(remember, the point of this is to think about how, or if, this applies to a cappella groups) Question: What sets the great, super-successful magic acts apart from the less-successful ones? In pt 1.5 of 2 I discussed what I meant when I said there are only so many tricks. The content of a magic show is not going to be that different from one act to another. So what makes some great, and others less so? featureimage:
Is it possible to be critical of something, and yet still love it? Is it possible to be aware of the inner workings of a trade, a skill, an art form, and still adore it, warts and all? Is it possible to hold two contradictory thoughts simultaneously in your mind, and have both be true? featureimage:
A quick aside from the magician/a cappella throwdown going on next door.... We went into labor Tuesday night and after a long, sometimes arduous process, at 1:21pm PST today, "Sono" was born. "Sono" weighs in at 6 members, 1 VP and is a balanced mix of boy and girl aged 21 to 36. In the next few weeks a real name will be announced and the fun part of raising this little group to be the next CASA League performing group will begin! Please send all congratulatory gifts in the form of cash to my attention.
Hypothesis: Within the entertainment industry, a cappella groups are more similar to MAGICIANS than to any other act (including bands). Read below for details, and get ready to discuss! Remember, this is just a hypotheses... even if it’s not totally right, is some of it right? Use your critical, scientific mind. featureimage:
American may got talent... but they don't got us! They didn’t show us! This is the final report on my experience auditioning for America's Got Talent... and I hate to to break it to you, but it's kind of anti-climactic. My group moosebutter did in fact audition in front of the judges, on camera, for America’s Got Talent. In Los Angeles, in May.