…and I don’t know how to stop it.
I realized (maybe today, maybe yesterday…I really don’t remember) that I’m in some sort of ‘blogging’ slump. I don’t have writer’s block – per se – I just don’t feel like writing some days. Other days I’ve just been way too busy to talk to you guys. Recently, on those days that I haven’t felt like it, I’ve been distracted by something in particular. This ‘reason’ might come as a surprise, and maybe even as a shock for some of you. Because of this I’m going to start as far in the beginning as I can, and lead up to it. (In fact, it’s distracting me right as I type this.)
I don’t have TV. Now, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have A TV, because I do…and it’s an awesome one at that. I have a 42″ – LCD – 1080p – 24oHz – HDTV. The only thing I didn’t like about it was how good the picture was at first. It took me a few months, but I got used to it and now movies look like movies again. Anyway, what I mean when I say I don’t have TV is that I don’t have Cable, Satellite, Digital or anything that would put up a random picture. No, I have a DVD player and a bunch of DVD’s – That’s about it. I watch movies multiple times. That doesn’t really bother me though because I usually have writing or reading or house work or something else taking me away from the movie magic. This causes me to catch new things each time. But that is only usually.
I started listening to A Capella music, regularly, around five years ago when I found this video of the University of Oregon’s On the Rocks singing For the Longest Time. After rooting around a little bit more I found this video of the UC Men’s Octet. Two very good songs from two very good groups. I was starting to wonder if there were any decent lady A Capella groups out there and that’s when I found this one from UO Divisi, also from the University of Oregon. They are/were very good. So…what happens when you get the best of the best together? You get this…from the Vineyard Sound, a group that puts the best from the east coast collegiate groups together. (The actual song starts at around the 1:00 minute mark.)
These are all of my favorite A Capella performances. Well, they were all of my favorites. That list got a little bit longer about a week ago. That’s when my ultimate blogging distraction started. That’s when I first watched Pitch Perfect. In the last week I’ve watched it around two dozen times, and I’ve been drawn in each and every time. This film has even introduced me to some songs that I’ve never heard. One of the groups covers a Cee Lo Green song Bright Lights Bigger City. I’m not sure if I like the original…but that group sure did remix the business out of it. This is why I’ve been away for so long. Please go watch this movie…and like it. And if you can, search out the Gummie Bear song by the Brown Derbies. I used to have that song but I’ve seemed to have lost it over the years.
What distracts you from writing? How will you go about posting in 2013? I have a few ideas for the new year…so stay tuned.