27 October – Darling, get up and move your bottom

Have you had a good week? Has it snowed where you are? Or is it fine and sunny in an Israeli stylee? Whatever your week, you must be glad that it’s almost the weekend. So with that in mind, here’s something nice and upbeat for you to shake along to. Certain Eurovision fans will definitely be beside themselves.

Back in 2010 when were getting bankrupted by buying beer in Oslo, this song by today’s birthday boy, Congolese-born Jessy (Kimbangi) Matador was to be heard every night in the compact and bijou Euroclub. Were you impressed by it? Or were you just thinking it was a load of noise with a Māori Haka thrown in, to appeal to the New Zealand voter? Oh, wait.

Jessy is 40 today.

Bonne anniversaire, Jessy!