Monday, August 27, 2012

Hacky Sack Club: Ethnic Musical Challenge

Back in May (when I was busy posting my hacky sack videos (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) as penance for my writing failures), my Hacky Sack Club partner, the amazing Amy Sonnichsen, wrote to me suggesting that we start hosting Hacky Sack Club challenges.

She told me she was thinking that Chinese opera could be fun. So I might have gone pale, and maybe trembled in my knees a little. (I love you Amy!)

Fortunately we came to a nice little compromise and settled on an Ethnic Music Challenge.*

Once that was decided, and she kindly agreed to wait till I returned from my blogging hiatus, the problem became this: How in the world do you compete with Chinese Opera?

After sitting in thoughtful silence on the matter with my husband, we humbly concluded that you don't.

But then the word "Bollywood" came up. We giggled.**

Then the idea of SOLO Bollywood came up. We giggled a little harder.

And then we started scouring the internet for the perfect song. :)

Just a couple of notes: 1) Yes, that is me singing. 2) No, I have not yet signed that million dollar recording contract (too many to choose from, heehee). 3) No, I haven't accepted any movie offers recently, either (my acting is just that good).

So without further ado and for your viewing pleasure:

Speechless, aren't you?

And you absolutely cannot miss Amy's video. She is just . . . wow! SO talented!! This just in!!: Catherine Denton doing Broadway featuring her twin sister. And if you decide to join the fun, let either of us know and we'll link to you! (Hacky Sacks are still available for new members! I know you want one.)

*Because ethnic music is awesome! (Definitely NOT intended as a put-down. Just to be clear.)
**At the idea of ME doing Bollywood. Not at Bollywood itself. Because Bollywood rocks!


Stina said...

LOL I'm impressed with the singing. But you've got on too much clothing for that to be bollywood dancing. :D

Old Kitty said...

My goodness you can carry a tune!!! And wiggle those hips!! LOL!! And hacky that sack!! I am in AWE and totally NOT WORTHY!!

Take care

Carolyn V said...

Janet, that was AWESOME! lol. And you can sing great!

I hope you had a great summer!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

WOW! I AM speechless! That was amazing. You are so talented. After that, there is no way I would even dare to post a video! (Well, that was pretty speechless for me! :))

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh my gosh, I love reading how you came up with your idea, Janet! And I'm so sorry I intimidated you!! ha ha! I think we're intimidating a whole lot of people with our awesomeness. This is why we aren't getting more victims, I mean, participants!

Yeah, I hope using the word "ethnic" in our musical challenge description doesn't come across as a put-down. I love all kinds of music, which was why this challenge was so much fun to do. And I got to do it with you ... and you are awesome.

Up next, maybe we'll both do parts of a video and we can ask your sweet friend to edit them together into ONE video so we can be performing together!!!

Yep, the ideas just keep coming... :D

By the way, you know you ROCK, right? And you know this is the longest comment in the history of the world?

Vijaya said...

Hopping over from Amy's blog because she mentioned ... bollywood. That's so funny! Next you'll have to try Bhangra.

Emily R. King said...

Hahaha! Watching this with my kids. SO FUNNY!

LTM said...

GIRL!!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!! :D It took me second to realize you were saying "blogs." :D And hey! Special guest appearance by That's Write!

Never as I was contemplating this challenge did I ever expect you to go Bollywood. But you are amazing. You have got some MOVES there! I *can't* believe you haven't gotten that contract yet! :D

OK, running over to Amy's before I stop giggling... :D <3

(I was thinking of having the girls do something for this since they stole my hackey sack!!!)

Catherine Denton said...

Laughing so hard I spewed peanut butter! Oh my gosh, this was hilarious. I LOVE Bollywood, which made it even sweeter, but oh are the queen of putting yourself out there. I am so inspired. Between you and Amy, I may join you ladies again.
Catherine Denton

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Yes, we'll do our joint video in Bhangra!! :)

Janet Johnson said...

I had to Google Bhangra, but how cool is that!!! It's calling out for a joint video, for sure! :D

Melodie Wright said...

Wow! Blogs DO rock. And the word is very close to Bollywood.
Blogging in Bollywood.
Bollywood Blogging.
I think you've got something there. ;)

Victoria Dixon said...

You and Amy are both totally awesome. Just ... Wow. Didn't know you sang!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Janet! Cool video. Went and checked out Amy's video too.