Adam Lambert Update! More on Possible Album Tracks and 2012

More Adam Lambert Album news…brought to you by those diligent fans who scour the web–thanx dilligent fans!

Looks like a Max Martin/Andreas Carlsson song   will make Adam Lambert’s upcoming album, according to THIS.

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Adam recorded with Martin back in August during the American Idols Live tour…

Country songwriter, Aimee Mayo (“I Wonder” for Kellie Pickler) is VERY excited about a song she and Ryan Tedder wrote for Adam:

@AimeeMayo twittered:

All I can say about it is I can’t stop seeing the video in my head. If it didn’t make the record I might never stop crying. ABSOLUTELY <3 IT

I am Adamcrazy and want to tell everything I want to blast in from my tip-toes from the top of the Eiffel Tower but can’t til I get the OK.

Ok there are a bunch of questions about the song Adam cut. The only way I know to describe it is it needs it’s own MOONWALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mayo says her song is being considered as the first single…

Promotion for the big budget disaster flick, 2012, begins on October 1, with TV stations airing a promo for the movie between 10:50 and 11 pm.   Adam recorded the movie’s theme song, “Time For Miracles” with producer Rob Cavallo.   No word on whether the song will be part of the promo…

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760 Comments

  1. wow mj our Adam tard thread is here early today…;)

    sigh .I really have to go though…

  2. Here is another of Aimees tweets

    AimeeMayoI just heard Adam Lambert sing my song! This happened. It is PROOF that DREAMS come true. His voice is so sexy it hurts. Thank U

  3. I swear if Aimee’s song gets picked at the first single she’s literally going to disintegrate from the excitement. LOL!

  4. If Aimee is not careful, the boys in white are going to be coming to her house with a straitjacket to cart her away. She’s going to be devastated if he don’t pick her song for the album.

  5. @lamberthita, aww, that was nice. Allison looked fantastic in those shots. Sads we won’t see them perform together for awhile (hopefully they’ll duet again someday). They have such incredible chemistry.

  6. I’m so bummed. I was really hoping for a leak yesterday. Probably won’t be anything until Tuesday now. UGH!!!

  7. if I’m not mistaken, Aimee Mayo and Ferras are writing together tomorrow, for Adam. They’ve been talking about it on twitter. :) Not sure if Adam will even have time to record whatever they write, as this seems a little late in the game to be just getting started writing a song, but as I said, they’ve been talking about it on twitter. I think Ferras is flying to Nashville tomorrow.

  8. I posted this in the headlines thread but this seems more appropriate here.

    For those who don’t know them.

    This is the biggest hit written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson (at least for a boy(s))

    You will thank me (or not) later.

    O.o That’s a hell of a pop hit.

  9. Valentin432
    September 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I posted this in the headlines thread but this seems more appropriate here.

    For those who don’t know them.

    This is the biggest hit written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson (at least for a boy(s))

    You will thank me (or not) later.

    Noooooo my ears. ROTFLOL. I never liked Backstreet Boys as a teenager. I remember one of their overplayed earlier songs (I think it was “Get Down”) was at the back of my head annoying the hell out of me during a Math exam in secondary (high) school. “I Want it That Way” was a monster hit but urrgh so boyband-ish. I hope Max Martin’s track for Adam is nothing like that (other than it being even a quarter as successful)!!!! Adam though, would probably sing that song in a much better way than BSB could

  10. Thanks mj for the update. This is getting so exciting. I can’t wait to hear a least a little crumb of something. Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson are big names. I’m impressed. Go Adam!!!!!!

  11. This is the biggest hit written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson (at least for a boy(s))

    It was considered by VH1 as the 3rd greatest song from the 90s. With U2’s “One” at the 2nd place and Nirvana’s “Smell Like Teen Spirit” as the #1.

    I wasn’t a fan of the Backstreet Boys, but I still love that song, compared to hundreds of songs released by boy bands, this was a great single and a really big hit, which is what Max Martin does best.

  12. Adam though, would probably sing that song in a much better way than BSB could

    Please, I Am trying to avoid at all costs imagining Adam singing this.

  13. I love the BB boys and I love that song. Thanks for the video, and if you watch it mystery of the Flash Forward person solved LOL

  14. alentin432
    September 26, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Adam though, would probably sing that song in a much better way than BSB could

    Please, I Am trying to avoid at all costs imagining Adam singing this.

    LOL omg. Yes. I totally agree. But it’s your fault bb for bringing it up. ;) The song is already playing in the back of my head and it’s annoying the heck out of me. LOL

  15. Valentin432
    September 26, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    Adam though, would probably sing that song in a much better way than BSB could

    Please, I Am trying to avoid at all costs imagining Adam singing this.

    A couple of snarls and hip thrusts and I think bb has it covered. J/K LOL

  16. Adam though, would probably sing that song in a much better way than BSB could

    Please, I Am trying to avoid at all costs imagining Adam singing this.

    LOL omg. Yes. I totally agree. But it’s your fault bb for bringing it up. The song is already playing in the back of my head and it’s annoying the heck out of me. LOL

    LOL.. I was about to say the same..

  17. It was considered by VH1 as the 3rd greatest song from the 90s. With U2’s ‘One’  at the 2nd place and Nirvana’s ‘Smell Like Teen Spirit’  as the #1.

    This is funny because for one reason or another I know music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and post 2000, but the 90’s are a complete blank. I was pretty busy during my “blank out” and didn’t pay attention to music, but maybe I didn’t miss much?

  18. mj, this morning I hope to hear more news about Adam and here you’re with the update of Adam’s album.. thank you so much and thank you too dilligent fans :smile:

  19. But an Adam version wouldn’t be musak. It would have more personality, be stronger and cleaner and … no comparison. Even without the hip thrusts it would be a different song; adult, edgy not teenage pap. and hopefully a much better video.

  20. If I can listen to “Want” followd by a chaser of “NoBo”… then I can
    listen to anything if it’s from Adam. :)

    And i agree with those who say Adam would sing it a lot better. He’d twist it and make it different, give it a new beat, and re-interpret the lyrics.
    Now I’m making myself crazy again… need leak! (not the bathroom kind)

  21. Valentin432
    September 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    I posted this in the headlines thread but this seems more appropriate here.

    For those who don’t know them.

    This is the biggest hit written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson (at least for a boy(s))

    You will thank me (or not) later.

    Thank you so much. I love that song, brought back a bargefull of memories of my Uni days. I was always a BSB girl.

  22. Hey –

    We have a new thread! Are we decorating this one too with flaming headdresses, etc, or are we going to squee out in the open?

  23. I posted this in the headlines thread but this seems more appropriate here.

    For those who don’t know them.

    This is the biggest hit written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson (at least for a boy(s))

    You will thank me (or not) later.

    Well I’m thanking you! I love BSB and that song. At least all those guys could sing and the song focused on their vocals. I’m looking forward to their new CD in October.

    If they have written a song for Adam that is half as radio friendly as this one, it will be a huge hit. Let’s face it, if we want Adam on the radio, he’s not going to be able to go glam and glitter.

  24. Sunn
    September 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    Thank you so much. I love that song, brought back a bargefull of memories of my Uni days. I was always a BSB girl.

    This is where our musical tastes differ lol.
    FWIW, BSB is in Singapore right now, performing for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

  25. “This is the biggest hit written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson (at least for a boy(s))”

    Oh, Valentin, just no. Boy bands = pop pablum for me, for you. Eeesshh.

    And, ok, maybe Adam could make that song sound good, much like he did with Want and No Bo, but why do we even need to go there?

    So I will now take solace in some truths that I know. Max Martin has the ability to make a hit. Great. there are other opinions in the mix besides his. Good. It’s Adam. The man makes songs that I would even care about sound amazing. I have now successfully talked myself out of a panic attack about this particular collaboration.

  26. About Aimee Mayo, I think we have to understand her. In one of her twittered she mentioned that Adam’s voice has woke her up again as a songwriter after a very long time. So I guess she’s going thru a period where she didn’t have any ideas to write good songs and i guess as soon as she heard Adam’s beautiful voice all the ideas just popping up. Adam’s voice also gave ideas to RedOne that made him call the show producers.

    Another Aimee’s twatts

    @cynthilu From what I heard it is in the running for 1st single. So I hope it stays that way. I can’t even think about it…butterflies….
    8:38 PM Sep 24th from web in reply to cynthilu

    Chris (my hubby) just said 2 me “I don’t even know whats gonna happen when u hear Adam singing our song- you might disintegrate from joy.”

    that Elephant12121 said in IDF that they have 3 songs right now for his 1st single.

  27. HoppersSkippersMiners
    September 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    Hey ‘“

    We have a new thread! Are we decorating this one too with flaming headdresses, etc, or are we going to squee out in the open?”

    I really like my flaming headdress. I donned it this morning as soon as I woke up. Along with squeeing out loud occassionally. It’s Saturday after all.

  28. After every season of Idol, i’m normally really interested to see how eager I am for an Idol’s debut album to come out. I remember still being most excited for Kelly’s, mainly because she was the first person i really thought was incredible that i loved listening too, and I was floored to see an actual reality star NOT disappear into the abyss once their show was over. After her it was Clay- mainly because his voice again, immaculate. Fantasia and diana i was mildly excited over. Then Elliot i was about medium-high excited for. Not much til archie then, which i was probably second most excited for after kelly….

    But i can say, after reading all these things about Adam’s album and the 2012 song…and after seeing him on Idol, I have to say he takes the Ultimate Cake – im dying with anticipation. Literally. Someone call 911. It just makes me sad for the future of Idol and (potentially) X-Factor because finding another Adam talent would be like lighting striking twice. And im enjoying this anticipation because i rarely feel this way about upcoming music. But stranger things have happened… I just hope the album can top Thriller, or else its a failure. (joking joking…) But seriously, its gunna be amazing.

  29. Have been without internet at home for about 2 months so have only been able to read the stories and not the comments at work. Just wanted to say that I sure have missed you guys. You never fail to entertain.

    I think they know exactly what they are doing. They know we are eager for something and they also know that the longer they hold off the more we will talk about it.

  30. I have now successfully talked myself out of a panic attack about this particular collaboration.

    Good job. Otherwise we’d need to call the handlers into the padded room. :)

    I never really listened to the BSB when they were popular. To me,the song sounds catchy and corny, but not completely awful.

  31. This is where our musical tastes differ lol.
    FWIW, BSB is in Singapore right now, performing for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

    I plan on checking out their album when it comes out. And I own Take That’s comeback album “The Circus” as well. My musical tastes run very wide, and I never had any prejudice against one type of music or the other, apart from reality TV singers ofcourse which I always abhorred. But even that prejudice has been broken down by Adam.

  32. In the wise words of Tom Petty, “The waiting is the hardest part.” I’m wondering why dates and an actual snippet of music leaked for Kris, yet for Adam, we can only piece together little comments from Twitter (tweats? twats?). Maybe making us wait to “unwrap the whole package” before hearing ANYTHING is all part of the marketing plan for Adam? I mean, part of his appeal is his surprise factor. I noticed that during Idol, when spoiler leaks came out, it was rare to find Adam’s song selection among the lists(and when it was, the song listed was usually wrong), so maybe they’re just purposely being really good about keeping a lid on his single info., too. I’m sure I’m overthinking it all, but the suspense is starting to drive me a little nutty!

  33. adamaloha: I never really listened to the BSB when they were popular. To me,the song sounds catchy and corny, but not completely awful.

    And that was pretty much Backstreet Boys in a nutshell. Catchy. Nice to look at. Nothing deep. Nothing (usually) horrendous, but nothing great.

    [shrug] They were popular with the ‘tweens and shuffed off by everyone else for a reason. They were the equivalent of cotton candy.

  34. I think they know exactly what they are doing. They know we are eager for something and they also know that the longer they hold off the more we will talk about it.

    Yep – at least here in the bubble. It’s sooo annoying though – I want info!!!!

    ETA – added a few more exclamation marks just for embellishment. It is an Adam thread after all.

  35. Teri63
    September 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    In the wise words of Tom Petty, ‘The waiting is the hardest part.’  I’m wondering why dates and an actual snippet of music leaked for Kris, yet for Adam, we can only piece together little comments from Twitter (tweats? twats?).

    Because… Adam has a better marketing team…..?

  36. If they have written a song for Adam that is half as radio friendly as this one, it will be a huge hit. Let’s face it, if we want Adam on the radio, he’s not going to be able to go glam and glitter.

    I agree, clearone. What I want first and foremost for Adam is a huge hit on the radio so that he gets as much exposure as possible and builds his fan base. He can add the glam and glitter in his performances. And we know he will… :)

  37. that Elephant12121 said in IDF that they have 3 songs right now for his 1st single.

    Well if this is true that it is a really good sign….It means they feel they have at least 3 songs strong enough (not necessarily masterpieces) to be his debut single.

  38. Maybe next week we will read Adam’s twatts like this:

    Guys.. check this out!! the he’ll give us a link to 25 second youtube video with him singing his 1st single

    There would be another twitter party for everybody.

  39. My biggest gripe with BSB was their earworm songs that were overplayed in shopping centers, radios, so much so that they even infested my brain during my GCE O level preliminary mathematics examinations. But I guess that’s kinda OT in this thread. I’d better stop here before I get into trouble with MJ. :D

  40. Hoppers: They were the equivalent of cotton candy.

    And yet, sometimes I crave cotton candy…

  41. adamaloha: I never really listened to the BSB when they were popular. To me,the song sounds catchy and corny, but not completely awful.

    I just really think Adam can take any lyrics and make them sound uniquely his, so I’m really not worried about it. I mean, think of how different NoBo sounds sung by Adam than it does by Kris. Same lyrics, two completely different vibes. His take on “Crazy” is also quite different from the original, yet is still crazy-good sung in his style.

  42. Rumor pulled from AWoP

    Another installment of WITWIAL — this was posted at ontd_ai and they don’t even believe it:

    Quote:
    So, yesterday, we found out that Adam could possibly be in New Orleans.
    Well, he’s there
    One of my sister’s friends was at a party in NOLA at a hotel.
    She texted her about it, and my sister texted me.
    But, he got paid $60,000 dollars to come. I’m not sure if it was a private party, or just something that wasn’t put on a calendar. But, he recreated the whole idol set. He had impersonators for all of the idols.

    That’s all the deets I have right now. She’s gonna try to see about pics. :)

    Also, my sister’s friend’s husband is a pilot. And I kid you not. He flew him there.

    Yikes . . if it is even remotely true, he should have held out for more money!!!

    This dovetails with the Tweet from broadway star Lea Salonga. She said she ran into Adam at the airport and he told her he had a gig in New Orleans. I can believe the he got paid to do a private party.

  43. Hoppers: They were the equivalent of cotton candy.

    adamaloha: And yet, sometimes I crave cotton candy’ ¦

    I do too, but then I eat a half-stick and I’m done with cotton candy for another 6 months. I’m hoping for something a little more “nutritious” from Adam.

    ETA: and someday I will learn how to spell correctly the first time!

  44. I never got into the boy band thing, I think I perceived them as too formulaic and lightweight at the time. But I can’t argue with the fact that they had catchy-as-hell songs that sold insane numbers. And they can sing.

    Maybe next week we will read Adam’s twatts like this:

    Guys.. check this out!! the he’ll give us a link to 25 second youtube video with him singing his 1st single

    There would be another twitter party for everybody.

    Tease!

  45. Teri63
    I think that you’re right. Anticipation and surprise or, in Adam’s case, shock and awe will work. As long as his first single doesn’t stray too far from what he did on AI and the tour, they know it will go down well. They don’t need to test the waters. Stuff that’s further out of the box will wait.

  46. If they have written a song for Adam that is half as radio friendly as this one, it will be a huge hit. Let’s face it, if we want Adam on the radio, he’s not going to be able to go glam and glitter.

    I agree, clearone. What I want first and foremost for Adam is a huge hit on the radio so that he gets as much exposure as possible and builds his fan base. He can add the glam and glitter in his performances. And we know he will’ ¦

    Adam’s studio versions of his performance songs from AI were very much toned down, and his vocals were beautiful, even ROF.

  47. “Let’s face it, if we want Adam on the radio, he’s not going to be able to go glam and glitter.”

    Not right away, anyway. My partner had never seen the initial Adam auditions, so we had a little utube party last night with BR and RWY. No eyeliner, no glitter, no nail polish. Just nice vocals, polite behavior and a true belief in himself.

    It got him in the door and then he began to pull out all the tools in his fiery arsenal of happiness making through song and performance and slowly but surely he gathered in a huge fan base by being incredibly versatile and very, very interesting. By tour time, his intense glam glitter covered set was welcomed everywhere he went, all but two reviews spoke well of him, his set, his performance power.

    I have no doubt that he will continue to use these skills now that Idol is over and he is in the world of making music as a solo artist. Slow build to pull people in with that amazing voice and then pour on the glitter! top with flaming headdresses and some fire dancing, some leather, feathers and studs and we’re off!

  48. It just makes me sad for the future of Idol and (potentially) X-Factor because finding another Adam talent would be like lighting striking twice.

    Oh, I’m sure Idol will be able to find somebody to finish second next year!

  49. She texted her about it, and my sister texted me.
    But, he got paid $60,000 dollars to come. I’m not sure if it was a private party, or just something that wasn’t put on a calendar. But, he recreated the whole idol set. He had impersonators for all of the idols.

    snuffles: this makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time.
    I can believe that Adam would be paid to do a private party, and if he got that amount of money for it, then good for him.
    The “impersonators for all of the idols” part made me gag.

  50. Quote:
    So, yesterday, we found out that Adam could possibly be in New Orleans.
    Well, he’s there
    One of my sister’s friends was at a party in NOLA at a hotel.
    She texted her about it, and my sister texted me.
    But, he got paid $60,000 dollars to come. I’m not sure if it was a private party, or just something that wasn’t put on a calendar.

    So he did have a gig, and I would be inclined to think it was a private party as it was not advertised (not even one tweet by Adam or Drake). Being in NO, it was desirable since Drake lives there part of the time (or so it says on his twitter page).

  51. Because’ ¦ Adam has a better marketing team’ ¦..?

    Maybe… I don’t really know enough about marketing to know what the better strategy is, and I’m sure different strategies are used for different entertainers. A lot of internet interest was generated when the dates were “leaked” for Kris, though, so I find it interesting that, if this is, indeed, part of a big plan, they seem to be using suspense to generate interest for Adam. My concern is that while this might work for those of us who are already Adam fans waiting with bated breath, I can’t imagine that it would have any impact on those in the general population who doesn’t know who he is or are indifferent.

  52. Also, it’s good to get an idea about what a songwriter has done in the past, but it may not indicate what they would do for a different artist or for one that inspires them or for a song that doesn’t need to establish them and put the first few scraps of dinner on the table. If we’re gonna get worried about past track records, perhaps we should start with Aimee. Listen to her country stuff; the genre where she’s had most of her success. Her pop stuff is better but … she’s chosen to go the Murcurial Led Zeplin route for Adam? Quite a departure from her usual fare. Less so than Max and the BSB translated to something for Adam. But still Adam and his team have chosen her song. She must have pulled off quite the bait and switch and, I bet that others will too. How often do they have an artist that is so different from the rest?

  53. The ‘impersonators for all fo the idols’  part made me gag.

    Yeah, that totally freaked me out too. I’m thinking bring the salt shaker.

    Adam is so skinny in that “Bad Reputation” video.

  54. Watching the BSB video makes me SO EXCITED just thinking about Adam’s first video from his upcoming CD.

  55. But, he recreated the whole idol set. He had impersonators for all of the idols.

    While a private function gig is probably within the realm of possibility, this part makes me think that someone is fucking with Adam fans. It sounds ridiculous. Time for the internet golden rule, pics or didn’t happen.

  56. My concern is that while this might work for those of us who are already Adam fans waiting with bated breath, I can’t imagine that it would have any impact on those in the general population who doesn’t know who he is or are indifferent.

    He has gotten more than the lion’s share of mainstream media buzz (USA Today, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly). People know that he will be releasing an album on November 24th. I don’t see why knowing the single release date makes a difference.

    I also really don’t think that Kris’ single release date generated a ton of buzz. If it did, I totally missed it.

  57. star
    September 26, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    Speaking of BSB, RedOne actually produced their new single’ ¦

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WUQkYpRDhs

    Okay, that was bad. The danger being labeled “boy band” is illustratedhere loud and clear. Where do you go after that? Are they now a “man band?” How can they change their sound and yet retain enough of it to keep fans and add new ones? That vid certainly didn’t do it for me.

    And– those citizen vein performances are priceless! I had to laugh, though. They’re in what looks like a smoky cellar… the musicians look like typical grungy, hairy rockers.. and there’s our glittery boy ADAM in the midst of it all– looking clean and sparkly and very, very sweet– despite the rocker face he’s got going.
    He sounded divine. And looked even better.

  58. If that party gig is half of what’s described … it’s one bizarre birthday party. But if it puts you in your boyfriends home town, where you can visit some friends and make a penny towards buying a new home outright … I guess it would be worth leaving the studio where you were recording your first CD for rabidly impatient fans … except that we the rabid fans weren’t invited … and may grow restless. I want him to sing at my next birthday party … songs from said first album.

  59. But, he recreated the whole idol set. He had impersonators for all of the idols.

    Regarding this rumor, I find it very hard to believe he could possibly have had time to create, much less recreate, ANYthing remotely resembling an Idol set OR line up a cast of look-alikes when he just got to town that day and has been working on his CD all week (unless the rich party-throwers did it for him thinking it would be cool instead of majorly cheesey, but then why the conflicting reports of him being spotted in a bar?).

  60. People know that he will be releasing an album on November 24th. I don’t see why knowing the single release date makes a difference.

    I also really don’t think that Kris’ single release date generated a ton of buzz. If it did, I totally missed it.

    That’s probably all very true, redbarns. Good points. I think the combination of being an avid fan and hanging out in these threads can sometimes skew my view of the general population and what they might be thinking. I guess I never really thought before about what all goes into releasing a single or album and am just wondering how they arrive at the strategies they do.

  61. Susan M.
    September 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    The ‘impersonators for all fo the idols’  part made me gag.

    Yeah, that totally freaked me out too.”

    Yes, and then I remembered that Twitter is the devil and if there are no pics or vids, it is possible that it never happened that way. Private party? sure, why not? Impersonators of all the Idols? Creepy and hopefully not Adam’s style.

  62. Oh, I’m sure Idol will be able to find somebody to finish second next year!

    ROTFLMAO :D

  63. That info came from a troll on ONTD_AI who created a new acc. yesterday obvs. a fake story.

  64. @austinmidwife, ITA, that’s why I said bring the saltshaker. That just sounds like a totally creepy thing to make up and there have been a few Adam impersonators on YouTube, which never fail to make my skin crawl. Art Moore on “Regis & Kelly”? Criminally gross.

    I fear for this Halloween, especially if said “Adam Storm” hits.

  65. That BSB video was ATROCIOUS. Song merely, MEH, but visuals were horrible. How old are the boys now? I saw at least one receding hairline.

    I’m happy for the birthday party thing to be a hoax.

  66. Also regarding this “private party” rumor, how could he have possibly had time to even put his own set list together or rehearse for it, much less line up a band. It’s not like he’s a guy with a guitar and is self-sufficent – we would’ve heard reports of SOMEbody going there to help him out, yet… SQUAT. I also can’t see him thinking $60K was worth interrupting work on his CD for – a blip in the bucket compared to what he’ll make in just a very short time from now, and probably already made from the tour, etc.

    Why am I even addressing this rumor, anyway?? Eww…

  67. Hmmm . . . It seems a little unfair to limit Max Martin’s resume to his top hit “for boys.”

    From Wiki:
    MaxMartin wrote Kelly Clarkson’s hits “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes” which have a pop rock sound.
    Since 2008, he has written and co-written THREE NUMBER ONE HITS in the U.S.:
    “So What” by Pink, “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You”.

    That just scratches the surface.

    We don’t need to worry about Adam. *wink*

  68. redbarns, I think your right, there wasn’t a lot of buzz about Kris single dropping. I think his PR people tried to generate some, but they screwed up with having him release a cover song first. He’s getting more coverage for releasing a cover than the actual song. I hope when Adam’s single drop that those two dreaded words are not applied to it “wordy and catchy”. I think anyone who like pop or rock music knows when his cd is coming out. He’s received so much media press, that RCA doesn’t have to spend a lot of money promoting his new song and album. All they have to do is release the song and see how it sells. If your song is good, you shouldn’t have to do a whole lot to sell it. But having said that, I want to see Adam every where talking about his music and maybe singing one of his new songs. Can’t wait to see him on The tonight show, david letterman , Ellen and OPRAH! He would be so terrific on Oprah, all she would have to do is ask a few questions and simply let him talk.

  69. Also regarding this ‘private party’  rumor, how could he have possibly had time to even put his own set list together or rehearse for it, much less line up a band.

    You are right. I was duped.

    I wonder what he was doing there, tho, when he has an album to finish. He said he was going to spend all his time working on it.

  70. You are right. I was duped.

    I wonder what he was doing there, tho, when he has an album to finish. He said he was going to spend all his time working on it.

    Ha! Not duped, BestAI, desperate, as we all are! I, too, am wondering why he would drop everything and go to NO, though, at this critical time. If it were me and I had the same excitement for the CD that he has shown us, I’d be spending my days off from the actual studio sessions thinking, breathing, reasearching what else I wanted to do on it, not to mention prepping myself for the live performances of the first single, not partying in bars 1500 miles away. Maybe it’s just me….

  71. Also regarding this ‘private party’  rumor, how could he have possibly had time to even put his own set list together or rehearse for it, much less line up a band.

    Besides a party with Adam and impersonator’s of the other Idols and not one Pic…not buying it.

  72. Guys freaking out about Adam supposedly showing up for a party…it’s a ruse. There’s an Adam impersonator, early to mid thirties, who was in the press after being hired for a party a while ago. He pretends to be Adam Lambert, sings some (horrible renditions) of songs, takes pictures, etc, though it’s not his day job. If he really did get $60000 for the gig, then he might not even need one at this point.

  73. @bridgette12, I hope Oprah has him on earlier, but he would be perfect for her birthday show, since it’s his birthday too.

    Also, he is such a great example of everything she has been preaching all these years: being true to yourself despite adversity, nurturing your gifts, rising above prejudice, not giving up, conducting yourself with integrity and having the courage to embrace your individuality without shame or apology.

    The DonorsChoose is also a great story, as she is a huge public education advocate. Not to mention, she and Gail love themselves some power singers.

  74. RE: Private party

    Well, he didn’t need any practice to re-create his Idol tour set. And MAYBE he performed to a pre-recorded track. Or whoever put the party together provided him with a band. It IS the Big Easy, there is an excess of excellent musicians. And YES I CAN see him taking a break for a PAYING gig. Because THAT is GUARANTEED money when whatever payout HE’s going to get from his album is NOT.

    Recording artists are the LAST to get paid from album sales. They make their money from gigs like that, touring, merchandising, endorsement deals, etc…

    These private parties are the unspoken dirty little secret of the celebrity world. They ALL do it. Especially the Idols. I remember in Season 6 Sanjaya was hitting the bat mitsvah circuit to make some extra cash.

    ETA: Another dirty little celebrity secret – big name celebrities doing cheezy commercials in foreign countries (usually in Japan). The money is HUGE and the effort is minimal.

  75. From Wiki:
    MaxMartin wrote Kelly Clarkson’s hits ‘Since U Been Gone’  and ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes’  which have a pop rock sound.
    Since 2008, he has written and co-written THREE NUMBER ONE HITS in the U.S.:
    ‘So What’  by Pink, ‘I Kissed a Girl’  by Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ .

    That just scratches the surface.

    We don’t need to worry about Adam. *wink*”

    Thank you samantha. I feel much better now.

  76. austinmidwife
    September 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Susan M.
    September 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    The ‘impersonators for all fo the idols’  part made me gag.

    Yeah, that totally freaked me out too.’ 

    Yes, and then I remembered that Twitter is the devil and if there are no pics or vids, it is possible that it never happened that way. Private party? sure, why not? Impersonators of all the Idols? Creepy and hopefully not Adam’s style.

    Adam has managers and one of the suspected managers could be extremely powerful – do you really think his management would go for something like that? He can’t make decisions like that on his own.

  77. Mateja
    September 26, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Adam Tweet:

    adamlambert Big Easy is the JAM

    Well LOOK, Adam IS in New Orleans! Like I said, he told Lea Salonga at the airport he had a GIG.

  78. it were me and I had the same excitement for the CD that he has shown us, I’d be spending my days off from the actual studio sessions thinking, breathing, reasearching what else I wanted to do on it, not to mention prepping myself for the live performances of the first single, not partying in bars 1500 miles away. Maybe it’s just me’ ¦.

    Aww, anthro, give the poor guy a break. Maybe Drake had a family or friend occasion and he went to do “the big meet.” He’s had like, what? Maybe 10 days off total since January? Could be he’s recording at the beginning of the week.

    I don’t mind flying at all, but if I had been flying 1/10th as much as he has, it would take an act of God to get my ass on a plane for a non-requisite trip. I imagine it had something to do with recording or Drake.

  79. SusanM

    I absolutely love everything you suggested for the Oprah show. And I think you/we should email her staff (with your exact wording ) to offer it up for their consideration.

  80. Susan M.
    September 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    it were me and I had the same excitement for the CD that he has shown us, I’d be spending my days off from the actual studio sessions thinking, breathing, reasearching what else I wanted to do on it, not to mention prepping myself for the live performances of the first single, not partying in bars 1500 miles away. Maybe it’s just me’ ¦.

    Aww, anthro, give the poor guy a break. Maybe Drake had a family or friend occasion and he went to do ‘the big meet.’  He’s had like, what? Maybe 10 days off total since January? Could be he’s recording at the beginning of the week.

    I don’t mind flying at all, but if I had been flying 1/10th as much as he has, it would take an act of God to get my ass on a plane for a non-requisite trip. I imagine it had something to do with recording or Drake.

    Drake is living in LA now. So I think Adam DID have a paying gig; and the fact that Drake’s family is in the area was just a bonus. So he took Drake with him.

  81. Aimee tweeting Adam:

    @adamlambert Hope You Are Having a blast in New Orleans. You deserve a little R&R & red beans & rice. You been working so hard… : )

  82. I like Max Martin so I’m glad it looks like he’s got a song on the album. Hopefully his collaboration with Allison went well too.

    This alleged private party sounds very….erm…weird. Impersonators of the other Idols? Where does one go to get say, an Anoop impersonator or a Scott impersonator? I’m going to have to go with the pics or it didn’t happen sentiment.

  83. If Adam is working with Ryan Tedder, just get something in writing that he isn’t retreading a song – I heard Kelly Clarkson announced she has totally reworked Already Gone for her live tour – smart girl.

  84. OK – I’m thrilled to see a tweet and it’s great to know he’s still out there – but COME ON Adam, can’t you say anything more than that!

    If he is actually taking a day or two off, could it be to rest up a bit before the Adam!Storm next week? Or he could be recording there, meeting with a song-writer, maybe meeting possible band members (he’s going to need some sort of band) or performing at a private event (but not necessarily that crazy post which doesn’t look very believable!). Could be that he’ll be delivering the DonarsChoose stuff to a classroom in NOLA on Monday. There are all sorts of reasons he could be there.

  85. Hopefully it was an Adam impersonator — and not Adam himself — who was at this private birthday party. Sounds a little creepy. Although $60,000 is a lot of money…didn’t I see something somewhere that Adam and Kris got like $100,000 for the Ford/Adcast event? Or was that just a rumor?

  86. Aimee tweeting Adam:

    @adamlambert Hope You Are Having a blast in New Orleans. You deserve a little R&R & red beans & rice. You been working so hard’ ¦ : )

    I’m with Aimee!

  87. Aww, anthro, give the poor guy a break. Maybe Drake had a family or friend occasion and he went to do ‘the big meet.’  He’s had like, what? Maybe 10 days off total since January? Could be he’s recording at the beginning of the week.

    Noooooooooooo!!!! I want my song NOW!!!! ;-)

    Anyway, this gig could just as easily been a recording session down there, so who really knows? He went to Denver for one, so why not N.O., with Drake and his buds to show him around? If we’re not going to get any songs, then we need more tweets!

  88. Well LOOK, Adam IS in New Orleans! Like I said, he told Lea Salonga at the airport he had a GIG.

    I don’t think anyone doubted he was in NO. He may have even had a private gig. What is clearly a ruse is this

    he recreated the whole idol set. He had impersonators for all of the idols.

    Honestly, if you believe that, you may want to take a little time away from the internet.

  89. girlygirl
    September 26, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Hopefully it was an Adam impersonator ‘” and not Adam himself ‘” who was at this private birthday party. Sounds a little creepy. Although $60,000 is a lot of money’ ¦

    For $60,000 for ONE nights work, I’d wear a gorilla outfit while dancing the Tootsie Roll.

  90. Aimee tweeting Adam:

    @adamlambert Hope You Are Having a blast in New Orleans. You deserve a little R&R & red beans & rice. You been working so hard’ ¦ : )

    Have to say I agree with Aimee…Adam has been working non stop for months now. Taking a weekend off for himself, I think is smart….All work and no play will make Adam a dull and cranky alien…

  91. Aimee’s doing some kissing up it seems. She is really annoying me. Has she ever met Adam? She’s acting like his BFF.

    If he is actually taking a day or two off, could it be to rest up a bit before the Adam!Storm next week? Or he could be recording there, meeting with a song-writer, maybe meeting possible band members (he’s going to need some sort of band) or performing at a private event (but not necessarily that crazy post which doesn’t look very believable!). Could be that he’ll be delivering the DonarsChoose stuff to a classroom in NOLA on Monday. There are all sorts of reasons he could be there.

    ,,,or he’s doing what he is being told to do. At this point I doubt he has much say in anything. If 19 and maangement wanted him to perform at that private party, he’d have to do it…..and if the person throwing that private party wanted a re-enactment of AI, that’s probably what he’d have to do.

  92. Susan M, Adam and Oprah would be a fantastic interview. She would get great ratings and he would be probably one of the most interesting interviews she had ever done. Your right she would love the fact he got involved with the Donors Choose program. She love helping children and she would love the angle he is helping kids in the United States. You hear all the time about celebrities helping kids overseas, but not enough of them help our own kids. The biggest plus for her, is that he’s an unbelievable singer and some delicious “eyecandy”. I couldn’t help that last part, he is gorgeous.

  93. adamlambertBig Easy is the JAM
    11 minutes ago from Echofon

    Looks like our boy just woke up… LOL.

    As for what he’s doing in NO, I find it easiest to believe that he was there to do a private party (maybe a friend of Drake’s- who knows) but no AI set, no impersonators, for Ra’s sake. And he took the opportunity to hang with his bf and relax after a grueling week. He deserves it IMO. No doubt he’ll be back on a plane to LA tomorrow.

  94. Aimee’s doing some kissing up it seems. She is really annoying me. Has she ever met Adam? She’s acting like his BFF.

    Well, Adam is following her on twitter. Which makes her flailing even more funny, anything she tweets (that doesn’t start with an @reply to someone else) goes directly into his feed. Which may be why her writing partner husband tried to calm her down, LOL.

  95. I really can’t see Oprah jumping up and down about getting Adam on her show. Has she had any other Idols on with her? And does she have a lot of musicians on her show? I don’t really watch Oprah, but I can’t remember seeing many musicians on her show, and the ones I do remember being on there were MEGA famous, along the lines of Paul McCartney/Elton John level of fame. She doesn’ usually bring musicians on just to promote their new work, does she? That’s really more of a Letterman/Leno/Conan thing.

    And if she wanted to talk about the people involved with the 2012 film, she’d bring on the director or the star.

    No saying she WOULDN’T have Adam on as a guest — just saying I wouldn’t count on it, unless she brings Idols on every year. And if she interviews the winners every year, then she’d have Kris on, not Adam.

    But as I say, I don’t really watch Oprah. So maybe someone here can tell me why you think Adam would be on Oprah? DonorsChoice.org stuff was a really nice thing, but I don’t think it’s unique enough reason to grab this gig — lots of people help raise money for charity. Most of them don’t end up on Oprah.

    Again, not putting Adam down here. Love Adam. Just missing the reason why he would automatically be invited to go on Oprah.

  96. These private parties are the unspoken dirty little secret of the celebrity world. They ALL do it. Especially the Idols. I remember in Season 6 Sanjaya was hitting the bat mitsvah circuit to make some extra cash.

    Well, I suppose if it’s good enough for Mick Jagger (the Stones did a private party here not too long ago. I was not invited.) then it’s good enough for Adam Lambert.

    ETA: So snuffles, you are right about the possibility of the private gig. What I don’t think happened is the Idol impersonators crap. That’s way too giggletastic.

  97. girlygirl
    September 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I really can’t see Oprah jumping up and down about getting Adam on her show. Has she had any other Idols on with her? And does she have a lot of musicians on her show?

    Yeah, she’s had other Idols on the show. Season 2 the Top 3 (Clay, Ruben and Kimberley – I know cause I was THERE for that one!). She’s had Carrie Underwood and David Cook on her show performing. She’s also had Jennifer Hudson on for an interview and to perform when “Dreamgirls” was coming out.

  98. I’ve read that a lot of musicians record in New Orleans. So I wouldn’t be surprised if Adam was actually working, maybe in a writing or recording session, and invited Drake to come with for some R&R. Helps that Drake lives or lived there — probably has a lot of friends they could hang/party with.

  99. This person from last night has fine-tuned her story (start at bottom or just go to http://twitter.com/Gr8spiritwolf )

    @LoveDrug2 Yes, he shook some hands, said some hello’s and then went upstairs and was gone.
    15 minutes ago from web in reply to LoveDrug2

    looked styling and personality was that of a regular person! He will be out 2nite looking! ;) He promises pics this time
    26 minutes ago from web

    cont: and talking to every1, very nice and down-to-earth. Looked GREAT! Was 4 ft from him AND DIDN’T TOUCH HIM. GREAT self-control. lol
    33 minutes ago from web

    Adam Lambert news: He didn’t get rushed at bar by a mob. Was loud when I got the call. Brother said Adam was actually shaking hands…cont

  100. Snuffles

    Ok, thanks. Well that makes it more likely than she would have Adam (and/or Kris and/or Allison) on then.

  101. And does she have a lot of musicians on her show?

    Cook was. IIRC, Clay, Fantasia and Taylor. She has singers on all the time and has recently “sponsored” that young girl ‘“ can’t remember her name right now, starts with a C, I think she’s from the Philippines.

    She had Josh Groban on when he was just breaking through. Actually, she has many up-and-coming singers. Adam would be a perfect fit.

    ETA: Thanks snuffles, we cross-posted.

  102. Well so much for the “Adam was mobbed” story. That’s good, actually — Adam should be able to go out with his bf and/or friends and enjoy himself a little. Although he’ll probably have to stick to VIP areas from now on…

  103. MaxMartin wrote Kelly Clarkson’s hits ‘Since U Been Gone’  and ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes’  which have a pop rock sound.
    Since 2008, he has written and co-written THREE NUMBER ONE HITS in the U.S.:
    ‘So What’  by Pink, ‘I Kissed a Girl’  by Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ .

    That just scratches the surface.

    We don’t need to worry about Adam. *wink*’ 

    Max Martin is probably the biggest hitmaker of the past decade, so yes he wrote some good songs too (he also is responsible for most of Britney Spears discography).
    But nothing has ever topped the emotional depth of these lyrics:
    You are my fire
    THe one desire
    Believe when I say
    I want it that way.

    Good times.

  104. If anyone got Adam’s pendant, can you tell me how to get the adjustable knot back in? When I took it off last night, I accidentally removed it and don’t know how to put it back in. I like it to fit like a choker.

  105. girlygirl

    You must watch Oprah girl! She has lots of singers but, usually, only the best. I can absolutely see her having Adam on as a guest. Well within the realm of possibility.

  106. clearone

    or he’s doing what he is being told to do. At this point I doubt he has much say in anything. If 19 and maangement wanted him to perform at that private party, he’d have to do it’ ¦..and if the person throwing that private party wanted a re-enactment of AI, that’s probably what he’d have to do.

    I agree with Adam doing what he’s told, I can easily believe the private gig, but I find the impersonator bit a huge stretch.
    Let’s not forget, that this is a thirdhand account, with a lot of the game telephone involved.
    We had a second hand account of a mob and a backstreet exit yesterday that turned into shaking hands and friendly, went upstairs today. So I would keep my salt shaker handy on the impersonator bit.

  107. Oprah comes on when I’m at work. So I don’t really have time to watch it. I really don’t watch much t.v. anymore, outside of sports, a couple of shows I like and of course AI…

    Anyway, I hope Aimee Mayo isn’t crushed if her song isn’t chosen as Adam’s first single. She’s so excited about the song and Adam’s interpretation of it. I’m starting to worry what will happen if it doesn’t make the album…

  108. People on Twitter are asking Adam what The Big Easy is. OK, I’m really getting up from the computer now even though there is no moderation time-out for eye-rolling at Twitter.

  109. NewFan
    September 26, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    girlygirl

    You must watch Oprah girl! She has lots of singers but, usually, only the best. I can absolutely see her having Adam on as a guest. Well within the realm of possibility.

    And its not like she does not know who he is…When she had Simon on and asked him who he thought was going to win…he said Adam…and she acknowledged his choice by saying Adam as if she was well aware of who he was and his talent….IMHO…So I don’t think it is out of the possibilities and if his album winds up being successful I could see this being a strong possibility. Being the runner-up and openly gay and still having a successful album would be right up Oprah’s alley. (Though I think Ellen would get him first)

  110. girlygirl

    It’s a worrying idea but I bet she’d recover just to get a second chance. She doesn’t seem like the type to give up easily. More like the ‘could become a persistent stalker type’.

  111. Live in the Big easy…I’ve alerted my daughter and all my friends going to the Journey concert tonight to be on the lookout for Adam…bet he’ll be there tonight

  112. There’s a twitter girl whose brother supposedly spotted Adam at a bar last night in NO:

    OMGOMGOMG My brother just called and said ADAM LAMBERT just walked into the bar he is in. I COULD FREAKIN DIE!
    I know EXACTLY where the HOTTEST man is right now…#1 it’s a gay bar #2 Im a gal #3 it’s too far away for me to hurry and get there. LMAO
    @LoveDaBoys Yep! He called back and said he had already left! DAMN! lol
    Every1, ADAM LAMBERT was at a bar called “The Bourbon Pub” in New Orleans. 2 dark 4 pics, I BEGGED!! He already left!
    My brother is a cop there (He is Gay) and he said every1 went NUTS when he came in. Probably why he left…
    LATEST ADAM LAMBERT…he was with a few guys and about 4 girls. =)
    @LoveDaBoys bro said was mobbed as soon as he came in. Ppl yelling “There’s Adam Lambert” . They escorted him upstairs and out.
    @gknee87 He said Adam was with a couple men and about 4 women…that’s all I know. =(
    Adam Lambert news: He didn’t get rushed at bar by a mob. Was loud when I got the call. Brother said Adam was actually shaking hands…cont
    cont: and talking to every1, very nice and down-to-earth. Looked GREAT! Was 4 ft from him AND DIDN’T TOUCH HIM. GREAT self-control. lol
    looked styling and personality was that of a regular person! He will be out 2nite looking! ;) He promises pics this time
    @LoveDrug2 Yes, he shook some hands, said some hello’s and then went upstairs and was gone
    @LoveDrug2 Every1 was so surprised how nice and easy-going he was! Bro will be on the lookout. Off-duty tonight, will be at bars. lol

  113. I’ll be getting my pendant on Monday, I’m so excited. I hope it’ll bring on the Adam storm!

  114. [coming back to thread]

    anthrogeek: Noooooooooooo!!!! I want my song NOW!!!!

    [pat, pat] There, there, anthro, there, there.

  115. Dhunken,

    I’ve tried to imagine Ellen interviewing Adam. I see her doing her dance, bopping up and down in her chair a bit … and then gazing into his eyes with a goofy grin on her face.

  116. So Big Easy is another name for New Orleans?? I was way off thinking it was some rapper and Adam was jamming out to his music. ::red in the face::

    Aimee Mayo is setting herself up for disappointment. BE cool, girl. Your song may not even make the cut.

  117. NewFan
    September 26, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Dhunken,

    I’ve tried to imagine Ellen interviewing Adam. I see her doing her dance, bopping up and down in her chair a bit ‘ ¦ and then gazing into his eyes with a goofy grin on her face.

    LOL….I didn’t say she would give a great in-depth interview like Oprah..just she would get him first….I am still laughing at your take on Ellen’s interview with him.

  118. Well I think right now the only thing we can be sure of is that Adam is in NO. Anything else who knows. I just can’t figure out why he would, after flying all over the country for the past 10 days, fly back across the country to simply hang out at a bar and maybe go to a Journey concert. I would have to say it was career related otherwise it just makes no sense to me.

  119. snuffles: RE: Private party- Recording artists are the LAST to get paid from album sales…These private parties are the unspoken dirty little secret of the celebrity world. They ALL do it. Especially the Idols.

    ETA: Another dirty little celebrity secret ‘“ big name celebrities doing cheezy commercials in foreign countries (usually in Japan). The money is HUGE and the effort is minimal.

    If you have any doubt, you can find Brad Pitt’s Japanese commercials on the internet if you dig around. They tend to be funny, but its even more amusing to realize HOW MANY he’s done. And this is a guy who probably would NEVER do a commercial these days in the US, or even Europe.

  120. and maybe go to a Journey concert.

    I can’t believe he would go to a Journey concert, period.

  121. anthrogeek: Noooooooooooo!!!! I want my song NOW!!!!

    [pat, pat] There, there, anthro, there, there.”

    That’s right, HSM, patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue. New mantra. mostly working.

    And to clearone, no hanging out on twitter all day waiting for Adam’s tweets for me. There are others who do this and post here. Bless them for their fortitude. I am full of gratitude.

  122. I just think Adam is taking his week end and visiting NO, there’s nothing wrong with that, the fact that his BF is from there is a hint.

    He was working all summer long during the tour and probably needs some time off before recording non stop till the album drops.

  123. terraj
    September 26, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    My biggest gripe with BSB was their earworm songs that were overplayed in shopping centers, radios, so much so that they even infested my brain during my GCE O level preliminary mathematics examinations. But I guess that’s kinda OT in this thread.

    I had to sit GCE O level exams in high school. You bring back so many memories with that mention. Will go back OT now.

  124. Thoughtful. Y’know, I bet Adam could potentially make a mint doing commericals in Japan. Far better ROI than album sales…

  125. I can’t believe he would go to a Journey concert, period.

    WHy? He said he wanted to do DSB during the show.

  126. hi ! I’m bck. catching up on thread…..

    I think Adam’s just there to take. A break…whatevs…

  127. Valentin432
    September 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    I just think Adam is taking his week end and visiting NO, there’s nothing wrong with that, the fact that his BF is from there is a hint.

    He was working all summer long during the tour and probably needs some time off before recording non stop till the album drops.”

    Yes. He kept bringing up his desire to escape to the South Pacific for a break after the tour in late tour interviews. Perhaps NO for the weekend with his BF will tide him over nicely until he can get himself there.

  128. GeminiDolly: So Big Easy is another name for New Orleans?? I was way off thinking it was some rapper and Adam was jamming out to his music. ::red in the face::

    LOL — love it. I am working today (and occassionally sneaking over here just for a bit of fun.) This one made me smile! No one knows why NO is called “The Big Easy” but this is a reliable source:

    The Big Easy–according to an article by Daniel Carey in the August 27, 1987 Times-Picayune, the Big Easy was the name of one or more dance halls or other music establishments in New Orleans during the early 1900s. He implies that when traveling musicians talked about playing “The Big Easy,” listeners associated the name of the club with the city and that, over time, the phrase was added to the list of popular nicknames for the city. In Carey’s words

    Eventually, the nickname transferred to the city as a whole, referring to the gentle pace of life and somewhat lax morals for which New Orleans is known.

    Sound like a great place for Adam to take a break before the upcoming “Adam Storm” which I guess will start mid-week?

  129. or he’s doing what he is being told to do. At this point I doubt he has much say in anything. If 19 and maangement wanted him to perform at that private party, he’d have to do it’ ¦..and if the person throwing that private party wanted a re-enactment of AI, that’s probably what he’d have to do.

    I think you are confusing Adam with the winner of American Idol who is beholden to 19 for certain “appearances and projects” whereas Adam didn’t get the winners contract and is probably signed to a standard management deal that any artist would be signed to. Also, Adam isn’t an indentured servant and can accept or turn down any offer that comes his way, regarless of how 19 feels about it.

    I just giggle at this notion that these artists are treated basically like mindless puppets, forced to shuffle to and fro at the whim of 19.

    People on Twitter are asking Adam what The Big Easy is. OK, I’m really getting up from the computer now even though there is no moderation time-out for eye-rolling at Twitter.

    the people asking are probably 14 years old and haven’t seen the movie LOL

  130. I just think Adam is taking his week end and visiting NO, there’s nothing wrong with that, the fact that his BF is from there is a hint.

    He was working all summer long during the tour and probably needs some time off before recording non stop till the album drops.

    Well time off to me doesn’t encompass spending several hours in airports and on planes for a couple of days in a city across the country especially when he’s going to be back on a plane in the near future to promote his single and CD. To each their own though but the original tweet at LAX said he had a gig in NO.

  131. Laughing my butt off about Big Easy being a rapper! That was so cute, Adams, in theBig Easy, listening to Big Easy singing, ” I (boom Boom,), Want (Boom) It That Way (Rap Rap) LOL

  132. clearone: Well I think right now the only thing we can be sure of is that Adam is in NO. Anything else who knows. I just can’t figure out why he would, after flying all over the country for the past 10 days, fly back across the country to simply hang out at a bar and maybe go to a Journey concert. I would have to say it was career related otherwise it just makes no sense to me.

    If Adam was at the Journey concert, there would be tweets about it. It had to be either a private event or a weekend off hanging out with Drake’s friends in New Orleans. I hope that he had the weekend off!

    ETA: NVM Just read that the Journey concert is tonight! OK< ignor the first part of this comment!

  133. I just saw we have this new thread on Adam! Thanks MJ.

    lamberthita–Thanks for the sweet video of Adam and Allison. I do miss seeing those two perform together. They really did have a ‘chemistry’ together.

    Speaking of Allison…has anyone heard any news about her lately? I hope Adam, Allsion, and Kris are able to keep in touch with each other since they’ll be living in the same city. The three of them seemed to have formed a bond together and it would be nice for them to remain friends.

    I need to go and read this entire thread but speaking about the BSB’s s hit song, “I Want It That Way” written by Max Martin…..

    New Fan–“But an Adam verison wouldn’t be musak. It would have more personality, be stronger and clearer and….no comparison. Even without his thrust it would be a different song; adult, edgy not teenage pap and hopefully a much better video.”

    Uh..for me…this song would need a lot more than hip thrusts, swinging bras, boas, and whips! I know Adam can do incredible things with a song to ‘change it up ‘but…when I start wringing my hands about what Max Martin is composing for Adam I’ll remember the post by…..

    austinmidwife

    So I wll now take solace in some truths that I know. Max Martin has the ability to make a hit. Great. there are other opinions in the mix besides his. It’s Adam. The man makes songs that I would even care about sound amazing. I have now successfully talked myself out of a panic attack about this particular collaborator.

    Thanks…I can rest easier now, too!!

  134. Adam is getting tweets about what kind of music “The Big Easy” does?!?

  135. BestAI
    If anyone got Adam’s pendant, can you tell me how to get the adjustable knot back in? When I took it off last night, I accidentally removed it and don’t know how to put it back in. I like it to fit like a choker.

    Not a clue, but I bet if you tweeted @_Pennyroyal he would tell you how to fix it.

  136. Adam is getting tweets about what kind of music ‘The Big Easy’  does?!?

    Oh my some people really need to get out of the house more!

  137. austinmidwife
    So I wll now take solace in some truths that I know. Max Martin has the ability to make a hit. Great. there are other opinions in the mix besides his. It’s Adam. The man makes songs that I would even care about sound amazing. I have now successfully talked myself out of a panic attack about this particular collaborator.

    Thanks’ ¦I can rest easier now, too!!”

    Aw, Bowie, glad I could provide some solace for you. I really just prefer to think positive whenever it comes to Adam. He’s infectious that way.

  138. I can’t believe he would go to a Journey concert, period.

    Well, Mika is playing The Bourbon Pub this weekend.

  139. To each their own though but the original tweet at LAX said he had a gig in NO.

    Yeah, but that was from one person who may have assumed or misunderstood. The real story? If there was a private party and no one tweeted, videotaped, or otherwise leaked it, that has to be some kind of record.

    Oops, have to get ready for a party. Will leave the stalking to you peeps tonight.

  140. Cate,
    maybe both … but Mika in a small venue sounds particularly good

  141. Well, Mika is playing The Bourbon Pub this weekend.

    Now this is something Adam would go to if he has the time.

  142. I read in the newpaper yesterday about the annual “VooDoo” Ball being in NOLA this weekend. I don’t remember if it was for charity or what did not pay much attention to the article. So looks like Adam was part of the entertainment at this event. BTW if anyone has ever been to NOLA there are alot of VooDoo shops that sell potions, voodoo dolls and other “junk”. Ever since “Katrina” I stay away from NOLA – too much crime and city corruption.

  143. Coming in here too; the blog is from “Kim’s Blog” on the web site. Upon further searching it’s written by singer songwriter Kim Fransson. He said he was working with Desmond Child.

  144. Which is why I just unfollowed her. The girl has an amazing voice, but I would much rather hear her sing than read her tweet, or talk for that matter.

    I agree but this was funny

    RT @AlleyLovesNickJ: @Allison4Realzzz allison, who out of all the idols do you miss the most?? I miss em all!! But mostly te gals.. Megan, Lil and Adam ha haha less than a minute ago from Echofon

  145. wow.you guys are good stalkers.Adam seeing mika sounds likely.the private prty:not.creeepy.btw IMHO no not EVERYONE knows Adam ‘s album is our nov 24.in fact I would have a hard time naming10,hell even5 ppl I know who know this.but I don’t think anyone I know has heard of llwd either…

  146. RT @AlleyLovesNickJ: @Allison4Realzzz allison, who out of all the idols do you miss the most?? I miss em all!! But mostly te gals.. Megan, Lil and Adam ha

    haha that was hilarious including Adam with the gals.

  147. BestAI
    If anyone got Adam’s pendant, can you tell me how to get the adjustable knot back in? When I took it off last night, I accidentally removed it and don’t know how to put it back in. I like it to fit like a choker.

    Not a clue, but I bet if you tweeted @_Pennyroyal he would tell you how to fix it.

    Oops. I see what I did wrong. The adjustable knot was still in it; I just slid it together so it looked like one knot. Thanks. I kinda wish it was twice as big so I can wear it lower, but I guess that would be triple the price (altho I’m worth it). For those who have not received theirs, it is a little bigger than a quarter. I wear it choker length, but it does get more attention that way, and people aren’t looking at my boobs.

  148. And I vote “No” for Oprah appearance. Blech. Don’t want any day time chat shows. Idols have to fight the whole “middle-aged female” fan base crap and appearing on shows that cater to that demo will only reinforce it. Late night please. Letterman, etc.

    And he can do all the Japanese commercials he wants.

  149. I don’t really think oprah will happen.someone posted Allison’s twitter party in headlines…

  150. I could very well see Adam at a Mika concert more than Journey. Journey sucks without Steve Perry. You cannot replace Steve Perry. They are on their second replacement. I have no idea why guys with such good vocal range would want to be a replacement singer.

    Clearone- you would probably recognize the song Grace Kelly from Mika- I’d link it but for some reason my search engine is not working on youtube- anyone else having that problem?

  151. One shout out from Oprah and Adam will sell more albums times 10.
    Adam is going global and he needs to take all of his fans with him.

  152. Agree with Justshootme – no Oprah- only Ellyn and or Lord Lord NO NO “The View”!!! Only latenight shows where the age demographics are much younger!

  153. And I vote ‘No’  for Oprah appearance. Blech. Don’t want any day time chat shows. Idols have to fight the whole ‘middle-aged female’  fan base crap and appearing on shows that cater to that demo will only reinforce it. Late night please. Letterman, etc.

    He’ll definitely do the late-night circuit and the daytime talk shows (View, R&K, Ellen), Oprah’s not automatic, but it’s not at all far-fetched (as multiple Idols and runners-up have been on her show) and she has a HUGE worldwide audience. Any author, entertainer, athlete in the world would give their right arm to be on “Oprah,” even if they are as big as Elton or McCartney.

    An endorsement from her = huge sales and exposure. And I believe that’s a generalization about the demographic. Adam (and Kris, and possibly Allison) are trying to build a careers here ‘“ that’s the fast track.

  154. The only show I’m vehemently against for Adam is The View. The only one who likes him is Barbara. Shari (very religious) and Elisabeth can’t stand him.

  155. Ugh no just no to the view.I listen this on the other thread,but-

    I JUST SAW THE FLAMING HEADRESS VIDEO.MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLETE.ROFL.

  156. Adam is going global and he needs to take all of his fans with him.

    I think he can switch some out though.

    Any author, entertainer, athlete in the world would give their right arm to be on ‘Oprah,’  even if they are as big as Elton or McCartney.

    Elton and McCartney don’t need to shake the AI stigma.

    And most of the artists I listen to have never appeared on Oprah.

  157. BestAI
    September 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    The only show I’m vehemently against for Adam is The View. The only one who likes him is Barbara. Shari (very religious) and Elisabeth can’t stand him.

    I think Adam would do great on The View. It’s like a coffee klatch– and Adam can do klatch with the best of them.

    I can guarantee the women– including Elizabeth (ugh)– would be fawning al over him by the time the segment is done.

  158. And I vote ‘No’  for Oprah appearance. Blech. Don’t want any day time chat shows. Idols have to fight the whole ‘middle-aged female’  fan base crap and appearing on shows that cater to that demo will only reinforce it. Late night please. Letterman, etc.

    And he can do all the Japanese commercials he wants.

    Japanese commercials, yes! He can wear his hair anime (emo) style. Oprah, no! She would rehash all the gay stuff, like his coming out, is it going to affect his popularity – blah, blah, blah. I am so over Oprah (am ducking as I write this). Adam needs to be on late night, for sure. And guest spots on hit shows like Glee and Gossip Girl would be cool. Anywhere that involves a younger demographic. Does he really need more soccer mom/cougar fans? I guess the more fans the merrier, but singers need a broad base for longevity. Right? :)

  159. If Adam could shut up all those cackling hens on the View for 5 f’ing minutes, I’d watch!

  160. The only one who likes him is Barbara. Shari (very religious) and Elisabeth can’t stand him.

    Say what? I watched The View nearly every day last year and I never got the impression that either Sherri or Elisabeth couldn’t stand him. From what I could gather Barbara barely watched Idol.

    I don’t know if Gaga has been on Oprah’s couch, but when she was on The View she mainly just performed. They do really short segments for the most part, as long as they don’t bug him about the gay thing I’m fine with it. I don’t think it’s appropriate to ask personal questions that would be considered in bad taste if the guest were heterosexual. Put the shoe on the other foot: When did you realize you were attracted to the opposite sex? When was your first heterosexual experience? How will being heterosexual affect your career? Do you believe in heterosexual marriage? See how dumb it sounds!

    But the deal is, which programs have younger demographics? He needs to hit those shows whatever they are.

  161. Oprah = massive international success and she makes her interviewees look good

    Hopefully, he’ll do all the daytime talk shows and the night time ones too. He talks real good.

    So, it’s great exposure and he’ll charm them all to death and we get to see more of him as well.

    Can’t wait to see the ladies from the View to falling all over themselves and trying to move in closer. Could be highly amusing.

  162. My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericials they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that they just said, “let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert” and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90,000 fans are there! About 20 of the kids at UA drove to Atlanta to see Adam during the AI tour. They luvvvvvv them some AL. He asked when exactly his album is coming out so he could tell all of his friends. They don’t follow MJs or anything else to know.

  163. Can’t wait to see the ladies from the View to falling all over themselves and trying to move in closer. Could be highly amusing.

    I knoooww, right?

    Plus– ITA the rest of your post, too. :)

  164. Can’t wait to see the ladies from the View to falling all over themselves and trying to move in closer. Could be highly amusing.

    Ugh. Not to me. Makes me queesy thinking about it. He needs to avoid the whole frau (hate that term), cougar (hate that term too), Claymate thing.

    Anyway, no use worrying about it now. Not like he’s booked yet. Hopefully.

  165. “My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericials they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that they just said, ‘let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert’  and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90,000 fans are there! ”

    YES YES YES !! this is the kind of stuff i loooove!!Woohoo!

  166. This is the biggest hit written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson (at least for a boy(s))

    Oh I know exactly what kind of music these guys do and I have to admit I hate it. I have come to realise I don’t like music created by these hitmakers. I prefer music created by bands and artists. Andreas Carlsson wrote a coronation song for the Swedish idol that was TERRIBLE.

  167. justshootme

    Think of it from Adam’s point of view. He’ll have a riot. He’ll get major love. And he’ll get to meet Barbara Walters and, even better, Whoopi !!! He and Whoopi will share a silent joke by smile and by eye from start to finish. And it wouldn’t hurt to be included in one of Barbara’s ‘newcomer/special contributor’ style shows. Which is more likely if she gets to meet and be charmed by him. All just possibilities of course … but all good for the career and all good fun for Adam.

  168. Andreas Carlsson wrote a coronation song for the Swedish idol that was TERRIBLE.

    He also wrote Inside your heaven , Carrie Underwood’s coronation song.

  169. austinmidwife: ‘My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericials they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that they just said, ‘let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert’  and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90,000 fans are there! ‘ 

    YES YES YES !! this is the kind of stuff i loooove!!Woohoo

    !

    Luv that!!

    Guess there is no problem with Adam in the deep South. It doesn’t any more southern than Alabama — well OK probably my Mississippi might be even a bit more southern, but just a bit.

  170. Ugh. Not to me. Makes me queesy thinking about it. He needs to avoid the whole frau (hate that term), cougar (hate that term too), Claymate thing.

    For Adam to ignore his mature (NOT FRAU OR COUGAR) female fans would be a big mistake.

    They’re an important part of his fan base. Along with tweens, college age people, grandmas and greatgrandpas, gay men and women and straight males.

  171. OMG alaadam that’s awesome. I wonder which version they played. probably the studio version. non AI fans there may become interested cool.

    Also in cougar town the guy was listening to slow ride on his head phones. don’t know if it was adam and allison’s version cos i have not heard foghat’s but it sounded like adam to me.

  172. alaadam
    September 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericials they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that they just said, ‘let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert’  and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90,000 fans are there! About 20 of the kids at UA drove to Atlanta to see Adam during the AI tour. They luvvvvvv them some AL. He asked when exactly his album is coming out so he could tell all of his friends. They don’t follow MJs or anything else to know.

    Aalaadam, you just made my day. No, you made my entire week. Thanks.

  173. alaadam
    September 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericials they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that they just said, ‘let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert’  and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90,000 fans are there! About 20 of the kids at UA drove to Atlanta to see Adam during the AI tour. They luvvvvvv them some AL. He asked when exactly his album is coming out so he could tell all of his friends. They don’t follow MJs or anything else to know.

    Awesome!!!!

  174. alaadam
    September 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericials they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that they just said, ‘let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert’  and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90,000 fans are there! About 20 of the kids at UA drove to Atlanta to see Adam during the AI tour. They luvvvvvv them some AL. He asked when exactly his album is coming out so he could tell all of his friends. They don’t follow MJs or anything else to know.

    Wow! Is it pathetic to say this made me very happy? This is the stuff I love to hear.

  175. Stepping briefly out of lurkdom to say Crimson Tide + WLL = friggin’ awesome. In the south, we love our football and our rock-n-roll. Maybe if we keep lovin’ on him, he will do a Southern Tour and come to Austin. I can only hope.

  176. Stepping briefly out of lurkdom to say Crimson Tide + WLL = friggin’ awesome. In the south, we love our football and our rock-n-roll. Maybe if we keep lovin’ on him, he will do a Southern Tour and come to Austin. I can only hope.

    You will have to wait until after he comes to Houston.

  177. alaadam- that is THE coolest piece of news I heard all day! Talk about reaching the masses!

  178. alaadam
    September 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericials they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that they just said, ‘let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert’  and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90,000 fans are there! About 20 of the kids at UA drove to Atlanta to see Adam during the AI tour. They luvvvvvv them some AL. He asked when exactly his album is coming out so he could tell all of his friends. They don’t follow MJs or anything else to know.

    That just made my night!!!!

  179. Andreas Carlsson also writes some retro rock like this song:

    Europe – Last Look at Eden (not expecting someting like this)

    Europe: “New Love in Town” (hoping for something more like this)

    It could be that this sone is a Andreas Carlsson-Desmond Child song (see headline thread for lengthy discussion) produced by Max Martin. Retro rock with some new beats and a lighter Max Martin tone. Well I am being very optimistic. And there is no reference to Max Martin co-writing anywhere, just listed as an “Involved artist” on the Cheiron Studios site. And, based on Adam’s tweet, I think Max Martin produced the song (even if he gets a songwriting credit). And Andreas co-wrote it with someone else. Adam’s tweet:

    Onto to stuff that matters: in NYC to record song with MAX MARTIN!!! Soo excited. This album is getting so great!!
    7:31 AM Aug 17th from Echofon

  180. OMG. Is it an outdoor stadium? I just re-listened to the studio version and it must have sounded amazing, especially, if they played it REALLY loud. Sounds like they did.

  181. yes, UA has one of the biggest outdoor stadiums in college football. Funny, my daughter goes to Auburn. last week during the game, they played CCR’s “Have U Ever Seen the Rain” when it was pouring. It makes the commercial times fun. So glad they included our Adam in the celebration in T-town.

  182. Maybe if we keep lovin’ on him, he will do a Southern Tour and come to Austin. I can only hope.”

    Yes, Linda. I’m right there hoping with ya! So’s my neighbor! May the South keep showing Adam a whole lotta love!

  183. austinmidwife
    September 26, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    Maybe if we keep lovin’ on him, he will do a Southern Tour and come to Austin. I can only hope.’ 

    Yes, Linda. I’m right there hoping with ya! So’s my neighbor! May the South keep showing Adam a whole lotta love!

    I love the South! I wanna come, too!! *sigh*

  184. Q3:

    Thank you. Europe’s sound is a lot more reassuring than BSB’s. I could absolutely love anything similar to the two songs you just linked us to. Would be awfully nice to borrow their guitarist though.

  185. Andreas Carlsson also writes some retro rock like this song:

    Europe ‘“ Last Look at Eden (not expecting someting like this)

    Europe: ‘New Love in Town’  (hoping for something more like this)

    Europe is a really trashy rock band IMO, can’t think of anything worse. Who knows, they might write something good. I trust Max Martins producer skills more than these guys songwriting skills. Not really a big fan of Andreas. Would rather see him use this swedish team (what IS it with all these swedish producer/songwriting teams anyway?);

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodshy_%26_Avant

    I loved some of the stuff they did for Britney (toxic).

  186. Thank you for that great news, alaadam! Yay, sons and friends!

    My son and his friends (early to mid-twenties) are giant music snobs. They are very knowledgeable about all types of music, but still snobs. Also, they despise AI and make fun of me every year’ ¦until this season.

    I added ROF, WLL and Mad World to a playlist one night when they were all at my home. ROF had them all clamoring’ ¦’ Wow! Who is that?’ ’ ¦’ Cool song’  ‘Who is that?’ 

    I showed them some vids and even played the ‘Brigadoon’  clip. They were blown away and now have Adam tunes on their iPods. They really want to hear what Adam’s album will sound like.

    I mentioned that Adam was gay and they all gave me the’ ¦yeah, so?…look. Needless to say, it made me very happy on all counts. :)

  187. I added ROF, WLL and Mad World to a playlist one night when they were all at my home. ROF had them all clamoring’ ¦’ Wow! Who is that?’ ’ ¦’ Cool song’  ‘Who is that?’ 

    Nice mischa. This has been generally my strategy as well. I even have a playlist titled “Adam for friends” and another titled “Adam with friends” a fun mix of lots of my fave songs with plenty of Adam thrown. It’s pretty effective.

    adamaloha – if Adam ever comes to the heart of Texas, come join us! I plan on throwing a party!

  188. mischa
    September 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you for that great news, alaadam! Yay, sons and friends!

    My son and his friends (early to mid-twenties) are giant music snobs. They are very knowledgeable about all types of music, but still snobs. Also, they despise AI and make fun of me every year’ ¦until this season.

    I added ROF, WLL and Mad World to a playlist one night when they were all at my home. ROF had them all clamoring’ ¦’ Wow! Who is that?’ ’ ¦’ Cool song’  ‘Who is that?’ 

    I showed them some vids and even played the ‘Brigadoon’  clip. They were blown away and now have Adam tunes on their iPods. They really want to hear what Adam’s album will sound like.

    I mentioned that Adam was gay and they all gave me the’ ¦yeah, so?’ ¦look. Needless to say, it made me very happy on all counts. :)

    Another great story that makes me happy….excuse me I got something it my eye….

  189. Haha Saga

    That’s funny! They’re definitely not going to make both of us happy. I like anything that has some bite and… I can only listen to Britney in very small doses.

  190. Another great story that makes me happy’ ¦.excuse me I got something it my eye’ ¦.

    Yeah, I had that same thing in my eye when my son texted me. lol I think it must be glitter dust or something!

  191. alaadam
    September 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericials they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that they just said, ‘let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert’  and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90,000 fans are there! About 20 of the kids at UA drove to Atlanta to see Adam during the AI tour. They luvvvvvv them some AL. He asked when exactly his album is coming out so he could tell all of his friends. They don’t follow MJs or anything else to know.

    This is so beyond cool!! How exciting!! It’s this kind of word of mouth promotion that is going to make Adam a huge success……not appearances on the View!

  192. mischa
    September 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    My son and his friends (early to mid-twenties) are giant music snobs. They are very knowledgeable about all types of music, but still snobs. Also, they despise AI and make fun of me every year’ ¦until this season.

    I added ROF, WLL and Mad World to a playlist one night when they were all at my home. ROF had them all clamoring’ ¦’ Wow! Who is that?’ ’ ¦’ Cool song’  ‘Who is that?’ 

    I showed them some vids and even played the ‘Brigadoon’  clip. They were blown away and now have Adam tunes on their iPods. They really want to hear what Adam’s album will sound like.

    I mentioned that Adam was gay and they all gave me the’ ¦yeah, so?’ ¦look. Needless to say, it made me very happy on all counts.

    The hope for mankind truly rests with our children.

  193. This is so beyond cool!! How exciting!! It’s this kind of word of mouth promotion that is going to make Adam a huge success’ ¦’ ¦not appearances on the View!

    I’d say he needs both.

  194. Hey, let’s not be dissing the older ladies among us. I’m pretty sure that there are a few of us that would fit in this catagory here, and I admit that I’m one of them. We are the ones who remember what REAL rock and roll sounds like, and yes I adored Freddy and bought everything Queen put out. I feel like we are supposed to hide or something. Just because we are older doesn’t mean we don’t have money or love good music.

  195. Hey, let’s not be dissing the older ladies among us.

    Not dissing the older ladies. I am one. Just being real.

  196. Just because we are older doesn’t mean we don’t have money or love good music.

    That is sooooo true! I can tell you that I spent alot of money on the concert, hotel, pennyroyal necklace, and Donors Choose than my 23 yo graduate student son who loves Adam too. He bought his concert ticket and took a fun roadtrip. Nice, but yes, us older fans have a little more money to spend.

  197. Hi again!!! have to catch up on thread.spent half an hour dealing with the chipotle app.STUPIDEST THING EVER!!! LOL

    rememember the flaming headress rofl I’m happy again;)

  198. Well’ ¦ Mad World Anime Adam?

    It’s uh’“ interesting.

    Yep. Interesting is a good description. Maybe that will happen in 2012.

  199. alaadam

    September 26, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Just because we are older doesn’t mean we don’t have money or love good music.

    That is sooooo true! I can tell you that I spent alot of money on the concert, hotel, pennyroyal necklace, and Donors Choose than my 23 yo graduate student son who loves Adam too. He bought his concert ticket and took a fun roadtrip. Nice, but yes, us older fans have a little more money to spend.

    Here here…..Bravo!!!

  200. Hi!!! *waving* I was out all day. Now I am here for some NEW ADAM NEWS!!! *jumping up and down*

    Back after I’ve read your posts…squee!!!!

  201. As a BAMA girl, we love The Tide and Adam Lambert. I hope he will come to the deep south on his solo tour. He got a great reception in Memphis, while on the tour.

  202. Thats cool mischa.ALADAM thats the coolest shit evah.g2g now.b back soon…

  203. Hi, luv!

    alaadam and company, PLEASE FILL ME IN RIGHT NOW. I am too excited to wait to read all of the posts, and I have been VERY HELPFUL IN THE PAST (e.g., yesterday) in providing updates. PRETTY PLEASE.

  204. austinmidwife – I bet ya he will come to Houston before Austin!! Looking forward to seeing him live as I could not make it to Dallas for the AI tour.

  205. Hi suebrody. Don’t forget to don the flaming headdress and sprinkle yourself with glitter. Anybody else need some glitter? I’ve got lots, different colors even!

  206. Hi, luv!

    alaadam and company, PLEASE FILL ME IN RIGHT NOW. I am too excited to wait to read all of the posts, and I have been VERY HELPFUL IN THE PAST (e.g., yesterday) in providing updates. PRETTY PLEASE.

    Mainly, Adam is having a life in NO while we wait for any crumb about his album or TFM.

  207. Mainly, Adam is having a life in NO while we wait for any crumb about his album or TFM.

    Yep that pretty much sums it up…. :D

  208. Readon, Scorpio14 – I am from Houston as well, but live in Conroe now. Nice to know some Adam fans are in my neck of the woods! We may have to hook up some time.

  209. austinmidwife
    September 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Hi suebrody. Don’t forget to don the flaming headdress and sprinkle yourself with glitter. Anybody else need some glitter? I’ve got lots, different colors even!

    Done. BUT IN NEED SOME ACTUAL INFO AS I AM TIRED AND NEED TO BE ASSISTED IN UNDERSTANDING TH E 222 POSTS TODAY. Did Aimee get a song recorded by Adam. WILL THERE BE A LEAK ON MONDAY DURING 2010 ROADBLOCK??? Or anything? Please…*on bended knee*

    ETA: Nothing? Again? *snif*

  210. He also wrote Inside your heaven , Carrie Underwood’s coronation song.

    which is definitely at least a semifinalist in the Worst Song in the History of the World competition.

  211. SCORPIO14
    September 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    austinmidwife ‘“ I bet ya he will come to Houston before Austin!! Looking forward to seeing him live as I could not make it to Dallas for the AI tour.”

    You are probably right. Anywhere in TX is good for me. I will drive there as I drove to Dallas for the AI show. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll play Dallas, Houston and Austin.

    Sue- there’s no real serious news today, just that according to an Adam tweet, he is in NO this weekend. Also, we’ve been discussing different ways of turning people on to Adam. Check out aladam’s cool post about WLL being played at the AU game over the loudspeaker’s on this page or the page before.

  212. ETA: Nothing? Again? *snif*

    Well there was a twat from him….Big Easy is the JAM….but that was it…(deep inhale breath)Ho humm. (exhale)

  213. Mainly, Adam is having a life in NO while we wait for any crumb about his album or TFM.

    Yep that pretty much sums it up’ ¦.

    Yep it does. I hope he doesn’t decide to have a life for too long…..we need some more crumbs from him!

  214. readon- I live West near Memorial and Gessner just before Beltway 8

  215. Did Aimee get a song recorded by Adam.”

    we think so. She’s a squeeer, that one.

    WILL THERE BE A LEAK ON MONDAY DURING 2010 ROADBLOCK??? Or anything? Please’ ¦*on bended knee*”

    We have no idea. Peeps are being tightlipped. No damn leaks, NADA *goes back to making new playlist with Adam, Queen and Led Zep*

  216. Suebrody

    Simple recap: son was at Uof Alabama game. During commericial, they played Adam’s WLL in the stadium and said Adam’s name so we are sure it was not Plant’s version.

  217. [quickly sneaking on]

    Allison mentioned Adam twice in her twitter party. The second time was incredibly inappropriate (as in the question)

  218. “SCORPIO14
    September 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    readon- I live West near Memorial and Gessner just before Beltway 8”

    That’s EXACTLY where I used to live! I still come to Houston about once a week; I’m retired (early retirement!) so I have lots of free time!

  219. readon- I live West near Memorial and Gessner just before Beltway 8

    Gotcha. I love that side of town, but the traffic is way crazy.

    Readon, Scorpio14 ‘“ I am from Houston as well, but live in Conroe now. Nice to know some Adam fans are in my neck of the woods! We may have to hook up some time.

    Conroe is not that far from me. I am in the Summerwood subdivison near Humble and Atascosita.

  220. HoppersSkippersMiners
    September 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    [quickly sneaking on]

    Allison mentioned Adam twice in her twitter party. The second time was incredibly inappropriate (as in the question)”

    Well, spill. We got nothing over here today. Give us a gate, go ahead.

  221. “readon
    Conroe is not that far from me. I am in the Summerwood subdivison near Humble and Atascosita.”

    That’s great to know! Maybe we can meet up sometime for lunch and discuss what else–ADAM!!

    Gotta sign off now and feed hubby!

    More tomorrow. Have a good evening.

  222. I say we need to sic the Glamberts on 19 and 2012 and demand information.

    Nvm. They are probably already doing that.

  223. Allison had a Twitter party? Did anyone actually understand what she was saying??? (So bad but true.) I guess I have to go back and read THOSE posts.

    My Idol moment: I was at an outdoor jazz/blues fest in the South End of Boston today (was excellent, but very crowded). One of my friend’s friends, for some inexplicable reason (maybe it was in a program? I think it was) mentioned Sanjay. Apparently, Sanjaya (or his sister) goes to Berklee College of Music (the event was sponsored by the college). I snickered a bit, said yes, he had made the tour that year, and that he was energetic but not a particularly strong singer, then noted that I was going to see Cook next month. He said, cool, and asked if I had been to the Tour this year. I said yes. My friends’ eyes rolled, as they are tired of hearing about my…interest in Adam. Apparently talking about SANJAYA is okay, however. Heh.

    SO COOL on WLL being played in a stadium of 90,000 sports fans! (Ironic, too, given Adam’s lack of interest in or knowledge of anything sports, including but not limited to Michael Vick and professional football). I cannot believe I do not hear MW anywhere. This seems so wrong to me. The two videos posted above were cool, tho, especially the Anime won, tho I don’t get it. And I am older, too (40s), and NOT A FREAKING COUGAR (ban the word forever, someone), and I am totally, 100 percent in lurrrve with Adam. I have three Adam t-shirts, for God’s sake!!!

    WHY NO LEAKAGE OF TUNEAGE???

  224. We are forgetting about Adams guest appearance in Fast Forward!!!!!!!

  225. Sorry guys – computer is being obnoxious and painfully slow. Recap of Allison’s twitter party with Adam references are on page 6. The whole party was quite amusing. However, in terms of Adam: she 1) said she missed all the girls (Megan, Lil, and Adam(!), and 2) blew off a sex question about Adam with a stupid question icon.

    ETA:Apparently Anoop didn’t approve of the second question either.

  226. 2) blew off a sex question about Adam with a stupid question icon.

    Well I’m glad she blew it off but she should have just ignored it totally. It was totally inappropriate for someone to ask her anything sexual. There really are some dumbass people in this world!

  227. “2) blew off a sex question about Adam with a stupid question icon.”

    ah…smart girl, that Allison. I’ll have to check out the headlines thread for the details. Thanks

  228. clearone

    2) blew off a sex question about Adam with a stupid question icon.

    Well I’m glad she blew it off but she should have just ignored it totally. It was totally inappropriate for someone to ask her anything sexual. There really are some dumbass people in this world!

    Clearone, you usually skew far more conservative that I do, but in this case, I couldn’t agree with you more. I found the question cringeworthy (to the point that I flatly refuse to reprint it here).

  229. Been away…took me a while to catch up where I left off with the thread.

    alaadam–“My son goes to the University of Alabama. It is a televised game so during commericals they entertain the fans with songs on the loud speakers. He texted me that the just said, “let’s show the Crimson Tide a Whole Lotta Luv with Adam Lambert” and played WLL. He said they were spazzing out. I asked if he was sure they weren’t playing Plant’s version. He repeated that they said Adam’s name. 90.000 fans are there! They luvvvvv them some AL.”

    mischa– “My son and his friends (early and mid-twenties) are giant music snobs…..I added ROF, WLL, and MAD WORLD to a playlist one night when they were all at my home. ROF had them clamoring….”Wow! Who is that?”….”Cool song” “Who is that?”
    ….They were blown away and now have Adam tunes on their iPods. They really want to hear what Adam’s album will sound like.”

    As Paula would say..”That’s a whole lotta WONDERFUL”!!
    Putting my flaming headdress on and jumping around the room!

    HotHotHot

    Hey, let’s not be dissing the older ladies among us…..We are the ones who remember what REAL rock and roll sounds like, and yes I adored Freddie and bought everything. Just because we are old doesn’t mean we don’t have money or love good music!

    YES! YOU GO GIRL! I agree with you 100%. I’ve always considered my generation to be fortunate because I got to see some pretty TALENTED people become SUPERSTARS……Elvis, Bowie, Freddie, MJ…and the list goes on! And I guess that’s why I’m so excited to be able to watch Adam because, in my opinion, he has the ‘potential’…the ‘It Factor’ they all had.

  230. Sounds like the private party in NO did take place…I hear Adam is now on his way to Lafayette LA…. A NO fan that I met in Memphis has pics on her facebook but I don’t have access right now….is this the thread to post if I get confirmation or in the headlines?? Or has this been confirmed already by someone else???

  231. dsp: Sounds like the private party in NO did take place’ ¦I hear Adam is now on his way to Lafayette LA’ ¦. A NO fan that I met in Memphis has pics on her facebook but I don’t have access right now’ ¦.is this the thread to post if I get confirmation or in the headlines?? Or has this been confirmed already by someone else???

    Ooo! Ooo! I think the private party stuff is on this thread, but you might want to mention on the headlines thread to look at this thread for details.

    As far as I know, no one has CONFIRMED the private party yet except for you…so post away!!

  232. Ooooo! OOOOO! You have details of the private party?? spilllll away!

  233. dsp: Sounds like the private party in NO did take place’ ¦I hear Adam is now on his way to Lafayette LA’ ¦. A NO fan that I met in Memphis has pics on her facebook but I don’t have access right now’ ¦.is this the thread to post if I get confirmation or in the headlines?? Or has this been confirmed already by someone else???

    Ooo! Ooo! I think the private party stuff is on this thread, but you might want to mention on the headlines thread to look here.

    As far as I know, no one has CONFIRMED the private party yet except for you’ ¦so post away!!

    Yes please do! I had a feeling that he was working down there. I have to question his management’s judgement, though, in sending him to perform like this considering he is still recording his CD and has already flown thousand’s of miles in the past couple of weeks. Then again, it’s all the almighty buck for management isn’t it?

  234. dsp
    September 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    Sounds like the private party in NO did take place’ ¦I hear Adam is now on his way to Lafayette LA’ ¦. A NO fan that I met in Memphis has pics on her facebook but I don’t have access right now’ ¦.is this the thread to post if I get confirmation or in the headlines?? Or has this been confirmed already by someone else???

    AAAHHH! Here, please. And why is he going to Lafayette?

  235. Well, I’m all caught up now. ;)

    My friends (ages 24-31) all like NKOTB and BB (I, at 46, missed all of this; I was listening to other sorts of music, like U2 and REM, and them the grunge scene; I did have to listen to Madonna and Bon Jovi when I was a djay from 85-86 professionally, but let’s not go *there*). I think it’s funny that BB are a *man* band, but the single is awright. And didn’t NKOTB (OKOTB, really) record an album last year that tanked?

    Anyway…I trust that Adam will only put out strong material. He is a pretty firm professional; he did what he wanted to do (I would guess, flaming headdress excluded) during the Tour to rave reviews, so I would be surprised if he released schlock. I wonder who leaked Kris’s LLWD and why Adam’s had not been (when, in fact, a number of ppl have heard at least a few of the tracks). Is there some sort of cease and desist order? And what about TFM? I keep going to the 2012 website: NADA. I am still baffled, not so much about TFM but about other songs. Not even a tiny taste. Why do I stilll feel that Strut has a good chance of being the first single?

    1) Kara is so well-known songwriter (and not just for the craptastic NoBo, b/c she co-wrote I DO NOT HOOK UP).’

    It keeps getting mentioned by name.

    It *sounds* like a perfect title for Adam; awesome visuals.

    As far as talk show appearances, he will be on Ellen ASAP, of course. I think he will be on The View, b/c Kara was talking about him, remember, back in the late spring. I hate The View, but I see him on there. The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon (yes!), Craig Ferguson (I wish), and daytime ones like Regis (ick) and The Today Show are also strong possibilities. I am NOT an Oprah fan, but God knows she will give Adam huge exposure if he’s on there (look what she has done for authors she chooses for her book club). And b/c of his charitable work, I can absolutely see her asking him to be on.

    I think it would be heeestrical for him to be on The Soup, but that wont happen for a while (or ever).

    I will check out Mika. I can tell you that I ADORE The Muse now.

    Since I think Aimee will implode if Adam doesn’t pick one of her tracks, I hope he does. She has a good track (ha ha) record (ha), at least.

  236. I can only assume Adam is going to Lafayette because that is near the area that Drake is originally from (New Iberia I believe )…..cajun country….

  237. dsp
    September 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    I can only assume Adam is going to Lafayette because that is near the area that Drake is originally from (New Iberia I believe )’ ¦..cajun country’ ¦.

    thanks. That makes sense.

  238. Regarding college kids who don’t follow Idol (or MJ) hearing Adam sing and expressing anticipation for his upcoming CD (AND the audience in the football stadium spazzin’ out at Adam’s WLL):

    This is so beyond cool!! How exciting!! It’s this kind of word of mouth promotion that is going to make Adam a huge success’ ¦’ ¦not appearances on the View!

    That’s what I’m sayin’! But you said it better! :)

  239. think it would be heeestrical for him to be on The Soup, but that wont happen for a while (or ever).

    Joel wasn’t very cool about Adam this year.

  240. OMA dsp that’s like my fave Adam pic ever!!!!! (ur avatar)I like the one that shows him in that blue sweater thing with his hair like that!!!!!!

    meh.I’m not really that interested in the private party.whtevs.tbh maybe I’m not thinking about it becuz I’m SOOOO DAMN JELLUS!!!!!!

    I’m ok with no Adam news.idk why but I just wanna talk about him in general.

    ZOMG the roadblock’s on Thursday??!!! I didn’t know that…

  241. Re the private party…..my friend that attended the Memphis concert with me (we are both from NO) is facebook friends with another fan from NO who attended the private party and has facebook pics up but I am not her friend so I haven’t seen these yet……reportably Adam was flown in to perform at a private party at a Hotel in NO….and was paid 60,000 and given an additional 10,000 dollars….there were impersonators for other Idols and reportably pictures of the Paula and Randy lookalikes with Adam….i have requested her to be my friend so I can see this with my own two eyes…

  242. Oh and I really hope aimee’s song gets picked!!!!!REALLY REALLY HOPE it does…

    I thought the Allison tweet was creepy,the normal adison shit,but rotfl at allison’s blank stare smiley emoticon thing.

  243. Lafayette is Cajun country, but unless he has another private party I don’t think much is happening today. Maybe Drake is introducing him to Cajun culture.

  244. really dsp? I see them all.I’m using my iPod though so idk maybe that makes a difference…

  245. Just want to mention if peeps want Adam to sell a shiload of cds Oprah is the way to go. Every time Carrie appears on Oprah she gets that imfamous Oprah bounce. Same thing with most recording stars. What were Streisand’s numbers going to be if she hadn’t appeared on Oprah the other day? And not only older acts appear on Oprah, she had Jay Z last week, she’s had many mainstream folk as well.

    Every now and then she does a show with several up and coming artists, she’ll have like 4 or more and they’ll each have a segment, this is made for Adam. There is so much to like about Adam, and they have alot in common, he read the Ekhart Tolle (sp) book which she heavily featured last season. She is a huge proponent of gay rights, she loves the big theatrical singers, hell Adam is the personification of the teachings from the church of Oprah, I guarantee she would love him, he will charm the pants of of her, and it will be ratings gold. If Gail fall for him too, then he will be king, and will be featured on more than one show. Oprah is the only show besides Lettermen, that I would really like to see Adam on. The other stuff is just par for the course Lettermen would be big as he does alot of under the radar people too, and a Lettermen get is good because he doesn’t do idols often until they are big.

  246. The only event I see for today is “Downtown Alive”. That could be an interesting cultural event. Cajuns and downtown Lafayette. Lafayette is a small town compared to LA, but cajuns like to party. Adam may learn to zydeco.

  247. Maybe Drake is introducing him to Cajun culture.

    I can picture Adam doing the fais do do (probably spelled wrong)

  248. Aimee may not be picked. Adam is recording at least 24 songs and the best 12 will be picked. Aimee may or not be one of them. It’s all wishful thinking on her part and I think she is trying to will the selection. If Adam is big, of course these songwriters are going to reap the benefits. I think they all want to be selected because I just think based upon Adam’s choices, vocal skill, ability to improvise will improve anything that is thrown his way. If TFM is a earthy rock anthem, then his first single is gonna be an uptemp electronic dancy song to offset TFM. How would Aimee know there were three in the running. The single has been chosen, it has been heard by a select few – we shall see this week. Adam should have been paid more for this gig in NO. He’s worth every penny of at least $250,000 a gig right now. Remember, he has to pay off HiFi.

  249. Back from RL. Members of Adam panel, can you fill me in what is going on today?

    I hope Monday we’ll have the Adam storm elephant102 mentioned. This is first time I want to skip Sunday.

  250. There is so much to like about Adam, and they have alot in common

    Didn’t Adam say once in an interview that he and Oprah also share a birthday?

  251. Thought I would delurk to give you links to my Adam photos from the tour — some drool-worthy shots I thought my fellow Adam lovers might enjoy! -Rebecca

    Adam Columbus (front row floor, 146 photos)
    Adam Indy (front row floor, 138 photos):
    Adam Cleveland (1oth row floor, 32 photos)

  252. Adam should have been paid more for this gig in NO. He’s worth every of at least $250,000 a gig right now. Remember, he has to pay off HiFi.

    penny
    The hiFi story just sort of went away…has there been confirmation on Hifi not putting the album out???

  253. Just want to mention if peeps want Adam to sell a shiload of cds Oprah is the way to go. Every time Carrie appears on Oprah she gets that imfamous Oprah bounce. Same thing with most recording stars. What were Streisand’s numbers going to be if she hadn’t appeared on Oprah the other day? And not only older acts appear on Oprah, she had Jay Z last week, she’s had many mainstream folk as well.

    Every now and then she does a show with several up and coming artists, she’ll have like 4 or more and they’ll each have a segment, this is made for Adam. There is so much to like about Adam, and they have alot in common, he read the Ekhart Tolle (sp) book which she heavily featured last season. She is a huge proponent of gay rights, she loves the big theatrical singers, hell Adam is the personification of the teachings from the church of Oprah, I guarantee she would love him, he will charm the pants of of her, and it will be ratings gold. If Gail fall for him too, then he will be king, and will be featured on more than one show. Oprah is the only show besides Lettermen, that I would really like to see Adam on. The other stuff is just par for the course Lettermen would be big as he does alot of under the radar people too, and a Lettermen get is good because he doesn’t do idols often until they are big.

    You’ve sold me on Oprah! I was ambivalent about Adam going on her show, but now I really want him to :)

  254. “Blech. Don’t want any day time chat shows. Idols have to fight the whole ‘middle-aged female’  fan base crap and appearing on shows that cater to that demo will only reinforce it.”

    Okay…… I have been lurking throughout the summer immensely enjoying all the tour reviews, vids, conversation, intelligence, and humor that Mj’s Blog have provided. I am a HUGE Adam fan and am old enough to be his mother. As a matter of fact, I have a son who is exactly Adam’s age. I would love to meet Leila. I’m sure she and I would become fast friends!
    I want to say that I found the above statement very insulting. Age discrimination is just as bad as being homophobic. For the first time in my life I actually voted on AI. I also plan to be first in line for Adam’s CD and concert tour — can’t wait for both!!! Please don’t minimize the “power” of Adam’s “middle-age female fan base”. We can be pretty strong and powerful. Having said all of that, I would prefer to see Adam on Ellen rather than Oprah anyway. I know that Ellen loves Adam — not so sure about Oprah!

  255. BeckyMD
    September 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Back from RL. Members of Adam panel, can you fill me in what is going on today?”

    Not nearly enough. No leaks, no real news, just tweets from this Aimee gal who is uber-excited about her song being sung by Adam.

    We know Adam is in NO this weekend, per his tweet about The Big Easy being a cool place. This page contains some details about the whys.

    This thread contains speculations and ramblings about which talk shows would be best for Adam to be seen on. Oh, and a really cool thing, alaadam’s son texted her from the Alabama U football game that Adam’s WLL was being played over the loudspeaker’s to a crowd of 90,000. That’s my favorite news piece of the day

  256. Oh, Adam on Oprah would be HUGE and awesome :-)

    Not liking this private party thing – imo it’s a waste of time. It’s private – no press, no PR, and it’s taking away valuable time from recording and working on the album – every second of which matters now imo. Not sure why his management had him do it. Maybe I’m missing something here…

  257. Thought I would delurk to give you links to my Adam photos from the tour ‘” some drool-worthy shots I thought my fellow Adam lovers might enjoy! -Rebecca

    Adam Columbus (front row floor, 146 photos): http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/i‘ ¦0Lambert%20COL/
    Adam Indy (front row floor, 138 photos): http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/i‘ ¦Lambert%20INDY/
    Adam Cleveland (1oth row floor, 32 photos) http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/i‘ ¦Lambert%20CLEV/

    Links didn’t work for me. Message said “Photos not found”

  258. This thread contains speculations and ramblings about which talk shows would be best for Adam to be seen on. Oh, and a really cool thing, alaadam’s son texted her from the Alabama U football game that Adam’s WLL was being played over the loudspeaker’s to a crowd of 90,000. That’s my favorite news piece of the day

    Yes – this was very very awesome.

    Random story – but is it bad when you go into a shopping store, hear “What Hurts the Most” on the loudspeaker, and can’t help but think “Oh, Adam’s coming on soon!” — lol at tour flashbacks :-)

  259. readon — how do I do the links? I will post it again, hopefully correct this time.

  260. HI DCGLAM AND INDYBECK71!!!!!!!!!! :D

    Adam media storm?say whaaaaaaat??!!!I’m so confuzzled right now…

  261. I have no idea why ‘ ¦ #AdamStorm is trending on twitter

    A thread at AO was planning to do this. I guess that’s what this is.

  262. I have no idea why ‘ ¦ #AdamStorm is trending on twitter

    Oooh, bizarre. So, here’s hoping the current lack of news is the calm just before the storm!

  263. Indy the link still doesn’t work…,

    what the hell is an Adam storm ???!!!!

  264. what the hell is an Adam storm ???!!!!

    A poster on IDF, elephant121, who supposedly ~knows things (she predicted Adam being at Hair, what the Rolling Stone cover would look like, etc) says that an “Adam storm” or promotional blitz will be happening next week. So possibilities are: interviews, appearances, single (!!!). Hopefully.

  265. Random story ‘“ but is it bad when you go into a shopping store, hear ‘What Hurts the Most’  on the loudspeaker, and can’t help but think ‘Oh, Adam’s coming on soon!’  ‘” lol at tour flashbacks ”

    LOL. Thanks for the visual.

    I miss the tour threads, but am very excited for what’s next. We’re going to be nuts the day that there is some real news, like a leak to a single or SOMETHING. Gads, I’ve even watched a tribute vid today, that sweet one that aloha posted earlier, and I just don’t watch those usually.

  266. Let’s try this again! Thought I would delurk to give you links to my Adam photos from the tour ‘” some drool-worthy shots I thought my fellow Adam lovers might enjoy! -Rebecca

    Adam Columbus front row floor

    Adam Indy front row floor

    Adam Cleveland center floor

    Make sure the url has your name in it when you post the links. The url shoud have photobuciket and indybeck71 at the end. I searched on indybeck71 and saw your pictures. They are good. I would change your links, but I don’t know which ones you wanted to show.

  267. OK, here are the URLs– can someone else please post them properly…clearly, this is beyond my skillset at the moment (ha). Actually, I think the second message I did may have been correct; it seems Photobucket is having a meltdown at the moment…I can’t even access my account…sigh.

    Adam Columbus (front row floor, 146 photos): http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/indybeck71/Adam%20Lambert%20COL/
    Adam Indy (front row floor, 138 photos): http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/indybeck71/Adam%20Lambert%20INDY/
    Adam Cleveland (1oth row floor, 32 photos) http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/indybeck71/Adam%20Lambert%20CLEV/

  268. Thanks sherena,I don’t think it will start Monday will it?!!! I HOPE Adam’s single leaks when I’m bit at school otherwise I’ll have to read through like 5000 posts…….

  269. OK, here are the URLs’“ can someone else please post them properly’ ¦clearly, this is beyond my skillset at the moment (ha). Actually, I think the second message I did may have been correct; it seems Photobucket is having a meltdown at the moment’ ¦I can’t even access my account’ ¦sigh.

    Adam Columbus (front row floor, 146 photos): http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/indybeck71/Adam%20Lambert%20COL/
    Adam Indy (front row floor, 138 photos): http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/indybeck71/Adam%20Lambert%20INDY/
    Adam Cleveland (1oth row floor, 32 photos) http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee314/indybeck71/Adam%20Lambert%20CLEV/

    You may have only wanted us to see three of them, but the first link gives us every photo you took. They are all amazing. I think everyone will appreciate this awesome Adam album. Let them look and select which photos they admire. Thanks for posting. This makes up for a slow news day.

    I hope thats okay.

  270. Gads, I’ve even watched a tribute vid today, that sweet one that aloha posted earlier, and I just don’t watch those usually.

    i know. we’re getting desperate….

  271. That’s fine — the only photos I have on that Photobucket account are three Adam albums, one Other Idols album and many photos of Roger Federer…so people can have at all of them! Thanks.

  272. That’s fine ‘” the only photos I have on that Photobucket account are three Adam albums, one Other Idols album and many photos of Roger Federer’ ¦so people can have at all of them! Thanks.

    You are a fantastic photograher. WOW!!! I am in Adam heaven. Hey peeps, appreciate.


  273. what the hell is an Adam storm ???!!!!

    A poster on IDF, elephant121, who supposedly ~knows things (she predicted Adam being at Hair, what the Rolling Stone cover would look like, etc) says that an ‘Adam storm’  or promotional blitz will be happening next week. So possibilities are: interviews, appearances, single (!!!). Hopefully. Because, seriously, I am going to lose it. And it won’t be pretty. MUST HAVE MORE ADAM NOW!!!

    Lordy, I’m desperate. Please. (Yeah, I’m trending there, too. LOL)

    ETA: Thanks for pic. BTW, just watched DSB on Top 9 results show (I think.) Adam’s glory note; very nice. They did get better for the Tour. Now am watching Top 5 results…the cake incident…alrighty. This is how desperate am I that I am watching Idol reruns of BB. *sigh*

  274. BeckyMD
    September 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    Thank you austinmidwife. Adam’s people are patient but I’m not.”

    Sure. I hear you, sister. Aimee Mayo tweets only take me so far, ya know? At least we’re all in this together. That helps.

    And thanks for the pics, Indybeck. They’re incredible.

  275. The ontd_ai girls were going cray cray over the Adam Storm thing a few nights ago, and,yes, it’s the supposed media blitz that’s heading our way soon, if elephant1212 is correct. Funny, though, that name is no longer associated with a twitter account. I’m pretty sure that was a twitter name. So who knows?
    I’m trending #AdamStorm for fun anyway. It’s better than #iamsinglebecause.

  276. Just posted by Aimee Mayo on Twitter:

    AimeeMayo:
    Drinking beer- having fun waiting on BC 2 hit stage. They R picking Adam’s single on Monday I hear- That’s my freaking BIRTHDAY! #AdamStorm

  277. Thank you so much for sharing, Indybeck. Those pics of Adam are positively beautiful–so close-up and clear!

  278. Just saw what I posted on this site earlier copied and posted on adamofficial….wierd feeling…..

  279. OMAOMAOMA INDYBECK71 THOSE PICTURES ARE FRIGGIN EPIC!!!!!!!!!<3

    did I mention how much I FLIVE FLOVE FLOVE aimee mayo???!!!!cause I flive her:D

    well yknow her tweets…

    So I'm guessing Adam single leak on wednesday??!!!!

  280. Just saw what I posted on this site earlier copied and posted on adamofficial’ ¦.wierd feeling’ ¦..

    LOL! Oh, you have no idea. Once you let out any bit of idol news, pics, vid, etc – you can trust it will be EVERYWHERE in the idol-verse within about 1 minute.

    A google search of my name and Pittsburgh brought up my recap of the Pittsburgh idol show – but not just on MJ’s site, I think. My mom found it, and was like, whoa, you’re famous!

  281. huh I posted something but it didn’t show up?

    Anyway:

    THNX INDYBECK71 THOSE PICTURES ARE EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    did I mention how much I FLOVE aimed mayo.well her tweets….

    soooo I’m guessing single leak on wednesday?have to figure out when so I can fake sick…

    Anyway GOODNIGHT!!!!!!!!

  282. Excellent pictures!

    Aimee is at the Black Crowes show. I told her she should be writing for Adam. Apparently, she is still thinking about him. I cannot handle it. I NEED NEW ADAM STUFF SO VERY BADLY!!!

  283. I think if Aimee Mayo’s Adam song is chosen on Monday she may not survive her birthday .. she’ll spontaneously combust

  284. This is how desperate am I that I am watching Idol reruns of BB. *sigh*”

    well, sue, we all have to cope somehow. I made a kickass mix of songs today with Adam, Freddie, Led Zep, a little Ben Harper and some Widespread Panic. Listening now and occassionally getting up to dance. It’s a good way to break up the tension of the week, the waiting.

    And then! A new tweet from Aimee!

    AimeeMayo:
    Drinking beer- having fun waiting on BC 2 hit stage. They R picking Adam’s single on Monday I hear- That’s my freaking BIRTHDAY! #AdamStorm

    Ok. I hope she’s right or she will have to change her account name….

  285. Bye, luv! Why Wednesday, tho? Tuesday would be great, after Yom Kippur and single release day. *fingers crossed*

    Aimee is such a tease…………..

    I do not know why we cannot pre-order Adam’s album on iTunes. They better make this a library edition with the goodies. :)

  286. Glad you’re enjoying the photos. So if Aimee Mayo is correct about decision time on the single (Monday), the earliest it would be released is 10/5? They wouldn’t release it midweek, right?

  287. Hi folks. I have a terrible migraine, but wanted to pop in to tell you that I started up an All-Adam message board called Planet Fierce. It’s got a padded room and everything! (in honor of you guys, of course.) When you start to go off topic here, to save MJs head from exploding, bring your chitchat over to http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com.

    I am so antsy for Adam news!! But I’m going to bed to rest my aching head. I think I’m coming down with a cold. Hopefully not the flu. :(

  288. Good morning. 3 hours sleep! Yay!

    Just posted by Aimee Mayo on Twitter:

    AimeeMayo:
    Drinking beer- having fun waiting on BC 2 hit stage. They R picking Adam’s single on Monday I hear- That’s my freaking BIRTHDAY! #AdamStorm

    If they choose a single on Monday then we may get a release on October 5th. A week is conceivably more than enough time to print physical CD’s and covers. I’m sure the cover design is done and templated already, just waiting for a name to be plugged in.

    So Yaay.

  289. How does Aimee have all of this inside info? Where can we get it? What does that mean they are *picking* it?! Oh, and it’s her birthday. But we will not throw balloons in her honor if she is wrong about Adam, that’s for sure…

    Am now rewatching Adam singing MW Top 2. Chills, people. Chills.

    Good morning, Sunn! Joined the party after you went to bed. Nothing new to report. :( Should check headlines thread…oh, who am I kidding? There is no news…and Sunday should have less of it. Sadness.

  290. If they choose a single on Monday then we may get a release on October 5th. A week is conceivably more than enough time to print physical CD’s and covers. I’m sure the cover design is done and templated already, just waiting for a name to be plugged in.

    Ooooo and that would be just in time for my birthday that week!!!

  291. Weird. #AdamStorm was up to No. 4 and then it vanished. Why does that happen?

  292. shouldn’t we get a lil snippet before the 5th if song chosen on monday? or should i say CAN”T WE PLEASE PLEASE JUST GET A FEW SEC

  293. NewFan
    September 26, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    Adam follows Oprah on Twitter and he’s been featured on her website. She undoubtedly has little to do with the latter but people on her staff obviously know something about him.

    http://www.oprah.com/article/seriesandspecials/previousshows/20090616-orig-adam-lambert

    Thanks NewFan! That was a great interview. I vaguely remember reading it when it showed up the first time. Well, I bet he does end up on Oprah. I mean, that’s just nice press, really.

  294. indybeck71–Thank you. Fantastic photos! How many did you take all together?!

    And as I posted yesterday, I pre-ordered Adam’s CD at Fye Music. I don’t know if this store is all over the country.

  295. And #AdamStorm is back. So weird. Apparently the storm is causing havoc on Twitter.

  296. rowenaaine

    Feel better and thank you for message board. Get some rest!!!!

    BTW, I predicted 10/5 for the release date. Just saying. ;)

    Hi, ravengirl. *waving* #adamstorm comes and goes. I am enjoying it. I mean, what else to do on a Saturday night. LOL

  297. Do they actually make physical CD’s of singles? I really have no idea since I’m one of the the ones that has been ignoring popular music for the last decade or so… I just assumed that when they released a single nowdays that it was digital only. What on earth does a CD of a single cost? The production and distribution costs seem too high for what you could charge for it?

  298. Good morning suebrody.

    ravengirl
    September 26, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    Weird. #AdamStorm was up to No. 4 and then it vanished. Why does that happen?

    It’s still there at 4

  299. How does Aimee have all of this inside info? Where can we get it? What does that mean they are *picking* it?! Oh, and it’s her birthday. But we will not throw balloons in her honor if she is wrong about Adam, that’s for sure

    ‘ ¦

    no .. we’ll throw bricks at her instead …lol

    you can also pre order Adam’s album on Amazon UK . but it’s not due for release until 7 Dec

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/TBC-Adam-Lambert/dp/B002I62516

  300. #adamstorm went away and then it came back b/c Twitter is f**ked up. Not sure who decided to trend it, but it must make Aimee Mayo happy. Adam is a tad too busy to notice it, I believe. ;)

  301. Adam’s album can be pre-order in Amazon Canada.

    I have ordered it also. Wow. I can hardly wait. I will also buy copies through the US Amazon for my Christmas presents so the numbers go towards Adam.

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    I spent tonight watching reruns of AI also. “Sigh”

  302. I heard Best Buy has it for pre order on IDF or Twop, can’t remember which.

  303. Indybeck71.
    Nice collection! And thanks (very much) for sharing. You do good things with a camera.

  304. adamaloha
    September 26, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    Adam’s Journey set to the Moody Blues song ‘Land of Make Believe’ 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDI3ZGSh5Po

    this is about 2 minutes too long’” but I love it. It is not sexy. It is beautiful.

    Here is the video again. Careful of the glitter dust. It gets in your eyes.

  305. Hi suebrody *waves back* Yes, after a full day of RL it’s fun to do something so silly like trend #AdamStorm. On my way home, someone tweeted that it was a concerted effort at a certain time (7 MT) so I figured, what the heck?

  306. Bowie1 — I took probably 300+ shots of Adam at the Indy and Columbus shows; much fewer in Cleveland. I have a continuous shutter and would just hold it down for stretches at a time, while I was trying to watch the show too (ha). I’ve learned to do both at once.

  307. damn I’m so desperate have 1826 Adam pics saved on my itouch :/

    hi sunn

    REALLY HAVE TO GO NOW.:(.GNIGHT

  308. Hi. If you pre-order Adam’s CD on Amazon, do they just ship on the release date? I am wondering whether I should just buy it locally instead… Or is it likely there will be extras on the amazon copy??? I am one of those who will only be buying one copy :(

    (I am in Canada and just heard the good news is it available for pre-order) :)

  309. Okay, I went out and had a life today. Can someone please tell me if I should be shaking, crying, flailing or all of those please??

  310. How does Aimee have all of this inside info? Where can we get it? What does that mean they are *picking* it?!

    It could mean they told Aimee because her single is in the running or perhaps she has simply pestered them enough that they wanted to put her off until Monday.

    Also, this news does seem to confirm elephant1212’s tips because “picking” it implies that there are at least two songs (maybe more) under consideration. She said there were three and they were all upbeat and catchy (pop rock).

  311. Anything happen while I was out doing things that should matter but don’t?

  312. adamaloha, I think you and I are in the same boat…I’m reading the thread from page 1 to catch up….nervously.

  313. CindyM
    September 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    adamaloha, I think you and I are in the same boat’ ¦I’m reading the thread from page 1 to catch up’ ¦.nervously.

    I’ve been sort of in and out all day. Nothing appears to be changing. Damn.

  314. I was nervous about nervous things. And…um…

    Aimee Mayo is all fangirly about Adam (shock)
    #adamstorm is trending #2 on Twitter and rising (promo week aflutter)

    Thank you, LaurelG, for explanation

    What else today? Er…hm. That’s about it. Lots of cool vids, tho, WLL played in front of 90,000 screaming football fans (irony not lost on me), info about the writers (Backstreet Boy)…hrm…missing anything?

  315. CindyM
    September 26, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks suebrody, you’re a lifesaver!!

    *humble bow*

    Well, I giveth as I receiveth. It’s scary to miss a day. Wait till Monday (unless no news due to Yom Kippur). Then TUESDAY is the day.

  316. So … does anyone think we’ll get a 23 sec leak next week? Maybe, mid-week?

  317. If they choose a single on Monday then we may get a release on October 5th. A week is conceivably more than enough time to print physical CD’s and covers.

    Is there a physical single for the singles? I thought that there was just the ITunes download. If there is just ITunes, they wouldn’t need to wait a week. I’m hoping that we’ll have at least an ITunes version next week! Surely they’re worried about leaks, and want to get it out there during AdamStorm, and before it leaks out.

  318. indybeck71, very nice photos! May I ask what camera you used for these (I always have to ask that…)?

  319. Is there a physical single for the singles? I thought that there was just the ITunes download. If there is just ITunes, they wouldn’t need to wait a week. I’m hoping that we’ll have at least an ITunes version next week! Surely they’re worried about leaks, and want to get it out there during AdamStorm, and before it leaks out.

    I assumed there will be, am I wrong? Does LLWD have a physical CD?

  320. I assumed there will be, am I wrong? Does LLWD have a physical CD?

    I looked on Amazon, and didn’t see one.

  321. So ‘ ¦ does anyone think we’ll get a 23 sec leak next week? Maybe, mid-week?

    I’d like to see closer to a :38 second leak, myself……

  322. Hi Cindy!

    Very slow today. Confirmed by Adam himself that he is in NO for the weekend. What he’s doing there, besides showing up at a Bar and having a good time seems murky to me, although there may have been a private party involved. Tweets by the very excited Aimee Mayo that suggest a song will be picked Monday as the single.

    We are all fervently praying for some sort of tuneage soon before our flaming headdesses explode.

  323. Hey guys!! Just got back from a BBQ; nephew was using my iPhone and I clicked on Twitter to see Aimee Mayo trending AdamStorm and AdamStorm was trending ‘“ uh oh!!

    I’m going back to read, but if anyone can summarize, that would be awesome.

    nvm, I just saw summaries for Cindy and adamaloha.

  324. I heard AO was trending #AdamStorm, or maybe AdamCast, which consists of a lot of AO folk. I got a tweet saying it was on tonight but don’t remember from who. Definitely not an ontd_ai production but it would be nice if they helped.

  325. I’m no expert on how singles are released, but it has been my experience that a single from a projected CD gets released to radio and the internet and gets played, hopefully many many times to get people excited for the CD when it drops. When the entire CD drops, that’s when you see it on the shelves. Rarely do you see a physical CD for a single.

  326. So ‘ ¦ does anyone think we’ll get a 23 sec leak next week? Maybe, mid-week?

    I’d like to see closer to a :38 second leak, myself’ ¦’ ¦

    :41 second leak FTW!!!!

    (And now Michael is having a twitter party…)

  327. So some person tweeted about an Adam/Drake sighting, maybe at the Blue Nile Night Club …

    # Come to the blue nile. All the cool kids will be there.29 minutes ago from txt
    # Drake just came in with his boyfriend adam. As in lambert.about 5 hours ago from txt

    First name basis with Drake, maybe a friend? She seems to work there. idk. http://twitter.com/milliegraydon

  328. Hard to believe he’d have time for a private gig if he’s been seen at bars every night he’s in town. Still need to see it to believe it. Well, technically, don’t need to see it, either, since it’s none of our business…

  329. A new Adam fan. Yay.

    ShelbySanderfor

    JUST MADE A TWITTER FOR ADAM LAMBERT MY NEW ORLEANS IDOL

    MET ADAM LAMBERT LAST NIGHT

    GOING ON TOUR WITH ADAM LAMBERT IN AUSTRALIA

    ADAM I’M TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION… YOU TOLD ME TO DO THIS LAST NIGHT!

    What’s that about Australia????

  330. austinmidwife
    September 26, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    adamaloha ‘“ if Adam ever comes to the heart of Texas, come join us! I plan on throwing a party!

    I know this is late, but I’d like to be invited also. I’m only one state over (NM) and would travel for Adam again gladly. :)

  331. A new Adam fan. Yay.

    ShelbySanderfor

    JUST MADE A TWITTER FOR ADAM LAMBERT MY NEW ORLEANS IDOL

    MET ADAM LAMBERT LAST NIGHT

    GOING ON TOUR WITH ADAM LAMBERT IN AUSTRALIA

    ADAM I’M TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION’ ¦ YOU TOLD ME TO DO THIS LAST NIGHT!

    What’s that about Australia????

    I have to ask why they’re trying to get Adam’s attention if they’re going on tour with him? Perhaps it was just a way for him to get rid of this person?

  332. Susan M

    Sunn, yeah, what is that about Australia? God, do they already have plans for international tour dates?

    That’s exactly what I was wondering. I don’t think this girl is anything, clearone maybe right about that, but I’m wondering what he said about Australia???

  333. BTW, #adamstorm peaked at #3. It’s so sad that I know this.

    Don’t worry you are in good company!!!

  334. night all….weather forcast for NOLA….no hurricaines but an #AdamStorm is brewing

  335. I saw the headline and some quotes. I just want to say “squee”. Sounds awesome!!!!

  336. I hope the song is part of the promo. I can’t stand the teasing like on Flash Forward. I watched the show because I wanted to hear Adam sing. The show was a little interesting though.

  337. I’d like to see closer to a :38 second leak, myself’ ¦’ ¦

    Ditto–haha

  338. I hope the song is part of the promo. I can’t stand the teasing like on Flash Forward. I watched the show because I wanted to hear Adam sing. The show was a little interesting though.

    iluvai, yes, the teasing is a drag, but I’m just glad Adam’s song is being used in any way. I loved the show. Haven’t watched it for a second time. I saw a fan thread this morning flailing about the “Adam scene” at the end. I would have never imagined that coming. LOL!!

  339. So, here’s how bad I’ve got the disease. Uh, what time on Monday do you think they’ll decide on the single? Trying to decide if I need to bring a way to connect to the internet with me…. :-)

  340. Pre-2012 roadblock media support has started. Here is link to the Comcast page.

    http://www.comcast.com/2012/

    If you click on the timezone map it will show you the list of shows that will have the 2012 promo ad. Then the longer promo will be available online or OnDemand in HD.

  341. CindyM
    September 27, 2009 at 12:08 am
    austinmidwife
    September 26, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    adamaloha ‘“ if Adam ever comes to the heart of Texas, come join us! I plan on throwing a party!

    I know this is late, but I’d like to be invited also. I’m only one state over (NM) and would travel for Adam again gladly.”

    NM is certainly close enough to TX. I love visiting Santa Fe. Sure, come on over and play with us when Adam comes to town. The South everywhere showed him a warm and crazy welcome (i believe the first whip turned up in Tampa). I feel certain he’ll come back.

  342. I’m wondering if the music playing in the current theatrical trailer is part of Miracles, or it’s own separate thing. It’s got an “O Fortuna” vibe with a stronger beat, and i could imagine it either way.

  343. From the 2012 Wiki page — movie credits — Adam was just added in the past couple of days:

    Music by Harald Kloser
    Thomas Wanker
    “Time For Miracles” performed by Adam Lambert

    Here’s the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_(film)

    webster: I’m wondering if the music playing in the current theatrical trailer is part of Miracles, or it’s own separate thing. It’s got an ‘O Fortuna’  vibe with a stronger beat, and i could imagine it either way.

    The music in the trailers is not part of TFM. It is part of the music by Harald Kloser and Thomas Wanker.

  344. Can’t wait to see what happens with 2012 and its theme song, I’m really anxious to know how that promotion will happen.

    Just released that the movie will be 143 minutes long, I felt that Day After Tomorrow was the unbearably longest movie ever and it was only 124 minutes long! I’m gonna need a lot of nachos to make it to the credits…

    And yay for U2 on SNL, the thought of it would be extremely exciting if only Megan Fox wasn’t hosting it. Can’t stand her. I know Adam has a girl-crush on her, but personally, I find the lack of brain very unappealing.

  345. MJ — just a minor correction to your post. Promotion of 2012 started on November 12, 2008 when the studio released the first teaser trailer.

    There has also been a very extensive online viral campaign underway since November 2008 with several websites, iPhone apps, games, contests, an election is underway, the fictional Institute for Human Continuity, where you can register for a lottery number to be part of a small population that would be rescued from the global destruction has been operating for months, and on and on.

    October 1, 2009 is the date for the media roadblock — the largest in advertising history. A total of seven minutes of “2012” will be made available for viewing on October 1 — 2 minutes will be aired in the media roadblock and an additional 5 minutes will be available online and in HD On Demand (Comcast).

    Here is a link to Newswire press release describing the upcoming promotion: Countdown to ‘2012’ Begins October 1

    Also the times are by time zone:

    10:45PM to 11:00PM Eastern
    9:45PM to 10:00PM Central
    8:45PM to 9:00PM Mountain
    10:45PM to 11:00PM Pacific
    9:45PM to 10:00PM Hawaii, Alaska

    Link to map and promo times in comment above.

  346. And yay for U2 on SNL, the thought of it would be extremely exciting if only Megan Fox wasn’t hosting it. Can’t stand her. I know Adam has a girl-crush on her, but personally, I find the lack of brain very unappealing

    .

    Adam has a crush on Evan Rachel Wood, he said. The person tweeting him was saying she had a girl crush on Megan Fox. Yes, sad that I know this.

  347. And yay for U2 on SNL, the thought of it would be extremely exciting if only Megan Fox wasn’t hosting it. Can’t stand her. I know Adam has a girl-crush on her, but personally, I find the lack of brain very unappealing.

    Actually It was the person that twittered Adam that had the crush on Megan. The person said his crush was on Megan Fox and whose was Adams? Adam answered a name I didn’t recognize.

  348. happycat14 is right, the Tweeter had a girl crush on Megan Fox and asked about his crush and he responded Evan Rachel Wood was his. I also agree that it’s pathetic I know this. Oh well, I do so there you go.

  349. Adam has a crush on Evan Rachel Wood, he said. The person tweeting him was saying she had a girl crush on Megan Fox. Yes, sad that I know this.

    Thanks for clearing that up! I thought it was both Evan Rachel Wood and Megan Fox, I’m relieved to know it’s only Evan Rachel Wood, it redeems Adam’s taste :).

  350. Adam’s album is on pre-sale in the US on Best Buy, and Barnes and Noble sites (11/24 release)
    Amazon Canada (11/24 release)
    Amazon Germany, Austria (Import available 11/24)
    Amazon UK (12/7 release) – not listed as an import; looks like a UK release

    Adam’s album is now #124 on iTunes Japan – and climbing very rapidly!

    Product Details
    CD (2009/11/24)
    Format: Import, from US
    Label: RCA
    ASIN: B002QEXN3O
    Amazon.co.jp Sales Rank: #124 in éŸ ³Ã¦ ¥ ½ (See Bestsellers in éŸ ³Ã¦ ¥ ½)

    http://www.amazon.co.jp/Tbd-Adam-Lambert/dp/B002QEXN3O/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1254033367&sr=8-7

  351. Why is it for pre-sale on Amazon in Canada, Germany, Austria, UK and Japan and not here?? Part of publicity campaign?? Confooozled.

  352. Why is it for pre-sale on Amazon in Canada, Germany, Austria, UK and Japan and not here?? Part of publicity campaign?? Confooozled.

    It is on presale in the US on Best Buy and Barnes and Noble. So I have no good answer for why it is on iTunes Japan but not the US site. Or Amazon Canada but not US.

    AND SPEAKING OF JAPAN AND ADAM — I knew he would sell there, I just knew it!! And it looks like he just might!

    Plus, the album is up to #1,370 in the UK — jumped from #2,549 to #1,289 in two hours.

    And no one has heard anything from the album yet.

  353. Couldn’t sleep so I thought I’d check to see if anything was going on at MJ’s’ ¦WOW!

    Thank you, Q3! That pre-sale info is amazing to me.

    I purchase a ton of music and I honestly don’t think that I’ve ever been more excited for an album to debut.

    I.cannot.wait.for.this.record. Gah!

  354. I’m wondering if the music playing in the current theatrical trailer is part of Miracles, or it’s own separate thing. It’s got an ‘O Fortuna’  vibe with a stronger beat, and i could imagine it either way.

    The music used in movie trailers is almost never from the movie itself.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie_trailers#Music

  355. I remember reading your posts about Adam and Japan and I agreed with your thoughts on how well he would do there. I love seeing the numbers jump in the other countries, I’m just impatient for it to be here too…lol.

  356. Hey guys, I read Japanese (or at least pretend that I do), so I’ll try to keep up with the #adamstorm coverage in Japan for you non-Japanese readers (which might be a lot of you). Japanese — English translators don’t work too well from my experience.

    ETA: Just discovered a huge Chinese forum as well. This is quite amazing!

  357. Geez, terraj, that is an impressive forum.

    It would be lovely of you to keep us informed of Adam’s popularity in Japan. :)

    I find this all fascinating and encouraging.

  358. Yea!! #71!
    Thank you very much to let me know that I can make a reservation thorough Jaapanese amazon.
    I did know that.
    And I did! yes!. It was #71 now.

  359. That’s great to hear terraj. I logged onto Amazon.co.uk and was met with a pic of Adam with his TBC album at £11.99 and his NoBo single alongside KIngs Of Leon and Muse’s albums :)

    Ranking is #1482 right now.

    I forgot to add that I didn’t even type in his name, I just googled amazon and Adam’s was the first that came up on the amazon home page. I never order from them si I’ve no idea how they just had him as the first thing being shown.

  360. terraj
    September 27, 2009 at 4:30 am
    OMG. It’s #71 now’ ¦

    Why do the Japanese like Adam so much? Is it his Anime personna? His androgeny? His voice?

  361. Didn’t Adam say once in an interview that he and Oprah also share a birthday?

    Oprah will be 56 on Adam’s birthday on 1-29 (missed mine by 3 days)

  362. Hi, I’m a lurker from Japan.
    BS 11, one of the TV channels is re-broadcasting AI Season 8 at 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. twice a week now.
    The best timing for #adamstorm :-)

    FYI, the ranking of the bestseller music at amazon.co.jp is updated every hour.

  363. Why do the Japanese like Adam so much? Is it his Anime personna? His androgeny? His voice?

    I am Japanese Adama fan, I mean Japanese in Japan, do you understand what I mean?
    Typical domestic Japanese woman in fourty plus some.
    I think the reason I like him is almost the same as you in this blog, I think. I don’t know why. But I cannot stop seaching him on web everyday since I first saw him on AI.

  364. adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 4:58 am
    Why do the Japanese like Adam so much? Is it his Anime personna? His androgeny? His voice?

    It’s probably a combination of all 3.
    Check out this Hamasaki Ayumi videoclip. She’s probably the no.1 selling artist in Japan right now.
    And for males, Kimura Takuya has been one of the most popular entertainers in Japan for at least 15 years now. See his Gatsby ad.

    ETA: Hi Japanese fans. æ— ¥Ã¦ ¬Ã£  ®Ã§Å¡â€ Ã£ â€¢Ã£â€šâ€œÃ£â‚¬ Ã£ â€œÃ£â€šâ€œÃ£  «Ã£  ¡Ã£  ¯Ã£â‚¬â€šGlad to see you guys delurking :)

    ETA: Crap it’s #53 now!!!

  365. Pretty interesting terraj. Thanks for this links. It’s great to see that Adam’s popularity continue to spread.

    Our tweens here also pointed out that there are tweens from the Philippines on the Adam Lambert thread at Zac Ephrons fansite. They love The Adam.

    Adam Thread at Zac Ephron fan site

  366. terraj
    September 27, 2009 at 5:13 am
    adamaloha
    September 27, 2009 at 4:58 am
    Why do the Japanese like Adam so much? Is it his Anime personna? His androgeny? His voice?

    It’s probably a combination of all 3.
    Check out this Hamasaki Ayumi videoclip. She’s probably the no.1 selling artist in Japan right now.
    And for males, Kimura Takuya has been one of the most popular entertainers in Japan for at least 15 years now. See his Gatsby ad.

    I love it, terraj! Adam fits right in there– in all ways. The theatricality of the Hamasaki act– very current and very Adam.

    And Japanese fans– Aloha!! Glad to see you peeking in. japadamania, it seems we have a lot in common, doesn’t it?

    “I think the reason I like him is almost the same as you in this blog, I think. I don’t know why. But I cannot stop seaching him on web everyday since I first saw him on AI.”

  367. ETA: Crap it’s #51 now

    He’s gone up to #947 on amazon.co.uk now!

    I don’t really have an idea what that means. Is it the number of searches made that increases the ranking or is it the number of people pre-ordering the album?

  368. Hi other Japadamanias!
    I have no interest in those J-pop things, I love blues, rock & jazz.
    Adam is a genuine musician, so I love him.

  369. Good morning all.

    Impressive with the Japanese preorders. I just checked amazon.co.uk and the CD is now listed as no 947, so it’s climbing the chart :). I then did a search for Kris’s CD – it does not look like they are going to release there in the same way as Adam’s. I mean it can be ordered but it is listed as an import (release date 11/17) and the price is much higher ( £16ish) – I couldn’t find a chart ranking either. Does anyone know what that is about?

    ETA: @Blondie: besides the number it says “sales rank”, so I’d assume it was actual sales (or in this case preorders).

    ETA2: checked Allison’s status as well. She has the same status as Kris (import, higher price, 12/1, no sales rank). The reason I’m noting this is that I don’t really know what the difference between import and apparent national release is. Import looks like it’s available from the US drop date – wouldn’t that be preferable? Or is it perhaps because they are going to give Adam’s a real promotion, which could explain the two weeks delay irt the US drop date?

  370. dot_jp
    September 27, 2009 at 5:40 am
    Hi other Japadamanias!
    I have no interest in those J-pop things, I love blues, rock & jazz.
    Adam is a genuine musician, so I love him.

    It’s why I love him, too, along with everything else that makes him unique.

    I didn’t realize AI was playing in Japan.. thanks for the information!

  371. I looked at the list at Amazon JP and Adam’s album is higher up than MJ’s-not sure if Adam’s was available for pre-order before or after MJ.

  372. Hi adamaloha
    Thank you for your saying my name!
    I was not brave to write here so far because I am not an English native.
    But I did and you understand my English!
    Adam is universe. I am sure he is a role model to realize us the true meaning of understanding each other.

  373. Morning all,

    I have just pre-ordered Adam ´s CD from Amazon UK :-)
    Nice way to start a Sunday!!!

  374. Hi japadamania!!! Welcome to our blog – you are doing great with your English!

    And dyg1 I am so happy you got to pre-order it through the U.K. !!!

    Well, I’m on the U.S. West Coast and it is past my time to go to sleep!

    Hope to see you posting again japadamania!

  375. Welcome to Japadamania also!

    I was thinking-which is a dangerous pursuit in my current state of Adam obsession. But I have a bad case of ALII-Adam Lambert Induced Insomnia, so I am up late, and up early, with a lot of time for thinking. So… what if they gave us 23 seconds of each song up for the single, then put it in a POLL, and let us VOTE for the one we like the best! Since we love taking polls, I am sure they would get a statistically relevant number of responses. Wouldn’t that be FUN and give us all something to do?

  376. japadamania: Adam is universe. I am sure he is a role model to realize us the true meaning of understanding each other.

    You are doing very well with your English– and what you say here captures the essence of Adam.

    Goodnight, adamland!

  377. what if they gave us 23 seconds of each song up for the single, then put it in a POLL, and let us VOTE for the one we like the best! Since we love taking polls, I am sure they would get a statistically relevant number of responses. Wouldn’t that be FUN and give us all something to do?

    This would be awesome :-)

    Sleep tight adamland and dream of Adam :-)

  378. Wow– 41! (lalalalala)
    I can’t wait to buy it on Amazon US– and watch the numbers go up here!

    mama2dasha: But I have a bad case of ALII-Adam Lambert Induced Insomnia,

    This seems to going around….

    I know I was staying up every night and into the early morning hours during the tour, waiting for vids.. now I can’t go back to my old sleep habits.

  379. Aloha and konnichiwa! (I’m enjoying the Pacific flavor in the thread right now).

    I can’t decide, after reading all the tweets, whether Aimee Mayo is the most down-to-earth person or is just a master of self-promotion. If it’s the former, I hope she gets the single because the resulting stream of tweets will be epic. If it’s the latter, I just hope she’s written something good.

  380. Hello, halfie

    You’re just in time to bid me good night. I am going to try to get to sleep before 2AM…

    Japanese fans, oyasuminasai!

  381. Well, then, goodnight to adamaloha (you are allowed to sleep, I just finished doing same).

    For those who remain: have we heard any more about why Adam went to New Orleans? (work, fun, both?)

  382. japadamania, welcome! Your English is quite good. :) And your thoughts about Adam explain his essence so well. Good to see you here!

  383. Welcome Japadamania. Your english is just fine.

    Thanks for the vids, Terraj. I could see Adam doing something like that. .

  384. I was going to add the picture to my post, but wasn’t sure how the links function worked. You have all seen this, but it fits the vids.

    Regency Adam

  385. Hi, Konnbannwa, or good evening!
    I was thinking why Adam is so popular in Japan.

    Yes, Adam is such a gifted universal artist.
    But let me add a few thought, most Japanese are not bound by those Bible ethics, Christians are rare here in Japan.
    Also we have Kabuki, traditional Japanese play, where the men actors play and dance women role with heavy make-up and beautiful kimonos.
    So we have no allergy against men’s make-up and gay things.
    We can appreciate true ability open-heartedly, IMHO.

  386. I don’t really have an idea what that means. Is it the number of searches made that increases the ranking or is it the number of people pre-ordering the album?

    It’s preorders in the current time period, basically. 947 in the UK isn’t many preorders! Very nice that it’s climbing quickly though!

  387. I am so excited with the news from Japan. Way to go Japan!!!

    I have just twitted that I pre-ordered from Amazon UK just in case ;-)

    I have added Adam ´s twitter to my professional Twitter account. I wonder what my colleagues are going to think. Well, during the AI season, I posted each of his performances on my Facebook. I got very nice comments about his performances. I think I should start doing that again with his tour performances ;-) Which ones do you think I should start with? MW? SL? WLL?

    Looking forward to getting soaked in the adamstorm ;-)

  388. #489 now at Amazon UK

    Don’t understand it though – I thought I checked it a few minutes ago where it was down to 1100ish. How frequently do they update?

    ETA: @terraj (posted directly below this) yes but it has been available for preorders for a while so why the sudden movement (granted I haven’t checked before so it’s possible that it has been fluctuating back and forth the whole time)? And thank you for the update info – hourly seems reasonable.

    ETA2: it’s fluctuating heavily on Amazon UK – probably it needs to get into top 100 or something like that for the numbers to be large enough to provide a steady climb (or decline). Same for Germany and Austria where it’s currently between #700-1000. I might check it once in a while and let you know if it rises to the fun numbers in Europe ;).

  389. They update on an hourly basis. I guess it’s midday now in the UK so more people are realising that they can actually order the cd now.

  390. Yes, true dot_jp!
    I am also a huge Kabuki fan, too!
    I don’t mind gay thing at all.
    Or I can say that it makes him more attractive to me, such as totally different from NORMAL GUYS around me.
    And at the same time, he is very NORMAL person has been worked hard for his dream comes true.
    I really love that combination which exist in Adam.

  391. Amazon US still has “sign up to be notified….”. I can’t wait for the chance to order and to see how it charts. BestBuy is allowing pre-orders. I will have to check to see if they show how many orders are coming in.

  392. Good morning everyone! Welcome to our Japanese friends!

    So cool that he is charting in the UK and Japan, wow.

    .

  393. Now # 35!

    Hey, Japadamania, Adam knows what the professional singer is very well.
    True pro needs the down-to-the earth working ethics.

    Well, thinking of today’s economic situation in Japan, I’m afraid the CD market in Japan might be so small that the ranking of Adam’s is going up so rapidly without any particular marketing, or someone at IDF said that Chinese people may do pre-order at amazon.co.jp because there are no pre-order at Chinese amazon.

  394. This may be a stretch, but I wonder if the reason it isn’t on Amazon US is because of Hi-Fi. Under the pic of Adam they have on there now it says RCA release, but according to the message board below it, it used to say Wilshire records. I wonder if there is a legal problem there? I know. I am bored and tinhatting.

    Doesn’t seem logical to me. Obviously, it’s intentional that they do not have it up for pre-sale yet. I’m thinking that they are waiting for the promotion to begin so the numbers can climb rapidly during the Adam storm. I’m sure it would make a good headline if it flew to the top of the charts (not saying that that will happen but it’d look good if it did) in no time rather than showing a slow but steady progression. I don’t know but that is really the only reason I can think of that would make sense (to me at least).

  395. Doesn’t seem logical to me. Obviously, it’s intentional that they do not have it up for pre-sale yet. I’m thinking that they are waiting for the promotion to begin so the numbers can climb rapidly during the Adam storm. I’m sure it would make a good headline if it flew to the top of the charts (not saying that that will happen but it’d look good if it did) in no time rather than showing a slow but steady progression. I don’t know but that is really the only reason I can think of that would make sense (to me at least).

    That may be 19’s marketing strategy. A quick rise to the top would fuel more interest in the album. I just have to remind myself that I posted that it would be a good thing for Kris to have a couple of weeks to himself. I still think this, but I just didn’t imagine that waiting would be so painful.

  396. Morning everyone! Thanks for joining us, dot_jp and japadamania! That’s such exciting news about Adam’s international numbers, but kind of is a puzzler that it’s happening so suddenly. Sorry if I missed this (just woke up), but did you say it had just been released for presale in Japan, or has it been available?

  397. This is kind of off topic- but for those looking for stuff about Adam- I only just found this video out (the more hard-core Adam fans probably knew of this ages ago, but maybe some still haven’t seen), and read the story behind the recording of it…. Wow

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

  398. I still think this, but I just didn’t imagine that waiting would be so painful.

    I am really happy that things are taking time. I don’t want them to rush anything. I am keeping a small (very small but still existant!) hope that Adam will have some say in the production of the song tracks (I know MJ is rolling her eyes at me!) based on the fact that he has cleared his schedule after the tour to focused solely on recording. If he was only laying voice tracks and being uninvolved with the rest he would have time for doing promotion and other things. Am I being naive?

  399. readon, I agree with you about Kris. And about waiting. The competition is over, and the two of them are practically polar opposites in terms of style, so it really shouldn’t matter, but it does. They’re still the guys from AI, and I can’t see Adam NOT overshadowing Kris. He’s done so since the tour began just by being Adam. I was not surprised his album was set to debut a week later, and I’m not surprised that Kris’s team rushed out a single to ensure he had SOME publicity before the storm broke, even if that single had to be a cover, and even if he’s going to be out of the country next week.

  400. Lob I pre-ordered 3 CD’s in July from AmazonUK but don’t remember the sales ranking at the time. When I checked on Sept. 19 the sales ranking was 12,749 but now it’s 577! As far as I know there has been no marketing, no articles, no interviews and I thought Adam was still relatively unknown in the UK so why are people suddenly pre-ordering now??

    Up to 35 on Amazon Japan now. MJ’s new album is 57.

    As you can see I have been dragged out of lurkdom!!

  401. lob- I deleted that part of my post before you answered because I l realized they changed the wording back in July. Your explaination seems like the logical reason.

    They don’t count pre-orders until the actual release date, right?

  402. Welcome JulesJules. I am so glad to see so many coiming out of lurkdom. I was one of those. This place is awesome. Continue to enjoy.

    BTW JulesJules, where are you hailing from?

  403. As you can see I have been dragged out of lurkdom!!

    Welcome JulesJules! Glad to have you here with the rest of us ex-lurkers, enjoy.

  404. Hope not OT, did Adam ever say who he didnt get along with on the tour, he said he would say after the tour was over, or maybe things changed during the tour, just wondering.

  405. JulesJules

    I pre-ordered 3 CD’s in July from AmazonUK but don’t remember the sales ranking at the time. When I checked on Sept. 19 the sales ranking was 12,749 but now it’s 577! As far as I know there has been no marketing, no articles, no interviews and I thought Adam was still relatively unknown in the UK so why are people suddenly pre-ordering now??

    That is exactly what I’m wondering. I’m in Denmark, not the UK so obviously I have no idea if there has been any kind of promotion. Perhaps the majority of the UK/European fans haven’t been aware of the fact that the album was available before now. It might be possible that a lot of fans stopped looking at the internet when the show ended. Now we’re entering the autumn where the new music comes out so perhaps more people are checking for updates more frequently? Or perhaps a jump from 12000 to 500 only signifies a few hundred albums ordered, which I suppose could be explained by multiple orders from a few overly dedicated fans or a fanboard that recently directed its members attention to Amazon?

    I really have no idea, but my best guess is that now we are closer to the drop date so more people might be looking.

    Oh, and welcome JulesJules from lurkdom. Welcome also to the Japanese fans *waves*

  406. readon – from London/Surrey! Off to do lunch now but will be back later.

  407. I just pre-ordered my CD from Best Buy. I only pre-ordered one copy because I have no idea how the distribution works. Will we get our CD’s before they hit the stores or will they be in the stores and not have arrived in the mail yet?

  408. YES! — Adam is #35 iTunes Japan! That’s up from 2,000 at about 1:00AM EST!!

    #577 Amazon UK were it was just laying in below #2,800 for weeks. Did the presale in other countries, make people notice it was on pre-sale in the UK?

    #721 in Germany & Austria

    No rank in France (Import)

  409. Thanks for the welcome everyone. Think I’m rapidly becoming addicted to MJ’s blog!!

  410. Saga, I’ll go with you on that. After all, there is always hope. I wonder – and this is a huge question mark I know – that since Adam is going for such a different sound/performance style (by all accounts), they might be allowing more of his input than previous contestants, because he has repeatedly proven his instincts about his own abilities have been dead-on almost all of the time. Now again, same was said about Cook (and since I wasn’t around for that, I only know what people have said here, but his album, though very successful was considered very safe.)

    But Adam with his stage show potential and cross-genre abilities, needs to have some input, because he’s been his own visionary from the beginning. They let him do his thing on tour and look how that worked out. There’s always hope. *crosses fingers*

    Another thought: From various videos, you can get a sense of his collaboration style – he’s always OTT reverent and respectful of who he’s working with, but he still, with positive enthusiasm, gets his ideas across. That’s got to be tough to ignore. And because of his depth of experience, TPTB are going to find it a little tough to just pat him on the head and say, “We’re the pros here, you just shut up and sing.”

    (In my hopeful opinion, for all humanity.)

  411. @Studio57 – I realised you deleted that part of your post after I had posted my reply but couldn’t be bothered rephrasing – I can remove the quote if you prefer?

    I have no idea where numbers might be found – but the ranking charts I’ve seen include released albums where I’d assume numbers would be available. If that is the case, then it should be possible to estimate numbers for the pre-sale albums – and then why not have them available as well?

    @Miss Chaos: I don’t think Adam has told us, and I don’t think he will. Also, it might be a moot point after the tour where they all seemed to grow closer.

  412. I have been in the amazon.com list to be notified when Adam ´s album is available since July. But today, I read that it was available for pre-order in Amazon UK, so I went there and ordered 3 albums. I will increase my order near Dec 7 when they will deliver my orders. I will also download from iTunes if available here in Spain.

    Btw, how do you see the pre-order ranking for the UK site? I cannot find the page.

  413. lob: Impressive with the Japanese preorders. I just checked amazon.co.uk and the CD is now listed as no 947, so it’s climbing the chart . I then did a search for Kris’s CD ‘“ it does not look like they are going to release there in the same way as Adam’s. I mean it can be ordered but it is listed as an import (release date 11/17) and the price is much higher ( £16ish) ‘“ I couldn’t find a chart ranking either. Does anyone know what that is about?

    You need a certain number of sales units to be ranked. Kris’ album was just added to the Amazon UK site last week (I think.)

    Just like Adam’s album is unranked on Amazon France (riht now).

  414. Thanks Q3 – I thought maybe the “import” status disqualified it from being listed in some versions of Amazon. Hmm.

    ETA: @dyg1 – when you go to the page where you order the CD, scroll down to Product Details. There you’ll find the amazon.co.uk sales rank.

  415. lob: Impressive with the Japanese preorders. I just checked amazon.co.uk and the CD is now listed as no 947, so it’s climbing the chart . I then did a search for Kris’s CD ‘“ it does not look like they are going to release there in the same way as Adam’s. I mean it can be ordered but it is listed as an import (release date 11/17) and the price is much higher ( £16ish) ‘“ I couldn’t find a chart ranking either. Does anyone know what that is about?

    You need a certain number of sales units to be ranked. Kris’ album was just added to the Amazon UK site last week (I think.)

    Just like Adam’s album is unranked on Amazon France (riht now).

    This is so exciting to watch a career being started. Please Adam, deliver a single worthy of all this anticipation

  416. lob- lol, don’t worry about it- I should know not to wear my tin hat before a cup of coffee!

  417. Hmm maybe the sudden jump in rankings is due in part to all the buzz about his possible single release next week/2012 song unveiling. On Facebook he’s got close to 350k fans and twitter was all abuzz about the #adamstorm. People have been posting stuff on AimeeMayo’s tweets on Facebook and there’s been quite a bit of flailing on Facebook. One cannot underestimate the power of social media, methinks.

    There’s also been quite a bit of press on his album release in November, so it’s entirely possible that people are by coincidence seeking out his album all at the same time this weekend.

  418. It’s 11:00pm in Japan right now, and 3:00 in the UK, so Japan should be dwindling pretty soon.

  419. Studio57: It’s 11:00pm in Japan right now, and 3:00 in the UK, so Japan should be dwindling pretty soon.

    Ranks are relative, so unless Adam’s Japanese fans go to sleep earlier than other fans, it should have any effect. But it will probably dwindle soon because no one has heard anything from the album.

    ETA: Some buyers may wait to see if there is a Japanese version — because they typically have special bonus tracks or different tracks. Also some Americans buy the Japanese releases of albums to get these tracks.

  420. De-lurking again after a few months to say good afternoon or kalispera to all of you. I live in Greece and I’m probably one of the five Adam fans here. The other four are my friends… AI is not popular here and we can only watch it in the internet. I have been a loyal reader of this blog since last year (DC fan also) but I’m not comfortable with my english too, so basically I read and enjoy all the wonderful conversations quietly (thank you, thank you Mj for this site!!).
    But today I realized something and I need your help! I’m 100% sure that Adam’s album won’t be available in itunes.gr or in greek shops because here he’s basically unknown. Can I buy it through amazon.uk? Help me because I really want to have it as soon as it’s out and legally…

  421. I’m sorry Q3, I didn’t understand that. Shouldn’t the numbers go down late night/in the wee hours of the morning anywhere?

    cosem- welcome! Don’t worry about your English- I am from here in the states, and mine’s not that good either, lol.

    I am sure someone here would know how to get the song/album to you, I know the Kris Allen fans are sending some to other countries, so it can be done.

  422. @dyg1 ‘“ when you go to the page where you order the CD, scroll down to Product Details. There you’ll find the amazon.co.uk sales rank.

    Thanks!!!!

  423. I’m sorry Q3, I didn’t understand that. Shouldn’t the numbers go down late night/in the wee hours of the morning anywhere?

    I think that just means that the ranking for all albums will likely plateau while most of Japan sleeps. If people aren’t awake to pre-order Adam’s album, they also aren’t awake to buy anyone else’s either.

  424. De-lurking again after a few months to say good afternoon or kalispera to all of you. I live in Greece and I’m probably one of the five Adam fans here. The other four are my friends’ ¦ AI is not popular here and we can only watch it in the internet. I have been a loyal reader of this blog since last year (DC fan also) bad I’m not comfortable with my english too, so basically I read and enjoy all the wonderful conversations quietly (thank you, thank you Mj for this site!!).
    But today I realized something and I need your help! I’m 100% sure that Adam’s album won’t be available in itunes.gr or in greek shops because here he’s basically unknown. Can I buy it through amazon.uk? Help me because I really want to have it as soon as it’s out and legally’ ¦

    Hello cosem. Welcome again to Mjs. I hope the UK fans will answer your question because I can’t. I am responding because my son spent a semester on study abroad in Greece. It’s one of the best things that ever happened to him.

  425. Susan M.
    September 27, 2009 at 9:38 am
    he’s always OTT reverent and respectful of who he’s working with, but he still, with positive enthusiasm, gets his ideas across. That’s got to be tough to ignore. And because of his depth of experience, TPTB are going to find it a little tough to just pat him on the head and say, ‘We’re the pros here, you just shut up and sing.’ 

    (In my hopeful opinion, for all humanity.)

    LOVE this Susan M and ITA.

  426. Studio57: I’m sorry Q3, I didn’t understand that. Shouldn’t the numbers go down late night/in the wee hours of the morning anywhere?

    The units usually drop for everyone about the same amount. The only exceptions are if you have an album the is for kids (not tweets) up against adult material.

    cosem, glad you delurked!! First of all, your English (at least to an American) is beautiful. A lot better than my Greek. LOL.

    Regarding getting the album — the US Release is available as an import on Amazon Germany. They ship to Greece. Here is the link in English:

    http://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_ln_stac/?nodeId=505554

  427. cosem

    Can I buy it through amazon.uk? Help me because I really want to have it as soon as it’s out and legally’ ¦

    Hello, cosem.

    Yes you can. You can buy it through Amazon UK or US and have it shipped to you legally. The only restriction would be the customs laws of Greece, and I’m pretty sure there are none to prohibit import of CD’s. You might have to pay a customs import charge at delivery, you should ask your post office about it, but that’s payed to the Government of Greece not to Amazon.

  428. Im wondering why it is available to order internationally (France, Canada, Uk but not in the states.

    Anyways I ordered mine. Can hardly wait for his two singles now. I’m getting so excited

  429. @cosem
    I am in Spain and I have successfully pre-ordered Adam ´s album from Amazon UK. Give it a try.

    I am concerned about the iTunes downloads since only NoBo was available here.

  430. Adam is up to #311 in the UK. That’s up 1700 slots in 10 hours.
    Also back up to #35 in Japan.

    Did they start some promo? Does anyone know why this happened? There has been very little press the past few days — and I don’t think the Twitter Trend did it.

  431. dot_jp
    September 27, 2009 at 7:18 am
    Hi, Konnbannwa, or good evening!
    I was thinking why Adam is so popular in Japan.

    Yes, Adam is such a gifted universal artist.
    But let me add a few thought, most Japanese are not bound by those Bible ethics, Christians are rare here in Japan.
    Also we have Kabuki, traditional Japanese play, where the men actors play and dance women role with heavy make-up and beautiful kimonos.
    So we have no allergy against men’s make-up and gay things.
    We can appreciate true ability open-heartedly, IMHO.

    I read your post to my husband who is from the USA midwest, hunting-fishing country-raised and from a very “men have to be macho” environment. Thank you for sharing your perspective- so glad you posted!

  432. Wow so many new faces from around the world!!! Very cool.

    No more word on that private party Adam supposedly performed at? Enquiring minds need to know!

  433. Amazon UK (12/7 release) ‘“ not listed as an import; looks like a UK release

    Q3, interesting news. Does that international simultaneous release happen often with the first album of a new artist? Doesn’t seem usual.

    2012 is having an almost simultaneous international release, instead of a longer roll-out. Perhaps Sony is thinking that the serendipity or cold, calculated Roland Emmerich arm-twisting trade for Adam choice in return for last minute new special effects budget increase completely unplanned lucky corporate synergy of having (Sony) Adam being introduced internationally on the (Sony) 2012 soundtrack is too good a (Sony) opportunity to not use. People hear Adam sing, love him, got to be some follow-up product available.

    he’s always OTT reverent and respectful of who he’s working with, but he still, with positive enthusiasm, gets his ideas across.

    Susan M, so hope you’re right. I have some worry the other way. That all kinds of sonic acoutrements will be Christmas Treed all over the place. Beats, effects, do-dads and production gee-gaws in a sort of, apologies for the sexism, boys and their toys way. The equipment is there, let’s just use it “Because we can”. Producers producing, who cares who the singer is. Let’s try that, let’s add that, let’s do this. Adam loves electronics, he loves beats, he loves effects and he loves reading other people’s energy. Hoping enthusiasm will create collaboration editing to strength, to powerful innovative base lines,not over-electroded, generic, if it’s got boomy beats it must be good fuzz.

  434. You can buy it through Amazon UK or US and have it shipped to you legally. The only restriction would be the customs laws of Greece, and I’m pretty sure there are none to prohibit import of CD’s. You might have to pay a customs import charge at delivery, you should ask your post office about it, but that’s payed to the Government of Greece not to Amazon.

    If you live in an EU country and buy from another EU country, I don’t think you would have to pay any customs import (not 100% sure about that…). In other words, if I lived in Greece, I would probably order from Amazon Germany or Amazon UK.

  435. Q3
    September 27, 2009 at 10:32 am
    Adam is up to #311 in the UK. That’s up 1700 slots in 10 hours.

    Did they start some promo? Does anyone know why this happened? There has been very little press the past few days ‘” and I don’t think the Twitter Trend did it.

    I don’t think there have been any promos. But if you look at all the Adam forums, AO, TWOP, IDF, you’ll find that they’re all talking about sales ranking. I think these are sales through fandom sites.

  436. VAlilac: I read your post to my husband who is from the USA midwest, hunting-fishing country-raised and from a very ‘men have to be macho’  environment. Thank you for sharing your perspective- so glad you posted!

    What was his response? If you don’t mind sharing.

  437. If you live in an EU country and buy from another EU country, I don’t think you would have to pay any customs import (not 100% sure about that’ ¦). In other words, if I was lived in Greece, I would probably order from Amazon Germany or Amazon UK.

    Yes I think that’s right, EU countries might be exempt from import charges on CD’s.

    I live in Kuwait and order things all the time from Amazon US, UK and FR with no problem whatsoever. Amazon is restricted in MP3 downloads by country, but not for physical DVD, CD or Book sales.

  438. FHS,

    Producers producing, who cares who the singer is.

    Yes, it’s certainly a concern, which has had us all nail baiting, pacing, hand-wringing … taking up chain smoking (kidding!!) … but all these producers and writers want to work with him why? Because he HAS a voice. (And many have said so repeatedly in their tweets and sound bites.)

    They overproduce Britney and Miley because there is not much to work with at the core. They have to build on a weak foundation. But yes, it’s also done with people possessing genuine talent. Ask any screenwriter how often TPTB fall in love with the script then tweak it to death until it’s unrecognizable. It happens all the time.

    How it will play out is keeping us all obsessing.

  439. Thanks all of you for your help. I’ll try amazon.uk but itunes is so much easier… I travel a lot an I don’t know if I’ll be here to receive the cd…

    @ rowenaaine I’m really glad that your son had such a good time in Greece because i know that my country might be a little crazy for foreigners..

    It’s so nice to have all of you as a company these days of anticipation because I’m alone in my Adam world here…snif. I’m really nervous about the single because I don’t want to feel disappointed. Yes I know he is just AI contestant and his cd wont be in the same level as the new Muse album (I’m a Muse fan for the past 7 years) but I realy hope it’s a decent cd with some hits, please, please… O.k I sound pathetic now and I’ll stop but last year’s experience with DC was not so good…
    ETA. because I’m new to this blog thing… Sorry if I comfused you..

  440. Q3
    September 27, 2009 at 10:35 am
    VAlilac: I read your post to my husband who is from the USA midwest, hunting-fishing country-raised and from a very ‘men have to be macho’  environment. Thank you for sharing your perspective- so glad you posted!

    What was his response? If you don’t mind sharing.

    Q3, My guy is conservative and very much the strong, silent type. He tends to processes internally and thoroughly, so he listened but has not commented on dot_jp’s post. Yet. ;-)
    On the other hand, he has promised that he would go with me to Adam’s solo tour concert if he comes to DC. ACIGC

  441. Just checked Hong Kong HMV website, Adam’s album has not been put up for pre-order yet.For November release,they only have Susan Boyle’s album for pre-order. Hope they will put Adam’s up in October,though I will not be buying from their site (HMV is near my home),
    I know a lot of Chinese fans from Mainland would like to order from it and get the album shipped coz they cannot buy it in Mainland China.

  442. I meant @rowenaaine in my latest post. Sorry I’m new to this blog thing and I find it hard to edit, I don’t know why…

  443. Good morning everyone :) This thread has developed a decidedly cosmopolitan feel overnight- how wonderful! Welcome to all the international posters and to others delurking as we wait and wait and wait for news….
    Love to hear about the numbers for pre-orders climbing overseas, too.
    And Susan M, I agree with your posts about Adam and his potential to have input in the process. He seems to have had more input during the tour, and certainly he’s said that he was given lots of free rein during AI. He’s not shy about sharing his opinion, as we know.

  444. Does it matter to Billboard and other rankings whether you order a CD or digital media?

    Does it matter whether you order a CD from Amazon or BestBuy or are the total sales combined?

  445. VAlilac
    September 27, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Does it matter to Billboard and other rankings whether you order a CD or digital media?

    Does it matter whether you order a CD from Amazon or BestBuy or are the total sales combined?

    It doesn’t matter where you buy it. As long as it’s legal – a sale is a sale is a sale. It all counts.

  446. Wow, so many international fans. Go Adam! Why is Amazon US behind with the pre-ordering? I can’t wait to pre-order mine.

    Tomorrow is a big day. The 1st single will be picked according to Aimee. Hopefully we can have a leak on Tuesday or Wednesday. Woo, I can feel the excitement in the air.

  447. Good morning, everyone. Hello, new international posters! *waving*

    Did I miss anything? Must be a slow news day, cause this is the little thread that could :) I hope we are being suitably considerate of one another. What’s this about international sales? Cool! Why can’t we pre-order in the states? I don’t get it. I won’t buy through Best Buy or Amazon.com, b/c they tend to be more expensive (I think) thank through iTunes. New Muse album, which is AWESOME, was $11.99 af iTunes with several goodies, including a live video from their last tour.

    Anyway, whassup in the Adam worlds?

  448. @cosem

    I’d say definitely go for one of the European outlets. The entire EU is within the same customs zone so you’ll only have to pay the local taxes (if you order from Amazon I think they will put on the Greek taxes rather than the British – not sure why but its really annoying for me because the taxes in DK is higher than in UK).

  449. Good morning Adam land. Seems to be another slow day for Adam’s news. I think it’s the calm before the storm. A storm that I can’t wait.

  450. I still don’t understand why Adam’s album is not available for pre-sale in the US. *shaking head* Does anyone know. Do I need to Twitter Aimee Mayo for this? ;)

    (For newbies, Aimee is a country songwriter in Nashville, I *think*, who has written a track for Adam. She keeps posting about excited she is about it and Adam and how she will know on Monday which three songs he might release (and thinks one of them will be hers).

    Good morning, Becky. No Adam news. :( I expected this, tho, as today is Sunday). With Yom Kippur tomorrow, I am not sure will hear anything today, but I think *Tuesday*, and 10.1 is the roadblock, of course, for 2010. If we don’t get any TFM, I will put out my hair. :(

  451. @terraj,

    Thanks for that. Quite an eclectic list, but Adam is up 4,000+ percent? With apparently nothing happening? So. Very. Strange.

  452. Susan and Sunn, NO NEWS AT ALL? NADA??? :(

    Also, I wonder about the Billboard rankings. Is that just airplay in the states (I thought so)?

  453. I am lurking for a while as well, but with so many people coming out – I decided to do the same…
    Terraj, you said:

    On Facebook he’s got close to 350k fans

    How do I find his facebook wall? I see many called Adam Lambert, none has 350K friends…the same for groups…

  454. I still don’t understand why Adam’s album is not available for pre-sale in the US. *shaking head* Does anyone know. Do I need to Twitter Aimee Mayo for this?

    Adam’s album is avail for presale online at Best Buy. It was mentioned both last night and this morning on the threads.

    Why would you need to stalk tweet Mayo for this? She has no input or influence on distribution. It will only give the fans a bad name.

  455. According to the IDF insider, expect TFM in the 2012 Roadblock.

    ^““Dancing in the rain!!!!!! (another stormy day), maybe it ´s the Adam Storm :-)

  456. According to the IDF insider, expect TFM in the 2012 Roadblock.

    Do you have a quote or a link, terraj?

    SQUEE and FLAIL!!

    suebrody, no leaks or anything, but the unexplained surge of Adam on the international Amazon rankings is a phenomenon worthy of at least some spitballing speculation and analysis.

    ETA: Quote is in headlines thread. Yay elephant1212 (and your uncle too)!

  457. I still don’t understand why Adam’s album is not available for pre-sale in the US. *shaking head* Does anyone know.

    For the hell of it, I sent the question to Amazon through their contact us. I probably won’t get an answer until after they have it available for preorder, and they’ll just say “It is available for preorder. Go to this link.” like I’m an idiot. LOL

  458. This is why:

    OhFerrasGoodbye LA- HELLO Nashville! I got my cowboy hat and im ready to be a little writing monster for the next few days. :) @aimeemayo

    See? MORE WRITING. That’s why? (tweet from a couple of minutes ago.) Thanks for facebook link! And sooo exciting about Roadblock with time for miracles. I was so hopeful.

  459. Good morning all. I know that I don’t have to worry that I missed any news while I was sleeping because I know that you’ll….have it all covered here!

    Welcome japadamania, dot_jp, and JulesJules. MJ’s blog always has the latest news and is lots of FUN.

    It’s so great to see all the updates for the Pre-orders of Adam’s album in Japan and the UK. I like to say “International Pre-Orders” that has a nice ‘ring’ to it for me!

    Readon Thank you for the “Adam Lambert Is Addictive” video. Now…that was nice way to start off the day!!

    I have to go do RL things today but I’ll peek in throughout the day (putting on my ‘flaming headdress and/or tin hat) for any NEWS. (fingers crossed)

  460. Ok, I am ever so pathetic here – what the heck does “in the 2012 Roadblock” mean?????

    ETA: I haven’t pre-ordered on Amazon Canada yet, the CD will be available in stores on Nov. 24 right? Faster to run to the store than wait for mail delivery – or am I missing something?

  461. Terraj, thx for the Facebook link.

    I see three order items on Amazon UK:

    1.TBC by Adam Lambert (Audio CD – 2009)
    Buy new: £11.99
    Available for pre-order. This item will be released on 7 Dec 2009.

    2. TBC by Adam Lambert (Audio CD – 2009)
    Buy new: £11.69
    Available for pre-order. This item will be released on 23 Nov 2009.

    3.Tbd by Adam Lambert (Audio CD – 2009) – Import
    Buy new: £16.09
    Available for pre-order. This item will be released on 24 Nov 2009.

    the last one is import, the first one is the one that most people preorder, what is the second one with Nov, 23 date?

  462. ADAM JAPAN AMAZON pre-order ranking:

    2,751→920→1,047→363→163→124→71→53→41→36→35→36→35→26

    26!!OMG,though i know there is a japanese fan site, i never think the ranking can get so high without any song and promotion.

  463. spring2009, This is a 2 minute promotional tool when the 2010 producers take over the airways on hundred of television station. They will show a clip of 2012, and since Time for Miracles, is the featured, we are so helpful we get a snippet.

  464. Good morning peoplez.I’ll b gone from 1-2:( but should b here the rest of the day.:)HI INTERNATIONAL FANS!!!!:D

    I think why Adam’s high on the interational amazon pre-sale is becuuuuuz of the obsessive AI fan groups.yknow like the way the glamberts spam onlyne polls.

    anyway HI!!

  465. I can only guess, if TFM is truly in the roadblock, that the ad itself must focus on the “family struggling to make it” angle rather than the “destroy the world with awesome special effects” angle.

    I had more expected the latter with dramatic scoring as the background. But I won’t complain if TFM makes an appearance. No, I certainly won’t complain at all.

  466. I’ve had Adam’s album on pre-order frm HMV UK for the last couple of months so its clear that he’s getting released internationally.

    There’s been no promo here in the UK, we’re very on the ball on our Adam appreciation thread on UK Digital Spy so we’d certainly know if Adam was getting promo from press or TV, so I guess peopl,e are just keeping up with news from Twitter and other blogs and Adam sites, hence the increase of sales rankings on Amazon.

  467. Can someone explain the roadbock and it’s pervasiveness in the headlines thread. Some are thinking only a NY/CA. I’m on my iPod and it’s painful to type ..LOL

  468. suebrody
    September 27, 2009 at 11:55 am

    What is TBC, monsterdeto?

    Don’t know, just mean the album is untitled I guess, never use the Amazon JP and I am a Chinese fan from Hong Kong.Luckily I can get Adam’s US version Album from the CD shops here and don’t need to buy it online.

  469. From headlines thread:

    QUOTE(elephant1212 @ Sep 27th 2009, 8:16 AM)

    ‘hey all! i saw that ‘adam storm’  that i was talking about ending up trending! that is so funny ‘ ¦’ ¦neways, i have been texting my uncle every day basically about adam ( he thinks im crazy for it lol) and he said to expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay! ‘ 

    O.M.G!!!!!!!!!

    (I believe that was from Susan M) (the OMG’ing)

    ;)

  470. Thank you suebrody – when is the roadblock taking place – will have to put a temporary hold on vacation to watch a tv…..I know I have already mentioned pathetic haven’t I??

  471. I would be surprised if the Lambert 2012 song doesn’t make an appearance this week. Last year’s big Sony movie was the Bond film, released on the same day planned for 2012. The Alicia Keys & Jack White theme song was released on iTunes and YouTube video on October 1st.

    Assuming they’ve got the video done, it wouldn’t be a big shock to see the iTunes and YouTube release of Lambert’s song in conjunction with the road block promo this week. That would certainly explain the curious Friday release of another Idol’s single. Of course, we can’t expect a runner-up to do much saleswise, but with all the promotion, there’s an outside chance the 2012 single could move a few download units. The movie will obviously be the buzz starting this week with that kind of promotional push.

  472. Wow, clicked on my timezone – it’s on about every single channel that there are significant viewers. I am so excited I can’t stand it. I hope elephant1212 is right!!!!!!!!

  473. Anybody else starting to think the kid with an uncle over on IDF is a 19E astroturf campaign? What better way to set that internets abuzz with Idol speculation? It’s even better than a Rickey meltdown.

  474. hwc
    September 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Anybody else starting to think the kid with an uncle over on IDF is a 19E astroturf campaign? What better way to set that internets abuzz with Idol speculation? It’s even better than a Rickey meltdown.

    Seriously, that was one of the things I first thought about when these little tidbits began to come up. I don’t care right now. I’m willing to be a sucker as it is. lol. FU Conspiracy theories :D:D:D:D

  475. I can only guess, if TFM is truly in the roadblock, that the ad itself must focus on the ‘family struggling to make it’  angle rather than the ‘destroy the world with awesome special effects’  angle.

    I had more expected the latter with dramatic scoring as the background. But I won’t complain if TFM makes an appearance. No, I certainly won’t complain at all.

    Hey halfie (“Hardly), howya doin’. I agree with your second paragraph. TFM song is a hope for the future. I don’t think “they” want us to draw any conclusions during the promos (they have to keep us in suspense). I think the short promos will focus on the ominous future using dramatic instrumentals. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see the song in the roadblock on Thurs.

    BTW, if they don’t use TFM in the promos, I wonder when/how they are going to introduce the song? Maybe it will come out with the video – ?

  476. Thank you all again!!! I just pre-ordered it. My first music buy from amazon. All because of Mr. Lambert…
    Now I think I can (tries to convice herself) wait paciently for any kind of Adam rain, storm, hurricane…

  477. spring2009
    September 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you suebrody ‘“ when is the roadblock taking place ‘“ will have to put a temporary hold on vacation to watch a tv’ ¦..I know I have already mentioned pathetic haven’t I??

    No,. not pathetic, curious. It’s on Thursday night. hwc, I dearly hope so…and it makes sense. For some reason Jive/19 decided that would work for Kris, so maybe it would work for Adam, too. I mean, no one else has a track released on a Friday, right? So it gets all the attention, and you could release it on Friday on iTunes as well.

  478. Perhaps Adam’s video will be the 2nd part of the roadblock, as Comcast and others are doing a FIVE MINUTE ROADBLOCK.

    I am over the edge hopeful, am I not?

    Off to get lunch. Back in a bit.

  479. Concur on the astroturf, but I also share Terra’s view: unless and until the turf causes me to tear my ACL, I’m all for it.

  480. I can only guess, if TFM is truly in the roadblock, that the ad itself must focus on the ‘family struggling to make it’  angle rather than the ‘destroy the world with awesome special effects’  angle.

    Nah. With hte CGI budget for that flick, I’m pretty sure all promotion for the movie will focus on the ‘destroy the world with awesome special effects’  angle! Any resemblence to real characters or storylines will be purely coincidental.

  481. Welcome to all the international posters. I knew Adam had fans all over the world. They posted on AI Adam forums, and they attested that Adam was popular in their countries. So many countries were represented, even if just a handful of fans in some. What a start for Adam.

  482. Anybody else starting to think the kid with an uncle over on IDF is a 19E astroturf campaign?

    Naww. With the exception of the RS cover leak, she’s been feeding us crumbs really. We’re all just so damned hungry.

    ETA:

    Of course, we can’t expect a runner-up to do much saleswise, but with all the promotion, there’s an outside chance the 2012 single could move a few download units.

    But I agree with this statement completely, hwc. ;)

  483. Hi, I’ve been lurking here for a long long time. I’m a Malaysian of Chinese ethinicity and have been a diehard fan of Adam from the very beginning. It has been great reading all the news and postings here in this blog, many thanks to MJ and you all….relurk now. Cheers.

  484. Oh, I agree to a point hwc. There’s certainly no way they go two minutes without highlighting the special effects. To have been more precise, I should have said that the “family/hopeful” angle may get more representation than I would have expected.

  485. terraj
    September 27, 2009 at 11:29 am
    According to the IDF insider, expect TFM in the 2012 Roadblock.

    *FLAILING RIGHT NOW*

    FLAILING!!!!!

    terraj I need a link pleeeeeeeeeeez

  486. OH AND ABOUT TFM DO I EVN NEED TO SAY ANYTHING.YKNOW IT WILL BE A PARAGRAPH ABOUT ME FLAILING(flails)CRYING(cries)SHAKING(shakes) AND SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    bye g2g

  487. September 27, 2009 at 11:29 am
    According to the IDF insider, expect TFM in the 2012 Roadblock.

    *FLAILING RIGHT NOW*

    Is that the same Elephant1212? I would be thrilled to be wrong about my own assessment.

  488. (I believe that was from Susan M) (the OMG’ing)

    Nah, that came with the original, from IDF.

    I just sqeed and flailed.

  489. hwc
    Anybody else starting to think the kid with an uncle over on IDF is a 19E astroturf campaign? What better way to set that internets abuzz with Idol speculation?

    Shhh, hwc, don’t scare away the nice 19E astroturfer! “Thanks for the inside info, sweetie, tell your Uncle thank you, and um, do good in school!”

    LOL, I desperately hope you’re right, because that would mean it’s true. If it is just a random person with a strangely chatty uncle, this is a BIG rumor to put out there and get wrong. *crosses fingers for 19E marketing intern*

  490. Whomever is in charge of publicity for this cd release is doing a great job. They have kept everything under wraps, while strategically dropping hints through the internet and interviews. They have built up so much buzz that they have a lot of fans and music people, salivating for the smallest tidbit of news. It’s going to be adammania when this single comes out and people will be fighting at Walmart on November 24 for a copy. Now we hear about international pre-order sales going up, this has to be totally blowing Adam’s mind, because it certainly is blowing mine.

  491. Found the quote from elephant1212 on IDF:

    hey all! i saw that “adam storm” that i was talking about ending up trending! that is so funny ……neways, i have been texting my uncle every day basically about adam ( he thinks im crazy for it lol) and he said to expect “time for miracles” in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay!

    Flail!!!!! Someone better upload that sucker onto youtube that’s all I’m saying.

  492. Concur on the astroturf, but I also share Terra’s view: unless and until the turf causes me to tear my ACL, I’m all for it.

    LOL, oh we have the hwc, halfie tandem team today. Awesome.

    I certainly considered that these were calculated leaks, but then I thought, “Who cares, they’ve been pretty accurate so far, so more power to them.” Goes to show Adam’s 19 peeps are being innovative (yes, I said it).

    If it’s just a gossipy uncle with an Internet chatty niece, I’m all for that too.

  493. (I believe that was from Susan M) (the OMG’ing)

    Nah, that came with the original, from IDF.

    I just sqeed and flailed.

    LOL, Susan. There will be special effects and carnage, of course, but depending on what TFM sounds like (AS IF WE HAD A CHANCE OF GETTING A SNIPPET), there is a slight chance of getting a tiny leak. There must be a producer who wants to get it out. I mean, a snippet. If you put his name/song title on the poster, wouldn’t you want ppl to hear it?

    I really need a video for the add’l three minutes of Adam…I mean, the movie. Five minutes w/out any Adam seems so very wrong.

    ETA: I keep checking for the Elle w/ Kradison. It better not sell out b/f I get a copy. I do not know if it will be on the cover (their names, I mean), b/c if it is, zing go the copies (RS, ahem). I wonder if it will promote the songs/albums. I guess it will say TBD, still, b/c the photo shot was in August or early September, I believe.

    ETA #2: I really am going to get lunch now. Back in a bit.

  494. I can only guess, if TFM is truly in the roadblock, that the ad itself must focus on the ‘family struggling to make it’  angle rather than the ‘destroy the world with awesome special effects’  angle.

    Nah. With hte CGI budget for that flick, I’m pretty sure all promotion for the movie will focus on the ‘destroy the world with awesome special effects’  angle! Any resemblence to real characters or storylines will be purely coincidental.

    My take is your both right…I think 1:30 will be all special effects, doom and gloom, destruction, the end of all, and the last :30 will be of the “human angle” and the family struggling. Given way to hope and possibility (this is when TFM would play, if it plays at all)

  495. people will be fighting at Walmart on November 24 for a copy

    I agree with most everything you wrote, bridgette12, but I think the quoted portion goes a little bit far. We’re still talking about nothing more than the Idol runner-up until proven otherwise.

  496. Don’t you think it’s hilarious when people who see Adam tweet, OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

    Found the quote from elephant1212 on IDF:
    i have been texting my uncle every day basically about adam ( he thinks im crazy for it lol) and he said to expect ‘time for miracles’  in the 2012 roadblock!!! yay!

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

  497. My take is your both right’ ¦I think 1:30 will be all special effects, doom and gloom, destruction, the end of all, and the last :30 will be of the ‘human angle’  and the family struggling. Given way to hope and possibility (this is when TFM would play, if it plays at all)

    This is an excellent benchmark. I originally assumed 1:55 of doom and gloom with :05 of hope (and no TFM). If the song is really in the roadblock, I think your ratio feels about right. (Although they can probably squeeze in TFM with as little as :15 of hopefulness).

  498. So it gets all the attention, and you could release it on Friday on iTunes as well.

    The Bond song was released on Tues Sept 30 last year and the video hit YouTube on Wednesday October 1st.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM5UJvnbbuY

    We’ll just have to wait. They might just do streaming previews on the movie website for a few days and then hit iTunes the following Tuesday. Who knows. I’m sure it will be fun.

    BTW, for those hoping for understated production from Mr. Lambert, I think you’ll be a lot happier if you go ahead and embrace the concept that Adam’s album will be the audio production equivalent of the CGI scenes in the movie 2012. I don’t think we should be expecting too many mellow acoustic guitar tracks this time out. It is what it is. Might as well embrace it in all its over-the-top glory.

  499. I agree with most everything you wrote, bridgette12, but I think the quoted portion goes a little bit far. We’re still talking about nothing more than the Idol runner-up until proven otherwise.

    There will still be fighting at WalMart, even if its just one old lady who left her cats at home to go buy the CD. She’ll be berating the poor sales clerk who will be standing there with his finger up his nose saying that he doesn’t know when the shipment will come in. The old lady will go postal on him when he tells her to go check the DAUGHTRY display.

  500. I don’t think we should be expecting too many mellow acoustic guitar tracks this time out. It is what it is. Might as well embrace it in all its over-the-top glory.

    I agree with that, but there will be at least one. They might even call it something like “Bad Whirled”.

  501. BTW, for those hoping for understated production from Mr. Lambert, I think you’ll be a lot happier if you go ahead and embrace the concept that Adam’s album will be the audio production equivalent of the CGI scenes in the movie 2012. I don’t think we should be expecting too many mellow acoustic guitar tracks this time out. It is what it is. Might as well embrace it in all its over-the-top glory.

    I don’t CARE!! I just want to hear it already. He can play a fog horn at this point and I wont care…. very much. LOL

  502. I don’t CARE!! I just want to hear it already. He can play a fog horn at this point and I wont care’ ¦. very much. LOL

    This won’t happen as Adam does not play an instrument… ;-)

  503. dhunken
    September 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I don’t CARE!! I just want to hear it already. He can play a fog horn at this point and I wont care’ ¦. very much. LOL

    This won’t happen as Adam does not play an instrument’ ¦ ;-)

    I’m desperately looking for the awesome ONTD_AI macro that says something like “With that Buzz alone he could sell even blank cds”

  504. This won’t happen as Adam does not play an instrument’ ¦

    You’re right by golly. Nothing to worry bout then, the album will be great by me.

  505. Has this happened to any past idols? Knowing about an impending CD, but not one announcement — only tweets from producers and writers -?

  506. Okay, you’re all on a roll and killing me. Last several posts, all lulz-worthy. Now I promised myself I was going to get some work done around the house and catch up on my TiVos.

    God, you know it’s sad when your back-TV watching has become a chore deserving of procrastination.

  507. Peeking head in.

    Thank you “Elephant1212” or “19E astroturfer”(lol) for the …maybe, could be, MUST BE!! (please) news that TFM will be in the 2012 roadbock!!

    Flailing as I go back to doing RL stuff!

  508. Foghorns! Definitetly. They’ll add those rigth after the recording session to double-track the over-dubs with the celestrial choir singers and the marching band!

  509. I don’t CARE!! I just want to hear it already. He can play a fog horn at this point and I wont care’ ¦. very much. LOL</blockquote

    At least a fog horn is original. I fear over production, I fear blandness. I mean, look at Cooks album, they didn't put a lot of effort in the production. Look at Kris single, they reused the production of an excisting track. In Kris' case that was good, because the production was good and a little edgy but who knows how it will turn out for Adam? I am quite sure that the production on Adams album won't be pushing any boundaries. It will be something well tested and used before. I hope it will be good enough to keep him on the scene.

  510. hwc
    September 27, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    Foghorns! Definitetly. They’ll add those rigth after the recording session to double-track the over-dubs with the celestrial choir singers and the marching band!

    Sounds like A HIT! LOL

  511. terraj
    September 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    US preorder is now available!!!!

    ….and the storm begins!!!!

  512. Can someone explain the pre-orders? Do you get the cd on the release date or do you have to wait on it? Wondering if it is better to wait to get at the store or???

  513. So sorry, didn’t realize that the astroturf recognizers were partying in this thread. Should have known. I took my work break in headlines thread. Won’t let it happen again.

    Going to pretend no RL deadline tomorrow so can go catch-up read more of this esteemed company’s theorizing. Because still not understanding why the mega money expenditure too many weeks ahead of movie release. But the outlook for TFM is looking Brian May level good. 2012, not so sure

  514. At least foghorns would be original. After listening to David Cooks album I have no expectations. They didn’t really spend a lot of thought on production for his album. And for Kris? They used a pre produced track. In Kris case I think that was really good since he could get some edgy production cheap but who knows how that will turn out for Adam?

  515. I just pre-ordered my FIRST Adam cd from Amazon, it said shipping date first week of December. I will go to Target and buy one Nov. 24. Hi Guys!!

  516. Do you get the cd on the release date or do you have to wait on it? Wondering if it is better to wait to get at the store or???

    Unless you live in some really rural, obscure place, your CD should be delivered the day of release. One time I received a pre-order the day before. That was a good day. lol

    This time I won’t preorder. I’ll just hit the local Walmart at midnight. My cats should be ok at home for a little while by themselves. lol

  517. Oh, forgot to mention it is for US pre-order, the first week of December

  518. MJ, do you get credit for any Amazon click throughs? Like when we post complete links here as opposed to going through the homepage? How about internationally?

  519. Do you get the cd on the release date or do you have to wait on it? Wondering if it is better to wait to get at the store or???

    Unless you live in some really rural, obscure place, your CD should be delivered the day of release. One time I received a pre-order the day before. That was a good day. lol

    This time I won’t preorder. I’ll just hit the local Walmart at midnight. My cats should be ok at home for a little while by themselves. lol

    If you pay a few bucks more for 2-day shipping, they say you’ll have it delivered on Nov.24 release day. Of course, that’ll be whenever the mail carrier comes by, not at midnight- LOL!

  520. SarahP
    It’s Time For Miracles, the song that Adam recorded for the 2012 movie soundtrack :)

  521. Yes, they are offering release date (two-day) delivery. I live in the boonies of FL so I use Amazon for a lot of things – joined Amazon Prime for free two day delivery (set rate yearly).

    I ordered all my Harry Potters through Amazon and they came on the release date, whatever time your UPS guy comes to your neighborhood!

    I am waiting to see who is offering what bonuses with the CD before I order.

  522. Oh, forgot to mention it is for US pre-order, the first week of December

    They aren’t offering ‘release-date delivery’ ????

    No, it says it will be delivered by release date: Nov. 24 if you get two-day shipping. I’ve always received my pre-orders on the release date.

    I’ll be traveling that day (eep!), but I will have my iPod. I wanted the actual CD for my car and house (and to support the cause, of course).

    ETA: Sorry jericho, it looks like you deleted your quote. I think there was some confusion because one link that said U.S. was actually international.

    ETA2: “This time I won’t preorder. I’ll just hit the local Walmart at midnight. My cats should be ok at home for a little while by themselves. lol”

    HEE! Don’t get into any brawls if you can help it!

  523. SarahP
    September 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    sorry to sound like a drag but what is TFM?

    Sarah it stands for “Time for Miracles”…The theme song that Adam is singing for the movie 2012

  524. from Susan M.
    I’ll be traveling that day (eep!), but I will have my iPod. I wanted the actual CD for my car and house (and to support the cause, of course).

    I was flying to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving the day that Daughtry was released so I downloaded it to my Ipod in the middle of the night. Itunes updates at midnight, I believe. Then I bought a hard copy when I got to go shopping!

  525. I order all my Harry Potters through Amazon

    I don’t remember which book it was, but that was the pre-order I received the day before release.

  526. halfie
    Someone please answer Sarah’s question.

    halfie, you keel me…

  527. Yeppers, jericho, UPS has them at their shipping/truck locations BEFORE the release. Lucky you!

  528. Is there an advantage to pre-ordering now as opposed to waiting another month?

  529. ETA: Sorry jericho, it looks like you deleted your quote. I think there was some confusion because one link that said U.S. was actually international.

    Ah ok. I use Amazon quite a bit for all kinds of ordering so I was a bit confuzzled as to why they listed shipping first week of December.

    Have we determined if we should use MJ’s link to Amazon?

  530. halfie
    September 27, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    My take is your both right’ ¦I think 1:30 will be all special effects, doom and gloom, destruction, the end of all, and the last :30 will be of the ‘human angle’  and the family struggling. Given way to hope and possibility (this is when TFM would play, if it plays at all)

    This is an excellent benchmark. I originally assumed 1:55 of doom and gloom with :05 of hope (and no TFM). If the song is really in the roadblock, I think your ratio feels about right. (Although they can probably squeeze in TFM with as little as :15 of hopefulness).

    Don’t forget, tho, that on Comcast, the sponsor (I think), you will get FIVE minutes, not just two. This is when I hope we’ll hear TFM or see the video? Perhaps I am just being overly optimistic?

    I dearly hope that Adam’s album, which I think should be called TBD ;), will be available on iTunes VERY SOON. I am thinking that could happen after his single is released.

  531. With all cd’s lately, the retailers have been offering different bonus songs. There was a total of six/seven bonus tunes for Daughtry LTT from Target, Walmart and Itunes.

    A friend of mine knows how to put them in send space thingie so I got them all. Hopefully, she will do the same for Adam.

  532. BestAI: Is there an advantage to pre-ordering now as opposed to waiting another month?

    Not that I am aware of.

  533. I dearly hope that Adam’s album, which I think should be called TBD , will be available on iTunes VERY SOON.

    I like it- catchy!!! I was thinking “New Release 2009” which is how it’s listed on Amazon.

  534. Walmart offered a different song for Cook’s album than iTunes did. Does this mean I have to get the album AND the download from iTunes? Yep, it does. Oh, and if I get the album, I get more Adam. ;) But AGAIN, if you get iTunes, you may 1 get the iTunes library addition with lots of special goodies, ) and 2) it’s def available on 11/24. Just sayin’.

  535. MJ, do you get credit for any Amazon click throughs? Like when we post complete links here as opposed to going through the homepage? How about internationally?

    I get credit for Amazon click throughs. Not sure about the international sites, I have to check that out. I’m going to post a link out front to Adam’s Amazon pre-order. It would be nice if folks used it. :).

  536. [puzzled]

    Huh. Did I post before?

    Anyways, has there been any real news since last night?

  537. MJ, do you get credit for any Amazon click throughs? Like when we post complete links here as opposed to going through the homepage? How about internationally?

    I get credit for Amazon click throughs. Not sure about the international sites, I have to check that out. I’m going to post a link out front to Adam’s Amazon pre-order. It would be nice if folks used it. .

    Do you get credit for just a click and not quantity? How about itunes? I think I’m planning on doing both anyway. I know I can make a CD from itunes, but I want the jacket from Adam’s CD.

  538. @Hoppers

    Anyways, has there been any real news since last night?

    No! But we still have over 600 comments! Yea!

    I dropped in for the news…no there is no real news but a few hints from Elephant girl with the uncle at 19….

    and we can buy preorder TBD at Amazon and we need to use MJ’s links! (that sums it up!) (Jumping up and down clapping!)

  539. I dearly hope that Adam’s album, which I think should be called TBD

    This so gets my vote!!!! :mrgreen:

  540. Thank you MJ – I was waiting for your answer before ordering – (I am a lurker 99% of the time) but I did want to support you as well as Adam.
    Hello to everyone

  541. I dearly hope that Adam’s album, which I think should be called TBD

    TBD = The Bitch Dominates

  542. All the buzz about Adam and the questionable ‘push’  for LLWD is making me wonder about the final vote all over again.

    Oh GOD, no offense, but PLEASE don’t lets start this up again!

  543. Do you get credit for just a click and not quantity? How about itunes? I think I’m planning on doing both anyway. I know I can make a CD from itunes, but I want the jacket from Adam’s CD.

    I get a percentage of what you spend at amazon…even if you were to surf elsewhere and by something else. It doesn’t have to be a click to a specific item. As long as you click on one of my links (including the sidebar links) and you buy something during the session, I get a percentage of what you spend… :).

  544. US preorder is now available!!!!

    When I go to Amazon and search for Adam Lambert, I still get that preordering is not available yet (US).
    “Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.” They don’t even list the release date yet.
    I’m confused….

    I’ll definitely order through MJ’s, though, when I can figure out if I can really preorder yet….

    Is there a preorder for ITunes as well?

  545. Don’t forget, tho, that on Comcast, the sponsor (I think), you will get FIVE minutes, not just two. This is when I hope we’ll hear TFM or see the video? Perhaps I am just being overly optimistic?

    Two words: You Tube. Someone make sure that’s recorded please! I don’t even know how people get TV to YouTube (DVD burner?)

    I get credit for Amazon click throughs. Not sure about the international sites, I have to check that out. I’m going to post a link out front to Adam’s Amazon pre-order. It would be nice if folks used it. .

    Thanks MJ, good to know and I already have. I hope you get a percentage of actual orders (that’s how the Amazon store system works, right?).

    ETA: nvm. Cross-posted. I’ll try to make a concerted effort to buy books through your site too, as opposed to just clicking on emails when Amazon sends them.

    I dearly hope that Adam’s album, which I think should be called TBD

    This so gets my vote!!!!

    LOL! Think of all the hours we can while away coming up with our own titles with those initials …

  546. halfie
    Someone please answer Sarah’s question.

    halfie, you keel me’ ¦

    haha! thanks…sorry i dont follow the Adam news so reading this thread got me confused :P

  547. Here’s the link to Amazon that would give me credit:

    Well, that worked for me, though I still don’t understand why I don’t get there on my own. Shipping wasn’t cheap, but it’s worth it for this special occassion. :)

  548. As long as you click on one of my links (including the sidebar links) and you buy something during the session, I get a percentage of what you spend’ ¦

    Well then I shall always access Amazon through your sidebar link. I shop Amazon A LOT. Probably too much. And this next bit is almost completely off topic but speaking of Amazon, if you have the opportunity and an extra $300, purchase yourself a “Kindle”. Seriously, this thing is awesome.

  549. yinyang,

    I’ll definitely order through MJ’s, though, when I can figure out if I can really preorder yet’ ¦.

    You can, I’ve already done it. There was one inaccurate (international) link, but the others (Sunn has it posted in Headlines) go to the U.S. site. It sounds like MJ is going to repost.

    And guys, one advantage of pre-ordering is it ups Adam’s buzz (I know it’s already sky high with us), but if it helps for booking him on more high-profile shows in his PR blitz, I’m all for it.

  550. I get a percentage of what you spend at amazon’ ¦even if you were to surf elsewhere and by something else. It doesn’t have to be a click to a specific item. As long as you click on one of my links (including the sidebar links) and you buy something during the session, I get a percentage of what you spend’ ¦

    MJ I have a question about Itunes I have a Mac and of course have Itunes on it I have tried to order through you site before by clicking on your Itunes link. It brings me to my Itunes application on my computer. I can not tell if you then get credit for it. Amazon link you can see in the toolbar your blogs name but my Itunes application I can not tell. So even if your link bring me to my application on my computer to my account do you still get credit. Sorry if this is not the place to ask.

  551. I get a percentage of what you spend at amazon’ ¦even if you were to surf elsewhere and by something else. It doesn’t have to be a click to a specific item. As long as you click on one of my links (including the sidebar links) and you buy something during the session, I get a percentage of what you spend’ ¦ .

    Thanks. That’s good to know. Anyway, so much for my waiting. I just ordered through your link. So, I can click one of your links during my holiday shopping, and you get credit? I spent many hundreds of dollars last year through Amazon.

  552. [Catching up on thread]

    WOW!!

    WELCOME to all the internationals (Japan, Greece, etc) who came out last night!!! Its probably extremely late in the day (or night) for you now, but wanted to say thanks for de-lurking!!

    Don’t worry about mangled English. I guarentee (at least for most of us!) our language skills would be *much* worse in the opposite direction. Post away, and often! :grin: :grin: :grin:

  553. mj
    September 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Here’s the link to Amazon that would give me credit:

    Adam Lambert CD

    I will get my Adam iTunes singles through you, as well as the album!