I'm not sure when my next post will be. I found out today that a good friend and mentor passed away, and so I will be taking a break from the blog.
Peace to you,
So, I've been in bed with the flu for the past 4 days. Last night was the worst of it, but the fever finally broke and the (censored for those with weak stomachs) finally ended at about 4 am. Unfortunately, I also missed about a week of school, and that's bad. I have to find one or more of the smart kids to catch me up on Tuesday. I told the class that Dr. King would probably want us to come to school and learn on Monday, instead of taking the day off, but that only earned me a round of laughter, and a few "shut ups" from the class.
I like this song. Not only does it give Bass Pride - it also gives Ugly Love. I'll be the first to admit it - I'm no oil painting (though my kindly yet dishonest friends may disagree), I'm funny and have a great personality, so this song makes me smile. Maybe pretty isn't the most important thing in the world. Maybe it's what inside that counts.
The cutest part of the video is at the end, when Jerome smiles sweetly and says 'call me', and the funniest thing is that he got slapped by his girlfriend after the show. Hahahaha. What a great story!
So, Jerome MC solos in Beauty's Only Skin Deep. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that Jerome did the arrangement as well. And if so, he changed the words a little to make it more comical. There's also a speaking part that isn't seen in the original Temptation songs. Check 'em out below. The first is from an appearance by the Temptations on national television. There is a glitch in the television signal late in the performance, but only for a second or two.
The next video is the same song, but in a movie about the Temptations. They have some nice moves. Yeah! Temps!
So, anyway. This is about what my post flu mind can muster. Sorry I was late with the post. Till next time, Peace out.
Yeah, that's about as concrete a timeline as I am able to give. It will probably be about Jerome MC's solo in "Beauty's Only Skin Deep". Should be this weekend...or early next week if homework is particularly cringe-worthy.
First, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and I hope that 2010 is awesome for you readers and the Octet dudes, past and current.
So, I was going over the videos last week and I thought I'd focus on Octet reunion videos. There are only a few of them out there. The first one is a video of the 1998 Octet performing at the '08 annual reunion. (This one was the big 60th reunion.)I am told that there is a reunion every year in the Spring, and I don't think this bit is open to the public. They do sound awesome. My favorite part is Do Re Mi. There is a video of the 1999-2000 Octet singing Do Re Mi Sproul Style. It's also cool to see generations of Octet-dudes enjoying Octet music.
THE OCTET GET AROUND! This is at the Octet's 60th reunion. It's awesome to see 60 years of Octet history in one room, harmonizing! I think this is the coolest thing ever! When the cameraman zooms in at about 0:17 it shows some of the '02-'03 Octet, and Jason Mabie is one of the first dudes to make up to Octomobile!
I want to say that this is Campanile, but I'm not 100% certain. In fact it's probably wrong. Wherever it is, it's got some great acoustics.
HELP ME RHONDA. I was watching this video and thinking that being in the Octet must be like being in a musical. One dude starts singing and everyone joins in, and knows the words, AND sings on key...and even does a little choreo. As the cameraman was panning around, I recognized a lot of faces from the different Octet groups. My suggestion, if anyone would care to listen to a fan, would be to get a tripod and set it up near the center of the room and pan around. Just a suggestion from a fan. More face, less back of the head...not that I mind looking at Josh's back. It's quite nice, actually. I did notice that I recognized a lot of the Octet dudes. Anyway, again - YAY Octet!
Can you believe it? An actual impromptu Octet video? Left to right: Jordan Meyer, Kenny Kamrin, Jaime Penido, Parker Sims and John Shumway. They are from 2 different Octet groups, and sound great together. I only wish that the video was longer. Great luck in capturing the Octet-dudes.
Well, I've been up all night (again) and should probably get some sleep. I'm wondering how this is gonna work out once school starts up again (Jan 4th). Again, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy and prosperous 2010, and especially the Octet dudes who have given us fans such pleasure in sharing their talent. Best to you in '10!
-Peace from Seattle