Thursday, December 15, 2011

I just considerd converting to Mormonism

just to join this a cappella group. I just downloaded the sheet music, kids. Hold onto your hats.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Greatest Place On Earth

is Interlochen Arts Camp. I went to Interlochen. I am pretty sure it's the awesomest place on earth. I am 100% sure it's why I grew up and became a musician. It's why a lot of people become musicians, and actors, and dancers, and artists. (More than 10% of profesional orchestral musicians went to camp there, which when you think bout it, is pretty crazy.) My friend Jeannie, who lived in my cabin my first year, was the first person I ever met from Massacusetts- from an obscure town whose name I could only remember because it was the same as tasty Fig Newton's. My friend Mary, who I concinced to join me there our senior year, now teaches oboe at North. I'm still friends with both of them- it's that kind of place.

But it's kinda expensive- unless you win this contest.

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Cacrazy

This fellow is a friend of Jackson's sister. So basically, we all know him. Or something. He is an excellent arranger of a capella AND a master of the green screen as well (which is how he manages to replicate himself.) He doesn't do the beatboxing- that's his friend.

Thanks for the tip, Jackson!

By the way, the world's most (possibly only) famous a capella group, Rockapella, will be in town next Wed, Dec. 14 at symphony hall. Tickets are very expensive- $40- but I'm sure it'll be awesome... (Hat tip to Linda T for the heads up!)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Deck 'Em

Three of my favorite things: Choirs, Flashmobs, and Holiday Music (for Ethan and Liana.)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tomorrow A Whole Lotta Famous People

This looks awesome. I hope I can go!
The Cambridge Public Library and the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance present:
The Exquisite Conversation: An Adventure in Creating Books!
A discussion with
Katherine Paterson, M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Timothy Basil Ering, Steven Kellogg, Patricia MacLachlan and James Ransome.

Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 PM (books available for purchase at noon)
Kresge Auditorium
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
48 Massachusetts Ave. (parking available at West Garage on Vassar St.)

For young people (grade 5 and up) and adults
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.