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Who Is Juneau?

Writing under a nom de plume, Juneau is the co-author of On the Meaning of Adam Lambert (published by BadBoys Garage, 2009).

It all started back in mid-2009, when Juneau was blindsided by the singer Adam Lambert, whose superior singing and intriguing bad boy-good boy persona on American Idol attracted her attention. Unable to comprehend why Lambert had lost the title, she began watching endless loops of video footage from the show and YouTube, and trawling the blogosphere in search of validation. The over-exposure to all things Lambert warped her brain and soon, she was hopelessly addicted. Salvation came in the form of the WowOWow web site, where Juneau realized she was not alone in her affliction. She unburdened herself in a posting in which she speculated on why Adam Lambert was having such a profound effect on women of the baby boom generation. The postings by Juneau and Xena, another prominent blogger on the site, were edited into the collection that forms the book, On the Meaning of Adam Lambert.

Juneau says the experience of writing undercover has not only opened up new paths in her professional career, but also has transformed her relationships with her family and friends. “Life has a way of stuffing you into roles. I was happy and fulfilled with the roles I was playing, but this Adam experience made me realize there are aspects of myself that had lain dormant, that I wanted to revive. Honestly, people are envious. They say they wished they had an Adam in their lives. We hope that our book inspires readers to find the “Adam” that re-ignites their souls.”

In the “real world”, Juneau is the Executive Director of a biomedical research foundation, a blogger about music and biotech, Zen/Torah mistress, garden designer, gastronome and former gay club diva. She co-founded both not-for-profit and for-profit biomedical ventures and serves on several national foundation Boards.

A descendant of samurai, Juneau was reared in upstate New York and schooled in Switzerland, Tokyo, and Harvard, where she majored in physics and disco dancing. She has authored a renowned book on Japan, written for national magazines and NPR documentaries, worked on a Hollywood film with Ridley Scott and Michael Douglas, and is a member of the Boston Brain Trust. Juneau regularly commutes to a Parallel Universe as a wife and mother.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. sandra permalink
    June 9, 2010 5:42 pm

    HI Juneau,

    I really enjoy reading your blog, and this came highly recommended to me by fellow Adam Lambert fans. I lost 2 hours reading and catching up, there was so much here to catch up on.

    Are you going to any of the concerts from Adam’s tour? I’ll be attending a few. Looking to meet many of the Glam Nation All-Stars.

    Sandra
    NYC

    • June 9, 2010 5:58 pm

      Hi Sandra,
      So glad you have found an entertaining outpost here at our Salon. Xena and I are meeting a group of friends at the Foxwoods concert on June 24, and we are also planning to go to the Providence show on August 17. Last I looked, there were tickets. That concert is at a favorite venue of mine, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel.
      Juneau

  2. madhavi permalink
    September 17, 2010 12:30 pm

    wow. just amazing. a few days some friends and i started to break our heads over an exceedinlgy dense, mysterious and abslolutley undoalbe project, when of course The Sexiest and Talented-est Man came to our rescue and gave us his light, energy(of all kinds ;)) and pulled us right through it. We love him even more than earlier. If more love could be generated. When we were lost, angry and ready to set the work-area on fire, Adam’s “masterplan” made everything so much better. it wasnt easy, it was brainwracking, but now we loved. these Glambertians are so grateful—- his crazy love drove us to do our best. It even made Qualitataive Research better !!!!!!!! We loooooooooooove you ADAM!!!!!

    And your blog, juneauxena was really the hand of Adam…. he pulled us right through it with your hand. He spke through you. It was so GOOD that we came across your blog a few days ago.Commendable work. You guys are great. i love you too!!!!!!!

  3. sharon permalink
    November 4, 2010 1:47 pm

    Hi Juneau – this was in my paper today – if Legend has people telling him not to take risks, it becomes all the more obvious what the issues are with Adam.

    http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/music/article_667ef4b3-908f-5801-826c-b7fb71b7c53a.html

    • November 4, 2010 6:16 pm

      Interesting article. Sadly, it confirms our hunches about the mentality inside the recording industry today. – J

  4. Sharon permalink
    January 12, 2011 10:32 pm

    Listened to the President at the Tucson memorial tonight and this was said – “….. what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame – but rather, how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in bettering the lives of others.” I think the speechwriter is an Adam fan.

  5. February 6, 2012 11:22 am

    Hey Juneau

    I found your post on Google alerts that your posts weren’t showing up. Did you ever rectify it? If so, I was wondering if I could ask how? Sorry to post here but I didnt see an email add.

    Thanks so much

  6. Daniel permalink
    June 4, 2012 5:45 pm

    Hello. I came across your site somewhat by accident as a result of clicking a link from a photo of Adam lambert in a google search. The picture is of Adam performing at Freshtival on May 27 at National Harbor. While I don’t exactly mind, I thought I would point out the photo was one of more than 100 I took personally at that event. However, I noticed it was noted courtesy of “coralmermaid”. Should you care to accurately credit the photo, you’re welcome to use my my twitter @fender52tel

    Great site.

    • June 4, 2012 10:37 pm

      Hi Daniel,

      Thank you so much for notifying me about the incorrect attribution of your photo. I picked it up from a tweet by @coralmermaid which lacked any attribution. I should have double-checked. I’ve corrected the attribution now.

      Appreciate your kind comments about our site!

      – Juneau

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