I’m not a musical fan, nor really a big fan of Joss Whedon (mostly liked Firefly, never liked Buffy), but this is genius.
Their site is actually down today – Act One (of Three) came out and their streaming server checked out due to load, but it is available through iTunes now, and I don’t regret ponying up the $4 for a season pass to all (the first is 13:48 long).
When their site is back, it’s apparently available there to stream for free.
There is already a fan site with all sorts of information.
As I’ve posted previously, we’re American Idol fans.
Last season, Melinda, a professional backup singer before Idol, was the picture of consistency. Every night she belted out a perfect song, and I personally think she should have won. However, every night you’d usually see someone else put on a performance that was an equal or near equal of hers… but the person who did so was different every night.
This year, we’ve seen the same thing from David Archuleta, a cute, humble little kid who just oozes natural charisma. Every song I’ve seen him perform has been astoundingly good… and in most cases, better than the original version. However, in contrast to last season, this guy’s got no real competition. No one else is coming close. He’s been the clear best on every night.
Here’s his latest performance of John Lennon’s Imagine. I don’t like the fact that he didn’t sing the first couple of verses, and instead started on the "no possessions" third verse instead of the "no heaven/hell" first verse and "no countries/religion" second verse.
However, it’s a great tactical move – no need to piss off the religious folks out there.
And he sang it beautifully.