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I was indirectly asked today what talents I was hoping to start soon or what talent I would really like to learn but that I don’t make the time for now. After a long and deep soul search, I have come to the conclusion that my talent choice would be…. (and the drums roll)

I would learn how to play quidditch! I had no clue that they had an international league! They play this for reals! They have games and championships and official rule books. Check it out here. The number one team in the country is Middlebury in Vermont. Although, don’t be fooled into thinking this is just popular back East. The University of Utah is ranked #31 out of 80 teams. That’s right…. #31.

So, I’ve asked a few of my friends throughout the evening what talent they would like and I’ve gotten answers varied from Dancing, Writing well, Playing the piano, and singing. I guess, all jokes aside, I would like to be a good whistler. I mean I can hold a decent tune but I would like to be able to whistle any tune and with style! Maybe they’d invite me on the Broadway stage!

Some good whistling songs:

I like this song! I mean the music video is a bit cheesy but I love the talk bubbles. “I like the drums…” “I like the baseline…” I like the lyrics and the whistling!

 

This Next one is a great song! Classic Guns N’ Roses. I was going to post the actual music video because of the classic 80’s rock band style (Men with perms, bandannas, Snakes, clear phones that light up when they ring, etc…) but there were a couple iffy parts that I don’t really want to be posted on my blog. I’d rather err on the side of caution. So now you get the sing along version. Feel free to burst along. Great lyrics!


 
So my cousin, Jenny is sitting next to me right now and probably wondering why I am sitting here on the couch with my headphones in busting a gut. Yes, for those of you who know me tears are soon to come. This whistling song is great but the video is HILARIOUS! Check it! Watch his toes!


 
This next song has some great whistling but the overall song has a special meaning for me. The lyrics celebrate the Perestroyka or restructuring in the USSR and the end of the Cold War. The Scorpions were inspired to write the song on a visit to Moscow in 1989, and the opening lines refer to the city’s landmarks:

I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change


 
We’ve not only got it in English but also in Russian!


 
Even an Orangutan can do it! Maybe I should practice more…


 
Last but not least one of my latest favorite songs even has some whistling. I guess it’s time for me to put a little more effort and time into developing my talent.