12 year old Shaheen auditions for the judges on Britains Got Talent 2009 singing Whose Loving You by Michael Jackson.
There’s a great lesson in this video clip. There’s a tendency to think of artists as having a certain talent level – like someone has great talent or mediocre. It all depends on the application; artists that excel in one area may be weak in another.
So the secret lesson for artists is this: Identify your strengths and weaknesses and try to place yourself in the area you shine most. Of course, you can also choose to be in the one that is most satisfying rather than the one where the bulk of your talent lies.
Being a musician my entire life I’ve had the unfortunate experience of doing performances that were not to my optimum level. I imagine every trade has that same experience. But with artists the mindset is so important to garner the vision and drive needed to push each project to success.
Proper selection is paramount. Go to where you are drawn to, where life is sweet. It will give you unimaginable strength to reach for the next plateau. And there is always another plateau available if you desire it. 🙂
Penn & Teller talk about how the only way they feel world peace is to be achieved. From the Penn and Teller show “Bullshit”.
The Creationism segment from Penn and Teller’s “Bullshit” show.
Includes footage of Duane Gish from the Insitute of Creation Research and also the Cobb County school board in their voting process to include creationism as part of the school science curriculum.
One of the other websites I run is a bible discussion website. The Creation vs. Evolution debate section of that website is located at:
You can spend many hours there reading debates between “creationists” and “evolutionists”. The debates include specific points of biology and geology. I have been literally amazed to see the amount of effort and research members put into their posts. For me, the most telling element of these debates is to see which side consistently posts documented information to support their side; and to see which side consistently changes the argument mid-stream.
Many US residents are not aware that the creation vs evolution “debates” are primarily an issue solely in the United States. There is not such widespread conversation on this subject outside the USA; although it has begun to spread to Australia.
Penn and Teller are magicians from Las Vegas. They devote a lot of their time to bring up subjects they consider “Bullshit”. If you search their other videos on YouTube you might be surprised to see some of the other subjects they cover.
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A friend told me about the Bach improvisations by Bobby McFerrin. Here’s one of them.
And here’s McFerrin doing the Gound/Bach Ave Maria.
Here is a segment from the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special featuring Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia singing an ode to “Life Day” – the Star Wars Universe’s answer to Christmas.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, November 17th 1978.From 1978, the Star Wars Holiday Special about the celebration of “Life Day”, the Wookie equivalent of Christmas. Generally considered to be perhaps the worst show ever aired on tv. You can read all about it at:
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Remix and auto-tune of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Read more info on Buck Owens at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Owens
I was reading on that link about Buck Owens, the Bakersfield Sound, the death of his guitar wingman Don Rich, and the revival of his career with Dwight Yoakum. There are some great videos of Buck Owens and Don Rich on YouTube. Here’s a couple videos I enjoyed with Buck and “Dangerous” Don Rich. Hope they make you feel good too…
Indian movie stars at the “green carpet” outside the ZAIA Cirque Du Soleil Theater in Macau, China at the Sands Venetian June 11, 2009. The Bachchan family, as well as other dazzling stars, are greeted on the green carpet for the 10th Annual IIFA awards in Macau.
In this “part one” video you will also see some photo shots of Cirque Du Soleil “ZAIA” artists.
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Check this out: A clip from the Beverly Hillbillies featuring Alan Reed, the voice of Fred Flintstone, yabbadabbadoo! You’ll be watching a real person, but swear it’s Fred!
47 Year old Susan Boyle wows the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britains Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables.
Embedding for most of the videos has been disabled, probably because of the high traffic, but you can watch a video clip of her on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luRmM1J1sfg
It’s moments like this that make a life in the arts so rich…