topdown wrote: mekidsmom wrote:
. . . Jeff is not a great singer BUT he sings for the love of the music and THAT makes him enjoyable to listen to!!! . . .
Well gosh Amy, thanks (I think) LOL - I think my singing is great - I gotta check my mike - it's probably out of tune!
Yeah, that was harsh (j/k), but I know what Amy means. Jeff will be the first to tell anyone (as he always does) that he can't sing, but I REALLY enjoy listening to him play and sing. Especially (here it comes:) "Creep" (which, if he doesn't have it lined up, he knows I will request) and his medley of "You can't always get what you want"/"Take a walk on the wild side". His enjoyment of those comes through in spades, and it's so much fun to listen to it should be illegal.
My wife is a fantastic singer. I'm not biased. She studied voice in college, has sung in numerous weddings, funerals, live shows, etc. etc., and was even the front "man" for a rock band and also a big band (her favorite) several years ago. One of these days I'd like to get her on skype with us, but the only time I have enough courage is when I know she's not going to be at home! LOL!
I, on the other hand, have NEVER attempted singing in public until our Chordie skype jams. It was terrifying, but it gets easier, especially the more you drink. I think I suck. Seriously. But as others have said, once you drink a few, who cares. Just have fun with it.
For those of you who actually CAN sing, use your gift. It's relatively rare.
"Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid." - Despair, Inc.