Radio host's hated harmonica solo
Last month, the radio announcer at the centre of the prank call scandal, Michael Christian, told of his short-lived harmonica solo aboard Rihanna's 777 plane.PT1M9S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-29lvi 620 349 November 19, 2012
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Michael Christian, one of the Sydney radio announcers at the centre of the prank phone call scandal which resulted in a London nurse's suicide, has been courting controversy for months.
Just a fortnight ago he made global headlines as the man responsible for causing a near mutiny aboard pop star Rhianna's private jet for his incessant harmonica playing.
Radio presenter Michael Christian.
With 200 journalists from around the world aboard Rihanna's seven countries in seven days promotional plane ride, Christian and his harmonica made international headlines after his interminable playing drove fellow passengers to despair. Website Gawker reported: "Some Australian guy on the plane was playing a harmonica, which is internationally recognised as grounds for justified homicide." MTV reporter Maude Deitch Tweeted: "This Australian motherf***er with the harmonica on the plane is about to get murked."
At the time he relished in the notoriety, actively promoting the controversy he had created and embracing the subsequent media attention by promoting it via social media. Christian was somewhat oblivious to it all, writing in his blog: "From the moment we departed Los Angeles there was music BLASTING, people singing, cameras everywhere, oh, and Rihanna serving drinks! Rihanna moved up and down the aisle playing the part of an air-hostess ... and stopped to give her impression of an Aussie accent."
Today he is at the centre of an international media hunt with media crews currently en-route from London keen to find him .
However this time around he has been silent on the scandal.