Saturday, July 29, 2006

A photograph from my night singing

So darlings, a friend sent me an image of my singing at Birdland the other night, they have an open mike there for all musicians no matter if you are a celebrity or an aspiring performer, that is amazing! Sometimes Liza Minelli sings, sometimes my friend Michael Feinstein, The range is amazing I really love New York for its diversity. If you are ever there and see me come say hello.

(image by Mark Rupp,


Blogger Erin said...

Oh, you are such a cutie!

I just spent such a lovely evening with my hubbie... drinking wine, listening to music, etc... I'm filled with love for the world and everyone in it! Seeing your picture and smiling face makes me so happy. Love to you!

:-) Erin C.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Adria said...

What a cute picture!

Now I definitely want to visit NY. Hopefully in September. I'll have to add Malan to the list of shows I want to see;-)

8:47 PM  
Blogger Katelynn said...

Love the picture! I ADORE your smile/laugh!

My mother/father met in NJ, (father being born there), and a few of my mother's relatives still live there. I remember my brother, sister, and I visiting them when we were younger and my grandmother would take us shopping in New York. Oh, I miss that so much! I wish I could go back there and get a chance to see you!

8:55 PM  
Blogger linds said...

Oh you're just too cute.

8:56 PM  
Blogger c ceres merry said...

You look wonderful and so happy :)

9:13 PM  
Blogger Amasa said...

You look so happy!!! Did you know that people actually use different muscles to smile genuinely versus to put on a smile? That's why I always try to get people to genuinely smile or laugh before I take a picture of them. You look smashing, you debonair charmer you! XD

9:16 PM  
Blogger audrey said...

awww, you're precious.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Your so cute!!! You have the best smile and laugh in the world. Eventually i'll go to NY and I'll do that. Maybe in 6 years I'll see you (thats about when im going to college)

Kathleen <3

9:28 PM  
Blogger Marlaina816 said...

Now don't you just look all cute and everything! :-)

Oh I would love to go back to NYC. I went last June. So its been over a year. I starting to wake up at night in cold sweats because of this. lol. Your right about the city, theres just something about it. A certain magic in the air that touches your soul. All the sounds, sights and crazyness and then you take a minute to breath it all in and your in absoulte awe.

So anyway enough of that hon, how did open mike night go? What did you sing? How was your stage performance? Who'd ya meet? Tell us all of your exciting endevors!

Stay sweet,

9:46 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

That is such a perfect picture of you! With that great smiling laugh of yours!

Adding that to my list of places to go...

10:21 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

You look fabulous I'm thankful that I live in NY maybe I will see you (I hope) Oh the great people you meet in New York, its amazing who you see. <3

10:26 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Aww, You look absolutely adorable. & I, like many others, LOVE your smile/laugh. :]

11:30 PM  
Blogger jessica said...

and it's official, every girl in here thinks your cute. just would like to point that out.

i wish i could sing. open mic nights would be such a blast. i'm not tone deaf, i actually have a pretty good ear (i played clarinet for almost a decade). and i can sing relatively well if its along with someone. but to carry a tune by myself, well that is much more difficult. it would be fun though.

11:33 PM  
Blogger chombowombo said...

aww what a cute picture! I wish I lived in New York and then I could go see you sing . . alas, it was not ment to be.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Valentin Twice said...

I've never been to New York City. It's still a palace of ideals in my mind. A wonderful world where everyone has become what they answered "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

12:52 AM  
Blogger It's Just Me........ said... are so cute!

Looks like you had a lot of fun that night. ;)

1:13 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Good for you, honey. You look really, really happy in that pic!!

4:47 AM  
Blogger market chippie said...

That's such a wonderful, happy picture. It's fabulous, there;s nothing fake about that smile which seems so rare! It sounds like a very fun night. :)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Evie said...

Ahhh how refreshing -

after 48 hours of sifting through evil computer code (if only dancing paid the bills), your blog was a much needed dose of fabulous refreshment :)

8:30 AM  
Blogger Kayla said...

Oh how I envy that you get to live in such a wonderful city. Being a broadway and fashion nerd makes NYC like a dream land that I can only wish to be in, and then I wake up to remember I'm from the south and how utterly bland it is. Looks like you had a fabulous time! If a miracle occurs and I can make it up north one day, Birdland will be a top priority to visit.
Keep on smiling Malan.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Ava said...

Hah, that picture is really cute. It made me smile, thanks!

Lots of love, Ava

10:59 AM  
Blogger katiecoo said...

What a great photo of you Malan! I love the joy that is emanating from your face! I'm hoping for such good things for you. Just read (belatedly) your interview with Andy on Bravo. Fantastic. I wish I could hear your singing voice...raow! :)

12:21 PM  
Blogger Poets vs Poverty said...


You have a smile that lights up the stage. Shine on, friend.


1:57 PM  
Blogger emily said...

You look fabulous!

It terribly nice to see someone looking so happy. Its not easy to see someone looking genuinely happy these days. I always try to smile at people I see on the street and such and mostly they all frown at me. Stay Fabulous!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Positano06 said...

Dear Malan, I adored you on PR, and was so happy to find your website so I can follow your career (or careers, as it seems you are truly the uomo universale). Your blog entries are so refreshingly open and sweet.

Your face in this picture is glowing with happiness! To see you so driven by beauty and the desire to actualize your vision is incredibly inspiring, yet at the same time chastising to the neglect of my own creativity. I am a scientist/academic by trade (partly due to parental expectations), but I have always felt so much more intellectually and emotionally engaged when in more non-linear processes of thought, as when I write poetry.

I thank you for giving so much of yourself and for being someone to emulate; I hope to continue to hear about you. As for me, hopefully I have the moxie to follow your example, and will soon give my own open mic peformance here in Chicago, as I have wanted to do for some timeā€¦

2:42 PM  
Blogger hiromi said...

Gosh, I just LOVE your smile!

I live in NY, so I could go there, but being I'm at such a young age, my parents forbid me to take the LIRR to the city. I would be very happy to see you though IF I'm ever there! :)

- Hiromi

5:03 PM  
Blogger Knives said...

Adorable~ ^_^

I had a dream about you last night. I dreamt that I was in a museum and I saw you there. I asked you for your autograph and took a picture. I woke up and I was sad it was a dream..

Have a great day~

5:30 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

Well, aren't you thrilled? Today was such a great day and this picture really reminds me of that. :) When I go to New York in two years I'll look the place up if I don't forget.

5:55 PM  
Blogger TickTick said...

I might have seen you in Times Sqaure sometime last week. I'm not quite sure it was you, there was so much bustling about. I would have said hello if there was time, or if I was certain you were you. You were also on your cell phone (assuming it was you), and I wouldn't want to interrupt anything terribly important.

Next time, perhaps.
Stay awesome.

9:54 PM  
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10:00 PM  
Blogger kristiepierina said...

I cannot decide if you are an extraordinarily unique and special soul or merely an incredible actor (perhaps both, my brother Gemini?). I fancy myself a pretty accurate "seer" of individuals' true selves, but my dear, you have me stumped!!
I'm afraid I must admit I am an avid Project Runway viewer, and in three short episodes my emotions with regard to you did a complete about face! In "Road to the Runway" I didn't like you at all (I'm sorry), but by the time you were sent away I was broken hearted!
According to what I read, you seem to be amazingly multi-faceted (somewhat like our birthstone Alexandrite), prolific, and enjoy a life that is full and satisfying. Could you possibly feel about yourself the way you expressed in your exit comments?
With regard to the travesty of your being removed from the show--the more I reflect on your very interesting design (it was more a work of art than a mere dress) vs. the rag Jeffrey created, I really do not understand what happened. I don't claim to understand couture, but please...

10:59 PM  
Blogger kristiepierina said...

And yes, Malan, you are spot on about why New York is one of the most wonderful places on the planet! The five years I spent there were perhaps the happiest of my life.

11:07 PM  
Blogger bubbles said...

oh it sounds amazing, imagine, malan and liza, two amazing people sharing a stage, it must be brilliant, if only if only eh

11:17 PM  
Blogger Ides Childe said...

What did you sing? I usually start with Cole Porter, then I move onto Judy, and then maybe something Ella did. All the women in my family sing, they call us "The Sirens", hee hee. No one does karaoke anymore, we usually hog the mic. (and get free drinks, which is FAB!)
=^..^= kashiwena

8:02 AM  
Blogger Ada said...

OH MY GOD, you've seen Liza Minelli in person?!?!!? I'm so jealous!!! Not to mention knowing Michael Feinstein, of whom the words 'divine talent' aren't an overstatement...

Love the photo, that deliciously creamy jacket, and the big smile on your face! NYC is my favorite city of all time, for exactly the reason you mentioned. Just stroll around the city for an hour and you'll encounter someone from every walk of life, hear 11 different languages, and be able to get any kind of food you're craving! I'm a west-coaster, but L.A. and San Francisco just don't compare, culture-wise (although for sheer beauty, S.F. is hard to beat). I'll most certainly say hello if I see you over there, and if you're ever in the S.F. area, let me know--we'll go sing at Cafe International in the Haight-Ashbury! Cafe International Hootenanny!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Christin said...

You look absolutely fantastic! Your face is so full of happiness. You are truly in your element on that stage performing (it's obvious in the sincere joy you emminate in that photo!)

Your suit is fab-u-lous!!! You look simply divine!

Thank you for sharing that photo with us all!!

Much Love,

4:24 PM  
Blogger El Capitan Habla said...

That smile, that pose - the lyrics of the song "How do you do, I see you've met my favorite . . . . handy man" come to mind! Looking happy is always cool!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Jessiqua said...

It seems as if absolutely every comment on here is left not only by a female, but by a female who finds you quite attractive. How flattering that must be. I was simply coming here to tell you that I'm in love with your lovely laugh and smile, and that I adore that picture of you -- but it appears as if I'd be saying nothing unique at this point.

Have lovely dreams and wild imaginings, love.

- Jessiqua.

12:56 AM  
Blogger AbbyNormal said...

I loved the picture, too.
Hope you are well. Stay cool in this heat wave.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Evie said...

Hi Malan -

I was in NYC yesterday (auditioning for the Radio City Rockettes) and I thought of you!

Happy fashioning.


6:40 AM  
Blogger grudge girl said...

That is absolutely adorable, darling!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Hephaestion said...

What did you sing??

I hope it was Gershwin or Cole Porter or something very witty!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Hephaestion said...

I am so envious of you getting to hear Liza & Michael Feinstein live. I practically worship both of them. Their talents are so warm, so personal, so extraordinary and so natural, I find them both to be damn neat magical. I am so glad you are there to support them. They just don't make them like those two anymore and it's a damn, damn shame.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Aww cutie!

Sorry you've kinda been hearing that the past 43 comments but its true. Anyway how was your singing? Are you the next american idol? Haha. Anyways beautiful picture and smile your such a cutie!
♥ Lindsay

3:23 PM  
Blogger Wintermute said...

You look darling, darling! I love this picture! You look SO genuinely at home and happy on the stage..
I echo the need for a Cafe International sing-along! Please drop us a line if you ever swing by San Francisco.

9:44 PM  
Blogger christina said...

im speachless.
this picture made my heart skip a beat

4:24 PM  

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