after the ctv show – personal thoughts

george here …

I watched the show with my folks tonight and a couple of friends Peter who did the chinese calligraphy on my new CD and his friend Dawn. I poured champagne – we toasted and chairman george came on. I was excited and anticipating but not certain how the story would be portrayed. CTV presents Chairman George – is this for real ?!

Compelling and moving . My musician friend Gaston Bernard called from Montreal saying the star of the film was my grandmother ‘Kouki’ who is beautiful and told me the straight truth about family. I liked Dan’s narration, kept the story line clear. Weird seeing the commercials coming faster and faster towards the end. And not enuf of Greece ! What did you think ? … send me a message , what did u like or not like , were you bored, inspired … should there be Chairman George II ?

the CD will be available in June : George from Athens to Beijing
– on the DVD page.

the chairman


  1. Greg on May 28, 2005 at 11:06 pm

    I enjoyed the show. The commercials leading up to the show peaked my interest in thinking “who is this guy?” Your tenacity is inspiring! I was disappointed when they decided not to have you sing at the ceremony. I hope this exposure to the public will open the door to get what you want in the future. The only way you will fail is if you quit, so just don’t quit! Looking forward to Chairman George II.
    Best Regards from a new fan

  2. Bill & Jia Mei on May 28, 2005 at 11:39 pm

    Hi George, we watched the show on the Ontario CTV feed and then picked it up again 2 hours later on a CTV Alberta affiliate. We passed on seeing it a third time from the West Coast and instead tuned into Omni News in Mandarin and what does the show open with…Chairman Geogre!

    Wei ren min fu wu.

  3. Alexa on May 29, 2005 at 7:10 am

    Yassou George,
    Mike and I watched the show last night. Really enjoyed it. What I most enjoyed about it was the honesty – your honesty. The other quality that stands out for me is intrigue – I am intrigued by the facination the Chinese people have with you and your music. The East meets West is very interesting. Finally, what really came across for me was your ability to engage through your personality and your music the Chinese people – the scene of you playing guitar and singing with the Chinese guitar player is delightful!

    Don’t give up we want to find out what happens in Chairman George II! Your quest and the show must go on!

  4. Daniel Taylor on May 29, 2005 at 9:56 am


    I saw your film on storyville on the bbc yesterday, i caught it ten minutes in when flicking through the channels and ended up watching it all without realising what i was doing, your story is captivating, it was a pleasure to watch, thank you for making this film and letting us into your life for that brief moment. Good luck with your quest.

  5. Dan on May 29, 2005 at 11:03 am

    George, a wonderful show.
    I kept saying “I know this guy”
    Eventually it clicked – about 20 years ago we were neighbours in Montreal. Regards to Rae and congratulations!
    Dan O’Leary

  6. Sedul on May 29, 2005 at 2:47 pm

    I saw it on a sunday afternoon rerun, after the intro, I hopped onto the internet too look for your site.

    Inspiring indeed, you’ve made a new fan 🙂

    Best of wishes and luck to you,

    Toronto, ON

  7. Freestyle Greek on May 29, 2005 at 2:52 pm

    Hey George I have sent you an email about what I thought about your documentary.

    I loved every moment of your documentary and I really hope your doing another one all the way up to 2008 for the Olympic’s.

    Keep up the great work and I love how you never give up.

    Greek’s everywhere should be praises you.

    Keep it up George.

  8. Brent Eades on May 29, 2005 at 9:17 pm

    Hello George,

    I watched Chairman George with my daughter, who has just returned from six months in Beijing. We were both charmed and intrigued by it. (We also thought that you bear a distinct resemblance at times to Rowan Atkinson, but I suppose that’s another matter.)

    We will be waiting anxiously for the next chapter.

  9. Michael Sampson on May 29, 2005 at 10:04 pm

    Hi George,

    I only found out this evening that we are related. You are my second cousin. I am your grandfather’s brother’s grandson. Christos’ son. Are you confused? I am.

    Michael Sampson
    -montreal, canada

  10. Anuj on May 30, 2005 at 11:36 am

    congratulations George! May you continue on your route on the highway to fulfilling your dreams and aspirations in life… and may the magic of your music always be flowing around the world!

  11. James on May 31, 2005 at 10:26 pm


    Great doc. I watched the whole thing and wanted more. Can’t wait to stuff rocks in my bathing suit next time I go swimming. See you at the shop.

    Take care,