Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson.

Sad sad day. A tribute: Here's Cayuga's Waiters doing "Man In the Mirror."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Toto's "Africa?" Even big in Slovenia!

An a cappella choir from Slovenia, Perpetuum Jazzile, along with The Real Group, perform their take on Africa's "Toto"—now officially the most overdone song in a cappella. Still, this is kind of awesome.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


On Saturday, the New York Times reports, Emily Allen married Samuel Hornblower.

Why include that here? Because Mr. Hornblower's a cappella group made it into the report.

The Times describes the early days of the relationship: "Mr. Hornblower took Ms. Allen to campus parties and serenaded her onstage during a performance of the Krokodiloes, a Harvard a cappella group he belonged to. 'It was all very undergraddy,' Ms. Allen said of their courtship."


The full (and very sweet) story is here.

Need An Arrangement?

If you sing in an a cappella group, or would like to start one, you're gonna need a few good arrangements. There are books of arrangements out there, plus arranging services and listening tapes, etc.

And now there's a website, started by a Michigan undergrad, called Better A Cappella—which offers a database of information about existing a cappella arrangements. Does your group want to sing "Accidentally In Love?" I don't know why you would, but let's say you want to! Go to Better A Cappella. Search for the song title. Find the contact info for a dude with an existing arrangement. And shoot him an e-mail.

Of course, doing your own arrangements is a good learning experience. But for those short on time (or ear training), check out Better A Cappella.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Back to the Music.

Sometimes we forget the world of collegiate a cappella is actually about the music! To that end, I offer the ladies of Divisi singing "Eugene," a great little song I'd never heard about a woman scorned.