Random thoughts about one of the hardest tenor solos of all time.

Jesus Christ Superstar is one of my favorite musicals.  I’m feeling better today, so what better way to treat exhausted vocal chords than singing music out of my voice type, right?  I’ve had JCS on all day. I was reminded that Tim Minchin was recently on tour as Judas in the show so I looked [Read More...]

Well, this made me tear up.

I’m back!  I sat down to read through the internet from my lovely home office (otherwise known as my room) and this is the first thing I came across: Aaaaaaaand Simon Cowell’s a dick. The shy boy is one of the rarer voice types called a heldentenor, which literally translates to “heroic tenor.”  I think [Read More...]

Go see Shelley Segal in Tacoma!

Another one of the good (read: kind, humble, the type of person all celebrities should be in-person) famous atheists is Shelley Segal.  If you don’t know who she is, she’s the woman rocking out in this song: Anyway, she’s on tour right now and was scheduled to perform at a coffee shop in Tacoma called [Read More...]

Acapella NES themes!

My friend David turned me on to this delightfully quirky guy this morning.  I think I’m in love. Here’s the Spark Mandrill theme from Megaman X: And here’s Bloody Tears from the Castlevania games: And just for grins, here’s a track from a band called the Protomen.  They have dedicated three of their CDs to [Read More...]

Tim Minchin: a popular and obscure song.

Tim Minchin has finally posted a video of his hit song “Thank You God”.  It will give you all the lulz. However, it’s not my favorite song Minchin has ever done.  Whenever Minchin gets brought up, I talk about my favorite song of his and nobody seems to know it.  Thankfully there’s a video of [Read More...]

Go see a musical about leaving faith.

While in college I was cast in the premier of a show called Frog Kiss.  It was one of the more enjoyable shows I ever did. It was directed by a man named Chris Levy and his partner Ned Wilkinson.  They have since moved to Orlando and are making it as musicians.  Well, Ned has [Read More...]

How to write a worship song.

Ok, you guys know my education is in music and that I consider myself somewhat of a theory junkie.  That’s why, every time I’m in a worship service, it’s like they’re assaulting my brain as well as my ears.  This video says exactly what I’m thinking. Ironically, this also applies if your band’s name is [Read More...]

Music break.

I’m a bit of a sapiophile (sapiophile?  sapiosexual?).  So it just makes me melt when my fiancee teaches me something new (which she does a lot).  However, when she teaches me something new in my own field of expertise…that’s kind of humbling and endearing at the same time. She sent me this singer, Fabio Armiliato, [Read More...]

Why was I not notified?

This video exists.  How was I not invited to be in the chorus at least? One Term More – with subtitles from One Term More on Vimeo. [Read more...]

Meat Loaf can’t sing anymore.

Listen up all you aspiring singers.  Do you want to know why you learn technique when you’re young and don’t test your high notes until you’re older?  Let me tell you a story about a guy named Marvin Lee Aday, otherwise known as Meat Loaf. Meat Loaf is what we call a Heldentenor (which translates [Read More...]


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