When Sauli and Adam were openly a couple and living together, the Finns had a word for Adam in the relationship. I think in Finnish there is a word for the ' boyfriend of my son/daughter' and Finnish people/press etc gave Adam this title whenever he was mentioned - including in parliament once.
i don't think I'm making it up..... .....but....
I remember seeing the word several times and looking it up.....but can't remember it now. Can anyone?
I think you mean "suomalaisten vävypoika". Ie. son in law (of Finns).
I have always thought there was something appropriate and very charming about this expression.
I do believe the part, that they weren't looking for a frontman...I don't buy the the story about not being able to "reach" Adam...as Craazyforadam said, I too think that Adam wanted to establish himself solo to not be boxed in as the "new-Queen-Leadsinger" out of Idol...
I actually believe that Brian and Roger are not exaggerating that they could not talk with Adam immediately after the Idol performance. They both have said this in interviews.
The night of the AI Finale was an insane press crush.
And Brian and Roger left the U.S. the next day,
That would have meant that they would have had to reach Adam through 19 Management -- and that could have been difficult.
I believe this Rolling Stone report from May 22, 2009 is accurate:
After Adam Lambert's killer performance with Queen on Wednesday night's season finale of American Idol, rumors flew that he had already been offered a job singing with the band. That's slightly premature, according to the band's guitarist, Brian May. "Amongst all that furor, there wasn't really a quiet moment to talk," May tells Rolling Stone in an e-mail interview. "But [drummer Roger Taylor] and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with him at some point. It's not like we, as Queen, would rush into coalescing with another singer just like that. It isn't that easy. But I'd certainly like to work with Adam. That is one amazing instrument he has there."
May, whose band recently ended a four-year-long partnership with singer Paul Rodgers, is comfortable with Idol as a launching point for the careers of rock singers. "You'd have to define 'legitimate' first," he writes. "The long-term answer has to be that, if you have enough talent and enough will to succeed, you will get there by whatever route presents itself. Once you have scaled the castle walls, with the sword in your hand, it matters little how you got there. I've not always been positive about shows like this, but there is no doubt that it offers a door to some real genuine talent along the way."
"Both those boys are well worthy of big success," May continues, in regard to Lambert and Idol winner Kris Allen. "So it's pointless for someone like me to stand on the sidelines jeering. I'm confident Adam will make great use of this wonderful opportunity. I hope I'm there to see it."
Lambert says, "They've never actually offered me anything. They expressed interest in working together, but just said they'd like to have a meaningful conversation, and that's it. It could have meant they wanted me to come to dinner with them, it could have meant they wanted to talk about the meaning of life."
"I don't know if joining the band permanently is in the cards for me right now. They're legends; I'm just the new kid on the block."
In mourning for that beautiful freckled shoulder.. why Adam why.. Video is perfection
I hope Adam is not falling victim to "tattoo addiction" - from my point of view, even if some individual tattoos are meaningful and beautiful, too much of a good thing can be overwhelming and reach the opposite effect. I am mourning those precious freckles too, and I am really scared of him trying to decorate his neck too.
The interesting result of body art becoming so widespread is that there are now better and better removal techniques. The new lasers are quite effective. So, while it take time and money, these tattoos are actually no longer permanent.
Black is the easiest color to remove.
It is not painless but less painful than getting a tattoo.
In the US it used to be popular. When doing my genealogy second name of the first born son was really important in helping to determine the Mother's maiden name!
It is still quite popular (at least in my neck of the woods) either to use the mothers maiden name or even the maternal grandmothers maiden name as either a first or middle name. Just depends on if there is a workable last name.
Isn't Adam's Mitchel his mothers maiden name?
She is Leila Mitchel Lambert -- I believe Mitchel is her maiden name. Mitchel is an uncommon Jewish surname - in most cases an Anglicization of a Spanish Jewish name, Mishlei.
I did a lot of research on the surnames - Mitchel and Mitchell when doing our families' trees.
My [Jewish] husband's middle name is Mitchell which is an Anglicization of an Eastern European-Russia surname of one of his great grandmothers.
IDK how the person doing the spreadsheets for ticket sales gets her "sold" numbers. For some venues it is easy, because we can actually count what's left. But for one like Phoenix, there are too many left to count. I would be very surprised if 10k are sold there. It doesn't even look 2/3 sold, to me.
And they are holding back tickets in some markets -- KC, Omaha, Cleveland, Texas. So, not available does not mean sold.
The overall North American Tour will be close to sold out but they will need to use some discounts. Looking at some of the Queen discussion boards, it seems like many of the NA Queen fans (who tend to be older in North America vs. the rest of the world), have commented that the good tickets are too expenses and they are passing this go.
I think they were a bit overoptimistic with the pricing in some of these markets, including Phoenix. I saw Queen in Tempe, AZ (metro Phoenix) in 1980 -- in an ampetheater with 20,000 capacity -- and it was not close to sold out. That was pretty much Queen's peak in the U.S.
JMHO Phoenix in the summer -- not a great place to kick off the tour. [Phoenix population declines dramatically in the summer and there are few tourists.]
And, as I posted before, there are two many concerts in the middle of the US, not enough in the Northeast. Detroit + Cleveland? Omaha + KC? will be tough.
It is always so much fun learning about how people discovered Adam.
I sort of wish I had an interesting story of Adam discovery. I (alone with about 20 million other people) first saw/heard Adam on American Idol. I just happened to be channel surfing and stopped on American Idol because there was nothing else to watch -- just in time to see Adam's audition. I hadn't watch AI for a couple of years, and was never an avid fan. But ZAP! 1-1/2 minutes of Adam and I was done, and online searching for info about him.
Over 8 years later, I still am not bored!! And always look forward to the next Adam show or event.
Then he started to collaborate with my favorite classic rock band...
Q3, Which shows are you going to?
I may have to change my plans because life is interfering with my Adaming -- but I have tickets for PHX, Las Vegas, LA both shows, then Chicago, Toronto, Detroit and Cleveland. And that is my plan right now.
irish1139: [br]"Someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin & they will say, What have you done with your life? & though there are many moments I think I will remember, in the end, I will be proud to say, I was one of us."
Nov 5, 2016 15:14:38 GMT -5
barnowl: Happy thanksgiving to all at atop im very thankful and grateful for this little haven and all the lovely people here
Nov 24, 2016 19:11:16 GMT -5
kayleedave: Hello everyone.
Dec 2, 2016 7:42:40 GMT -5
barnowl: Sophie, I'm building up the courage to post on main thread,I've followed Adam since Idol and been a visitor since planet fierce ,everyday I 'm here, I'm from the U.K.
Dec 6, 2016 19:32:26 GMT -5
SophieB: Barnowl....I'm in the UK too! Took me 2 yrs to post! lol. Natives are friendly here on Atop....so many different nationalities. Just make a post saying how you got to know Adam (we love reading the different intros to him) and you are up and running. X
Dec 7, 2016 11:38:34 GMT -5
LindaG23: So kayleedave, barnowl found her way to the Daily News thread why don't you give it a try. There's nothing we like more than welcoming new posters!
Dec 8, 2016 17:58:31 GMT -5
wal: New link: https://www.periscope.tv/itsSelman/1djGXZgZBXRxZ
Dec 10, 2016 16:13:15 GMT -5
lorraine: Thank you Betty for the beautiful cakes. Those cherries on top---simply scrumptious---I'm salivating. One of the reasons my day will be extra lovely today is because people like you are in the world.
Jan 17, 2017 6:32:18 GMT -5
suzyqthompson: I'm still trying to figure out how to d/l "Map". I'm really not tecky. This is my first post -- have been following our boy about 2 yrs now & just wanted to say how impressed I am with you all you're smart, witty, and about. 90% of the time , say just wha
Apr 10, 2017 19:53:22 GMT -5
krazykay: I cannot see the video either...
Apr 14, 2017 9:50:52 GMT -5
lorraine: My maiden name is Jacob---but Mason was a good try---that is a popular boys'name too!
Apr 24, 2017 4:08:52 GMT -5