Friday, March 07, 2008

Where in The World...

On February 16th a long-time dream of mine came true:

I MET ROCKAPELLA!

If you don't know who they are, shame on you. Ok, shame is a harsh judgment for something like this. Here is a list of jingles you may have heard:

Coca Cola
Folgers
Lagoon

and perhaps their biggest hit:

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego



Remember this awesome lady?!










Anyway, In high school I was in a quartet called 4 Cryin' Out Loud (We sounded wretched, but felt like we were on top of the world) and Rockapella has set the standard for our a cappella singing.

To sum it up - Rockapella were my heroes. So when I got to get my picture with them I had to throw it in Photoshop and make it look the way it felt to be in their company.

Here's the original:












And without further ado, I give you...

ROCKAPELLA & Me



I"'m a big nerd - There, I said it!

WOW that feels good.

And to tie this whole story together, I should tell you that in July, I'm going to Comic-Con in Sunny San Diego! Oh yeah, that's right! Nerd-Fest '08

I make sure to look for Carmen There *wink wink nudge* [ZING!]







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8 comments:

skcoe said...

4 Cryin' Out Loud wasn't bad Matthew...FYI. I remember you singing in Michelle's wedding line and it was fan-freakin-tastic!!

Where did you get to meet them? And what happened to the guy with the braids and the low voice? Did I see him in the pic?

Hailey said...

I wish I could have heard your high school quartet! That's awesome! (My best friends in high school had one as well.) Now I know why you can do such tight harmonies.

So when you met them (at the Covey Center, I see) did you happen to mention that YOU were the star of that stage just one month prior?

Aaron & Ashley said...

Hey Matt! It's Ashley Parks. I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with your darling gal a little while ago...what a treat! It would have been better though if I could have had a visit with you too...and maybe hear some of your mad vocal skills

aly-son said...

i am crying cause i am so jealous...

Clint & Karen said...

That's awesome you got to meet them! I know 3 guys who would be jealous. 4 cryin out loud wasn't so bad. I loved you guys!

Matt said...

I was on carmen sandiego, so there. But not the cool one, the other one. I met that lady, she was awesome, but there was no rockapella, sadface.

Matt said...

I was on carmen sandiego, so there. But not the cool one, the other one. I met that lady, she was awesome, but there was no rockapella, sadface.

Daniel Zank said...

My sister-in-law Britney went to school with this kid who's stage name is "Blue Dragon" - I saw him perform once, and... much respect to the Rockapella beat-boxer, but this kid is better. Check him out http://youtube.com/watch?v=a9JxWF6gXrA

-Thank you to everyone who said FCOL sounded good. Very gracious... We thought so at the time too...