Adam Lambert Daily Update – May 7, 2012
TO SNEAK OR NOT TO SNEAK?
A mini editorial by Juneau
I was on Twitter late last night and observed, in real time, as a fan who had obtained a copy of “Trespassing”, posted downloadable files of the entire album onto MediaFire. She instructed fans to direct message her for the download, with a warning to not publicly disclose the link. I feel very conflicted about this, but not so much because of the illegality or potential loss of sales revenue. I’m sure nearly every fan who DM’d her has already purchased multiple copies of the album. And it’s also a virtual certainty that the entire album will soon be pirated and available for free download somewhere on the Net. That’s just today’s reality. What bothers me is that it feels like spoiling the surprise that Adam has worked on so hard for his fans.
I’m not going to judge fans who, pumped up by months of foreplay, simply lost control and had to have it last night. I truly understand. But for me, since I began listening to music again, I’ve become much more sensitive to recording quality. Just as the speakers on a laptop cannot compare to a full-sized, great audio system, a digital download cannot compare to the sound of a well-produced CD. Maybe I’m just a deluded romantic who wants her “first time” to be unforgettable and perfect, but as desperately as I want to hear the full songs, I’m going to take a cold shower and wait for Trespassing to arrive in its physical incarnation. I’ll admire the handsome packaging that Adam and Lee labored over. I’ll touch that shimmering disc with reverent fingers and slide it into the waiting aperture of my CD player. I’ll recline onto my chaise, and in the soft glow of candles, wait for my B&W speakers to begin pulsating, for the vibrations to overtake me.
VH1 Behind the Music is re-airing its episode on Adam Lambert on May 13.
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Gloss Magazine issue with Adam on the cover is now available for online viewing! It’s been a while since we’ve leafed through a gay mag. Mmmmmm, fun! But you’ve been forewarned!
Pollo DelMar of Gloss – Adam Lambert talks about “Never Close Our Eyes”
Adam Lambert The Voice TV Finland
UK Fans – To celebrate Adam Lambert Day on 8 May, we’re giving away a copy of his single, “Better Than I Know Myself”