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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Sing-Off Week 6

This week was hip-hop week, which is really interesting because hip-hop is pretty difficult to pull off a cappella. But the majority of the groups really pulled it off. Some didn't exactly keep with the hip-hop feel of the original song, but in these cases, it was a risk worth taking. The groups who took those risks did not fail. Case in point. Vocal Point, actually. One of the guys had recently returned from Australia, where his father had recently passed away from cancer. This was dedicated to him, and was very touching.


They're not my favorites, but I loved this performance. Then there's Pentatonix. 'Nuff said.


BAM! Once again, they just nail it. What really surprised me this week was how Delilah finally picked themselves up out of the gutter they had been steadily sliding into. They were one of the risk-takers, and it really paid off for them. For the first time in weeks, they were not in the bottom two. That made me happy.


This was also the first time the bottom two actually had a "sing-off." The Collective and The YellowJackets both had to perform Nelly's "Just a Dream." The collective just wasn't up to par this week, and they were the ones to be dropped this time around.

So that's it for this week. I'm keeping it brief, since I really don't have much to say about it. Having said that, I think it's time to go watch a movie or something.

Peace OutSide!

Not Always Right - 100% Chance Of Disaster

100% Chance Of Disaster

| WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND | TECH SUPPORT


(I answer calls for technical support within the company.)


Caller: “My computer is a fire risk.”
Me: “What makes you say that?”
Caller: “It gets hot. There are papers near it.”
Me: “If you’re worried about it, you can move the papers away.”
Caller: “I am moving the papers, but you must send someone to look at it.”
Me: “Computers usually get warm–”
Caller: “You don’t understand. My computer is a fire risk!”
Me: “Okay, I’ll log a job and get someone to look at it.”
Caller: “When? It is very urgent. I need someone to come now.”
(I log the job and ring the technician to explain that the customer is very keen to have someone come as soon as possible. The next day, he rings me back to tell me what happened.)
Technician: “You know that computer that was a fire risk?”
Me: “Yes?”
Technician: “She meant it was on fire.”

source:
Not Always Right | Funny & Stupid Customer Quotes » 100% Chance Of Disaster

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Sing-Off Week 5

This week the groups did "guilty pleasure" performances. I won't post as many vids as I did last week. I realize that was overkill. ;) The first half, I feel, was dominated by The Collective. I'm not a huge fan of the song they picked, but I absolutely loved their arrangement. The two leads blended so well together, which is difficult when both singers have such power. But they did so so well! I loved it.


I wasn't surprised North Shore went home this week, because they just aren't up to par in this competition, as classic and good as they are. One of my other favorites, Afro-Blue, really slammed the second half into gear.


I really enjoyed their arrangement, and those frikkin' jazz chords and arpeggios they throw in just make me melt! My love of both techno and extremely precise vocals makes me love Pentatonix in a big way. They amaze me with their "remixes" every time.


Urban Method performed Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison" and I thought it was great fun. I won't post the vid, but just take my word for it. They're great. Oh, and one honorable mention. The YellowJackets, while not my favorites, are always entertaining. This week was no different, when they did a rather energetic "Wannabe." (Spice Girls) It was very, very amusing. The Deltones were the ones to be cut during this half. Honestly, that doesn't bother me because, by the end of the show, I had already forgotten what it was they had sung. Don't get me wrong, they were good. But they are one group that I have consistently found to be forgettable. Another good night on the Sing-Off stage.

Back next week with more!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I Thought It Was Called "Singing"


This is from a real ad! Are these people frikkin' serious?! And it wasn't just a simple mistake, because it's in there twice! I sure hope this is done in the comfort of your own home, because I certainly wouldn't want to go to a bar where everyone's belching out a tune. 
FAIL!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Sing-Off Week 4

This week's show was pretty good, with another of my favorite groups performing well, although not quite well enough. But I'll start at the beginning.

As I said in the previous post, the groups were doing their versions of current hits and 60's classics. This week was the second group of six. Pentatonix, in my opinion, did a fun rendition of Kesha's "Your Love is My Drug." Throwing a male lead in there was a great choice and really switched things up in a good way. But nevermind that. The beginning of the arrangement was somewhat plain. Two-thirds of the way through, they completely remix themselves and flip it into a dubstep version, with pseudo-electronic effects and everything!



What?!? Yeah, vocal dubstep. Killer. (For those of you who don't know what dubstep is, go here and go to 1:28.)

Sonos brought out Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and made it sound so smooth. They didn't have a bass voice for this tune, but it sounded so nice and intimate that way. I don't feel like it was missing anything.


The Collective slammed out Far East Movement's "Rocketeer" and check out the lead girl singing with laryngitis! Power through, much?? Impressive.


The second half, of course, was the 60's tunes. The only one I'm going to bring up is Sonos. They are the ones who, sadly, got eliminated this week. The competition will now miss an extremely innovative group, because... well, just LOOK!



I heard a different version they had done awhile back, where they had a male lead, and it was just as smooth. It's a shame, but they already have a career going, so I'm not terribly concerned for them. But still. I wanted to see what else they would do. *sad face*

So that's it for this week. I'm off to dream some more.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Symphony X - Paradise Lost

I'm in love with Symphony X's "Paradise Lost" album right now. Everything is epic, and the title track's no exception. Love the slow build in intensity.

 

Then there's this beauty at the end. Like I said. EPIC!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Sing-Off Week 3

This week, one half of the groups did renditions of current hits and songs from the 60's. As usual, there was one performance that blew me away, and this time it was Afro-Blue. I usually fall in love with the jazzy groups, simply because they pull out some crazy chords and progressions that blow me away. This group is no different. Check out what they did to "American Boy." (Especially pay attention to what happens right around 1:12)



And I really can't stop there. Urban Method was a lot of fun to watch, too...



And Vocal Point was just so damn believable!



It was just a really good night.