Annie Lennox checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@annielennox) on Thursday (February 12) after arriving in Los Angeles, talking about her performance on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’, the love she’s received from American fans during her visit, and the scorn she caught from autograph resellers after not signing for the leeches. The Eurythmics singer tells readers:
Well… I made it to Los Angeles. The days have flown by so quickly, that I could hardly keep track. It’s actually been a lot of fun, although I can’t say I relish getting up at 4.30am@ Never know whether my brain is going to function, let alone my voice! Much appreciation to those Peeps who came to see the performances …guess it must have been a bit lousy having to get up so early to drive and queue et al…very sweet of you! Just a few comments…when I played ‘SING’ at the beginning, it was what they call a “bumper”, which is a quick camera reference, to show viewers what’s coming up next, so it was all pre planned that I’d just play for a snippet. They weren’t being rude, and cutting me off. If you get a chance to see behind the scenes, you’d be amazed at the amount of work and detail that goes into just one performance.. whether live on stage, television, video or radio. It all has to be worked out to the last detail. Most of what we do is behind the scenes.. the actual performance is the cherry on the cake! One thing I have to say is that whenever I come to the US, everyone is so exceptionally nice to me… extremely complimentary… and very kind. So much so that I get a tiny bit embarrassed because the sun does not shine from my posterior…even though I almost get to thinking that it might!! You do get quickly slapped down to earth… Had to leave the TV station in a rush and couldn’t sign autographs for a few scalpers at the door… they followed the car and yelled that I was a c… AND a p…..!!! (Didn’t know I was hermaphrodite)… There ya go hone! Hey ho…can’t please ’em all!!!