Comments: "Glee": An A Cappella Reality Check

This article is crap. Nothing is more annoying than amateur musicians cracking on professional musicians' productions while demonstrating a complete ignorance of the business of creating and producing music for television (and in Glee's case... for itunes as well).
The mere suggestion that "college acappella buffs" are somehow appalled or unimpressed by the music being produced on shows like Glee is laughable, particularly when compared to the music that college acappella is producing and subjecting all of us to.
Maybe at some point these genius college vocalists will figure out that tv shows featuring musical productions create JOBS for dorks like them (and me)!!!

Posted by David Michael Loucks at October 1, 2009 12:06 AM

Having taught show choir and having the tail wag the dog for almost 30 years, I think I have the perspective to say that the quality of the songs doesn't matter. The genius in "Glee" is that they make an incredibly on-point comment on all the schlock that is show choir. All the "bad riffs" are there on purpose.
The choir I directed was very much like the one on "Glee" - we were always competing with choirs from better funded, lily-white schools with identical corn-fed grinning-robot performers. Give me diversity any day - it may not win trophies, but it's so much more interesting!

Posted by Vicki Hogan at October 3, 2009 5:50 PM
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