Thought I would start this thread for there does appear, at times, to be different relevant articles, tweets, retweets, pictures etc relating to Michael but not really fitting into an already recognized thread nor, each of them individually, being able to be grouped together where a relevant thread could be started and so decided on this "Miscellany" thread.
I hope you agree with its relevance and that you enjoy everything that is put in as well as hoping that many will find interesting tidbits about Michael that can be included and help to make this, whilst a serious sharing of information, a FUN page to be able to visit too and, as is my intention, somewhere that everything which does not have a particular "home" can be placed, so that is all grouped together and can be easily found and located if someone wants to look at.
Here now, so that we can all focus on the main reason for this thread, is a beautiful picture of the "Theme" of the thread.......wonder if MB has ever been called that before ???? LOL.
Believe this one definitely belongs in here for I would say sharing with us that coconut sorbet is his favourite dessert is both miscellaneous and more than extremely relevant to the "THEME" of this website and in particular, to this thread !! LOL.
Hope everyone enjoys content and feels free to add their very own miscellany !!! :)
MICHAEL DID A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION ON FACEBOOK ON 3RD FEBRUARY, 2015 AND THOSE QUESTIONS TO WHICH MICHAEL REPLIED CAN BE FOUND ON THIS THREAD FROM PAGE 259 TO 266.
A separate thread has been created for the Q&A Session and it can be found at http://www.michaelbolton.com/forum/topics/michael-s-question-and-an...
Sylvia. Your wee Scottish friend.
Thank you for sharing and taking the time to translate Brigitte, much appreciated. Take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D
with a little video - enjoy !!!!!!!!
Michael Bolton inspires Bremen's audience
With his Rockballads, the US-American, particularly in the 80's and 90's, the world's women's heart beat. With "When a man loves a woman", he also tore the audience from the chairs at his concert in the Musical Theater yesterday. So many people were reminded of the youth and their first love. It was the only concert in Germany that Michael Bolton gave on his world tour.
Michael Bolton plays Germany's only concert in Bremen
Bremen - By Martin Kowalewski
The guests can hardly wait. One hears and sees some movements, that behind the stage is a lot going on. The audience claps. Shouts of joy. But the soul legend leaves the audience waiting in the music theater, which is filled to a few places.
A little later, the headlights go on. The band starts to play. Bolton is announced and finally he is there. Tall, handsome and vocal, with a guitar in his hand. In his show with the focus on the new album "Songs of Cinema" on Saturday, Bolton delivered a thrilling performance. It is his only appearance in Germany.
Right from the start Bolton reverts to his new album with his own interpretations of filmsongs. With "Stand by me" and his tempered-frozen grate voice, he manages to keep the half-hall in seconds. The singer encourages singing. "I'm going to sing. Feel free to take over, "says Bolton. The audience can not be said twice. On the next song "To love somebody" many of the guests sing the refrain. The 64-year-old American continues to shoot.
"Dear Michael, welcome to Bremen"
In the background, pictures with coastal romantics and picturesque sunsets appear. "Sittin 'on the dock of the bay". Bolton announces a song, which was a big hit in the USA, but it had some international problems. He has put the guitar in the meantime. Furthermore, he rejects himself during the use of the body. He accompanies "Said I love you but I song" with slow but expressive movements of his hands. As he sings the first chorus, he grasps the microphone stand, holds it obliquely, and locks his eyes slightly. Then he moves slowly and uses the full width of the stage without any hassle. A pink balloon flying on the stage. Bolton reads what is written on it: "Dear Michael, welcome to Bremen".
Bolton can also be hard and smoky. He shows this in a rocky-bluesy set. The Ray Charles classic "I got a woman" begins with a jagged drums. The audience immediately takes the beat and claps. Bolton looks cool and calm in the action and lets his powerful voice make the show. At "Sweet Home Chicago", he reaches for the electric guitar and also plays a crisp solo, torn and with proper use of the blue note. In the background appears a picture of Chicago: huge, illuminated skyscrapers.
After an instrumental piece, the spot begins. He is directed to a place in the audience. In the spotlight stands Bolton. A human being is formed. Some people pull their phones. Bolton sings "When a man loves a woman". Bolton gets a bag full of flowers. Bolton says good-bye, "Thank you, Bremen. I love you so much ". A final number is still available: the classic "Georgia on my mind", by Bolton already on the 1989 published album "Soul Provider" interpreted. A quiet exit. Some visitors turn on their mobile phone lights. The audience claps again enthusiastically.
Many of the guests have traveled far to see Bolton. Only half of the visitors are from Bremen, says the organizer Jan Trautmann before the concert. Even from abroad, people were aroused. Trautmann is fascinated by the youthful appearance of the artist. Many in the audience is similar.
US-Star Michael Bolton in Bremen - Pop in perfection
by Lars fischer 30.07.2017
27 albums, more than 50 million records sold: Michael Bolton is undoubtedly a superstar. In his only appearance in Germany he shows his versatility to the public in Bremen.
In the middle of the audience, he sings "When A Man Loves A Woman". Michael Bolton proves to be the one he has announced: a superstar to touch. He takes flowers and presents and is quite the gentleman who, with his still extremely supple voice, makes the fan hearts melt.
Sounds kitschy? Perhaps it is at some moments, but who is not looking for the radiant populations and the great emotions would not go to Michael Bolton.
The American is rarely seen on European stages, he has never been to Bremen. His concert in the musical theater, the only one in Germany in the long run, is expected with crackling suspense. He joins an illustrious series of big stars such as Tom Jones, Chris de Burgh or, most recently, Christopher Cross, who have given the theatrical theatrical concerts, which have emerged from the usual shows as part of a fixed tour program. And yet Bolton seems to be a bit more special.
The 64-year-old, who has sold more than 50 million records in his previous career, is not a great performer at all. He speaks of himself as a composer in one of his pleasantly objective announcements, with which he almost always explains the songs in their temporal contexts.
On the other hand, he also interprets works by others, the cover versions take an even larger place in the repertoire than his own songs, which in turn have often been written and made famous by other artists. In short, there is hardly a part of this evening that you do not know, even if you are not a proven Bolton admirer.
Extremely flexible band
And even if the show is not part of a regularly played tour routine, the singer and his seven-headed band offer a perfect performance. They celebrate pop in perfection, but at the same time are stylistically extremely flexible. You can get everything from jazz to rock'n'roll, from quiet soul ballads to groovy motown.
Nevertheless, the bandwidth is not arbitrary, Bolton's most integrated instrument is his voice, which holds the variety as a brace. For some of the duets, he brings his background singer Sam Fly to the forefront, with her interpretation of Bob Dylan's "Make Me Feel My Love" loosely matched with that of Adele. "Steel Bars," the song that Bolton wrote with Dylan, do not make it that evening, perhaps the only downside.
And you can be of a shared opinion whether you have to sing a song like "The Prayer" by David Foster with orchestral playback and a lot of pathos against the background of an outstanding band - but the fans like it.
Bolton's greatest success is celebrated in the same euphoric way, especially "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You", which he writes for Laura Branigan in 1983 and whose title he still prints on his Fan devotional. One can understand this as humility, because the best thing that this song brought, so Bolton, was, finally, something to eat in his refrigerator.
Because the record millionaire was not always successful: At 16, he signed his first contract, until the first hit it took 14 more years. It is doubtful whether such a path is open to Van de Forst, the rather controversial group, with his acoustic country pop.
But what Michael Bolton and even the organizer Jan Trautmann have shown with this evening is a possible perspective for the highly endangered musical theater. The fact that the house offers the best conditions for filling it with exclusive concerts in the high-price segment has now been proven repeatedly.
Hallo Brigitte, wow, thank you so much for all those wonderful links and especially including the translation, that's very nice of you. Take good care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D
Thanks so, so much Brigitte for share of everything you have found, wonderful !!! :) Danke Schon !!! :)
Sylvia Your wee Scottish friend
Have picked up this article about Michael playing golf at the Villa Airoldi Golf Club in Palermo, Sicily which comes with two lovely pics of him and picked up the other two on the same Twitter page.
Obviously last pic is same as first although complete length pic.
Sylvia Your wee Scottish friend
Well I don't know the 1st thing about Golf, but I do know if Michael were to come here and play on our Green in the Bluegrass State,LOL, I'd definitely go and watch him:)!
Mary (meg's mom)!
Mary you would love watching MB play. I've done it quite a few times over the years and it's a fun time when you can follow his group and watch him play. He's very relaxed and very funny. Some of the best times have been watching him play golf and great conversations too. I hope you get to do it one day. I have seen a few beautiful golf courses because of MB!! :)
Robin in MD :)
Hopefully, someday he will come to The Ky Derby, then he could do "Valhalla" ,,,now that would be AWESOME...my favorite time of the year...pass it on Robin....need all of the help I can get here:)!
Mary (meg's mom)!
LOL Mary, Will do what I can! I sure hope you get to watch him play sometime.
Robin in MD :)
Michael has sent below tweet along with pic and it shows him standing in front of a very, very old wooden door with crosses engraved on it and it also has a plaque on the wall which reads: "This chapel was built in 1489" Please don't quote me on exact year but that is what it looks like to me. Michael is dressed in all in golfing gear.
As it is a share from Instagram directly to Twitter all of the post placed on Instagram has not come out on Twitter as too many characters but here is rest of comment placed with pic: "sometimes at ...... the same time! #tourlife #ontheroad #voicderestday #europe #history
Sylvia Your wee Scottish friend