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I am the type of person who...

Tagged by @enchantedunicornhideout​! Thank you so much! *___* 

Rules:  Write 1+ sentences/paragraphs of the type of person you are. It can be whatever you like. Tag your friends, so that they can play along to! 

I am the type of person who… will instantly wake up to answer the phone at 6 am and keep up an entire conversation without sounding sleepy or tired in any way. Then will go back to sleep and completely forget about having said phone conversation at all. 

I am the type of person who… was genuinely happy to find out she needed to wear glasses. Always loved glasses. 

I am the type of person who… keeps buying new books despite knowing there’s 50+ more books at home waiting to be read. 

I am the type of person who… has a really hard time throwing away even the crappiest scrap of paper because “it could come in handy for an art project one day!”

I am the type of person who… will get into verbal fights with any random stranger (irl or online) who dares criticize her beloved city of Naples and its inhabitants. (Shitting on Naples is apparently some sort of national sport in Italy: insults can go from “all neapolitans are uncultured thieves” to “I hope mount Vesuvius wipes you and your shitty city off the face of earth, you cholera infected dogs!”, which, as you can guess, is not fun at all .___.’)
Speaking of that… 

Cappella Sansevero (1593-1766), Naples, home to many amazing sculptures, including but not limited to Giuseppe Sanmartino’s masterpiece “The Veiled Christ”. Several legends circulate around the sculptures of this chapel and the Prince who commissioned them, Raimondo di Sangro. A scientist and an alchemist, he was said to be capable of replicating the miracle of the liquefaction of blood of Saint Januarius, as well as being the author of the so-called “anatomical machines”, two human skeletons whose vessel system was “turned into stone” thanks to an alchemic process (warning: body horror). The vessels eventually turned out to be made of wire, wax and silk, but the accuracy of details is still pretty amazing, especially given the lack of knowledge about this kind of things at the time. 

I am the type of person who… will *not* shut up about the beauties of Naples and will always focus a good amount of her History of Art lessons on artists who lived or worked here, as opposed to traditional lessons only focusing on Florence and Rome :D 

I am the type of person who… has more than 13 GB of music on her iPod (45,5 GB on pc), but will listen to the same 20-30 songs over and over again. And complain about having nothing else to listen to. 

I am the type of person who… 

…At 13, thought all heavy metal music was “satanic” and she would never listen to it. Turned into a full blown metalhead at 16.
…At 17, still claimed she would never listen to Ronnie James Dio because his name was “blasphemous” (“Dio” in Italian means “God”). One year later, she was one of the biggest Dio fangirls ever. Two years later, she went to see him & Black Sabbath live in concert (…AND the concert was canceled -___- Tony Iommi broke his shoulder or something, so we could only see Ronnie on stage for a few minutes. He sang the chorus part from Heaven & Hell for us, tried to comfort us for a bit, then left the stage. It was the first and last time I could see him, as he passed away about six months later ;___;) 
…At 24, said she’d rather live under a bridge than become a teacher. 
Became a teacher two years later. 

I am the type of person who… should clearly stop claiming she will “never” do something XD

I tag… EVERYONE! :D No, seriously, if you see this and want to do it, consider yourself tagged U___U

I appreciate the song Rhett sang for the game title. There was an all-male a cappella group at my college that ALWAYS seemed to be singing that song at events.

I’ve never been inside Hardee’s or Bojangles but I sure have gotten their breakfast biscuits from the drive-thru a bunch XD

lol Stevie seemed legit shocked that Link got that last one right. XD

…well since the More’s not up, I guess I’ll get dressed or something…

Run for Cover

You might have seen a mysterious group of guys selling churros in Cobb- they’re none other than Run for Cover, UChicago’s all-male a cappella group! They’ve received critical acclaim for their past appearance at ICCAs (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) and their single, Gold, was recently awarded Single of the Year by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board. In addition to singing at various showcases, RfC members spend a lot of downtime together as friends, whether it’s through roasting marshmallows at the point, to hanging out with Unaccompanied Women, another group on campus.  Auditions for RfC take place in fall and winter. To keep up with all things RfC, check them out on Facebook and you can listen to their various albums and singles on Spotify!

Flashlight - Chapter 1

Summary: Chloe confronts Beca about her secret internship aka what should have happened in PP2.

Pairing: Beca/Chloe

Words: 2979

AO3

FFN

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Pitch Perfect [2012]

Even though some of you are pretty thin, you all have fat hearts, and that’s what matters.

Plot: The Barden Bellas are a collegiate, all-girls a cappella singing group thriving on female pop songs and their perfect looks. After a disastrous failing at last year’s finals, they are forced to regroup. Among the new recruits is freshman Beca, an independent, aspiring DJ with no interest in the college life. But after she meets Jesse, from the rival all-male a cappella group, Beca has a new outlook and takes it upon herself to help the Bellas find their new look and sound and get back into the competition.

Director: Jason Moore

Actors: Anna Kendrick (Beca), Skylar Astin (Jesse), Ben Platt (Benji), Brittany Snow (Chloe), Anna Camp (Aubrey), Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy)

Writers: Kay Cannon (screenplay) & Mickey Rapkin (book)

[CP! Fic] The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Author: sparklyslug

Summary: Adam Birkholtz is an amazing beatboxer. Much to the despair of all the Samwell a cappella groups, who can’t seem to persuade him to quit hockey and join them, no matter how many flyers they stick up around the Haus.

Notes: So this one MAYBE needs a little context. Ngozi tweeted about these guys , who make for a scary flawless Holster and Ransom fancasting. And one of them also happens to be an amazing beatboxer . So then this happened.

Read it here

this is a very strange thing I have done. But I had to do it. I had to.

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Stiff competition. A few sour notes. And spring break. 

See what’s in store for some of the country’s top collegiate a cappella groups this season on Sing It On. Wednesdays, 9/8c. Only on Pop.

Find your channel: www.poptv.com.

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VoicePlay - Disney Broadway Medley

OPB: Various Artists

The gentlemen of VoicePlay teamed up with Disney on Broadway to put out this medley of Disney songs that have been featured in Broadway shows, but with a TWIST!!!! The arrangement pairs the lyrics of favorite classic Disney songs with the beats from Top pop hits

Kiss The Girl/All About That Bass (The Little Mermaid/Meghan Trainor

A Whole New World/Rude (Aladdin/MAGIC!)

I Just Can’t Wait to Be King/Trumpets (The Lion King/Jason Derulo)

Seize the Day (Newsies)

Arabian Nights/Fireball (Aladdin/Pitbull)

If you ever wanted an excuse or an appropriate moment to start listening to me on the Radio (WERS)

This weekend would be the time. As far as I know, starting tomorrow I’m on Every Saturday AND every Sunday from 2-5, and I’ll be tag teaming with my partner Griffin and our favorite Bostonian Maria for Live Music week, which is going to be epic and awesome and a plethora of other cool synonyms. 

But it all starts tomorrow. The Cutler Majestic Theatre. 

It’s happening. Eleven hundred people and us. Bring it on, right? 

Anyhow, if you can, show up. Listen in. 88.9 WERS in Boston and the surrounding areas in New England or WERS.org. It’ll be fun. ^_^

And I’ll be wearing a dress and strappy heels you know no big deal

Beca Defense Squad (Aka Kommissar)

~Requested fic

“What the hell Beca?” Jesse and Chloe had pulled her off to the side for this? Beca internally groaned, not wanting to spend tonight getting lectured.

“He totally pointed to you! You should have been there to help out the Legacy!” Chloe was fuming.

“And whats this I hear about you hitting on the German freak?” Jesse adds.

It doesn’t matter that they are in the back hallway where the bathrooms are, there is no hiding from Kommissar’s keen ears. Out of her peripheral vision she can see a Bella and a stupid American boy yelling at the tiny maus. She doesn’t know why but she feels uncomfortable hearing the harsh words spilling from their mouths. A cold feeling washes over Kommissar that screams at her to beat up both Americans.

“Why does it even matter? You haven’t been there for me these past three years. And Chloe I wasn’t even there when you accepted Legacy! So why is it suddenly my responsibility to take care of her like she is a four year old?” Beca shouts back, not caring now if they attract attention.

“Your the leader Beca. You should be setting a role! You have been totally blowing us off and pushing us away for weeks now!” Chloe argues, hands balled into fists.

“Did you ever think that maybe your being selfish? I lost Beca. I lost the competition and then I lost you.” Jesse looks almost sad for a moment before the rage consumes him again. “You left me Beca don’t you dare pin this on me!”

“By the sound of it you are both… how do Americans say it? Idiots.” Kommissar arrives at Beca’s side in a few graceful, long strides. “Beca has full rights to take breaks from the Bellas. A leader does not mean someone who carries the team, it is someone who leads. You all know how a cappella works, ja? And could you not have teachen the young one yourselves? Or are you just that bad?” Kommissar raises her eyebrow in challenge at Chloe.

“We were busy preparing-”

“Preparing should mean getting people ready, ja? And that includes this Legacy person. So why weren’t you preparing her?” Kommissar taps her foot, resting an arm on Beca’s shoulder as if they are best buds. Beca is too stunned by Kommissar coming to her rescue that she can’t think properly. Not that she can ever think properly around Kommissar.

“Why is this any of your business? I was trying to talk to Beca.” Chloe fires back.

“No you were trying to use her as a scapegoat. Making her feel guilty. You should be ashamed.” Kommissar scolds her like she is a child. Chloe opens her mouth then looks at Beca like she will defend her. Beca just rolls her eyes at Chloe and stares her down until the redhead turns on her heel and storms off.

Jesse is looking expectantly at Kommissar. “Go ahead and try to tell me Im wrong. Im her boyfriend.”

“And as her boyfriend you should be there for her a vice versa. She had a very busy schedule with the tour. She needed you through that rough time. You weren’t there because you were too busy wallowing in self pity because she was going on a victory tour.” Kommissar towers over him. Looking down at him as though he could try to dig himself out of this situation.

“Are you suddenly her girlfriend now?” Jesse asks, obviously still angry at Beca’s compliments.

“I would make a much better partner than you.” Kommissar looks down at Beca. “Don’t you agree?”

For a moment Beca is tok enthralled by Kommissar’s lips to do anything but then mutters, “I don’t know I have never been with another girl.”

Jesse laughs at Kommissar. “See she doesn’t-”

“She hasn’t been with another woman. That doesn’t mean she isn’t opposed to the idea. I think after dating you she would try just about anything.” Kommissar cuts him off smoothly.

“But we are still dating.”

“No we are not so now I can do this.” There is only one way to reward a night in shinning armor. Beca stands on her tiptoes and kisses Kommissar. And Kommissar is so right, she makes a much better partner.

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Here it is! The first promo for “Sing It On” a BRAND NEW reality series coming to POP TV (Formerly TV Guide Channel) in May!

Watch as the following 5 collegiate A Cappella groups prepare to compete in the ICCA’s in the show that’s being marketed as “The Real Life Pitch Perfect”

The groups featured are

Florida State University All-Night Yahtzee

Florida State University AcaBelles

University of Chicago No Comment

The Northeastern University Nor’easters

Northeastern University Pitch, Please