News Archive: November 2009|
Message from Gillian
Posted at 6:21 AM (PST) on Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Dear everybody -
I am sitting in the BA Lounge at LAX after a very productive and very short trip to LA. Got to see friends and take meetings and most of all raise a little something for charity - thank you everybody who showed up for that by the way - thank you for showing up and for donating and for buying and for everything related to anything that raises support and most importantly funds for the charities that I support.
I don't know how many of you know this but ANSA is just starting an auction and there are a few well signed XF items up for grabs but also they are in basic need of financial support right now to meet their fiscal responsibilities and so anything you can give would be awesome and go to such a good cause.
So I miss my boys. Five nights is about the limit of what I can do without them and I just can't stand it. On the phone Oscar says ‘Hello My Mommy’ and I just want to eat him up. Eyelashes, toenails, the whole lot. And then there's Felix, blond hair, blue eyes, a bulldozer with a wicked sense of humor even at one. Enough!
Anyhoo so here is LAX and on my way to the welcome drizzle of London before the welcome sunshine of somewhere else and time just flies and flies and I wish I could tell you what I'm doing next but I can't and Oh there was Moby Dick which was so much fun and such a great group of people not least of which was the director Michael Barker who is an angel of a man and Ethan (Hawke) and Charlie (Cox) and then William (Hurt) and oh my Donald Sutherland who I would give my left anything to properly work with again. It was blessed. Well, and cursed but I won't go into that.
And and what else can I say without saying anything at all...
Oh everybody has to see the movie Fish Tank when it comes out.
I wish I could say more but you know this isn't a blog.
That's all for this...year?
New Buskaid CD: Crazy
Posted at 6:00 AM (PST) on Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Just in time for holiday giving, Buskaid is delighted to announce that their latest CD Crazy has been released.
Crazy is a vibrant collection of Timothy Kraemer’s brilliant and original string arrangements of favourite classic pops including Mamma Mia, Sweet Dreams and many others, and also includes several witty arrangements by William Thorp, of Broadway hits such as Let’s Do It and Makin' Whoopee.
Three of the ensemble’s musicians also feature as vocal soloists in such favourites as Georgia, Fever, Son of a Preacherman and Bridge over Troubled Water. The disc also features original compositions for the Ensemble by Timothy Kraemer, including the title song Crazy.
We are also hugely excited that we can now offer the BBC Documentary Soweto Strings as a DVD. Mark Kidel's brilliant documentary, following two years in the life of Buskaid, gives a fascinating insight into life at the Music School, and the DVD also features footage of the Buskaid Ensemble in performance at the Cite de la Musique in Paris in 2007.
Both of these discs are available to order from Buskaid's website at www.buskaid.org.za, priced £17.99 (Soweto Strings) and £12.00 (Crazy).
If you are in the U.S.A., you may also purchase by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANSA Auction: Starts November 17
Posted at 3:36 PM (PST) on Sunday, November 15, 2009
Mark your calendars!
Don't miss ANSA's exciting holiday auction from November 17 to December 1.
The auction includes a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa, unique celebrity experiences, one-of-a-kind art, amazing vacations and more!
Gillian says there will be two XF posters auctioned with full signatures.
So, in a couple of days, try a little guilt-free shopping at www.charityfolks.com/ansa
IBG's Believe Again Event Wrap-Up
Posted at 8:06 AM (PST) on Sunday, November 15, 2009
For photos from yesterday's Believe Again charity event in Los Angeles, click HERE and HERE.
If you would like to pre-order a DVD of the event (available in about two weeks), click HERE. Proceeds from the DVD will be donated to charities.
Join the Social Network on Frank Spotnitz's Big Light web site. He has posted two of his behind-the-scenes videos taken at the event.
Video 1: From Behind the Autograph Table
Video 2: Gillian as Rob
Video 3: Quick Gillian
2010 Whatsonstage.com Awards
Posted at 12:09 PM (PST) on Monday, November 2, 2009
For those of you who saw Gillian in A Doll's House and/or other theatrical productions in London this year, click HERE to nominate your favorite shows.