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Chad Wys vs Dr Who

Chad Wys ia an artist who works with “found objects” and gives them a life as a new piece of art. For example…

chad wys

But does this remind you of anyone? (cough*DrWho*cough)

dr who


“I want to go to New York for Christmas.”

I am loving this song – “Christmas In New York” by Clara Barker.

I’ve probably been swayed because I’ve met the singer Clara (rhymes-with-Sarah) Barker and she’s pretty awesome all on her own, but her voice and this song are gorgeous.

The first verse mentions frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity, the restaurant where Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol used to hang out.

It’s got that “Fairytale In New York” vibe but without sounding like the kind of argument you pretend to ignore when you’re shopping for last minute presents on Christmas Eve.

It’s got the sweet, whimsical, “wouldn’t it be nice if…” feeling that you get imagining you’re walking home on a city street, bundled up in a cute yet appropriately expensive coat as the street lamps twinkle through the snow.

What more do you need?

There’s currently a Facebook campaign to get Clara to number 1 in the UK charts and you know deep down you don’t want the X Factor to churn out another auto-tuned droid to mindwipe the nation while we’re all distracted with the Dr Who Christmas Special.

Join now! We need YOU!

You can buy the “Christmas In New York” single for a very civilsed £0.79 on iTunes (or find your way to her 2 full-to-bursting-with-amazingness albums) so there’s no excuse not to join the revolution.

Save the cheerleader singer, save the world!


distractions

In my efforts to distract myself from weird snow dreams (see previous post on chionophobia) I’ve been trawling the internet for something to entertain me (minds out of the gutter!).

It turns out Dr Who started the new series – or maybe just continued with the current series, I’m not sure what the deal is – with a new episode last Saturday. Shows what kind of fan I am, I didn’t even know about it. I’ve also read that Idina Menzel (originally of Rent and recently of Wicked) will be returning to Glee for their third series. Apparently Lady Gaga dressed as her male alter-ego Joe Calderone for the entire VMA’s (I’m not sure why, and I was pretty surprised after all the hype to hear her still talking in her normal voice). Sarah Jessica Parker dressed up a little bit like Red Riding Hood at her premiere in Moscow but I still love her outfit.

To heighten the tone a little, but only a little, I checked out The Guardian’s website to see what life lessons I could pick up – I learnt how to crochet a flower, how to bake nectarine strudel and that Zoe Ball doesn’t want young girls smoking or getting on sunbeds.

I think that’s enough for one night.