(i'm getting to a point with this. a sharp point that will hit you and make you go 'oooh!' and agree, or whatever)
Therefore, there are many people who SHOULD be famous, but aren't. There are people who have achieved incredible things, and tried so hard in achieving their incredible thing, but end up overlooked. A prime example of a person like this is Alex Day.
Alex Day is famous...
THIS IS ALEX DAY'S FACE
...to a few. Mostly, to me. To the whole country, and whole world, he's not. But he should be. Join me, and let's cast our minds back to 1989...hold on...I'm a bit jammed in 1993...my mind won't go back any further...never mind...go on without me and I'll just call out the story...you there yet? No, back a bit more. Yeah that's it. One more month. April, yeah. 8th. Not sure what time, but s'alright, time's a bit wibbly wobby anyway. All set? Right. Alex Day was born in 1989 in Essex (WAHAY) and lived a normal non-famous childhood. Pretty standard child, OR SO WE THOUGHT. Ooooh tension. When he was 17 he started a YouTube account, when YouTube was still pretty new. He started a band or two, wrote a song or many, created hilarious videos, ripped the shit out of Twilight, and was NICE. That's what you don't see every day. Niceness. Pure niceness. And Alex has it.
Now, he has over 480,000 subscribers, and his videos have a total of over 67,000,000 views. He is phenomenal. But still normal. Not famous to the mainstream media. So far, that's sufficed for him. Alex has a massive following of
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. Alex thought it'd be great if he could try and get to Christmas Number 1, to show that mainstream music isn't all that and there are hidden artists who can do equally as well. 'lol' said iTunes, 'good luck with that' said his friends, 'YEAH WE CAN DO IT!' said his nermie army, 'ANYTHING FOR YOU ALEX I'D SELL A KIDNEY OR TWO OR THREE' said the stalkers. And so, Forever Day was announced...
Watch this before you read on. See why he's amazing now?
Sunday 18th December 2011 was the planned day that everyone would buy Forever Yours and all the remixes, to see how far up the chart he could go, and how much money he could raise for the charity World Vision. See, he's even CHARITABLE. WHAT A LOVELY GUY. He had a week. A decent period of time to make his way up. What happened next was totally unexpected and, quite frankly, incredible.
In one day, Forever Yours got to Number 4 in the charts. The actual real proper mainstream charts. 'wtf' said DJs, 'oh' said iTunes, 'well played' said his friends, 'TAKE ME ALEX. I DID THIS. YOU NEED ME. I NEED YOU. LOVE ME.' said the stalkers, 'who?' said everyone else. With no label, no publicity, no knowing from the majority, Forever Yours was Number 4 due to purely social media. That being the fancy term for YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. He didn't need anyone else. He started by himself, making little videos, and making music about Doctor Who, and slowly, being the amazing person he is, he built a following who dared to challenge mainstream media. Radio 1 and Capital FM are just two of the radio stations who ended up playing Forever Yours in their chart show on Sunday, and both bluntly had to ask Alex on air who he was. A moment in history. An unsigned artist in the chart.
Ace, right? But he still hasn't done what he set out to do in the first place. Become Christmas Number 1. To do that, he needs a much bigger following and much bigger knowing. Think of him as Jesus. There you go. It's Christmas, how fitting. Alex is Jesus and has followers, who are spreading the word of Lord. Lord Alex. (Alex, if you're reading this, ((firstly, HIYA!)) you're not actually a Lord. Stand down, take the crown off, and the cape..oh wait...you have in fact bought a Lordship. Fair enough. As you were...) This is what I'm doing. Telling you all about the awesomeness of Alex. If Rage Against The Machine could do it in 2009, then Alex Day can do it in 2011. But this time, with more of a positive reason. To raise amazing amounts for charity and just do something unexpectedly AMAZING for someone so lovely and deserving. Personally, I look up to him because he's achieved everything I dream of and he's part of the reason I started this blog in the first place. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be where I am now. That's one hell of an influence.
The online world has been like a springboard platform for the likes of Alex and me, and anyone who's been successful from blogging/vlogging/onliney internetzy stuff. In 20 years time, anyone who's famous will have originated on the internet. This is solid proof of that.
TO CONCLUDE (yeah this blog's got professional sections, and what), if there's anything you take from reading this, just KNOW Alex Day. Know who he is. Then listen to Forever Yours, watch the video, fall in love with him on his YouTube channel, and buy the song. For me. For him. FOR EVER YOURRRRRRRRRS.