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Debbie on The Pop Ten with Lance Bass

Tomorrow(Friday, September 30th) Debbie will be calling in to The Pop Ten with Lance Bass on Sirius XM OutQ 108!! The show airs at 10PM ET/ 7PM PT!! 

She will also be giving away opportunities for fans to be her special guest at a private event held at Culture Club NYC!

A Tribute to My Mom on “Our” Birthday!

Since my Mother always reminds me today is “OUR” birthday, I thought I would take a moment to pay tribute to …the woman, the legend…the original “Momager”!
I will say, that at 41, I can still barely take care of myself. I am still learning how to juggle a career and having a domestic life!
At 41 Diane Gibson had 4 kids… Karen, the eldest, was in college already!
Add to that me being a teenager and about to embark on what would be an epic and manic time!
When she was roughly about 4 years younger than I am now, Diane – with no college education – had worked her way up from secretary to office manager for hugely successful NYC doctors. Think “Working Girl”! What she didn’t know, she fibbed about and bluffed her way ’til she learned the actual skills required …which she always did! As Tony Robbins says… “It’s never a lack of resources, but a lack of resourcefulness”, a lesson I learned watching both my parents somehow put food on the table, juggle jobs, get all of their kids to their lessons of varying kinds, participate in our school lives, social lives, you name it….all with basically no money and never leaving us in the hands of babysitters. I still don’t know quite how they did that!

When I was 12 years old, my Mom used the office Fed Ex supplies to get a cassette recording of a song I wrote on a Casio synthesizer called “I Come From America” in by the deadline (I was always a bit “last minute”!) … Well? It paid off. I won first prize which was $1000 and a chance to hear my song played on WOR Radio! Little did she know, she created a monster! I was already obsessed with the radio but, the thrill I got from hearing MY original song on the radio…well, that was the be all end all for me.

After watching me line up tape recorders on the ironing board in my attempt at “Multi track recording” my Mom bravely called an Uncle of mine in Vineland NJ and drove 3 hours to plead with him for a $10,000 loan to help me build a recording studio in the garage. He agreed and a producer was born!!! I will always be eternally grateful to Uncle Joe and to my Mother for having the guts to put herself on the line for me in this way. She did not just “believe” in me… she “KNEW” what I was capable of if given the tools.

Throughout the years, Diane educated herself in the ways of Publishing and Record deals and would sit at conference tables full of record execs in suits who were smuggly thinking “Oh, it’s the Mom…we can surely pull a fast one on her!”  Well, they couldn’t! She knew how hard I was working…to the point of panic attacks and fatigue…and by God, she was going to ensure that I was compensated as fairly as any other artist. She fought for my right to be able to record my original songs and produce or co produce and arrange… She backed me up when no one else would. This is not wasted on me to this day. I heard Tiffany say in concert just last month that she too was writing music at the time but she did not have people by her side empowering and encouraging her. She has now turned into a wonderful writer… Much harder without the support. Everyone should have a “Diane Gibson” in their corner! Most do not.

Now, as a woman, my Mom’s wish for me to know my own business should she get “hit by a bus” can sometimes backfire! It must be terribly difficult to wake up one day and realize that roles have changed and there is not the same kind of “protection” required of her. I am my own woman. With that said, last month when I was sick and freaking out because I was performing on GMA and not feeling my best… I knew I could look at her and I knew she knew what I was going through. Only she, in all the people in my life have been there from day one. From the church talent show to Madison Square Garden and everything in between. Only a mother would deal with ups and downs and roller coasters and musical tides changing and mood swings and on and on and on….    When people have jumped ship because the chips were not up…. she remained.

Very recently I was sitting on a career decision… She said “I support whatever you do. It makes no difference to me if you ever do a “hit” anything again. I just want YOU to be happy”. How many agents or managers would say that? I am lucky…both my agent and “Momager” would. They care about me, the human being…not just a paycheck.

Mama? It ain’t always easy, but know that I love you with all my heart and you gave birth to me 41 years ago today, so I wanted to celebrate “our” day and celebrate you…who never gets to take a bow.

BRAVO…. The wind beneath my wings!

Love, Your Daughter, Client, and Friend…..   DEBORAH

Photos of my mother and I at the Grammys 1988 and now

 


Have You Shared a Moment with Debbie?

Have we ever shared a moment… How about on my ‘Journey Through the 80’s Tour’ with Tiffany, at Good Morning America, or even back from my Electric Youth days?

If we have, prove it by sharing your photos with me! Email your photos and short blurbs about the time we shared together to DebbieGibsonMusic@gmail.com and I’ll feature them in a Facebook photo gallery!


“Rise” Debuts on GMA

Hey everyone!
Dr. Rutledge and I are proud to announce the debut of Rise on GMA this Saturday!
7:45/8:45 AM
The Good Morning America segment “3 Words” will be going on simultaneously as I perform the song!!!!
We ask that you go to http://abcn.ws/oISOLW and see the below “3 word” suggestions as they pertain to this global universal message – People RISING  all over the world and owning their power!

OPPRESSION SUCKS – RISE!

HEAL THE WORLD!

AS WE RISE!

RISE AND SHINE!

LOVE IS ALL!

LET US RISE!

CALL TO RISE!

TIME TO RISE!

SLEEPING GIANTS RISE!

RISE UP NOW!

WE RISE NOW!

ALL HEARTS RISE!

RISE AND ROCK!

LOVE IS RISING!

BREAKING HEARTS RISE!

FEEL THE RISE!

WE WILL RISE!

YOUNG PEOPLE RISE!

LET US RISE!

READY TO RISE!

WORLD RISE UP!

AWAKEN AND RISE!

It is your birthright! OWN IT! CLAIM IT!
It is time to RISE!
The song will be available exclusively on iTunes Saturday August 13th!
Ok everybody! RISE to the occasion!!!
R

Weight, Age, and Health!

Hey everyone!

I’m blogging again! Lol!

This time it’s on one particular topic. Weight, Age, and Health!

This topic has been on my mind as of late as I’ve been getting a lot of attention for being “in shape”. Which is cool! But NOT the be all, ahem – END all! Pun intended!

What bothers me is comparisons in this area. I read tabloids and one celebrity’s timeline as it relates to their physical appearance is compared to others. As if the number of years you are on the planet is relative to ANYTHING!

I love that Madonna dates younger men. And older men. And any men she pleases (oops! Pun NOT intended…but not deleting! LOL!). I get it!

Tina Turner rocks a leather mini skirt in her 70s.

I worked with Eartha Kitt who was kicking her leg over her head at 76! And….why not?!?

Agelessness is what I practice.

And a healthy lifestyle. But that means what’s healthy for ME!

It’s a lifelong process for everyone and  I am finally finally finally (yes, 3 finallys!) becoming free of crazy food addiction issues! As many of you notice, my weight’s gone up and down. 10 lbs too high for my liking, then 10 too low…but all part of a process that has lead me to a very natural happy place. FOR ME!!!

I started this journey of peeling the onion skin so to speak, a few years ago doing my man – Dr. Rutledge’s BTL program. 

This program really made me look at what I ate and why. It helped me differentiate between a craving and a nutritional need. It help me find other techniques for coping with emotional stress besides chocolate! Over the years I’ve taken two steps forward and one back. He’s watched with the utmost support and patience. Never judging my process or comparing it to someone else’s. I’ve had friends do the program too. It is not for the faint at heart! I wanted to take it on. And I’m so glad I did. But not to get press about my body. But for ME and the way I feel and how it informs the music I’m writing and how I carry myself and the energy I exude.
I keep saying this because, again, comparisons are NOT COOL! When people do this, they only create further issues for people who are trying to find their own path and peaceful place. We are all amazing different shapes and sizes. If someone can binge on Snickers and then swing it back to healthy eating, enjoy it, feel good….right on!

In fact, I had a psychotic snickers and potato chip fest a few weeks ago! Enough so that I went “Ok! I’m done with that and fine not touching crap for ages!”  and I haven’t ! But, I will again when I choose too. Man cannot live on chicken breasts alone !

On a practical note, after my sugar and starch fest, I felt that sane panic many people do when they feel they’ve gone too far. I was probably 5-8 lbs above what feels good to me by this point as I’d been on a bit of an off path for a few weeks. I searched the Internet reading about Gwyneth Paltrow’s cleanse, etc. I then got still and quiet and proceeded to invent my own concoction of chicken soup broth, an egg yolk, and olive oil. I later had a greens juice. For dinner I had a plain turkey burger. I just needed to not tax my system with certain things. Within days I was feeling so much better and not frantic and healthy and happy about how I felt. Then the outer picture caught up to match. Not the other way around. And again, this worked for ME! Lotsa protein and soup and salad and veggies. For someone else it may be completely different.

But, back to my original point…

SO…do I love the feeling of being able to use my body and abs in particular to showcase certain dance moves onstage? To be light on my feet performing? Yes! Am I still my own worst critic with my voice when it is not free and clear? Yes! Does one negate the other? No! I’m not high on how I look so….don’t believe the hype! Though I do own and embrace the fact that I am working hard at being disciplined and it is paying off. Period.

If I can inspire you to find your own very unique balance of health, fitness, fun, freedom, and peace then THAT is a mission accomplished.

There is just way too much emphasis on both age and size these days. It’s just been bugging me! I forget how old I am until someone asks! Why must you bs out out to pasture in a boring Chanel suit once you hit a certain decade?!? Fun and whimsy is free! For everyone !

Numbers whether on a scale or a birth certificate are meaningless.

You are eternally ELECTRIC YOUTH!!!

In closing…. Rock Whatcha Got!!!

On that note….

See ya in the Midwest… And you better get ready to Shake Your Love Children of the 80’s!!!

X Deb


OK! Magazine at the Journey Through the 80’s Tour

By Valerie Nome

After appearing on Good Morning Americatoday, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany launch their Journey Through The ‘80s tour tonight in Westbury, N.Y. (I can’t wait – and I can’t wait to see if mega-Tiffany fanBethenny Frankel will be on hand, too.)

When the former teen queens performed together at a club show earlier this year, Debbie rocked midriff-baring tops quite impressively, and she did the same today in the concert appearance.

She shares her secret to maintaining a taut tummy.

“My abs are all about what I eat and what I don’t eat,” she tells me. “For instance, I woke up in the middle of the night last night with a mini-bar Peanut M&M craving. I had two of them. In the past, I would’ve had the whole bag and more. I’m just into taking care of myself and being healthy. I try to save my indulgences for special occasions. It’s very much about the eating for me – and a little working out. “


On The Road Update

Hey Everyone!

With lots going on I thought I would write to you all to share some thoughts on this past week!!!
First of all… I am happily exhausted and having a BLAST!
I know I touched on it here and there but, I started last week really under the weather. It is heartbreaking when opportunities like GMA and The View come up and you don’t feel you are at your best. I can hear that speedy cold medication quiver in my voice and that bit of fear that creeps in when all the tools in the toolbox aren’t as sharp as can be… Well? I am my worst critic so again, it is tough. But – with that said – that is what makes it alive. Learning to accept imperfections is a challenge for all of us and I am no exception. I was in great spirits however, and hopefully that transcends all! I have had moments of hitting high notes flawlessly in my life but without the passion and excitement to back it. I would take raw and empassioned anyday…though again, we all want to be at our very best with millions watching! So, to amy of those out there commenting… yes, I know how I sound. I am under no delusions!
I taped a performance of RISE which will air in a couple of weeks on the weekend GMA and there too, I found my power a verse into the song…. Early morning, LA time, running from a quick change, never having performed the song before..a LOT of elements. But, there again, it was alive with all of those elements and eventually found it’s way. I could see the faces of the people in Central Park hearing and feeling the message in that song and it got me out of my own way! So, thank you New York!!! LOL!!! I was also lifted by the Harlem Alumni choir…they were SO fab!!! In case you want to know more about where this song came from, check out 3BillionandCounting.com! This song is a labor of love that was born out of my man, Dr. Rutledge’s passion for helping those who are being threatened to be held down…to own their power and RISE!
Tiffany has been like  rock with her energy and vocal prowess! I know that anyone watching and listening can hear that but I wanted to personally acknowledge that I truly appreciate that and am as impressed as I have ever been by that gal! She is at the top of her game right now…in the midst of doing what she truly loves and it shows! Her album Rose Tattoo deserves your full attention….so go buy it now!!! I am also enjoying watching her enjoying the fashion aspect of the performances. She jokes that back in the day she was all about the denim jacket so now she is goin’ for the glitz and glamor, especially in the shoe department! Hmmm… I have not checked to see what size shoe she wears…. Better not leave any laying around Tiff!!!
The live shows have been thrilling! All that I mentioned above goes away in the midst of a live concert with all of that feedback from the crowd! I have always loved being onstage in front of a live audience more than anything!!! I get truly overwhelmed when I have that contact with all of you and can feel all we have shared through muic over the years. It is an amazing connection! Thank you for all the loyalty….
My band and dancers have been incredible. I had to mark a lot in rehearsals and they had ultimate trust and professionalism… this is not a glamorous tour! We are doing this because we want to bring some fun to the children of the 80’s and everyone has truly banded together to make that happen!!!
On another note…. Whoopi Goldberg is one of the nicest people I have ever met! Random side note I know…. But truly one of the most gracious performers I have ever met!
I also wanted to share with you what a ball I had doing a cameo in Rock of Ages.. WOW! Surreal going from playing Katy’s Mama to Russell’s Rockerchick buddy! I am in a crowdscene/mashup/musical number with some rockers from the 80’s!!!! Seeing the Sunset Strip re-created in Miami was a trip. Everyone on that shoot made me feel like part of the family…. Awesome time!
I do hope you come out to see the show and join in the fun! I am finally able to catch my breath and go on vocal rest for a few days, much to the dismay of my loud New York friends! I am resting and restoring for this next string of dates!
After these shows I will finally begin recording my new album…   The life I have been living has been feeding me as a writer and I cannot wait to share it all with you!
Send me good healing and grounding vibes….
Thank you all for all the great energy you send my way now, and have throughout the years!   X DEB

Daily Mail Online’s Article about Debbie’s GMA Performance!

Time stands still for a youthful looking Debbie Gibson as she and Tiffany relive the 1980s for a special TV performance. They say that time waits for no one. But the fate of 80s music stars Debbie Gibson and Tiffany shows that it waits a little bit longer for some more than others. Debbie Gibson looked almost as good as she did in her prime as she romped through some of her hits on top American breakfast show Good Morning America in Central Park, New York today. Debbie, now 40, showed off a body which would be the envy of many women half her age.

She completed two outfit changes which showed off her figure to the max, with a pair of black shorts and bright pink top, before dancing around in a pair of white hotpants. Debbie recently revealed her secret to staying in shape. ‘My abs are all about what I eat and what I don’t eat,’ she told OK magazine. ‘I’m just into taking care of myself and being healthy. I try to save my indulgences for special occasions. ‘It’s very much about the eating for me – and a little working out.’

Meanwhile Tiffany, who won fans around the world with her 1987 hit I Think We’re Alone Now, wore a black and grey mini dress. The duo are getting ready to embark on a Journey Through The 80s tour together, where they will play all of their hits.  Tiffany told the morning show that the best part of touring with Debbie was ‘the wardrobe and the fans of course. I think we’re having a good time. ‘We want to journey through the ’80s and all the artists who influenced us,’ the singer told The New York Post about the tour. She added that she and Debbie may perform covers of hits by Stevie Nicks, Reba McIntyre and Guns N’ Roses, as well as Broadway tunes.

 

 


Debbie Gibson and Tiffany’s Interview with USA Today

By Elysa Gardner

The two biggest female teen-pop stars of the 1980s will start a tour together Friday night, in Westbury, NY. So let’s cut right to the chase: Were Debbie Gibson and Tiffany ever rivals?

Hardly, they insist. Gibson, now 40, recalls listening to Tiffany’s breakthrough single, a chart-topping 1987 cover of I Think We’re Alone Now, “every time I was on a plane, during takeoff, because it’s so driving. My sister and I had a Walkman, and we each had headphones, and we’d listen together.”

And Gibson’s 1988 ballad Lost In Your Eyes, another No. 1 hit, “is one of my favorite songs,” coos Tiffany, 39.

“Aw, thank you,” says Gibson. “See? It’s been mutual admiration, always.”

Speaking in a rehearsal studio days before launching “Journey Through the ’80s” — which includes five additional dates, wrapping in Chicago Aug. 13 — Gibson and Tiffany present a study in complementary contrasts. Tiffany, now pursuing a career in country music, is sporty in a jersey shirt and acid-wash jeans. Gibson, who spent much of her 20s and 30s performing in musical theater, looks pertly elegant in a long-sleeved mini-dress.

The two initially joined forces for the cheeky horror flickMega Python vs. Gatoroid, which aired on Syfy earlier this year. “I thought it would be something our fans would love,” Tiffany says. “But people had really always expected us to do something musically.”

Gibson notes, “We’re very different artists, with totally different influences. But that’s why this show is so cool.”

As its title suggests, the tour will be, in Gibson’s words, “unashamedly about the ’80s,” with each singer offering both her own hits and personal favorites. (They’ll also perform together.) Gibson is “incorporating lots of straight-up pop, like Michael Jackson and Madonna,” in addition to a medley of show tunes. “Tiffany suggested that, since Broadway influenced me greatly.”…

 

Continue the interview at USAToday.com


Debbie Gibson Chats with Theater Mania

Interview by Iris Wiener

Debbie Gibson began her enormously successful pop career at the age of 16 when her self-penned album, Out of the Blue, sold over eight million copies world-wide. Since then, she has honed her talent on the musical theater stage in such shows as Les Miserables, Gypsy, Cabaret, andBeauty and the Beast, while continuing to record. On July 29, she brings her Journey Through the ’80s concert tour with fellow pop star Tiffany to Long Island’s Westbury Music Fair (with more concerts set for across the country). TheaterMania recently spoke with Gibson about the tour, her career, and her hopes for returning to Broadway.

THEATERMANIA: On the new tour, will you continue to honor your old hits?
DEBBIE GIBSON: The great thing about having written my hits is that I will never disown my past, because all those hits came from me. I think a lot of artists who do disown their pasts do so because it was kind of like an image was put on them and their hits were handed to them. They didn’t have much creative input. But I wrote about what I knew then, which were puppy love and normal things that teenaged girls were going through. I get tweets from 17-year-old girls saying, “Hey, how does it feel to have teenagers listening to your music and rediscovering your music?” I’m honored that that’s the case.

TM: How have your inspirations changed as you’ve gotten older?
DG: The songs that I’m writing now are very much a reflection of my life now, and I also think a lot about other people’s lives. For example, I’m very aware that a lot of people in this country are going through very hard times. I have a line that I always say to them: “You can’t bankrupt talent or your spirit. There are things that can’t be taken from you.” So, for example, that’s the theme in a song that I’m working on…

 

Continue the rest of this interview at TheaterMania.com


Parade Magazine’s Interview with Debbie Gibson

Before there was Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus, there was Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. Now, more than 20 years later, the former teen queens are reuniting for theirJourney Through the ‘80snational tour.

Gibson, 40, spoke to PARADE about reliving the decade that had her rocking arenas (and malls) in shoulder pads and bowler hats.

She also opened up about the unique pressure today’s pop stars are under and why she’s glad YouTube and camera phones didn’t exist when she was topping the charts.

On how the Journey Through the 80’s tour came about.
“The idea has always been floating around and when Tiffany and I did this crazy TV sci-fi film together [2011's Mega Python vs. Gatoroid] people got really excited to see us in the same room at the same time. Then we did a little promo appearance at the Canal Room in New York City and people just went nuts seeing us together, so we were like, ‘Hmmm.’”

What fans can expect from Debbie and Tiffany.
“I’m doing all my hits and also a big medley of my favorite 80s songs that influenced me. I’m also doing a medley of my theater songs. When Tiffany and I were putting the show together, we were talking about how our influences are so different. Hers are rock and country; mine are singer-songwriters and real pop people and theater. It was actually her idea for me to do some of my Broadway stuff. We’re also opening and closing the show with two duets.”

Continue reading the rest of the interview at Parade.com


Debbie Gibson and Tiffany on Entertainment Tonight

Debbie Gibson and Tiffany are appearing on Entertainment Tonight to fill everyone in on their Journey Through the 80’s tour!

Click here to watch a clip and tune in tonight to catch the full interview!


Debbie Gibson Official After Party at Underbar

Join Debbie on August 7th at the North Shore Music Theatre for her Journey Through the 80’s tour!!

Also, save your ticket stub for reduced cover to the official after party hosted by Debbie at Underbar!

RSVP on Facebook now!


On Stage With Clay Walker

Hey everyone! Here’s a bit of video taken last night at Clay Walker’s concert! We never did Endless Love together and Proud Mary is my new fave cover tune! I can’t thank Clay enough for his generosity of spirit. When an artist shares their stage it is a true sign that they are secure in their own artistry! He put in an amazing show and it was so great to meet all of you who were there. Your warmth and energy was palpable from where u stood!
More footage coming soon! Enjoy!
Deb

Own Deb’s Platinum Album and Help GLSEN

Click here for details on how you can own a piece of Debbie history as well as raise money for GLSEN!

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A Journey Through the 80s

Hello Everyone! 

As you have heard by now….YES! It is true! 

I didn’t know any announcement was happening or you would have been first to know…

But, now that the cat is outta the bag I can say that I am super excited about this musical collaboration!

After doing the film and press tour with Tiffany, it seemed only natural and timely to venture out on tour together and join forces! 

We have decided to pay tribute to ALL 80’s music by performing hits that influenced us from that decade, as well as performing our own hits, and debuting new music! 

Tiffany’s album Rose Tattoo is out now and I will have new music come tour time to share with you all! 

The exciting thing to me is how we share common ground but are now musically so different…therefore fans will enjoy a romp down memory lane as well as being treated to a variety of musical styles making for a diverse evening!

She and I have always had a “sisterhood” attitude about the whole “supposed rivalry” thing and I hope you will all come out and enjoy this first ever event of it’s kind!

OMG! I am SO excited!!!!

Can you say “Shake Your Love”/”I Think We’re Alone Now” Mashup anyone?!?

X DEB

Wine, Women and Shoes

The St. Rose Hospital Foundation’s Wine, Women, and Shoes fundraising event was a huge success! I was stunned to see the turnout was probably about 3 times the amount of attendees as last year… thanx to Pam Russo who enlisted my services for the event! I brought Hunter Parrish on board who was a crowd pleaser …super generous with his time and energy. He even auctioned off an on set visit to Weeds. St Rose is a non profit Bay Area hospital helping primarily under served women and children. No one gets turned away. I was proud to be involved in such an inspirational evening. Thanx to all who attended!!!

Here’s a collection of pics I tweeted:


Tickets Now On Sale For The 2011 Gibson Girl Foundation Gala


HI EVERYONE!

It is with great pride that we announce the first ever “GALA ” for the Gibson Girl Foundation which supports arts education for underprivileged kids.

Being from Long Island I decided to bring it on home to where it all began for me.

I had access to so many arts programs growing up and want to share that experience, which every young person is entitled to!

The Gala will include dinner and music and a performance by yours truly along with some special friends soon to be announced.

Tickets are going fast so please get your spot now!

Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

X DEB


Greetings From Japan

Hey everyone!

Greetings from Japan!

The out pouring of love here has been incredible!

To respond to those of you wanting more dates in the states.

ME TOO!

So you know how it works….promoters need to get on board for a “tour” or it’s not worth it to them. Usually acts tour ON a record. That is coming!

I do think, however, the Billboard Live venues would be perfect for me even without a record out. So, start a campaign!!! If you get it goin’….I’m SO there!

But, back to Japan…. In Osaka now and do my final two shows tonight then onto the RSVP Gay Cruise!

And – if you wanna laugh….I gave my pink fedora away on the last trip and found another I liked this morning here in Osaka! I almost got it then thought – ummmm Deb? Did that look already….so, I got it in gray! I’m sure it’ll make an appearance tonight onstage!

You can take the pink fedora away from the girl….but u can’t stop the girl from lovin’ hats! Huh?!?

Love u guys!!!

Thanx for aaaalllll the ongoing DG love all over the world and throughout time.

24 yrs in….still doin’ what I love….thanx to YOU!

X Deb


Some of my personal pix from Japan!

Getting ready to rock the press on media/fan party night!

People of Japan! It's SO great to be back!

I love when people show me perfectly intact memorabilia!

My fave local dish...Shabu Shabu! It's sliced paper thin then you boil it yourself at the table! Fun and yum!

An amazing silk Kimono from the gang at Sony!

I'm hooked on Espresso! I call it "Barbie Dream Coffee" cuz it's so little and cute!

Doing an interview at Sony Japan!

Reminds me of my childhood dog Sam!!!

They have the most beautiful (and yummy) cookies here!

With Team DG Johny and Lisa!

Fruit Flambe for desert. Wowza!

The finished product!


Hi from amazing Japan!

Hey everyone!

Japan is AMAZING! SO great to be back!

I had the honor of being interviewed by Hiro Ozaki, the son of the late Yutaka Ozaki who wrote and sang the original version of “I Love You”, the first single off Ms, Vocalist.

His show “Concerned Generation” on Inter FM is about just that. Young people wanting to make social change. Electric Youth so to speak!

I found him to be a thoughtful interviewer and a sensitive and deep young man who is representing his father’s legacy with grace.

The interview airs tonite – Nov 6th – and I do hope you tune in to hear us chatting in detail about the song and album, as well as Children International and my recent visit to Manila, and so much more!

Arigato to all the wonderful people I’m meeting, and re-meeting!

And, Eric Martin of Mr. Big and Mr, Vocalist fame is so fun and talented and we are having a blast promoting our respective albums!

Thanx to Sony for all their hard work! I hope this is the start of much more to come!

Speaking of which…. Later this month tix will be available for my mini TOUR of Japan at Billboard live! Keep checking the sight to be among the first to hear Ms. Vocalist Live!!!

Hope you’re all swell :-)

I’m now going to try to pretend my body doesn’t think it’s day instead of night and get some sleep as I sing tomorrow on television again….all air dates will be announced soon!

ARIGATO from Tokyo!!!

Debbie-San !!!

P.S. I had the honor of sharing the stage with legendary traditional Japanese singer Fuyumi Sakamoto. She was SO elegant and her voice SO crystal clear! And, I was SO thrilled to hear someone through the walls doing vocal warm ups other than me!!!

She was also so gracious and generous she presented me with a huge bouquet of yellow roses symbolizing luck! I know she went and got them herself – it wasn’t some promo gimmick!

It would be like Ms. Streisand handing any of us flowers….what an honor!

I hope to be a part of the Japanese musical landscape without another decade long absence for years to come. I truly love it here!

with Fuyumi

flowers from Fuyumi

Soundcheck!


Hello from Japan!

Hey everyone!

A verrry brief video to say hello from Tokyo!

I rehearsed yesterday for Fuji TV! The head honcho producer said he was an “assistant director” on my first appearance in ’87. LOVE that!

I’m singing “I Love You” with some support from a famous local singer named Juju who is so fab!

The band includes a 4 piece string quartet. I’m in heaven!

Can’t wait to see you all this week!

It’s so great to be back promoting “Ms Vocalist”!!!

Muah!

And, Arigato!

Deb!


Lou Appel, rest in peace.

Hey everyone

I just got the sad news that Lou Appel, my drummer from the Out Of The Blue Tour died in his sleep last night – cause unknown.

I’ve run into him in the past few years and he was the same nice, down to earth, true NY guy I’d always known.

I have many memories of him from my touring days, my fave being the time my Mama found him crying in a locker cuz the other guys were being “mean” to him! It showed he was a big sensitive teddy bear of a guy.

The other was when he tried to sneak his boxers into the tour laundry and my little sister Denise, who was only 13 at the time, held them up and said “WHOSE are these?!?”. We all got a laugh!!!

But, on a serious note, to know someone who was so a part of my formative years in my career has gone too soon is incredibly saddening….

If you have any pix or memories you’d like to share, please do so.

My heart goes out to his family and all his close friends!

Louie – you will be missed!

X Deb


My photos from Children’s International Headquarters

With Youth Group at Children's International Headquarters! They wrote and performed songs for me!

With sponsered children at the CI Center. What a difference a day....and a sponsorship can make!

I loved this child's face...so beautiful! They live in one of the worst most impoverished villages


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