[You may have seen this blog before; chances are you haven’t. But after a short conversation on the tintermaweb with a good friend earlier it got me thinking, and I had to dig this old post off of my old blog. Enjoy. Again.]
Some people are born to sing, take Freddie Mercury, Leona Lewis or Michael Jackson for instance. Others were born to never be put in front of a microphone (or hairbrush in some cases); take the Cheeky Girls, Chico or some of the contestants which enter The X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent every year (e.g. DJ Talent) to anchor this point.
But no, the title of this blog does not refer to me.
Well ok, maybe it does slightly if you count driving singing and my self belief that noone could match my ability to produce Jason DeRulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” in as many different tones, melodies and pitches that are humanly possible. (Please feel free to send a recording if you think you can challenge me on that! [N.B.- Still no one has succeeded in this challenge. It’s still open.])
But, back to the title. Yes, don’t deny it. You know someone “who can’t actually sing … but to set themselves at ease makes themself believe they actually can.”
Why bring this up, I hear you ask? Well, as the title of this blog states, I know someone who believes they can sing, but the recordings he has produced (on bandcamp.com and YouTube) produce contrasting results. Now I’m not being mean, nor is this blog out of sheer jealously; I have conducted market research (via 1 follower on Twitter, and it has been concluded that this person [who shall not be named, because I do not want to cause him further embarrassment, not that he should ever come across this blog *fingers crossed*] cannot sing.)
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t begrudge that he has the confidence to post these recordings on the internet, or perform in our leaver’s assembly last month, I’d love to have the confidence to do it, but it would be preferable if it was easy listening.
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