Posts Tagged music
Back in the day I was a musician. A vocalist, to be precise. I’ve been involved with choirs/choruses for as long as I could make sounds. In high school, I was in the All-State choir. I scored an Excellent in student conducting at State competition. I was even a Music Education major in college. These statements are not made to brag, but rather to inform the reader of the seriousness of my musicianship. This is important to know as you continue to read.
A friend of mine from high school had a tremendous bass-baritone voice. Very classical, very powerful. He was much more of a musician than I was. He was also extremely raunchy, which helps explain why he was my friend. Back then we collaborated on a song based on the Simon and Garfunkel hit Sound of Silence. Unfortunately, we only completed the first verse, but I felt it was good enough to share with y’all anyway.
Hello penis, my old friend
I’ve come to play with you again
I know you are so long and hard
I’ll be sure and use some lard
And the sounds of my screams will echo off the bathroom walls
As I squeeze my balls
Listen to the sound of whacking
What happens to a promising young vocalist with this kind of creative potential (in other words, my friend)? They become an evangelical preacher!
Jonathan Coulton is the fucking man! And someone put together a fantastic video for his song Skullcrusher Mountain.
And in related news, JoCo is opening for They Might Be Giants! Of course, not while they’re down here where *I* am. Nooooo, that would just be too awesome. Instead, they’re playing together in places like Atlanta, GA. Poopie-heads. 😛
Anyway, this one goes out to all the girls I’ve loved before…
A bit short notice, but I just got the email:
Come join the The Forefathers this Saturday, July 25th, for the “Christmas in July” event at Seven Sister’s Coffeehouse
Seven Sister’s Coffeehouse was recently reviewed (quite positively!) by the Orlando Sentinel
Seven Sister’s Coffeehouse is located at 911 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803 (just North of Marks St.) www.sevensisterscoffee.com/
The Forefathers will be performing Holiday Music and the band’s own originals (some featured on National Public Radio) from 7-9PM. The event starts at 5PM.
Really good music, really good coffee, really good people. If you’re near O-town, I encourage you to check it out.
If you’re anywhere near central Florida, you should go to the Orlando Fringe Festival. It ends this weekend.
But even more importantly, you should go see The Forefathers perform at the Orlando Fringe Festival on Saturday May 23rd.
The Forefathers will perform two sets:
5-6pm & 6:30-7:30pm
Kick-ass music, kick-ass theater, lots of drag queens. It’s a win for everyone!
I missed my calling in life. I should have been a kick-ass science-musician. Just imagine all the babes throwing their panties up on stage when I performed!
Hat tip: PZ
More sciency-musicalness, this time courtesy of the Allergy Notes blog.
I would’ve picked Nowhere to run for the music after watching this little guys persistence.
If you’re in the central Florida area, a fantastic band is performing this weekend in Orlando. The Forefathers is a really cool world music fusion band. They were voted “Best Acoustic Act” in 2007 by the Orlando Weekly and they are featured on National Public Radio’s Echoes program hosted by John Diliberto. I’m proud to say that I personally know two of the members and they’re great guys. I would strongly suggest checking them out if you get the chance.
Brunch and Wine Tasting @ 11:00 AM
Orlando, FL 32803
The Forefathers will perform from 11:00am-1:00pm