Hey Octet Fans. Sorry about the lack of posts. I'm having connection problems at home. I just thought I'd share a few highlights from the Spring Show that I found on YouTube. All of the songs were great.
90's Cartoon Medley exceeded my expectations. Great job guys!
On an unrelated note, I had a dream last night that I received a huge autographed Octet photo with every Octet guy's signature on it (from 1948 to present). Wishful thinking much? But it was a nice dream. :)
The following videos were posted on YouTube by lulubuddy. There are a lot more, but I've posted my most favorite videos.
I shared the opening video because it had me laughing from start to finish!
My favorite parts are the Octet's attacking position in the Animal Planet sketch and the reintroduction of "Jordante" (Jordan Edwards) in the Octet. Check out the 2003 Spring Show opening video for the original use of Jordante.
It seems that there were some copyright issues with the videos...I'll try to find others to link to. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Something Special is full of energy. Super great!
Rhapsody in Blue and Gold: Berkeley pride. Stanfurd mockery. Musical genius.
Operetic Classical Musical Fun. "You make me laugh..."
A song which is simultaneously Heartless and soulful.
Princess Papuli with the alumni is always awesome!
Great Job Octet!
And fans; let me know what you think of this years Spring Show.
I have finals and about a bazillion projects to get done in the next week or so...so probably no updates this week unless something amazing happens (I win the lottery/The Octet come to my door and sing "What's Your Name" to me/All my Professors tell say "Screw it - everyone get's an A+++).
I understand the Octet had their Spring Show tonight and that it rocked the Casbah. Yay, Octet! Remember to catch the Octet's ICCA Semifinals , if you can, at USC on the 20th! And...yeah, between facebook and my natural Procrastination bent, I'm gonna be pulling a weekend of all nighters.
So, until next time...
One funny thing I'd like to relate is that I had an awesome weird James Bondian/Octet hero dream that was...um, I think due to the post Christmas strange food/drink combo I had before I went to bed. Yeah, it was awesome like James Bond, but it was also weird like Willie Wonka...and when I woke up (before the story should have ended) it kinda looked like I was turning out to be a villain, which kinda disappointed me. But then, I put it down to the food and drink and not to what I actually think of myself. I actually think I'm a geek and not any kind of femme fatale, and villains aren't geeks. Ever. No way. Unless they're femme fatales pretending to be geeks, which is quite possible.
On to my actual posts, now. Right now. Here goes. I love Octet dudes! 2 of them wrote to me after my Christmas post.
I'd just like to share them with you. The first was anonymous again. Oooooh, mystery. I like! Also, he provided a little bit of back story on the great fun that the Octet dudes were having in the Silent Night photo montage.
Comments: Hey there! Thanks for putting up the videos and being such a stellar fan. Your website it really neat! That front image from the silent night video was at our celebration party for winning ICCAs. A bottle of champagne per member. Whooo, what a night! Anyways, Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a happy, Octet-filled new year.
The second was from Aroon, the new Octet dude. I was really surprised, since I only just mentioned him on the last post as being the new guy. Maybe I should just make a post that mentions all Octet dudes, past and present, and see what happens.
Name: Aroon Vijaykar
Comments: Hey there, thanks for keeping this blog going. You're right we should get an Octet historian...I'll put your name up for contention with the guys! And we are competing this year so hopefully you can make it down for ICCA's or our Spring Show 2010!
First, let's call it official: I love the new guy. 2nd, I would love to be the historian for the Octet. 3rd, I'd love to come down and see either Spring Show or the ICCA's or both. Zowie! If my school schedule (and funds) permit, color me there, Octet dude.
Back to sleep, now.