God damned time’ ¦.geez’ ¦.

    http://i48.tinypic.com/25g5j0n.gif

    Might I just say someone has some skills’ ¦ (almost blushing)”

    But Bridgeymah It looks like Adam missed his mark….this gif looks like the guy is hitting Adam’s abdomen….though Adam seems to be extremely blessed so the guy may be hitting his target ;)

    PS Thanks for the gif nostradamas

  193. @adamlambert Hey friends! I will be performing and hanging w the ladies of ABC’s The View Thursday the 10th!

  194. @adamlambert Hey friends! I will be performing and hanging w the ladies of ABC’s The View Thursday the 10th!

    Oh Lord… LOL

    Question though… how can Adam perform on the view?? I guess barbara waters has A LOT of juice being that its ABC.

  195. Oh yeah. Craig Ferguson is Just toooooo funny!! lol Adam needs to go on that show.

  196. He’s PERFORMING on the view? OMG I think I am in love with Barbara Walters. Now THERE is the HBIC, ABC!!

  197. And yeah, I hate to say it but it also bothers me to hear FYE the single now, and it’s not b/c of the song itself but b/c of the fallout the bloody performance (3 1/2 minutes) resulted in. Dammit.

    I’m actually getting over it now and have started to listen to the song again. I love it, it’s fun and has a great beat. I wonder how Adam feels about the song. Will he ever perform it live again and how will he perform it? That’s what babs should ask him.

  198. I’m like wow, just wow. I want to stay home just to watch The View. Maybe MJ can stream it, lol

    Hey, friends. HA HA HA

    Geez, Barbara, can you get Adam back on Jimmy Kimmel and RNYE. ;)

  199. @adamlambert Hey friends! I will be performing and hanging w the ladies of ABC’s The View Thursday the 10th!

    Lol best reality show episode EVArh

  200. adamlambert Hey friends! I will be performing and hanging w the ladies of ABC’s The View Thursday the 10th!

    Oh please oh please make Hassleblack sit next to him so we can watch her do lemon lips… said this before Adam has balls of steel and the only thing ABC is more afraid of than FCC is Babs!

  201. OMG, on the View!!! Please let him do another song….I like wwfm, but I want him to do Broken Open…I want that Hasselback chick to really have a 360 turn around…he will charm her pants off (and then snap the elastic of her thong)!

  202. suebrody
    12/04/2009 at 9:28 pm
    HEY!!!!!!!!!!!! WWFM is the #2 most requested song on Z-100. YAY!!!!

    *jumping up and down in shock and excitement*

    (I voted twice. But that’s all, so it wasn’t just me! 8))’ 

    GaGa was #1. As befits the world order, lol

    Is that something they do daily?

    BTW, I am in Boston too – what # is that station (never listen to the radio)

  203. he will charm her pants off (and then snap the elastic of her thong)!

    Dlee – LMAO. Can’t wait for him to describe that as the San Francisco special aka trolley stop for her. This will be total sport. At least he will have Whoopy and Joy for support. In total awe of Adams’ gumption.

  204. God, I would be scared shitless going to that show! Adam is quite fearless…

  205. OMG! The View? On ABC? Performing? I am in shock. This is going to be interesting. Do you suppose he’ll sing FYE? I keed. Probably WWFM, although something like Soaked that will knock their socks off vocally would be nice.

  206. saga
    12/04/2009 at 9:38 pm

    He is not getting the easy gigs!

    ROTFLMAO

  207. I’m sure he will be singing WWFM or MA. These are songs for singles he is promoting now. At least WWFM. But I could listen to these a thousand times.

  208. saga
    12/04/2009 at 9:38 pm
    He is not getting the easy gigs!

    No shit!

  209. Yeah soaked or broken open would be awesome… but I guess WWFM is what It’ll be. The wiew has a large audience right? I don’t think he’ll want to miss to market his single if so… but I would love to see BO or Soaked.

  210. want that Hasselback chick to really have a 360 turn around’ ¦he will charm her pants off (and then snap the elastic of her thong)!

    Blahhhhhhh Wahhhhh or something like that. That was funny! :)

  211. God, I would be scared shitless going to that show! Adam is quite fearless’ ¦

    When did you notice?

  212. Is that something they do daily?

    BTW, I am in Boston too ‘“ what # is that station (never listen to the radio)

    Z-100 is a radio station you can stream live. They have Elvis Duran in the morning and he (and the station) have a LOT of clout, b/c it’s the #1 market in the country (I think) and they are the #1 station in NYC. It’s a big deal and they LOVE Adam and play WWFM several times a day (as you may know, they NEVER play him in Boston). Adam is hosting their Jingle Ball, so of course they would want to plug him (they also play LLWD, and Kris and I guess Allison are performing). Adam’s interview (and pics!) from his interview w/ them from a couple of weeks ago is on their home page. The interactive 9 at 9 is nightly, and I have no idea who usually wins, but I can’t believe Adam did, unless a lot of Adam fans voted, b/c he beat out some biggies.

    We just have mix104.1, KISS 108 FM, and The River in Boston for HAC/CHR, and since they do not seem to like Adam (actually, KISS 108 actively hates on him), I am now listening to NY radio, even tho they talk about the Jets. ;)

  213. Actually I would like him to sing Music Again. So much joy in that performance. No one can help but smile when he sings that one.

  214. Man someone has done a serious about face over at ABC. Babs bought the heat and the boys upstairs curled up in the corner and started sucking their thumbs muttering “whatever you want whatever you want” :-)

  215. I want a new thread. Or: an update. And I thought Adam getting #2 on 9 at 9 on Z-100 as a big deal. Which it was. But still. Someone said we needed some new Adam news. Well, we got some, that’s for sure.

    *in shock*

  216. He’s PERFORMING on the view? OMG I think I am in love with Barbara Walters. Now THERE is the HBIC, ABC!!

    You got that right!!!

  217. suebrody- I am in shock too. He said he and Barbara had talked about it but I didn’t expect it this soon. And ABC is going to let him perform now? WTF? Barbara has got to have some serious clout.

  218. Barbara just became my favoritest person. LOL well no actually Ellen still gets that title for her Adam hug, but Babs is coming along a mighty close second.

  219. DLee
    12/04/2009 at 9:49 pm
    God, I would be scared shitless going to that show! Adam is quite fearless’ ¦

    When did you notice?

    Ring of Fire? Or maybe when he sang off the girls list in Hollywood? Rhinestones glued to his eyes on Idol? PDA with his boyfriend? Details? AMA? Take your pick!

  220. Geez, this is better than Jimmy Kimmel! I mean, he is going to perform on the network that banned him? DURING THE DAY? While the kiddies are awake? Will wonders never cease? Never doubt the power of the Barbara.

    I vote for RoF. That was his first statement of the fierceness that is Adam. :)

  221. Adam is gonna blow the roof off at the View. WEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
    Honestly, there is no way Hasselback will make a 180 degree turn with Adam. She’s a phony and it will take every ounce of her strength to smile. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if she doesn’t show up that day…kids sick or some other lame excuse.

  222. Man someone has done a serious about face over at ABC. Babs bought the heat and the boys upstairs curled up in the corner and started sucking their thumbs muttering ‘whatever you want whatever you want’ 

    LOL. Love this image!

  223. Ring of Fire? Or maybe when he sang off the girls list in Hollywood? Rhinestones glued to his eyes on Idol? PDA with his boyfriend? Details? AMA? Take your pick!

    Adam is my role model and I’m a lot older than him.

  224. DLee
    12/04/2009 at 9:49 pm
    God, I would be scared shitless going to that show! Adam is quite fearless’ ¦

    When did you notice?

    Ring of Fire? Or maybe when he sang off the girls list in Hollywood? Rhinestones glued to his eyes on Idol? PDA with his boyfriend? Details? AMA? Take your pick!

    Add Zodiac Crawl Thru Fire and not trying to duck the photos of him kissing Cheeks to that list.

  225. I am suspicious. I am not about to let ABC off the hook just because BW twisted their balls. I don’t think this means anything. Adam tweeting that he is back on for NYE would mean something. ABC are still bastards to me for the stance they have taken. I don’t think Adam being on the View.

  226. E. Hasselback married Matt Hasselback, the former quarterback at Boston College (which is a couple of miles from where I live). They met there. I am so ashamed of my hometown.

    But this is gonna be one hella show. Ppl on Twitter are trying to get me to go to it and I suggested we trend #AdamonTheView lol

    Oh, ABC is still a group of bastards, but I can’t wait to see what happens when Adam is on w/ them. I know Joy Behar likes him. Whoopie, too, I think. EH, no. Barbara, I don’t know, but they are going to get great ratings…

  227. I have never understood why ROF is daring. It’s a country song with middle eastern/ambient arrangement. And it’s a damn good arrangement. I think it’s even better remixed. I don’t get what was so controversial about that. Nobody listens to Buddha Bar?

  228. Wow! The View should be interesting. What a roller coaster ride the last couple of weeks has been. It’s hard being an Adam fan. Think how hard it must be to BE Adam.

    Meanwhile, we get cute little stories with Kris in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World and adorable video of Alisson buying her cd in disguise. That is so much less stressful. (of course I own both their cds as well, but I’m not an OTT fan like with Adam).

    Something tells me the Adam ride will be more like Disney’s Space Mountain or the Tower of Terror instead of Cinderella’s Castle. Hang on. Can’t wait to see what happens on the View.

  229. But this is gonna be one hella show. Ppl on Twitter are trying to get me to go to it

    SueB you should go – then you can throw rotten fruit at Hassleback when she gets her lemon face going. We get the View down under so might have to set my DVR! Sport I tell you. The ladies of the View will be no match for that megawattage charm of Adams. He’ll fix those baby blue laser beams on them and they will be putty in his glove. :-)

  230. saga- I don’t think it had so much to do with the arrangement as Adam’s slinky, shirt-lift, eye-f***king performance.

  231. Adam is my role model and I’m a lot older than him.

    I agree iluvai. There is a lot to admire. And a lot to admire his parents for to.

  232. saga- I don’t think it had so much to do with the arrangement as Adam’s slinky, shirt-lift, eye-f***king performance.

    Huh. He didn’t kiss anyone.

  233. Ha ha! Adam was just shown in a clip on Jay Leno. (Not live of course). But then they showed Jay in Adam’s Kiss style outfit. Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  234. Oh, if I can get there, I so will. I don’t mind taking the bus up and back in a day. It would be sooo worth it. I bet ppl already have tix for it, and might sell them.

    And this:

    katb52

    Jay Leno is talking about Adam and ABC and Hardrock. less than 5 seconds ago from web

    VAidolfan

    Jay Leno dressed as Adam is so funny!!!!!!! less than 5 seconds ago from web

    Damn, I hope this ends up on YT!!!

  235. I’d love to see him sing “Fever” on the View. That’d be daring.

  236. And a lot to admire his parents for to.

    I love his parents too! :) He was very lucky to have them!

  237. saga
    12/04/2009 at 10:07 pm

    I have never understood why ROF is daring. It’s a country song with middle eastern/ambient arrangement. And it’s a damn good arrangement. I think it’s even better remixed. I don’t get what was so controversial about that. Nobody listens to Buddha Bar?

    In my opinion it was only daring for American Idol….in the real world it is more like a Disney song….Ironically! ;-)

  238. “Something tells me the Adam ride will be more like Disney’s Space Mountain or the Tower of Terror instead of Cinderella’s Castle. Hang on. Can’t wait to see what happens on the View.”

    ITA- I still don’t know what to think.

  239. Just saw the Jay Leno clip too. Hilarious. He mentions Adam almost every night in his monologue. He and Adam (I hope an interview) will have a fun time.

  240. And a lot to admire his parents for to.

    zuper I couldn’t agree more. From the beginning I have been in awe of how supportive and accepting they are of the total “who” that is Adam. Jacob from TWoP commented about the look of undisguised pride on Eber’s face one week when Adam was performing and said longingly how much any son would give to see a look like that from their father.

  241. But I agree that ABC should not be excused because they booked him at the view. Or maybe we should say it was BW that booked him. If they won’t let him do NYE and stuff like that I am not happy with them.

  242. He’s going to have all those women eating out of his hands with his charm and charisma. Can’t wait.

  243. I don’t get what was so controversial about that.

    I think it was the way he touched himself? Maybe when his shirt came up a little? IDK

  244. He’s going to have all those women eating out of his hands with his charm and charisma. Can’t wait.

    I hope so. I don’t even want to meet him because I think I would just melt and act like a goofball.

  245. I don’t get what was so controversial about that.

    It was the whole disrespecting JC (that is Johnny Cash not the other JC) that did it. But the hilarious thing was that Cash was the original renegade and would have enjoyed the hell out of that performance. I have turned more people onto Adam via that song (pre album) than anything else he did.

  246. snif, bridgey

    Seriously, you could always tell from his parents’ interviews how they were willing to let Adam be Adam (this is why I love Jakob on this season’s SYTYCD; aside from being the best dancer and very humble, he seems to have had the same story, ala sports, theater, the arts, etc.).

    Apparently, this is all over the media (e.g., TMZ). I need to check this out. I am not sure if ABC is getting good press or bad this time, but they are getting some.

    Oh, and yeah, RoF is incredibly tame except when you put it next to a song and performance like…well, any Rascal Flatts’ song Danny has ever performed. ;) (Same w/ Keith Urban, whom I like.) The part of that night, of course, was Randy Travis’s reaction. Hee hee.

  247. bridgeymah,iluvai-

    As a parent, they really reminded me that the most important thing is to support your children in what THEY choose to do. It is their life. They get to choose. It is such a simple message but never have I seen it so beautifully demonstrated before. It sounds silly to say that watching a reality show made a difference in my life but my boys are still very small and this is something that I know I will bring to my parenting – because of them(Adam’s parents), I’m sure my boys will benefit.

  248. Adam also sneered. In those days, so many months ago, sneering was the equivalent of kissing a boy and thrusting oneself into another boy’s crotch.

    Oh, the innocence of Idol. 8)

    On a more serious note, this is so wonderful to read, zuper. Many kids will benefit as a result of Adam’s parents’ (and Jakob’s, etc.). I really believe that.

  249. The part of that night, of course, was Randy Travis’s reaction. Hee hee.

    His wife was the hilarious part for me. She soooo did not approve. She was a grouchy face!!!

  250. It sounds silly to say that watching a reality show made a difference in my life but my boys are still very small and this is something that I know I will bring to my parenting ‘“ because of them(Adam’s parents), I’m sure my boys will benefit.

    I got that same message. Your boys have a good mom!

  251. @abc Guys, just a heads up, this is ABC NEWS, not ABC Entertainment. We (at this acct) have no say in @adamlambert performing and your petition.

    lol

  252. So that LATimes story has yet another statement from GLAAD- And they actually seem to be taking credit. LOL! Losers!

  253. His wife was the hilarious part for me. She soooo did not approve. She was a grouchy face!!!

    I agree. I watch her reaction whenever I watch that idol performance of RoF. I also remember Adam’s friend saying that performance would be fit right in with the Zodiac show. Goes to show how really out of touch American Idol show is with real rock n roll and pop music. When RoF could provoke such shock as it did. No wonder people were so shocked by Adam’s AMA performance. They still associated him with Idol.

  254. Oh, this is no shock:

    But now it makes a bit more sense! ABC has released a press release confirming the news but noting that it will be a “taped” performance and interview.

    Naturally.

  255. Uggghhhh. This is like a pre planed soap opera. I am not buying any of this. You want me to believe? Book Adam on NYE and Kimmel.

  256. I think this View thing is just a setup to try and get Adam to apologize again. Then if Adam does (which I doubt he will) ABC will let him be on NYE show.

  257. Oh, now this:

    Debbie LoveLifeDC

    Before everyone goes nuts over it being pre-taped, the LA Times reported that it is b/c ADAM has a scheduling conflict. 1 minute ago from web

    Yeah, okay. This all sounded a tad fishy to me. And Jimmy Kimmel’s father died. Yeah, okay, right.

    saga, you were *right* there with it. I am still curious. I still want to see it, and I want spoilers, dammit.

  258. I agree. I watch her reaction whenever I watch that idol performance of RoF. I also remember Adam’s friend saying that performance would be fit right in with the Zodiac show. Goes to show how really out of touch American Idol show is with real rock n roll and pop music. When RoF could provoke such shock as it did. No wonder people were so shocked by Adam’s AMA performance. They still associated him with Idol.

    yep!

  259. MJ just added this as an updated. :) Interesting that Adam didn’t mention this would be PRE-TAPED…where is LKL taped?

    HRMMMMMMMMM….

  260. Well to be fair, adam does have a conflict on the 10th – he is already booked on LKL. I guess the question is why the View appearance needed to be on a day he was not available to appear live. Maybe babs really wanted it to air right after her special; maybe both sides wanted to do damage control asap and this was the quickest they could put it together. Or maybe abc simply will not let adam appear on anything live (altho neither kimmel or NYRE would be live)

  261. suebrody
    12/04/2009 at 9:50 pm
    Is that something they do daily?

    BTW, I am in Boston too ‘“ what # is that station (never listen to the radio)

    Z-100 is a radio station you can stream live. They have Elvis Duran in the morning and he (and the station) have a LOT of clout, b/c it’s the #1 market in the country (I think) and they are the #1 station in NYC. It’s a big deal and they LOVE Adam and play WWFM several times a day (as you may know, they NEVER play him in Boston). Adam is hosting their Jingle Ball, so of course they would want to plug him (they also play LLWD, and Kris and I guess Allison are performing). Adam’s interview (and pics!) from his interview w/ them from a couple of weeks ago is on their home page. The interactive 9 at 9 is nightly, and I have no idea who usually wins, but I can’t believe Adam did, unless a lot of Adam fans voted, b/c he beat out some biggies.

    We just have mix104.1, KISS 108 FM, and The River in Boston for HAC/CHR, and since they do not seem to like Adam (actually, KISS 108 actively hates on him), I am now listening to NY radio, even tho they talk about the Jets.

    Thanks !:)

  262. It just figures that the night adam is at jingle ball in NYC I will be in miami and the next night when he is at jingle ball in miami ill be in NYC. Rats!

  263. It just figures that the night adam is at jingle ball in NYC I will be in miami and the next night when he is at jingle ball in miami ill be in NYC. Rats!

    Awww… that sounds like my kind of luck!

  264. The View might give everyone in the audience a CD too! Or maybe ABC will recycle the ones being sent to them, ha ha!

  265. Oh, the innocence of Idol. 8)

    Which version of Idol is that? The one with Flo Rida singing about the joys of oral sex or the one with bleeped out Black Eyed Peas? ;-)

  266. Where is LKL and where the View?

    LKL is in L.A. The View is in NYC.

  267. Which version of Idol is that? The one with Flo Rida singing about the joys of oral sex or the one with bleeped out Black Eyed Peas?

    Yea, that’s kind of my point. You won’t see any idol contestant sing anything like this on the show, but in the real pop / rock world, it’s much more prominent.

    The only idol first CD I’ve bought is Adam’s, but has any idol besides Adam had a first CD which actually is as relevant in the current pop / rock culture and has the sexy lyrics that his songs have?

  268. The only idol first CD I’ve bought is Adam’s, but has any idol besides Adam had a first CD which actually is as relevant in the current pop / rock culture and has the sexy lyrics that his songs

    have?

    I have no idea, but I can’t get Adam’s album out of my head. His album is so good. I love it. I think my husband is sick to death of my Adam love though. And I don’t care!

  269. Well Kelly and Daughtry had the #1 albums of the year BUT they didn’t have songs about oral sex so I’m deducting points for relevance. ;)

    And let’s not assume Adam is all that relevant to the current pop/rock world yet. So far he hasn’t actually, you know, had a hit song. WWFM is looking good but has a long way to go before it can be called a hit.

    Buying extra albums for any reason is a good idea though.

  270. Back. Yeah, I was being totally facetious. The Idols sing something completely innocuous, and then they bring on BEP or GaGa or Katy Perry and it’s a whole different ballgame. You do have a rocker in Daughtry but I wouldn’t call him sexy (tho People Magazine did ;)). Adam took risks on the show (compared to the other Idols, anyway), he’s taking risks as a performer, and I do wonder if there would be this kind of ruckus if he weren’t American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert.

    OTOH, sadly, he wouldn’t be where he was without Idol. He’d either be in the cast of Wicked as a chorus boy or on the way home to San Diego to do something in college.

  271. I wonder how ABC will react to this. Adam fans are buying CDs and sending them to ABC along with a nice positive note about how they enjoy his music and hope the execs at ABC will listen and enjoy as well.

    http://www.adamofficial.com/us/node/1027563

    That’s awesome. And here I was, leaving angry phone messages and sending angry emails. Ah if I had only followed Adam’s example. ;)

    Sorry, illuvai. Unhappy set of circumstances.

  272. Performing? That’s odd! Barbara wielded her giant stick! Good for her.

    I found this line funny. Wonder if it was a Disco Stick…. Mmmwwwhhahhahah

  273. OTOH, sadly, he wouldn’t be where he was without Idol. He’d either be in the cast of Wicked as a chorus boy or on the way home to San Diego to do something in college.

    Thank goodness those of us who don’t live in LA get to see his talent. Adam is a gem. :)

  274. Sorry, illuvai. Unhappy set of circumstances.

    I’m not sure what you mean. Oh well….

  275. OTOH, sadly, he wouldn’t be where he was without Idol. He’d either be in the cast of Wicked as a chorus boy or on the way home to San Diego to do something in college.

    Well, he was up for a big part in the Broadway play based on Spiderman which is finally getting off the ground. Can’t swear it was the lead, but if it had happened can you imagine Adam in tights with his *ahem* famous bulge! But that was then and this is now, no time for Broadway until he’s done his upteenth world tour!

  276. I found this line funny. Wonder if it was a Disco Stick’ ¦. Mmmwwwhhahhahah

    yes, i think it was a disco stick! lmao

  277. It ain’t about the kiss’ ¦that’s just the bullshit sympathy begging line’ ¦this isn’t what I want to see on my TV in front of the kids’ ¦or any other God damned time’ ¦.geez’ ¦.

    http://i48.tinypic.com/25g5j0n.gif

    Worst. bj. evah.

    Unless he was really going for navel nuzzling.

  278. Are ABC and Adam Lambert making up?

    HA HA Disco stick

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/12/adam-lambert-to-appear-on-the-view-next-thursday.html

    Is that Monte behind him in the picture that the LA Times posted? ;) I know it’s not, but that would have been awesome.

    lol at Adam saying, Hey, friends. Either someone wrote that for him or he’s on pretty strong cold meds.

    I just know that hearing Adam come in #2 on 9 at 9 made me squee. Because, really, it IS all about the music at the end of the day.

    Oh, sorry, I got ppl mixed up. I’m too tired to type anymore, clearly. Hasta and laterz. Off to listen to Tweet Beat.

  279. suebrody…i feel the same way!! i went crazy on the emails.

    anyone watch 20/20 tonite? they promoted a couple of ppl on barbara walters most fascinating ppl special..and adam was definitely promoted the most.

  280. Lyndsey Parker loves Dilana. She is tres cool. I hope her solo album does well. I had never heard of the program’“didn’t know Lukas won (small world)’“but she gave me a link to Yahoo music where the band plays and talks about Lukas and is just like a beaming kid. Very cool. I thanked Lyndsey for introducing me to Justin Hawkins and The Darkness (well, Adam did, but she expanded upon it), Muse, and RockstarSupernova.

    suebrody, you never heard of the Rock Star series? Sadly, it only aired for 2 seasons but it was way better than Idol. It’s just too bad it never got the ratings it deserved and that more of the competitors didn’t get better known from it. I liked the first edition, Rock Star: INXS more than the follow-up, Rock Star: Supernova but both had some great vocalists. The House Band rocked on both seasons.

  281. I do remember hearing about Rock Star: INXS. I felt too badly to watch, tho, b/c I loved Michael Hutchense so much. I didn’t know about the one that Lucas Rossi won. He is very cool and tweets a lot and has video parties now. ;)

    Jim’s Tweet Beat is very bizarre this week, and it features one Adam Lambert.

    I can’t keep up w/ all of his appearances now (I AM NOT COMPLAINING). I am trying to set my DVR accordingly. I really hope all these appearances give his album a bump and increase airplay. I really want WWFM to crack Top 10. Maybe that’s a pipe dream?

    I am already sad about S9 of Idol. Where will all the Adam coverage go? :(

  282. Well, MJ still covers Carrie, Cookie, Archie and other assorted Idol news so maybe we can still come here and discuss Adam, I hope so :)

  283. I wonder what Jimmy Kimmel is thinking now.

    LOL! JK’s only shot at spinning this in his favor is to dress as Babs when he has Adam on in 2010. He might was well make fun of himself, because really, what else can he do.

  284. Is it possible that when Adam appears on The View that Joy Behar will interview him separately but on the same sound stage?

  285. OK, so Adam will be on Larry King’s Show and not Joy Behar’s. Sorry, I misunderstood what she said.

  286. Toronto gets the original (risque) question award…at least Adam thought it was funny…I did too. Muahahaha

  287. We just have mix104.1, KISS 108 FM, and The River in Boston for HAC/CHR, and since they do not seem to like Adam (actually, KISS 108 actively hates on him), I am now listening to NY radio, even tho they talk about the Jets.

    Boston area peeps – WXLO 104.5 serving Central New England is starting to play WWFM. They are great(sponsoring a Jingle Ball w/Kris) and love Adam. Drop them a line.

  288. I have never understood why ROF is daring. It’s a country song with middle eastern/ambient arrangement. And it’s a damn good arrangement. I think it’s even better remixed. I don’t get what was so controversial about that. Nobody listens to Buddha Bar?

    MTE. I mean, Johnny Cash had freakin’ mariachi horns on his version, which, I believe, is not exactly traditional country. It’s just so strange to me that Adam’s version was that controversial.

    And yes, Randy Travis’s wife’s reaction was priceless. I LMAO every time I replay it. She looked like she had just sucked on a lemon.

  289. I watch LKL quite a bit and almost always when there is a singer on they perform after the interview.

  290. I imagine Adam’s appearance on The View is taped because he has to be in LA the night before for the Steven Spielberg gig. Right???

  291. yeah!!!!, Z100 is playing WYWFM again!!! BUT, I want the provocative, the controversial, the tabooed FYE more…’slap the cuffs on me, Mr!’ ¦Tighter!’ ¦the safety word’s ‘banana’.’ 

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