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Adam Lambert Week – June 17-23, 2012

June 17, 2012

By Juneau and Xena Follow us on Twitter @JuneauXena@XenaPW & @AdamLambertBook

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Donate to Adam’s charity:water campaign

Holy sh*t!! Only 13 days left and the needle has not moved for many weeks! Time for a big push so we can reach the $100,000 goal!!

Glambertinas help in every way they can!  New fundraiser from our friend Bonnie aka AdamsBonBon @bonniedesa: 

I have 8 Trespassing bangle bracelets leftover from ones I made for the Six Flags event that I attended. They are handmade from polymer clay with the black and yellow/gold colors of the new album. I will continue to offer them to fans in exchange for a donation of $10 for each bracelet ordered to Charity:Water to help make our goal.

Just email xenaprincesswarrior1@cogeco.ca  that you will be making a donation and I will set one aside. When you have made the donation, email xenaprincesswarrior1@cogeco.ca with the size and your mailing address. To figure your approximate size, take a strip of paper and wrap it around your knuckle area, making a tight fist with your thumb on the inside (it doesn’t need to be exact — I just want to make sure what I send you won’t easily slip off). Fold the strip where the ends meet and measure it. (I have small hands and wrists and mine measured 8 1/4″.)

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NEWS ALERT

Yesterday (June 18) the music video for Adam Lambert’s new single “Never Close Our Eyes” went in at No 4 in the latest MTV “10 On Top” countdown of hot, new talent. Check out video HERE

****We interrupt these important messages with some fantastic news!!!  Adam Lambert’s NCOE video at 3,018,485 views as of this writing!

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Where do we order this???  Adam’s UK bonus “Map” Snippet

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ADAM AND GRAHAM

U.K. Glamberts!!! Well done to get Adam on the Graham Norton Show! BBC1 On Friday June 22 10:35-11:20 pm and then again on Monday June 25th.

Adam resplendent in a very contemporary version of a 1940’s suit with stagy sharkskin finish of the ’50’s.  A jacket in that Hugo Boss boxy cut of the 1980’s with wider lapels and shoulder pads – only works on the tall & skinny mod bod!  Trousers – also flashback ’40’s & dancing ’80’s!  The hair & accessories restrained to highlight the details of that stunning jacket.  Now, about the shoes Adam…..did you try on a pair of Savile Row leather wing tips?

Here’s the entire episode. Hilarious!!

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STEREOGRAM FROM BRIAN MAY!

Courtesy Brian May’s Soapbox

Check it out! 3-D pics of Adam hard at work rehearsing with Queen!!!  We are E-N-V-I-O-U-S of all those going to see one of these sure to be specatular shows!

Adam rocks horizontal striped t-shirt

Couldn’t we all use a friend like Brian May?

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EYE CANDY

From Celebrity Gossip   Stepping out for a fun night on the town, Adam Lambert was spotted arriving at The Wellington Club in London, England on Wednesday night (June 20).

The “Never Close Our Eyes” singer looked fierce as always in an all-black ensemble while giving the awaiting photographers a grin before heading inside to the Dean Piper party……cont’d and more photos!

Popprince: Always good to see @adamlambert on fine form @popjustice quiz night.. yfrog.com/mnq3osdj
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Great Pics of Adam Performing at G.A.Y in London! Hope they let him come home! Lambrits are you working on creative ways to keep him over ‘ome?  Adoption? Mass Marriage of convenience? Kidnapping – Tower of London?

Adam lambert performing at g.a.y.  where: london, england.

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ADAM FINDS WHOLE FOODS IN LONDON

@adamlambert I wouldn’t survive traveling the world without Whole Foods Market! Thank u salad bar and brown rice sushi. Thank u flax seeds and buckwheat
@WholeFoods@adamlambert Sounds like an Alanis Morissette song! : ) ….and we LOVE you!!
Pleasant Surprises-Adam Lambert by Margarita   I love surprises, the unexpected, these “out of the blue” moments, they are exciting. I had one such moment on Saturday 16 June.

I was attending a Byron Katie Talk in Kensington and at lunch time decided to go get something to eat from Whole Foods – and there he was at the Salad Bar – ADAM LAMBERT! He was so sweet and he really is beautiful!…….cont’d

Margarita100: @adamlambert So excited to have just met you in Whole Foods thx for taking a pic with me luv your music

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PLAYING FOOTSIE…

OMG!

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

POPCRUSH: Best Albums of 2012 (So Far): ‘Trespassing’ by Adam Lambert – Adam Lambert made history when ‘Trespassing’ debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 sales chart. He was the first openly gay male musician to achieve the feat, which is a big deal……

GCN Mag “Adam Lambert Extra” – “Some juicy extra quotes that didn’t make our July cover interview with the star! Find out what he said about his Fan Base!! This month’s Pride issue of GCN is now available on our app and in print across the country with our cover star Adam Lambert talking openly about his journey as an openly gay popstar. We got some great stuff from Adam that we couldn’t quite squeeze into the final piece so below check out Adam talking in detail about his new album, Pharrell Williams and his loyal fanbase. Still not enough Adam? We’ll have a track-by-track review of Trespassing online on Monday!” read more…

NewNowNext style expert William Buckley is back again today to show how to get another look inspired by a celebrity. In honor of his new CD, this time around William shows how to get Adam Lambert-inspired style with a few easy touches. Check it out!

Adam Lambert gets his *sad face* on as he misses being goofy when out partying  It’s no wonder Adam Lambert is looking so down in the dumps as he headed to a celebrity bash last night — he’s missing an integral part of partying!  There’s a good reason – check it out….

BILLBOARD: 20 Great Gay Moments In Music – “We reflect on 20 musical moments that were pivotal in advancing the understanding and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.” Adam Lambert Glams Up “Idol,” Debuts at No. 1

More about our Party-Boy dressed in black!  Doesn’t take much to get the gossips going does it?  But there’s more to this story – a video “10 Things Adam is Obsessed with” !

Tommy Joe Ratliff chats to Pressparty about his “amazing” fans, his journey with Adam Lambert and his career highlights to date

Juneau was busy on a secret mission last week and wasn’t able to get Daily Updates out. Our apologies. She’s back briefly but will be in London this week, so coverage may be spotty! We’re posting press and blog stories from Thursday-Saturday to catch up.

Digital Spy – Adam Lambert: ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ – Single review “Mars’s lyrics provide the fist-clenching emotion (“There’s plenty of time to sleep when we die/ So let’s just stay awake until we grow older”), Luke’s throbbing beats and squelchy synths ensure it’s tailored to the dancefloor, and Lambert supplies plenty of drama with a growly vocal. The result, as you might expect, is near pop perfection.”

PressParty – Sam Sparro on Adam Lambert’s comments that gay pop stars don’t get enough acceptance “Sam Sparro has revealed that he agrees with Adam Lambert’s recent comments that gay pop stars don’t get enough acceptance…”I love his new album – it’s a great pop album. I’m so pleased it’s topped the charts in America, and I hope it connects with the UK because he deserves it.”

Capital FM – Adam Lambert’s New Album ‘Trespassing’ And Single For July Release “‘Never Close Our Eyes’ was released as the record’s second single in US and received an overwhelmingly positive reception from critics…Earlier this week Adam Lambert was named the world’s sexiest male by Billboard, ahead of Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine, Justin Bieber and Enrique Iglesias.”

Gather – Adam Lambert UK ‘Trespassing’ Release Date Delayed “Adam’s UK publicist tweeted today, “Adam Lambert releases new single Never Close Our Eyes on July 8th in the UK. The US number one album Trespassing follows on July 9th.” According to earlier press releases, the single was originally slated for a release on June 24 and the album on July 2. No reason has been given for the delay. However, although fans will have to wait an extra week for the album, there is good news in that the date for Adam’s appearance on The Graham Norton Show has now been confirmed for June 22.

Gather – Adam Lambert Hits 1.5 Million Twitter Followers! “Based on number of followers, Adam is among the top 600 most popular Twitter users. Of course, Adam will need a huge influx of followers if he is ever going to reach the queen and king of Twitter – Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, who both have more than 20 million followers. But making the top 600 is a huge accomplishment, given the millions of users on Twitter.”

4Music – Adam talks to us about Queen, American Idol, being a role model and his school days (VIDEO) “We have to admit it, we were all a little starstruck when Adam Lambert took over our Twitter account and popped into the 4music.com offices for a chat. The raven-haired singer with the piercing blue eyes, is just as striking in the flesh as he is in his press pictures.”

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TRESPASSING REVIEWS

Concert Tour – ALBUM REVIEW: ADAM LAMBERT ‘TRESPASSING’ A hot mess of a review by a critic who is won over by Adam but not so much by the album. “For every moment that seems a bit out of place or contrived, there is a sexiness which hits the target perfectly. Adam exudes confidence throughout, and come the day that he does break free of all expectations he really stands to be a force. He’s not quite at that point yet, but he’s surely making great, big strides.”

PopMatters – Adam Lambert: Trespassing A critical review, but a thoughtful one, even if he refers to Adam’s wails as “screeches”. “If Season Eight—or Idol itself—is remembered artistically centuries from now, it’ll be for Glambert’s performances. After the season ended, the question—the worry—became, “How does he translate this persona into a recording career?”…So unfortunately, the answer to that worried question remains, “He hasn’t figured it out yet”. Like his first album For Your EntertainmentTrespassing disappoints because it’s Lambert playing on pop’s terms and sometimes narrowing the terms unnecessarily…So while I’m rooting for the guy and his amazingly versatile screeches, he still doesn’t know how to make pop music work for him, rather than the other way around…”

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AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES

O Music Awards Fan Army Manifestos – Adam Lambert’s “Glamberts” 

Adam Lambert’s Videos- A Singular Man – Radio Show Podcast

SoJO 7@7 Countdown For Wednesday, June 20 [VIDEO] Adam Lambert enters the countdown, while Katy Perry tries to chip away at votes for Carly Rae Jepsen.

O School Hip Hop International kids dance to Shady & Trespassing – Awesome!!

Glamberts With too much Time on Their Hands

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TWEET BEAT

@adamlambert Wonderful rehearsal w @QueenWillRock… Just found out Corrie won’t be on the Tele this evening. I’m Gutted!
@adamlambert This new Usher album is NUTS.
@sam_sparro Album out in UK on Monday!
Retweeted by Adam Lambert
@LightUp_TheHalo@adamlambert Thank you for the soundtrack to my life! And by the way, I’m a straight, married, Father & I think you’re pretty. #Trespassing
Monday Tweets

@OutsideEdgePR: So excited or everyone to get their hands on the UK version of AdamLambert’s Trespassing. Bonus tracks By The Rules and Map are incredible.

@nilerodgersI’m gonna hit Adam up now. Many people are flying in and out for the day. London is easy, but he may want to rest his voice. Thx
@adamlambert@nilerodgers yo! Doing my run w @QueenWillRock at London’s Hammersmith Apollo that week! Shady has to happen sometime though! It MUST

@nilerodgers: I wish @adamlambert and @sam_Sparro could play Montreux Jazz on JULY 13 with #CHIC & @markronson @larouxofficial @TheeRealFDHCetc etc

Thursday Tweets
@adamlambertBig day! En route to Rehearsals w @QueenWillRock and then Graham Norton tonight!! #action!
@adamlambert@grahnort So great to meet you tonight!! Thanks for having me song on your show!
@adamlambert@iamwill Great catching up with you tonight!
@iamwill@adamlambert you got some vocal skills…I enjoyed your performance…see you back stateside…
Friday Tweets
@adamlambert: Hanging with @thewantedmusic at T4 studios yesterday! London Pop!! pic.twitter.com/ISC9HPJI
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EVENTS OF THE WEEK

Via Adam Lambert Events

June 17: TV, China. Shanghai ICS channel, All On The Line with Joe Zee repeat at 6pm local time. [Source]
June 17: Radio, Poland. RMF FM. RMF EXTRA interview. [Source & More Info]
June 22: TV, UK. Interview and performance The Graham Norton show. Tapes on 6/21, airs 6/22 at 10:35pm UK time on BBC1, Airs on BBC America later this month. [Web page | UK Program Schedules | BBC America schedule]
June 22 – 23: TV, US. Fuse Maxim’s Top Sexy Beats series repeat. [Schedule]

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ACTION ITEMS

ATTENTION GLAMBERTS!  YOUR VOTES NEEDED!

http://www.q102.com/pages/ultimate_fan/

http://www.billboard.com/features/poll-billboard-com-s-2012-mid-year-music-1007363352.story#/features/poll-billboard-com-s-2012-mid-year-music-1007363352.story

http://www.omusicawards.com/vote/must-follow-artist-on-twitter/adam-lambert

http://www.omusicawards.com/vote/fan-army-ftw

http://on.vh1.com/dsaartist

Keep giving Adam’s videos hits on his VEVO channel!

Request Adam on your local radio station – Adam Official thread lists request links for radio stations in major markets around the country.

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FANVANGELIST TOOLS

Share these with friends and acquaintances who haven’t yet seen the Light and Love!

Top 10 Things to Know about Adam Lambert

Podcast – Top 10 Adam songs picked by fans

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WERK BITCH! BUY THE ALBUM

Amazon  iTunes Barnes & Noble

From Adam Official – Deluxe Box Set
Full album stream here – share with friends!!

Trespassing Box Set

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SHOPPERS CORNER

Buy Our Book, Tattoos and Bumper Decal

For more, check out our Adam Lambert boutique listings!

Skins & Stones Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant in antiqued bronze and silver, just perfect!

Human Rights Campaign Store – Support this great organization advocating for LGBTQ equality. They have beautifully designed jewelry and accessories.

Episodes of “All On the Line with Joe Zee Season 2” are available on iTunes 

JUUN.J // BLACK LEATHER BANDED BLAZER – Here’s the jacket that Adam wore on Jimmy Kimmel.

Anyone on your gift list who needs a pair of Rick Owens boots?

Adam at the Do Something Awards rocks Nicolina Royale’s garland necklace. Check out her store – Great gift ideas.

Need feather hair extensions? Hop over to @PeaceFrogDesign’s Etsy store!

Check out Janet Kofoed’s Etsy store. She has a whole line of Glam Nation-inspired jewelry, poetic, nature-inspired and beautifully executed.

Picture in Pencil.com – great color pencil drawings of Adam Lambert by @jolson12miggles

Lock and Handcuffs T-shirt from Lambosessed We love her original “One Nation Under Glam” designs! Lambosessed explains her design approach: “I aim for easily wearable designs instantly recognisable by fans as having a connection with Adam while retaining a subtlety that doesn’t require them to bear his name.”

Order Glam Nation Live CD/DVD on Amazon and iTunes.

Buy Aftermath Remix here

The imported Sleepwalker single can now be ordered at U.S. Amazon

Labor of Love Project – Buy Scarlett Cherry’s gorgeous new CD. Organic goodies for moms and babies too!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. becca112971 permalink
    June 17, 2012 9:01 am

    see I was liking Adam’s tweet about whole food right up till the point he mention sushi then it was a no go

  2. June 18, 2012 11:13 am

    Loved the Whole Foods comment; great company.

  3. June 18, 2012 11:26 am

    I would like a discussion here (or on the blog radio? – even tho it seems I can never stay up late Wed. nights, ha!) about the issues raised in the Popmatters review and more importantly, all the responses. I’m getting really weary of the attacks by Adam’s fans (yep, I just said that) on these blogs/reviews. Yes, I know Adam’s fans are passionate, blah, blah, blah…. I feel like sometimes some are guilty of exactly what they claim the reviewers are guilty of: misinterpretation and jumping to conclusions, and there seems to be a reaction that is a kind of conditioned response, based on the “party line”. I don’t get the homophobia, etc., people are lobbying his way. Or am I being obtuse? I don’t know. The guy is allowed to have an opinion on these songs. He wasn’t putting it down for not being too gay or not gay enough. He was reviewing it on the merits as far as I could tell – and it was from HIS own point of view, as is the case in every other review (and incidentally, judging from what I’ve seen and heard, many fans privately agree with some of what he says). But I guess, like beauty, the message is in the ear of the beholder sometimes. “You hear what you wanna hear” * (lol – does that make any sense? Not sure I know how to articulate it, if I find a better wording I will share).
    Another question/issue raised in the comments – there was a lot of hand-wringing over the metascore – I wonder how many people, the everyday music consumers who make up the bulk of music sales, even know this exists? I never heard of it before I started following Adam and his career. Now that I do know about this metric, as well as all the others, my M.O. for deciding whether to buy an album will be…well, the same: I listen to the entire album of song snippets (back in the day you couldn’t do that on your own, now you can – yay!) and decide if I like the music enough to buy it. Do a lot of people check out this score and base their decision solely on it?
    What is it about Adam that compels these intense discussions!! haha! It ain’t that deep…sometimes.

    *Nilsson’s “The Point” – anyone remember that? 🙂

    • June 19, 2012 7:19 pm

      I second everything you say, and would love to have a radio show discussion about this. If you can stay up late enough, you’d be the perfect guest! Many of the fan comments on that Popmatters review just made me cringe. The reviewer obviously admires Adam’s talent and feels he could push himself further, to push Pop into more transgressive realms. I think it’s constructive criticism, and for fans to lob unfounded accusations of homophobia, rockphilia, etc., only undermines the fans’ credibility.

      I’m similarly puzzled regarding Metascore. I never heard of it before, but I don’t know enough to say what kind of readership it receives or how influential it is with regard to determining sales.

      Why does Adam compel such intensity? I think it has more to do with how much people are personally invested in seeing Adam succeed. His success validates their own obsession with him. Not a healthy thing, but I get it!

      – J

      • June 20, 2012 10:54 am

        Well, maybe I can sacrifice some sleep one night to stay up for a radio show, I guess. (I’ll just pray for a rainy forecast for the following day, which means no early row).
        I can’t guarantee how articulate I will be tho! Live radio, I won’t have the benefit of aggressive editing! 😉

  4. Angel permalink
    June 19, 2012 7:55 pm

    I agree with your reply to Dori. Regarding your last paragraph, how true. I keep praying for ADAM’s success so I can relax, rest and enjoy his sweet success and have more time to enjoy away from my laptop.

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