YOU'VE GOT YOGMAEL!!!

Hi. 5 little things, NO, not grievances...

1. I know some of you are getting doubles of your YOGMAEL.
AOL and I are working on it, please be patient. I'll have it taken
care of as soon as I can.

2. I am increasing the byte size of YOGMAEL to 15KB.

3. I have begun to systematically blind CC again, which
means a lot of potential problems beyond your control. I'll fix
all as fast as I can.

4. Remember that I only post info once, so if you get a note
telling you what you submitted has run, please understand
that I'm trying to cut down the repetition.

5. Who else had a real good laugh at the Star People '97
lyrics? George has written a mirror track that rivals Prince's
"Cream". "What's a mirror track Amanda?" It is a song a
songwriter writes that is intended to be sung while looking
in a mirror. : )

AND AWAY WE GO...
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karianne-at-sn.no (Karianne Vatne) writes:
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Hello Amanda and all Yoggers!

Just thought I'd let you know that Star People'97 is in the fifth
place on the European hitlist! Great or what?

(VERY GREAT! AG)

In Norway, the single is bubbeling under the Top 20 hitlist, but I
expect it to become #1 pretty soon! I hope so, anyway... ;)

Regards,
Tone
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TXCowboy22-at-aol.com (Brian) writes:
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Looking for a cassette copy of "Star People 97" (or a CD single,
if it's been released in the UK)...

Was listening to 95.8 CapitalFm in London on the web this
morning and heard them play it... was really impressed... it's a
major overhaul of the song, complete with Fastlove-esque R&B
rhythms going on and completely new vocals laid down over the top...

Please e-mail me if you think you can get a copy for me... Will trade,
etc.

Thanks a bunch!
Brian in Houston
TXCowboy22-at-aol.com
http://wwwvms.utexas.edu/~brianmar/index.html
(No, no real George stuff there; just links to others' George pages)
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Magnus-at-dk-online.dk (Magnus Haflidason) writes:
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Hi Amanda!

I was just reading your Yogaholism paper and it was like reading
about myself. I`m new here and it is the first time I write to you.
I`m 25 year old Icelandic girl living in Copenhagen Denmark, and
of course a George Michael FAN and my 2 year old son is also a
fan, George Michael is my best babysitter ever, I just put some
George Michael tape in the video and he can sit for a very long
time and watch. My friends tells me that I`m very lucky to have a
boyfriend that can live with such a fan as I`m and I`m very lucky,
he just teases me about this. Actually it was him that showed
me yogmael and how I could subscribe to it.

Enough about me, I have one question. Is the song Waltz away
dreaming being released only in the UK or will I be able to by it
here in Copenhagen? And all you Danish and Icelandic fans I
would like to here from you.

Best regards
Disa
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salos-at-cia.com.au (Zoe Salonitides) writes:
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Hello all

Great news for Australians!! Some of you might know that
MTV started showing on Optus Vision last month for the
first time in a few years. Well, a "George Michael Sunday"
has been planned to air on May 25 showing a half-hour
collection of his videos, the Absolute George Michael
interview and the Unplugged perfomance! Now, I know many
people might not have Optus Vision, so I'm offering to make
copies for those who haven't already snatched one from
elsewhere, or who were unsatisfied with the measly half-hour
Unplugged special shown on Channel 9. So, for all those
NTSC-challanged fans who would like an Australian copy, just
drop me a line and I'll organise it for you. :)

Zoe
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zest-at-pobox.com (Zest) writes:
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Hi Amanda,

I want to make a site dedicated to GM. From where can I get the
sources ?

(Like what? Pics? AG)

I am from Thailand and have tired my best to buy Older EP and
Star People Single to no avail. I have tried all the major music
stores including Tower Records but nobody seems to be
interested in storing up singles in this part of the world. Anybody
from Thailand knows where I can get it from???

Thanks
Paul
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ladym-at-auracom.com (Lise Robichaud)
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GEORGE MICHAEL JOINS LABOUR'S COMPUTER CRUSADE

Pop star George Michael is to help implement Tony Blair's
classroom crusade, Labour confirmed.

As an "ambassador" for Labour's plan to ensure every child has
access to a laptop computer, his job will be to "sell" to young
people the huge educational potential of new technology.

 

Today's Mail on Sunday says that the 33-year-old singer met Mr.
Blair recently at the Labour leader's north London home.

(My, my, George is getting political...how long until he runs? AG)
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yogfan-at-adnetsol.com (Nancy) writes:
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Everyone - please check out my George Michael web page at:
http://www.kemcom.com/nancy

It is still in the trial stage, so please let me know if anything
doesn't work. The site will soon be moving to a new address with
its own domain name.

This may be sort of a dumb posting, but I have a question..

I was given a Trojan Souls cassette. It is label "Trojan Souls" with
a 1 track promo song. The song is the same from Andros' Boogie
Box High album "Sweat." Does anyone know the relation between
this song on Trojan Souls and Boogie Box High?
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LMPLASE-at-aol.com (Lisa Marie Plasek) writes:
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Hi everyone!
I have more news about George Michael and Morcheeba from
"allstar, the better online magazine at http://www.allstarmag.com/".
This information was included in the gossip section as follows:

After the LA Morcheeba show at the El Rey Theater, in a posh
restaurant 10 blocks away, Morcheeba and George Michael met
for dinner. As reported in allstar, Michael was overheard at the
show saying how much he wanted to work with the group. Now
Ross Godfrey of Morcheeba has been quoted at the dinner saying,
"We'll hook up with him when we get back to London. He wants to
do anything he can for us, whether it's his material or our material.
We're going to have a chat together." Reportedly, the reason the
two didn't get around to discussing future plans was because a
woman from Discovery Records, Morcheeba's label, kept
dominating the conversation about how much she loved Wham!
Maybe when the two get together next time, they'll be able to get
a word in edgewise...

I think this is very interesting information, and I hope everyone
enjoys it!

Sincerely,
Lisa Marie Plasek
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HelzBea-at-aol.com writes:
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Hello Amanda and everyone on YM!

This is my first post to YM after 10 or so brilliant issues. Well
done, good show, what!

I'm a 'long term' Wham/GM fan since way back when..... the
beginning of Wham at age 12 (showing my age??), although I've
only been to one concert:( Roll on the next tour! . I'm from
good ol' England (minority perhaps?), are there any fellow
English peeps out there?

(The UK lists boasts 65 names. Second only to the US for fan
concentration, and there are a number of English peeps on the
AOL lists as well. AG)

Well, enough about me, Star People was released here on
Monday, and has reached number 17 in the network charts.
Not bad, although I think it could do better - great song, great
reworking of the album version.

I haven't as yet heard anything about the Waltz Away Dreaming
release, but when I do I shall let you all know. If it is only
released here in the UK/Europe, I shall be happy to get some
copies for people across the pond - let me know and I'll give you
a price plus postage.

(Count me in. AG)

Well, we've just had a VERY exciting general election here, so
I'm off to drink in some more politics. Hasta Luego

(Cheers then! AG)

Helz
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lebois-at-hotmail.com (LEBOIS David) writes:
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"Now nothing comes for nothing baby..."
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Star People '97 was released in Paris this week. I think it's a
GREAT version! As I always buy all the remixes, this is the 9th
CD I buy since one year (album included). Total cost is near
700FF now (US $ 120).

First, I would like to say that I HATE all the Forthright mixes.

I'm always very pleased to get new George materials -especially
after 5 years of "nothing"- but I think this Michael Jackson-like
commercial policy cost me/us a lot for almost nothing interesting
(except the older EP and Star People '97). When Virgin bought
George's contract for an incredible amount of money, I just
thought they were mad. Not now. I think WE are all paying Fony
for letting George go.

I'm not complaining about having new stuff to buy every month
(cause I could stop buying... maybe!), but looking all these
remixes, I just think we have the quantity, not the quality.
I'm still loving George's music, not other people's remixes.

"...cos WE can pay the rent"
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David
PS: AG, you're the best !!!
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Megamanx17 (K.O.) writes:
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Everyone thinks that george micheal is a bad singer but i believe he
is the best in the world. he's my idol. i learned how to sing just by

singing along with him and now i wrote a few songs myself and i am
performing them. i believe george micheal is the king of music.
Everyone's dream is to be popular but mine is to do a duet with him
and entertain the fans. George i hope u feel better and best wishes
to ur family cuz of the death of ur mom. hope u all pull through.
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outlawqb-at-earthlink.net (Gary J. Davis, Jr.) writes:
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HEY AMANDA AND YOGERS! SO I WENT TO THE VIRGIN
MEGASTORE ON SUNSET IN L.A. AND THEY HAD THE STAR
PEOPLE US SINGLE WITH THE 5 MIXES AND STRANGEST
THING. WELL SOME OF THEM HAD A STICKER THAT SAID:

"INCLUDES THE HIDDEN TRACK #7: STAR PEOPLE '97"

WELL I BOUGHT IT AND SURE ENOUGH, THERE IT IS, TRACK
#7. THE "F" WORD HAS BEEN SILENCED AT THE END LIKE
ALL THE OTHER US VERSIONS BUT IT IS THERE. I PLAYED
MY ORIGINAL MAXI CD OF STAR PEOPLE TO SEE IF I MISSED
IT AND IT IS SURELY NOT THERE. SO GO OUT, LOOK FOR
THE STICKER ON THE FRONT, AND BUY STAR PEOPLE AGAIN!

(It was an add to the second pressing because the track was not
yet ready at the time DreamWorks chose to release. AG)

GARY
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JCF1814-at-aol.com (Joe) writes:
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First, I am NOT going to ask when/if Geroge is going to tour:)

(Good, because I'd have to slap you. AG)

I was watching a VH1 special called "Sting and Friends Rainforest
Special" well they showed a clip of GM and Sting singing "Every
Breath You Take". IT WAS GREAT!! Does anyone know where
this was recorded from, and, more importantly, does anyone have
this complete performance? It was really good!

THANKS!!!

Joe
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c505160-at-showme.missouri.edu (Doug) writes:
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Obscure no mare,

Hello. I'm Doug writing from the heart of NA in Columbia, Missouri,
a place where George's name is scarcely heard or used and his
music is even less frequently played. Can you imagine such a
place so devoid of meaning and culture?

(Yeah, it's called Hamilton Ontario... AG)

This is my first mailing and let me begin by saying how much
Yogmael is appreciated to one who loves the music and lyrics
that George has given us, but who lives in an area where Reba
and Garth are the reigning monarchs of pop culture.

Although the place I depict looks hopeless; a wasteland for what
they are missing, I believe it is my duty to bring to Columbia a
flavor of GM's creative talent. The streets of Columbia are
treated to his songs booming from my '88 GMC Jimmy. The CD
changer is usally packed with "Wham, the Final" "Faith" "LWP"
"Older" and assorted singles. At stoplights people will look over
in the direction of the music and smile. Others, not so much.

For a couple of years I worked as a home-audio salesperson for
a large electronics retailer that shall remain nameless. I recall
demonstrating a rather expensive pair of speakers known for
their quality and range to a husband and wife. Choice of music
is always critical in the sales process and asking what they
would have liked to hear only resulted in the usual response
"Anything - we don't care...(pause)...except rap." The choice I
carefully decided on came easily...in went "LWP"...straight to
track five. "Cowboys and Angels" may not be my personal
favorite song of George's but it definitely makes a quality set of
speakers sound really smooth. They were both impressed by
the selection, even asked me who the singer was, and although
they didn't buy the speakers, I did see them leave the store with
a copy of LWP in their hands. Too bad I wasn't getting commision
for CD sales. I'd like to feel responsible if it were discovered that
there are strangely higher than normal sales of George's music in
Columbia.

(Amazing. Good job! AG)

Right now I'm finishing a masters degree and hope to be moving
on from here in the near future where I'm sure I'll bless yet
another devoid community with George Michael's gift for song.

More to come later...

Doug
"Stupid Cupid keeps on callin' me,
But I see nothin' is his eyes.
I miss my baby."
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Flannny-at-aol.com writes:
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I have got some extra copies of Red Hot & Dance that I would
be willing to sell to other Yogmaelers for what I paid for them.
New copies are $16.99 and used, but good copies are $8.99.
(plus the cost of shipping) I apologize for the high prices but I
bought a bunch when it first had come out. I'm not a dealer so
I pay full retail for all my stuff. I would even recommend that you
exhaust all other possibilities first because I have seen some
copies for very cheap in bargain baskets and closeout bins.
However, if you are absolutely desparate, e-mail me at
Flannny-at-aol.com to make arrangements.

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To Wrap it Up:

You were supposed to get details on YM Weekend today I
know. BUT, some last minute details popped up, and so
the itinerary was scrapped, and is in the process of being
reworked. The only definites at the moment are:

1. Friday night at 7969 in west Hollywood--trust me!
2. Disneyland on Sunday.

"Are you serious? I'm just curious."

 
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