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IQ’s Obsession… Ebay!

Nothing has really changed since I last posted. I am still very much obsessed with Mr Hudson. I think it is possible that my OHD (Obsessive Hudson Disorder) is gradually getting worse.  I did meet him on 5th May 2010 at Koko in Camden, it was a mission of mine that I was so pleased to complete with success. I did get to stand centre front row although I would expect to have done so considering I arrived there at 11.30am; the earliest I have ever queued for a gig. It must be love! I will be seeing him again on 15th June and hopefully 4th July (providing I get my hands on  tickets for the Wireless Festival).

You must be asking yourself, why is she going on about this bleached blonde guy? What has he got to do with Ebay? For the past week I have raided Ebay like a bitch! I have searched under ‘mr hudson’, ‘mr hudson and the library’ and even ‘ben hudson’ to come up with a list of items being sold on ebay, from rare promo CD’s to signed photos or posters. If I am honest, there isn’t all that many collectibles of his to be sold or bought. However, I have realised how his popularity is slowly increasing. Especially with his ever encroaching U.S release for Straight No Chaser, the popularity will thicken rather rapidly with more U.S exposure. Most items are fairly cheap and I haven’t spent all that much. But to bid or buy something with a click of a button because you already have paypal linked to your bank account is… well… dangerous! It will go from “it’s only £1.99 plus postage and packing” to “it’s only £199 plus postage and packaging”. If you EVER hear me say such things, I give you permission to reset my ebay password and shut down my account! Plus, the only thing stopping you from paying or not paying is a ‘commit to buy’ button. Ebay should come up with new measures to help you think a little more rationally when buying!

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IQ’s Obsession… Mr. Hudson!

My new obsession is Kanye West’s new BFF Mr. Hudson. Not much is known about him. I have tried to research about him but the only thing that is evident is that his real name is Ben Hudson!  He appears a proper English gent which is probably why I’m attracted to him. Blonde hair has never appealed to me; especially bleached blonde hair. But having said that, there is some mystique surrounding him. Maybe he’s strangely alluring because I never thought he would create music with any kind of R&B feel to it. It could be his Darcy posture and his slight aloofness or maybe it is because I cannot obtain his date of birth from anywhere!

Mr. Hudson’s songs are a cool, complimentary blend of R&B and indie. For this reason, I believe he is an original musical mastermind and  I hold very high estimations for him in the future. He has impressed the likes of Kanye and Jay-Z. I just hope that he can now win over the hearts of the British public and establish himself fully as an artist in his own right without having to be linked to American superstars for his success. Mr. Hudson mas made appearances on a few shows around the UK supporting Calvin Harris. I did not get tickets for any of those shows but I will be keeping my eyes open for when he tours under his own headline. Mr Hudson is the definitely the artist to watch out for in 2010!

After such a declaration, I leave you with this anthemic song There Will Be Tears on his Straight No Chaser debut album. It is hard to pick a favourite on his album but this song makes my spine tingle everytime I listen to it. Press play, sit back, close your eyes and relax!

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