Wednesday, 24 December 2008

22,333.

in my blogTV show on Monday I reached 22,222 subscribers on youtube....

actually, I was on 22,225 while doing the show, so I got 3 people to unsub, so that I could see the figure at exactly 22,222! I love when numbers are all pretty like that ^_^

I took a screen shot of the momentous 22,222 milestone, but forgot to save it :(

Today though, I've just seen that I have 22,333... which is also a cool number, because there are two 2s and three 3s :D


Obviously it'd be cooler if the number were 122,333... but I think I may have to wait a while for that to happen xD

in fact, i highly doubt i'll ever accumulate even close to 100,000 subs... who knows though i guess.. once upon a time i didn't even think I'd get 100 subscribers, and look what happened.

Okay, go to go... my mum is shouting to me that my dinner is ready ^_^

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

frieze art fair.

Today I was looking through the photos I'd taken on my phone during the past few months, and I thought I'd post a few of them here...

I mentioned in my blog a couple of months ago that I was going to stay with my friend Jordan in Oxford, and that we'd be taking a day trip to London.

It was such an awesome weekend! Whilst we were in London, we went to the Frieze Art Fair in Regent's park.

Here's a picture of Jordan in Regent's Park:


The Frieze Art Fair showcases some really cool pieces of art. I particularly loved this sculpture of a skull made with shiny pieces of metal ^_^



Then, my friends and I came across these cool sculptures, and we thought it would be funny to re-enact the expression that each head was making (because we're ever-so-childish like that):

smiley/face


shocked/face


I didn't realise at the time.. but could this be a possible candidate for a face/replaced picture?



There was also a interesting piece of art depicting a crime scene, which I liked :)



All in all, it was a fun weekend, so I thought I'd post some pictures here for nostalgia's sake! :D

Saturday, 20 December 2008

artistic people.

It's one of my favourite things in the world when people send me drawings they've done of me!

It's so freaking awesome!

Occasionally I get messages from people asking if they can use a video still (or another image I've posted online) for an art project, and obviously I'm always more than happy to let people use me for their art ^_^

I find it completely flattering.. it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :D

The following piece of art was created by Manny Lopez. I really, really love this artwork.


The image of me was taken from this video. Manny was kind enough to explain to me what inspired the art piece and what it represents. The piece is all about going on a journey of self-discovery; to look deep inside yourself and find out who you really are; to change aspects of yourself that you might not like; but also, to accept and embrace your self-perceived imperfections.

I found the following two images saved in my "downloads" folder, so I obviously downloaded them from an email or something, but I can't remember who sent me them.. so i'm sorry for not including any links to you if you're the artist behind either of these pieces.

I really like this one... it's probably the best lifelike drawing I've ever been sent of myself :)


This next one is pretty funky and retro. I think I look a bit like a transexual though xD

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Project for Awesome 2008.

Yesterday, 17th December 2008, was the day of the second annual Project For Awesome.

This is the video I made for the project:




The project has been so much fun again this year! It's amazing to see all the P4A videos taking over the most discussed pages / most rated pages of YouTube.

I'm especially pleased that my video in particular has done so amazingly well! At the moment of writing this blog, my video is the 7th most discussed and the 2nd most rated video on the entire site for today.



(Global Most Discussed page for Today)

Obviously, the only reason my video has done so well is because it had the support of Alan, Hank and John. But I'm just really pleased that of all the P4A videos made this year, mine has done so well. I feel like I'm being slightly selfish in the fact that I'm analysing my own videos performance over other videos, but I'm just really enthusiastic about the charity I chose (Save the Children). I'll also admit though, that it is rather cool from a personal point of view, to be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Buck, vlogbrothers, Julia Nunes, communitychannel, LisaNova etc

The only down side this year is that all the P4A videos don't seem to be getting the view-count that they got last year. In 2007 we were able to take over the Most Viewed pages too, but this year that hasn't really happened. Perhaps because there has been exponentially more videos made this year in comparison to last year, so the views are being "watered down" and spread across more videos.

Other than that though, the Project has been a huge success again this year, and I think we've all done a great job of raising awareness for a LOT of great charities!

It's also been cool to have Alan, Hank and John going live on blogTV for the entirity of the project!



(Global Most Rated page for Today)

Monday, 8 December 2008

blogTV.

I LIKE JUMPING ON BANDWAGONS! JUMPING IS FUN!

I'm going to be starting my own LIVE show on blogTV.

http://www.blogtv.com/people/JohnnyDurham19

It'll be every Monday & Friday at 10pm GMT / 5pm EST.

I'm not too sure how well the show will go down. I know some people hate when youtubers start doing blogtv shows.

I've decided that I'm going to make just one video for JohnnyDurham19 where I promote the new show, and after that, I don't want to upload any more blogtv videos. For some reason, people seem to get really angry when youtubers post up little videos saying that they're going live on blogtv. I can see why these videos are annoying. People subscribe to channels on youtube to see interesting, creative videos... not just to be notified that you're going to be streaming live on a completely separate website. I don't want to continually piss off my subscribers, so after the initial pimping of my show, I'm not going to make videos announcing that I'm going live.

I really do want the shows to go well though, and I'd like lots of people to come and enjoy the shows, so I'll probably twitter update / myspace bulletin whenever I go live.

I also might occasionally make a "I'm going live on blogTV" video to post on my PumpkinSplat channel if I ever have a particularly interesting show lined up, just to hopefully bump up the number of viewers. I'm not so worried about subscriber numbers on PumpkinSplat, seeing as it's just my second account which I use to post less-than-adaquete videos anyway... so if people hate me posting the blogTV announcement videos on PumpkinSplat, then they can always just unsubscribe from there, and hopefully still stay subscribed to my main channel :D

I just downloaded webcammax to use during my live shows, so that I can do cool things, like overlay text, play videos, show pictures, draw on my face (charlieissocoollike style). At the moment I just have the trial version which puts a stupid huge advert across the top of my broadcasting, so I might spring out and purchase the full version to get rid of it.



I'm a little apprehensive about actually doing the live shows. Outside of my youtube videos I'm generally quite shy and quiet around people I don't know... so broadcasting live to potentially hundreds of viewers is kind of daunting. I've done a few liveawesomeguys shows on Alan's blogTV channel, and I was pretty damn nervous whilst doing them... although the more I've done them, the more comfortable I've started to feel in front of my webcam... so I'm hoping that after a week or two of doing my own shows, it'll become much less stressful xD

I have a good idea of what I'm going to do for the first couple of shows, but after that I don't really have a plan... I'll have to try and think of interesting things to do and to talk about. If you have any ideas of what you'd like me to do in my shows, leave them in the comments of this blog! (unless your suggestion is going to be "LOL, I think you should just get naked, LOL". in that case, don't bother commenting :P)

sorry for epically long blog post, just wanted to get all that blogTV shizz off my mind!

Hope you'll stop by occasionally and watch my show! :D

Thursday, 4 December 2008

best friends.

Charlie's latest video got me thinking about best friends.



I got sent the above card a couple of years ago by my best friend.

It perfectly described our friendship. We had this amazing connection where we always knew what the other person was thinking. We could talk about anything. Share our deepest secrets. Giggle about things that no one else found funny.

Somewhere along the line though, we lost our groove.

I miss how things used to be. I miss having a best friend.

Life's kinda lonely without having a best friend to share your hopes, fears, and dreams with.

I don't want this blog post to sound unappreciative though. I do have a lot of great friends both online and offline. It's just... at the moment, I don't have a best friend... and that makes me a little bit sad.

I obviously love all the friends i do have though, and i'm thankful for all you guys <3.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Spider / Youtube Live

I promise this is my last blog post about spiders...

But I just got sent this "business spider" by the wonderful Joseph Macloed!

It is absolutely beautiful! I loved it! So I wanted to post it here for all you lovely readers to see :D




Joe sent this spider to the email address I use for msn. I never usually check the emails on that account though, so the only reason I saw it is because Joe's twitter message prompted me to go looking for it. While I was signed in to that email address looking for Joe's spider, I noticed two emails from youtube dating back to October. It turns out I had been offered 2 VIP type tickets to the Youtube Live event which took place on November 22nd.

I know several people in the UK got invited to the event, but I thought youtube had just overlooked me. I'm glad they didn't ^_^ Although I'm slightly annoyed I only just saw the invitations today after the event has already passed. I wouldn't have been able to afford to go to San Fran for it anyways, but it would still have been nice to know prior to the event, that I had been invited... ahhhh well.

I also feel a little bad about not RSVPing to let youtube know I wouldn't be able to make it, as in the email they asked if I could let them know either way, so that my reserved tickets could be offered to someone else if I couldn't come. Hopefully I'm not in Youtube's bad books now for ignoring their invitation xD

In conclusion, I have changed the email account which is linked with my youtube account, so now all emails will get sent to johnnydurham@gmail.com, which I check several times each day, so something like this will not happen again :)

Monday, 1 December 2008

survey.

I used to do these types of surveys all the time in myspace bulletins...

I haven't done one for aaages though, since I stopped using myspace as much (._. )

I thought I'd steal this from alan's blog and do it myself :D

1. What's your name?
JOHNNY DURHAM!

2. What is your favorite thing to wear?
pyjamas bottoms and a soft comfy tshirt :D

3. Last thing you ate?
a snickers bar

4. One place you will NEVER eat at?
KFC

5. I say Shotgun, you say:
LEFT PISTOL!

6. Last person you hugged?
Tom Milsom <3

7. Does anyone you know wanna date you?
not that i know of... i haven't been asked out recently at least xD

8. Would you date anyone you met online?
sure! but only if they lived close enough for me to meet up with them regularly.. i couldn't have a relationship with someone if it was completely based online.

9. Name something you like physically about yourself:
my eyes?

10. The last place you went out to dinner to?
last place i ate out was cavendish, with laurbubble and jazzawithoranges (although it was breakfast, not dinner)

11. Who is your best friend?
to avoid upsetting anyone online, i shall say my IRLBFF.. which is Kelly :)

12. What time of the day is it?
17.37

13. Who/What made you angry today?
maths/university

14. Baseball or Football?
football (but only if you mean "soccer")

15. Ever gone skinny dipping?
not yet.

16. Favorite type of Food?
tikka masala!

17. Favorite holiday:
christmas

18. Do you download music:
mhm, although i occasionally still buy actual, physical CDs... it's nice to hold them (y)

19. Do you care if your socks are dirty?
clean socks are made of win.

20. Opinion of Chinese symbol tattoos?
meh..

21. Would you date the person who posted this?
oh please, alan can do so much better than me!

22. Has anyone ever sang or played for you personally?
yes indeedy ^_^ tom milsom, and liane graham being the two i can think of right now :D

23. Do you love anyone?
certainly do.

24. Are colored contact lenses sexy?
i'd prefer people to just be happy with their natural eye colour. that's sexier.

25. Have you ever bungee jumped?
not yet.. anyone wanna go with me??

26. Have you ever gone white-water rafting?
see previous answer.

27. Has anyone ten years older than you ever hit on you?
tehe, yesss xD

28. How many pets do you have?
none =/ i want a puppy!

29. Have you met a real redneck?
not that i can think...

30. How is the weather right now?
freakin cold..

31. What are you listening to right now?
green day

32. What is your current favorite song?
hello seattle - owl city

33. What was the last movie you watched?
jackass: the movie

34. Do you wear contacts?
nopes.

35. Where was the last place you went besides your house?
to class.

36. What are you afraid of?
people.

37. How many piercings have you had?
none :)

38. What piercings do you want?
i used to want snakebite piercings xD
i don't want any piercings now.

39. What's one thing you've learned this year?
how to boomsnapclap xD

40. What do you usually order from Starbucks?
i always forget what it's called... that chocolatey coffee drink.. a mocca?

41. What Magazines are you reading?
i read tom milsom's "traffic" comic yesterday... does that count?

42. Have you ever fired a gun:
i've fired a paintball gun ¬_¬

43. Are you missing someone?
i'm missing lots of people.

44. Favorite TV show?
quite possibly, scrubs..

45. Do you have an obession with WoW?
never played it.

46. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celeb?
i get numerous "OMG you look like edward cullen from twilight" comments on youtube...

47. What celeb do you look like?
a website once told me i looked 72% like tom fletcher from mcfly... SCORE!

48. Who would you like to see right now?
so many people!

49. Favorite movie of all time?
gah, i hate this question.. i never know my answer.. Stand By Me, possibly?

50. Do you find yourself loved?
sometimes :)

51. Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't suppose to?
haha, this question makes me giggle xD

52. Favorite smell?
foodz i like

53. Butter, plain, or salted popcorn?
sweet popcorn FTW.

54. What's something that really bugs you?
when people press the button for an elevator more than once.

55. Do you like Michael Jackson?
i do.

56. Taco Bell or Burger King?
fast food = eww.

57. What's your favorite perfume?
paul smith

58. Favorite baseball team?
n/a

59. Ever call a 1-900 phone number?
i don't know what one of those is... so, no?

60. What's the longest time you've gone without sleep?
more than 24 hours, but less than 48hours...

61. Last time you went bowling?
i went wii bowling with my friends a couple of weekends ago ^_^

62. Where is the weirdest place you have slept?
on a bench next to the beach in barcelona =/

63. Who was your last phone call?
laurbubble, to let me know she was in the taxi on the way to see tom and I.

64. Last time you were at work?
i has no job.. i'm a student, innit.

65. What's the closest orange object to you?
season 1 boxset of the o.c.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

j0ames.


james can draw cool spiders too ^_^

anyone else want to join our spider drawing club?

spider.

I sent the following email to the fiveawesomeguys today:

hey guys!

i drew a picture today which i'm particularly proud of, so i thought i'd email it to you all for you to enjoy :)

i wish i had drawn the front left leg a little better, as it barely looks like it's attached to the body, but other than that, i'm very happy with it.

much love, johnny <3


:P




I'm currently skyping with Todd and he just told me he thinks my drawing sucks =*(

He said it looked like a 5 year old did it.

I'm crushed. CRUSHED. =*(

Friday, 28 November 2008

organ donorcard!


I registered myself on the NHS Organ Donor Register a few weeks ago, and I received my donorcard in the post today :D

It reminded me about what a great thing I'd done by signing up.

Now I can proudly carry my card around in my wallet with me, wherever I go xD

There are more than 9,000 people in the UK alone who are waiting for an organ, so by registering myself, I could end up saving someone's life after I die.

I wouldn't ever tell anyone to sign up to become an organ donor, because I know it can be a difficult decision, and some people don't like the thought of losing their organs after they die...

But I would like anyone who reads this to take a second and really give it some thought.


More information can be found here.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

drawing of me :)


I just got sent this drawing via youtube from a girl called Simone.
I love when people draw things like this for me.
It makes me feel all happy inside :)

THANK YOU SIMONE!

<3

art.


Ever since I got twitter I've stopped blogging.

I want to start blogging again.

Monday, 24 November 2008

plan?

I might be going to London on saturday for the ADVENT GATHERING.

I also just found out Four Year Strong / Set Your Goals / New Found Glory / Crime In Stereo are playing at the Brixton Academy on Friday night.

I really want to see Four Year Strong! and i wouldn't mind seeing the other bands who are playing tooooo..

So I thought it would be pretty cool to go down to London a day early, go to the gig on friday night, stop over at a youth hostel, then go to the gathering on the saturday.

I'm not going to go to a gig by myself though, so the only way this plan will work, is if other youtubers are keen to go to the gig too! :D

soooo yeah.. if you're interesting in going to the gig with me on friday and then youth hosteling together on the friday night, then let me know, and we can arrange it via skype or something.

just leave a comment on this blog, or reply to my twitter update about it (Y)

faaaaanks <3

Monday, 17 November 2008

mix cd.

Alan posted a blog the other day entitled "Songs To Change Your Life To".

It's basically a list of songs which have strong memories attached to them. Songs which have meant a lot to you, for one reason or another.

I thought it was a cool idea to come up with a mix cd like this, so i've been working on my list. Below is the list with notes explaining why each song has been included.

1. I saw it on your keyboard - hellogoodbye
In the first proper relationship I ever had, we named this song "our song". It's one of the most played songs of all time on my itunes. Hellogoodbye never cease to cheer me up when I'm down.

2. Revenge on the radio - Danger is my middle name
The fiveawesomeguys theme tune. Whenever I hear this song, I think of Alan, Charlie, Alex and Todd, and how awesome they all truly are. Whenever I'm on my way to see Alex and Charlie, I listen to this song, and I get excited about seeing them again :D

3. Hide & Seek - Imogen Heap
I remember talking to my friends Kelly and Nicolle about the topic of death once. I've always thought that I'd like this song to be played at my funeral. Not so much for the lyrics of the song, I just like the way it sounds, and think it would be fitting to be played at a funeral.

4. Don't Leave Me - Blink 182
Blink 182 were one of the first rock bands I think I ever listened to. I remember playing the album this song is taken from on my portable CD player when I'd walk from my house, to my friend Kelly's house when I was about 15. (We didn't have mp3 players back in those days xD)

5. Oh shooting star! - Nice Guys Finish First
This is my "feel-good" song. It invariably makes me get up off my chair and dance around my room like a complete idiot. Russell (of NGFF) writes the cutest lyrics EVER. They always make me smile. He wrote a song called "If it wasn't for the distance"; the lyrics of which always make me think of Liane Graham.

6. Just a day - Feeder
My first holiday without my family was when I went to Menorca with 5 of my friends from school when I was 17. It was an amazing vacation. This was the anthem to that holiday.

7. Fat Lip - Sum 41
I used to listen to Sum 41 a lot when I was an angsty teenager.

8. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
The Black Parade album helped get me through a really tough time in my life. I've listened to this song more than 500 times. I'll never get tired of hearing it. It is epic.

9. Sugar, We're Goin' Down - Fall Out Boy
In my first year of uni, I remember being in our student union nightclub with one of my best friends called Sarah. We were jumping up and down on the dance floor singing our hearts out to this song. Happy memories.

10. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
This song gave me goosebumps the first time i heard it. I've drunkenly sang along to this song countless times on the dance floor with my friends too.

11. St Jimmy - Green Day
When I moved away from home for the very first time, I bought American Idiot a couple of days after moving in to my new flat. It kept me company when I felt scared and alone.

12. Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
I've never been a big fan of Brookers but I loved this video that she posted on her Quiet Riot account. Turn up your volume, and FREAK THE EFF OUT to this song.

13. Snaps are the new claps - Bad News Bears
Another "feel-good" song of mine. I listen to this when I need to cheer up. It makes me want to dance.

14. Reflections - Handshakes and Highfives
A song I found in early 2008 when I was going through a really bad time in my life. This song helped drown out all the shit that was going on around me. I'd listen to it, and forget everything else existed.

15. Twin Chevron remix - Sabrepulse
Yet another "feel-good" song.

16. I will follow you into the dark - Death Cab For Cutie
..because a mix cd wouldn't be a mix cd without Death Cab.


there are enough links in this blog post to keep you occupied for an eternity.. I apologise for that :P

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

LOL

My "To Do" list for YouTube:

- start making videos
- reach 100 subscribers
- get featured
- become a partner
- appear as a drawing on charlieissocoollike's face xD

The list is now complete! :P



tehehe, i love my awesome guys <3

Monday, 10 November 2008

my latest video.



[01:28:33] Todd says: so what was the point of that video?

[01:28:43] Todd says: i can't be bothered to go look at the video its a response to

[01:28:59] Johnny Durham says: haha

[01:30:02] Johnny Durham says: there is no point really... i was bored.. i made some music... i wanted to make a video to go along with it :P

[01:30:20] Todd says: decent

[01:30:43] Johnny Durham says: there's maybe a slightly deeper point to it, but that's the main reason i made it ^_^

[01:30:59] Todd says: hahaha ok

[01:31:04] Todd says: and whats the slightly deeper point

[01:31:06] Todd says: if i may ask

[01:31:18] Todd says: u just wanted to get naked on camera huh

[01:31:25] Todd says: and u needed an excuse for it

[01:32:22] Johnny Durham says: hahaha

[01:33:52] Johnny Durham says: well, i kind of like the contrast between when i'm wearing that huge eskimo-type coat (where i feel all warm, and safe) and then being topless (where i feel cold, exposed, and horribly self-conscious about the way i look, and what other people will think of me)

* I thought I'd paste that skype conversation here, as it describes my thoughts on my latest youtube video. i kinda wish i had edited out the topless bits before posting it now, but ahhh well. Being topless in videos seems to work quite well for Joseph Macloed, so why not me?? ;)

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

make a snowflake!

j0ames skyped me and sent a link to this awesome website!

http://www.popularfront.com/snowdays/index.html

you can create your own snowflakes!!! :D

(click image to enlarge)

talk to friends online as you're doing it, and then you can look out for each other's flakes as they float down the screen!

IT'S FUNNNNNN!!!

VOTE OBAMA!


today is election day in the US...

i wish i could vote!

i've never really been interested in politics here in the UK, but i've been so interested in the US presidential elections recently!

i'm a huge barack obama supporter. i agree with his views/policies on almost everything. i like his views on how to change the economy, withdrawing troops from iraq, gay marriage/equal rights, being pro-choice on the topic of abortion, and so on...

on the opposite hand, i have no idea why anyone would even consider voting for mccain. i understand he does have his strengths. notably his age, and experience. but his views on things seem to be so outdated and closed-minded.

for example, his stance on gay rights and abortion make me so frustrated. he has the same opinions as that of an ignorant, bigoted redneck. damn republicans.

i'm probably slightly uninformed on some topics surrounding each candidate's policies, and i'll not pretend i'm an expert on the presidential debates, because i'm not. but i know enough to make an educated decision on who i think would be best as the next president.

the polls are currently showing that obama is favourite to win. i dearly hope the polls are correct.


(forgive me if i've insulted anyone reading this who supports mccain. i'm just stating my opinions.)

Sunday, 2 November 2008

so long, and goodnight.

Burning on, just like a match you strike to incinerate,
The lives of everyone you know,
And what's the worst you take,
From every heart you break,
And like the blade you stain,

Well, I've been holding on tonight.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

top friends.

it seems that youtube has added a new feature,
where you can add a list of youtubers to your profile.
(i think this feature might just be for partners though)

half way down my page, on the left:
http://www.youtube.com/JohnnyDurham19

i can't decide whether i like it, or despise it.

i think it's cool that you can add a list of people that you like to your channel.
you can give exposure to the people you think make great videos,
and you can show off your youtube friends.

if someone adds me to their list, then i'd be over the moon! :D
it'd make me feel special, and loved.

but at the same time, there are only 16 spaces on the list..
which means you're bound to leave someone out who feels like they should be on your list.

it seems to have an elitist element to it, which i think i hate.

it's similar to the whole "top 8 friends list" on myspace....

chris crocker explains things better than I ever could... xD




for now, i've put one of these lists on my youtube profile.

i might remove it though.

but yeah... i'd like your opinions?

do you think it's a good idea or a bad idea to have one of these lists on youtube? or do you think i'm just overthinking things??

Friday, 31 October 2008

i'm a zombie.


i bought some face paints today for halloween!
i'm not exactly the best make up artist ever,
but i'm meant to be a ZOMBIE!
cool, hur?!

i might not even be going out tonight
(i'm waiting to hear back from a friend)
but i thought i'd get zombiefied anyway,
because it's funnnn! xD

Sunday, 26 October 2008

twitter.

i have so much i want to blog about!

but i'm super tired now, so i'll wait and write about them another day :)

i just signed up to twitter....

http://www.twitter.com/JohnnyDurham19

i don't exactly know what i'm doing at the moment, but i'll figure out all the technical quirks the site has to offer soon ^_^

also, i've only started following people who were imported from my gmail address book, so i'll probably start following lots more people as i come across them :)

feel free to follow me! <3

.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

mean creek.

my weekend in oxford was awesome!

i can't be bothered to write about it though...

i'm watching Mean Creek; it's such a great film ^_^


Jasper: What are the paddles for?
Marty: We're going cow-spanking.
Kile: What the fuck is cow-spanking?
Marty: Well, it's like cow-tipping, except we spank.

xD xD xD


Friday, 17 October 2008

bye internet!

i'm just about to set off on my little trip down to oxford! :D

i'll probably not get to do anything online until i get back late on sunday night...

is it bad that even though that's only a couple of days, i think i'm actually going to miss youtube, blogtv, chatting to people on skype and msn?!?!?!

internet addiction FTW!

see you soooooon <3

Thursday, 16 October 2008

upcoming weekends!

i'm really excited about the next couple of weekends!

this coming weekend, i'm going down to stay with my friend jordan who lives in oxford. he's doing a phd down there. i'm getting picked up by my two friends; michael and morgan, who are coming down from durham, and then we're going to drive on down to oxford together for the weekend.

our other friend laura is also doing a phd in oxford, and she's invited us to a party on the saturday night, so i'll hopefully get to see her then too! ^_^

and i think we're planning on having a day trip into london on the sunday which will be cool!

here is a picture of the three guys i'll be hanging out with all weekend, just so you readers can picture what they look like, and can imagine us all having fun together xD



so yeah, i'm looking forward to this weekend!

those guys are three of my bestest friends ever,

so the weekend is bound to be tonnes of fun! :D

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the weekend after that is also going to be completely awesome!

i'm going to london on the friday. i have a meeting with a TV production company on friday afternoon (which i'll talk more about in another blog post). then i'm going to be hanging out with alex on friday night. we'll be doing his blogtv show together :)

i'll be staying overnight at alex's house, and then we'll be going along to the youtube gathering on saturday afternoon which i'm super excited about! i haven't been to a proper youtube gathering in over a year, so it'll be fun! there's lots of people i'm looking forward to meeting :D

oh, and i think i'm getting the bus down to london on the friday with calum (itscalum010) so it'll be cool to spend some more time with him again after we hung out last weekend.

ok, this blog post is beginning to get super long... GTG!

johnny xoxo

you me at six.


my mind works in weird ways.

on the one hand, it tells me that i can barely afford to live.

it makes me buy noodles for 7p, a big box of breakfast cereal for 36p, a litre of blackcurrent cordial juice for 18p.

i'm pretty much only getting the cheapest food money can buy, because i tell myself that i can't afford to spend too much money on simply filling my tummy.

yet, my brain seems quite happy to allow me to go out and spent £8 on a new CD...

silly brain.

having said that though, i'm super glad i did splash out on the CD. i bought you me at six's debut album; take off your colours. it is AMAZING!




you me at six are currently touring the UK, and are supporting fall out boy at a few gigs.

i want to go see them so bad, but i'm not free on the dates when they're coming near me :'(

ahhh well, i will have to just enjoy listening to the CD instead of actually getting to see them live

plus, i'll save money on buying a ticket for one of their shows.. WOOOP! xD

johnny <3

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

15 October 2006.


It has been exactly 2 years, to this very day, since I signed up to YouTube. Back on October 15th, 2006, I had no idea what a significant, life-changing decision that would be.

I originally signed up just so that I could comment on random music videos, clips of the tv show friends, and other generic videos of the sort.

I then stumbled upon an underworld of vloggers talking to their cameras.

itsSelvo was the very first person I subscribed to, closely followed by renetto... followed by paperlilies, and many others...

I started leaving comments on their videos, but then I began to feel guilty that they would have no idea who I was, because my channel was completely bare.... so I started to make videos of my own.

After 3 months of making vlogs, I got featured on the global front page of youtube, and gained hundreds of subscribers over night.

Since then my subscriber number has continued to grow, to the point now, where I have over 18,000 subscribers.

Youtube has played a significant part in my life over the past two years. I have travelled up and down the country because of it. I've gone to London to meet up with fellow vloggers, been to Thrope Park theme park, stayed with Charlie in Bath whilst going to see him in his play, been invited to the RNLI headquarters down in Poole for a weekend packed full of fun lifeboating activities...

I've made lots of great friends on youtube both in the UK, and overseas...

It's strange how youtube could be described as "just" a website on the internet, and yet, it's played such a big part in moulding me into the person I am today.

I know today is just a day like any other on youtube, and it doesnt really matter that today is the 15th of October, but the date has made me feel awfully reflective and nostalgic...

I guess the point of this blog post is to say say thank you. Thank you to YouTube. Thank you to everyone who has watched my videos, who has commented, rated and favourited, and all those people who have subscribed to me. I'm blown away by the fact that I have so many people watching my silly little videos on youtube. It means the world to me.

I wonder where Youtube will take me in the next 2 years?!

...

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Monday, 13 October 2008

amazing weekend.


this weekend has been so much fun!

on saturday, Calum came to Sheffield to hang out with me. we did lots of fun things together. we had starbucks. we saw "jamaica's #1 speed chess player". we saw several guys doing some wacky dancing. we spent a rediculously large amount of time in the pound shop buying lots of silly things! we got lost trying to find a 10 pin bowling alley. the whole day was amazing!

oh, and the Space Duck you see in the picture above is what was inside the box on my previous blog post! ISN'T HE AWESOME?! thanks calum (y)

on sunday, Tom Milsom came to visit me! tom is so lovely. we also did lots of fun things together! we sat on a rather beautiful patch of grass, and tom played me some BEATZ he had been working on during the train journey to sheffield :) we skype called with toddly00 and chrisontv88. we ate pizza. i touched tom's hair. it was a good day ^_^

i'm super excited about the next couple of weekends too, as i've got lots planned! :D

but i shall talk about those in future blog posts :)

Saturday, 11 October 2008

excited!



tomorrow, calum is coming to sheffield, and we're going to hang out! ^_^

we decided it would be cool to give each other a present when we meet up.

calum sent me a picture of what my present looks like...

he wrapped it in youtube wrapping paper! :D

it looks AMAZING!

i can't wait to see what's inside the box!

tomorrow is going to be fuuuunnnn!

Friday, 10 October 2008

matt drew me a sign.


this was drawn by the one and only booshoe37 when we were hanging out in myles' stickam room.

LYK OMG, A FAMOUS YOUTUBER TTLY MADE ME A SIGNNN!

xD

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Johnny has hairy eyeballs.

cool people post msn conversations in their blogs:

James. says:
desperate housewives is well good actually

Johnny says:
i've never watched it :|

James. says:
im watching it for the first time in like 2 years and its really ... gripping

Johnny says:
isn't it a girls show?! first you're reading "problems pages" in girls magazines aimed at 14 year olds, and now you're watching a girls tv show :O

Johnny says:
i'm starting to worry about you

James. says:
SHHHHHHHHHHH

Johnny says:
:P

Johnny says:
JAMES IS A BIG GIRLY GIRL

James. says:
my johnny... you need adult toys! i mean who wants a remote controlled wall -e ... not me... honest

Johnny says:
hahaha

James. says:
YOU NEED TO GROW UP FOOOOOOOOOOOL

James. says:
<3

Johnny says:
haha, we're both as immature as one another with our love for kids toys

James. says:
:P shhhh

Johnny says:
you know sometimes in people's blogs, they copy and paste a conversation from msn?

James. says:
yeah?

Johnny says:
i want to do that!

Johnny says:
say something funny?

James. says:
Johnny has hairy eyeballs.

( http://www.youtube.com/j0ames )

<3

Sunday, 5 October 2008

14p lunch.

who said it wasn't possible to make a meal for less than £1 ?!

this lunch only cost me 14p! wooooop!

7p per bag of noodles. it takes too bags to fill me up though (y)


i love that even though they're called "Chicken" Curry Flavour Noodles, they are still vegetarian, AND vegan! :D


this is me cooking them in a pan....


this is once they're dished out and read to eat.... don't they look appetising?! (NO!!!)


this is me about to eat them... although when i was actually eating them, i didn't rediculously pout my lips like i'm doing here in the photo... i just opened my mouth and ate them like a normal human being would do....


they actually don't taste too bad, considering how cheap and nasty they are... i'm sure i won't be getting all the vitamins i need from them, but hey! i'm a student now, and i have no monies, so it's nice to be able to make a meal for 14p every now and again :D

end post.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

There are some creepy people on the internet.

I got this message from a user on YouTube today called GoranSian:

l would like very very very hot sucking ur ass
so mcuh l like that sucking ur cock
l want eat ur all the body
please please please if you like taht tell me
hi dear how are you
l hope you doing well all the best for you
l want sucking ur cock
l want sucking very hot sucking ur ass
l want sucking very hot ur dick
do you have a very nice cock
l loves sucking ur cock
l want very hot sucking ur cock
l loves sucking ur ass
are you like please tell me,
iam so much loves sucking ur cock because are you very beautiful and all the body ,and also love sucking ur cock ,actully so very very very beautiful are you cock l love sucking ur cock
l want eat ur cock
l want eat ur ass
l want very hot sucking ur ass
keep in touch and take care
please please please are you like that tell me
l can make massgae very special all the body with you
l want very very very hot sucking ue ass
do you have a very beautiful all the bdoy l lovely thsi is body with you
l want eat ur body..
l want eat ur ass ..do u like tell me very fast


This is what I replied to the message:

Dear Goran,

Thank you for the message.

I had a little difficulty understanding all of the message due to the poor grammar and spelling, but from what I can gather, you would like to suck my cock and/or ass?

Thank you for this kind offer, however I feel it would be slightly inappropriate for me to accept it, due to the fact that you are just some random person on the internet and I have no clue who you are.

Kind Regards,

Johnny

Friday, 3 October 2008

ouch.

why do paper cuts hurt so much, when they're SO small?!

i accidently got a paper cut on my bottom lip!
and it hurts like crazy!

*mental note: be more careful when putting paper in your mouth

(oh, and i wasn't trying to eat the paper btw, i was just trying to hold a few sheets of paper in my mouth because both my hands were busy trying to open my bag, and i needed somewhere to put the paper. i now wish i had just put the paper under my arm... bleh)

charlie and alex <3


on tuesday, two of my awesome guys dyed their hair and then shaved it all off for charity.
they raised over £4,000 for Cancer Research.
they did this whilst broadcasting themselves live on blogtv to thousands of people on the internets, for 7 hours.
i watched the majority of the show - it was lots of fun!
i'm super proud of both charlie and alex; they're an inspiration.
you can still donate via:
http://www.justgiving.com/blogtvbirthday

robot poem.

earlier this week i posted a poem in my blog.

it was originally just a doodle on a piece of paper, but i decided it would make a fun blog post, so i typed it up.

i then decided it might be interesting for you lovely readers out there to see the origins of that blog post.

which is why i took a picture of my doodle, and which is why i have uploaded it here:


featured part deux.

i've just read back my last blog post, and realised it might have sounded a bit like i was ungrateful for getting featured...

i didn't mean it to sound like that!

it's an honour to get featured. it's awesome! i love it! it makes me happy, and proud. and it makes my giblets tingle.

youtube can choose from thousands of videos to feature, but they chose mine, which obviously makes me feel very special :)

also, the video has ended up doing really well. it had about 9,000 views when it got featured (i think), and a day later it is now up to over 70,000 views, which is truly awesome!

i got a nice text from Laura at the RNLI today as well, to congratulate me on having the video featured, which was super kind of her :D

i'm looking forward to what's coming up next with the mystery package people! :D

<3

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

featured?!

i got home from my first lecture back at uni today,
and it appears i have been featured on the uk's homepage of youtube...

they featured the RNLI video i made.
i didn't think that video was very good when i was uploading it.
i thought it was a bit long and boring, but apparently youtube don't agree with me.


from a personal point of view, i'd have prefered if they had featured my 10 second project video. i think that video's more interesting, and i'm more proud of that video xD haha

but in a way, i'm glad they've featured the RNLI video as it tackles some important issues about the media's portrayal of the youth of today. also, it'll hopefully be the first step in getting a lot of exposure for the RNLI's "Who are you?" movement.

then again, from past experience... getting featured on the UK homepage often doesn't actually get you many more views, as most views come from the global hub, not the indivual countries' hubs. meh, who knows!?

i wrote a poem.

I wish I were a robot,
With sexy robot parts.


Dancing with other robots,

Making lots of sparks.


Saturday, 27 September 2008

new home.


i've just arrived at my uni accommodation in sheffield.
this will be my home for the next year :)
as you can see from the picture, my stuff is all just dumped down on the floor at the moment,
but i'm going to spend tonight trying to find places for everything.

i'm living on the 3rd floor of my building,
and there is no lift in this block...
so i had to carry all of my belongings up 3 flights of stairs.
it took 16 trips :'(
unsuprisingly, i was a bit tired by the time i was done...
:|

i made friends with a girl who lives in the block opposite me though.
i helped her father carry a massive tv up to her flat as he couldnt lift it by himself.
i felt good for being able to help out :)

i've just got the internet hooked up in my room now,
and i've been checking my comments on my latest video, for the first time since uploading it yesterday...
it's had over 500 comments already, and only about 3 of them were negative.. wooop ^_^
it makes me happy when people like my videos :D

i think i'm going to make a video about the RNLI weekend tomorrow if i have time :)
in the meantime, here is a picture of the weekend:


dave, mhazz, nsg, alex, jazza, charlie <3

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Tom and Jerry

something amused me today. i logged onto msn and there were only two people online; Tom and Jerry...

HAHAHAHA, i used to love that cartoon as a kid xD

facebook.

i thought this day would never come..

i've decided, i'm leaving myspace for facebook...

well, i'm not "leaving" myspace as such, i'll still sign in occasionally to accept friend requests, and go on musicians profiles and stuff, but i think i'm going to start using facebook a whole lot more. i realised that recently, i've been logging into myspace less and less. i used to log in pretty much every day, but now it's down to about once or twice a week, and i can't remember the last time i actually replied to any messages or comments on there.

i think the reason i'm drifting from myspace is because i don't really have many good friends who go on there very often. i've always just accepted all friend requests on myspace. so now, my friends list is filled with people who've seen me on youtube and added me. and the majority of comments i get are just "hi johnny, how are you?" ... or ... "hi johnny, i saw you on youtube. i like your videos."

it's obviously lovely to get these kinds of comments because it shows people are interested in getting to know me, which is awesome, but it's really hard replying to them all, and i don't really get anything from replying to them. so it seems pointless to keep using it, when all my real friends use facebook a whole lot more.

i'll miss myspace. using html to make my profile look all fancy. adding new profile songs when i come across an awesome new band. taking those "myspace" style photos. and so on. but, it's time to move on.

i'm new to facebook. i've had an account there for years, but never really used it. all of a sudden though, i'm finding it quite exciting. i've just spent about an hour on there looking around, tagging myself in photos, updating my about me section. it was fun.

and there are lot's of cool friends i have on there who use facebook a lot, which is wonderful, as maybe i'll get to speak to them a bit more...
also, i've decided i'm only going to add actual friends on facebook, and not just accept requests from people who've seen my youtube videos. i'll obviously still accept friends from youtube; people i've actually spoken to, or met up with IRL, but i'll not be accepting any random adds.

gosh, this has been a long post, when all i really wanted to say was...

"I'm going to start using facebook more"

Saturday, 20 September 2008

it's my birthday!

the academy is... were AWESOME on tuesday night.
i had a great time at the gig.
the support band (We The Kings) were also pretty damn amazing!
my friend kelly bought me one of their tshirts as a birthday present....
because, guess what?!
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY!
and guess what?!
IT'S NSG's BIRTHDAY TODAY TOO!


(i stole this picture from nsg's blog xD)

i'm at the RNLI gathering in Poole at the moment.
it's been a great first night.
we've had some nice food, hung out, settled in etc
and we bought some birthday cake from asda for me and nsg :)

the tshirt i'm wearing in the picture is the one kelly bought for me...
it has clouds on it, AND a robot..
so it's a super cool tshirt :D

it's 1.38am now and i'm very tired after spending 7 and a half hours on a train today, so i'm going to go bed. must be up for breakfast at around 8ish tomorrow morning too :'(
but there's lots of fun activities planned for tomorrow, so i must go get some sleep!

goodnight x

Monday, 15 September 2008

the academy is...

thanks for the comments on my last blog :)
it turns out, someone on youtube has already done the 10 second project that i thought was my very own innovative idea... shucks :|
that someone was AmazingPhil. Phil is a super cool guy. I like his videos very much.
so it hasn't put me off from making the video.
i feel almost guilty, like i tried to steal phil's idea for a video and brand it as my own idea, but i hadn't actually seen that video of his, so i guess it's just one of those cases of... "great minds think alike" xD
kudos to Phil for coming up with the idea a few months earlier though ^_^
so yes, i'm going to make the video anyways; in fact, i've already been recording clips for the past 4 or 5 days :)

in other news, i've just found out whilst writing this post, that i might be going down to leeds tomorrow to see The Academy Is...


my friend kelly has an interview with their support band before the gig, and then she has a free +1 pass for the gig so she can write a review afterwards, and she asked if i'd like to be her +1

i need to look at train times etc as i'm working on wednesday so need to make sure i'll be back in time, but all being well i should be able to go on this little spontaneous trip tomorrow :D

woooop, it'll be amazing!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

new video idea.

a video still from my last fiveawesomeguys video;


I'M STILL ADDICTED TO RELENTLESS.


i had a new idea for a video.
something similar might already have been done on youtube, but i'd like to think that it's a rather innovative idea for a video...
i'm not sure how well it will work though, but anyways, here is the idea;
i'm going to record a 10 second clip of myself every day.
i'm not sure how long for...
maybe 2 weeks, maybe a month,
but it will probably just be for 2 weeks.
i'm not sure what each 10 seconds will contain..
one day i might sing, another day i might dance, another day i might tell a joke.
or maybe i'll just quickly summarise my day into a 10 second blurb..
hopefully each day will be different though.
and at the end of the video project, i'll edit together all the clips in sequence, and it will be a few-minutes long video which gives a little insight into what my life has been like over the past few weeks...
so yes, that's my idea.. what do you think of it?
i'm quite excited about it. hopefully it will turn out well :)

^_^

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

today's accomplishment.


sometimes when i'm bored, i take a picture of myself, import it in to photoshop, and then apply random filters to it, until i think it looks vaguely cool.

above is an example of said activity.

giggle.

it's 12.58.
and i've just woken up.
i saw this picture on someone's myspace.
and it made me giggle.
i hope it makes you giggle too.