Good morning all.
Well, the fun never stops with Monte does it? Now we have this new video that just popped up on Youtube today – promoting the second of the BS albums – The Parasite Sessions.
But before we get to that….
You remember what Monte said just after the whole BS album thing blew up and everyone was tweeting him asking what he knew??
Here – a little refresher course:
It started with this twitter exchange – with Monte being rude to an Adam fan who simply asked what all of us were wondering. This should have rung alarm bells to all of us but I think we were so reluctant to believe Monte could have anything to do with all this.
Then, some time later he tweeted this via his other twitter account
via Tweet Button
If you click on that link now the letter has disappeared. Why is that do you think. Never mind, fortunately the internet never forgets – which Monte keeps forgetting. So we have that letter available even tho he’s deleted it.
Since last week’s announcement of the “Beg for Mercy” album, there has been an intense amount of speculation regarding this seemingly mysterious album. There has also been an extreme amount of criticism being slung around at myself and other musicians who were involved with this project. I would like to address this as honestly and as openly as possible, in hopes that I can shed some light on this for those who have until now been left in the dark.
Let me first start by clearing up the differences between “Take One”, “The Paramount Sessions” and “Beg For Mercy.” “Take One” & “The Paramount Sessions” are a group of songs written by a person under the moniker of Dublyn Jones. Steve Sidelnyk, Marcus Brown and myself performed the instrumental portion of those songs, as directed. I was asked if I knew of any good singers to sing on those songs, and since Adam Lambert and I had a band together at the time, we agreed that it would be a great opportunity for Adam, having never played in a band or recorded in a studio before, to sing on the tracks. Who wouldn’t want one of the best singers ever (in my opinion) singing on anything and everything? The whole session was engineered by Malcolm Welsford, the same producer of “Beg For Mercy.” At the time, we were all paid very generously. (you might have been Monte – but Adam wasn’t and you have to have known that. These were songwriter demos Monte, not album recording sessions – why would you need the “best singer” to record them. They are meant to be unreleased tracks).
The “Beg For Mercy” album contains songs that Adam and I wrote and recorded prior to him entering the “American Idol” competition. It was a collaboration between the two of us. (the songs might have been a collaboration between you and Adam but this ALBUM was not) Brian Frasier – Moore played drums; Rickey Pageot & Eric Mayron played keyboards on these recordings. I do not have any control of the release of any of these recordings, and I haven’t had any involvement with these songs since we recorded them. In fact, they have been out of my hands since before Adam completed Season 8 of “American Idol.”
Because we signed all of the associated legal paperwork, they are technically allowed to release it. Additionally, I have had and continue to have no control over the timing of these releases; I couldn’t halt or accelerate them even if I wanted to. All performers make money on all recordings that were played and/or written on. (No they don’t monte. Unless you’re getting royalties for the Dublyn Jones songs. Do you own them?)
From a purely artistic standpoint, I must admit that I am proud of this music, after finally hearing clips of these songs again as of last week (hearing finished for the first time here: montes sneaky link to the BS album site removed). I still think they’re great songs years later. There is a lot of heart and soul and positive energy that went into this at the time, which I cannot deny. I have always composed and performed music because I love doing so and because I have a true passion for it. It’s in my blood. And when we recorded these songs at the time, we hoped anything we did would be as big as it could possibly be; no limitations. And I’d imagine that would still come through in this music.
I can’t deny that “Beg For Mercy” is something we both put our heart and soul into at the time. However, I’m focused on my new album, “Pain, Love & Destiny”, which was released last week, and Adam is hard at work recording his new album.
With that said, my honest thoughts are that if you like what you hear, you should buy it and support everyone involved with this album. And if you don’t like it, then you shouldn’t buy it. As fans, that is your prerogative. However, illegal downloading of any music is wrong any way you look at it.
But I urge you to please not fling any unnecessary negative criticism or anger at any musicians involved with this project. At the end of the day, it’s just music. And music is the reason we’re all here, right? (no, seems to me the reason you’re here is MONEY not music.)
Thank you for your support and for allowing me to address these rumors. Listen for yourself to the songs and you be the judge. (I did, they are ALL crap except Just the Way it is. And especially the Parasite Sessions tracks – they are appalling.)
Anyway – note that Monte talks about it all as though he has had nothing to do with it since 2009. The general impression he gives is that it’s all a bit of a surprise to him too and that he’s had nothing to do with any of it since before Adam was on Idol.
Well Mr Pittman. That just aint true is it?
Today a new video appeared on youtube, posted by Welsford under the name ParamountSessions. It’s a video of Monte Pittman promoting the second BS album (due out this month). You know how Monte “didn’t know” this was happening, well then this obviously ISN’T Monte on this video, working with his old TCV buddies on the albums. And since it’s obvious this was filmed in 2010 (after Adam’s GN Tour) this couldn’t POSSIBLY be Monte sitting there with Steve Cooke working on Steve’s part of the BS Parasite Sessions can it?
And since we all know Monte is NOT promoting the BS albums and is just an innocent bystander in all this – he can’t possibly be participating in a video that PROMOTES the Parasite Sessions can he??
Funny how everyone MENTIONS Adam Lambert yet he is the only one missing from this little shindig. Forget to invite him did ya Monte?
Here’s the sickening video in question – watch it only if you can stomach seeing betrayal in action.