November 24, 2015
Does it get any worse than being sick when you have to sing? Chris and Isaiah manage to compound the unpleasantness - using only the power of their miiiinds! Featuring guest appearances by Guilt and Shame ("the other G&S"), and wistful praise of the placebo effect.
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Website - Lucia Cesaroni, Soprano Lucia is a colleauge and friend of Chris and Isaiah. Chris and her had to kiss on stage. Lucia was sick. Then Chris was sick. Science = proven! Article - The Guardian - 'This column will change your life: the mind-body connection', by Oliver Burkeman The idea that the mind and body aren't two separate entities - that, by virtue of the fact that the mind is *part* of the body, and is responsible for a lot of the functions of the body, is reason enough to give some credence to this. Article - Montages Magazine - 'Unbreakable, Part III: Visual style' by Dag Sødtholt Bruce Willis makes the realization that he's never been sick before. And, by extension, can lift a whole lot of weight. Website - HowStuffWorks - 'How Haptic Technology Works' Isaiah knows all kinds of fancy words! YouTube - Parpignol from La Bohème Arguably the most crucial and critical scene in the whole opera. Parpignol screeches some G-naturals, sells some toys, and then some kid actor sing his line with poor diction and scant projection. Musik ist - most definitely - eine heilige Kunst! VIDEO Article - Idea Sandbox - Performance = potential – interference (P=p-i) This simple but brilliant idea from 'The Inner Game of Music' breaks down the components of a performance into a three-variable equation. YouTube - With Any Luck, You'll Hit Rock Bottom A lesson in perspective. Watch some dude driving a Ferrari, talking about when he hit rock bottom: He had to buy a Ford Focus. VIDEO Article - Mindbodygreen - 'A Strange (But Effective!) At-Home Cure For The Cold & Flu', by Dr. Katie Corazzo Podcast - On Being - 'Ellen Langer — Science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness' This podcast is making its second mention on Overthought. It's a provocative talk, which is well worth the listen. Article - Wikipedia - Placebo Isaiah wishes desperately that he could better believe in placebos. But that's not really the point, I suppose. Website - BBC Horizon show transcript, 'The Truth About Vitamins' Linus Pauling once famously touted that vitamin C, in large quantities, would prevent the common cold. However, in an episode of the BBC's popular science series, Horizon, the current head of the Linus Pauling institute says "that's just not so." Website - USCF - Immunology Module >> Prologue: The innate and adaptive immune systems Two types of immune systems. Website - CBC Music - Opera Singers Wearing Scarves, A Gallery Cheeky gallery of opera singers wearing their best and most outrageous neck protection. Website - BuzzFeed News: How A Fake Quote And Old Image Of Meryl Streep Went Viral (Meryl Streep subway picture) YouTube - Adam Ruins Everything - The Weird Reason We Think Vitamins Are Good for Us (They're Not) This was added to show notes, later on. Adam, you are lovely & wonderful. VIDEO
Theme Music - Slyvius Leopold Weiss's Preludio in E Major, played by Jeff Carter This photography and story was cited as true in our podcast. Clearly, we were wrong. Cool story, though.