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#1 RearAssurance

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 02:18 AM

Hi all,

Found this and thought someone would be interested.

http://www.almadentimes.com/082604/local_mus.htm

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#2 ellenem82

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 02:56 AM

hey! thanks for the link...i cried at piano lessons too...that's why i switched to violin lessons! love the member name also Posted Image
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Posted 16 October 2004 - 10:21 AM

just finished reading this article !
and I absolutely loved it, I am so happy for Alan's sucess, his parents must be so proud of that little boy who cried at his first lesson.

so now we know what happen during " my funny valentine".....
these boys are such professionals!

thanks so MUCH for sharing

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Michael - you know how I much I adore you- but please do not support CHINA by playing there anymore....the animal cruelty is the worst ever seen- even Mr Paul Cartney has stated - he will not perform or support them!!...please read:http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/nov/29/animalwelfare.china

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 05:58 AM

I enjoyed this article - thanks for sharing. Yes Pati, now we know about "My Funny Valentine" - very interesting indeed!!

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:59 AM

Great inside scoop about "My Funny Valentine". What a wonderful "mistake". Thanks for finding this article.


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Posted 17 October 2004 - 11:52 AM

Again I hear that they have played in Sweden. Where ? when ? how ? I HAVE to know where they played.

Thanx for sharing !

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 12:38 PM

Arrrrgh !!!! I have searched the internet and I have found out that he did infact play one gig in Sweden on the 7th of June last year. Nothing big just one of Swedens most watched televisions shows !!! And if ya think thats annoying ? I think I watched a portion of that show ´cause I remember seeing the other acts ! And I dont even like them !
Wonder what song he did ?

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 03:21 PM

Sofia ! so if they were there once, maybe they will return to visit again, let's cross our fingers !

who's your bud !
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 06:03 PM

Im crossing my fingers AND toes !

What´s more annoying is that this show that he was on is only a train ride away ! It is a Bingo show and they shoot it in Gothenburg !
Here I am wishing, hoping and praying that he should come to Gothenburg and not Stockholm and looksy looksy ! He WAS IN GOTHENBURG !!!! I got my wish granted before I even knew I wished for it. Haha ! Talk about psychic abilities.........

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 07:36 PM

Thanx for the article!

I always wondered why they decided to do My Funny Valentine without the mike at the end... Posted Image
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:26 PM

Hi everyone!

I know this goes way back, but I hadn't seen it until now
and thought maybe the rest of you would like to read it.
Alan Chang is an extremely talented musician. I hope
he continues working with Michael.

Take care all,
Jo


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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:35 PM

Thanks Jo, I'd never seen that one either.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:17 PM

I have a great story to tell about Alan Chang (Michael Buble’s piano player/music director). Sorry if this is too long. My husband and I are BIG Michael Buble fans. I’m more of a fan than he is. We live about 15 minutes from where Alan grew up (city disclosed). Hubby keeps a copy of every one of MB’s albums where he works at a local community college. One day he was playing one of MB’s albums and the jazz band director of the college comes in to ask for something. He sees several MB CD covers on my husbands desk and he’s playing one of them. The director comments “Oh, you’re a fan.” My husband says yes. The director says under his breath “I used to work with Alan Chang.” Grumble grumble grumble. Not a little jealous are we. I’m thinking when was the last time the jazz director played Madison Square Garden twice? I love this story every time we tell it. Local boy does good. Way to go Alan, and way to go Michael for hiring him. :lol:

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:28 PM

Again I say, this goes back, but I think it's very interesting.
So often I've felt like commenting on the wonderful backup to
Michael's songs that Alan Chang does. I'm so glad that they're
working together--and I hope it will continue. I can't imagine
anyone else doing as well.

Take care all.

Jo

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:42 PM

RAFLEE, thanks for sharing that with us! I know this sounds
like too much of a coincidence, but I just did a post about
ALAN CHANG on the "That's Life" forum. Then, when I went back
to the other forums, I saw your post. As I said there, I think
that he is a great musician and I've always loved the songs
that he and Michael do together. I can't imagine anyone else
doing as well. I hope they stay together.

Take care,
Jo

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:22 PM

RAFLEE, thanks for sharing that with us! I know this sounds
like too much of a coincidence, but I just did a post about
ALAN CHANG on the "That's Life" forum. Then, when I went back
to the other forums, I saw your post. As I said there, I think
that he is a great musician and I've always loved the songs
that he and Michael do together. I can't imagine anyone else
doing as well. I hope they stay together.

Take care,
Jo



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Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:45 PM

Your very welcome Jo. I wanted to post this a couple of years ago but was too shy. Evidently I'm not now. My husband and I would love to meet Alan. I'm sure his parents still live in the house he grew up in. Went to Michael's Crazy Love Tour at the Oracle Arena in Oakland in April. Had great seats, row 18 on the floor. Mr. Buble and Alan were phenomenal as always, the concert was too short. We love old standards. I'm exactly Michael's mom's age, but who cares. He and Alan are too cute! Take care. Raflee

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:25 PM

Raflee,
I was at that Oakland show as well. I agree, it was so great but too short.
I'm in a video outside the Oracle when Michael came out to say hi to everyone and
sign.
I too have a story about Alan whom I think is such a bright musician and arranger
of music for Michael.
I was in Vegas for one of MB's shows and my hubby and I were walking around the casino
and went past a restaurant. There sitting outside on a bench was Alan. I saw this young
man sitting there but I was talking with my hubby and as we pasted I took a double-take. It
was Alan. I stopped a while up the walkway and told my hubby I'm sure thats Alan, he looked
back and stated, "It is him". Go talk to him. I got nervous but then, calmed down went back
and we talked for about 10 mins. He is so easy to talk to just like all the band guys and it
goes without saying Michael too. I hail right near his hometown, so we talked about home and
family and music and his band too. He was very gracious and took a picture with me. He also
signed one of mine that I had with his picture and Michael's together.
I luckily also got to see Michael before the show and just briefly talked with him, he needed to
get to rehearsal but he looked great after just getting better from a bad cold he had.

I had written something about the show, and I got a message from Alan's mom that was so
sweet and gracious of her. Telling me she appreciated the things I said about Alan.

These are the kinds of things going to an MB show that I treasure. Not just meeting and talking
with Michael a bit, but the guys in the band are great too and it's so wonderful that any of them
offer to even spend a little time with you.

I never had more fun at shows and I've seen many entertainers, but Michael's shows are the very
best. Just to be able to meet and entertainer is such a plus if you go to a show. It just doesn't
often happen. I will remember those times always.
For any future shows I see I will make more memories with the wonderful people I've met here on
this board and away from it. Some are fans who go to his shows but just aren't members of the
boards. We've become good friends and keep in contact always. We plan to go to shows together
whenever we can all make it. This part of my life is always like, something to look forward to.
There will be a time when I cannot go anymore so I'm enjoying it while I can. Who knows I maybe
even able to see Michael after all his fame has somewhat deminished, and in his older years, he may
go back to performing the the smaller venues again. I will be older too, but I will get there!

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:29 AM

Raflee,
I was at that Oakland show as well. I agree, it was so great but too short.
I'm in a video outside the Oracle when Michael came out to say hi to everyone and
sign.
I too have a story about Alan whom I think is such a bright musician and arranger
of music for Michael.
I was in Vegas for one of MB's shows and my hubby and I were walking around the casino
and went past a restaurant. There sitting outside on a bench was Alan. I saw this young
man sitting there but I was talking with my hubby and as we pasted I took a double-take. It
was Alan. I stopped a while up the walkway and told my hubby I'm sure thats Alan, he looked
back and stated, "It is him". Go talk to him. I got nervous but then, calmed down went back
and we talked for about 10 mins. He is so easy to talk to just like all the band guys and it
goes without saying Michael too. I hail right near his hometown, so we talked about home and
family and music and his band too. He was very gracious and took a picture with me. He also
signed one of mine that I had with his picture and Michael's together.
I luckily also got to see Michael before the show and just briefly talked with him, he needed to
get to rehearsal but he looked great after just getting better from a bad cold he had.

I had written something about the show, and I got a message from Alan's mom that was so
sweet and gracious of her. Telling me she appreciated the things I said about Alan.

These are the kinds of things going to an MB show that I treasure. Not just meeting and talking
with Michael a bit, but the guys in the band are great too and it's so wonderful that any of them
offer to even spend a little time with you.

I never had more fun at shows and I've seen many entertainers, but Michael's shows are the very
best. Just to be able to meet and entertainer is such a plus if you go to a show. It just doesn't
often happen. I will remember those times always.
For any future shows I see I will make more memories with the wonderful people I've met here on
this board and away from it. Some are fans who go to his shows but just aren't members of the
boards. We've become good friends and keep in contact always. We plan to go to shows together
whenever we can all make it. This part of my life is always like, something to look forward to.
There will be a time when I cannot go anymore so I'm enjoying it while I can. Who knows I maybe
even able to see Michael after all his fame has somewhat deminished, and in his older years, he may
go back to performing the the smaller venues again. I will be older too, but I will get there!



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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:32 AM

WOW! Thanks for sharing Diane. You actually got to meet Michael and Alan? I've never had an opportinity to meet a celebrity that big. Probably wouldn't know what to say. But you never know. We Bublebabes stick together. :)