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Torah study with Adam Lambert

March 23, 2015

By Juneau

My Torah study master likes to begin a session by having us read a line or two of text, a fragment that initially seems to relay almost no information. But then over the ensuing two hours, we would fill in the context–the story in the scriptural passage as well as to the larger historical, religious and literary background–examine the multitude of ways in which those dozen or so words could now be interpreted, and connect them to our own lives and spiritual experience. I love these sessions. They turned grains of language into boundless universes of meaning.

So now Adam has released his own version of a scriptural fragment, and until April 21st when the single drops, all of you Adam Lambertologists are invited to submit your thoughts and interpretations below. What do you see and hear in this?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2015 10:35 am

    Can’t Waite 4 the new song.Adam is the best!,

  2. Lam-My permalink
    March 23, 2015 11:36 pm

    I like the flute and drums backdrop; it has a little eastern flavour but when Adam sings, he can simply turn it around to something quite unexpected. The flute and drums remind me of Kitaro’s music like Matsuri or Silk Road etc.

  3. Lam-My permalink
    March 24, 2015 12:15 am

    Kitaro’s masterpiece Matsuri…my favourite.

  4. 1stmajesty permalink
    March 24, 2015 4:02 am

    The song has so many haunting qualities, and the whistling creates this atmosphere of something unknown lurking in the shadows… the title “Ghost Town” is aptly named.

  5. vikara88 permalink
    March 24, 2015 4:36 pm

    Soft, ethnic/new age, more clear and careful (less noisy) sound, less rock, in between poprock and new club dance/lounge. This is what comes to mind first.

    Thank you, Juneau!

  6. Lam-My permalink
    March 25, 2015 7:40 am

    Juneau…..Your piece is very well-written; your Tora sessions seem effective; lwl! Actually that’s a good thinking-process methodology, and you relate it very nicely to Adam’s snippet.

  7. Lam-My permalink
    March 25, 2015 10:36 pm

    Gazing into the distance
    A light illuminating
    Ahh…what’s Adam thinking
    A silver lining…a rainbow…something hanging
    ‘Yep that’s my pot of gold waiting’
    To come down crashing
    Adam gives the handsome, hungry look
    Deep-set eyes peering, wondering
    ‘What’s in the book for me to cook’ lwl!
    After QAL, so loving, energy-sapping
    Now he’s on his own
    His two ole buddies have gone home
    Perhaps that’s what he’s ruminating
    But whatever it is…he looks like a movie star
    Such good-looking features will inevitably
    Splash across the silver screen near and far
    On top of that, an artistic open mind
    And a voice that grinds to a shine
    Original High…Yes ! It’s about time!

    Lam-My

  8. Lam-My permalink
    March 26, 2015 9:52 pm

    Well, Juneau and Xena, two fascinating writers…you’ve got a friend in this respect. By the way, love your smiles!

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