OK, so I took a few days off. But rather than post an mp3, I'm going to take this opportunity to shine the spotlight on someone who, I'd be willing to bet, has a very bright future ahead of her.
I can't remember who first told me about a video of "some girl on YouTube playing 'Toxic' on a ukelele". It might have been Jonathan Coulton's blog that linked me there originally. Or maybe no one told me, maybe it was just one of those stream of consciousness YouTube searches I do sometimes, just clicking from link to link and seeing what I find. But at any rate, somehow I managed to stumble upon Sweetafton23. Every video has just been better and better, and now she's started posting her own original compositions as well, which are outstanding.
I'm honestly the tiniest bit jealous that a high school student has so much talent and potential, and that there's an outlet like YouTube for exposing that to the entire world - who knows what could have happened if there had been such an outlet when -I- was in high school, singing my heart out in the choir and still dreaming big...? But anyway, this isn't about me, it's about her.
Here's her latest original song video, "Road Trip". Enjoy - and if you do, go rate it on YouTube and watch her other songs! :)