Nobody ever compliments me on my Grammy-quality voice!
I suspect this may be because I’m not quite as great as I think I am when it comes to singing. But then, anytime I starting thinking like that I immediately snap to all those times when I sang in a group and was the only one who could stay on key.
Maybe that’s the problem, I’m mistaking my good ear for a good mouth.
Regardless, it’s important to me that people understand just how fabulous my voice really is. Not only can I stay on key, and match pitch as a general rule, but I’m actually pretty soulful when I really get into it.
Oh, okay. Another problem then, is that I rarely get into it.
THIS has to do with the fact that I suspect everyone shares my crippling reaction to slightly off-key singing. I literally have a physical reaction to a little sharp (or flat). It’s similar to the kind of reaction that some people have when they listen to a fork scraping a plate, or something scratching a chalkboard, or that balloon-rubbing noise. The hairs on the back of my neck stand up, I get a slight feeling of nausea, and sometimes my ears start doing weird things. I think they’re trying to close up so I can’t hear the horror anymore.
Anyways, I am well aware that I (even with my fabulous singing voice) am guilty of off-key (or desperately-trying-to-stay on-key) moments, especially when I’m singing along to a song that is out of my range. When I hear myself sing poorly (rare as that happens), it bugs me. So I’m just trying to spare everyone extreme agony.
But seriously, guys, I’m a really good singer.