Who hasn’t dreamed of being a singer in a band? I certainly did, once upon a time.
But it was only a dream. I had no guitar. No band buddies. No singing voice.
Fast forward to today. You don’t need a band, or even an instrument, to be a star. All you need is an idea, some courage, and a bit of talent. Technology can stand in for the rest.
- THePETEBOX is billed as “one of the world's
finest human beatboxers.” With just himself and some recording magic, he produces
a rich sound that spins around in your head, sprints through your body, and keeps you moving.
- Then there’s Reggie Watts, an amazing beatboxer/comedian/performer. There’s a little bit of all three in his TED
talk, “Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way.”
- And for those of you who ever wanted to be the
fifth Beatle, here’s your shot. Paul McCartney’s website allows visitors to
remix some of the old faves. It's a hoot; give it a try.
Once again, technology is reframing our reality, creating greater access for greater numbers of people. Many of whom are quite musical...and entertaining.
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