That Noise Is Killing Me!!!!

A friend of mine rented a piano for his wife. After a few weeks I asked him how it was going. He said he talked her into playing the clarinet instead. I asked him why. “Simple”, he said. “With a wind instrument she can’t sing.”

Some people can sing and some can’t. I don’t know why. It’s just the way it is. The worst is when someone thinks they sing well but is really quite horrible at it. It should be a capital offense because they butchered the song so badly.

As they belt out song after dreadful song, you either eventually have no choice but to either confront the person or end them. The noise must stop. One time someone called the cops on one of our neighbors because he said he could hear them killing a cat.

Then there are people who have good skills but lack the confidence to really let go. Heather is that way. Great voice but always turns out into something that sounds hilarious. I try my best to encourage her, to no avail. I’ll keep trying. In the meantime, I keep belting out my favorite songs. Good thing everyone knows we don’t have a cat.

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10 thoughts on “That Noise Is Killing Me!!!!

  1. Admittedly, being 75% deaf, my singing is atrocious. There was a time that I wouldn’t even sing in the shower! But now, at age 67, I figure, “what the heck?” … it makes me happy to sing, so I sing. My family figured out that when I’m happy, I sing, and when I’m not, I whistle. So, even though they don their earbuds and headphones at the first sign of me singing, they are happy to have me singing. I even sing as I go up and down the aisles of the grocery store. Tonight it was “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. 😀 ♫

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      1. In the 1960s when the Moody Blues released the album ‘Days of Future Passed’, my copy was played on a ragged old record player. The track ‘Tuesday Afternoon’ was one of my favourites….
        Save for a line which seemed to sound like:
        ‘Gently swaying with the ferret and the dove’. Now it was known several members of the band took LSD, but even in my teens I thought….’Nah….Even with drugs that don’t sound right’, so restricted my public singing to every other segment but that one…which was sung as ‘dee-doo-dee-doo’ etc.
        When I finally had a cd and good cd player, the secret was revealed as’
        ‘Gently swaying through the fairyland of love’!
        One of those rare instance in youth of public embarrassment being avoided!

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      2. Now here’s an interesting story….
        Doug Ingle (keyboard, vocals and song writer) of Iron Butterfly had written this song with the line ‘In The Garden of Eden’; he had been working on the song into the late hours, fuelled by wine and who knows what…
        He sang and played the song to Ron Bushy (drummer) but slurred his words, so Bushy wrote down ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’.
        According to one interview with Ingle Bushy was in a bit of bad mood at the time, and Ingle was too frightened to correct him! and since all things transcendental and eastern were breaking out at the time many folk thought it had a mystical meaning.
        One of my personal favourites, the whole 19 mins version that is, both studio and live versions!

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