Idol Headlines for 10/09/09

Blair’s Animal Sanctuary Saved By Cowell

Actress Linda Blair has music mogul Simon Cowell to thank for saving her cash-strapped animal shelter after he donated $30, 000 ( £20, 000) to keep the centre open.

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In recent years, the Exorcist star has dedicated her life to her non-profit WorldHeart Foundation, which cares for up to 50 abandoned dogs at a time.

The pet care home was in danger of closing down earlier this year after running out of funds, but Blair reveals Cowell stepped in at the last minute to save the day.

She tells the National Enquirer, “I really thought I’d reached the end of my rope. But then, from out of the blue, came a miracle named Simon Cowell.”

IMBD

Carrie Underwood’s Web Site Gets a Makeover

She’s gorgeous. She can sing. She’s smart. And I’ll be damned, Carrie Underwood has got some Web savvy, too. Her Web site has had a bit of a makeover, and now you can do things like buy the “Cowboy Casanova” video, shop for CDs and digital music. And the new site will reportedly be bringing her countless fans even closer to Underwood.

CMT

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Kris Allen Fans Weigh In With More Bad Album Titles

Yesterday, we posted a silly blog entry about what we hoped Kris Allen wouldn’t name his major label debut (which comes out on November 17). And you guys showed up in droves to make your own suggestions. Some of your comments made me giggle, some of them made me shake my head, and all of them were appreciated.

Since “Idol” album news is fairly dry today (aside from Allison Iraheta’s first single becoming available for download), I thought it’d be fun to count down my favorite fan suggestions for album titles Kris Allen should avoid.

MTV

Will Jennifer Hudson’s Baby Really Take After David Otunga?

The world will get its first glimpse of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s nearly 2-month-old son, David Jr., in an upcoming issue of People magazine. After keeping her pregnancy a virtual secret over the past year, the R&B opens up for the cover story, discussing her joy at being a mom and revealing that the little one is already taking after his dad.

For fans of reality TV, it might be hard to imagine an infant taking after David Otunga, who’s built quite an interesting resume in his 29 years.

MTV

Guys, dolls and, maybe, another ‘Idol’

Adam Lambert

Dubbed ‘Glambert’  by legions of fans, the guyliner-wearing singer grabbed the national spotlight this year on the eighth season of ‘American Idol, ‘  finishing second behind winner Kris Allen. But Cabrillo audiences saw him first, playing the decidedly non-glam role of Lt. Shaw in the 2001 production of ‘The Secret Garden.’  Lambert’s now in the studio, recording his debut album, due in stores Nov. 24 on RCA.

Katharine McPhee

In 2005, a year before she would finish second to Taylor Hicks during the fifth season of ‘American Idol, ‘  Katharine McPhee scored a bull’s-eye as Annie Oakley in Cabrillo’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’  In a review of the show, The Star’s Rita Moran said that ‘McPhee has it all: a voice fit for beguiling or bellowing, a naturally amiable presence and fresh good looks.’ 

Ventura County Star

Bo Bice hasn’t let fame go to his head

Bo Bice may have sold more than 500, 000 copies of his debut record and he may have nearly taken the crown on “American Idol, ” but the Southern rocker hasn’t let fame go to his head.

“I don’t see me as a celebrity, ” Bice said in a recent telephone interview. “I see me as a redneck done good.”

The singer still gets starstruck sometimes, admitting it as he related stories of getting starry-eyed seeing Sugar Ray Leonard in person, performing with Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and his ultimate moment with Willie Nelson.

Nelson invited Bice onto his tour bus and then invited him to sit in on “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

“We live the dream, ” Bice said.

PE.com

Five Questions with Kimberly Caldwell

Kimberly Caldwell talks about life after American Idol and hosting P. Diddy’s Starmaker.

TELL US ABOUT LIFE AFTER AMERICAN IDOL!

“Life after Idol has been great! I feel like it was a lifetime ago, it’s crazy. But all of the opportunities that have stemmed from it have been absolutely wonderful and I thank God every day for them. If it wasn’t for Idol, I’d still be sitting on my couch in Katy, Texas!”

Cosmo Girl

The ‘Idol’ is back ‘” but did he ever leave?

Justin Guarini is back. And he’s extremely busy.

Recently, Guarini has been recording his third album, working on launching a new Web show called ‘Sketched Out’  (which is absolutely hilarious ‘” I watched it and was laughing out loud) and has been preparing for his Oct. 10 show at the Sellersville Theater with the jazz band Drivetime, with whom he recently recorded a cover of Bobby Caldwell’s ‘What You Won’t Do’  for its new CD.

‘This is my opportunity to show my hometown people how much they mean to me, ‘  he says, ‘and what their support has given me over the years.’ 

Times Herald

Celebrity Watch: Simon Cowell embroiled in party wars

Simon Cowell’s 50th birthday party, held last Saturday, was the party to end all parties. Like, seriously ‘” CW believes the point might actually have been to end all parties ever. For who could top what future generations will surely come to refer to as ‘Cowellageddon’ ? Philip Green of Topshop ‘hosted’  the £1 million event ‘” a nebulous phrase that, we can assume, probably didn’t involve Green taking all the coats, then chucking them on the bed.

TimesOnline.co.uk

Sorry, Perez ‘ you just don’t get it

Celebrity is not the same as popularity: that was the lesson Perez Hilton should have learned, but almost certainly didn’t, last week. Maybe he thought his name would be enough to make the Perez Hilton Presents US package tour of hip up-and-coming acts ‘ including Ladyhawke and Little Boots ‘ a hit. After all, he’s the ubiquitous gossip blogger, friend-to-the-stars and self-proclaimed “queen of all media” who has become an A-lister himself in the last few years. Nevertheless, ticket sales for his tour have been so poor that prices have had to be slashed ‘ in some cases to nothing ‘ for the remaining dates.

Guardian.co.uk

‘Dancing with the Stars” Chuck Liddell Gets Ready to Two Step

“The Iceman” cometh to the country two step on this week’s “Dancing with the Stars, ” and only ET is inside the private rehearsal when Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya get ready for the hoedown!

“It is more fun walking out for a fight [than on ‘Dancing with the Stars’], because I am totally relaxed, ” the former Ultimate Fighting Champion tells ET. “Coming out here, I am a little nervous. When I get the first steps out of the way, I relax. Maybe I will relax more once we get going.”

ETOnline

Everyone’s Crazy For ‘Glee’

There’s one little ray of sunshine that comes our way every Wednesday: Glee. Each week, the kids (and, sometimes, teachers) at McKinley High come together to produce catchy little numbers that are worthy of a download.

In fact, a quick look at the iTunes charts shows that people love these musical performances–and these aren’t jazzy little teenybopper ditties: Last night’s boys-versus-girls mashup episode featured “It’s My Life/Confessions” and “Halo/Walking On Sunshine, ” which are ranked Nos. 9 and 12, respectively, on iTunes this afternoon, and seven other songs are in the top 100. Below, the Hulu Team looks at some of our favorite hits spawned by Glee:

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273 Comments

  1. Well now I’m confused. I keep reading that there’s no money in album sales, and that the real money comes from touring. But the Perez article says that it’s very difficult to make money from touring. SO…

    WHERE DA MONEY????

  2. Well now I’m confused. I keep reading that there’s no money in album sales, and that the real money comes from touring. But the Perez article says that it’s very difficult to make money from touring. SO’ ¦

    Well it has to be an act that people actually want to see for one. I mean anyone just can start selling tickets to any ole shit thing. There has got to be a desire for it. The best at selling tour tickets seem to be well known established acts and then a few interesting upstarts. What Perez was sellin’ nobody was buying I guess. I don’t know why that warms my heart just a little.

  3. Adam Lambert’s post-“American Idol” studio album apparently will feature full string orchestra. Confirming the matter was Adam himself on his Twitter. He wrote, “At Capitol studios observing full string orchestra recording for one of my songs!! It’s amazing!!!!!”

    http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00027842.html

    Wow! You who Twitter, is this true? I’d love to hear this.

  4. capitol studios tweets adam!!!

    capitolstudios: @adamlambert Our pleasure having you Adam. Sounds amazing.

  5. *jumping up and down for Adam*

    Since he actually TWEETED/TWATTED about it, I am sure this is true. And for him to get excited about a song, and to be given an ORCHESTRA for it–RCA is pouring some serious money into this song. I do not think this is for TFM–I would suspect that has been finished, since the video was already filmed–so this is for one of the album tracks. Muse, anyone?

    Anticipation…anticipation.

    capitolstudios: @adamlambert Our pleasure having you Adam. Sounds amazing.

    *hold me now*

  6. What Perez was sellin’ nobody was buying I guess. I don’t know why that warms my heart just a little.

    Ha, me too :) . Bad me.

  7. Adam Lambert’s post-‘ American Idol’  studio album apparently will feature full string orchestra. Confirming the matter was Adam himself on his Twitter. He wrote, ‘At Capitol studios observing full string orchestra recording for one of my songs!! It’s amazing!!!!!’ 

    I guess this is news of a sort. At least it bodes well for his album, and I can get excited about that. Better than those lame QOTD vids on AO. The only good thing about those vids are Adam’s sweet face. The questions? Most of us already know the answers.

    Nice shout-out that he and Kat got in the Ventura Country Star. They even used a nice picture of him to headline their article. Sweet!

  8. capitolstudios: @adamlambert Our pleasure having you Adam. Sounds amazing.

    hug me too! Everyone luvs our boy! But it would be “our pleasure” to hear the music ASAP! Come on, how much longer????

  9. cassidydavid Right on! RT @capitolstudios @adamlambert Capitol studios observing full string orchestra recording for one of my songs!! It’s amazing!!!!!

    David Cassidy? The only one I’m familiar with is from the Partridge Family LOL.

  10. capitolstudios: @adamlambert Our pleasure having you Adam. Sounds amazing.

    I say prove it!!!!…Let us hear some of it too! ;-)

  11. Regarding Perez: couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!

    Regarding Capital studios and a full string orchastra:

    The use a real strings vs. synth strings gives me just the slightest hope that Adam’s album might include a song or two that involves real singing!

    The string orchestra must be for his album, 2012 song is done and the movie is being selectively screened.

  12. Wasn’t one of the groups in the Perez article ( Little Boots) a band that Adam likes?

    This is what scares me about club music. THANK GOD that tweet is there about the full orchestra- that really does sound like his album is going to be exactly what he said from the very beginning- eclectic and a mix of different genres. How cool would that be, really? The album is dead for the most part but what if you had an album that sounded like a collection of different genres/ artists?

  13. What Perez was sellin’ nobody was buying I guess. I don’t know why that warms my heart just a little.

    Mine too! That fat idiot is so deluded he probably thinks he’ll be getting the Nobel Peace Prize next year.

    And it’s nice to see that Simon Cowell continues to use some of his vast personal fortune for charitable purposes. Now maybe he could sell the rights to “Hallelujah” back to Leonard Cohen?

  14. What Perez was sellin’ nobody was buying I guess. I don’t know why that warms my heart just a little.

    haha, me too. Not that i wish him any harm, just a lesson (the financial ones are good ones)

  15. Excited to see Capital’s twat to Adam and more excited about Obama’s Peace Prize! Now, if we can have some Lambert music, my day will be complete!

  16. ImMattGiraud Check me out on 105.3 with @ellentailor and @toddchance @jaydeacon http://www.1053hotfm.com we’re getting crazy!!
    about 1 hour ago from Echofon

    Probably over, but maybe they’ll have audio up.

    Nice story about Simon uh,,,Methinks he’s more of a softie than he likes to portray! There’s something squishy about Simon deep inside that taciturn image.

    Loved the theater article and the kind words about Adam and Kat.

    Nice to hear from Bo, loved him during his season.

    Wow CarrieUnderwoodOfficial.com looks awesome!! Uh,,,19, could you please work that magic on Adam’s, Kris’s and Allison’s???

  17. Matt G. did two radio interviews (STAR 105.7, 105.3 HOT FM) this mornig. He was there for about 3 hours so a lot of silly/funny stuff were said but here are the important stuff:

    his first solo show is on Nov. 21st at some church in Grand Rapis (i think). Actually he will do two shows on the same day (at 2:30 and 7:30 pm) and a meet ang greet for the fans. Tickets will be on sale at the end of October and cost around 10$. He will sing covers but also original songs that he recorded in LA (among others he worked with some collaborator of John Mayer, i think).
    Simon Fuller was the one who arranged the Nappa Valley thing for him where he made many connections. He also said to people who were asking him to perform here and there that they should contact 19 (or 19M? i’ m not sure if i caught the M right, you are the experts so make of that what you want). He also said that he will go to Nashville to record some songs. He said something about a guest appearence on someones’ CD (i think i got that right)!!!!!………

    Sorry for the many “i think” but since it was so long i didn’t pay full attention all the time and also i don’t live in the USA so i could’t get all the facts right. I hope somebody else listened to him and can give you more accurate information.

  18. jill16
    October 9, 2009 at 10:34 am
    cassidydavid Right on! RT @capitolstudios @adamlambert Capitol studios observing full string orchestra recording for one of my songs!! It’s amazing!!!!!

    David Cassidy? The only one I’m familiar with is from the Partridge Family LOL.

    Nope, different David..LOL. His bio on twitter says:

    Name David Cassidy
    Bio National Geographic,architecture,acoustics,music,pro audio,and recording studios Nope, I’m not Katie’s dad. : ) I’m the other David Cassidy.

  19. Awwwwwwww…..a new side of Simon shown. The fact that he loves animals and helped Linda’s financially strapped shelter really endears me to him. Simon you are a softie . :)

  20. I think that it is beyond cool that Adam had part of his album recorded at Capital Studios. The is part of a complex that includes the old Warners Studio and is possibably the most important piece of “old Hollywood” left standing — goes back to 1919. And the “Jazz Singer” was shot there. I hope the Al Jolson and Bugs Bunny are smilig down on Adam and this album right now! (Al Jolson, America’s first Jewish superstar, and Bugs Bunny because he was born and lived there and we know Adam likes to make those cartoon voices! LOL!)

  21. Excited to see Capital’s twat to Adam and more excited about Obama’s Peace Prize! Now, if we can have some Lambert music, my day will be complete!

    Yes and yes! That Obama Peace Prize was awesome news! That guy has literally had the best year ever!

    Becoming President of the US – check
    Winning Nobel Prize – check
    Oscars, Grammies, Tonys, Emmys? – pending

  22. This is what scares me about club music. THANK GOD that tweet is there about the full orchestra- that really does sound like his album is going to be exactly what he said from the very beginning- eclectic and a mix of different genres. How cool would that be, really? The album is dead for the most part but what if you had an album that sounded like a collection of different genres/ artists?

    I’m really interested in hearing this song! I bet it will be pretty awesome! How will this work when he tours? Will he travel with a full orchestra? Or is there some kind of substitute they can use?

  23. cassidydavid Right on! RT @capitolstudios @adamlambert Capitol studios observing full string orchestra recording for one of my songs!! It’s amazing!!!!!

    ‘I think I love you’ guy?

  24. Awwwwwwww’ ¦..a new side of Simon shown. The fact that he loves animals and helped Linda’s financially strapped shelter really endears me to him. Simon you are a softie .

    I’ve read before the he gives a ton of money to animal charities… big softie :)

  25. Awwwwwwww’ ¦..a new side of Simon shown. The fact that he loves animals and helped Linda’s financially strapped shelter really endears me to him. Simon you are a softie .

    Yes, I’ve heard before about how Simon has a real soft spot for animals. That definitely helps make me more of a fan of his.

  26. Nice story about Simon uh,,,Methinks he’s more of a softie than he likes to portray! There’s something squishy about Simon deep inside that taciturn image.

    In order to make megabucks off mass entertainment, you need to fully understand the sentimental side of people, I think, because that’s the only way you’ll know how to pick and craft the entertainment options that tap into that side, since that side — along with the sexual-desire, animal-instinct side — is what gets people to spend their money. Just look at the sentimentality and extreme emotionally manipulative, lush quality of the songs that Simon always declares his favorites, and how he saw Susan Boyle coming a mile away.

    But in order to actually make the megabucks, once you’re tapped into what the acts and songs are who’ll make them for you, you have to keep your own sentimental side very well in check when you’re in operating mode because you can’t let it get in the way of ruthless decision making!

    He needs both sides to have made the cash to buy the big house.

  27. He also said to people who were asking him to perform here and there that they should contact 19 (or 19M? i’ m not sure if i caught the M right

    Oh sounds good for Matt G. !9M I think stands for 19 Management. Looks like they may be handling him. Q3 what is your take?

  28. First, I would like to thank dhunken for trying to revive me a couple of nights ago. Thank you very much for the links to the videos, they did help, but unfortunately it seems they only help for a very limited time and then back to my funk. Once upon a time this would have helped:

    capitolstudios: @adamlambert Our pleasure having you Adam. Sounds amazing.

    I really am begging for just one f*cking note at this point.

  29. Squirrely

    cassidydavid Right on! RT @capitolstudios @adamlambert Capitol studios observing full string orchestra recording for one of my songs!! It’s amazing!!!!!

    ‘I think I love you’ guy?

    I think so. He is a songwriter and I can’t find another songwriter with that name.

    Is there anyone who isn’t working on this album?

    ETA: Unless Adam is doing a cover of an old David Cassidy song. Sure hope it’s not “I Think I Love You”.

  30. what’s with the hunting lately – is it hunting season?

    michaelsarver1 What up Twitter woooooorld! Hope ur all doing fine. I’m going on a 4 day hunting trip today. Excited to be in the woods! I love nature.

    ETA: michaelsarver1 RT @GlamFTL153: @michaelsarver1 Will you be tweeting from the woods? If not, we will miss you!!! â™ ¥ yes
    **

    I wouldn’t advise tweeting when stray bullets are flying around.

  31. I’ve read before the he gives a ton of money to animal charities’ ¦ big softie

    I suspect that’s because it’s way easier to love cute little animals than it is to love people. He can do that and still maintain his sharp focus on the bottom line when people are involved. Not uncommon for ruthless people to love little doggies, unfortunately. (not that nice people don’t love little doggies, too, of course)

    To me, Simon looks like one of those people who’s spent a lot of effort suppressing his warm and tender side — for whatever reason; maybe he’s a wounded child or something — but that stuff still bubbles up, so animal charities are the beneficiaries. I have a sneaking fondness for Simon, but I also think he’s neurotic as hell.

  32. Thanks mmk28. I’m happy for Matt. It sounds 19M is managing him but 19E doesn’t sign him? 19E has signed 4 of AI8 finalist, I think Matt’s chance of being signed by 19 is very small, hope other label discovers him and supports his career.

    ETA, Matt is probably in the best position among the remained unsigned AI8 top10s. Megan had some gigs and TV presences too. Anoop had a gig in NC, any other news for him? When will Scott’s new CD be released (not that I’m very interested, js)? Michael is having twitter party today or yesterday? He’s recording songs, right? I didn’t recall hear anything about Lil.

  33. Becoming President of the US ‘“ check
    Winning Nobel Prize ‘“ check
    Oscars, Grammies, Tonys, Emmys? ‘“ pending

    Didn’t he win a Grammy for the audio version of his book?

  34. Thanks mmk28. I really wnat to hear original Matt music. And that’s nice about Fuller.

  35. Re: Perez… I’ll admit to total schadenfreude.

    I do feel sorry for some of the acts, however.

  36. So, uh,,, are they ever going to release any music from Adam? What, uh,,, are they waiting for?

  37. I think so. He is a songwriter and I can’t find another songwriter with that name.

    Is there anyone who isn’t working on this album?

    If that’s his picture on the Twitter page, that’s not David Cassidy from the Partridge Family.

  38. To me, Simon looks like one of those people who’s spent a lot of effort suppressing his warm and tender side ‘” for whatever reason; maybe he’s a wounded child or something ‘” but that stuff still bubbles up, so animal charities are the beneficiaries. I have a sneaking fondness for Simon, but I also think he’s neurotic as hell.

    Simon’s probably like a lot of people I’ve met doing doggie rescue who don’t trust humans for whatever reason but can let their guard down with dogs who could care less about how much money they have. I’ve dealt with people who are wary of people because they’ve been hurt, or perhaps because they are wealthy and they don’t trust that people aren’t out to get their money/using them for their money… but they adore their dogs, because they can let their guard down. Now, granted, I don’t know Simon :) but… for someone who is closed off from people for whatever reason, you can still be a marshmallow with dogs.

  39. Didn’t he win a Grammy for the audio version of his book?

    Yes. Technically, though, I think Al Gore’s still ahead of him in Hollywood terms with that Oscar.

  40. Becoming President of the US ‘“ check
    Winning Nobel Prize ‘“ check
    Oscars, Grammies, Tonys, Emmys? ‘“ pending

    Didn’t he win a Grammy for the audio version of his book?

    LOL! Did he really? Ok, then – I want to see that Oscar and Tony now. I’m sure Obama could kill it on Broadway :-)

  41. Thanks mmk28. I’m happy for Matt. It sounds 19M is managing him but 19E doesn’t sign him? 19E has signed 4 of AI8 finalist, I think Matt’s chance of being signed by 19 is very small, hope other label discovers him and supports his career.

    I was just thinking about this, and this is just a stab in the dark, but I remember some interview in which Adam said it was difficult to get a contract because record labels want you to have a good fan following before they’ll invest in you. Maybe 19M is managing him and getting him various bookings in hopes that he’ll generate a little larger fan base. If he did, maybe they’d offer him a recording contract? Just a thought.

  42. So, uh,,, are they ever going to release any music from Adam? What, uh,,, are they waiting for?

    They are waiting until we all lose our freaking minds. Oh, wait….

    I am starting to feel like the headlines thread is like a cage to keep us all it. Oh I can just imagine this blog when and if there is any type of storm…

  43. @adamlambert Our pleasure having you Adam. Sounds amazing.

    Do I hear a little courtship in this? Just in case things don’t work out at Sony?

  44. I really am begging for just one f*cking note at this point.

    Ok, here ya go, spring2009 – I bet the first track contains a “C”. Does that help? Probably even a triad based on that C. So there you have three notes – C, E, and G. Feel better? ;-)

  45. Squirrely
    October 9, 2009 at 11:03 am
    I think so. He is a songwriter and I can’t find another songwriter with that name.

    Is there anyone who isn’t working on this album?

    If that’s his picture on the Twitter page, that’s not David Cassidy from the Partridge Family.

    I posted up above, he says in his bio on Twitter he is not THAT DAVID CASSIDY. He must get that question alot.

  46. Simon’s probably like a lot of people I’ve met doing doggie rescue who don’t trust humans for whatever reason but can let their guard down with dogs who could care less about how much money they have. I’ve dealt with people who are wary of people because they’ve been hurt, or perhaps because they are wealthy and they don’t trust that people aren’t out to get their money/using them for their money’ ¦ but they adore their dogs, because they can let their guard down. Now, granted, I don’t know Simon :) but’ ¦ for someone who is closed off from people for whatever reason, you can still be a marshmallow with dogs.

    Yeah, this is what I was thinking of, exactly. I don’t know why I get this vibe so strongly from Simon, but I do. I wonder whether he isn’t even the sort that is afraid to have and love dogs of his own, so he lavishes money on other people’s dogs instead! ….Wow — I truly hope he’s not as neurotic as I think he is!

  47. I would like to see Mario get a financial haircut as much as the next person but unfortunately he seems to have fairly good instincts where money is concerned. He runs his blog “empire” out of his modest 1 or 2 bedroom apartment and employs his mother and sister on staff.

    And based on reports he kept the costs on this tour down.

    On the other hand, the promoters did seem to keep costs down, judging by the fact that many of the artists set up their own equipment. Ladyhawke (a.k.a. Pip Brown) recounted that she had driven 8,000 miles in a van with both her bandmates and with Semi Precious Weapons.

    Plus, the tour only lasted something like three and one-half weeks.

    One thing is clear though. Nobody went to these shows BECAUSE of Mario and methinks that has to wound his wannabe ego just a bit.

  48. I really am begging for just one f*cking note at this point.

    Ok, here ya go, spring2009 – I bet the first track contains a ‘C’ . Does that help? Probably even a triad based on that C. So there you have three notes ‘“ C, E, and G. Feel better? ;-)

    Thanks, Mary102. I’ve just imagined that played by a string section, and I feel much better!

  49. @adamlambert Our pleasure having you Adam. Sounds amazing.

    Do I hear a little courtship in this? Just in case things don’t work out at Sony?

    There was a lot of talk before the season was over that many record labels were hoping Adam wouldn’t win, and they would be lined up with pen and paper in hand ready to sign him.

  50. spring2009
    October 9, 2009 at 10:56 am

    First, I would like to thank dhunken for trying to revive me a couple of nights ago. Thank you very much for the links to the videos, they did help, but unfortunately it seems they only help for a very limited time and then back to my funk. Once upon a time this would have helped:

    Spring2009 glad I could be of some small help. It’s Friday so maybe something will be revealed today. (Seems like this year Friday’s is the day for music from Idols of Season “8” 8)

  51. There was a lot of talk before the season was over that many record labels were hoping Adam wouldn’t win, and they would be lined up with pen and paper in hand ready to sign him.

    iirc, 19E has the first right/priority to sign any of the finalists (not sure it’s top10, top13 or top36) no matter who wins the title.

  52. My theory should you choose to accept it is this–Kris had his week last week, Allison had this week, and NEXT WEEK IS ADAM’s. Also, I agree that Adam might just be creating an album that will sell–the orchestra could be to have a song to woo the fans of TFM.

    Also, it is probably next week and from now on, IMHO

  53. It’s Friday so maybe something we be revealed today. (Seems like this year Friday’s is the day for music from Idols of Season

    Oh – I almost hope not. This goes back to our earlier debates about marketing strategies for Jive vs RCA. It seems like RCA is keeping everything very closely guarded, and may prefer to release something big at once, rather than let little bits and pieces trickle out. I’m hoping for more of this strategy, and if that’s the case, I hope it’ll be a major media day (like Monday/Tuesday) when something big gets released, rather than just a little tidbit on Friday.

    IDK, just my thought. Some kind of non-music leak today (as in another Adam tweet telling us to get ready for the Adam-storm ;-)) would be ok though.

  54. Wow, look at this older pic of Adam & Danielle, his friend:

    http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz66/adamsdiscostick/adamanddanielle.jpg

    Thanks, 4evermomof4! That’s one of my favorite pix of Adam- love the brown hair and OMG those eyes… He looks like an elf child.

    And I agree, suebrody, completely re the word “twat” for annoying tweets. I wish Adam hadn’t used it, and I don’t like seeing it.

    And how sad is it that I learn about Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize while looking for news about Adam? He has accidentally my priorities…

    Back to the interminable waiting…

  55. iirc, 19E has the first right/priority to sign any of the finalists (not sure it’s top10, top13 or top36) no matter who wins the title.

    right of first refusal for the top 10.

    edit: now that I think of prior readings, I think all contestants have some obligations to 19.

  56. And how sad is it that I learn about Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize while looking for news about Adam? He has accidentally my priorities’ ¦

    lol I learned about it on Morning Joe, but, right after that, I ran to the puter to check out MJ’s for new Adam news. Yes, sad to say, for me to you, Obama still reins over Adam-but only til the MUSIC COMES!

  57. IDK, just my thought. Some kind of non-music leak today (as in another Adam tweet telling us to get ready for the Adam-storm ) would be ok though.

    This — or a solid date for the single or TFM release would be great. I don’t really mind the wait so much as the not knowing. That’s what’s kind of driving me batty.

  58. BestAI
    October 9, 2009 at 11:02 am

    So, uh,,, are they ever going to release any music from Adam? What, uh,,, are they waiting for?

    They are waiting for everyone to have an emotional breakdown. Then they will release some leakage of a track.

    Oh, and for the person who asked, the only one not working on Adam’s album is Sarver. ;)

  59. It seems like RCA is keeping everything very closely guarded, and may prefer to release something big at once, rather than let little bits and pieces trickle out. I’m hoping for more of this strategy, and if that’s the case, I hope it’ll be a major media day (like Monday/Tuesday) when something big gets released, rather than just a little tidbit on Friday.

    Mary102…Intellectually I fully agree with you and truly hope this is what RCA will do….With that said…. the “ID” in me wants something NOW!…

  60. Wow, look at this older pic of Adam & Danielle, his friend:

    http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz66/adamsdiscostick/adamanddanielle.jpg

    Thanks, 4evermomof4! That’s one of my favorite pix of Adam- love the brown hair and OMG those eyes’ ¦ He looks like an elf child.

    Oh, wow! That is a stunning pic of him – you’re right he does look elven. Love the lighter hair too! And of course the eyes – his eyes are always stunning!

    iirc, 19E has the first right/priority to sign any of the finalists (not sure it’s top10, top13 or top36) no matter who wins the title.

    right of first refusal for the top 10.

    What about Daughtry getting the “offer” (not sure if it was official or not) from Fuel after he got kicked off? I seem to recall talks of – should he choose it or not, as in, whether he got an offer from 19 or not he could make that choice to go with Fuel instead. Not sure about any of the details though.

  61. Oh, and for the person who asked, the only one not working on Adam’s album is Sarver.

    Whew! I was worried for a second! ROFLMAO!

  62. IDK, just my thought. Some kind of non-music leak today (as in another Adam tweet telling us to get ready for the Adam-storm ;-) ) would be ok though.

    Adam said after the tour that he will lock himself up in the studio for three weeks…and they are up… so I am sort of expecting this…

  63. Mary102′ ¦Intellectually I fully agree with you and truly hope this is what RCA will do’ ¦.With that said’ ¦. the ‘ID’  in me wants something NOW!’ ¦

    Maybe they’re counting on that phenomenon of food tasting better when you’re really really hungry. If everybody is waiting and waiting and waiting, famished for Adam’s voice, then whatever the quality of music his voice is attached to, people will say it’s great — if they have to wait long enough. … Would that work? … Nah, don’t think so.

  64. Adam said after the tour that he will lock himself up in the studio for three weeks’ ¦and they are up’ ¦ so I am sort of expecting this’ ¦

    Hmm…well then…Let the storm (or drizzle) begin!

  65. And it’s nice to see that Simon Cowell continues to use some of his vast personal fortune for charitable purposes. Now maybe he could sell the rights to ‘Hallelujah’  back to Leonard Cohen?

    This kept getting repeated and misreported by some newspaper but it’s wrong. Simon Cowell doesn’t own the rights to Hallelujah, Sony does. Simon’s company Syco is part of Sony, which is perhaps where the mistake comes from.

  66. “Maura Johnston is circumspect. “It may be that Perez is the tartily dressed canary in the coalmine,” she says, “and this warning will be heeded ‘“ but I suspect there is worse to come yet. I think Warners are going to go ahead with ‘his’ label, which actually basically to me seems to be a way to soft-pitch Warner artists who are ‘too Euro’ to an American audience. It won’t work, though ‘“ I feel very comfortable saying that.”” — Joe Muggs

    I love this: “tartily dressed canary in the coalmine…” The canary always dies. How many “acts” will follow?

    I agree “celebrity” does not equal popularity. This acticle definitely has Perez Hilton’s number. Lady GaGa should find herself another escort pronto.

  67. They just mentioned Adam on the View. Some guy was dressing up for Halloween and said about his outfit (which was sort of a vampire thing)…I don’t know I think I looks like Adam Lambert at his High School Prom… Now maybe not the best promotion…but name recognition and that is always good.

  68. HS Dance # to Mad World:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc0NERh3uOw

    BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing. I am waiting for Mia Michaels to use this next season on SYTYCD (it was used for a 30 second solo on SYTYCD Canada by Emanuel, Top 8, this past week).

    And of course, this just makes me want to hear new music from Adam even more. :(

  69. Oh, and for the person who asked, the only one not working on Adam’s album is Sarver.

    But remember, Sarver has some important news coming up at the beginning of next month. So either he has a record deal or they’ve chosen one of his 999 songs he’s written for adam’s second single.

    Poor Sarver, he tweeted about hunting and now he’s getting pleas not to kill Bambi. Uh,,,Bambi came out in 1942. I think it’s likely the poor deer has already expired.

    RT @JEANNINEE9: @MICHAELSARVER1 PLEEEEEEEEEASE DO NOT KILL BAMBI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( I won’t I promise!
    about 2 hours ago from Echofon

    Besides which, bambi was fictional. and animated. Thumper on the other hand,,,

  70. Oh, the string orchestra sounds promising. Sounds like they are sparing no expense for Adam’s album.

    Oh, and for the person who asked, the only one not working on Adam’s album is Sarver.

    :D Clearly he’s too busy hunting down his lost followers.

  71. Uh,,, well, as a man I was offended when everyone was making ‘Rod’  and ‘Bob’  jokes about Adam’s Amazon arrow. It made me feel,,,insecure.

    Uh,,,finding that hard difficult to believe.

    LOL. Ditto that Susan. Yeah, halfie, I bet you felt insecure all of uh,,, 38 seconds.

  72. But remember,,,Sarver has some important news coming up at the beginning of next month. So either he has a record deal or they’ve chosen one of his 999 songs he’s written for adam’s second single.

    Oh, stop making me laugh at work!!!

    Seriously, I would love to see Sarver get some work. He is so desperate to get something, and his Twitter parties would be so much more hopeful. And maybe he’d have less time for hunting. ;)

    ITA: I honestly did not know that twat was a vulgar term; I guess I’m really naive. Sorry. Will make sure not to use it again.

    I would like my petty cash in one dollar bills, however. :)

  73. For some reason I don’t expect Adam’s single out until 10/19, so I don’t expect to hear anything until next week about it, but maybe that’s just me. Despite my statements otherwise, I can actually wait it seems. I know! shocked the heck out of me as well, because the only problem with instant gratification is…it takes too long, was also a motto I lived by. That being said I would like to start hearing some news next week and I wouldn’t mind pictures in interviews in the meantime.

    Oh and cool to hear about the increases in spins for Kris and entering the Billboard top 100! yay!

  74. Clearly he’s too busy hunting down his lost followers.

    LOL!! You nailed that one, sunchick!

  75. Is Paula doing something with X-Factor, I hadn’t heard. Here’s her latest tweet:

    PaulaAbdul Hey guys, I’m having a great time in London. Going to watch x factor rehearsals now. So excited! Almost the weekend!!!! Xoxo
    3 minutes ago from web

  76. Yup, Cindy it seems there was lots of talk about her being on X-factor on TV last week. I think it was on Entertainment Tonight or something and they were showing clips of him and Simo Cowell together.

  77. Hey girlygirl and adamland –

    Someone tweeted Cassidy and asked what he planned to wear for his show on Sunday. Here is his reply:

    cassidyhaley @bleubelle31 strip away military jumpsuit

    The mind reels. :) Enjoy the show!

  78. 4evrmomof4
    October 9, 2009 at 11:57 am

    this is supposedly the cover girl for the Elle December issue all of us Kris, Adam & Allison fans are waiting for:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/39943962.html#cutid1

    All I get is Britney Spears and her new CD

    VAlilac
    October 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    4evrmomof4
    October 9, 2009 at 11:54 am
    never get tired of seeing this:

    http://i34.tinypic.com/14vjyo2.jpg

    Here’s one without the cursor in the way

    http://www.moontripgraphics.com/2012cap.jpg

    Thanks…I saved it to my desktop….You know I think I may just be able to wait until next week now. VAlilac and 4evrmomof4 are Angels

  79. I hope the Al Jolson and Bugs Bunny are smilig down on Adam and this album right now! (Al Jolson, America’s first Jewish superstar, and Bugs Bunny because he was born and lived there and we know Adam likes to make those cartoon voices! LOL!)

    Re: Bugs — not to mention fond of wearing a little glitter and makeup!

    LMAO at “I Think I Love You” sung by Adam with a full string orchestra. :mrgreen:

    And, phooey, I thought Adam was in that video. Didn’t notice it was from this year and that they were just using Mad World as their track.

  80. Has anyone heard is this is indeed true of the 2012 premiere?

    The Berlin premiere is Sunday, November 8?

    Yes, Britney is the cover of December Elle, with all info about her inside.

    I agree, yuk, gotta wade thru Britney stuff to get to the juicy Adam pics.

    had to edit to correct my spelling-Friday brain song-nothing some Adam news could cure!

  81. Aww,,,Anoop has found a place in L.A…maybe :)

    AnoopDoggDesai So how’s everyone’s morning? About to head out for some coffee. BTW, I think I found a place! exciting.
    8 minutes ago from web

    I’m really rooting for him!! Where is our Alison??

  82. They just mentioned Adam on the View. Some guy was dressing up for Halloween and said about his outfit (which was sort of a vampire thing)’ ¦I don’t know I think I look like Adam Lambert at his High School Prom’ ¦

    Awww. Speaking of Adam and vampires and halloween, who could forget this picture?

    Little Dracula

    And look at the damn spider ring!! Wasn’t he sporting the exact SAME stylin’ ring look a few days ago walking down the street after a doctor’s appointment?!? LOL.

  83. I hear there’s an ‘E’ ,,, hope that helps.

    Sorry, can you sing it to me?? Oh, and you have to sound like him too…thanks in advance. ;)

  84. And look at the damn spider ring!! Wasn’t he sporting the exact SAME stylin’ ring look a few days ago walking down the street after a doctor’s appointment?!? LOL.

    I think I saw that goatee a week or so ago too!! That Adam, always recycling.

  85. Well, with Britney dropping the singles album on 11/24, there goes any chance of hitting big on the charts for Adam.

  86. It looks like Chikezie is going to be on General Hospital today. Chikezie’s Twitter from last night:
    *Backed in paradoxical corner* Ugh… umm…. Watch General Hospital Tomorrow! Cuz I’m on it an junk!

  87. I put this is yesterday’s headlines thread early this morning, but am bringing it over here too since today’s thread wasn’t up when I posted.

    LLWD has entered the Billboard Top 100 at #89,. It is marked (*) as one of the songs with the biggest increases in sales and airplay.

    http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/hot-100?begin=81&order=position

    I saw over on the ontd_ai thread about this that — as comparison — Carrie’s “Before He Cheats” entered the Billboard charts at #92, while Kelly’s “Since U Been Gone” entered the charts at #70. Does anyone know if that’s correct? (if it is, that would show that songs by ex-Idols can still do well even if they don’t shoot right up the charts)

  88. I saw over on the ontd_ai thread about this that ‘” as comparison ‘” Carrie’s ‘Before He Cheats’  entered the Billboard charts at #92, while Kelly’s ‘Since U Been Gone’  entered the charts at #70. Does anyone know if that’s correct? (if it is, that would show that songs by ex-Idols can still do well even if they don’t shoot right up the charts)

    I have no doubt that this is true – even starting lower on the chart – there’s nothing to preclude a song from steadily improving and moving up it. Didn’t Kelly recently have the biggest jump on the chart ever – like going from 98 to the top 10 or something?

  89. So Britney Spears is going to be on the cover of the issue of Elle that will have Kris, Adam and Allison in it?

  90. Happy for Kris that he broke the Billboard Top 100. Wishing him a nice rise up the charts :)

  91. I hear there’s an ‘E’ ,,, hope that helps.

    Sorry, can you sing it to me?? Oh, and you have to sound like him too’ ¦thanks in advance.

    Uh, ok – how about this:

    Play Mad World – stop at exactly 1:05 = that note is also in one of Adam’s new songs…seriously.

    (BTW – just played this on my ipod – nearly made me cry – that song will never stop being one of the most haunting and stirring I’ve ever heard)

  92. So GRO Green River Ordinance has Tweeted this:@GRO In other news : We R goin back out on tour w/ our boy @thedavidcook + The Script ! Dates posted http://www.myspace.com/gro &more coming!

    They have 6 concerts listed on their my space so it looks like David Cook will have 2 opening acts for awhile and GRO is very good so these concerts should be fantastic. And it looks like more are coming.

  93. Someone on TWOP posted this now apparently deleted tweet. It is relevant to my interests and I hope it is for some of you as well —- @foodisculture Chris Torres selected to be bassist for Kris Allen’s Fall tour. http://bit.ly/christorres
    For one thing, Fall Tour? So the venues we’ve been hearing about are part of a Tour I guess. Means more to be announced then. Yay.
    For another thing, this guys sounds (and more shallowly looks) great, seems to have worked with some great people.

  94. girlygirl, I agree. I don’t believe we’ve heard the end of the story for LLWD.

  95. Seems like Kris is going nice and slow! Any numbers on Allison or is it too soon? Can her single be played at radio stations yet?

    OT, a little shocked over the nobel peace price to Obama. Most people here in Sweden seem to think it was too early but the peace price is decided by the norveigans (the rest of them by us).

  96. Uh, ok ‘“ how about this:

    Play Mad World ‘“ stop at exactly 1:05 = that note is also in one of Adam’s new songs’ ¦seriously.

    lol Thanks for the news! Can I run with that one yet or should I wait for twitter confirmation???

  97. lol Thanks for the news! Can I run with that one yet or should I wait for twitter confirmation???

    Nah, I say run with it. I’d like to think I’m a pretty reliable source at this point.

    I did give the scoop about the first song containing a “C” didn’t I? (and by “C” I mean the note not the word, since apparently we’re talking about word usage as well here).

  98. After all the grief that Simon got about his bday party festivities, I am glad he is using his inordinate amount of income toward charity. Interesting, Paula does the same with seeing eye dogs. I don’t know about Randy or Kara. Ellen gives a lot to charity, too, doesn’t she?

    I love hearing about Kris’s winter tour, but I would like to hear LLWD being played more. The more I listen to it, the more I like it.

    ETA: So happy that it made it into the Billboard Top 100. Maybe it was due to Jim Cantiello? ;)

  99. I saw over on the ontd_ai thread about this that ‘” as comparison ‘” Carrie’s ‘Before He Cheats’  entered the Billboard charts at #92, while Kelly’s ‘Since U Been Gone’  entered the charts at #70. Does anyone know if that’s correct? (if it is, that would show that songs by ex-Idols can still do well even if they don’t shoot right up the charts)

    Girlygirl this is all true. As a matter of Fact Carrie’s Before he Cheats entered the charts at 96 then fell off the charts and then came back and remained on the charts for 64 weeks making it the fourth longest-charting single in the history of the Hot 100. It has sold over 2.7 million downloads. So I think it is way to soon to count out Kris’s success with LLWD at this point.

  100. Girlygirl this is all true. As a matter of Fact Carrie’s Before he Cheats entered the charts at 96 then fell off the charts and then came back and remained on the charts for 64 weeks making it the fourth longest-charting single in the history of the Hot 100. So I think it is way to soon to count Kris’s success of LLWD at this point.

    Whew! I see the point about songs making a comeback but surely we are not saying that LLWD is similar in anyway to Before He Cheats -are we? That song became an anthem for women across the world. LLWD’s anthem/theme has been overdone already IMO.

  101. For one thing, Fall Tour? So the venues we’ve been hearing about are part of a Tour I guess. Means more to be announced then. Yay.

    Yeah, his tour is probably whatever radio station concerts he has lined up, and maybe it means he’ll perform with Kris when he does tv promo for his album too.

    I’m not sure LLWD has as much appeal as “Since U Been Gone” and “Before He Cheats.” But I definitely think it will at least do moderately well on radio.

  102. Anyhew, so Kris is filming the video for LLWD this weekend, do you think we can get some random Tweeters to give some cryptic clues to this shoot as well? And will this this Tweeter know what stubble is?

  103. Anyhew, so Kris is filming the video for LLWD this weekend, do you think we can get some random Tweeters to give some cryptic clues this shoot as well? And will this know this Tweeter what stubble is?

    Oh, good call – last week we had tweets about TFM, so maybe this week we’ll have some for LLWD. Kris said the mv would involve time, didn’t he?

  104. Whew! I see the point about songs making a comeback but surely we are not saying that LLWD is similar in anyway to Before He Cheats -are we? That song became an anthem for women across the world. LLWD’s anthem/theme has been overdone already IMO.

    I don’t disagree with you….I was just pointing out that the lack of huge immediate sales don’t necessarily mean that the song will flop….

  105. They have 6 concerts listed on their my space so it looks like David Cook will have 2 opening acts for awhile and GRO is very good so these concerts should be fantastic. And it looks like more are coming.

    I can’t believe I’m actually considering looking into flights for one of these shows. I LOVED GRO when I saw them open for David and I really want to see The Script. The three together could be pretty epic I think. Yay for frequent flier miles I guess? lol

  106. I’m not saying LLWD has the same appeal or will do as well as “Since U Been Gone” or “Before He Cheats”. Those songs were just used as examples to show that songs can be successful even if they don’t debut high on the charts.

    LLWD has been picking up spins, as with the official add date coming next week I would think that it should move up the charts in the coming days. How well it ends up doing, no one really knows.

  107. Whew! I see the point about songs making a comeback but surely we are not saying that LLWD is similar in anyway to Before He Cheats -are we? That song became an anthem for women across the world. LLWD’s anthem/theme has been overdone already IMO.

    I don’t know. I think the carpe diem/be nice message will probably see perpetual resurrections. Whether it’s as compelling as bashing in somebody’s windshield with a baseball bat, I’m not sure. But it wouldn’t surprise me if LLWD or another song with that message became a mega-hit at some point, if it had the right anthemic quality (thanks, DC, I am finding uses for that word all the time these days …)

  108. I can’t believe I’m actually considering looking into flights for one of these shows. I LOVED GRO when I saw them open for David and I really want to see The Script. The three together could be pretty epic I think.

    If I had any money at all I’d travel to see that lineup, I love GRO, I want to see The Script, and any excuse to see David Cook works for me.

  109. Whether it’s as compelling as bashing in somebody’s windshield with a baseball bat, I’m not sure

    I love Carrie and I love that song but this line had me cracking up. :-)

  110. When I Live Like I’m Dying, because today may be my last day, I tend to Taste Every Moment and Live It Out Loud, because it’s the Time of My Life.

  111. Of course LLWD can (and will) rise on the HOT100 chart and these initial numbers don’t mean the song will fail at all, but I don’t see how we can compare to BHC and MLWSWY sales/hot100 debut.
    BHC was not a first single, and non first singles have a different run on the chart, the album is already out so the songs start climbing. MLWSWY started in the 90s but that was with airplay only, it wasn’t available on itunes. That’s a high debut for a song that is not available for sale. The week it became available it shot to #1.

  112. So can someone explain what exactly the Billboard chart is? Is it solely based on sales (of either singles or albums, based on the chart), or is it a combination of sales and airplay? IIRC it’s the latter. But I’m not completely sure.

  113. ruh rho – Michael must be getting serious hunting backlash (I can’t look up @ tweets at work.

    michaelsarver1 See this is why there is hate. If u critsize someone just because they think differently your no better than those that critisize u. Wow!

    RT @_morgans: @michaelsarver1 GO HUNT!!! You Rock!! can you reply to me!! Hiii! Hello!

    RT @found_at_sea: Real men don’t hunt! Sorry you need to get your kicks from killing other living creatures. Well that was rude!

  114. THE Billboard Hot 100 chart is a combination of airplay and sales.

  115. Michael needs to learn to *ignore* what bothers him or he’s never going to last in the entertainment business. Because people are going to criticize whatever it is you do… that’s just the joy of having easy ways to anonymously reach people!

  116. or is it a combination of sales and airplay? IIRC it’s the latter. But I’m not completely sure.

    It’s a combination or sales and airplay, and a little bit of streaming.

    but I hope the rest of the album will really sound like Kris, b/c I just don’t think this song does. It definitely sticks in your head, but I want something a little bit more unique. JMHO.

    IMO if his album has one or two songs better than LLWD then it will be a great album. I don’t know what is unique, and I’m not sure I expect unique from rushed albums, but this one is good and it’s really radio friendly. If he gets a couple of them as good or better, good for Kris.

  117. I don’t know who Joshua Molina is, but he’s a total Adam fantard.

    Well, he is obviously following Adam on twitter, that’s for sure.

  118. Whether it’s as compelling as bashing in somebody’s windshield with a baseball bat, I’m not sure. But it wouldn’t surprise me if LLWD or another song with that message became a mega-hit at some point,

    I always liked the “fantasy” of doing something extreme if you caught your man cheating. Women identified with the song because of the fantasy. I’m not liking the fantasy of falling out of the sky to your death or looking down the barrel of a gun. It could be just me though, I don’t like fear as motivation.
    The Tim McGraw song, “Live Like you Were Dying”, was already a mega-hit. Another one was a Garth Brooks, “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”

  119. Anyhew, so Kris is filming the video for LLWD this weekend, do you think we can get some random Tweeters to give some cryptic clues this shoot as well? And will this know this Tweeter what stubble is?

    i’m curious to see this video. The theme opens up for so much scenario possibilities. It would be very cool if it involves skydiving but i’d be surprised that it happens as everything seems so rushed

  120. RT @found_at_sea: Real men don’t hunt! Sorry you need to get your kicks from killing other living creatures. Well that was rude!25 minutes ago from Echofon

    See this is why there is hate. If u critsize someone just because they think differently your no better than those that critisize u. Wow!10 minutes ago from Echofon

    RT @SwtJenn: @michaelsarver1 Changed? how on earth can you change a pure soul with nothing but good in them? I still have plenty to learn.5 minutes ago from Echofon

    mamadeb1963 @michaelsarver1 Michael, you need to start with a big heart. Which you certainly did.less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon in reply to michaelsarver1

    _morgans @michaelsarver1 did you help any of the idol’s change??less than a minute ago from web in reply to michaelsarver1

    renee_snyder @jolinegkg He shouldn’t talk about opening his mind when he clearly hasn’t on this issue!half a minute ago from web in reply to jolinegkg

    RT @lmb61: @michaelsarver1 did adam help you with that change? Yes he did!

    AwesomeGal1967 @michaelsarver1 You Are Such a good hearted person and dont u let anyone tell u any differnt!!! Ive lrned ALOT frm YOU and ADAM!!!!

    ADAMGASMIC I FEEL VERY PROUD OF @adamambert and @michaelsarver1 they are a GREAT models to follow by everybody in the world!

    _morgans RT @gokeysgirl4life @michaelsarver1 Wow Adam did? Thats sooo shocking! I thought he hated you cause yall dont agree on nothinhalf a minute ago from web

    Somehow, I would never associate Adam and Sarver with one another…

    GET A BLOG, MICHAEL.

  121. Michael is too emotional for me to follow on twitter anymore. I figure if there’s any real news about him, like a record deal or shows or whatever, someone will post it on here or ontd_ai…

  122. Yes he needs a blog – he seems like a nice guy but he is way to sensitive.

    RT @lmb61: @michaelsarver1 did adam help you with that change? Yes he did!
    4 minutes ago from Echofon

    RT @himynamelssteph: @michaelsarver1 I don’t think that constitutes as hate, though… But that’s how it starts.
    5 minutes ago from Echofon

    and a bigger heart!
    7 minutes ago from Echofon

    A narrow mind usually stems from a lack of knowledge. But if u listen u learn and if u learn u grow. That growth can birth a more open mind
    8 minutes ago from Echofon

    RT @SwtJenn: @michaelsarver1 Changed? how on earth can you change a pure soul with nothing but good in them? I still have plenty to learn.
    13 minutes ago from Echofon

    RT @angel_loyal: @michaelsarver1 You tell them Mike and please tell me you can see this tweet. I see it.

    Thank God Ive changed. I can’t believe I was ever like that but I was. But I have learned so much.
    17 minutes ago from Echofon

    Thank God Ive changed. I can’t believe I was ever like that but I was.
    18 minutes ago from Echofon

  123. Michael is too emotional for me to follow on twitter anymore. I figure if there’s any real news about him, like a record deal or shows or whatever, someone will post it on here or ontd_ai’ ¦

    I can’t drop him, I feel bad for him so I keep following.

  124. “When I Live Like I’m Dying, because today may be my last day, I tend to Taste Every Moment and Live It Out Loud, because it’s the Time of My Life.”

    That made me chuckle. Thanks, wellhesback. I thought the nickelback song reference in the middle was cute too.

  125. I totally beat you this time, squirrely. ;)

    Ignoring all tweets might be a good start, Michael…

    ITA: He’s done…

    michaelsarver1 Everyone have a blessed day. I hate that I caused offense today. Talk again later. :)less than 10 seconds ago from Echofon

  126. girlygirl
    October 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Michael is too emotional for me to follow on twitter anymore. I figure if there’s any real news about him, like a record deal or shows or whatever, someone will post it on here or ontd_ai’ ¦

    I agree..He is becoming a big “Rickey” for me (for you). (no offense to anyone) I hope someone talks to him on what to ignore. I genuinely like the guy and hope the best for him but the constant tweets are getting annoying and desperate.

  127. OT, a little shocked over the nobel peace price to Obama. Most people here in Sweden seem to think it was too early but the peace price is decided by the norveigans (the rest of them by us).

    Maybe they were afraid that he’d never come back to Scandinavia again after the “debacle” of having him go all the way to Copenhagen only to toss the Chicago Olympic bid out in the first round. I didn’t want the Olympics in the U.S. either, but the first round!?

  128. LaurelG — Joshua Molina is an actor…he was on a bunch of the Aaron Sorkin shows like West Wing, Studio 60….he has been in a lot of stuff…you would recognize him if you saw him

  129. oops…i didn’t realize you were all talking about the guy who writes that Hispanic Business stuff…not the same person….

  130. I didn’t want the Olympics in the U.S. either, but the first round!?

    Ehh, I don’t think those two things have anything to do with each other… norway doesn’t dictate who gets the olympics… (though I bet they wish they were).

  131. LLWD’s anthem/theme has been overdone already IMO.

    That’s why they’ll never be another song about Love. Falling in love. Being in love. Falling out of love. If there has been one song on the subject, there have been a billion.

    I just don’t think that a song theme can be overdone. Themes, like chords, are repeated endlessly. It’s what you do with them that makes the song a hit or not.

    Besides, I think a lot of people ignore the lyrics and just sing along to the chorus (with their head hanging out the window or not). One of the prime examples of this is the song “Taking Care of Business”. It seems that not a single US presidential election goes by without one or more candidates trying to pick that song for their campaign song (Randy Bachman finds out about it and makes them stop every time). Have these candidates and their handlers ever listened to the song?

    “And if your train’s on time
    You can get to work by nine
    And start your slaving job to get your pay
    If you ever get annoyed
    Look at me I’m self employed
    I love to work at nothing all day”

    “Just a-lyin in the sun
    Tell them that you like it this way
    It’s the work that we avoid
    And we’re all self-employed
    We love to work at nothing all day”

    No, they ignore the bit that makes fun of the wage slaves and promotes doing as little work as possible (and suggests you join a band) and concentrate on the hook “And we be taking care of business, every day. Taking care of business, every day” and the kick-ass melody.

    Yes, I know, all of us are deep and in it for the lyrics, but I think many are not (“Boom, Boom, Pow” has like three words in it and moved a gazillion units).

    Anyway, there are only N (where N is debated) basic plots to stories and they are recycled endlessly. That’s probably true of song themes as well.

  132. Cool about Cook’s 6 shows with the Script and GRO. I hope they come to my neck of the woods again (Northern California) — and in a venue that’s not general admission this time.

    Neal tweets (Cook’s guitarist):

    I was trying to explain things through text but then realized no one gets what im sayin through text.
    about 12 hours ago from web

    Of course, this is the guy who gave us:
    — why is there a bear in my room?
    10:48 AM Sep 4th from web
    — I got razor blade lips, I’m gonna kiss some wrists!
    11:58 PM Sep 2nd from Echofon
    — ain’t nothin’ but a dang ol’ honkytonk down ‘ere! i’m gonna make some clothes and practice some guitar. hurry and get here crashkings.
    3:45 PM Aug 31st from web
    — Pig fat burns with a bright flame.
    6:36 PM Sep 12th from Echofon

    I am amused by randomness.

  133. It would be very cool if it involves skydiving but i’d be surprised that it happens as everything seems so rushed

    Well, I hear skydiving is nothing but rushing after you jump out of the plane and before the parachute deploys.

  134. OT, a little shocked over the nobel peace price to Obama. Most people here in Sweden seem to think it was too early but the peace price is decided by the norveigans (the rest of them by us).

    Heh. Have you seen the bruhaha on Twitter? Some of it is quite amusing.

    I want leaks from Kris’ video, dammit. I have no idea what kind of vid they’ll do. Hmm…

  135. Ehh, I don’t think those two things have anything to do with each other’ ¦ norway doesn’t dictate who gets the olympics’ ¦ (though I bet they wish they were).

    Um… I *was* being tongue-in-cheek. ;-)

  136. I think LLWD will do well, but I hope the rest of the album will really sound like Kris, b/c I just don’t think this song does. It definitely sticks in your head, but I want something a little bit more unique. JMHO.

    I think LLWD will eventually do well, as well and not surprised to see it’s numbers creeping up for radio play. Not sure how that is effecting it’s sales yet, guess we’ll see.

    But goddess yes, I want some less generic and more Kris like stuff for the rest of his album. I don’t like LLWD, it bores me and isn’t Kris like at all to me.

  137. Of course LLWD can (and will) rise on the HOT100 chart and these initial numbers don’t mean the song will fail at all, but I don’t see how we can compare to BHC and MLWSWY sales/hot100 debut.
    BHC was not a first single, and non first singles have a different run on the chart, the album is already out so the songs start climbing.

    Exactly. BHC was the third single off Some Hearts, not a debut single. It didn’t have a week where it debuted on iTunes and lots and lots of people already owned Carrie’s album. Didn’t MLWSWY get a TON of adds before the adds date even approached? I remember radio going nuts for it before it actually hit iTunes. I don’t think either that or BHC is a good comparison for the early stage of LLWD. Z100 added LLWD this week and I had thought even before the adds date more Pop stations would have picked it up too but I think it was just three total. Did Jive do Mediabase ads for Crush and Tattoo when they went for adds? I haven’t seen a single type of industry site ad for LLWD. Nothing on Mediabase, All Access, FMQB, etc.

    Sarver really needs to shut it. 140 characters or less just doesn’t work well with his excessive whining.

  138. Uh,,,are we supposed to guess which one of these is Adam? OK, I’ll take the Asian dude in front. Seems just as likely as any of the others.

    Adam is the blonde guy on the far right. He was heavy in High School. I think he said he was about 230 lbs at one point.

  139. 10:48 AM Sep 4th from web
    ‘“ I got razor blade lips, I’m gonna kiss some wrists!

    If one can love a tweet — instead of a twerp — then I loved that line and told him so. Put it in a song, Teimann!

  140. ‘For the man brave enough to appear on national television in a tatty old Hanes.’  Hot!

    LMAO. Hahahaha!

    Oh, Simon. You do dress for the occassion.

    It’s funny, but whenever I see a clip from his UK shows, he’s dressed to the nines. On AI, he generally looks like he just walked in from sitting in his trailer, drinking beer and watching NASCAR.

    It’s definitely going to have to be a low rent cologne here in North America. Probably something like that “Bathroom Polo” Carrie’s boyfriend in “Before He Cheats” likes to slather on before he gets lucky.

  141. Has anyone seen or heard anything about how Blake’s release party went last night?

  142. 10:48 AM Sep 4th from web
    ‘“ I got razor blade lips, I’m gonna kiss some wrists!

    Nice.
    And we are flipping out over the word “twat” in a tweet?

  143. Whether it’s as compelling as bashing in somebody’s windshield with a baseball bat, I’m not sure

    This is why I luved the song! It was edgy and saucy! Made me wanna hit someone. lol

  144. About the nobel peace price, the previous year I think The Script performed a song at the award ceremony.

    Maybe Kris can perform the same song for Obama this year-lol! Anyways, Didn’t he give a shoutout to Obama in DC?? I think he likes Obama.

  145. Well, you can’t blame Sarver for his insecurity, given that it doesn’t take much for people to pounce on him. These people aren’t machines, they’re human. I always feel bad for certain idols every year, even if I’m not a fan.

    And we are flipping out over the word ‘twat’  in a tweet?

    LOL. Fortunately, Neal wasn’t an idol contestant, or he would have been skewered by now! Here’s another classic Neal tweet this morning that definitely had me choking on my coffee. Apologies if it was posted already.

    do they have bats in ny? because i swear the noise of bat fucking kept me up all night.

  146. do they have bats in ny? because i swear the noise of bat fucking kept me up all night.

    That begs the question, *how* in the hell would he know what that sounds like?

    I swear, I would buy a book titled, “The Combined Tweets of David Archuleta and Neal Teimann.”

  147. I really don’t think I would want to know what that sounds like.

  148. I just find it of continuing amusement that Michael Sarver was the Emo!Twitterer, not Adam. Ha ha, ahh good times.

    Moved from wrong thread…And now for something completely different, Kris’s video idea for LLWD…wonder if Slezak and or Cantiello in one of their daily interviews or ruminations about Kris will get a little more info about what the heck it will be about. I hope it’s not too literal, unless it’s really like literal videos, of which Total Eclipse of the Heart is THE classic. Either way. Either totally embrace it or move beyond it.

    Oh and what’s up with the leak of Allisons’s song to Amazon and iTunes and subsequent seeming yanking from there, with Oct. 20th at the listed day as it was originally? Seems like a real snafu by someone and as both iTunes and Amazon had it, maybe more of a Jive snafu? Hmmmm.

  149. you should twitter that to Neal, Sassycatz. If you don’t do twitter, may I?

  150. do they have bats in ny? because i swear the noise of bat fucking kept me up all night.

    LOL – I can’t even imagine what that sounds like.

    Twatting and bat fucking – I Love this cheesy show

  151. you should twitter that to Neal, Sassycatz. If you don’t do twitter, may I?

    Which comment?

    I already responded with this:
    Sassycatz @nealfingtiemann And how would you be familiar with this sound of nocturnal bat pleasure?

  152. sidewalkstory
    @adamlambert Our pleasure having you Adam. Sounds amazing.

    Do I hear a little courtship in this? Just in case things don’t work out at Sony?

    Columbia Studios is actually the former home of Coumbia Pictures not Columbia Records. Columbia Pictures moved to the Burbank Studios in 1972. It’s now owned by the Tribune Company (they own KTLA, LA Times, etc.) It’s now used for mostly for independent Movies and some TV projects. I gather they used one of the sound stages for this recording session — much more impressive than a recording studio to see a full string orchastra on a sound stage.

    The sound stages are also used to put together and plan/reherse big rock shows, so maybe they want Adam to come back to work on his show!

  153. Oh and what’s up with the leak of Allisons’s song to Amazon and iTunes and subsequent seeming yanking from there, with Oct. 20th at the listed day as it was originally? Seems like a real snafu by someone and as both iTunes and Amazon had it, maybe more of a Jive snafu? Hmmmm.

    Which colors me confused….. if they don’t release Adam’s single next week I don’t think they will do it the same week as Allison, which may mean the week of the 26 instead…..

  154. I swear, I would buy a book titled, ‘The Combined Tweets of David Archuleta and Neal Teimann.’ 

    Well the surreal factor would be very high, that’s for sure. And going from David A’s earnest and sweet random Tweets, to Teimann’s random profane ones, could make it even more fun. Wheee!

  155. I swear, I would buy a book titled, ‘The Combined Tweets of David Archuleta and Neal Teimann.’ 

    hahaha….someone responded to Neal with “Hush bats! You shouldn’t be fucking anyway!” Best.tweet.ever.

  156. Oh and what’s up with the leak of Allisons’s song to Amazon and iTunes and subsequent seeming yanking from there, with Oct. 20th at the listed day as it was originally? Seems like a real snafu by someone and as both iTunes and Amazon had it, maybe more of a Jive snafu? Hmmmm.

    It looks to me like Amazon jumped the gun and put it for sale too soon, then iTunes put it for sale and someone finally noticed. I really don’t this that the folks at Jive are very sharp — Amazon had for for sale for over two days.

    The on sale date was always listed as 10/20/09. Thankfully, it didn’t sell too many units before it was pulled because they won’t count on Billboard rankings. They do count for RIAA awards unless there is a special early digital release rule that I am unaware of.

  157. do they have bats in ny? because i swear the noise of bat fucking kept me up all night.

    I would think bats would do it in the daytime.

  158. Columbia Studios is actually the former home of Coumbia Pictures not Columbia Records. Columbia Pictures moved to the Burbank Studios in 1972. It’s now owned by the Tribune Company (they own KTLA, LA Times, etc.) It’s now used for mostly for independent Movies and some TV projects. I gather they used one of the sound stages for this recording session ‘” much more impressive than a recording studio to see a full string orchastra on a sound stage.

    The sound stages are also used to put together and plan/reherse big rock shows, so maybe they want Adam to come back to work on his show!

    It was Capitol Studios, though, not Columbia, I think ….

  159. OT – Weird twitter trend of the day: Marge Simpson

    Evidently the cartoon character is going to be on the cover of Playboy?

  160. Which colors me confused’ ¦.. if they don’t release Adam’s single next week I don’t think they will do it the same week as Allison, which may mean the week of the 26 instead’ ¦..

    Well we don’t know when Adam’s single will be released, though my random ass theory is the 19th for previously stated and reasons both cracked and reasonable. But I don’t think RCA and possibly whatever branch of 19 will care if Allison’s is the 20th, which would suck for Allison. But on the other hand that would mean delaying Adam’s single release until the next week and I just don’t think so. Though I don’t have one real clue beyond that Adam said his single would be released mid-October and the 19th is just 4 days after, so okay. But the 26th? not to much mid.

    But really, who the hell knows at this point?

    Oh and yeah, even if it was Amazon and iTunes fault for jumping their respective guns, super of Jive not to notice for a few days. Whoops!

  161. hahaha’ ¦.someone responded to Neal with ‘Hush bats! You shouldn’t be fucking anyway!’  Best.tweet.ever.

    LMAO!! That one cracked me up!

  162. The most WTF Neal tweet to me was the honky tonk town one — and how he’s gonna make some clothes and practice guitar. What?!? He’s a guitar shredding god and a seamstress?!?

    hahaha’ ¦.someone responded to Neal with ‘Hush bats! You shouldn’t be fucking anyway!’  Best.tweet.ever.

    Agreed. hahaha Who knew Archie and Neal would be such a perfect comedic combination?

  163. lucy
    October 9, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    do they have bats in ny? because i swear the noise of bat fucking kept me up all night.

    I would think bats would do it in the daytime.

    I would think you’d be correct being that they are nocturnal little creatures.

  164. Fortunately, Neal wasn’t an idol contestant, or he would have been skewered by now! Here’s another classic Neal tweet this morning that definitely had me choking on my coffee. Apologies if it was posted already.

    do they have bats in ny? because i swear the noise of bat fucking kept me up all night.

    May, which Twitter account are you talking about? First of all, Adam’s brothers name is Neil, not Neal. Secondly, there has been much debate about his presence on Twitter. Poser accounts and such.

  165. sassycatz – send Neal this:
    I swear, I would buy a book titled, ‘The Combined Tweets of David Archuleta and Neal Teimann.’ 

    eta – actually you should twitter that to @thedavidcook

  166. May, which Twitter account are you talking about? First of all, Adam’s brothers name is Neil, not Neal.

    sidewalkstory, this would David Cook’s Neal (his lead guitarist), not Adam’s Neil (bro).

  167. sidewalkstory Neal Tiemann is David Cook’s lead guitarist. He and DC played in the Tulsa band MWK together, and he played on the record, and is the tour’s musical director. He’s the one with the facial piercings and tattoos. He’s awesome :).

    ETA: Too slow! But not deleting, cuz Neal’s still awesome. It’s true.

  168. SarahP
    October 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Michael Slezak would like you to choose a name for Simon’s cologne:

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/10/09/simon-cowell-fragrance-undershirt/

    interesting comment from the site:

    Superiority by Simon Cowell
    One dab, and you too will spew words like ‘horrendous’  every time you open your flap and fondle your coworkers while you’re supposed to be working.

    I’m ok with that as long as there’s no pepper mills involved. That’s still one of the creepiest images ever.

  169. sidewalkstory, this would David Cook’s Neal (his lead guitarist), not Adam’s Neil (bro).

    Thank you. Does Neal live in NY with Neil? lol.

  170. sassycatz ‘“ send Neal this:
    I swear, I would buy a book titled, ‘The Combined Tweets of David Archuleta and Neal Teimann.

    ‘ 

    Okay … this could prove to be a golden merch item for both Davids’ camps.

  171. I do not want to buy Simon’s cologne. Or his undershirts.

    Sarver seems like a nice enough guy, but seriously, shouldn’t he be pouring his emotions out to his *family* (or his therapist) and not to the Twitter world? This really started out with his tweet about hunting, and finally ended up about tolerance for Adam and forgiveness. It got very surreal quickly, but if he hadn’t posted about his hunting trip in the first place (b/c many of us are strongly opposed to hunting, tho I was smart enough not to post), or had LET IT GO, this wouldn’t have become a Twitter fiasco. Well, for those ppl who actually care.

    It is really a shame with the way Allison’s single has been handled. I do not suspect this will pertain to Adam’s. The release date is the release date. Hence, no leakage.

  172. http://insidetv.aol.com/2009/10/05/american-idol-halloween-costumes-adam-lambert-and-kris-allen/

    I dunno. We get:

    1) Kradam ( I love Kradam, so that’s not an issue for me, and I think it’s funny that it says “for couples”)

    but:

    “Because Kris, while adorable, doesn’t have the most distinctive look, the Kris costume button-down shirt could be replaced with a simple, DIY T-shirt that reads “I won American Idol. He didn’t.” — with an arrow pointing to Adam.

    Please, AOL…and is Cantiello somehow involved?!

  173. From Chikezie –

    EAST COAST TURN ON ABC!!! I’M ON THIS EPISODE OF GENERAL HOSPITAL!!!
    7 minutes ago from web

  174. hahaha’ ¦.someone responded to Neal with ‘Hush bats! You shouldn’t be fucking anyway!’  Best.tweet.ever.

    OMG ROTFL! Can’t stop laughing! Didn’t Archie and Neal have lunch together in Manilla? I remember something about that and a string of WTF’s? LOLLOL

    Oh look Sony Music Global is pimping The Script/Cook tour. I’m so totally and completely shocked ;)

    @SonyMusicGlobal Get ready – @TheScript is teaming up with @TheDavidCook for a US TOUR! Dates @ http://bit.ly/U6sLK, how do you think the show will be?

    The link takes you to The Scripts site with an announcement.

  175. Sarver seems like a nice enough guy, but seriously, shouldn’t he be pouring his emotions out to his *family* (or his therapist) and not to the Twitter world? This really started out with his tweet about hunting, and finally ended up about tolerance for Adam and forgiveness. It got very surreal quickly, but if he hadn’t posted about his hunting trip in the first place (b/c many of us are strongly opposed to hunting, tho I was smart enough not to post), or had LET IT GO, this wouldn’t have become a Twitter fiasco. Well, for those ppl who actually care

    ITA, suebrody! Not sure how someone can not know that hunting is controversial. Quite honestly, he worries me as someone who is way obsessed with his perceived image, and scarily insecure. Not a good thing in terms of being a public figure, if he wants to be a performer. He’s been bleeding followers steadily, and more today after the hunting tweets. I’m afraid for his emotional well-being…

  176. OMG ROTFL! Can’t stop laughing! Didn’t Archie and Neal have lunch together in Manilla? I remember something about that and a string of WTF’s? LOLLOL

    What? That’s like Keith Richards having lunch with Bambi. I wouldn’t have minded being a fly on that table, except Neal probably would’ve tried to crush me with his beer bottle. The mind reels.

  177. I just find it of continuing amusement that Michael Sarver was the Emo!Twitterer, not Adam. Ha ha, ahh good times.

    I just saw the Michael meltdown on twitter. WTF was that all about? Should I even bother asking? Or caring? Sorry, dude. Too much drama for a friday.

  178. 123abc456
    October 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    THE Billboard Hot 100 chart is a combination of airplay and sales.

    Ah, thanks for the answer 123abc456!

  179. sidewalkstory
    October 9, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Uh,,,are we supposed to guess which one of these is Adam? OK, I’ll take the Asian dude in front. Seems just as likely as any of the others.

    Adam is the blonde guy on the far right. He was heavy in High School. I think he said he was about 230 lbs at one point.

    LOL! That pic should have been labeled. sidewalkstory you were close, Adam topped out at 240 lbs., and with the strawberry blond hair it is not likely many people would recognize Adam in old pictures.

  180. OMG ROTFL! Can’t stop laughing! Didn’t Archie and Neal have lunch together in Manilla? I remember something about that and a string of WTF’s? LOLLOL

    LOL. Actually, it was breakfast. heeee

  181. I really don’t think I would want to know what that sounds like.

    uh,,,kinda like a moan in horny recovery, I would think.

  182. lucy: It was Capitol Studios, though, not Columbia, I think ‘ ¦.

    Oh duh! I was thinking it was the Capital Studios soundstage when it clearly is the Capital Studios at Capital Records.

    IGNORE everything I wrote! That makes much more sense — and that is a far more exciting place to have recorded a part of this album.

    Memo to Q3 — Never comment when working — just quit work to pay attention to the important things in life!

  183. Didn’t Archie and Neal have lunch together in Manilla? I remember something about that and a string of WTF’s? LOLLOL

    LOL I thought it had been breakfast. But yeah, read something about it too.

  184. I could never pull off Adam. I could make a decent Kris, however. I do own jeans, sneakers (does he wear sneakers?), and t-shirts. I would have to buy a new plaid shirt and borrow someone’s guitar, however. I haven’t owned a plaid shirt for years. Maybe Kris will start a trend.

  185. That makes much more sense ‘” and that is a far more exciting place to have recorded a part of this album.

    Exactly. Way way cool. No wonder Adam was excited. Fun for Adam — and so suitable for somebody who loves mixes of sound and loves to tweak every detail. The Capitol Studios have all sorts of very very cool acoustical stuff available. He must have been in heaven.

  186. This is the weirdest story I have seen in a while:

    NOTE: THE SOURCE IS THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER BUT IT WAS TOO GOOD NOT TO PASS ON

    Paula Abdul To Launch Her Own Record Label

    Paula Abdul, who decided to exit from “American Idol” earlier this year, reportedly will develop her own recording company. She is allegedly interested to sign the Idol outcasts who are considered to have potential but were dropped from the Idol label, 19 Recordings.

    “Paula’s not naming any names because she wants to sign talent quietly so she can maximize her investment,” a source told The National Enquirer. “But she definitely has her eye on artists who released records, and then got lost in the shuffle.”

  187. Adam and Kris for Halloween!

    http://insidetv.aol.com/2009/10/05/american-idol-halloween-costumes-adam-lambert-and-kris-allen/

    Um,,,actually, I thought it was rather amusing.

    I didn’t. It’s one thing for bloggers and fans to ship Adam and Kris but AOL Entertainment? And to gleefully point out Kris’s wedding ring, like, make sure you wear the ring, folks! No. Not appropriate. In real life, they’re friends and the quasi-journalists, regardless of whether they write for internet sites or not, should remember that.

    The bit about the shirt reading, “I won AI and he didn’t” Eh. I don’t really care. That’s fair game in my book.

  188. @concertagency David Cook and The Script Package are looking to fill November 22 ‘“ December 2 in the Southeast

    Found this tweet interesting. AMA’s are on 11/22. I was hoping DC would make a showing… Secondly, there’s a 2-week break from his last show in mid-October (10/18) until his first show in November (11/3)… I wonder what Mr. Workaholic has scheduled? I guess it could be vacation, but I feel like even when he’s on vacation, he squeezes in something else..

    I think the Halloween idea is hilarious…

  189. Talk about lame Halloween costumes. I guess going as Adam would make sense. You could look pretty freaky but 90% of the people won’t know who the heck you are. Maybe you’ll get -are you that guy from Idol? You know that guy.

    The buzz from S8 has completely evaporated. Most of the contestants are being forgotten even more quickly than in seasons past. Adam looks to be the only one with some buzz. I’m not saying Kris and Allison won’t get their music played on the radio. Just that memory of the season is fading quickly.

  190. ROFL at Neal and the subsequent “bat” tweets. Just can’t make that stuff up. hee!

    By the way, Keel – the tweet about pig fat burning a bright flame or whatever was a direct quote from Bear Grylls on Man Vs. Wild. I saw that episode that same day. And his tweet about a lock of hair not lasting 2000 years in a teddy bears pocket, as if a teddy bear had a pocket, was in reference to the movie AI: Artificial Intelligence. Well, there’s some randomness explained, anyway. lol

    And yippee… took long enough to get Cookie to play Dallas, and now I’m getting the Script AND GRO to boot? Niice.

  191. Nice find, Squirrely! Snippets are always hard to judge, but it’s pretty, and sounds like Adam (not over-processed). I was expecting more of a rock ballad, but the snippet sounds more like a straight ballad. But again, snippets are hard to judge. Congrats, Adam fans, you gotta crumb!

  192. Paula Abdul, who decided to exit from ‘American Idol’  earlier this year, reportedly will develop her own recording company. She is allegedly interested to sign the Idol outcasts who are considered to have potential but were dropped from the Idol label, 19 Recordings.

    ‘Paula’s not naming any names because she wants to sign talent quietly so she can maximize her investment,’ 

    Well, I’ll name names. Let’s see who has been dropped by (or parted ways) with 19R:

    Season 1:
    Justin – co-host for Idol shows on TV Guide Network
    Nikki – in recovery, reality show “Sober House”
    Tamyra – currently looking for new label and management

    Season 2:
    Clay – Currently with Decca (part of Universal Music Group)
    Note: Ruben got dropped by J Records, but not by 19R. He’s signed jointly to Elliott’s label “Hickory Records”

    Season 3:
    Diana – Currently performing in Off-Broadway musical

    Season 4:
    Bo – Started his own label

    Season 5:
    Taylor – Started his own label
    Katharine – signed to Verve (Universal Music Group), album set to be released in early 2010

    Season 6:
    Blake – signed to Tommy Boy Entertainment, just released album

    Season 7/8 – all still signed

    Of course, there were a lot of Idols that were never signed by 19R, but she specifically mentions ones that were dropped.

    I suspect that she’s trying to sign Tamyra and possibly Diana. Clay, Kat and Blake are currently signed while Taylor and Bo seem to like owning their own albums. Nikki is a trainwreck. Justin might be another option though he seems pretty busy.

  193. TfM snippet on Amazon

    Quick, somebody grab it before it’s gone so we have something to debate for the next 4 days.

    I’ll start. It seems like a typical song you hear over the credits. Not much of a hook, but those things rarely do. Don’t want the cleaners dancing in the aisles. Sweeping up pop-corn and figuring out how to mop-up a vat of spilled soda is not supposed to be fun.

  194. I agree with leome. Maybe they should have done this instead of No Boundaries. It’s hard to judge from such a small clip though. But now I do understand what that person who was at the filming of the video said about country rock.

  195. FYI, the TFM snippet discussion seems to be happenin’ over in the Adam’s orchestra (hee) thread.

  196. Will people throw rocks and shoes and stuff at me if I say that the snippet of TFM doesn’t sound like anything all that wonderful? It’s ok, but I am not jumping up and down going OMG what a fantastic song. It sounds pretty much like a fairly standard soundtrack ballad.

    Now maybe the full version is amazing and unique and all that. But that snippet was not all that for me (for you).

  197. Will people throw rocks and shoes and stuff at me if I say that the snippet of TFM doesn’t sound like anything all that wonderful? It’s ok, but I am not jumping up and down going OMG what a fantastic song. It sounds pretty much like a fairly standard soundtrack ballad.

    It was the same for me. Just ok for me (dawg?). Interested to hear the whole thing to see if I like it better as a whole!

  198. I think we need to hear the whole song – snippets can be misleading. I don’t like the high-pitched voice – sorry. Just does nothing for me. Like I said, to be fair, we need to hear the whole song before we critique it.

  199. @concertagency David Cook and The Script Package are looking to fill November 22 ‘“ December 2 in the Southeast

    Yes, I tweeted them back with a few suggestions. I know, I’ve seen him twice already, but this time it’s with The Script! Come on Dave…I’m beginning to think you REALLY have something against Alabama!

  200. girlygirl
    October 9, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    Will people throw rocks and shoes and stuff at me if I say that the snippet of TFM doesn’t sound like anything all that wonderful? It’s ok, but I am not jumping up and down going OMG what a fantastic song. It sounds pretty much like a fairly standard soundtrack ballad.

    No one is going to throw anything, I think that lots of people will agree with you. (I’ll start setting my watch)

    I guess I wasn’t expecting anything besides typical movie ballad, though others might have, but I’m not them, so I’m not disappointed. And it’s a 15 second clip, so who knows what the rest will sound like? That countryish sound was unexpected to me, not sure how I feel about it. Bit standard (read generic) beginning that’s for darn tooting sure. And predictably hackneyed lyrics.

    On the plus side, liked Adam’s voice, especially towards the end of the clip, and it was somewhat pretty and I like pretty. I agree, not hookish though.

  201. We got exactly what we were told we’d be getting – a ROCK ballad. Not pop, ROCK. If you were expecting bouncy music for a disaster movie, no wonder you are disappointed.

  202. We got exactly what we were told we’d be getting ‘“ a ROCK ballad. Not pop, ROCK. If you were expecting bouncy music for a disaster movie, no wonder you are disappointed.

    It’s still a meh clip for me. I wasn’t expecting dance music, I wasn’t expecting anything, it isn’t something that is on my mind, lol. That’s just my take on it as a completely neutral listener. I like Adam, but I am not invested, at all. So my opinion is that the clip was bland, and I’m interested in hearing the whole thing. It might be a rock ballad but it is a bland one, at least per the clip. Not unexpected with a soundtrack song.

  203. I think that ultimately Adam has an amazing range in his voice. I think that ultimately (for me at least) that amazing range doesn’t translate to amazing music. I don’t equate “notes one can hit” with omg!wtf!music. I ultimately and have always ultimately equated those voices with notes. They mean nothing to me as far as artists go. As far as artists go, I’m very unconcerned with what note they can reach.

    So Adam (so far because we’ve not heard the entire thing) gave me exactly what I expected. Good vocals on an awful song. He’s nowhere near OMG! blow everybody from here to toyoko out of the water. For me, he’s merely workmanship.

  204. Ballad, yes, but from what I can tell, it ain’t really rock, any more than “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” which, for Aerosmith, was notably UNrockish.

    I guess my mileage varies. I’m in the meh camp too.

  205. It reminds me of a coronation song. Or something that Celine would sing. I have to hear more of it.

  206. It’s still a meh clip for me. I wasn’t expecting dance music, I wasn’t expecting anything, it isn’t something that is on my mind, lol. That’s just my take on it as a completely neutral listener. I like Adam, but I am not invested, at all. So my opinion is that the clip was bland, and I’m interested in hearing the whole thing. It might be a rock ballad but it is a bland one, at least per the clip. Not unexpected with a soundtrack song.

    Well I hear ya on all of that, but I did like it a lot more with the movie clip up, better sound, more rock in the vocals and instrumentation, and more Adam’s voice. Which if you don’t like Adam’s voice, as some people here don’t (which is totally cool) this won’t suddenly convert you into liking it. LOL.

  207. It sounds pretty much like a fairly standard soundtrack ballad

    Completely agree. Adam has a fine voice and does a good job with it, but at least from the clip it seems pretty generic. But generic sells, so it could do really well for him. We’ll see I guess.

  208. Well I hear ya on all of that, but I did like it a lot more with the movie clip up, better sound, more rock in the vocals and instrumentation, and more Adam’s voice. Which if you don’t like Adam’s voice, as some people here don’t (which is totally cool) this won’t suddenly convert you into liking it.

    I did like the movie clip version more – still nothing exciting but he sounds great and it’ll do great for him I’m sure. I mean, it’s a movie soundtrack song. They don’t tend to be anything groundbreaking. But they can sure get some miles (ask Celine Dion).

    I actually do like his voice. It’s the *song* that is meh, not Adam’s voice. I said (ask my sister! she’ll tell you! heh!) when I saw Adam on the show that unless he’s terribly mismanaged or just picks music that is so out there that people can’t get into it that he should be a superstar. I’m a devoted David Cook fan but I’m not going to take anything away from Adam – I’ve never heard a voice like that. I’m not super thrilled when he gets up into the higher register too much — especially when the tongue comes out, lol — I like a little bit deeper man’s voice for the most part, but his range is just… sick? I can’t think of a better way to describe it. So do know that even though I’m neutral because I’m not super invested in Adam (I wish him well, of course!) I think he’s extraordinarily talented. Doesn’t mean that I think everything he does is the best thing ever. Shoot, I don’t even think my Cookie is all rainbows and puppies ;)

  209. Memo to Q3 ‘” Never comment when working ‘” just quit work to pay attention to the important things in life!

    Words to live by.

    And the Enquirer quote you found is interesting. Paula could make that work with way low overhead and some creative $ splits.

    She’s got the media acces to basically be a nouveau distribution site. Paula’s Picks or whatever. But she’s got 1.2 million Twitter followers. She can get access to online media and some good traditional slots. She “discovers” or “rediscovers” people. The ones with trust funds she re-records an EP’s worth. The ones already recorded she “signs” and distributes their EP. It’s all downloads. It would work. Not lavish dough, but would give her cred and a life.

  210. wellhesback
    October 9, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    What!? Cookie is not all rainbows and puppies!!?? [joking]

    The Magic Rainbow and Dublin disagree!

    So do know that even though I’m neutral because I’m not super invested in Adam (I wish him well, of course!) I think he’s extraordinarily talented. Doesn’t mean that I think everything he does is the best thing ever. Shoot, I don’t even think my Cookie is all rainbows and puppies

    Well I am an Adam stan, but I don’t like everything Adam has done or will do. There isn’t one artist in anything I like, music, dance, acting, fine arts, that I like everything they do, and in fact I can be quite meh to feh with some of what they do. And in my many critiques of this song today, I agreed that it was cheesy, I didn’t like the generic sound of the original clip, still not thrilled with it all, I totally agree, some typical movie song-age going on. But I still like the voice and song for what it is, and liked it a lot more in the movie clip and liked the instrumentation a lot more. Thankfully! But I never expected what I consider a great song, but I enjoy it (more than you, evidently :) for what it is…cheesy movie song goodness.

  211. But I never expected what I consider a great song, but I enjoy it (more than you, evidently :) for what it is’ ¦cheesy movie song goodness.

    I’m not into cheesy movie songs, sadly. I wish I could like them but however popular “My Heart Would Go On” and “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” are/were… no likey :)

  212. See, this is what’s frustrating when you listen to snippets. Even with a good long snippet like this one, it’s just so hard to get a feel for how the entire song hangs together when it’s just this one section. Adam’s vocals were as on point as ever, of course, but I just felt I was waiting for the chorus or the hook or something to start and then the clip ended.

    Not that I’m a fan of soundtracky Diane Warrenish rock ballads, but at least it would have been nice to get a feel for whether it was radio friendly or not, whether Adam elevated it above the dreck that it was, or . . . something . . . other than that it sounds like a soundtracky Dianne Warrenish rock ballad.

  213. I’m not into cheesy movie songs, sadly. I wish I could like them but however popular ‘My Heart Would Go On’  and ‘Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’  are/were’ ¦ no likey

    Well I didn’t like either of those songs either, but I can like cheese once and a while. Depends on the kind of cheese. I find enough in Adam’s song vocally and right now with the movie clip, instrumentally, to like. Not my favourite movie song or Adam song, by any means for either. But it has enough in it for me to like.

    It’s like how I kind of liked Bryan Adam’s Everything I do (I do it for you). Of course I came to loathe it after it was overplayed, but it was okay for me. For me this song is more like that, though I like this more because I like the voice more. But it’s no Kiss From a Rose or I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, just two movie songs off the top of my head that I REALLY liked.

  214. Didn’t Archie and Neal have lunch together in Manilla?

    I never heard that! LOL. Talk about odd bedfellows, at least on the surface, but they both love music.

    Re the “cheese” talk, I don’t think that all emotional or passionate songs are cheesy. There’s a time and place for them, and one can be emotional and not cheesy. Cheese comes from over-emoting, or using too many cliches. Not from being emotional/passionate. Just listen to latin music for example. American music has gotten so afraid to be passionate, maybe we’re too jaded?

  215. I’m fine with passionate. In fact, I’m a bit of a sap. And I love sad songs (Tim McGraw’s “Can’t Be Really Gone” is my favorite of the day, found my older CDs). I just don’t like some of the uber cheese :) . Well, that’s not true. Give me the Goonies song any day. Ha!

    And Truthiness, I fricking love Man of Constant Sorrow. And the Everything I Do… song… aww, that was me & my boyfriend’s song in 12th grade. Too bad he turned out to be a jerk. Maybe that’s why I don’t like it anymore…

    Adam’s voice very well could elevate that song to another level. I want to hear the whole thing, and we shall see. I have quirky tastes in music anyway. So I never know what the heck I’m going to like!

    linky to nice Cooky interview
    http://bit.ly/fihQo

    Thanks for bringing that over. He might not be *all* rainbows and puppies but he’s pretty fricking awesome. Is it Sunday yet? Or Tuesday? YAY!!!

  216. And I was distracted by all the Adam stuff to pay attention to my Kris stuff, darn it. So yeah, still hoping from a leak from his video this weekend or some interview, Slezak and/or Cantiello prying some more details out of him, something. Or about the rest of his album. I mean he’s supposed to be finished with his album on the 15th, that is coming up fast! Is that a drop dead date or can it be pushed back? Hmmm. I don’t know.

    And hey, how did the Kevin Rudolph and Kris thing work out? Not a partnership that readily makes sense and no Tweets from either side about it, but that’s not terribly atypical of Kris and his typical hush hush style. But I admit to being curious.

    Oh and yeah, still excited that Kris broke the BB 100. yay. Some good movement there by Kris in radio play is finally showing up. Cool.

  217. From the Wall Street Journal:

    In what may be the first (and last) time Bob Dylan draws comparisons to David Archuleta, the wizened rock icon and baby-faced “American Idol” winner have Christmas albums with the same release date and almost identical titles. Mr. Dylan’s first holiday album is “Christmas in the Heart,” Mr. Archuleta’s “Christmas From the Heart.” They’ve also selected some of the same carols, including “The First Noà «l” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

    Notice how they called him the American Idol winner. :lol:

  218. linky to nice Cooky interview
    http://bit.ly/fihQo

    Oh no he DIDN’T just tell a Zack Attack story. Mwah! He should totes try to talk Neal into covering friends forever, we’ll be friends foreverrrr… The TOML crowd will love it. ;)

  219. Notice how they called him the American Idol winner.

    That Bob Dylan. Always stealing other people’s thunder.

    So, the Wall St. Journal doesn’t have a proofreader?

    Not having a proofreader is the least of the Wall St. Journal’s problems.

  220. GAH I have a friend at the show tonight and she called me for 2 songs. MJ & Sue I think you might be in luck because from what I heard he sounded pretty darn good! I couldn’t hear any throat problems. I’ll talk to her more after the show and see if she detected any problems but I thought he sounded good. Hopefully he’ll be ok for you guys tomorrow!

    eta: oh holy crap he looks good in that interview. I like his hair and the tight shirt mmmm.

  221. Reports from Cookie’s soundcheck say he sounds great – Our workhorse Idol probably knows to take care of that throat

  222. Thanks wellhesback for the Cook’s interview. That was entertaining; i would have prefer less talk from the interviewer though

  223. Oh and yeah, still excited that Kris broke the BB 100. yay. Some good movement there by Kris in radio play is finally showing up. Cool.

    hey good news!! thanks. It’s a very good song so I’m expecting it will get more airplay

    His latest twit…
    View from the office today. http://twitpic.com/kvgwo

    Could that be a shooting day? I bet it is!! :)

  224. Lil lives!

    from IDOLLILROUNDS

    Oh and I took my children to a meeting today…….You can just guess how that went!! YIKES! They had alot of fun though!!!
    8 minutes ago from web

    Hiii everybody!! Just wanted to let you know that I’m workin in the studio and I’ll have a new website coming soon!!!
    10 minutes ago from web

  225. “Reports from Cookie’s soundcheck say he sounds great ‘“ Our workhorse Idol probably knows to take care of that throat”

    I like that description, the ‘workhorse Idol’. One of the greatest things about David is his work ethic, and I believe it will take him far.

    Thanks for the link to the interview, although the interviewer talked waaay too much, it was still pretty good (has there ever been an Idol better at interviews than Cook?)

  226. For those listening to the underwater cellcast, BBS is back. Welcome back Kyle! :) I can’t wait to see vids surface of this show.

    David is definitely a workhorse for sure! I don’t think wild horses could have kept him from this show. Heh

    suebrody and mj have fun in Providence tomorrow. :)

  227. (has there ever been an Idol better at interviews than Cook?)

    I know, right? Some of these questions he’s been asked for a year and a half now, and he still manages to act engaged and be engaging. The PR follks at 19M/RCA must be beside themselves.

  228. IMHO season 8 has A LOT more buzzzz than season7′ ¦.

    That’s because you were invested in S8. S7 had plenty of buzz but when the new season starts that buzz starts to fade. Has happened every year and will this one as well when S9 starts.

  229. His latest twit’ ¦
    View from the office today. http://twitpic.com/kvgwo

    Could that be a shooting day? I bet it is!!

    Hmmm. Well hard to tell from that shot, other than it looks like SoCal. But he did say this weekend, so if not today, soon.

  230. Thanks girlygirl! That video was funny and quite appropriate esp. for me as I did think of LLWD while watching adam’s TFM video!

  231. thanks girlygirl, I sleepy and about to go to bed and now I’m fully awake..

    that was soo funny!!

  232. Hopefully no one gets too worked up about this’ ¦

    Why would anyone get worked up about a Rickroll with Kris’s music to the movie clip instead of Adam’s music? And I guess it’s funny because celebrating living like your dying…while everyone is dying, is funny!

    I mean, it’s a Rickroll, it’s not that deep.

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