1. Where is Wally?
Well he has just made it to No 1 on the American Billboard charts with his song, Someone I used to Know.
Gotye (real name Wally De Backer) is the first solo Australian to hit number 1 since Olivia Newton-John racked up 10 weeks at the top in 1981 with Physical. Rick Springfield was the last solo male Australian artist to reign with Jesse’s Girl 31 years ago (no-one will admit they remember that song). Savage Garden were the last Australian group to hit number one in 2000. Have a listen, he may look like his name but I will guarantee you will be humming this all day. Best of all he is an independent artist from Melbourne and has been struggling for 10 years. Must be making all those big labels a little sorry right about know.
2. What would you do for five bucks?
Nothing much I bet. So why don't you go visit Fivver.com. No, you really, really, really have to because you will not believe what people all over the world are willing to do for just $5. I spent $20 there today hiring people in four different countries to do something for me. I will show you what they have done when its finished. Even I don't believe it could be possible.
3. Do you love Art?
This blog, This isn't happiness is a beautiful art scrapbook. It is one of the top 100 websites in the world and the blog has over 250,000 followers. PG rating.
4. Want to bring anyone back to life?
Did your see the footage of 2pack (real name Tupak Shakur) performing with Dr Dre and Snoop Dog at Coachella 2012 Music Festival? No, I wouldn't have either except that someone told me Tupak actually died in 1996. The special effects holygram was done by an LA digital studio. I am just hoping Joe Jackson doesn’t get any money making ideas to trot a Michael Jackson holygram out and take him on a world tour. It is freakingly real.
Warning. 2pac was a rapper so every first, second and third word begins with F….that music is 16 years old so don't go shaking your head about all this modern day music and all. It's not a high quality video because all the others around are copyright now. Just turn off the sound if you don't want to shock anyone (because you will) but it is incredible and kind of creepy to watch....
5. Think you are too old for high fashion?
|Rita Ellis Hammer|
Have a great weekend everyone. I am off to visit the home of a silent Hollywood movie star who married an Australian grazier three weeks after they met. She moved with him to his farm near where I live. They spent decades together before they both died in the 70s. They left their estate to the goverment and the farm continues to operate as a working farm and has generated many millions of dollars for the community since. Their homestead, left as they had it, is open to the public every so often. It's a love story that should be a Hollywood film. A most unlikely match. I will tell you about it next week.