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Well, that was a fun little experiment.

I'm currently writing and drawing a shojo series about a little girl who likes to sing (call me "fag" and I'll stomp your head).  It got me thinking, as I don't sing.  Period.  I believe I have a horrible singing voice, and I've heard plenty of people making fun of it.  So, unless it's bass (I discovered on accident that Frankie and Bing, I do pretty good with), I don't sing if anyone can hear me.  I couldn't watch the TV show "Motor Mouth" because all I could think about was how mortified I'd be if I could be heard over the car radio.

Well, I've been thinking that maybe I should at least hear myself.  Tonight, I fired up the computer system I use to record music for my video game projects, but I switched on a mic.  I cued up a song I felt was in my vocal range (Love Games) and sang the first few lines of it.  Only about twenty seconds.  Then, I plugged in headphones (don't ask me why, there's no one else here) and listened to what I had done.

Jesus Christ, is my voice flat.  Not a lot of fluctuation that I could hear (and I know that song by heart, so I know what it's supposed to sound like).  I did keep the correct time, but then again, I was listening on headphones, so I better keep the correct time.  Any fluctuation wasn't me changing notes or pitch, but a wabble in my voice, whether from lack of practice or nerves, I'm not sure.

Something tells me I'll be sticking to composing instrumentals and with playing the drums in Rock Band.  Keep that mic away from me.


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May. 18th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Wuss (not about the shojo, about the singing).
May. 18th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
I know, it's not very "sine timore". And the irony is not lost on me.

M$ trying to destroy digital rights? Bring 'em on!

Diamond trying to kill off indie comics? Which way to the front?

Trying to create comics with my meager art skills? Make fun of me, I'm not afraid and won't quit.

Sing a few bars out loud? Sorry, must dash.
May. 18th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
Knock back a few shots first and it doesn't hurt so much.
May. 18th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Well, THERE'S yer problem! I don't drink!

On the bright side, it turns out (based on what I heard) that my voice isn't THAT terrible, it just doesn't do much. I would liken it to Britney Spears before they digitally process her singing.

The one time I did go karaoking, I got roped into singing one song. Due to concerns that my singing would prompt a mass exodus, I decided to pick a song that could be screwed up with no ill effects -- "Sweet Transvestite". As long as you get the attitude right, you can butcher the song and get away with it.

Don't know how I sounded, but I know I put on a good act.
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