Reason #103: Spitting on Mics
Within the culture of a cappella, there is a distinctive sub-culture of vocal percussionists who, (pun plenty-intended) march to the beat of their own drummer. One of my favorite truisms for the VP folks is that they not only can but should spit on the mic. If they’re going to make the sounds that they should be, spit is a natural byproduct. Moreover, if they’re taking care not to spit, they’re probably too concerned about how they look on stage, not on what they’re supposed to sound like.
Watching a true artist let the spit fly is a beautiful thing and an art form unto itself.
I love it!