Posted on December 6, 2010
Before I start this blog, I just want to make note that this is the fourth draft I have typed. Last week Daniel and I were discussing the merits of “Glee”. During our conversation he said that I should blog about it. Since I wasn’t totally sure whether or not he was kidding, I decided to accept the challenge, especially since he requested that I blog at some point today.
How hard could it be? I have seen every episode of the show and I am a self-proclaimed Gleek. I was reminded of my high school days when I was taking a history exam. If on an exam I was given an essay question about a topic I didn’t know that well, I just related it to something I knew a lot about…and wrote everything I could about that. I knew I was bound to score some points that way. But writing about “Glee”? That’s like asking me to write an essay about myself. (Okay, maybe that’s extreme, but I do know a lot about it.)
Connecting “Glee” to Areyvut and the work that we do has proven to be quite a challenge. One that I don’t think I’ll be able to overcome. Except to say, that I do enjoy both immensely. So rather than discuss “Glee”, I thought it might be nice to highlight a different group of singers that have been featured a lot over the course of the last few days, the Yeshiva University Maccabeats. This acapella group is awesome…at least based on the one song I heard.
So, in the spirit of Chanukah, latkes and bringing light unto others, I encourage everyone to check out:
* The Maccabeats singing Candlelight. (I know, unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen it…it’s up to 2,000,000+ hits on You Tube.
* “Glee” – check your local listing for channel and time. (Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen at least one episode of this amazing show…but really, what’s one more plug? Even Mollie, an Areyvut 2010 intern and lone holdout of the summer finally watched an episode and says the show is “growing on her”.)
* The Areyvut website. Since we seem to be going with an entertainment theme today, we hope you’ll look into joining us at the upcoming Shwekey “Back to the Beacon” (12/19) and Uncle Moishy (12/31) Concerts!