My sister Debbie and I shared our experience of seeing him in concert a few years ago, where a really nice usher moved us from nosebleed seats down to near the floor. I'm so glad we had that opportunity--it was a great show.
We also talked about how Debbie first heard "One More Try" during Debbie Thomas' exhibition performance at the 1988 Winter Olympics. I'd forgotten about that, but enjoyed watching the video this evening. George sounds so young on the recording. This was the year I graduated high school. Wow.
And then as tends to happen when I watch one thing on YouTube, I started going down the rabbit hole and came across this great video from James Corden. Who knew that George Michael was part of his first Carpool Karaoke?!
And finally, I've been trying to pick my favorite George Michael song--there's Careless Whisper, Praying for Time, Freedom, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me....but the one I always come back to is Kissing a Fool from the Faith album. Any time I listen to George and get to this song, I always replay it two or three times in a row before moving to the next song. (As I type this, I've listened to it three times...) I just love it. And I loved George Michael. May he rest in peace.