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The book launch is tonight, 7pm at the Oakland Peace Center. I will be launching my book along with 6 other new writers to Nomadic Press. I'm in great, literary company. 
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I'm Not Scared of You Adam Lambert

2009 American Music Awards - Show

“Female performers have been doing this for years — pushing the envelope about sexuality — and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out.
"People are scared and it's really sad, I just wish people could open their minds up and enjoy things, it's all for a laugh, it's really not that big of a deal."

Adam Lambert tells Rolling Stone and Access Hollywood

Its nights like this I wished I lived on the East Coast. I had to check YouTube to see all the raunch from Adam Lambert's closing act on the American Music Awards. Fitting the song is called, "For Your Entertainment." Thanks to editing and censors, we here in the PST zone missed the simulation of a male dancer performing oral sex on Lambert. We missed the groping of the pole dancer and the flip off too. But they allowed the kiss with the male keyboardist ( Ma, I told you he was kissing a guy). Lambert's show was edgy, raw, unforgiving, overly-sexed, inappropriate, sounded awful, outlandish and I LOVED IT. The performance resembled some underground, S&M sex dungeon/night club. Lambert's yelling and theme reminded me of 70s and 80s rock--David Bowie, Madonna even George Michales. You know a sexy, in-your-face, I don't give a s**t this is who I am, vibe. I appreciated the erotic. Only problem is the AMAs wasn't the right place to act out a BJ, give the middle finger, etc. Adam, your ass may be grass with the FCC on that one. According to Rolling Stone, producers didn't know about the male make out part. Not sure if they were aware of the other parts, pun intended. Adam should've saved this show for the MTV Awards. Many parents are angry and disappointed. A viewer wrote on YouTube they were going to contact the FCC. One woman on Adam's Facebook page commented her daughter ran out of the room crying during the performance. Tonight's Adam was not the good, cute boy teen girls fell in love with on American Idol. Adam could have lost his mainstream appeal because of this. Of course many people are heated because Adam put his gayness out there for the whole country to see and some Americans just can't handle it. Would people make such a big fuss if he were straight or a woman? Madonna and Britney kissed on stage... but at the MTV awards. Some fans were turned off because he sounded bad. At least he didn't like lip synch like Britney Spears some artists do live.

Kris Allen should be seeing dollar $igns tonight. Remember him? The guy who actually beat Adam and won American Idol, but isn't getting the promotion he deserves being that he won. Well, he can come out like Glenda the Good Witch in all of this. He's opposite of Adam--married, boy-next door looks, doesn't appear to be a crotch grabber, etc. People offended by Adam could give Kris more attention.

I'm still on team Adam. Based on the quote up top, sounds to me he's not trying to be a bubble gum pop star and he made that clear tonight. Adam is cute, sexy and the fact he wouldn't do me even if I came to his hotel room wearing only whipped cream makes him more appealing. I wonder if the FCC found him appealing? In case you missed the unedited version:


Comments

  1. It was a great show, and I'm a fifty something year old woman. Those people at ABC always cave-in when a little heat is on their asses. I loved the show, and I wish Mr. Lambert much success.

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  2. Anonymous,

    I hope to be hip and cool as you when I hit my 50-somethings :)

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