It must be a busy paranoid obsessional place online where the herd hangs out because they have come up with some gems since I posted a few days ago.
It ain’t easy, not even for the established….
Now, before you read what’s in the link, and I want ya to really pay attention to what’s being said, I want to give you serious food for thought.
We HAVE to trust that RCA KNOWS what they are doing with Adam as they have been in a somewhat similar situation MANY times. If you look back on their record, they have had some of the most talented, controversial, out of the box artists of all time. And made huge, LIFE LONG ICON’s out of all of them. And it didn’t happen overnight. All have encountered walls they had to climb. Anyone who has followed my posts have seen the statistics posted many, MANY times, the uphill battle most artists have to climb before hitting ‘The Big Time’. Even those that seem to have been overnight sensations have paid some serious, serious dues that so many of Adam’s fans seem to neglect to see.
That said, I post this link, not to stir up the forum, but to show that EVEN the Bieb’s has trouble with radio right now. In the next breath, I plead—please understand that what Bieb’s team did, doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for Adam.
I’ve always gone on the belief that the label knows what it’s doing better than the fans do. So, no surprise at what I see in that article. Bieber is in a bit of a predicament as a teen heartthrob who’s starting to grow up, and he needs to become a more solid talent to maintain his position, which can’t be easy on him, and obviously his label is recognizing that and putting its engines behind him. I don’t listen to his music so I don’t know what his chances are, but I get your point. Short-term mega-success doesn’t necessarily ensure long-term success. With that in mind, I would much rather see Adam with a slow rise initially that moves ever upward over time.
I just wish there wasn’t such a sense of frenetic desperation sometimes in Adam’s fanbase. I can’t maintain my balance when there is so much of that flying around. There does need to be more trust placed in the process, I think. I won’t repeat what I’ve said many times in the past. There have been some very good threads here today about staying postive and exercising some patience in our expectations. I know everybody just wants the best for Adam.
I’m not making any judgments or second guessing RCA or Adam who probably has input into this. I’m a logical person and think logically and this is not logical to me. But I know what you mean..I stated in another post that upon thinking about it I have not heard the Beibs new song or Kris Allen’s or any of the top charters recently on any of my local stations and they are not on their playlists, even Carrie. I don’t even hear Cook or Daughtry (who I love) hardly anymore, but they are playing Goyte. But I have seen a lot of the Biebs on magazine covers of all sorts in the stores. And I either hear buble gum pop, hip hop or the old good rock songs. Something weird seems to be going on in radioland and nobody is fessing up or explaining or can explain. Seems like everybody is fighting for a piece of the radio pie. IMHO
I am being patient also and feel this is a learning experience for all of us.
Why can’t Adam’s management get him performing on the Award shows, this is where he can get major visibility. I can be patient, in fact I think they gave up too quickly on BTIKM. I think the label felt that NCOE would do better because they could play off the fact that Bruno Mars wrote it. Whatever, I will keep requesting both songs.
Yep Adam is doing very well and I think that Justin is getting into a bit of a predicament because he is now 18 and still sings teenybopper song material. As he gets older that has to change for his career to continue but I don’t think he has the singing talent to do that. His young fans aren’t looking at talent they like him because he’s cute. I have said this before but I think as his fans tastes grow up they will leave justin behind because they will realize he’s not that talented as a vocalist and the cutie pie stuff will grow tired. Look at Lady Ga Ga’s rise to superstardom it took several years before she was even on the radar of many music lovers. She was considered strange, eccentric and in a league of her own. She was enormously talented yet it also took years before she won a Grammy. With a couple of exceptions most of the big stars were around for a while before they were household names and it has been that way for decades. There is literally no such thing as overnight success in the literal sense for most artists. Patience is what we need right now. it will happen just not when some fans would like that’s all
Those poor poor soldiers in Afghanistan! The other scheme is to push the numbers up by buying and donating the CDs everywhere. But that’s an old frau tactic first emerging from the original insane fans, the Claymates. Gifting Trespassing to fellow fans & to Charities
If you need a copy of Trespassing and can’t afford it pleaseDM me @lindajean139 or @adamstormhits or @giftadamsmusic on twitter. Please contact the above if you can be the one who gifts. – Thanks
The following is a list of organizations that welcome CD donations:
Musicians On Call
“Sometimes a dose of music is just what the doctor ordered. That’s why Musicians on Call provides hospitals with CD Pharmacies: Complete CD libraries and accompanying disc players for patient use.
We currently have CD Pharmacies throughout all 50 states and Washington D.C., as well as Puerto Rico and Ireland.
Do you have CD’s to donate to our CD Pharmacy Program?” Donation Instructions www.musiciansoncall.org/site/PageNavigator/Donate/Donate_CDs
Music Can Cure
2900 Slater Rd
Salem, Oh 44460
Attn: Angie Persello
Music Can Cure collects and donates music CDs to teenagers in hospitals who are suffering from terminal diseases.
Sister Soldier Project, LLC
P.O. Box 1311
Grover Beach, CA 93483
Attn: Myraline Morris Whitaker
Phone # for shipping purposes: 805-284-1337
You might also send Myraline an email letting her know that you contributed to Sister Soldier Project, along with a note to include with the CD. Myraline’s e-mail address is Myraline@sistersoldierproject.com
Sister Soldier Packing Party: www.examiner.com/adam-lambert-in-national/adam-lambert-cds-and-dv…
Linda Elliott, Executive Director
2700 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel No.: 602-400-2601
Supports gay youth/gift FYE CDs; they’re on @adamlambert bandwagon! 1n10 would be thrilled if we could gift FYE CD’s for the youth. I volunteer with 1n10 and they are phenomenal. Please enclose a note to the kids such as “it gets better because we support and appreciate you!” Send FYE CDs to:
CDs can be sent to them at:
P.O. Box 2008
Cleveland, TN 37320
Discs For Dogs
No matter what’s on the disc, it’s sold for a dollar or less from a “Used and Abused” bin in a western New York CD store. The pet-friendly philanthropists will reimburse donors for shipping costs for all CD contributions, then pass all proceeds on to the local chapter of the ASPCA.
If you’ve already burned your entire music collection onto an MP3 player the size of a thumbtack, clear your shelves by handing off the used CDs (but no cassettes, ’80s children) to one of NYC’s prominent charity stores. It funds HIV/AIDS assistance programs with the proceeds from its 50 boutiques and program spots throughout the five boroughs.
126 Crosby St between E Houston and Prince Sts
Hello fellow Glamberts! Once again I’m asking for some gifting help – for individuals as well as charity.
Like myself, almost all of my friends are low income (students, unemployed, disabled) so buying music is often an unaffordable luxury. I was overwhelmed when carly.nyc responded to my first request and immediately sent me 5 cd’s. I gave them to my friends who were already interested in Adam, and they were thrilled and very touched by Glambert generosity. I have more friends (and friends of friends) who’ve finally expressed curiosity now that others (besides me, the crazy Glambert) are singing Adam’s praises. I’d love to give Trespassing to them as well. Many don’t have computers or iPhones so cd’s are preferable. I should be able to find happy homes for 5-10 more cd’s. Smiling
The Gay Alliance of the Genessee Valley is the gay community center here in Rochester, NY (w ww.gayalliance.org). They have many programs and services, including youth outreach. I haven’t contacted them yet – I wanted to guage your interest first. Once I’ve heard from a few Glamberts, I can contact the GAGV to see if they’re interested and to get an idea of how many cd’s they might need since I have no idea how many folks regularly use their services. If the cd’s were sent to me first instead of directly to the GAGV, I thought I could tape a note to each one that said something like:
“This cd was donated by fans committed to supporting Adam Lambert, who is an incredibly talented artist and also openly gay. We want Adam’s music to be heard, so if you like it, please tell all your friends and send requests for the single Never Close Our Eyes to Rochester’s Top 40 radio station, 98 PXY. We want to support Adam’s career, so please don’t make illegal copies; if you’re financially able, consider purchasing an album (or single) for a friend. We hope you enjoy Trespassing!”
So how bout it Glamberts? Please reply here if you’re interested, and then we can work out the details. I also have a twitter account now: @RhaChaCha.
Many thanks to all who can help! – LSF Smiling
Haven’t most of those recipients suffered enough? I guess you think you have to pile it on…