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March 14, 2010

“Uncle Soy Sauce” – Monte Pittman Rocks!

Filed under: Great Information — adamquotedaily @ 9:23 am



Update:  I’m proud to say that Monte retweeted this link to his followers.  Also, Lisa his wife sent me a tweet which said “Awesome.”   So,  great endorsements!

 I tweeted  Monte to ask him how he and Adam met.  Well, he didn’t answer but @SajiniB was kind enough to send me a conversation on twitter that was posted on Livejournal.

Q: @Monterrific  wait, did you meet through the zodiac show? i don’t think i know how you and adam actually met (i feel like a bad fan!!)

A: @rather_sail at first, I asked Allan Louis who he thought was the best singer in LA because I think the “Zodiac/Club Makeup” singers…are the best in the world. I told him I was starting a band and wanted the best singer. He told me about Adam. I kept trying to find him and @leecherry had him in to do the Zodiac show. Adam and I were like “hey, I think you’re the guy everyone’s been telling me about” and he was like “hey, I think you’re the guy everyone’s been telling me about”. That was the beginning.  @lisa_pittman just reminded me that show was at a private party and we did a Zodiac type show and opened for Kiss of all people.  Ironic.

The explanation of Monte’s new name is  funny and so appropriate!  (if you know who wrote this please let me know so I can credit it )
“lol~ lurked here for a while~ can’t believe my first post is to explain uncle soy sauce
soy sauce is an internet slang in china. when you want 2 express “it is none of my business”, you can say “i just come here to buy the soy sauce”.
the chinese fans called Monte “Uncle Soy Sauce” because no matter how many shippings around Adam, he always remains calm like “he just want 2 buy the soy sauce”, none of the shippings have anything to do with him.

When he performs with Adam, he always blend in the background but still able 2 show Adam support and love. that’s exactly the spirit of “soy sauce”..

On the origin of “Uncle Soy Sauce”

“Soy Sauce”here has a whole different meaning than a flavor. Several years back, when some TV station in mainland China was doing some sort of “voices from the street”, a man in shorts and flipflops walked by. The reporter stopped him to ask his opinion on a specific issue. Replied the man ” I’m only here to get some SOY SAUCE home. Like I care.” The netizens(Chinese web users) quickly picked that up because for the first time instead of giving a standardized answer on some matters we sort of can say I just don’t care. I just want to live my life. So leave me alone.

As it evolves with rising popularity, the phrase “just to get SOY SAUCE” has been used in all kinds of conversations from showing that you don’t care to that nothing happening around you can catch you off guard.
For Monte, we first used it when we noticed how calm he is no matter how much hot action Adam has got going on beside him. It’s almost like, OK, Adam is having major boy-on-boy or naughty or something else, but Monte would just keep his semi-poker face, all calm, stand there and rock that guitar.
In short,we love that Monte always stands so calmly to Adam and that’s why we nicknamed him “Uncle Soy Sauce” ”


Do you find yourself wondering what is going on in Monte’s mind when Adam is doing his thing?  When there is “hot action”? I often do!  DangDang (Adam) is so lucky to have Monte as a great old friend and band member. 

More About Uncle Soy Sauce:

Adam and Monte (he’s the one with the long hair) wrote music  together and played in their  band called Citizen Vein.

Monte is married to Lisa.  They have two children with two more on the way!

This is Lisa with Ariel and Aurora on the cover of “Fit Pregnancy” (Monte you are one lucky guy! Your girls are so beautiful!)

Here’s a link for Lisa on the back cover.

Here is more information about Uncle Monte Monster Soy Sauce!

Monte has played for  Madonna for many years and taught her to play the guitar.  Here he accompanies her at the  recent Hope for Haiti concert!


Monte recently tweeted  about Adam’s success:

On Friday 12th March 2010, @Monterrific said:

“I have to say, it’s really cool to see your friend that you’ve busted your ass with be handed a gold record in front of a packed crowd in a country you never imagined going to.”

Monte is Interviewed By Ultimate

“A musician’s path can take a wide array of varying courses, but the path Monte Pittman‘s musical career has taken is arguably more atypical than others. Metal outfit Prong has utilized his services upon two full-lengths, so in light of that, one would expect Pittman‘s other accomplishments to be in a similar vein. While all musicians usually enjoy material from different genres, the fact that a group like Prong shares a musician with the live bands of both pop superstar Madonna and American Idol finalist Adam Lambert seems unlikely in theory. However, it’s true, and has been for quite some time.”

Check out Monte’s Album… its really, really good!

Join his fan club here

Fan Mail Address: Monte Pittman P.O. Box 834 Lawndale CA 90260

We could all use a friend or two like Monte!  Uncle Soy Sauce, thanks for your great talent and for watching out for Adam!  We really appreciate it!


Great Fan Story and Recap- Part I

From the time I learned that I won an all-expense paid trip to see Adam until the night before our actual travel, I was on Twitter with Lisa and letting her know about our rough plans (since the radio station has not given our itinerary as yet) I was wondering if it was possible to meet Monte. It was just a musing, mind you. I certainly did not expect a single thing.

Then, Lisa did it again – she left me speechless. She contacted Monte and worked her butt off to make sure she got a wonderful surprise for me – I was going to meet Monte in Singapore if everything worked out! Now, how on earth was I not to freak out when I saw that particular message in my inbox?? Monte wants to meet me?? Holy ****!! I promptly ran out of my room, yelling and flailing incoherently for a while Part 1 Part 2

Thanks to @rhyden for the story!

Baby Shower Info

On Monday 22nd March 2010, @GlamUlli said:

Here are the details on the Baby Shower for @Monterrific and @lisa_pittman We have decided the easiest and safest way to help out with welcoming these beautiful babies into this world is to gift to Lisa’s paypal account. ……info missing? That way they can get what they need.
Every little bit helps. Thank you for participating in this epic event and lets make history with our first twitter Baby Shower.
For those who can’t do paypal, Lisa is also registered at Amazon and BB’s RUs.
Lets make this a big one
This will be so much fun and i love being a part of this.
You Rock!!!! Please RT Thanks:)
No specific date we can start gifting now:-))♥


Explanation of Dang-Dang (Adam’s Chinese name)

Dang Dang is a nickname the (Mainland) Chinese fans called Adam, whose name is Chinese character is: Ah Dang.

Here’s a further explanation of “Dang Dang”, from
Posted on PF by jamafanta

“It is the character for “contemporary” or “modern” doubled. The trendiest kind of nickname for young Chinese people right now is one character doubled, which is what this is. It originates from the standard English to Chinese translation of “Adam”, which is Ya Dang. To make his nickname, his Chinese fans dropped the first character and doubled the second one.”

Link to post about Longineu Parsons

Link to post about Tommy Joe Ratliff:


Twitter followers:  371,488 (+1000)

AO members:  54,660 (+100)



  1. This website is very impressive. I intend to stop in daily to see what is new with the iconic rock g-d. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by gail — March 14, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

  2. Cool. Now tell me what Dang Dang means.

    Comment by Lauriellen — March 14, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

  3. Ive added an explanation of Adam’s name Dang Dang above. Thanks for asking.

    Comment by adamquotedaily — March 14, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

  4. Wow each post you write seems to out do the last. I believe I have enjoyed this one the most as I appreciate so much how the world is loving our sweet boy and your in-depth explanation of that endeavor. Thanks so much for your depth and creativity in writing about Adam.

    Comment by Joy Glambert — March 14, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

  5. Thank you for this post. I was wondering what “Uncle Soy Sauce” meant. I LOVE Monte and yes, he is Mr. Cool and Calm – even when Adam is doing his over the top stuff that fans love.

    They are so lucky to be such good friends. Monte is mega-talented in his own right and has a nice singing voice too.

    Comment by Dawn — March 19, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

  6. Great site! Looking forward to reading your stuff! 🙂

    Fun info about China, too… My two nieces are adopted from there…


    Comment by vanessa whitney — March 19, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

  7. If “Dang Dang” for Adam means Modern or Contemporary, what does “Lang Lang” mean for the pianist?

    Comment by Trisha — March 19, 2010 @ 6:22 pm

  8. Good connection. However,“Lang Lang”doesn’t quite suit this case. It’s not a nick name. The first “Lang” & the sencond “Lang” are different Chinese characters.
    Uncle Soy Sauce is so funny. I love the nickname myself. Heard that Monte also retweeted it and enjoyed it,haha.

    Comment by verycd — March 19, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

  9. I love the nickname Uncle Soy Sauce- so appropriate when you hear the explanation! I met Monte twice – he’s a sweetheart and very appreciative of his fans. Gave me a big hug – awww!

    Comment by dorihb — April 16, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

  10. Love the information about Monte and finally learned how Monte and Adam met!! YAY!! I knew about the band “Citizen Vein” but not how they originally met.

    Monte has such a beautiful family!! Monte looking forward to the birth of the twins:) How exciting!!!

    What’s the deal about no birth date for Monte, is it a secret? 🙂 Come on Monte out with it…LOL

    @Ulli thank you for the info on the baby shower. This has to be a first. A Twitter baby shower..LOL LOVE IT!!
    Ulli this is Gloria476 from twitter.


    Comment by LuvAdam476 — April 17, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

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