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    Back in the fall of 2001, I got hooked on a new TV series, which eventually became one of my favorite shows of all time.  Quirky, sometimes physical humor, sometimes flashbacks or daydreams, all NOT taped in front of a studio audience, and minus the canned laughter.   JD, Turk, Dr. Cox, you know -- Scrubs.

    Another reason to appreciate this show has been the repeated appearance of the character Ted Buckland (played brilliantly by Sam Lloyd) who is the attorney for the hospital, but is also in an a cappella group called "Ted's Band" on the show.  In real life, the group is called "The Blanks," and thanks to Scrubs they are getting some well deserved attention, as a live concert act.

    The reason I mention all of this is that I'm honored that they know who Straight No Chaser is; in a recent Boston Globe article, they mention us.  Here's the quote, and see the link below it for the full article:

    Q. Have you been surprised at all that with that show and “Glee’’ that it seems like a certain style of group singing, both a cappella and accompanied, once considered kind of corny has become kind of cool?

    A. Oh yeah, it was kind of shocking. We were put on “Scrubs’’ as a gag for just that reason, so that Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) could say, “This is ear rape!’’ So when it suddenly started getting hip it was pretty phenomenal. We were on the plane reading a newspaper and came across an article about the group that did “The Twelve Days of Christmas’’ [Straight No Chaser] and that they were popular and getting a record contract. It’s pretty incredible.

    Boston Globe article

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    So, check them out and be sure to support our a cappella friends, The Blanks!

    You can visit their MySpace page here.


    Randy

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on February 19, 2010 - 3:48am

Back in the fall of 2001, I got hooked on a new TV series, which eventually became one of my favorite shows of all time.  Quirky, sometimes physical humor, sometimes flashbacks or daydreams, all NOT taped in front of a studio audience, and minus the canned laughter.   JD, Turk, Dr. Cox, you know -- Scrubs.

Another reason to appreciate this show has been the repeated appearance of the character Ted Buckland (played brilliantly by Sam Lloyd) who is the attorney for the hospital, but is also in an a cappella group called "Ted's Band" on the show.  In real life, the group is called "The Blanks," and thanks to Scrubs they are getting some well deserved attention, as a live concert act.

The reason I mention all of this is that I'm honored that they know who Straight No Chaser is; in a recent Boston Globe article, they mention us.  Here's the quote, and see the link below it for the full article:

Q. Have you been surprised at all that with that show and “Glee’’ that it seems like a certain style of group singing, both a cappella and accompanied, once considered kind of corny has become kind of cool?

A. Oh yeah, it was kind of shocking. We were put on “Scrubs’’ as a gag for just that reason, so that Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) could say, “This is ear rape!’’ So when it suddenly started getting hip it was pretty phenomenal. We were on the plane reading a newspaper and came across an article about the group that did “The Twelve Days of Christmas’’ [Straight No Chaser] and that they were popular and getting a record contract. It’s pretty incredible.

Boston Globe article

Blanks


So, check them out and be sure to support our a cappella friends, The Blanks!

You can visit their MySpace page here.


Randy

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