happy new year everybody

Friday 9 Jan 09

i hope you all had a great holiday season and that 2009 is everything you wish for.

One of the things I wish is for people on myspace and facebook to stop pretending to be me!  I think it's very flattering that people want to make pages about me, but I can't tell you the number of times that people have come up to me and said, in a slightly miffed manner, that they contacted me on facebook or myspace (or poked me or whatever the correct terminiology is) and I have to tell them that I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of either.

So please, whoever you are, please make it clear on your pages that you are not actually me. Help me not have to deal with grumpy friends of mine who think I am uncommunicative!

I am finishing off the film of 'The Tempest" in NYC. I have had a great time doing it.  Next weekend I'l be at the Sundance film festival promoting Dare, and then it's full steam ahead with rehearsals for my concert debut at Lincoln Center on Feb 7th (see below for ticket details). I'm also going to Washington for the Obama inauguration which will be very exciting, although marred somewhat by my feelings laid out in the post immediately below.

The other day a friend said to me 'Do you feel pressured into going down the plastic surgery route?'. I said I didn't but now of course I am very curious as to what exactly she might think I need to do!!

Gypsy starring Patti Lupone closes on Broadway on Sunday. I have been very intrigued by the show and so dashed out and caught the matinee yesterday with a couple of friends. I was blown away by it and went back again and saw it tonight! They don't make em like that any more, and they don't make em like Patti Lupone either.

I need to look Elizabethan and not in need of cosmetic surgery very early tomorrow, so I bid you all adieu

 alan x