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   Posted 11/16/2009 1:10 AM (GMT -6)   
OK, I'll stop singing. smhair But let me ask you...do you sing where people can hear you? Or are you a "closet" singer? I mean do you sing along with the tunes on the radio when you are driving alone or will you karaoke in your car no matter who can hear you?

I used to love to sing but still I never sang when anyone could hear me. These days I'm never sure if I'm going to be able to hit any notes at all, let alone the one that's anywhere near on tune...lol tongue So I may hum or sing very quietly to myself while working around the house, especially if no one is here. But where I'm best at singing is when my audience is about 3 and under. smilewinkgrin I always sang to my babies from the minute they were born and rarely was the song something you would know. I would make up silly songs and tunes and they were ever so impressed...lol I still am singing to babies and keeping them entertained. Over the weekend we took care of the youngest grandson, Jaksyn who is 3 months old, and he was introduced to Grandma's songs. He must have thought I was Beverly Sills! Come to think of it...he WAS giggling..no wait, it must have been gas.

Anyway, where to do you do your singing? With an audience or alone and hopefully out of range of others who may hear. shocked

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   Posted 11/16/2009 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   
i probably do most of my singing in the car - usually when I'm alone, unless I'm with someone else who's singing! We did have a very musical family when I was young, and still have a couple of musicians, so often family gatherings will include music.

I will also say(ok, don't laugh too hard!) when I had a cat I used to sing to him. rolleyes And I'd kind of do what Chutzie does with little ones - make up little songs, or create "kitty" versions of standards! tongue

Ok, call me crazy. shocked smilewinkgrin


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   Posted 11/16/2009 5:21 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL. i sing to my puppy something like 'whos a widdle puppy bum' , and i do talk to him like hes a baby : )
i sing along when im listening to my ipod in bed.
ooh and also when im baking, i like to have my fav music playing and make some yummy cupcakes ^_^
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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
You know it's funny. God had given me a beautiful singing voice. At least that's what everyone used to tell me. I enjoyed singing. I was even offered an opportunity for a record contract once, but never pursued it. I used to play guitar as well and write some of my own music.

At any rate, here is the funny thing. It's like God said, OK you had your turn. I can no longer sing very well at all and due to severe arthritis in my left hand, I can no longer play my relatively brand new guitar either. Oh well, the Lord givith and He taketh away!!!

I used to sing to my daughters and now try to sing to my granddaughters. It doesn't sound that great, but you're right, they think I am clever as well, Chutzie.

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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I am the constant singer even though I cant carry a tune to save my life!! I sing silly tunes or change the words around to involve family, friends annd pets! I sing when I'm happy and when I'm sad I sing Da Blues!! After all I'm just a white boy lost in the blues>> John Mayol & Me!!!
Yu gotz to hep me, Lord knows I kaint do it by my sef!!!>> Muddy Waters & Me!!

My younger Brother is a fanous musician / singer who lives in New Orleans> Check him out on the web if you have time>> Jumpin Johnny Sansone!! He travels all over the country, Canada and Europe at least a half dozen times a year! We look very much alike and sound identical if you talked to us on the phone> I've even tricked his wife w/ my voice several times on the phone!

He sings great and I can't so they tell me, especially my wife but thats never stopped me yet!! I just don't seem to get embarrassed any more in my old age, actually I never did!! My favorite wisteling song (I'm wistelling when I'm not singing) is "If I only had a brain?" from the Wisserd of Ozz! My favorite singing song, oh there's so many but if I had to choose would be " Some where beyond the sea" by Bobby Darin!!!

Well thats me > the singing fool! > "Still crazy after all these years!" > Paul Simon and Me!!!
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   Posted 11/16/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   

I sing alot throughout the day, I make up songs while making the bed, cooking in the kitchen, to the dogs and of course in the car with a CD or radio.  I whistle alot too...its a great stress release for me....good voice sometimes....most times I'm just annoying lol.

BUT its fun for me~~~


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   Posted 11/16/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyway, where to do you do your singing?
     Dear Chutz,
     I used to be a shy "shower singer". Then when the girls came along my embarrasment was quickly tossed aside! I now sing farmer in the dell, wheels on the bus, Oh suzanna, twinkle twinkle, bread maker... you get the idea. Noone seems to mind my toneless tunes when I have a giggling toddler in my arms :-)



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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I too sing all the time and don't care if I sound bad. I sang to my kids, grandkids, in the car, around the house, in my office. Sometimes I know the words and sometimes I just make them up as I go. When the grandkids are around and want to listen to the cd's or radio I dance too......very gingerly but I stand and away we go. I think if it makes us feel good we should do it. If someone told me to be quiet I probably would honor it but if not I just do it!!!

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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Linda, its seems like we have something else in common besides CP! I also used to have a nice singing voice - church choir, chorus, school plays - I always had good parts because I could sing well. Oh well, something happened along the way (I'm sure smoking might have had something to do with it!). But I have always sang to my boys, from when I was pregnant to when they couldn't stand it anymore shocked ! I also still sing in my car, or when I'm doing housework. My boys have very nice singing voices - my 16 y/o was in school chorus, until he hit high school that is (guess it's not 'cool'). Anyway, I love music and I'll keep right on singing!

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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was much younger a sang with a band in my hometown. Then as I got older the aspirations of being discovered fell away. But still I sing. With the move, I don't really know anyone out here yet, but am looking forward to finding other people that sing cause I still do karaoke every chance that I get.
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   Posted 11/16/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just imagining this group doing karaoke together some night in a bar! LOL Of course, we'd take over the place!

And, BTW, I've never done karaoke and don't go to bars. Oh, well, it was a nice thought!

At least I'm glad I'm not the only one who sings to my animals!!! :-)


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   Posted 11/17/2009 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Your choice of topics never cease to amaze me! Your post as with everyone elses post here, really are touching and heart warming! You all are such fine warm hearted folks! My Granddaughter was a very collicky baby for the first few months, but Grandpa could always ( or usually almost always) get her calmed down and to sleep singing to her, I would make up little songs with her name in it and softly sing it to her as I rocked her! I do sing in the car sometimes, or around the house, I will sing in church if I know the song, ( really like the old old old ones the best, Rock of Ages, and Nearer my God to thee and that type of song!) But my voice is terrible, I do find that singing gets me out of breath, and it has aways been more difficult for me since my first disc fusion, of course now since this second fusion I know why, the vocal cords on my right side are paralyzed and only the vocal cords on the left side work! But I still try as I think singing lifts the heart and the spirit! (Smile)

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