25 January 2011

iTunes Sux (Suxty)

Every now again someone gets up and does something awesome. Sometimes it’s me, usually it’s not. This week it’s my mate Chris.

Chris is one of my oldest friends, who, while travelling in New Zealand, had the misfortune to fall in love, marry a Kiwi and become a pastor. I realise that this doesn’t sound that unfortunate, but the fact of the matter is that he now lives in New Zealand, which has to be a bummer. His wife, daughter, congregation and fans probably don't see it that way, but what would they know? Mind you, he’s made a good fist of it.

When not pastoring, Chris plays bass for a New Zealand band called Six60, which would have to be the most optimistic band name for a bunch of Kiwis ever (Sux-suxty? Really?). This aside, they’ve gone and landed themselves New Zealand’s number one single this week, so full respect to them. Check out Rise up 2.0 by Six60, if you can find it.

Of course you might expect his best mates to all have bought a copy or twelve to boost the numbers along, but incredibly this isn’t the case. The single is only available through iTunes, and you have to be registered in New Zealand to purchase it. Apparently Apple is still figuring out how this whole global economy thing works, being just a small company that hasn’t been around very long and isn’t very good.

The long and the short is, my best friend has a number one single and until recently I hadn’t even heard it.

Make of that what you will.



Garry with 2 Rs
(It is pretty good, isn't it?)
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