Well, I started this with the inspiration from a guy that I liked…but also because I’ve always written little “ditties” that I never really shared with anyone, because I felt like they were corny, and a lot of them were unfinished.
But…after a major breakup with my ex-beau, and with the secret admiration of my guitar-welding Crush, I started to let my creativity out in the open. I started being less abashed about my songwriting, at least to the point where I allowed myself to do it, and not just write it, but of course record my voice singing my “ditties” and attempting to formulate them to fruition. I wrote choruses, and seriously considered the way a song sounds and evolves and unfolds. I’ve been doing this since at least August, if not July. :)
Anyhoo, the point of this entry is this: I know I can’t sing. Of course, I love to sing, and I guess I can carry a tune, but I don’t (yet?) have a singer’s voice. So…I feel that no matter how polished I made my songs, there would always be something lacking, if they sound like they’re coming from a drowned cat!
Well, I’m getting along with my sister a lot better these days, and she’s always been an excellent singer. Casually wondering, I asked if she would be interested in singing my songs for me, and…she is!
If Sis is interested in singing, I know that my talent for songwriting and the song itself can truly be heard. Now, I just need to pick my favorite, most complete, polished songs and make them really shine before I send my sis the file of me “singing” my original lyrics!
And of note, I just want to mention, though I started with inspiration from a Crush, this has always been something that I’ve wanted to do for myself, and my future fame. As a side effect, if I put this up online (say, YouTube or something), I might also spur the fame-getting of my sister as well. I really don’t know why she didn’t pursue a singing career years ago. Maybe it’s the same reason that I haven’t pursued careers in writing, acting, or the other handful of things I feel I do well…