Saturday, 18 September 2004
|1611 - I wish I could get away wtih this...|
Via jwz, thence via yakko:
"If you don't stop that, I'm going to have to sing...SHOW TUNES!"
Man, I wish I could get away with that...but there are two problems:
1) I can't carry a tune in a dump truck.
2) I don't know any show tunes.
Aside from that, wouldn't it be great if more people did it?
I'll post later, when I get home, about the end of the week. Right now, I'm in the Global Maintech office in Bloomington, having just gotten a computer running for them on my way home.
current mood: giggly
That is the most excellent thing I've read in a long time. I've already posted my appreciation (along with about 600 and counting other people) to the author, and I would be remiss if I didn't thank you as well for pointing me there.
(2) is fixable... my lady wife can give better advice than I in this matter. (1) may be fixable, too; consider getting a copy of Making Music for the Joy of It
by Stephanie Judy. Pay particular attention to the appendix on teaching pitch matching, which is a key technique for reducing the size of the container you need to carry a tune in.
Hahahahha...I might not know show tunes...but I can carry a serious tune and I will burst into some serious Metallica!!!
ROFLMAO - have her added as a friend - cuz if there are more adventures I don't want to miss them!
As far as show tunes - you will find you know more than you think you do. Quite a few musicals were flops - but one or two songs were hits and made i into mainstream music. Some were raving succeses and one or two tunes became popular and either way are now considered "Standards". Bet you've heard: Mack the Knife, Big Spender, Till There Was You just to name the first three that popped into my head...
Back when I rode the bus, there was this one route where this preacher lady rode every day. She sat near the back of the bus, mumbling to herself, slowly building up to a loud voice, testifyin' about the "sodomite homosexual" government in Washington, and various things Jesus said about how we should live our lives, and so on.
She's one of the reasons I'm very glad I have a car now, and roll my eyes whenever I hear "why not take public transportation instead of driving" type suggestions in the paper or on TV or whatever.
I'm still laughing at the original journal entry... and have since decided that you can sing any tune of choice (regarless of skill level) even if it is The Alpahabet Song and have the same effect however... I'm also having trouble with something - I've seen you laugh - guffaw - let go of a big belly laugh - BUT I'm having a h3ll of a time picturing you giggly... I'm going over in my corner now...