Adam Lambert, the lights they are a-flashing

This next piece of entertainment won’t be for everybody. I’m posting it mainly to make a bit of fun at its expense, but you have to give this guy some merits for trying.

Adam Lambert came in second on his stint on American Idol, and then just as quickly confirmed everyone’s suspicions and came out as gay. (The gay thing was merely a affirmation more than a surprise, but the funny thing about Adam is the reverse of the issue we have about other male entertainers. With some, they say they’re straight, and we think … “eh, probably gay” but with Adam who’s gay, there are some that think … “eh, he might be gay, but I wouldn’t trust him alone with my niece OR nephew”. )

Adam Lambert and the K-Mart Blue Light Special

But the image that Adam Lambert has embraced from the beginning is his “dance club glam” roots. The preferred costume for this guy is sparkles and enough spiky leather to roll back the year to 1982 reopen Studio 54.

So, what follows is Glambert (ooh, see what I did there? Okay, not so original) in his latest music video. The video resembles what would happen if the cast from The Warriors [imdb] got dumped in the middle of the forest and decided to have a gay rave. Okay, normal rave, since all raves are gay.

Still, if a dance club backbeat, questions of what someone would do without you, and a lot of flashing lights are your thing, click ahead!

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The winner of American Idol is…

You may not care to watch the show, but this guy is probably the best singer and future rock band frontman since Freddie Mercury of Queen.

While a lot of folks are comparing his androgenous looks to Ziggy Stardust/David Bowie, the looks obscure the fact that this guy has charisma and talent in abundance. I think it’s funny that Adam Lambert has already gone through his dramatic phase, making a living singing in stage productions. There’s little need for the extra dramatics, because he’s already done the understudy bit. Going to the stage would be a step back for Lambert now.

The only thing about talented people with the flair for the dramatic is that you just don’t know who’s under the mask. (That way with a lot of folks, true!) So, we don’t know how this guy is going to turn out.

Anyway, give a listen to the upper register of this singer if you haven’t heard this already.

Mad World on Vimeo.

American Idol

He packs a whole Gong Show of Americana …

He packs a whole Gong Show of Americana into one pair of striped spandex tights.

It’s not news, it’s the Rolling Stone magazine!

For those of you who don’t care about the show, but still claim they listen to music produced this decade (I’m looking at you, Perfessor) Adam is the guy who’s now the most favorite to win a Grammy for best vocalist before ever putting out his first song.

My one American Idol post this week

UPDATE: Obviously, since the Perfessor doesn’t care to watch, Adam almost got the boot tonight, and the one contestant that the judges saved earlier this season with their special powers granted to them by… er, THEM, got the boot and was eaten by the audience.
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Really, there’s not much more to say. Well, except I think he’s an alien, because normal human’s can’t make that last note of a song last for three minutes, like this guy did last night.

Adam Lambert is probably the best entertainer on that show since it started. The race now is for who comes in second place.