Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Hip Hip Hooray!

Happy first birthday to Choco Mumbo Jumbo!

May it continue to inspire me and others to let wordsmiths prevail across this beautiful planet. Who knows, maybe one day we will rule the world.

PS: Thank you to the S.O's Sister Person for the appropriate candle - it smells like heaven ought to...a fusion of coffee, chocolate and ice cream. When I first laid eyes on it, I almost gave it a lick before I realised it was a candle.

And totally off topic: the Michael Bublé is a bad ass. Seriously, he said so himself at the most amazing live performance I've been to. He blamed journalists (a tad too much in my opinion!) for his nice guy image. But really, Mikey we journo's are not at all that bad. But let me admit that you are good, oh so very good on stage...and if you are like that in reality, well then I reckon you are a perfect guy. But let me stop writing as if he is going to read this. Back to his gracing Johannesburg with his everything.

Besides everyone being serenaded with his crooning voice, there was laughter and entertainment. Hell, it was as if I was at a stand up comedy night, a play and a concert all at one go. He is such a nice fella that he came into the crowd to take a picture with a very lucky eleven year old and his grandfather. On his way back to the stage, an even luckier lady got to grab his ass. Not only grab it but hold it and hoist it a bit into the air. Hubba Hubba!

There is a lot of sentimental value to his song Home. Before he sang it, he mentioned how difficult it was for him as an up and coming artist but there was a country where he was doing well. He then called his dad up to tell him:
Dad: Well, where is it?
MB: It's South Africa. (Crowd cheers) That is why when I am here I will always feel at home.
At that point I heard the beginning of Home. As my heart started to race out of my rib cage, I felt really hot and salty water stung my eyes. It was pure magic...from the first to the last moment.

As T.S Eliot once said: "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."


The Organ Harvester said...

congrats prix. and when baby bloggie starts walking...

r said...

happy birthday! And keep the baby away from the OH. i really really wanted to go to michael buble but i decided to get tickets too late :(

Klatuu o embuçado said...


Dark kiss.

liam said...

happy festivities!

may the new year bring you many bubles.

bb_aisha said...

Sounds like it was quite a night. I thought us wordsmiths already ruled the world:-)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow. Sounds like a great concert.:)

Happy New Year!

Pravin said...

Hey, happy bloggie birthday :D

Prixie said...

OH: No talk of babies please...

R: I got the tickets a week before the concert and they were almost aols out already

Klatu: All the best to you too for 2008

Liam: may your year also be blessed

bb-aisha: silly me, we obviously already do rule the world

jennifer: happy new year to you too!

pravin: thank you....hope you have a smashing year!

Raghav said...

hapy first and a hppy new year, and yes dont kid yourself we journalists are the crap of the universe, we are almost as bad as lawyers.

Nabeel said...

oh cool, a live candle is a pretty nice idea .. even for non birthday events.

queen_Lestat said...

I'm semi back after an age...insomnia encrusted and internet working again. Not much's changed, except that I missed your blogger-versary!

Congrats little one! Hope you go from bar to bar and give us more Choc-lit :)

Now you've made me want to pull out my poetry tome and get right back there to The Four Quartets. That was from Little Gedding wasn't it?

Hmmz can't remember but anyway, for you and your blog, from Little Gedding again "all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well..."

Happy 08 Prixie :)