I swear this is a post about music, but bear with me a minute while I talk about television.
We in the Biff household are semi-avid fans of the television show “America’s Got Talent” (aka AGT). I like the show better than your typical “we’re looking for the next big singer” shows because AGT is a variety show and you never know just what you’re going to be watching next. It might be a comedian, a magician, an opera singer, a lady on a tall unicycle spinning plates, a man being shot out of a canon, trained dogs …. you just never, never know.
My favorite acts are those that come out of nowhere and go far in the show. I love underdog stories. I love people that one week are working 3 menial jobs to support an ailing mother and the next week are singing in front of millions of people. What can be more satisfying than that?
That being said, my all time favorite moment from AGT is this one featuring Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
What can be more satisfying than that? Is that not what that show is about? Is that not the American Dream writ large? I love his voice. I love his delivery. I love his personality. I love his look. And I love his attitude on life.
So yes, I was very happy when he won Season Six of AGT.
And I bought his CD as soon as it was out.
Anyway, give it a listen. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.