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NEWS: A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF WWW.GARYLESTRANGE.CO.UK…
WITH A FEW TECHNICAL HITCHES!
02.03.03

Yesterday, we managed to launch our unofficial website officially at last! Gary's manager had sent us a list of some people who might be interested in hearing about it--Wow, there were hundreds! We didn't know Gary was so popular! (Though it shouldn't surprise us! He's so brilliant!!)

BUT… UH-OH!!! We did have a few technical hitches!!!

First of all, I got so excited typing up the e-mail to send out to people, telling people about how great it was, that I forgot to put the URL in the e-mail!!! CAN U BELIEEEVE IT??!!!?!??! So I had to type a new one, with the address on it! PHEW! I think we got away with that one. Michelle felt a bit embarrassed about it at first, and so did I, but to be honest, she's got a lot more to be embarrassed about for what she did with that bloke in Ealing the other night!!!

The second thing is that we've found out--our e-mail links don't always work! One of our friends tried sending an e-mail through her Hotmail account, and we still haven't got it! We think it doesn't work maybe unless you've got Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express on your computer! So if you're unsure, it's maybe best to copy the e-mail address and open the e-mail you're going to write from there! (if that makes sense… durr…)

Still on the subject of e-mails--we think it's maybe a bit confusing us sending out e-mails that say they're from "Gary Le Strange" - so we're going to sort out our contact system properly, with one e-mail for fan letters to Gary, one for letters addressed directly to us!! Hopefully Gary will reply to any e-mails sent directly to him. See our new Contact page for details!

NEWS! GARY FANS CONTACT OUR WEBSITE FROM ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE!!!
02.03.03

Since the official launch of our site on Friday, so much has happened! We have received simply TONS of e-mails from well-wishers and excited Gary fans all across the world!! Since we can't work out how to use our forum software, for the moment we'll just have to type up quotes and extracts by hand. Hopefully people won't mind us repeating bits of what they said.

Bella Tearing is a Gary fan too! She said "I'm a huge gary fan too! he rox!" Love to you Bella! Hope to see you at all the next gigs!!

We got an e-mail from somebody called
Simon La Fontaine who said we could be fans of his too if we like, but when he asked us for our photo, we thought maybe he was a bit of a perv. We'll consider it Simon!

Most excitingly, we got an e-mail from
Marion Fragola at the University of Wisconsin, who said she'd seen Gary twice while she was working in London as an au pair last year! Marion said, "He was like a god and his lyrics and his voice are SO GOOD." She also says she might show our site to all her classmates, as whenever she talks about Gary, they just think she's weird! WOW!! Isn't it amazing to think that Gary has fans even in the United States of A!! Thanks Marion. Here's hoping you can convert the whole of America into Gary nutters like us!!!

Finally, one man whose name we shall not mention sent us an e-mail saying, "Gary has one of those faces I would never get tired of slapping." Well, no! You're wrong!! Gary has one of those faces that WE would never get tired of KISSING!! He is the most gorgeous man on the face of Earth!!!

LONG LIVE GARY LE STRANGE!!! AND VIVA THE NEO-REGENCY FACE WARRIOR MOVEMENT!!

NEWS!
09.03.03
PHEW! Finally we have managed to update the site with the new photos (AREN'T THEY GREAT??!!!) and some fab MP3 clips. Michelle and I have been working on it all weekend without a break and are starting to go a bit light-headed. You will be able to tell from our wonderful scans that we have been able to hold ourselves back from smothering the pics in kisses (unlike the letter we got from Gary last week!)

The MP3 clips are unfortunately only short segments (boo!) but if you want to hear the real thing, you'll have to buy the CD! Unfortunately, technical hitches (I think with packaging) have meant the CD is still not available for regular buying, but rumour has it there are lots of promo copies knocking around with dodgy sleeves, and the word on the streets is… THIS CD IS HOT!!

Michelle and I still haven't come up with a name for our band, as Gary suggested, but we have been working on a few designs for what we might look like. It's been tough at school though this week and we are TIRED.

CLICK HERE FOR THE

NEW PICTURES
NEW SOUNDS

NEWS!
10.03.03: AT ONE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING!!!!
Right, that's it! I've had enough of this website now! I've been here all weekend trying to update this thing. And what happens when I try to upload it? It keeps showing all the wrong pictures in all the wrong places! I think there's some bug in it somewhere, but I don't know where! I've been here all night trying to sort it out and it just keeps doing all the same bad things! I've got to be up in the morning and I'm going to bed. I'm doing this for Gary, do you understand, you stupid computer? WHY WON'T YOU WORK PROPERLY????

TRACY STORK (very angry)

NEWS!
10.03.03
I don't believe I spent all last night (till 3 o'clock--OUCH!!) trying to fix the website for Gary, and it still wouldn't work. I went to bed crying, then looked again today and it works fine! It must be somebody else's fault. I've got a couple of free periods this morning so I'm making sure the website is fully updated before I go. Double Psychology this afternoon--BOO!!

By the way, Michelle says she is thinking of changing her name to Jaxine, and I think D'Arjeeling is a good surname for me, because of the tea connection (gary likes tea!!). What do you think??

Tracy D'Arjeeling (maybe) xxx

MORE MESSAGES FROM FANS ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE!
14.03.03

Of course, none of our friends believe us when we say that our website is getting so much attention, even when we show them the clippings and play them the tapes! But there are lots of fans across the world who have messages of love both to us and to Gary!

Lisa Reeves says "what a brilliant website!!! i am also a fan of gary lestrange - i think he's gorgeous!!! my friend lorraine says he's too old (she likes blue and westlife, so what does she know!!!), but i think he is mature and manly, plus he's comfortable about his sexuality and wears make-up, which i think makes him look beautiful. my older brother martin REALLY likes gary. he sometimes wears make-up too, which makes my dad go all quiet."

Marion Fragola (of the University of Wisconsin) says "I always have the sex dummy cd on my walkman and recently I had it on so loud the librarian told me to turn it down. Grey is my favourite song and I have been known to play it so much my ears actually bleed."

And
N Swift suggests that since Diana Dors is no longer alive, Gary "should get some other faded 1960s British dolly bird in one of (his) videos. Sylvia Sims? Wendy Richard? Or alternatively, I used to work with a woman who claimed to play a Thai Mistress in one of the Sean Connery Bond films - would that do?"

KEEP THOSE E-MAILS FLOODING IN!! VIVA THE NEO-REGENCY FACE WARRIORS! UP WITH GARY LE STRANGE!!

MENTIONED IN THE GUARDIAN! AND SLAGGED OFF ON BBC RADIO!!!
14.03.03

BLIMEY!! This has been the Le Strangest week of all, since we launched our site just a few short weeks ago! We've been mentioned in the Guardian, we've been slagged off on Radio 6, and we've been receiving wonderful mail from ALL OVER THE WORLD!!

WWW.GARYLESTRANGE.CO.UK MENTIONED IN
THE GUARDIAN!!
14.03.03

Yes! You heard us! I bet you don't believe it, but it's true!! Our website, that we lovingly crafted with our own fair computers, was reviewed in the online section of The Guardian yesterday! No, not the Walthamstow Guardian--the real deal! The big one that Michelle reads, and my Mum. My Mum was so proud of us, she took us out to Pizza Hut last night and bought us both a MASSIVE pizza--EACH! With Diet Coke! And a SALAD!! Even Michelle's Dad was quiet for once. Of course, the article didn't mention us at all, so he didn't believe it at first--and he said it was only the Guardian, and only poofs and communists read it. And he said Gary Le Strange is a poof and a communist as well. But nevertheless, he did seem quite baffled by it. Maybe he'll finally accept the fact that Michelle has grown up after all, and stop making her work at the Golf Club every Sunday. HURRAY!!

WWW.GARYLESTRANGE.CO.UK SLAGGED OFF ON RADIO 6!!!
14.03.03

As if having our site mentioned in The Guardian wasn't enough, this week we also had a mention of our site on BBC Radio 6! In which we were mentioned BY NAME!! A nice man called Dave Green with a "Best of the Web" slot on Phill Jupitus' breakfast show decided to do a review of our site. But the bearded "comedian" wouldn't let him get a word in, and proceeded to SLAG OFF our wonderful tribute to Gary. He said:

  • That we were Gary's ONLY TWO FANS (not true: see below)
  • That Gary's new CD belongs IN THE BIN (not true: see our review)
  • That in Gary's new photo session (see our gallery) the duvet he is sitting on looks "very tatty"
  • That Gary looks like he works in an UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT OFFICE (not true: he looks like a SEX GOD)
  • And finally: "If you put a link to Mr Le Strange's website on our site, I'm gonna break your legs."

We couldn't believe our ears! We salute Mr Green for making such a valiant attempt to bring the Neo Regency Face Warrior Movement to the masses. But Jupitus just made our blood boil!! We didn't cry or anything, we were just very angry. Michelle said she knew some Chaos Goths who might go down to Radio 6 and beat somebody up, but we thought that was probably a bad idea (Gary believes in warriors, but not in war--we must always remember that). Then we thought we might set up a "Boycott Radio 6" campaign, but then we thought it better that we just boycott Phill Jupitus instead. So if you would like to join us in never watching Never Mind the Buzzcocks again, we salute you!

Gary has always said he doesn't like men with beards, and now we know why!

THE ROUND TABLE (18.03.03)
EALING STUDIOS (20.03.03)
CHATS PALACE (22.03.03)

Sorry no updates for so long! I hope Gary isn't annoyed with us! The truth is, I've been working so hard this week (A-Levels this year and everything is getting so stressful! Mr Gregory says I'm the biggest disappointment in the class! My Mum says he's a bully and she's already reported him to the authorities!!). We're moving house next week too! Mum keeps having a row with the neighbours in the upstairs flat - they're two men, one of them is called Alan, who's bald and ugly with hardly any teeth. He keeps playing Kylie Minogue until two in the morning and they both stamp around in time to it and make strange noises that sound a bit like chickens or old women. Mum has complained about the noise a few times and just asks him to turn it down, but he calls her names and slams the door in her face, then turns it off and shouts a lot to his friend. Then he puts his telly on really loud and leaves all his windows open, so we can't sleep properly! Then last week, he said he couldn't get to sleep, because he could hear us flushing our toilet and brushing our teeth! At least we've got teeth!!! Anyway, Mum says she can't take it any more and we're moving somewhere else. Just what I need in the run-up to my exams!!!

And on top of all that, I have a cold!! SNIFF!!

Because of all this, I didn't get the chance to see any of Gary's gigs last week! GUTTED!!! But Michelle went to see all of them!! JEALOUS!!!! She said the one at the Round Table was strange, because he didn't do any songs. He just talked about stuff for ten minutes really nervously, and then he said he was fed up because they didn't have a proper sound system. He tried to play some music on a ghetto blaster he'd brought in, but it didn't work, and he stormed off in a rage, saying he was going to "Take it back to Mister Argos and ram it up his arse". Michelle said she thought he might be going a bit mad, but she said he was brilliant at Ealing, and even better at Chats Palace! She said it was the best gig he's ever done!! JUST MY LUCK I COULDN'T GO!!!

Best thing is though - Gary's got another gig tomorrow! And I'm going!! HURRAY!!!

Tracy Stork, 26.03.03

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