Friday, 8 February 2013

Beauty across the water

I have indirectly discovered the 'cups song'.

It turns out that the film Pitch Perfect has spawned a meme.

Of performance, after stunning performance, of You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone.

The original, seemingly a Lulu and the Lampshades song, or Brooks & Dunn, the juries out, answers on a postcard.

Most recently famously performed by Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect.

Here is Ms Kendrick in the film:

One up

But, here is something a little later:

Malia Rogers, to my mind a better version (no disrespect to Anna Kendrick, who has done a number of brilliant renditions).

 I just feel there is greater warmth and depth to the performance.

Beautifully done.

A long tale for a short wonder

And finally, yet another rendition that I absolutely love, but sadly I cannot find to share.

So, I will describe it to you.

Two young ladies that look like dancers sitting cross legged with two cups playing perfectly rhythmically together.

The blond girl sings the first verse and chorus and her brown haired partner sings the second in a voice even richer and more beautiful than Malia Rogers.

If you find them, let me know...