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The Deuce Club, 7.17 07/17/2009 - 5:00 PM

Music Festival

By Jackie Roe, TW Social Director

Happy Friday, TWibe! It's a good thing you stopped by this week because we're doing something extra special in this week's Deuce Club (as previewed by Pete in today's YC). Read on!

The summer months are marked by outdoor activities - the most enjoyable of which are concerts and music festivals (in my opinion, anyway). Chicago may as well be the mecca for these types of events. The Ravinia Festival in Highland Park is the oldest music festival in the States and one of the most world-class, and just last night, Billy Joel and Elton John performed at Wrigley Field. See? It's not just the pizza that keeps me here.

But I digress.

It's in this spirit that Pete and I have decided to host our very first ... TW Music Festival!

Here's how this will work. We'd like for everyone to share their favorite music video on YouTube.

Some guidelines:

1) You can only pick one video! That'll make this activity both fun and a little bit of a challenge. (It's inevitable that as the night progresses, y'all will think of other clips you'd like to share, and that's fine. But let's try to keep it to one per person, to start off.)

2) You can choose an actual music video or a live/studio performance. Post both the link as well as a brief description of the clip.

3) Please use TinyURL so our pages don't become a mess!

Everyone good?

Let's begin with Pete's favorite, then mine. We both went the live performance route, which fits in well with the summer music festival theme (though mine takes place in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge - not quite an outdoor atmosphere, huh).

Here's Pete's:

Gotta love the bayou, and there are a million different versions of this song, but I love Emmylou's best!

http://tinyurl.com/klj53z

And mine:

Not my favorite band or favorite song ... but one heckuva performance. The best part(s)? Lead singer Ryan Tedder hitting those high notes better than any soprano ever could AND reading the lyrics off of his phone!

http://tinyurl.com/mwcrrh

Now you. Remember those guidelines from earlier, and get ready to partake in some music madness!

[Programming note: In the coming weeks, I plan on hosting a few more "favorite YouTube videos" events. Different categories but same level of fun. Make sure to bookmark those videos you can't get enough of, so you're prepared!]


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Posted by Rosangel 07/17/2009 at 11:40 PM

If it hadn't been for the mention of Kylie, my "next choice" was going to be Joy Divisions's "Love Will Tear Us Apart":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yTIpcwBTTs

Kind of the predecessor to New Order.

Posted by Andrew 07/17/2009 at 11:41 PM

Some brilliant minimalist pop from Canada's Finest, Feist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X28j4baLy-A

and the dancing calls to mind one of the all-time great dance sequences in a music video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Qh9N72YUU

Check out 2:26 to 2:33. Not many Dune quotes in rock lyrics, but "walk without rhythm, it won't attract the worm" makes the cut.

Posted by NP 07/17/2009 at 11:42 PM

Pspace, I'll get you started with Mozart. If you've seen Amadeus you'll recognize most of these tunes.

Don Giovanni:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFgqwc--y2I | "Là ci darem la mano" ("There we will entwine our hands")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jXXTU5tp00 | "Fin ch'han dal vino" ("Finally, with the wine"). Unfortunately couldn't find an actual opera excerpt for this one, but still a fabulous performance by the (and voice) by the lieder "specialist."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue72gvJvpi8 | "Don Giovanni! a cenar teco m'invitasti" ("Don Giovanni! You've invited me to dine with you" - this is the Commendatore scene)

Posted by Jake 07/17/2009 at 11:43 PM

rafadoc: i bet you love Seal - Crazy. I almost meditate with Seal - he's dark and complex and soothing. *take a deep breath*

here's one good rendering by a spanish youtuber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iESuz4LjtK8

Posted by NP 07/17/2009 at 11:45 PM

What, New Order but no mention of "Bizarre Love Triangle"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OhDp9o1dX4

Posted by Jackie 07/17/2009 at 11:45 PM

Seal's "Crazy" is Alanis's fave song. :) I think I prefer "Kiss from a Rose."

Posted by Andrew 07/17/2009 at 11:46 PM

My God, Rosangel: I went crunching round a Univ sitting room in 1980 to "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

A quick riposte from about two years later:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU3XjOwwfJE

Posted by Codge 07/17/2009 at 11:48 PM

Hey Jackie and Twibe.

Commend u and Pete, this is great twist for summer DC. Good music is what I need after the horrid week. I'll start watching the vids now... honestly don't know what to expect ;-)

Posted by Jake 07/17/2009 at 11:48 PM

NP: "You wanna be starting something," right? I'm only grateful and glad that MJ's passing brought all his good stuff to the fore - I was playing his music day and night from that dreadful afternoon I heard of his passing at work, until his burial.

RIP, King of Pop MJ.

Posted by Pete 07/17/2009 at 11:50 PM

Hey Rosia!

Always had a soft sport for this one, probably because the poor guy Ian Curtis hung himself not long after Joy Division became known. . . http://tinyurl.com/4u3dzy

Think I better call it a night.. .

Posted by NP 07/17/2009 at 11:50 PM

OK, guess you can't post more than 4 hyperlinks at the same time. Lemme try again.

Mozart Part II, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUEbgNS15dw | "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" ("Hell's vengeance boils in my heart," the famous Queen of the Night aria)

This isn't the most perfect performance of this aria--Natalie Dessay sometimes sings half a step down to my ears--but it's the best sung AND acted version I've been able to find on YouTube. There's another video where she sings better but acts with a little too exaggerated gestures; you can see it here if you're interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qqDKUKvoIs

Posted by NP 07/17/2009 at 11:50 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElZcW4olcyA | Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" ("A girl or a woman")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3IBd80wQiQ | "Papagena! Papagena! Papagena!"/"Papageno! Papagena!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL7YF0Djruk (just the duet)

Posted by Pete 07/17/2009 at 11:52 PM

Whoops, Rosia, how's that for syncronicity? Your post went up while I was rooting around. . .

Posted by Jake 07/17/2009 at 11:52 PM

Jackie, I love "Kiss from a Rose," too, can't help it. If the artist is exemplary, i'm hooked!

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/17/2009 at 11:53 PM

NP have you Mozarts "Requiem"

Posted by Rosangel 07/17/2009 at 11:53 PM

Seal - Crazy.

One great song (produced by the excellent Trevor Horn (of Frankie Goes to Hollywood fame) , and a brilliant vocalist too. My favourite Seal Song is "Kiss From A Rose".
Trevor Horn was also a member of the British group Buggles - their best-known song was "Video Killed the Radio Star":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWtHEmVjVw8

The funny thing is, these days ITunes and the equivalent (here I tend to use Amazon or other sites now because they're cheaper) has almost killed the common experience of watching certain music programmes. Here we used to have "Top of the Pops" every week, ever since my childhood, but it and other regular "top of the charts" music progs died a few years ago. Its all about internet charts now. It sort of feels as though one very important common music experience has been lost.

Posted by Pete 07/17/2009 at 11:53 PM

Thanks, Jackie and everyone else - 'nite!

Posted by NP 07/17/2009 at 11:53 PM

Yeah, Jake, that one. An "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Billie Jean," "The Way You Make Me Feel"... the list goes on. Some of the best pop ever.

Posted by rafadoc 07/17/2009 at 11:54 PM

G'night Pete! It was fun hanging out with you!

Posted by Pspace 07/17/2009 at 11:54 PM

""If you've seen Amadeus ""

Yeah! Now that was one awesome movie. The guy who played Salieri (sp?) was just too good. F. Murray Abraham? Don't remember who.

Posted by Jackie 07/17/2009 at 11:55 PM

Pete, you leaving? So glad you stopped by. Sweet dreams!

Ah, no mention of Sarah McLachlan yet? Fantastic performance of "Possession" here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqvcqniwsz0

Posted by NP 07/17/2009 at 11:55 PM

Later, Pete.

AM, I've listen to pretty much all the performances of the Mozart Requiem on YT, and there isn't a single one I'd recommend to newbies. I can still link to a few if you want.

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/17/2009 at 11:55 PM

I still love "New York,New York," by Crankie Frankie

Posted by Jake 07/17/2009 at 11:56 PM

Pete and Jackie: Good "variety night" special tonight. Kudos.

Posted by Jackie 07/17/2009 at 11:56 PM

Looks like "Kiss from a Rose" is popular. :)

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/17/2009 at 11:57 PM

Bye Pete

Dont worry NP I have a great version back home

Posted by NP 07/17/2009 at 11:57 PM

Pspace, you got the name right. Agree that was one hell of a performance. Frankly he didn't play middle-age Salieri as well, but the old one... oh, boy, don't think I've seen a better performance anywhere. Stunning stuff.

Posted by Pspace 07/17/2009 at 11:58 PM

Rosangel, jeez. It's like your in my head! I think I've enjoyed every single no. you've posted.

Posted by Jackie 07/17/2009 at 11:58 PM

P.S. I'm so proud of Typepad. Seven pages and nary a delay ...

Thanks muchly, Jake! It is what it is because of you guys, though. So kudos to YOU. :)

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:00 AM

I think we have some trip hop fans around, right?

Live performance of Portishead's "Roads" - AWESOME.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inx13j4NnQM

Posted by Master Ace 07/18/2009 at 12:01 AM

Jackie,
Hit a home run with this thread.

Walter Cronkite finally left the world as someone posted earlier.

Rafadoc,
Yes, Cubs are on a 2 game winning streak. Helps playing the Nationals this weekend because when Monday comes, they will be playing the Phillies,who are on a hot streak at the moment.

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:02 AM

Ahhh, and now I'm remembering more!

Jefferson Airplane performing "White Rabbit." Grace Slick's voice is unreal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quhj6PEboCU

Posted by Rosangel 07/18/2009 at 12:02 AM

'Night, Pete! Synchronicity indeed....well, we've already covered The Police earlier in this post....

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:03 AM

Ok, so I discover that Rosangel's nickname is Rosia. Makes sense, kinda. "Sangel" sounds good, too, no?

Posted by NP 07/18/2009 at 12:03 AM

Found it. Pspace, here's the best scene from Amadeus, the one where Salieri finally describes his plan to murder Mozart and have his last laugh over God:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfuM2Ka7Lxc

One of the greatest scenes in cinematic history.

Posted by Pspace 07/18/2009 at 12:04 AM

Any Jethro Tull fans around? Aqualung always goes down easy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqZmtq5LhFo

Posted by Andrew 07/18/2009 at 12:04 AM

Jackie, this version of "Posession" is unbelievable. It was my introduction to Sarah McLachlan. What a performance.

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:06 AM

Yay, Andrew! Glad I'm not the only one who was blown away by the performance. Good, good stuff. My favorite Sarah song, too.

Posted by rudy3 (proud Rafaelite since 2005) 07/18/2009 at 12:06 AM

"Trevor Horn was also a member of the British group Buggles - their best-known song was "Video Killed the Radio Star":"

Great find Ros. this holds the distinction of being the very first video ever aired on MTV...back when the M stood for something on that channel.

Favorite MJ work: Human Nature, Rock With You & anything he ever did with the brothers.

How about some guilty pleasures...

Here is one I will admit to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUjIA3Rt7gk

song makes me happy. Another singer from the 80's i love and wish would resurface is Sade. Smooth Operator, great late night song

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 12:07 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NncmILE_7mQ&feature=related

Panda's birthday today. Note the Adidas wrist sweat band about 2/3rds through.

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:08 AM

Jackie,

Y'all (Pete, you, Rosangel) do a good job keeping this place lively. For a non-binding (i.e. no need for registration, blah, blah) forum, I've found myself spending more and more of my "online" time here - either listening in (with an open window in the background at work), minimally or fully participating as time permits.

Keep up the good work, and i'll be retiring here in a minute.

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/18/2009 at 12:08 AM

Oh I love Van Morrison too.

Posted by Andrew 07/18/2009 at 12:09 AM

Jackie: not quite Britain's answer to Grace Slick, but pretty close. One of the most joyous sad songs I know:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHstyoGkMIU

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/18/2009 at 12:10 AM

Miss Jackie This good go on for days lol!

This has been one of your best ever

Take a big Bow girl.

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:10 AM

Oh, that's great to hear, Jake! TW's addictive, isn't it? (In the best possible way.)

Hope you'll continue to stick around and make your presence known! :)

Posted by Rosangel 07/18/2009 at 12:11 AM

rudy3: all of Sade's studio albums are of terrific quality - I have every one, and they are well entrenched on my iPod - but unfortunately it's been a while since she surfaced.

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:13 AM

We didn't do much (or any?) hip hop/rap, did we.

The MV for Eminem's "Stan" *still* gives me chills:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awKoTDIdKrg

Andrew, close indeed! An apt comparison.

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:13 AM

rudy3: no guilty pleasure here - enjoy it (or them ;-)!

Posted by avid sports fan aka "Sigh-Rena" 07/18/2009 at 12:14 AM

Finally got my Internet at home working again! yay!

oh my! Sade now that is another artist I really liked :)

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:14 AM

Sade rocks.

Posted by rudy3 (proud Rafaelite since 2005) 07/18/2009 at 12:15 AM

Oh my gosh, Portishead, what was that song "Sour Times" I think?

The Smiths, The Cure, The Jam...man, I'm going to have to get an iTunes card tomorrow and make a new playlist.

Thanks Jackie, I'm inspired.

Favorite pop song on mine is "Wonderwall" by Oasis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hzrDeceEKc

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:16 AM

I think we're all inspired, rudy3!

I'm happy. :)

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:21 AM

Ohhhh, just watched "Stan." Now need something pleasant! Hurry!

Posted by Andrew 07/18/2009 at 12:21 AM

Last from me for a while:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cN2JYnBTZw

"Last night she came to me, my dead love came in.
So softly she came that her feet made no din.
And she laid her hand on me, and this she did say,
Oh, it will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day."

In memoriam, Carolyn Bennett, 1948 - 1986.

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:24 AM

Count me on the Sade bandwagon, "Smooth Operator" popping out of ma head first. In that vein, add Sarah mclachlan, and "Builing a mystery" jumps at me...!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLzjNBFcw08

rudy3: "wonderwall"'s a blast.

Posted by NP 07/18/2009 at 12:25 AM

Guess I'll link to a few selections from the Mozart Requiem.

Kyrie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyAbtjSKhJc
Dies irae - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9m3E7dGixc
Rex tremendae - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdJZ29GpDYQ

More coming up.

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:26 AM

I think I'd go with "By Your Side" (Sade, obvi).

Posted by Codge 07/18/2009 at 12:29 AM

Still on page 1. Youtbe is a totally time waster, so easy to get lost watching.

Jackie- great choice.
Lleytsie (Cuppycake Song) - adorable

Posted by rudy3 (proud Rafaelite since 2005) 07/18/2009 at 12:32 AM

thats beautiful Andrew.

You're right Jackie, not much rap. I like the old stuff, like Tribe Called Quest or Eric B & Rakim. Current rap is somewhat monotonous to me. Although for some reason Flo Rida's "Get Low" makes me want to dance.

I'm outtie too. I'll leave with a song I can never hear enough:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2d2llB4oIQ

surprising The Beatles have gotten nary a mention. But I guess really they are their own topic.

Thanks everybody for the great music, and thought provoking finds.

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/18/2009 at 12:32 AM

hey I didnt mind Annie Lennox she came to Oz still has a great voice

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:32 AM

Codge, which one? LOL.

Well, considering you're on pg. 1, I'm guessing the OneRepublic clip. ;)

None from you yet? Just soaking it all in?

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:32 AM

OK, guys, I'm about to blow y'alls mind right now.

Check this freaking video/song out, and tell me if you don't jump up and down dancing!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAkfHShATKY

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/18/2009 at 12:33 AM

Also I love Carol King too,she is a legend

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:35 AM

rudy3, I commented on the Beatles a few pages back! I forced myself to leave them out since they're my absolute FAVORITE and I feared all of my comments would become annoyingly Beatles-centric. ;)

Thank YOU for the contributions!

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:36 AM

"surprising The Beatles have gotten nary a mention. But I guess really they are their own topic."

rudy3: you're right - same as MJ, Elvis, they are in a class by themselves.

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/18/2009 at 12:38 AM

Jake Thats one of my fav Clash songs ever,gee federer fans do have good taste in music lol!

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 12:39 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M28z9asZYGc

persia's parisa beautifully rendering hafiz.

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 12:41 AM

mirka looks a bit like parisa

Posted by Pspace 07/18/2009 at 12:42 AM

NP, yeah, that Magic Flute opera is great. I think that was my fave music from Amadeus. You're right about Dessay being slightly off in that one, but she gets some slack for the difficulty. How the hail do you sing (is aria a verb ;-)) that?

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:42 AM

AM: I bet you threw up your hands and danced! The Clash's "Rock The Casbah" was almost an anthem at every party I attended in the early 80's!

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 12:43 AM

Okay, maybe just one. ;)

"If I Fell" clip from "A Hard Day's Night" (SUCH a good film!!!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htuxy4bwUhE&feature=related

(Ohhhhh, John.)

Posted by Codge 07/18/2009 at 12:43 AM

I'm turning into Jewell and Angel..going back and reading thru comments...then commenting lol

ok so Ruth is heading to JA for sun and sea. Have fun!
sweet choice too.

Master Ace: Time!!! Wow haven't thought of them in years.

Tennisesq. - garaunteed at any party folks will dance to YMCA and do the macarena...lololol.

ok back to the vids.

PS. I wanted to post one, can't find it. Jeff Buckley perforing Lilac wine live. There was a great vid in utube, can't seem to find it... ;-(

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/18/2009 at 12:44 AM

Jake LOL!! of course I did,I am making a soup in the kitchen I was tossing around carrots etc while getting off on that song.

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/18/2009 at 12:44 AM

Jake LOL!! of course I did,I am making a soup in the kitchen I was tossing around carrots etc while getting off on that song.

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 07/18/2009 at 12:45 AM

oops see what that song does to me

sorry about the double post

Posted by manuelsantanafan 07/18/2009 at 12:46 AM

Nanci Griffith, Carolyn Hester performing "Boots of Spanish Leather," at Bobfest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWoIMYTsjoY

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:47 AM

knownaim&: beautiful song and vocals, hearkens to the east - persian? i love it. reminds me of a 80s disco hit that i'm trying to recollect now...

Posted by avid sports fan aka "Sigh-Rena" 07/18/2009 at 12:49 AM

I loved sweetest taboo to by Sade ;-)

Posted by Codge 07/18/2009 at 12:53 AM

Finally pg 2.

Yep Jackie I meant the Duffy cover. Did u submit more.
I guess by now the 1 submission standard is over ;-)

Well I couldn't find the one i wanted so this is one i send to my sister the other day.
Great mems attached. Timeless!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAfCQ-t7xY0

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 12:54 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYl0uLrXP7U&feature=related

this is joanna newsom. if she were a tennis player, she would be patti schnyder.

Posted by Jake 07/18/2009 at 12:55 AM

I'm gone now, good people. Have a good night (or day) as the case may be - boy, the world is so interconnected now, thanks to the Internet!

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 12:56 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMc_Q0bBRjg

this one is for indian wells: joni mitchell's california

Posted by greenhopper 07/18/2009 at 12:57 AM

I'm never going to get through all your choices. Amazed, really.

Just for the video and the amazing graphic coordination with glass paintings, I love this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJZnIHwzvzM

Posted by sorana, no. 1 in the Viking Territory of Romania 07/18/2009 at 12:59 AM

One of the reasons Romanians love Otis Redding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBiUFhYMu2s

Amazing that a man in his mid-20s had such "adult" stage presence.

Posted by NP 07/18/2009 at 12:59 AM

Damn it, got disconnected for a while. Here goes again.

Confutatis - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXHYX7zk1c
Lacrimosa - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkT07TP-mo
Domine Jesu - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO3nT5cvaOo

Gardiner's direction in the Domine Jesu is too light, but it'll have to do 'cause the other performances on YT are slower by 20 seconds.

Guess some of you already know that Mozart didn't get to finish his requiem before he died. Only the opening movement was complete in all the orchestral and vocal parts. The following Kyrie and most of the Sequence (from Dies Irae to Confutatis) are complete only in the vocal parts and the continuo (the bass part). The last movement of the Sequence, the Lacrimosa, was unfinished and breaks off after 8 eight bars. The following two movements of the Offertorium were again partially done: the Domine Jesu Christe in the vocal parts and continuo and the Hostias in the vocal parts only.

The unfinished parts were completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr, and they're unsurprisingly uninspired compared to the rest of the requiem, so whenever I get a new recording I generally listen to 'em only once. But what Mozart did complete is simply awe-inspiring stuff. Easily the most frightening music ever written. Sends chills down my spine every time.

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 01:03 AM

roger federer in the zone in song...simple joy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2JjJPDz3EE&feature=related

Posted by NP 07/18/2009 at 01:04 AM

Pspace, that aria has one of the highest notes in the operatic repertoire (F6). I've seen a soprano saying she needs to practice for like an hour just to be able to hit that note. Not easy stuff.

Posted by Juan Gisbert, the greatest Spanish tennis playing attorney 07/18/2009 at 01:05 AM

Tina Turner, never surpassed as force of nature:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54XRNQ2C2x0

Posted by avid sports fan aka "Sigh-Rena" 07/18/2009 at 01:06 AM

My bed is calling *yawns*

This has been a very nice thread :) Have a good evening etc everyone

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 01:06 AM

for richard gasquet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkIytHD5v9c

Posted by Arun 07/18/2009 at 01:11 AM

very nice, GH. can't believe that the glass paintings could be that good to create a music video out of it.

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 01:11 AM

Another Brit shout-out. Nice, knownaim&!

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 01:11 AM

cecilia bartoli hits you like a body serve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr3WNaMJMA8

Posted by Codge 07/18/2009 at 01:13 AM

Jacko!! love that you give direction on just how to maximise the enjoyment factor "MUST lie on the ground waving ur arms slowly to this song"

SilentP - laughing out loud, great choice.

NP and Jacko discussing Mermaids & lions. Best LK song was "Be Prepared". Jeremy Irons (sigh)

NP -Beres (sigh) love him.

back to vids..

Posted by ptenisnet 07/18/2009 at 01:14 AM

Hey ros. That was me with the upper case P. Was posting from my phone (which i rarely do).

Posted by Jackie 07/18/2009 at 01:19 AM

I'm fading. Fast. Aw, and I SO wanted to stay up ...

Goodnight/good day to everyone, and THANK YOU for being a part of this event! Y'all are the best. :)

Posted by NP 07/18/2009 at 01:21 AM

Codge, nice to see a fellow Beres fan. Must say he needs to come up with some new materials, but can't fault the voice itself.

Posted by knownaim& 07/18/2009 at 01:22 AM

imagine if all the grunters started to hone their grunting into....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n-x6djaZVU

Posted by NP 07/18/2009 at 01:24 AM

Later, Jackie.

AM, Annie Lennox deserves a thousand thx for bringing this gem to light:

No More I Love You's - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsl2O2H7g1c

I've listened to the original version by The Lover Speaks, and I can say Annie's cover is better, despite the overproduction. One of my fave vocalists.

Posted by NP 07/18/2009 at 01:27 AM

knownaim&, thx for the Bartoli clip. She's never been one of my faves--flawless technique, but questionable artistry--but I do give props to her for often following the unbeaten path.

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