Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

And now for something a cappella

Here's something fun for you.

It earns style points for taking a familiar song and making it sound new by barbershopping it.

And here's a piece from the archives, with 2/3 of the siblings making a joyful noise.


Anonymous said...

Zowie! #2!

But a little instrumentation can be allowed, e.g, this lady

mrsdarwin said...

Anon, that's lovely.

Anonymous said...


Crude said...

Actually, one of these links has me curious.

You linked a Bioshock: Infinite track. Any chance you guys plan on commenting on that? I was unaware whether you two were gamers of any sort.

MrsDarwin said...

Crude, no. I'm competent to comment on the piece on a musical level, but I haven't played a computer game since Super Mario, when I was in sixth grade. I did read the wikipedia summary of Bioshock after hearing some of the music, but not even a ragtime version of Everybody Wants to Rule the World, awesome as it was, could induce me to spend hours of my life on a first-person shooter. No judgment implied, just my own disinclination.

The link was sent me by my sister, but the reason why is a big state secret that I inadvertently revealed and had to edit out of the post earlier, for anyone who was wondering about that.

Crude said...

It's fine. Actually, it's the third game in the series (programming and game design is something I enjoy), and the reason I bring it up is because there was some controversy over the Christian themes in it recently.

Basically, the Big Enemy in the game is the prophet of some xenophobic, racist, hyper-nationalist Christian cult. I haven't played it myself, but I thought hey, maybe some insight is to be had.

Thanks for the reply.

MrsDarwin said...

I saw that mentioned in the wiki article, but frankly, the history in it sounds so alternate anyway that one more revisionist element shouldn't be all that shocking. The fact that people tend to parody Christianity when inventing fake religions seems to prove that the archetypes of Christianity are artistically compelling even to those who misunderstand its message.

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