Thursday, August 30, 2012

William Close Encounter

William Close on America's Got Talent Season 7
Last night after watching Paul Ryan's speech during the Republican National Convention, NBC switches over to a semi-finale show for America's Got Talent. They show a clip from the previous night and suddenly I have a quick flashback.

The performance is by William Close playing the Earth Harp, and instrument and musician I recognized from year's back and discussed here on StrangeCultureBlog.

Over 6 years ago, I saw this musician perform in downtown Fort Worth at their Mainstreet Arts Festival.

It was a pretty neat experience to have that sort recognition and be able to pull up my post to pull together the pieces. William Close is the artistic director of MASS ensemble, and I remember my fascination at the performances, the sound and musical/visual creativity.

I have to say, I wish William Close the best, and commend his diligence to continue his passionate artistry.

1 comment:

SNAPPS said...

My wife and I thought William Close and his earth harp’s awesome when we watched Americas Got Talent. I think this turned out to be the best audition of the night and I can’t wait to watch more. I enjoy watching my primetime episodes commercial free on my Hopper. Watching my show’s using the Auto Hop feature is a great way to enhance my TV experience. This feature will automatically skip my commercials for me once I’ve enabled it. I think this is a great feature one of my coworker at Dish showed me. It’s like when you use the fast forward button on the remote but without pressing buttons. The commercials will always be there if you want to watch them, Auto hop just does the fast forwarding for you. This will also prevent further wear and tear on my remote since I won’t have to use it as often.