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This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Peter Andre and JordanSome are supporting The Hoff to become Christmas Number One – but I’m tipping Peter Andre and Jordan. Yep, the duo have recorded ‘A Whole New World’, from Disney’s Aladdin. Click on the play button if you’ve got four-and-a-half minutes to waste.

[audio:pandj.mp3]

Now, if you’ve stopped listening at the Peter bit, you’ve finished too early. Keep listening. He might be cringeworthy, but at 1:11, she starts. Earplugs at the ready.

At the moment, it’s only destined to appear on an album of covers. But I beg of the producers, please release it!

This just has to be Christmas Number One.

Read the full story in the Australian Daily Telegraph.

This 983rd post was filed under: Headliner.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Kathy


by Kathy

Comment posted at 21:20 on 19th October 2006.

I cannot believe they would actually release this.They would be shouted off the karioke at the pub at 11pm on a Saturday night.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 21:25 on 19th October 2006.

The version to be released has been been ‘digitally remastered’, as it was for their performance on Children in Need. Allegedly.

A spokesperson for Jordan has now claimed the version above is a fake (as noted on the original article) – though the genuine article, as on the above link, isn’t an awful lot better…


Comment from Anonymous


by Anonymous

Comment posted at 13:01 on 6th December 2006.

:mrgreen::neutral::twisted::arrow::shock::smile::???::cool::evil::grin::idea::oops::razz::roll::wink::cry::eek::lol::mad::sad::!::?:


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 19:08 on 6th December 2006.

A wonderful demonstration of the smiley feature, there!


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