A musical morning…

Bill woke me up at about 3:30am this morning. He had to go to work at 4:00am and will probably be home sometime early this afternoon. I got up at about 5:00am and started listening to music… These two videos were very inspirational.

I was all verklempt when this was finished…
I love Tommy Shaw, but I was so impressed by the first chair violin player who was doing the solos. WOW!

So I decided to record a couple of new songs in totally different styles. Some people liked what I did with “You Raise Me Up” on SingSnap the other day, so I decided to make a YouTube video. I think it turned out okay, although the equipment and recording program I’m using are kind of limited. I need to upgrade. Anyway, here’s the first song.

Maybe I’ll try it again once I mess with the mic settings. It’s a pretty song, though…
This is a completely different sound… and one I think I like better.

Maybe I’ll write something later if I’m inspired. I’m kind of bored of writing about the usual shit and just felt like doing some music. It makes me feel good, even if I’m not a very popular “artist” on YouTube.


6 thoughts on “A musical morning…

  1. dle says:

    OMG, Tommy Shaw! When I was a teenager in the late 70’s (yes, I am old), I loved Styx and had pics of Tommy all over my bedroom walls. That performance with the youth orchestra and choir was just fantastic.

    I also loved your two songs — you have a really lovely voice.

    • Yeah, I am a big Styx fan, too. I love this performance he did with the youth orchestra. I have been enjoying all the great lockdown performances rock stars have been doing, too. Guess that’s why I posted a couple of my own.

      Thanks so much for the compliment, and for listening!

  2. if you’re interested in discussing those nerdy audiotech details, I’m game to talk about what I’ve learned over the years playing with hardware, software and Singsnap

    • Great! I would love that!

      The second video is a lot better, in my opinion. I changed the mic settings, so I don’t sound like I’m in a tin can. I will probably redo the first video, because when it’s not distorted by the mic, it’s a lot nicer. I will freely admit that I don’t know shit about sound engineering.

  3. I was expecting to like the Doobies, but the Tommy Shaw thing blew me away. Gives me hope for the future when kids can do that.
    I like your bluesy thing better also. I think it shows off your voice better than You Raise Me Up.

    • Thanks for listening. I had more fun with Etta. I can do You Raise Me Up very well, but that particular recording has issues. I may try it with different mic settings. I used to sing opera songs in a prior life, but I will admit the earthier stuff probably suits me better.

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