Monday, October 27, 2008

Singing

Singing has always been a huge part of my life. I don't usually do it in front of anyone but family except on rare occasions when I am convinced to sing at karaoke. I have been singing for as long as I can remember to all the albums my parents owned. I grew up singing to the Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, and Carole King just to name a few. Music was always a big part of our lives and the spectrum of things that my family sang to was wide. Yes, you read right, we used to sing together all the time. We had harmonies to some of the songs and others we just sang whatever we wanted.

I haven't been singing or even listening to music as much as I used do (minus the radio in the car and my headphones when I am working out). I need to start playing music more when I am on the computer or doing things around the house. It is one of the big memory activators for me and can take me back in time in just an instant.

Tonight, I was watching a movie and this song came on that I liked. I looked it up on Google and then Itunes and found it. I downloaded it along with a couple of others that I hadn't gotten around to purchasing. One of them is the song by Jason Marz (I know pop is bad). I love the stylizing of this song and the way he moves his voice through it and I have been meaning to look up the lyrics for it. Well, tonight I did, and I sang through it at least twice while it was playing on Itunes. It was great and got me in the mood, so I started moving though my library and trying out some of my old favorites. I found a great lyrics site (one that doesn't have malware thank goodness) and I bookmarked it so I can get to some of other favorites.

I didn't get all that I wanted checked of the list tonight but the half an hour I took to just sit here and sing was fabulous....

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4 comments:

Haha said...

You have been singing since you found your voice as a small child. We sang in the car while traveling, there was always music on in our home and your father and I tried to make sure you and your sister were exposed to all kinds. You even made me like some rap although I cannot stand gansta rap. You also were quite the dancer at a very early age too!

Chicken said...

We kept all of our cassettes and boom-box to play them on. I have them set up in the basement and I often listen to the old stuff when I'm painting. I'm really glad we kept those tapes.

Mishka said...

We don't really have many tapes anymore (except sentimental ones) but I still have all my CDs and I need to put more of them into my Itunes so I can listen to them on the drop of a hat rather than having to find them each time in the CD rack....

Just a Girl said...

I like me some Jason Mraz.