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10 March 2010 @ 04:15 pm
Adam in Oz  
So Adam Lambert is finally 'breaking' in Australia. His album got released this week and he's here for Mardi Gras. I'd been frustrated by the long delay in releasing his album, but now I'm finding a silver lining: at least in our country he doesn't have to go through any pretence at all about being openly gay. It's ok, Adam: we get it.

After all the American media coverage of Adam, it is refreshing to hear even our most conservative interviewers introduce him calmly and with an attitude of 'what WAS all that fuss about?' re. the AMAs. Though Alan Jones's rapturous praise of Adam does crack me up. (For non-Aussies: Jones is a conservative talkback radio host, closeted gay and general asshole but he does have an enormous audience so I'm sure he just gave Adam's record sales a boost... no doubt I'll hear my mother-in-law playing him next week...)

As anticipated, nearly all Adam's interviewers here mention his connection with Pink (he's been playing a cool acoustic version of Whataya want from me?). That's sensible marketing since she's so huge here. It's also a good sign that we've nicknamed him Lambo. Officially adopted: yay! The only thing I'm mildly embarrassed about in Australia is that now apparently every straight male interviewer thinks it's funny to pash him (nice little rant there at the start of this interview!).

But there is still one thing making me feel sad. I can't help but mourn the fact that Rove retired his TV show only a few months before Adam toured. Because who wouldn't want to hear who Adam would turn straight for? I think a Rove/Adam interview would have been ultimate--Rove has chemistry with just about anyone. And it'd have been ok, Adam, Rove wouldn't have pashed you... the Chaser boys already went there. Old news.

So since I have Rove/Pink nostalgia just thinking about the missed opportunity, here's one of their old interviews. Aww...! Pink's 20 in 20 is still my favourite but I wish Adam had had a chance to beat her.
 
 
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Drooling Fan Girldroolfangrrl on March 10th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
what's pash mean?

and oh man, those still photos crack me up, that costume is just so over the top, and the side view where you get an eye full of the studded codpiece

BAHAHAH
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Adam overwhelmedbop_radar on March 10th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
pash = kiss, snog, etc

Thing is, at Mardi Gras, he just looks like a regular act. I mean, yeah, the costume is OTT out of context but it was a big deal to be the closing act and I guess he felt a need to, er, live up to that?
Drooling Fan Girldroolfangrrl on March 10th, 2010 10:20 am (UTC)
It's not the most outrageous stage costume I've ever seen by far.

http://melbomusic.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/captain-fantastic/

It just looks like whoever designed it tried to stuff as many fetishes in there as was possible.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: as snapped by moibop_radar on March 10th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
*rotfl* OK, that is pretty classic! The FEATHERS! Something about feathers always tips a costume over the edge more than anything else, I feel... people talk about glitter, and I think 'yeah... glitter... meh' but feathers?! NOW YOU'RE TALKING.
redteekal: Sheldon - Super Genius by meredteekal on March 10th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link to the Rove/Pink vid interview. I remember that one and it still made me grin like a loon watching it just now. I just love when we baffle Americans with our Aussieisms - "cracked it" short for "cracked the shits" - these things just make them collapse in laughter. I remember watching a con vid from when J2 were in Australia and Jared trying to get his head around "bogan" at the time. Hilarious - then his description of vegemite to Misha Collins - lols!

The thought of Alan Jones singing the praises of 'Lambo' does my head in - in a giddy hilarious way. Glad to see his reception has been a positive one. Sometimes the "live and let live" attitude of Australians is refreshing in the face of the same from other countries. It sometimes wanders into "just can't be buggered" territory but i think it is tolerance mostly.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Abed/Troybop_radar on March 10th, 2010 10:24 am (UTC)
just love when we baffle Americans with our Aussieisms - "cracked it" short for "cracked the shits" - these things just make them collapse in laughter.
SAME. :D Oh, I'd have been very amused to hear J2 struggle with the 'bogan' concept. LOL.

sometimes wanders into "just can't be buggered" territory but i think it is tolerance mostly.
LOL, yeah, we just don't care *that much* about anything! And sometimes it's good to pause and appreciate that that can make us a relaxing country. ;) Adam did sound kind of curious/confused in one interview: 'everyone's so relaxed here... it's like the city has this really chilled vibe...' He doesn't quite get it yet, poor keyed up LA-er! ;)

The Alan Jones interview really does my head in too. It's like some surreal dream, I swear.
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: People | Adam Hoodie happyelsmoka on March 10th, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
OH MY. What an Outfit, Adam!! <3!

He would have been fab on Rove!! :)

And now Adam needs to come and conquer Europe!!! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Adam Lambertbop_radar on March 10th, 2010 10:24 am (UTC)
He will! He's headed there after Japan and Singapore. Fear not! Adam will eventually conquer all mankind. :D
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: People | Adam Glambert on stageelsmoka on March 10th, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
YES! :D