Cello Wars

Power of Music

My friend Russ White turned me onto this one. Bobby McFerrin does a great job of simply presenting the power of the pentatonic scale. You’ll notice that he only sings three notes for the crowd, but they pick up on everything else. Pretty cool.

The Sound of Music

This video was made in the Antwerp, Belgium Central Station (train) on March 23, 2009. It was a Monday morning and with no warning to the passengers passing through the station, a recording of Julie Andrews comes on the public address system singing “Do, Re, Mi.” As the bemused passengers watch in amazement, some 200 dancers begin to appear from the crowd and station entrances.

This was created with just 2 rehearsals. It was a promotional stunt for a Belgian television program that was looking for someone to play the leading role in their musical production of “The Sound of Music”. You can see how the crowd reacts. Amazement. As well it should be. Life would be a lot better if this kind of thing happened more often. 🙂

Ashley & the Talent Show

Ash really wanted to be in the talent show at Midland Christian this year. She kept jumping back and forth on what she wanted to do… sing, play, what song, etc. The night before the show, 90 minutes from rehearsal, she still had not settled on what she was doing. I was concerned, being the stupid perfectionist that I am. So I made her try out for me. Afterwards, I made a small suggestion. She loves doing remixes on Acid (the program, not the drug). Why not do a remix of the song she really wanted to do? Her mind went to work and you can now see Ashley performing Bella’s Lullaby from the movie Twilight… techno.

Star Trek meets Monty Python

I ran across this on You Tube while I was uploading some stuff from work. For me, this is almost the perfect video. The audio is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail while the video is a montage from the original Star Trek series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Holy is the Lord

A friend turned me on to this YouTube video today. Someone (user name is gregmuzac) has taken the song Holy is the Lord from Andrew Peterson and set it footage taken mostly from TNT’s movie about the life of Abraham. It is a fabulous video. Well worth seeing. And here it is…