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Stripes: Sing-a-Long Sunday

This may come as a surprise to you, but I LOVE singing along to anything I hear just about anywhere and since I’ve been driving a ton more than usual, I’ve have ample time to sing my heart out. Lately I’ve been almost exclusively listening to Pentatonix’s EP which dropped a couple days ago and the one and only Beyonce so I hope you enjoy the following songs as much as I have!

Happy Singing!

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Stripes: A Little Thing Called A’capella

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, there’s this little thing I’ve been doing for a while called a’capella. A’capella, or the production of music using just human voices and bodies, has been a pretty big hobby of mine for the last couple of years. I think I’ve mentioned this before, if so please forgive my repetition and if not ignore what I just said, but a’capella has pretty much been my number one hobby for the last year. I spend all of my free time doing a’capella-y things including: singing, finding new music, and listening to other groups (when I’m not watching British TV, of course). And here is the first image ever on our blog of me singing curtesey of Miss Sequins!

Ok, so I’m not actually singing here…I’m blowing a note in my pitch pipe…but close enough (and in the rest of the pictures my face was absolutely ridiculous or I moved too much and made them blurry).

Wanna learn more about a’capella. One: Feel free to comment and ask me any questions. Two: Watch the following videos. And three: Sing your heart out anywhere anytime (unless I am trying to sleep and you’re within earshot, in that case I will give you my look of death and hate and nobody wants that).

This one has been passed all around the a’capella community since the day it was put out. It’s super mainstream and really exemplifies what the human voice can do. I adore their rich sound and am working on trying to adapt my voice to have more of this same fullness and depth. They are super cool and I’m really excited to see what they put out in the next couple years.

Barbershop is one traditional type of a’capella but they have so moved beyond the straw hats in recent years. I know I’ve posted this one before but I am absolutely in love with this song (probably because it largely marked my entrance into the a’capella world as I know it today). Enjoy!

This is An Aladdin medley by Vocal Spectrum (another barbershop group)…it’s super cool how they fit the whole movie into 7 minutes and they have some pretty awesome vocals that, dare I say, span the spectrum.

I’ve been itching to sing this one since I found a copy of the music floating around the interwebs a year ago. OMG dream song.

And a good peek into the silly side of the a’capella movement. Oh yes this is happening. (Also, got to see these guys sing live in February! They are really awesome guys!)

And of course some Eric Whitacre…this man’s music has the uncanny ability to put me into the most intense trancelike state

These are just some of my favorites. What kinds of music do you like? Are you a fan of a’capella or hate it? (Secret time: I actually hated modern a’capella the first time I heard it. I was dating the first of my a’capella men and I remember thinking this music is weird and I actually forced myself to listen to it so we could have more to talk about…clearly this relationship had a firm foundation. And back to the main point, you may not like it yet but you’ve just gotta find which kind of a’capella floats your boat. Turns out I just wasn’t really a fan of Rockapella but loved everything a’capella ever.) If you have any cool a’capella videos please post them! I’d love to see some new stuff!

Stripes: Awesome Stuff Sunday 3.25

It’s that day of the week again! Here are some of the awesome things I found on the internet this week, hope you enjoy!

It’s killing me that I do not own these tights from BZRshop’s Etsy! OMG if you were to buy these for me, you would be my favorite person ever.


This is a really great article from Psychology Today about resiliency and not giving up in everyday life. I really like that it applies to pretty much any life situations and how it emphasizes the ability of the individual to improve their own situation. There’s nothing like taking action to make you feel empowered!

Best.Photobomb.EVER.

Like I needed another reason to think a’capella is amazing.

I’ve also been addicted to this song. I’m not sure why but I can’t stop listening.

Happy Sunday!

Stripes: Awesome Stuff Sunday 3.18

I hope everyone one had an awesome week, here are the highlights of what I found on the internet this week:

The cute animal of the week  is this hipster fishy. Hipster fishy says, “I came from this pet store in a really obscure part of Portland, I mean I could tell you the name but you’ve never heard of it.”

I adore this line of literary clothing! 

Here’s your proper dose of good a’capella for the week:

Yes, this week there are 2 a’capella songs, I was thinking you needed a little bigger dose because it’s been a while since I posted any. This is Realtime, they were a local quartet who won some big titles but they recently got a new tenor (whom I am friends with, nbd or anything) and became Via Voice. Anyways, Loch Lomond is one of the songs that kept me singing as a kid because I heard a choir do it when I was in elementary school and decided on the spot that I wanted to be able to do it too. And actually, there are only 2 other songs that fall in this category and I’m working on one right now (details on that one later) 🙂

And, finally, I’ve spent most of my spring break thus far wishing I was even half as fierce as Beyonce.