Post by aleksandrakv on Aug 26, 2012 11:41:16 GMT -5
So great to hear THE VOICE with just minimal keyboard accompaniment. Nowhere to hide. You can either SING or you can't. And, WOW, can that boy SANG! Outdoors. In the cold. With people crowding around him. Yet, he looks thrilled to be there, thrilled to be performing. And he gives them his all, going up for that D5 like it ain't nuthin'. Perhaps someone forgot to tell him that world class, top tier tenors are proud if they can consistently sing the tenor high C (C5, a full step below what Adam sang) in full voice. And most look and sound like they are pushing a boulder up a hill when they do it. Not Adam. If you were to play the bridge part without sound for someone unfamiliar with the song or Adam, they would never guess he was singing stratospheric notes at about 2.23.
What other current pop singer could perform that well, sound that fantastic, and look like they are having the time of their lives in the same situation? Name me one. ............. I'll wait. .......... Yeah, that's what I thought.
ChannelV Guerrilla Gig - Shady - Adam Lambert - Melbourne, Australia - 26th August 2012
Then Lambert takes it up a notch with Shady, which has the dirtiest and most wicked bass line ever. It’s a peculiarly divey blend of funk with Southern rock, set to a dance beat. The dance moves that strike me as appropriate for this song are illegal in Utah and Massachusetts, and are heavily taxed in Nevada. It belongs in a movie that has the suffix -sploitation somewhere in its IMDB description.
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Shady Lately ~ Sandy Goodman @ 2012 Windy City Workshop
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www.winnieyu.ca or www.dancepooh.ca Choreographed by Sandy Goodman (May 2012) Intermediate / Advanced Phrased line dance Demo & taught by Sandy Goodman Danced by Winnie Yu, Dodo Wong & dancers @ 2012 Windy City Workshop, Chicago Oct 4 - 7, 2012
Adam Lambert & Nile Rodgers "Shady," one of the funkiest cuts on Adam Lambert's sophomore album Trespassing, is a true digital song--in the sense that it all started with a tweet. A shady tweet. When Adam and his longtime friend and collaborator, Australian electropopper Sam Sparro, tweeted Chic's legendary disco pioneer Nile Rodgers on a whim to ask if he would play guitar on the track, Nile affably agreed, booked a studio without having ever met them...and what Nile would later describe as "one of the most organically perfect jams I've had since Bowie" ensued.
But the trio never performed the song live together--until this Thursday, when they finally joined forces at the We Are Family Foundation's Celebration gala at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, where Adam was presented with the Unity Award (an honor given to artists who are "spreading peaceful messages through music"). Unsurprisingly, seemingly within minutes of this epic Lambert/Rodgers/Sparro glam jam, fan footage was all over the Interweb, so that those not fortunate enough to have been at the Ballroom in person could still witness the Shadiness:
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Post by aleksandrakv on Feb 2, 2013 14:22:36 GMT -5
The Terrific Trio: Adam, Nile and Sam
Any respectable Glambert has a pretty long and detailed mental list of their wishes and dreams and hopes of all the glorious moments that should happen to Adam, deservedly so. We have all been holding our breaths in the anticipation of the special point in time when the whole world is going to join in our devotion and adoration. It is so damn sweet and lovable, and normal, too. It would be just, for sure.
Meanwhile… in his life… certain things of slightly different nature are happening. Are those signs? Evidence of the existence of some higher power? Proof that he is special? That Universe is looking after him? This stream of thinking is not something I am comfortable with, as a hard core skeptic, but I honestly do not know how else to explain it. Even Eber seems to be aware of it, treating us with childhood memories of his first born jumping in his bed in pajamas, singing Le Freak to imaginary audience. I would give more than a penny for his thoughts at that moment; but I would give so much more to know how he felt when Adam told him he was going to share the stage with Nile and Chic.
Years later, already in the official music business with labels and producers and other moguls and all that serious jazz, that very kid was sitting in a studio with a good friend of his by the name of Sam. No suits there, just two friends having fun and making music. Is it safe to presume that they were having fun? When you hear the song and when you think who wrote it, let’s just say that it is. The whole subtext and context and whatever-effing text of Shady screams some fun, sexy times. And, just like two kids making super special space mega blaster destroyer ( or whatever; I am a girl, so boys, do not take offense, please:) from scrap and missing one final part to perfect it,they reached out for that missing part. Like all Toms and Hucks of this world would do, naturally. They reached for Nile.
As it happens, miraculously so, Nile turned out to be the sweetest guy, open and perceptive to Adam’s special mojo. He was in. Was it because this happened in the moment of his life when, faced with our mortal coil, we tend to discard all the irrelevant but without exception very loud BS and focus? Or was he like that always, a down to earth legend, who showed no restraint in embracing Adam as an artist? Apparently, it takes a complex-free, legend-caliber artist to stand by Adam. Brian Roger Elton Nile Cyndi ( I swear,my heart swells with pride as I type) No full stop at the end of that line is not a typo. It is a prophetic, intentional omission:) Adam’s orbit seems to be very selective, smartly sucking into its field of gravity the like souls, the like minds.
The New York City concert seems to be getting some buzz. I do not know if it is going to be the same level of buzz that David’s naked ass got, but it is there. Glamberts can store it in their brimming Adam files; the rest of the world can make what they want from it. But, it is not just any file. It is one of those rare life’s wonders, off and away in a blink of an eye, that if you do not reach out your hand to catch it, it is gone, buried in the oversaturated data bases of our minds. You have to leave that matrix-like chamber and move to the one of your childhood, late summer afternoon dreams, when you have to lie lower on your bed to see all the dust motes dancing towards you, caught in the dim yellow beams of sun. Assume the right position to see the dance.
Anyway, enough of that. What to say about the concert? The tightness, precision, undeniable craftsmanship of the band? Exhilaration! Adam’s full, layered, rich, powerful voice? Pride and joy! Friendship, respect, playfulness on that stage? Admiration! Shady in the first ever performance by its creators? Freak out! Nile and Chic playing Adam’s songs? Wonderment! Adam’s smile and happiness? Love <333
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