Monday, July 6, 2015

Harmonic Journal 07/06/15

Harmonic Journal
Monday, July 6, 2015

"Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D minor BWV 1043" by Johann Sebastian Bach


Harmonic Journal 07/05/15

Harmonic Journal
Sunday, July 5, 2015

"Jenny Come Away" by Scott Leonard, as performed by Rockapella

Happy Birthday, Jenn!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

DLR LotD 07/04/15

Disneyland Resort
Line of the Day

Saturday, July 4, 2015

"I heard that they taste like jellyfish." -- Sherry, saying what the donkey is thinking about the chickens, on Pirates of the Caribbean

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Harmonic Journal 07/04/15

Harmonic Journal
Saturday, July 4, 2015

"The Star-Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key, as played by the 2015 Blue Devils Trumpet Ensemble



Friday, July 3, 2015

Harmonic Journal 07/03/15

Harmonic Journal 
Friday, July 3, 2015

"Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me" by the Mint Juleps

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Harmonic Journal 07/02/15

Harmonic Journal 
Thursday, July 2, 2015

"Standing Outside the Fire" by Garth Brooks

Harmonic Journal 07/01/15

Harmonic Journal
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"The Canyon" by Phillip Glass, as performed by the 1999 Santa Clara Vanguard

Drill shown in Micro Marching League style -- with their uniforms!  Cute.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sing It On 1.8

Sing It On
Season 1, Episode 8
Season Finale

  • The Nor'Easters are still mourning their loss of Kevin.
  • All Night Yahtzee is gearing up for the Wild Card video submission.
  • No Comment's video is their version of "Bang Bang".  I feel like I'll never hear this song again without thinking of Sing It On.
  • Nor'Easters decide that the show must go on, and submit their rendition of "Elastic Heart".  
  • A.N.Y. pushes themselves to meet the deadline, and the audio file is lost on their best take, so they just submit their first one.
  • Nor'Easters wins the wild card, by a lot of points.  They get to go to finals.
  • Nor'Easters pull the last performance slot, and Samantha is convinced that Kevin worked it from heaven.
  • GMen set the bar really high with their alien-like sound.
  • SoCal Vocals rock "Bang Bang" during their set.
  • Voices In Your Head's solo has a soloist with an amazing vocal range.
  • Vassar Devils sound great and seem to make Nor'Easters nervous because they've beaten each other previously this season.
  • Faux Paz makes the judge smile.
  • VirtuOSO does "Uptown Funk", which is kinda too choral-like for me, despite the vocal percussion.
  • All the King's Men sings "Proud Mary" and they don't sound British at all.
  • Nor'Easters have Kevin with them in their hearts, dedicating their set to him, and saving a space on stage for him.  They sound awesome.  
  • John Legend sends a video to encourage everyone.  He was in an a capella group in college.
  • 3rd place:  G Men
  • 2nd place: Voices In Your Head
  • 1st place: SoCal Vocals  -- Congratulations! (See this is why they need to follow the California groups next season if they have one).
  • The ICCAs end with all of the groups singing "Sing A Song".
Well, that was fun, but not my favorite reality show.  I think that it had to do with the really strong personalities of the leaders, mostly those of the annoying leaders.  Oy.  Their speaking voices were grating to me.  I guess it wouldn't be as good TV if they were more mellow, but I just wasn't as into it as I would have liked to be.  I would have liked to hear more actual singing, like entire sets.  But that's because I'm more of a music fan than a reality show fan, I guess.




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Harmonic Journal 06/30/15

Harmonic Journal
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Step By Step" by NKOTB

I can't believe it's been 25 years.