Category Archives: Videos

Gospel Choir

Two years ago a student by the name of Deandra Wint ’11 had the idea to start a Gospel Choir on campus. I mean, by then we had about 5 a- capella groups but no gospel choir. So I thought it was a pretty sweet idea. Deandra followed through with this idea and was able to actually start the gospel choir on campus; within their first year the choir had a significant number of members. I would guess around 15 members.

Open to absolutely everyone and anyone on campus, the gospel choir sings a variety of songs that are considered inspirational. The “inspirational” bit is open for interpretation. My housemate, Kadeem Brown’ 12 is the current creative director for the gospel choir and expressed the diversity amongst the group members regarding religious and inspirational views. Some students use the gospel choir as an outlet to express spirituality, some lacking in religiosity just use it as an outlet to sing really good music. There really is an energy about the gospel choir that is hard to ignore. Their spring concert was this passed wekend and audience members could not help but get up and sing or clap along. It is always such a pleasure watching them perform. Check them out for yourself !

 

httpv://youtu.be/CpNqkOpzCFk

httpv://youtu.be/-CHuA09p8jI

httpv://youtu.be/7TsDOWn7eEo

 

After a weekend of procrastination…

I’m sure I already mentioned that I procrastinated last weekend. What followed was a week of catching up on papers and studying for tests, in other words, long nights of cramming. It was a “hell week”–  I completed one assignment, wanted to rest but right before crashing would realize I had two other assignments/tests, back to back,  that I had to catch up on.

The thought that always gets me through a hell week is knowing it will all be over soon. The only good thing about a hell week is that celebrating at the end feels that much better.

After realizing my exhaustion led to one interesting cognitive “slip up” where something really important slipped my mind, I decided to vlog . The video below is me discussing my progress throughout the week.

WARNING: DO NOT PROCRASTINATE IN COLLEGE 

httpv://youtu.be/zdOrdSAiAuY

Why did you choose Skidmore? pt. 2

Remember the video I made where I asked a bunch of current students to tell me and well, all of you, why they decided to come to Skidmore? Well its about time I posted a new one. Sorry for the wait. I meant to have this up by…..well, lets just say two days ago but the point is, its up now for your viewing pleasure.

Please do watch, share, and enjoy !

httpv://youtu.be/luw6eSTFvBo

 

And for more, visit:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ALTAatSKIDMORE

Pulse, for the love of banging on stuff.

Remember Stomp, the Broadway percussion group? Maybe some of you are a tad bit young to remember, so go ask your older siblings or parents if they remember. Maybe they’re still around I’m not sure. If you don’t know them, hey check them out now. No really, open up a new tab !  ….. (waiting, waiting, waiting)

Cool huh? Well Skidmore has it’s very own banging on stuff that “once was loved then was garbage and now is an instrument” group, PULSE. It’s pretty cool. No, its really cool. Watching their shows are just so much fun; it’s just about impossible to stay still. You have to do that like “uh this is a great beat” head bob thing or burst out into dance. Many of the students are already musicians and are in band/s but others have never touched an instrument in their life and just enjoy making a crap ton of noise, I can sympathize with that. Funny story, I actually tried out for Pulse as an eety weety lil’ freshman during the period of my life when I wanted to join just about everything I could fit into my schedule. But, yea, I auditioned and didn’t make it. Sad, I know, now I know what those American Idol contestants feel like (“wait, whahh? whatya mean I’m not good enough?! My mom told me I have the voice of an angel”). I learned later that the executive board committee then pretty much recruited anyone who auditioned that wasn’t afraid to kind of just get in there and play (during one of the audition stages we got in a circle and people were expected to get in the middle and pick an object to play). Like I said I was an eety weety lil’ freshman so I never “just got in there”. I was too shy 🙁 womp womp. But no worries because now I am not longer a shy froshy I am a bold senior ! and about the need to fulfill my obsession with banging on things and making noise, I just decided to bang on my dorm furniture and drive my roommate nuts. No, just kidding….maybe.

Check out Pulse performing below.

Skidomedy teamed up with Pulse for a pre performance skit.

 

httpv://youtu.be/MJC77xSwp5U

httpv://youtu.be/sXlDaHGQLzI