Text of the email of George Michael exclusive to his MOL fan club members in 2004.
Hi everyone, it’s your long lost Singing Greek here. I know how annoyed most of you must be with me for not writing a letter for so long, and I can only apologise for my complete absence on MOL recently. The truth is that I have been working flat out for the past year, and I have seen very little of Shirlie in recent months, but I really should have found the time. So please accept my apology in the form of Freeek!! CDs 1 and 2, which will be shipped to all MOL members as soon as possible (we will try to get them to you before the release date (Mar 18th). Above all, it will help out those of you in America, because I have not decided which company to go with in the States yet, and this way you guys can avoid paying ridiculous prices for both CDs on import. Also I’d just like to tell our U.S. members that Tuesday’s Video exclusive on the E channel was a last minute decision I made, in fact so last minute that it was edited in to the programme yesterday afternoon, which is why we could not let you know in advance that it was going to be shown. The truth is that I was unhappy with the idea that E was making a documentary about the past at a point when I am about to embark on a new, very different, stage in my career, which will (pause for dramatic effect …) include promotion!!! After all, the American media (not just the public), remains completely, unaware of my continuing popularity in the rest of the world, and that fact in combination with the bereavements I have gone through over the years (oh, and the small matter of a police arrest!) were bound to paint a pretty tragic picture. So, having no time to do an interview for the programme, which would have been the best way to redress the balance, I suppose, yesterday Kenny came up with the bright idea to give E the new video, even though it won’t be released there for a while.
Just to let people know that I’m not living in a cardboard box somewhere (or if I am, it probably has an en suite bathroom!!). Anyway, what I CAN tell you is that the producer promises us there will show the entire video when the programme is re-shown on Sunday this week, and hopefully he will keep his word. Just by luck, you guys in the States got an Exclusive!! (well, half of one from what I hear). Enjoy it!
So thank you all for your patience, this site will be changing drastically soon, because I finally have the internet rights to my own name (don’t ask!) and Georgemichael.com is about to be born, which will undoubtedly mean a lot more members. Even now, because we have organised it to that typing in georgemichael.com automatically brings people to the Aegean.net page, we have had well over a million hits in February from new users. Quite incredible really. On top of that, we are finally putting the credit card situation together, which will make life much easier for all of us.
Enjoy the video, enjoy the free CDs, (I think the artwork is great!) and your CDs will be a British limited edition which is only available for a while, and have a great spring. I will be back to update you on album progress very soon, but until then, please accept my apology, because it is truly a genuine one.
Big kiss, be lucky, Yog xxx.
p.s. if you are not sure about Freeek! yet, be patient, when it hooks you, it’s a killer ….
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