Posts Tagged music

With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel

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. I'm thinking Paul Simon might want to finish this version and perform it with me

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!

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What’s with all the screaming?

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…

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Be Cool: See the Forefathers on Saturday

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.

www.theforefathers.com

Really good music, really good coffee, really good people. If you’re near O-town, I encourage you to check it out.

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Fuck a duck!

I love you, Greg, for exposing me to this. I am truly and thoroughly corrupted.

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Forefathers at the Fringe

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!

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Science kicks ass!

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

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Regulatin’ Genes, yo

Yo homies. Gene regulation in the motherfucking house! Check it.

ht – PZ

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Go, neutrophil, go!

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.

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The Forefathers

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.

Sunday, January 25th, 2009
Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

Tour de Cure American Diabetes Association Fundraiser
Brunch and Wine Tasting @ 11:00 AM

3022 Corrine Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

The Forefathers will perform from 11:00am-1:00pm

www.theforefathers.com
www.myspace.com/TheForefathers

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Happy Monkey!

No clue what I’m talking about? Try here. And if you grok this, join the facebook group.

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