Sunday, June 8, 2014

Real to Reel

     Image from Magpie Tales

The first time
I heard a recording
of my voice,
without the deeper,
lower frequency vibrations
enhanced by traveling
through bone,
I was so upset I didn’t talk
for two days.

Imagine the shock
when I first heard myself sing.
So much for the,
“become a rock star”
career path.


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33 comments:

  1. so much truth. so so much truth. Lolol. Does everyone hate their own voice or is it just us

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    1. I'm not sure Michael. Glad you got a chuckle though.

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  2. It's funny how strange and almost surreal our own voices sound to us when we actually here them recorded, and not from the "inside" as we are used to. Sorry about your singing aspirations being side-lined, but there's always the writing, the humor & the one-liners my friend!

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  3. I hate hearing myself on recordings... my voice sounds so small and childlike... which to me, doesn't sound like me at all!

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  4. ha hah nicely done, only a few people have the guts to laugh at oneself and in my opinion they are very brave!

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    1. Thank you Vandana. You know, those willing to laugh at themselves will never cease to be amused. That's a paraphrase from someone I can't remember.

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  5. *smiles* at your honesty! LOL

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  6. lol I hate hearing mine too, but what the heck at my zoo

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  7. If you really wanted to be a singer- sorry. I remember not recognizing my voice as mine the first time I heard it. Strange.

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  8. Quite entertaining and rather wise...

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  9. Nice 'take'. We're so often not quite what we think we are, yet rarely do those who know us, share our disappointments.

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  10. That is very true S. Czar. Good point.

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  11. But your rock star still lives within , friend !

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  12. Oh I too, know that feeling all so well!

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  13. It would be a lot worse it I sang! lol

    My first effort!
    Nice to meet you ~ Eddie

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    1. I think we would sing a very nice duet - is there any space left on the tape . . . and your surname I see is Bach . . . I love J S Bach. . . . any relation? lol

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    2. Yes! So nice that you like Uncle Johann! ;-)

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    3. Dou you hear Bach often or Offenbach?
      sorry . . . . . could not resist!
      Just one of my amazing music jokes like:
      Q. What did Mozart do as soon as her die?
      A. Started de-composing!

      Are you not entering this week?

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  14. ha. it def sounds much different on memorex....we just watched a video in summer school today that i played a small part in...oy...yeah....smiles.

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  15. Love this Mary....made me smile. I think we all hate the way our voice sounds on tape. :-)

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    1. Thanks Carrie, I guess you're right.

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