On December 6th, the Husband and I were doing what we normally do – sitting on the couch and watching TV.  Per the usual, I was Twittering as we watched our programming of choice, which happened to be the latest reality show sensation, The Sing Off.


The Sing Off is basically a group, a cappella version of American Idol.  However, I was seriously doubting whether the numbers were live or lip-synced and Twittered:


Within minutes, my Twitter EXPLODED with fans insisting that The Sing Off was NOT lip-synced.  Apparently, a cappella groups take this accusation very seriously! 


And then, suddenly, I received this e-mail:


Not going to lie, I nearly fell off of the couch! It was SO STRANGE.  There I was, Twittering away my thoughts as I watched this reality show, and suddenly one of the people on the show was responding to my tweets via e-mail (the show is obviously not live).  I was gasping and laughing and groaning all at the same time – I kind of felt bad that I had insulted poor Peter from On the Rocks (they were really good). 


So, in case you’re keeping score, this means:


  • I was interacting with a TV show and the show’s fans via Twitter.
  • Peter was interacting with me via Twitter and my blog.
  • And now we are talking to each other through G-Chat.


It was a TOTAL social media moment.


So, Peter and I struck up a little e-mail friendship.  Turns out that being on The Sing Off has been incredible for his music career (he produces, too).  He sent me a few demos of his freshly produced a cappella solo, and since I felt so badly for insulting The Sing Off, a cappella fans everywhere, and Peter, too, I promised that I’d share the final version on the blog.


Pretty fun, huh?   If you love it, pass it on!  Peter says thanks in advance!


Have you ever had a crazy social media moment?  Spotted a blogger in public?  Tweeted a company to get better customer service?



  • Kelly January 14, 2011, 4:45 pm

    I’m melting into my chair. So dreamy. 🙂

  • jen @ taste life January 14, 2011, 4:46 pm

    Although I’m on twitter, I don’t do it that much and am definitely NOT all that connected! I read lots of blogs, but have never seen anyone in person! Ashley of Healthy Ashley recently moved nearby, so maybe I’ll run into her! That is neat, though, the experience you had.

    • Caitlin January 15, 2011, 6:23 pm

      Healthy Ashley is super awesome, you guys should meet up!

  • Megan January 14, 2011, 4:48 pm

    Wow peter is awesome!!!
    Not bad to look at either…

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 14, 2011, 4:48 pm

    I think it’s amazing what Twitter can do to connect us with local businesses! I’ve spoken with so many local breweries and restaurants about my blog and coming for a visit. I love Twitter!

  • Kristina @ spabettie January 14, 2011, 4:49 pm

    ha! I saw this tweet earlier, and was going to say – Caitlin!! didn’t you learn the FIRST TIME??


    (I was watching and one of the responders saying NO lip synching!!) 🙂

    • Caitlin January 14, 2011, 4:50 pm

      Had to recreate!

  • Natalie @ Will Jog For Food January 14, 2011, 4:53 pm

    I wrote a blog post about Stephen from Top Chef getting “fired” from his restaurant in Florida. Then a couple weeks later he emailed me about it…Yikes!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) January 14, 2011, 4:54 pm

    Oh my gosh- that’s hilarious!! And awesome! I adore The Sing Off and thought On the Rocks was great! 🙂

  • Michele January 14, 2011, 4:54 pm

    LOVED the video – that’s amazing. Retweeted THIS! 😀

  • Anna S (History Running Girl) January 14, 2011, 4:55 pm

    He was my favorite!! Thanks for posting this. A great reminder that anyone can be reading your tweets.

  • Kathleen January 14, 2011, 4:56 pm

    Awesome! I took a cooking class from a well known chef, blogged about it… and he commented on my post. I jumped up and down and screamed like I was 5. The immediate responses you can get through social media can be exciting and frightening at the same time.

  • Kiran January 14, 2011, 4:56 pm

    Social media is super cool! I just tweeted yesterday and got a refund adjusted from my bank. Avoided a phone call wait, that’s what made my day. Ooops.. Social media made my day 😉

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) January 14, 2011, 4:58 pm

    PS… PETER, amazing!! You rock!! (no pun intended). Love the new stuff and all the images of you making all the sounds!

  • Michelle January 14, 2011, 5:00 pm

    The world of social media is amazing! I used to watch On the Rocks at free Friday concerts when I was a student at the University of Oregon.

  • sarah @ See Sarah Graduate January 14, 2011, 5:01 pm

    So cool! Love the sing off! 🙂

  • Dynamics January 14, 2011, 5:03 pm

    He is AMAZING!!! I agree with you Caitlin, sometimes it does look like he is lip syncing. HA!

  • Erika @ FoodFitnessFun January 14, 2011, 5:04 pm

    That is a total social media moment! Too cool!
    I’ve never watched The Sing Off, but it actually sounds pretty cool. I’ll have to give it a shot. 🙂

  • Gill (snaxandthecity) January 14, 2011, 5:06 pm

    omg he’s amazing! is his voice really the snare and everything? wowser.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In January 14, 2011, 5:08 pm

    The other weekend I was at a DoubleTree hotel and tweeted that I love their gym…and then they tweeted right back at me during my workout! So strange!

  • Kara January 14, 2011, 5:14 pm

    I loved the sing off so much! Most of my running playlist is the sing off soundtrack 🙂

    Thanks so much for posting that video!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) January 14, 2011, 5:16 pm

    That is so crazy! Such a good story! Now I want to watch that show…

  • Tammy January 14, 2011, 5:19 pm

    wow! that’s pretty creepy! haha

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston January 14, 2011, 5:19 pm

    So crazy that he can do some many parts — that is soo cool!

    My social media moment: I did a book review and the author saw the tweet saying it was going to be published to such and such blog on such and such day. He said tweeted me saying he was looking forward to reading it and we ended up having a 15 minute DM conversation. After the review was publish he then tweeted me again saying thanks.

    Pretty cool!

  • Jessamyn January 14, 2011, 5:19 pm

    OH.MY.GOD. Your experience totally personifies why social media is AWESOME. I really did love On The Rocks, one of my tumblr friends (who goes to U of Oregon) introduced me to their cover of “Bad Romance” right before the show started- they were the reason I watched the show.

    Actually, I guess that kind of counts as a wild social media moment 🙂

  • Kim @ Everstrong January 14, 2011, 5:20 pm

    I’m a big fan of the show! amazing how ‘connected’ everyone is!! I remember going to Epcot when I was little and the rides showed people talking from one country to another through TVs, I was like wooowwww that is so Futuristic! Now.. its here. Kinda makes me feel old. haahaa

    • Lesley January 14, 2011, 5:36 pm

      hahah i know EXACTLY what you are talking about!

  • Evan Thomas January 14, 2011, 5:22 pm

    When On The Rocks did Pour Some Sugar On Me, i thought they should have won it right there. They got robbed.

    My heart beat so fast back in July when the Today Show followed me on Twitter and tweeted me because I wrote a post about them. One step closer to making it on!

    And I’ve been spotted by a reader once. I was so shocked/in awe at the situation that I actually had readers AND that they recognized me on the street that I’m pretty sure all I said was “Wow” and awkwardly shrugged off.

  • jenn January 14, 2011, 5:22 pm

    I will say though, that they did get MORE than 1 chance to do their invididual numbers. My husband and I were watching one night and I noticed that one of the ties on one of the girl’s dresses was dangling down and driving me nuts. Cut to 2 seconds later and another shot of her, and the dress is perfectly tied again. Either they mesh their rehearsal and final performances together for TV or something similar, but I guarantee they don’t just get 1 shot. Maybe on the live shows they get one shot, but on the pre-recorded ones…no way.

    • Caitlin January 15, 2011, 6:34 pm

      Oooo interesting! Scandal!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) January 14, 2011, 5:22 pm

    No, nothing like that for me, but I think it is pretty neat how social media can put strange people in contact!

  • monicanelsonfitness January 14, 2011, 5:24 pm

    pretty nuts and scary!

    Yes, I heard the Vince Vaughn interview as well today on the radio and that quote has stuck with me all day, I love him even more now too. 🙂

  • Michelle @ a whole lot of life January 14, 2011, 5:26 pm

    It’s stories like this that make me so frustrated when people criticize twitter saying “why would I want the whole world to know when I’m taking a s#$@ ?”

    Where did this concept of twitter come from? Instead of thinking they’re so cool for not bowing to social norms I think they’re kind of dumb for missing out on something emphasizing the interconnected community we all really belong to.

    I def don’t want to know about your BMs but I do want to know what’s going on as soon as it happens. THAT is what it’s all about! This story is SO awesome!!!

  • Kari @ Human, MD January 14, 2011, 5:26 pm

    Well, hey there Peter. You’re pretty dang good. I definitely remember him on The Sing Off! People who can sing have an unfair advantage over the rest of us non-singing people in the world 🙂

    Once I blogged about jeni’s Ice Cream, and then they commented on the post… that’s about as connected as my social media gets!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) January 14, 2011, 5:31 pm

    Gotta love those moments! I feel like they happen more often now!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks January 14, 2011, 5:35 pm

    The closest thing to ever happen to me was having Bob Harper from the Biggest Loser respond to one of my tweets. I asked him if he actually cooks for himself, or if he has a chef (after he tweeted what healthy thing he had just had for dinner), and he tweeted back pretty quickly, letting me know he cooks for himself!

  • E (from One Twenty Five) January 14, 2011, 5:44 pm

    I did! I did! I tweeted I was heading down to the lake for a run. And I felt the presence of someone running WAY TOO CLOSE (ugh, that’s so annoying) behind me, so I sped up, then slowed down, but they stayed right there, and eventually I turned to look at the person, and then this girl exclaimed, “it is you!” she had see my tweet, and headed down the lake too, “just incase she saw me.” It was VERY COOL!! And that’s when I fell in love with The Twitter.
    (ps. I’m SO pleased I was actually running when she saw me, and not walking, hehe)

    • Liz January 14, 2011, 6:44 pm

      Ok.. that totally would have creeped me out. Could have ended way wrong if it was creepy stalker person!

      • E (from One Twenty Five) January 14, 2011, 6:47 pm

        I actually WAS creeped out (hope she doesn’t see this) BUT we ended up going for coffee, and occasionally run together, so now I feel bad saying, “creeped out,” but YESSSSS…

        I actually now make a point to tweet about the experience AFTER it happened, but before… as I live in Toronto, and it’s little.

        Ps. You have an excellent name 🙂

  • suki January 14, 2011, 5:46 pm

    That was REALLY great! 🙂 Loved the video.

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence January 14, 2011, 5:47 pm

    How cool and crazy!

  • DadHTP January 14, 2011, 5:47 pm

    Back in the day – see how old I am? Lip syncing a group would be technically impossible. Singers sang, not auto tune, not over dub – Crosby Stills Nash & (Young?) released a record with harmonies so bad no one believed they did it in one pass – and released it anyway.

  • Kelly January 14, 2011, 5:53 pm

    does he not know it is not lip-SINGING???

    • Theresa January 14, 2011, 8:08 pm

      That was my first thought too! =)

  • Maija January 14, 2011, 5:53 pm


    This is so funny because I go go the University of Oregon and LOOOVE watching On The Rocks perform! A Cappella groups are huge on our campus and we actually have 3 of them… and I can promise you that On the Rocks are just as hilarious and as amazing as they showed on the Sing Off. That’s quite a silly story though- I’m glad you made a new friend!!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 14, 2011, 5:55 pm

    That is absolutely hilarious!!!!!

  • Caitlin (also) January 14, 2011, 5:57 pm

    I found your blog via Google Reader Suggestions, and then I read this post. So, funny thing…you know, besides the fact that we have the same name.

    I was in an a cappella group in college, and some of my friends who I sang with are now super into a cappella in the real world. My friend Christopher just posted that video by Peter, because they are friends. So that’s what…three degrees of separation? Me –> Chris –> Peter –> You (at least via the interwebs;)

    Just thought I’d share how small a world it actually is!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 14, 2011, 5:58 pm

    That video is seriously amazing. It really is awesome how much social media connects everyone!! There are definitely disadvantages to all the communication (helloooooo creepers) but in situations like this it’s awesome!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 14, 2011, 6:05 pm

    I went to see you on TODAY and a lot of people were tweeting about seeing us out in the audience that day. We were all checking our phones constantly.

    I also met one of my best friends through twitter when she noticed I lived nearby 🙂

  • Blog is the New Black January 14, 2011, 6:06 pm

    That’s so insane… social media is nuts. I remember seeing you in some mags and also Julie from PB Fingers and being like- I know her! It’s really cool but SO weird!

  • Kelly January 14, 2011, 6:10 pm

    That’s crazy! Yesterday I got a facebook message from someone I’d never met who told me I walked past them at the gym the night before, haha. Credit that to the blog.

  • Amber K January 14, 2011, 6:18 pm

    I have never had anything like that happen, but I LOVED the Sing Off. Both seasons, especially since I can watch performances from both on YouTube.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life January 14, 2011, 6:27 pm

    I don’t tweet and the whole reason I like TV is because the people DON’T respond to me lol.

  • Chelsea January 14, 2011, 6:29 pm

    That’s so funny! I once blogged (on a blog I ended up deleting) about a local theater critic, and I thought he was being a kiss-ass, and he either commented or e-mailed me (I forget which) disagreeing. He was very respectful!

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? January 14, 2011, 6:39 pm

    That is crazy! I cant believe it happened so fast either – the internet really is amazing.

    Also, that video is incredible!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 14, 2011, 6:41 pm

    Haha… that’s really funny!

    I wrote a race recap about a 10K I ran on Thanksgiving- I thought I was being pretty fair with it- pointing out the positives and a few negatives… but a lot more positives!!!!

    Two days later via Facebook (which was weird since it’s my PERSONAL FB, I don’t have a FB for my blog- yet. ;)), one of the race coordinators contacted me telling me that my review was unfair and that I needed to delete it immediately. Needless to say I responded, and (nicely) informed her that while I took her points into consideration, my blog is my personal words and opinions and that I am entitled to my opinions and that I would not be deleting the recap. I never heard back from her, but I’m sure she wasn’t too happy. :/

    • Baking 'n' Books January 14, 2011, 6:47 pm

      No way! Did you do the recap on your blog? How did she have your facebook?

      Whatever happened to free speech and personal opinion!?!

      • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 14, 2011, 6:51 pm

        Yeah! The recap was on my blog! My only guess is that since I put my official time on the post, she went into the records, matched the time with a name and Facebooked me….. nevermind that I have an e-mail address on my site for such matters. :/

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 14, 2011, 6:42 pm

    That’s crazy! Twitter is insane.

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl January 14, 2011, 6:43 pm

    I love the Sing Off! It’s amazing how naturally talented so many people are in so many different ways!

  • Baking 'n' Books January 14, 2011, 6:45 pm

    That is incredible. And scary. That is incredibly scary. I’m not into the Twitter thing. I don’t get it. But to each his own.

    What struck me though was just how nice his response was! I thought it was going to be a snarky, mean response! There is goodness 🙂

  • Alison January 14, 2011, 6:47 pm

    Whoa. That was pretty crazy.

  • Kate January 14, 2011, 6:50 pm

    He is awesome!

    I have definitely utilized social media in an attempt to get a response from a company. I had a really bad, horrible, NO GOOD customer service experience with our former cell phone company US Cellular. Their twitter appeared to be inactive so I wrote on their facebook page. I did get a (non helpful) response from the company but I also got berrated by angry people on the facebook page! That experience won’t make me stop utilizing social media in the future though, especially when I want to praise a company.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 14, 2011, 6:54 pm

    I haven’t watched the Sing Off, but love this song! Thanks for sharing. 😀

  • Lacey January 14, 2011, 7:04 pm

    wow. that blows my mind. and is video is AMAZING. i love it.

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 14, 2011, 7:08 pm

    I was in Aruba for the month of December. We go every year. I was sitting in the Aruba airport waiting to start my 18 hour travel day back to San Diego and a girl walked up to me and asked me if I write the blog LV & Y and i said yes, and she was like omg I cant believe i spotted you, etc etc.

    In the aruba airport. Of ALL places!

    It happens to me quite a bit in San Diego, I get recognized by readers, but that was a first, internationally 🙂

    I love your story!

  • Amanda @ JustAmandaJ January 14, 2011, 7:22 pm

    I’m just now getting into twitter so I haven’t had anything exciting like that happen at this point. I’m far too shy to just walk up to someone in public, what if they find it rude? The most I’ve done is go to a blog luncheon, but I wasn’t really a blogger at the time. I got to meet you and several of the other central FL ladies and I had a great time. It was at an Indian restaurant like over a year ago in O-town.

  • Summer January 14, 2011, 7:35 pm

    Wow. He sounds great! No social media moments for me. 🙂

  • Alyssa January 14, 2011, 7:38 pm

    WTF, THIS IS SO WEIRD. One of my BEST friends from high school Josh Heying is also a leader of On the Rocks. Seriously, wtf, this is so weird. Freaking small as hell world. Scary shit.
    -Alyssa A.
    Mukilteo, WA

  • Becca@ Start Over From Scratch January 14, 2011, 7:49 pm

    Such a great video! I’m so not musically talented so I am amazed by people that are! Nice to see some people don’t need autotune and everything else to make their voice sound better!

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair January 14, 2011, 8:00 pm

    Hahaha that’s too funny! That video is awesome by the way – so EVERY SINGLE sound in that video is made by his voice??? There’s no background music!?

  • amanda January 14, 2011, 8:04 pm

    That is so crazy! I’ve never been on twitter, but it makes you sound kinda famous :))

    Great video!

  • Sarah January 14, 2011, 8:21 pm

    That video was awesome! WOW!

  • Camille January 14, 2011, 8:33 pm

    Woah! That’s totally weird!

  • Mary January 14, 2011, 8:37 pm

    Haha I totally spotted a blogger in my Yoga class the other day! At first I was like “Where do I know her from…” and it took me till the end of class to figure it out. Crazy!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 14, 2011, 8:40 pm

    OH EM GEE. I know I’m married, but… DAYum.

  • Sophia @ Raven Waves January 14, 2011, 8:47 pm

    Haha so crazy! A week or two ago I made pancakes using Fage yogurt, and they linked to my post on their FB page. I freaked out! The things that social media can do nowadays is crazy!

  • Kelley January 14, 2011, 8:55 pm

    One time, I was browsing craigslist and I saw that someone found a girl’s passport in a bar. I googled her name, it came up in facebook, and I messaged her to let her know. She got her passport back and was so grateful. SO COOL!

  • Lauren @ Lauren Runs January 14, 2011, 9:10 pm

    Wow! That’s a great a capella video! I love seeing the different versions he did – that you can see him singing the different harmonies.

  • Rika January 14, 2011, 9:17 pm

    never heard of the show but wow! that song is better sung by him 😀 it doesn’t hurt that he’s cute too..tehe

  • Ashley January 14, 2011, 9:24 pm

    I just saw this video earlier! AMAZING! So crazy! My friend just told me a similar story, too! Get this – I live in Tucson so there was just that memorial with the President. Well, people lined up starting THE NIGHT BEFORE to see the thing. The line was….long. So this friend of mine is handicapped and bypassed the line to ask an official if there were any special accommodations for the handicapped. There weren’t. She pulled out her iphone & tweeted & facebooked about it. Within MINUTES, the FBI personnel on site found a separate entrance, pulled all the handicapped people out of the giant line, and brought them in through a handicap-accessible path! I mean, the people jumped to it! So funny what social media can do these days!!!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales January 14, 2011, 9:27 pm

    That is so crazy!! I remember watching them with my boyfriend and commenting on how good they were. So funny that you were corresponding with Peter at that very moment! The video is really good… such talent!

  • nicole January 14, 2011, 9:42 pm

    I’m not into a cappella but I really liked it! He’s great, thanks for sharing.

  • MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan January 14, 2011, 9:50 pm

    OMG was your husband like Holy Crap!! I bet you two were laughing yourselves silly! Pretty sure I would have been dying ha. Love this story!

  • annette January 14, 2011, 9:54 pm

    This dude is legit and sounds AH-mazing! I love accapella, and no they do no lip synch at all. That is a great story by the way Caitlin!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit January 14, 2011, 10:08 pm

    Awesome. I love the internet, I have to say.

  • Heather January 14, 2011, 10:51 pm

    He sounds awesome, what a funny moment you guys had!

  • Maren January 14, 2011, 10:52 pm

    omg! That is so cool! I actually went to a luncheon yesterday where the speaker was from the communications department at Southwest Airlines! She does the posts for their facebook account! It was super cool to hear about all of her stories!

  • Souther Sober Girl Runs January 14, 2011, 11:07 pm

    How about when YOU responded to one of my comments?! That got me pretty PSYCHED!

  • Betsy January 14, 2011, 11:21 pm


    Thanks for sharing the video, it was great!!!

    I had lululemon and some races tweet at me and I felt like a celeb. Nbd!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health January 14, 2011, 11:58 pm

    That video was fantastic! Pure talent!
    We definitely live in an advanced world! The internet was not available on such a wide scale until I was almost done high school! haha

  • Gwen January 15, 2011, 12:14 am

    Ummmm Peter is dreamy. <3 A man who sings just gets hotter!

    Love the social media moment – the world is SO small. What will it be like for OUR kids?

    • Caitlin January 15, 2011, 6:35 pm

      I dunno but it’s a little scary with cyber bullying and stuff.

  • Sana January 15, 2011, 12:20 am

    I was tweeting Roni (creator of Fitbloggin) and I realized that she worked at the college I go to! So I tweeted her that I would stop by and meet her in her office 🙂

  • Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous January 15, 2011, 12:49 am

    I was having billing problems with Verizon (they billed me early and then DOUBLE billed me) and it really screwed up my bank account unexpectadly.

    I had been on the phone with them like 15 times and nothing was getting resolved.

    Finally I tweeted my irritation and someone got back to me quickly and got the ball rolling on fixing the problems on my account. Yay!

  • Kristina January 15, 2011, 1:40 am

    I kind of hate the term “social media”, but I’m from a different generation.

  • deb January 15, 2011, 6:03 am

    I’m torn about it. I don’t have a twitter account myself, but sometimes I like to check it to see if something’s going on I should know about. For example, I live in California and thought I felt an earthquake the other night. I searched twitter and, sure enough, there were HUNDREDS of tweets from people who felt the same thing. That was pretty cool. The trending topics can drive me nuts, though. It’s pretty annoying to see that the only reason a topic is trending is because people keep retweeting the question “why is blah blah blah” trending?”

  • Verna January 15, 2011, 6:07 am

    That is so sweet! Love it!

  • Jenn January 15, 2011, 7:00 am

    That is cool! I’m not sure if this counts but one time (back in the Myspace days), I had a problem and emailed Tom personally to let him know. I don’t know him at all. Within a few hours he emailed me right back and we ended up having a small conversation. That’s about the extent of where my social media coolness goes because we all know Myspace is dead now 🙂

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats January 15, 2011, 7:53 am

    The only social media thing I’ve ever had like that is having Kris Carr respond to my tweets about attending her workshop in February. She is my idol and I was blown away that she responded to my tweet. It’s the little things that make the “little” people feel so important! And the fact that you can be so connected to people you’ve never met in real life…pretty cool/freaky at the same time. Who would have thought!?

  • Anne P January 15, 2011, 8:06 am

    That’s insane! His voice is amazing.

  • foodandfarm January 15, 2011, 8:22 am

    That is hilarious! I stepped on brad pitts foot in a starbucks when I lived in l.a. yeaaarrrs ago! It was cool.

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 15, 2011, 8:30 am

    That’s really funny–one of my first crushes was an acapella singer. What is it about singing that can make a woman’s heart metlt?

  • Esperanza Garcia January 15, 2011, 9:24 am

    ahhhhhh! i love the sing off and absolutely loved OTR. I was so impressed by them!

    funny moment.

  • Beth Aronson January 15, 2011, 9:49 am

    WOW! We were addicted to The Sing Off. I can’t believe you actually interacted with one of the singers! When I was an undergrad (a LONG time ago), I always thought I would be happiest if I could marry a whole acapella group so that they could serenade me at will. I was in school with the guys who started Rockapella.

  • Bria January 15, 2011, 10:00 am

    I had never heard of the show/Peter before but… WOW. That face. That voice. Amazing.

  • kirsten January 15, 2011, 10:50 am

    I loved On the Rocks! They were my favorite on the show. This video is awesome thanks for sharing!

  • Pattie January 15, 2011, 11:40 am

    That is totally cool! I love The Sing Off!
    I follow Pop Chips on twitter. (they’re a new “healthy” alternative to potato chips but still made with potatoes @popchipschicago). And they had tweeted about being a fan on facebook and getting a coupon for a free bag. I thought, cool! And went to facebook for the coupon. But in order to print it, they wanted me to install some program on my computer. I went back to twitter and said, “Seriously? I need to install something to print your coupon? LAME!!” They DM’d me asking for my address promising to mail me a coupon. But THAT SAME DAY they delivered a giant gift bag filled with bags of their chips and several coupons with a very nice and friendly note. I was in shock. And yeah, Pop Chips are very tasty!

    • Caitlin January 15, 2011, 6:36 pm

      Oh I love the BBQ pop chups

      • Pattie January 15, 2011, 8:49 pm

        I’m a sucker for Sour Cream & Onion! I do love the BBQ too! And the bag arrived in time so I could provide extra snacks at a NYE party!

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  • abbi January 15, 2011, 9:10 pm

    This is freaking awesome! I’ve loved a cappella music for a long time and loved both rounds of the The Sing Off. Peter’s video is great and I’m off to find more!

  • Tropical Eats January 15, 2011, 9:57 pm

    too cool!

    i actually got an interview with Food Network through Twitter. Didn’t get the job, but still amazed i still had the opportunity!

  • Ceri January 17, 2011, 12:03 am

    I got my apartment, job and kitten through Twitter, as well as some of my best friends, a few dates and even a prize or two! I feel so blessed, and it’s only from 140 characters at a time.

  • gail January 18, 2011, 2:20 pm

    (okay, maybe someone else already raised this but . . . doesn’t his response that there was “no lip SINGing” actually support your belief that there WAS lip SYNCing? Just sayin’.)

  • Kim January 19, 2011, 10:55 am

    On my honeymoon, I dined at Tyler Florence’s restaurant in SF. Tweeted him a question to get my dinner recipe. I GOT A RESPONSE!!! With the recipe. Tweeted right back to me. 🙂

    Oh, and small world. Peter Hollens and I go back to college days at the UO. He founded OTR the year we sang in choir together. The first song OTR ever sang as a group together… I watched from backstage. Still gives me chills. !!!

    SO HAPPY to see Peter living the dream.


  • Camels & Chocolate January 19, 2011, 6:24 pm

    This is surreal! Also, can I just take a second to say how much I LOVED the Sing-Off and, especially, On the Rocks? Though I was pulling for Street Corner Symphony, being a Nashville girl at heart. Anyway…

    I totally had a social media moment last month (I ALMOST typed “senior citizen moment,” ha…wrong moment!). I was with a friend in Golden Gate Park, walking my little white dog. I was sprinting her up some stairs when a woman chased me down. I stopped, thinking she needed directions or something. But no, she said “aren’t you Kristin from Camels & Chocolate? I’ve read your blog for three years!” The funniest thing is that she doesn’t even live in San Francisco but in Phoenix and was just here for a weekend and also that two years ago she wound up hiring my cousin to design her own blog after liking my layout! The Internet makes the world too small!

    Rock on, Peter! You and the guys are amazing!

  • Denise March 8, 2011, 6:18 am

    I’ve never seen the Sing Off but I LOVE a cappella music and think Peter ROCKS! It takes real talent for that form of music! It’s not like some entertainers who you think are good until you hear them live and find out they’d need a bucket to carry a tune! LOL. I really enjoyed the video and plan to share it with everyone! Your total social media moment is just one more example of how small the world Is becoming!
    I had a “wow, what a small world” moment myself once. I’m from a VERY small town in Tennessee. After Desert Storm, the Army transferred my husband to Fairbanks, Alaska! (Wow! We loved it! Visit if you get a chance!) I was sitting in the Army hospital and noticed that the woman who was sitting across the hall from me looked very familiar. After a few minutes of deliberating, I asked her if her name would happen to be Annette. It was! We were from the same small town and had attended high school together, we were just a few years apart! Now, that’s a small world!
    Caitlin, I love your blog and tell everybody I meet! I even bought some really pretty post-it-notes just for the occasion!

    • Caitlin March 8, 2011, 8:55 am

      thank you Denise 🙂

  • Lisa @chickybus September 29, 2011, 12:43 am

    Great post…wild story! Love the guy’s voice and the fact that you posted his video here. So cool how social media makes things happen!

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