YOU'VE GOT YOGMAEL!!!

Hi gang. I toiled at the computer for hours using the new priority
post rules. In the process of running up 7 issues of YM, I
compiled two issues worth of further confessions of Yogaholics
as contributed by a number of the camera crew. Look for them
as YM #'s 160 and 165.

AND AWAY WE GO...
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Jobanputra-at-cardiff.ac.uk writes:
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Hi Amanda,

I recieved an email a few days ago from Shirlie Kemp via AEgean.
It seems that "Waltz Away Dreaming" will be released on the 26th
of May in the UK, this is however a bank holiday!?!

I have however no information regarding "Trojan Souls", it would
appear that GM is "very hands on with AEgean" - I assume this to
mean that GM is concentrating on the Toby Bourke and Jo projects.

Could anyone with information pertaining to the Trojan Souls project
contact me, the last that I had was that it was to be released mid
way through the legal battle on Parlourphone(?) Records.

Hope this is of use.
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outlawqb-at-earthlink.net (Gary J. Davis, Jr.) writes:
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AMANDA,

THIS IS MY THIRD CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD OF
YOGMAEL! HERE IS GOES...

I WAS SITTING UP "SURFING" THE NET AT AROUND
MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT AND I HAD MY REAL
AUDIO ON THE CAPITAL FM WEBSITE AND I WAS
LISTENING TO THE MORNING SHOW FROM LONDON
AND I HEARD STAR PEOPLE '97. IT'S THE BOMB!
TRUE FUNK WITH A GRIND IN GEORGE'S VOICE.
EXTRA LYRICS AND A GREAT DANCE FEEL TO IT. I
AM VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING
MY IMPORT VERSIONS! IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD IT,
YOU ARE MISSING OUT!

ALSO, IF YOU GO TO THE AEGEAN WEB SITE YOU
WILL NOTICE THAT YOU CAN NO LONGER DOWNLOAD
THE VIDEOS FROM OLDER. TOTAL LET DOWN! IN
ADDITION, THEY HAVE CHANGED THE SCROLLING
TEXT ON THE HOME PAGE AND THERE IS INFO ON
WALTZ AWAY DREAMING! IT WILL BE ON CAPITAL FM
THIS SUNDAY AT 7:00PM IN LONDON! THAT IS 11:00AM
FOR ALL OF US IN L.A. CALIFORNIA. THE SINGLE
COMES OUT ON MAY 28 IN THE UK ONLY!

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO AMANDA FOR A
GREAT JOB AND I AM SO PLEASED TO HAVE FOUND
THIS INTERNET SUB CULTURE! I HAVE LEARNED SO
MUCH ABOUT YOG AND I HAVE MADE NEW E-MAIL
FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO SHARE
SIMILAR INTERESTS WITH ME BEYOND GEORGE'S
MUSIC. AMANDA, YOU'RE THE QUEEN!

"I WON'T BORE YOU WITH THE DETAILS,"

GARY
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RICHMCDO-at-aol.com (Rich) writes:
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The single CD Star People finally showed up on the shelves in one
of the music stores. First one that I have ever seen. I guess you
could say we here in Michigan live in the "out back", and they even
have to pump light to us here. Agree with you that North America
is hurting when it comes to GOOD music. It is either late getting
here, or never arrives.

My Compaq computer has a sound blaster system in it, so can
listen to GM while I read my Yogmael, or do correspondence.

Like what you are doing - keep it up.
Rich
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GUYANA2000-at-worldnet.att.net (Michael Singh) writes:
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Dear Amanda,

First of all please let me do congratulate you on this interesting
newsgroup you have put together. Thanks indeed to it that I found
out about the unfortunate passing of the late Mrs. Lesley
Panayiotou, George Michael's mother.

It is with profound regrets that I extend on my own behalf and his
legions of dedicated fans in Guyana, Trinidad and Barbados our
deepest condolence on his recent bereavement. To the family of the
bereaved we ask God's strength and help as you mourn this tragic
loss and may the venerable George Michael find realized that George Michael was indeed the heart & soul of Wham!
My memorable days as an adolescent were spent listening and jiving
to his music but I have never been fortunate to attend his concerts.

I am extremely desirious of assisting his management to ensure
George Michael does come down soon enough on a combined
concert tour of Barbados, Trinidad and Guyana. I am certain that
George would enjoy the warm friendly faces of our beautiful islands

in the sun as well as visiting Guyanese born reggae superstar -
Eddie Grant who also lives in Barbados where he owns and
operates the Blue Wave Recording Studios.

Looking forward to hearing from you or the folks over at Aegean
Records in London, England.

Thank you,
Mike Singh
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bellaj-at-BIOMED.MED.YALE.EDU (April J. Bell) writes:
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If anyone taped the George on Capital FM on Sunday, I am
interested in a copy.

Since Waltz Away Dreaming will not be released in the US,
will someone with access to it please....please....please...
get me a copy?

Where can I get a copy of StarPeople 97?

-April

ps Please help me!
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katja-at-wichmann.dk (Katja Kafling Lindberg) writes:
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Dear Amanda!

Im writing to tell you that I have just read Yogmael no. 150 and am
absolutely outraged! Someone - I forget who - wrote you a letter to
say that Yogmael was not serious enough and "could you please
take me off this site!". What a complete loser. The letter was 100%
condescending and complained that the topics discussed are not
"mature" enough. What the hell does that someone expect???? A
philosophical debate on whether GM believes in the big bang-theory
or Platos concept of beauty?? George Michael writes excellent
music, sings it beautifully and is in my eyes a true artist. But what
is a"mature" discussion on him and his music? Furthermore I find
it almost rude to imply that the topics dealt with in your Yogmaels
are of no interest. You yourself and all of the Yogmaelers seem to
be very dedicated people who feel quite stronly about GM and his
music. Ive been a GM-fan for 12 years now and although Im over
the obsessive clippings-and-stickers-collecting-phase, Im still
very much into the man and his music. It makes me sick when
eople try to "intellectualize" George in a way that leaves no room
for all the fun that goes with reading e.g. your latest Yogmael. Good
job, Amanda - and let no one tell you otherwise!!! Phew..., to think
that this would be my first contribution to Yogmael :=)
Love Katja (Denmark)
PS: Although I must sound like a mad dog barking, Im actually a
nice person :=)

(I'm sure you are. I hope you sent a copy of this to the defector as
well... AG)
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renee13-at-ix.netcom.com writes:
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dear Amanda,

Thanks again for these awesome updates. This is only my second
time writing, and i would like to say i have learned so much i never
knew i never knew about George. I also found some great pen pals
to e-mail.

Also, what is this about No Doubt. I hate to say this, but i hate
them. Maybe it's only my jealousy, but I'm also in love with Gwen's
boyfriend. Let me say, his was the worst mosh pit I ever did enter,
and there have been many others.

(My friend Michelle hates Gwen for the same reason... AG)

But, I would just like to say thank you a million times, because I
love this sooo much. Almost as much as I love George. Also, the
confessions of a yogaholic were great, I am the same way. Being
only seventeen, this part of my life doesn't exactly fit in with my
friends, as I am constantly explaining my "little" obsession.

love always,tougher to fing GM's stuff here. My mail is
mesquita-at-correionet.com.br and I'd like to ask how is GM
singing Desafinado at Red Hot+Rio (I still haven't heard it!
SHAME ON ME!) BTW, Amanda, you're doing a great job, and
I tought your Yogaholism paper was really great.
Thanks,
Adriana
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Sting1979-at-aol.com (Scotty) writes:
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Hello!!

This is only the second time that I've posted to Yogmael, but I

read every issue! I think Star People is awesome! It's getting
a lot of play here in York,Pa. It's becoming a frequently
requested song.

Amanda you are doing such a great job with this George
newsgroup!! I always look forward to signing on AOL and
reading the latest news about George.

(Nice to know someone in the states can actually get onto
AOL... AG)

The main reason why I wrote was to ask a very important
question.... I was in Circuit City a few days ago and I came
across a few George Michael import singles....

1) Older LP (Made In England)
2) Star People maxi single (England)
3) Jesus To A Child (England)
4) Fastlove maxi (England

The Fastlove had four songs on it,
1) Fastlove LP
2) I'm Your Man
3) Fastlove (Summer)
4) Fastlove (Full)

So what exactly is the Full version of Fastlove?
Is that the one that starts out " In the abscence of security"?

(It's 9 mintues long, contains the bulk of I'm Your Man'96, and the
legendary-watch-the-dance-floor-go-nuts-and-several-hundred-
people-chant "Everybody needs a little FastLove." AG)

Thanks for your help

Scotty

** Does anyone have the guitar tablature for Fastlove?
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mconwill-at-ebicom.net (Melissa Conwill) writes:
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Hey! Yog Fans!

Amanda, you are doing a great job. I look forward to reading the
latest on Yog every chance I get.

I saw in YOGMAEL #142 someone was asking about the Muscle
Shoals/Wexler version of Careless Whisper. I would also like
more info on it. The only info I have is from a 1995 Wham! book. It
said "'Careless Whisper' was first recorded at Muscle Shoals
Studio in Alabama, but George was unhappy with the results. He
scrapped that version and re-recorded the single in London." I am
curious because I only live an hour away from Muscle Shoals. I
know there is a studio up there but I don't know much about it. It
would be cool to know that one of George's best songs was first
recorded only an hour away from me.

(Take heart in knowing it was. AG)

Take care,
Melissa
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tilly-at-positronfiber.com (Tilly Maertens) writes:
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When will people let GM's sexual life be private as it should be??!!
Frankly, I'm appalled! This comes in reply to a certain "Kimberly
Joette Kubiak" who emailed Yogmael a couple of days ago in
YM#153...HIV Positive???!! Where do you get off??? And worse,
even if it were so, how would that concern the world at large??!

If George decided to be evasive about his own sexuality, it was
perhaps for these same reasons...How does that PRIVATE matter
concern anyone but the parties involved, someone please tell me!!

Piss off already with this subject you bleeding Sods!!! How would
YOU like an intrusion on your intimate life? I mean, it's not
because GM's a public figure that we must know ALL there is to
know about him. The man, like all of us, has the right to SOME
privacy, has he not? I find this subject outrageous and the HIV
bit, attempted by Ms. Kimberly Kubiak in the last Yogmael was
simply TOO MUCH!!

What's to make of "Is he/isn't he Gay?" - Why not leave that alone,
already?! Eit TAG="BODY" startspan -->
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