Sunday, 30 November 2008


james can draw cool spiders too ^_^

anyone else want to join our spider drawing club?


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


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 :)




Ever since I got twitter I've stopped blogging.

I want to start blogging again.

Monday, 24 November 2008


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


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!

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!



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:

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??