But what a difference years of training and practice can make! I'm not sure how old this young man is now, but years later, he is much more confident, has lost considerable weight, and is quite a handsome lad after all. His presence on stage last night was so amazing, so moving, that it literally almost brought me to tears listening to him perform some Josh Groban song. I rarely get that excited about an independent artist or any singer for that matter, but this kid has some terrific gorgeous voice. I almost wish I sang that amazingly, although I'm not too shabby I must say, but I don't think I've ever brought anyone to tears, unless it was from cringing at some of my renditions. HAHA! Yes, kudos to him and I have no idea as of this time who won the $1,000 grand prize, since I had to leave a bit early last night and get to bed. I'm hoping it was him for sure, but I have yet to find out. Do check out his website though and stuff. I tells ya, the boy has got talent, and I rarely go out of my way to acknowledge anybody like this because I tend to be very jealous that I wasn't graced with an amazing gift like that; I'll just have to conform with having a giant penis I guess. LOL! And the best of the three judges of the night was this girl, who won the original contest; her comments were dead-on and most entertaining! I told the bar owner to let me be a judge next time, and I'll gladly fake a Simon Cowell British accent.
Violence in Iraq has increased, we got 4,000 dead American soldiers now, the cost of the war is beyond comprehension, and China's handling of the Tibetan rioters is a bitter reminder of how horrible that government is in dealing with human rights, let alone what poor animals go through in that country. As hypocritical as Western governments can be, I do hope the EU, the French, and anyone else for that matter boycott the upcoming Olympics to be honest. The Chinese are very very proud of hosting the Olympic Games this year, and to have Tibet go into such unrest is pissing tha hell out of them for sure, because they are seriously counting on this event to show the world the "economic miracle" they have become. The last thing they want is for countries not to show up, for it would be a very big slap in the face, but the way things are going, they may be facing a big protest of competing nations! This will be interesting to see unfold...
Back to work now. And please comment voraciously to make up for my less than stellar voice.
UPDATE: Yes, the boy with the golden voice won after all, and deservedly so.