My name is Rick Olsen. I live in Greenville Michigan. I have 3 cats, Phoenix, Sampson, and Brandie. I love them with all my heart. I have been a Jackie fan since August 11, 2010 the day after her first AGT appearance when I saw the video on youtube. I prefer DWM to the stuff she is doing now.
My name is Christopher, and I'm here to promote Jackie and her music. I thoroughly enjoy all her albums. I'm particularly impressed by her versatility and her courage to explore her potential, venturing into different genres from Classical to Broadway, successfully in my opinion. She is dedicated, hard-working and devoted to singing what inspires her without reservation or compromising her artistic integrity. She has my support.
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I'm Gordon or here at this forum Gordie. I am here at this fan forum because I've never been a "fan" of any performer before Jackie. It is not to say that I do not care for music of other performers it is because I was never prepared to be captured by the sound of a voice and certainly not that of a child that sounded like a young adult.
I came across an AGT video while searching the internet looking for material and background info about Sarah Brightman. Jackie was still on AGT and I managed to see her September 2010 clip when it first appeared and at that moment I was totally captivated.
Jackie's DWM DVD on PBS was magic and a masterpiece produced by David Foster who is from the same city that I am from. DWM music was most suitable for Jackie's child prodigy vocals. However now as a young adult I believe that her vocals are more suited to The Debut which is excellent listening music. Jackie reminds me very much of Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion. I believe Jackie's career should head in that direction perhaps even to be the next Celine Dion in Las Vegas.
The bottom line is that there is enough variety in Jackie that she is able to satisfy most everyone's listening pleasure from time to time --- so get on the bus, there are still seats available because this ride is not over by a long shot.
Like most members here, I'm getting up in years and will turn 73 this fall; happily, I'm still in good health and take very few pills or other junk like that and - knock on wood - so far have NO trouble getting around. I'm a native Texan but like to get out-of-state as often as possible, preferably to scenic and historic sites, particularly of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries back East. Many years ago I dabbled in community theatre and even spent a season as an opera "super" or spear-carrier. Although my nominal careers have been primarily as a teacher or in retail sales, I have worked as an extra or advisor on several historical movies and television series: The Blue and the Gray; North & South, Part II; The Mississippi; Ironclads; Alamo - The Price of Freedom; Glory; and Last of the Mohicans. My avatar shows me on the beach at Jekyll Island, Ga. with veteran actor Morgan Freeman during a break in filming the battle scenes for Glory in Spring, 1989.
I first saw Jackie in fall '10 on some daytime talk show (Oprah maybe?) that occurred after her appearance on AGT and was struck by her age, voice, and poise; enough so, to make a note of her name when a short time later I saw a photo of her on Yahoo. I remembered her when during the first week of the release of DWM in stores to buy a copy. Naturally I now have all her cd's - one a pirate of the otherwise unavailable PTAD thanks to Mr SG! - and dvd's plus her calendar and two or three programs and innumerable souvenir concert buttons. This February marked my sixteenth concert attended; hopefully there will be more! I like to say that I've seen Jackie live under extreme conditions - the very first time in Dallas it was 102 outside - later in Minneapolis one January evening it was 2; I've flown to both coasts to attend filming of two PBS specials, the Orpheum Theatre in downtown LA for MOTM and Longwood Gardens at Chad's Ford, Pa. for Awakening.
rickolsen: I just gave my cats some gravy dinner. They are gobbling it down. I have to go to Walmart soon and get them some more. Maybe I'll do it today. I can't run out. They like it too much. I don't want to disappoint them.
Sept 8, 2020 4:52:03 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got my cats more gravy dinner. I got more roast beef and pastrami for me and a loaf of bread. My diet is working well. I've lost about 45lbs. in the last year. My doctor says whatever I'm doing is working. I just cut out starch like potatoes.
Sept 8, 2020 11:38:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: I'm eating no bake cookies while I watch Super Bowl 42. There is no better taste combination than dark chocolate, oatmeal, and peanut butter. I really feel good today. No more dizzyness. I didn't look drunk walking into Walmart. I hate that.
Sept 8, 2020 13:23:46 GMT -5
rickolsen: Gas was only $1.87 today so I filled up my tank. Cost $7.75. I don't know why gas prices have dropped so much, but I won't complain. You have to get a break once in a while in life.
Sept 8, 2020 13:28:17 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just went to Walmart and got some cucumbers and green peppers. I think eating these things helps my diet. They are tasty and they have low calories. I'm eating green peppers now. I put salt on them. Salt makes everything taste better.
Sept 8, 2020 14:25:29 GMT -5
rickolsen: Phoenix is sleeping. Brandie and Sampson aren't sleeping yet. I took a long nap so I'll be up all night. I'm watching the 2007 divisional game between the Giants and the Cowboys. I might make a roast beef sandwich later. I'm not really hungry now.
Sept 8, 2020 22:13:11 GMT -5
rickolsen: Sampson is sleeping now. So is Brandie. I hate it when I know I should eat something and I'm just not hungry. I can't force myself to eat when I'm not hungry. Can you?
Sept 8, 2020 22:27:29 GMT -5
rickolsen: I ate a pastrami sandwich. I've never gotten pastrami and roast beef before last time, but I really like them. I'm a meat and potatoes man. I don't eat potatoes anymore because of starch, so I'm just a meat man. I could never be a vegetarian or a vegan.
Sept 8, 2020 22:42:11 GMT -5
rickolsen: I'm eating chips and salsa while I watch the divisional playoffs between the 2011 Giants vs Packers. The Giants win. I really like salsa.
Sept 8, 2020 23:40:41 GMT -5
rickolsen: I have to shut my window at night now. I don't want my furnace to kick on. My cats and I like to be warm though.
Sept 9, 2020 13:57:09 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just gave my cats some gravy dinner. It is seafood and they are gobbling it down. I feel really good today. I haven't felt dizzy for 2 days. I just ate 2 bowls of potato soup. I don't eat potatoes very often, but I like potato soup.
Sept 10, 2020 7:30:12 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just opened my livingroom window. Sampson is already in it. I have to close it at night now, but I open it during the day. My furnace hasn't kicked on yet. I don't want it to. I have covers at night now. Phoenix always sleeps with me. She likes covers.
Sept 10, 2020 7:34:11 GMT -5
rickolsen: After I gave my cats some gravy dinner they all went to sleep. They are sleeping now. I'm eating green peppers while I watch football. I really like green peppers. I put a little salt on them. Earlier I said salt makes everything taste better. It doesn't.
Sept 10, 2020 10:18:52 GMT -5
rickolsen: You wouldn't put salt on your chocolate pudding or chocolate cake. But salt does make most regular food like meat and veggies taste better.
Sept 10, 2020 10:20:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. Phoenix and Brandie are sleeping, but Sampson isn't. I just went to Walmart and got some more sandwich meat, roast beef and pastrami. I like to eat it without bread. I'm not supposed to eat bread.
Sept 11, 2020 16:48:36 GMT -5