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[22 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Last night was the first episode of this year’s X Factor on ITV. There were some good auditions, and some not so good auditions. A few that stood out were Gamu Nhengu, G&S and Katie Waissel.
G&S auditioned as a duet and the bloke was absolutely terrible, but the girl had a very nice voice, and the judges decided to ask her to audition on her own, which she did, and they put her through.
The strange thing about last night’s episode, was how several of the acts sounded like …

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[13 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
New Project from McFly

Any McFly fans out there who have been following the boys on Twitter or Facebook, will know that they have been drip-feeding us vague but exciting teasers on an exciting new project they’re working on.  There hasn’t been a lot of information yet, but there have been pictures!
First, Tom revealed this movie poster-like image:

Then the rest of the band, in turn, revealed similar images.  This one is Harry’s:

This is Dougie’s:

And this is Danny’s:

Intriguing to say the least.  Are they making a movie?  Are they really superheroes?  Were they just bored …

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[4 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
#They’re Playing Basketball…  We Love That Basketball…

Basketball is my favorite sport. I like the way they dribble up and down the court. I like slam-dunks and take me to the hoop. My favorite play is the alley-oop. Oh yeah.
So I’ve started playing basketball. I’m not very good. I used to play in high school, but that was a long time ago (I can’t believe I’m saying that but it’s true, it was 8 years ago) so I’m very out of practice. I’ve been playing with James and Jess, and …

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[4 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Justin Bieber visits New Zealand

Ok, so this isn’t exactly “new” news, but after watching a video on YouTube about an incident in one of Justin’s interviews in New Zealand, I thought it would be interesting to chronicle all the incidents that people were talking about when Justin visited New Zealand for the first time.
Let’s start with his “welcome” at the airport. As you would expect, hundreds of crazed fans were there to meet him, and things got a little out of hand. Two fans stole his hat, and amid the hysteria, his …

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[27 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
My Ukulele is Here!

Yay!  My ukulele arrived today.  It’s actually smaller than I expected, it’s so cute and soooo pretty.  Did I mention it’s purple?  It’s so awesome.  I’ve had so much fun with it already.  I’m learning to play I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Dream a Little Dream, they both sound great on the ukulele.  It’s such a nice sound and it’s really satisfying to play.  Everyone should have one, if you can play guitar, or even if you can’t.  In the words of Ferris Bueller, “If you have the means, …

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[25 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
I just bought a ukulele!

Well I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I finally did it. I bought a ukulele. Man I’m excited!
I don’t have it yet, I ordered in online from Amazon (naturally, what other website sells everything under the sun?) and I should have it in a couple of days.
Wanna see a picture? It’s uh, that one there… >
Like I said, I’ve been toying with the idea of buying one for a while, and at the weekend I was talking to a musician friend and he happened …

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[21 May 2010 | 35 Comments | ]
My Audition for Must Be the Music on Sky 1

My audition was today at Sunshine Studios in Manchester.
This was the first time I’ve ever auditioned for anything, ever.  I didn’t really know what to expect but it was fun.  I was really nervous, but I think it went OK.  When I told the producer what song I was going to sing he said “oh I love that song.”  I was thinking “yeah well I hope you still like it after this.”  I had to perform standing up which I was expecting, and don’t like doing.  My guitar has a …

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[18 May 2010 | One Comment | ]
Must Be the Music on Sky 1

Have you heard about the new show coming to Sky 1? It’s called Must Be the Music and it looks like a cross between Britain’s Got Talent and the X Factor. It’s not just a singing comp tho, it’s for all kinds of musicians, including rappers, beatboxers etc.
You can check out more info here – http://sky1.sky.com/music
Why am I telling you this? Well I applied to audition and they called me back yesterday! They’re having open auditions on Friday in Manchester but they’re contacting all the people …

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[9 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Horsforth’s Got Talent!

So last night, I got to perform on stage for the first time in ages. Some friends had arranged a talent show, and I performed Cry Me a River on guitar. I was really nervous but I think it went well. I definitely have the performing bug again. I hope I can be on stage again soon, I love it.
The whole night was filmed, so hopefully I can get a copy to post on YouTube.

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[19 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Socially Awkward

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt really awkward, and you just wanted to be a million miles away from where you were at that very moment?  Well that was my Saturday.
This last weekend I was at Leeds train station, waiting for a train (not train spotting, honest…) .  I had just bought a banana and a blueberry muffin from the Pumpkin Cafe, and I found a seat and sat down and ate them.  As soon as I had finished eating, the guy sitting opposite me started …