Following on from the evening with the Home Free guys, I went to see Kylie. I knew we were in for a sparkling show, there was sparkle everywhere…hats, t-shirts, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, face painting, I was soooooo underdressed. Himself has been a huge fan of Kylie for a long time and I really like her music, especially as on her last album she went Country. When I go out.
It was a great concert, huge disco balls, great dancing, fantastic singing, wonderful stage settings and it was like one amazing party. It was fabulous to be there to see such a global sparkling star as Kylie. I always feel a little sad that she hasn’t found her soulmate, if the media is to be believed she has been let down in love. I suppose you can’t have everything.
As usual, a few pictures and some quick video’s from the night, I wasn’t too close but I hope you get the idea of how the arena became a disco party.
This is Resorts World just outside of Birmingham, next to the arena which I believe has changed it’s name yet again, now known as Resorts World Arena. Resorts World is full of bars, restaurants, shops, cinema and a casino. I haven’t visited there yet but it just looked so lovely on a clear moonlight night as we walked from the car park to the arena to see Kylie.
As referred to on an earlier blog post, I had meant to tell you all about the excitement of making the music videos. The build up, the amazing weather we had on the day, how things just seemed to work out perfectly and how wonderful my friend who was making the video was. So professional, full of ideas, tricks and his schedule and project planning was spot on. It was such a fabulous afternoon and I am so happy that I got to make that particular big dream come true. Unfortunately life events took over and it is only now that I am endeavouring to catch up with my blogging.
“How are things in GloccaMorra?” is a song from the film Finnian’s Rainbow and is something my Mom says to visitors to the house. She wears a huge smile and asks “How are things in GloccaMorra?” We heard Barbra Streisand sing a version of this song with a medley from the musical “Brigadoon” within the song, a verse of “Heather on the Hill”. I loved this version. Getting a backing track was impossible so I had to commission one myself. It was a difficult piece for the producer to replicate as it is an orchestral piece but he did an amazing job on it. I recorded this song especially for my Mom and anytime we play it on You Tube she sings along.
I also made a video for the song “Summer Love” taken from the Neil Diamond film version of “The Jazz Singer”. I love the melody to this song. Imagine our surprise to be sitting on Friday evening in December watching the John McNicholl show on Keep it Country TV and for John to introduce me and play the video for “Summer Love”. Oh my goodness how proud Dad was of me. It was an incredible feeling to see yourself on TV!!
I posted both videos on Facebook and I was overwhelmed with the response I received and the amount of views, this really is a dream come true.
Here is the link to my You Tube channel which I hope to update very soon. I do have two recordings made last June when I made the other recordings which I haven’t uploaded yet. Please give me a visit, I really do value your support. Also below is the “GloccaMorra” video, would love to hear what you think.