Editor’s note: Canadian of the Week has taken on the task of joining two massive and seemingly destined musical forces: “Glee” and Bryan Adams. The Kingston, Ont., native reportedly is the last major holdout among pop artists who have been asked to make their music available to the show. Can we make it happen? You can’t tell us it’s not worth fighting for. We can’t help it — there’s nothing we want more. Thus, this is the “Summer of Change Your Mind.”
It’s Day 3 of the “Summer of Change Your Mind” and it might be time to consider a new campaign name.
As we told you almost immediately after the first “Summer of Change Your Mind” post was published, Bryan Adams tweeted back in March that he’d never been contacted by the show.
And last night, Bryan took to Twitter again, and it appears we’ve ignited an all-out Twitter battle. Here is what Bryan posted last night:
“Message to Ryan Murphy / Glee: Please stop telling the press I rejected your show, when we’ve NEVER spoken. Be polite and pick up the phone.”
There you have it. The Twitter feud rages in true Canadian style, with a plea for politeness and an invitation to chat via telephone.
For starters, Canadian of the Week is going to choose to believe last night’s tweet was in response to the “Summer of Change Your Mind” campaign for two reasons.
1. Because Ryan Murphy’s quote about Bryan Adams’ alleged rejection came out last night and we’re pretty much the only site still talking about it, including a tweet from our @canadiansrule account Wednesday afternoon that mentioned @BryanAdams.
2. Because it makes us feel good.
So, it appears this could all just be a big misunderstanding. Adams clearly feels like “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has been a bit reckless in his comments to the media. Let’s hope this hasn’t triggered any bad blood, because if there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that we’d love to see Bryan’s songs performed by the “Glee” kids, and that’s what this is really all about.
Because, Bryan, the only thing that looks good on ‘Glee’ is you.
Could this be a moment to stop and consider a new name for the “Summer of Change Your Mind”? Perhaps not. It wouldn’t bode well, and we can’t stop this thing we started. But one possibility could be the “Summer of Who’s Been Lyin’?”
For our part, Canadian of the Week is leaning toward Team Bryan on this one, but we can’t think of a reason why Ryan Murphy would have pulled Bryan’s name out of the clear blue sky if there had never been an attempt to connect in the first place. Of course, this could be a case of someone’s “people” talked to someone else’s “people” and the message never got all the way to Bryan, himself.
We’re still trying to figure this thing out. Another update tomorrow…