Saturday, August 24, 2013

Me, Singing

I'm a big fan of amateur art. You know, as opposed to professional art. Some of my most memorable art experiences have been at the hands of quote unquote amateurs. Maybe it was a little-known live band at a coffee shop in Ashland, Oregon or a beautiful painting from a talented friend in Maryland or getting together with friends on a weekend, bringing our instruments and jamming in someone's living room. There used to be a time when we made art for the fun and beauty of simply sharing it. It didn't need to end up on America's Got Talent. It was just an expressive moment made sweeter when shared. Do you remember in "Little Women" when the girls would gather around the piano and sing? That's what I'm talking about. Good old fashioned amateurism.





On that note, I'm sharing a song with you today. I'm not an amazing singer or anything, but I like to engage and sing and paint, tell stories and share with friends. I recorded this acapella song last night as a birthday gift for a dear friend. It turned out well and I thought I'd share it with you - my online friends in our blog based e-parlor. Maybe you could pull out your accordion and back me up? Viva la amateurs!


 


Do you ever share little artistic moments with your friends and family just for the joy of it?  Do you pull out your dusty violin at Thanksgiving and treat your mom to a tune? Do you ever buy a canvas and co-create a piece of art with your child? Do you ever go caroling at Christmas? I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! You have a beautiful voice, clear and strong. I cannot carry a tune, even in a bucket. I admire those that can. Well done! Long time lurker, felt compelled to comment today.

Sarah Greenman said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and for stepping out with a first time comment! I love hearing from quiet readers. I'm so glad that you're here.

Shawna said...

You have a beautiful voice and unless you are using autotune, you also seem to have perfect pitch. I hope you find more opportunity to sing. Have you performed in any musicals? I think you should.

Sarah Greenman said...

Thank you Shawna! No autotune... just some light reverb. And yes, I've done quite a few musicals - I'm a total musical theater nerd.

Tonia said...

I commented earlier as Anonymous, my name is actually, Tonia. Listening to you singing a favorite Leonard Cohen song sparked my musical theme for the day...it's been a Leonard Cohen songs day, sung by the man himself and various other artists such as Jeff Buckley, kd lang and Allison Crowe. Thank you!

Chris Collinsworth said...

Sarah - my husband and I both cried when listening to this. So full of joy to hear you sharing this wonderful gift. Thank you!!!

Terrin/winterfarmchick said...

As in the past, hearing you sing has made me cry. I love your voice. One of my most cherished memories is of you singing "Baby Mine" to Mark when he was a newborn. Just beautiful. xoxo

Emily said...

I'm so impressed Sarah!

morganmcclure said...

Beautiful! Xo

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

go on with your bad self!

that was quite pretty.

Angela Flournoy said...

That was so beautiful! Keep singing!