Adam Lambert Update: Music Video, Red Carpet, Out 100

Adam Lambert Update!

  • According to tweets, Adam is shooting the music video for his single, “For Your Entertainment” on Sunday (Nov 15).     Lady Gaga video director Ray Kay will be at the helm, and the shoot is rumored to take place at the Alexandria, a restored, turn of the century apartment complex in Los Angeles.
  • More red carpet opportunities for Adam! He’ll be joining Jenna Fischer, Eliza Dushku and the cast of Glee on Wednesday (Nov 18) as US Weekly celebrates their “Stars of the Year”–part of the magazines “Hot Hollwood” issue.
  • Adam will be featured in Out magazine as part of their “Out 100” issue, coming soon to a newsstand near you! Want a little sneak peek of the interview?   Shana, the co-editor of begaylittlebird.com wrote Adam’s interview for Out. She posted a soundbite on the blog: “I just wanted to be really careful that it didn’t turn into a fucking pageant. I can sing my face off. All this other stuff is part of a personality, a persona.”

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280 Comments

  1. I just wanted to be really careful that it didn’t turn into a fucking pageant. I can sing my face off. All this other stuff is part of a personality, a persona.’ 

    I don’t know what to think about this comment…

  2. How many magazines do I need to buy this time? Or perhaps a better question is why I, a 31-year old with a family and a decent life, feel compelled to be a complete Adam Lambert stan? Help me!!

  3. I don’t know what to think about this comment’ ¦

    I figure I’ll understand what he’s saying better in the context of the whole article. But first impression is that he put a persona forward on idol that he hoped would limit people scrutinizing his personal life further, thus making it more about his performance and less about who he was as a person. Pretty much what any reality show contestant does if they’ve got any smarts.

  4. What so weird about that quote Sue? He wanted to be noticed for his singing I guess?

  5. True enough, but does he feel like he’s better than his fans? I know, read the whole article in context. I am just not thrilled about this quote being put out (no pun intended) out there.

    Yep, lots more magazines to buy.

  6. But first impression is that he put a persona forward on idol that he hoped would limit people scrutinizing his personal life further, thus making it more about his performance and less about who he was as a person.

    I more take it that he didn’t want to play personality cards…

  7. I can sing my face off. All this other stuff is part of a personality, a persona.’ 

    No, I mean…oh, I don’t know what I mean. I’m getting too literal again, aren’t I? But what stuff is part of a persona? His being gracious? I don’t get that part. We know and he knows he can sing his face off.

    What’s a personality card?

  8. According to tweets, Adam is shooting the music video for his single, ‘For Your Entertainment’  on Sunday (Nov 22).

    Hey, MJ, looks like your dates are wrong – 11/22 is the AMAs. I think the vid shoot is this Sunday, 11/15.

  9. nov 22? i thought he was shooting the video this sunday. and performing on AMA next sunday the 22nd.

  10. True enough, but does he feel like he’s better than his fans?

    Hmm, I don’t see this being about the fans at all. I think it’s about what cards you wanna play. We all got really sick of the dead-wife card the production played with Danny for example. I think Adam wanted to play his performance card, his musical vision card.

  11. According to tweets, Adam is shooting the music video for his single, ‘For Your Entertainment’  on Sunday (Nov 22).

    Is that date correct? When in the day are they filming this puppy? Doesn’t the AMA red carpet start in the afternoon? Usually, the shows themselves start at 5 pm so that the can air live on the East Coast. Busy, busy day.

    ETA: Videos typically take 2-3 weeks to edit (sometimes a little more if there are a lot of special effects or tricks). So, we should get the video around the first or second week of December which would be good for keeping interest in the album high.

  12. Girlygirl did note many threads ago that she thought she might stop by the shooting but she had also had to get a dress for the AMAs. That said, it can’t be shot on the day of the AMAs, can it?

  13. Some details about the out article and interview:

    http://shananaomi.com/

    a heads up: it’s a big issue in which 100 people were all (beautifully) photographed in the theme of ‘school days,’  so there (sadly) won’t be pages and pages of sexy photos. it wasn’t quite appropriate or practical.

    what you will get is a very long transcript of our very candid interview: talking about life inside idol, outside in the real world, and in the middle of the love game. out soon.

  14. ‘I just wanted to be really careful that it didn’t turn into a fucking pageant. I can sing my face off. All this other stuff is part of a personality, a persona.’ 

    I don’t think it’s that difficult to understand, Sue. He’s talked about Idol being “pageant” and the show wanting people to be a certain way. It’s why he said that Simon had such a hard time with Allison, because she is so “not pageant”. He also said he understood however, that it is part and parcel of a reality show competition. There’s always going to be the personalities they cast into certain roles. This year we had the “frat boy”, “Blue-eyed soul”, “grieving widower”, “small-town husband” and “theatrical boy”. When the kissing pictures came out and he was asked about them, he didn’t deny them but he did say, “it’s supposed to be a singing competition, not a kissing competition”, so I think those words reinforce that thought.

  15. but does he feel like he’s better than his fans?

    u got this from the above quote?. cos i don’t see it unless it’s in the full article. is he talking abt his fans in the full article?.

  16. Kirsten
    11/13/2009 at 3:16 pm
    According to tweets, Adam is shooting the music video for his single, ‘For Your Entertainment’  on Sunday (Nov 22).

    The tweets were that he was shooting the video THIS Sunday, the 15th, not the 22nd.

  17. Adam has explained the pageantry before. One of the things he said about avoiding the pageantry was that if everyone was doing a fast song (i.e. disco week), he would fall out of line with a slower song. He tried to mix it up as much as possible.

    Do you remember when Simon sort of called Adam out on this after Adam did Funky Music? Simon realized Adam was doing whatever he wanted and said something about Adam having fun and “you don’t care, do you?”. Simon was referring to Adam breaking out of the structured pageant mode of the AI model. It’s one of the reasons Simon has called Adam “brave”.

  18. “I can sing my fucking face off” well, it sounds a little braggy but it is true. I think he’s saying regarding the “pageant” remark that he wanted to be judged on his performance as opposed to superficial stuff??? We’ll see when we get to read it in context.

  19. just wanted to be really careful that it didn’t turn into a fucking pageant. I can sing my face off. All this other stuff is part of a personality, a persona.’ 

    I don’t know what to think about this comment’ ¦

    Me either but it will no doubt make more sense when we see the entire interview…..and some day I’m going to gift him with a bar of soap for that mouth of his.

  20. The tweets were that he was shooting the video THIS Sunday, the 15th, not the 22nd.

    That would make WAY more sense. The other schedule would be insanely busy.

    ETA: Figures that I would obsess about the numbers.

  21. But what stuff is part of a persona?

    Everything Adam has done from idol on has taken into consideration the development of a public persona. It’s part of who he is, but only part. He’s been working toward creating a public identity to tie in with his music. Think about Lady Gaga, about a lot of other pop, hip-hop, r&b artists. They create an image, a brand to go along with their music. Adam was working toward this from day one. After idol was over he took it to the next step with the RS cover and article. The album cover pushed it further. The AMAs and the MV combined with these articles should work to cement the image he’s trying build.

  22. Well, if he and Lea hook up and they come up with an idea for a Glee cameo, it’s all good. :) I’ll wait to read the magazine b/f I try to understand what he meant, I guess. I am very interested in the video and hope there is a tiny bit of leakage.

  23. Wow Sue, I didn’t get that at all from that comment. That’s a really negative way to look at that statement. Why would you think his being gracious was only on the show? Hasn’t everything he’s shown after the show to his friends, fans, co-workers, collaborators, fellow idols and others shown you that he’s gracious? I think he’s making the statement that on Idol it’s sometimes easy for your personality/persona (the public’s perception of you) to get in the way of your actual performances.

  24. I just wanted to be really careful that it didn’t turn into a fucking pageant. I can sing my face off. All this other stuff is part of a personality, a persona.’ 

    I don’t know what to think about this comment’ ¦

    My impression is that he wants people to focus on his singing/music not his personality.

  25. That’s a really negative way to look at that statement. Why would you think his being gracious was only on the show? Hasn’t everything he’s shown after the show to his friends, fans, co-workers, collaborators, fellow idols and others shown you that he’s gracious?

    Yeah, maybe I misunderstood. It did sound a little braggerdly to me, tho–“I can sing my face off,” that’s all. But just b/c you can doesn’t mean you will get anywhere toward a viable career, that’s for sure, and I guess no one knows that more than he does. In some ways, I think he got lucky, b/c he could def have been voted off at RoF (which I loved, for the record). Simon bashed him for it, and he later admitted in the confessionals that he wouldn’t have sung it so early in the competition in hindsight.

  26. Holy bejezus – I miss a little Adam news the last few days, and completely had no idea until now that not only is Adam shooting the MV but a Lady Gaga director is directing it!!!! Super sweet! If it is anything like Bad Romance I am all over that! Yea!

    And how many new mags do I have to get now?

    Out
    TV Guide
    Elle

    Any more?

  27. Think about Lady Gaga, about a lot of other pop, hip-hop, r&b artists. They create an image, a brand to go along with their music. Adam was working toward this from day one.

    I agree with you that Adams image seems to fit very well with the current music scene but I cannot really think of him as a persona creation the way Lady Gaga is. Adam is as theatrical as Gaga but I don’t think he is into creating a persona outside of the stage.

  28. True enough, but does he feel like he’s better than his fans?

    I don’t follow why you think that. Sue take a deep breathe and a step back.

    some day I’m going to gift him with a bar of soap for that mouth of his.

    And yes Clearone he does swear a lot. So do I, but mine are not being printed in magazines. I’m sure his mom gives him a talking too about that.

  29. You could also get RS, Mary. :)

    It’s Friday, squirrely. I get edgy on Fridays. I’ll be better tomorrow, and hopefully in best flailing mode on Monday if his album streams. ;)

  30. ‘I can sing my fucking face off’  well, it sounds a little braggy

    That sounds very braggy

  31. I assume, since the interview is in Out magazine, that the context for this quote is Adam talking about why he “wasn’t out” during the show–he wasn’t hiding anything, of course, but he wanted the show to be about his mad singing skills, not about any sort of gay persona that the public wanted to build up around him. So he just didn’t address the issue. I assume that’s what he was talking about here.

  32. Question: How is a Music Video marketed. Is it just released to iTunes or VH1 or MTV? Not familiar with this and I didn’t pay attention with Kris’.

  33. Do you remember when Simon sort of called Adam out on this after Adam did Funky Music? Simon realized Adam was doing whatever he wanted and said something about Adam having fun and ‘you don’t care, do you?’ . Simon was referring to Adam breaking out of the structured pageant mode of the AI model. It’s one of the reasons Simon has called Adam ‘brave’ .

    Yep, sidewalkstory. Well said. That was always my take too. Also a reason Adam mentioned the “pageant” of idol and how Allison didn’t play by that game either.

  34. I wouldn’t worry too much about the leaking quotes. Everyone seemed to get freaked out about the quotes coming from Rolling Stone and that article wasn’t as bad as all the individual quotes. At least I didn’t think so. I don’t know why the fans tend to panic over Adam all the time.

    Besides, he has said before that AI is like a pageant, which is true.

  35. I wouldn’t worry too much about the leaking quotes. Everyone seemed to get freaked out about the quotes coming from Rolling Stone and that article wasn’t as bad as all the individual quotes. At least I didn’t think so. I don’t know why the fans tend to panic over Adam all the time.

    Besides, he has said before that AI is like a pageant, which is true.

  36. Adam is as theatrical as Gaga but I don’t think he is into creating a persona outside of the stage.

    Sure he is. It’s just that his stage persona is different than his non-stage persona. Artists like Kris have the same on and off stage persona. But it is still a persona, a representative image of who they are that they want you to see. We feel like we know them but we don’t. We only know the image they present to us.

  37. It did sound a little braggerdly to me, tho’“’ I can sing my face off

    But he can – he’s been told over and over that he can. Should he not acknowledge it for fear of sounding pompous? The boy can sing his face off.
    And beside print comes off differently so people will intepret it however they like.

  38. but a Lady Gaga director is directing it!!!! Super sweet! If it is anything like Bad Romance I am all over that! Yea!

    The director is the same one that did “Poker Face”. I don’t know if it’s the same director as “Bad Romance”. Maybe yes, maybe no.

  39. Adam has never been modest about his singing abilities, nor should he be…he was a professional singer and actor for years before Idol….whether or not people would like his style or have the same taste as he did was a concern, but not his singing abilities….nothing new under the sun here

  40. Sure he is. It’s just that his stage persona is different than his non-stage persona. Artists like Kris have the same on and off stage persona. But it is still a persona, a representative image of who they are that they want you to see. We feel like we know them but we don’t. We only know the image they present to us.

    I dont really agree here jms. Saying it like this we all create a persona and no one really knows anyone. I think there is a difference between what Adam is doing and what Gaga is doing.

  41. My impression is that he wants people to focus on his singing/music not his personality.

    I don’t know… If that were honestly the case, I think he’d care less about things like presentation, costumes, putting on an attitude, etc., and more about the actual music. I think that whether he acknowledges it or not, he wants to be known both for his music and for his public persona, at least on some level.

  42. Bragging? I don’t think so. It would be disingenuous to act “aw shucks” about it. He CAN sing his face off, and he knows it. Nothing wrong with that.

  43. I’ve noticed that Adam is very liberal with dropping the F-bomb now in interviews.

  44. Midwifespal, he also wanted to dispel the theatrical characterization by showing various kinds of music (and images, of course) he could present, and not just doing man in the long coat singing MW (which I loved, BTW).

  45. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Court_(Alexandria_Hotel)

    Gorgeous!!!

    Wiki has an entry regarding the Alexandria Hotel that has pictures of the Palm Court Ballroom. It’s been designated as an LA Historical Cultural Monument and says it’s used for filming often. It’s beautiful. The ceiling, oh it’s to die for. Stained glass Tiffany skylights. Remember the vision he had about the video, 1930’s etc.. Valentino?? Here’s an interesting tidbit about the Alexandria’s Palm Court ballroom:

    Rudolph Valentino, whose untimely death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans, was a regular visitor to the dances held at the Alexandria’s great ballroom. Actress Claire Windsor recalled that, when she and Valentino were “$75-a-week extras,” they rode the streetcar from Westlake Park to dance in the Palm Court.[4]

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Court_(Alexandria_Hotel)

  46. Adam is as theatrical as Gaga but I don’t think he is into creating a persona outside of the stage.

    During the season, the AI stylist, Miles Sliggins, talked about helping Adam create an image. He helped Adam stay focused and had to rein Adam in at times. Miles also introduced Adam to a couple of designers that he thought fit Adam’s image.

    This is part of creating a persona.

  47. And how many new mags do I have to get now?

    Out
    TV Guide
    Elle

    Any more?

    So happy to know I’m not the only one! Add US Weekly to the list, and I just picked RS with Bono, Mick & Bruce on the cover…

  48. For me, creating an image is not the same as creating a persona. Maybe I misunderstand what you guys mean by persona.

  49. He was even like this with the Zodiac. Remember the segment in the film when he wanted to go even more OTT with the flaming headdress and the director had to say, No, Adam, let’s hear your singing. He was pissed off, but he did rein it in a bit and sounded terrific. He played Idol like a chess match and he got what he wanted; national television exposure and a recording contract.

  50. If that were honestly the case, I think he’d care less about things like presentation, costumes, putting on an attitude, etc., and more about the actual music.

    I think Adam has shown that he cares deeply about BOTH. Why does it have to be one or the other? Adam’s personality since he was a child, as described by his parents, his teachers, his friends, has always been about presentation. To quote him, “I loved singing and dancing…I had an odd fascination with glitter.” He’s talked about his love of costumes from an early age and there are plenty of pictures of a young Adam in those costumes. Remember on Idol one of his childhood memories was “wanting to be a grownup” and his parents indulged him by buying a suit and a moustache? From his Idol performances and prior videos and performances, Adam is as meticulous about his music as he is the presentation. Two facets of entertainment, one man.

  51. it’s true .he can sing his face off.I don’t consider that braggy ,because IMHO to even GET on idol you have to be able to do that.everyone can do it-even Scott.
    sue,mybe you interpreted the quote as him saying he’ fake? I know you probably don’t think that ,but that seems logical consideing the quote.

    personally,i don’t like that quote (seeee there’s one thing Adam does that I don’t like:)) .just makes him seem…idk…standoffish and snotty.just not Adam-ish.I mean it makes sense,and I got ove it 5 seconds after I read it but I wish the quote was a little idk “nicer”. I like the we get the truth from him but when he’s in a magazine,read by ppl that may not know or like him,maybe he shoul sweeten it up a bit.vftw will love this.me? I’m moving on.

    yay red carpet =NEW ADAM PICS!!!

    gaga has awesome videos.he’s still getting the best.and IMHO h deserves it.

    gawd,mj you almost gave me a heart attack!!! when I read “Alexandria” at first I thought you meant alexandria,va.not where I live,but if I drive for a while,I could get there.lol

    have dance early today.grumble grumble

    guesswhat!!! I told a new friend about my obsession(not mjs though) abd she didn’t roll her eyes!!! she said was ok!!! considering one friend loves Kris and only Kris but not enough to buy his single,one HARES Adam , and one doesn’t know who he is .idk, if a lot of my other friends have opinions on him,though….

  52. CindyM- That Valentino reference and that gorgeous hotel! I can’t wait to see this! Adam is so creative and I am sure he will have the say in what he wants to do in this video, unlike TFM. This is going to be epic!

  53. Adam can sing his face off. We know it. He knows it. It’s not immodest to acknowledge it. It’s called confidence.

    That said, I think the context of the quote is important. For that, we need the article.

  54. I dont really agree here jms. Saying it like this we all create a persona and no one really knows anyone. I think there is a difference between what Adam is doing and what Gaga is doing.

    I think you’re right, Saga. Lady Gaga’s thing is that she’s ALWAYS Lady Gaga, on and off stage, to the point that she won’t answer to her given name. She has no other public persona.

    On the other hand, we know that Adam’s performance persona is not the same as the everyday one he presents in interviews and so on – one is fierce, sexual, dominating the stage, while the other is sweet and polite. I don’t think either is false – they’re merely different aspects of a complete and complex person – but they are what he’s choosing to bring forward. I do think he IS both that fierce and that gracious, in other words.

  55. I don’t know’ ¦ If that were honestly the case, I think he’d care less about things like presentation, costumes, putting on an attitude, etc., and more about the actual music. I think that whether he acknowledges it or not, he wants to be known both for his music and for his public persona, at least on some level.

    now yes. but back on idol no. I think he has explained his idol strategy numerous times starting with his idolatry interview. while on the show he wanted it to be abt his singing only, i mean it was a singing competition.

  56. It’s all out of context. Let’s keep that in mind, but he’s saying it was a singing competition and he can sing his face off. It should be about that and nothing else. But he is acknowledging that it is a pageant as well and he did not want to get caught up in that. He’s not bragging…he isn’t that way and we all know it. Besides, he doesn’t have to brag, we will do it for him.

  57. I find that to be irritated by the word fuck is worse than the use of the word fuck. Same with damn, and shit, and bitch, and bloody if you are British. They are just words….some people use psuedonyms like frig, and darn…but the intent is still the same so why is that more acceptable.

    Using “swear” words and directing them AT someone to belittle them is never appropriate….but the vast majority of the population swear because it gets “intent” across in a simple little word. Doesn’t bother me.

  58. Can you imagine the cast of Glee and Adam at the same party? Is anyone getting the impression “Hot” and Adam seem to be synonymous (People mag hottest bachelor, TV Guide, hottest anticipated, etc.).

  59. Squirrely
    11/13/2009 at 3:33 pm
    It did sound a little braggerdly to me, tho’“’ I can sing my face off

    But he can ‘“ he’s been told over and over that he can. Should he not acknowledge it for fear of sounding pompous? The boy can sing his face off.
    And beside print comes off differently so people will intepret it however they like.

    I really don’t have issues with comments like this… afterall I think Adam, more than the rest of us, know that this is just one element to success. If all he needed to do was be able to sing his face off… he already would be a success on stage or have a recording contract.

  60. ita cindym.

    will
    11/13/2009 at 3:40 pm
    I’ve noticed that Adam is very liberal with dropping the F-bomb now in interviews.

    yes,but it’s adam

    not Justin friggin bieber(whom I actually like btw)

  61. I don’t know’ ¦ If that were honestly the case, I think he’d care less about things like presentation, costumes, putting on an attitude, etc., and more about the actual music. I think that whether he acknowledges it or not, he wants to be known both for his music and for his public persona, at least on some level.

    His stage image is part of his music, a whole package of audio and visual presentation. imo that’s what he wants to create and to be acknowledged by audience. It’s a different thing from public persona or the like.

  62. Oh, for goodness sake. Adam is not a naive youth. He is an adult who has spent a decade working in the entertainment industry. He can sing his face off…and why shouldn’t he acknowledge it? We do here every day. I suppose for some it would be more acceptable if he said, as he actually did on AI, that certain aspects of his vocal ability sets him apart [from the competition]. The devil or angel persona is definitely cultivated, but so what? Edgy with a smile. It’s entertaining and fun. I personally find the candid Adam incredibly refreshing. F-bombs? Who cares? I don’t.

  63. I took the quote from Out to mean that he recognized it was a delicate balancing act to make sure that his “persona” didn’t overwhelm his singing on the show. Nothing more than that.

  64. Can you imagine the cast of Glee and Adam at the same party? Is anyone getting the impression ‘Hot’  and Adam seem to be synonymous (hottest bachelor ‘“ People, TV Guide, etc. hottest anticipated, etc.).

    I’m excited for Lea Michele to meet him. If they are at the same party you know she’s going to hunt him down.

  65. I took the quote from Out to mean that he recognized it was a delicate balancing act to make sure that his ‘persona’  didn’t overwhelm his singing on the show. Nothing more than that.

    The voice of reason :)

    I didn’t take it as a negative thing either. Showing confidence and knowing your talents is a good thing. But he does swear to much.

  66. bad romance was directed by Francis Lawrence not Ray Kay

    Oh, ok – I don’t think I was necessarily assuming that the same guy was directing both, just that I LOVE the Bad Romance vid, and was using that as a gauge for “lady gaga mv’s”. I think having a lady gaga director working with Adam for FYE is very cool indeed :-)

  67. I’m excited for Lea Michele to meet him. If they are at the same party you know she’s going to hunt him down.

    How distant do you think she can restrain herself from him?

  68. will
    11/13/2009 at 3:52 pm
    I took the quote from Out to mean that he recognized it was a delicate balancing act to make sure that his ‘persona’  didn’t overwhelm his singing on the show. Nothing more than that.

    Sounds good.

  69. Itook the quote from Out to mean that he recognized it was a delicate balancing act to make sure that his ‘persona’  didn’t overwhelm his singing on the show. Nothing more than that.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  70. Edgy with a smile. It’s entertaining and fun. I personally find the candid Adam incredibly refreshing. F-bombs? Who cares? I don’t.

    Yes – I love this side of Adam too. If he was all bland and boring and totally PC, I probably would have gotten bored with him long before. But he most certainly is not, which is why I’m still following him so intently!

    I’ve always really enjoyed the interviews (RS, Details, etc) because you hear this very “un-AI” attitude about everything.

  71. Well I taught high school and swearing is pretty rampant almost to the point that the f word means no more to the young people than darn does to us. Not that I allowed swearing in my classroom but I pretty much had to ignore it outside and between classes, otherwise I never would have been able to make it through the courtyard.

  72. I don’t know’ ¦ If that were honestly the case, I think he’d care less about things like presentation, costumes, putting on an attitude, etc., and more about the actual music.

    I think Adam likes costumes and such because it’s fun to him, nothing more and nothing less, lol. :D

  73. That said, I think the context of the quote is important. For that, we need the article.

    ITA, aloha. Also, if it had been a video interview rather than a print interview I feel pretty confident that the quote would come across differently (in fact I can almost hear the phrasings etc).

    I can totally see how it can come across as bragging – and in my country such a quote wouldn’t be received well, in general (we’re a people raised on the beliefs that expressed confidence is a bad thing – sad, I know). But the fact of the matter is that it is true, he is definitely among the most accomplished singers I’ve ever heard, and for him to try to diminish that fact would be even more disconcerting. IMO false modesty is definitely worse than overt confidence. YMMW

  74. Just for the record the swearing does not bother me – I listen to rap – the explicit stuff, my ears or eyes are not virgins. I only mentioned it because I don’t want him to be known as a potty mouth.

  75. Looks like probably more Black/White pictures of Adam. Out has sample pictures from the Out 100 issue. Here are some examples:

    Neil Patrick Harris: http://www.popnography.com/2009/11/the-2009-out-100-neil-patrick-harris.html

    Pedro Almodavar: http://www.popnography.com/2009/11/the-2009-out-100-pedro-almod%25C3%25B3var.html

    Kelly McGillis: http://www.popnography.com/2009/11/the-2009-out-100-kelly-mcgillis.html

    Lee Daniels: http://www.popnography.com/2009/11/the-2009-out-100-lee-daniels.html

  76. Apparently I killed the other thread, ;-) but in case anyone is interested, I posted a big long post about my experience at an indoor GMA concert for an idol and how it all worked. It was at the Hard Rock Cafe across the street from their studios. I won’t retype the whole thing but it’s comment number 305 or so in the headlines thread.

  77. I just see it as part of Adam and he is here to entertain us! Bragging? I don’t think so.

  78. So what to expect from this MV director? I looked a poker face and I thought it was so so. A lot of surface and not much meaning. I was more impressed by the vidoes from that other guy that tweeted from a photoshoot with Adam.

  79. I took the “singing my face off,” to be a reference to the (of course) oft repeated phrase by Randy Jackson about the AI contestants. So he was saying he could sing his face off, as part of the show, but the rest which I won’t even try and decipher without context. And man, way to put out some “controversial,” and cryptic interview quote to drum up discussion and hopefully I’m sure, sales. Yes, I get why they did it, doesn’t mean I have to be thrilled with it.

  80. I took the “singing my face off,” to be a reference to the (of course) oft repeated phrase by Randy Jackson about the AI contestants. So he was saying he could sing his face off, as part of the show, but the rest which I won’t even try and decipher without context. And man, way to put out some “controversial,” and cryptic interview quote to drum up discussion and hopefully I’m sure, sales. Yes, I get why they did it, doesn’t mean I have to be thrilled with it.

  81. My impression is that he wants people to focus on his singing/music not his personality.

    I don’t know’ ¦ If that were honestly the case, I think he’d care less about things like presentation, costumes, putting on an attitude, etc., and more about the actual music.

    He wants us to focus on his performance, which includes both the music and his theatrical presentation of a theatrical persona, not on his actual, real-life personality, I think. His music is of the dramatic sort that often includes a created, theatrical character. But that theatrical character may vary with every song. It’s not him.

  82. “I can sing my fucking face off’  well, it sounds a little braggy

    That sounds very braggy”

    But so true..he can sing his face off, I think he was trying to say that he can sing and that’s why he was on Idol…not to give a backround story that people would vote for or againest on that alone ..the best singers don’t always win AI…it’s a combo of personality, likability and how the public perceives them..not always on talent

  83. If that were honestly the case, I think he’d care less about things like presentation, costumes, putting on an attitude, etc., and more about the actual music.

    I think Adam has shown that he cares deeply about BOTH. Why does it have to be one or the other?

    Very true – and he’s even stated all of his musical influences, which tend to follow the same combination of taking on a “character” or persona, and putting on a damn fine music performance (with excellent singing) to go along with it. Think Bowie, MJ, and the list goes on.

    It’s Friday, squirrely. I get edgy on Fridays. I’ll be better tomorrow, and hopefully in best flailing mode on Monday if his album streams.

    LOL – not sure if you guys realize this, but this is one of the few Fridays we’ve had in awhile without epic music releases! (LLWD, FIBOU, FYE, LLWD mv, etc.)

  84. I took the ‘singing my face off,’  to be a reference to the (of course) oft repeated phrase by Randy Jackson about the AI contestants

    Randy: Don’t be skired
    Adam: I’m not skired. I can saaang.

  85. I took the quote from Out to mean that he recognized it was a delicate balancing act to make sure that his ‘persona’  didn’t overwhelm his singing on the show. Nothing more than that.

    Agreed. I think he HAD to be concerned about upstaging himself and appearing gimmicky. It IS a delicate balance and him verbalizing that only confirms that he DOES care about the music. Sheeshkabobs!

  86. I loved his video of TfM. Of course it wasn’t *him*, but I liked him being earnest and world weary and then fierce (and it was fun to see the making of the video). I do like substance over style, and I guess that why I am not a big fan of GaGa. I think Adam can do both; I am sure he can. Adam has said that he has enjoyed working with GaGa and she does present an image in person. I just don’t know her besides that image (good point; she only uses the name GaGa now). One interesting thing, tho; in her interview where she mentioned giving Adam Fever, she talked about how sick her father was the night she won her four awards and how proud he was of her. And I thought that was an instance of her letting her vulnerability and “realness,” if you will, show. I liked that.

  87. Oh, and I soooo can’t wait for the FYE mv to come out! Super SQUEE mode over that one!

    I still heart FYE so much (that song just makes me feel naughty, and hot, and happy all at once ;-) lol) and as soon as I heard it on Ryan’s show, I thought:

    * Can’t wait to see this on AMAs!
    * Can’t wait to see the mv!

    Though didn’t he say it would be sexy but he would be dressed – wth with that! But I digress…

  88. LOL ‘“ not sure if you guys realize this, but this is one of the few Fridays we’ve had in awhile without epic music releases! (LLWD, FIBOU, FYE, LLWD mv, etc.)

    That’s it, squirrely–I’m jonesing. :)

  89. I took it as him saying that he can sing his face off, and that’s what should be important, and that he tried not to get too sucked into the AI pageant thing. I’d like to read the rest of the article before drawing definite conclusions.

    It’s pretty much the exact same thing that he said in RS. That he presented his best self on AI, but it was still him and he (and Allison) didn’t go for the pageant stuff.

  90. Mary102,

    Missed one:

    US Magazine big Hollywood issue, where he is being honored on a red carpet event

  91. Randy: Don’t be skired
    Adam: I’m not skired. I can saaang.

    I remember Adam saying “I can saaang” – Cute!

  92. Well I taught high school and swearing is pretty rampant almost to the point that the f word means no more to the young people than darn does to us. Not that I allowed swearing in my classroom but I pretty much had to ignore it outside and between classes, otherwise I never would have been able to make it through the courtyard.

    …and that’s a shame that you have to be accepting of it. I’m not saying I don’t swear (and when I do it’s usually only my car that hears me!, but like Squirrely said, our words aren’t being printed on the pages of national magazines……it does make him come off as potty-mouthed (as Squirrely said once again!)

  93. Mary102,

    Missed one:

    US Magazine big Hollywood issue, where he is being honored on a red carpet event

    Lol – I’m surprised I only missed one (or two, counting the RS one) :-) Not bad. Even being addicted to this site, I still struggle to keep up with all the news! Ack! Ok, when do all these issues come out? I guess I’ll start searching for them this weekend…

  94. hes always said that he knows he can sing, the problem was would people like him, accept him. his voice is incredible, how obnoxious would it be if he didnt acknowledge that he has incredible singing talent.

  95. I could swear I’ve heard him(and others) make similar comments in the past. Sing his face off? That was Randy Jackson’s initial quote, so why can’t Adam agree? He *can* sing his face off. He has been singing and taking vocal lessons since childhood. Not bragging, IMO, just stating a fact. Even people that don’t like him often acknowledge he’s talented.

    As for the persona? Sounds to me like he’s talking about the “casting” within context of AI (without having more information from the interview). He was the Theater-Boy-turned-Rocker. He played up his persona/image as much as he could on the show, and carries it more fully now that he’s off the show.

    I don’t see anything about being better than anyone, least of all fans. I guess I take comments at face value and don’t read into them. I think he says pretty much what he thinks. No need to read between the lines on most occasions.

  96. I can’t possibly criticize Adam for cursing until I retire my favorite 10 and 12-letter curse words from my own vocabulary. Sometimes those expressive little suckers just do the job, what can I say!

    Also, he has no control over what periodicals print! In the old days, they’d just fill it in with “expletive deleted” – doesn’t mean people swore any less back then!

    As for singing his face off… yep. Surprised he even still has one.

  97. TV Guide should be out now, according to their web site. I think the US Weekly is next week. The Rolling Stone is already to mail subscribers, so prolly in stores now or beginning of the week. OUT has said they will reveal the cover online and in stores on Monday. Is that all of them?? LOL

  98. Regarding the F bomb- doesn’t bother me its Out magazine not highlights.
    Is Monte in Adam’s band????? He tweeted on the 10th “day one of rehearsal” then this

    today’s rehearsal was very … entertaining…
    12:47 AM Nov 11th from web

  99. Look, I’m not the biggest Adam fan, granted. But I’d really like to see Adam reign in some of these public comments – dissing Gene Simmons (I’m no fan of his but the guy has sold millions of records, has a TV show, and earned at least some right to shoot off his mouth) in an interview, liberal use of the “f” word, racy photo shoots, etc.

    If he wants to expand his fanbase beyond his hard-core Idol following (which appears to be smaller than first thought), he really needs to tone it down, IMO. I just worry he’s acting too much like a “star” before he even is one. YMMV of course. Obviously his handlers don’t agree with me and I may be completely off base, and they’re going for a less-than-mainstream fanbase. Perhaps this is part of the plan.

  100. Confidence is not bragging – can’t imagine Adam doing an “aww shucks, well I can kinda sing ok”, nope doesn’t compute. He CAN sing his face off.

    Oh and by the way here in oz “fuck” is almost the national word so people don’t really even notice it that much… I know there are a bajillion other great words in the english language but sometimes nothing does the trick like a good, well placed – fuck. :-)

  101. I really don’t know if he was allowed to come out on idol anyhow, earlier contestants have said they weren’t allowed to talk about being gay. Adam made some statement that indicated he might have had a choice, I believe at one point. His parents had to sign a contract not to talk about his sex life though, so that makes me think maybe he wasn’t allowed to talk about it. It is a singing contest really their personal background stories shouldn’t matter, but it is how many of us connect with the contestants as much as appreciating their singing skills.

  102. “So’ ¦long story long, I took it to mean, ‘I can sing my fucking face off and the gay community expected me to make it about the gay cause. I kept it about the music. It wasn’t a platform for me to speak out about”

    Can you imagine how long he would have lasted on AI if he did speak out..not even as far as ROF…unfortunately America is still mainly homophobic

  103. eileen99, I am a big Adam fan but sometimes I have to agree.I couldn’t care less about the f word.the gene simmons I understand.I know we need the context ,put I do agree w/o context his quotes come off as presumptuous.

    honestly I Dont expect him to sell a lot.but I dobt care how much he sells asblong as he’s selling something.jmo

  104. dissing Gene Simmons (I’m no fan of his but the guy has sold millions of records, has a TV show, and earned at least some right to shoot off his mouth)

    I’m sorry, I get your point, but no one, no matter how much money they have, how successful they are, whether they have a tv show or not should be able to make the homophobic and anti-gay comments that Gene Simmons made and expect to skate by without criticism. The issue was dead until Gene called into Howard Stern in October and brought it up again. Saying that Adam should have revealed his sexuality like a stripper and likening him to Britney Spears. He also likened homosexuality to bestiality. Would you have said the same things if what he’d said was to hide ethnicity instead of sexuality?

  105. Adam was quoted as using the f-word back in the first Rolling Stone article. It’s the way he talks. Frankly, it’s the way I talk too though my husband hates it. Not everyone likes it. But that’s ok. It’s Adam being Adam.

    Use expletives? check. Diss famous people that diss first? check. Use sexuality to sell things, i.e. racy photos to sell magazines? check. Sound familiar? Madonna did the same thing 25 years ago when she was a young upstart…and she’s still going strong.

  106. Also, he has no control over what periodicals print! In the old days, they’d just fill it in with ‘expletive deleted’  ‘“ doesn’t mean people swore any less back then!

    He also swore quite a bit in one of the video interviews posted on YouTube, don’t have the link, sorry. And I think he knows very well that his words will be transcribed as is in magazines like Out and Rolling Stone.

    I’m not making a judgment call about it one way or the other, but it seems to be a (calculated?) change in style from earlier interviews, even the earlier one in RS.

    ETA:

    Adam was quoted as using the f-word back in the first Rolling Stone article.

    He did? Oops, I stand corrected. It’s been a while since I read that.

  107. CindyM: Why is this a gay issue? Not even going to get into that – I could care less if Adam is gay or not.

    My point is simply that if Adam wants to appeal to a mainstream, wider audience, my opinion is he’s going about it the wrong way. If he doesn’t and this is part of the plan, then I guess he’s good to go.

  108. OOH, FYE IS PLAYING ON AOL RADIO. It sounds SO GOOD ON THE RADIO (streaming or not).

    *flailing*

    Also: Yay on Monte.

    Also: Yay on MV.

    Also: Yay on Friday.

  109. The Detroit News Review of FYE is up. http://www.detnews.com/article/20091113/ENT04/911130457/1424/ENT04/Review–Adam-Lambert-s–For-Your-Entertainment–glams-it-up-greatly

    I like this part:

    On the album, he displays control over his voice that he didn’t on “Idol,” and he doesn’t over-rely on histrionics. He stays reigned in at times (such as on the electronic outer space ballad “Broken Open”) and lets it go when need be.

    “FYE” also sparkles with a welcome sense of humor: “My baby clothes made of leather and lace,” Lambert sings amid the wild rumpus of “Sure Fire Winners,” the best and most unhinged of the album’s T. Rex-style glam throwdowns. And he lets out a gleeful laugh at the close of “Pick U Up,” a refreshing reminder that yes, this is all meant to be fun.

    The reviewers conclusion:

    It goes without saying that “For Your Entertainment” is the most poised debut from any “Idol” to date. Lambert has a vision and has successfully honed a sound that pays homage to his heroes while carving a niche for himself.

    More than anything, “For Your Entertainment” bares the stamp of a born entertainer. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show. That’s my favorite part!

  110. and they’re going for a less-than-mainstream fanbase. Perhaps this is part of the plan.

    I would surely hope that this is the case….who wants to be saddled with the “hoity toity” when you can have real people digging what you do. And what the hell is mainstream anyway? I don’t consider myself mainstream even though the “research” demographics would probably put me right in the middle of that segment.

    I don’t want to be stuck in any defined round hole…so why in the world would an entertainer. Adam is who he is…potty mouth and all (and that seems to be a family trait. I am not offended by confidance and swagger and self-awareness. I am majorly offended by mis-placed humility and self-deprication and cloying sweetness and white bread political correctness. Give me someone who pushes boundaries and wakes up the sleeping person within me. I want my buttons pushed, if I didn’t I have lots of “holier than thou” Idols to turn my attention towards.

  111. will: I’m not making a judgment call about it one way or the other, but it seems to be a (calculated?) change in style from earlier interviews, even the earlier one in RS.

    Yes, but he’s not on Idol time anymore, he’s on his own time. It’s his image he’s promoting from here on out, not a character in a semi-scripted reality show. There are bound to be differences, as there likely are in all the Idols post-season. I’d take a little cursing over some of the seedier aspects of the music industry any day.

  112. Eileen99
    11/13/2009 at 4:34 pm
    CindyM: Why is this a gay issue? Not even going to get into that ‘“ I could care less if Adam is gay or not.

    Wait, didn’t you say that Adam shouldn’t criticize Gene Simmons because he’s earned the right to spout his mouth off if he wants to?? The major thing that Adam criticized Gene Simmons was for the hypocracy of Gene saying Adam should have stayed in the closet. The question in Rolling Stone was about the reaction to his coming out in the magazine. That was the impetus for the entire Gene Simmons quote in the Rolling Stone issue. So, yeah, the gay issue had something to do with it.

  113. “I still struggle to keep up with all the news!”

    I remember reading that Adam’s mother said she googles his name every day and reads all of the articles printed about him…she must have a twelve hour day just keeping up

  114. More than anything, “For Your Entertainment” bares the stamp of a born entertainer. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

    Man, I wish these people would learn proper word usage before they publish – it’s “bears”, not “bares”. I don’t see any nudity (sadly).

  115. more good news…cant wait to see the video.
    The quote is really not a big deal for me…hes just being real..I took the singing my face off comment to mean he really doesnt hold back at all when hes singing, on the contrary, he gives too much, hes a very generous performer and takes HUGE vocal risks..more so than most contestants. I think that is what this expression is supposed to mean. I think its nice that hes expressing some confidence.
    I cant really judge him for cursing cuz I do that a lot too and he doesnt do it in every interview…besides rock stars do it all the time :)
    and I agree with him that American Idol tends to stereotype the performers and the women who dont dress up in nice gowns and sing those “big” ballads or God Bless the USA dont tend to do well for the most part.

  116. The first time I heard Adam use the word was at the Hair production immediately after the finale. His exact words to Gavin Creel (?) were “Fuck, you made me cry.” It was touching, but funny at the same time.

  117. CindyM, I’m saying my opinion has nothing to do with Adam being gay. I’m saying I have become disenchanted with some of Adam’s interviews over the past few months including but not limited to the items I cited. If I feel this way, maybe some others do as well that are in the buying public. That’s my point. Maybe there is an equal or larger amount of people that this persona is intriguing to as opposed to off-putting, which is how I find it.

  118. Anyone here ordered the Collector’s Edition of FYE from AO?

    http://www.adamofficial.com/us/news/collectors-edition-now-includes-3-instant-downloads

    Adam’s new Collector’s Edition now features two new Instant Grat Tracks!! The Collectors Edition now features:

    Adam’s Debut CD, For Your Enterntainment

    Exclusive Limited Edition 16-page Photo Book

    Instant downloads of 3 new tracks: “For Your Entertainment,” “Whataya Want From Me” and “Master Plan”!
    An additional bonus track for download on Nov. 23rd!

    “Whataya Want From Me” is a track off Adam’s new album and the only place to get it before 11/23 is on AdamOfficial.com!

    “Master Plan” is one of the two original bonus tracks that were planned for 11/23 delivery… now you don’t have to wait!!!

    Click Here if you’re already ordered your Collector’s Edition and would like to download your two new songs.

  119. Interesting review, b/c Adam wasn’t quite as excited about the dancey songs last night as he was about songs like Soaked (double check), Sleepwalker (double check), Pick U Up (check), and If I Had You (double check). But I think it helped for him to listen to it in its entirety and then decide if the album worked as a whole (which clearly it does for him, booyah).

    The only thing I am not thrilled about is that he is going to put it up against Kris’s album. He tweeted he would do it last night and he clearly is. I don’t know if that is fair, b/c they are such different kinds of artists and really just results in fan warring. (I realize that outside the bubble the general public could give a damn, and that’s what he is saying; these are two debut albums and they will be treated as such. But is SuBo’s album going to be compared against Adam’s? Dunno.) But the fact that he thinks Adam is coming out with such a terrific album just makes me excited. As if I weren’t.

  120. Do anyone know where TfM was on the itunes chart earlier today? i’m trying to see if it’s moving at all yet.

  121. Eileen99
    11/13/2009 at 4:46 pm
    CindyM, I’m saying my opinion has nothing to do with Adam being gay. I’m saying I have become disenchanted with some of Adam’s interviews over the past few months including but not limited to the items I cited. If I feel this way, maybe some others do as well that are in the buying public. That’s my point. Maybe there is an equal or larger amount of people that this persona is intriguing to as opposed to off-putting, which is how I find it.

    Gotcha, I understand better now, thanks.

  122. I really don’t know if he was allowed to come out on idol anyhow, earlier contestants have said they weren’t allowed to talk about being gay. Adam made some statement that indicated he might have had a choice, I believe at one point. His parents had to sign a contract not to talk about his sex life though, so that makes me think maybe he wasn’t allowed to talk about it.

    All due respect, I don’t believe any of that is true. Adam has said that the producers left it up to him whether he wanted to talk about it. I think that story about his parents signing a contract had to do with the Rolling Stone article, not AI, if I’m not mistaken. And which earlier contestants said they weren’t allowed to talk about it? Jim Verraros? I vaguely remember something about that, but that was way back in the first season, and if he said that I would take it with a grain of salt anyway.

  123. OOH, I ORDERED THE AO ALBUM!!! I can’t download till I get home, due to iTunes problems, but I will as soon as I leave the gym (dammit, now I don’t want to go to the gym).

    We finally get to hear Master Plan. And I lurrrve Whatya Want From Me.

    squirrely, AO heard you. ;)

  124. I

    f he wants to expand his fanbase beyond his hard-core Idol following (which appears to be smaller than first thought), he really needs to tone it down, IMO. I just worry he’s acting too much like a ‘star’  before he even is one. YMMV of course. Obviously his handlers don’t agree with me and I may be completely off base, and they’re going for a less-than-mainstream fanbase. Perhaps this is part of the plan.

    Mainstream? I guess it depends what is meant by mainstream. Adam has said from the beginning that he won’t appeal to everyone. And that’s obviously all right with him. Could it affect his career? Maybe. He’s obviously a product of his years in W. LA. I love the fact that he doesn’t really change or modify his personality or his behavior to suit the situation. He is who he is all the time in all situations.

    Having said that, I do think he made an attempt during the show to soften his image a bit. He had a goal and in order to reach it he had to appeal to so-called “mainstream” viewers. The real Adam isn’t so different – he’s still sweet and he’s still gracious, but he’s allowed the edgier stuff to come out. I happen to love the entire package. npi

  125. Tess
    11/13/2009 at 4:37 pm
    and they’re going for a less-than-mainstream fanbase. Perhaps this is part of the plan.

    I would surely hope that this is the case’ ¦.who wants to be saddled with the ‘hoity toity’  when you can have real people digging what you do. And what the hell is mainstream anyway? I don’t consider myself mainstream even though the ‘research’  demographics would probably put me right in the middle of that segment.

    I don’t want to be stuck in any defined round hole’ ¦so why in the world would an entertainer. Adam is who he is’ ¦potty mouth and all (and that seems to be a family trait. I am not offended by confidance and swagger and self-awareness. I am majorly offended by mis-placed humility and self-deprication and cloying sweetness and white bread political correctness. Give me someone who pushes boundaries and wakes up the sleeping person within me. I want my buttons pushed, if I didn’t I have lots of ‘holier than thou’  Idols to turn my attention towards.

    Tess, I love this post. Thank you…it was just what I needed to read before I get changed and head out for dinner and drinks with the girls and then OFF TO SEE 2012!

    LATER GATORS!

  126. Ooooh, yet another opportunity to discuss the F-word at Mj’s! I remember during season 5 when Taylor said it in an interview and the interwebs exploded. I am sure he lost a couple of fans that day, lol. What was even funnier was once people realized Mj was okay with her readers using it, it was a fucking fuckfest up in here. It was being used as a noun, verb, and adjective!

    Adam is a modern young man. They say fuck, shit, damn, and probably some stuff I haven’t thought of. I don’t get that he is supposed to alter his speech to pretend to be something he isn’t. Sorta like those pageant girls who fake being chaste, innocent, natural creatures, when they screw, use drugs, and enhance themselves surgically, lol.

    For the record he knows he can sing, he acknowledged that during his audition “I can sang”! I am amazed that this can be taken as anything other than what it is. I don’t think that it’s braggedy at all. In fact, I think that sometimes Adam doesn’t quite understand just how well he can sing, and that is all he needs. I love all of the other accoutrement, but he doesn’t need it. He’s got that voice.

  127. He tweeted he would do it last night and he clearly is. I don’t know if that is fair, b/c they are such different kinds of artists and really just results in fan warring.

    Why do you say he clearly is going to do that? I don’t think he’s reviewed Kris’s album yet, has he?

  128. Really enjoyed reading the album review! I think he was pretty spot on about a lot of it, and he definitely seemed to “get it” :-) Good stuff.

  129. CindyM, I’m saying my opinion has nothing to do with Adam being gay.

    Well to be fair you did specifically mention Adams comments about Gene Simmons which definetely centered around Adam being gay.

  130. suebrody
    11/13/2009 at 4:49 pm
    OOH, I ORDERED THE AO ALBUM!!! I can’t download till I get home, due to iTunes problems, but I will as soon as I leave the gym (dammit, now I don’t want to go to the gym).

    We finally get to hear Master Plan. And I lurrrve Whatya Want From Me.

    squirrely, AO heard you.

    I’m confused. What are you downloading when you get home?

  131. BeckyMD
    11/13/2009 at 4:46 pm
    Anyone here ordered the Collector’s Edition of FYE from AO?

    Yikes!! Thanks for the heads-up, BeckyMD! Would’ve been nice if they sent peeps an email so we’d know that songs could be d/l now! Just hope there are no glitches in identifying peeps who’ve already ordered it….

  132. Perez just tweeted about Whataya Want from me:

    PerezHilton Listen to “Whataya Want From Me”, a song off @AdamLambert’s new album, HERE http://bit.ly/H2LZe Thoughts?
    5 minutes ago from web

  133. Oh, got it. From Adam Official:

    Collector’s Edition Now Includes 3 Instant Downloads!
    NOVEMBER 13, 2009, 4:28 pm
    Adam’s new Collector’s Edition now features two new Instant Grat Tracks!! The Collectors Edition now features:

    Adam’s Debut CD, For Your Enterntainment
    Exclusive Limited Edition 16-page Photo Book
    Instant downloads of 3 new tracks: “For Your Entertainment,” “Whataya Want From Me” and “Master Plan”!
    An additional bonus track for download on Nov. 23rd!
    “Whataya Want From Me” is a track off Adam’s new album and the only place to get it before 11/23 is on AdamOfficial.com!

    “Master Plan” is one of the two original bonus tracks that were planned for 11/23 delivery… now you don’t have to wait!!!

    Click Here if you’re already ordered your Collector’s Edition and would like to download your two new songs.

  134. Lol – suebrody – guess I was wrong :-) We got new music on Friday after all!! Whee!!! (listening to “Whataya Want From Me” right now!)

  135. Ok this is annoying..you have to wait for an email with a download link if you already ordered the collector’s edition….i can’t wait!!!!!!

  136. I can see Adam sitting with friends and talking this exact way. I personally love the fact that we always get unfiltered Adam. He’s honest and true to himself. What more can we ask for?

    He’s confident and really likes himself….that’s one of his sexiest traits in my opinion.

  137. ‘ ¦and that’s a shame that you have to be accepting of it. I’m not saying I don’t swear (and when I do it’s usually only my car that hears me!, but like Squirrely said, our words aren’t being printed on the pages of national magazines’ ¦’ ¦it does make him come off as potty-mouthed (as Squirrely said once again!)

    – I guess we are forcing him too much to be a role model. I also grew up in an environment where saying bad words is a BIG no-no. My ears still ring if I hear the F word. I think Adam is trying his best not to say the F word but sometimes even an ordnary person can’t control it. As long as he doesn’t hurt someone that’s fine with me. I’d rather have him true to himself rather than hear comments from his friends that he is different in real life.

  138. The only thing I am not thrilled about is that he is going to put it up against Kris’s album

    He didn’t do it — there is no review of Kris’ album yet.

  139. Once Nigel left AI things changed up big time…that guy has expressed some very questionable concepts about entertainers and “gayism” (for want of a better word). His big thing on SYTYCD is how affective a gay male dancer can be in hiding any remnants that he is gay.

    I would think that his “hang ups” spilled over into AI, also. He seemed to be the one that tried to keep any gay contestants buried in the closet whether they be male or female. That is why the “gay” jokes between Simon and Ryan were overly expressed when Nigel was around. It always seemed like they Simon and Ryan were “in your face”ing it to Nigel…after all it was done during live broadcasts.

  140. Love this quote from the Graham review:

    Lambert is a pot-stirrer — the fetching spaceboy album cover is evidence of that — and the album has an in-your-face, unapologetic sexuality.

    Sounds fantastic to me, and very apropos of today’s discussion on this thread. Step away from the pot if it’s too hot for ya, folks!

    Oh and by the way here in oz ‘fuck’  is almost the national word so people don’t really even notice it that much’ ¦ I know there are a bajillion other great words in the english language but sometimes nothing does the trick like a good, well placed ‘“ fuck

    My sentiments exactly! I swear like a sailor and apparently Adam does too. No doubt when he does an interview with Good Housekeeping, he’ll clean it up a bit. :)

  141. Mary102: We got new music on Friday after all!! Whee!!! (listening to ‘Whataya Want From Me’  right now!)

    Mary, the site says you have to wait for a d/l link in an email! Did you get the email already????? I haven’t! That sucks!

  142. Oh, I really like “Whataya Want From Me”! Damn his voice could just run nonstop in my life and I would be just fine with that :-)

  143. honestly I Dont expect him to sell a lot.but I dobt care how much he sells asblong as he’s selling something.jmo

    Luv, you are wise beyond your years. Srsly!

    Oh, yeah, for the record. Adam has been out since he was 18. I know that he wasn’t advertising it, but he wasn’t closeted either. I suspected he was gay when I first saw him, and it was awesome when I realized that he wasn’t going to front. I was like, go on with your bad self! To me he was representing without waving a flag. I like that.

  144. bye rowennaine.I’m going tomorrow.(Oma I’m going tomorrow)

    I think the full versions of the tracks will be up on YouTube in the next 30 mins.

    sadly I have to go to dance.:(.bye guys.

  145. Mary, the site says you have to wait for a d/l link in an email! Did you get the email already????? I haven’t! That sucks!

    Go to Perez’s link to listen (can’t download yet):

    PerezHilton Listen to ‘Whataya Want From Me’ , a song off @AdamLambert’s new album, HERE http://bit.ly/H2LZe Thoughts?
    5 minutes ago from web

  146. Mary102
    11/13/2009 at 4:52 pm
    Perez just tweeted about Whataya Want from me:

    PerezHilton Listen to ‘Whataya Want From Me’ , a song off @AdamLambert’s new album, HERE http://bit.ly/H2LZe Thoughts?
    5 minutes ago from web

    Bless you Miss Mary,

    I hated this song , at first, ( the clips ), but hearing it with the opening and ending included –such huge difference! Speaking for me only, ofcourse. :)

    Perez is almost forgiven (at least for today).

  147. Man, I wish these people would learn proper word usage before they publish ‘“ it’s ‘bears’ , not ‘bares’ .

    And this is The Detroit News. Sad commentary on the state of newspapers.

  148. Why do you say he clearly is going to do that? I don’t think he’s reviewed Kris’s album yet, has he?

    Because Becky and I read the same thing:

    He is the twitter guy last night. He said he would put reviews of FYE and KA the album alongside each other.

    And we posted that because he tweeted that last night. No, he hasn’t reviewed Kris’s album yet, just LLWD, which I don’t believe he liked (could totally be wrong about that). He said he would do that last night, then said he was too tired to and would today.

    He just tweeted this:

    My @adamlambert review: “So over-the-top it should come packaged in a mirror ball.” http://bit.ly/1DZh8h #foryourentertainment

    Dammit, nothing I am writing tonight is coming out right, is it? :(

    But I did tweet him about Kris’s album and the reviews. I will let you know if I hear back.

    And I love Adam’s confidence, I really do. He can sing his face off, I think I took this out of context, like, Screw you if you don’t think I can. I don’t really think he wrote this. And I guess it doesn’t matter, b/c his music is kick!ass, and you either like it or you don’t.

    BTW, on AOL Radio, the picture for FYE is not the one for the single. It’s being censored. ;)

  149. I just listened to Master Plan and wow!! Amazing that this was only a bonus track!

  150. OH..love Whataya Want From Me!! His voice sounds beautiful!! I’ll have to wait till I get home to download Master Plan. Perez has Whataya Want From Me up at his site. Luckily there are no comments there yet.

  151. Hey! Whaddya want for me is available for download on Adam Official! When did that happen??!!!

  152. Go to Perez’s link to listen (can’t download yet):

    Well, y’know, that’s fucking annoying that that fucker would get the fuckin’ song before the rest of us fuckin’ fans who paid for it and are getting fucked over.

    Oh, did I say that….?

  153. anthrogeek, crack me the hell up!

    I didn’t get that email, either, from AO site. :(

    *going over to Perez’s site, tho I abhor him*

  154. Mtla96, FYE+WDYWFM and MAster Plan can be dowbloaded by those that have bought the deluxe CD at AO. Only for US peeps though.

  155. ” I’m saying I have become disenchanted with some of Adam’s interviews over the past few months including but not limited to the items I cited. If I feel this way, maybe some others do as well that are in the buying public. That’s my point. Maybe there is an equal or larger amount of people that this persona is intriguing to as opposed to off-putting, which is how I find it.”

    Bottom line is if the public likes Adam and his music, a few “F” words won”t stop them from buying his music or supporting him…if you are not a fan you’re not going to like him or buy his music, so it shouldn’t really matter to you what he says

  156. Please remember if you download to actually buy when you can. It’s not fair to Adam if you don’t.

  157. I just got my email from AO!!!

    *yippie skippie*

    And Whatya Want From Me is excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, thank you, Adam, for getting me out of my funk.

    *squeeing*

  158. I’m saying my opinion has nothing to do with Adam being gay. I’m saying I have become disenchanted with some of Adam’s interviews over the past few months including but not limited to the items I cited. If I feel this way, maybe some others do as well that are in the buying public. That’s my point. Maybe there is an equal or larger amount of people that this persona is intriguing to as opposed to off-putting, which is how I find it.

    I think it’s a very valid point, that Adam may be putting off potential buyers and given how, as you say, small Adam’s fanbase is turning out to be (if we’re using sales to gauge that), that’s potentially worrisome. I think that’s a valid point.

    On the other hand how many people are really going to see a gay little bird tweet? Or read about that Tweet and interview on blogs about AI? Or even read OUT magazine. Rolling Stone is one thing, OUT is something else entirely. I think that first off, that quote it totally out of context, so beyond saying that one wishes he wouldn’t swear so much, also a valid point, that I have no idea about what the hell he is talking about. I don’t think that quote is designed to tell me either, beyond stirring up crap. Which it evidently has, because stirring up crap = potential interest sales. Eh. I get it, don’t like it.

    All of that being said, I think vis-a-vis his interviews, that Adam tailors his interviews appropriately. So I put his Oprah interview vs. his RS interview as appropriate to the venue. The only time I didn’t think he did that was on GMA, but I put that down to it being early and his being crazy busy. And that sometimes as good as he can be at interviewing, sometimes he says boneheaded thing where tongue not connected to his brain. I facepalm about those moments, but I don’t think it means he’s a bad person or a jerk. I do think that it could potentially damage him, so for that reason, he might want to work on it more.

    But bottomline beyond some bloggers or potential people who might not like Adam anymore based on some of his interviews…who buys based on interviews? I know I don’t buy music based on who I like personally or don’t. I honestly could not care less, unless it’s someone whose done something really bad like beat up his girlfriend, because I’m not supporting someone like that, or some pedophile, or if Michael Vick made music, I wouldn’t buy anything from him. But other than that? eh. It’s music I buy music for, not their interviewing skills or potty mouth.

  159. just got my email from AO!!!

    what does the email look like/say? I’m keeping a lookout for it…..who is the email from?

  160. hi! just look for the store receipt that they emailed you when you ordered. click on your order number and it goes to a page where you can downlod both Master Plan and WWFM! yay!!! i love both!!!

  161. Listening to Master Plan:

    Kinda Muse, funk sound, with a little Britney for good measure. LOVE IT!!!!

    OMGz how awesome can Adam be :-) I agree – how is this a bonus track? It’s better than some of the regular tracks!

  162. Yeah, I ordered the collector’s edition fro AO and now I can’t wait to get home from work so that I can download my new tracks!!

    SQUEEE HAPPY DANCE!!!!! Thank you for the great news!!!!

  163. Well, y’know, that’s fucking annoying that that fucker would get the fuckin’ song before the rest of us fuckin’ fans who paid for it and are getting fucked over.

    Oh, did I say that’ ¦.?

    BWAH!

  164. i really like master plan. not a fan of the pink/clarkson redux song, but it’s radio friendly.

  165. Well said, truthiness. And I totally jumped to conclusions before I read the whole article.

    BTW, he has always known how to present himself to his audience, and he won’t be swearing when he’s on Oprah, I guaranf**ingte you. ;)

    One thing, tho. Why does AOL Radio have his non-single picture on there for FYE?

  166. Haven’t posted for a while…you guys have pretty thoroughly explored everything I would say! Enjoyed the comments.

    Checking in to post that this was in our local movie reviewer’s (Southeast Virginia) review of 2012:
    “An American Idol person named Adam Lambert sings a song called Time for Miracles. It’s no more silly than The Morning After from The Poseidon Adventure”.

    an American Idol person…

  167. If you go to your original notice from AO when you bought the CD and click on the order number it will bring you to the downloads. No need to wait for an email from them.

  168. Please remember if you download to actually buy when you can. It’s not fair to Adam if you don’t.

    yes absolutely. I got the download now just to hear it – but I’ll be buying it too (plus sound quality is always better with the purchased tracks!)

  169. suebrody
    11/13/2009 at 5:09 pm
    I just got my email from AO!!!

    Damn you, suebrody! Don’t MAKE me have to give you the aforementioned Perez treatment…. ;)

  170. Oh I love Whataya Want From Me even more now. Loved it last night on the long snippet, and the full song is even better. Love it love it love it. Very “mainstream” and I see a big hit in the making.

    Thank you Adam!!

  171. Listening to Master Plan right now and it is fantastic! Very personal, in your face lyrics. Love love love it!

  172. I just purchased the Delux Album from Adamofficial. I got three immediate downloads. 1. FYI 2. WDYWFM and 3. a song called Master Plan.

    It is still not the “big vocal” song that I am waiting for. However, I think the words and the chorus confirms that fact that we really all know: Adam just doesn’t give a damn what we think regarding, what he says how he says it (potty mouth), TMI in interviews, etc. etc.

    The Master Plan chorus:

    We are the face of the new generation
    We are the ones who have no reservations
    Don’t give a damn bout your cold calculations
    Welcome to the master plan
    Don’t care if you understand

    Any you know what? That’s OK with me if he just gives us ONE big vocal track.

  173. Omg, Master Plan make me laugh. I can somehow see why its an extra, I would like the baseline to be heavier or tighter somehow. Still I really like it. I think the drums are too soft? Whatever, it’s cool.

  174. If you ordered the deluxe edition from Adam Official, you will get an email saying that you can download the two songs. But, you have to go to your original email receipt and click on the highlighted order number. That will take you to a page with the downloads available.

    Like Whaddya Want from Me, Master Plan is okay. Still will put it on my iPod, though!

  175. anthrogeek
    11/13/2009 at 5:13 pm

    suebrody
    11/13/2009 at 5:09 pm
    I just got my email from AO!!!

    Damn you, suebrody! Don’t MAKE me have to give you the aforementioned Perez treatment’ ¦. ;)

    ROTFLMAO

    And I started this thread so sad. And now I am so happy. And I guess that is the point, right? For me, it’s about the music, dammit. Thanks, Adam.

    And I’m feeling…goooooooooood…

  176. omg I fucking LOVE Whatya Want From Me and Master Plan!!
    Makes it that much harder to have to wait for the whole album!!!!
    OMG LOVING his voice on Master Plan!!!!!

  177. Maybe there is an equal or larger amount of people that this persona is intriguing to as opposed to off-putting, which is how I find it.

    Fucking A!!! Count me in as one who curses and also finds Adam’s realness to be endearing.

    I’m fairly certain I have seen curse words used by most pop and rock artists. That doesn’t seem to be a big no-no in the music world.

    Also, I’ve read curse words from Kelly, Kellie P., Cook, Allison and even Kris.(shit) Big deal, doesn’t bother me one bit!

  178. really liking wwfm now that i have heard the whole thing (was liking it already anyway)…master plan is a fun bonus

  179. The only time I didn’t think he did that was on GMA, but I put that down to it being early and his being crazy busy.

    Wait – what was amiss about GMA? Or maybe my standards are not very high ;-)

  180. you can also listen to the bonus songs at this site here:
    http://glambertnews.ning.com/

    Also I now regret listening to those snippets. Whataya Want from Me sounds great now (and the lyrics are deep)…the quality and the verses make a really big difference. Had I known Adam didnt want us to listen to that I wouldnt have but I had no idea it wasnt a planned leak. He should have posted something on his twitter.

  181. I LOVE the ending of master plan. Still think the arrangement is a bit too soft, they could have gone with a really gritty and edgy voice on this one or edgier drums.

  182. Listening to wwfm and I am totally into it. This was one of the ones I only liked not love but I am loving it now. Makes a big difference to hear the whole song. Thanks Adam! I know you are only whetting our hunger so smart move!

  183. Also I now regret listening to those snippets. Whataya Want from Me sounds great now’ ¦the quality and the verses make a really big difference.

    I know, right. It sounds so awesome when listened to in its entirety. I really didn’t think I was going to like it, but I do. A lot.

  184. I feel so bad downloading Master Plan ‘free’ from one of these links now but I just HAVE TO listen to it now! I did pre-order both on Amazon and itunes so I shouldn’t feel bad right that they are not making the CE available to international fans??!!

  185. WWFM is the kind of song I had hoped Adam would give us. Shows off his vocal range, actually has a message, is catchy…just like I hoped it would be (plus I like his voice waay better than Pink’s, but I like her songs).

    KUDOS TO ADAM (if you’re reading, Adam…twitter is aflutter).

    Have not heard Master Plan yet, but am still excited.

    NEW ADAM MUSIC! YAY!

    Mary, me, too. Was it that little aside at the end to Kris on GMAs? Can’t even remember what he said.

  186. I’m not sure why any download site should be posted here at this point. It just does not make sense, his fans should protect his music, not the other way round.

  187. I know, right. It sounds so awesome when listened to in its entirety. I really didn’t think I was going to like it, but I do. A lot.

    I agree WDYWFM sounds a lot better in its entirety than in the snippets. More varied?

  188. Really loving WWFM WAAYYY more than the original snippet! Yea! Vocal acrobatics at the end! LOVE IT!

  189. Ok, bought the cd from AO. MASTER PLAN is very very interesting. Look at the face of the new generation!!!!!! statement time Adam. I love it.

  190. I think Master Plan is so fun! Like it TONS more than WDWFM, though I see why they left it out. It’s more my taste. Yeah, who wrote it?

  191. Mary102
    11/13/2009 at 5:29 pm
    Really loving WWFM WAAYYY more than the original snippet! Yea! Vocal acrobatics at the end! LOVE IT!

    Ditto!!! And now knowing that the whole song sounds much better than the snippet makes me REALLY anxious to hear the rest of the full-length songs!

  192. Jim Cantiello weighs in (of course he does, HI, JIM *waving*):

    Thanks to all the Master Plan leaks. IT’S AWESOME! Lambert fans are such pirates!! Y’all better buy this boy’s CD when it comes out!! LOL. 26 minutes ago from web

    So…it’s only for peeps who can’t buy it NOW. They will buy it/receive it when they can, right? RIGHT?

    This one is better, tho:

    I hate to give him clicks, but Perez just posted all of Whataya Want From Me. http://bit.ly/H2LZe I <3 IT!! 32 minutes ago from web

    *high fiving Jim*

  193. I got an email saying I’m going to get another email for the links. Anyone else get that?

  194. Well Whataya want from me is so much frigging better then the snippet and the extended snippets we heard. It is almost like a different song. I love it. I agree too the quality of the snippets in no way give the songs justice. I am wanting the album more now!!!!!! Master Plan is good too. Anyone know any info on this song. Who wrote it, Produced it?…ect

  195. Master Plan is so a Mercury sound. Voice is great. I LOVE THIS SONG. Did I say that before? sorry….. :) :) :) :) :)

  196. I think im a bit over excited now, cant wait for this album. i want it NOW!

  197. I got an email saying I’m going to get another email for the links. Anyone else get that?

    If you have your original confirmation/receipt email from your AO purchase, you can download it now by clicking on the order number link inside the email.

  198. BestAI
    11/13/2009 at 5:33 pm
    I got an email saying I’m going to get another email for the links. Anyone else get that?

    Nope, I still haven’t received anything – I just used the order # from my original receipt and it went straight to the d/l page – no login required.

  199. No matter what genre, no matter if it’s electro pop — Adam’s vocals and spin on each song is unmistakable. His vocals shine through. What can I say that is short of how amazing he is. Amazing, amazing amazing. Like Kara said, “Who has vocals like that?”

  200. Holy Fuck! Master Plan!!!

    Fuck, I’m going to have to buy the AO album now. I was planning on waiting to buy my cd at Target.

    “I’m an open book” Yes, you are Adam and that’s one of the many reasons I’m a fan!

  201. saga- I believe Adam co-wrote MP, he mentioned something about some co-writes of his being bonus tracks. If he didn’t write it I will be surprised, it is about Him.

  202. gemini1
    11/13/2009 at 5:37 pm

    Holy Fuck! Master Plan!!!

    Fuck, I’m going to have to buy the AO album now. I was planning on waiting to buy my cd at Target.

    ‘I’m an open book’  Yes, you are Adam and that’s one of the many reasons I’m a fan!

    OMG Adam has been corrupting you… ;-)

  203. I just keep repeating Master Plan… what a great song. This one will live for many decades.

    ETA I now have on order two CD/s and a d/l from IT. Maybe I will have all the songs????? :)

  204. Yay…I really like both of the songs. I’m still itching to hear the entire version of “Fever”…but I’ll wait.

    Oh…one more thing. I cannot wait for the (hypothetical…channeling my inner Miss Cleo) moment that Adam comes on stage during his solo tour and says “Are you bitches ready to rock? Fuck yeah!” I cannot wait to hear the virgin ears bursting and typing like mad after that one!!! You know it’s bound to happen. I was at a No Doubt concert when Gwen Stefani yelled “fuck” and all the kids heads whipped around to look at their parents with giant shit eating grins. It was fantastic.

  205. I just love getting an email that says it is from Adam Lambert!

    I have to wait until I get home from work before I download those songs. Bought the deluxe cd when first available so now gotta find my receipt.

    But you all love them? YEA!! So happy.

  206. Master Plan, just WOW!!! I love it. Now going back to listen some more.

  207. Oh’ ¦one more thing. I cannot wait for the (hypothetical’ ¦channeling my inner Miss Cleo) moment that Adam comes on stage during his solo tour and says ‘Are you bitches ready to rock? Fuck yeah!’  I cannot wait to hear the virgin ears bursting and typing like mad after that one!!! You know it’s bound to happen.

    LOL perfect! It will happen. :)

  208. I hate to give him clicks, but Perez just posted all of Whataya Want From Me. http://bit.ly/H2LZe I <3 IT!! 32 minutes ago from web

    When most of the ppl on the Perez site say they like it means its good LOL…
    I dont think its amazing but its a lot better than I originally anticipated.
    Cant wait til the 23rd.

  209. anthrogeek Nope, I still haven’t received anything ‘“ I just used the order # from my original receipt and it went straight to the d/l page ‘“ no login required.

    Crap. I can’t find that original email. I know I got one because it had the free FYE download. I prolly deleted it thinking it was just an AO newsletter.

  210. Ah, so he was talking about Master Plan when he said “anthemic.” LOVE IT.

  211. where can i listen to master plan?? i haven’t ordered the deluxe album from ao. can i hear it online somewhere? help, people!

  212. Liked WWFM, absolutely love Master Plan. Already preordered from iTunes, but looks like I’m going to buy from AO after all!

  213. Mmmmaaaaasssstttteeeeerrrr Ppppplllaaannnn!

    (Okay. Done acting like a freak, now. Sorta.)

  214. Ordering another from AO is worth it just to hear Master Plan. Have I said recently that I LOVE this song??? ok, shutting up now.

  215. YES I GOT THE SAME E MAIL I got an email saying I’m going to get another email for the links. Anyone else get that
    That is what I got bestai. I am waiting for the other e mail.

  216. Ok, I need help—do you have to wait for a second e-mail to get the download instructions from AO? I got the first e-mail telling me that the singles were available, connected to the site, now it is telling me they will send an email with instructions—does this sound right?

  217. Found out Adam is not happy the songs were leaked.

    ????????? Please explain………

  218. Adam said he wasn’t happy that the 40 second snippets were leaked. The others came out from RCA, and these two, WWFM and MP, are from his site, Adam Official. If ppl download, tho, I hope they both the album/singles later, or else it *is* pirating.

    I got an email w/ instructions…probably you will, too, Chicagolaw.

    Thank you so much, TheSpindleshay. And your blog ROCKS. I couldn’t hear Master Plan till I got home, so now I can, and no more hits for Perez, heh.

    Question of the day:

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid25955685001?bclid=23754280001&bctid=50148722001

  219. Thanks Spindles. The quality of your streams is so superior to the snippets I’ve heard that my excitement about the album has jumped 1 million percent. Def love WYWFM even more after hearing the whole song.

  220. YES I GOT THE SAME E MAIL I got an email saying I’m going to get another email for the links. Anyone else get that
    That is what I got bestai. I am waiting for the other e mail.

    that is what i got (still haven’t received the 2d email)…but if you can find the receipt email that you got when you purchased the collector’s edition, open it and just click on the order number…it will take you right to the downloads…easy as pie

  221. HELP! Does anyone remember the first day the deluxe edition was offered? I think I ordered within that first hour. I have over 5000 email to clean up. It would be a big help if I knew that first date. Thank you, in advance.

  222. I never got the 2nd e-mail. I clicked on my order number of my original confirmation e-mail and two buttons appeared for the downloads.

  223. saga-My brain finally engaged and I did the search. It was actually very simple! Thanks!

  224. I’ve listened to Master Plan a few times now. I’m waiting for it to grab me. So far, it hasn’t.

  225. anthrogeek: Haha! I found it!! Before YouTube someone once gave me an audio recording of this official grammatical use of the word ‘fuck’ . Adam’s just channeling Masterpiece Theatre, that’s all!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_PkJ_4oEjc

    Anthro, that piece of literary fuckery was so absolfuckinglyutely funny that I could not fucking believe it, :mrgreen:

  226. Are all the songs going to be on the actual physical cd? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

  227. Are all the songs going to be on the actual physical cd? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

    No Master Plan and one other track from the AO order are downloads only (probably the bunny song). Also the itunes deluxe album has 2 bonus downloads…i believe it’ll be the same to as on AO.

  228. Also the itunes deluxe album has 2 bonus downloads’ ¦i believe it’ll be the same to as on AO.

    Is that true? I thought MP was on AO only? I got that impression from earlier comments.

    ETA: NVM, peeps in the other thread answered the question. (Not that anyone is still reading this thread.)

  229. I just got off work and am confused. Is there a chart somewhere I can reference? So if you order the deluxe version off of AO, you get two different bonus tracks than the CE from ITUNES? It’s like a poker game. I think it’s time for Amazon to ante up or fold. So far, they don’t appear to have any bonus tracks.

    By the way, is this a way to train fans to go to AO? Does Sony make more money by selling it directly and getting rid of the middle man (ITUNES, AMAZON)?

    By the way, I’m going to cut and paste this and move it to the other thead because according to WILL, no one may be here anymore.

  230. Anyone here ordered the Collector’s Edition of FYE from AO?

    I did and whataya want from me is fantastic.

  231. anthrogeek
    11/13/2009 at 4:42 pm
    More than anything, ‘For Your Entertainment’  bares the stamp of a born entertainer. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

    Man, I wish these people would learn proper word usage before they publish ‘“ it’s ‘bears’ , not ‘bares’ . I don’t see any nudity (sadly).

    I also fucking hate it when they use “reign” instead of “rein”!

  232. I am just happy for Adam. I adored him from the moment I set eyes on him– it was like at first sight. Go Adam and enjoy it all!

  233. Adam Lambert has more courage and honesty than anyone and I just listened to his song “Master Plan” and almost had an out of body esperience-brillant genius talent.

  234. Not read the whole thread yet, just catching up, but I really think this is what he meant:

    saga
    11/13/2009 at 3:16 pm

    True enough, but does he feel like he’s better than his fans?

    Hmm, I don’t see this being about the fans at all. I think it’s about what cards you wanna play. We all got really sick of the dead-wife card the production played with Danny for example. I think Adam wanted to play his performance card, his musical vision card.

    Although I like the entertainment value of scrutinizing every detail of a reality show contestant, it was refreshing that in Adam’s case his trump card was not life struggle (those he’s had plenty I’m sure), it was not adversity (ditto) and it was not family tragedy (sad and real though that may be for other contestants). No for him, the money play was and always will be true talent and wow-factor performances. It’s grass roots talent show stuff that is actually very rare these days I think!

  235. On the swearing thing-

    The way we use language is something we subconsiously change according to our audiences. We have a whole variety of built in voices, and we use the one that will be effective and will connect with whoever we are speaking to. For example, think of a kindergarten teacher who uses a certain voice with young children, but then changes that voice outside of that environment. When we can adapt and change for audiences, then we are effective communicators. If that same teacher talked to everyone the way she talked to her students, she would be a poor communicator.

    Adam is a strong communicator, and it shouldn’t be a surpise that he shifts languages for audiences as seamlessly as he shifts octaves. My son, a musician as well, never swears around me, but when he is interviewed for music blogs, his language changes and becomes the language that those type of listeners understand and get. When I read those interviews, I read the “f- word” here and there. Does it mean he is any less nice or any less respectful with me, or with with people who don’t use language that way? No.

    Adam knows when swearing is inappropriate, and for the most part, keeps it back during those times. (What the “f” is this?) The times when it spills over, let’s dance bitches at an AI show, (when his music and performance language spilled into the family audience arena,) come when he is so excited about what he is doing that the filter is over-ridden for a moment, and end up contributing to the edgy with a smile image that seems to fascinate many.

    The reality? Adam is both people- the nice guy and the edgy guy. Mainly, he knows when to be which side, and mostly merges the two, my favorite presentation. Still, when everyone is following his every move and spoken word, the audiences will be less seperated, and the language of those two worlds is bound to collide from time to time. If we think he is “soft and sweet,” and a part of him is, we should also know that sometimes he will be a bit “rough.” And it will all be for our entertainment. :)

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