Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hand On Your Heart (Music Video)

Recorded in February 1989, 'Hand On Your Heart', the first single from Kylie's second album 'Enjoy Yourself', debuted on British charts at No.2 on week of release - the second time she had achieved such a feat. The single took the #1 spot the following week and became her third #1 single in the UK charts.

The song didn't fare as well on the charts in her homeland, reaching the #4 spot, but it was released as a special limited edition 7" and 12" vinyl, in posterbags featuring different artwork from the UK cover.

The video for the song features Kylie playfully dancing around an abstract room full of mirrors and dressed in many a primary color, all the while being teased by little cartoon hearts flying around her. This fan favorite (which Kylie has since admitted was one of the most uncomfortable and awkward to shoot) was directed by Chris Langman in Kylie's hometown of Melbourne. Which dress is your favorite? Red, Yellow, or Blue?

The Today Show Interview (2009)

This interview was a bit of a waste of time to be honest, because Kathie Lee and Hoda are such wreched interviewers but it is Kylie's first public appearance in North America talking about the For You, For Me Tour so it's important that I include it here. That and she looks lovely.

My Dream Come True

I am sooooo excited to announce that I have gotten tickets for Kylie's first ever show in Canada, coming to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on October 9th. Like many, I was a bit upset yesterday when the pre-sale for the show started. The pre-sale was for AMEX Gold card carriers and fans who had signed up for her official mailing list. The mailing list fans were to receive an e-mail before the presale started at 10am with a special code word enclosed within to purchase tickets. However, many of us (myself included) were most upset when the e-mail didn't arrive until 10:45 or later, leaving us all ticketless.

By some saving grace, because the initial pre-sale tickets had gone so quickly, Camp Kylie chose to release more tickets this morning.... and so, here I am, a happy boy indeed counting down the days until I go see Kylie in the flesh.

I have been a fan of Kylie's since I was 6 or 7 years old. I can still remember my Brother getting her first album on cassette for his birthday and me falling in love with her music (especially the Loco-Motion which my Mom liked to listen to as well because she was familiar with the Little Eva version). I also immediately liked her because we shared a similar first name, my name being Kyle, and it was the first time I had ever heard the name Kylie. Nowadays that sort of thing wouldn't have any effect on me, but when you're 6..... weird things matter to you. I guess I thought she was a kindred spirit because I believed the name Kyle was a rare name (it was not often I ran into another kid named Kyle or had one in any of my school classes) and any variation of that name was special to me. I was a strange child okay? I also once believed that I was responsible for Gloria Estefan's bus accident. Go figure!

Given that Kylie's albums after her second release, 1989's "Enjoy Yourself", were no longer released widely in Canada, it became harder to collect her music, but between paying high prices finding them in import sections in record stores in Toronto, buying them in record stores in Scotland on one of my many trips there to visit family, and having a great cousin over in Scotland to bring me the latest album when she visited, I have been able to sustain my collection.

And now here we are, Kylie has been making a name for herself in North America since the release of Fever and it's finally come time to perform for her many adoring fans on this side of the pond. Get your tickets as soon as you can because they are sure to go fast. The official onsale date is this coming Friday May 15th at 10am, but if you care to join in on the presale and get your tickets a bit earlier, the fanclub password is COSMIC. Good luck.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Kylie Interview With Cat Deeley (2006)

Okay, everytime I try to add this interview anywhere it eventually gets removed from youtube. Hopefully this one will stick around for a little bit. This is the official first interview that Kylie gave after coming back from her battle with breast cancer in 2005/2006. Cat Deeley, now of So You Think You Can Dance fame, interviewed Kylie on June 16th, 2006 for Sky One in the UK about her ordeal and her impending return to the stage on her Showgirl Homecoming tour. Kylie is open, honest, and extremely lovely as usual. Give it a watch before it disappears again lol.

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For You, For Me Tour

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!

I am so sorry I have been neglecting this space for awhile but if anything could bring this site back to life, it is definitely the announcement of Kylie's very first North American Tour.

The Impossible Princess made a public announcement today that she will be doing a very special 6 show Tour throughout the US and Canada this fall entitled the For You, For Me tour. The show will be a departure from her most recent 2008"X"Tour, with an entirely new setlist and stage production.

In the press release, the tour promoter Bill Silva (who has worked with the likes of Madonna and The Rolling Stones) stated,

"Kylie has such a successful career outside of North America that it has taken quite a while to find a window in her schedule for the U.S. and Canada,”

“Her amazing fans in North America will be well rewarded for their patience when they experience her show and its entire spectacle. We are confident in the tour’s success, and hope that Kylie will make this the first of many tours to our shores.”

"I've wanted to tour in America and Canada for years and know that fans have been waiting a long time for this, " said Minogue. "I'm thrilled that the opportunity has finally arrived."

The tour dates for the For You, For Me Tour are as follows,

Sep. 30 Oakland, CA (SF Bay Area) Oakland Fox Theatre
Oct. 3 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl (Palms Hotel and Casino)
Oct. 4 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 7 Chicago, IL The Congress Theater
Oct. 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Oct. 11 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

I am so thrilled that she will be stopping in Toronto. I have been waiting almost 22 years for this moment to come and it's finally here. I can't quite articulate my excitement, let's just say I started to cry when I read the news.

Tickets go on sale the weekend of May 15th. I hope to God I get a ticket, otherwise I will be heartbroken. Fingers crossed kids.