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Inside Oreo: A Jingle for Record Companies

{mosimage}Mi, mi, re, re, do, do, ti-sol. Hum it. Sound familiar? “Milk’s Favorite Jingle” is the name, but you know it as the Oreo Cookie Theme. September 2005 marked the Finals in the nationwide competition to replace the well-known melody with a brand new one. CASA reported that Blue Jupiter won first place, becoming the new voices for Oreo on a national radio commercial with CASA board member Diana Preisler providing the voiceover and co-production by CASA president Jonathan Minkoff and the Studio of American Idol's Randy Jackson. But that’s just the beginning of the role a cappella music plays in this story.

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Review: Martin Carbow's "A Cappella And More"

{mosimage}Just today as I was wrapping up this review, I caught myself humming several of the hooks from Martin Carbow’s "A Cappella and More" to myself a good 15-20 times. I think it’s fair to say that this is a catchy CD. Martin’s songs do nothing if they don’t put you in a good mood and get you tapping your feet. Catchiness and toe-tapping aside, however, the album isn’t without a few problems. While the overall effect was fun, I wasn’t so crazy about some of the more puzzling aspects of Martin’s musical vision.

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2005 SoJam A Southern Success

When they said the south would rise again they just might have been referring to the applauding crowds at SoJam 2005. Standing ovations for New York hipsters Duwende and funky jazz favorites Cadence were the highlights of the Saturday pro concert, but impressive showings from barbershoppers New Release, Friday’s collegiate champion Sympathetic Vibration, hosts Almost Recess and their VP Dave Baumgartner (the ten minute drum solo man) made for an enjoyable and well-rounded concert.

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SoJam 2005

When they said the south would rise again they just might have been referring to the applauding crowds at SoJam 2005.

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Getting Stuck On (And Paying For) The Details

I get paid for a lot of things that never make it to the final product. I get paid for inter-group arguments.