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Adam Lambert Explains Love

February 22, 2009

I like Adam Lambert a lot. I love the fact he sang Believe in Hollywood. I love the fact I know people who would never watch American Idol but would still be fans of Adam Lambert.

I love the fact he, and Nathaniel Marshall, are flamboyant. Although I’m beginning to worry about the word flamboyant. I think this may be the last time I use it in such a manner. To me, it’s become the gay regal. Erudite white people love calling those “well-spoken & attractive” black people regal. By using regal, these people are able to delude  themselves into believing they’re totally down with black people (especially the well-spoken ones) because they grew up watching The Cosby Show, love Denzel Washington movies and voted for Obama.

The same rings true for flamboyant. By referring to a man as flamboyant, you’re basically saying they’re down with his gayness because its just so damn adorable. It’s a way of tastefully saying a man is gay. Because flaming would come off as prejudice. And flamboyant is cute because it brings to mind that time you saw Rent and wished you had your own Stanford Blatch while watching Sex and the City.

I never use regal, mainly because I don’t know where I would use it. I don’t really have an occasion to observe anyone decked out in royal jewels and a crown, sitting atop a throne, so why the hell would I ever describe anyone as regal? If I hear Michelle Obama described as regal one more time, I’ll scream. Why not just call her beautiful and intelligent? Why does she have to be regal? Why don’t you ever use the same word to describe say, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy?

Adam Lambert (and Nathaniel Marshall) has been referred to as flamboyant throughout the competition.

Oh for chrissake, just say it. He’s as gay as a Rosie Cruise.

And who the frak cares. Why does it make a difference? Of course, the “big uncertainty” regarding his sexuality will likely be amusing to watch when he makes it to the Top 12. He’s already got fans floating down the river of denial without a life jacket.

This has been around for about a month and a half, but check it out. Adam Lambert performed at Mark’s Restaurant in Hollywood on New Year’s Even with the Upright Cabaret and sang Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me. If you haven’t seen it, watch. It’s kind of fun. I think his whole “what-is-love” introduction of the song is fun. This isn’t what we usually get on American Idol and with all the Fundamentalist Fun the producers seem to have planned this year, I can’t help but get excited when I see Anoop Desai, Nick Mitchell, Nathaniel Marshall and Adam Lambert.

Definitely check out the artists associated with the Upright Cabaret, too. Very cool. They even have Neil Patrick Harris! (Who was also sitting in the Idol audience last week with Ted Danson. Which might have been the coolest moment in Idol audience history. I hope they come back this week to cheer on Lambert. I also hope they bring Larry David.)

(And if you don’t become misty-eyed a few times while watching All Aboard: Rosie’s Family Cruise, then you suck and have no heart.)

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2009 1:52 am

    Ref: Adam…”I Can’t Make You Love Me” Cabaret. I wonder about the guy he is singing to and shedding tears over….feels now. Hope Drake is healing that beautiful soul.

  2. May 22, 2009 2:59 am

    There should not be any issues about wether he is Gay or str8… Base your decisions on how well he sings….NOT what he might or might not do in his PRIVATE bedroom… THAT doesn’t matter!!Idol is not a SEX contest.. it is about how well a person sings… Noth what they do behind closed doors!

  3. amanda permalink
    May 21, 2009 9:21 pm

    i like the video, but i dont like the story. i dont like people calling him gay because, well, no one actually knows the truth about his sexuality yet except him and his family. i think we all need to stop that kind of talk. adam has been putting aside that question for a reason, and thats that it doesnt matter he is an amazing singer. no one should be saying hes gay until the day he comes out and says it himself (which i personally do NOT think hes gay, tmz found him on a date witha girl and then they showed the same girl on idol a few times in the audience, and also other things make me think hes straight). adam should have won, but hes still going to be a superstar.

  4. April 30, 2009 6:16 pm

    I was shocked and pissed last night that Adam was put on the spot then sent to the final 3. I’m sure AI is being bombarded with millions screaming that it’s rigged. It may be that Adams fans have become complacent thinking that he already has enough votes. Apparently not!

    I’ll be calling in a lot more for the next 3 shows to get my Adam votes in. I picked up 100 ‘Vote Adam’ buttons and a vote Adam T-shirt from . The T-shirt gets people talking about it and the buttons are great for giving to friends to capture more votes. Spread the word to and get Adam some new fans and votes. Matt’s fans will probably now vote for Kris or Danny, so Adam will need all the votes he can get.

    Join the ‘Vote Adam’ campaign:

  5. March 10, 2009 10:53 pm here! I think Adam Lambert has a HUGE chance of winning it and should! He has the complete artist package..looks, personality and talent. Just because he is gay or bi or whatever..doesn’t mean that should hurt his chances to win this SINGING competition.

  6. Sane Jason Fan permalink
    February 24, 2009 8:44 pm

    I read somewhere that they have Danny and Adam rooming together now. Don’t know if it’s true but I’m lmao at the possibility that they’re in the same room.

  7. Sane Jason Fan permalink
    February 24, 2009 7:52 pm

    I like Adam because he’s different and has an amazing voice. They need someone to balance out the army of worship leaders they are amassing on the show. And I agree he’s very entertaining.

    • TopIdol permalink
      February 24, 2009 8:22 pm

      Ha ha ha ha. Excellent point. This year, it’s all God vs. Gay.

    • May 22, 2009 1:13 am

      This GoD vs. Gay thing has gotten WAY out of hand… GoD is perfection!! God made people Gay st birth because they fit into his Divine Plan to bring beautiful things to the earth.. Think about it for a minute…. Where would you be without your Hair and nail salon?? Your interior Designer?, Your favorite Chef, or server in a restaurant?. Your Fashion Designer…. The answer is NOWHERE!!!The GoD given talents that Gays seem to possess at birth get the rest of the srt8 society by in everyday life.. Remember this the next time you even think about lashing out at someone of the Homosexual persuasion…and then learn to profit from your pre-soncieved notions of what Gays do.. Chances are that even your Contractor or plumber is even a bit BISEXUAL given the “right circumstances”… Tolerance and acceptance is not enough!~EMBRACE what Gay Culture has to offer to the str8 community and let’s all work together!! ‘Nuff said!!

  8. Leila permalink
    February 22, 2009 10:27 pm

    After watching a couple of his YouTube videos, I’m rooting for Adam Lambert. He’s incredibly entertaining and he could do well either on rock and roll or pop. I’m not sure about Nathaniel and Nick though. The other guy I like this season is Matt Giraud.

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