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Face Off! (Less Serious) > Barbershop quartets: Yay or Nay?

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message 1: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments NAY. Disgusting!


message 2: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17276 comments Mod
I'd like to go ahead and pre-mock anyone who posts YAY in this thread.


message 3: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 3939 comments NAY neigh


message 4: by Jammies (new)

Jammies Sally wrote: "I'd like to go ahead and pre-mock anyone who posts YAY in this thread."

*accepts pre-mocking* I have a nostalgic fondness for barbershop quartets because one of my dad's friends was in one when I was young and because my brother played one of the barbershop quartet guys in The Music Man when he was in high school.


message 5: by Barb (new)

Barb Holy-fuck ... nay. Big nay.


message 6: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11395 comments I love harmonies. So sue me.


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments I like "harmonies" myself, but I don't want to hear them from a barbershop quartet. Might I interest you in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.


message 8: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11395 comments Noooo!


message 9: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17276 comments Mod
Ok, actually, I have to rescind my NAY and join Jammies because she reminded me that I think the dueling quartet scene in Grease 2 in Hawt.


message 10: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 5907 comments They rank right down there with hip hop and disco for me.


message 11: by Jammies (new)

Jammies *sits on the yay sofa with Phil and Sallers*


message 12: by ~Geektastic~ (new)

 ~Geektastic~ (atroskity) | 3207 comments On The Simpsons: yay. In real life: nay.


message 13: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments I don't mind a barbershop quartet. I heard a great one at a guy's funeral not too long ago. It was sweet. What I Really love, though is an all-male a cappella group. My daughter's friend is in ISU's Shy of a Dozen. Fab group. They do a mean "Jesse's Girl." (Rick Springfield.)


message 14: by Jammies (new)

Jammies Cyn, are you a fan of Rockapella? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockapella


message 15: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments I don't know them but I'm sure they are terrific, Jammies.


message 16: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments Cynthia wrote: "What I Really love, though is an all-male a cappella group. "

I hate these with a fiery passion.


message 17: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 5907 comments I'm also not that keen on doo-wop music.


message 18: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "Cynthia wrote: "What I Really love, though is an all-male a cappella group. "

I hate these with a fiery passion."


That's just crazy talk, LG. Do you like Rockabilly? The Stray Cats? Klezmer music? We have a good local band called the Java Jews. They are fab.


message 19: by Mary (new)

Mary I love a ccapella groups but do not like barbershop quartets. Too hokey for me.


message 20: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments Mary I bet you have never experienced a barbershop quartet at a funeral. They were freaking adorable.


message 21: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments Cynthia wrote: "Do you like Rockabilly? The Stray Cats? Klezmer music?"

No, no, and probably not.


message 22: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments Cynthia wrote: "Mary I bet you have never experienced a barbershop quartet at a funeral. They were freaking adorable."

A funeral??

::shudders::


message 23: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments The funeral was for a guy who used to sing with the quartet. So they sang him a goodbye.


message 24: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments Oh, okay. That makes more sense.


message 25: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1666 comments I'll say Yay! They performed several times every summer behind my grandma's apartment building and her...nephew (my mom's cousin) was in it. So cute. Family and everyone singing along. What's not to like?
And I love a capella groups.


message 26: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments Carol you are a woman with fine tastes in music. The more variety the better, I say. Except Misogynist Rap Music. Nay to that.


message 27: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1666 comments I like big butts and I cannot lie


message 28: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments HA! Big man butts or big woman butts?


message 29: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments Carol wrote: "I like big butts and I cannot lie"

Sing it, Carol.


message 30: by Jammies (new)

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message 31: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments Oh sister Jammies! LIKE LIKE LIKE!!!


message 32: by Janice (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) Go ahead and mock. No apologies here. My father sings in a barbershop quartet.


message 33: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments Hooray for Janice's Papa.

Daddy sang bass, mama sang tenor,
me and little brother...


message 34: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11395 comments Cynthia wrote: "Hooray for Janice's Papa.

Daddy sang bass, mama sang tenor,
me and little brother..."


Mocked them mercilessly?


message 35: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments I am not cool with people randomly walking down the street singing at the top of their lungs. I used to live in a neighborhood where a woman did this, all the time, wherever she went, and it was so unbelievably annoying.


message 36: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments Once in a while I have to sing that song, "On the Street Where You Live" from the musical. Is it from My Fair Lady?? Blanking out.


message 37: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11395 comments Yes, "My Fair Lady."


message 38: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments Thank you. Will you please be my online memory loss assistant, Phil? You are so very kind.


message 39: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11395 comments Sure, I could do that. Or, you could ask Sally. When she doesn't know an answer she LOVES to do the google.


message 40: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments OK that works. I'll have a crack team of assistants that way. Isn't Sally most fond of the Urban Dictionary? Or is it Wikipedia?


message 41: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17276 comments Mod
Oh googles. I hate wikipedia. Love UD.


message 42: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 22256 comments I once had "On the Street Where You Live" running through my head for 2 months solid. I like the song, but enough is enough.


message 43: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 6845 comments True, LG. And the Freddy character is so annoying...


message 44: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 3939 comments Why is it called "barbershop" quartet?


message 45: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11395 comments evie wrote: "Why is it called "barbershop" quartet?"

Wikipedia has a lot of information about the quartets but does not delve into the etymology of the name.

This other site (from "The A Capella Foundation") doesn't list sources for its information, though it does cover what it claims to be the roots of these groups.


message 46: by evie (new)

evie (ecie) | 3939 comments Phil wrote: "evie wrote: "Why is it called "barbershop" quartet?"

Wikipedia has a lot of information about the quartets but does not delve into the etymology of the name.

This other site (from "The A Capella..."


Thank you Phil.


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