Andrew Guy

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Posted by The Project on Monday, September 7, 2015

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Remember my friend the Qantas Pilot

So it's Sunday afternoon post Mardi Gras ... most people are still going, softy here can only manage ten hours of dancing before I need to call it a day, so I thought I'd give a little blog update instead. For those of you thinking how can I dance for ten hours, well it was to the likes of some of the world's best musicians, and the songs just kept on coming (like the clip below). I did use this time to reflect on the past year and a half and how far I've come (try it yourself I recommend it, particularly while playing this song below) ... and for those wondering, no I didn't pick up, just a pash with an old friend, seemed only polite really - it was good to see her, too much dancing to be done otherwise.

Now you all remember my lovely Qantas pilot can you not, check out how good she's looking :-)

Well she sent me this little note yesterday about the Mardi Gras 'music video' (I use that term lightly!!) I posted this week ... (see above)

Hi Andy. Just thought I'd share with you that I showed my daughter your music video and she loved it. I also explained to her you used to be a girl and now your a man. She said "like you Jess, but the other way around. That's cool." didn't bat an eyelid. I love that my kids understand that everyone is different and that's OK.

How nice is that and kinda the point really (as opposed to the acting - I save that skill for the casting agents). Little people are truly my favorite beings in the world, they get it all judgement free, really really!!

I do feel I should let let you all in on a little secret though, honestly the idea for this video came to me as a Valentine's Day gift for the woman I'm totally smitten for at the moment. Don't get too excited though, she's married and it's going no where fast, although whenever I ask my Ipod shuffle what to do about this predicament, I consistently get the song 'Rome Wasn't Built in a Day'...whatever that means?!

The thing was, because I got a last minute brain wave that I needed a boat to finish the clip in Titanic pose...what boy band love anthem wouldn't really?! ... that delayed production and delivery time, and only by an act of grace, having one of the best editors the world has yet to see working on my documentary with me (trailer coming soon with lots of unseen footage - look out for it next month), she just cut it together in an evening, which just happened to be the day before Mardi Gras. So that's made it a MG special that's been viewed as of today in 22 countries. 

And the even better news, we're now working out how to get me on top of a Qantas A380 for the next one - ;-D ... aren't we Jess...Jess?!

And the person it was meant for? Well she still hasn't seen it yet...but don't worry I'll be sure to let you know what the response is...

Happy Mardi Gras weekend everyone!! x


  1. Definitely will get an A380 for you. Is it to be moving or stationary while you are on top of it?

  2. lol ... probably get both takes i imagine for interest! or perhaps I'll recruit all the trans men of Sydney to do an 'I Still Call Australia home' rendition along the wings ... hmmm!

  3. I would so love to meet Jess, I am beginning my own transition now

    1. Such good news Kimberley ... can u repost your other comment, I pressed delete rather than publish by accident on my iPhone, wud love to have it up here thou :-) xx


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