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Powerful & Refreshing Sentiments

Posted in Life, Music, Music Video with tags on May 22, 2019 by darkjade68

Welcome To The Show is an anthem about facing exactly who you are and OWNING it. Its intended as a mantra to inspire strength and PRIDE. After recording the song a few months ago, I felt very compelled to create a video to further communicate it’s meaning. I notice such diversity in my audiences when I’m on tour: Young, old, male, female, Trans, Gay, Straight, White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, and every beautiful in-between. The common bond is that they are all HUMAN BEINGS. No matter how we identify, the human heart has a universal set of emotions and needs. Sure it’s idealistic, but couldn’t we be recognizing our similarities, instead of our differences? It all comes down to Identity. We as a society are obsessed with how to classify and define each person. There are new labels invented monthly for how to describe new “types”. In some cases, these labels are needed to empower us and give us clarity, but it seems that at some point, all the categorizing can become quite divisive. I’ve seen so many people trapped by the identity they put so much effort into maintaining, or shunned by choosing not to. I have fallen into that trap myself. True Individuality seems daunting in our age of social media popularity contests. Sometimes it’s terrifying to face your true, whole self, stripped of any pretense. The good, the bad, the cracks, and the scars. I am no stranger to the feeling of not liking myself. Once I get past my own body image issues, I realize that I sometimes also neglect my own spirit. Living in a world filled with so much hatred sometimes makes cultivating self-love a very difficult task. I have always struggled with this as I’m sure many of you have. My path is a kind of paradox in that I get to share my craft with the world, but also be willing to throw myself to the wolves. To dare to be different, but still wanting to be accepted. There is vast beauty to be found in life’s contradictions. This non-binary reality allows us to lead happy, expressive lives, and yet this very freedom comes with great risks. I’m not alone in this limbo. Through my art, I pledge to bring empathy and courage to anyone who has been made to feel unworthy or ashamed while daring to be themselves. This is the first time I’ve produced my own music video. With the help of my friend and long- time collaborator Lee Cherry, we set out to co-direct something notably honest. I spoke with Laleh (the brilliant songwriter who is featured on the song) and we agreed on the vulnerability we wanted captured on screen. I think the more we as artists share ourselves openly, the more someone out there may feel inspired to do the same. I also felt a strong feeling of empowerment in creating this video independent of the label system. It was time to shoot this one on my own. This video isn’t about selling a song, or product placement, or racking up viral views. This is intended simply as a creative expression. What resulted on set came from a very free and organic headspace that allowed me to connect with the camera as if it were each person who’s supported me over the last 7 years. This video is a thank you to all of you who have lined up to see the Original High World Tour. To everyone who has listened and shared my songs and given me the purpose to keep moving forward. It’s a thank you to all of you who choose to accept and Love who YOU are! We hold each other up! I want you to keep celebrating exactly who you are, even if you don’t fit into the worlds ideas of what they think you should be. Take your flaws in stride, nurture your talents, take pride in your Queerness, and share all the love you have. — Adam Lambert

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David Bowie Nine Inch Nails Hurt

Posted in Music with tags on May 11, 2019 by darkjade68

The Cure Lovesong @ Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony 2019

Posted in Music with tags on May 11, 2019 by darkjade68

Happy Friday

Posted in Music, Music Video on March 1, 2019 by darkjade68

The Future Has Arrived… And It Is Strange

Posted in Music, Music Video, Science Fiction with tags on February 3, 2019 by darkjade68

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A Love Letter To Musicians

Posted in Life, Music with tags , , , on July 21, 2017 by darkjade68

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Thank you for what you do.

The way you open your soul and share your inner world with us.

It is not always an easy place to see, feel, hear, but it is lyrical, and it is musical, and it is meaningful.

We lost Chester Bennington yesterday, the Singer of LINKIN PARK.

And a couple months before that, Chris Cornell.

But the list goes on and on.

Some of you live a pretty hard life, wealthy or not.

Fame or not.

Your pain can not be easily extinguished.

I Played Guitar and Sang for a handful of months in 1999 & 2000-01.

I purged my reality of that time, and it was good.

I never went beyond Rehearsals, but it changed me forever.

My Nephew has my SG, and my Girlfriend has my Fender.

And I still have my Dark Blue Alvarez Acoustic.

What you do is more than Poetry.

It is Blood, Light, Pain, Dark, Hope and so much more.

There are a lot of people out there who are struggling from one day to the next.

You help them make it.

But who helps you.

This Planet can be a Lonely Place.

A Painful Place.

A Beautiful Place.

Sometimes all the Therapy in the World can’t help out.

But it’s definitely worth a try.

So say the ones that Love you.

I’m sorry for your Torment, though it brings us Magic.

I’m sorry for your Darkness, though it keeps us Company.

Nuff Said

 

James P

 

Devastated

Posted in Music with tags on July 21, 2017 by darkjade68

FILE PHOTO: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs during 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas