Nirvana Medley is one of the two videos I use to introduce people to the Octet. I think it showcases their talent and humor + the youngsters love their hippy music. (Just kidding.)
I live in Seattle at the moment, and in the late 1990's - 2004 I lived in Aberdeen, Washington (home of Kurt Cobain - well, I've seen the memorial bridge, anyway.) I should know more about Nirvana, but I don't. I know Kurt's house was sold for a buttload of money while I lived in the Tri-Cities. I was never into the music or the grunge movement, but Nirvana Medley makes 'Happy" because of the Octet. Well done, Octet.
The songs in the Medley are: All Apologies, Lithium and Smells Like Teen Spirit. I enjoyed the Octet video before I ever heard a Nirvana song. The researcher in me wanted to catch the comparison, so I saw the orignial Nirvana videos and they were pretty good. After watching some of the Nirvana videos on YouTube I think I appreciated the Octet's skill even more.
So, the first soloist, Jason Mabie, does he bear any resemblence to any one famous? A lot of people on YouTube seem to think so.
The following are unsolicited responses from a few of the videos that were posted on YouTube (Nirvana Medley being one of them.)
And, of course, Jason's comments make it even funnier.
So, a few of the Octet have passing resemblances to other well known (and not so well known) celebrities. We can discuss that at a later date, as well.
Another thought is that there are too many topics, or what I'm posting is too weird/boring/whatever. Hmmm...feedback is awesome. Tell me what you want and I'll do my best to oblige.
Till next time.