Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Josh Groban sings the National Anthem

Just a diversion from quackbusting....;-) Hear Josh sing "The Star Spangled Banner" (b) below:

Here's another talented singer.

Josh's website
It is best viewed with a screen resolution of 1064 x 768

There are several things you can do on this page:

(a) Click on "music" and then "play a song" (up to the right) and listen to several songs. Be patient. It may take time to download the songs.

Songs I especially like:

"You're Still You"
"To Where You Are"

(b) Click "watch" and see videos, especially the bottom one (National Anthem).

He sings "The Star Spangled Banner" in an exceptionally beautiful arrangement. It gives me goose bumps! Maybe that's because I'm an expatriate American, who still considers the USA to be the greatest nation on earth, not in spite of its imperfections, but because of the American way of striving to correct those imperfections. Without America, the world would not know freedom, democracy, equal rights, human rights, etc.

Other good links:

Rising Star

A Star in the Making
Who Is Josh Groban?
By Bob Brown

April 12 — With just a few hour's notice, Josh Groban, an unknown singer still in his teens, suddenly found himself on stage in a duet with Celine Dion — but he didn't think he could sing in the right key.

"I thought to myself, 'Maybe one day I'll have a big break, but I don't want it to be like this,'" Groban remembers. "I didn't want to go in there unprepared."

But he had to. Dion was due to sing with Andrea Bocelli that night at the 1999 Grammy Awards, and Bocelli couldn't make the rehearsal. Groban was his stand-in, and, Dion says, he did better than all right. "This young man comes on stage almost going backward he was so scared," remembers Dion. "He took the microphone, and when he started to sing, he couldn't be any more powerful than that. … This kid was incredible!"

His career started to take off. A guest-starring role on Ally McBeal won him national attention last year and then, two months ago, he had a major international appearance at the closing ceremonies of the Salt Lake City Olympics, singing with Charlotte Church before a worldwide audience estimated at 1.6 billion people.

(There's more.....)

On the Brink of Stardom
Transcript: Singing Sensation Josh Groban

Google search: Josh Groban