-Alicia Keys & Usher "My Boo"
Just recently Greg & I started recording and watching NBC's The Sing-Off, showcasing different groups singing a capella to win a huge prize. So far almost every group we have seen has been outstanding and does an amazing job creating a huge sound with just a few people. One of the judges is from Boys II Men (am I embarrassed for instantly recognizing him? absolutely not); another judge is from the Pussycat Dolls (am I embarrassed that I once had a song of theirs as my ringtone? um, perhaps); and the other judge is the infamous Ben Folds, who provided the background music for at least half of my college years. Hey, I discovered him a little late, but better late than never, right?
My musical tastes have ebbed and flowed over the years, from Portishead & Bjork to Sloan (nods to Kennon & Dave) to Guster, Travis, Death Cab for Cutie, and all the way back to the Black Eyed Peas & Fergie ("G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S"). Seeing some of these groups perform these "throwbacks" of only 5 years, mind you, brings back a lot of fun memories and frighteningly ages me a bit.
But I don't even think I was alive when this song was recorded, but e'er since I heard it on my parents' stereo, I've loved it (you need to only watch the first minute or so, the rest is judge commentary):
And speaking of 5 years ago, today 5 years ago two of my very good friends were wed! Happy anniversary to LPK & MK!
|1209 Roomies "hit in the face with a bat"|
|Seeing LP off|
|Lil' LPK & Tall MK!|
And this explains why Justin Timberlake is playing right now. Blast from the past, mutual admiration among the 1209 roomies. You know.