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Thursday
Apr222010

A Pair For Your Ears

As some of you know, I have a deep and abiding love for a cappella music. In high school, I was in a guys' quartet called The Overtones, and in college I was part of the Rice Philharmonics. I'd love to get back to it, but for now I have to content myself with singing along with the Acapodcast, my collection of recordings, and whatever I happen to find on the Internet.

Here's two things that fall into the latter category. The first is an a cappella standard given a new twist by incorporating some particularly ingenious sound effects. (The thunder is my favorite.) The second is a multi-tracking a cappella take on a classic rock song, which rarely fail to make me smile.

Enjoy (and feel free to sing along).

Reader Comments (3)

Normally, I'd never waste time on the "Wow, do you know - ?" game, but from what I can tell, you Rice people are practically the Borg. So, do/did you know Ginger Stampley and/or Brett Peters?

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Henley

I've never actually met Ginger, but we know each other online due to a mutual friend (Karin Kross Levenstein, who I met through theatre stuff). Actually, that might be through two different sets of mutual friends, if I remember right.

Don't know Brett, though. Looks like he graduated in 1994, whereas I didn't matriculate until 1996.

April 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterPaul

And I even have a tape of the Overtones. Haven't listened to it in a long time. I wonder where it is.

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

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