Wednesday, 26 October 2011

George Michael's "Symphonica" in London, Wow!

There’s no idol like your teen idol, and as I watched George Michael on the first night of his "Symphonica" tour at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday, I realized that there’s no idol like one that grows with you.

George Michael has teamed up for this tour with classical orchestras from several parts of Europe to create new interpretations of many of his own tracks as well as covers of his favorite songs by other artists.

He was accompanied by a 41 piece orchestra and a massive screen, morphing shapes and colors in the background, yet he was so present, so intense, that he made the Royal Albert Hall feel intimate, almost like we were in a private surrounding and he was taking us through his playlist.

I attended George’s last tour “25 live” in 2007 which was an equally uplifting experience, but yesterday he looked healthier, more connected to the audience and happier to be there.

And his voice... his voice... I cried during “You Have Been Loved”, so did the lady sitting next to me and probably countless others around the hall. His rendition of Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette” gave me goose bumps; he also performed a new song dedicated to his ex partner Kenny.  

Overall, a superb evening with one of the best artists of all time. It's good to have him back. 

And the even better news? He’s planning to release a new dance music album next year!  

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Friday, 21 October 2011

My Heart Aches...

...for this shoe. Isn't she a beauty?

These are the Christian Louboutin Metallip 120 suede and metal pumps.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

At The Getting Published Event With The Writers Workshop

Last week was a big week for me in London. In addition to holding the signing for Summer Blast, I was kindly invited by the Writers Workshop to their published authors' event, where I shared experiences with fellow writers.

I also got the opportunity to catch up with my writing coach Debi Alper; and with Emma Darwin who taught me a creative writing course back in 2009. Debi and Emma are both established authors and as it turns out, they are quite the SWAT team in the writing world, having helped many an aspiring author get that all elusive publishing offer. 

Here's a video of my testimonial at the event:

P.S. The event was held at the Royal Overseas League, how fabulously British is that?

Monday, 17 October 2011

Summer Blast gets its London Signing!

My little book finally got its signing in London. It was the kind of event that writers dream of. I'm incredibly grateful to everyone who attended.

Waterstones were kind enough to support us with books.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

My guest blog on Authonomy by Harper Collins

Authonomy by Harper Collins were kind enough to host me as a guest blogger this week. Authonomy is a  writing community site conceived and developed by book editors at Harper Collins. It's aimed at aspiring writers as well as readers and publishers.

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