I know there's a big thing about the Oliver Empowerment Awards. But Kath and I have just been dumbstruck by something bigger than anything we have ever known. Today our son Oliver Colin Hudson was born.
And today is the 29th of October 2007. If you look at the picture you'll notice he has incredibly long and (we think) creative fingers. Very similar to one Peter Allen Greenbaum aka Peter Green. And the interesting thing about Green is that today is his birthday - he's 61. It took Kath a little bit of time to get her head around the fact that her son would be born on my biggest hero's birthday. Ever since she has known me, she has had to tolerate my never-ending passion and appreciation for this Cockney genius.
And so Oliver is born on the same day - I hope he develops the same love for Green (or at least a working tolerance) that I have. He is going to listen to a lot of Green whilst I am still around. This could actually push him in the opposite direction.
Rienzo figured that Oliver was named after another hero of mine, Ollie Halsall. Actually this isn't true either. Ollie's real name was Peter, and the name Ollie was derived from his surname, Halsall - Hallie - Ollie.
Welcome to our world Oliver. Your parents cannot believe how precious you are and we are absolutely looking forward to having you around.