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Old 06-13-2009, 12:26 PM
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Default Mr. B from PS22 Chorus Blogs about Stevie and the Mac

From the PS22 Blogspot....

Meeting Stevie at MSG

After having her breath taken away by the PS22 Chorus "Landslide" video, Stevie Nicks and the rest of Fleetwood Mac had us down to Madison Square Garden on Thursday for a musical rendezvous! She took the time to shake hands and hug (Elijah even got a kiss, the happy boy!) every single member of the chorus when she greeted us. She told the kids about the first time she saw their video of "Landslide," and how it brought her to tears.

Stevie went on to say how watching the PS22 Chorus version of "Landslide" on the internet took her back to when she was first starting her career in music, in her late twenties. ("I know that seems incredibly old to you guys," she joked.) She told the chorus how she wrote "Landslide" and put it on a little dinky tape recorder and then gave it to guitarist Lindsay Buckingham. And he would shape it into something completely beautiful. Her message to the kids was that a completely humble beginning led her to where she is now, playing at Madison Square Garden, one of the biggest stadiums in the world. And now the kids' humble beginning has brought them there too. She was repeatedly telling the kids that anything is possible, and all their dreams can come true.

Ms. Nicks also spoke about what it was like to be a woman in a male dominated music industry. She revealed her strength, saying, "I never allowed myself to be treated like a second class citizen." The kids were really taken with her and obviously inspired. And they ALL loved the way she smelled, and told her so! It was adorable.

Then the PS22 Chorus took the stage at Madison Square Garden, with Stevie Nicks as an audience. You could see the sheer delight all over her face as the kids did an utterly gorgeous version of "Landslide," including a one-line intro from another Fleetwood Mac song, "Silver Springs," as a little surprise.

Stevie burst on to the stage after the kids were finished and expressed her enthusiasm for the performance. I wish I could remember all the amazing things she said, but one quote that I am sure of, as it was the last thing she said to the kids after they sang (I had it written down):


"I will never forget it, and being in your presence.... as long as I live."


After that, the band took the stage for their soundcheck which the kids got to watch! They sounded incredible, and it was just an unforgettable thrill to be exchanging these private performances. After the band left the stage, the kids were taken to a back room of MSG to eat dinner with the crew and band, where on the way we ran into drummer Mick Fleetwood and the previously mentioned Lindsay Buckingham, who both had some very kind words about the kids as well! When all was said and done, the kids left the arena with Fleetwood Mac T-shirts and an experience of a lifetime....

Later on, when the band took the stage for the actual performance, Stevie dedicated "Landslide" to the kids, and spoke about how she watched them on Nightline the night before. Here is an account from the kind person who let me know about it: "She came out and dedicated the song to them. Said how lucky she was to be able to hear them perform for her earlier in the day and how proud and touched she was by their total involvement in their performance."

MIND-BLOWING!!!!

Posted by Mr. B at Friday, June 12, 2009
6 comments:
Anonymous said...
Their grandparents will be sooo jealous! ;-) What you achieved with these kids is simply incredible. It must still feel like a dream to you.

June 13, 2009 2:56 AM
Mr. B said...
Surreal, indeed.

June 13, 2009 2:58 AM
Suz said...
That sounds like it was another incredible experience for the kids. Great writing Mr. B-- it's hard to put moments like that into words but you really got the feeling. I can't believe there was no video/photos.

June 13, 2009 8:15 AM
Anonymous said...
Gregg...I am finally getting caught up on your site and am AMAZED at all this superstar attention!!!!
Just wanted to say it is so great that others find the beauty and love and inspiration that I found long ago in the chorus. You guys are ALL superstars! Let's write soon
PV

June 13, 2009 9:42 AM
Anonymous said...
stevie was da bomb
she also smelled so good




josh d

June 13, 2009 10:32 AM
Mr. B said...
SUZ: Thanks. Yeah, let's not even talk about the photo/video thing....

PV: I loves ya, baby!

JOSH: She DID smell good, Josh. It's called "eau de superstar toilette"....

June 13, 2009 11:29 AM
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:29 PM
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Lord Child - where's Davids and others to bitch about people saying how La Nicks smelled good. Maybe her hands were soft too

I think it was way cool of La Nicks, et al, to do this.

I posted this in the MSG thread, but I'll post it again here as this likely will have its own thread:

^^^

I often think about how fulfilling that must be to La Nicks. These kids and their Mr. B. are inspirational. And, their inspiration was her song. Her song has made them better, shown them something bright in their perhaps dark world, and maybe made them better than they were. I know people around here think she is a self obsessed c*nt. But, I think this, and the myraid of other things she does (like the ipods) shows they are dead wrong.
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I was just going to ask why you guys at Barnes & Noble didn't tell us that Stevie smelled good. She must not have smelled that hot at the book signing!

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I was just going to ask why you guys at Barnes & Noble didn't tell us that Stevie smelled good. She must not have smelled that hot at the book signing!

Michele
You couldn't hug here at the book signing. But, I did notice she smelled good from across the table.
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Lord Child - where's Davids and others to bitch about people saying how La Nicks smelled good. Maybe her hands were soft too


better than saying she stunk and had sandpaper hands LOL
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Great, great read. I really enjoyed that. It's heartwarming. It deepens my admiration of Stevie. Thank you for sharing.

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I'm guessing by Mr. B's comment that LaNicks possibly did not want to be photographed/videotaped for the internet?
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That is so awesome! I'm glad this was a great experince for everyone!
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I'm guessing by Mr. B's comment that LaNicks possibly did not want to be photographed/videotaped for the internet?
Well looks like some pics may surface after all, possibly taken by management..I asked Mr. B about and this is what he said:

"there were pics taken chris. hoping the management comes thru. stevie was magical. and the kids were totally inspired and touched by her presence."
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better than saying she stunk and had sandpaper hands LOL
Exactly!

that was why they gave Christine the boot
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Then the PS22 Chorus took the stage at Madison Square Garden, with Stevie Nicks as an audience. You could see the sheer delight all over her face as the kids did an utterly gorgeous version of "Landslide," including a one-line intro from another Fleetwood Mac song, "Silver Springs," as a little surprise.
Nice! Would have loved to see her reaction to the Silver Springs "surprise"
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Tonight on Anderson Cooper when they showed a clip of the PS22 kids going to Washington and singing Journey, Lady Gaga, etc. Erica Hill mentioned that they performed Landslide and Stevie Nicks had them come and perform for her at MSG. Erica said she read it on the PS22 blog.

Anderson said, "What!" Then he laughed and said, "Stevie Nicks. God Bless her." Knowing him, he was being facetious, but I got a kick out of it.

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The kids were on TV again this morning on Good Morning America. ABC broadcasted them singing part of Landslide (I assume that they did the whole song in the studio). They sure seemed like they were having fun.
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Stuff like this warms my soul.
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The sound is really really low. I listened with headphones and was able to hear much better.
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