Friday, February 09, 2007

Friday Five: The Singer and the Song

The RevGalBlogPals' Friday Five this week is all about "music, music, music":

If I could sing like anyone, it would be some honey-toned alto girl singer -- someone like Rosemary Clooney. And that would be true of sacred music as well, only without the pop-py part, of course -- give me the lower register.

I would love to sing the song "Night and Day," or another pop classic of that era.

It would be really cool to sing at a classy piano bar -- if, of course, I could sing. It would also be really cool to lead chant in worship. One of my life goals is to be able to chant Psalms in a competent way; while I can hold a tune, I can't read music, or even read pointing very well, so I just have three or four Psalm tones embedded in my memory via osmosis. I know I could probably pull off chanting in a small-group worship setting, in a friendly crowd, but I don't have the guts to try that. Yet.

If I could sing a dream duet it would be with k.d. lang, maybe.

If I could sing on a TV or radio show, it would be: I can't imagine any television show I'd particularly want to sing on, in my Walter Mitty fantasy of singing competency, unless I had a cameo as a nightclub chanteuse on Ugly Betty, my favorite network show. It might be fun to be a guest on Prairie Home Companion, though, and even get a bit part in a Guy Noir skit.

9 comments:

Iris said...

Ugly Betty is my favorite too! Last night's show made me throw a tissy fit! Why do they do this to us?

Sally said...

Ah Rosemary Clooney- now you're talking- great play :-)

Deb said...

Wow - you and Songbird and Quaker Pastor all on PHC! TOTALLY a RevGals party!!
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Reverend Dona Quixote said...

Oooohhhh Rosemary Clooney. Yeah.

Songbird said...

It's becoming quite a list of RevGals dreaming of PHC!

Cathy said...

K.D. Lang would be a great choice to pair up with! And I believe there is going to be a big PHC list of RGBP gals!

hipchickmamma said...

KD Lang...very cool
wonderful play!

Rainbow Pastor said...

kd lang was one of my choices, too!

revabi said...

I finally watched ugly Betty. Cool show. Another Alto.