She Used to be Mine – Shoshana Bean

I am so grateful that Maggie Renee introduced me to Shoshana Bean’s rendition of “She Used to be Mine,” a song from the musical “Waitress” with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson. The musical is based on the 2007 film of the same name, written by Adrienne Shelly. It… Read More »

Voctave – Mary, Did You Know?

Voctave resides up at the top of the a capella royalty along with Pentatonix, Home Free and VoicePlay. Unlike the others, they are more classic a capella – no beatboxer. But their sound is absolutely incredible. There are eleven members, most of whom work as members of Voices of Liberty at Disney World in Orlando,… Read More »

Penatonix – Hallelujah

Pentatonix occupies the tip-top echelon of a capella groups. Three high-school friends, Scott Hoying (baritone), Mitch Grassi (tenor), Kirstin Maldonado (alto) decided to participate in the Sing-Off a capella competition television show, but they knew that they would need more members – specifically a bass singer and beat-boxer. A mutual friend introduced Hoying to Avi… Read More »

Why Wind and Solar Energy Are Doomed to Fail

Robert’s paper acknowledges that there are multiple reasons why wind and solar energy will never meet America’s energy needs, but focuses on the particular problem of land use:

Could You Be Messiah

I have something very, very, very special for you. This song is one of my most favorite songs ever. Let me tell you the back story: Gary V’s award-winning stage director and friend Direk Freddie Santos loves the Lord and often finds himself talking to Him whenever, wherever. He was at a bar lounge taking… Read More »

VoicePlay – If I Were a Rich Man/Girl

VoicePlay occupies the top-tier of American A capella groups along with Pentatonix, Home Free and Voctave. The current five members are Eli Jacobson (Tenor), Cesar De La Rosa (Baritone/Tenor 2), Geoff Castellucci (Bass) and Layne Stein (Vocal Percussion). They frequently produce videos, sometimes in costume, with marvelously original arrangements, often created by Layne. The group… Read More »

Sohyang – Arirang Alone

This is one of my favorite Sohyang performances. I have provided her performance video and, under it, some of my favorite reaction videos for this performance. Sohyang is a South Korean singer-songwriter who has been dubbed by the international media as the “Korean Mariah Carey”. Sohyang is also an author of fiction, who has published… Read More »

Morissette Amon – Akin Ka Na Lang

I believe Morissette to be one of the greatest singers of our time. She exercises incredible control, breath control that astonishes, a beautiful tone and the most incredibly melodic whistle tone I have ever heard. She also has an incredibly long passage that she navigates without taking a breath – astonishing. I have provided the… Read More »

Sohyang – Day, Day

This is something a little different from Kim So-hyang, known as Sohyang. She is one of my favorite performers. I have provided her performance video but, sadly, at this point there are very few reaction videos for this performance. Sohyang is a South Korean singer-songwriter who has been dubbed by the international media as the… Read More »

Lara Fabian – Je Suis Malade

This was my introduction to Lara Fabian. She has since become one of my favorite performers. I have provided her performance video and, under it, some of my favorite reaction videos for this performance. Lara is Belgian-Canadian with dual citizenship, but probably is most well-known in France. She has sold over 20 million records. She… Read More »