"The Virtual Choir project began as a simple experiment in social media, but it seems to have grown into something much bigger than I ever dreamed possible. The latest video has gone ‘viral’, and the video looks like it’s well on its way to 700,000 views, maybe more."
- Composer, Eric Whitacre
All of the singers uploaded videos of themselves singing different parts of the song to YouTube, following the lead of composer and conductor Eric Whitacre.
Half of my peer group saw NKOTB over the weekend in Boston.
I was like, "WTF?" So, I am here listening to the new tunes. Not. half. bad. I was a Jordan Knight Fan in elementary school. Mr. MM saw them in concert back then. He just shakes his head at this video. Heh heh.
I'm not a music reviewer, so I don't really have much to say regarding concerts. (I can, however tell you about protein bars and things like that.) I just like music. I am not very picky about genres. And to tell you something very honestly? I used to not even 'like' country music, (I know, right?) Now, it's up there in my faves, right next to HARD CORE GANGSTA RAP. /sarcasm
Although, I have to admit to you (and this is so not at all related, but I have had too much coffee) on the way to the concert last night, an old school Eminem song came on in the car. Here I am, swapping from CAT-COUNTRY, 98.1, the big country station up here in Boston, to a Pop station, because on the Cape, nothing. comes. in, and I hear Emimem. I KNEW EVERY FREAKING WORD OF THIS SONG.
(Singing it right now. Are you?)
Here's the thing - I do not like big crowds - unless everyone is having fun, but not the really pukey drunk kind of fun, I like the middle of the road type of fun. I don't think I could handle an all-day Country-Fest, even if I thought I wanted to go. I would probably die. But, I could, take a couple hours of it, and two beers. That's it.
Last night, even if I wanted to get up and BOOGIE to What The Cowgirls Do, I would have been slapped. We were surrounded by half of the The Northeast's Nursing Home, and I Am Not Kidding About That, and I am trying hard not to joke. I love me some white hairs, and I am fully aware of the fact that I am well on my own way to dementia, but... when did we get so, old?
I love Vince Gill. I could listen to him tell stories, sing, and tell me how to cook mac and cheese. It's all good. And, even though I got in trouble (everybody did, including a woman near me that swore that she "WASN'T TAKING ANY PICTURES WITH A FLASH!!! while she held up a hugantic Nikon) for taking photos of him that I just posted to the interwebs, it was a fun take. (And, he was in pain, the man is having surgery this week for a bum knee, he was struggling.)
PS. The video will be up in a minute, it keeps timing out on YouTube. Three times now. Now, I am singing Eminem MASHED UP with VINCE GILL! WOW.
Okay - who's your pick for American Idol? I'm going for an underdog right now. Why? Because he's old like me, and he's quirky.
Described as a soul singer, Taylor Hicks is known for setting "soul fires" from panhandle Florida honkey-tonks to the modern day chitlin-circuit of the old South. He's entertained with high profile artists such as James Brown, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Drive by Truckers, and Robert Randolph. Taylor is currently collaborating with contemporary blues legend Keb Mo.
UPDATE: Taylor Hicks is featured on the current season of American Idol. As of this writing, he is still part of the show.
UPDATE: (Feb. 8th)On Thursday, February 9th, Taylor Hicks' CD "Under the Radar" will be available at Laser's Edge Compact Discs in Homewood, Alabama. Orders can be taken via telephone or e-mail with a credit card. Purchases are limited to two copies. Contact Laser's Edge Compact Discs at 1-800-626-6495 or email@example.com for more information.
You can listen to three mp3's on that site as well. Woo-hoo. Though, note that his official website is "down" - maybe it's a American Idol rule.
Stupid girl, stupid girls, stupid girls Baby if I act like that, that guy will call me back What a paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl Go to Fred Segal, you'll find them there Laughing loud so all the little people stare Looking for a daddy to pay for the champagne (Drop a name) What happened to the dreams of a girl president She's dancing in the video next to 50 Cent They travel in packs of two or three With their itsy bitsy doggies and their teeny-weeny tees Where, oh where, have the smart people gone? Oh where, oh where could they be? Baby if I act like that, that guy will call me back What a paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl Baby if I act like that, flipping my blonde hair back Push up my bra like that, I don't wanna be a stupid girl (Break it down now) Disease's growing, it's epidemic I'm scared that there ain't a cure The world believes it and I'm going crazy I cannot take any more I'm so glad that I'll never fit in That will never be me Outcasts and girls with ambition That's what I wanna see Disasters all around World despaired Their only concern Will they **** up my hair Baby if I act like that, that guy will call me back What a paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl Baby if I act like that, flipping my blonde hair back Push up my bra like that, I don't wanna be a stupid girl [Interlude] Oh my god you guys, I totally had more that 300 calories That was so not sexy, no Good one, can I borrow that? [Vomits] I WILL BE SKINNY (Do ya thing, do ya thing, do ya thing) (I like this, like this, like this) Pretty will you **** me girl, silly as a lucky girl Pull my head and suck it girl, stupid girl! Pretty would u **** me girl, silly as a lucky girl Pull my head and suck it girl, stupid girl! Baby if I act like that, flipping my blonde hair back Push up my bra like that, stupid girl! Baby if I act like that, that guy will call me back What a paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl Baby if I act like that, flipping my blonde hair back Push up my bra like that, I don't wanna be a stupid girl
(This has nothing to do with the song, it's just something that happened here yesterday. You can click on it.)