So I was watching the end of NZ Idol last night and I heard 2 outrageous comments.
The first from Dominic Bowden which left me speechless: In introducing the all time classic from Elton John, more recently re-engineered by George Michael, Dominic named the title of the song as “Don’t Let Your Son Go Down On Me”…I couldn’t believe it! The song is of course, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”, a quite different sentiment. Oh the buzz of live TV.
Then Megan Alatini described the singer of this great ballad as “the total package”. She was right: he was good-looking, humble and engaging. Just one problem, he couldn’t sing! I was praying for an early sunset, believe me.
Actually, speaking of Megan Alatini nee Cassie, I always feel some degree of proprietary interest concerning her career (?). When I was a student I delivered a piano to her family home. It all started there.
Driving home from the airport today (boo hoo – I am a bachelor for 2 weeks), I heard something on the radio that breathed new optimism into the Israel-Lebanon situation. It was a relief to know that they have quality people bringing great wisdom to bear on the process. A UN advisor made this sage pronouncement: “Unless we can find some common ground, we are not going to get a resolution.” Amazing.