a good friend and i were discussing music & how you don’t really need a bunch of talent if you have good looks….the best hairstylists, make-up artists, choreographers, lyricists & songwriters will be provided for you. long gone are the days when talent was foremost….where a band was booo’d offstage because their sound was mostly engineered in the studio.
and that got me thinking about talent. there are those musically gifted and then there are those with the voices of angels.
those who train their voices for years in order to blend them seamlessly….
ensemble pleneta~ air on G string
and then there are the naturals….
this is probably much like the first a capella i heard. down in the bario, going shopping with la abuela there were groups like this on every street corner.
guys like this as the bus/train station
(my mom was horrified when i said i wanted to grow up & sing at the train station!)
here are some college a capella groups, all strangely named….
(Cornell) Last Call – The Scientist
(Cornell) The Hangovers – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
(Indiana University) Straight No Chaser- Worlds Apart
random once-in-a-lifetime moments like this thrill me no end
and because everthing eventually turns to queen
UC Men’s Octet(minus 1) Bohemian Rhapsody