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Many think that elite athletes like me are taken care of. But that is not true, only a few like Sindhu are looked after well.
In fact, I am a bit apprehensive about biopics on sporting personalities in our country after seeing a few films. But my biopic is not going to be the same; it's completely different.
If I lose a match, I don't get sad or feel down. But if I lose a close match, I surely have sleepless nights.
I stopped playing mixed doubles and there is no result in mixed doubles. I was world number six. People who are talking about me and my performance and questioning my career and my achievements, where is the next mixed doubles pair, please show it to me. I would like to know.
Being a player, I am supposed to train and practice and only think about my game, what I have to develop and what weaknesses I have to take care of.
I don't expect people to understand, but as players who love the sport and have constantly been thrown a rock at by our association and now the Govt, there is only so much one can take.
Consistency is most important in international level and once you have it, you become a different player.
Unlike badminton playing major nations of the world, we never had a specialist doubles coach and so the discipline remained neglected.
I don't court controversies, but when I state facts, which are hard to digest for male-dominated authorities, they call them squabble.
I have fought back. From not being allowed to play, I have now qualified for Olympics in two events, it is satisfying. I feel proud.
Mitch Grassi

Mitch Grassi

Now that a cappella is sort of coming to the forefront of the music world, I think people are starting to realize that it’s a well-crafted art form, and not just a cheeseball novelty. That being the case, my hope is that a cappella groups, new and old, will get the recognition they deserve.

John Densmore

John Densmore

Jim had melodies as well as words. He didn’t know how to play a chord on any instrument, but he had melodies in his head. To remember the lyrics he would think of melodies and then they would stay in his head. He had melodies and lyrics in his head, and he would sing them a cappella, and we would eke out the arrangements.

Saweetie

Saweetie

I was already writing poetry, so I transitioned from writing poetry a cappella to writing over beats, and it was way more exciting to me that way.

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

But even if you’re not a ‘Scrubs’ follower you’ll still have a good time, because all the songs are recognizable and presented in a way that’s unique to The Blanks. We had heard that in some countries a cappella is considered torture, so we wanted to make a show that we’d really want to see as well – so it’s music but it’s also a lot of comedy.

Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten

Though I played classical piano since age 5 and sang in a cappella groups, being an artist didn’t seem like something I was talented enough to do full time. So I kind of buried that dream.

Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey

When you’re a musician and you come from a singing background, specifically one that focused a lot on a cappella music as I have, it’s just a real joy to be around so many talented people and talented groups who have a passion for what they do.

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

My high-school a cappella teacher would embarrass me in front of the choir. ‘Mavis, you’re in the basement. Mavis, you’re singing with the boys.’ I said, ‘Mr. Finch, my voice isn’t soprano. I can’t sing up there with the girls.’ So I just got out of the choir.

Laura Benanti

Laura Benanti

When I was 5 years old, I was coming up the stairs, and I saw my mom standing there, singing ‘A Quiet Thing’ a cappella, and it was such a differentiating moment for me. I realized that we are separate from each other – she has dreams and goals.

Kirstin Maldonado

Kirstin Maldonado

We always try to make every song we do sound like a track. It’s vocal, but we want it to be really full so no one really can even know if it’s a cappella. It’s not like it’s missing anything, per se.

Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon

And then, I was thinking of doing a record just like starting with voice, because I did this one song that was just kind of a cappella, and I did it for this art piece I did where people could come and play music to go with a voice.

Kevin Olusola

Kevin Olusola

I never thought that I would pursue a cappella music. I went to Yale College and I was going to go into the medical field.

Kevin Olusola

Kevin Olusola

When you think about choir music, that’s a cappella. You have church choir that you would sing without any instrument. I think the popular form that we have now is barbershop in the 20th century, and the collegiate movement.

Kevin Olusola

Kevin Olusola

Uh, I think so many things have happened in the mainstream that definitely brought awareness and attention to a cappella. The ‘Pitch Perfect’ movies, ‘The Sing-Off’ – I mean, the college a cappella scene definitely has become really hot, which is definitely wonderful.

Kay Cannon

Kay Cannon

I felt that a cappella was the improv world with music, where it’s very serious, and there are groups and competition, and some people become famous, and there’s a language we speak from one improviser to another.

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