Miscellany but exceptionally relevant information about, or from Michael on, MB.

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 !!! :)



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.


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The striped uniform is the one that I saw him play in the Hollywood stars game and another game against pro athletes. Can't remember who won....too busy watching Michael play!!! LOL Fun times!! I need to go through all my photos!

Kathy and LAFD Bob

Awesome showing all those pictures from the past. How different could David Foster look back then versus now? :) The 1st t-shirts I bought from concerts were back in 94. So, yeah. Neato.

Back then Robin CA David had hair down to his shoulders and it was dark whereas now he has it very short and it is grey and of course he looks a tad older too but he has aged well .....still a fine figure of a man and a good looking one too !!! :)

Sylvia   Your wee Scottish friend.


Thanks Sylvia. No doubt he's a fine looking man but I was curious. Once again, thanks.

I enjoyed these, thanks for posting, Gail.  Hugs,

Kathy T.  :)

The 1st softball game I went to was 8/2/97. The 1st BB'S I met were Gail Atkinson, Lynn from Virginia & Jo Harris also from VA. I know some fans have gone to a lot of softball games.


Michael has in tweet posted today:

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Petra Christine (Germany)

Thanks for finding and bringing over here Petra but as it is to do with the Humana Challenge Competition I have posted it in the Humana thread too.

Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend.


Thanks Sylvia! I have mixed up something once more! I learn this already still (ha, ha)!

Petra Christine (Germany)

You haven't mixed up anything Petra for posts like that can go anywhere and the more places it is the more people will see it and we all like to look at more pictures of Michael...anytime !!! lol.

Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend.


There's a humana thread? I wonder if Katy LAFD'S going. Cool if so. Golf courses aren't easy for me to get around alone & I have no one to go with & I'm still recovering. Darn. You can get so far by Greyhound&woops, you're on one's own to get anywhere. Oh! well! those who are going, have fun. Say hey to MB for me, please? Thanks. :))))

Michael Bolton Returns as TV Commercial Pitchman
By Claire Suddath January 16, 2014

Michael Bolton wants to sell you a Honda (HMC). And Starbursts. And Tidy Cats cat litter. And also Optimum (CVC) cable service. The 60-year-old singer, known for corny Nineties power ballads and his fondness for absurdly large shoulder pads, is busier than ever.

Bolton first recorded songs for commercials in the early 1980s, mostly for soda brands such as Diet Coke, Pepsi, and 7Up. “One day I went into a cooler to grab a soda and realized I had pretty much sung about every beverage in there,” he says. He quit making jingles in 1987 and began churning out emotive love songs such as When a Man Loves a Woman and Time, Love and Tenderness. He had eight hit albums and won several Grammys, but as the years went by, his name—and that long and lusciously flowing hair—became shorthand for the lamer side of rock.

But then in May 2011, Bolton appeared in a Saturday Night Live digital short, produced with the Lonely Island, the comedic music group headed by Andy Samberg. “When we met, I told Andy, ‘My daughters are so psyched that I’m sitting here with you,’ to which he responded, ‘My mom is so psyched that we’re sitting here with you!’ ” he says. In the video, Bolton is white-toothed and tan and openly parodying his own image by singing a love song about Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow. “My whole life I’ve had a reputation, at least among people who know me, as the class clown,” Bolton says.

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Advertisers are forever searching for the next great celebrity spokesperson to join the ranks of Bill Cosby, who guffawed for Jell-O; Fabio Lanzoni, who preened for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!; and William Shatner, who hawked Priceline (PCLN) as if his life depended on it. And they’re willing to pay: In 1986, Cosby received an estimated $10 million for a contract with Kodak (KODK); Shatner was compensated in Priceline shares that at one point, after he sold them, were valued at $600 million.

“You need someone who can lure you in with his charisma but who knows you’re watching in a tongue-in-cheek way,” says David Muhlenfeld, vice president and creative director at the Martin Agency, an advertising firm in Richmond, Va. “Michael Bolton is perfect for this. He’s got this Tom Jones-style persona where all the moms love him, but he’s also a really good singer, so you don’t cringe when you watch him.”

After the Lonely Island video, companies started calling. “Brands are incorporating [more] humor in their advertising concepts, and that’s something I’m very attracted to,” Bolton says. In 2012, Tidy Cats commissioned him to act in a commercial in which he hides out in a cabin in the woods because, he says, “this Michael Bolton lifestyle has caught up with me—the greatest hits … the huge paychecks, and predominantly female fans, I can’t do it anymore.” Next, Optimum used him to promote its Internet service by pretending that his phone number was one digit off from its help line. He even recorded a greeting for people curious enough to ring him up: “Press one if you thought you were calling Optimum. Press two to hear me shred on the guitar.”

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Bolton’s biggest success so far has been the series of six Happy Honda Days commercials that started airing in November. In one, he serenades a surprised couple from the back seat of their car. In another, he ski jumps in a Honda dealership lot. “The marketing team behind the holiday Honda ads was inspired to use Michael Bolton after the spoof of Pirates of the Caribbean,” says Susie Rossick, senior manager of regional marketing at American Honda, noting that Bolton’s “ability to poke fun at himself made him a great candidate for this campaign.” The commercials overlapped with his new campaign for Starburst.

Bolton has sold more than 53 million albums. He still tours regularly, appearing at smaller arenas, where tickets go for hundreds of dollars. “When Michael Bolton shows up on TV, you think ‘Damn, he looks good.’ If he was just some one-hit wonder who was sad and broke, no one would want to make fun of him,” Muhlenfeld says. Asked who else might one day have the Bolton-esque spotlight, he offers Hall & Oates. “Provided that they perform together,” he says, “and that Oates still has his mustache.”


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