Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for Singing

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:





For S, I chose "singing," but not the kind of singing you see here:




I'm talking about the kind of singing you do when you know nobody can hear you (a.k.a. make fun of you!).




I wouldn't even dare sing in the shower. But the car? All bets are off.




Especially if you just discovered a movie soundtrack you listened to over and over when you were a teenager (Streets of Fire). And you still remember all the words to the songs!






If you live in the Nashville area, come out for my first bookstore appearance! It's May 15 from 4pm-6pm at BookmanBookwoman in Hillsboro Village. Click on the image below for details.





37 comments:

  1. I do this all the time! I am a notorious car singer! I never saw Streets of Fire, but I remember the song well: "I Can Dream About You" (Great song, by the way!) I wish I lived in the Nashville area, as I would love to come out to your book signing. I hope it goes well!

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  2. Wish you did, too, Megan! I Can Dream About You was a great song, too, but the two that I listened to most were the ones written by Jim Steinman (Meatloaf's writer): "Nowhere Fast" and "Tonight is What It Means to Be Young." I don't think either ever got airplay...but I heard Meatloaf performed them in concert at some point?

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  3. You hit the singing in the car and I have done this and stopped when I think someone sees me. If they heard me their ear drums would burst. Good luck with the book signing and you should so congratulate yourself for this-this is great!

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  4. Thank you, Birgit! I'll be biting my nails for the next three weeks... When you dream about these things all your life, you always forget the part where you're nervous!

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  5. Oh, that's awesome--your first book signing! Too funny about the singing in the car:)

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  6. Loved reading the post!

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  7. That second meme is me exactly. :)

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  8. I used to sing in the shower when I was a teen but not anymore. Unless I had a radio in the bathroom.

    I cracked up at the picture "I don't always sing in the car..." because I always stop singing at red lights. haha

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  9. Fun post for the letter 'S' :) I'm not a singer at all, but my 9 year old daughter sings all.the.time. Drives me batty lol.

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  10. I can't carry a tune but I sound great singing show tunes in my car. I love Boston's More than a Feeling, any Eagles tunes, etc. Sing louder and drown out the folks in tune

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  11. I can't carry a tune but I sound great singing show tunes in my car. I love Boston's More than a Feeling, any Eagles tunes, etc. Sing louder and drown out the folks in tune

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  12. I don't sing in the shower, car, or anywhere. Even in church, I only pretend to sing. But the night before Easter with my nine-month-old grandson on my lap, I sang a lullaby. (Not good, mind you, but I did sing.)

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  13. Ah! I totally wish I could be there for your signing.

    I'm totally a singer, but with 10+ years of choral training, 4+ years of private voice lessons, and about 25 years of performance under my belt, I have different reasons for holding back--like not wanting to draw attention.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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  14. Crystal, I wish I could sing! But, yeah, there are semi-talented people who tend to love to show off their singing ability. The true talents often keep it low-key until they have a good reason to sing!

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  15. I love singing but I'm always so self-conscious about it even when I'm alone.

    Good luck with your book signing. That's so exciting!

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  16. I love singing in the shower! When no one's home, why not? Great acoustics in there :)

    And CONGRATS on your bookstore appearance! If you're ever up in the Boston area, I'll be there!

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  17. Congratulations on your book! I do sing in the shower, but only if I'm happy!

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  18. Ooh a bookstore appearance! Sounds exciting. I hope you get loads and loads of people to come by. :)

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  19. Well, I get paid to sing... but don't like to draw unnecessary attention, just like Crystal mentioned above...

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  20. Personally, I don't actually sing in the true sense of the word. I think I make a noise that is slightly out of tune to the music playing in the background.
    It sounds okay inside my head.

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  21. I am a horrible singer, but I love doing it, and yup, fav place the car! I love your author event poster, looks great. Wish I lived closer!

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  22. Wish I could make it to your booksigning. I at one time knew the entire Meatloaf album, Bat out of Hell. Sang it in my car all the time.

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  23. Yeah, that Meatloaf/Jim Steinman music was very haunting and unique. Didn't he also write Total Eclipse of the Heart?

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  24. I currently have a song on the playlist in my car that I can't NOT sing when its on...so I skip past it when anyone's in the car w/ me.

    Congrats on the upcoming signing! Heeeey, maybe you can turn it into a singing too, heehee.

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  25. I like this kind of singing (the kind where no one hears me)!

    Congrats on your bookstore appearance- that's awesome!! Best wishes! :)

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  26. Congrats on your appearance. Wish I was close enough to come support you. I'm a shower and car singer - usually show tunes.

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  27. I can't carry a tune, I'm tone deaf and worse, LOL, (but yet married to a musician, go figure :) I do enjoy singing, but choose to do it in the car or alone, not to scare others away!

    How fun with your first bookstore appearance coming up soon!

    betty

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  29. I just can't carry a tune. Earlier I was a bathroom singer, now even that has stopped.

    Congrats on the bookstore appearance.

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  30. I don't care whose ears I hurt, lol!
    If it moves me, I sing...let'm laugh!!! ;-)

    Congrats on the bookstore appearance!

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  31. Oh my gosh! This brought back memories. My sister and I used to sing along to all the old records in our room when no one else was watching. We even pretended we had microphones and were on stage.

    Sunni

    http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love to sing in the car! As long as I'm alone. It's the best.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  33. I sing while I'm cooking or cleaning. Just crank up the music and everything's all of a sudden that much more fun :P I tend to make soundtracks for the books I'm writing too, so I always end knowing every song by heart by the end of the whole process.

    Your book looks like a great read. Can't wait to check it out!

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  34. Congratulations on the book store signing. Hope you have a great time! I used to sing in the car, around the house, whenever I heard a good song but I can't stand singing around my husband. I couldn't carry a tune if they handed it to me in a bucket and he's a piano tuner. Now I just sing to my dog silly songs that I make up about her. .

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  35. I really love to sing. When I lived alone, I used to sing myself to sleep a lot of the time. The cats don't seem to mind.

    I'm still shy about singing in front of others, even though I've been in plenty of choirs. Hopefully I'll get over that someday!

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  36. Stephanie,

    I have never been able to sing, but I've always wanted to. My daughter is going to give me some singing lessons. If I am brave enough I might even arrange a few lessons with her singing teacher. One day I might be able to sing in places other than the shower!

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  37. I catch myself singing a few times. I don't think I like the sound of my own singing.

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