Friday Night Snippets: Eurovision edition!

I love the last weekend in May. It’s Eurovision time!

Unfortunately, Sweden were dumped at the semi-final stage, so I’ll have to find someone else to cheer for this year. My all-time faves are at the bottom of this post.

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There’s a good article for all you wannabe motoring writers over at Edmunds Inside Line today. It’s simply titled “How To Become an Automotive Journalist” and whilst there’s a number of talents one can have that’ll help you get there, the basic skill that you must have, not surprisingly, is the ability to write.

Staff members of magazines and Web sites need to aggressively pursue stories where no one else is looking. They need to meet deadlines, even if it means working through the night. They need to want to write stories about cars not just because they’re getting paid to do it, but because they love to do it and strive to do it well.

I’m still practicing, but it’s an encouraging read.

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Speaking of great writing, and a great story…..

Here’s the best automotive reading you’ll probably do all weekend. Gunnar Heinrich from Automobiles Deluxe interviews David Crafoord, the designer of the original Koenigsegg CC.

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Will we see any signs saying Save Mercury at a series of Mercury Support Convoys?

I don’t think so.

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My favourite Eurovision performances over the last 10 years:

We are the winners, from 2008

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z75mLlg4uO0

Hard Rock Hallelujah, from around 2006, I think.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5ZfQMOHB5k

And my all-time favourite, Wadde Hadde Dudde Da. I can’t believe this was 10 years ago!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuXLcXn4l2k

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