Feeling a bit under the weather today, but I have things to do so… when I have these bursts of energy, I must act. In addition to today’s song, I have to answer work emails, do some light yoga and an arms workout (because, really, what good is a singer who can’t dead-lift at least 100 lbs?). Right, now that you’ve got that image in mind, I’ll just sing, shall I?
I told you before that sometimes a song just calls to me. This is one of those times. From the underrated gem of a Broadway musical, Bells are Ringing…
And this song is so pretty. The lyrics in particular. Kindness and love and all things nice and warm that we really should hold on to these days.
Last night’s recording was rough. I put together a lovely rendition of “La Isla Bonita,” only to have it deleted twice by SoundCloud. I get it, copyright… but it was nearly 10 pm and I was exhausted. So, I did a rough and tumble cover of Jimmy Buffett.
Well, today I’m cheating. Here is another recording I made weeks ago with my maestra, Vanessa Pace. Enjoy 🙂
Today’s selection is inspired by a desire to go sunbathe on a beach and dance under the moonlight… [two failed songs later] OK, so rough seas tonight. Here’s my third time charm:
“When I find myself in times of trouble…” John Denver comes to me. Around 4 PM, I decided that today had to be one of his songs. Here you go, world…
I’ll take it! Spring is just around the corner, right? It’s too easy these days to want to sing something angry, or sad. When in doubt, put your music on shuffle and the right song will come along!
I was raised on Disney Sing-Along VHS tapes. My whole family would get in on the act, and my poor sister rarely got to be the princess. Then again, I did have a tendency to just charge ahead and sing everyone’s part. Ooops. This song selection was inspired a lovely night out with friends; good food, good drinks, and good company!
Cole Porter is going to show up a lot on this blog. He’s just too much fun NOT to sing. Thankfully, he was quite prolific as a composer… and other things, of course… so I won’t be running out of his music for a while yet. Ta ta, darlings!
21 days into this endeavor of mine. Not too shabby. Nine more days to go and it will be the longest I’ve ever really stuck to a project. Hope I didn’t just jinx it? … NAH.