I thought I had already written a post about a site that Con (Hydrophonics is his stage name) has put together. Rescued Entertainment has a lot of information on the artists involved, as well as links to the Twitter and Facebook accounts. If you are in Australia and want a good night out, keep an eye open for the next event that Rescued Entertainment are involved in. The launch party seemed to go down pretty well, as the photos on Con’s own Facebook account show. I’ll check with him before posting the link to his personal account. Anyway you can catch a mix just below this text, and feel free to leave a comment on the FB page, and follow their Twitter account.
As I write this post, the following video has been watched over 25 million times (and that is just with the original, some of the pointless re-posts on YouTube have had over a million as well!), so it is reasonably likely you’ll already have seen this song.
If Greyson Chance (12 year old boy) singing Paparazzi (a Lady GaGa song) doesn’t ring any immediate bells, click play below now!
I’m glad to see the YouTube comments are now mostly positive, he had a lot of haters on there for a while. OK, so this isn’t the sort of thing I normally post here on ChrisMerriman.com , but the vocal talent (and arrangement skills) of someone so young just blew me away. Some of the girls in the back manage to maintain a totally not interested look throughout, but I’m guessing the blond in the top right might just be interested… Anyway, Greyson tweets and is on facebook, so leave a message of support if you want to show that lip syncing, fame grabbing, talentless media stars (Simon Cowell, you have a lot to answer for) aren’t what impress everybody.
As you have most likely guessed from this post’s title, today (12th October – we’re just into that day over here in Kazakhstan, and I doubt he’ll read this in the 4 or so hours left of the 11th of October back in Britain) is my brother’s birthday. He already has the best present he could wish for, as his Facebook friend’s and reader’s of John’s blog already know. I’ll post on that soon.
I hope you have a great day with your family and friends, and that you stay sober enough to remember it Tuesday morning 🙂
Writing that last post reminded me that my use of the English language is slowly becoming slightly Americanized, partially because it means I’ve a greater selection of words to use when trying to beat my old boss Kate at Scrabulous on facebook, but also because what little TV series and films I see over here tend to be American, and a good friend here also hails from that side of the Atlantic. So our flat has slowly become an apartment, this years cancelled holiday to Britain for Christmas almost became labelled a vacation, though I’ve not found myself calling the new tarmac outside our flat a sidewalk, instead of pavement, or calling a waistcoat a tuxedo vest. Most likely as they don’t tend to figure a great deal in my day to day life 🙂
I’m currently a little too pished to type out a proper post, but I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone that has taken the time to e-mail/facebook/skype birthday greetings & congratulations. I will try and reply properly to everyone over the next couple of days, but in the mean time THANK YOU.
Everything is fine here, I have spent the day with Ira & Anna and Mum & John in person, and others via online messaging etc. having a good time, and being congratulated on my 30th birthday. I did try and stay sober for AlexC and Seb’s arrival, but they were unexpectedly delayed, so I’m no longer 100% compus mentus. Hmmm, firefox UK dictionary not helping me with Latin (Greek?), sorry.
Brilliant day, superb company, really good to hear from everyone.
Apparently friends have arrived, so I’ll sign off for now. Thanks to all the family and friends that have passed on good wishes and sentiments, most, most, MOST appreciated.
Moving on to the 3rd April (only two more posts to go before I’ve exhausted the supply of photos on my hard drive (I still need to check Irina’s camera’s memory card for more recent shots)), and Pip & Con came over to visit. With Con soon heading off to Thailand (by the time this post actually appears on the blog, he should have finally made his flight onwards to Australia, fingers crossed), Pip kindly volunteered to drive him over to Wales to see Anna before he went. She hadn’t seen Anna either, so it wasn’t an entirely selfless act. From what I remember, and the Facebook photos suggest, we got through a fair amount of vodka, once Anna was safely asleep, and they managed to set off the next day for England with only a few hours missing from their work shift 🙂