One thing I always look forward to in the summer is America’s Got Talent. I was a reluctant fan, dragged to it kicking and screaming a few years ago. It’s kind of what Mr. R would call ‘short attention span theatre.’ I mean, it’s just a nationally televised talent show, really.
You might see a kid ventriloquist, someone doing close-up magic, a stand-up comedian, someone pulling a tractor by rings through his nipples, and a singer or two. But the little gems are what make the show worth watching.
This performance of Africa by the Angel City Chorale was show-stopping. There’s just something magical that happens when people do something for the joy of it. It actually moves me to tears.
Originally, the band Toto released Africa in 1982, incidentally the year I graduated from high school. Which makes it an odd choice for a 14-year-old Weezer fan, who hounded the band on Twitter until they did a cover of the song.
And just because I can’t talk about Weezer without out talking about my favorite song of theirs…
I hope this last weekend of July finds you well, and that you enjoy tonight’s songs. Be sure to hug those you love.
Happy Saturday night!
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