Thursday, April 29, 2010
In case you didn’t know already, there is a 16 year-old kid from Stratford, Ontario, Canada (posing left) who goes by the name of Justin Bieber. He started out singing songs on YouTube when he was 12, which were uploaded with the help of his mum (just like all the great child-stars). These were spotted by some agent named Scooter (true story), who arranged for Bieber to be flown down to Atlanta to sing some tunes with Usher – all at the ripe old age of 13. Bieber is now 16, and is an international teen sensation, making teenage girls whet everywhere – he has even sung for Obama in the White House!
The reason I’m writing this is because up until pretty much yesterday, I had never heard of this guy. I slightly recall a few years ago hearing about some baby-faced Canadian singing on YouTube, and Usher and Justin Timberlake were jacking each other off to see who could sign him first, but who remembers something like that? Anyway, he was in Australia this week, and around 4,000 girls waited outside the Channel 7 building on Martin Place from 3am to catch a glimpse of this small human through a window while he sung on Sunrise.
I’m trying real hard to take myself back 7 years ago to when I was 16, but I can’t remember wanting to see someone that badly. Granted, I’m not a girl – but still I had posters of Jennifer Love-Hewitt (drool) and Sarah Michelle Gellar on my wall, fantasized over them… and nope, didn’t have the urge to wait on some chilly-ass concrete with thousands of other horny me’s hoping that she would marry me. Just like any douche-bag pop loser with no real talent except for a pretty voice and churchy niceness, this is only a fad let me assure you. I lol’d when I heard that Molly Meldrum compared him to Prince.
Maaayyyyybbee if this guy wrote songs like (wait, does he write songs?) like “All My Loving” I would completely understand this mania, but he obviously didn’t so why should I care?
Hey, if you like this kid, that’s awesome – I just don’t think we can be friends.
P.S. - I feel bad for posting so soon after Eden's much more insightful and quality blog on Superstition below, so scroll down a touch and check it out.