Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hey everybody!!!
I hope your having a good day, and a fantastic night.
We just played another waterball game... we won ya!!! Championship on Thursday at 10!!! Today I had my Spanish night class and I worked.
Tomorrow is my brothers birthday, and my parents got him a mandolin. My brother is a fantastic musician, and I'm excited to hear him play. People say that music is an international language. I disagree. I took an introduction to international music class and I got to hear music from all around the world. If you listen to some of the music of Bali, Asia, or other places there is some of it that can be pretty tough for my western ears to describe as music. My teacher showed our class a video about Mongolian throat singing (youtube it! its actually really cool) and told our class if anyone could learn how do it by Friday they would get a hundred and one on the test that week. So me being me I went home and started working on how to do it. Mongolian throat singing is a way of singing where you separate your nasal cavity from your throat, and make sounds in two different tones. Its supposed to represent the sounds of nature. So of course I ended up learning how to do it and I did get the 101!!! I love international music, and if you guys have some time you should look up talba and sitar from India, and mbube from Africa... those are my favorites.
Well that's what was on the brain today!
Yall be careful and ojala que estes con una sonrisa


  1. Hey, Brandon. Good writing today. Would like to hear you do your Mongolian Throat Singing sometime...I think. The topic of music made me think about this awesome men's chorus with whom I sing, the Vocal Majority. There are 140+ of us and we sing mostly a capella music and even do some choreography. It reminds me of Sing Song more often than I'd like to admit...but it's much better, for sure. It's also pretty fun to hang with a bunch of passionate, skilled, irreverent guys one night a week and create something beautiful together. Our Christmas shows open tomorrow night, but we have our technical rehearsal tonight. In 9 years of singing with the VM, I don't think I've ever been as excited as I am about this season's shows. You can find videos of us on YouTube and my Facebook page...and we're also on iTunes -ya!ya! Here's a little immediate teaser for you -

  2. Gotta love that Mongolian Throat Singing. The first time I heard you do it, I was like "Yup. Sounds like something Brandon would do." :D