“An American Tale: Somewhere Out There”. This guy apparently heard the song once, has no idea where it’s from, but liked it and just plays it by ear somethings. IMO he’s improved upon it. You can see there’s no sheet music. Fascinating. Beautiful piece. I used to play a long time ago, but I can’t / don’t anymore and I was never this good.
I was watching Bo Burnham and man he’s interesting. But I’m not a religious person much, let alone of the Catholic faith so this song caught me off guard and I was curious what he meant by the line:
“Winos at the Eucharist station, trans-gendered-substantiation”.
At first I thought “substantiation is to support with proof or evidence; verify: substantiate an accusation; To give material form to; embody; To make firm or solid; To give substance to; make real or actual.” And I was like well, wtf does that have to do with transgender people, is he mocking us or… something else? What is he trying to say. Apparently you have to be of Catholic faith to grab that one. Cause I went and looked it up and I found this on RapGenius:
Winos, or alcoholics, attend church services in order to drink the consecrated wine which Catholics believe to be the blood of Christ. In Roman Catholic theology, transubstantiation is the term for the change of bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Bo thwarts Catholicism by entwining this ceremony with transsexualism, an idea which the Catholic church does not accept (“trans-gendered-substantiation”)
Alessandro Moreschi singing Ave Maria, the recording is more than 100 years old, on antiquated technology that has poor sound quality, and Alessandro is more than 50 years old and past his prime at the time of this recording. However, its still impressive and Alessandro is the only traditional castrato to be recorded singing.
I’m posting this again. She really deserves it. One of the most amazing voices! Its hard enough to sing in one set of keys, but wow. The crowd reaction alone at 1 minute in is amazing. Incredibly inspirational! This happened this year, 2011.
Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson, signed by JeremyNeidererMusic. I love the song, I feel like saying that sometimes “you don’t know a thing about me”… I get sick of other people telling me they know better than me how to handle my life. Unfortunately this guy signs more in English.