Every Monday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner.
The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive Sony's digital music player NWZ-A15 and Sony's headphone MDR-1A, worth HK$3,860.
I would choose a barbershop quartet band. Why? I find the way the singers' four-part harmony melds together is amazingly beautiful. The upbeat tempo and energy from the singing is really uplifting and gets you excited. It's a forgotten style of singing and performing that should definitely be brought back to the 21st century. Apart from the singing, their outfits are pretty cool, too!
As much as I love hard-core music, where passion drips through every strumming of the guitar and banging of the drums, I would rather produce music that goes beyond the barriers of language, culture and age. Rather than being something commercial, it should be more like my personal diary into which I can pour my soul so the audience can not only enjoy, but also reflect on it. Artists, such as Lana Del Rey and Ed Sheeran, remind me of the great importance of such songs. I have been a fan of their music because of their hauntingly beautiful melodies, which no amount of mainstream music can replace. I believe: why enjoy short-term celebrity status when you can be a legend?
Music is something that everybody listens to, so I would make sure the album my band and I release includes a mix of songs for all tastes - ranging from punk to a capella, and so on. We would also make sure our songs include some puns - after all, who doesn't like puns - and also produce music videos that are super-engaging! Wow, this makes me want to start a band right now!
Me? Fronting a band? The amusing thought of me singing - completely out of tune - makes me ROFL!
In my case, I'd definitely pick an easy-to-sing genre - pop! Four-minute, verse-chorus-verse upbeat pop songs, with catchy melodies, certainly hold a joyful place in everyone's hearts. Isn't that why everyone is so "into" pop? It is just positive.
Listening to pop is the way to free yourself from whatever that ails you; it is something that makes you want to get up and dance when the world tries to bring you down. It is simply the aural remedy for distressing times.
I love music that is all about personal expression and putting effort into writing the lyrics. Therefore, it goes without saying that I would love to front a rap band. Ever since I first listened to music, I have found that rap lyrics are full of meaning and emotion. Take this line: "Scooby snack Jurassic plastic gas booby trap." You can tell that significant time and effort has been put into creating these lyrics. Another personal favourite is: "I say what's next ... what's n-x-e-t." Those words helped me out of my misery, after getting a "B" in a spelling test. Of course, there would also be the perk of having "so much money on me it won't even fold".
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