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Old 22nd June 2017, 02:06
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Oh really comforting and very sweet. Geri is alway the best at that! I love it!!! Thanks a lot to Geri too for her good tribute, all of them really, all tributes have been helping a lot to get through the mourning. At least to me. If only all mourning were like this one actually ironic life. Very intense man that he was in the pain and now in the healing he could not be least just through all his friends

Very well done. thanks a lot again!
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The video is very good, which made me a bit emotional again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmT2aSEayWQ
Video is great - and yes, I am in tears! When will this grief end????

I am struck by the singers and musicians-they seemed so happy to be back together and singing the "George classic lyrics". Imagine how they feel having sung and toured with him for decades. He really is AMAZING! I do not have any Geri criticism. The song is pretty, video is great, and she really does appear to love him. Like everyone, who does not have a major crush on George!

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The video is really sweet. I liked seeing George's backing singers together again. You could see they felt happy to be together again too. I don't know anything much about Geri but she seems very sincere in her desire to honor her beloved friend and keep his memory and his charity causes alive.
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The song is better than I expected. I don't really get the lyrics, and I'm not sure that I like the fact that she used George's lyrics in this song. As someone previously said, I don't think any tribute will live up to the standard set by George.

George did give a lot to Geri, and in return, I think Geri gave George the gift of being needed. I never knew that she stayed in his house for several months after Bluebell was born. It must have been a scary time for her to suddenly have an unexpected fallout with the father and a newborn to care for. George was raised to look after women, he was responsible for chaperoning his older sister when they went out in their teen years. So I see how this extended into his adult life. It also gave him a sense of the family life he could have had if he were straight.

I find it strange that she refers to him as a father figure. He was only 10 years older than her, I would call that more of a brother than a father. She definitely needed someone to fill the father role in her life.
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The song is pleasant enough and clearly heartfelt. The video featuring George's singers was very nice. I can't say that it is that memorable however.
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The video is very good, which made me a bit emotional again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmT2aSEayWQ
It's ok. It might grow on me but I doubt I'll hear it much in the US. The words don't make a lot of sense to me. Just an opportunity to throw in GM song phrases. That part seems really opportunistic. I can't help but think that George could have tweaked it and it would be a great song. I thought George and Geri had a falling out in the last few years but I see she was at his Olympics after party.
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Think it was more like he backed away from seeing her as much, (guesing because of his comment about her living for the publicity) but remained friends.
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I have to give Geri the benefit of the doubt. She clearly was a fan as well as his friend, and obviously had a huge crush on George, along with many other women of her generation. I think the song is a genuine tribute to him, not just a blatant self promotion. I'm so jealous that she got to do what lots of us would love to have done, and be part of his life.
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I've just been able to see the video. Twice. Beautiful. Also nice to see the artists again who have accompanied George for all those year.

xxxxx (big kiss) Guinness
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The first Geri's song that I can listen. Very good job.
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It's ok. It might grow on me but I doubt I'll hear it much in the US. The words don't make a lot of sense to me. Just an opportunity to throw in GM song phrases. That part seems really opportunistic. I can't help but think that George could have tweaked it and it would be a great song. I thought George and Geri had a falling out in the last few years but I see she was at his Olympics after party.
Is there anyone left George didn't had a falling out with the last years?
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These are the items from Lot 88 to Lot 95 that are/were on auction at Bonhams. GM giving these items to various charities for auction seems to be where most of them came from. I was wondering if the family would quietly buy back the significant items and the items which have several copies etc leave it. Now all these items have been marked as "Withdrawn" :
George Michael: The black leather biker jacket worn in the 'Faith' video
George Michael: A pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses,
George Michael: Handwritten notes relating to his lawsuit with Sony

Maybe the estate quietly bought it back? The only items of significance still on auction are the IWYS jacket and MTV 1994 black leather coat
http://www.bonhams.com/search/?q=geo...orge%2Bmichael

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The first Geri's song that I can listen. Very good job.
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Earlier on in this thread there was a discussion about the memorabilia on auction. So this was a followup
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The song is better than I expected. I don't really get the lyrics, and I'm not sure that I like the fact that she used George's lyrics in this song. As someone previously said, I don't think any tribute will live up to the standard set by George.

George did give a lot to Geri, and in return, I think Geri gave George the gift of being needed. I never knew that she stayed in his house for several months after Bluebell was born. It must have been a scary time for her to suddenly have an unexpected fallout with the father and a newborn to care for. George was raised to look after women, he was responsible for chaperoning his older sister when they went out in their teen years. So I see how this extended into his adult life. It also gave him a sense of the family life he could have had if he were straight.

I find it strange that she refers to him as a father figure. He was only 10 years older than her, I would call that more of a brother than a father. She definitely needed someone to fill the father role in her life.
I am thinking he was a father figure to her daughter and that's what she meant. Plus she was using the title of his song as well.
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