One great question has plagued me lately:
Would I rather be in a folk band or an A Capella group?
Both are equally appealing. And, admittedly, equally unlikely. But these are the things I think about when my mind is idle. A girl can dream, can’t she? I have decided to analyze each genre in this blog post. Maybe it will help me make up my mind. Maybe you, faithful reader, can help me decide. Or maybe I just like to show off my musical prowess. I’ll let you decide that one as well.
Everyone loves the sound of a stringed instrument, and folk bands can have so many kinds of stringed instruments! Guitar, bajo, mandolin, fiddle etc. And you know what sounds great with stringed instruments? Harmonies, that’s what. Harmonies are one of my favorite things, and folk bands can produce beautiful harmony. Just listen to Branches, my new folk-music obsession:
(By the way, check out their original stuff. Brilliant.)
Another thing folk bands have in plenty? Hipsters. And we all know how much hipsters intrigue me. If I was in a folk band, I could wear all the flannel I want, and no one would question it. “Hey, why are you wearing so much flannel?” “Um, I’m in a folk band, duh.” “Oh, that totally makes sense.” Just like that. I could also wear vintage clothes and not brush my hair (I would still brush my hair).
Mustaches also intrigue me, and men with mustaches are usually in folk bands.
Then there’s Marcus Mumford’s angry singing voice, which is enough in and of itself to make me want to be in a folk band.
A Capella Group
Remember how I said I love harmonies? A Capella groups are rife with harmonies. Beautiful harmonies! A Capella groups and their beautiful harmonies are one of the things that make me cry. I also get goosebumps. Arrangements like this cause in me strong emotional and physical reactions:
Plus A Capella groups make pop music so much more bearable. They also make me want to dance. So fun. I guess I could still dress like a hipster if I was in an A Capella group. The hipster knows no bounds.
Alas, I’m in neither a folk band nor an A Capella group. So for now, I shall have to be satisfied with singing in the shower which probably annoys everyone who lives in my apartment building.
C’est le ton qui fait la chanson,
P.S. So what do you think? Folk band, or A Capella group? Or I actually have this dream that I end up on broadway one day. What about that?