Daily Archives: April 27, 2010

Think of David

Last April, during Week 6 of the AI competition, David wowed us with a gifted interpretation of “Think of Me,” from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera; Rascal awed many of David’s fans with a contemplative review of his “Think of Me” performance, titled A Real Musical Soul; and Sonic Ether had us jamming out to the remix. 

In the words of the reverential Rascal:

I’ve started to notice that in the mentor segments, there is a small but discernible difference in how the music industry luminaries talk about David, as compared with how they talk about the others. It’s not as much in what they say as it is in their attitude and composure. Like theyknow something. They seem to get calmer, to speak a bit more quietly, with what I can only interpret as a kind of reverence. Not a reverence for David himself, perhaps, but a reverence for the recognition of something inside him, something maybe a bit familiar, something fine and rare and glimmering. Lord Lloyd Webber gave it a name tonight. He called it a real musical soul.

Welcome to the club, Andrew. If you’d like to pick up a pamphlet on the symptoms of ODD, they’ll be on the table after the meeting.

Musical soul indeed!