calming my inner beast

We moved when I was 12, and after the awkward "new girl" thing wore off in 6th grade, I joined the middle school choir. I knew I liked music and enjoyed singing, but I had no idea that it would become something that I loved, and even felt like I needed to survive. Now, 35 years later, it still holds true. I haven't done any recording in a month or so, and I miss it. I want to get back to it. I want to close the door to the den/studio and belt it out. I want to collaborate with friends. I want to try new things that I haven't sung yet. I want to push myself.

On a non-teaching day today, my husband, on his own accord, set up a data base of the 67 songs I have recorded and posted here on my blog. So many have poor sound quality (I had a bit of a learning curve as I was learning to record and mix the music), and so many are just poor quality in general (sometimes I just didn't perform the best I could).

After getting the data base set up, he used to set up a place for me to store my files and then organize sets that I will now post as tracks in my sidebar (look to your right under my photo). I have tried other systems, but this seems easy. For my friends who subscribe to my updates when I post recordings, I will probably still use that also since I am comfortable with that app on my iPhone.

These are the ones he (and I) decided on putting into the top 12 list. I hear flaws, of course, but I remember each recording experience and have great memories. Also, when I put new recordings up in my Musical Monday posts, there will be an mp3 player right there in my post, so that you will not have to leave and come back. I hope this is easier for everyone involved.

Thanks so much for listening and sending in requests. It has been so much fun to have a place to express myself this way. I would ask you, What are you doing to demonstrate your own talents on your blog?


Robin | September 4, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I am glad you found something for this. I hope it works out well.

And I hope you get to record again soon.

Lara Neves | September 4, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I like the new setup. I couldn't often listen before because my computer wouldn't let me. This works!

PS Joining the jr. high choir did it for me, too. Before then, I had no desire to sing.

Dona | September 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM

This is great!I think Desperado should be in the top 12 and what about "Baby, it's cold outside?" I loved that one! In other words, how did you pick just 12?

Kazzy | September 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM

G made the player and asked what I thought about his choices, and I said, "ok". Lol

Heidi | September 4, 2010 at 5:49 PM

What I do on my blog to showcase my talents is one of the reasons my sisters don't like me. Blah! I can't get your new song thingie (under your picture) to show up for me. Blah!

Ca88andra | September 4, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Good on you for finding something you love doing! Hope you find the time to record again soon.

wendy | September 4, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Talent??......on my blog?????

That is awesome that you love to sing and put that song list together. How fun would that be.

Bossy Betty | September 5, 2010 at 8:37 AM

So wonderful you have that on your blog! Your creative gifts are something to celebrate!

Unknown | September 5, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Hmmm...developing my talents on my blog? Well, I swear and offend people. At first I didn't recognize this as a talent but now I think of it as my superpower.

I love your recordings!! And what a sweet way for your husband to show you how proud he is of you - setting up that database and everything.

I've been amazed at your beautiful voice. It matches your beautiful soul!

CiCi | September 6, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Hugs to your husband for his support of your wonderful musical talent. You have a lovely voice and it is awesome that you share it here.

Jenny | September 7, 2010 at 8:07 AM

I keep waiting for you to announce your First CD!

I moved when I was 12, the newbie thing was a little tiresome at that age.