dck9-at-cornell.edu (Dana) writes:
Hi Y'all.
Just had a few questions.

(Ask away. AG)

First off, does anyone have an audio recording of the Cover-to-Cover tour? I
know the set list changed a bit, but the concerts still rocked, and I'd love
to get my hands on a copy.

(I have a total show from NYC, but I'm not sure how it will copy. AG)

And I'm sorry, but I gotta bring this up.

(Doesn't seem to matter so much anymore... AG)

George is gay, isn't he? I guess it's something I've just always assumed. I
thought he'd come out publicly sometime this year (just a wacky prediction,
some of the songs on Older made me wonder), but seeing how he is a private
guy, perhaps he never will. Just wondering what other people's feelings on
the subject are.

(I too began to wonder with Older, but a part of me said "Nahh." Like I
said, George decided to open the debate, so let's hear it! AG)

Oh, and I just watched the GM interview video that came out right before
Listen W/O Prejudice. It's really good. The man is hot. Thanks to fellow
Yogmailer Jay for letting me borrow it. And the 2 Wham videos.

(Which interview would this be? AG)


"I'm never gonna dance again, the way I danced with you..."
marti-at-grn.es (Marti Blesa) writes:
Hi Amanda, how's everything?

(Fine thanks, and you? AG)

I've a question, does anyone know who's the man that appears in the Fastlove
video? I don't think he's just a model it appears as if he was someone place
there for a purpose.

(Which guy? There are a couple... AG)

devery-at-vaxc.cc.monash.edu.au (Mike) writes (via snail mail):
I hope the CD has arrived in one piece! Enjoy the "new" tracks...I wonder
why they did these instrumentals?? They bear up quite well considering it's
almost 15 years ago now...Gosh, that must make me old...!

(I have been enjoying them, thanks again! As for feeling old, I have cute
moments like this regularly, and I'm only 21! I met an 18 year old last
night, and asked my immediate OK, can I see havng an intelligent convero with
you question: "Do you know who George Michael is?" The answer was no, and
that was pretty much the end of our conversation. I was perusing through an
old book with the music charts of the last 40 years, and found that Fantastic
was topping the charts in the summer of 1983, and I actually recall that
summer--being holed up in the house having broken my ankle in mid July. Too
bad I didn't know who Wham! really was then, it could have made that Cruel
Summer Fantastic... AG)
jobesteve-at-hotmail.com (Nitika Steverson) writes:
<<<<>>>>> I cannot believe all the stuff I have missed and/or do not know about George!
As a Whammy! from the heart I feel like I have really let George(and Randy
Andy of course :)) down. I just subscribed and my first issue was #42 on Nov.
2nd. I am committed to reading EVERY Yogmail that I have missed. I've not
read the 4 or so Issues I've gotten because I've been trying to catch up! I'm
almost half way through! :) Some of my comments/questions for this issue(and
for some in the near future) may be very old and redundant but I must ask.
Remember guys be gentle, I'm like a baby learning how to walk. And here I

(Nothing is ever redundant. AG)

1. In reference to issue #12 what does JTAC stand for in reference to
George's beard?

(Jesus to a Child. AG)

2. I'm so devistated!!! I waited 4ever for LWP Vol II!! how can I get a copy?
If I need to make conversions for American dollars let me know...

3. A Different Corner. Does anyone know who the song was written about? At
the time the song came out the press tried to say it was about Brooke Sheilds
because supposedly at the time they had been introduced by mutual friends and
were supposedly dating. I never believed that but can anyone set the record
straight? I've always wanted to know.

(Brooke and George dated for a week, after she begged to meet him on an
appearance on the Joan Rivers show in 1985. Who it was written for? Good
question. There are those who say it was for Andrew, but I contest this.
George admittedly can still burst into tears when he sings it, and if this
is the truth, then how could he and Andrew have remained friends--which
according to Bananarama, they still are. It was written for the person who
broke up Wham! AG)

4. I missed the hair poll! I know it's over but I wanna vote anyway...I

personally like it not as long as "Everything She Wants" but not quiteas
short as Faith (with subtle higlights). I think it brings out his eyes.

(Is it just my imagination, but is he back to dying the new do jet black? I
picked up the latest Rolling Stone today having read on here that George was
in it--the article on 0}+> is pretty good too!--and his hair was the same
colour as his suit. But I think I recall in the interview it was lighter, so
it could have just been the lighting. AG)

I also adored the two hoops. He and Andy got ragged for but its such a fad
now for guys to have two rings. I'm not saying they did it first but they
kinda started something doncha think? :)

(I think so too. AG)

5. I'm totally floored by the F symbol!! You learn something new everyday!
Or at least that's what they say...:) Does anyone have a complete listing of
the characters and/or symbols that can be created this way, I'd luv to have

(My computer has a special Character Map window that gives all the symbols.
One more for you: the f is created by pressing the ALT key and then typing

I'm not a computer buff but I work for an ISP and I work on computers/ the
net everyday at work and when I'm not busy I catch up on my Yogmail! At least
NOW I do!:) I'll let you guys know when I'm all caught up. And if any of my
questions are not answered in the archives I'll be sure to ask my fellow Yog
luvers!:) Just didn't want you guys to think I was a nubbie(even though I
kinda am). I think I'm gonna be broke for a long time...buying bootleg(he he
he :))That's it for now guys. It's 25 minutes past my cut off time and I'm
outta here...to look for some "Fast Love" of course.....:) know that I'm not
serious when I say that...

(Ask anytime, there are heaps of us with noggins full of George trivia. AG)
yogfan-at-adnetsol.com (Nancy) writes:
Hi Amanda:

Here's a posting for Yogmail:

I have been promised a copy of the Radio One concert to air next month. If
anyone is interested, please write.

(OK, this is what we need, fans sharing with one another, this is the point
of YM. AG)
Laece-at-aol.com writes:
Hi Amanda,

Just a bit more interesting GM news that fans may (or may not) want to know.

(The Big Issue article which Aidan submitted first follows, but this was from
a newsgroup so there was more. AG)

Tonight, the editor-in-chief of The Big Issue, John Bird, claimed The Sun had
"stolen" the magazine's interview with Michael. Mr Bird said the 33-year-old
pop idol had chosen to break a long media silence to talk only to The Big
Issue, which is sold by the homeless to raise money for themselves and others
in a similar plight.
He said the interview was more than 2,200 words and added: "We did not
concentrate on his sexuality."
A spokesman for The Sun said: "We did not obtain the interview by
dishonest means.
"We reprinted extracts from it which we considered to be of interest to a
wider audience, as we would with any such material.
"We also gave considerable credit to The Big Issue, leaving no one in any
doubt whatsoever that it was their interview and a great scoop.
"As we said in The Sun this morning, The Sun will be making a large
donation to The Big Issue."
:: Big Issue vendors will be selling the magazine on Monday. pa NEWS

(Sleazy tactics by the UK press? NO?? AG)
yogfan-at-adnetsol.com (Nancy) writes:
Here's my weekly ad for the special items for sale:

* Careless Whisper, I'm Your Man, Freedom (84), and Bad Boys pictures discs

* Faith tour programs, and Elizabeth Taylor Aids benefit concert programs
(contains George)

* Jesus To A Child 2 track US promo CD with embossed black slip cover

* Older Special Presentation Promo Box Set, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Promo Box Set

* One More Try limited edition picture disc CD

* Older promotional 8 X 10 photos

* George puzzle, assortment of backstage passes, postcards, buttons

For more information, please write to Nancy at yogfan-at-adnetsol.com
OLDERFAITH (BMW Babe) writes:
I recently acquired a genuine GM autograph on his Faith poster.
Unfortunately, it was through a purchase and not in person. That's ok.
Hopefully, his fingerprints are on it.
mmitchell-at-triax.com (Jen) writes:
Hi, Amanda!!!
I'm in major crisis here. I keep trying to get to the Different Corner Page,
and my computer keeps telling me that it is unable to locate the server. I
have no idea what this means. Please don't tell me the page has been

discontinued! This has happened for the last 3 days. I know this isn't your
thing, but do you know what is going on?

(I tried to connect right after I got this note, and it didn't work. I even
tried to connect from a link page, and it didn't work either. But I'm on
AOL, and have had a lot of WEB problems lately. Regrettably, this is the
only GM WEBmaster who's not on YOGMAIL, so I can't think of anything. Anyone

Also, I want to say that I really like getting Yogmail. Thanks so much for
going to the trouble.

(A girl needs a hobby. AG)

I have been a fan for 12 years and it really makes me feel good to know that
there are others who are, too. My friends and even my husband think I am
insane to even listen to George, but I don't let it stop me. I don't
understand what it is about George that people don't like. In my opinion, he
has no equal. Who else puts their heart and soul into the
songs and the way they are sung like he does? I don't know of anyone else, or
I would listen to them as much. Stuff on the radio anymore is just a bunch of
commercialized copycats with not enough spontanaity. What I love about
hearing a cover by GM is that you can not sing along with it the first time.
He changes it, not by changing the music or the words, but by singing it with
his own style. Don't Let the Sun... is a perfect example of this. I can't
wait to hear "I Can't Make You Love Me". Anyway, ta ta for now.

(I have to admit that I do think 0}+> does come pretty close. AG)
b6marek-at-htg.tartu.ee (Marek Unt) writes:
I'm a 15 year old guy from Estonia. I'd like to know about George's fanclubs
in Europe if you have some information, 'cause we don't have a local funclub
around here (perhaps I'll just have to make one).

(I don't know of any. There are no official clubs ANYWHERE! We could start
up a few though. AG)

Also I'd like to know about the Older tour - what countries in Northern
Europe are included and when does the tour start? I'm bothering you beacuse
I didn't know where to ask. I hope that you don't mind me asking and that you
have the answers for my question.

(Nothing official as yet. AG)

PS When does the MTV European Music Awards gala take place? I don't have MTV
and I'll probably have to ask my friend to record it.

(Takes place on November 14th in London. Europe air time? Not sure, check
local listings. AG)

Best wishes from the east side of Europe.
maurizio_colmegna-at-ciamedianetwork.it (Maurizio) writes:
I can't wait for the next time to see to sing you on stage in Milan. Do you
remember your last show here? It was fantastic. When is that you come in
Italy for the tour? We have waited six years for your album, now I don't
want to wait as many years to see you live. A regard from one Italian fan of

dsmiller-at-earthlink.net (Debbie) writes:

Just a comment on those subscribers who found Yogmail to contain "irrelevant
stuff" -- Boo Hiss. Personally, I find your ramblings to be the heart and
soul of Yogmail and look forward to each and every one!! Ramble on, girl!!

(And so I shall, thanks for your support Debbie!!! AG)

You mentioned that you know of a store with 2 copies of the Oct. issue of Q
Magazine -- PLEASE, please tell me where!!! I'll be your best friend wink>!!

(It's a local store here in Hamilton. Send me $11--for mag and postage and
you've got it. Same offer to Kinga. BUT DO IT SOON. AG)

Lastly, I would, once again, like to say how much I appreciate your
dedication to Yogmail. I've never seen a newsletter as well put together and
informative as yours. Many kudos to you on your efforts. I sympathize with
you re: lack of sleep, as a new mom -- I can relate and Yogmail is like your
baby. Keep up the great work. (by the way, I want to send you some $$ to
help ease your workload but I didn't know if US$ currency was OK - I live in
NY. Please advise).

(YM is indeed a lot like a baby. Interesting analogy. US money is fine, a
quick trip to the bank gets me Canuck bucks. AG)

Your pal and fellow GM admirer (OK -- I admit it, fanatic!)
bzaker-at-ic.sunysb.edu (Bahar Zaker) writes:
hi to amanda and all the other yoggers out there!

first of all, thank you amanda, for doing an amazing job with this list.

(You're welcome as always. AG)

and second of all thanks to all the fans who post all the information.

(Pat yourselves on the back gang! AG)

before internet, i used to get so frustrated knowing there's gm things

happening everywhere in the world without my knowledge! now, all the people
from all the countries can share information.

(The heart and soul of the YM family. AG)

i have a question. i have a tape of the melvyn bragg south bank show but i
know it's edited from the origingal thing, so what are we american video
consumers missing? also, there's an old article about the interview entitled
"pass the pims george" about how george michael aspires to lounge lizardom
but could never beat bryan ferry...first of all, what is a pim, and do you
think george is really aspiring to lounge lizarddom secretely? (move on...)
sorry to ramble, but again, thanks a lot for yogmail!

(I think a part of him may want to play Vegas--I mean check out the STW vid.
OOPS, I guess most of America can't do that... AG)

cheers, bahar
Adrianna78-at-aol.com writes:

I posted on AOL that I should be getting a copy of the Big Issue with the GM
interview. If anyone wants me to make them a copy it shouldn' t cost much.
Just a dollar or two for postage and cost of copies. But if anyone wants
one email me, or just send me your address and money and I'll get it to you
as soon as possible.

Adrianna Rangel
8041 Orange Street
Downey, CA 90242

I'm also going to be making portfollios of past and present GM articles. As
many as I could include. Pictures, interviews....etc.etc. If you want to
contribute articles or pics I would appreciate it. You could send them to
the address above. Don't worry you'll get them back if you want them. Just
drop me an email and we will work out the details. I'll also take any Gifs.
Bitmaps. or Jpegs. Hopefully it wont cost much to do. That way all you yog
fans could get one. I'll have to figure out the price. I'm sure it wont be
to much. I'm thinking $10 at the most. So far I've got over a hundred things
to go in it. Including George and Andy in drag. Those who contribute get a
discount. Amanda...yours will be free of course. Donations would be greatly
appreciated and helpful. (hint hint :) ) They would also lower the cost.

(Sounds great and thanks! AG)

If you have any questions or ideas feel free to tell me. I wont be able to
get back to you too soon. I'll be in Palm Springs for the week.

freyes-at-kmi.com (Frank Reyes) writes:

(Who has 2 VCR's? I'm looking for an original right off TV for best
quality--so I can tend to some of the dubbing for my fellow Canucks. AG)


(He does indeed, and not overly impressed either. Rob looks a bit stoned
though. AG)


(How much is enough? OK, so that's not overly original, but I am listening
to Star People, so it's to be expected. AG)
To Wrap it Up:

Feeling pretty confident that the Big Issue would generate a hell of a lot of
postings I had to get caught up. SO LET'S HERE IT PEOPLE!!!!!

Listen without prejudice...(or at least try to...)


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