Friday, January 29, 2010

Sing Like Nobody's Listening

I don't believe anyone that tells me they don't sing.  At All.  Not even in the shower?!
Nope, sorry, I don't believe it.
(personally, i think i hit my best notes in the shower, but washing-dishes-singing takes a close second)
You're walking down the street, humming a tune that, by the time you turn the key in your front door, is a full blown song you're singing under your breath,
until, you get just inside your living room and you belt out the final line.

If it's not that, it's while you work, or while you play, or while you're cleaning house, or while you're riding your bike.  It's okay, we all do it.

My aspirations for singing have gone a little further than the shower, I'm not too proud to admit it.  I've always wanted (deep down inside) to be a singer.  What kind of singer has run the gamut:  country band, background vocals for The Cure, soloist, harmonizing with John Denver, torch singer laying across the top of a piano.  You name it, I would sign up for it.   I've sung at a wedding, I've sung backup on a friends' records, I sang at my High School graduation, and as the above photo is my proof, I've just recently sung 'boy named sue' at a packed-house karaoke club.

And then, when I saw this video, I was reminded that singing in a wide-open-acoustical forest with your sister is really some of the best singing out-loud that there is.

video find thanks to a fellow blogger


Ivanhoe Books - Art And Design said...

Oh my goodness. Love this post. I've been told my singing voice makes ears bleed but I care not a jot! I love singing too!

cinner said...

I love your post today, it makes me want to sing. I usually always have music playing, love to karaoke, I can't imagine no music in life or in ones heart. have a great weekend. I do visit more than I comment. Just letting you know I have been around.Take care.

paige said...

Holly shit, those girls gave me the chills. Can that really be them singing? And just like that, no studio, no mics, amazing... a gift indeed.

And I hope the next post is a video of you singing in the forest with your sister.

lotta said...

thank you. I love the girls singing in the woods. beautiful. I realize that I don't sing enough. Besides humming along when listening to my ipod (which always gets hushed down by the males in my family) and a few out of tune Swedish drinking songs now and then, not much singing going on here. Maybe that should change...