[Update 26 February 2012. Through a long labourious process of elimination I discovered which bit of the video was causing the blanket ban. It was the footage of Adam & Queen from the EMA's. SO I have removed that and changed the ending. The altered version is now available on Youtube - see link in article below]
[Update 25 Feb: VIDEO BLOCKED AGAIN! At Metacafe this time. Uploaded to Vimeo now.If the Vimeo one disappears please try the Ru.TUBE link and then let me know on twitter @feraltwirler so I can try another upload site - thank you!]
[Update 24 feb - video has been blocked worldwide. Garrgghhhh! GOd I'm over Youtube - will post elsewhere if I can - Anudder update - just posted it on Metacafe - let's see if it lasts on there. If not I'll keep uploading it at different places till I run out of video sites LOL - link below. BTW - THREE different companies sent Youtube claims of copyright over the content in this video!! THREE of them! Is that some kind of record yathink?]
You know, sometimes it’s hard to be a fan in Adam’s fandom (sounds like a line from a country song!). Take this last few weeks for example. we’ve witnessed our boy running himself ragged, literally making himself sick, as he threw himself into the nitty-gritty work of promoting his new music. From remote ski resorts in Austria to the familiar surrounds of The Grammy’s, Adam has been tirelessly talking and singing and answering the same damn questions millions of times but never failing to show a smile to the world and treat everyone as if all their questions are new. Every single one of those seemingly MILLIONS of performances have been perfect (well except for the odd WWFM lyric fail hee hee) and Adam consistently puts in 110% each time he opens his mouth to sing, no matter how small the audience. You just gotta love him.
He is totally dedicated to his profession and a genuinely nice guy – aside from his extraordinary talent which he’s so amply demonstrated in a gruelling schedule of live acoustic performances.
And then we fans, who’ve exhausted ourselves trying to keep up with the bloke, get the most exciting news possible. HE IS PERFORMING WITH QUEEN AT SONISPHERE!!!
But instead of just being able to flail and joyfully celebrate this momentous news, we have to deal with haters rushing in from all points with knives at the ready, viciously tearing into Adam as if he has committed the most heinous (my fave word) sin imaginable.
Fancy someone AGREEING to perform with Queen! What kind of monster does that?
Anyway – I don’t mind the people who debate the whole thing with intelligence and fairness, but those haters that just post ridiculous ill-informed nonsense really get up my nose. Most of the time I dismiss them as just anonymous internet troll losers with nothing better to do than hate on visible gay people (or disgruntled Kris Allen/David Cook fans – they always give themselves away LMAO) but one person deserves more than a mere dismissal from mind. Because HE fancies himself to be some kind of music journalist AND he appears to be an AUSTRALIAN!!! Shame!!!
I’m talking about a twat named Michael Carr. Don’t bother looking him up on google – I did already. You’ll get nothing but a vague Linked-In profile – the dude is not exactly famous, or even mildly well known. But even so, he’s AUSTRALIAN and he wrote the jerkiest most insanely vicious piece of garbage about Brian, Roger and Adam – and the point is, this makes all of us Aussie’s look bad. If this is supposedly the literate, thinking bit of our society how bad must the rest of it be?
I won’t link to the little dweeb, he doesn’t deserve it. But I will just say he clearly knows very little about Adam, Queen OR even Freddie Mercury – although he claims to know exactly what Freddie would think about Adam singing with his fellow band-members. And according to Michael, Freddie has a really bad attitude towards other artists and would be attacking Adam’s credibility for no particular reason – just like Michael did. Moron.
So, I got so riled up by his rubbish article I just had to make a video. It’s my therapy I guess.
And here it is. Don’t be misled – things are not as they seem and the video changes quite dramatically half way through.
Hope you enjoy it. If not, just soak in the good old 70’s band Skyhooks audio I used. That’s always fun!
So I’ll stop banging on about it and just post the thing shall I?
THE VIDEO!!! One or more of these links might work! Fingers crossed!
Update!!! I have edited the original version so that it would be allowed to stay on Youtube. The edited version is below, see the Vimeo video further down for the original version.
youtube link Metacafe Link! Hit the button to go to site or make bigger once you start playing it. ;D
The original version
METACAFE LINK – might work for some
Thanks to ‘Jim Doe’ for putting my ‘wildly controversial’ vid on his channel! XXX
LAST RESORT LINK
Emergency back up link if the other one fails. (But be warned – many people find the site very VERY slow loading. If there’s an alternative still available above use that one)
And to all those idiotic hate-spewers out there I say, STFU, GET YOURSELF SOME KIND OF USEFUL LIFE AND GROW THE HELL UP.
Adam has a wonderfully positive attitude towards the whole thing, once again showing how much more class he has than the people who are gleefully prattling on in their safe little internet worlds and putting Adam down.
Haters: y’all just adding fuel to my fire! U make me work harder. Thank you for the motivation.