I was on my way to work today and singing the 70's song "Making It". OK, singing is putting it mildly; I was belting out the song as loud as I could. I know a lot of people will not remember that song but I do. It was not one of my all time favorites either but today it was the best song in the world. I played the song over and over again (I have a 45 minute drive after all).
I do this every so often; I find a song that I like and then I proceed to wear it out singing along the way. I sing all the time. My wife knows it; it drives my kids crazy. My partner at work commented the other day that I am always singing. I can't help it. I have been stared at by many a driver at a stop light because of my singing. Maybe they thought I was having a seizure.
Now I don't have a great voice. In fact I have a less then average voice but that does not matter to me. I believe in the old adage" You are what you sing" (OK, I made that up of course).
I usually don't sing in front of new people I meet until I get to know them better. It is not that I am afraid of looking like an idiot (OK maybe it is a little) but I reserve my lovely voice ;) for the people I care about. If we are friends and I start singing in front of you then take it as a compliment. You may cringe at my voice and maybe even want to reach over and hit me with your shoe. I am just showering you with my love and possibly my saliva. You get the idea.
You may be thinking to yourself " I want to start singing more" (Yeah, I am so sure that is what you are thinking). Then the question becomes what to sing; oldies, 80's(YES!), show tunes. My suggestion is to start out simple and work your way up. I posted a song with this blog entry. It even has the words with it. I suggest you start with that. It is a song that everyone knows. Try singing it out loud and I am sure you will go into the dark world a happier and a better person for it; or you will feel like an imbecile. Happy singing.