24 February, 2009

What a year...

A couple of days early, but I just wanted to say "Happy Birthday Josh". Like you're actually going to read this (LOL), but I hope you (& Chris) have an awesome day. With a new album on the horizon, I can't wait to see what happens in the next 12 months!

From ArticleBase - "How to wish Happy Birthday in different languages"

Brazil: Parabéns a você! nesta data querida muitas felicidades e muitos anos de vida.

Chinese-Cantonese: Sun Yat Fai Lok!

Chinese-Mandarin: qu ni sheng er kuai le

Croatian: Sretan Rodendan!

Czech: Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!!

Danish: Tillykke med fodselsdagen!

Dutch: Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! or Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

Esperanto: Felichan Naskightagon!

Farsi: Tavalodet Mobarak!

Finnish: Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!

French (Canada): Bonne Fete!

French: Joyeux Anniversaire!

German: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

Greek: Eytyxismena Genethlia! or Chronia Pola!

Hawaiian: Hau`oli la hanau!

Hebrew: Yom Huledet Same'ach!

Hungarian: Boldog szuletesnapot! or Isten eltessen!

Italian: Buon Compleanno!

Japanese: Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!

Russian: S dniom razhdjenia! or Pazdravliayu s dniom razhdjenia!

Spanish: Feliz Cumpleaños!

Swedish: Grattis på födelsedagen

Taiwanese: San leaz quiet lo!

Thai: Suk San Wan Keut!

Ukrainian: Mnohiya lita! or Z dnem narodjennia!

BTW - I'm trusting the power of the internet for these translations, so if any are incorrect or you just want to add your own, just leave a comment below.

It's (Oscar) party time...

Josh joined over 650 attendees at the 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party. Other guest included Victoria Beckham, Sir Ben Kingsley, Gerard Butler, Ben Stiller, Sharon Stone, Eva Longoria Parker, Kate Beckinsale, Carrie Underwood, Natasha Bedingfield, Chace Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Gordon Ramsey, Chris O'Donnell, Chris Noth and Taye Diggs.

And just look who's table he was seated at... Can't get any better than than sitting right next to the host of the evening.

USA today reported the following...

Another music veteran, Josh Groban, was equally impressed with the show — and party.

"What I love about this party is Elton does a great job of combining a party with doing something worthwhile," Groban says. "It's not just a party atmosphere."

Groban says he also has come to respect the Academy Awards.

"It's not like the Grammys, where they have something like 140 awards and you walk away with a hundred of them," he says. "There's one best actor, one best picture. It really means something."

Yet again Josh puts the whole Grammy thing into perspective!

15 February, 2009

Smouldering Passion indeed...

Happy Valentines Day!

Josh has posted on his blog for Valentines Day... (6pm his time.)

See the post here. Too cute!

12 February, 2009

Webchat video update...

I was beginning to wonder what had happened to the video of the live chat...

Well, my question has been answered and as much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, the following has been posted on FoJG:

Due to technical issues, we discovered that the files from Josh's Ustream Chat were corrupted during the recording process. We attempted to salvage them, but unfortunately nothing can be done. As a result, we will not be able to post the video version of the webcast. Josh had a lot of fun chatting with you and hopes to schedule another Ustream chat soon. We sincerely apologize for the confusion and will make sure to resolve the technical issues for the next webcast.

This is sad news for everyone who missed it due to lack of notice, not being a paid up member of FoJG or had issues with their internet connection like me.

Hopefully a new chat will happen soon and they'll have all the technical issues sorted out.

This YTube video appears to have the only footage of the chat so here it is...

10 February, 2009

Most Promising Newcomer ‘94 (Who knew??)

Josh has just blogged giving his thoughts on the Grammy weekend and he also shares a scary story about Sweeney, but thankfully all is ok.

You can see Josh's latest blog here.

09 February, 2009

The Grammy's...

I'm not really sure what to say...

Obviously I'm bitterly disappointed that Josh didn't win his category of BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM for "Noël" (instead it went to "Still Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole)... But we know that Josh has said many times that he isn't in this business for the awards and accolades. That said, it would've been nice to hear him introduced as "Grammy award winning artist... Josh Groban!!!

But as a dear friend of mine reminded me, this is the same organization that awarded the Best New Artist Grammy to Milli Vanilli in 1990 (and yes, I know it was revoked after it was revealed that the actual vocals on the record were not their voices, but they still gave it to them in the first place)... LOL

And as the saying goes, there's always next year... There's no doubt that the fans will be there to support Josh 100%. After all, without the fans "Noël" wouldn't have been the biggest selling album for 2007 !

But in other news Ric Rubin who's producing Josh's next album picked up the Grammy for PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL...

07 February, 2009

Thank-you PBS...

OMJ - Look what PBS have posted on their YouTube page....

Josh Groban shares the stage with Sting and Chris Botti to perform Sting's "Shape of My Heart". The PBS special "CHRIS BOTTI IN BOSTON" is scheduled to premier in the US on February 28 on PBS (check local listings).


A brand new duet....

I think this one is destined to be a hit!!!!