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Some Rambling Will Do

So I'm tired. Like, fall-on-your-face sort of tired. I'm not sure why I'm so tired, other than my chair at work sucks and my job is probably conspiring to kill me and I do tend to work until 1 a.m. or later every day of the yeah, I'm tired.

Anyway, I sort of feel crazy. Like you get tired and wound up and your mind is racing and bingo = crazy! Whee! Welcome to crazy town, population me and suddenly it dawns on me "Shit, I need to write something palatable for my readers in like, 12 seconds."

So Adam Lambert and Kris Allen to finals of American Idol! Woo! How about that, kids? Adam, for the win! Very excited to see Kris beat Danny Gokey at his own holier-than-thou ways. I don't mind religious folk, but it's not very Christian to rub religion in someone's face, is it? Hell, maybe it is - the Glam mistress isn't exactly the religious type.

Here's something random: I get about a million emails everyday and my fab editor over at AOL happened to drop me a line and mentioned something about the band "I Wrestled A Bear Once" [the words are really squished together]. Who the hell names a band "IWrestledABearOnce?" What is METAL (or nu metal, or alternative, or punk or whateva) about that name? It's so funny, I said it out loud at work, my coworkers laughed = smiles all around. That band name got me almost as many smiles as when I debuted my Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit calendar. Almost. For real, 365 bullshit terms, all developed by Fortune 500 minions. Sometimes I skip ahead in the calendar and laugh wickedly knowing that I get the truth behind such bullshit terms as "action items" and "Power Point."

The good thing about the corporate bullshit (real stuff, not the calendar now) is that I tend to block it all out with my iPod. These days, I've got a lovely rotation of Mr. Lambert (also known as the future Mr. Glam Mistress), some *very* early Avenged Sevenfold, a ton of Slipknot and Aerosmith for when the shit inevitably hits the fan.

Speaking of shit hitting the fan - oh Glam! Rock on the Range is this weekend and I do hope you'll follow me on Twitter. Anyway, I have a whirlwind schedule: will be seeing a college roommate Friday night, grabbing Heather and Christian at the airport, festivaling (is that a word?) and then high tailing it back to work because I have  global webcast at like 8 Monday morning. Yeah, I'm going to die Glam readers, but I'll cover ever glorious moment of Rock on the Range for you here and over at Noisecreep because we're tight.

I swear I'm not on acid. Damn, I'm tired.

...and just because it's AMAZING, here's the studio version of Adam Lambert singing Aerosmith's "Cryin.'"

Reader Comments (16)

hahahah alley-kat your ramblings are well suited and appriciated....our man is in the final...
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrued
And I'm tierd of this, seriously Adam Lambert? Rubbish...
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiamGallagher
I honestly don't understand the Adam Lambert love. The guy seems like a phony to me. I mean, a rhinestone Metallica t-shirt? Yeah, nothing says RAWK like a shirt with rhinestones. Based on the little stuff I've seen on the web about Adam's past, it seems like he's a chameleon and adjusts to whatever role he's looking to fill. Oh, he wants to be a "rock star"? Get a fancy haircut and buy "rock" looking clothes. I find Adam's vocals to be as equally as annoying as Justin Hawkins from The Darkness.
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchip
I think Adam has an incredible voice, but I'm with chip -- he seems really phony to me.
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
Seeing as how this site is now "Bring Back American Idol"......................
Danny and Adam aside, I'm surprised Kris Allen made it to the top 12, never mind the finale. He is a talented guy, but his wanna-be Gavin DeGraw/Jason Mraz/John Mayer/etc... act can be found in "any city USA" college town coffee house on any given night.
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rocker

Who doesn't like The Darkness?

I think it's funny that the people on here point out Adam was wearing a rhinestone Metallica T-shirt when I never mentioned that. Hmm...people on here like to complain but a lot of you are watching (closely). Interesting.
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Listening to that Aerosmith song that Adam sang just goes to prove why he's the best singer to EVER appear on Idol. He's the total package with a range that is limitless. All the 1 octave wonders (Daughtry , David Cook) can take a hike - this guy is a singing motherf____ and he's our only REAL shot at getting REAL singers back on the radio. KICK THEIR ASS ADAM!!
The fact that he is a chameleon (can sing pop , broadway , rock , can act etc..) goes to show how multi-talented he is.
I can't believe anyone who visits a site called Bring Back Glam has anything negative to say about Mr Lambert.
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRetrospect Records
And you have GOT to be kidding me about Oasis - that's flat-out the worst fucking band to EVER form in a garage....they should have stayed there. COMPLETE SUCK. Haha - Wonderwall - LMAO.
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRetrospect Records
22. Being a reality TV star does hurt your Metal cred.

this comes straight from the writer of this website from the post 25 things about glam. and shes supporting adam lambert
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrüe düde
The reality star thing was directed at Bret Michaels, but by and large, I think being on crazy TV shows does hurt Metal cred EXCEPT in the case of Adam Lambert because the kid is just so crazy talented. He's seriously changed the rules for lots of things - including the way the world looks at Glam.

For everyone bitching a fit, consider this: people that closely follow Adam are now using the mantra "Glam is the new black." We've all known this for years - but now the masses *get* it.

I think it's great progress.
May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Allyson no disrespect but I honestly think you overuse the word "Metal". It's a great word, don't kill it. Lambert, for one, is not Metal. Not that that's a bad thing but... not Metal.
May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Re: Overuse of term "metal". It's ALL metal. Back in the day when there were so many sub-genres (glam metal/speed metal/heavy metal, hair metal) we just called it "Metal"... As in Beavis and Butthead yelling "Metal! Metal!"... Again, it's all just metal.

Yeah, boy, I tell you, that Oasis, they'll never do anything outside of the garage. And just think, when Adam wins AI and his record is released, I'll bet it will be played on ClearChannel! Oh, the irony!
May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
But I'm sure you all GOT that, even having a different perspective.
May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Now you defend Oasis? Joel , your taste in music is extremely questionable.
May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRetrospect Records
Your opinion, Sam. Different strokes for different folks. My taste in music is just that - MY taste.

Given our professional relationship, I feel that any further exchange between us such as this in a public forum would be detrimental not only to our joint interests but would also sully the personal and professional standard by which I hold myself.
May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine

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