Hopefully you can listen to this on audio. click the following link: 1st blog audio sept 12 2010 If you like it, I’d love you to share it with your FaceBook friends. Well, any friends, actually. Anybody know Michael Buble? Oprah? The transcript is below, minus, of course, the bits of singing.
This blog marks the start of a pretty grand dream, using a funky old PA system and computer to record. When I worked out how to do this, grandiose visions blossomed in my head of perfect songs emerging first time round; instant world fame; recording labels jamming up my phone lines and internet connection; blog going viral overnight and Michael Buble stopping whatever he was doing and yelling “gotta sing with that woman!! Who the heck is she?”
Ha ha – it isn’t going to happen, folks. Ooh, daunting thing listening to your own voice for the first time. I thought I had excellent pitch. Eugh. No control at all. Oh. Now I sympathise with people who sing karaoke so horribly! One teeny tiny consolation is – oh. There isn’t one!.
Even talking and not sounding voice tense or boring is difficult. I have renewed respect for people who do this and make it sound easy. I’m sure I can whip my voice into shape within the next ten years. Okay, maybe twenty. Well look, definitely thirty. Forty without a doubt. Fifty – tops. By then I’ll be in the grave. What would I sing? How about cemetery blues.
Well that’s cheerful, Jennifer, what a great way to start. Actually, it doesn’t matter how / where you start, it just matters that you start. And of course that you don’t let anything stop you. You just put one foot in front of the other and travel along your chosen road.
So. Here’s to having overcome the first round of challenges which I thought were insurmountable and it turns out they weren’t. I seriously didn’t believe I could work out how to record using my computer. Mind you there was a time when I thought I couldn’t work out how to use an electric drill either.
So here’s to the next lot of obstacles, yay, love those obstacles. Gaaad. It’s rough when your dream is to be a singer and your obstacle is the way you sing. V. funny, Universe. Who was it said the truth sets you free? It’s absolute bollocks of course. We all know that.
In general, this blog is about the pursuit of dreams. Mine are to establish myself as a vocalist, script & blog writer & novelist, & to earn by doing something meaningful. I need help with some things. Click here to read more about my dreams and what I need.