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Odd Pavarotti Blog in 2015 in review: Some odd statistics!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Click here to see the complete report!

I will take this opportunity to thank all my followers. Writing this blog gives me so much joy and getting response from you followers out there is a very big part of it!

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And by the way: This is my blog post number 300! Yay! 🙂

Looking forward to blog more about the great Pavarotti and so much more in 2016!

I thank you so very much and I wish you all a happy and peaceful 2016! 🙂

This post was first published 30-12-2015. Last revision  30-12-2015.

Odd Pavarotti Blog in 2014 in review: Some odd statistics!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

This post was first published 29-12-2014. Last revision 29-12-2014.

Odd Pavarotti Blog is 5 years!

Odd Pavarotti Blog celebrates its 5 years of existence today! I can’t believe that it has gone 5 years already, but’s true: On May 1st 2009 I started this blog about the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007).

I wrote this in my very first blog post:

Hopefully this blog will be interesting for all Pavarotti’s fans, also the ardent ones. It will sometimes be somewhat funny or odd as the perspectives taken on Pavarotti’s art, life and legacy will take many odd turns and twists.

I hope I’ve been able to do at least a bit of what I initially intended thru these 5 yeas of blogging. I also hope you have liked, or at least accepted when I’ve gone somewhat off topic, writing about my countertenor madness, and more.

File photo of Pavarotti waving to spectators during his concert at Red Square in Moscow

So thank you very much for visiting my blog and for interacting with me! I especially want to thank my almost 400 followers who are following this blog via Word Press, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Many thanks as well to those who follow my play lists on Spotify and YouTube.

And there’s more: Two years ago today I started my odd journey on Twitter! So happy Twitterversary to me! 🙂

I hope that you all will continue to visit Odd Pavarotti Blog in the future! And if you’re not already a follower, why not start following Odd Pavarotti Blog? 🙂

Look out for more blog posts about Pavarotti (and some other things as well …). Look especially out for more anniversary blog posts thru this jubilee year! 🙂

As I’m writing this I’m listening to Pavarotti singing Inno delle Nazioni (Hymn of the Nations) by Giuseppe Verdi. I feel that this is the most appropriate greeting to all my readers, who in fact comes from all over the globe.

Grazie! Mille grazie!

This post was originally published 01-05-2014. Last revision 01-05-2014.

Wonderful news: Odd Pavarotti Blog is now on Google+ !

Odd Pavarotti has once again realised that we live in a world with many platforms and channels, and that there’s a place for Pavarotti on and in all of them. This time Odd Pavarotti is doing his thing on Google+ !

If you’re on Google+ there are many advantages in becoming friendly with Odd Pavarotti Blog: Whenever a new blog post is published a message will be sent to your Google+ page. In addition I will regularly put some extra exciting material on the Google+ page which not necessarily will appear on this blog … ever!

Odd Pavarotti Blog’s Google+ page is still under development, but there are already exciting things published! All in the name of Odd Pavarotti Blog! Isn’t that wonderful news, or what? 🙂

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So take this time to follow Odd Pavarotti Blog on Google+ ! Not on Google+ yet, you say? Oh, it’s so easy to register, and when you’ve done that it’s just a piece of cake to follow Odd Pavarotti Blog on Google+ ! So follow Odd Pavarotti Blog on Google+ for that little extra!

So take a look by going directly to Odd Pavarotti Blog’s Google+ page here! And while you’re in Google land, why not visit Odd Pavarotti Blog’s YouTube channel as well? It has lots of Pavarotti videos, and more videos will be added. Take a look by going directly to Odd Pavarotti Blog’s YouTube channel here!

You’ll also find permanent links on the Google+ and YouTube pages on the right side of the screen under the “Essential links” section.

And if you like what your see and hear, you might want to become a follower of Odd Pavarotti Blog’s Google+ page and the YouTube channel as well?

To celebrate the launch of Odd Pavarotti Blog’s Google+ page, here are Pavarotti and the great Australian soprano Joan Sutherland singing Libiamo from the Verdi opera La Traviata. Richard Bonynge is conducting. Cheers! 🙂

This post was originally published 24-02-2014. Last revision 24-02-2014.

Odd Pavarotti Blog in 2013 in review: Some odd statistics!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

This post was originally published 31-12-2013. Last revision 31-12-2013.

Official launch: Odd Pavarotti Blog is now on Spotify!

Odd Pavarotti has realised, once again, that we live in a world with many platforms and channels. So now Odd Pavarotti is doing his thing on Spotify as well. You might ask: What in the name of the King of the High C’s is Spotify? Let Odd Pavarotti explain:

Spotify is a commercial music streaming service with content from a range of major and independent record labels. Spotify offers music in all genres, including classical and opera. Pavarotti is well represented. In fact, most of his Universal CDs are available on Spotify. Yay!

Spotify is at the moment available in the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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So take a look and listen to Odd Pavarotti’s playlists at Odd Pavarotti Blog on Spotify (a permanent link is found on the right side of the screen on this blog). Odd Pavarotti offers lots of great music on several playlists: Pavarotti (!!!), opera, classical, jazz, soul, and Italian pop music. Be sure to check in regularly for new playlists as magic is in the making!

And if you like what your see and hear, you might want to become a follower? 🙂

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This post was originally published 04-04-2013. Last revision 04-04-2013.

Thank you very much for a great Pavarotti year in 2012!

2012 is going into history as I write this. I just want to take this time to thank everybody that have visited this blog during 2012. A special thanks to my around 130 regular followers on WordPress, Facebook and Twitter!

I really think that I’ve got this blog up and going for real this year. I’ve written over new 120 blog post and I’ve had about 12.000 views in 2012! This really inspires me to continue to write more blog posts in 2013!

So thank you all very much for a great Pavarotti year in 2012! So looking forward to 2013! It’s going to be a great 2013!

So let’s finish 2012 in style! Pavarotti sings “Di quella pira” from the Verdi opera “Il Trovatore” from a performance in Firenze (Florence) in 1991. this performance was also broadcasted on television and can be found on DVD (on very unofficial DVDs …).

Thank you so much for following Odd Pavarotti Blog! See you all in 2013! I wish you all a happy new year! 🙂

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This post was originally published 31-12-2012. Last revision 31-12-2012.