I know the major voice placement categories (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass), but a while ago I found a really detailed breakdown of those categories and examples of popular singers whose voices were in each range. Does anyone know what characterizes the ranges, and could they give examples of a singer who sings in that range?
i saw the national jump rope championships today on espn!!! who knew it was a professional sport? it was AMAZING! i taped it to watch again later and show my friends :)
what other sports are out there for which you wouldn't expect there to be a professional circuit?
in addition to jump rope, i once saw a shallow-diving competition. people climb up ladders (when i was watching, it was 40 feet high) and jump off, landing on their hands and knees into one of those baby wading pools. (2 feet deep, max)
On Eddie Izzard's Glorious, there are a few things in some of his routines that have me scratching my head, and so I'm hoping there are some British types in this community who can explain these things to me.
In one, he's talking about the emergency lifejackets non-commercial airplanes have and something about there being a pipe and them going "top up".... and he goes on to say he'd rather they be "stays up" and blah blah blah "top up". What does that mean?
And later in the same routine he's talking about the light refreshments on this commercial, and he mentions the pilot pulling out some "jammy dodges" (it may be "jammy dodgers", it's tough to say) -- I gather it's some sort of food, but what on earth is a jammy dodge/dodger???
I understand 99% of what he says and he's frickin' hilarious, but when he confuses me he really confuses me.