Carol Bontekoe

This blog has been keeping track of my adventures since 2004. The stories and the adventures have come from my college dorm room to Uganda, Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan, learning Dutch in the Netherlands to living in the wilds of Homer, Alaska. I went back to school in Amsterdam to study Theaterwetenschap (Theatre Science) at University of Amsterdam. And now my adventures as a Fruit Fly, a Sexy Unicorn, and creating a movement with Team Sparkle in Chicago.

Friday, April 17, 2009

You NEED to watch these.

I know I normally make post of stuff I find funny and call it a day but you gotta watch this. Susan Boyle has become a sensation in the past couple of weeks out of a small village in Scotland. The link is to Susan Boyle's appearnce on Britian's Got Talent(imagine American Idol-Simon is even on it) People laughing and snickering at her. It's absurd. The arrogance to assume cuz someone doesn't fit a certain look that they must have no talent. She seems to be a simple country gal who gets confused easily... but don't let that foul ya.

This is a sound recording from a charity album she sang for back in 1999. I hput it on repeat for about an hour. It is fantastic!

There are tons of ugly male singers who don't live up to a cookie cutter image of beauty. It's nice to finally see a female who is steping out of her village to show you never know where talent is.

Side note about me....Cuz Ilike to bring all things back to myself. I spent a day lawn bowling in her home town. One of my favorite days ever.


  1. Tom said...

    As you well know, I don't often watch these shows. But after watching that, I might even tune in if I can to see her again! Is this broadcast here as well (shows how much I know about it)? Amazing, just amazing!

  2. becky said...

    i saw this the other day, and it made me tear up watching it again. her voice is amazing. i really hope she wins!

  3. Joansie said...

    Yeah!!...for Susan, a middle-aged woman chasing her dream!

    Thanks for following my blog...that is how I found you.

  4. A Touch of Dutch said...

    Susan rocks! Thanks for sharing this. It's another great one by her!