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NerdSpork's Karaoke Corner Post 2

Hello again, and welcome to the 2nd post ever of the Nerdspork’s Karaoke corner for Theater nerds!!! Well, we had big plans for this installment. We wanted to do a Dr. Horrible's blah blah blog, in which I re-enact many of the songs from the show with various smuleans, but I've been so busy rehearsing for my theater company's next performance. Yes I have a theater company check us out. www.theworldvoiceensemble.com I don't have enough time to sit down and practice all the Dr. Horrible songs as much as I'd like. I only got one down so far but we are going to leave that blog for another time. However, I didn't want to leave this blog page karaokeless for too long so in the spirit of tantalizing you theater nerds with something...I figured I'd let you know what musical tasks I've been up to in my personal life.

Well, I'm a gym teacher by day. Though I graduated with a theater degree...go figure. The music teacher at my school knowing this has been giving me about half the classes to work with when it comes to assembly time. The spring assembly at my school is coming up. I work at a special needs school. All the students are autistic on different functioning levels. Well, it was my job at one point to go around and check in with everybody to see what kind of song, dance, performance etc. they had planned for this assembly event. One class at my school... probably one of the 2 lowest functioning classes had not yet decided what they would do. It's kind of hard for them to put on any type of performance because most of the students are in wheelchairs and can't even speak let alone sing. So I met with them to brainstorm ideas for spring songs. The teacher was like, "I wish we could do, It's Getting Hot in Here by Nelly." Everybody laughed at the inappropriateness…

I know most of you guys are theater nerds, and you might only have a vague recollection of what the real song sounds like because lets be honest many of us are too busy listening to Hamilton and Sunset Boulevard...Etc. So just to give you a loose reminder of what the actual song sounds like here is a guy named theaterthomas doing his rendition with OV8_Pam...a woman with very nice hair. Be warned explicit lyrics ahead, and various images that might cause spontaneous blindness...You have been warned.

https://www.smule.com/recording/nelly-hot-in-herre/866942470_1168093313/frame/box

So, inappropriate for kids right?….and then I said...Well...we could do it, if we changed the words. Then she was like but who would do that? Of course the music nerd in me was up for the challenge, and I wound up rewriting all the lyrics to the song, and using smule to make the track that we would use at the assembly...and now I would like to share that finish track with you. Sorry no video with this one, but while you listen to it picture teachers fanning students in wheelchairs and working together to get them out of their winter coats. Spring is here my friends...Enjoy.

https://www.smule.com/recording/nelly-hot-in-herre/805216334_1168036561/frame/box

Hmmm What else have I been up to on smule? Ah yes. I was cast to sing Mr. Mushnik's songs with a group that wanted to sing all the songs from little shop of horrors and put them on youtube or where ever. I'm familiar with the show. I had played Seymour in a college production when I was 17...The Smule group's leader kind of went MIA and we only wound up recording skid row before we disbanded, but the guy who was cast as the dentist invited me to join his group which was called...the man cave...in which men dress in tank tops or other manly apparel and sing manly songs on video together. It was..quite the spectacle. We recorded one song together and then they decided to invite women and now the place is just called the cave...but everyone loves our Super Manly rendition of eye of the tiger. This has nothing to do with theater...but you'll love it anyways...

https://www.smule.com/recording/survivor-eye-of-the-tiger-original-studio-inst/431435019_1099963073/frame/box

Oh and here is the the skid row track if you wanted to hear how that turned out. Sorry no video here...

https://www.smule.com/recording/little-shop-of-horrors-skid-row-downtown/864592011_1070261715/frame>

With spring being upon us it is time to say goodbye to what we love about the winter..specifically Christmas...and let’s do that with a little game I like to call...WHO SANG IT BETTER? Now this is a fun little competition in which two groups will compete by singing the same song. You will vote on which group gave the best performance. How do you vote? Comment below and let us know who sang it better!

https://www.smule.com/recording/carol-of-the-bells/162505661_823699527/frame/box

And now...the obviously superior video...but don't let me sway your vote...

https://www.smule.com/recording/pentatonix-carol-of-the-bells/805216334_1016666475/frame/box

Okay folks that's all for this blogs installment. But before I go I will give you a small taste of what's to come in the next one..which will be Dr. Horrible's blah blah blog...

Enjoy!

https://www.smule.com/recording/joss-whedon-brand-new-day-dr-horribles-sing-along/805216334_1120093436/frame/box

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