Hi all. Just some general notes:

1. Since I bombard you with mael all week, I've decided to give you the
weekend off.

2. The "problem" is NOT Nancy! She is as reputable a source as I have ever
dealt with.

3. Personal note to George Bielinski: "George, you are a legend!"

4. Apologies to Keli and A to L on AOL for the delay with YM #104.

5. Alicia: Our Radio One tapes came in this morning!

6. The YOGMAEL Honours ballot will be accompanying this mael.

Dear George & Amanda

Here at aegean we were not aware of the YOGMÆL newsletter, but now we
are we find it an interesting concept, if you could mail us the last six
(or more) newsletters you put out we and I'm sure George would love to
read them.

We hope you like our site and any comments or suggestions from
yourselves would be greatly appreciated.

Keep up the good work


(My ETERNAL thanks to George B. for making this possible! Mr. Michael can
expect to read some YOGMAEL very shortly...I think an all-nighter to put
together the Best of YOGMAEL is in order. AG)
*************************** (Sabrina Tait) writes:
Hi everybody Yogfans!
Some days ago I saw an interview and an Unplugged special on an Italian
TV Station (Italia 1). George was dubbed, but I traslate for you everything
he told to the journalist (they never framed him or her).
Sorry if my english is not perfect, but I did my best and I know you'll
understand what George wanted to say.

(I spent a little while doing some tweaking, so I think it should be fine.

About Careless Whispers...
It's a problem for me to sing "Careless Whisper" because, although it's
been a great success, it never said anything to me, unlike other covers
which when I sing them I think: 'Ah! That's a really good song!'

About videos...
I very much liked the return to making videos, also because I found myself
beside very professional people in this field and it's been wonderful to work
with them. Moreover they allowed me to win the MTV Europe International
Viewers Choice Award in New York with 'FastLove' video.

About Fony...
I for one like to have everything under control, and seeing as it's my
career, and it's been a continuous success, I never realized I had no right
do as I chose. But when things got worse, after the Faith affair for
when I felt confused and unhappy, then I said to myself: "I haven't a say in
matter, here". So I thought to make this decision. I felt unsatisfied with
way Sony was concerned with LWP, and how it treated me as artist in general.
In particular in US there was a door that was suddenly shut to me, and this
the heart of the matter. Of course people will have said: "What does he
He doesn't grant interviews, he doesn't want to make videos and then he
complains if his record company doesn't drive a little his album". But if
you look
at all of that from another point of view be sure that it isn't so: the truth
is really

About writing song...
A person writes what he feels. I've never thought to write universal music,
for everybody; I've tried to make albums which could be listened from the
begining to the end. I try to make the best album I can. I'll never do an
just to satisfy others' taste. The day I'll do that will be the day I'll
start to write
trash. In my songs I pursue the beauty and the truth. I'm not able to be
I can't write songs that need a contest to be lived. I don't care about
songs that will say nothing at all in 15 years.

About Unplugged performance...
I was longing to do something to thank the european public and at the same
time I wanted to do something for US to make everybody *************************** (Kinga) writes:
Hi Amanda and Yoggers!! (Or Yogelings..the U2 mailing list, Wire, calls

all its subscribers Wirelings..hehehe..this makes us Yogmaelings...somehow,
it doesn't sound quite as good, does it? *grin*)

(No, it does not. I guess we can merely remain the YM family, or perhaps,
for those of you who are familiar with Wham! In China, we can refer to
ourselves as "the camera crew"? AG)

Somebody asked for the lyrics to "I Can't Make You Love Me" they are,
off the top of my head..forgive any missing info/bad sections/etc :


Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close, don't patronize
Don't patronize me

'Cause I can't make you love me If you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark in these final hours
I will lay down my heart, and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no you won't
And I can't make you love me
If you don't

I'll close my eyes and then I won't see
The love you do not feel, when you're holding me
Morning will come, and I'll do what's right
Just give me til then, to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight

And I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
And here in the dark in these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no, you won't
And I can't make you love me
If you don't.

Ain't no use in you trying
It's no good for me baby without love
All my tears, all these years, everything I believed in

Remember this was written totally off the top of my head, I can't find my
old tape with this song and the computer is nowhere near the television and
vcr. *smile*, so if I'm missing stuff, feel free to point it out!

(I went back and fine tuned it to match the lyrics on the EP. Hope that
helps some. AG)

BTW..MuchMusic will air The 1997 Brit Awards on March 20th, according to
Fax from a few weeks ago. I'm not sure at what time, though..check your
local listings when you get the TV Guide for that week, ok?

(Very nice to hear! AG)

I found some info on the Milia conferrence during which the Aegean site was
opened. If you go to this url: you should be able to find
not only information on the short "press conferrence" that George did, but
also you'll be able to see some pictures from the conferrence. They aren't
the best piccies of Mr. Velvet Voice, and he did wear black (shocking! I
know..;-O) but at least they are the latest piccies we have of him (only 8
days old as I type this). When you get to the site, you have to pick from
one of the four categories listed at the side of the page (Conferences,
News, On Air, Tomorrow). Pick News. Then scroll down the News page and
once you get to a purple "Georges Michael sur la croissette", click on it
and voilà! You're there. Now, the text is in French, but the quote from
George isn't.

I've roughly just transcribed the text for you from French to English ( I
do apologize for any mistakes):

Georges Michael sur la croisette
Le chanteur Britannique est apparu hier au Carlton dans le cadre de la
conférence de presse de Progressive Network qui présentait real video.

L'apparition éclair, n'a duré que 30 secondes, devant une assemblée triée
sur le volet.
La star nous a très brièvement vanté les mérites de real video, avant de

George Michael on the {now I haven't a clue what "croisette" means, even my
trusty Robert MicroPoche couldn't help me...anybody know? the closest I
got was a crossing or something to do with crossing or croses, etc.}

The British singer appeared yesterday {aaawww..isn't he just great? :o)}
Sorry for such a long post, but I thought it was fairly important.
From Dante's (and Kinga's) own lips:

'Eeeerg Ick Berg Dahr Urrrrp Yoooou Toooo Teeeee Kiiiiit'

(possible translations: My soul for a U2 ticket.
My firstborn for a U2 ticket.
My No Doubt cd for a U2 ticket.

Can you teach me how to play cricket?
Who's on the Republican Ticket?
I hear that the Union wants to picket.

Personally, we think it's 'My soul for a U2 ticket'.)
Kinga "The Multitasking Queen"
*************************** (Debbie Miller) writes:
Hi Amanda,

As always, you are doing a mah-velous job!!

(And always, thank you for the egot stroke... AG)

If anyone knows where else I might find the Older CD Single/book via
internet, PLEASE let me know. I WANT IT!!!

By the way -- Thank you so much for the tape. You are such a doll for
taking the time to dub for me. I will cherish this tape always!! I've
become just a tad more obsessed with GM lately than ever before. I
blame it all on Yogmael!!! :-]

(Really? Can't think why... AG)

Stay Warm - your yogpal,
Debbie (
*************************** (Delina) writes:
Hi there everybody!!

The reason I'me here is that I've just read the english translation of
Desafinado in one of the Yogmael issues , and I must tell you it sounds very nice
indeed, BUT, it has nothing to do with the portuguese version, It sort of changes the
meaning a bit. So to whoever I sent my translation, I'm sure you've realised
it's very different-it;s a direct translation.

(That's often the way translations work. AG)

I also wanted to share with you a peace of news about yog :
Yesterday (10 feb.) there was this article about george in a magazine. You
all know how generous he is, well they've found out that yog takes food,
week, to one of those houses that feed the poor. He gives them food and talks
to them about their problems, but he never admits he's George Michael.
Whenever they ask him if he really is george he just smiles.

Isn't this just great!!
He really is very generous!!!

(Good lad George! AG)

Maybe later I can type some extracts of the article

Well, that's all for now folks


*************************** (Martine) writes:
Hi Amanda and fellow Yoggers,
I checked out the new GM site (Aegean), its FAB-U-LOUS!!! I didn't
expect to find it operating. Mind you, I'm in my school computer lab and
everyone's trying to talk to me, then 'The Site' begins. I'm really
happy that George acknowledges his fans. I was beginning to think he
forgot about the little people. I think I insulted some friends, but I
stressed the fact that "No one can have my complete and divided attention
when their going up against George, NO ONE." I think they'll get over it!

(I have just plain told people "F*CK OFF, it's a George thing OK?" My close
have learned to deal with my George fits though. AG)

"How much is enough.." (Well when it comes to George, I think I can
speak for many Yoggers, we can never get enough)

Enjoy the new site, and don't forget about the dedicated site(YOGMAEL)!
*************************** (Arthur Baart) writes:
Hello to all fans,

This one's just to let you know that the following CD is available :

George Michael - Unplugged
label : Moonraker 212
recorded at Three Mills Studios, London
October 11th, 1996

1 Freedom< the time (and a lot of
time it was too) to transcribe that Listen Without Prejudice interview. It
was the best I've ever read. Brings it all in further perspective - his way
of thinking and expressing himself is clarity itself. Thanks again - it was
the best! Caroly
*************************** (Melanie) writes:
Amanda, I'm sorry about always sending you articles that have copyrights, but

I figure everyone will want to read this article. George and Andros talk
about the web site! There is also another article, but it uses the same

(That's OK Melanie, who cares about legal matters... AG)


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 1997--

***AEGEAN Launches Web Site and Announces Support for RealVideo at Mila '97

"I am delighted to have launched an entertainment Web channel,'' said
recording artist, George Michael, at Mila '97, a multimedia conference in
Cannes, France. ``Video and audio, of the highest quality, are obviously
very important to me. I am convinced that working with Iterated and
RealVideo will provide exactly what my fans have become used to -- the

AEGEAN,, recently signed George Michael to its record
label and developed the George Michael Web site, which will host previously
unreleased video footage of Michael.

"Our Web development services will be integrating RealVideo into all of the
sites we create, providing entertainment artists with the peace of mind that
their on-line videos will be of the highest quality,'' said Andreas
Georgiou, president of AEGEAN. ***
To Wrap it Up:

In the Monday's issue, an interview transcript from the Faith era.

"Never state, what you can't imply."

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