Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FIX YOU A DRINK BEFORE BEDTIME

It's not midnight yet
-- not in central Texas anyway --
so it's not too late for a Tune for Tuesday.

Get really comfortable somewhere and
listen to this beginning to end,
without interruption.

See if it doesn't blow you away.



This clip comes from an NBC series called THE SING OFF.

I suppose it's NBC's answer to AMERICAN IDOL,
but from what I've heard
the performers leave that other, much-hyped show way behind.

All the performances on this show are done a cappella,
which used to mean "to the chapel"
but now means "voice only, no instruments."
Every sound you heard here is produced a real human body.
No musicians.
No electronic equipment.
No studio tricks.

What's going on here is that the groups to make it to the final round of Season 2 united for one song, Coldplay's "Fix You." The sextet that starts things off is Street Corner Symphony, my absolute favourite because they're just ordinary guys with an amazingly tight sound. The lead here is their lead singer, Jeremy Lister, who impresses me to no end. If you have the time, check out their empty warehouse version of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."

Excuse me now, please.
I'm going to listen to this a few more times.

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