Thursday, February 26, 2015

Boyz II Men

Oh, man.

I liked them in middle school.

But listening to them now, I have even more respect for them.  They are a GOOD group!  That bass singer?!  So good, you guys.

In retrospect, it's probably a little weird that we were in middle school awkwardly slow dancing, 12 inches apart, to "I'll Make Love To You".  It also begs the question: what are kids slow dancing to these days?!  Actually, I kind of know that answer since I used to chaperon dances.  But the music was so unremarkable that I don't remember.

Kids, you are missing out.  Boyz II Men, man.  Heck yeah.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hozier - Take Me To Church Cello Cover (OneNaoko)

That moment you write an entire blog post, and then inexplicably press "ctrl-z" and you can't undo your undo.  Or redo?


So here is yet another song I discovered through work.  Actually, I might have first heard it on tv for random commercials and show trailers.

What got me about this one was the bass moment.  "DUH DUH!   DUH DUH!"  Yeah.  Exactly like that.  The scoop also got me, which is why I transposed the song down.  However, after listening to a few live versions, Hozier actually does sometimes sing it in this key!


I just really want to hit the top of the scoop on a harmonic.  Full disclosure.  I'm keeping it real, people.  Real

I have a running list of songs I'd like to do covers of.  One day, when I have time again, I may actually make more videos more often.  One day.  One day.


Sunday, February 8, 2015



"Hey Naoko, what's Sketchfest?" you may ask.

Uh, it's this comedy thing?

It's a series of events held over a few weeks.  You buy tickets.  You go.  You laugh.  You see celebrities.  Happiness ensues.

Last week, I went to see Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, and Michael McKean.  If you're not familiar, they're in a series of movies together, including Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, Spinal Tap... (just IMDB it).  I'm not actually a huge fan, but figured they'd have fun anecdotes (which they did) and would be entertaining (which they were).

I had been on the fence about seeing anything else, as it costs money.  However, after enjoying myself so thoroughly I decide I had to go see...


You guys just don't know.