Many people will exchange cards, candy or flowers with their Valentine today. But others will try to strike a much different note with their sweetheart. Mike Postovit explains.
Len Matiowsky/Perpetual E-Motion
“You know it’s not your typical flowers and chocolates anymore — it’s something just a little bit different and it’s meaningful — people can get a sense of something that’s really special.
This is Perpetual E-Motion — a Kingston barbershop quartet. And this really is a version of the old singing telegram — tailored to Valentines Day.
“If you noticed that the close harmony that we do — that really tugs at your heart strings — never mind the actual sentiment behind the words and never mind the fact that somebody really took the time one to ask us — hired us to deliver a singing valentine to some one that’s really special to them — it’s meaningful, it’s different and it catches people by surprise.”
One such person was Janice Barker — she’s works at Kingston Mazda.
“All sorts of things went through my mind — I couldn’t think who could be here to see me — so when I came around the corner and saw them — I thought — oh, oh.”
Did you enjoy it?
“I did, I did, they’re very talented -they have lovely voices — yeah just a little bit embarrassing.”
Barker enjoyed her gift — but says her husband will eventually pay.
From dust to dawn — the singing continues — sure the day is a long-one for this foursome — but when you’re doing something you enjoy — it really isn’t work.
James Essex-McIntyre/Perpetual E-Motion
“There’s a few minutes of real solid eye contact and you can just see them — the emotion, the emotion wells-up inside of them and you can see that it just makes their whole day and it’s a really big thrill.”
Spreading Valentines Day love one song at a time. Mike Postovit, CKWS News, Kingston.