25 December, 2009

Happy Holidays...

There might be a hint of an unmixed new song in there somewhere...



There might be a hint of an unmixed new song in there somewhere but then again there might not be. Either way, everyone is on vacation so they can’t take this down. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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(All I can say is - "JOSH GROBAN, YOU REBEL!!")
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22 December, 2009

Save the date...

Josh will be singing the Star Spangled Banner as part of the pre-game festivities at the Citi BCS National Championship Game on Thursday 7 January, 2010.

The game, which is being held at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. will feature the University of Alabama Crimson Tide against the University of Texas Longhorns. The game will be televised in the US on ABC, and for the rest of the world - check your local guides.

You can find more information about the game at www.tournamentofroses.com.

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Here are a couple of clips where Josh has performed this previously.





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18 December, 2009

Artists of the 2000s...

Spinner magazine has just listed the top 50 artists of the decade. Josh made the list at No. 38.

From the article -

Our artists of the decade made great music, sure. Not one-and-done, either -- they knew how to repeat. Just as important, they staked their claims in the grand parade of popular culture. From Groban to Gaga, the 50 recording artists we would've had to invent if they didn't exist.

38. Josh Groban
Classically trained and plugged into pop culture, he's the next generation's Pavarotti hottie.

Obviously I thought he should have been higher on the list, but a couple of artists he did beat included John Mayer (#45), 50 Cent (#43), Keith Urban (#41) and Alicia Keys (#39). And according to Spinner the top artist of the decade is Jack White from the "White Stripes". These kind of lists always cause controversy, as to who made it, who didn't and then the position of the said artist.

Regardless of where Josh came on the list, he's my number #1, and nothing will change that.


Source - Spinner.com
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17 December, 2009

16 December, 2009

A Night Out...

The paparazzi caught Josh as he left Madeo restaurant on Dec 14th.







The caption on this photo made me laugh - Josh Groban looked sexy in only that special way Josh Groban can as he left Madeo restaurant with some buddies last night.

Photo source - 1 & 2
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12 December, 2009

The cow says moooo...

Josh wanted to share his experience as he got involved with Toys for Tots. Looks like he had as much fun as any kid would in a toy shop!


FoJG members were given the first look at this gorgeous video, but thankfully it's now been released for everyone to enjoy!

Source - www.joshgroban.com

Source - YouTube
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10 December, 2009

The Simpsons Gala...

Josh performed at the Paley Center Gala honoring the 20th anniversary of 'The Simpsons' at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 8th.


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07 December, 2009

'Tis the season (Pt.2)...

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

(Oprah)


(The Late Late Show, Ireland - with interview)


(The National Lottery Show)


(Rockefeller Tree Lighting)

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06 December, 2009

'Tis the season (Pt.1)...

BELIEVE


Not my favorite version, but here is the duet with Beyonce from the Oscars.

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This Christmas Season...

As a thank-you for visiting my blog over the year and to celebrate the festive season I'll be posting a collection of Josh's Christmas/December inspired tracks over the next few week! I hope you enjoy them.

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Obscure reference...

I think I've come across one of the most obscure references to Josh. It comes from Season 3, Episode 20 of Veronica Mars.


(And thankfully Josh looks nothing like 2400 - LOL)

05 December, 2009

Out and about...

Josh joined a host of other celebrities at LA's Sunset Towers to 'celebrate' (that really doesn't sound like the right word) the release of Jennifer Anniston's yoga instructor's DVD. What next, a party to open an envelope? LOL





I wonder what happened to the cons? Or did Josh just feel like it was a Nike night?

Watch here to see TMZ's recommendation of a new man for Jennifer.
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04 December, 2009

A man walks his dog...

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a (female) friend!


Given he's a 28 year old male, I don't know why there's such a fuss on the official sites.

I'm actually more surprised that we see skin from the knees down. (LOL)

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29 November, 2009

Remember...

I've just finished watching "Troy" again, so I just had to post this.


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27 November, 2009

You must visit...

this site -- The Josh Groban Photo Gallery

The site has been created by Tanya from the Friends of Josh Groban (FoJG) message board and she's one of those great Groban photo detectives who always manages to find those elusive pictures of Josh before almost anyone else. She then shares her 'finds' with everyone on FoJG.

Thankfully for us, she has just launched this awesome website to store the photos she's been collecting over the past 3 years, so make sure you check it out and bookmark it as a favorite as you'll need quite a few days to enjoy the pics.


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26 November, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving...

What are you thankful for???

I'm thankful for a lot of things, but one that's very high on my list is all the wonderful friends I've met through our mutual admiration of Josh.

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22 November, 2009

Bridge School Volume 4...

Some very exciting news - it looks like that the Bridge School is going to release "The Bridge School Collection - Volume 4" via iTunes on 24 November and it will feature two of Josh's performances from the 2008 concert - "Changing Colors" & "Harvest Moon" with Neil Young. The source is Tegan & Sara who also feature on two tracks, so it sounds like it's pretty genuine. (** EDITED - I can confirm this is 100% accurate as I've now downloaded both songs from iTunes!! And "Changing Colors is on repeat. LOL)





The complete track listing is:

1) Ministry – Here They Come – 11/2/94
2) Ministry – Paisley – 11/2/94
3) John Mellencamp – Jackie Brown – 10/29/05
4) Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On -10/30/05
5) Trent Reznor – Fragile – 10/22/06
6) Trent Reznor – Hurt – 10/22/06
7) John Mayer – Heart Of Life – 10/27/07
8) John Mayer - Waiting On The World – 10/27/07
9) Regina Spektor – Ain’t No Cover – 10/27/07
10) My Morning Jacket – Gideon – 10/28/07
11) My Morning Jacket – Just One Thing – 10/28/07
12) Tegan & Sara – Dark Come Soon – 10/28/07
13) Tegan & Sara – Like Oh, Like H – 10/28/07
14) Tom Waits & Kronos Quartet – What Keeps Mankind Alive – 10/28/07
15) Tom Waits & Kronos Quartet – The Part You Throw Away – 10/28/07
16) Band of Horses – Marry Song - 10/25/08
17) Band of Horses – The General Specific – 10/25/08
18) Norah Jones – Jesus Don’t Cry – 10/25/08
19) Death Cab For Cutie – Cath – 10/26/08
20) Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Possess Your Heart – 10/26/08
21) Josh Groban – Changing Colors – 10/26/08
22) Josh Groban With Neil Young – Harvest Moon – 10/26/08

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19 November, 2009

Yes, yes, yes!!!! (Pt.2)



The text reads -

JOSH GROBAN
AGE - 28
STATUS - Single
NEXT UP - He's recording his sixth studio CD

I Don't Get It, But I'll Take It
(Sung with extreme country twang)...

Sometimes just like all of us
It's hard for me to see
The compliments that others
are so kind to give to me
Cause growing up a nerdy guy
Geek chic to say the least
It's kinda cool that I'll be looked at
like a piece of meat
I don't get it
but I'll take it
It's just too good to be true
Mom always says I'm handsome
and now People thinks so too
And if you're reading this & wondering
"Could this all happen to me?"
Just remember that it's sexy
to be looked at differently
Oooh I don't get it...
But I sure as hell will take it









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Yes, yes, yes!!!!

O.M.J.

A few weeks ago Josh tweeted:


At the time, there was a lot of speculation as to what it was for, including the cover of Rolling Stone. Well today, all has been revealed. Although a RS cover would be pretty awesome!


And just in case the YTube clip gets pulled - here's the link to the video on the site (sadly they won't let me embed the clip)





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17 November, 2009

Spotted...

Josh having a night out and enjoying the LA Lakers game against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on November 15, 2009.



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13 November, 2009

Feeding America...

Here's a clip featuring a number of celebrities showing their support for Feeding America. Josh is shown at around 1:12.

You might remember that while Josh was in Washington for the Inauguration earlier this year, he teamed up with Martin Luther King III, actor David Arquette and Herbie Hancock to support the non-profit group Feeding America. People were asked to donate the food or money they would have spent on lunch to help tackle hunger. You can get more information at http://feedingamerica.org/.

(A big thanks to Isabel from Twitter for giving me the heads up...)

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11 November, 2009

MusiCares...

Music News Net is reporting that Josh will be joining a host of other stars to pay tribute to Neil Young at the 2010 MusiCares gala to be held in Los Angeles on Friday 29 January, 2010. Other stars performing include Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, k.d. Lang, Dave Matthews, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Wilco, and Jackson Browne.

Back in 2008, Josh joined Neil at his Bridge School Benefit where they shared the stage in this great version of Harvest Moon.


And should you wish to re-live the memories of Josh's other Bridge School performances (including performing with the Smashing Pumpkins), you can go to this blog entry.
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10 November, 2009

Looking good...

The anticipation is over and the new JoshGroban.com website has been launched.

Josh posted a blog to announce the launch -

New Website!!

I am proud to announce that the new JoshGroban.com 1.0 has been launched! As I look at it now and as I see the plans for it in my computer bag, it feels pretty naked. Rest assured the glitches will be fixed ASAP and the message board in its entirety will be transfered over like nuthin happened. Also, by the end of this week there are more design concepts I'd like to throw into it. Basically its still going to get a whole lot better but in the meantime, I hope you dig it…everyone worked super hard on it and I'm excited to see it grow with all of you until the album comes out! Enjoy!

J

And on the new home page, Josh posted this message -

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new website! First let me tell you all that this is and will continue to be a work in progress until the new album is released next year. It will be a constantly shifting and breathing home base for all of us to connect and it will only get better with all of your contributions. It feels pretty bare right now as I know there's so much more footage/music/pictures being integrated in the coming months that you will all hopefully enjoy very much. So navigate around, find your friends, and enjoy! And thank you as always for making this community a group of the greatest fans around.

Lots of love,
Josh

And Josh just posted this on Twitter.


So make sure you check out the new website at www.joshgroban.com. And yes, I like the new look. LOL


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03 November, 2009

They call this...

- a Grobanana !!!


It certainly looks like Josh had a fun Halloween. And it's great to see he kept his Twitter promise & posted a pic of his banana costume! (Source)

This is the tweet Josh had previously teased us with...


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30 October, 2009

Can you believe it...

So in my previous post I was a little excited about the new website trailer and I thought my day couldn't get any better...

Well, it's just gotten so much better!!! Josh has finally posted a video blog (even though he's wearing his Buddy Holly glasses). (Sorry, but I couldn't resist!!!)

Fandom - go crazy!!! LOL

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Coming soon...

And no surprise: this fan-girl is beyond excited!!!!


** And what a way to bring up my 100th post for the year. Woo hoo!
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29 October, 2009

46664....

46664 (Nelson Mandela's global HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention campaign) is currently featuring Josh on its home page.


The page features a video of Josh's "Changing Colors" performance from the 2009 Mandela Day concert as well as a link to the rehearsal video and his 46664 Ambassador profile.

Although I posted these clips back in August, here they are again:

Changing Colors -



Weeping -




Rehersal video -


And if you really want to hear it again, this link will take you to the footage of "You Raise Me Up" with Aretha (if you dare... LOL).
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OneXOne (Pt. 2) ...

Thanks to Supt1 who follows me on Twitter, here's another red carpet interview from the OneXOne charity event.




And in this report from TV Guide you can see Josh in the background during their story on OneXOne, but sadly they didn't interview him.


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24 October, 2009

A return to Glee???

Access Hollywood are reporting that Josh mentioned on the OneXOne red carpet that he will be returning to the series and will do one more episode.

How totally awesome... Fingers crossed it comes off (& maybe this time he'll get to sing).

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OneXOne...

For the second year in a row, Josh was a guest performer at the OneXOne charity fundraiser in San Fransisco on Thursday October 22. Other stars at the even included Charlize Theron and Jeremy Piven. OneXOne is a charitable organization committed to fighting health issues and preserving the lives of children locally and globally.









Josh performed two songs, "Smile" and my personal favorite "Changing Colors". I'll post any video when & if I find it.





Here's a video from the red carpet where we find out what tv show Josh was into as a kid and what would be in his emergency earthquake kit. LOL

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23 October, 2009

They weren't a joke...

OMJ!!! Can't say I'm a fan of the Buddy Holly glasses. Josh is at the OneXOne event in San Francisco. I'm planning to post a longer entry about this later on, but I couldn't resist posting this pic now!


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Site update...

I hope it's been worth the wait.


(On a side note - I adore this pic.)


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21 October, 2009

Release date...

How exciting - Josh has posted on Twitter that a release date is in site (** Josh's spelling not mine) & we will have new tunes in December... Very exciting. My fingers are crossed that tour dates will follow shortly after!!!



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19 October, 2009

Remember (Pt. 2)...



Ok, so just over a week ago I posted an entry remembering Josh's contribution at the Stand Up 2 Cancer event in 2008. (The entry can be viewed here.)

Anyway, I just wanted to say that Josh's tweet from today made me so happy...



Having a family member currently battling her own personal battle against this horrible disease, it great to see Josh's continued support for this cause. After all there would be very few people in the world that don't know someone who has had this awful disease.

It's one more thing that makes me so proud to be a fan...







Edited to update -
The "Stand Up To Cancer" twitter page posted this:

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18 October, 2009

Just testing...

Wanting to check how this works using the iPhone blogger app. So I guess I'd better add an "apple themed" photo.


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