Jeopardy! contestants do not know who Adam Schiff is



Nobody else buzzed in because the other two didn't know who Schiff is either. 

Even with his picture. Even with a million political cartoons about him. Even with him being the subject of untold number of Trump tweets. 

And that explains s-o-o-o-o-o-o much. 

Imagine how clean your life would be if you didn't know who Adam Schiff is. 

This political humor would be lost on you. You'd have no idea why Tom Shillue on the Greg Gutfeld show is so funny. Shillue depicts psychosis.


Adrian Matthew, She Used to be Mine

At fourteen years of age Adrian sang this song and his mother recorded him on her phone and uploaded her video to Facebook where it went viral immediately. This one. I think. Things exploded and Adrien was invited to do a lot of things, get voice coaching, join other singers, go to New York and visit the cast, meet Sara Bareilles and perform with her. And here, actually sing on the Waitress stage with the cast.

I wish the recording was better but I cannot complain. These cell phones do remarkably well when you consider they have only a tiny plastic lens. But then, our own lenses in our eyes are that small. You can tell the cast really likes this kid. And their microphones are actually better than my own ears.

There are a million covers of this song available on YouTube. They all do very well. The song is written for a woman and most of the covers are by women and all of the ones that I've listened to do very well but the ones I like best are by men. Jeremy Jordan has an excellent cover. He doesn't take a breath before "mine" as all the other performers do. Another very good cover is by Caleb Hyles. Youngster Luke Islam brought down the house with an abbreviated version at America's Got Talent.



We can guess his voice is already changing. 

What does the song look like?

I know where I've been

I follow this voice coach on YouTube.

The girl is 14 years old. Russian. Eva Poklonskaya. I love how Cheryl Porter corrects her on the phrase "the road we've been traveling." She makes clear the black experience to the Russian girl. She is explaining to a Russian girl what that phase is expected to convey: the entire black experience. That phrase is what this song is about.



Queen Latifa sings this song in Hairspray and she does a very nice job of it. She is all over YouTube.

While other soul singers have picked up this song to give their lungs a good workout. They are all very good. Some of them for small town performances of Hairspray. Some of them are a little bit goofy with the other actors onstage. Some of the YouTube recordings are not very good.

I do like this one the best. The Boston Gay Men's Choir in the background sound like bees. Alex Maxwell holds back and then cuts loose with a performance that can break your heart. Listen for the phrase "the road we've been traveling" and see if it contains the entire black experience in America in one single line.



What does the song look like?