FYI, all links below are SFW, but you might want to make sure your volume isn't too high for the Doppler link.
In college, I always wanted to be in an a capella group. At Wesleyan, they had/have at least 6
(which, for a college of about 3000 students, is pretty nifty). Unfortunately, no matter how many times I auditioned, I never made it in to any of them. So instead, I joined a comedy sketch group called "Bad Sam". It was originally a play off of "Good Samaritans", but "Bad Sam" (shortened) just sounded better. We once had a concert where we were performing in between a few a capella groups, so we performed a sketch where we sang our own a capella song.
It was called "Ebola", sung to the tune of "Lola".
I believe it went something like this:
I'm feeling pretty achy
And my fever is high
My limbs have started shaking
And my liver liquified
But I digress.
Since I never made it into any of the established a capella groups (hey, Quasimodal - why did you always have to audition me with the tenor role for "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here"? I'm a baritone, and that's a really difficult bit to learn when you've had the melody stuck in your head for 20+ years... &:þ), I decided to follow the grand Wesleyan tradition of creating your own group.
I had the idea, the name, the type of songs we could sing, and even managed to get a couple of similarly-minded people interested in joining or being founding members. Unfortunately, I'm good at singing, but I had no arranging or music theory background... or experience leading a bunch of artistically-inclined academics. Plus, I think I found out later that there already was an a capella group with a similar name. So even though I jumped through some of the hoops to create an official Wesleyan Student Assembly group, it never fully got off of the ground. Ouel.
It would have been named "The Dopplergängers". I figure we could have done silly things appropriate for our name, like all dress the same (or all dress like someone in the audience). And, our signature sound would be creating a Doppler audio effect
a capella style.Plus, it's always fun to have a band name with an umlaut in it - just ask Moxy Früvous!Edited at 2008-05-15 11:09 pm (UTC)